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Misako   Koko    
“The true measure of a leader is not whether he makes mistakes. It is whether he learns from them.”
— Misako to Lloyd in "Scavengers"

Misako is an archaeologist and a close ally of the ninja. She is Lloyd's mother, Garmadon's estranged wife, as well as Wu's sister-in-law, and the First Spinjitzu Master's daughter-in-law. Following the return of the Stone Army, Misako reunited with Wu and met the ninja, assisting them in their quest to battle the Overlord and Garmadon. After the Overlord possessed Garmadon, Lloyd fought against him in the Final Battle, seemingly destroying him while also purifying Garmadon of his evil. Misako and Lloyd then departed with Garmadon with the hope of rebuilding their lives.

Misako and Garmadon later settled in a monastery. As of when the Nindroid battles had begun, Misako remained at the monastery while Garmadon and Lloyd set off to face the Overlord. After Zane's supposed demise, the ninja and Garmadon set off to a mysterious island to find their lost friend, which went unknown to Misako and Wu. Misako attempted to establish contact with them until the ninja returned along with the Elemental Masters. The new alliance fought Master Chen's army at the Corridor of Elders. In a bid to defeat them, Garmadon had himself banished to the Cursed Realm.

Due to Garmadon's banishment, Morro escaped the Cursed Realm and possessed Lloyd, setting off on a quest to claim the Realm Crystal. Misako accompanied Wu and the ninja to save her son, and they eventually succeeded in doing so.

Sometime later, the ninja were framed for crimes they didn't commit, leading Misako to be captured by the police. However, a deceptive djinn named Nadakhan trapped her in the Sword of Souls. Misako was later freed, and due to Jay's final wish, recent events were undone and she was never captured. Shortly after, Misako journeyed to the Dark Island to investigate reports of missing fishermen and ended up uncovering a diabolical plot by Clouse.

On the Day of the Departed, Pythor set off to have revenge on Lloyd, and he surprised attacked Misako and her son while they were commemorating Garmadon at the Corridor of Elders. Lloyd then fought against Pythor before he decided to leave for his own sake.

After moving into the Temple of Airjitzu and Wu being attacked by Acronix, Misako personally nursed him before he was captured and was soon lost in time. She later went on a discreet search for him, not telling anyone, not even her son before finding Wu as a baby, later being captured by the Sons of Garmadon. She reunited with Lloyd and witnessed them attempt to bring Garmadon back and were slightly successful.

Following the supposed demise of the original ninja and Wu, Misako became part of the Resistance before she was arrested during the raid on their base. Upon hearing the return of the original ninja and Wu, this inspired her and others to break out and help them restrain the Colossus.

After Faith and Firstbourne crashed down onto the Monastery of Spinjitzu's grounds, Misako helped nurse Faith back to health.

Not long after the Prime Empire incident, Misako forced a gloomy Wu to accompany the ninja to Shintaro.

History

Main article: Misako/History

Appearance

Misako in Season 2

Young Misako

Misako is an older woman, presumably in her 60s.[1] She has long gray hair with one light stripe, which she wears in a french braid. She always wears silver round glasses on her face. Being an archaeologist, she wears a light sand-brown shirt with buttons and pockets. She has a green scarf around her neck and a brown belt around her waist. She has sand-green pants.

Her pants pockets have been missing since Season 5. The silver streak in her hair disappeared in Season 7, but it returned in Season 8 much lighter and more prominent. Since Season 13, her first appearance after the change from WILFilm ApS to WildBrain animation, her french braid is tied with a green ribbon and the silver streak appears longer, lighter, and better defined. Additionally, her mouth is smaller, more akin to that of Mystake (as of Season 8) and Sorla.

As a young woman, she had dark brown hair in the same hairstyle. Her glasses were missing during Serpentine War, but she wore them around the time Wu taught her Spinjitzu.[2]

Relationships

Main article: Misako (Relationships)

LEGO.com Descriptions

Season 2 (2017 Museum gallery)

Misako is Garmadon’s wife, Lloyd’s mother, and the love of Master Wu’s life. She was tricked into marrying Garmadon and regrets the years she missed with Wu. Intelligent and accomplished, Misako worked as an archaeologist at the NINJAGO® Museum of History and is also a Spinjitzu master and an expert on NINJAGO mythology. Although she is an academic, she is also a lover of adventure and has never been content to sit behind a desk. Misako knew Lloyd would become the Green Ninja someday, and so enrolled him at Darkly’s School for Bad Boys while she researched the prophecy of the Green Ninja. After reuniting with Lloyd, she became involved in many of the ninja’s adventures.

Misako fled as her husband Lord Garmadon turned to evil and was forced to leave Lloyd behind. She threw herself into her archaeological research, hoping to uncover a way for her son and husband to avoid their inevitable final battle. She is overjoyed to be reunited with Lloyd and to see the young man he’s become today. Can she save both son and husband, or will she rekindle an old romance with Master Wu?

