“I want you to promise me, Cole, that you will always stand up to those who are cruel and unjust. Always.”
“I—I promise, Mom. Always.”
Lilly and child Cole in "Dungeon Crawl!"

The thirteenth season of LEGO Ninjago, subtitled Master of the Mountain, is preceded by Season 12 and will be succeeded by Season 14. Cole is the mascot and the focus character, Vangelis serves as the main antagonist, and the Awakened Warriors serve as the villainous faction.


The first teaser was released on June 17, 2020, on YouTube while the official trailer was released on June 22, 2020.

The first English release for the first episode was July 6, 2020, in Australia. The rest of the episodes for this season were released On-Demand in New Zealand on July 11, 2020. This season was also released On-Demand in the U.K. on August 1, 2020. Episodes 1 - 6 were made available On Demand and on the Cartoon Network US App/Website on September 11, 2020.[1] The season premiered in the US on September 13, 2020.[2] On November 9, 2020 SIC K confirmed that Season 13: Master of the Mountain was going to be released on November 9, 2020 in Portugal.[3]

The season, along with Seasons 10, 11, and 12 became available on Netflix in the US starting November 1, 2020.

Official Description

Teaser: Get a sneak peek at the all-new season of the NINJAGO TV series! The ninja travel to the fabled Kingdom of Shintaro - a mesmerizing, gleaming place where they soon uncover an obscure underworld: the Dungeons of Shintaro. A world that is under the whip of the merciless Skull Sorcerer… Watch out for the new trailer and find more LEGO® NINJAGO adventures on LEGO.com/NINJAGO or LEGO Life. Ask your parents before you download the app.[4]

Trailer: This season on NINJAGO: Master of the Mountain: The ninja are invited to the beautiful Shintaro Kingdom to celebrate the young Princess Vania’s birthday. At first glance, the Ivory City looks like a pristine place, but the ninja soon uncover a dark, obscure, long-forgotten underworld: The Dungeons of Shintaro. Once inside, they must fight their way to freedom through a maze of tunnels paved with dangers and strange creatures ruled by the merciless Skull Sorcerer. The ninja must choose their path wisely…[5]

In the Skull Dungeons: ‘The Queen’: Deep inside the Skull Dungeons, Nya, Jay and Lloyd come to a crossroads. The Queen of the Munce challenges Nya to combat as part of her sinister plan. And this queen fights dirty…[6]

In the Skull Dungeons: ‘The Lava Monster’: Cole, the Lowly, Princess Vania and Wu are feeling the heat on their path through the Skull Dungeons! Just when they think there may be a way out of Rock Bottom, a monster battle awaits.[7]

In the Skull Dungeons: ‘Trial By Mino’: Separated from the other ninja, deep in the Skull Dungeons, Kai and Zane are caught between a giant rock creature and a hard place… Can they win a battle against a Mino?[8]

Cast

Episodes

Season Ep # Series Ep # Image Episode name Airdate
1 145 Ninjago Master of the Mountain Episode 1.png "Shintaro" September 13, 2020 (US)
2 146 Ninjago Master of the Mountain Episode 2.png "Into the Dark" September 13, 2020 (US)
3 147 Ninjago Master of the Mountain Episode 3.png "The Worst Rescue Ever" September 20, 2020 (US)
4 148 Ninjago Master of the Mountain Episode 4.png "The Two Blades" September 20, 2020 (US)
5 149 Ninjago Master of the Mountain Episode 5.png "Queen of the Munce" September 27, 2020 (US)
6 150 Ninjago Master of the Mountain Episode 6.png "Trial By Mino" September 27, 2020 (US)
7 151 Ninjago Master of the Mountain Episode 7.png "The Skull Sorcerer" October 4, 2020 (US)
8 152 Ninjago Master of the Mountain Episode 8.png "The Real Fall" October 4, 2020 (US)
9 153 Ninjago Master of the Mountain Episode 9.png "Dungeon Party!" October 11, 2020 (US)
10 154 Ninjago Master of the Mountain Episode 10.png "Dungeon Crawl!" October 11, 2020 (US)
11 155 Ninjago Master of the Mountain Episode 11.png "Grief-Bringer" October 18, 2020 (US)
12 156 Ninjago Master of the Mountain Episode 12.png "Masters Never Quit" October 18, 2020 (US)
13 157 Ninjago Master of the Mountain Episode 13.png "The Darkest Hour" October 25, 2020 (US)
14 158 Ninjago Master of the Mountain Episode 14.png "The Ascent" October 25, 2020 (US)
15 159 Ninjago Master of the Mountain Episode 15.png "The Upply Strike Back!" October 25, 2020 (US)
16 160 Ninjago Master of the Mountain Episode 16.png "The Son of Lilly" October 25, 2020 (US)

