“Not all places exist to be found, brother. Sometimes, one must revel in the shadows to truly see the light.”
Garmadon to Wu, "The Royal Blacksmiths"

The Realm of Madness[1][2] is one of the Sixteen Realms parallel to Ninjago. It is described as a place where evil flourishes, because of an imbalance between the forces of light and darkness. The Mountain of Madness is located here, and the native inhabitants include mud monsters and Craglings.

History

At an unknown point in time, the Realm of Madness came into existence as one of the Sixteen Realms.

Pilot Episodes

Weapons of Destiny

Contrary to what he led the Skulkin to believe, Lord Garmadon's true goal during his time in the Underworld was to escape his prison, not wield the power of all four Golden Weapons. The reason for this became clear when Samukai claimed all of the Golden Weapons and attempted to use them against Garmadon—the combined power of the weapons was beyond anyone's ability to control.

As Samukai disintegrated, Garmadon explained to Master Wu and the ninja that he intended to use the portal to reach a place where the forces of good and evil were unbalanced—there, he could gain the power he needed to wield all four Golden Weapons at once. After a final bitter exchange with his brother, Garmadon fled through the portal, which disappeared once he passed through.

Rise of the Snakes

Tick Tock

After Lloyd was kidnapped by the Serpentine, Master Wu decided to seek the aid of Lord Garmadon. Traveling to Mystake's tea shop in Ninjago City, he purchased some Traveler's Tea and used it to teleport himself to the Realm of Madness. Upon arrival in the dark realm, Master Wu was immediately confronted by Lord Garmadon himself, who had been mutated during his time in the dimension.

Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Now sporting new armor and an extra set of arms, Garmadon attacked his brother, forcing him into a mud pit with three mud monsters. Before the creatures could envelop him, Master Wu revealed Lloyd's plight, prompting Garmadon to save his brother and agree to a temporary alliance in order to save his son.

With that settled, the brothers set out for the Mountain of Madness, where Garmadon said they could find a portal that would return them to Ninjago. As they walked, Master Wu brought Garmadon up to speed on what was happening in Ninjago, prompting the four-armed villain to express regret that Lloyd had tried to follow in his evil footsteps.

The Royal Blacksmiths

After climbing the Mountain of Madness and fending off a Cragling attack, Wu and Garmadon finally reached the portal that would allow them to escape the dimension. At that moment, Garmadon pushed Wu into the portal, gloating that he had only agreed to the alliance so he could return to Ninjago and steal the Golden Weapons—thanks to his time in the Realm of Madness, he could now wield all four at once. With that, Garmadon jumped into the portal himself, reappearing in Ninjago with his brother.

Day of the Great Devourer

After several adventures with the ninja and his brother, Lord Garmadon went to Mystake's shop to order some Traveler's Tea, apparently intent on returning to his dimension. Before Mystake could fill the order, however, Garmadon had left the shop to aid the ninja against the Great Devourer.

Possession

Kingdom Come

During Fenwick's explanation of the sixteen realms, one of the realms he showed the ninja was the Realm of Madness.

Curseworld, Part II

The Realm of Madness was one of the realms Morro and Lloyd went to during their fight over the Realm Crystal.

Hunted

Saving Faith (flashback)

When Wu regained his memories, a flashback of the Realm of Madness was seen from "Once Bitten, Twice Shy," when Wu and Garmadon battled each other.

LEGO.com description

The Dark Realm is a shadowy, twisted place in which evil flourishes. Here all rules are turned upside down. After his escape from exile in the Underworld, Lord Garmadon traveled here. He was mutated by the Dark Realm and gained two extra arms, and thus the ability to wield all Four Golden Weapons of Spinjitzu at once. The Dark Realm is home to frightening creatures of evil, like the Mud Monsters and the Craglings. There is a passageway to the NINJAGO world, if you dive into the crater atop the Mountain of Madness.[3]

Appearances

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 3: Rebooted

Season 5: Possession

Ninjago: Decoded

Season 9: Hunted

Video games

Trivia

  • The Realm of Madness has three known methods of entry and exit: the portal opened by attempting to wield all four of the Golden Weapons, Traveler's Tea, and the Realm Crystal.
  • A picture of a mud monster, presumably in the Realm of Madness, can be seen in the Temple of Airjitzu in "The Temple on Haunted Hill."
  • The realm was also called the Secret Dimension, Lord Garmadon's Dimension,[4] and the Dark Realm[3] on LEGO.com.
  • The name "Realm of Madness" was first confirmed by Tommy Andreasen on Twitter and later said in the series in Ninjago: Decoded.

