Ninjago Wiki
Ninjago Wiki
But it's like Sensei said. Our real power doesn't come from our hands, it comes from inside here. This is Lloyd we're talking about. This is one mission we cannot fail.
Kai to the ninja in "Ghost Story"

The fifth season of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, subtitled Possession, is preceded by Season 4 and succeeded by Season 6. Though Lloyd was the mascot character, the focus character is unclear and up for interpretation. Morro served as the main antagonist, and the Ghost Warriors were the villainous faction of the season.

Official description

A grieving Lloyd is possessed by the ghost of Morro – the Master of Wind and Wu’s first student. In Lloyd’s body, Morro renders the other ninja powerless before stealing Wu’s staff. It contains three hidden symbols, the path to finding the Tomb of First Spinjitzu Master. Wu knows that if Morro finds the tomb, he will claim the Realm Crystal. This relic has the power to open the fabric between realms, enabling the powerful Preeminent to enter the NINJAGO world. [citation needed]


After Garmadon's sacrifice to stop Chen and the Anacondrai warriors, Lloyd is faced with the loss of his father and he is deeply saddened by it. This leads to him being tricked by Morro, and letting the ghost possess his body. Morro, also the Elemental Master of Wind, and a former student of Sensei Wu, was released from the Cursed Realm after Garmadon opened the portal. He then sought out to find Lloyd, and later, Sensei Wu's Staff. Morro was trained to be the Green Ninja, so logically, he possessed Lloyd to become the Green Ninja himself. He also needed to find the Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master, and only a Spinjitzu Master is capable of finding the Tomb. The Ninja must stop him from finding the Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master and cursing the Sixteen Realms by releasing his master, the Preeminent, and must also free their friend from the possession of Morro. They will also need to learn a new fighting style, Airjitzu, along the way.

The Ninja become stronger as they find new friends, face their fears, and find secrets that have been hidden. The Ninja also face many new adventures while Lloyd is possessed. They uncover the three secrets of Airjitzu, retrieve the Sword of Sanctuary, and locate the First Spinjitzu's Master's tomb, while persevering through many challenges and tests.

Sensei Wu reveals that Nya can have the control over the element of Water as her mother did. She joins the ninja and unlocks her True Potential to save Ninjago from being destroyed by the Preeminent by using a massive wave to drown it.


Season Ep # Series Ep # Image Episode name Airdate
1 45 MoS45TitleCard.png "Winds of Change" June 29, 2015 (US)
2 46 MoS46TitleCard.png "Ghost Story" June 30, 2015 (US)
3 47 MoS47TitleCard.png "Stiix and Stones" July 1, 2015 (US)
4 48 MoS48TitleCard.png "The Temple on Haunted Hill" July 2, 2015 (US)
5 49 MoS49TitleCard.png "Peak-a-Boo" July 3, 2015 (US)
6 50 MoS50TitleCard.png "Kingdom Come" July 6, 2015 (US)
7 51 MoS51TitleCard.png "The Crooked Path" July 7, 2015 (US)
8 52 MoS52TitleCard.png "Grave Danger" July 8, 2015 (US)
9 53 MoS53TitleCard.png "Curseworld, Part I" July 9, 2015 (US)
10 54 MoS54TitleCard.png "Curseworld, Part II" July 10, 2015 (US)



Despite being the ninja who was featured the least in this season, Lloyd was the mascot ninja for the sets. The collectible items were the Aeroblades. The promotional media and box art depicted a mountain setting with a darker blue color theme, though this is not a specific location seen in the season.

The sets primarily focused on ghost vehicles and ninja vehicles, and many included side builds of locations visited throughout the season (Steep Wisdom, Samurai X Cave, the Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master) or ninja vehicles that did not appear in the show (Zane's glider, Jay and Kai's hover boards, Nya's speedboat and airbike).

This was the first set wave to feature Airjitzu Flyers. This wave marked the debut of the updated shuriken design, though the show retained the original design in this season.




