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“As you know, the Sixteen Realms are interconnected and the balance affects us all. When one falls, another falls apart.”
Khanjikhan to Nadakhan in "Enkrypted"

The Sixteen Realms, also known as the realms of Creation,[1] are a variety of parallel worlds that are parallel to Ninjago, located within the Ethereal Divide. Other realms can be traveled to via the Realm Crystal, an artifact that was located in the Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master. The Realm of Oni and Dragons is the first of all the realms in existence.

Following the apparent destruction of the Cursed Realm, after the Preeminent was destroyed, along with the destruction of Djinjago, there are currently only fourteen realms. In the series, the realms act as the ultimate setting for the events that take place.

List of Realms

  • 6 other unknown realms

Realm Passageways

Despite being of different worlds, the Sixteen Realms have multiple passageways and networks that can be used to access each other, with some forming naturally, and others having to be conjured.

  • Realm Crystal (all, except the Departed Realm;[2] originally destroyed by Flintlocke, destruction was later undone by Jay's final wish, later destroyed again by Lloyd using the Sword of Sanctuary)
  • Being overloaded by the Golden Weapons (from Ninjago to Realm of Madness; transformed into the Mega Weapon by Garmadon, then melted by the Nindroids to create the Golden Armor, later reforged by Kai)
  • Traveler's Tea (possibly all, except the Never-Realm, which uses berries from the Traveler's Tree)
  • Dragons (unknown amount of realms; Ninjago, Underworld, and Realm of Oni and Dragons confirmed)
  • Blind Man's Eye (from Ninjago to the Cloud Kingdom, vice-versa)
  • Being banished by the Book of Spells (from Ninjago to the Cursed Realm, vice-versa; destroyed by Lloyd)
  • Fire Temple (from Ninjago to the Underworld, vice-versa; destroyed by Flame)
  • Death (from the location of demise to Underworld/Cursed Realm/Departed Realm; Cursed Realm destroyed by Nya)
  • Mountain of Madness (from the Realm of Madness to Ninjago)
  • Skulkin Vehicles (from the Underworld to Ninjago, vice-versa)
  • Magic (all)
  • Allied Armor of Azure (all; destroyed by Nya)
  • Unknown "Back Door" (from Ninjago to the Cloud Kingdom)
  • The mouth of the Preeminent (from the Cursed Realm to current location, vice-versa; destroyed by Nya)
  • Forever Rock (from Chima to unknown location)[3]
  • Yin Blade (all; destroyed by Cole)
  • Yang's Jar (from the Departed Realm to Ninjago on the day of the Yin-Yang Eclipse; destroyed by Cole)
  • Resurrectea (from the Departed Realm to the current location of the deceased person's body)
  • Being killed by one of the Departed Blades (from current location to the Departed Realm)
  • Oni Masks (from the Departed Realm to location of summoning; Mask of Deception destroyed by Skylor, Mask of Hatred destroyed by Lloyd)
  • Scrolls of Forbidden Spinjitzu (possibly all; second scroll destroyed by Zane)

Trivia

  • The concept of the Sixteen Realms is similar to the Nine Realms from Norse Mythology. Notably, the fact that Chima is one of these worlds indicates that the Ninjago and Chima franchises share a multiverse, though whether worlds based on other LEGO properties are also present is unknown.
    • It has been confirmed by Tommy Andreasen that Knighton (from Nexo Knights), Hidden Side, and the 2015 Bionicle reboot are not part of the 16 realms in the Ninjago storyline.[4][5][6]
      • However, Ninjago and Chima do exist as fictional universes within the world of Nexo Knights.[7]
  • The concept of the Sixteen Realms is different from the common science fiction parallel-timeline multiverse idea, as there are no alternate universes in Ninjago.[8]
  • As seen with the destruction of the Cursed Realm, destroying a realm consequently destroys its sister realm; in this case Djinjago.
  • The Sixteen Realms are surrounded by an infinitely vast, formless void known as the Ethereal Divide.
  • Time passes differently in some realms, explaining how the Sky Pirates stayed alive for 200 years from Ninjago's perspective while being trapped in other realms.[9]
  • When the events of Skybound were erased by Jay's final wish, other realms may not have been affected.[10]
  • There is conflicting information about the exact number of realms there are. Some information indicates sixteen including Ninjago,[11] and others state that there sixteen beyond Ninjago, which would mean there are seventeen realms in total.[12][13] The latest official information about the subject states that there are indeed sixteen beyond Ninjago.[14]
  • In "The Darkness Comes", Wu referred to the Sixteen Realms as the "Lands of Creation," implying that they may have some affiliation with or were created by the Elemental Essence of Creation.
  • In "A Cold Goodbye," Wu said that the Never-Realm is the most distant of all realms.
  • It is unknown whether the Cloud Kingdom affects Chima,[15] whether residents of realms besides Ninjago go to the Departed Realm upon death,[16] or whether disgraced warriors from realms other than Ninjago go to the Underworld.[17]
  • Unagami refers to Prime Empire as a realm.
  • The Digiverse is not a realm.[18]
  • Tommy Andreasen doesn't think the sixteen doors seen in "Grave Danger" lead to the Sixteen Realms.[19][20]
  • Although the location where the Ninja fought Clouse in The Realm of Shadows was said to be a realm by Tommy Andreasen,[21] it appears to be just a temple in the Toxic Bogs.

