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“As you know, the Sixteen Realms are interconnected and the balance affects us all. When one falls, another falls apart.”

The realms of Creation[1] are a variety of worlds that Ninjago is one of, located within the Ethereal Divide. Inter-realm travel can be accomplished using the Realm Crystal, an artifact that was created by the First Spinjitzu Master and located in his Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master. The Realm of Oni and Dragons is the first of all the realms in existence.

Originally, there were Sixteen Realms apart from Ninjago. Following the destruction of the Cursed Realm when the Preeminent was destroyed, along with the destruction of Djinjago, there are currently only fourteen realms parallel to Ninjago.

List of realms

Realm passageways

Despite being of different worlds, the realms have multiple passageways and networks that can be used to access each other, with some forming naturally, and others having to be conjured.

Method Realms Status
Realm Crystal All except the Departed Realm[2] Originally destroyed by Flintlocke, destruction was later undone by Jay's final wish, later destroyed again by Lloyd using the Sword of Sanctuary
Being overloaded by the Golden Weapons From the Underworld to the Departed Realm; portal created from the Underworld to Realm of Madness Weapons transformed into the Mega Weapon by Garmadon, then melted by the Nindroids to create the Golden Armor, later reforged by Kai
Traveler's Tea Possibly all, except the Never-Realm, which uses berries from the Traveler's Tree Unavailable
Dragons Unknown amount of realms; Ninjago, Underworld, and Realm of Oni and Dragons confirmed; most likely not all realms[3] Alive
Blind Man's Eye From Ninjago to the Cloud Kingdom, vice-versa Recurring
Being banished by the Book of Spells From Ninjago to the Cursed Realm, vice-versa Destroyed by Lloyd
Fire Temple From Ninjago to the Underworld, vice-versa Portal blocked with rubble by Flame
Death From the location of demise to the Underworld/Cursed Realm/Departed Realm Cursed Realm destroyed by Nya, Departed Realm way active.
Mountain of Madness From the Realm of Madness to Ninjago Intact
Skulkin Vehicles From the Underworld to Ninjago, vice-versa Intact
Magic From Ninjago to the Underworld[4] Available
Dark Magic From Ninjago to the Cursed Realm Available
Allied Armor of Azure From the Cursed Realm to Ninjago, possibly all Destroyed by Nya
Unknown "back door" From Ninjago to the Cloud Kingdom[5] Unknown
The mouth of the Preeminent From the Cursed Realm to current location, vice-versa Destroyed by Nya
Forever Rock From Chima to unknown location[6] Intact
Yin Blade All Destroyed by Cole
Yang's jar From the Departed Realm to Ninjago on the night of the Yin-Yang Eclipse Destroyed by Cole
Resurrectea From the Departed Realm to the current location of the deceased person's body Unknown
Being killed by one of the Departed Blades From current location to the Departed Realm on the night of the Yin-Yang Eclipse Inactive
Oni Masks From the Departed Realm to location of summoning Mask of Deception destroyed by Skylor, Mask of Hatred destroyed by Lloyd
Scrolls of Forbidden Spinjitzu Possibly all Second scroll destroyed by Zane


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  • It has been confirmed by Tommy Andreasen that the worlds of Nexo Knights,[7] Hidden Side,[8] LEGO Island,[9] and Bionicle[10] are not part of the 16 realms in the Ninjago storyline.
    • However, Ninjago and Legends of Chima exist as fictional universes within the world of Nexo Knights.[11] See here for further explanation.
    • As for why Nexo Knights is not connected in terms of realms, Tommy Andreasen stated that "Not everything needs to be linked" and Nexo Knights "has a more easy going vibe."[12]
  • The concept of the realms is similar to the Nine Realms from Norse Mythology.
  • The Hageman Brothers came up with the idea of the realms and the idea that Chima was one of them.[13][14]
  • The concept of the realms is different from the common science fiction parallel-timeline multiverse idea, as there are no alternate universes in Ninjago.[15]
  • As seen with the destruction of the Cursed Realm, destroying a realm consequently destroys its sister realm; in this case Djinjago.
    • According to Tommy Andreasen, every realm has a sister realm.[16]
    • According to Tommy Andreasen, Ninjago and the Underworld are not sister realms.[17]
  • The realms are surrounded by an infinitely vast, formless void known as the Ethereal Divide.
  • Time passes differently in some realms, explaining how the Sky Pirates stayed alive for 200 years from Ninjago's perspective while being trapped in other realms.[18][19]
    • However, none of the realms in the series so far have shown such a time difference. Though Lloyd postulated in "A Fragile Hope" that this was the case with the Never-Realm, Tommy Andreasen later clarified that Zane had been sent into the past when he was banished there, meaning this was not the case.[20]
  • When the events of Skybound were undone by Jay's final wish in "The Way Back", other realms may not have been affected.[21]
  • There is conflicting information about the exact number of realms there are. Some information indicates sixteen including Ninjago,[22] and others state that there sixteen beyond Ninjago, which would mean there are seventeen realms in total.[23][24] The latest official information about the subject states that there were indeed sixteen beyond Ninjago, so seventeen in total.[25]
  • In "The Darkness Comes", Wu referred to the realms as the "Lands of Creation," implying that they may have some affiliation with or were created by the power of Creation. He also referred to them as the "realms of Creation" in "A Cold Goodbye."
  • In "A Cold Goodbye," Wu said that the Never-Realm is the most distant of all realms.
  • It is unknown whether the Cloud Kingdom affects Chima or other realms,[26][27] whether residents of realms besides Ninjago go to the Departed Realm upon death,[28] or whether disgraced warriors from realms other than Ninjago go to the Underworld.[29]
  • The Digiverse is not a realm.[30]
  • Unagami and Dareth refer to Prime Empire as a realm.[31][32][33] However, it is not a realm.[34]
  • Tommy Andreasen doesn't think the sixteen doors seen in "Grave Danger" lead to the other sixteen realms.[35][36]

