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“I will destroy you, old man. And when I say "I," I mean them. What are you looking at? I'm talking about you, you fools!”
Kalmaar to Wu and the Maaray Guards, "Master of the Sea"

The Maaray Guards are the guardians of Merlopia.

History

The Tale of Benthomaar (flashback)

The Maaray Guards were having a discussion with Trimaar about the royal manta races until Kalmaar arrived. The guards then left the throne room to give the King and Prince space.

Unsinkable

Two of the Maaray Guards rode on top of a manta ray to sink the Hydro Bounty.

Five Thousand Fathoms Down

The Maaray Guards were at the Temple of Wojira, helping Kalmaar's plan to awaken Wojira. They later chase Nya and Maya when they were revealed.

The Wrath of Kalmaar

The Maaray Guards chase Nya and Maya as they escape from the temple.

Long Live the King

After Nya and Maya were saved by the others, the Maaray Guards surround the Hydro Bounty and told them to come with them to Merlopia or be attacked. The ninja have no choice and followed them. In the Merlopian Palace, Kalmaar attacked his father and two guards on Trimaar's side, and lied to the guards about the attack, blaming it on the ninja. The guards chase the ninja.

Escape from Merlopia

The ninja took cover behind Benthomaar, who helped them escape Merlopia. They eventually found out that Benthomaar being in league with the ninja then they learned that he lied to them. The guards and Kalmaar hunt down the ninja throughout Merlopia until they get into a closing cave.

The Storm Amulet

Kalmaar and his guards meet the ninja at the Island of the Keepers. Upon discovering that the real Storm Amulet was at the Explorer's Club, the Maaray Guards watched Kalmaar destroyed the Hydro Bounty then later made their way to Ninjago City.

Riddle of the Sphinx

In the Explorer's Club, Kalmaar and his guards arrive for the Storm Amulet but Wu and the other ninja battle them for the amulet.

Papergirl

The Maaray Guards were attacking the citizens of Ninjago City while helping Kalmaar chase after Antonia and Nelson.

Master of the Sea

The Maaray Guards were with Kalmaar at Ninjago Harbor, but were stopped by Wu and the other ninja. The Maaray Guards fought them off as the ninja that were stuck on the Island of the Keepers arrived. The Maaray Guards then retreated as Kalmaar got away with the Storm Amulet.

Assault on Ninjago City

As Lloyd saved a group of kids at Benny's Arcade Emporium, he was attacked by the Maaray Guards, but Benthomaar, Kai, Zane, and Cole arrive to fight them later During the fight, Benthomaar attempted to tell them the truth about Trimaar's death, but they believe he is a traitor and continued to attack them.

Nyad

The ninja retreat from the guards as Wu calls them. Kalmaar dismounts Wojira and the guards helped him look around for the ninja. Gripe then told Kalmaar that he has found someone who could tell them the location of the ninja. Once they confront the Police Commissioner, they then see Nya in her new form, prepared to fight.

The Turn of the Tide

After Jay climbed on Wojira to fight Kalmaar for apparently killing Nya, the Maaray Guards attack the rest of the ninja but soon ran away when Kalmaar was eaten by the serpent and turned on them.

Spinjitzu!

After the Great Flood ended, the Maaray Guards returned to Merlopia and learned the truth about Trimaar's death after Benthomaar was crowned king. However, Gripe became in leagued with some renegade Maaray Guards and planned to takeover Merlopia while Benthomaar was on his search for Nya.

Appearance

Maaray Guards are black in color and have an eel-like body with legs and cyan eyes, teeth, and body and head parts. Some individuals also have green color parts instead cyan.

Known members

Official descriptions

Ninja vs. Maraay Guards

Uh oh! Looks like the ninja have ran into some Maraay Guards - the guardians of Merlopia! These guys do not, repeat: do not, like surface dwellers.[3]

Merlopian Royal Guard

The Maaray guards protect the kingdom of Merlopia. They follow the evil Prince Kalmaar's orders to attack the ninja and conquer the world. They are fast swimmers and ready for battles under water. They don't have to wait half an hour after eating before they could go swimming.[4]

Appearances

Sets

Ninjago

Season 14: Seabound

Ninjago: Reimagined

Ninjago Magazine

Video games

Etymology

Their name "Maaray" is based on moray eels,[5] but with the syllable "maar" at the beginning, likely derived from the "-maar" suffix used for the members of the Royal Family of Merlopia.

