Not to be confused with the realm itself.
You cannot save your friend. He has been taken prisoner by the Ice Emperor.”
"The Never-Realm"
Season 11, Episode 16
S11 E16
Air date August 16, 2019 (Malaysia)
September 9, 2019 (Australia)
September 27, 2019 (Canada)
November 25, 2019 (UK)
December 14, 2019 (US)
Written by Bragi Schut
Directed by Wade Cross
Episode guide
"A Cold Goodbye"
"Fire Maker"

The Never-Realm is the sixteenth episode of the eleventh season, and the 114th episode overall of LEGO Ninjago. 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.


Before the Ninja enter the Never-Realm, Akita gives a brief history of the Ice Emperor and his takeover of the Never-Realm; however, she believes someone will stand up against his evil reign.

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.


The Ninja stumble upon the frozen victims.

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.


The Blizzard Samurai move out to destroy 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.



For the transcript of the episode, click here.

Locations Visited


  • 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.
    • Akita has a speaking role in the beginning of the episode, narrating a brief history of the realm since the Ice Emperor came to power. However, she is not on-screen.
  • 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.


  • 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.





For the gallery of this episode, click here.

LEGO Ninjago Episodes
Pilot Episodes 1. Way of the Ninja · 2. The Golden Weapon · 3. King of Shadows · 4. Weapons of Destiny
Mini-Movies 1. Secrets of the Blacksmith · 2. Flight of the Dragon Ninja · 3. The New Masters of Spinjitzu · 4. An Underworldly Takeover · 5. Return to the Fire Temple · 6. Battle Between Brothers
Season 1: Rise of the Snakes 1. Rise of the Snakes · 2. Home · 3. Snakebit · 4. Never Trust a Snake · 5. Can of Worms · 6. The Snake King · 7. Tick Tock · 8. Once Bitten, Twice Shy · 9. The Royal Blacksmiths · 10. The Green Ninja · 11. All of Nothing · 12. The Rise of the Great Devourer · 13. Day of the Great Devourer
Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja 14. Darkness Shall Rise · 15. Pirates vs. Ninja · 16. Double Trouble · 17. Ninjaball Run · 18. Child's Play · 19. Wrong Place, Wrong Time · 20. The Stone Army · 21. The Day Ninjago Stood Still · 22. The Last Voyage · 23. Island of Darkness · 24. The Last Hope · 25. Return of the Overlord · 26. Rise of the Spinjitzu Master
Season 3: Rebooted 27. The Surge · 28. The Art of the Silent Fist · 29. Blackout · 30. The Curse of the Golden Master · 31. Enter the Digiverse · 32. Codename: Arcturus · 33. The Void · 34. The Titanium Ninja
Season 4: The Tournament of Elements 35. The Invitation · 36. Only One Can Remain · 37. Versus · 38. Ninja Roll · 39. Spy for a Spy · 40. Spellbound · 41. The Forgotten Element · 42. The Day of the Dragon · 43. The Greatest Fear of All · 44. The Corridor of Elders
Chen Mini-Movies
1. Chen's New Chair · 2. Chair Play Chen · 3. Chair Up Chen · 4. Chairful What You Wish For · 5. Bad Chair Day
Season 5: Possession 45. Winds of Change · 46. Ghost Story · 47. Stiix and Stones· 48. The Temple on Haunted Hill · 49. Peak-a-Boo · 50. Kingdom Come · 51. The Crooked Path · 52. Grave Danger · 53. Curseworld, Part I · 54. Curseworld, Part II
Tall Tales
1. The Tall Tale of Flintlocke · 2. The Tall Tale of Clancee · 3. The Tall Tale of Doubloon · 4. The Tall Tale of Dogshank · 5. The Tall Tale of Monkey Wretch · 6. The Tall Tale of Squiffy and Bucko
Season 6: Skybound 55. Infamous · 56. Public Enemy Number One · 57. Enkrypted · 58. Misfortune Rising · 59. On a Wish and a Prayer · 60. My Dinner With Nadakhan · 61. Wishmasters · 62. The Last Resort · 63. Operation Land Ho! · 64. The Way Back
Special Day of the Departed
