|“But if there's anything I learned, it's that wishing for something won't make it come true. We all tried to get something from Nadakhan, and look what happened.”|
“It only made him stronger.”
“Right. But if we really want something, don't wish it to happen, make it happen.”
|— Jay and Lloyd, "The Way Back"|
The sixth season of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, subtitled Skybound, was preceded by Season 5 and succeeded by "Day of the Departed" and Season 7. Jay was the focus ninja, Nadakhan served as the main antagonist, and the Sky Pirates were the villainous faction of the season.
With the defeat of Morro’s ghost invasion, the ninja have now become huge media celebrities. But dark forces once more threaten NINJAGO Island as the Teapot of Tyrahn is rediscovered by the ghost of Clouse, Master Chen’s former right-hand man. He allows Nadakhan, an evil Djinn, and captain of the infamous Misfortune’s Keep, to escape the teapot. After reassembling his pirate crew, Nadakhan returns to his home realm of Djinjago, to find it collapsing. This destruction, caused by the ninja defeating the Preeminent, leads Nadakhan to vow revenge. He refits his ship so it can fly and prepares to attack. Now they are Sky Pirates.
Clouse (the only escapee from the Cursed Realm), finds the Teapot of Tyrahn and frees the evil Djinn, Nadakhan, from it. Nadakhan then traps Clouse in it by making him "wish it all away," which he would continue to do to characters throughout the season.
Nadakhan proceeds to frame the ninja, making them wanted criminals. The ninja try to find Clouse in Stiix but are forced to flee because they are chased by the citizens, who are angry with them for destroying their town in the previous season. Misako pilots the Destiny's Bounty to get them but it ends up crashing down by the police. The ninja manages to split up and escape but Misako gets arrested.
Earlier that day, Nadakhan finds Sensei Wu in the Library of Domu and hears him saying, "Be careful what you wish for," and imprisons him in the Teapot of Tyrahn. When Misako is left in a room handcuffed, Nadakhan comes and tricks Misako into telling him the secret location of the Realm Crystal and also imprisons her in his teapot.
Ronin is then hired by the Police Commissioner to find the ninja and bring them to justice in exchange for a hefty sum of money and his criminal record being erased. While the ninja split up into three teams of two, Jay and Cole discover that Nadakhan could shapeshift, explaining how he framed them. After Ronin cunningly captures all of the ninja, they are brought to Kryptarium Prison. Meanwhile, Nadakhan goes to the location of the Realm Crystal in the Hiroshi Labyrinth Stronghold and steals it.
At Kryptarium Prison, the ninja find Captain Soto and he tells them how to catch a Djinn, the answer being to use a drop of Tiger Widow venom to weaken Nadakhan. After freeing Soto and themselves, Captain Soto told them that the last Tiger Widow lived on an island not found on any map but in a lantern hidden on Misfortune's Keep.
Meanwhile, Nadakhan (who was once a pirate) freed his crew from different realms from which they were banished to.
The police were focused on finding the ninja but unknown to them, Nya and Jay were disguised as police officers and had logged in to the police system searching for Nadhakan's ship but found nothing.
Meanwhile, Cole and Lloyd flew on their Elemental Dragons back to the last known location of Nadhakan's ship only to find electric wiring and other metal parts. Zane and Kai went to the crash site of the Destiny's Bounty only to find the need to escape, leaving their ship behind.
Meanwhile, Nadakhan and his crew visit to his home realm, Djinjago, but it was slowly falling apart. Nadhakan's father, the Djinn King, told Nadakhan that the Sixteen Realms were all interconnected. When the ninja destroyed the Cursed Realm, they also destroyed Djinjago. Nadhakan's father gave him the Djinn Blade, a sword that had the power to hold spirits. Nadhakan then slashed the Teapot of Tyrahn with it, causing the souls of Clouse, Master Wu, and Misako to transfer into the sword. He then returned to Ninjago and swore the ninja would pay for their actions.
However, the ninja learned much about the true enemy and got the only thing needed to stop him, though they were taken down by the Dijinn one by one. The pirates try to break Jay through different methods after capturing him to make him use his final wish but failed every time. Even after the rescue, both Jay and Nya were the only ones left and went into hiding in order to organize their plans, though Jay was shaken over the loss of their comrades. During their last confrontation, Jay was pushed into the portal made by Traveler's Tea and Nya was captured.
Jay gathers a team to help him to save his comrades, though he was unable to save Nya in time. Fortunately, Nya helped Jay to get the sword to save his friends and they crashed the wedding.