Trivia

  • In LEGO Brawls and the Ninja vs. Maraay Guards video, their names are mispelled as "Maraay Guards."
  • They are based on moray eels,[5] and despite the resemblance, are not Serpentine.[6][7]
    • Despite being eel-like,[8] nevertheless, they share some similarities with snakes.
      • They share the same color scheme as Wojira (except for Gripe), who is a sea serpent, and their head shape is also the same as the Pyro Whippers', who are from a Serpentine tribe.
      • However, there are still some differences, such as the fact that the Maaray Guards have a black long and thin tongue without a notch, which the Serpentine and other snakes have there.
        • Unlike the Pyro Vipers, who have a red inside of their mouth in the show, the inside of the mouth of the Maaray Guards is black. Maaray Guards also have three-dimensional scales, whereas all Serpentine have two-dimensional scales ever since the animation studio was changed from WILFilm ApS to WildBrain.
  • Most of them were deceived into thinking that Trimaar was killed by the ninja. Gripe is the only one who is confirmed to know that Kalmaar was the one who actually killed Trimaar.
    • The other two guards who witnessed the murder of Trimaar were immediately killed by Kalmaar.
    • After the events of Seabound, the Maaray Guards that were lied to learned the truth about Trimaar's death.
  • The minifigures wield a variety of weapons, all with a hilt that resembles Wojira,[4] while in the show, the Maaray Guards all wield the same trident.
  • They are very similar to the Army of Shintaro, as both groups guard their respective kingdoms (the Kingdom of Shintaro and Merlopia), take orders from the royal families of their kingdoms (the Royal Family of Shintaro and the Royal Family of Merlopia), and in both groups all members use the same weapon (a naginata and a trident).
    • Both the Maaray Guards and the Army of Shintaro were also deceived by corrupt rulers into believing the ninja were their enemies in the show.
  • They wear flippers in the sets, although this is not shown in the show.

Videos

Gallery

Minifigure

In Ninjago

Season 14: Seabound

Ninjago: Reimagined

References

Characters

Ninja

Master Wu · Lloyd · Kai · Jay · Cole · Zane
Allies: Nya · P.I.X.A.L. · Misako · Dareth · Skylor · Cyrus Borg · Falcon
Former members: Master Garmadon

Skulkin

Generals: Samukai · Kruncha · Nuckal · Wyplash
Warriors: Frakjaw · Chopov · Krazi · Bonezai
Other: Skeleton figurehead

Serpentine

Anacondrai: Pythor · Anacondrai generals (Arcturus)
Hypnobrai: Skales · Slithraa · Mezmo · Rattla · Selma · Skales Jr.
Fangpyre: Fangtom · Fangdam · Fang-Suei · Snappa
Constrictai: Skalidor · Bytar · Chokun · Snike
Venomari: Acidicus · Lizaru · Spitta · Lasha · Zoltar · Snake villain
Vipers: Golden Vipers · Sly Vipers · Red Vipers · Hypno Vipers · Toxic Vipers · Translucent Blue Viper · Translucent Purple Vipers · Translucent Orange Viper
Other: Great Devourer · Anacondrai serpent

NGTV News

Dan Vaapit · Fred Finely · Gayle Gossip · News Reporter · Vinny Folson

Pirates

Leader: Captain Soto
First Mate · No-Eyed Pete

Evil ninja

Bizarro Cole · Bizarro Jay · Bizarro Kai · Bizarro Zane

Wu's Academy students

Brad Tudabone · Finn · Gene · Marla · Sally · Tommy

Stone Army

Creator: The Overlord
Leader: General Kozu
Giant Stone Warrior · Stone Warriors · Stone Swordsmen · Stone Scouts

Nindroid Army

Leader: General Cryptor
Nindroid Warriors · Nindroid Drones · Min-Droid

Anacondrai Cultists

Leader: Master Chen
Clouse · Zugu · Eyezor · Kapau · Chope · Sleven · Krait
Former members: Skylor

Elemental Masters

Current Elemental Masters: Ash · Bolobo · Chamille · Gravis · Griffin Turner · Jacob Pevsner · Karlof · Neuro · Mr. Pale · Shade · Skylor · Tox
Previous Elemental Masters: Master of Amber · Cole's grandfather · Griffin Turner's grandparent · Jay's mother · Lilly · Master of Gravity · Master of Ice · Unknown Elemental Master · Master of Shadow · Master of Sound · Maya · Ray · Skylor's mother

Ghost Warriors

Leader: The Preeminent
General: Morro
Ghost Masters: Soul Archer · Bansha · Ghoultar · Wrayth
Ghost Ninja: Attila · Hackler · Ming · Spyder · Howla · Yokai · Wooo
Ghost Warriors: Cowler · Cyrus · Ghurka · Karenn · Pitch · Pyrrhus · Wail
Other: Skreemers

Yang's students

Leader: Master Yang
Chris · Martin · "Chuck"

