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|Nya||Nya (The LEGO Ninjago Movie)|
|“There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of them. But as long as I have my power, and breath in my body, I'm going to protect you. And you are going to defeat your father. Because what else is there for us to do? Give up? I don't give up.”|
|— Nya to Lloyd in "Firstbourne"|
Nya is the current Elemental Master and Ninja of Water, Kai's sister, and Ray and Maya's daughter. Upon meeting Wu, Nya and Kai joined him in his quest to protect Ninjago. As her brother trained to be a ninja, Nya grew tired of being left out from the team and created the identity of Samurai X. During this time, Jay began to start a relationship with Nya. She helped fight the Serpentine and later the Stone Army, who corrupted her using Dark Matter. After the Overlord's defeat, Nya was purified but faced new problems when a love triangle formed between her, Jay, and Cole.
After Zane's apparent demise, Nya and Dareth journeyed to Chen's Island, joining the Ninja to save the restored Zane and fight Chen's army. Following the conflict, Wu trained Nya to harness her element of water. Though her training troubled her at first, she unlocked her True Potential and destroyed the Preeminent. Consequently, Nadakhan freed his crew of pirates and wreaked havoc on Ninjago. After being captured by Nadakhan, Nya was accidentally poisoned and died, but she survived due to Jay's final wish as it undid recent events. On the Day of the Departed, Nya and Kai battled and defeated Chen, who was accidentally revived by Cole.
Nya and the Ninja went on to battle the Time Twins and their army of Vermillion. After being faced with a new Samurai X, Nya and Kai discovered that their mother and father were still alive. The family reunited, and Nya and her brother helped Wu fight and defeat the Time Twins—though Wu was lost to time.
After Wu and the original Ninja were seemingly killed, she, Lloyd, Misako, P.I.X.A.L., Dareth, and some of the Elemental Masters were left to resist Garmadon's oppressive reign over Ninjago. When the Wu and the others returned, they reunited and defeated the Colossus while Lloyd faced and defeated his father again. Peace returned briefly until the Oni invaded and Nya along with her friends had to evacuate the city. She experienced guilt for unintentionally leaving Cole behind, but got the idea to forge the Golden Weapons to defeat the threat. At the monastery, she and her friends fought the Oni along with Wu, Garmadon, and Cole who returned to help. During the climax of the fight, Nya accepted Jay's Yin-Yang Promise before they all used the Tornado of Creation to vanquish the enemy.
Months later, Nya and her friends fight against Aspheera and her Pyro Vipers after accidentally releasing them from their tomb. After Zane is banished by Aspheera's sorcery, she and the remaining Ninja send themselves to the Never-Realm to rescue him. Nya struggles when she is unable to use her powers, due to the realm's extreme winter freezing all water, but is mentored by an elder of the village they've taken shelter in, Sorla, to learn how to control ice, before the village is frozen by Boreal. Nya uses her new skill to briefly knock out the Ice Dragon and discovers that Zane is the Ice Emperor. After Kai uses his restored Fire elemental power to finish the dragon off, they reunite with Lloyd and Zane, whom Vex inadvertently managed to return to normal, and use Traveler's Tea to head back to their home realm.
Sometime later, Nya and the other Ninja enter the virtual world of Prime Empire, when the legendary arcade game resurfaces and hundreds of gamers are zapped into it. Nya and Jay participate in a dance competition to gain points to participate in a race called the Speedway Five-Billion and win. She, Jay, and Lloyd survive the Speedway and keep moving on. Lloyd is eventually cubed in a fight with Avatar Harumi, and Nya and Jay move on to the Temple of Madness. They make it through, however Sushimi, barely alive, he throws a malice at Nya, killing her. Jay moves on alone and eventually convinces Unagami to free everyone previously trapped in the game, including Nya. They embrace upon seeing each other.
Early lifeNya and her brother Kai were raised by their father, a blacksmith, and their mother in the town of Ignacia. Unbeknownst to her, she inherited her mother's control over the element of Water. When they were young, their father would tell them stories of the Dragons; mystical creatures that belonged to both the world of the living and of the dead. After their parents went missing around the time when she was 3 years old, the siblings inherited his shop, Four Weapons, and Kai continued his father's legacy while Nya managed the store itself. At one point, the two had a babysitter named Grumbmiller who they disliked and would trip when she made them go to bed early. old man who complained that none of the merchandise was suited for a Ninja. After Kai told the man off for loitering, Nya motioned for him to attempt to make a sale, though by then the man had vanished. Moments later, a dark cloud appeared and the small village fell under attack by the Skulkin army. Kai suited up for battle and order Nya to stay inside, though not wanting to be left out of the action, she grabbed a Nin-Jô and joined her brother in battle. However, Nya was quickly captured by the Skull Truck and taken away. Moments later, a dark cloud appeared and the small village fell under attack by the Skulkin army. Fire Temple where she was used as bait to lure Kai there. There, Garmadon threatened Kai to remove the Sword of Fire for him, warning him that he needed a weapon to sever the chain carrying his sister and save her, or she'll be dropped into the lava below. Despite her pleads for her brother not to go by his demands, Kai unsheathed the Golden Weapon and severed the chain, freeing her just before she could be plunged into the lava. Motioned to stay behind her brother, Nya watched as Garmadon summoned several shadows to mercilessly defeat Kai, remarking angrily on his underhanded tactics. However, the two were saved by Master Wu, only to be attacked by the Fire Dragon. Even as Master Wu took the Sword of Fire through the Underworld entrance, she warns her grieving brother of the dangerous beast. Cole, Jay, and Zane soon arrived at the temple, and Nya mentioned that their father used to tell them stories about the Dragons and how they ferried between their world and the Underworld. Jay asks Nya if she likes the color blue, to which she replies that it is her favorite. The two siblings then agree to part ways, and Nya tells the Ninja that she'll light a candle in the shop window until they returned. Nya did as promised, and before long the Ninja returned, she rushed out overjoyed to see them, hugging both her brother and Jay. She stated how happy she was they were back, though Kai was quick to remind her that it wasn't over and that Garmadon would one day return.
With peace restored to Ninjago, Nya decided to move into the Monastery of Spinjitzu with the Ninja. Jay flew her back to Four Weapons on his Lightning Dragon for her to pick up a few things. However, upon arriving at the shop, she is ambushed by Wyplash, Krazi, Bonezai, and Chopov. After briefly distracting the group, she knocked Wyplash and Krazi to the ground before springing a trap on Chopov and kicking Bonezai. Nya managed to take the upper hand by cleverly using a gong, but the noise caught Jay's attention and he came charging in, only to find Nya alright. He questioned what the commotion was about, but she explained she had knocked over a few samurai helmets. The two then fly back to the Monastery.Wyplash a few other Skulkin were using at the time. Kai, however, fell off the edge and was trapped by the Skulkin, though Nya and Flame sent them in retreat.
- Main article: History of Nya (Rise of the Snakes)
After Jay asked if anyone seen Nya, she arrived on her motorbike, along with Wu, claiming to have found a place to live. She handed him a pamphlet saying Patty Keys is a real estate agent that could help them find a place. She then drove off after Wu explained they have to get parts for the Ultra Stealth Raider and the Ultra Dragon’s dragon ointment.
When she and Wu went to their new suite, they had to save Lloyd from Skales. They move back to their old apartment, claiming they don’t need anything other than each other.
After giving the Ultra Dragon its medicine, Nya provided Lloyd with a quick lesson about the dragon, explaining that it would be his one day.
During the Ninjas' fight against Captain Soto's pirates, Nya suited up as Samurai X and came to the Ninjas' aid, defeating the pirates.
While the Ninja are helping Lloyd train at the dojo, Nya walks into the room and invites Jay to come by the auto body shop, mentioning how he can help her fix the Ultra Sonic Raider in her off time. Later on, she is seen working on the Ultra Sonic Raider when Jay's Doppelgänger shows up. He kisses her as a distraction while he takes the keys to the vehicle and drives off, Nya not realizing it wasn't the real Jay.
Nya told the Ninja they can save Dareth's dojo by entering Ninjaball Run. The next day, she told them about a modification with the Ultra Sonic Raider, but due to the loud ambiance, they can't hear her. She sat in the audience, watching the Ninja compete.
After the Ninja lecture Lloyd on his responsibilities as the Green Ninja, Nya came in and told them that Garmadon is breaking into the Museum. After Lloyd complained about their opinions, Nya offered to train him. When the Ninja didn't come back the next morning, she became worried. She and Wu headed out to look for them.
Coming back to the Bounty, Nya played a voicemail message from Lloyd that said the Ninja were turned into kids and that they're at Ninjago Doomsday Comix. Wu said they have to go to Mistaké's to get some Tomorrow's Tea. When Wu gave the tea to the Ninja just in time, she was surprised to see Lloyd had also grown up into a teenager.
While the Ninja were training the newly-aged Lloyd, Nya entered the training room with a watermelon, only for Zane's shurikens to be embedded in the fruit after Lloyd dodged the attack. Nya commented on how quickly Lloyd was improving, but Master Wu told his students to try the exercise again without holding back.
Later, Nya joined the others in infiltrating the Lost City of Ouroboros for what they assumed would be their final battle against Lord Garmadon. When Lloyd froze the tip of Garmadon's Mega Weapon, the villain fled and left his minions to fight the Ninja; after defeating the Serpentine, Nya broke down the door of the building Garmadon had fled to, only to find an open time portal that Garmadon had summoned. As they contemplated the new twist, Ouroboros began to flood with sand—Zane identified this as a consequence of the past being altered. While the Ninja leaped through the portal to undo whatever damage Lord Garmadon was doing, Nya joined Master Wu and Lloyd in fleeing the city before they were buried alive.
In the past, the Ninja discovered Lord Garmadon's plan was to ruin the Skulkin's attempt to kidnap Nya (as seen in "Way of the Ninja"), thereby removing Kai's motivation to train. Despite this, the Master Wu of the past was still able to convince Past Kai to come to the Monastery, largely due to Nya encouraging him to go. Unfortunately, Past Kai was highly unmotivated since his sister was with him, forcing the Ninja of the present to kidnap Past Nya and deliver her to the Skulkin. During the kidnapping, Jay almost blew his cover when he automatically apologized to Past Nya for capturing her, but Past Nya was in too much of a fury to care.
After being delivered to the Skulkin, events transpired in the same way as before for Nya until her brother rescued her at the Fire Temple. Instead of his own shadows, Past Kai was attacked by the future version of Lord Garmadon, who had formed an alliance with his past self. More bizarrely still, Nya then bore witness to her brother fighting alongside the future version of himself, shortly before the future versions of the other three Ninja arrived with the Golden Weapons of the past. After the Golden Weapons were used to destroy the Mega Weapon, Past Nya disappeared before Past Kai's eyes as history repaired itself.
Nya soon received word that strange things were happening at the Ninjago Museum of History and hurried to inform the Ninja. As they raced off, Lloyd took the opportunity and handed off the bag of dragon droppings before she realized what it was.
When Ninjago City fell under attack by the Stone Army, Nya piloted the Destiny's Bounty to the designation evacuation point only finding it crawling with Stone Warriors. She relayed the dilemma to the team, who directed her to the top to the NGTV office tower instead. When she arrived, the Ninja and the city's inhabitants were there, but Stone Warriors pursued them. They attacked the boat's boosters, forcing Nya to take off despite Wu and Misako not there yet. Zane however sensed his master's plight and ordered Nya to descend so that when Wu and Misako jumped out of the tower, they landed on the deck of the ship.
Though they managed to fly the Bounty to the coast, the ship's boosters were beyond disrepair, and she reported this fact to the Ninja, who were concerned about another attack from the Stone Army. It was then that Misako advised that to go the Temple of Light where they would be able to unlock Elemental powers. Nya noted that the Bounty was unable to fly, but Misako was quick to remind her that as it was a ship, it would still be able to sail to the Dark Island.