Jay manages to make a final wish that all of the events transpired should not happen in the first place, mourning over the loss of Nya. Due to the venom and the purity of the wish, Nadakhan gave Jay what he wants by reversing time and return back to the point where everything started. As both Jay and Nya realizes that they were the only ones who remembered the events, both of them embraced and rekindled their relationship, much to the others' confusion over what happened. The reunion of the Lightning and Water Ninja was broadcasted all over Ninjago by Dareth. At the same time, Clouse found the teapot, but this time got chased away by the citizens, which fortunately prevented the same events from happening again. At the same time, the Temple of Airjitzu was seen floating in the sky, marking a new future challenge against the ninja.
|Season Ep #||Series Ep #||Image||Episode name||Airdate|
|1||55||"Infamous"||March 24, 2016 (US)|
|2||56||"Public Enemy Number One"||June 16, 2016 (US)|
|3||57||"Enkrypted"||June 23, 2016 (US)|
|4||58||"Misfortune Rising"||June 30, 2016 (US)|
|5||59||"On a Wish and a Prayer"||July 11, 2016 (US)|
|6||60||"My Dinner With Nadakhan"||July 12, 2016 (US)|
|7||61||"Wishmasters"||July 13, 2016 (US)|
|8||62||"The Last Resort"||July 14, 2016 (US)|
|9||63||"Operation Land Ho!"||July 15, 2016 (US)|
|10||64||"The Way Back"||July 15, 2016 (US)|
- Clancee - Ian James Corlett
- Clouse - Scott McNeil
- Cole - Kirby Morrow
- Dareth - Alan Marriott
- Dogshank - Nicole Oliver
- Echo Zane - Brent Miller
- Flintlocke - Paul Dobson
- Jay - Michael Adamthwaite
- Kai - Vincent Tong
- Lil' Nelson - David Raynolds
- Lloyd Garmadon - Jillian Michaels
- Misako - Kathleen Barr
- Nadakhan - Scott McNeil
- Nindroid Sentry - Brian Dobson
- Nya - Kelly Metzger
- P.I.X.A.L. - Jennifer Hayward
- Police Commissioner - Michael Donovan
- Repo Man - Ian James Corlett
- Ronin - Brian Dobson
- Sentry General - Vincent Tong
- Simon - Vincent Tong
- Skylor - Heather Doerksen
- Soto - Alan Marriott
- Ship Captain - Scott McNeil
- Tommy - Scott McNeil
- Wu - Paul Dobson
- Zane - Brent Miller
Jay was the mascot ninja, and the promotional and box art was appropriately focused on the sky. The collectible items were the Djinn Blades, even though there was only one Djinn Blade in the TV series. The sets mostly consisted of Sky Pirate vehicles and Elemental Dragons. Unlike most seasons, this season received a second, smaller set wave alongside the "Day of the Departed" sets. This wave featured a few located-based sets (Kryptarium Prison and the lighthouse), presumably because the later release date allowed the sets to be based on the episodes, as opposed to the other way around as is usually the case.
- 70599 Cole's Dragon
- 70600 Ninja Bike Chase
- 70601 Sky Shark
- 70602 Jay's Elemental Dragon
- 70603 Raid Zeppelin
- 70604 Tiger Widow Island
- 70605 Misfortune's Keep
- 70591 Kryptarium Prison Breakout
- 70593 The Green NRG Dragon
- 70594 The Lighthouse Siege
- 853544 LEGO NINJAGO Accessory Set
- Jay Vincent and Michael Kramer, the series' composers, did not create a new soundtrack for this season due to restraints on their contracts. The only new piece of music they composed for the season was a theme for Nadakhan, which Jay Vincent released in February 2017. All the music featured throughout Skybound, except for Nadakhan's theme, is reprised from previous seasons.
- Nadakhan's minifigure's tailpiece is a recolored version of the ghost tail, though in the series, his lower body appears as a column of orange smoke. The use of this piece is because LEGO wanted to keep using it since they'd already made the materials for the previous season, so the Hageman Brothers came up with the idea to use it for a Djinn.
- According to Tommy Andreasen, this is the season where the Hageman Brothers worked the most independently. They have stated it is one of their favorite seasons.
- According to Tommy Andreasen, the season "had very little concept work done before writing commenced."
- This is one of the few waves of sets that do not feature any sort of mech, for the ninja or the villains.
- This is the only season where the majority of the episodes are in an undone timeline.
- This season along with The Hands of Time, Sons of Garmadon, and Hunted were all released in Netflix in America in 2019, thus making it the season that took the longest to be featured on Netflix.
- This season is no longer on Netflix in the UK.
- A recurring Easter egg in this season is the "Wu-Cru" logo being hidden somewhere in each episode:
- "Infamous" – Among some photos in Lil Nelson's hospital room.
- "Public Enemy Number One" – On the middle pillar in the Library of Domu.
