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“The Serpentine tried to warn the land dwellers, but they wouldn't listen. They thought we were the enemy, though we were only trying to prevent the prophecy of the Golden Master's terrible reign. After the Great Devourer failed to scare the unbelievers below ground, it is we who retreated beneath the soil, promising to never return, even now that the end is inevitable.”

The Serpentine, also called the snakes, are an ancient race of cold-blooded reptilian humanoids who were once the dominant species of Ninjago in the times of the First Spinjitzu Master.

Thousands of years ago, they lived in fragile peace with humans, as King Mambo V had an agreement with the First Spinjitzu Master that neither race could enter the territories of the other. When the First Age ended, they warred with each other for countless years until banding together during the First Serpentine War to fight against the humans. Led by the sons of the First Spinjitzu Master and the Elemental Masters, the people of Ninjago rose up and locked them away in five separate tombs, one for each tribe (Anacondrai, Hypnobrai, Fangpyre, Constrictai, and Venomari). 40 years after the war, they were released by Lloyd Garmadon and Pythor, the latter of whom united the five tribes in a bid to conquer and destroy Ninjago. After claiming the Fangblades, Pythor unleashed the fabled Great Devourer from the Lost City of Ouroboros. The colossal serpent consumed Pythor and Master Wu and wreaked havoc on Ninjago City before being killed by Lord Garmadon.

After the death of the Devourer, the Serpentine were trapped in the tomb of the Stone Army. When the ninja were searching for the hard drive containing the Digital Overlord, they found the Serpentine, and Acidicus told them of the legend of the Golden Master. Shortly after, a group of Nindroids attacked the Serpentine, but the ninja defended them and defeated their adversaries. Though Skales declined to aid the ninja in their quest any further, when the Golden Master attacked Ninjago City, the Serpentine helped its citizens to flee below ground and escape the ensuing destruction. Pythor, who had been aiding the Golden Master, was turned minuscule after swallowing a shrinking pill.

With the Golden Master destroyed, the Serpentine resumed their lives in Ninjago, having redeemed themselves after protecting the city's people. When the ninja were rallying people to fight against Chen and his army of fake Anacondrai, the Serpentine joined the battle at the Corridor of Elders. Despite the new alliance, the fake Anacondrai made by Chen and Clouse were too powerful—leading Garmadon to sacrifice himself and be banished in order to free the spirits of the original Anacondrai to curse Chen's army. Following the battle, the Serpentine continued to live their normal lives while no longer having problems with humans for their help.

Sometime later, Krux used Great Devourer to breed a Vermillion Army to conquer Ninjago. They were finally defeated after being lost in the Temporal vortex.

Following a lengthy period of laze months after the Oni's invasion, the out of shape ninja embarked on a quest to help Professor Clutch Powers explore an ancient pyramid, with the purpose of honing their fading ninja skills. In the process, they accidentally freed vengeful Serpentine sorceress Aspheera from her magical entombment, leading her to steal Kai's Fire power and raise an army of mummified, fire-wielding Serpentine in an attempt to claim the Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu and exact her revenge on the "treacherous deceiver" who defeated her with the very same scroll. This culminated in a standoff in the hangar bay beneath the Monastery of Spinjitzu where Zane managed to defeat Aspheera and her army with the second scroll the ninja had stolen from the Explorer's Club, though Aspheera managed to momentarily break free, unintentionally banishing the power-corrupt Nindroid to the Never-Realm, only to be imprisoned in Kryptarium Prison afterward.


The First Spinjitzu Master creating the Serpentine


According to a Serpentine legend, the Serpentine were created by the First Spinjitzu Master thousands of years ago, although their true origins are ambiguous and it is also possible that the First Spinjitzu Master brought them from the realm of Chima.[1][2]

First Age

In the First Age (thousands of years before the siege at the Monastery),[3] humans and Serpentine were at peace, though it was fragile. Humans could not enter Serpentine Valley and the Serpentine could not enter the villages of humans, this was agreed on by the First Spinjitzu Master and the leader of the ancient Serpentine tribe, Mambo V.

