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“We live in peace with the surface. We do not bother them, and they do not bother us.”

The Merlopians are a race of sea folk that inhabit the kingdom of Merlopia within the sea. They guarded the Wave Amulet, which was given to them by the First Spinjitzu Master before the creation of Ninjago to protect the world from Wojira.

History

Prior to the series

Before the creation of Ninjago, the Merlopians aided the First Spinjitzu Master and the islanders in a battle against Wojira. During the battle, Nyad merged with the Endless Sea and pry the Storm and Wave Amulets from Wojira's head, causing the giant serpent to fall into a deep sleep.[1]

A Big Splash

Wu mentioned the Merlopians in a scroll and note little is known about them apart from them coming into existence before his father arrived.

Unsinkable

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

Five Thousand Fathoms Down

At the Temple of Wojira, Nya and Maya were spying on the Maaray Guards as they try to awaken Wojira. Because of the faux amulet's energy burst, it revealed the masters of Water location and they were captured shortly after.

The Wrath of Kalmaar

Kalmaar eavesdroped on Nya and Maya about the Storm Amulet and attempted to force them to reveal the location of it, but was startled by Gripe, who told him that his father wishes to see him. He met his father in the throne room, who asked if Kalmaar was the one who sunk the Hydro Bounty, but he denies it with Benthomaar helping him. Trimaar allowed his son to leave. Kalmaar then goes to Gripe and told him to get answers out of Maya and Nya. Unbeknownst to them, Nya and Maya making their escape.

Gripe founded out they are escaping and some guards chase them down. Nya and Maya make it in their APS suits and escape, but Gripe told Glutinous to unleash the Ripper Sharks.

Long Live the King

In the Temple of Wojira, Kalmaar sees the broken chains, learning that Nya and Maya had escaped, Gripe startled the prince as he tells that he unleashed the Ripper Sharks on the masters of Water. Kalmaar is upset and grabs the merservant, but Glutinous appears telling Kalmaar that the ninja have repaired their ship, Kalmaar is happy with this.

In the Hydro Bounty, the ninja are surrounded by Maaray Guards, who tell them to come with them or they would attacked, the ninja come peacefully and meet Trimaar, who is very angry with their actions.

The ninja explain all that led up to this moment and Trimaar calls his son and asks if what the ninja are saying is true. Kalmaar admits to sinking their ship and argues with Trimaar, with the prince later striking the king and lying about who the attacker was. Guards chase the ninja while at the same time, Trimaar dies and Kalmaar becomes king.

Escape from Merlopia

Maaray Guards searched the palace for the ninja. Benthomaar helps the ninja escape by lying to guards, they are found out and are attacked by Kalmaar and are chased through Merlopia where other Merlopians are almost hurt because of Kalmaar's reckless actions and the ninja do escape.

The Storm Amulet

In the Merlopian Palace, Kalmaar and Gripe are searching through endless scrolls looking for the amulet, Glutinous comes in and shows the possible location of the Storm Amulet, Kalmaar agrees and tells his merservent to gather guards.

Later, after finding out that the amulet is a fake, Nya explains the situation not knowing that Kalmaar had been listening. He then blasts the door down and insults the ninja, he is then played for a fool when they try to play him with the fake Amulet but Kalmaar finds out and destroys the controls of the Hydro Bounty.

Riddle of the Sphinx

In Ninjago City, Wu, Kai, Cole, Ray and Misako confront Clutch Powers about the Storm Amulet, to which he quickly denies but soon gives it to the ninja as Kalmaar breaks down the wall for the amulet and a battle ignites between the ninja and Merlopians.

Papergirl

As the fight in the Explorer's Club continues, Antonia and Nelson end up with the amulet in their hands and are forced to bike away from Kalmaar and his forces. The two fail at their mission as Kalmaar takes the amulet from them and escapes.

Master of the Sea

Kalmaar is walking on the harbor as he has the Storm Amulet in his possession. He stops to imagine Ninjago underwater but is quickly stopped by Wu and the others, the ninja fail to stop him but are saved by the sea Ninja, a battle again ignited between the ninja and Merlopians, Kalmaar makes his escape but is chased by Nya, an explosion occurs with Nya appearing with the amulet. The ninja celebrate and go home.

The Calm Before the Storm

It is found out that Kalmaar tricked the ninja and awakens Wojira. Glutinous warns the ninja of the coming disaster and the ninja start preparing to fight off the serpent. Meanwhile in Ninjago City, Kalmaar is on top of Wojira, commanding her to destroy Ninjago.