While the Ninja wished their goodbyes, Kai placed Dareth in charge of protecting Ninjago. When asked what his elemental power was, Nya suggested "hot air," to which Dareth interpreted as meaning he controlled the wind. Master Wu soon announced that it was time to set sail, and Nya steered the ship out of port.
That evening, Nya watched the horizon with Misako and Wu until Zane received word from his Falcon. They joined the Ninja on the bridge and watched as the Falcon neared the Dark Island. However, no sooner was it over land than a Stone Warrior used a boomerang to disable the mechanical bird. Kai and Nya rushed to comfort the disheartened Nindroid, though they were quickly distracted as a storm was growing on the horizon.
Due to an attack by Starteeth, the Bounty drifted aimlessly the next day. As fate would have it, they eventually crashed onto an island containing the Prison Lighthouse where none other than Zane's father was imprisoned. They were ushered inside his makeshift home, and Nya listened with the others as the inventor explained how he survived. When the idea of repairing the Bounty's rocket boosters came up, Nya pointed out that the rotors and gears were shot, though the inventor stated it didn't matter.
While the Ninja began to look for the Temple of Light, Nya use the time to build the Fire Mech and stowed it at the back of the Earth Driller. When the Ninja returned seeking vehicles, Nya noted that she had packed a surprise before giving Jay a goodbye kiss.
Nya, Misako, Wu, and Dr. Julien observed the events of the Temple of Light from the Bounty's display screen and celebrated when the Golden Dragon was summoned.
When Dr. Julien repaired the Falcon, the mechanical bird discovered that the Ninja and Misako were being threatened by Garmadon's Samurai Mech. Nya came to the rescue in the Power Drill, but Garmadon caught up in the jungle and tossed the drill around. After Lloyd disabled the Samurai Mech, Nya drove the Power Drill to the Celestial Clock and watched the Ninjas' search for the Helmet of Shadows' pedestal. Unfortunately, they were unable to stop the countdown in time, and General Kozu captured Nya while the others fell off the mountain.the Overlord, who were admiring the newly-completed Garmatron. Nya insisted that the Ninja would stop the dark weapon, but Garmadon laughed at her defiance before using her as a test subject for the Dark Matter he intended to use against Ninjago. Corrupted by the Dark Matter, Nya became a loyal servant of the villains and was deployed against the Ninja when they attempted to pursue the Garmatron.
The Ninja stayed behind to occupy their corrupted friend, while Lloyd, Master Wu, and Misako continued to chase the Stone Army. Despite being outnumbered, Nya held the upper hand against the Ninja, as they were unwilling to hurt her with their elemental powers. However, Zane eventually realized that they could use their powers on the environment instead, leaving Nya trapped in a dome of ice while the Ninja moved on. She eventually broke free and reached the beach in time to join the Overlord's forces in passing through a portal to Ninjago City, leaving the heroes stranded on the Island of Darkness.
From atop the Garmatron, Nya observed the Overlord's attack on Ninjago City. After the Overlord regained his true form and transformed the Garmatron into a massive fortress, Nya was stationed on a mobile turret on the outside of the building. She opened fire on Lloyd when he breached the outer wall, crippling his Golden Mech. When the Ninja arrived to support Lloyd, Nya destroyed an ice wall made by Zane but retreated when Dareth took control of the Stone Army by donning the Helmet of Shadows.
When the Stone Army began climbing the tower, Nya shot them off the stairs with her turret. She also fired on the Ultra Dragon and clipped its tail with a shot, forcing it to land. Nya then returned to attacking the Ninja as they climbed the stairs, watching their numbers dwindle as the Overlord infected Cole and Jay with darkness. With Zane staying behind to fend off his corrupted allies, Nya confidently mocked Lloyd's chances of victory, but Kai destroyed her turret and engaged her in combat to allow the Green Ninja to reach the top of the tower.
Nya watched the final battle between the Overlord and Lloyd, who unlocked his full powers as the Ultimate Spinjitzu Master and defeated the embodiment of darkness. With the Overlord's defeat, the darkness infecting Nya's body and mind disappeared, returning her to normal just in time to hug Kai and a similarly-recovered Jay.
With no evil to fight, Nya took a job as a teacher at Master Wu's Academy along with the Ninja. At one point during this era of peace, Nya and Jay established boundaries while the young boys in her classes barely listened.
One day she exited her class during break and was offered pudding by Jay, though she declined. She informed the Ninja they had been given clearance for a field trip to tour the famed Borg Industries. The students were soon loaded onto the bus with Wu and the other Ninja, and Nya drove them to New Ninjago City.
Upon arriving in the upgraded city, Nya became so distracted by all the new technology that she accidentally crashed the bus into the Postman's hover-car. They decided to walk the rest of the way to Borg Tower while their bus was repaired. Inside the building, they were met by P.I.X.A.L. who guided them on their tour, though the Ninja were sent to speak with Borg.
While on the tour, Nya and some of the female students came across a "Perfect Match" machine and Sally encouraged her to try it. The young student noted that it would no doubt be Jay, but to everyone's surprise, it turned out to be Cole. Horrified of the results, Nya ordered them not to tell anyone and they quickly continued to the next part of the tour.
P.I.X.A.L. brought the students, Wu, and Nya to the factory line, though unfortunately at that moment, the Digital Overlord took over the machines, burning everything against them, including P.I.X.A.L. herself. Nya sprang into action to protect the children from the deadly machines, and they narrowly escaped the factory. They were picked up by the Ninja in a hover-copter and taken to the school bus where Kai ordered her sister to take the students back to the school and get Lloyd while they protected the city.
Once at the school, Nya frantically searched for Lloyd, at one point coming across Dareth who was more concerned that he was missing his favorite show. She eventually found the Gold Ninja and sent him to the city to help.
Nya met up with the Ninja outside Garmadon's Monastery and helped them hide their vehicles with branches. She presented Lloyd with his Techno Robes to protect him from drones and they entered the monastery where they were met by students of Garmadon. She watched as both Cole and Jay played with them, her mind still on the results of the perfect match machine. She was confronted by Misako who recognized Nya's dilemma as she, herself, once had to choose between Wu and Garmadon.
That night, Nya participated in Master Garmadon's class and learned about the silent fist. Their class was soon interrupted however as Zane returned with a captive P.I.X.A.L. Moments after she was cleansed using a Techno Blade, Nindroids appeared seeking the Techno Blades. Lloyd began attacking them with his golden power, but Nya quickly urged him not to as it just made them stronger. She, herself, fending off several Nindroids using her fan before they fled using the monastery's waterwheel. After the Nindroids left pursuing the Ninjas' auto-piloted vehicles, Nya urged Lloyd and Garmadon to head to the Samurai X Cave to get whatever they needed to get as far away from New Ninjago City as possible.
To avoid detection, Nya, P.I.X.A.L., and the Ninja stowed away on a circus train to get to the Wind Farms Power Station. On the way, Nya explained that while shutting down the power would disable the Overlord and the Nindroids, they would still need to use the Techno Blades to wipe the system clean. She later came across Cole alone, who asked how the students were. Nya panicked think he meant that she and Cole had children, but after he corrected her, she explained that Dareth was looking after them. She began to flirt with the Black Ninja, but Jay and Kai soon arrived to inform them they had arrived.
Nya and the Ninja snuck into the power station, avoiding the Nindroid guards and looked for a way to turn it off. They eventually decided to use the Silent Fist and let the Nindroids in and tricked them into destroying the station's core. With the power gone, they exited joyously only to find Zane with P.I.X.A.L. who was powering down as well.
After Nya gave P.I.X.A.L. half of Zane's power supply, they were attacked by Nindroids. She saved Cole and Jay from being crushed by a compactor (although hesitated at first because the wires represented Jay and Cole) and fought Techno Wu, who was rescued by a stranger. After P.I.X.A.L. analyzed a clue, they realized the stranger is a Serpentine. The Ninja sent a message via Falcon to Lloyd and Garmadon, telling them to keep as far away as possible.
The Hover-copter was eventually converted to solar power, and Nya returned to New Ninjago City with the Ninja and P.I.X.A.L. There, they reunited with Borg and explained their suspicions as to who stole the hard-drive containing the Overlord. They then descended into the sewers and Cole cautioned Nya about the old ladder, though he was too busy arguing with Jay to notice when Nya fell because of it.
They eventually came across the Stone Army Tomb, only to find the seal had been opened. Upon confronting Skales, they learned that the Serpentine had reformed and the Snake King even had a son. Nya and the Ninja were lead to a campfire where Acidicus told them of the Curse of the Golden Master, and how they believed it was referring to Lloyd. While the Ninja discussed the curse, Nya expressed her confusion that if the Serpentine didn't take the hard-drive, who was the culprit.
Both questions had to be put on hold though, as Nindroids suddenly attacked the place, and Kai ordered her and the other Ninja to protect the Serpentine. Nya used her fan to defeat one of the warriors, though when Cole discovered their power source, she deactivated one just as it was attacking Jay. They quickly learned however that this was simply a diversion and that the true objective was capturing Lloyd. Before they left, Nya asked again if the Serpentine would help, though they declined. Skales however did reveal to them that Pythor was the only Serpentine that was so fond of using Electrocobrai.
As they had no idea where Lloyd was, Borg proposed an alternate solution: scan the Ninja into the Digiverse so they could clear the hard drive remotely. They gathered in his office in Borg Tower where he explained how it would work, but they were interrupted by the Postman and other savages who believed Borg was keeping all the power to himself. Yet before they could destroy the devices, Nindroids arrived and Nya sent the savages to stop them.
While the Ninja entered the Digiverse, Nya watched over them but became distracted when Borg's robotic legs appeared and attacked him, forcing Nya to help the inventor.
The Postman then alerted them that they had failed to stop the Nindroids and they were coming up. Nya raced off to intercept them, signaling her Samurai Mech on the way. On a lower floor, she confronted them and gave them one chance to surrender. Cryptor laughed but at that moment her suit crashed through the window, rolling over the Nindroids.
Nya continued to fend off the mechanical army until the Ninja rebooted the system. Cryptor orders his forces to flee, though informed Nya that he looked forward to their second "date." She rushed up to Borg's office and celebrated their victory with the Ninja as well as being reunited with a restored Wu.
Nya spends time with Jay and Cole watching a Starfazer movie. When it ended, Jay and Cole wanted Nya to tell them who she liked more. Only for Nya to choose a robot and nickname him "Joel" saying that it is part-Jay and part-Cole.
They were quickly signaled by the others to return to Borg Industries. Where Nya not only let the robot go, they learned the Overlord was still alive and captured Kai. They learn about Project: Arcturus and deduced that the Overlord was going after the Golden Weapons (which were now stuck on a comet because of the events of Wrong Place, Wrong Time) and was going to travel into space to retrieve them.
Nya was last seen in the episode as the rocket launched with the Ninja stowing away to stop the Nindroids from retrieving the Golden Weapons and turning the Overlord into the Golden Master.
Nya returned to Borg Tower with Wu, Garmadon, and P.I.X.A.L. where they were able to contact the Ninja and provide help in their attempt to take over the comet-bound ship. However, their communications were discovered by Pythor who lead a squad of Nindroids to attack Borg Industries.
The four managed to escape to Garmadon's monastery and once they re-established contact with the Ninja, Nya warmed them of the insects native to the comet that could eat through metal.
With the Ninja trapped on the comet, Jay and Cole began inquiring over who she would miss most, though Nya refused to give a definitive answer, instead of asking if she could miss them both equally. However, the Ninja soon managed to create a new spaceship and escape the comet, and Nya cheered along with the others at their success.