Hypnobrai during the First Age

One day the sons of the First Spinjitzu Master entered Serpentine Valley and were captured. Young Serpentine sorceress, Aspheera agreed to free Wu and Garmadon, but only if they promised to teach her the secrets of Spinjitzu. Wu and Garmadon promised but Wu was the only one to keep his promise. After Wu taught Aspheera Spinjitzu, she tried to overthrow King Mambo V and launch an invasion. Wu and Garmadon used the Scrolls of Forbidden Spinjitzu to stop her and she was magically entombed in the pyramid.[4]

Over the following centuries, one serpent nation disintegrated into five Serpentine tribes depending on which tribe had what ability. However, the tribes generally disliked each other and only worked together when they had the same leaders or goals.[5]

Serpentine War

The Anacondrai army

Fearing the dawn of the Golden Master's reign was imminent, the Serpentine tried to warn the people of Ninjago, but they wouldn't listen and instead looked upon the Serpentine as enemies. The Serpentine then tried to force the people underground, but they failed, even using the young Great Devourer to scare them below the surface. After their failed attempts to protect the people, the Serpentine were seen as monsters.[1]

The conflict between humans and Serpentine started the Serpentine War. As the war progressed and time went on, tensions between man and snake began to die down. However, seeking to spread chaos, Chen told each side that the other was going to attack, which restarted the war.[6] Around this time, Chen united the previously warring Serpentine tribes.[7]

The Elemental Alliance met the Serpentine in battle of the Jamanakai Village. As the Elemental Alliance began to win, the Anacondrai, led by Arcturus, appeared and began to overwhelm them.

Serpentine War

In the battle of the Birchwood Forest, the Elemental Alliance battled the Anacondrai once more. As they began to win, one of the Elemental Alliance was hypnotized[8] and sided with the Serpentine and the Elemental Alliance lost once more. Later, as the Elemental Alliance began to walk home from battle, defeated and discouraged, Garmadon realized that they could use the Sacred Flutes in order to defeat them, as he saw a man use one to put a small cobra in a trance. The Elemental Alliance used the flutes and drove the five Serpentine tribes into five separate tombs. As punishment for their war crimes, Wu and Garmadon had Arcturus and the other Anacondrai generals banished to the Cursed Realm.[6]


Serpentine reunion

Almost forty years after the Serpentine War, Garmadon's son, Lloyd Garmadon, launched the Serpentine tribes back to freedom. The quarreled tribes did not want to cooperate until they were united by a new Serpentine King, Pythor. He then won a four silver Fangblades and reawakened the Great Devourer as revenge for their imprisonment, but unsuccessfully as the ninja and Garmadon killed the Devourer.[9]

The Serpentine then teamed up with Garmadon and committed various crimes until they were locked up in the tomb of the Stone Army,[10] where they completely reformed and changed their way of life.[11]

However, after being released from the tomb, some Serpentine, especially Venomari, longed to return to their old ways and began looting Ninjago City and the village in the valley, but were stopped by the ninja and forced to withdraw.[12][13]

Second Serpentine War

Second Serpentine War

Almost forty years later, Master Chen used the Spell of Transformation to transform himself and his cult into the Anacondrai, thus beginning the Second Serpentine War. However, he was defeated by the ghosts of the Anacondrai Generals, who cursed them and imprisoned them in the Cursed Realm.[14]

Battle for All of Time

Shortly after the Second Serpentine War, Krux and his brother Acronix formed an army of Vermillion warriors, descendants of the Great Devourer. The army then traveled through time and tried to win the Battle for All of Time, but without success.


Serpentine King

The supreme leader of the Serpentine, usually a general who manages to assert their authority over the others. Long before the war, Mambo V was Serpentine King during the First Age, although he was replaced by Aspheera for a short time. After the Serpentine War and the extinction of almost all Anacondrai, the throne was left to Pythor, after a coup d'etat in the remaining tribes that had been previously released. Pythor was the first Serpentine King after the Serpentine were locked in their tombs, and after his supposed death, the Serpentines were under Garmadon's rule for a while until Skales betrayed him and became the new Serpent King, a title he still holds. It is a purely political title that has no physical changes to the Serpentine who achieves it, although Skales chose to wear a crown to confirm his position.

Known Serpentine kings/queens


The leaders of each Serpentine tribe, identified by the long tail replacing their legs and their possession of their tribe's Serpentine Staff. Usually the highest rank of Serpentine, with the "Serpentine King" title coming into play if a general wishes to unite the tribes as one.

Known generals


Powerful fighters in the Serpentine ranks, generally less numerous than soldiers or scouts. Often appear similar to their corresponding general, but with legs instead of tails and slight color variations (e.g. Lizaru has green head spikes, while Acidicus has white head spikes).