Sky Pirates

Leader: Nadakhan
Flintlocke · Delara · Dogshank · Doubloon · Monkey Wretch · Clancee · Bucko · Cyren
Other: Skeleton figurehead
Former members: Sqiffy

Ninjago City Police

Leader: Police Commissioner
Butchie · Coast Guard · Hounddog McBrag · Jimmy · Joe · Night Watchman · Noonan · O'Doyle · Police Officer · Prison guards · Simon · Tommy

Djinns

Khanjikhan · Nadakhan · Nadakhan's mother

Shadow Army

Leader: Clouse

Vermillion

Leaders: Acronix · Krux
Supreme Commander Machia · Commander Raggmunk · Commander Blunck · Slackjaw · Rivett · Tannin · Vermin
Other: Buffmillion

Sons of Garmadon

Leaders: Lord Garmadon · Harumi
Generals: Killow · Mr. E · Ultra Violet
Luke Cunningham · Chopper Maroon · Mohawk · Skip Vicious · Nails · Sawyer · Scooter · Buffer · "Snake Jaguar"
Other: Colossus

Royal Family of Ninjago

Emperor of Ninjago · Empress of Ninjago · Princess Harumi · Hutchins · Royal Guards

Dragon Hunters

Leader: Faith
Jet Jack · Daddy No Legs · Muzzle · Chew Toy · Arkade · Skullbreaker · Stalwart Dangerbuff · Otto Pilot · Talon · Nitro · "Rocky Dangerbuff" · "Dangerbuff Junior"
Former members: Iron Baron

Oni

Mystake · The Omega

Pyro Vipers

Leader: Aspheera
Char · Pyro Destroyers · Pyro Slayers · Pyro Whippers
Former members: Mambo V · Mambo's advisor

Ninjago City Council

Leader: Ulysses Trustable
Dwayne · Andrea Thomson · May Robsen
Former members: Ninjago City's former mayor

Blizzard Samurai

Leader: Ice Emperor
General Vex
Blizzard Warriors: Grimfax
Blizzard Sword Masters · Blizzard Archers

Explorer's Club

Leader: Cecil Putnam
Clutch Powers · Percy Shippelton · Security guards · Smythe · Underhill
Former members: Dwayne · Misako

Paperboys

Leader: Sammy
Antonia · Jonesy · Leroy · Nelson · Spokes · Ten-Speed
Former members: Knuckles

Formlings

Leader: Formling Leader
Akita · Kataru · Vex

Ice Fishers

Leader: Sorla
Uthaug · Boma

Avatars/NPCs

Creator: Milton Dyer
Ballistic Missiles: Anthony Brutinelli
Chrome Domes: Hyper-Sonic
Admin Droid · Adventure-Ready Woman · Avatar Pink Zane · Gamer Geek · Newbie Gamer · Okino · Racer Seven · Scott · Shifty · Successful Samurai
League of Jay: Beta Jay 137 · Dee-Jay 81 · Jaybird 64 · Jaywalkin 238

Unagami's army

Leader: Unagami
Red Visors: Red 27 · Red 29
Avatar Harumi · Sushimi · Hostess · Sushimi's sushi chefs
Allies: The Mechanic · Henchmen · Ultra Violet · Captain Soto · Richie · Ritchie

Whack Rats

Leader: Atta the Ratta
Richie · Ritchie

Re-Awakened

Leader: Skull Sorcerer
Hazza D'ur

Sky Folk

Leaders: King Vangelis (formerly) · Queen Vania
Engelbert
Army of Shintaro: Hailmar

Munce

Leader: Queen Murtessa
Manko · Meeha · Mid · Moe · Mood · Mudd · Murt · Murt Snr · Munce Sentries

Geckles

Leader: Chancellor Gulch
Gleck · Gliff · Groko · Garpo · Ginkle · Mr. Wise

Upply

Fungus · Korgran · Plundar

Keepers

Leader: Chief Mammatus
PoulErik · Rumble Keepers · Thunder Keepers

Merlopians

Leader: King Benthomaar
Glutinous · Nyad
Maaray Guards: Gripe
former leaders: King Trimaar · King Kalmaar

Warriors of Felis

Leader: Nineko

Order of Felis

Leader: Komala
Dillon · Adara

Puppets

Leader: Tanabrax
Bunch · Moody

Villagers

Hana · Obachan · Shin · Kenji · Uchida · Mrs. Uchida · Old Man Jiro

Snake warriors (non-canon)