Gallery

References

Landmarks, Vehicles, and more

Locations

Abandoned Village · Anacondrai Tomb · Ancient Pyramid · Birchwood Forest · Blackwood Forest · Billy Badlands · Boiling Sea · Bottomless pit · Caves of Despair · Chen's Camp · Chen's Island · Chen's Monastery · Chrono Crater (non-canon) · Constrictai Tomb · Corridor of Elders · Crashcourse Canyon · Dark Island · Desert Pyramid · Digger's Deep · Digiverse · Dream World (non-canon) · Dungeons of Shintaro · Echo Canyons · Endless Sea · Fangpyre Tomb · Fire Temple · Floating Ruins · Forest of Tranquility · Frozen Ice Pond · Frozen Wasteland · Geckle Strong-Cave · Glacier Barrens · Glacier Island (non-canon) · Golden Peaks · Haunted Hill · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Hollow's Bluff · Hypnobrai Tomb · Ice Fortress · Ice labyrinth · Infinity Maze · Ignacia · Jamanakai Village · Jankikai Jungle · Kingdom of Shintaro · Mala Wujira · Mega Monster Amusement Park · Metalonia · Mount of Eternal Shadows · Mountain of a Million Steps · Mountain of Madness · Mountains of Impossible Height · Munce Home-Cave · Ninjago City · Ninjago Harbor · Ninjago · Ninjago (LEGO Universe) (non-canon) · Ninjago Sky · Nom (non-canon) · No Man's Bluff · Oni Land · Ouroboros · Prime Empire (Terra Karana · Terra Technica · Terra Domina · Side-Scrolling Platform · Infinity Maze) · Primeval's Eye · Repo yard · River of Darkness · Rock-Bottom · Samurai X Cave · Sea of Sand · Shadow Bay · Shintaro · Shintaro Mines · Shintaro Palace Gardens · Side-Scrolling Platform · Spinjago (non-canon) · Spirit Coves · Stiix · Stone Army Tomb · Tiger Widow Island · Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master · Torchfire Mountain · Toxic Bogs · Venomari Tomb · Vermillion Swamps · Vlad Tutu's Dance Class · Wailing Alps · Well of Souls · Wildwood Forest

Buildings

Battle Arena · Biker Tavern · Borg Store · Borg Tower · Buddy's Pizza · Chan's Theater · Chen's Palace · Concert Hall · Dareth's Apartment · Domu · Dragon's Forge · Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk · Explorers Club · Four Weapons Blacksmith · Fur Mart · Gamer's Market · Garmadon's Dark Fortress · Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo · Hanging Temple · Hidden Workshop · Hiroshi Labyrinth Stronghold · Hono Mizu · Kiddie Arcade · Kryptarium Prison · Laughy's · Lloyd's Treehouse Fortress · Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts · Monastery of Spinjitzu · Ninjago City Aquarium · Ninjago City Bank · Ninjago City Hospital · Ninjago City Police Station · Ninjago City Prison · Ninjago Doomsday Comix · Ninjago Metro · Ninjago Museum of History · Old Electronics Warehouse · Oni Temple · Royal Palace · Shifty's Tables · Shintaro Palace · Skull Keep · The Serpentine's Underground Fortress · Steep Wisdom · Temple of Airjitzu · Temple of Fortitude · Temple of Light · Temple of Madness · Temple of Resurrection · · Underground Library · Vermillion Dome of Doom · Wind Farms Power Station · Wong's Costume · Wu's Academy · Yang Tavern