Known warriors


The regular fighters of the Serpentine forces, identifiable by having less elaborate heads than warriors or generals. They usually have two large, stout fangs protruding from their mouths.

Known soldiers


The lowest-ranking members of the Serpentine, scouts presumably play a supporting role in combat, gathering information on targets and backing up their stronger allies in battle. They have human-like heads with distinctly reptilian features such as scales, fangs, and slit-like pupils. Most have small hoods or armor plates on the backs of their heads. All Serpentine children are in the form of scouts until they grow up and try to get a higher rank.

Known scouts


Recently-hatched Serpentine, vipers which take the form of ordinary snakes, but in a short time their tails will turn into legs and their hands will grow.

Powers and abilities


  • Sacred Flutes: No Serpentine can stand the sound of the Sacred Flutes, which completely control them and can be manipulated with their help.


Skales turning into a general

The Serpentine generally appear as scaly humanoids with snake-like heads. All the Serpentine are cold-blooded humanoids,[16] which means they must bask in the sun to reach optimal body temperature. For this reason, their largest cities such as Ouroboros or the Serpentine valley are built in the deserts. All of them also have to shed old scales several times in their life just like normal snakes.[17] Serpentine generals have snake-like tails replacing their legs, which appears to be a symbol of their position; as soon as a different snake takes dominance in a tribe, its legs will become a tail and the conquered Serpentine will have its tail replaced by legs, although every member in the Anacondrai Tribe has tails. It is possible that similar changes would occur if other Serpentine of different ranks fought to increase their standing in the tribe (e.g. a Scout attempting to become a Soldier-ranked Serpentine, or a Soldier attempting to become a Warrior-ranked Serpentine). It is unclear what would happen if a Serpentine General perished without being challenged by a fellow tribes mate—presumably, the next-strongest member of the tribe would become General by default.

Anacondrai listening the sound of a Sacred Flute

In addition to proficiency in melee combat (both unarmed and with a variety of weapons), all of the Serpentine tribes have unique abilities: the Hypnobrai can hypnotize others into loyal servants or sleeper agents; the Fangpyre can make anything they bite slowly turn into a snake, whether human or not; the Venomari are resistant to acid and can spit hallucinatory venom; the Constrictai have powerful grips and superior burrowing abilities, and the Anacondrai are capable of turning invisible and swallowing people whole. However, all Serpentine are vulnerable to the music of the Sacred Flute, which causes them extreme discomfort and negates some of their abilities.

Members of different tribes likewise possess the ability to breed with one another, although the results of these bonds result in hybrid mutants who lack powers. Children coming from such unions are often looked down upon in Serpentine society: one of which was Clancee.

At birth, Serpentine first start off as young vipers, seemingly identical to regular snakes but presumably with the powers of their tribe.[18][19] The Serpentine grow relatively fast, as Skales Jr. hatched not long before the Nindroid crisis.[20][21] As they grow and mature, however, Serpentine children will eventually develop their legs, alongside the rest of their limbs. They have much longer lifespans than the average full-blooded human. They live to be more than forty years old, as Pythor, for example, lived during Serpentine War or Skales and Fangtom were friends before imprisonment.


Serpentine during the First Age

In the First Age, the first known time period of the Serpentine, they had a completely different culture than in the future, and although there were different abilities among the members, they all formed one nation under the King's head. They inhabited large pyramids in the Serpentine valley, which the workers kept growing. At that time, they did not use the Serpentine language as their script, but the hieroglyphs they carved into the stones. The king also had different markings than thousands of years later, as he wore a colored nemes instead of a crown and had golden balls painted under his eyes. At that time, King Mambo's ancestors had an agreement with the First Spinjitzu Master that Serpentine should not enter humans' lands and vice versa. This agreement brought a fragile peace between both nations, the people and the Serpentine. During this time, some Serpentine also learned sorcery so that they could be sorcerers in service to the King. Over the following millennia, Serpentine culture developed in a different direction but retained some of the ancestral culture features, as they built a pyramid and an entire city in the desert, and their artifacts included a golden sarcophagus.

The Slither Pit

After many millennia, they started solving their disputes and seeking entertainment in the Slither Pit, effectively gladiatorial combat where they determine superiority by one participant being more powerful and cunning than the other. Many Serpentine look down on other species, out of arrogance or anger at being sealed away by the other inhabitants of Ninjago. They are predisposed to combat and violence to achieve their goals and are not averse to using dirty tricks or superior numbers to overwhelm their enemies.