Season 7: The Hands of Time 65. The Hands of Time · 66. The Hatching · 67. A Time of Traitors · 68. Scavengers · 69. A Line in the Sand · 70. The Attack · 71. Secrets Discovered · 72. Pause and Effect · 73. Out of the Fire and Into the Boiling Sea · 74. Lost in Time
Wu's Teas Mini-Movies
Wu's Teas
Ninjago: Decoded 1. Legacy · 2. Vehicles and Mechs · 3. Legendary Places · 4. Ninjago's Most Wanted · 5. The Digiverse and Beyond · 6. The Elemental Masters · 7. Beasts and Dragons · 8. Rise of Garmadon · 9. Prophecy of the Green Ninja · 10. Greatest Battles
Season 8: The Sons of Garmadon 75. The Mask of Deception · 76. The Jade Princess · 77. The Oni and the Dragon · 78. Snake Jaguar · 79. Dead Man's Squall · 80. The Quiet One · 81. Game of Masks · 82. Dread on Arrival · 83. True Potential · 84. Big Trouble, Little Ninjago
Season 9: Hunted 85. Firstbourne · 86. Iron & Stone · 87. Radio Free Ninjago · 88. How to Build a Dragon · 89. The Gilded Path · 90. Two Lies, One Truth · 91. The Weakest Link · 92. Saving Faith · 93. Lessons for a Master · 94. Green Destiny
Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu 1. Master Class · 2. Green and Gold · 3. The Weekend Drill · 4. Elemental Rider · 5. Blue Lightning · 6. Samurai X-Treme
Season 10: March of the Oni 95. The Darkness Comes · 96. Into the Breach · 97. The Fall · 98. Endings
Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu 99. Wasted True Potential · 100. Questing for Quests · 101. A Rocky Start · 102. The Belly of the Beast · 103. Boobytraps and How to Survive Them · 104. The News Never Sleeps! · 105. Ninja vs Lava · 106. Snaketastrophy · 107. Powerless · 108. Ancient History · 109. Never Trust a Human · 110. Under Siege · 111. The Explorers Club · 112. Vengeance is Mine! · 113. A Cold Goodbye · 114. The Never-Realm · 115. Fire Maker · 116. An Unlikely Ally · 117. The Absolute Worst · 118. The Message · 119. The Traveler's Tree · 120. Krag's Lament · 121. Secret of The Wolf · 122. The Last of the Formlings · 123. My Enemy, My Friend · 124. The Kaiju Protocol · 125. Corruption · 126. A Fragile Hope · 127. Once and for All · 128. Awakenings
Prime Empire Original Shorts 1. Let's Dance · 2. Upgrade · 3. The Meaning of Victory · 4. The Stowaway · 5. Manhunt · 6. Gayle Gossip: A Closer Look
Season 12: Prime Empire 129. Would You Like to Enter Prime Empire? · 130. Dyer Island · 131. Level Thirteen · 132. Superstar Rockin' Jay · 133. I am Okino · 134. The Glitch · 135. The Cliffs of Hysteria · 136. The Maze of the Red Dragon · 137. One Step Forward, Two Steps Back · 138. Racer Seven · 139. The Speedway Five-Billion · 140. Stop, Drop and Side Scroll · 141. Ninjago Confidential · 142. The Prodigal Father · 143. The Temple of Madness · 144. Game Over
Season 13: Master of the Mountain 145. Shintaro · 146. Into the Dark · 147. The Worst Rescue Ever · 148. The Two Blades · 149. Queen of the Munce · 150. Trial By Mino · 151. The Skull Sorcerer · 152. The Real Fall · 153. Dungeon Party! · 154. Dungeon Crawl! · 155. Grief-Bringer · 156. Masters Never Quit · 157. The Darkest Hour · 158. The Ascent · 159. The Upply Strike Back! · 160. The Son of Lilly
Unknown Ninjago 2021 Installments TBA
Unknown Ninjago 2022 Installment TBA

Start a Discussion Discussions about The Never-Realm

  • Nya Arc in Ice Chapter

    3 messages
    • By the looks of episode 18, "An Unlikely Ally", it looks like I'm right.
    • True but I think all the Ninja will have an Arc about their powers, the trailer description of the Fire chapter said the Ninjas powe...
  • International Episode chat

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    • I don't know. The episodes aren't yet relised in my country. I will check tomorrow if Season 9 has aired yet.
    • In Malaysia its coming out on the 24th. Check the season 11 page and scroll down to the schedule
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