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Sensei once told me it's not the size of a ninja in a fight, it's the size of the fight in the ninja. All this training, all of these battles we've had with skeletons and Serpentine. We've persevered through so much, we can't just give up now. A ninja never admits defeat. A ninja always pick himself up when he is down. Which is exactly what Sensei Wu would want us to do right now.

The first season of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, subtitled Rise of the Snakes, was preceded by the pilot episodes and the mini-movies and succeeded by Season 2. Each of the four original ninja were the focus, Pythor served as the main antagonist, and the Serpentine were the villainous faction of the season.

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. [citation needed]

Story

The ninja are relaxing. But trouble is slowly brewing. . . .

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

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

Cast

Episodes

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

Sets

One of the largest waves of sets next to the pilot episodes wave, these sets generally depicted ninja vehicles and Serpentine vehicles along with side builds often depicting shrines.

These sets were released in two waves, with the second wave including more variety in many ways. The Hypnobrai and Fangpyre came in the first wave, as they were the first two tribes to be released in the TV series, while the other three tribes (Anacondrai, Constrictai, and Venomari) were released in the second wave. The second wave included the addition of translucent spinners, translucent mini-snakes, the NRG ninja, and the Green Ninja.

The Green Ninja was the mascot character, the box art generally depicted jungle or mountain locations, and the collectible items were the Golden Weapons, Serpentine Staffs, and Fangblades.

Spinners

Booster Packs

Trivia

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  • The collectible items featured in this season are the Golden Weapons, the Serpentine Staffs, and the Fangblades.
  • This is one of two consecutive seasons to contain 13 episodes, along with Season 2. Season 3 broke the trend with only 8 episodes.
  • This is a season which the season title is also an title of a episode. It would later be followed by The Hands of Time.
  • This is the only season in which the Golden Weapons appear in every episode, if the intro is excluded.
  • This season reveals multiple things about the ninja:
  • Cole mentions Clutch Powers in the ninth episode, referencing the 2010 LEGO movie, LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers.
  • The ninjas' four dragonsFlame, Wisp, Shard, and Rocky—left the ninja in the third episode, only to return in the season finale, now as the Ultra Dragon—a hybrid of all four Dragons.
  • The identity of the Green Ninja (being Lloyd) was accidentally revealed in February 2012, two months before the actual reveal episode, "The Green Ninja" was released due to LEGO's presence at the Toy Fair in which 9574 Lloyd ZX was revealed.
  • This season has three arcs, which are Lloyd releasing the Serpentine (episodes 1-6), the search for the Fangblades (episodes 7-12), and the fight against the Great Devourer (episode 13).
  • The Character Encyclopedia, incorrectly refers to the pilot episodes as Season 1, and the actual Season 1 as Season 2.
  • This is the first season to air over two years. The second is Season 11 which aired in 2019 and 2020 in the United States.
  • There was a live stream of all the Season 1 episodes hosted by LEGO and was only available for residents of the US.
  • Netflix in Australia, the UK, and Bulgaria calls this season "Rise of the Serpentine."
    • The season is also called "Rise of the Serpentine" on the LEGO.com Ninjago museum.[1]

