The Resistance   The Resistance (Never-Realm)    
“Buildings fall, but we rise! And to you, Father, I say this: fighting me may make you feel powerful, but you're about to see what real power is. The Resistance never quits.”
Lloyd, to the citizens of Ninjago

The Resistance was a team that Lloyd and Nya formed after the assumed deaths of the rest of the original Ninja (Kai, Jay, Cole, and Zane) and Wu. The team was formed to oppose the newly-resurrected Lord Garmadon, Harumi, and the Sons of Garmadon, in a bid to end their tyrannical rule over Ninjago City.

Lloyd and Nya were almost kidnapped by Garmadon's forces, but then the other Elemental Masters who partook in the Tournament of Elements saved them, making good on their promise of helping the Ninja if the need arose.  

In retaliation for breaking into Borg Industries, the Sons of Garmadon raid the base and arrest everyone except Lloyd, Nya, Skylor, Dareth, and Mistaké, sending them to Kryptarium Prison. Mistaké was killed by Garmadon while attempting to have Skylor absorb his power.  

As a result of Garmadon losing his power and reign of Ninjago, the Resistance dissolved with their goal successful.   



After Destiny's Bounty was destroyed by the Colossus, Wu, the original Ninja—Cole, Kai, Jay, and Zane—were all presumed deceased. Unbeknownst to their allies, however, they survive and were all transported to the first realm in existence.

Though struck with despair at his loss, Lloyd regrouped with Nya, Misako, and P.I.X.A.L. with the intention of fighting another day. In the meantime, Lord Garmadon's tyrannical rule over Ninjago City strengthened, as Harumi and the Sons of Garmadon maintained their hold on the city.

In response to this, and due to the "loss" of the Ninja, Lloyd went into hiding to train.

While hiding, they are hunted by Mr. E and Killow as well as their grunts. The group discovers the Ninja was not killed but teleported to somewhere before Garmadon's forces close in. They are then saved by the Elemental Masters.


  • Lloyd Garmadon, the team's leader; also the Green Ninja, the Elemental Master of Energy, and the son of Lord Garmadon. He regains his power by refusing to fight his father, resulting in his father losing his powers.
  • Nya, the team's second-in-command; also the Elemental Master of Water and the sister of Kai. She is also the girlfriend of Jay and close friend to Cole and Zane.
  • P.I.X.A.L., also known as Samurai X; an android created by Cyrus Borg, who helps the Ninja on their missions. She's also the love interest of Zane and the team's third-in-command and Lloyd's backup protector and friend.
  • Misako, the wife of the newly-resurrected Lord Garmadon, and the mother of Lloyd, and history informant.
  • Dareth, a great ally of the Ninja who recently provided a safe haven for Misako and Wu, and self-proclaimed "Brown Ninja."
  • Skylor, the Elemental Master of Amber and the daughter of the late Master Chen. She eventually turned on her father and helped the Ninja. She is Kai's love interest and a great ally to the Ninja.
  • Paleman, the Elemental Master of Light, who competed in the Tournament of Elements.
  • Karlof, the Elemental Master of Metal, who competed in the Tournament of Elements.
  • Griffin Turner, the Elemental Master of Speed, who competed in the Tournament of Elements.
  • Shade, the Elemental Master of Shadow, who competed in the Tournament of Elements.
  • Tox, the Elemental Master of Poison, who competed in the Tournament of Elements.
  • Neuro, the Elemental Master of Mind, who competed in the Tournament of Elements.
  • Mistaké, an Oni, an ally of the Ninja who owns a tea shop and knew the location of the other Ninja and Wu, who were thought to have perished. She was killed off-screen by Garmadon.
  • Ronin, an on/off ally of the Ninja who was captured by the Sons of Garmadon. While he does not join The Resistance before the Ninja return, he joins after the mass breakout and helps take down the Colossus.

Along with these members, Lloyd rallied the rest of the world with his speech to help liberate the world from the Sons of Garmadon. They, alongside the Marooned Ninja who returned, all assist in restraining the Colossus until Garmadon lost his power.



  • This is the second team formed by Ninja to replace team members, the first being the Ninja Replacements in the erased timeline of Skybound, formed by Jay. Skylor, Ronin, and Dareth were members of both teams.
  • Most of the Elemental Masters also return and join the team for the first time since their last appearance in the Tournament of Elements (aside from Skylor, Karlof, and Griffin Turner, who have appeared after Season 4).
  • All the captured members escape Kryptarium in "Green Destiny."