This aggressive mindset often hinders the Serpentine more than it benefits them, as fighting is prevalent among Serpentine tribes, and even among different ranks within each tribe. On the other hand, Serpentine are unwaveringly loyal to those who can conclusively demonstrate their superiority, readily following every command of such individuals—at least until their leaders show signs of weakness, incompetence, or until those leaders are overthrown by other Serpentine, and occasionally, humans.

Skales and his friend, Fangtom

However, some positive traits have been observed among the Serpentine. They are capable of camaraderie and friendship, as seen when Skales and Fangtom greet each other as old friends despite their tribal alignments. Additionally, Pythor sought to awaken the Great Devourer specifically to avenge his race on the surface-dwellers who sealed them away, implying that he genuinely wants to see Serpentine dominance for their own sakes. Likewise, despite having been the one to devour his tribe, Pythor was ultimately against the idea of tarnishing their name in death, getting past his own grudges to avenge the mockery that had been done to his people.

The Serpentine also seemed to have a righteous sense of justice, being quick to act in preparation for the arrival of the Golden Master, though some of their methods were questionable. Ultimately, while meaning well, their paranoia and recklessness in trying to stop their war with the humans only helped start it, and feeling wronged and unknowing of the true situation, felt they deserved vengeance on the humans for what had happened.

Serpentine children trying to reform themselves

Following their imprisonment in the tomb of the Stone Army, the Serpentine sought more pacifistic reforms, seeking to atone for their ways. As a result, nearly all of them became much more peaceful, promoting politeness and courtesy. Despite this, as a result of the past, they nevertheless remained somewhat wary of humans, but ultimately came over this in order to help them upon the attack of the Golden Master, finally bridging the gap that had separated the two species for so long. As a result, the Serpentine began to venture out onto the surface, regularly interacting with the humans as generic citizens.

Despite these pacifistic reforms, however, some Serpentine, though no longer criminals, nevertheless preferred their old ways of combat and fighting. Multiple members, most notably Mezmo, continued the tradition of the Slither Pit at Yang Tavern and even invited non-Serpentine, such as humans and Skulkin, to participate. Some Venomari have also decided to continue the old way of life and plunder the cities and villages of the humans.

There are many functions at Serpentine, with the main leader of each tribe being its general, and above all generals is the Serpentine King, who has usurped power over others. The king is usually not very different from the other Serpentine, although at his own request he may receive a small crown, which he does not always have to wear. Serpentine also once had the elders, which was the Serpentine group that others listened to and followed. It is unknown whether this group is still active.

There are various notable legends in Serpentine culture, the most famous of which are the Curse of the Golden Master and the legend of Aspheera, although the latter are only marginally known by marginal and more informative librarians like Acidicus. Some Serpentine are also interested in the stars and observe them, which was the original purpose of the construction of the City of Ouroboros. The Serpentine also have a written language called Serpentine. Many years ago, Serpentine had a tradition of carving Jadeblades from the bones of the departed Serpentine warriors and were reserved for the greatest Anacondrai leaders.[22]


