“Why did Borg give us the Techno Blades to protect? Why are they so important?"
"Because together, they can reboot the system, wipe the master computer clean, and destroy the Overlord virus for good.”
Kai and P.I.X.A.L., "The Art of the Silent Fist"

The Techno Blades are weapons the ninja obtained at Borg Tower. They can "hack into systems," which allows ordinary machinery to transform into Ninja Vehicles.

History

The Surge

At Borg Tower, Cyrus Borg gave the ninja a statue. In the elevator, when they accidentally dropped the statue, the Techno Blades were inside. When Kai picked them up, the alarm ran, calling the ninja assailants. Then the elevator quickly threw them down, but they managed to escape and put on their new suits. Unfortunately, they didn't know how to use the Techno Blades until Zane hacked a copter. Eventually, Jay hacked a rover, Cole hacked a robot, and Kai hacked a jet. There he got sent a message by Borg saying that once the Digital Overlord knows the ninja have the Techno Blades, he won't let them leave the city

The Art of the Silent Fist

When the Overlord explains that he needed more of Lloyd's power to be freed of his digital prison, a corrupted P.I.X.A.L. says he needed the Techno Blades to stop the ninja from rebooting him, but the Overlord interrupts her.

At Garmadon's monastery, Zane says he will protect the blades. At night, though, P.I.X.A.L attempts to steal them, but Zane ties her up and brings her to the monastery. When Zane pulls out his Techno Blade, Garmadon tries to refuse him, but Jay says to him it only hacks into things. Zane hits P.I.X.A.L with his blade, thus she is no longer under the control of the Overlord.

At Ninjago's power source, Kai and Cole attempt to hack it to turn off the power, but it is sealed in with a hard glass seal. 

Enter the Digiverse

The ninja bring the Techno Blades to the Digiverse, and eventually, they attempt to reboot the system. Unfortunately, the Overlord blocks the reboot system, but with the help of a draining Lloyd, the ninja turn to gold and reboot the system. It is unknown what happened to the Techno Blades after.

LEGO.com description

Rebooted (2017 Museum gallery)

Despite their name, the Techno-Blades are not standard weapons. They are not sharp-edged and are not designed for combat. Created by Cyrus Borg, the Techno-Blades were designed to destroy the Digital Overlord. They were capable of rebooting the Digiverse system and erasing the Digital Overlord from existence in the process. The Techno-Blades were also capable of hacking into vehicles' operating systems. When used by one of the ninja, the blade caused their elemental powers to sweep over the vehicle, changing its color to match that of the ninja. The ninja used these blades to take control of and transform vehicles during the fight with the Digital Overlord. Techno-Blades begin to glow in the presence of computerized systems.[1]

Day of the Departed

Dormant Techno-Blades don’t look like much and they’re too dull to cut anything. It’s only when they’re shoved into a piece of technology that their real power is revealed. Lloyd wasn’t gifted a Techno-Blade by Cyrus Borg. He pretended he didn’t mind and there were other things to worry about at the time, but sometimes he dreams about what his Techno-Blade might have created![2]

Functions

When dormant, the Techno Blades lack their distinctive heads and much of their power, being too dull to effectively cut most objects. However, their true power is revealed when in the proximity of a hackable machine; the Blades grow in size, and their blades become sharper and begin glowing. It is then that the Techno Blades truly work as weapons and hacking devices.

Appearance

  • Kai's Techno Blade is red and resembles a long axe. He used it to transform a jet into his Kai Fighter.
  • Cole's Techno Blade is green and resembles a flail or a whip. He used it to transform a Security Mech into his Earth Mech.
  • Zane's Techno Blade is blue (white in the TV series) and resembles a staff. He used it to transform a Hover-Copter into his NinjaCopter and turn P.I.X.A.L. good again.
  • Jay's Techno Blade is yellow (blue in the TV series) and resembles a chainsaw blade. He used it to transform a Nindroid Tank into his Lightning Offroader.
  • Cryptor's Techno Blade is neon green and resembles a flail with the Yin Blade's handle. He used it to try to kill Zane in order to take his place amongst the living.

Appearances

Sets

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 3: Rebooted

Season 6: Skybound

Day of the Departed

Happy Birthday to You!

Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu

Season 10: March of the Oni

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Prime Empire Original Shorts

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

Video games

Trivia

  • In the Portuguese-translated shows, its name translates as "Techno Daggers."
  • The LEGO versions of Kai's Techno Blade and Elemental Blade have identical hilts.
  • Lloyd is the only ninja who doesn't have a Techno Blade; according to the Hall of Villainy section on the Ninjago website, he claimed not to mind, but secretly wondered what he might have been able to create with one.
  • Jay's Techno Blade is yellow but in the show it is light blue.
  • The Techno Blades disappear from the series after "Enter the Digiverse," possibly because they fulfilled their purpose in "defeating" the Digital Overlord.
  • Sinestro from LEGO Superheroes: DC Comics has a Techno Blade similar to Zane's in his minifigure form, except it is transparent yellow. The piece, in fact, is Jay's Techno Blade piece.
  • Cole's Techno Blade is the only one available in only one set; however, that set is 70720 Hover Hunter, which is the smallest set of the Rebooted wave, making it fairly cheap and easy to get.
  • Although Cryptor's Techno Blade was made with the energy and spirit of one of the four originals, it's unknown which one was used to create it.
    • It may be Cole's Blade, due to both blades appearing similar to each other.
  • When the ninja hack into vehicles, they appear to transport into the pilot seats regardless of where they were the moment before that. It's unknown how this works.