Season 3 (2017 Museum gallery)

Misako is happy to have Garmadon back and is focused on rebuilding her relationship with him. But her joy is counterbalanced by her grief over Wu turning evil, due to the machinations of the Digital Overlord. After so many years of heartbreak over the fate of Garmadon, it is almost too much to bear to think she might now lose Wu.

Season 4 (2017 Museum gallery)

Misako’s discovery that she was tricked into choosing Garmadon over Wu all those years ago is a devastating one. Now she is working at rebuilding the relationship she once shared with Wu. Although she bitterly regrets all the time lost that she could have spent with Wu, she still honors Garmadon’s sacrifice when her husband gives his life to save the world.

Season 5 (2017 Museum gallery)

Misako was thinking about retirement when she bought the tea farm with Master Wu. Now any thoughts of a few customers and tranquil evenings on the plantation are gone. Instead, Misako finds herself busy helping Nya unlock her true potential as Morro threatens all the realms.

Season 6 (2017 Museum gallery)

Lloyd’s mother, Misako, is mentoring Nya and encouraging her to chart her own course, rather than letting others determine who she is. Nya has to deal with the loss of her new mentor when Misako is arrested trying to save Lloyd in the City of Stiix and is ambushed by Nadakhan.

Season 7 (2017 Museum gallery)

Misako is devastated to watch her beloved Wu rapidly deteriorate, but while trying everything in her power to heal him, she honors his request not to tell the ninja about his condition. Eventually, Misako realizes that in order for Lloyd to complete his growth as a leader, he and the others must know the truth about their ailing master!

Appearances

Sets

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 3: Rebooted

Season 4: Tournament of Elements

Season 5: Possession

Season 6: Skybound

Day of the Departed

Season 7: The Hands of Time

Ninjago: Decoded

Season 8: Sons of Garmadon

Season 9: Hunted

Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu

Season 10: March of the Oni

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

Books

Video games

Trivia

  • After having been a recurring character throughout the series since the second season, Misako was finally featured in a set in 2015—70751 Temple of Airjitzu. However, her Minifigure version lacks the silver streak in her hair and the pocket print on her trousers in comparison to her appearance in the show.
    • As of the fifth season, her trousers lack pocket printing in the show and the black space on her hips is replaced with a continuation of her torso printing.
  • Misako's movie counterpart had the most dramatic changes out of the movie redesigns; appearing to be much younger, with orange hair and the absence of glasses and being oblivious to her son's identity as the Green Ninja, in contrast to her being the first person in the show to know of Lloyd's destiny of being the Green Ninja.
  • Misako's torso design appears to be based on that of the Zookeeper from Minifigures Series 5.
  • Misako is one of only three known people who know Spinjitzu but lack Elemental Powers. The other two are Doubloon and Aspheera.
  • Her name is pronounced MA-sa-ko in the Korean shows.
  • In the shot of past Misako in "Spellbound", she is in Jamanakai Village.[3] This could mean she lived in the village when she was younger, though it may simply mean she was there at one point during the Serpentine War, so Garmadon wanted to protect her.
  • She may have been a member of the Explorers Club but quit because of their rules and old-fashioned ways.[4]
  • Since her introduction in Season 2, she has appeared in all seasons except for Season 11 and Season 12.
  • Cole refers to her as "Mrs. G" in "Dread on Arrival", possibly indicating her last name to be Garmadon.
    • Her maiden name was most likely "Montgomery",[5] seeing as this is Lloyd's middle name.
  • Misako appeared in two of Wu's fevered dreams in The Hands of Time. In "Scavengers," Wu and Misako were walking in the park when Krux and Acronix attacked, and Wu yelled to Misako to "stay by my side," but she turned to dust. In "Pause and Effect," Misako appeared from a Vermillion egg and asked why Wu failed her because he should have told her he loved her before she went to Garmadon.
  • Misako is at least around sixty years old because during the Serpentine War she was a young adult.
  • Her face print is currently used in LEGO City.

Gallery

Main article: Misako/Gallery

References

  1. At the time of the Serpentine War, which was 40 years ago, she was old enough to be a love interest to the two brothers, who were physically teens at the time.
  2. The Book of Spinjitzu
  3. File:MoS40YoungMisako.png
  4. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1160156558812209153
  5. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/843187338499014656
Characters

Ninja

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

Skulkin

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

Serpentine

Anacondrai: Pythor · Arcturus · Anacondrai generals
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 Viper · Hypno Viper · Red Viper · Sly Viper · Toxic Viper · Translucent Blue Viper · Translucent Orange Viper · Translucent Purple Viper
Other: Great Devourer · Anacondrai serpent

NGTV News

Dan Vaapit · Fred Finely · Gayle Gossip · Vinny

Pirates

Leader: Captain Soto
First Mate · No-Eyed Pete

Bizarro 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 Warrior · Stone Swordsmen · Stone Scout