The Trivia on Season 5: Possession needs to be organized.
  • You can help the wiki by organizing the following information chronologically based on how the information applies to the series.
  • This template can be removed once the section has been organized.
  • The Aeroblades were the collectible items featured in the season.
  • This season, along with Season 4, aired in their entirety in the same year. (Season 4 in the spring of 2015, and Season 5 in the summer of 2015). This marks the first time in the show that 2 seasons aired in the same year.[1]
  • This is the first season in which an episode aired in Latin America before the USA. This was the case for the first episode, "Winds of Change."
  • This is the first season not to include any references to the Great Devourer. Through the series' run, the Devourer has always been mentioned in some capacity and has influenced many major events, except for this season, and Season 12.
    • This is also the first season to not have Serpentine since their debut in Season 1. Episode 14-19 of Season 2 revolved around the Serpentine and Lord Garmadon being their leader, the ninja cross paths with Skales and his family in Season 3, and Arcturus and the other Anacondrai warriors appeared in the very last episode of Season 4 after Garmadon's sacrifice.
  • This is the first season that features Airjitzu, as well as introducing Nya into the role of the Elemental Master of Water.
  • This season has the highest kill count of any season to date. The Preeminent, Morro, the Ghost Warriors, Garmadon, Chen, and the Anacondrai warriors all die in "Curseworld, Part II." Cole and Clouse additionally become ghosts in this season.
  • The arc of Garmadon's death was finished in this season. It started in the Season 4 finale, "The Corridor of Elders," when Garmadon was banished, and it concluded when he died in the finale of this season. This arc was foreshadowed in Season 3 episode, "The Curse of the Golden Master," when Garmadon told Lloyd, "You must be prepared to handle this journey alone. Even without me one day."
  • This is the second season in a row in which the ninja lose their Elemental Powers. After losing their powers to the Staff of Elements in Season 4. They lose their powers in this season due to Morro possessing Lloyd's body. This is because Lloyd shares the rest of his Golden Power in "Codename: Arcturus."
  • The season had a very clear darker theme than previous seasons at the time.
  • The season reveals Kai has a fear of water (but he does not in Season 2), Jay has a fear of attics, Zane has a fear of Morro, and Cole has a fear of becoming a ghost (which he later on succumbs to).
  • This is the first time that the ninja learn a martial art related to Spinjitzu, in this case, Airjitzu.
  • This season introduces Ronin into the series, after first being introduced in the non-canon video game LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin.
  • This is the first season to cross over with another LEGO show, Legends of Chima.
  • This is the final season to feature the Cursed Realm until Season 11.
  • In some airings, the tune of the audio was half a semitone - a semitone lower.[citation needed]

Focus characters


  • This season's focus character is up to the interpretation of the viewer, although Lloyd is the mascot of this season.[2][3]
  • Cole has a larger role in this season due to becoming a ghost.
    • Cole was focused on in Episodes 48 and 49.
      • In Episode 48, Cole made a sacrifice in retrieving the Scroll of Airjitzu, where he was transformed into a ghost.
      • Cole struggles to accept his new body in Episode 49, but has enough courage to continue and learns of his new abilities.
      • Cole remained a ghost throughout all of Season 6 and the majority of "Day of the Departed."
  • Kai continues his larger role from the previous season due to his promise to always be there for Lloyd after Master Garmadon’s banishment to the Cursed Realm.
    • Kai was focused on in Episodes 46 and 50.
      • In Episode 46, Kai vowed to lead the ninja team after the absence of Lloyd.
      • In Episode 50, Kai fought Morro who held the Sword of Sanctuary. However, through Lloyd's voice, Kai was able to retrieve the sword and give the ninja the upper hand.
      • Kai also gave Morro the Realm Crystal in Episode 52 after Morro threatened the ninja with Lloyd.
  • Lloyd had a mixed role in this season. He had a minor role in Episodes 46-52, as he only made a few appearances.
    • However, he was focused on in Episodes 45 and 54.
      • In Episode 45, Lloyd had a short battle with Morro before being taken over by the ghost.
      • Lloyd fought Morro in Episode 54 after he said a final goodbye to his father, as well as used the Realm Crystal to travel to different realms during the battle.
  • Nya has a bigger role in this season than the previous ones. Her story in becoming a Ninja is another important plot for this season.
    • In Episode 47, she begun her training to become the Water Ninja, where she eventually gives up.
    • Nya finally unlocks her True Potential in Episode 54 where she drowns the Preeminent, completely destroying the Cursed Realm, however, she wasn't the main focus.
  • Sensei Wu had his first major role since the Pilot Episodes. His relationship and backstory with Morro is a great focus in Episodes 46, 53 and 54.
  • Jay and Zane's roles this season were minor compared to the other ninja.
  • P.I.X.A.L. made a few appearances, behind Zane, in episodes 45, 47, 49, and 54.
  • This season introduces the character of Ronin, who would go on to be an anti-hero and ally to the ninja in following seasons.
  • Skylor made a brief appearance in episode 53.
  • Sensei Garmadon made a brief appearance in episode 54. This was his last appearance as his Master form and his last appearance until "Dread on Arrival."
  • Misako had a bigger role than previous seasons, first helping Wu with the tea farm, then decoding the staff's clues to help the ninja get Lloyd back, and helping Nya train.
    • This was the first and only season so far to feature Misako in every episode.
  • This season featured the team only consisting of the original ninja, Kai, Jay, Zane, and Cole, which hasn't been seen since Season 1: Rise of the Snakes.


  • Morro served as the main antagonist of this season. His relationship with Wu and his quest to curse Ninjago are vital to the whole season.
  • The Preeminent served as the overarching antagonist of this season.
    • She is the second physically largest enemy the ninja had battled since the Great Devourer in Season 1.
  • Soul Archer served as the secondary antagonist of this season.
  • Other important antagonists include Bansha, Ghoultar, Wrayth, the Morro Dragon, and Fenwick (episode 50).
  • Ronin was a thief and was not a friend of the ninja, but he sided with them starting from the end of episode 51.
  • Master Chen and Clouse made cameos in episode 54, imprisoned in the Cursed Realm. This was Chen's last appearance until "Day of the Daparted", while Clouse returned in the next season.
  • The Ghost Warriors were the villainous faction of this season.



Promotional media

Character posters


Concept art


  1. This refers to multiple seasons that fully aired in one year. As Season 1 was split into 2011 and 2012, 2012 would not be a year with two seasons.
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