Sets

Spinners

Videos

Songs

Trivia

  • The collectible items featured in this season are the Blades of Deliverance.
  • Bragi Schut said that he has a "particular soft spot" for writing this season.[9]
  • The ninja and Wu are referred to as heroes on the set boxes (ex: Hero Wu), indicating the name of this season's suits.
  • Four of the sets from Season 13 can be built together to create a board game.
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  • The ninja have armor similar to medieval knights over their Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu suits, aside from Lloyd who has a completely new gi underneath the armor.
    • This is the third season in a row where the ninja use their Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu suits at one point in the season.
  • This is the first season where no wheeled vehicles appear in sets.
  • Despite many sources claiming Master of the Mountain is part of Prime Empire, they are two separate "chapters".[10]
    • This is due to cable networks buying both seasons as one instead of making two separate purchases.
  • Lloyd mentions the Teapot of Tyrahn in the season premiere. However, the events of Skybound were erased, and only Jay and Nya should remember the events of Skybound.
  • This season features the return of 2D animation last seen in "The Last of the Formlings."
    • The animation for the episode "Dungeon Party!" was confirmed by Tommy Andreasen to be inspired by 80's style animation, similar to that of He-Man.[11]
  • As of this season, all of the ninjas' parents have now been revealed.
  • The season bears a strong resemblance to that of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
  • With this season having only 16 episodes (equal to eight 22-minute episodes), it is as long as Rebooted and Prime Empire. It's also tied as the second shortest season after March of the Oni.
    • It is the second straight season to only have sixteen episodes with the previous season beginning the trend.
  • This season marks:
  • The new rendition of The Weekend Whip, titled "The Shintaro Dungeon Whip", was released on July 26, 2020.[12]
  • Amount of times a different character reads a title card:
    • Cole: 6
    • Gulch: 2
    • Wu: 2
    • Zane: 1
    • Jay: 1
    • Korgran: 1
    • Nya: 1
    • Murtessa: 1
    • Fungus: 1
    • Vania: 1
      • This makes Cole announcing the most amount of title cards while multiple characters are tied for the least with one.
      • Kai and Lloyd are the only ninja to not announce a title card.
      • Gulch and Murtessa said one of the title cards together.
  • According to Tommy Andreasen, Season 13 will feature GIFs, similar to the ones from Season 11 and 12, and bloopers.[13]
  • The Shintaro Dungeon Whip took 21 days to get released after first being heard in "Into the Dark."
  • Misako's silver streak in her hair appears longer and lighter in this season. In addition, a green tie was added to her french braid.
  • The Postman has a slightly different face print in this season.
  • A blooper reel was released, this was the first LEGO Ninjago blooper reel since 2017 and the first TV show blooper reel since 2014.
  • The season was added onto Netflix in the U.S. and the UK on November 1st, 2020, a week after the season finished airing on Cartoon Network.
    • The season is categorized as the same season as Prime Empire.
    • Both seasons are dubbed as the second season of a separate series simply titled "LEGO Ninjago", which has been continuously separated from Seasons 1-10.
  • This is the first season whose sets introduce two new types of spinners.
  • This is the last season to air before Kirby Morrow's death on November 19, 2020.

