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The Maaray Guards are the guardians of Merlopia.


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.


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 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 Explorers Club, the Maaray Guards watched Kalmaar destroyed the Hydro Bounty then later made their way to Ninjago City.

Riddle of the Sphinx

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


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.


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.


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.


Official description

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.[1]




Season 14: Seabound

Ninjago: Reimagined

Video games


  • In LEGO Brawls and the Ninja vs. Maraay Guards video, their names are mispelled as "Maraay Guards."
  • Despite being eel-like,[2] they share some similarities with snakes.
  • 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.
  • They are very similar to the Army of Shintaro, as both groups guard their respective kingdoms, take orders from the royal families of their kingdoms, and in both groups all members use the same weapon.
    • Both the Maaray Guards and the Army of Shintaro were also deceived by corrupt rulers into believing the ninja were the enemy in the show.
  • The minifigures wield a variety of weapons, all with a dragon hilt, while the Maaray Guards in the show all wield the same trident.




In Ninjago

Season 14: Seabound

Ninjago: Reimagined




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


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


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
Mini-snakes: Golden Vipers · Sly Vipers · Red Vipers · Hypno Vipers · Toxic Vipers · Translucent Blue Viper · Translucent Purple Vipers · Translucent Orange Viper
Other: Great Devourer · Anacondrai serpent


Dan Vaapit · Fred Finely · Gayle Gossip · Vinny Folson


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


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

Anacondrai warriors

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

Police Commissioner · Tommy · Simon · Noonan · O'Doyle · Jimmy · Police Officer · Night Watchman


Khanjikhan · Nadakhan · Nadakhan's mother

Shadow Army

Leader: Clouse


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

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Leaders: Lord Garmadon · Harumi
Generals: Killow · Mr. E · Ultra Violet
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Other: Colossus

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

Dragon Hunters

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


Mystake · The Omega

Pyro Vipers

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

Ninjago City Council

Andrea Thomson · May Robsen

Blizzard Samurai

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

Explorers Club

Leader: Cecil Putnam
Clutch Powers · Percy Shippelton · Security guards · Smythe · Underhill


Leader: Sammy
Nelson · Antonia · Leroy


Formling Leader · Akita · Kataru · Vex

Ice Fishers

Leader: Sorla
Uthaug · Boma


Creator: Milton Dyer
Ballistic Missiles: Anthony Brutinelli
Chrome Domes: Hyper-Sonic
Admin Droid · Adventure-Ready Woman · Avatar Pink Zane · 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


Leader: Skull Sorcerer
Skull of Hazza D'ur

Sky Folk

Vangelis · Queen Vania · Engelbert
Army of Shintaro: Hailmar


Queen Murtessa · Murt · Moe · Munce Sentries


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


Fungus · Korgran · Plundar


Chief Mammatus · PoulErik · Rumble Keepers · Thunder Keepers


King Trimaar · King Kalmaar · Glutinous · Nyad
Maaray Guards: Gripe

Order of Felis

Leader: Komala
Dillon · Adrara


Leader: Tanabrax
Bunch · Moody


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

Other classifications

Ghosts · Humans · Nindroids (ninja faction)

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


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 · Skylor's family · Zane's family


Barracudox · Bob Rattlebottom · Cardinsto · Carridi · Cece · Christina · Chuck · Claire · Diaman · Eileen · Flerry McFloyster · Gahrann the Dreamer · Genn · Golden Ninja · Green Screen Gary · Hai · Hibiki · Ivy Walker · Jeremiah Bobblestein · Jesper · Kaito · Kirchonn the Invincible · Lar · Larry · Lloyd Garmadon (The LEGO Movie) · Mask of Malice · Mei · Moe · Neido · Phantom Ninja · Quartet of Villains · Rachel Sparrow · Robot Manager · Mr. Righty Tighty · Samurai warrior · Six-Armed Warriors · Snake villain · Spinjago Citizen · Suzie Wheeler · Time Ninja · Tito · Zoltar
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Announcer · Auto · Bank Boss · Barry · Beavers · Benny · Benthomaar · Dr. Berkman · Bob the Intern · Cathy · Circus Clown · Cliff Gordon · Construction workers · Cook · Cragger · Dr. Julien · Echo Zane · Ed · Edna · First Spinjitzu Master · Fenwick · The Fold · Fugi-Dove · Fugi-Dove's brother · Grimfax's advisor · Grumbmiller · Hageman · Hageman Brothers · Harumi's father · Harumi's mother · Jake · Jamanakai villagers · Jay Vincent · Johnny · Juggernaut · Korgran's father · Laval · Lou · Lumberjacks · Magician · Mascots · Michael Kramer · Milton Dyer's father · Miss Demeanor · Monks · Motorcycle Mechanic · Mrs. Dyer · Museum Curator · News Reporter · Nindroid Sentries · Ninjago City's mayor · Ninjago soldiers · Nobu · Patty Keys · Postman · Prison guards · Reflectra · Repo Man · Restaurant Owner · Rice farmers · Robo Usher 3000 · Roise · Rufus McCallister · Santa Claus · Security guards (Borg Industries) · Security guards (Ninjago City) Seliel · Seliel's father · Sentry General · Ship Captain · Skeleton · Stone Guardians · Sybex Tribe · Tai-D · Tour Guide · Trylle · Twitchy Tim · Vlad Tutu · Warden Noble · Dr. Yost