- Not to be confused with the realm itself.
The Never-Realm is the sixteenth episode of the eleventh season of Ninjago and the 114th episode overall. It aired in Malaysia on August 16, 2019, on September 9, 2019 in Australia, on September 27, 2018 in Canada, and on November 25, 2019 in the United Kingdom. It also aired in the United States on December 14, 2019, paired up with "Fire Maker." However, in most other countries, this episode was paired up with "A Cold Goodbye."
The ninja arrive in the Never-Realm, where they quickly find themselves overwhelmed; luckily, they are taken in by a tribe of Ice Fishers who tell them Zane has been imprisoned by the evil Ice Emperor.
Extended: The ninja materialize at the very edge of a cliff and are forced to abandon the Land Bounty when it falls over the edge. They flee down the mountain, fighting the cold and a pack of Frost Wolves. Eventually, they are rescued by a tribe of friendly Ice Fishers, who bring them back to their village. There, they meet a wise old woman named Sorla, the village matriarch. Sorla uses her magical abilities to tell them that Zane has been captured by the evil Ice Emperor.
The ninja crash into the unknown realm and after further evaluation, they figure out they are in the Never-Realm. Lloyd asks Cole if he had the Traveler's Tea which he does, but suddenly the Land Bounty tilts, and Lloyd realizes the Bounty is on a cliff. Unfortunately, Jay moves forward causing the weight to shift and the Bounty to tilt even more. Luckily, the ninja escape before the Land Bounty falls; however, Cole loses the Traveler's Tea in the process. Arguing then ensues between the ninja, before Lloyd breaks up the fight stating that arguing won't help. He then suggests that they head down the mountain in order to prevent them from freezing to death.
After hiking through frigid temperatures, the ninja finally make it to a forest where it's still cold. In addition, the ninja face danger when they are approached by Frost Wolves. The ninja flee; Lloyd running into a tree giving a chance for the wolves to attack. In spite of that, the wolves head off somewhere else. What the ninja don't realize is that one of the wolves is frozen on a tree.
Following the unusual sight of wolves running away, the ninja stumble upon some people who are also frozen. Nya realizes that they have a heartbeat and are still alive. Nya also gets a signal on the Titan Mech. Before they sought out to find the Mech, Jay believed they should help the people. Lloyd and Nya stand their ground saying they should get more information before assisting the people.
After following the bleak signal for some time, the ninja run into the wolves again, but this time they fight. They are able to hold their ground for some time until three mysterious people shoot arrows at the wolves causing them to run away.
The ninja follow the people to a nearby village where they are greeted by Sorla. After both sides give their introductions, Sorla throws a potion into the Hearth Fire, and they are able to find Zane's location which is the Castle of Ice. Sorla tells them that Zane was most likely taken captive by the Ice Emperor and he is "lost." However, Lloyd believes Zane is strong and they will still come for him despite all the dangers she said. Sorla then warns them of General Vex who is out to get the ninja.
Inside the Ice Emperor's Castle, General Vex is seen using a crystal to spy on the ninja, so he decides to warn the Ice Emperor of his findings. The Ice Emperor questions him on his disturbance, with Vex telling him of what is coming to pass and how they might come for the prisoner. The Ice Emperor then tells General Vex to send the Blizzard Samurai to punish his foes, though Vex persuades him to allow him to destroy the ninja and all who aid them. His master agrees and the general moves to follow his command.
- Akita - Tabitha St. Germain
- Boma - Sam Vincent
- Cole - Kirby Morrow
- Ice Emperor - Graeme Pailsade
- Jay - Michael Adamthwaite
- Kai - Vincent Tong
- Lloyd Garmadon - Sam Vincent
- Nya - Kelly Metzger
- Sorla - Patty Drake
- Uthaug - Vincent Tong
- Vex - Michael Kopsa
For the transcript of the episode, click here.
- Narrator: Lloyd
- This episode was paired up with "A Cold Goodbye" in most countries.
- This episode begins the Ice Chapter.
- This episode marks the first appearance of Vex, Sorla, Boma, Uthaug, and Grimfax.
- Grimfax appears at the end of the episode leading the Blizzard Samurai soldiers.
- This is the first episode to not feature the realm of Ninjago, similar to "Island of Darkness," the first episode not to feature the island of Ninjago.
- When Lloyd charges his Energy to blast the Frost Wolves, his golden sword is in his back despite the fact that he does not take it with him to the Never-Realm.
- When Cole says, "And if you think we're not fools, you've got another thing coming," Nya's hair is slightly askew.
For the gallery of this episode, click here.