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“If swords are your thing, maybe I can interest you in an authentic ninja gi, signed by the very ninja that saved the city.”
Rufus MacAllister to the ninja, "Child's Play"

In LEGO's Ninjago theme, the Ninja wear a variety of outfits or gi, denoting various forms and ranks they take over the course of the story. These types mean various things to the consumer, although these changes in appearance are not particularly important, save in the actual spinner game, where they have different levels of Spinjitzu Power or SP.

On the official Ninjago website, the Wu-Cru missions required the user to pick a character, and as the user completed "Level Up" missions, progress through the various gi. This provided official images for several non-canon, previously unseen suits for Zane, Lloyd, and Nya.

Black Gi (2011)

These were the original ninja outfits, worn by Jay, Cole, and Zane in "Way of the Ninja" and the beginning of "The Golden Weapon." They are all black and do not appear in set form.

Training/Original (2011-2012)

The standard Ninja outfit features a simple gi, with the color of the gi corresponding with the wearer's element. There are three ropes being used as a belt, with the fastener bearing the symbol of the wearer's element as well. The outfit also includes a mask that covers the entire head, with a small slit for the eyes.

In the series, the masks appear to be attached to the gi-like hoods, as the Ninja are seen pulling them up from behind when going on a mission.

Several other color variations on the basic Ninja uniform appeared in the show, including a variant of the Green Ninja suit (essentially the ZX suit without the shoulder armor and different headpiece), Zane's pink gi from "Can of Worms," and the "Brown Ninja" outfit (and occasional hood) worn by Dareth. In the first pilot episode, Cole, Jay, and Zane were also seen wearing pure black versions of the basic outfit, when they unknowingly acted as Kai's final test to become a Ninja; afterward, Master Wu gave all four of them their standard outfits. In "Double Trouble," the students of Darkley's Boarding School for Bad Boys temporarily wore similar Ninja gi to combat the Bizarro Ninja. In "Infamous," Lil' Nelson made a purple Ninja hood based on these outfits. The Ninja wear these suits from "The Golden Weapon" to "The Snake King," and Kai also donned his again in "The Invitation" and "Only One Can Remain."

Nya and Lloyd appeared in Training robes in the 2016 Wu-Cru game, but were never released as minifigures nor appeared in the show, as they were not Ninja at the time.

In the Ninjago: Spinjitzu Spinners game, the basic Ninja have 1000 SP: 400 SP in their dominant element, and 300 SP in two other elements. According to some prototype Spinner boxes, a working title for these suits was "Cobrai."[1]

Set Appearances

Dragon eXtreme Gi (2011-2012)

“Impressive, thunder cracker, but may I remind you we all have dragon suits.”
— Kai, "Flight of the Dragon Ninja"
The DX Ninja (Dragon eXtreme Ninja), wore Ninja suits with the image of their respective Dragons on it. The dragons are positioned on the right side of the suits—their heads and front claws visible on the shirts and their tails coiling around the front of the pants—and each is breathing their elemental breath (Cole's Earth Dragon breathes Earth; Zane's Ice Dragon breathes Ice; Jay's Lightning Dragon breathes Lightning, and Kai's Fire Dragon breathes Fire). Their elemental symbols are now present on the backs of their suits, along with their individual name. Their Spinners are gold, with smaller details in the color of their elements. In order to achieve this rank, they must completely tame and understand their Elemental Dragons.

In the series, the Ninja gain these uniforms in "Weapons of Destiny" when they ally with the Elemental Dragons in order to retrieve the Golden Weapons from the Underworld. After that adventure, they only wear these suits when they ride their dragons, therefore they don't wear them after "Snakebit," though Cole donned his again in "The Invitation" and "Only One Can Remain."

Lloyd's DX suit was not seen in the show and only available in minifigure form with a promotional product. Unlike the other Ninja, his suit has two shoulder pads, and a head mask similar to his ZX variant (with the three-pronged headpiece left unprinted). Nya appeared in DX robes in the 2016 Wu-Cru game, but was never released as a minifigure nor appeared in the show, as she was not a Ninja at the time.

In the Spinjitzu Spinners game, DX Ninjas have 1100 SP: 500 SP in their dominant element, 300 SP in a secondary element, 200 SP in a tertiary element, and 100 SP in the final element.