Donning her Samurai X mech and armor, Nya hurried to the outskirts of New Ninjago City with Wu, Garmadon, and P.I.X.A.L. where they reunited with the Ninja. After receiving a message from a now restored Borg urging them to the Temple of Fortitude, the heroes set off into the city. The Golden Master began raising the buildings higher, though Nya eventually managed to get over the wall. She disposed of two Nindroids who were terrorizing the city but was subsequently shot down.
As she emerged from her ruined mech, Nya encountered Cryptor again and the two fought, with Cryptor easily gaining the upper hand now that the samurai was without her suit. Eventually, Cryptor began taunting her, but Nya tricked Min-Droid into fighting the Nindroid General. Stealing the Destructoid, Nya arrived at the Temple of Fortitude just as the Ninja were leaving, though she did blast some Nindroids out of the way. Later, she met up with P.I.X.A.L. and Borg atop a building rooftop, where they witnessed Zane sacrifice himself to defeat the Overlord once and for all.
Nya was present at Zane's funeral, questioning what happened after this, and joined the other heroes by his statue as snow began to fall.
Ninjago returned to peace and Nya and Wu decided to use that time to rebuild the Destiny's Bounty. They created plans at Garmadon's monastery and asked him for help, though he mysteriously disappeared shortly after.D.B. Express, though admitted she wasn't fond of the name she had given it. Nya used the mobile base to search for her friends in the Sea of Sand, yet was without luck until she encountered the Falcon wondering why it brought her there. It was then that she discovered that Zane's beacon was emitting a signal from a secluded island off the coast. Surprised with this new development, she contacted Wu, stating that she may have found the Ninjas' location and headed off.
Nya eventually found herself back in New Ninjago City, discovering that the noodle trucks providing Chen's Noodle House with goods disappeared at night. Hidden in an alleyway, Nya reported her findings to Wu and decided to follow them to find answers. She cloaked the D.B. Express to appear as a noodle truck and followed the real ones to the docks.
However just as she was about to board the ferry, Nya was startled by Dareth who, mistaking her for an actual employee, begged her to tell Master Chen not to discontinue the puffy potstickers before he saw her face. Not wanting to arise suspicion, she pulled him inside and informed the Brown Ninja that she was going undercover. Yet when he stated he was coming with her, she refused, but by then it was too late for him to get out as her disguised mobile base was already on the ferry that was setting off.
By early morning, the ferry was in sight of Chen's island, and Nya and Dareth watched from atop the noodle trucks as they drew closer to shore.Palace, Nya attempted to sneak in but was stopped by Dareth who disguised her as one of Chen's Kabuki, so that she could easily sneak in while in plain sight. After he was finished, she was amazed by his work and questioned how he was able to change her clothes in the process, though he only said "A Ninja has their secrets."
Inside, she saw Chen threw a banquet for the final 8 and Garmadon, where she approached Jay, who was annoyed by her antics until she revealed her identity to him and the others. She then informed him of her and Dareth (who was hiding in the D.B. Express) being undercover before informing Jay she knew what happened between him and Cole saying it was noble. Kai realized with her in disguise, she can get close to Clouse's Book of Spells and take the page with the spell.
In turn, she points out that they have their work cut out for them as well since there's likely a spy in their midst. Upon noticing Clouse was looking at the Ninja, Nya walked off to avoid suspension.
Later in Clouse's library, Nya found the spell and was shocked to see what it was for. She nearly got discovered by Clouse, who noticed Kabuki paint on the book. Nya attempted to leave but got dragged into the throne room by one of Chen's kabuki where she overheard Chen and Clouse talking about the possibility of a Kabuki spy and the spell being stolen. She was nearly checked and exposed when Dareth accidentally blew his cover. Despite most of the Cultists heading off to check, she wasn't off the hook and was forced to fan Chen. While doing so, she learned from Clouse that Jay had been injured. Dareth was soon captured and warned Nya that she was on her own, blowing her cover: she soon beat Chen back and escaped, but not before telling him his feet stink.She escaped to the rooftops, where she had a brief fight with Clouse before fleeing into the forest.
Nya fled into the jungle, at one point exchanging her kabuki attire for samurai gear. However, as an incentive, Chen promised that whichever Elemental Master found her first would be advanced to the final round of the tournament. Observing the masters parachuting down from the blimp, Nya decided to hide her trail by leaving fake footprints and inscribing the Samurai X symbol onto trees for the Ninja to follow.Nya managed to stay out of sight and even witnessed Clouse capture Shade and the other Elemental Masters. While carving the insignia on a tree later in the day, she heard Jay nearby and ran over only to find him locked in a mech battle against Clouse. When Jay inquired about the spell, Nya tried to explain what Chen intended to use it for, but she was interrupted by Clouse who threw a boulder at her. Jay ordered her to find the others, though they had all been captured. It wasn't until after nightfall that she finally came across Garmadon and Lloyd. Gasping, she informed them that were the only ones remaining and she handed Lloyd the spell. Upon reading it, they learned that Chen planned to turn himself and his followers into Anacondrai.
The next day, Nya, Lloyd, and Garmadon returned to the outer gates of Chen's palace. Nya noted that they were too many guards at the moment and they would have to wait until nightfall to make a move.
When night finally came, Nya shot a line to the palace rooftop and the three slid across it. After taking out the guards stationed on the roof, they crept into one of the halls, though Lloyd accidentally set off one of the alarms. They soon found themselves overwhelmed with Cultist guards, and Nya ordered Garmadon and the Green Ninja to continue on while she held them off.
Nya was eventually knocked out and when she awoke, she found herself tied up in the lair of Clouse's serpent along with Garmadon. They tried their best to get out of their chains, but Skylor, Clouse, and Chen soon arrived, revealing that they had captured the Green Ninja. Nya questioned how they accomplished such a feat and to her horror, Kai stepped into the room admitting he had betrayed Lloyd. He then offered his sister freedom if she pledged her allegiance to Chen, though she declared she would rather be devoured by a snake than join him. The band of villains left, as Nya tried to talk sense into her brother but he said it was how it was the way it had to be and left though not before Kai winked at Nya, assuring her that it was just a ruse causing her to smile.Eventually, the serpent awoke and arrived to consume its victims. Yet just as Nya was about to be eaten, the escaped Elemental Masters arrived in the Roto Jet and killed the beast. While the Masters celebrated, a freed Nya rushed over to hug the restored Zane, relieved to have him back as he took her statement literally.
The Masters wasted no time and soon busted into the Anacondrai Temple where Kai destroyed Chen's staff returning the elements to the Masters. With their powers restored, they easily overpowered the Cultists. As the Ninja, reunited and whole again at last, finished up the rest of the battle, Nya noted that such a sight of the gang being together brought tears of joy to her eyes.
They soon were in control of the island, though Chen, Clouse, and a few subordinates had escaped with Skylor as their hostage. While the Ninja celebrated with Zane activating his humor switch, Nya assured her brother that they would find her soon.
With the island under their control, Nya reclaimed the D.B. Express and used it to update Wu and Misako on the situation. Wu reported that the Bounty was nearly rebuilt and that once they were finished, they would use it to pick up the Elemental Masters.
Later while she was talking to the Ninja, Griffin Turner arrived as Neuro had received a message from Skylor that Chen could still complete the spell with his daughter's powers. Garmadon ordered everyone after her, and Nya piloted the D.B. Express in the search. Kai was the first to locate her, however, though Nya managed to capture Eyezor and Zugu, and delivered them to Karlof at the palace along with the other Cultists.
Sadly their victory was short-lived, as the spell was soon completed and the Elemental Masters found themselves under attack by the cultists who were now Anacondrai. Nya and the other rushed into battle, but because of their enemy's enhanced reflexes and strength, they were forced to retreat inside the palace. She helped them barricade the door, but when the cultists cut off their attack, she ascended with them to see that they had escaped the island using the Roto-Jet and Blade-Copters. When Lloyd declared that he would go on his own, Nya expressed disbelief that he could take on their entire army alone as he explained that he was the only one with an Elemental Dragon, though Zane and Kai soon arrived, having discovered the secret to unlocking their inner Elemental Dragons. This sight motivated the other masters into doing the same and they head after Chen and his army.Elemental Lightning Dragon, though because they had forgotten Dareth and some masters had trouble facing their fears, they were a day behind Chen. Yet even with his advantage, they soon discovered that Chen had not attacked as the spell was wearing off. Nya, Skylor, Garmadon, and the Ninja journeyed to the Samurai X Cave where they were reunited with Wu and Misako. While the Ninja went to Kryptarium Prison, Nya equipped the Elemental Masters so they could communicate with them from the Samurai Cave. By the time the Ninja returned, Nya had detected twenty of Chen's noodle trucks heading towards Ninjago City and had ordered the Elemental Masters to intercept them. However, the trucks split up and went in different directions, forcing the Ninja and the elemental fighters to split up. Wu meanwhile ordered Nya to ready the Bounty in case things went badly. The Bounty took a while to boot up and at one point even caused a power failure in the cave. While the Bounty was restarting, Wu contacted Zane who reported that he had succeeded in diverting the truck he was pursuing, though Skylor realized that the trucks were merely a diversion to split the Ninja up. Nya was horrified to realize this but it was too late to warn the Ninja which allowed Chen and his army invade unhindered.
The Destiny's Bounty 2.0 was eventually airborne, and from its bridge, Nya attempted to contact the scattered masters to warn of Chen's attack on Jamanakai Village. However, Chen took control of the airwaves and appeared on one of the Bounty's screens to divide Wu and Garmadon with a troubling revelation.
Nya and the Elemental Masters eventually regrouped in the Samurai X Cave, where Nya revealed that Chen had taken over the entire eastern seaboard. Wu determined that they should make their stand the next day at the Corridor of Elders and the masters spent the remaining chunk of the day rallying support.
During the battle at the canyon, Nya piloted the Destiny's Bounty to provide aerial support, stating that the new girl hated to miss out on the action. Wu ordered Nya and Misako to drop the anchor on the Anacondrai and with it they disabled several Condrai Crushers. Yet even with their aid, the Ninja were unable to hold Chen's army back and they passed the line of no return.
This changed after Garmadon willingly allowed himself to be banished to the Cursed Realm in order to free the Anacondrai Generals, who soon curse Chen and his army, banishing them to said realm, allowing Ninjago to triumph.
Following the battle, Nya enjoyed a campfire with the Ninja, Misako, and Wu as they remembered Garmadon, who had sacrificed himself to release the spirits of the Anacondrai Generals that ensured their victory.
Shadow of Ronin (non-canon)
Nya relocated to Spinjago along with the Ninja, Dareth, and Wu.
After the Ninjas' memories were stolen by Ronin, Nya journeyed to Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk. While there, the Ninja arrived with Fangpyre in pursuit. After they dealt with the snake problem, Nya went with Wu and the Ninja to the Toxic Bogs where she used her grapple gun to help them get to the Inky Lemonberry.
Shortly after the Ninja found the Obsidian Sais, Nya reported to them that Nindroids were attacking Ninjago City. She and the Ninja headed there, and she used the Samurai Mech to distract the Nindroids while Borg set up forcefields. When the Ninja later met up in the park, Nya contacted Borg and ask if the forcefields could be used to shut down the remaining Nindroids, but the inventor noted that they would instead need to destroy the power source.
Nya accompanied the Ninja to the Floating Ruins where Jay obtained his Obsidian Nunchucks and his memories. She then helped destroy the Nindroids' power source and noted that while it would take others months to repair it, she could do it in a week. However, their victory was soon interrupted by Ronin, and Nya and the Ninja were forced to flee.