Boa Destructor · Cobra Mechanic · Python Dynamite · Viper Flyer · Sneaky Snake

Red Crows

Leader: Mogra
Ultra Violet

Two Moon Village

Kenzo · Renzo · Saeko · Min

Vengestone army

Leader: Crystal King
Council of the Crystal King: Harumi · Pythor · The Mechanic · Aspheera · Vangelis · Mister F
Vengestone Warriors · Vengestone Brutes · Vengestone Guards

New Ninja

Fuchsia Ninja · Orange Ninja · Pink Ninja · Teal Ninja · Yellow Ninja

Other classifications

Ghosts · Humans · Nindroids

Other groups/sub-groups

Elemental Alliance · Fast Chickens · Kryptarium inmates · Ninja Replacements · The Resistance · The Resistance (Never-Realm) · The Royal Blacksmiths · Sons of the First Spinjitzu Master · Spin Harmony · Stranded ninja · Time Twins · Treble Makers

Families

Cole's family · Jay's family · Kai and Nya's family · Lloyd's family · Royal Family of Djinjago · Royal Family of Merlopia · Royal Family of Ninjago · Royal Family of Shintaro · Skales' family · Skylor's family · Zane's family

In-universe fictional characters

Britts Subskian · Jack the Rabbit · Imperial Sludge · Master Whoosh (non-canon)

Non-canon

Barracudox · Bob Rattlebottom · Cardinsto · Carridi · Cece · Christina · Chuck · Claire · Diaman · Eileen · Flerry McFloyster · Gahrann the Dreamer · Genn · Golden Ninja · Green Screen Gary · Hai · Hibiki · Insect Master · Ivy Walker · Jeremiah Bobblestein · Jesper · Kaito · Kirchonn the Invincible · Lar · Larry · Lloyd Garmadon (The LEGO Movie) · Mask of Malice · Mei · Moe · Mr. Righty Tighty · Neido · Nobu · Phantom Ninja · Quartet of Villains · Rachel Sparrow · Robot Manager · Ronin's daughter · Ronin's wife · Samurai warrior · Scott Digato · Seliel · Seliel's father · Six-Armed Warriors · Snake villain · Spinjago Citizen · Suzie Wheeler · Time Ninja · Tito · Wishmaster · Zoltar
Ninjago Magazine: Buffer · Nitro · Sawyer · Scooter · Talon · Mr. Wise

Creatures

Adam · Bears (Kuma) · Beavers · Colossus · Craglings · Elemental Cobras · Fire Fang · Fluffy · Geotomic Rock Monsters · Guide Parrot · Ice Behemoth · Ice bird · Ice Serpent · Leviathans · Monster sushi · Mud monsters · Nimbus · Pebbles · Rodrigo · Ross · Sir Chomps-A-Lot · Snickers · Stone Hawk · Treehorn queen · Wojira · Wu's chicken · Wu's dog · Yeti (Krag) · Zane's Mino
Dragons: Blue Dragon · Boreal · Chompy · Dragon keeper · Empire Dragon · Fire Dragon (Core) · Fire Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Flame · Firstbourne · Ghost Dragons · Grief-Bringer · Ice Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Pet dragon · Rocky · Shard · Slab · Stormbringer · Stormbringer's baby · Thunder Dragon · Ultra Dragon · Wind Dragon · Wisp · YinYang Dragon (Light Dragon · Shadow Dragon)

Unseen characters

Dr. Berkman · Grumbmiller · Sybex Tribe · Quanish the Elder · Trylle · Dr. Yost

Other

Announcer · Bank Boss · Barry · Benny · Bob the Intern · Cathy · Circus Clown · Clancee's mother · Cliff Gordon · Construction workers · Cook · Cragger · Dr. Julien · Echo Zane · Ed · Edna · Egon the Extraordinary · First Spinjitzu Master · Fenwick · The Fold · Fugi-Dove · Fugi-Dove's brother · Grimfax's advisor · Hageman · Hageman Brothers · Harumi's father · Harumi's mother · Jake · Jamanakai villagers · Jay Vincent · Jeffy · Johnny · Korgran's father · Laval · Lou · Lumberjacks · Magician · Mary Louise's captain · Mascots · Michael Kramer · Milton Dyer's father · Miss Demeanor · Monks · Motorcycle Mechanic · Mrs. Dyer · Museum Curator · Nindroid Sentries · Ninjago soldiers · Nobu · Patty Keys · Phil · Postman · Reflectra · Repo Man · Restaurant Owner · Rice farmers · Roise · Ronin · Rufus McCallister · Santa Claus · Security guards (Borg Industries) · Security guards (Ninjago City) · Sentry General · Ship Captain · Skeleton · Stone Guardians · Tour Guide · Twitchy Tim · Vlad Tutu · Warden Noble
Robots: Auto · Juggernaut · Robo Usher 3000 ·Tai-D

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