Main article: Serpentine Vehicles

Behind the scenes

  • "Serpentine" is a real word, meaning "snake-like" or "related to snakes." However, the Ninjago term is pronounced with an "e" sound in the final syllable (Ser-pen-TEEN), while the real word has an "i" sound (Ser-pen-TYNE).
    • There is also a gem called Serpentine.
    • The original word's pronunciation is sometimes mistakenly use when referring to the Serpentine in Ninjago media such as "Papergirl" and "Ten for Ninjago."
  • The four Serpentine generals, Skales, Fangtom, Skalidor and Acidicus, have their names' syllables added one onto the other. This is coincidentally the same order that their respective tribes were released from their tombs.
  • Out of the five Serpentine generals, Skalidor is the only one to not have a unique letter in his name.
  • According to Tommy Andreasen, "The serpentine inspiration was simply that snakes have lots of very specific and cool powers do we could do a lot of variety."[23] Additionally, "Kids know a lot about snakes, and they seem inherintly bad."[24]
  • In early concepts, Lord Garmadon was the one intended to release the Serpentine.[25]
  • For the first four full tribes that appeared, the warrior has the same head mold with the general.
  • In the Rise of the Snakes sets, Hypnobrai and Fangpyre debuted in the first wave, while the other three debuted in the second wave, the same way the Hypnobrai and Fangpyre were the first two tribes to be released from their tombs in the TV series.
  • When asked if there could be a mini-series about the Serpentine, Tommy Andreasen said, "No. They are something we use to tell stories about the ninja."[26]
  • Slithraa, Skales, Fangtom, Skalidor, Acidicus, and originally Pythor have a normal minifigure's upper hip piece between their torso and tail in the show, despite the LEGO version not having this. The reason for this is unknown, though it's likely related to how the normal minifigure character models always have this section.
    • Interestingly, Pythor no longer has this piece since Season 4, but Skales and other generals keep it until Season 7, with a change in Season 11.
      • This is probably due to the fact that Pythor had a different design in Season 4, while Skales and other generals retain their design throughout the series.
    • This is also the case with the Barracudox from the non-canon graphic novel, Stone Cold.
  • The Serpentine bear a resemblance to the mythological creature Nāga. A half-man, half-snake hybrid which were semi-divine and coincidentally enough the "elders" mentioned by Skales foretold a prophecy of "The Curse of the Golden Master" in the said episode, and prophecy is connected to a form of divinity, such as Precognition, which is trying to see into the future just like Oracles and Seers.
  • Except for Selma, Zoltar, and Clancee, all Serpentine have names based on existing words.
  • Although Fire Fang got its own LEGO physical variant, the Elemental Cobras did not. They did not appear in any of the sets for the Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu wave.
  • In the WildBrain animation, tailed characters such as Skales or Char move around a lot more making them seem like they slither instead of walk.
  • While in Season 1 the Serpentine skeletons seen on the remains of Anacondrai and Fangpyre have a great resemblance to real skeletons and not to LEGO skeletons, in "Green and Gold," Spitta has the same skeleton as humans, but with a different head mold, which does not look the same like his real head mold at all.


  • They're the first species to use the term "surface-dwellers" on others such as humans, the second being the Merlopians.
  • Though Selma was the first known female Serpentine to appear in the series, there were already female Serpentine among the group from the first two seasons.[27]
    • According to Tommy Andreasen, the reason no other female Serpentine were shown in the show besides Selma and Aspheera is "because it's not relevant to the story currently."[28]
  • Lloyd was betrayed by every tribe of Serpentine he allied himself with, those being the Hypnobrai, Fangpyre, and Anacondrai.
  • Despite believing they were created by the First Spinjitzu Master,[1] the Serpentine's true origins are ambiguous, because this is simply a legend and they were wrong about the Golden Master as well.[29] According to Tommy Andreasen, there's a chance of a connection between the Serpentine and the tribes of Chima.[30]
    • According to him, it is possible that the First Spinjitzu Master could not create life on his own and therefore brought Serpentine from Chima.[31]
    • If this is true, the Great Devourer might have been a Legend Beast before she was corrupted by the Overlord.[32]
    • According to Tommy Andreasen, in addition to the original inhabitants of Chima, Serpentine can also use CHI.[33]
  • Although there are many villainous factions, the Serpentine are the villains that have fought the ninja the most.
  • Some Serpentine were released in new Legacy sets with updated designs, specifically Pythor (from the Anacondrai), Spitta and Lasha (from the Venomari), and Rattla and Mezmo (from the Hypnobrai).
    • The reason why Pythor and Lasha appeared in sets is most likely that their head molds have not yet been retired, as they were used three years earlier in 10722 Snake Showdown (Lasha) and 70596 Samurai X Cave Chaos (Pythor). However, this does not explain the return of Spitta's head mold last used in 2012. For the same reason, Rattla and Mezmo appeared in the sets in 2021, using the same head molds as the above-mentioned Venomari tribe.
  • Each of the four original ninja was affected by a different tribe that corresponds to them. The ninja are seen fighting the generals of these respective tribes in the "Fight the power of the snakes" videos.
  • Serpentine abilities are not connected with Elemental Powers.[34]
  • All the Serpentine are outstanding diggers, able to dig even faster than they can walk (or wriggle, if they have a tail). The Constrictai are the best diggers among the Serpentine, able to dig much faster than the others.
  • It appears that all Serpentine tails (not just Skalidor's) are prehensile, or at least Anacondrai tails are. Some examples of this are Pythor using his tail to hold his ball named Rodrigo, Kapau'rai seizing Noble like a Constrictai, and other Anacondrai Cultists holding onto the ropes of Blade-Copters, all in "The Greatest Fear of All."
  • The Serpentine are not naturally evil, rather, they are influenced and easily persuaded by powerful and villainous leaders. For example, in "All of Nothing," Spitta told the ninja to fear the oncoming Great Devourer until Zane noted that Spitta would be eaten by the creature as well, causing Spitta to plead the ninja to stop Pythor.
  • According to Griffin Turner in "How to Build a Dragon," the Serpentine did not join the Resistance because they had seen how the Time Twins abused the Vermillion.
  • According to a page in the LEGO Life app about Jay's transformation into a Serpentine in "Once Bitten, Twice Shy," snakes cannot be ninja.[35] It is unknown why this would be the case, especially since Skales was shown performing Fang-Kwon-Do in "Home."
  • The Serpentine have their own written language called Serpentine.[36]
  • Although the ancient Serpentine culture was officially confirmed as inspired by the ancient Egypt in Season 11, there were previously indications that this was the case, such as the pyramid in the Sea of Sand and the golden sarcophagus.
  • Although Serpentine have a number of abilities that are similar to the real abilities of snakes, no tribe can climb trees because, as Skales says in "Home," "snakes don't belong in trees."
  • Each Serpentine general appeared in at least one other season except seasons 1 and 2, where Serpentine were a villainous faction.
    • Pythor appeared in seasons 3 and 4, in "Day of the Departed" and Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu.
    • Skales appeared in seasons 3, 4, 7, 11 and 14.
    • Fangtom appeared in season 3.
    • Acidicus appeared in seasons 3, 11 and 14.
    • Skalidor appeared in season 7.
      • Skalidor is the only general who has no speaking role after Season 2.