Nindroids

Leader: General Cryptor
Nindroid Warriors · Nindroid Drone · 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
Previous Elemental Masters: 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

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

Yang's students

Leader: Master Yang
Chris · Martin · "Chuck"

Sky Pirates

Leader: Nadakhan
Flintlocke · Delara · Dogshank · Doubloon · Monkey Wretch · Clancee · Bucko · Cyren · Skeleton Figurehead
Former Members: Squiffy

Ninjago Police

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

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 · 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" · Colossus

Ninjago Royal House

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

Oni

Leader: The Omega

Pyro Vipers

Leader: Aspheera
Char · Pyro Destroyers · Pyro Slayers · Pyro Whippers
Former Members: Mambo V · Mambo's Advisor

Blizzard Samurai

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

Formlings

Formling Leader · Akita · Kataru · Vex

Ice Fishers

Leader: Sorla
Uthaug · Boma

Paperboys

Leader: Sammy
Nelson · Antonia · Leroy

Explorers Club

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

Prime Empire gamers/AI

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 · The Mechanic's Henchmen · Ultra Violet · Captain Soto · Richie · Ritchie

Whack Rats

Leader: Atta the Ratta
Richie · Ritchie

Awakened Warriors

Leader: Skull Sorcerer
Skull of Hazza D'ur

Sky Folk

Vangelis · Queen Vania · Engelbert
Winged Guards of Shintaro: Hailmar

Munce

Leader: Queen Murtessa
Murt · Moe · Munce Sentries

Geckles

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

Upply

Fungus · Korgran · Plundar

Keepers

Leader: Chief Mammatus
Poulerik · Rumble Keeper · Thunder Keeper

Other classifications

Avatars · Ghosts · Humans · Nindroids (ninja faction) · NPCs

Other groups/sub-groups

The Royal Blacksmiths · Treble Makers · Spin Harmony · Elemental Alliance · Kryptarium inmates · Ninja Replacements · Time Twins · Marooned Ninja · The Resistance · The Resistance (Never-Realm) · Fast Chickens

Families

Cole's family · Jay's family · Kai and Nya's family · Lloyd's family · Skylor's family · Zane's family

Non-canon

Barracudox · Cardinsto · Carridi · Chuck · Claire · Diaman · Gahrann the Dreamer · Genn · Green Screen Gary · Hibiki · Jesper · Kirchonn the Invincible · Lar · Lloyd Garmadon (The LEGO Movie) · Mask of Malice · Moe · Neido · Phantom Ninja · Quartet of Villains · Rachel Sparrow · Mr. Righty Tighty · Seliel · Seliel's Father · Six-Armed Warriors · Snake villain · Spinjago Citizen · Suzie Wheeler · Time Ninja · Zoltar
Ninjago Magazine: Buffer · Nitro · Sawyer · Scooter · Talon · Master Whoosh · Mr. Wise

Creatures

Colossus · Craglings · Elemental Cobras · Fire Fang · Geotomic Rock Monsters · Grundals · Ice Behemoth · Ice Serpent · The Leviathan · Monster sushi · Mud monsters · Nimbus · Pebbles · Rodrigo · Sir Chomps-A-Lot · Snickers · Spykor · Starteeth · Treehorns · Wallopers · Yeti
Dragons: Blue Dragon · Boreal · Chompy · Earth Dragon · Empire Dragon · Fire Dragon · Fire Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Firstbourne · Ghost Dragons · Grief-Bringer · Ice Dragon · Ice Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Lightning Dragon · Slab · Stormbringer · Stormbringer's Baby · Ultra Dragon · Wind Dragon · Wu's chicken · YinYang Dragon (Light Dragon · Shadow Dragon)

Other

Announcer · Auto · Beavers · Benny · Dr. Berkman · Bob the Intern · Cathy · Cece · Christina · Circus Clown · Cliff Gordon · Construction workers · Cook · Cragger · Dr. Julien · Echo Zane · Ed · Edna · Eileen · First Spinjitzu Master · Fenwick · The Fold · Fugi-Dove · Fugi-Dove's brother · Grimfax's Advisor · Grumbmiller · Hageman · Hageman Brothers · Hai · Harumi's father · Harumi's mother · Jake · Jamanakai Villagers · Jay Vincent · Johnny · Juggernaut · Kaito · Laval · Lou · Magician · Mei · Michael Kramer · Milton Dyer's father · Monks · Motorcycle Mechanic · Mrs. Dyer · Mystake · Museum Curator · News Reporter · Nindroid Sentries · Ninjago City's Mayor · Ninjago Soldiers · Nobu · Patty Keys · Postman · Restaurant Owner · Rice Farmers · Robot dogs · Robo Usher 3000 · Roise · Rufus MacAllister · Scoop · Security guards · Sentry General · Ship Captain · Tai-D · Talent show judges · Tito · Tour Bus Driver · Vlad Tutu · Warden Noble · Wohira · Dr. Yost

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