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Shadows are types of ethereal being that can be formed from anyone's shadow through dark magic, becoming a featureless black copy of the template with glowing red eyes. Armed with shadow copies of whatever weapons their template was holding at the time, Shadows are invulnerable to physical blows and are capable of duplicating themselves, although are subsceptible to blasts of Elemental energy, other shadows, and Golden Power.

History

King of Shadows

Near the end of the hunt for the Golden Weapons, Kai chased Lord Garmadon (disguised as Nya), into the Fire Temple. Lord Garmadon persuaded Kai to remove the Sword of Fire to save the real Nya from falling into a pit of lava. With no other choice, Kai removed the sword and used Spinjitzu to cut the chain holding Nya, setting her free.

With the sword retrieved, Lord Garmadon attempted to claim it for his own by bringing Kai's shadow to life. Kai attempted to fight back, but the Shadow proved immune to his blows and struck back. Lord Garmadon proceeded to duplicate the Shadow into a small army, and they assaulted Kai until he dropped the Sword of Fire.

Before the Shadows could claim the Golden Weapon, Master Wu joined the fight, using his own shadow to fight the Shadow warriors. After fending off several attacks, he created an eagle shape with his hands, scaring the Shadows away.

The Green Ninja

Kai claimed that Lord Garmadon cheated in their previous fight by summoning Shadows to do his bidding.

Wrong Place, Wrong Time

The Ninja of the present and the Master Wu of the past worked together to preserve the past from Lord Garmadon's tampering. When Past Kai was lured to the Fire Temple, Present Kai explained to Past Master Wu that Lord Garmadon was going to summon Shadows to fight Past Kai after he saved Past Nya. Instead, the shadowy villain summoned his own future self to battle Past Kai, forcing the Ninja of the present to intervene.

Ninjago: The Realm of Shadows

Following his loss of the Teapot of Tyrahn, Clouse eventually sought to conquer Ninjago by plunging it into Darkness, and thus summoned an army of Shadows modeled after Bat-like creatures to assist him. After taking notice of the young YinYang Dragon named Bandit, Clouse sent the Shadows after him. Kai and Nya, confronting the Shadows, succeeded in escaping aboard the Destiny's Bounty 2.0, and with the help from the other Ninja managed to fend off the creatures. However, despite their best attempts, the Shadows took advantage of their distraction to whisk Bandit away to Clouse's lair.

Later, when Kai and Nya arrived to rescue Bandit, the Shadows succeeded in delaying them, allowing Clouse to continue the spell. With his spell reaching its final stages, Clouse had his Shadows converge onto Bandit, slowly corrupting him into a sinister Shadow Dragon. However, when Kai, Nya, and a group of friends sent by Master Wu encouraged and supported Bandit to conquer the evil inside him, the young dragon succeeded, dispersing the Shadows from his heart and instead growing into a Light Dragon.

Dark Island Trilogy, Part 3

Having succeeded in corrupting the Temple of Light with Dark Matter, Clouse summoned a small army of Shadows modeled after villagers and Samurai to help the Sky Pirates defend his plans from the incoming Ninja. However, when Master Wu arrived within the Golden Mech, Clouse had the Shadows converge onto him in order to form a doppelganger Shadow Mech to combat his nemesis. Despite the strength of the Shadow Mech, however, its blade was quickly shattered by the Golden Mech before being destroyed by its raw, Golden Power, dispersing the Shadows yet again.

Trivia

  • During his time in the Underworld, Lord Garmadon could manifest in a form resembling a massive Shadow of himself. It is unclear if this state had similar abilities to the Shadows Garmadon summoned to battle Kai.
  • Lord Garmadon's shadow form underwent a visual makeover between the pilot episodes and "Wrong Place, Wrong Time" — notably, the whole form became somewhat darker, and the helmet was narrower.
  • A Shadow's level of intelligence is unclear, as it does not speak. Kai's Shadows displayed fighting abilities on par with their template, but it is unknown if they are sentient or simply puppets of Lord Garmadon. Interestingly, the shadows used by Clouse in Realm of Shadows, modeled after Bats, acted like animals, indicating their intelligence is based on the template they were modeled after.
  • It is unknown if the ability to summon Shadows is also found in the Master of Shadow, or just in Wu, Garmadon, and Clouse.

