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Misako   Koko    
“Long before Sensei Wu ever knew who would be the Green Ninja, I knew it would be you. And I knew you would eventually have to fight your father. I dropped you off at the Boarding School so I could go learn everything I could about the prophecy, in hope of one day preventing the Final Battle. Of good and evil. All this time, son, I've been trying to save you and your father.”
— Misako to Lloyd in "The Stone Army"

Misako Montgomery Garmadon 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.

She went on an expedition to the uncharted island with Clutch Powers and Wu, unfortunately, she went missing with them. However, she was rescued by the ninja and returned to the monastery.

Later, she would help Ray, Cole, Kai & Wu stop Kalmaar from leaving Ninjago City with the Storm Amulet. Unfortunately for Wojira to be defeated Nya had to merge with the ocean, making her lose her humanity and leave the Ninja team, she later appears to Nya’s memorial to honor her.

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. She also has a slightly smaller face, so she looks plumper.

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's 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

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

The Island

Season 14: Seabound

Ninjago: Reimagined

Books

Video games

Behind the scenes

  • 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.
    • She is the only redesigned character in the movie that did not retain this design in the show. This is probably because her young design would not fit into the story of the show where she was young during the Serpentine War.
  • Misako's torso design appears to be based on that of the Zookeeper from Minifigures Series 5.
  • Her name is pronounced MA-sa-ko in the Korean version.
  • Her torso is a recolored version of Edna's torso, which she used in "The Royal Blacksmiths" and later in seasons 3 and 4.
  • Her face print is currently used in LEGO City.

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 is one of only three known people who know Spinjitzu but lack Elemental Powers. The other two are Doubloon and Aspheera.
  • 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.
    • When asked if Misako fought in the Serpentine War, Tommy Andreasen said "[she] may have been involved in some civil resistance, but the EMs were in charge."[4]
  • Misako used to be a member of the Explorers Club, but her membership was revoked because she was presumed lost on the Island of the Keepers. After she returned, Cecil Putnam started a reactivation process, which apparently takes years.
    • Previously, Tommy Andreasen had stated that Misako may have been a part but quit because of their rules and old-fashioned ways.[5]
      • This is partly reflected in "Riddle of the Sphinx," when Misako can't believe she was a member of the club.
  • 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", indicating her last name to be Garmadon.
    • Her maiden name was "Montgomery",[6][7] 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.
  • It's possible she was absent in Season 11 because she was searching for Garmadon.[8]
  • She is said to be a keen artist, and likes to paint in her free time.[9] This is also referred to in 70751 Temple of Airjitzu.
  • Lines around her eyes indicate a life spend smiling and squinting at ancient artifacts.[9]
  • Because of the requirements to be a member in the Explorer's Club, Misako has had over 10,000 hours of certified exploring.

Gallery

Main article: Misako/Gallery

References

Characters

Ninja

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

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
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

NGTV News

Dan Vaapit · Fred Finely · Gayle Gossip · 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

Nindroids

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
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

Leader: The Preeminent
Morro · Chain Master Wrayth · Blade Master Bansha · Scythe Master Ghoultar · Bow Master Soul Archer
Ghost Ninja: Attila · Hackler · Ming · Spyder · Howla · Yokai · Wooo
Ghost Warriors: Cowler · Cyrus · Ghurka · 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 · Skeleton figurehead
Former Members: Sqiffy

Ninjago City 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

Royal Family

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

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

Paperboys

Leader: Sammy
Nelson · Antonia · Leroy

Formlings

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 · 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
Skull of Hazza D'ur

Sky Folk

Vangelis · Queen Vania · Engelbert
Army of Shintaro: Hailmar

Munce

Queen Murtessa · Murt · Moe · Munce Sentries

Geckles

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

Upply

Fungus · Korgran · Plundar

Keepers

Chief Mammatus · PoulErik · Rumble Keepers · Thunder Keepers

Merlopians

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

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

Families

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

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 · 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
Ninjago Magazine: Buffer · Nitro · Sawyer · Scooter · Talon · Master Whoosh · Mr. Wise

Creatures

Adam · Colossus · Craglings · Elemental Cobras · Fire Fang · Fluffy · Geotomic Rock Monsters · Guide Parrot · Ice Behemoth · Ice bird · Ice Serpent · The Leviathan · 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 (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 · Ultra Dragon · Wind Dragon · Wisp · YinYang Dragon (Light Dragon · Shadow Dragon)

Other

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 · Twitchy Tim · Vlad Tutu · Warden Noble · Dr. Yost

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