Assault on Ninjago City

As Kalmaar attack Ninjago City, Maaray Guards help him terminate the humans, but the ninja jump in to help them. Zane, Kai, Benthomaar, and Cole fight the guards but are outnumbered. Being chased by Wojira and Kalmaar, P.I.X.A.L. asks for help from Zane. He takes Kai with him as Bentho and Cole deal with the guards.

After being attacked by the Destiny's Bounty, Kalmaar tells the sea serpent to go faster, Lloyd jumps in to help but is blasted by Wojira. The serpent then strikes the Bounty, as she is about to finish them off then Kai, Zane and Jay attack the serpent only for the missiles to prove ineffective. Nya then strikes Wojira as well and Kalmaar and Nya lunge themselves into battle.

Nyad

Kalmaar and Nya start fighting while Wu and anyone on the Bounty make their escape. Wu contacts everyone else to retreat. Lloyd, Kai and Zane run into Merlopians and are forced to retreat on Wu's order. Kalmaar defeats Nya but she retreats promising to return. Kalmaar gives chase but loses track of her eventually. He finds the Destiny's Bounty thinking that he had found the ninja but the ship is merely on auto-pilot and he tells his guards to search around.

Sometime later, Kalmaar and the Merlopians are still looking for the ninja but Gripe comes along and reveals that the Commissioner may have knowledge to where the ninja are. They eventually find him, but he doesn't talk and as Kalmaar is about to blast him. After Wojira then witnesses Nya, the Merlopians jump out of the building and see Nya. Again, on Wojira, Kalmaar prepares to fight Nya.

The Turn of the Tide

As Kalmaar and Nya are fighting, the ninja come to help. Nya lowers her guard once she hears Jay and is disintegrated. Kalmaar proceeds to tell Wojira to attack the ninja. Jay and Wu are blown back and Jay takes his staff to go battle Kalmaar. Meanwhile, Maaray Guards come to help their king, a battle ignites between the two teams.

Jay is eventually defeated by Kalmaar and is about to be finished off but Benthomaar jumps in time to kick Kalmaar. Jay is dropped back onto building with the rest of the ninja meanwhile the sons of Trimaar are battling. As Kalmaar overpowers Bentho, he pushes his adopted brother off Wojira telling him to “bow down to his king”. Benthomaar throws one of his shots and breaks Kalmaar's trident, severing his connection to Wojira. The serpent proceeds to throw Kalmaar and swallow him. Wojira notices the ninja and is about to attack and the guards start to retreat.

After Seabound

After the end of the Great Flood, the Merlopians learned the truth about Trimaar's death and no longer consider the ninja to be their enemies. Benthomaar was crowned to be their king, but because of this, Gripe led an army of renegade Maaray Guards and plot to take over Merlopia.

Appearance

Merlopians are amphibious anthropomorphic creatures resembling marine animals, mostly eels or cephalopods.

The Royal Family of Merlopia has purple skin with a pink tinge. They have two tentacles around their mouths that resemble a mustache. From the sides of their heads, two skin formations emerge at the top, with five growths connected by translucent blue membranes. The same formation is also on the back of their heads. They have a number of small sharp teeth in their mouths. Their chests and abdomens are bright blue with marked abdominal muscles and they have five tentacles instead of legs. The eyes are different colors.

Civilians are very reminiscent of the Royal Family, but they are gray. They also do not have tentacles, but the legs and their skin growths on the head are smaller.

Some other Merlopians, mostly 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.

In terms of clothing, the Merlopians are relatively modest, though not as good as the Serpentine. All Merlopians wear vests of different colors, mostly according to the color of their skin. They also often wear gloves and gold armor. In ancient times, however, females used to wear much more enveloping armor, although it is unknown than it is today. Females also wore helmets in battle.

Culture

Merlopia with the currents

The culture of the Merlopians seems to be relatively primitive and more similar to Ninjago from the past. However, they are still much more technologically advanced than the other guardians of the Amulet of Wojira, the islanders.

They live in the kingdom of Merlopia near the Tartarus Trench, the deepest trench at the bottom of the Endless Sea. Despite the fact that they are amphibians, there is an air in the interior of their homes, although at least the Merlopian Palace can be flooded with water.

Water-filled panels

Their technology, as mentioned above, is relatively primitive and does not reach the modernity of major cities on the mainland, such as Ninjago City. However, they still use some water-filled panels that respond to touch and control various functions, mostly automatic door opening. They also have scientists and physicians and write their knowledge in the sea scrolls made of unknown material, although they probably don't know the classic books.

The crown of the King

Merlopia is an absolute monarchy, with a king at the head of their nation, also known as the ruler of the Endless Sea, suggesting that he claims the right to rule the entire ocean. He also has absolute power over the entire army of Merlopia, whose duty is to carry out all his orders. If the king dies, his son becomes the successor in his place, although it is unknown whether it can also be a daughter. While the King always wears a golden crown with the symbol of Merlopia on his head, princes and probably princesses do not wear anything like that.

