Not to be confused with the villainous group.
“This is what I wanted, to see your father's return, and for you to lose everything. How does it feel to see the end?”
— Harumi to Lloyd, Big Trouble, Little Ninjago

Season 8 of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, subtitled Sons of Garmadon, was preceded by Season 7 and is succeeded by Season 9. Lloyd was the focus Ninja and the intro character, Harumi served as the main antagonist, and the Sons of Garmadon were the villainous faction of the season. Lord Garmadon was the mascot character of the sets.

The first 7 minutes of the first episode premiered on July 23, 2017, at the San Diego Comic-Con as part of the preview. The trailer was released on January 5, 2018. The first episode was released in Australia on January 20, 2018. It was made available on the US Cartoon Network app, website, and On-Demand on March 30, 2018. To familiarize new fans brought in by The LEGO Ninjago Movie, the design of the Ninjas' suits and faces are based on their movie designs. The season also recasts Sam Vincent as the voice of Lloyd, supplanting Jillian Michaels, who voiced the character prior to Season 8.


A year after the loss of Master Wu, the Ninja, led by the newly dubbed Master Lloyd, must protect the Royal Family and prevent a group known as the Sons of Garmadon from successfully reviving Lord Garmadon at the Temple of Resurrection using the Oni Masks.

Official Description

In the action-packed season 8 of the NINJAGO® TV show, the Sons of Garmadon, a mysterious biker gang, are on a chase after the three Oni Masks. The forceful villains plan to use the power of the masks to resurrect the evil Lord Garmadon. But can the great ninja team of Lloyd, Kai, Nya, Jay, Zane, and Cole stop them in time?



All the Ninjas' designs have been changed so the transition for new fans that came from The LEGO Ninjago Movie would be easier. Now all the Ninja look similar to their movie counterparts, though the eighth season remains canonical to the previous seasons of the show. In the first episode of the season, Cole and Jay have a short argument where Cole implies that Wu’s trip through time may have caused them to "look totally different and not even know it." While the Hageman Brothers say that this is the explanation for the design changes,[1] Tommy Andreasen says that it's not necessarily the explanation and the discussion was just theoretical.[2]

  • Kai has a shorter version of his movie hairpiece and his movie self's thinner eyebrows. Tommy Andreasen said specifically that he didn't like Kai's movie counterpart's hair, so he shortened it.[3] It is also now a shade of reddish-brown.
  • Jay has freckles and lost the notch on his eyebrow. The Hageman Brothers said that he always had freckles, but you never knew they were there.[4] He has his movie self's hairpiece, but his freckles are lighter and less apparent.
  • Cole's scar has now faded and is no longer visible, but it can be seen whenever he uses his RX powers. He has longer hair, and his eyes now have a more relaxed look to them, as his movie counterpart does. He has his movie self's eyebrows. His RX powers are now yellow/orange.
  • Zane has a new holographic projector that allows him to "transform" into anyone and change from titanium form to human form, without having actual flesh. He now has his hairpiece from the movie and the same blue eyes in human form. Of the ninja, he looks the most like his pre-Season 8 self, with the same eyebrows and mouth, and his Titanium form having the same face, excepting the new scratch on the upper left side. The blue "visor" that used to appear when his hood was up no longer appears.
  • Lloyd looks nearly identical to his movie counterpart: with longer hair and green eyes that are more subtle that glow when he uses Spinjitzu. However, while in the movie Lloyd has a mostly black suit with green accents, the opposite is true for the show. His eyes are also slightly closer together.
  • Nya's hair is wilder and she has a mole on her cheek. According to Tommy Andreasen, Jay refers to it as "a mark of eternal beauty."[5] She has her movie hair and mouth and looks nearly identical to her movie counterpart.
  • Garmadon's appearance is the same as his appearance in The LEGO Ninjago Movie, as seen with his minifigure in 70643 Temple of Resurrection. The difference is that part of Garmadon's ribcage is cracked open, partially exposed with a purple liquid oozing from his torso.
  • Kai, Cole, Zane, and Lloyd have their weapons from The LEGO Ninjago Movie.