- Main article: History of Nya (Possession)
Having become a celebrity alongside the Ninja, a disgruntled Nya was frustrated over not being included in their commercial, further indignant by Dareth's sexist comment over what kinds of commercials she could do. Seeking her own identity as one of the Ninja instead of her relationship with another person, Nya consequently kept her distance with Jay. Later, while stopping at the hospital to sign Nelson's cast, Nya and the rest of the Ninja were forced to evade the paparazzi Kai attracted through chirping, heading to the rooftop.However, with helicopters heading in on their location, the others hid behind a sign, with Jay offering his hand to help her up. In response, Nya refused, wanting to put her past with Jay behind them, consequently getting spotted alongside the others. Later, arriving at Stiix, Nya failed to spot Clouse, and as the six of them sat down to discuss their next plan of action, promptly witnessed news reports of the Ninja committing crimes. Realizing they had been framed, Nya and the rest of the Ninja were forced to flee, witnessing Misako and the Destiny's Bounty 2.0 being captured by the Police Commissioner.
Meeting up at the remains of the burnt-down Monastery of Spinjitzu, the Ninja, based on Zane's research, came to the conclusion that a Djinn was evidently responsible for not only framing them, but also capturing Master Wu. To find their culprit, the group split up, with Nya tagging along with her brother. Stopping by at Jamanakai Village, the two drove off on a pair of motorcycles she had prepared, only to be chased by Ronin at the Corridor of Elders. Attempting to evade him, the two were unsuccessful, being fooled by a hologram he had set up to resemble a dead end and being arrested and hauled off to Kryptarium with the others.
While at Kryptarium, Nya and the others were briefly confronted by The Mechanic and several angry inmates, only for Noble to come in and calm them down. Later, as they ate lunch and discussed what they had learned of the Djinn, Nadakhan, they were confronted by Soto, who had overheard their conversation. Properly seeing Nya's face for the first time, Soto remarked on her uncanny likeliness to someone he knew before explaining his past with Nadakhan, having been the one to imprison him within the Teapot of Tyrahn, before scattering the Sky Pirates across the Sixteen Realms.
However, the group was confronted by the Mechanic once more, and after the brief skirmish, were told by Soto that the weakness of a Djinn was the venom of a Tiger Widow and that in return for telling the location of Tiger Widow Island, he had to be freed. Moved to a more secure prison cell due to their involvement in the skirmish, Nya, and the Ninja managed to escape, freeing Soto along the way and heading through the sewer tunnels. Free, the Ninja were told of the map to Tiger Widow Island being on the Misfortune's Keep, and even as Soto went on his own path, the pirate captain realized, to his amusement, that Nya resembled Delara, Nadakhan's deceased lover.
Infiltrating the police headquarters under disguises, Jay and Nya succeeded in not only tracking down the location of the Destiny's Bounty 2.0, but also the Misfortune's Keep, only for Cole and Lloyd to note the Sky Pirate ship was missing, and for Kai and Zane to be driven off by the guards. Going off to have lunch, Nya decided to talk out her issues with Jay, making peace with her friend.
After Jay went off and was confronted by Nadakhan, unbeknownst to her, he eventually went across the mansion of his true father, Cliff Gordon, and as a result of his second wish, Nya sought him out and found him there. Impressed by the mansion though unknowing of the revelation of his true family, Nya joined up with the others at Yang Tavern, only to hear of the Sky Pirate attack on New Ninjago City. Unwilling to let the citizens be in danger, Nya confronted the Sky Pirates, confronting Flintlocke, who was shocked to realize her uncanny resemblance to his deceased friend. After the Sky Pirates escaped, Nya celebrated the retrieval of the map to Tiger Widow Island, only to learn of her brother's fate, with Kai's soul being trapped in the Djinn Blade.
Regrouping at Jay's estate, Nya, Lloyd, and Zane studied the map, learning the location of the island, only to be alerted to the chunks of Ninjago that were disappearing. Arriving at the harbor, they got a ride on Cliff Gordon's yacht, with Nya piloting the boat. However, the group encountered a massive maelstrom, and as she and the others fought it off, Zane and Pixal were imprisoned in the Sword of Souls by Nadakhan, and the yacht crashed on the shore of Tiger Widow Island.
Recovering consciousness, Nya attempted to locate her two friends, with a frustrated Cole revealing their fate, explaining Jay's encounter with Nadakhan. Hurt and betrayed, Nya promptly assigned Jay to retrieve the venom, and as he did so, kept watch outside the cave. However, the four of them were promptly attacked by Nadakhan, Flintlocke, Clancee, Monkey Wretch, and Dogshank. Confronting Dogshank, the two battled, only for Nya to get caught in one of the Tiger Widow's webs. However, to her surprise, she was freed, with Dogshank explaining her insistent code of honor, resuming the battle between the two. However, when Jay emerged with the venom in tow, she abandoned the battle to help him, regrouping with the others and escaping the spider across a rope bridge, only for one end to snap. Hanging on, Nya watched as Nadakhan emptied the canteen of venom and kidnapped Jay, only to reveal she had switched it with a decoy.
Attempting to reach Ninjago from Tiger Widow Island, the Ninja failed, prompting the group to begin constructing a raft from the natural materials. However, they were attacked by massive, worm-like creatures, destroying their raft and forcing the three to escape, with Nya unlocking Airjitzu in the process.
Setting to work, she created a device that hurled coconuts, hoping the noise would attract the worms away, even as Cole and Lloyd made a new raft. However, as the three made their way to shore, the device malfunctioned, prompting the worms to turn their attention to the group. Summoning a wave, Nya fought off the worms, carrying the raft out to the ocean, only for it to break apart; Thankfully, the three were saved by the Police Commissioner and Ronin, the former of whom had a change of heart after the group had protected the citizens from the Sky Pirates.
Regrouping at New Ninjago City, the group discussed a plan, eventually formulating one based on the blueprints of a Raid Zeppelin that Jay had dropped off in the ocean. Setting to work, the group built their own Raid Zeppelin, and masquerading as Sky Pirates, snuck into the reconstructing Djinjago to free Jay and hopefully poison Nadakhan with the venom, which she had concentrated into a blow-dart. However, while Cole went off to save Jay, she and Lloyd were confronted by Clancee, who thankfully fell for their disguises.
In the end, all four were captured, with Nadakhan having lunch with Nya, hoping to sway her to become his bride and complete a wedding ceremony that would grant him the power to grant infinite wishes, even for himself. Refusing, Nya was brought on the deck of the Misfortune's Keep, where she witnessed her friends about to be pushed into the ocean, with Nadakhan threatening her to marry him. However, Cole, with no other option, wished for their vengestone bonds to free them, allowing the four to hold off the pirates. Even as chaos ensued, with the others calling out their wishes and Nya accidentally using up two of hers, Cole's final wish ended up throwing everyone off of the ship. As they all plummeted, Nya used her final wish to make the clouds stop their fall, and landing safely, briefly fought the Sky Pirates, only to be cornered. Lloyd, now aged as a result of his wish to become wiser, severed the cloud she and Jay were standing on, causing them to fall out of Nadakhan's reach. Even as they plummeted, she and Jay put their hands together, combining their remaining strength to create a fusion of their Elemental Dragons; one made of Water and Lightning. Riding off on the Water-Lightning Dragon, the two evaded a pursuing Flintlocke, being rescued by the police in the process.Echo Zane spying on them, the two confronted him and discovering his nature, Nya realized he must have been made as a replacement for Zane during Dr. Julien's imprisonment.
Making friends, the three of them played around, only for Echo Zane to notice Nadakhan and Clancee spying on them through a mirror, forcing them to shatter it. Realizing the Sky Pirates were already coming, Jay and Nya set up several traps in preparation, being confronted that night by Nadakhan's crew. Fending off the first wave, the two were confronted by Doubloon aboard the rooftop. Clashing with him, Nya was captured by Dogshank, and struggling against her, yanked out her hair, enraging the pirate over the underhanded tactic. Freeing herself, Nya clashed with her opponent, and when some of the Traveler's Tea spilled, knocked Dogshank into the resulting portal. However, with Echo Zane falling apart and Nadakhan appearing to capture them, Jay and Nya fled to the basement, retrieving the Traveler's Tea that Monkey Wretch had hidden there. With only enough left to transport one of them, Nya admitted her feelings for Jay, and wishing for his welfare and to handle her destiny, shoved him in. Even as Jay disappeared, Nya confronted the Sky Pirates, only to be overwhelmed and brought before a triumphant Nadakhan.
Held captive at Yang's Haunted Temple, Nya struggled against Doubloon and Clancee's attempts to fit her into her wedding dress, only for Dogshank to arrive and easily force her in. Sarcastically commenting on the presence of four sleeves, being told that it had originally belonged to Nadakhan's mother, Nya's possession of the Tiger Widow Dart was quickly discovered. Horrified, Nya pleaded with the three Sky Pirates desperately, begging for them to not tell Nadakhan, and to her presumed relief, they complied.
Later, while in her room, she encountered Jay attempting to free her. Briefly reconciling, Nya was confronted by Nadakhan, forcing Jay to hide, with Nya trying to stall for time so Jay could say his wish. However, she failed but managed to convince Nadakhan to leave behind the Sword of Souls, teasingly mocking him for staying to his father's legacy too much, and was escorted to the wedding area.
With the Ninja closing in on her location, Nya was nevertheless helpless to stop the Djinn ceremony and her wedding with Nadakhan. Even as the Ninja managed to break in, Clancee, finishing the ceremony, promptly bestowed upon making Nya queen and Nadakhan the ability to grant infinite wishes, making him nearly unstoppable. Even as Nadakhan easily forced the ninja to flee, Nya attempted to attack him, only for the Djinn to wish for her to become unconscious. Afterward, Nya had her consciousness replaced by Delara, who used her body as a vessel to interact.After Flintlocke shot Nadakhan with the Tiger Widow Venom, it consequently weakened him, causing much of his magic to dissipate, freeing Delara's soul from Nya's body. However, as she regained consciousness, to her horror, Nya realized that some of the venom had splashed onto her, making skin contact. Even as she collapsed, being caught by a terrified Jay, she weakly pleaded for him to use his wish to stop Nadakhan, and with her last breath admitted she never really wanted to be a Ninja, attempting to alleviate the mood, before dying leaving everyone heartbroken. With Jay sobbing over her death, he used his final wish to erase the events of the season, and weakened by the venom, Nadakhan was unable to twist his words around.
As a result, time was reversed, resurrecting Nya, bringing her and Jay back to the moment on the rooftop where Jay asked her to give him her hand. Recalling what had happened, Nya graciously accepted, and though initially puzzled by only her and Jay seemingly remembering the events of the season, they simply laughed it off and reconciled with Jay, their reunion being broadcasted all across Ninjago by an eager Dareth.
Nya and the other Ninja were summoned to the Samurai X Cave by Master Wu, who informed them that Misako and Ronin had gone missing off the coast of the Dark Island. The Ninja quickly readied the Destiny's Bounty and they set off towards the island to rescue them.
Upon nearing the island, however, the Bounty encountered an unnatural storm that sent the Ninja flying to various areas of the Dark Island. Shortly after recovering, Nya encountered a giant starteeth and encountered Jay while she fended the creature off. As they searched the coast of No-Man's bluff for the others, Jay and Nya encountered a band of Sky Pirates who were transporting the latest captured fisherman. Shortly after defeating them, the two came across Ronin, and after a brief skirmish with a Leviathan, he explained his situation to them. Although Ronin hoped that they would be his ticket home, Nya and Jay were adamant to find the others and the three set off into the forest.
Ronin, Nya, and Jay followed the tracks of the Sky Pirate's vehicles, eventually ending up near the entrance to Digger's Deep. There, they encountered Zane and Cole whom had secured the Ultra Stealth Raider and Titanium Ninja Tumbler. Using the vehicles, Nya and the others were able to ambush the Sky Pirates in front of the cave, freeing Lloyd, Misako, and the Fishermen. The Sky Pirates retreated and the Ninja followed them, heading towards the Temple of Light.