Merlopians live in peace with the surface-dwellers such as humans, and do not enter their territories, probably unaware that their existence is considered only a legend. However, this peace seems to be fragile, and as soon as the ninja entered the territories of Merlopia, they were arrested and brought before the King.

Manta rays

Unlike the surface-dwellers, they use no motor vehicles and are only transported on undersea animals, especially on the backs of manta rays. There are also many directed sea currents in Merlopia, which speed up their traffic.

The currency in Merlopia is pearls, as Trimaar placed them on Undersea Biscuit on the Royal manta races.

Among the most famous legends of the Merlopians is the legend of Nyad, the first Elemental Master of Water, who rode on the backs of whales and defeated Wojira before time had a name.

The traditions in their kingdom include mainly the Royal manta races, which are races in which the Merlopians probably race on the backs of their manta rays.

Known Merlopians

Official description

Fish-Like People

The parrot insists they exist and that he's seen them. I'm not sure I believe him since he named No-Eyed Pete as a witness...[2]

Appearances

Sets

Ninjago

The Island

Season 14: Seabound

Ninjago: Reimagined

Season 15: Crystalized

Ninjago Magazine

Video games

Trivia

  • They're the second species to use the term "surface-dwellers" on others such as humans, the first being the Serpentine.
    • Unlike the Serpentine, the Merlopians use the term for all beings that live on land instead of higher ground.
  • "Mer" is an Old English prefix meaning "sea."
  • While the Royal Family and citizens are based on octopuses, the Maaray Guards and Glutinous are based on eels.
  • All the eel-like[3] Merlopians resemble the Pyro Whippers.
  • The names of all known members of the Royal Family of Merlopia end in the suffix "-maar," while the names of all the named eel-like Merlopians start with the letter G.
    • A maar is a broad, shallow crater typically filled by a lake after a volcanic eruption. However, in-universe, the suffix "maar" means "sea."[4]
  • Based on one of Tommy Andreasen's tweets, it's possible that Merlopians are classified as amphibian.[5]
  • As shown in "Master of the Sea," they are fireproof.[6]

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References

Characters

Ninja

Master Wu · Lloyd · Kai · Jay · Cole · Zane
Allies: Nya · P.I.X.A.L. · Misako · Dareth · Sally · 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) · Pythor's mother
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
Former members: Benny

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

Mary Louise's crew

Leader: Captain
Collins · Kwon · Mariano

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
Killow · Ultra Violet · Francis

Two Moon Village

Kenzo · Renzo · Saeko · Min

Vengestone army

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

New Ninja

Leader: Teal Ninja
Fuchsia Ninja · Orange Ninja · Pink Ninja · Yellow Ninja

Other classifications

Ghosts · Humans · Nindroids

Other groups/sub-groups

Elemental Alliance · Fast Chickens · Kryptarium inmates (The Needles) · Ninja Replacements · The Resistance · The Resistance (Crystalized) · 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 · Commander Kiflin · 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 · Balee · 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 · The Chroma · Treehorn queen · Wojira · Wu's chicken · Wu's dog · Yeti (Krag) · Zane's Mino
Dragons: Blue Dragon · Boreal · Chompy · Crystal beasts · 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 · Milton Dyer's father · Sybex Tribe · Quanish the Elder · Trylle · Dr. Yost

Ninjago City residents

Barry · Benny · Brayden Nelson · The Fold · Fugi-Dove's brother · Hayley Wolfe · Jake · Jay Vincent · Jeffy · Joshua Deck · Lachlan Jansen · Michael Kramer · Mrs. Dyer · Patty Keys · Phil · Postman · Roise · Rufus McCallister · Vlad Tutu ·

Other

Announcer · Ayla · Bank Boss · 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 · Fugi-Dove · Grimfax's advisor · Hageman · Hageman Brothers · Harumi's father · Harumi's mother · Jamanakai Villagers · Johnny · Korgran's father · Laval · Lou · Lumberjacks · Magician · Mascots · Mina · Miss Demeanor · Monks · Motorcycle Mechanic · Museum Curator · Nindroid Sentries · Ninjago soldiers · Nobu · Reflectra · Repo Man · Restaurant Owner · Rice farmers · Ronin · Sage · Santa Claus · Sally's parents · Security guards (Borg Industries) · Security guards (Ninjago City) · Sentry General · Shezada · Ship Captain · Skeleton · Stone Guardians · Tour Guide · Twitchy Tim · Warden Noble
Robots: Auto · Juggernaut · Robo Usher 3000 ·Tai-D

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