Season Ep # Series Ep # Image Episode name Air date
1 75 The Mask of Deception "The Mask of Deception" April 16, 2018 (USA)
2 76 Screenshot 2018-03-30 at 6.04.39 PM "The Jade Princess" April 23, 2018 (USA)
3 77 Screenshot 2018-03-30 at 6.06.49 PM "The Oni and the Dragon" April 30, 2018 (USA)
4 78 Screenshot 2018-03-30 at 6.11.20 PM "Snake Jaguar" May 7, 2018 (USA)
5 79 Screenshot 2018-03-30 at 6.16.47 PM "Dead Man's Squall" May 14, 2018 (USA)
6 80 Screenshot 2018-03-30 at 6.19.18 PM "The Quiet One" May 21, 2018 (USA)
7 81 MoS81TitleCard "Game of Masks" May 22, 2018 (USA)
8 82 Ninjago Sons of Garmadon Episode 82 "Dread on Arrival" May 23, 2018 (USA)
9 83 Screenshot 2018-03-30 at 6.31.12 PM "True Potential" May 24, 2018 (USA)
10 84 Screen Shot 2018-07-15 at 2.36.08 PM "Big Trouble, Little Ninjago" May 25, 2018 (USA)




  • This is the first season (excluding Day of the Departed) to not feature Skylor in any capacity since Rebooted. Although she does make a "cameo" in a photograph. 
  • Echo Zane was originally confirmed to return for this season but never made an appearance. As confirmed by the Hageman brothers in August 2018, there were originally plans for Echo Zane to be revealed as the true identity of Mr. E,[6] as Harumi and her team would've found him at the Lighthouse Prison and upgraded him. The concept was scrapped and isn't canon, as the Hageman brothers felt there wasn't time for it.
  • Season 9 and Season 10 were developed as companions to Season 8. All of them together form a 24 episode arc.[7][8]
  • Despite Lloyd having a new voice actor, and the Ninja all gaining new suits based on their movie counterparts, all the other Ninja retain their previous voice actors.
  • Dan and Kevin Hageman returned to write this season. Previously, they handed over the writing duties to David Shayne for "Day of the Departed" and Season 7, as the brothers were occupied with writing their Netflix original series, TrollHunters.
  • Lloyd has a new voice actor, this being Sam Vincent, making this the first season not to feature Jillian Michaels in the role, and the first time one of the Ninja is given a different voice actor in the series.
  • In May 2017, Andreasen hosted a contest where Ninjago fans submitted their artwork that would be displayed by a child around the age of 9-10 that was a huge fan of Ninjago.[9] The character was revealed to be the young Harumi before she lost her birth parents.
  • Various things were revealed in this season, such as the First Spinjitzu Master's origins, the identity of the new Samurai X, the fate of P.I.X.A.L., and how Zane inherited his Ice Element Powers.
  • For April Fools day, Tommy Andreasen posted a status on Twitter with three events from Season 8, two of which are real and one of which is fake. The three events stated that Cole would do a lot of singing, that there would be old recurring enemies, and that a new Ninja would join the team. The two confirmed events are that there would be old recurring enemies, as Garmadon was resurrected in this season, and that Cole would sing, as he is seen singing in the third, fourth, fifth, seventh, and ninth episodes and in a teaser trailer. He also performs "The Weekend Whip" with most of the team in the ninth episode.
  • Tommy Andreasen addressed Season 8 as "Next Level Ninjago," implying the many new major changes in the series' tone.
  • The title of the season and a clip were revealed at San Diego Comic-Con.
  • According to Tommy Andreasen, the first episode was made to be ready for release by January 1, 2018.[10]
  • A 90-second trailer was released on January 5, 2018.
  • The art direction of Sons of Garmadon was based on the 1988 Japanese film, Akira.[11]
  • Three teasers were released on January 16, 2018: Power of the Oni Masks, about the Oni Masks, Mysterious Biker Gang, about the Sons of Garmadon, and A Royal Encounter, about the relationship between Lloyd and Harumi.
  • Ninjago City is now looking more like the city in The LEGO Ninjago Movie.
  • This is the first season where "The Weekend Whip" is not the theme of the intro, neither are the characters names shown as they appear on screen. However, the "Jump up, kick back, whip around and. . . ." portion of the Weekend Whip's melody can be briefly heard in the very beginning. The Ninja sing it in "True Potential."
    • It is also the first season that has its name written in the episode title cards.
  • This is also the first season not to have Ian James Corlett as part of the voice cast.
  • This is the only season to have no Dragons in the sets. This may be due to the abundance and heavy focus of Dragons in Season 9.
  • This is the second season to air entirely in Australia/New Zealand before the United States, with the first being Rebooted.
  • Despite the six Ninja and Garmadon receiving new designs from The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Misako remains the same design from the previous seasons, although her streak of white hair appears more prominent, after being absent in Hands of Time.
  • Cyrus Borg, Ed, Edna, Skylor, Ray, Maya, and Ronin made cameo appearances in photos in the backgrounds of certain episodes aboard the Destiny's Bounty.
  • All of Sons of Garmadon was released on the Cartoon Network US app, website, and On Demand on March 30, 2018. The first season to be put online before airing on television was Tournament of Elements.
  • Season 8 is the first season to have multiple characters announce the title cards at the beginning of each episode (Lloyd announced episodes 75-83, and Garmadon announced the finale).
    • Because of this, this is also the first season to not have Master Wu announce the episode title at the beginning.
  • This is the fourth season where The Great Devourer triggered a season's main events. In season one, the Serpentine sought to awaken the Devourer, in Season 2 the Stone Army was awakened due to the Devourer's toxic venom seeping under ground, in season seven, the Devourer's Vermillion eggs were used by Krux and Acronix to maneuver the Iron Doom. In season eight, Harumi seeks to revive Lord Garmadon, as she looks up to him as the one who killed her parents' murderer—The Great Devourer. 
  • This was the fourth season where the final battle took place in Ninjago City, following seasons one, two and three. 
    • The final battle of season six took place in New Djinjago, which hovered over Ninjago City - although the battle didn't take place in the city itself. 
  • This is the second season to have no Serpentine since their debut in Season 1, the first being Possession.
  • Season 8 marks the only season to have the Ninja defeated, and separated in the end.
  • Master Wu in his elderly form is seen in the official trailer for the season. He also appears during Cole's flashback in "The Jade Princess" and Zane's in "Snake Jaguar."
  • This is the first and only season that Wu did not physically appear in his normal form, as he was a baby. He would finally return to normal at the end of Season 9: Hunted.
  • The season has 3 different intros, albeit with no visual differences, the music changes. In Dead Man's Squall, the music from Zane’s flashbacks before his sacrifice was used. After that, a new intro similar to the first, but slightly slower, was used.

