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Rise of the Serpentine is a Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu book that was released in 2012. The third volume of the Ninjago graphic novel series, it does not correspond with the events of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu.

Official description

Zane, Cole, Jay, and Kai return after a confrontation with their master, Sensei Wu, in NINJAGO #2. The four masters of Spinjitzu must now face an unknown future full of new enemies, and greater obstacles. The major mystery they must now confront is, who are the snake tribes known as the Serpentine?[1]


Zane, while fleeing from a mob of angry villagers, recalls the events that led up to his chase. Flashing back to a week ago, he and the other ninja arrive at a village, sent to investigate the sudden change in personality of a co-worker at a Fix-It shop. Unimpressed and bored with their mission, they split up to investigate. Attracted to a blacksmith shop, Kai suspiciously notes the phenomenon of the dazed Blacksmith making wheels for no apparent reason. Meanwhile, Cole investigates the case of the co-worker's change, where he is told how the co-worker, Gus, had suddenly become frustratedly dedicated to making plans for strange-looking vehicles.

In order to have a look at the blueprints, Cole tricks Gus into believing a fire has started. Desperate to save his plans, Gus rushes out, and in his panic accidentally leaves behind a blueprint for a Serpentine Bus, to Cole's intrigue. While wandering the village, Zane investigates a racket he overhears in the music shop, discovering the flute maker's wife trying to smash all of his flutes, to her husband's distress. After the flute maker explains how his wife suddenly changed one day, Zane decides to give a flute to the wife and secretly tracks her through the village to discover where she's taking it. However, unbeknownst to him, Slithraa watches from a distance.

Later, Jay investigates the abandoned Town Hall and investigates a mysterious noise, only to find Slithraa waiting for him in the broom closet. After delaying the Serpentine using a tapestry, Jay stumbles back into the Town Hall, only to be confronted by Skales and several hypnotized villagers, including Gus and the blacksmith.

Afterwards, Zane finally arrives at the Town Hall and watches the flute maker's wife enter. Before he can sneak in, he's confronted by Jay, who suspiciously insists on going inside first to scout it out, and upon letting Zane in, reveals an abandoned Town Hall. Even as a suspicious Zane leaves, Skales watches him from the trapdoor he had hid underneath.

That night, the ninja decide to investigate a warehouse where a suspicious amount of metal had been stored, only to be confronted by several hypnotized villagers, including Jay, now under the control of the Hypnobrai. After defeating them, they attempt to discover Skales' plans, to no avail. However, Kai, Cole, and Zane are forced to flee when another mob of controlled villagers attack, lead by Slithraa. Even as Cole defeats Slithraa, Skales takes advantage of the distraction to sneak up behind him and hypnotize him.

Forced to flee, Kai and Zane are led to safety in the sewers by an elderly man, who explains how the Hypnobrai would ambush the villagers in their sleep, hypnotizing them as they woke up. The elder reveals that the Hypnobrai were enslaving the village to build vehicles, but before he can finish, they're ambushed by Cole in his Tread Assault.

Narrowly escaping, they regroup and go to the warehouse, where they discover that the Hypnobrai are now using the villagers to build copies of Cole's Tread Assault. Formulating a plan to free the villagers, Kai and Zane set to work creating a reflective panel, hoping the bright light will be able to snap the villagers out of their hypnosis. The elder warns Kai and Zane that Cole and Jay will be used against them, and gives Kai instructions on where to find them before leaving.

Even as Zane stays behind, he realizes that the elder had never seen Jay, so there would be no reason for him to know about him unless the Hypnobrai had told him. Realizing the elder had been under their control as well, he attempts to warn Kai, who is ambushed at the address by several Hypnobrai and villagers. Despite his efforts, Kai is hypnotized, and Zane comes back to the reflector, only to discover it being destroyed by the villagers. Spotted by the villagers, Zane is chased off, leading back to present events.

Hiding in a tree, Zane is confronted by Jay, and uses the reflectivity of the Shurikens of Ice to flash a light in Jay's eyes, snapping him out of his control. Returning to the village to repair the reflector, they're attacked by Kai, Cole, and the villagers, but manage to repair the machine in time and use it. Freeing the villagers from their hypnosis, the ninja watch as the villagers chase the Hypnobrai and celebrate their victory.