Gallery

Promotional media

In LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 3: Rebooted

Season 10: March of the Oni

References

Weapons
Golden Weapons

Scythe of Quakes · Shurikens of Ice · Nunchucks of Lightning · Sword of Fire · Mega Weapon

Major ninja weapons

Golden Weapons · Elemental Blades · Techno Blades · Obsidian Weapons · Aeroblades · Prime controllers

Jadeblade Weapons

Jadeblade Double-Bladed Sword · Jadeblade Flail · Jadeblade Spear · Jadeblade Scythe

Obsidian Weapons

Obsidian Glaive · Obsidian Nunchucks · Obsidian Sais · Obsidian Scythe · Obsidian Sword

Ninja weapons

Types of weapons: Bo staff · Bowie Knives · Butterfly Sword · Crossbow · Golden blade · Hammer · Katana · (Golden · Silver · Black) · Ninja Bow · Nunchucks · Sai · Scimitar · Scythe · Shield · Shurikens · Spear · Spike blade
Individual weapons: Staff of the First Spinjitzu Master · Nya's fan · Explosive shurikens · Elemental ice shurikens · Cole's hammer · Cole's golden hammer · Jay's spiked flail · Jay's golden kusarigama · Zane's bow · Kai's Twin Katanas · Lloyd's sword · Lloyd's golden sword · Nya's spear · Nya's golden spear · Zane's golden shurikens · Kai's golden katana
Sets only: Blacksmith's Hammer · Double-Bladed Dagger · Dagger of the Dragon's Breath · The Thorn · Dark Talons · Double-Bladed Scythe · Dark Chained Whip · Golden Star Hammer · Golden Tri Scythe · Silver Serpent Striker · Golden Double-Bladed Sword · Staff of Dragons · Golden Spear · Gold-Bladed Saw Staff · The Icicle · Spear of Fire · Golden Point · Super Bolt · Zane's Golden Wiggly Fang · Zane's Ice Spike · Cole's NRG Golden Blade · Dragon's Fire on a Stick · Lava Spike · Golden Nick Daggers · Golden Chained Fang · Golden Double Scythe

Skulkin weapons

Silver Battle Mace · Dagger · Double-Bladed Bone Dagger · Dark Blade · Thunder Bolts · Silver Dark Blade · Major Spear · Chained Fang · Silver Bone · Scythe Blade · Groovy Whip · Double-Boned Skele-Scythe · Golden Dark Blade · Golden Heli-Chains · Chainsaw · Bone Scythe · Golden Hatchet Twins · Warlord's Cutlass
Axes: Bronzed Bone Axe · Silver Bone Axe · Double-Bladed Bone Axe · Dark Axe · Grim Pick Axe · Golden Double-Bladed Bone Axe · Golden Pick Axe · Golden Bone Axe

Serpentine weapons

Serpentine Staffs: Hypnobrai Staff · Fangpyre Staff · Venomari Staff · Constrictai Staff · Anacondrai Staff
Trusty Axe · Spear of Forked Tongues · Blinding Staff · Banana · Fangblades · Staff of Light · Dragon's Fire · Golden Axe · Fang of Poison · Golden Battle Mace · Knockout Nemesis 3000 · Spitta's Toxic Toothpick · Badaboom Dynamite · Constrictai Double-Headed Axe · Golden Hypno Fang · Fangdam's Golden Staff · Chained Sai · Battle Spear · Double-Bladed Axe · Double-Sided Axe
Mini-snakes: Hypno Viper · Golden Viper · Sly Viper · Red Viper · Toxic Viper · Translucent Purple Viper · Translucent Orange Viper · Translucent Blue Viper

Anacondrai warrior weapons

Anacondrai Blades · Anacondrai spears · Chain bola · Crossbow ballista · Staff of Elements · Tan Dark Blade

Ghost Warriors weapons

Ghost Blades · Soul Archer's bow

Dragon Hunter weapons

Chain Rifles · Iron Baron's staff

Oni weapons

Omega's staff

Pyro Viper weapons

Aspheera's staff · Char's snake scepter · Scimitar

Blizzard Samurai weapons

Zane's scepter

Unagami's Army weapons

Digi-spear

Keepers weapons

Lightning staff

Other weapons

Staff of Nature · Sword of Sanctuary · Djinn Blade · Yin Blade · Departed Blades · Time Blades (Forward · Slow-Mo · Pause · Reversal) · Vermillion sword · Garmadon's Club · Ultimate Weapon · Ultimate Ultimate Weapon · Dragon Blade · Destruction daggers · Key-Tanas (Yellow · Orange · Purple) · Blades of Deliverance (Ivory · Shadow) · Korgran's Axe

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