Using their new vehicles—including the components of the Ultra Stealth Raider—the Ninja traveled to the Ninjago Museum of History on the Day of the Departed in order to acquire lanterns for the celebration. After viewing the Hall of Villainy, the Ninja split up to pay their respective requests, inadvertently leaving Cole behind. Kai and Nya traveled back to Four Weapons Blacksmith in order to commemorate their parents, and Nya questioned whether they would ever learn what really became of them. Master Chen and two of his Anacondrai Warriors, revived by the dark magic of Master Yang, then arrived to attack the pair, but were able to defeat the villains and destroy them.
Returning to the museum, they found their friends and learned it was part of Yang's plan from Wu and a revived Morro. Seeing Morro again, the Ninja quickly armed themselves but are surprised when Wu tells them he was on their side and Morro informs them that Yang tricked Cole into opening a rift to return to Ninjago. The Ninja soon realized they forgot about Cole and Wu orders them to ready the Bounty and head for the Temple of Airjitzu while a redeemed Morro returns to the Departed Realm.
The Ninja used the Bounty to travel to Yang's floating Temple of Airjitzu, where they are caught in a powerful storm with the wind blowing their ship around. However, their timely arrival gave Cole the drive needed to win and they watch as he overpowered Yang.
Nya and the Ninja become confused by Cole speaking to Yang and tell him to pass through the Rift.
The Ninja watched as the Rift closes before getting caught in its shockwave forcing them to make a crash landing on the ground of the floating temple. Once they landed, they feared that Cole hadn't made it through the Rift in time but were overjoyed when he emerged from behind a rock, human again. The Ninja happily hugged their friend relieved to have him back to normal with Nya pointing out that he looked good as new to the latter's joy.
At Cole's suggestion, the Ninja took up residence in the magically restored temple.
Later that night, they gathered around a fire with their families and friends listening to Cole's story before releasing lanterns into the sky in celebration.
- Main article: History of Nya (The Hands of Time)
Nya was on assignment, rescuing some slaves from samurais when she was called by P.I.X.A.L. to return to Ninjago. When told they'll be guarding the Royal Family, Nya was the only one against it. She blends in with the crowd before hearing something and goes to investigate, only to discover it is firecrackers.
While training, the Ninja gave Lloyd some advice on how to attract Harumi, but Lloyd agreed with Nya to just be himself.
When the palace exploded, the Ninja fought the Sons of Garmadon. Later, Lloyd and Harumi picked them up on the Destiny's Bounty and informed them the Emperor, Empress, and Hutchins didn't survive.
When the Ninja left to find who the Sons of Garmadon's leader is, Nya stayed behind with Harumi.
When Lloyd and Jay came back from Mistaké's shop, they watched Cole karaoke at Laughy's on television. Cole was attacked by the Sons of Garmadon and when Zane didn't help, the Ninja went to help him. While they were chasing Mr. E, Lloyd realized Zane was trying to gain their trust.
To help Zane blend in with the Sons of Garmadon, Nya builds him a bike.
After she and Harumi gave Zane the bike, she helped with the remainder of the race.
When Cole was feeding the baby, she asked what he was feeding him, before learning it is tea. She soon went off, saying Cole can't feed a baby tea, but he tells her the baby likes it.
While the Ninja repair the Bounty, Nya found the Samurai Mech and said it belongs to P.I.X.A.L. now.
When the Ninja tell Nya the things the baby did and how they discovered he is Wu, she doesn't believe that he is actually Wu. However, she soon does believe after she hears the baby talk and drink tea like her master does.
The Ninja watched infant Wu go for more tea, in which Jay refills it for him. Afterwards, questions are raised by how Wu reverted to a toddler; Nya deduced it was because he touched the Reversal Blade before he was lost in time. Zane states if Nya's theory is correct, the blades' effects have worn off and now Wu will keep aging until he returns to normal, eventually.
The Ninja later discover Harumi is the Quiet One as the Sons of Garmadon attacked and surround them.
The Ninja, now tied up in chains, try to convince the Sons of Garmadon not to resurrect Lord Garmadon, to no avail. When Killow calls for Ultra Violet, Wu hands them the keys and they start to confront the Sons of Garmadon.
During their standoff, they were reunited with Lloyd and Crabby attacked. The Sons of Garmadon leave on the Bounty and Lloyd followed them after they froze Crabby in ice. They were shocked when Lloyd was captured and Crabby started to break free.
After the Ninja tamed Crabby, they rode it to the police station. They told the Commissioner the Sons of Garmadon are going to resurrect Lord Garmadon and need reinforcement.
While the police attack the Sons of Garmadon, the Ninja traverse to the Temple of Resurrection. They defeated the Sons of Garmadon and rescue Lloyd and Misako. They helped as the police arrested the Sons of Garmadon.
To celebrate, the Ninja went to Laughy's to karaoke. However, the music was cut off and they watch the news about Garmadon breaking Harumi free from jail.
The Ninja went to the police station to question the Commissioner. The Commissioner confirmed he was Garmadon They watched the news again and realized Harumi and Garmadon are at Kryptarium Prison.
On the Bounty, the Ninja told Lloyd not to face his father. They later were tricked by the Green Ninja, who locked them in a room so he can go it alone.
When the Sons of Garmadon broadcasted Lloyd's fight with Garmadon, the Ninja are forced to watch.
Nya calls Misako, saying they found the injured Lloyd before being advised by her and baby Wu to go to Mistaké's tea shop. When the Ninja hear that there will be consequences when they must use their powers to help the tea to work, Nya didn't hesitate. She stayed behind to make sure Lloyd woke up before they head to Dareth's Apartment to rescue Wu and Misako when Lloyd sees a vision of his father going after them. Nya and Misako stay to deal with Garmadon while Lloyd takes Wu to safety. Later, they pick Lloyd up after seeing Zane, Cole, Wu, her brother, and her boyfriend's supposed demises.
Prior to Hunted
Nya, Lloyd, Misako, P.I.X.A.L., and Dareth managed to resist Emperor Garmadon's oppressive hold on Ninjago City while mourning over the "deaths" of her friends, boyfriend and brother, not knowing they are marooned in the barbaric Realm of Oni and Dragons.
- Main article: History of Nya (Hunted)
After showing Kai, Jay, and Dareth her new kimono, Nya told them that Wu is in the courtyard looking at the murals. Suddenly, they saw Firstbourne crash and landed near the mountain. They ran to her and saw Faith was also badly injured. They brought her inside the Monastery to help her heal.
Faith mentioned that darkness swept over her home realm and that she barely escaped. Wu points out it might be the Onis' doing and the Ninja head to the Bounty to prepare.
Once they arrived in the city, the Ninja fought the darkness but to no avail, Nya pulled them back up to the Bounty. The Ninja then went to Kryptarium after Lloyd told them Garmadon might help.
Once the Ninja are airborne again, the Ninja discussed if they could trust Garmadon. Meanwhile, he turned the engines off, and the Bounty starts plummeting toward the ground. The Ninja hanged on until Zane got to the emission switch on time.
Later, Zane then asked that everyone meet up at the bridge, where Garmadon proceeds to tell the Ninja about how the Oni were able to enter Ninjago. They used the Realm Crystal and he would be able to go inside the dark cloud to destroy it due to being part Oni, but he would need a weapon. Lloyd then argues that they can't just let him have a weapon then let him walk away unsupervised. Since Lloyd is part Oni as well, he claimed would also survive the darkness and decided to go with him.
While Nya is piloting the Bounty, Jay approaches her and tries to start a conversation. He mentioned he wants to ask her something but when Garmadon arrived, he decided to tell her later.
When they arrived at Borg Tower, the Ninja handed Garmadon a sword, but he started attacking them to activate his powers. He jumped off, and Lloyd followed. After watching Lloyd on his headcam, they heard distress calls and tried to find the source. They flew off, while P.I.X.A.L. decided to stay behind in case the two needed assistance.
While trying to find the source, the Ninja watched as Lloyd and Garmadon approach the Crystal. When The Omega attacked them, his headcam broke.
The Ninja found the source of the distress signal at the NGTV building. Jay and Cole went out to help the people, but once they were about to leave, Nya accidentally turned the thrusters the wrong way. This caused Cole's rope ladder to snap as the Ninja watched him fall. Kai pushed Nya from the steering wheel to turn the ship around, but Zane convinced him otherwise.
They went to save P.I.X.A.L., Lloyd, and Garmadon as they ran out of fuel. The Ninja told them Cole fell off the Bounty, and Nya blames herself despite Jay and Kai saying it was an accident. After Garmadon told them they are wasting time mourning, he showed them the Golden Master's armor. However, everyone was upset at him and started leaving.
Nya still blamed herself while Kai tried to reassure her by telling her she's the one that makes plans for the Ninja. She then said they can go back to the Monastery of Spinjitzu to forge the armor's metal back into weapons. Despite Kai being hesitant, he agreed.
The Ninja landed near the monastery and Wu and Misako went to see them. They told the two that Cole fell into the dark clouds and destroying the Realm Crystal did nothing. However, Garmadon showed them the Golden Armor and Nya explained they might have a chance if they reforge the Golden Weapons. After Kai was done, he gave the weapons to their respective Ninja but had to give the Scythe of Quakes to Nya. A monk then signals to the Ninja that the Oni are here, and they prepare to fight.
The Ninja began the fight them and were surprised to see Cole arrived. Nya then hands him his Scythe but they were overpowered and retreated into the monastery. They then watched as Jay asked Nya to be his Yang, to which she accepts. Lloyd then points out that they can try using the Tornado of Creation against the Oni.
However, they found Lloyd under a pile of debris and mourned. He suddenly woke up and the Ninja were relieved. As a celebration, their allies visited the monastery and watched the Ninja make a new mural with their handprints.Bell of Divinity. Infuriated, Wu puts the Ninja to a test to see how long they can survive in the room with his chicken. They were able to trap the chicken, but Wu was unimpressed.
After complaining about the traps Wu set up, the Ninja asked him what to do. He challenged them to a battle but were easily defeated. Once again, the chicken was released to punish them.
Nya is also seen with the other Ninja going around town trying to solve mysteries and crimes instead of the police but is disappointed to find nothing. They eventually all return to the monastery hear about a pyramid in a far off desert in Ninjago that Clutch Powers is reluctant to explore and soon venture to go there and look for a quest.
The Ninja rush around the Monastery, packing to prepare for their quest. Before they head off, P.I.X.A.L. introduces the Ninja to the Hanger Bay. They quickly head off with the Land Bounty and two other vehicles.In the Land Bounty, Zane informs the Ninja about Beohernie, although Jay thinks the people mispronounced his name and should be called "Bernie." Cole discovered an oasis to stop and have lunch. Zane continues talking about the desert, and Cole leaves to get food, but the basket sank to the ground. The Ninja rush to their vehicles and are able to outrun Beohernie; however, it isn't at the cost of losing one of the key compartments the Land Bounty needs.
Nya and the others are trapped while Zane attempts to repair the Land Bounty, but it will be impossible to escape without the component the beetle ate.
That night, Nya hears Zane says that the Bounty is useless without the component, and the only way to retrieve it is to go to the belly of the beast itself. He then gets the idea that one of them has to be strapped to a rope and sent into the stomach of the beetle. They play a rock-paper-clamp tournament in order to decide who goes in, and Zane ends up being the winner.
The next morning, Zane goes on the sand and is consumed by Beohernie. When Zane notifies the Ninja that he found the component, the Ninja pull him from Beohernie, but he resists by pulling onto Cole's Dirt Bike. The force by Beohernie causes Cole to fall out of his vehicle and onto the sand where two more bugs begin to attack, but they are repelled by the Ninja. Eventually, Kai shot fireballs at Beohernie's belly which allowed Zane to escape the belly of the beast.
With the component recovered, the Ninja were to escape the rock and outrun the other scarab beetles to their next destination, the Ancient Pyramid.