Set Appearances

“Armor's for our own protection.”
— Cole, "Rise of the Snakes"

Kendo Armor (2012)

The Kendo Ninja wear their Training Gi under heavy gray armor similar to that of Samurai X. Instead of cloth masks, they wear helmets similar to those used in fencing, with a grate-like mask that protects their faces.

In the series, Kendo gear is used during the Ninjas' training exercises. The Ninja also wear color-coded bandanas under their helmets, and their armor is slightly more detailed and darker in color. The Ninja all only use the Kendo Armor in the series in "Rise of the Snakes," during a competition to determine which of them would become the Green Ninja. Jay used his Kendo Armor in "The Snake King" and he threw his Kendo Armor at the Great Devourer in "The Rise of the Great Devourer" so it is unknown if it was destroyed. It is unknown if the Ninja still have their Kendo Armors but they probably have.

Nya and Lloyd appeared in Kendo Armor in the 2016 Wu-Cru game, but were never released as minifigures nor appeared in the show, as they were not Ninja at the time. However, they could technically be created by using the Kendo armor on their Honor Robe minifigures.

In the Spinjitzu Spinners game, Kendo Ninjas have 1000 SP: 300 SP in two elements, and 200 SP in the other two elements.

Set Appearances

Zen eXtreme Armor (2012)

“What do you say, guys? Time to try out the new merchandise?”
— Jay, "The Snake King"
The ZX (Zen eXtreme) Ninja wear gi and cloth masks that are similar to their normal outfits, but with the addition of armor on various parts of their body. The armor design varies between Ninja, but all have a three-pronged "crowns" on the foreheads of their masks and rugged armor plates on their shoulders. The back of the suit features a holder for katanas, but the Ninja keep their Golden Weapons there in the show. The dominant color of the armor varies between Ninja; Kai and Zane have golden armor, while Cole and Jay have silver armor. Lloyd has a silver "crown" like Cole and Jay's ZX suits, but his shoulder pads are dark gray.

Some sets feature ZX Ninja without the shoulder armor, usually so they can fit in a vehicle or due to being in a smaller set (such as a polybag).

In the series, the main four Ninja gain their ZX armor in a package from the mailman, delivered in "The Snake King," while Lloyd's ZX suit appears in stages throughout the series. It is first seen as a regular Ninja outfit (lacking the armor on the mask and shoulders) when Kai wore it in "The Green Ninja." By the time Lloyd donned it in "All of Nothing," the headpiece was present, while the shoulder armor appeared after Lloyd was aged into a teenager in "Child's Play." Lloyd's ZX minifigure has darker shoulder pads than in the show. The suits were replaced with their Elemental Robes in "Island of Darkness," though Jay donned his again in "The Invitation" and "Only One Can Remain."

Nya appeared in ZX robes in the 2016 Wu-Cru game, but was never released as a minifigure nor appeared in the show, as she was not a Ninja at the time. The design is similar to that of her first Samurai X outfit, but with ZX masks and shoulder pads.

In the Spinjitzu Spinners game, ZX Ninja have 1100 SP. Their SP distribution is similar to their Kendo forms, but with an extra 100 SP in their dominant element. The only exception is Lloyd ZX, who has an even 300 SP in all four elements (for a total of 1200 SP).

Set Appearances

NRG Gi (2012)

“You might have reached peak physical condition, but you've yet to reach your inner potential. In each and every one of us, there are obstacles that hold us back. Only when you conquer that fear will your heart be free. Only then will you reach your True Potential.”
— Master Wu, "Tick Tock"
The NRG (eNeRGy) Ninja resembles the Ninja as they unlock their True Potential and convert their dominant element into energy. The main suit consists of a mask similar to the ZX Ninja but the triangular piece on the top is decorated with elemental energy. The suit is dominated by an elaborate design resembling an explosion of the character's primary element, with their elemental symbol at the center of the explosion, on the left side of the chest.

In the series, NRG Ninja appear as their ZX forms (including shoulder pads and suit details), but glowing with light and being see-through and made of or surrounded by their respective element (Kai becomes surrounded by a sphere of fire, Jay becomes an electrical being, Zane becomes enveloped by a pillar of light, and Cole becomes surrounded by orbiting rocks).

Nya and Lloyd appeared in NRG forms in the 2016 Wu-Cru game, but were never released as Minifigures nor appeared in the show, as they were not Ninja at the time.

