“I'm only a mere figurehead. The citizens of our proud city are the heart of Shintaro.”
Vangelis to the ninja and Wu, "Into the Dark"

The Sky Folk are the people who inhabit the Kingdom of Shintaro.


The Sky Folk built up their city on the mountain above the Dungeons of Shintaro centuries before the ninja came to be invited to the kingdom. They remained incredibly closed off from the rest of Ninjago, leading much of the population of the island to believe the city, and its people, were a myth.


The Winged Guards of Shintaro help the Destiny's Bounty by carrying it. Meanwhile, Hailmar greets the ninja and shows them the Kingdom of Shintaro in the horizon.

Into the Dark

The ninja admire the Ivory City as the Sky Folk are seen walking in the city or flying. The ninja then meet King Vangelis and Princess Vania and Vania starts to flirt with Cole.

During the night, the Winged Guards of Shintaro enter Cole's room after they hear him scream. Sometime later, Vania surprises Cole and tells him that he also saw the purple monster, but was unsure if it was real. Vania then shows Cole the tunnel where she thought the purple monster went. The two head down and discover the Dungeons of Shintaro. Cole tells Vania to warn her father and tell the ninja while he would take on the Skull Sorcerer.

The Worst Rescue Ever

While the ninja (minus Cole) are walking through the gardens, the citizens of Sky Folk are also in the gardens. Vania soon comes out from the tunnel and warns the ninja about everything she saw in the Dungeons of Shintaro including Cole who stayed behind to fight the Skull Sorcerer. They inform Vangelis, but he's disappointed in Vania for putting Cole in danger. He tells the ninja he'll send reinforcement to save Cole, and doesn't allow the ninja to venture into the caves.

The ninja head outside the Throne Room and still want to save Cole, so Vania shows them the tunnel.

The Two Blades

Vania and Wu use cardboard cuts of the ninja to show the Winged Guards of Shintaro that the ninja are still at the Ivory City although they are still underground.

The Skull Sorcerer

Vania and Chompy help save Cole from the giant spider. After reaching the surface, Vania, Cole, and Wu warn Vangelis about what they encountered, but Vangelis reveals to be the Skull Sorcerer. He then pushes a button causing Cole and Wu to fall into a pit while Vania goes after them.

The Real Fall

Vangelis orders his guards to imprison Chompy after making up a lie.

Meanwhile, Vania tries to rescue Cole and Wu, but her wings break and all three fall and until they get stuck on a spider web. They are able to free themselves and continue to fall until hitting a stream. While fighting to stay alive, they encounter a whirlpool, so Cole uses his Elemental Powers to stop the whirlpool. However, they fall through and find themselves at Rock-Bottom.

Dungeon Party!

Vania listens as Korgran explains their story of how they got to Rock-Bottom.

Dungeon Crawl!

Vania follows Cole who is looking for a way out of Rock-Bottom. Plundar complains about looking for so long, and Vania comments about Cole's leadership and not to underestimate him.

After Cole finds his Elemental Energy, Vania follows as the group is able to swim out of Rock-Bottom. They then encounter a lava field and the Magma Monster. Vania tells Wu about the incoming fireballs so Wu can deflect the shots.

After defeating the Magma Monster, everyone including Vania is able to cross onto the other side.


After hearing of the planned truce meeting, Vangelis heads into the Dungeons of Shintaro to revive Grief-Bringer. His army then heads to the truce meeting where they force the Geckles and Munce to flee.

Masters Never Quit

Vania along with Cole, Wu, and the Upply flee from the Magma Monster and find some mine carts. They decide to ride it and discover the Heart of the Mountain. Upon exploring, they realize Cole's mother performed Spinjitzu Burst, so Cole tries but fails. Vania then criticizes Wu for not helping Cole after Cole got frustrated and left the temple.

The Darkest Hour

The Skull Sorcerer leads the Awakened Warriors and Grief-Bringer to the Geckle Strong-Cave where the ninja, Geckles, and Munce are hiding. He attempts to strike a deal with Gulch and Murtessa, but they decline it. That's when he orders Grief-Bringer and the Awakened Warriors to destroy the door.