Realm of Shadows

  • Although the location where the ninja fought Clouse in The Realm of Shadows was said to be a realm by Tommy Andreasen,[37] it appears to be simply a temple in the Toxic Bogs.
  • Tommy Andreasen has stated that Chima is his favorite realm.[38]
  • When asked if the other realms would eventually fall as the Cursed Realm and Djinjago had, Tommy Andreasen replied, "There is an end to everything. Facts of life."[39] This implies that ultimately all the realms will be destroyed or become uninhabitable.
  • It is currently unknown whether all realms will ever be shown, because "stuff like that needs to happen organically."[40]
  • Outer space is not a realm.[41] When asked if the realms are different planets or locations on the same planet, Tommy Andreasen said, "No ... just places."[42]
    • When asked whether the realms are more like separate universes or different dimensions, Andreasen responded, "Whatever ensures creative freedom."[43]
  • In "Grave Danger" Cole described one of the realms to be a "realm of hurt," although it may just be a fabrication.
  • As shown in "How to Build a Dragon," in the Realm of Oni and Dragons it is possible to listen to the broadcast from Ninjago.
  • The symbols from the first test represent the 16 realms. The ying-yang symbol probably represents Ninjago.
  • The zoetrope room is similar to the Entrance Chamber of the Department of Mysteries in the Harry Potter novel series. Both are circular rooms surrounded by doors, and have a bluish glow.
  • As of May 2022, he guesses they will see the unnamed realms in future seasons, but he doesn't know.[44]



In Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu


  1. "A Cold Goodbye"
  5. "Kingdom Come"
  20. (live-chat)
  31. "The Maze of the Red Dragon"
  32. "Ninjago Confidential"
  33. "The Temple of Madness"


