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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

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.

Method Realms Status
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 Underworld to Departed Realm; portal created from Underworld to Realm of Madness Weapons 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 Available
Dragons Unknown amount of realms; Ninjago, Underworld, and Realm of Oni and Dragons confirmed Alive
Blind Man's Eye From Ninjago to the Cloud Kingdom, vice-versa Recurring
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 Intact
Skulkin Vehicles From the Underworld to Ninjago, vice-versa Intact
Magic From Ninjago to the Underworld[3] Available
Dark Magic From Ninjago to the Cursed Realm Available
Allied Armor of Azure Cursed Realm to Ninjago, possibly all Destroyed by Nya
Unknown "back door" From Ninjago to the Cloud Kingdom[4] Unknown
The mouth of the Preeminent From the Cursed Realm to current location, vice-versa Destroyed by Nya
Forever Rock From Chima to unknown location[5] Intact
Yin Blade All Destroyed by Cole
Yang's jar From the Departed Realm to Ninjago on the night of the Yin-Yang Eclipse Destroyed by Cole
Resurrectea From the Departed Realm to the current location of the deceased person's body Unknown
Being killed by one of the Departed Blades From current location to the Departed Realm on the night of the Yin-Yang Eclipse Inactive
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


  • 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, LEGO Island, and the 2015 Bionicle reboot are not part of the 16 realms in the Ninjago storyline.[6][7][8][9]
      • However, Ninjago and Chima do exist as fictional universes within the world of Nexo Knights.[10]
      • As for why Nexo Knights is not connected in terms of realms, Tommy Andreasen stated that "Not everything needs to be linked" and Nexo Knights "has a more easy going vibe."[11]
  • 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.[12]
  • 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.[13]
  • When the events of Skybound were erased by Jay's final wish in "The Way Back", other realms may not have been affected.[14]
  • There is conflicting information about the exact number of realms there are. Some information indicates sixteen including Ninjago,[15] and others state that there sixteen beyond Ninjago, which would mean there are seventeen realms in total.[16][17] The latest official information about the subject states that there were indeed sixteen beyond Ninjago, so seventeen in total.[18]
  • 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 power 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,[19] whether residents of realms besides Ninjago go to the Departed Realm upon death,[20] or whether disgraced warriors from realms other than Ninjago go to the Underworld.[21]
  • Unagami and Dareth refers to Prime Empire as a realm.[22][23][24]
  • The Digiverse is not a realm.[25]
  • Tommy Andreasen doesn't think the sixteen doors seen in "Grave Danger" lead to the Sixteen Realms.[26][27]
  • Although the location where the Ninja fought Clouse in The Realm of Shadows was said to be a realm by Tommy Andreasen,[28] it appears to be simply a temple in the Toxic Bogs.
  • Tommy Andreasen has stated that Chima is his favorite realm.[29]



In LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu


  1. "A Cold Goodbye"
  2. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/879087467516895233
  3. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/875968904073543680
  4. "Kingdom Come"
  5. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/795726933149499393
  6. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/786514115128885249
  7. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1163014592466968576
  8. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/965868277032513537
  9. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/938405732394917889
  10. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1166682302279294977
  11. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/797186486852587520
  12. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/832616817042468864
  13. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/817027976479047680
  14. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/795730582219198464
  15. https://twitter.com/brothershageman/status/985615032087068672
  16. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/793976602505965568
  17. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/868078533121376256
  18. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1114654990520475648
  19. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/795732090771951616
  20. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/811291781606309892
  21. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/773933754280730625
  22. "The Maze of the Red Dragon"
  23. "Ninjago Confidential"
  24. "The Temple of Madness"
  25. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1114605182975979521
  26. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/842488070490542080
  27. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/902519816535330818
  28. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/874556004050100224
  29. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1114620796192854016