After the door is obliterated, the ninja decide to surrender themselves and allow the Geckles and Munce to remain free. However, the Skull Sorcerer lies and captures everyone.

The Ascent

Vania helps the Upply install wheels to the Fire Stone Mech. Vania then heads into the mech along with Cole who uses the mech to push the mine carts where everyone else is. During their journey, Vania comments about the Magma Monster, and Cole thinks he's no longer in the cave until they see him.

While being chased, they encounter the Dire Bats and Vania is almost pulled out by one. Cole and Vania go back to fighting the Magma Monster where they defeat it and save everyone in the mine carts.

After reaching the surface, they head to the Throne Room to free Chompy. However, Hailmar and the guards order for Cole's arrest. They don't comply and fight the guards. During the fight, Chompy turns into a huge dragon and allows Cole and the Upply to escape. Vania then tries to reason with Hailmar, but he charges at her.

The Upply Strike Back!

Vangelis taunts the now caged ninja and voices his intentions to have Grief-Bringer destroy them in front of the re-imprisoned Geckles and Munce. He also reveals his identity to them and confirms that he did in fact steal the Blades of Deliverance from the tribes.

Later, when Cole retrieves the Blades and the Upply free the imprisoned workers, Vangelis confronts Cole, mocking him for putting faith in the swords. The two engage in fierce combat as a battle to free the workers in the Keep begins.

The Son of Lilly

While everyone is fighting the Awakened Warriors and Grief-Bringer, Vania and the Winged Guards of Shintaro arrive and provide aid. Meanwhile, the Skull Sorcerer and Cole continue to battle. At one point, the Skull Sorcerer destroys the Blades of Deliverance and uses the Skull of Hazza D'ur to blast Cole, but Cole remembers the promise he made to his mother and unlocks the Spinjitzu Burst. This causes the Skull of Hazza D'ur to be destroyed as well as the Awakened Warriors and Grief-Bringer. When Vangelis loses his powers and Skull Sorcerer identity, he begs for mercy, and Vania orders her guards to take him away.

At the ceremony, Hailmar presents Vania as the queen of Shintaro. Before the ninja leave, Lloyd apologizes for not trusting her in the first place and she accepts his apology. She then talks to Cole and says goodbye.

Known Sky Folk





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


Generals: Samukai · Kruncha · Nuckal · Wyplash
Warriors: Frakjaw · Chopov · Krazi · Bonezai


Anacondrai: Pythor · Arcturus · Anacondrai generals
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
Mini-snakes: Golden Viper · Hypno Viper · Red Viper · Sly Viper · Toxic Viper · Translucent Blue Viper · Translucent Orange Viper · Translucent Purple Viper
Other: Great Devourer · Anacondrai serpent


Dan Vaapit · Fred Finely · Gayle Gossip · Vinny


Leader: Captain Soto
First Mate · No-Eyed Pete

Bizarro ninja

Bizarro Cole · Bizarro Jay · Bizarro Kai · Bizarro Zane

Wu's Academy students

Brad Tudabone · Finn · Gene · Marla · Sally · Tommy

Stone Army

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


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

Anacondrai warriors

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

Leaders: The Preeminent · Morro
Weapon Masters: Soul Archer · Bansha · Ghoultar · Wrayth
Ghost Ninja: Attila · Hackler · Ming · Spyder · Howla · Yokai · Wooo
Ghost Warriors: Cowler · Cyrus · Ghurka · Pitch · Pyrrhus · Wail

Yang's students

Leader: Master Yang
Chris · Martin · "Chuck"

Sky Pirates

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

Ninjago City Police

Police Commissioner · Tommy · Simon · Noonan · O'Doyle · Jimmy · Police Officer · Night Watchman