The Ninja try to convince Clutch Powers but cannot. Clutch gets a call from the Explorers Club. His membership is about to get revoked, so he helps. The Ninja go past obstacles. Cole uses his strength to lift a column. Later on, Jay trips a cobweb and the Ninja fall into spikes Kai destroyed with his fire.They soon reach a room with a sliding puzzle on a wall. Jay and Nya accidentally freed Aspheera, by finishing the puzzle. Clutch flees, saying he will be asking for help. She steals Kai's power and traps Jay and the other Ninja after she beats them with Spinjitzu.
Despite the rushing lava, the Ninja are able to escape their prison; however, they are still chained. When they get to the barrier, Cole uses his lava arms to lift the barrier allowing the other Ninja to pass. As Cole was lifting the rock up, Jay caught sight of lava approaching them and immediately begins running away from the lava. Not realizing they were still tied together, this caused a chain reaction, as Lloyd and Cole were pulled towards Jay causing Cole to drop the rock and nearly crushing Kai.When they reach the spikes, they find supplies from Hageman needed to ascend the slope. As they began their ascent, Cole complains about Kai's weight causing him to lose his grip and the Ninja to fall until Nya is able to grip the slope. Despite the setback, the Ninja are able to reach the top.
The Ninja reach outside the pyramid, but they realize they are surrounded by lava. When all hope seemed lost, P.I.X.A.L. arrives in the ShuriCopter and saves the Ninja.
After the long ride, the Ninja reach their vehicle and promise that they will be ready for Aspheera.
The Ninja save the Police Commissioner and his crew from the Elemental Cobras before heading off to the Museum without Kai.
Nya fights the Elemental Cobras while Lloyd fights Aspheera and ultimately losses to her. She then performs Spinjitzu against the Ninja and successfully defeats them. Aspheera then used her staff to destroy parts of the roof and cause the debris to fall on the Ninja. After that, she reawakens the Pyro Vipers still in their tombs and tells them to follow her out of the museum, and the Elemental Cobras to finish off the Ninja.Before the Elemental Cobras destroy the Ninja, Jake comes in to shield the Ninja, but Kai catches up and rescues Jake out of trouble while turning on the fire sprinklers to distract the Elemental Cobras before Zane finishes them using his ice powers.
Lloyd, Zane, and Nya head off to stop Aspheera by taking a shortcut using Zane's GPS system. After arriving close to Aspheera, Zane headed off somewhere and promised to return.
Nya distracts Aspheera while Lloyd attempted to steal the Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu. Ultimately, Lloyd failed and both were surrounded by Pyro Vipers. Luckily, Zane arrives in his Shuricopter and creates an ice barrier, giving Lloyd and Nya enough time to escape.
While Lloyd, Nya, and Zane are in Ninjago City looking for Aspheera, Cole notifies them that she is on her way to the Monastery. In addition, he tells them to find Clutch Powers; believing he knows the second Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu's whereabouts.When Lloyd, Nya, and Zane arrive at the Ninjago City Hospital, Clutch Powers tells them that the second scroll is at the Explorers Club, but he refuses to leave. When Nya pulls him from his bed, Clutch calls the nurses who escort the Ninja away.
When Lloyd, Nya, and Zane enter The Explorers Club, they are welcomed by Cecil Putnam, and the trio explains that they need the second Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu. Luckily for them, The Explorers Club possessed the scroll; however, the Ninja needed a membership for the club. Since the Ninja didn't have a membership, they were pushed out from the building.
The Ninja tried again, but this time, they used Zane disguised as Clutch Powers. Once Zane entered the building, he is confronted by Putnam who tells Zane that his membership had been suspended and cannot obtain any artifacts.
After the two failed attempts, Nya decided to be bold by sneaking in the building and stealing the scroll. Lloyd and Zane follow up, and all three reach the rooftop. The trio then shut down a fan by using Lloyd's sword and Zane's ice to prevent it from moving, and made their way down the ventilator using a rope hook. Suddenly, the fan broke free causing the Ninja to fall and crash into a middle of a meeting between Shippelton, Smythe, and Underhill. Lloyd tried to come up with an excuse by saying they were working on the air conditioning, but his sword came tumbling down. Shippelton knew he was lying and calls for security, causing the Ninja to flee into a room.After more searching, Lloyd came across The Mirror of Fears and it showed his greatest fear of becoming his father. For Nya, her greatest fear was just being a normal citizen, and for Zane, his greatest fear was having no life. While Lloyd was talking to Zane, something crawled on Nya, causing her to freak out and throw the mysterious object onto Lloyd and Zane. Then, the door opened and the security guards tried to seize the Ninja, but they were able to enter another room.
Zane realized they entered the entomology room prompting Nya to tell Lloyd to not touch anything, but Nya knocked down a glass containing Venomasicus Tigrus which happened to have the second-most painful stings. The Ninja tried to outrun the sworn of wasps, but they are stopped by Cecil Putnam and his security forces; nevertheless, the wasps attack them. Putnam is able to get away from the wasps and shoots a blowdart at Zane, but it deflects off him and hits a glass holding Vastodectrus Venomous which happens to have the most painful stings. Amongst the chaos, Nya told Lloyd and Zane to regroup and they enter another room.
This time, Nya found the second Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu, so they wrapped it up and exited the building, leaving everyone else inside The Explorers Club in disarray.
After the Pyro Vipers hold half of the Ninja, Wu, and P.I.X.A.L. hostage, Lloyd, Nya, and Zane arrive with the second Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu.
A lengthy battle ensues with all the Ninja (except Nya) having the chance to possess the Scroll when it falls into their hands. Eventually, Zane gets the Scroll and freezes the Pyro Vipers. Before Zane gave back the Scroll to Wu, Aspheera's arm manages to get free and she attempts to zap Wu, but Zane saved his master by pushing Wu of the way causing him to be hit and be seemingly destroyed.
The Ninja come running in after P.I.X.A.L. has a nightmare of losing Zane. Wu then tells the Ninja that Zane is alive; however, Wu won't let the Ninja come since its location is remote.Despite this, Lloyd steals the Traveler's Tea and the Ninja head to the Hanger Bay where they spot Wu holding the Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu. A lengthy battle occurs as both sides were fighting for the Traveler's Tea. This gave the Ninja no choice, but to tie Wu up and place a mouthpiece over him. In the end, the Ninja headed inside the Land Bounty while P.I.X.A.L. stood outside and zapped the vehicle into the Never-Realm.
The Land Bounty lands on a cliff, forcing the Ninja to evacuate and during the process, Cole loses the Traveler's Tea. This causes an argument with Jay before Lloyd breaks up the fight and suggests they head down the mountain to avoid freezing.
After hiking through frigid temperatures, the Ninja finally make it to a forest where it's still cold. In addition, the Ninja face danger when they are approached by wolves. The Ninja flee from the danger, but Lloyd runs into a tree giving a chance for the wolves to attack but in spite of that, the wolves head off somewhere else. What the Ninja don't realize is that one of the wolves is frozen on a tree.Following the unusual sight of wolves running away, the Ninja stumble upon some people who are also frozen. Nya is able to sense one of the victims realizing they have a heartbeat and are still alive, but Nya also gets a signal on the Titan Mech. Before they sought out to find the Mech, Jay believed they should help the people, but Lloyd and Nya stand their ground saying they should get more information before assisting the people.
After following the bleak signal for some time, the Ninja run into the wolves again, but this time they fight. They are able to hold their ground for some time until three mysterious people shoot arrows at the wolves causing them to run away.
The Ninja follow the people to a nearby village where they are greeted by Sorla. After both sides give their introductions, Sorla throws a potion into the hearth fire, and they are able to find Zane's location which is the Ice Emperor's Castle. Sorla tells them that Zane was most likely taken captive by the Ice Emperor and he is "lost." However, Lloyd believes Zane is strong and they will still come for him despite all the dangers she said. Sorla then warns them of General Vex who is out to get the Ninja.
When Sorla states they must protect the Fire, Nya helps the Ice Fishers build a fortress in order to defend against the Blizzard Samurai.
Despite defending the Great Lake, the Ice Fishers sit around the empty Fire, freezing in the winter night. Kai continues to blames himself for not having his Elemental Powers before trying once more. This time, he is able to create the Fire, and the villagers chant "Fire Maker" due to his success.
While repairing the roof, Cole wonders why Nya's powers won't work on snow and ice. She eventually felt useless, and after throwing a snowball at Cole, they find Kai boasting about his Fire powers. She reprimands him before turning his hammock over to get him off it, and storms off.Sorla confronted her and asks what's wrong. She laments the fact that Kai got his Elemental Powers back but she can't use her's. Sorla tries to convince her otherwise, but she is still unable to move ice. Lloyd found her, and asked that she and the rest of the Ninja protect the Great Lake while he goes to the Castle of Ice alone. Before he leaves, she gives him the device in case he gets close to the Titan Mech.
In Ultra Violet's story, Lloyd and Nya surrendered to Ultra Violet.In The Mechanic's story, she drove up to him to stop him from stealing. When he escaped, she used her water powers on him and took his truck.
When the children of the village runs out in fear, Kai questioned what he did. He claimed to have told them about how Aspheera trapped Zane to the Never-Realm, and Nya asks if that's appropriate for them.
Meanwhile, Uthaug runs up to show the village he found a piece of Lloyd's gi and there were signs of a fight and avalanche. The villagers and Ninja are concerned and hoped he is safe.
Nya is first seen with Sorla trying control frozen water. She was unsuccessful at first but Sorla tells her to try again but when Nya does, she gets interrupted by Cole.Later, Nya hears a roar coming from the mountain. Boma and Uthaug rushes to tell them Cole is also on the mountain, prompting Jay and Nya to go after him while Kai stays behind to protect the village.
Nya and Jay walk up the mountain. They are concerned when they hear Krag's roars. They found footprints that lead to a cave. They investigated it, and when they hear Krag, they attacked. When Cole explained Krag is his friend, he introduced them to Krag. Cole allows Krag come along with them down the mountain.dragon and run off to hide behind the ice. They see the dragon head off for the village and run after the dragon. However, they arrive too late and they find the village frozen. Nya sees Sorla frozen and starts beating on the ice, frustrated and upset. Jay and Cole calm her down and Kai suggests to find the Land Bounty to fix it up and use it to distract the Ice Emperor. In the end, Nya smiles, agreeing.
Nya is searching for the Land Bounty with the rest of the Ninja and Krag. Unfortunately, they get chased by Frost Wolves, but it leads them to the Land Bounty. There, they scared off the wolves and worked to get the Land Bounty starting up. When the wolves return, Nya is able to start up the Land Bounty and they use it to outrun the wolves.
Nya drives the Bounty towards the Ice Emperor's castle. When they are in sight of it, she tells Kai to let the others know they are approaching. None of them notice that they woke up Boreal when they passed by his resting spot. Eventually, Nya notices something is approaching them fast and Kai decides to take care of it. Very soon, Boreal rips away parts of the Bounty and chases down the Ninja, putting all of their survival into Nya's hands. She sees an opportunity and drives the Bounty around up a ledge. It cuts into Boreal's throat and they tumble down until they come to a stop, with the Bounty crushing Boreal unconscious.
Nya, the rest of the Ninja, and Krag arrive to find the realm returned to normal and embrace Lloyd and Zane. After spending many days in the Never-Realm, they decide to return to Ninjago. Eventually, they are able to get home and are greeted by an overjoyed Wu and P.I.X.A.L., who embraces them. In the end, they all wait for Cole and Lloyd to return.
Nya and Jay bump into each other, and she suggests they do something together. Jay declined because he wanted to go to Benny's Arcade Emporium, but offers to something she wants when he gets back. She cheers up and exclaimed she wanted to take dance lessons, to which he reluctantly agrees.
At the studio, they started to dance, but Jay is more successful than her. He managed to impress the whole class and Vlad Tutu. Seeing Nya disappointed, Jay dances with her again.
