“Don't forget power of metal.”
Karlof, "Radio Free Ninjago"

Metal is a secondary element in Ninjago. It was first prior to the Tournament of Elements by Karlof. It's generally associated with the color silver and corresponds with the Elemental Metal Dragon.

Users' Abilities

  • Ferrokinesis/Metallokinesis: The user can create, shape, manipulate, and generate metal, which can be malleable, fusible, and ductile.
  • Metal Mimicry - The user is able to turn themselves entirely into metal.
    • Enhanced Strength - When the user is turned into metal, his or her strength is increased.
    • Enhanced Durability - This augments the user's durability, increasing their resistance to attacks and other elemental powers.
    • Deflection - When the user is turned into metal, they are capable of deflecting attacks, normally projectiles or blunt force, away from themselves, as shown when Chen deflected Lloyd's green Energy balls in "The Forgotten Element."
    • Size Enhancement - When the user is turned into metal, they slightly grow in size.


The symbol of Metal

The symbol of Metal appears to be a gear shape. It has been seen on Karlof's back, as well as a less detailed form of it on the lower front of his torso.

Notable Users

Staff of Elements




LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 4: Tournament of Elements

Season 9: Hunted


Season 4: Tournament of Elements

Season 9: Hunted

Elemental Powers

Main elements

Earth · Fire · Ice · Lightning

Other elements

Amber · Form · Gravity · Imagination (non-canon) · Light · Metal · Mind · Nature · Poison · Shadow · Smoke · Sound · Speed · Time · Water · Wind

Elemental essences

Creation · Darkness · Destruction · Energy · Golden Power

Elemental Powers (movie)

Creation · Earth · Fire · Green · Ice · Lightning · Surprise · Water

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