Gallery

References

Locations

Landmarks

Abandoned Village · Anacondrai Tomb · Ancient Pyramid · Birchwood Forest · Blackwood Forest · Blind Man's Eye · Billy Badlands · Boiling Sea · Borg Tower Vaults · Bottomless pit · Castle of Ice · Caves of Despair · Chen's camp · Chen's Island · Chrono Crater (non-canon) · Constrictai Tomb · Corridor of Elders · Crashcourse Canyon · Crystal caves · Dark Island · Dead's End · Delta V · Desert Pyramid · Digger's Deep · Digiverse · Dream World (non-canon) · Dungeons of Shintaro · Echo Canyons · Endless Sea · Fangpyre Tomb · Firstbourne's nest · Floating Ruins · Forest of Tranquility · Frozen Ice Pond · Frozen Wasteland · Geckle Courthouse · Geckle Strong-Cave · Glacier Barrens · Glacier Island (non-canon) · Golden Peaks · Hall of Villainy · Haunted Hill · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Hollow's Bluff · Hono Mizu · Hypnobrai Tomb · Ice Cave · Ice labyrinth · Ignacia · Jamanakai Village · Jankikai Jungle · Kingdom of Shintaro · Mala-Wojira · Manifestation Gate · Mega Monster Amusement Park · Metalonia · Mines of Shintaro · Mino Pit · Mount of Eternal Shadows · Mountain of a Million Steps · Mountain of Madness · Mountains of Impossible Height · Munce Arena · Munce Home-Cave · Ninjago (LEGO Universe) (non-canon) · Ninjago City · Ninjago Harbor · Ninjago Park · Ninjago Sky · Nom · No Man's Bluff · Oni land · Oni stronghold · Ouroboros · Outer space · The Pit · Primeval's Eye · Repo yard · Rift of Return · River of Darkness · Rock-Bottom · Route 23 · Samurai X Cave · Sea of Sand · Shadow Bay · Shintaro · Shintaro Palace Gardens · Spinjago (non-canon) · Spirit Coves · Stiix · Stone Army Tomb · Story cave · Temporal vortex · Tiger Widow Island · Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master · Torchfire Mountain · Toxic Bogs · Venomari Tomb · Vermillion Swamps · Vlad Tutu's Dance Class · Wailing Alps · Well of Souls · Wildwood Forest

Buildings and establishments

Anacondrai Temple · Biker Tavern · Borg Store · Borg Tower · Buddy's Pizza · Chan's Theater · Chen's Coliseum · Chen's monastery · Chen's Palace · Cliff Gordon's estate · Concert Hall · Borg Industries · Dareth's Apartment · Dareth's TV studio · Darnagom Enterprises · Disco · Dragon's Forge · Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk · Explorers Club · First Spinjitzu Master's house · Fire Temple · Four Weapons Blacksmith · Fur Mart · Garmadon's Dark Fortress · Garbage depot · Garmadon's monastery · Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo · Hanging Temple · Hidden workshop · Hiroshi Labyrinth Stronghold · Ice Fortress · Kiddie Arcade · Kryptarium Prison · Laughy's · Library of Domu · Lloyd's treehouse fortress · Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts · Monastery of Spinjitzu · Mystake's tea shop · Ninjago City Aquarium · Ninjago City Bank · Ninjago City Hospital · Ninjago City Police Station · Ninjago City Prison · Ninjago Doomsday Comix · Ninjago Metro · Ninjago Museum of History · Ninjago sewerage · Noodle factory · Old electronics warehouse · Oni Temple · Royal Palace · Shintaro Palace · Skull Keep · Serpentine's underground fortress · Steep Wisdom · Steeper Wisdom (non-canon) · Temple of Airjitzu · Temple of Fortitude · Temple of Light · Temple of Madness · Temple of Resurrection · Tower of Tears (non-canon) · Ronin's pawn shop · Underground Library · Vast Industries · Vermillion Dome of Doom · Wind Farms Power Station · Wong's Costume · Wu's Academy · Yang Tavern

Prime Empire

Battle Arena · Forest of Discontent · Gamer's Market · Glitch · Infinity Maze · Okino's House · Place of swords · Shifty's Table · Side-Scrolling Platform · Sushimi's sushi restaurant · Terra Karana · Terra Technica · Terra Domina

The Sixteen Realms

Chima · Cloud Kingdom · Cursed Realm · Departed Realm · Djinjago · Never-Realm · Ninjago · Realm of Madness · Realm of Oni and Dragons · Underworld

The LEGO Ninjago Movie locations

Ninjago · Ninjago City · Bridge of Fallen Mentors · Canyon of General Unhappiness · Firing Room · Garmadon's Volcano Lair · Jungle of Lost Souls · Koko's Apartment · Lost Generals' Lair · Ninja Mech Garage · Ninjago Beach · Ninjago High School · Ninjago Tower · Temple of Fragile Foundations · Wu's temple

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