Focus Character

  • Cole serves as the main focus character of this season. His friendship with Vania can be seen throughout it. Furthermore, his promise to his mother is very vital because it gives him encouragement to persist in tough situations.
    • He was focused on, in Episodes 146, 147, 151, 152, 154, 156, 158, 159, and 160.
      • He develops a relationship with Vania, and was the first ninja to discover the Dungeons of Shintaro in Episode 146, but got captured by the Skull Sorcerer.
      • In Episode 147, he builds a relationship with Murt and notices the hatred between the Munce and the Geckles.
      • For most of Episode 151, he fights to stay alive from the Dire Bats and Giant Spiders. He is able to reunite with Vania and Wu, but they all discover Vangelis is the Skull Sorcerer. 
      • In Episode 152, Cole's intuition as well as his ability to persevere allowed for himself, Wu, and Vania to stay alive in messy situations.
      • Cole's leadership of the Upply as well as tapping into his Elemental Energy in Episode 154 allows the group to escape Rock-Bottom and defeat the Magma Monster. In addition, his promise to his mother was shown.
      • Cole's frustration of not unlocking the Spinjitzu Burst in Episode 156 causes him to doubt his abilities and is the first real obstacle he has to face during the season.
      • Cole successfully activates the Fire Stone Mech in Episode 158, defeats the Magma Monster, and helps the Upply reach the Kingdom of Shintaro.
      • In Episode 159, he and the Upply save everyone in the Dungeons of Shintaro. Moreover, he finds and uses the Blades of Deliverance against the Skull Sorcerer, where they have an epic battle.
      • Cole continues his battle in Episode 160 and is ultimately victorious by unlocking the power of the Spinjitzu Burst thus defeating the Skull Sorcerer and his entire army.
  • Master Wu is another prominent character in this season.
    • He was focused on in Episodes 145, 152, 153, and 156.
      • In Episode 145, Wu was depressed and thought he was no longer needed since the ninja went on missions without him. He was forced on a trip with the ninja after Misako scolded him.
      • In Episode 152, Wu's teaching to Cole allows the Earth Ninja to use his Elemental Powers to save them from disaster.
      • In Episode 153, he talks about Lilly and having greater powers when near the Earth which allows Cole to find his Elemental Energy and escape Rock Bottom.
      • Wu admits forgoing his role as Master and promises to never quit on his students in Episode 156.
  • Vania is a secondary character who also has a prominent role in this season.
    • In Episode 146, she develops a relationship with Cole and they both discover the Dungeons of Shintaro.
    • From Episode 152 to 158, she assists Cole in their quest to escape Rock Bottom and convinces Hailmar about the truth of Vangelis.
    • At the end of Episode 160, she is declared the queen of Shintaro and promises to bring peace to everyone.
  • Kai, Nya, and Zane play somewhat prominent roles in this season.
    • Nya was focused on in Episodes 149 and 155.
      • She fights Murtessa to prevent her from marrying Jay and keeping him betrothed underground in Episode 149. Nya ends up winning but is also declared the Queen of the Munce.
      • In Episode 155, her display of power convinces the Munce to participate in a truce meeting with the Geckles.
    • Kai and Zane were focused on in Episodes 150 and 155.
      • Kai and Zane fought a mino in Episode 150, which gave Kai the title of Chancellor.
      • In Episode 155, they learn that Lilly, Cole’s mother, was the one who defeated Grief-Bringer.
      • With the help of Zane, who helped him by rigging the slug race, Kai was able to lead the truce meeting in Episode 155, where he and Nya were reunited.
  • Lloyd and Jay have minor roles in this season but do play important parts in certain episodes.
    • Lloyd was focused on in Episodes 145 and 146.
      • He realizes that Master Wu felt depressed that he’s not needed anymore and tries to cheer him up in Episode 145.
      • In Episode 146, Lloyd also seems to distrust Vania because of what happened with Harumi.
    • Jay was heavily focused on in Episode 149.
      • He was caught in a rivalry between Nya and Murtessa for his affection.
  • P.I.X.A.L. and Misako also play very minor roles in this season.
    • Both characters appear in only one episode. However, Misako is able to convince Wu into going on the trip with the ninja.