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Pyro Vipers (empowered ancient Hypnobrai)



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In other media

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Foreign language Translation
Czech Hadi (Seasons 1–7; Season 11)
Serpentíni (Season 9 – Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu)
German Schlangen
Latin Spanish Serpentins (Seasons 1–7)
Serpentinos (Season 11)
Polish Wężonowie
Russian Серпентины
Ukrainian Змійовики


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "The Curse of the Golden Master"
  4. "Never Trust a Human"
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Spellbound"
  9. Season 1: Rise of the Snakes
  10. Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja
  11. The Curse of the Golden Master
  12. "Green and Gold"
  13. "Elemental Rider"
  14. "The Corridor of Elders"
  16. "The Rise of the Great Devourer"
  22. Virtual Tour
  35. File:Mastering Honesty Even as a Snake.png
  36. "Ancient History"


Master Wu · Lloyd · Kai · Jay · Cole · Zane
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Former members: Master Garmadon · Nya


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Warriors: Frakjaw · Chopov · Krazi · Bonezai
Other: Skeleton figurehead


Anacondrai: Pythor · Anacondrai generals (Arcturus)
Hypnobrai: Skales · Slithraa · Mezmo · Rattla · Selma · Skales Jr.
Fangpyre: Fangtom · Fangdam · Fang-Suei · Snappa
Constrictai: Skalidor · Bytar · Chokun · Snike
Venomari: Acidicus · Lizaru · Spitta · Lasha · Zoltar · Snake villain
Vipers: Golden Vipers · Sly Vipers · Red Vipers · Hypno Vipers · Toxic Vipers · Translucent Blue Viper · Translucent Purple Vipers · Translucent Orange Viper
Other: Great Devourer · Anacondrai serpent


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Stone Army

Creator: The Overlord
Leader: General Kozu
Giant Stone Warrior · Stone Warriors · Stone Swordsmen · Stone Scouts

Nindroid Army

Leader: General Cryptor
Nindroid Warriors · Nindroid Drones · Min-Droid

Anacondrai Cultists

Leader: Master Chen
Clouse · Zugu · Eyezor · Kapau · Chope · Sleven · Krait
Former members: Skylor

Elemental Masters

Current Elemental Masters: Ash · Bolobo · Chamille · Gravis · Griffin Turner · Jacob Pevsner · Karlof · Neuro · Mr. Pale · Shade · Skylor · Tox
Previous Elemental Masters: Cole's grandfather · Griffin Turner's grandparent · Jay's mother · Lilly · Master of Gravity · Master of Ice · Unknown Elemental Master · Master of Shadow · Master of Sound · Maya · Ray · Skylor's mother

Ghost Warriors

Leader: The Preeminent
General: Morro
Ghost Masters: Soul Archer · Bansha · Ghoultar · Wrayth
Ghost Ninja: Attila · Hackler · Ming · Spyder · Howla · Yokai · Wooo
Ghost Warriors: Cowler · Cyrus · Ghurka · Karenn · Pitch · Pyrrhus · Wail
Other: Skreemers