  • The cover art is an expanded version of Card ★4 - Hypnobrai Rattle.
  • The scene when the original four ninja fight each other is similar to when they have a tournament to decide the Green Ninja in "Rise of the Snakes". In both situations, Kai fought Jay, and Zane fought Cole.
    • However, the results are reversed. In the episode, Kai and Cole won. In the book, the victors are Jay and Zane.



Ultimate Guides

Official Guide · World of Ninjago: Official Guide · Secret World of the Ninja · The Book of Spinjitzu · The Making of the Movie · Lord Garmadon's Guide to World Domination · Garmadon Rulez! · The Book of Elemental Powers

Character Encyclopedias: Character Encyclopedia · Character Encyclopedia Updated and Expanded · Character Encyclopedia New Edition

Visual Dictionaries: The Visual Dictionary · Visual Dictionary New Edition

Chapter books

Kai: Ninja of Fire · Zane: Ninja of Ice · Cole: Ninja of Earth · Jay: Ninja of Lightning · Snake Attack! · A Team Divided · The Search for Zane · Breakout! · The New Ninja · Legend of the Brown Ninja · Pythor's Revenge · The LEGO Ninjago Movie Junior Novel · Brick Adventures (Brother/Sister Squad · School for Crooks · Fired Up! · Legends of the Ninja) · Spinjitzu Brothers (The Curse of the Cat-Eye Jewel · The Lair of Tanabrax · The Maze of the Sphinx · The Chroma's Clutches)


Way of the Ninja · Masters of Spinjitzu · The Golden Weapons · Rise of the Snakes · A Ninja's Path · Pirates vs. Ninja · The Green Ninja · Attack of the Nindroids · Techno Strike! · The Titanium Ninja · The Rescue Mission · Ninja vs. Ninja · Spy vs. Spy · The Quest for the Crystal · Return of the Djinn · Day of the Departed · Ninja in Action · Shark Attack! · Lloyd: A Hero's Journey · Mystery of the Masks · Epic Adventures · Lloyd vs. Lord Garmadon · How To Be A Ninja · Back in Action! · The Legend of Jay · Game Masters · Frenemies · The Uncharted Island · Island of Mystery! · Sneak Attack! · Mystery of the Lost Power

Graphic novels

The Challenge of Samukai · Mask of the Sensei · Rise of the Serpentine · Tomb of the Fangpyre · Kingdom of the Snakes · Warriors of Stone · Stone Cold · Destiny of Doom · Night of the Nindroids · Who is the Phantom Ninja? · Comet Crisis · Tournament of Elements · Ghost Ninja · From Ghosts to Pirates · The Untold Tales of Skybound · Dark Island Trilogy (Part 1 · Part 2 · Part 3) · Garmadon (Issue 1 · Issue 2 · Issue 3 · Issue 4 · Issue 5)

Activity books

The Chosen Four · Spinning Power · Ninja vs. Snakes Activity Books · Ninja vs. Nindroids · The Tournament of Elements · Spot the Samurai-Droid · The Way of the Ghost · Attack of the Sky Pirates · Choose Your Hero · Giant Ninja Activity Book · Book of Secrets · The Hands of Time · Book of Mazes · The Ultimate Ninja Training Manual · Lord Garmadon, Evil Dad · Garmadon Attack! · THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE: Official Annual 2018 · The Conqueror Garmadon's Activity Journal · Ninja vs. Dragon Hunters · Game Time! · Choose Your Ninja Mission · Golden Ninja · A Job for the Ninja · Sssnake Time · Ninja Style

Box Sets: LEGO Ninjago Spinjitzu Card Collection Holder · Brickmaster Ninjago (Fight the Power of the Snakes · Build Your Own Adventure · Build Your Own Adventure Greatest Ninja Battles) · Gift Set Box · Destiny's Bounty Adventure Box · Build and Stick: Dragons

Coloring Books: Fun to Colour · Fun to Color

Sticker books

Lego Ninjago: Ready, Steady, Stick! Sticker Activity · Lego® Ninjago: Ready, Steady, Stick! · LEGO Ninjago: Ready, Steady, Stick!: Sticker Activity Book · Lego Ninjago: Ready, Steady, Stick! · THE LEGO® NINJAGO MOVIE: Ready Steady Stick! · LEGO Ninjago Ultimate Sticker Collection · Ultimate Sticker Collection: The LEGO Ninjago Movie · Ready and Waiting: Sticker Activity Challenges

LEGO Club Magazine

Mid-Air Mayhem! · Ninja Ambush! · You Just Can't Get Good Help! · Race for the Masks! · Danger: Dieselnaut! · Golden Days · Aspheera Rises! · The Search for Zane · Race to Danger! · Into the Storm! · All Tied Up! · A Ninja Sharpens Ninja!