Vehicles

Battle Wagon · Blade-Copter · Blade Cycle · Blue Dragon · Chain Cycle · Chenosaurus · Chen's Blimp · Chen's Ferry · Cliff Gordon's Yacht · Clouse's Earth Mech · Cole's Earth Mech · Condrai Buggy · Condrai Crusher · D.B. Express · Desert Lightning · Destiny's Bounty (2.0 · Black Bounty · Destiny's Shadow) · Destructoid · Dieselnaut · Earth Driller · ElectroMech · Empire Dragon · Fangpyre Robot · Fangpyre Wrecking Ball · Fire Mech · Fire Stone Mech · Firstbourne Mech · Flying Speeder · Garmatron · Ghost Cycle · Ghost Taker GT · Golden Master's Mech · Golden Mech · Hopper · Hover-Copter · Iron Doom · Jalopy · Jungle Chopper Bike · Jungle Raider · Kai Fighter · Kai's Bike · Katana V11 · Katana 4x4 · Lightning Offroader · Lunar Rover · Mech-enstein · Mech Jet · Misfortune's Keep · Nindroid MechDragon · Ninja Nightcrawler · Nya's Bike · Oni Bike · Proto Sam-X · Prototype X-1 · Racing Bike · Raid Zeppelin · Rattlecopter · R.E.X. · Rock Cycle · Rock Roader · Ronin's Mech (non-canon) · Roto Jet · Salvage M.E.C. · Samurai Mech · Samurai Mech 2.0 · Samurai Mech (Stone Army) · Samurai VXL · Security Mech · Serpentine Bus · Serpentine Train · Snowmobile · Skulkin Mech · Sky Shark · Storm Fighter · Titanium Ninja Tumbler · Tread Assault · Ultra Sonic Raider · Ultra Stealth Raider · Vermillion Invader · Vermillion Racer · Vermillion Ship · Warrior Bike · Wu's Rickshaw · Wu's Ship · Zane's Bike · Zane's Titan Mech

Other Realms

Chima · Cloud Kingdom · Cursed Realm · Departed Realm · Djinjago · Never-Realm · Realm of Madness · Realm of Oni and Dragons · Underworld

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Locations

Ninjago City · Ninjago · Bridge of Fallen Mentors · Canyon of General Unhappiness · Firing Room · Garmadon's Volcano Lair · Jungle of Lost Souls · Koko's Apartment · Lost Generals' Lair · Ninja Mech Garage · Ninjago Beach · Ninjago High School · Ninjago Tower · Temple of Fragile Foundations

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Vehicles

Destiny's Bounty · Fire Mech · Flying Jelly Subs · Garma Mecha Man · Green Ninja Mech Dragon · Ice Tank · Lightning Jet · Ninja Helicopter · Piranha Mechs · Manta Ray Bombers · Quake Mech · Shark Mech · Water Strider

In-Universe Books

Boobytraps and How to Survive Them · Book of Spells · Cliff Gordon's Guide to Wooing Women · Desert of Doom · First Spinjitzu Master's Book · Ninjanuity · Ninjelligence · Serpentine Book · Starfarer · Wu's Lesson Book

In-Universe Video Games

Conic the Ratboy · Counter · Dancy Pants · Fist to Face · Lava Zombies · Lightning Larrikin (non-canon) · Pinball Racer (non-canon) · Prime Empire · Sitar Legend · Turbo Street Brawler

Artifacts

Amulet of Protection · Bell of Divinity · Blade Cup · Celestial Clock · Chest Vortex · Dragon Armor (Blade · Chestplate · Helmet · Shield) · Helmet of Shadows · Jadeblade Statue · Lantern · Map of Dens · Map of Fangs · Map of the Golden Weapons · Medallion · Mirror of Fears · Oni Masks (Deception · Hatred · Vengeance) · Realm Crystal · Scroll of Airjitzu · Teapot of Tyrahn · Underworld Helmet

Portals and Gateways

Blind Man's Eye · Glitch · Manifestation Gate · Rift of Return · Temporal Vortex

Other

BorgPad · Borg Industries · BorgWatch · Cell One · Cliff Gordon's Replica · Creatures Beasts & Beyond · Credits · Cyrus Borg's Statue · Darnagom Enterprises · Dapper Dan · Energy Cubes · Fangpyre skeleton · Fireblock SPF-3000 · Hall of Villainy · Health Boards · Illuma-Swords · Infovision · Kai Action Figures · Kai's Headband · Minidroid Chess · Mystery Dust (non-canon) · Original Prime Empire arcade cabinet · Perfect Match Console · Police Commissioner's Model Boat · Ramne Noodle Cart · Robo-arm · Route 23 · Samurai X suit · Shintaro Wings · Shrinking Pill · Soda guzzler · Thermal Kinetic Inverter · Traveler's Tree · Ultra Hunt · Vast Industries

Metaphysical Concepts

The Balance · Death · Souls

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