Kingdoms, cities and villages: Abandoned village · Coastal village · Farmers' village · Hono Mizu · Ignacia · Jamanakai Village · Keepers' Village · Kingdom of Shintaro · Merlopia · Metalonia · Ninjago City · Nom · Oni land · Ouroboros · Serpentine village · Spinjago (non-canon) · Stiix · Valley of the Sphinx · Village in the valley · Village of Haru · Village of the Formlings
Jungles and forests: Birchwood Forest · Blackwood Forest · Forest of Tranquility · Glimwillow Woods · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Jankikai Jungle · Primeval's Eye · Toxic Bogs · Uncharted jungle · Vermillion Swamps · Wildwood Forest
Mountains, caves and canyons: Caves of Despair · Corridor of Elders · Crashcourse Canyon · Crystal Caves · Dungeons of Shintaro · Echo Canyons · Firstbourne's nest · Floating Ruins · Geckle Strong-Cave · Golden Peaks · Hollow's Bluff · Ice Cave · Haunted Hill · Mala-Wojira · Mines of Shintaro · Mino Pit · Mount of Eternal Shadows · Mountain of a Million Steps · Mountain of Madness · Mountains of Impossible Height · Munce Home-Cave · No Man's Bluff · Rock-Bottom · Samurai X Cave · Shintaro Mountain · Story cave · Tallest mountain of Ninjago · The Teeth · Torchfire Mountain · Wailing Alps
Tombs and graveyards: Anacondrai Tomb · Cemetery of Souls · Constrictai Tomb · Fangpyre Tomb · Graveyard of ships · Hypnobrai Tomb · Lost Tomb of Impending Peril · Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master · Tomb of the Stone Army · Venomari Tomb
Water areas: Black River · Boiling Sea · Endless Sea · Frozen pond · Hollow's Trench · Lightning Lagoon · Northern Ocean · River of Darkness · Shadow Bay · Spirit Coves · Tartarus Trench
Islands: Ninjago · Chen's Island · Dark Island · Dyer Island · Glacial Glacier · Glacier Island (non-canon) · Island of the Keepers · Lighthouse Island · Squawk Island · Tiger Widow Island
Deserts: Desert of Doom · Sea of Sand
Other: Arctic (non-canon) · Blind Man's Eye · Billy Badlands · Bottomless pit · Chen's camp · Chrono Crater (non-canon) · Dead's End · Dead Man's Squall · Delta V · Digger's Deep · Digiverse · Dream World (non-canon) · End line · Frozen Wasteland · Glacier Barrens · Ice labyrinth · Manifestation Gate · Mega Monster Amusement Park · Ninjago (LEGO Universe) (non-canon) · Ninjago wharfs · Ninjago Zoo · Outer space · The Pit · The Pit (Shintaro) · Rift of Return · Route 23 · Storm belt · Strangler's Path · Temporal vortex

Buildings and establishments

Temples, palaces, fortresses and monasteries: Anacondrai Temple · Castle of Ice · Chen's monastery · Chen's Palace · Crystal Temple · Fire Temple · Garmadon's Dark Fortress · Garmadon's monastery · Hanging Temple · Ice Temple · Lloyd's treehouse fortress · Merlopian Palace · Monastery of Spinjitzu · Mountain monastery · Ninja Dojo Temple · Oni Temple · Palace (Shintaro) · Pyramid (Desert of Doom) · Pyramid of the Sphinx · Royal Palace · Skull Keep · Serpentine Pyramid · Serpentine's underground fortress · Temple of Airjitzu · Temple of Felis · Temple of Fortitude · Temple of Light · Temple of Madness · Temple of Resurrection · Temple of Wojira
Stores and establishments: Benny's Arcade Emporium · Biker Tavern · Borg Industries · Borg Store · Buddy's Pizza · Chan's Theater · Concert Hall · Dairy Dragon · Dareth's TV studio · Darnagom Enterprises · Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk · Explorer's Club · Four Weapons Blacksmith · Fur Mart · Garbage depot · Gas station · Geckle courthouse · Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo · Kai's dojo · Kiddie Arcade · Kryptarium Prison (Cell one) · Laughy's · Library of Domu · Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts · Mystake's Tea Shop · Ninjago City Aquarium · Ninjago City Bank · Ninjago City Hall · Ninjago City Hospital · Ninjago City Police Station · Ninjago City Prison · Ninjago Doomsday Comix · Ninjago Harbor · Ninjago Metro · Ninjago Museum of History · Ninjago Park · Noodle factory · Repo yard · Ronin's pawn shop · Serpentine library · Steep Wisdom · Steeper Wisdom (non-canon) · Storm Farms · Twitchy Tim's gas station · Vast Industries · Dance class · Wong's Costume · Wu's Academy · Yang Tavern
Houses and apartments: Cliff Gordon's estate · Dareth's apartment · First Spinjitzu Master's house · Hero's Suite · Sally's farm · The Mechanic's headquarters · Vermillion Dome of Doom
Other: Borg Tower (Borg Tower vaults) · Chen's Coliseum · Chen's Royal Arena · Dragon's Forge · Hall of Villainy · Hidden workshop · Hiroshi's Labyrinth Stronghold · Munce arena · Old electronics warehouse · Oni stronghold · Palace gardens · Pythor's base · S.O.G. Headquarters · Sewers · The Mechanic's warehouse · Tower of Tears (non-canon)

Prime Empire

Battle arena · Disco · Fire wall · Forest of Discontent · Marketplace · Glitch · Infinity maze · Okino's house · Place of swords · Scott's garage · Shifty's table · Side-scrolling platforms · Sushimi's sushi restaurant · Terra Karana · Terra Technica · Terra Domina


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


Ethereal Divide · Grasslands

The LEGO Ninjago Movie locations

Ninjago · Ninjago City · Bridge of Fallen Mentors · Canyon of General Unhappiness · Firing Room · Garmadon's Volcano Lair · Ham's street food stall · 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