Ninjago Magazine

Main series:
Tournament of Elements: 1. Meet the Ninja · 2. Top Secrets Revealed · 3. Prepare for Danger · 4. Issue 4
Possession: 5. Packed with Ninja Fun! · 6. Full of Ninja Action! · 7. Ghost Alert! · 8. Ghost Attack · 9. Who's Scared of Ghosts?
Skybound: 10. Monster Attack · 11. Beware the Sky Pirates! · 12. Ninja in Danger! · 13. Pirate Attack! · 14. Ninja Explosion! · 15. Take the Spinjitzu Challenge · 16. Meet the New Ninja · 17. Issue 17 · 18. Issue 18 · 19. Ninja Beware! · 20. Top Secret!
The Hands of Time: 21. Dojo Danger · 22. Kapow! · 23. Snake Battle! · 24. Battle for Zane! · 25. Ninjago City in Danger! · 26. A Date with Destiny · 27. Desert Duel! · 28. Rogue Ninja! · 29. Boom! · 30. Techno Clash · 31. Issue 31 · 32. Rock Solid!
Sons of Garmadon: 33. Green Ninja · 34. Issue 34 · 35. Biker Battle in the City · 36. Attack of the Jungle Monster · 37. Battle of the Beasts and Bikers! · 38. Garmadon is Back for Evil!
Hunted: 39. The Ninja Heroes are Missing! · 40. Issue 40 · 41. Ice Blast! · 42. Dragon Race! · 43. Secret Mission · 44. Ninja vs. Garmadon
March of the Oni: 45. Return of the Dragons! · 46. Green Ninja to the Rescue! · 47 Jailbreak! · 48. Lost Dragons! · 49. Battle Ready! · 50. Battle! · 51. Ninja vs. Oni
Secrets of Forbidden Spinjitzu: 52. A New Adventure! · 53. Beware! · 54. Issue 54 · 55. Blazing Battle! · 56. Desert Showdown with Pyro Vipers! · 57. Showdown! · 58. Samurai Storm!
Prime Empire: 59. High Speed! · 60. Games Masters · 61. Game Over · 62. Secret Mission · 63. Speed Demons! · 64. Final Battle!
Master of the Mountain: 65. Shintaro! Secrets Revealed! · 66. Dungeon Monsters! · 67. Monstrous Mission! · 68. Ninja Legend! · 69. Yikes! · 70. Invincible Beast · 71. Ship Wrecked!
The Island: 72. Full Speed Ahead! · 73. Jailbreak! · 74. Island Attack! · 75. Ocean Race! · 76. Hunted! · 77. Island Challenge! · 78. Jungle Warrior!
Seabound: 79. Sea Monsters! · 80. Father vs Son! · 81. Mech vs Monster! · 82. Ocean Beasts! · 83. Ocean Escape! · 84. Ocean Invaders! · 85. Can Jay Save Nya? · 86. Monster Panic!

The LEGO Ninjago Movie: The Biggest Ninja Mission of all Time!

Ninjago: Legacy: 1. Golden Ninja! · 2. Snake Attack! · 3. No Fear! · 4. Mega Missions! · 5. Dojo Danger! · 6. Evil Invaders! · 7. Mighty Mechs! · 8. Earth Ninja! · 9. Garmadon Attacks! · 10. Snake Suprise! · 11. Ghost Attack!

Miscellaneous: Ninjago Magazine 1 · Ninjago Magazine 2

Online Readings

Way of the Departed · The Splinter in the Blind Man's Eye · Amber Spiral


The Way of Ninjago · LEGO LEGO Let's LEGO Ninjago!!