Yang's students

Leader: Master Yang
Chris · Martin · "Chuck"

Sky Pirates

Leader: Nadakhan
Flintlocke · Delara · Dogshank · Doubloon · Monkey Wretch · Clancee · Bucko · Cyren
Other: Skeleton figurehead
Former members: Sqiffy

Ninjago City Police

Leader: Police Commissioner
Coast Guard · Jimmy · Night Watchman · Noonan · O'Doyle · Police Officer · Prison guards · Simon · Tommy


Khanjikhan · Nadakhan · Nadakhan's mother

Shadow Army

Leader: Clouse


Leaders: Acronix · Krux
Supreme Commander Machia · Commander Raggmunk · Commander Blunck · Slackjaw · Rivett · Tannin · Vermin
Other: Buffmillion

Sons of Garmadon

Leaders: Lord Garmadon · Harumi
Generals: Killow · Mr. E · Ultra Violet
Luke Cunningham · Chopper Maroon · Mohawk · Skip Vicious · Nails · Sawyer · Scooter · Buffer · "Snake Jaguar"
Other: Colossus

Royal Family of Ninjago

Emperor of Ninjago · Empress of Ninjago · Princess Harumi · Hutchins · Royal Guards

Dragon Hunters

Leader: Faith
Jet Jack · Daddy No Legs · Muzzle · Chew Toy · Arkade · Skullbreaker · Stalwart Dangerbuff · Otto Pilot · Talon · Nitro · "Rocky Dangerbuff" · "Dangerbuff Junior"
Former members: Iron Baron


Mystake · The Omega

Pyro Vipers

Leader: Aspheera
Char · Pyro Destroyers · Pyro Slayers · Pyro Whippers
Former members: Mambo V · Mambo's advisor

Ninjago City Council

Andrea Thomson · May Robsen

Blizzard Samurai

Leader: Ice Emperor
General Vex
Blizzard Warriors: Grimfax
Blizzard Sword Masters · Blizzard Archers

Explorer's Club

Leader: Cecil Putnam
Clutch Powers · Dwayne · Percy Shippelton · Security guards · Smythe · Underhill
Former members: Misako


Leader: Sammy
Antonia · Jonesy · Leroy · Nelson · Spokes · Ten-Speed · Knuckles


Leader: Formling Leader
Akita · Kataru · Vex

Ice Fishers

Leader: Sorla
Uthaug · Boma


Creator: Milton Dyer
Ballistic Missiles: Anthony Brutinelli
Chrome Domes: Hyper-Sonic
Admin Droid · Adventure-Ready Woman · Avatar Pink Zane · Okino · Racer Seven · Scott · Shifty · Successful Samurai
League of Jay: Beta Jay 137 · Dee-Jay 81 · Jaybird 64 · Jaywalkin 238

Unagami's army

Leader: Unagami
Red Visors: Red 27 · Red 29
Avatar Harumi · Sushimi · Hostess · Sushimi's sushi chefs
Allies: The Mechanic · Henchmen · Ultra Violet · Captain Soto · Richie · Ritchie

Whack Rats

Leader: Atta the Ratta
Richie · Ritchie


Leader: Skull Sorcerer
Hazza D'ur

Sky Folk

Leaders: King Vangelis (formerly) · Queen Vania
Army of Shintaro: Hailmar


Leader: Queen Murtessa
Manko · Meeha · Mid · Moe · Mood · Mudd · Murt · Murt Snr · Munce Sentries


Leader: Chancellor Gulch
Gleck · Gliff · Groko · Garpo · Ginkle · Mr. Wise


Fungus · Korgran · Plundar


Leader: Chief Mammatus
PoulErik · Rumble Keepers · Thunder Keepers


Leaders: King Trimaar (formerly) · King Kalmaar (formerly)
Glutinous · Nyad
Maaray Guards: Gripe

Warriors of Felis

Leader: Nineko

Order of Felis

Leader: Komala
Dillon · Adara


Leader: Tanabrax
Bunch · Moody


Hana · Obachan · Shin · Kenji · Uchida · Mrs. Uchida · Old Man Jiro

Snake warriors (non-canon)

