- You may be looking for Jay's adoptive mother.
|"While we're stuck waiting, why don't you tell us who's really under there?"
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|“Aw, I thought I was gonna finally go on my honeymoon. Really cute guy, too. Cliff is an actor and when I look into his eyes—”|
|— Jay's Mother to the Elemental Alliance in "Lost in Time"|
Years ago, she fought alongside the previous generation of Elemental Masters led by Wu and Garmadon in the Serpentine War. After a long battle, the Elemental Masters were victorious sealing off the many serpentine tribes and banishing the Anacondrai Generals to the Cursed Realm. At some point after the war, the previous Elemental Master of Lightning met and married actor Cliff Gordon. Their union led to the birth of a son named Jay, who would go onto inherit her abilities. For reasons unknown, the couple left their infant son in the care of Ed and Edna Walker, who he would see as his parents, unaware of his true heritage. Sometime later, Cliff died of unknown causes while it is unknown what happened to her.
The Hands of Time
The Hatching (Flashback)
During Master Wu's flashback, the past Master of Lightning tried to fight Krux alone, but the past Master of Gravity jumped in front of her and quickly fought Krux, although he was defeated.
At the battle at the Monastery of Spinjitzu, the Master of Lighting subdued Acronix after the Time Twins were stripped of their powers, though Acronix and Krux broke free of their captors and escaped in a Time Vortex, where they would be lost in time.
Pause and Effect (Flashback)
The past Master of Lightning was seen in Ray's flashback as he recalls the events leading up to the banishment of Krux and Acronix.
While the events of the past played out as normal following the battle with Krux and Acronix at the Monastery, the Iron Doom suddenly appears from another Time Vortex, landing in front of the Monastery, where the future Krux and Acronix emerge from the machine. Surprised, the past Master of Lightning asks the past Master of Ice if she's seeing things. As Krux says that they are true, she complains that she thought she was finally able to go on her honeymoon with Cliff.
After Machia orders the Vermillion to battle, she helps and tries to fend off the Vermillion, but are surprised on how they would constantly reform, saying she's never seen snakes do that before. Eventually, Kai and Nya arrive, who pose as their father and mother respectively. Telling them how to stop the Vermillion, the Masters gain the upper hand in the fight until Krux and Acronix call back all of the Vermillion to merge with the Iron Doom. As the Iron Doom towers above them, she begins to complain about the Vermillion already being tough enough, asking how they could stop the Iron Doom.
While she tries to defeat the Iron Doom, she and the Master of Ice are slammed into the wall of the Monastery, though they recover. She eventually hides with the other Masters in the Monastery while Kai and Nya fight the Iron Doom with the Elemental Water-Fire Dragon before giving them a distraction so they could land a solid blow on the Iron Doom. Eventually, she watches as the Iron Doom, Elemental Dragon, Kai, Nya, and future Wu leave through a Time Vortex. She presumably had her memory erased of fighting the Time Twins from the future, due to Present-day Wu telling his past self to drink Obscuritea to restore the timeline.
- 65. "The Hands of Time" (pictured)
- 66. "The Hatching" (flashback)
- 67. "A Time of Traitors" (pictured)
- 72. "Pause and Effect" (flashback)
- 74. "Lost in Time"
- The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame (non-canon)
- It is unknown what her real name is, but Tommy Andreasen said that during development they called her "Libber Gordon." However, this is not canonically her name.
- It is unknown if she is still alive or if she will ever meet her son.
- She has the same face design as present-day Maya.
- This character is an unlockable character in The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame and is the only past Elemental Master (excluding Ray and Maya) to do so. Her blind bag can be found in the level "The Battlefield."
- She is voiced by Kelly Metzger, who voices another Elemental Master, Nya.
- When asked if she wll ever appear in the present, Tommy Andreasen said that it is "unaccounted for."
- Tommy Andreasen originally pitched that she be voiced by Jay's voice actor, Michael Adamthwaite.
- She is modeled after Tommy Andreasen's wife.
- According to Tommy Andreasen, early ideas of Season 12 had Jay's mother connected to the creation of Prime Empire, with her powering the game.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/941393132662476803
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1254763858595655680
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1254763262719094787
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1017483120264863744
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1254764492313034752