Focus Characters

  • Lloyd is the focus Ninja for this season because of the relationship that he has with Garmadon and Harumi.
    • This is the second season that focuses on Lloyd.
    • Lloyd had four focus episodes, those being episodes 75, 76, 81 and 83.
  • Even though Lloyd was the main character, Cole and Zane played a vital role in this season.
    • Zane had a vital role this season. Certain episodes focused on how Zane inherited the Ice Element, his rivalry with Mr. E, and his relationship with P.I.X.A.L..
      • He also had his own focus episodes, which were episodes 78 and 79.
    • As previously stated by Tommy Andreasen, Cole would also have a great role this season. He overcame his fear of singing and became the caretaker of Toddler Wu. His determination to find him and some more of his past being revealed are significant parts to this season as well.
      • Cole had sang in episodes 77, 78, 79, 81, and 83.
      • Cole had his own focus episode, which was episode 77.
  • This season was unique as it ended on a cliffhanger.
  • Kai and Nya had a better role in this season than Jay.
  • Kai had a heavier role in the first half of episode 82, but he was not the focus character, and his role was minor.
  • Nya had a heavier roles in numerous battles in the season (like the season finale), but she was not the focus character, and her role was minor.
  • Jay had a lot of dialogues, similar to previous seasons, because of his personality. However, his role was minor.
  • Wu returned, in the form of a baby, and became a sort of "McGuffin" for the Sons of Garmadon, and appeared in episodes 76 and 78-84.
    • The fate of Master Wu was revealed in episode 80.
  • P.I.X.A.L. had a larger role this season. She had appearances in episodes 75-80 and 82-84.
  • The identity of Samurai X is revealed in episode 79.
  • Misako had some capacity in the show, with some appearances in episodes 82-84.
  • Skylor and Ronin made cameo appearances on photos.
    • As such, this is the first season since their introductions where they don't physically appear.
  • Season 8 is the first season to have two characters announce the title cards at the beginning of the episode (Lloyd for episodes 75-83, and Garmadon in the finale.)
  • Season 8 marks the only season of Ninjago to end with the 6 Ninja being separated within different realms.
  • Season 8 marks the only season of Ninjago to end with a Ninja losing his Elemental Power.
  • According to Tommy Andreasen in a live-chat hosted by Joshua Deck, production issues during the seventh season's development caused the vendor to be dismissed, but resulted in this season having a "leap in quality".[12]





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
Chen Mini-Movies
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 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
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 Tale Mini-Movies
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 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
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
Unknown Ninjago 2021 Installments TBA

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