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


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


Anacondrai: Arcturus · Pythor · Anacondrai Generals
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 · Anacondrai Serpent


Dan Vaapit · Fred Finely · Gayle Gossip · Vinny


Leader: Captain Soto
First Mate · No-Eyed Pete

Stone Army

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


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

Anacondrai Cultists

Leader: Chen
Clouse · Zugu · Eyezor · Kapau · Chope · Krait · Sleven
Former Member: The Mechanic

Elemental Masters

Current Elemental Masters: Ash · Bolobo · Chamille · Gravis · Griffin Turner · Jacob Pevsner · Karlof · Neuro · Paleman · Shade · Skylor · Tox
Previous Elemental Masters: Cole's Grandfather · Griffin Turner's Grandfather · Jay's Mother · Lilly · 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 · Cyren · Skeleton Figurehead
Former Members: Dilara · Squiffy

Ninjago Police

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

Temple of Airjitzu Ghosts

Master Yang
Yang's Students: Chris · Martin · "Chuck"

Shadow Army

Leader: Clouse


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

Ninjago Royal House

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

Dragon Hunters

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


Leader: The Omega
Former Member: Mistaké

Pyro Vipers

Leader: Aspheera
Char · Pyro Destroyers · Pyro Slayers · Pyro Whippers
Former Members: Mambo the Fifth · Mambo's Advisor

Blizzard Samurai

Leader/Creator: Ice Emperor
General Vex · Grimfax · Blizzard Warriors · Blizzard Sword Masters · Blizzard Archers · Frostbeard


Leader: Formling Leader
Akita · Kataru · Vex

Ice Fishers

Leader: Sorla
Uthaug · Boma


Leader: Sammy
Lil' Nelson · Antonia · Leroy

Explorers Club

Leader: Cecil Putnam
Percy Shippelton · Smythe · Underhill
Former Member: Clutch Powers

Prime Empire Gamers/AI

Creator: Milton Dyer
Ballistic Missiles: Anthony Bruton Nelli
Chrome Domes: Hyper-Sonic
Admin Droid · Adventure-Ready Woman · Avatar Pink Zane · Okino · Racer Seven · Scott · Shifty · Successful Samurai
League of Jays: Beta Jay 137 · Dee-Jay 81 · Jaybird 64 · Jaywalkin 238

Unagami's Army

Leader: Unagami
Sushimi · Sushi Waitress · Avatar Harumi · Aerial Drones
Red Visors: Red 27 · Red 29
Allies: The Mechanic · Captain Soto · Ultra Violet · Hausner · Richie · Ritchie · The Mechanic's Henchmen

Whack Rats

Leader: Atta the Ratta
Hausner · Richie · Ritchie

Awakened Warriors

Leader: Skull Sorcerer

Sky Folk

King Vangelis · Princess Vania
Winged Guards of Shintaro: Hailmar


Leader: Queen Murtessa
Murt · Moe


Leader: Chancellor Gulch
Gleck · Gliff · Groko · Garpo · Ginkle




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


Colossus · Craglings · Elemental Cobras · Fire Fang · Geoatomic Rock Monsters · Grundles · Ice Serpent · Monster Sushi · Mud Monsters · Spykor · Starteeth · The Leviathan · Treehorns · Wallipers · Yetis
Dragons: Boreal · Cyber Dragon · Earth Dragon · Empire Dragon · Fire Dragon · Fire Dragon · Firstbourne · Grief-Bringer · Ice Dragon · Ice Dragon · Lightning 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


Bizarro Ninja: Bizarro Cole · Bizarro Jay · Bizarro Kai · Bizarro Zane
Benny · Bob the Intern · Brad Tudabone · Carridi · Cathy · Chuck · Claire · Cliff Gordon · Cragger · Dr. Berkman · Dr. Julien · Dr. Yost · Echo Zane · Ed · Edna · First Spinjitzu Master · Fenwick · Finn · Fugi-Dove · Gene · Genn · Grumbmiller · Hageman Brothers · Harumi's Mother · Harumi's Father · Hibiki · Jake · Jay Vincent · Jesper · Juggernaut · Khanjikhan · Khanjikhan's Father · Laval · Lou · Master Whoosh · Michael Kramer · Mistaké · Nadakhan's Mother · Nobu · Patty Keys · Phantom Ninja · Postman · Rachel Sparrow · Restaurant Owner · Robo Usher 3000 · Rodrigo · Roise · Rufus MacAllister · Sally · Sparring Robot · Suzie Wheeler · Tai-D · Tour Bus Driver · Vlad Tutu · Warden Noble · Wohira

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