After class is over, Nya said she wanted to do something Jay wanted in return. They go to the arcade and he leads her to a videogame called Dancy Pants, revealing how he got his talent. Lloyd then called him to tell him about the Mechanic's break-in at a warehouse, but the two delayed the mission to play the game first.
After the Mechanic got away, Jay and Nya arrive at the scene, and Lloyd questions their whereabouts. Both of them lie about where they were actually were.
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Nya and Jay are raking leaves until Jay decides to use Spinjtizu although Nya advises not to do it. When Jay is finished, Wu is buried underneath and doesn't say a word as he heads back inside.
Nya and the rest of the Ninja get excited when they received an invitation to the Kingdom of Shintaro. Later, Nya and the Ninja head to the Ivory City via the Destiny's Bounty 2.0. However, they encounter the Dire Bats. One of the Dire Bats swipes Nya and corners her, but Lloyd jumps on the bat and he flees. However, the Bounty still descends after one of the Dire Bats runs into the pole containing the sail. Although all hope seemed lost, the Winged Guards of Shintaro carry the ship while Hailmar greets the Ninja and shows them the Kingdom of Shintaro on the horizon.
During the night, Cole wakes up everyone and tells the Ninja about encountering a purple monster that contained his mother's necklace. However, Nya and the Ninja think Cole was dreaming and tell him to go back to sleep.
Nya and the other Ninja are strolling through the magnificent gardens, and realize that Cole is missing.
Suddenly, Princess Vania appears from out of a tunnel in a frenzy, telling the Ninja that she went into the Dungeons with Cole and found something terrible. There's an underground mine filled with little creatures forced to mine by black skeletons. Cole stayed behind to rescue them and told her to get help.
The seven of them go to tell King Vangelis, and he is angry at his daughter for disobeying his orders, endangering their guests. He says that he'll send his guards down at once to find Cole, but he will not allow the Ninja to go. The Ninja realize that the creature that Cole saw in his bedroom was real all along.
The Ninja leave the throne room and make secret plans to enter the dungeons behind the King's orders. Vania agrees to show them the way into the dungeons, and she leads the way back to the garden.
Wu agrees to stay behind with Vania, feeling as though he'll slow the rest of them down. The Ninja enter the cave and find that Vania was telling the truth. Zane detects simple weapons and crude fortifications from the skeletons, and the others suggest that they bust up the bags of bones, and rescue Cole nice and quickly.
They all agree, and steal the keys to Cole's cage, and free him at last. In order to delay their capture, Zane blocks an entrance off for the skeletons with his shuriken. Cole tells them to keep the volume down, as there's a winged masked man who lives in the temple in the center.
The two tribes of creatures that live in the dungeons, the Geckles and Munce, start to quarrel with each other, causing a ruckus. This alerts the Awakened Warriors, who begin to attack the Ninja. Lloyd orders Jay and Nya to take our the warriors, while the rest of them run away. The Ninja the others are in shock, watching the Geckles and Munce call each other "blade stealers." Meanwhile, the Ninja find that the Awakened Warriors go down without much trouble.
While trying to defend themselves, Zane realizes that his Elemental Powers are no use in the dungeons.
All the commotion causes the masked man to exit his temple. The man reveals himself as the Skull Sorcerer, a masked man in a black gown with wings, wielding a glowing green skull. The Skull Sorcerer uses the green skull in his hands to awaken the black skeletons around him, overwhelming the Ninja, leading to their defeat and eventual capture.
Nya and the other Ninja are put to work by the Awakened Warriors, forced to mine heaping amounts of Vengestone, which explains their inability to use their powers.
After causing a ruckus, they are locked up in a cage with several Geckles. When Gliff picks a fight with Murt, the Ninja begin to wonder where their feud started.
Gliff explains that long ago, a hero named "Gilly" (who the Munce argues was named "Milly,") entered the mountain with two blades to defend the Geckles and Munce from a terrible dragon known as Grief-Bringer (who the Munce argues was called "Mief-Bringer.") After defeating the dragon, "Gilly" left behind her blades as gifts to the Geckles and Munce — leaving the Ivory Blade of Deliverance to the Geckles, and the Shadow Blade of Deliverance to the Munce.
The two tribe's feud started when the Munce apparently stole their blade, however, the Munce argues that the Geckles were the ones that stole the blade. The Ninja come to the conclusion that it was actually the Skull Sorcerer who stole both blades, in order to get control over both tribes. While the tribes fight over themselves, they can't fight the Skull Sorcerer.
Lloyd puts together a plan to get the two tribes to make a truce so they can all break out. Word is passed around through Geckles and Munce about a secret meeting after lunch, and when the time comes, they discuss retrieving both Blades by defeating the Skull Sorcerer.
Later, the Ninja break out of their cages by getting a Minos to eat through their chains. The Ninja split up, while Cole and Lloyd attempt to find the two blades, Zane and the others go about releasing the remaining Geckles and Munce. A few minutes later, chaos ensues, as Cole and Lloyd are chased away by the Skull Sorcerer.
In the commotion, the Ninja are split up so that Jay, Nya, and Lloyd go one path, while Zane and Kai go down another. Cole is further separated from the group as he is chased by the Skull Sorcerer.
Jay, Nya, and Lloyd follow the Munce to their home; however, Murt cannot remember where to go. Feeling like they'll never escape the tunnel, Jay begins to moan, but Nya finds footprints and they follow the tracks. Jay quickly changes his attitude saying he was always optimistic which earns a stern look from the others.
The Ninja, including Jay, are introduced to Queen Murtessa, and she begins to take affection for Jay despite Nya claiming they are together. Murtessa then allows the Ninja to stay and calls Nya a "Yang Servant".
Nya is furious at Jay for not stepping up and defending Nya. When the Munce call the Ninja for their meal, they only request Jay to enter. Jay wasn't listening and was about to enter, but Nya pulls him aside and demands everyone to eat together.
While at the dining room, Jay continues to brag about his abilities such as turning all of the crystals to blue using his Elemental Powers. Murtessa is impressed and asks Jay if he has a special interest, but Nya interjects herself and claims she is with Jay. Murtessa then challenges Nya to a duel to determine Jay's partner, and Nya agrees.
Before the fight, Jay tells Nya that fighting isn't a good idea. Nya then tells Jay that if she doesn't fight, he would be stuck here forever, and eating disgusting food. Jay then begs Nya to win the fight.
Jay watches Nya take on Murtessa. At first, Nya is struggling but is able to pull out a victory when she uses Spinjitzu to knock Murtessa out. The Munce watch in shock and declare Nya as the new queen.
Nya watches the Munce fight over whether they should attend the truce meeting with the Geckles. In order to get their attention, she uses her Elemental Powers to blast a Munce and demands everyone to head to the meeting. The Munce obey her orders and they head off.
When they get to the meeting point, Nya is surprised to see Kai as the chancellor of the Geckles. The siblings take a moment to hug each other, but the rivalry of the Geckles and Munces intensifies and they point weapons at each other. Nya and the Ninja are able to break up the conflict, but they are forced to flee after hearing the sound of Grief-Bringer.
The Ninja, Geckles, and Munce are running away from Grief-Bringer and decide to hide in the Geckle Strong-Cave.
When Nya and the Munce are trying to close the gate, Kai and the rest of the Ninja head out to buy time for them to close it. The Ninja perform Spinjitzu to defeat most of the Awakened Warriors, but they quickly rebuild themselves. Murtessa is able to break the chains to the gate and the Ninja retreat back in.
Tensions once rise between the two tribes as Gulch is upset that the Munce are in his shelter.
Even though both sides dislike each other, they both are fearful when Grief-Bringer and the Awakened Warriors attempt to tear down the gate. Nya recognizes a pile of rocks covering something and asks the Geckles and Munce to work together to remove the rocks. Kai marvels at their teamwork, and when they're done, he enters first. However, he discovers there's no other way out.
Murtessa and Gulch apologize to each other and Kai and Nya officially establish peace with the opposing tribes. At the same time, the Skull Sorcerer destroys the gate and is about to fight until the Ninja decide to surrender themselves and allow the Geckles and Munce to be free. The Skull Sorcerer agrees and the Ninja are taken away.
Nya and the Ninja are locked up in a cage and overlook the Geckles and Munce working in the mines. Nya feels foolish for trusting the Skull Sorcerer that he would keep his promise.
The Skull Sorcerer approaches their cage and informs the Ninja they'll be destroyed by Grief-Bringer. The Skull Sorcerer then reveals himself to be Vangelis and tells the Ninja he disposed Cole and Wu into the heart of the mountain.
During the execution ceremony, Nya and the Ninja watch in fear as Grief-Bringer is about to be released, but he doesn't come out. Cole then shows himself and fights the Skull Sorcerer. The Ninja cheer him on and wish they could join the fight as well. While the Munces and Geckles are also fighting, Plundar and Adam free the Ninja so they could join the fight.
Nya continues to fight the Awakened Warriors alongside the Ninja, Upply, Munce, and Geckles. Despite being overwhelmed, they receive aid when Vania and the Winged Guards of Shintaro arrive as well.
After Cole unlocks the Spinjitzu Burst, Nya watches Vangelis being taken away by his former guards.
During the ceremony, Vania is declared queen of the Ivory City and she promises peace for everyone. After the ceremony is finished, the Ninja wave good-bye as they board the Bounty.
AppearanceNya has long black hair kept in a ponytail, pale pink lipstick, and small dimples on her cheeks. She has a beauty mark on her right cheek. When in casual wear, she has a leather jacket over a white shirt with blue stripes and dark blue jeans. The color of her ponytail scrunchies changes often. For a majority of Seasons 8, 9, and 11, it was black (or gray), for her fisherman disguise in Season 9, it was yellow, for her kimono in episode 95, it was dark blue, and with her Season 10 suit, it was light blue.
Prior to Season 8, she had short black hair fashioned in a bob cut and red lipstick. Her lipstick changed to pale pink in Season 6 and her eyebrows changed slightly in Season 7. She typically wore casual clothing in various shades of red and gold with a gold phoenix as her symbol. In the show, she wore a large golden bracelet with a red jewel on her left arm which doubled as her communicator. On her alternate face print primarily seen in the Spinjitzu Spinners game, she has a red bandanna tied around the lower half of her face. Her original face prints also had red eyeshadow that was never present in the show but would sometimes appear in other media, including various points in the Dark Island Trilogy.
When corrupted by Dark Matter in the second half of Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja, her skin and outfit were all grey and her eyes were purple.
As Samurai X, she has a gunmetal samurai helmet, with a bucket handle piece on top in the place of horns and a red face mask. She also has gunmetal samurai shoulder pads with a red armor suit underneath. In the show, she wears a pair of goggles over her eyes and her bracelet on her right arm.
During the battle against the Golden Master, her Samurai X armor became silver as did some of the stitching of her attire. During her time on Chen's island, she gained a Kabuki disguise from Dareth, which she incorporated into her next and final Samurai X suit: a black armored, red, and green suit with her gold phoenix symbol enlarged in the middle of her torso.
In "Endings," Nya wears half of the Yin-Yang Medallion on her chest that Jay offered to her.
In an anime-styled scenes of "The Absolute Worst," Nya is shown to have gray eyes.
In the Prime Empire short, "Let's Dance," she wears a pink yukata and light gray scrunchy.
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Like the majority of her fellow Ninja, Nya is in her late teens. She is two years younger than her brother, Kai. However, the Ninja do not officially have specific ages, as they are meant to be perpetually in their teenage years for the duration of the show.
Potential Estimations: During the events of the pilot and Season 1, she was at least 13 or 14 years of age. As the most recent events take place three to four years after the events of Season 2, she is most likely around 17.
