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“Wisdom comes from many places but comes in spades with mistakes. We make them, and if fortunate, we learn from them. That is all wisdom is: being wise enough not to make the same mistake twice.”
— Mistaké to Lloyd, "Iron & Stone"

Mistaké[1] (alternatively spelled Mystakе) was an Oni disguised as an elderly woman, who owned a tea shop within Ninjago City. Mistaké once lived in the Realm of Oni and Dragons alongside her fellow Oni and was later dispatched to kill the First Spinjitzu Master, but after seeing the beauty in the realm he created, she changed her ways. Over the years, Mistaké witnessed much of Ninjago's history, including the end of the Serpentine War. She was acquainted with Wu, a son of the First Spinitzu Master, and occasionally provided him and others with various types of tea with special powers.

When the Sons of Garmadon sought to resurrect Lord Garmadon, Mistaké provided the Ninja with knowledge about the Oni and dragons. She later helped save Lloyd after his nearly-fatal battle with his father and motivated him to lead the Resistance after his friends were seemingly killed. During an attempt to seize Garmadon's power, Mistaké revealed her true Oni form and battled the dark lord. She was ultimately overpowered and killed, though her actions helped the Ninja claim victory.

History

Early life

Mistaké once lived in the Realm of Oni and Dragons before the First Spinjitzu Master fled to build Ninjago. She was among the Oni set out to either extradite or kill him. But Mistaké had a change of heart upon discovering that Ninjago was beautiful, and refused to carry out her orders. She decided to stay in Ninjago as a result, staying undiscovered throughout the millennia by disguising herself with her shapeshifting powers. She has helped the First Spinjitzu Master and his descendants ever since.

Spellbound (Flashback)

Following the end of the Serpentine Wars, Mistaké was part of the council that ordered the banishment of the Anacondrai generals to the Cursed Realm. When Arcturus begged for mercy, Mistaké claims she has never heard of it.

Rise of the Snakes

Tick Tock

Master Wu visited her shop, requesting the Traveler's Tea. At first, she claimed not to have heard of it, but upon receiving payment, she brought the tea out from behind the counter, warning him of the consequences before Wu tells her he will not bother her again.

Day of the Great Devourer

Lord Garmadon entered Mistaké's shop, asking for Traveler's Tea. She told him that only a fool would request the tea, but after recognizing him and realizing that his request was serious, she changed her mind and went to retrieve some from the back of the shop.

Legacy of the Green Ninja

Child's Play

When the Ninja were reduced to children and menaced by a resurrected Grundle, Wu and Nya went to Mistaké's shop with a request for a special tea, which she replied that they are all special and calls Wu an old fool before Nya refers to what Mistaké knows is Tomorrow's Tea. When she went to check her supply in the back, she was unable to pinpoint the tea's location. As a result, Nya and Master Wu were forced to rush to the Ninjas' aid upon finally retrieving Tomorrow's Tea.

The Hands of Time

Lost in Time

Present Wu informed the past Elemental Masters to find her and drink Obscuri-Tea to forget the return of the Time Twins.

Sons of Garmadon

The Oni and the Dragon

Lloyd, Jay, Zane, and Cole visited Mistaké's Tea Shop for the Tea of Truth to loosen Luke Cunningham's tongue. At first, she tried to claim not knowing her own name, but upon seeing Lloyd, she apologized for her rudeness because she didn't recognize his voice. Knowing they were after the tea, she goes in the back, warning them that the truth can be dangerous beforehand. Upon seeing a painting, Mistaké said it is the Oni and the Dragon. While Cole and Zane left with the tea, Lloyd and Jay stayed behind to listen to Mistaké's story about the Oni and the Dragon after she gave them the Tea of Enlightenment to visualize it. She also warns Lloyd not to let the three Oni Masks unite as they will resurrect Lord Garmadon, not as the same man that was his father, but a soulless being.

Big Trouble, Little Ninjago

Wu told Misako to tell the Ninja to take Lloyd to Mistaké's Tea Shop after he was injured in the fight against Garmadon. She makes a tea that comes with a consequence as the Ninja place their hands on Lloyd before having him drink it. It was revealed they didn't lose their powers, but Lloyd did. Before they left to fight the Colossus, Mistaké gave them a packet "to go," which is later revealed to be a Traveler's Tea. Lloyd later woke up after seeing a vision that Garmadon would be after Wu and as he and Nya leave, Mistaké gives Lloyd a parachute in a tiny bag, giving him advice that what to do and when to do it is what gives him power. She then explains that this battle wasn't the end, but rather a new beginning.

Hunted

Iron & Stone

Skylor told Lloyd that Mistaké told her about where they were and needed assistance. Later, she and Lloyd have tea where she tells him where his friends are and reveals her name is not "Mistaké" and only got it because she made many mistakes in the past.