Antagonists

  • Vangelis served as the main antagonist of this season.
  • The Skull of Hazza D'ur served as the secondary antagonist of this season.
  • The Awakened Warriors served as the villainous faction of this season.
  • Other important antagonists were Grief-Bringer and the Lava Monster.
  • The Geckles and Munce are presented as enemies in the sets.
    • However, the show depicts them as tribes warring against each other who are mutually opposed to the Skull Sorcerer.

Gallery

References

LEGO Ninjago episodes
Pilot Episodes 1. Way of the Ninja · 2. The Golden Weapon · 3. King of Shadows · 4. Weapons of Destiny
Mini-Movies 1. Secrets of the Blacksmith · 2. Flight of the Dragon Ninja · 3. The New Masters of Spinjitzu · 4. An Underworldly Takeover · 5. Return to the Fire Temple · 6. Battle Between Brothers
Season 1: Rise of the Snakes 1. Rise of the Snakes · 2. Home · 3. Snakebit · 4. Never Trust a Snake · 5. Can of Worms · 6. The Snake King · 7. Tick Tock · 8. Once Bitten, Twice Shy · 9. The Royal Blacksmiths · 10. The Green Ninja · 11. All of Nothing · 12. The Rise of the Great Devourer · 13. Day of the Great Devourer
Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja 14. Darkness Shall Rise · 15. Pirates vs. Ninja · 16. Double Trouble · 17. Ninjaball Run · 18. Child's Play · 19. Wrong Place, Wrong Time · 20. The Stone Army · 21. The Day Ninjago Stood Still · 22. The Last Voyage · 23. Island of Darkness · 24. The Last Hope · 25. Return of the Overlord · 26. Rise of the Spinjitzu Master
Season 3: Rebooted 27. The Surge · 28. The Art of the Silent Fist · 29. Blackout · 30. The Curse of the Golden Master · 31. Enter the Digiverse · 32. Codename: Arcturus · 33. The Void · 34. The Titanium Ninja
Season 4: The Tournament of Elements 35. The Invitation · 36. Only One Can Remain · 37. Versus · 38. Ninja Roll · 39. Spy for a Spy · 40. Spellbound · 41. The Forgotten Element · 42. The Day of the Dragon · 43. The Greatest Fear of All · 44. The Corridor of Elders
Season 5: Possession 45. Winds of Change · 46. Ghost Story · 47. Stiix and Stones· 48. The Temple on Haunted Hill · 49. Peak-a-Boo · 50. Kingdom Come · 51. The Crooked Path · 52. Grave Danger · 53. Curseworld, Part I · 54. Curseworld, Part II
Chen Mini-Movies (non-canon) 1. Chen's New Chair · 2. Chair Play Chen · 3. Chair Up Chen · 4. Chairful What You Wish For · 5. Bad Chair Day
Season 6: Skybound 55. Infamous · 56. Public Enemy Number One · 57. Enkrypted · 58. Misfortune Rising · 59. On a Wish and a Prayer · 60. My Dinner With Nadakhan · 61. Wishmasters · 62. The Last Resort · 63. Operation Land Ho! · 64. The Way Back
Tall Tales (non-canon) 1. The Tall Tale of Flintlocke · 2. The Tall Tale of Clancee · 3. The Tall Tale of Doubloon · 4. The Tall Tale of Dogshank · 5. The Tall Tale of Monkey Wretch · 6. The Tall Tale of Squiffy and Bucko
Special Day of the Departed
Operation Heavy Metal 1. Operation Heavy Metal: Machia · 2. Operation Heavy Metal: Buffmillion · 3. Operation Heavy Metal: Blunck · 4. Operation Heavy Metal: Raggmunk