- "Enkrypted" – Peculiarly, this episode is the only one where the logo is nowhere to be seen.
- "Misfortune Rising" – On one of the warning signs out the front of the Repo Yard.
- "On a Wish and a Prayer" – On the underside of the rope bridge on Tiger Widow Island.
- "My Dinner With Nadakhan – On a lantern next to a sleeping Sky Pirate.
- "Wishmasters" – Within a barrel on the Misfortune's Keep.
- "The Last Resort" – On a wall in Dr. Julien's workshop.
- "Operation Land Ho!" – On a pinboard in the Police Station.
- "The Way Back" – On the billboard after Jay's final wish.
- The order of the characters' appearances in the intro is based on the order of when they get trapped into the Djinn Blade. Nya and Jay are the only characters not to get trapped in the Djinn Blade.
- In some airings, the tune of the audio was half - a semitone lower.
- The intro is the only intro in the first seven seasons not to have a group shot at the end.
- In this season, specifically "Public Enemy Number One" and "Misfortune Rising," the police can be seen shooting guns, which is not often seen in the show.
- Jay was the focus ninja of this season. The details about his past and how he tried his best to win back Nya had become the main storyline of it.
- Jay was focused on in Episodes 58, 60, 62, 63, and 64.
- In Episode 58, Jay used two of his wishes, which resulted in him discovering he is adopted and that his real name is 'Jay Gordon'.
- In Episode 60, he has a difficult time being captured on Misfortune's Keep and has a meal with Nadakhan. He also gains his eyepatch in this episode.
- In Episode 62, he breaks down as he is responsible for his friend's banishment into the Djinn Blade. Later, he is the final ninja remaining.
- Jay forms a new team in Episode 63 where they successfully steal the Djinn Blade, which Jay enters it and saves everyone from the weapon.
- In Episode 64, he leads the ninja to a battle against Nadakhan, where he and the latter battle until Flintlocke shoots Nadakhan, and Nya, with the Tiger Widow venom. Jay then uses his final wish to undo this season's events and ends up with Nya.
- Jay was focused on in Episodes 58, 60, 62, 63, and 64.
- This is the first season to focus solely on Jay.
- Nya also had a major role in this season.
- The story between her and Jay was vital in this season, and both of them appeared in every single episode.
- This season also continues her Water Ninja story from Season 5, with her not wanting to be labelled as the "girl ninja" and wanting to choose her own destiny.
- Cole and Lloyd had larger roles in this season than Zane and Kai.
- Cole's ability in being a ghost, his relationship with Jay, and how he used his wishes were also shown to be important factors in this season. This is the only season to fully feature Cole in his ghost form throughout it before returning back to a human in "Day of the Departed."
- How Lloyd got his wishes to become wise and how he used his newfound wisdom to save Jay and Nya were shown in episode 61.
- Zane and Kai had relatively minor roles in this season, having been trapped in the Djinn Blade relatively early.
- Zane had appearances in episodes 55-59 and 62-64.
- Kai had appearances in episodes 55-58 and 62-64.
- Zane's role was mainly about his confrontation with Nadakhan in the boat in episode 59, where Zane attempted to outsmart Nadakhan which ended badly when P.I.X.A.L is erased. Fortunately, Jay's last wish prevented this from happening.
- Kai's role was very minor in this season, with one important aspect of having been him being transported back in time to see his father in his youth. However, all events were undone and he has no recollection of seeing it.
- P.I.X.A.L. made a few appearances, behind Zane, in episodes 55, 56, 57, and 59.
- Skylor made an appearance in episodes 63 and 64 as she assisted Jay.
- Sensei Wu played a minor role in this season, arguably one of his smallest roles yet.
- Misako is added to the title sequence despite playing a minor role compared to previous seasons.
- As noted above, the order the main characters are introduced in the intro is the order in which they each got trapped in the Djinn Blade.
- Nadakhan served as the main antagonist of this season.
- Flintlocke and Clancee serve as the secondary antagonists of this season.
- Other important antagonists include Dogshank, Doubloon, Monkey Wretch, Sqiffy (episodes 61 and 63), Bucko (episodes 61 and 63), and Delara (episode 64).
- Clouse found the Teapot of Tyrahn in Stiix and opened it in order to unleash Nadakhan for his own agenda in his quest for revenge against the ninja, but it didn't work after using his three wishes, with the third being wishing for it all to go away, resulting in the dark sorcerer being imprisoned, thus making Clouse responsible for the events of the season before Jay used his last wish to undo them.
- Ronin sided with the ninja in the previous season, but he betrayed the ninja in episode 56 in exchange for a clean criminal record and a big budget from the cops. However, he sided with the ninja again starting from episode 60.
- The Sky Pirates were the villainous faction of this season.