“The Tornado of Creation. The power to create something out of nothing.”
Master Wu to the ninja in "King of Shadows"

The Tornado of Creation is a powerful maneuver used by the First Spinjitzu Master to create Ninjago. It combines the individual elements into a maelstrom of pure energy that can create something out of nothing—however, the ninja use it to absorb items in their surroundings to construct new objects and weapons. The tornado could only be used through the combined power and presence of the Golden Weapons.[1] When the Golden Weapons lost their power during the Oni Invasion,[2] it was no longer possible to create the Tornado of Creation.


Pilot Episodes

King of Shadows

Master Wu first told the Ninja about the Tornado of Creation during the trip to retrieve the Shurikens of Ice. He explained that the Ninja had to focus and combine their powers—if they were careless, the technique could have disastrous consequences.

Weapons of Destiny

While sneaking through the Underworld to rescue Master Wu and the Sword of Fire, the Ninja were confronted and surrounded by an army of Skulkin and Spykor. With no other options, they took Jay's suggestion and used the Tornado of Creation for the first time, sucking in their enemies, the Skulkin's vehicles, and parts of Garmadon's fortress. When the Ninja completed the technique, they discovered that they had created a massive ferris wheel, with cage-like gondolas imprisoning the Skulkin.

Rise of the Snakes

The Snake King

When the Ninja were captured in the Lost City of Ouroboros, Pythor forced them to fight Samurai X in a Slither Pit. Outgunned by the enigmatic warrior, the Ninja used the Tornado of Creation, building a gigantic slingshot they used to damage the Samurai Mech.

Day of the Great Devourer

After narrowly escaping being consumed by the Great Devourer, the Ninja fled to Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk to formulate a new plan. Using a set of blueprints and the massive amount of scrap lying around, they used the Tornado of Creation to build a vehicle to fight the Devourer: the Ultra Sonic Raider.


After Lord Garmadon took the Golden Weapons and they were blasted into space, the weapons were obtained and melted into the Golden Armor. With the weapons destroyed, it was no longer possible to summon the Tornado of Creation.

March of the Oni


After failing to defeat the Oni and when Kai reforges the weapons, Lloyd has an idea to use The Tornado of Creation, with the help of Wu, Garmadon, and the rest of the Ninja, to wipe the Oni out. After the tornado is formed, a wave of Golden Power spreads throughout the Sixteen Realms saving everyone who had been petrified. After it was used, Lloyd is knocked unconscious and sees a vision of the First Spinjitzu Master.


LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Pilot Episodes

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 10: March of the Oni

Video Games


  • Even though it has been said that if done incorrectly it will lead to disastrous consequences, it is never revealed what they are.
  • Though the order of the elements that the Ninja shout seems to be the (lowest to highest) altitudes that they are most commonly found at, the Tornado of Creation itself makes the elements appear in a different order: (from bottom to top) Ice, Lightning, Earth, Fire.
  • The Tornado of Creation is featured in The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame. However, here it is depicted as a vortex that summons structures and pieces used for hub world renovations a la LEGO Dimensions.
  • Until March of the Oni, the Tornado of Creation had not been used since "Day of the Great Devourer." This is because it is impossible without the Four Golden Weapons of Spinjitzu, which were taken from the Ninja in "Day of the Great Devourer", then melted into the Golden Armor in "The Titanium Ninja". In March of the Oni, as a result of the Golden Weapons being reforged by Kai, the Tornado of Creation was accessible again. In addition, Lloyd, Nya, Wu, and Garmadon were involved in summoning it. After the Golden Weapons lost their power because of the tornado, it is once again no longer possible.
    • However, the ninja will create a tornado in "Weapons of Destiny" without golden weapons, which turned out to be a mistake. 
  • Ironically, the March of the Oni recreated Tornado of Creation had Destruction in it, due to Garmadon's presence in the tornado.



Ninja Abilities

Martial Arts

Spinjitzu-Related: Airjitzu · Forbidden Spinjitzu · Spinjitzu · Spinjitzu Burst · Tornado of Creation
Other Techniques: Animal Fighting Styles · Art of the Silent Fist · Triple Tiger Sashay

Other Elemental Abilities

Earth Punch · Elemental Creations · Elemental Dragons · Elemental Shields · True Potential

Other/Villain Abilities

Dark Magic · Falcon Vision · Shadows · Time Travel

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