Season 7: The Hands of Time 65. The Hands of Time · 66. The Hatching · 67. A Time of Traitors · 68. Scavengers · 69. A Line in the Sand · 70. The Attack · 71. Secrets Discovered · 72. Pause and Effect · 73. Out of the Fire and Into the Boiling Sea · 74. Lost in Time
Wu's Teas Mini-Movies (non-canon) Wu's Teas
Ninjago: Decoded 1. Legacy · 2. Vehicles and Mechs · 3. Legendary Places · 4. Ninjago's Most Wanted · 5. The Digiverse and Beyond · 6. The Elemental Masters · 7. Beasts and Dragons · 8. Rise of Garmadon · 9. Prophecy of the Green Ninja · 10. Greatest Battles
Season 8: The Sons of Garmadon 75. The Mask of Deception · 76. The Jade Princess · 77. The Oni and the Dragon · 78. Snake Jaguar · 79. Dead Man's Squall · 80. The Quiet One · 81. Game of Masks · 82. Dread on Arrival · 83. True Potential · 84. Big Trouble, Little Ninjago
Season 9: Hunted 85. Firstbourne · 86. Iron & Stone · 87. Radio Free Ninjago · 88. How to Build a Dragon · 89. The Gilded Path · 90. Two Lies, One Truth · 91. The Weakest Link · 92. Saving Faith · 93. Lessons for a Master · 94. Green Destiny
Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu 1. Master Class · 2. Green and Gold · 3. The Weekend Drill · 4. Elemental Rider · 5. Blue Lightning · 6. Samurai X-Treme
Season 10: March of the Oni 95. The Darkness Comes · 96. Into the Breach · 97. The Fall · 98. Endings
Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu 99. Wasted True Potential · 100. Questing for Quests · 101. A Rocky Start · 102. The Belly of the Beast · 103. Boobytraps and How to Survive Them · 104. The News Never Sleeps! · 105. Ninja vs Lava · 106. Snaketastrophy · 107. Powerless · 108. Ancient History · 109. Never Trust a Human · 110. Under Siege · 111. The Explorers Club · 112. Vengeance is Mine! · 113. A Cold Goodbye · 114. The Never-Realm · 115. Fire Maker · 116. An Unlikely Ally · 117. The Absolute Worst · 118. The Message · 119. The Traveler's Tree · 120. Krag's Lament · 121. Secret of the Wolf · 122. The Last of the Formlings · 123. My Enemy, My Friend · 124. The Kaiju Protocol · 125. Corruption · 126. A Fragile Hope · 127. Once and for All · 128. Awakenings
Prime Empire Original Shorts 1. Let's Dance · 2. Upgrade · 3. The Meaning of Victory · 4. The Stowaway · 5. Manhunt · 6. Gayle Gossip: A Closer Look
Season 12: Prime Empire 129. Would You Like to Enter Prime Empire? · 130. Dyer Island · 131. Level Thirteen · 132. Superstar Rockin' Jay · 133. I am Okino · 134. The Glitch · 135. The Cliffs of Hysteria · 136. The Maze of the Red Dragon · 137. One Step Forward, Two Steps Back · 138. Racer Seven · 139. The Speedway Five-Billion · 140. Stop, Drop and Side Scroll · 141. Ninjago Confidential · 142. The Prodigal Father · 143. The Temple of Madness · 144. Game Over
Season 13: Master of the Mountain 145. Shintaro · 146. Into the Dark · 147. The Worst Rescue Ever · 148. The Two Blades · 149. Queen of the Munce · 150. Trial By Mino · 151. The Skull Sorcerer · 152. The Real Fall · 153. Dungeon Party! · 154. Dungeon Crawl! · 155. Grief-Bringer · 156. Masters Never Quit · 157. The Darkest Hour · 158. The Ascent · 159. The Upply Strike Back! · 160. The Son of Lilly
Season 14 TBA
Season 15 TBA
Unknown Ninjago 2022 Installment TBA
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