Gallery

Characters

Ninja

Master Wu · Master Lloyd · Kai · Nya · Jay · Cole · Zane
Allies: Misako · Falcon · Cyrus Borg · P.I.X.A.L. · Ronin · Dareth
Former Members: Master Garmadon

Skulkin

Samukai · Wyplash · Kruncha · Frakjaw · Chopov · Nuckal · Krazi · Bonezai

Serpentine

Anacondrai: Arcturus · Pythor · Anacondrai Generals · Anacondrai Serpent
Fangpyre: Fangtom · Fangdam · Fang-Suei · Snappa
Venomari: Acidicus · Lizaru · Spitta · Lasha · Zoltar
Constrictai: Skalidor · Bytar · Chokun · Snike
Hypnobrai: Skales · Slithraa · Mezmo · Rattla · Selma · Skales Jr.
Other: The Great Devourer · Clancee

Pirates

Leader: Captain Soto
First Mate · No-Eyed Pete

Stone Army

Creator: The Overlord
General Kozu · Giant Stone Warrior · Stone Warrior · Stone Swordsman · Stone Scout

Nindroids

General Cryptor · Nindroid Drone · Nindroid Warrior · Min-Droid

Anacondrai Cultists

Leader: Chen
Clouse · Zugu · Eyezor · Kapau · Chope · Krait · Sleven

Elemental Masters

Current Elemental Masters: Ash · Bolobo · Chamille · Gravis · Griffin Turner · Jacob Pevsner · Karlof · Neuro · Paleman · Skylor · Tox
Previous Elemental Masters: Cole's Grandfather · Griffin Turner's Grandfather · Jay's Mother · Master of Gravity · Master of Ice · Master of Light · Master of Shadow · Master of Sound · Maya · Ray · Skylor's Mother

Ghost Warriors

Leader: The Preeminent
Morro · Chain Master Wrayth · Blade Master Bansha · Scythe Master Ghoultar · Bow Master Soul Archer
Ghost Ninja: Attila · Hackler · Howla · Ming · Spyder · Wooo
Ghost Warriors: Cowler · Cyrus · Ghurka · Pitch · Pyrrhus · Wail · Yokai

Sky Pirates

Leader: Nadakhan
Flintlocke · Dogshank · Doubloon · Monkey Wretch · Clancee · Bucko · Squiffy · Cyren · Skeleton Figurehead

Temple of Airjitzu Ghosts

Master Yang · Yang's Students

Shadow Army

Leader: Clouse

Vermillion

Creators: Acronix · Krux
Machia · Raggmunk · Blunck · Vermin · Rivett · Slackjaw · Tannin · Buffmillion

Sons of Garmadon

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

Dragon Hunters

Leader: Heavy Metal
Jet Jack · Skullbreaker · Arkade · Muzzle · Daddy No Legs · Chew Toy · Talon · Nitro · "Rocky Dangerbuff" · "Dangerbuff Junior" · Stalwart Dangerbuff
Former Members: Iron Baron

Oni

Leader: The Omega
Former Members: Mistaké

Blizzard Samurai

Leader: Ice Emperor
General Vex

Pyro Vipers

Leader: Aspheera
Char · Pyro Destroyer · Pyro Slayer · Pyro Whipper

Non-Canon

Quartet of Villains · Evil Bees · Gahrann the Dreamer · Hibiki · Ice Serpent · Kirchonn the Invincible · Mask of Malice · Time Ninja · Lar · Seliel · Seliel's Father · Neido

Creatures

Grundles · Spykor · Starteeth · The Leviathan · Treehorns · Craglings · Mud Monsters · Geoatomic Rock Monsters · Ice Serpent · Wallipers · Colossus
Dragons: Firstbourne · Fire Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Lightning Dragon · Earth Dragon · Ice Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragon) · Slab · Stormbringer · Stormbringer's Baby · Wind Dragon
Elemental Dragons: Golden Dragon · Elemental Earth Dragon · Elemental Fire Dragon · Elemental Form Dragon · Elemental Gravity Dragon · Elemental Lightning Dragon · Elemental Metal Dragon · Elemental Mind Dragon · Elemental Nature Dragon · Elemental Poison Dragon · Elemental Shadow Dragon · Elemental Smoke Dragon · Elemental Speed Dragon · Titanium Dragon · Elemental Water Dragon · Morro Dragon · Elemental Creation Dragon
Fusion Dragons: Ultra Dragon · Hydro Electric Dragon · Fusion Dragon

Other

Antonia · Brad Tudabone · Carridi · Cathy · Claire · Cliff Gordon · Clutch Powers · Cole's Mother · Cragger · Dr. Berkman · Dr. Julien · Ed · Edna · Emperor of Ninjago · Empress of Ninjago · First Spinjitzu Master · Fenwick · Finn · Fred Finley · Gayle Gossip · Gene · Genn · Echo Zane · Harumi's Mother · Hageman Brothers · Harumi's Father · Hibiki · Hutchins · Jesper · Juggernaut · Khanjikhan · Khanjikhan's Father · Laval · Lil' Nelson · Lou · Mistaké · Mrs. Grumbmiller · Night Watchman · Nobu · Noonan · O'Doyle · Oni · Patty Keys · Postman · Restaurant Owner · Robo Usher 3000 · Rodrigo · Royal Guards · Rufus MacAllister · Warden Noble · Sally · Simon · Tai-D · Tommy · Tour Bus Driver · Phantom Ninja · Rachel Sparrow · Sparring Robot · Suzie Wheeler · The Mechanic · Wohira · Master Whoosh · Dr. Yost
Bizarro Ninja: Bizarro Cole · Bizarro Jay · Bizarro Zane · Bizarro Kai

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