Abandoned Village · Anacondrai Tomb · Ancient Pyramid · Birchwood Forest · Blackwood Forest · Blind Man's Eye · Billy Badlands · Boiling Sea · Borg Tower Vaults · Bottomless pit · Castle of Ice · Caves of Despair · Chen's camp · Chen's Island · Chrono Crater (non-canon) · Constrictai Tomb · Corridor of Elders · Crashcourse Canyon · Crystal caves · Dark Island · Dead's End · Delta V · Desert Pyramid · Digger's Deep · Digiverse · Dream World (non-canon) · Dungeons of Shintaro · Echo Canyons · Endless Sea · Fangpyre Tomb · Firstbourne's nest · Floating Ruins · Forest of Tranquility · Frozen Ice Pond · Frozen Wasteland · Geckle Courthouse · Geckle Strong-Cave · Glacier Barrens · Glacier Island (non-canon) · Golden Peaks · Hall of Villainy · Haunted Hill · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Hollow's Bluff · Hono Mizu · Hypnobrai Tomb · Ice Cave · Ice labyrinth · Ignacia · Jamanakai Village · Jankikai Jungle · Kingdom of Shintaro · Mala-Wojira · Manifestation Gate · Mega Monster Amusement Park · Metalonia · Mines of Shintaro · Mino Pit · Mount of Eternal Shadows · Mountain of a Million Steps · Mountain of Madness · Mountains of Impossible Height · Munce Arena · Munce Home-Cave · Ninjago (LEGO Universe) (non-canon) · Ninjago City · Ninjago Harbor · Ninjago Park · Ninjago Sky · Nom · No Man's Bluff · Oni land · Oni stronghold · Ouroboros · Outer space · The Pit · Primeval's Eye · Repo yard · Rift of Return · River of Darkness · Rock-Bottom · Route 23 · Samurai X Cave · Sea of Sand · Shadow Bay · Shintaro · Shintaro Palace Gardens · Spinjago (non-canon) · Spirit Coves · Stiix · Stone Army Tomb · Story cave · Temporal vortex · Tiger Widow Island · Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master · Torchfire Mountain · Toxic Bogs · Venomari Tomb · Vermillion Swamps · Village in the valley · Wailing Alps · Well of Souls · Wildwood Forest

Buildings and establishments

Anacondrai Temple · Biker Tavern · Borg Store · Borg Tower · Buddy's Pizza · Chan's Theater · Chen's Coliseum · Chen's monastery · Chen's Palace · Cliff Gordon's estate · Concert Hall · Borg Industries · Dareth's Apartment · Dareth's TV studio · Darnagom Enterprises · Disco · Dragon's Forge · Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk · Explorers Club · First Spinjitzu Master's house · Fire Temple · Four Weapons Blacksmith · Fur Mart · Garmadon's Dark Fortress · Garbage depot · Garmadon's monastery · Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo · Hanging Temple · Hidden workshop · Hiroshi Labyrinth Stronghold · Ice Fortress · Kiddie Arcade · Kryptarium Prison · Laughy's · Library of Domu · Lloyd's treehouse fortress · Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts · Monastery of Spinjitzu · Mystake's tea shop · 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 · Ninjago sewerage · Noodle factory · Old electronics warehouse · Oni Temple · Royal Palace · Shintaro Palace · Skull Keep · Serpentine's underground fortress · Steep Wisdom · Steeper Wisdom (non-canon) · Temple of Airjitzu · Temple of Fortitude · Temple of Light · Temple of Madness · Temple of Resurrection · Tower of Tears (non-canon) · Ronin's pawn shop · Underground Library · Vast Industries · Vermillion Dome of Doom · Vlad Tutu's Dance Class · Wind Farms Power Station · Wong's Costume · Wu's Academy · Yang Tavern

Prime Empire

Battle Arena · Forest of Discontent · Gamer's Market · Glitch · Infinity Maze · Okino's House · Place of swords · Shifty's Table · Side-Scrolling Platform · Sushimi's sushi restaurant · Terra Karana · Terra Technica · Terra Domina

The Sixteen Realms

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

The LEGO Ninjago Movie locations

Ninjago · Ninjago City · 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 · Wu's temple

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