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“The best way to defeat an enemy is to make them your friend.”
Master Wu


Season 1 of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, subtitled Rise of the Snakes, was preceded by the Mini-Movies, and succeeded by Season 2. The four original Ninja (Kai, Jay, Zane, and Cole) were the focus, Pythor served as the main antagonist, and the Serpentine were the villainous faction of the season. The then-unknown Green Ninja was the mascot.

Official Description

Since Lord Garmadon’s disappearance from the Underworld, NINJAGO Island has been at peace, but the young ninja have grown lazy. While Garmadon lurks in the shadows, waiting for the right moment to strike, the ninja meet his young son, Lloyd, who carelessly unleashes a fearsome new enemy upon NINJAGO Island – the ancient tribes of the Serpentine. The leader of the Serpentine, Pythor, hatches an evil plan to bring back the legendary, all-consuming snake, the Great Devourer.

Story

The Ninja are relaxed. But trouble is brewing. . . .

Young Lloyd Garmadon wants to be evil like his dad, but wherever he goes, those Ninja mess him up. Having unwittingly released the Serpentine, he ends up being the Green Ninja.

Meanwhile, Garmadon is back, mostly out of concern for his son. The season is also highlighted by the discoveries of True Potential, the search for Fang Blades, and the Great Devourer.

Episodes

Season Ep # Series Ep # Image Episode name Airdate
1 1 MOSEp1TitleCard "Rise of the Snakes" December 2, 2011 (US)
2 2 MoS2TitleCard "Home" December 2, 2011 (US)
3 3 MoS3TitleCard "Snakebit" January 25, 2012 (US)
4 4 MoS4TitleCard "Never Trust a Snake" February 1, 2012
5 5 MoS5TitleCard "Can of Worms" February 8, 2012 (US)
6 6 The Snake King Title Screen "The Snake King" February 15, 2012 (US)
7 7 MoS7TitleCard "Tick Tock" February 22, 2012 (US)
8 8 Once Bitten, Twice Shy Title Screen "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" March 7, 2012 (US)
9 9 The Royal Blacksmiths Title Screen "The Royal Blacksmiths" March 14, 2012 (US)
10 10 Thegreenninjatitlescreen "The Green Ninja" March 21, 2012 (US)
11 11 Ep.11 title "All of Nothing" March 28, 2012 (US)
12 12 Riseof-intro "The Rise of the Great Devourer" April 4, 2012 (US)
13 13 MoS13TitleCard "Day of the Great Devourer" April 11, 2012 (US)

Cast

Sets

The sets feature the normal white logo with green around it and Lloyd in the top right-hand corner.

Sets list

Spinners

Notes

Focus Characters

  • This is the only season where all four original Ninja (Kai, Jay, Zane, and Cole) were the focus Ninja (not counting the Mini-Movies).
    • Although the four original Ninja were the focus Ninja, Nya and Lloyd also played a vital role.
    • The four original Ninjas' focus was their True Potential in episodes 7-10.
  • Kai was the focus Ninja in episode 10.
  • Jay was the focus Ninja in episodes 3 and 8.
  • Zane was the focus Ninja in episodes 2, 5, and 7.
  • Cole was the focus Ninja in episode 9.
  • Lloyd was not a Ninja in the beginning, but his identity had changed several times throughout the series.
    • Lloyd was an antagonist in episodes 1-4, but he became a protagonist starting from episode 5.
    • Lloyd was revealed to be the Green Ninja in episode 10, which was vital to the whole story.
    • Lloyd was the focus character in episode 10.
    • Lloyd did not show an appearance in the main title, but the Green Ninja is seen in the beginning of each episode. 
  • Nya was not the focus character, but her identity of Samurai X was also a vital story line in episodes 5 and 6.
  • Wu also had some capacity in the show (like his past with Garmadon in episode 7 and Wu versus Pythor in episode 12), but the appearance of Wu was less than the six main characters.

Antagonists

  • Pythor served as the main antagonist of the season. Other important antagonists include Lord Garmadon (episodes 8-13), the Great Devourer (episode 13), Skales, and Lloyd (episodes 1-4).
  • The Serpentine were the villainous faction of the season. Skulkin Army also had a cameo appearance in episodes 7 and 11.

Gallery

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu 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
1. Darkness Shall Rise · 2. Pirates Vs. Ninja · 3. Double Trouble · 4. Ninjaball Run · 5. Child's Play · 6. Wrong Place, Wrong Time · 7. The Stone Army · 8. The Day Ninjago Stood Still · 9. The Last Voyage · 10. Island of Darkness · 11. The Last Hope · 12. Return of the Overlord · 13. Rise of the Spinjitzu Master
Season 3
Rebooted
1. The Surge · 2. The Art of the Silent Fist · 3. Blackout · 4. The Curse of the Golden Master · 5. Enter the Digiverse · 6. Codename: Arcturus · 7. The Void · 8. The Titanium Ninja
Season 4
The Tournament of Elements
1. The Invitation · 2. Only One Can Remain · 3. Versus · 4. Ninja Roll · 5. Spy for a Spy · 6. Spellbound · 7. The Forgotten Element · 8. The Day of the Dragon · 9. The Greatest Fear of All · 10. The Corridor of Elders
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 5
Possession
1. Winds of Change · 2. Ghost Story · 3. Stiix and Stones· 4. The Temple on Haunted Hill · 5. Peak-a-Boo · 6. Kingdom Come · 7. The Crooked Path · 8. Grave Danger · 9. Curseworld, Part I · 10. Curseworld, Part II
Season 6
Skybound
1. Infamous · 2. Public Enemy Number One · 3. Enkrypted · 4. Misfortune Rising · 5. On a Wish and a Prayer · 6. My Dinner With Nadakhan · 7. Wishmasters · 8. The Last Resort · 9. Operation Land Ho! · 10. The Way Back
Tall Tale Mini-Movies
(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
Season 7
The Hands of Time
1. The Hands of Time · 2. The Hatching · 3. A Time of Traitors · 4. Scavengers · 5. A Line in the Sand · 6. The Attack · 7. Secrets Discovered · 8. Pause and Effect · 9. Out of the Fire and Into the Boiling Sea · 10. 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
Sons of Garmadon
1. The Mask of Deception · 2. The Jade Princess · 3. The Oni and the Dragon · 4. Snake Jaguar · 5. Dead Man's Squall · 6. The Quiet One · 7. Game of Masks · 8. Dread on Arrival · 9. True Potential · 10. Big Trouble, Little Ninjago
Season 9
Hunted
1. Firstbourne · 2. Iron & Stone · 3. Radio Free Ninjago · 4. How to Build a Dragon · 5. The Gilded Path · 6. Two Lies, One Truth · 7. The Weakest Link · 8. Saving Faith · 9. Lessons for a Master · 10. Green Destiny
2019 Special Event 1. TBA · 2. TBA · 3. TBA · 4. TBA
Ninjago Second 2019 Installment 1. TBA
Unknown Ninjago 2020 Installment 1. TBA

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