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“Munce are proud. Strong. They respect only power.”

The Munce are a subterranean tribe of brutish green troll-like[2] creatures led by Queen Murtessa. They are enemies of the Skull Sorcerer and friends with the Geckles and the ninja.

History

Into the Dark

The Munce are seen mining Vengestone along with the Geckles and Minos. When Cole attempts to save everyone, the Munce watch as Cole is taken down by the Re-Awakened.

The Worst Rescue Ever

While the Munce are working, Cole asks Murt how long he's been working, but he gives a redundant answer.

When Cole gets another chance to talk to Murt, Gliff tells Cole to not trust him which causes a staredown between the two tribes.

The ninja arrive and free everyone, but the Geckles and Munce fight each other which doesn't allow anyone to escape.

The Two Blades

While the Munce are working, Gliff explains to the ninja why they dislike the other tribe and it all comes down to the Blades of Deliverance. Lloyd then promises to the Munce they will get their blade back as long as the two won't fight.

The ninja free everyone and the Munce are able to escape.

Queen of the Munce

Murt leads the ninja and the Munce to their home where they meet Queen Murtessa. She shows affection for Jay, but not for Nya, calling her a "Yang-Servant".

While eating, Murtessa continues to flirt with Jay and asks if she can be his partner, but Nya interjects herself and claims Jay is her partner. Murtessa challenges Nya to a duel, and she agrees.

At first, it seemed as if Nya would lose; however, she performs Spinjitzu, and knocks Murtessa out. The Munce realize this and declare Nya as the new queen.

Grief-Bringer

Nya tries to get the attention of the Munce, but they are fighting each other. She then uses her Elemental Powers, and they pay attention. She tells the group they will meet with the Geckles and have a truce meeting regardless of what the Munce believe.

They arrive at the truce point, but they stare down the Geckles. After calming the situation, they hear Grief-Bringer, so they retreat.

The Darkest Hour

The Munce make it back to the Geckle Strong-Cave, but the Geckles are upset that the Munce are with them. They begin to argue with each other until the Skull Sorcerer poses a deal to them. They decline the offer, so Grief-Bringer and the Awakened Warriors attempt to destroy the door.

While the Munce are hiding in fear, Nya finds rocks covering something, so she tells everyone about it, but it requires them to work together to remove the rocks. They are able to remove the rocks but realize it isn't another exit. Gluch apologizes for getting everyone into this mess and Murtessa also apologizes for her actions. Kai and Nya then declare peace before the Skull Sorcerer arrives.

The ninja decide to turn themselves in in exchange for the Geckles and Munce's freedom, but the Skull Sorcerer double-crosses and captures the Geckles and Munce.

The Upply Strike Back!

After being captured, Munce are back to working in the mines. While working, Fungus and Korgran sneak in and give everyone the keys to liberate themselves, but they must wait until he gives the signal. After they get the signal, the Munce undo their chains, and Gluch and Murtessa both fought off the Awakened Warriors. The Munce fight alongside the Upply, Geckles, and the ninja.

The Son of Lilly

The Munce help the Geckles, Upply, and ninja fight the Awakened Warriors and Grief-Bringer. Despite being overwhelmed, they receive aid from Vania, Wu, and the Army of Shintaro. When Cole unlocks the Spinjitzu Burst, they all watch Vangelis being taken away by his former guards.

The Munce celebrated at the Kingdom of Shintaro. They all watch Vania becoming queen and promising for equality. The Munce then watch the ninja leave especially Murtessa who hugs Jay.

Master of the Sea

Murtessa and Gulch fly around the palace with their wings.

The Turn of the Tide

The Munce attended Nya's memorial.

Known Munce

Ranks

Munce Queen

“You are Queen of the Munce. Very important position.”

The highest rank of the Munce tribe, who manages over the tribe by showing them authority. The Munce Queen can challenge their opponent in ritual combat for someone's hand. But if they lose, they have to give up their title and the winner would become the new imperial leader.

Munce Warriors

Munce Sentries

Culture

The Munce are a tribe of troll-like beings from the Dungeons of Shintaro, finding their home in the Munce Home-Cave. They are led by the Munce Queen, who can be overthrown if defeated in ritual combat. The main section of the cave is guarded by two guards who determine who is and isn't allowed to enter.

After Nya's fight with Murtessa

Like the Geckles, the Munce were gifted the Shadow Blade of Deliverance by their hero, Milly, who used the Blades of Deliverance to defeat Mief-Bringer, a dragon who hunted both the Geckles and the Munce. After the Shadow Blade of Deliverance was stolen from the Munce by the Skull Sorcerer, the Munce blamed the Geckles, starting a long lasting rivalry between the two tribes. Eventually, the Geckles and the Munce were enslaved in the Mines of Shintaro and forced to work together, mining Vengestone for the Skull Sorcerer who was selling to an unknown buyer. Even after being freed by the ninja, the Munce still held their hatred towards the Geckles until they were allied while hiding in a cave with the Geckles and the ninja.

In their cave

The Munce, being simpler minded beings, put the letter M in front of the name of each member of the tribe as well as non-members, such as naming their hero Milly as apposed to Lilly, and calling Grief-Bringer "Mief-Bringer". They enjoy their own food made in the Munce Home-Cave along with glop, which is eaten by the enslaved Munce. They treat the Queen with very high respect, so much so as to carry her on a carriage. Without proper authority, the Munce are very rowdy and aggressive, arguing with each other and fighting the Geckles whenever they were given chance.

Official descriptions

Shintaro Secrets Revealed!

These big green brutes love anything that shines or glistens. When duelling, they roll into their opponents' legs like a bowling ball! They love knocking Geckles over, because they think they stole their Blade of Deliverance.

LEGO Life

Sworn enemies of the Geckles, whom they believe to have stolen their Shadow Blade of Deliverance (one of the Two Blades of Deliverance). They're not the sharpest tools in the mines. To keep things simple, all Munce names begin with the letter "M" but (yes, you guessed it) it can cause misunderstandings. Led by Queen Murtessa, they dig for shiny objects like diamonds, gems, and crystals, which they value above all else. The Munce have a very particular fighting style - they roll up into balls and attack their enemies' feet.

Appearances

Sets

Ninjago

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

Season 14: Seabound

Ninjago Magazine

Trivia

Gallery

Concept art

In Ninjago

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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