In the Spinjitzu Spinners game, they have 900 SP; 500 SP in their dominant element, and 400 SP in a secondary element.

This is the first energy ninja suit.

Set Appearances

Elemental Robe/Kimono eXtreme (2012-2013)

“For once the Green Ninja finds the instrument of peace, he will strike it and know the power of the Ultimate Spinjitzu Master.”
Misako, "Island of Darkness"
The Ninja gained new suits in "Island of Darkness" when they arrived at the Temple of Light after Lloyd struck the Instrument of Peace and they received their enhanced powers. Upon gaining these suits, the Ninja obtained new elemental weapons with similar powers to their Golden Weapons. The suits retain the hoods and shoulder pads of the ZX suits, but the gi is mostly black, with their corresponding colors used for details. These suits introduce a few elements that would be used in later variants; specifically, the new symbols appearing on the sashes at the top of each Ninja's torso design, as well as Cole's "primary color" being gray because the suit itself is black for everyone.

Additionally, Lloyd's new suit changes his headpiece and shoulder pads from silver and gray to gold. Later, during the Final Battle against the Overlord in "Rise of the Spinjitzu Master," Lloyd's entire suit becomes golden-colored after he unlocks his full power as the Ultimate Spinjitzu Master.

Despite shoulder pads appearing with these suits on every ninja in the TV series, only Lloyd's physical minifigure has them in his Elemental form. At least for Kai and Jay this can be explained by their vehicle setups inhibiting them from wearing the armor. Lloyd's golden form is also slightly different from the series' interpretation; the gold is darker and more metallic-looking, a few details (such as the characters on the kimono and the sash on his waist) remain green, and Lloyd's face becomes the same shade of gold as his outfit (unlike the show, where it remained yellow), making it appear somewhat similar to an NRG Ninja.

Nya appeared in Elemental robes in the 2016 Wu-Cru game, but was never released as a minifigure nor appeared in the show, as she was not a Ninja at the time.

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Techno Robes (2014)

“I've also given you new outfits to help block the facial recognition software.”
— Cyrus Borg, "The Surge"
The Ninja received these advanced outfits from Borg Industries in Rebooted, along with their Techno Blades. The outfits appear as kimono-like robes in their respective Ninjas' color, with brown and gold highlights and a small medallion near the waist. Unlike previous outfits, the Techno Robes lack a hood, instead of having color-coded bandanas that cover the lower half of the face. As such, these are the first Ninja minifigures to have hairpieces—which, naturally, are based on the characters' hairstyles in the series. Also, in the series, the Ninja, with the exception of Lloyd, lack black gloves much of the time. As with the Elemental robes, Lloyd is the only Techno Ninja whose outfit includes shoulder pads.

Zane has a second Techno variant that appears to be battle damaged. The physical minifigure is inspired by his appearance following his first encounter with the Nindroid army in "The Art of the Silent Fist" (though the damaged face design was originally seen in "Day of the Great Devourer" in Season 1).

Nya appeared in Techno robes in the 2016 Wu-Cru game, but was never released as a minifigure nor appeared in the show, as she was not a ninja at the time. The design is similar to that of her Techno Samurai X outfit, but with a ZX mask.

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Golden Techno Robes (2014, 2017, 2020)

In the Season 3 episode, "Enter the Digiverse," Kai, Jay, Zane, and Cole gain golden versions of their Techno suits in the Digiverse, as they are channeling Lloyd's power. Kai and Zane's physical variants differ slightly from their on-screen counterparts. Kai has a ZX mask, shoulder pads, and added detail on the legs. Zane was released under the Ninjago: Legacy banner, so he has his post-season 8 head print and has the Legacy hood in gold.

Jay and Cole are yet to have physical minifigures released in this variant.

Set Appearances

Stone Warrior Armor (2014)

“If the Overlord's Stone Warriors used this against the First Spinjitzu Master, I see no reason why we can't use it against those exact same powers.”
Garmadon, "The Titanium Ninja"
Also known as Armored Techno Gi, the Ninja used these suits in "The Titanium Ninja" to go against the Golden Master, though design appeared on Lloyd starting in "Codename: Arcturus" after he dispersed Golden Power power back to the other four ninja. They were sourced from the Stone Warriors when they served the Overlord in the fight against the First Spinjitzu Master. The armor makes the wearer immune to Golden Power.