Boa Destructor · Cobra Mechanic · Python Dynamite · Viper Flyer · Sneaky Snake

Red Crows

Leader: Mogra
Ultra Violet

Two Moon Village

Kenzo · Renzo · Saeko · Min

Vengestone army

Leader: Crystal King
Council of the Crystal King: Pythor · Aspheera · Vangelis · The Mechanic · Mister F
Vengestone Warriors · Vengestone Brutes · Vengestone Guards

Other classifications

Ghosts · Humans · Nindroids

Other groups/sub-groups

Elemental Alliance · Fast Chickens · Kryptarium inmates · Ninja Replacements · The Resistance · The Resistance (Never-Realm) · The Royal Blacksmiths · Sons of the First Spinjitzu Master · Spin Harmony · Stranded ninja · Time Twins · Treble Makers


Cole's family · Jay's family · Kai and Nya's family · Lloyd's family · Royal Family of Djinjago · Royal Family of Merlopia · Royal Family of Ninjago · Royal Family of Shintaro · Skales' family · Skylor's family · Zane's family


Barracudox · Bob Rattlebottom · Cardinsto · Carridi · Cece · Christina · Chuck · Claire · Diaman · Eileen · Flerry McFloyster · Gahrann the Dreamer · Genn · Golden Ninja · Green Screen Gary · Hai · Hibiki · Insect Master · Ivy Walker · Jeremiah Bobblestein · Jesper · Kaito · Kirchonn the Invincible · Lar · Larry · Lloyd Garmadon (The LEGO Movie) · Mask of Malice · Mei · Moe · Mr. Righty Tighty · Neido · Nobu · Phantom Ninja · Quartet of Villains · Rachel Sparrow · Robot Manager · Ronin's daughter · Ronin's wife · Samurai warrior · Scott Digato · Six-Armed Warriors · Snake villain · Spinjago Citizen · Suzie Wheeler · Time Ninja · Tito · Wishmaster · Zoltar
Ninjago Magazine: Buffer · Nitro · Sawyer · Scooter · Talon · Master Whoosh · Mr. Wise


Adam · Bears (Kuma) · Colossus · Craglings · Elemental Cobras · Fire Fang · Fluffy · Geotomic Rock Monsters · Guide Parrot · Ice Behemoth · Ice bird · Ice Serpent · Leviathans · Monster sushi · Mud monsters · Nimbus · Pebbles · Rodrigo · Ross · Sir Chomps-A-Lot · Snickers · Stone Hawk · Treehorn queen · Wojira · Wu's chicken · Wu's dog · Yeti (Krag) · Zane's Mino
Dragons: Blue Dragon · Boreal · Chompy · Dragon keeper · Empire Dragon · Fire Dragon (Core) · Fire Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Flame · Firstbourne · Ghost Dragons · Grief-Bringer · Ice Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Pet dragon · Rocky · Shard · Slab · Stormbringer · Stormbringer's baby · Thunder Dragon · Ultra Dragon · Wind Dragon · Wisp · YinYang Dragon (Light Dragon · Shadow Dragon)


Announcer · Auto · Bank Boss · Barry · Beavers · Benny · Benthomaar · Dr. Berkman · Bob the Intern · Cathy · Circus Clown · Clancee's mother · Cliff Gordon · Construction workers · Cook · Cragger · Dr. Julien · Echo Zane · Ed · Edna · Egon the Extraordinary · First Spinjitzu Master · Fenwick · The Fold · Fugi-Dove · Fugi-Dove's brother · Gamer Geek · Grimfax's advisor · Grumbmiller · Hageman · Hageman Brothers · Harumi's father · Harumi's mother · Jack the Rabbit · Jake · Jamanakai villagers · Jay Vincent · Jeffy · Johnny · Juggernaut · Korgran's father · Laval · Lou · Lumberjacks · Magician · Mary Louise's captain · Mascots · Michael Kramer · Milton Dyer's father · Miss Demeanor · Monks · Motorcycle Mechanic · Mrs. Dyer · Museum Curator · Newbie Gamer · Nindroid Sentries · Ninjago City's mayor · Ninjago soldiers · Nobu · Patty Keys · Phil · Postman · Reflectra · Repo Man · Restaurant Owner · Rice farmers · Robo Usher 3000 · Roise · Ronin · Rufus McCallister · Santa Claus · Security guards (Borg Industries) · Security guards (Ninjago City) · Seliel · Seliel's father · Sentry General · Ship Captain · Skeleton · Stone Guardians · Sybex Tribe · Tai-D · Tour Guide · Trylle · Twitchy Tim · Vlad Tutu · Warden Noble · Dr. Yost