Focus characters

Protagonists

  • This is the only season where the four original ninja (Kai, Jay, Zane, and Cole) were the main focus characters.
    • The Ninja's true potentials played a significant role in their stories this season.
    • Kai was focused on in Episodes 6, 10 and 13.
      • In Episode 6, he discovered the identity of Samurai X, being Nya, which he kept it a secret until Episode 8.
      • In Episode 10, his desire of becoming the Green Ninja became the main plotline of the episode. In addition, he was wary of Garmadon joining them and battled him. Later, Kai was caught in a predicament where he had to choose either the Fang Blade or Lloyd to rescue, and after choosing Lloyd, he unlocked his True Potential and discovered the identity of the Green Ninja.
      • Kai inspired the team in Episode 13, as well as gathering a plan to defeat the Great Devourer by using the Tornado of Creation to form the Ultra Sonic Raider.
    • Jay was focused on in Episodes 3 and 8.
      • In Episode 3, his relationship with his parents was the main plotline of the episode. He was also the first to use his Golden Weapon as a vehicle to retrieve the Fangpyre Staff.
      • In Episode 8, he asks Nya out on a date which she agrees to. However, he pricks his finger on the Fangpyre skeleton and begins to change into a snake. This lasts until he unlocks his True Potential to save Nya.
    • Zane was focused on in Episodes 2 and 7.
      • Zane's struggles to fit in with the team was the main plotline of Episode 2. He meets the Falcon for the first time and follows it to a Hypnobrai base. Later, he discovers Destiny's Bounty, which becomes the Ninja's new home after the Monastery was burned.
      • In Episode 7, he discovers he is a Nindroid and struggles with this revelation throughout the episode. After finally accepting who he is, he is the first Ninja to unlock his True Potential.
    • Cole was focused on in Episodes 2 and 9.
      • In Episode 2, he is taken under control by the Hypnobrai Staff and turns on the Ninja. He's later revived after hearing Wu's flute.
      • In Episode 9, his relationship with his father was the main plotline of the episode. In addition, Cole reveals he used to be a dancer and this helps the Ninja win a dancing competition for a Fang Blade. Later, Cole saves his father and unlocks his True Potential in the process.
  • Lloyd was not a ninja in the beginning, but his identity had changed several times throughout the series.
    • Lloyd served as an antagonist in Episodes 1 - 4, but he became a protagonist starting from Episode 5.
    • In Episode 10, it was revealed that Lloyd was the Green Ninja.
    • He was focused on in Episode 11 where he embraced the role of the Green Ninja to save the Ninja team from the Serpentine.
  • Nya had focus moments as Samurai X in Episodes 5 and 6, however, her role was minor in this season.
  • Wu also had some capacity in the show.
    • He was focused on in Episodes 7 and 12.
      • In Episode 7, he entered the Realm of Madness where he met Garmadon for the first time since the Pilots. Their conflict was a main plotline of the episode and their journey together was vital to the season.
      • In Episode 12, he left the Ninja to fight Pythor on the way to the City of Ouroboros.

Antagonists

  • Pythor served as the main antagonist of this season.
  • Skales served as the secondary antagonist of this season.
  • Other important antagonists include Lloyd (episodes 1-4), Slithraa (episodes 1-2), Fangtom, Skalidor, Acidicus, and the Great Devourer (episode 13).
  • The Serpentine were the villainous faction of the season.
  • The Skulkin appeared in Episode 11, but not as antagonists.
  • Following his role as the main antagonist of the Pilot Episodes, Lord Garmadon appeared in episodes 7-11 and 13, but not as an antagonist as he helped the ninja rescue Lloyd and defeat the Great Devourer. However, he did steal the Golden Weapons.

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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: 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 Sqiffy 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: 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
The Island 161. Uncharted · 162. The Keepers of the Amulet · 163. The Gift of Jay · 164. The Tooth of Wojira
Season 14: Seabound 165. A Big Splash · 166. The Call of the Deep · 167. Unsinkable · 168. Five Thousand Fathoms Down · 169. The Wrath of Kalmaar · 170. Long Live the King · 171. Escape from Merlopia · 172. The Tale of Benthomaar · 173. The Storm Amulet · 174. Riddle of the Sphinx · 175. Papergirl · 176. Master of the Sea · 177. The Calm Before the Storm · 178. Assault on Ninjago City · 179. Nyad · 180. The Turn of the Tide
Ninjago: Reimagined 1. Golden Legend · 2. Gold Rush · 3. A Day in the Life of a Golden Ninja · 4. Sweatin' to the Goldies · 5. Golden Hour
Early 2022 short films TBA
Season 15 TBA
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