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Although she was not trained as a Ninja early on, she is very capable of defending herself. She doesn't like the fact that so much focus is put on the Ninja, so she resolved to become a hero in her own way, which she did by becoming Samurai X, and is highly independent, desiring the choice and ability to choose her own identity and destiny. Sometimes, she gets annoyed by Kai's protectiveness, but their bond as siblings is very strong. Many episodes reveal she is highly intelligent, as she was able to create the Samurai armor and several types of technology, and she was able to pinpoint the location of Serpentine tombs. At first, it seemed that Nya was unaware of Jay's crush on her, although by "Once Bitten, Twice Shy," it is revealed, she returns his feelings.
Nya's weakness is her unwillingness to fail. Being good at so much, when she finds herself in a position to fail, she is quick to give up. Likewise, she's insecure and sensitive about her own personal identity, either as Samurai X or her own role amongst the Ninja team, and is conflicted over being told her destiny.
Abilities and Weapons
Despite a lack of formal Ninja training, Nya is a competent fighter, wielding a Nin-Jô against the Skulkin when they attacked the blacksmith shop. She also develops a talent for engineering and operating machinery, building her Samurai X gear and the Samurai Mech in her spare time without any of the others noticing and modifying the Ultra Sonic Raider to give it a flight mode. Nya also helped Dr. Julien construct the Fire Mech and the Earth Driller. She is a skilled pilot, being the de facto operator of the Destiny's Bounty and the Samurai Mech.
After being corrupted by Dark Matter, Nya displays the ability to perform Spinjitzu, creating a crimson energy tornado that can knock the Ninja around. She wields a spiked flail and sharp throwing needles in combat, and the evil suffusing her being made her completely ruthless as well as completely willing to destroy her former allies.
When Nya became the Water Ninja, her fighting skills has increased through hydro-enhanced combat. In Season 5, she unlocked the Elemental Power of Water, allowing her to perform hydrokinesis. Nya soon drowned The Preeminent, saving the city of Stiix. She also held her own against Dogshank. Nya can produce water from moisture in the air, however, it'll simply evaporate in extremely high temperatures such as the Desert of Doom or freeze up in extreme cold temperatures, like the Never-Realm during The Eternal Winter.
She can create and control water and use it for offense and defense attacks. From Season 6 onward, Nya can perform Airjitzu, along with the other Ninja. Nya wields a Katana as her primary weapon and can also do hand-to-hand combat. Finally, Nya's Spinjitzu tornado (without being corrupted by Dark Matter) is now a dark blue/silver tornado, matching her element instead of the original crimson tornado. As of Season 8, Nya uses a Spear as her primary weapon.
- In "Weapons of Destiny," she stated that her favorite color is blue.
- However, she seemed to have changed it, as in "Peak-a-Boo," Kai tells Nya that the color of her gi suits her well (that being maroon), to which she replies that it is her favorite color. Though, she may be referring to the partial blue coloring on her suit.
- In "Once Bitten, Twice Shy," she says she is allergic to perfume, however, her dressing table, in fact, has perfume bottles sitting around.
- This could've been either a mistake in the scene or bottles of hypo-allergenic perfume.
- Symptoms of her allergy include involuntary blushing; should it enter her bloodstream, she'll go into shock.
- In Season 6, her lipstick changed to pink, whereas all seasons before had her lipstick in cherry red.
- Nya's 2011 minifigure has a dual-printed head: a regular side and a side with a red mask over her mouth.
- One early indicator of Nya's connection to Samurai X is found in the 9566 Samurai X set, with the minifigure having Nya's two minifigure faces. Likewise, an in-show indicator of Nya being Samurai X was her bracelet.
- In the 2012 LEGO.com description for Nya, she is wearing her Samurai X clothes.
- Ironically, Jay seemed to hate the Samurai the most, even though he actually has a crush on Nya. He later accepts the truth calmly after he and Nya reveal their feelings for one another and he discovers her identity.
- She is the only Ninja who can harness her Elemental Power without being dependent on Lloyd. This is due to Lloyd not sharing his Golden Power with her, since Water is a secondary element and she only discovered her power in Season 5. However, as of Season 8, this is no longer the case as the Ninjas' powers are now independent of Lloyd's.
- Nya and Lloyd were also the only Ninja to be able to control their Element well before unlocking their true potential.
- Considering the Elements the other Ninja share, Nya and her Element share a very profound effect on them: she tends to quell the fire in Kai's spirit, she has a sparking relationship with Jay, she can erode Cole's hard-headed personality to reveal his soft side, she shares many interests with Zane, and she is powerful like Lloyd.
- Nya is the only ninja to have two selections of theme music. As Samurai X, she had her own theme music, and now, whenever she uses her water powers, a variation of the music that played as she unlocked her true potential plays.
- Ironically, before her element was revealed, she was associated with Fire, an element considered to be the opposite of Water.
- She is the second Ninja to be possessed by a spirit, the first being Lloyd.
- Despite dying in an Alternate Timeline, she is the only Ninja to not have been thought to be dead, as the other Ninja were thought to be dead in several episodes.
- Alongside the Preeminent, Nya has arguably caused more deaths than any character in the entire series, as destroying the Preeminent killed nearly all of the Ghost Warriors and Anacondrai Warriors and started off the destruction of Djinjago, killing all but one of the Djinn as well.
- Nya is currently the last Ninja to unlock her True Potential and learn Spinjitzu and Airjitzu.
- She was also the last of the Ninja to create an Elemental Dragon.
- It's confirmed that after becoming the Water Ninja, she learned Spinjitzu between Skybound and "Day of the Departed," and the latter revealed her Spinjitzu to be a deep blue tornado.
- This means that she learned Airjitzu before she learned Spinjitzu, unlike the other five Ninja.
- Her Spinjitzu would have naturally been red if she learned it before becoming in touch with her Water powers, as seen when she was corrupted by Dark Matter in "Return of the Overlord". This color is also seen in The Tournament of Elements intro, though it's non-canon seeing as she learned Spinjitzu later.
- At San Diego Comic-Con 2016, it was confirmed Nya's original name was going to be "Aya" and she was going to be the Master of Air, however, she was later renamed to Nya and became the Master of Water instead.
- Other names included Nia with an "I" and Aura.
- Her name means "purpose" in Gaelic and Swahili.
- She is the first and currently the only female Ninja on the Ninja team.
- Although Kai invited Skylor to join their team before Nya did, and even though she has ninja-like abilities, she never technically joined the team. Therefore, Nya still remains as the only female Ninja in the team.
- In Season 8, Nya has a new hairstyle and a mole, similar to that of her Ninjago Movie counterpart.
- From Season 8 to Season 9, Nya's main color was gun-metal gray. In Season 10 and in the Legacy sets, however, she has switched back to her original maroon but has gone back to gray for Season 11.
- She didn't think too highly of the royal family and was rather tense around them until Harumi praised her and stated she wanted to be like her. This caused Nya to state she liked the princess.
- Nya has been captured by nearly all the villainous factions at some point.
- She was captured by the Skulkin in "Way of the Ninja," and was freed in "King of Shadows."
- She was captured by the Serpentine in "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" and was freed by Jay later in the episode.
- She was captured again by the Serpentine in "All of Nothing" and was freed by Lloyd later in the episode.
- She was captured by the Stone Army in "The Last Hope," and freed in "Rise of the Spinjitzu Master."
- She was shot down and briefly captured by General Cryptor in "The Titanium Ninja" but escaped later in the episode.
- She was captured by the Anacondrai Warriors in "The Forgotten Element," and was freed later that episode.
- She was briefly captured by Morro and the Ghost Warriors during "Curseworld, Part I."
- She was captured by the Sky Pirates in "My Dinner With Nadakhan" and escaped later that episode.
- She was captured by the Sky Pirates once again in "The Last Resort," and was freed in "The Way Back."
- She was captured by the Vermillion in "Pause and Effect," and was freed in "Out of the Fire and Into the Boiling Sea."
- She was captured by the Sons of Garmadon in "The Quiet One," and was freed in "Game of Masks."
- She was captured by the Pyro Vipers in "Boobytraps and How to Survive Them," but escaped in "Ninja vs Lava."
- She was captured by Unagami's Army in The Temple of Madness and was freed in Game Over.
- She was captured by the Awakened Warriors in "The Worst Rescue Ever," but escaped in "The Two Blades."
- She was captured again by the Awakened Warriors in "The Darkest Hour" and was freed by Plundar in "The Upply Strike Back!".
- So far, the only seasons in which she was not captured was Season 9 by the Dragon Hunters, in Season 10: March of the Oni by the Oni, in the Ice Chapter of Season 11 by the Blizzard Samurai.
- So far she has been captured 15 times, more than any of the other Ninja.
- She is the only official Ninja with a secondary element.
- After being forced into Nadakhan's Mother's wedding dress in episode 63, Nya remarked she hated dresses. This is particularly odd as she has worn them before, including her dress from the first 2 seasons, her casual dress from seasons 3-6, her fancy dress during her and Jay's date in "Once Bitten, Twice Shy," and her Kabuki disguise. She also has a new one (or specifically, a kimono) in the first episode of Season 10 and wore a pink yukata during her and Jay's dance lesson in "Let's Dance."
- This may have just been an error in the writing or Nya just not liking that dress in particular. It's also worth noting that this is the only dress whose bottom half is not printed directly on her minifigure's leg design and is instead an external element.
- Kelly Metzger, the voice of Nya, referred to Samurai X as "The Robo-Samurai."
- In "An Unlikely Ally" Nya can't seem to control her powers without a source of water nearby—this is touched upon as the water in the Never-Realm is frozen. It is unclear as to why she needs water, as the other Ninja are simply able to use their powers freely.
- However, Tommy Andreasen has said that she can still summon water, and she just chooses not to. He used the analogy of not wanting to run everywhere when he could walk, meaning that Nya finds it easier to use existing water than summoning it.
- According to Tommy Andreasen, there's something big planned for Nya in the future.
- Her Avatar form uses a Spear Gun, making her the first Ninja to use a gun. However, it is not seen in the show.
- In "Let's Dance," it is revealed that Nya has always wanted to take dance lessons.
- In Season 10, Nya wears a cyan hair band, but in Seasons 8, 9, 11, and 12, she wears a gray hairband.
- While she was in hiding during Season 9 the hairband she wears is brown in color.
- Despite having an Avatar minifigure for Prime Empire, it never appeared in the actual season.
- She is the only person on the team who does not have any of the suits previous to the Deepstone Suits, though designs for them were created for a game on the Wu-Cru site.
- This is due to her not being a ninja prior to Season 5.
- When asked why Nya has never said "I love you" to Jay, Tommy Andreasen said "I guess she doesn’t express herself in that way. She didn’t have the easiest of child hoods."
- While it seems Nya's bracelet's only use was activating her Samurai Mech, she still wore it up until Season 7, even though she had since become a ninja and no longer used the mech. The reason for this is unknown.
- Despite wearing her outfit from the pilot all throughout the first two seasons, it only appears in three sets from 2011.
- Nya's destiny as the Water Ninja was foreshadowed by LEGO.com in early 2015, saying "she chooses the flow of her life herself. Maybe when more water has gone under the bridge she will become a ninja. Time will tell..."
List of Inventions
- Samurai Mech
- Fire Mech
- Earth Driller (with Dr. Julien)
- Samurai X Cave
- Proto Sam-X
- D.B. Express
- Battle Wagon (with Skylor)
- Main article: Nya/Gallery
- ↑ "Weapons of Destiny"
- ↑ "The Hands of Time"
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/780896293421854721
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/942371358138421248
- ↑ https://twitter.com/brothershageman/status/909594849862492160
- ↑ https://youtu.be/2kMWaHNh9Gw?t=644
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/780892987635015680
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/779422700230115328
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/792850890646556672
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/799903049200312320
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeywvIyBQwI (Link unavailable)
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- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/770228256008175616
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1195804290331361282
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1297585394251431938
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/793142494858883076
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20150118234406/http://www.lego.com/en-us/ninjago/explore/ninjagopedia/chapter1