Radio Free Ninjago

Mistaké watches Lloyd's speech on TV with his mother and the other Resistance members.

How to Build a Dragon

Dareth bugs Mistaké into giving him a tea which will give him power before she gives in. She makes the tea which the jug was about Dareth's height and he starts drinking it. The moment he finished, his hand started bursting brown but left a side effect of him needing to relieve himself.

The Gilded Path

When the Sons of Garmadon raid the base, Killow tells Luke to grab Mistaké, but when he came into the room, she had disappeared, and a rat passed by. Later, the rat came up to Lloyd, Nya, Skylor, and Dareth, the latter scared by its presence before it reveals itself to be Mistaké. She tells them she will explain after she has eaten.

Two Lies, One Truth

After eating, Mistaké finally explains her origins as an Oni to Lloyd, Nya, Dareth, and Skylor. She explains she has lived so long because of her Oni blood (and that Wu and Garmadon have also lived long due to this) and has the ability to transform. When Lloyd asked why he can't transform, she replied he already had, from the bratty boy he had once been to become the destined Green Ninja.

The Weakest Link

Harumi informed the Resistance that the Sons of Garmadon would find her. Mistaké and Skylor come in carrying the Oni Mask of Hatred. Lloyd refused to use it. On the rooftop, the Resistance thought of a plan to use Skylor as a prisoner, and Mistaké would transform into Harumi. They could get close enough to Garmadon so Skylor can copy his Elemental Power to control the Colossus.

They set their plan into action, but Garmadon was suspicious when they noticed "Harumi" didn't add that Skylor can copy Elemental Powers. They are interrupted when the real Harumi approaches them.

Saving Faith

MssOni

Mistaké shows her true form to fight Garmadon.

After taking Skylor to Garmadon and being caught and captured, she is taunted by the Emperor, keeping her cool by discrediting his place as ruler of Ninjago. She turns into her true Oni form and battles Garmadon, which allows Skylor to touch Garmadon and gain his power. After battling Garmadon and letting Skylor escape, Garmadon demands that she surrender. She defiantly exclaims her catchphrase, claiming she never heard of the word and summons a staff to strike Garmadon. Garmadon catches the staff and stares at her menacingly, telling her she had made her last mistake. She is then presumably killed by him off-screen, shown by Skylor shaking her head when asked if Mistaké had escaped.

Personality

Mistaké was somewhat impolite but kind to some people, like Lloyd. She pretended not to have or know things like Traveler's Tea, but after having been paid or having recognized people she knows, she either gave warnings about the teas she sold or gave advice. She was said to have made mistakes in the past, hence her chosen name. Because she had learned from her mistakes, she possessed wisdom that rivaled Master Wu's.

Mistaké was also brave enough to participate in a mission to approach Garmadon, attack him, and stay behind in order to keep him busy, buying Skylor time enough to escape. Mistaké, in the end, died as a hero since she helped Skylor copy Garmadon's power, which would later be useful to The Resistance taking control of the Colossus.

Appearances

Trivia

  • Her chosen name is a play on the word "mistake."
  • In her first appearance in "Tick Tock," there was a child with her when Wu came to purchase some Traveler's Tea. It is unknown if the child is a neighbor she was babysitting or someone who just worked at her shop.
  • Her show torso print is the same as of Hermione Granger's from the Harry Potter set 10217 Diagon Alley
  • She is the second person to remark Lloyd's voice change in Season 8; the first is Cole.
  • As she was one of the Oni who followed the First Spinjitzu Master, she was one of the oldest characters in the series, being thousands of years old.
  • It is unknown why she had not used her powers prior to Season 9 to help the Ninja since she was an Oni. It is possible that she would have been discriminated by others if she had revealed herself to the public.
  • In the episode "Green Destiny," an old woman that looks like her was shown to be in a pick-up truck with a few other people. This may have simply been the animators using her model for a random bystander.
  • She is the first major female character to die in the series. P.I.X.A.L. and Nya's deaths were removed thanks to Jay's last wish.
  • Only one minifigure of her was ever made. This minifigure came in The LEGO Ninjago Movie set, Ninjago City Docks. There are four noticeable differences between the two: the movie version has glasses, does not wear a conical hat and wear different torso and legs color.
  • Oddly, her tea shop was rebuilt after the events of Season 9 in Season 10, even though she is deceased.
  • In Season 8: Sons of Garmadon and Season 9: Hunted she uses a new hairpiece, which features her hair being tied to the back, instead of on top.
  • According to Tommy Andreasen, it was heavily implied she was one of the three Oni warlords who created the Oni Masks and she "disposed of the other two."[2]

Gallery

In LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

References

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