Khanjikhan · Nadakhan · Nadakhan's mother

Shadow Army

Leader: Clouse


Leaders: Acronix · Krux
Supreme Commander Machia · Commander Raggmunk · Commander Blunck · Slackjaw · Rivett · Tannin · Vermin · 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" · Colossus

Royal Family

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

Dragon Hunters

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


Leader: 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

Explorers Club

Leader: Cecil Putnam
Percy Shippelton · Security guards · Smythe · Underhill
Former Members: Clutch Powers


Leader: Sammy
Nelson · Antonia · Leroy


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



Awakened Warriors

Leader: Skull Sorcerer
Skull of Hazza D'ur

Sky Folk

Vangelis · Queen Vania · Engelbert
Winged Guards of Shintaro: Hailmar


Leader: Queen Murtessa
Murt · Moe · Munce Sentries


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


Fungus · Korgran · Plundar


Leader: Chief Mammatus
PoulErik · Rumble Keepers · Thunder Keepers


Leader: King Kalmaar
King Trimaar · Benthomaar · Gripe · Glutinous

Other classifications

Ghosts · Humans · Nindroids (ninja faction)

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 · Skylor's family · Zane's family


Barracudox · Cardinsto · Carridi · Cece · Christina · Chuck · Claire · Diaman · Eileen · Gahrann the Dreamer · Genn · Green Screen Gary · Hai · Hibiki · Jesper · Kaito · Kirchonn the Invincible · Lar · Lloyd Garmadon (The LEGO Movie) · Mask of Malice · Mei · Moe · Neido · Phantom Ninja · Quartet of Villains · Rachel Sparrow · Mr. Righty Tighty · Seliel · Seliel's father · Six-Armed Warriors · Snake villain · Spinjago Citizen · Suzie Wheeler · Time Ninja · Tito · Zoltar
Ninjago Magazine: Buffer · Nitro · Sawyer · Scooter · Talon · Master Whoosh · Mr. Wise


Colossus · Craglings · Elemental Cobras · Fire Fang · Geotomic Rock Monsters · Grundles · Ice Behemoth · Ice Serpent · The Leviathan · Monster sushi · Mud monsters · Nimbus · Pebbles · Rodrigo · Sir Chomps-A-Lot · Snickers · Spykor · Starteeth · Treehorns · Treehorn queen · Wallopers · Wojira · Wu's chicken · Wu's dog · Yeti
Dragons: Blue Dragon · Boreal · Chompy · Empire Dragon · Fire Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Flame · Firstbourne · Ghost Dragons · Grief-Bringer · Ice Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Rocky · Shard · Slab · Stormbringer · Stormbringer's baby · Ultra Dragon · Wind Dragon · Wisp · YinYang Dragon (Light Dragon · Shadow Dragon)


Announcer · Auto · Bank Boss · Beavers · Benny · Dr. Berkman · Bob the Intern · Cathy · Circus Clown · Cliff Gordon · Construction workers · Cook · Cragger · Dr. Julien · Echo Zane · Ed · Edna · First Spinjitzu Master · Fenwick · The Fold · Fugi-Dove · Fugi-Dove's brother · Grumbmiller · Hageman · Hageman Brothers · Harumi's father · Harumi's mother · Jake · Jamanakai villagers · Jay Vincent · Johnny · Juggernaut · Korgran's father · Laval · Lou · Lumberjacks · Magician · Mascots · Michael Kramer · Milton Dyer's father · Miss Demeanor · Monks · Motorcycle Mechanic · Mrs. Dyer · Mystake · Museum Curator · News Reporter · Nindroid Sentries · Ninjago City's Mayor · Ninjago soldiers · Nobu · Patty Keys · Postman · Prison guards · Repo Man · Restaurant Owner · Rice farmers · Robot dogs · Robo Usher 3000 · Roise · Rufus McCallister · Security guards · Security guards (Borg Industries) · Sentry General · Ship Captain · Skeleton · Stone Golems · Sybex Tribe · Tai-D · Talent show judges · Tour Guide · Twitchy Tim · Vlad Tutu · Warden Noble · Dr. Yost

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