Rice farmers are farmers who live in great fields around the Four Weapons Blacksmith in Ignacia, in the vicinity of the village in the valley and in a small village among the fields. Although peaceful by nature, several of them end up in the middle of greater battles between the ninja and the forces of evil.
Several rice farmers were working in the fields when the Skulkin mounted an attack on the Four Weapons Blacksmith shop. The farmers bravely charged the approaching vehicles with their tools in hand, but Samukai quickly scared them into retreat.
When Lord Garmadon decided to manipulate the past in order to prevent the ninja from ever becoming a team, he used his Mega Weapon to create a portal in the Ouroboros. When the ninja leaped through to pursue their foe, they ended up in the middle of a rice field, outside Four Weapons. It is unclear if the rice farmers noticed the surprise visitors, but they played the same role as before when the Skulkin (plus a disguised Lord Garmadon) attacked the blacksmith shop.
Some rice farmers were working in their fields when the Garmatron fired on Ignacia from the Island of Darkness. The Dark Matter missile rapidly corrupted the entire area, turning the rice farmers into snarling, purple-eyed servants of evil.
When a convoy of the trucks with the henchmen appears on a dirt road in an unknown field, curious farmers raise their heads during their work to see what is happening. Later, when their village is almost destroyed by a huge water tornado created by Nya, the ninja save the villagers and farmers by going up the hill with them, where the water does not harm them.
Rice farmers live a peaceful life outside of big cities like Ninjago City, in various villages with rice fields, like Ignacia, the village in the valley and the farmers' village. They wear only very simple clothes, live in shacks and make a living from hard work. Sometimes they are also oppressed by more powerful samurai, who force them to work in their fields and harvest for them.
- 1. "Way of the Ninja"
- 6. "The Snake King"
- 75. "The Mask of Deception"
- 165. "A Big Splash"
- Attack of the Sky Pirates (non-canon)
- They are the first characters shown in the series.
- In "Secrets of the Blacksmith" they have the same design as the Jamanakai villagers. This is probably an error.
- Fritz Donnegan's love interest in the unnamed romance film and from one of Cliff Gordon's photos in "Misfortune Rising" appears to be a rice farmer.
- Doubloon in "The Tall Tale of Doubloon" wears the same clothing as the rice farmers.
- In "Return of the Overlord," when the villagers are corrupted by dark matter, the man in the back can briefly be seen with the monster-like mouth that was used for the psychotic girl fans in "Misfortune Rising."