This suit resembles the Techno suits, with more details that make them look more like armor. They are the first suits in the show since the Ninjas' DX suits to be based on only two colors (gray/silver and the color respective to each Ninja), except for Zane's. The suits have each Ninjas' respective animal symbol as a medallion in the middle center of their torsos but are otherwise identical to one another. The Techno Silver that Zane wears has light blue, jagged lines on it, as well as some gold highlights. Zane's variant also has his elemental symbol, instead of his standard dragon one, as a medallion on his lower torso.

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Tournament Robes (2015)

In Season 4, the Ninja received their Tournament gi from Chen when they attended the Tournament of Elements.

These color-coded gi have padded chest plates and a black strap running from the left shoulder to the right hip. On the strap is all four of the Tournament Ninjas' symbols, with only that Ninjas' symbol appearing on a gold badge on the right shoulder. They appear lighter than previous uniforms, exposing the arms and collars of the wearers. The hairpieces and bandanas are identical to the Techno Robe versions of the Ninja.

It is the first suit to not be worn by all of the active Ninja in the TV Series. Zane never received his suit, relegating it to appearing only in an accessory set, in which he appears severely battle damaged and has a full, unprinted ZX hood instead of the half-mask the rest wear.

Set Appearances

Jungle Gi (2015)

Also known as Zukin Robes (and Spellbound in the Wu-Cru game, after their debut episode), these outfits are a step back to the older Ninja uniforms, being full-body gi with a number of belts and pouches over the chest. They are the first uniforms since the Elemental Robes to have hoods, which each bear a Japanese character on the forehead. Kai and Lloyd's variants were released with katana sheathes.

It is presumed that Kai, Jay, and Lloyd obtained their Jungle outfits from Chen sometime before after "Spy for a Spy" and before "Spellbound," as the latter was their first appearance, but no background was given. (Zane had his outfit since "The Invitation," while Cole received his in "The Forgotten Element" upon getting his powers back).

This uniform is worn by Kai, Cole, Jay, and Lloyd. Zane wears a modified version in his Titanium form, with metallic elements and shoulder pads resembling his ZX form's outfit. It is a unique suit for Zane, as it is predominantly silver with white highlights. Skylor also wears this outfit, despite not being an official member of the team. Hers features fewer belts, more rounded elements to it, and wears a brown quiver.

Nya appeared in Jungle robes in the 2016 Wu-Cru game, but was never released as a minifigure nor appeared in the show, as she was not a Ninja at the time.

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Deepstone Armor (2015)

“These new suits are heavy. Why can't we just use our old ones?”
“These are embedded with Deepstone. They will protect you from being possessed.”
Kai and Wu, "Peak-a-Boo"
These outfits are a similar type of robe to the Elemental Robes, with each Ninja wearing a mostly black gi with shoulder pads, and highlights in tone with their elemental color. Their underclothes are colored with their secondary color. These are the last suit types to have small weapons, like knives and shurikens, worked into the design. Their inclusion was deliberately ceased, as they caused confusion during the show, when the Ninja were behaving as though they were unarmed, despite these small weapons appearing on their person.[3]

In the series, this uniform was purchased by Wu some time between "The Corridor of Elders" and "Winds of Change." Lloyd wore his before and after his possession by Morro, while the other Ninja wore theirs throughout the whole Ghost Warrior crisis. In "Peak-a-Boo," the Ninja added Deepstone shoulder pads to the gi. Cole, however, never wore them, due to being turned into a ghost.

Also in the episode "Peak-a-Boo," Kai, Jay, and Zane’s suits were given an insulated snow-jacket type hood to protect them from the cold (Cole, having been turned into a ghost the previous episode, did not need one). This feature is never given a physical minifigure representation, as it’s only a minor detail used in the one episode.

This was the first Ninja outfit to be worn by Nya. Her version of the Deepstone robe includes gold shoulder pads and a predominantly maroon gi with some light blue details.

Set Appearances

Airjitzu Gi (2015-2016)

“To master the powers of Airjitzu, we must uplift, not put each other down, Ronin.”
Wu to Ronin, "Peak-a-Boo"
The Airjitzu Ninja are very similar to the NRG variant, although it represents when the Ninja unlock Airjitzu. The main suit consists of a mask similar to the ZX Ninja but lacking decoration. Most variants are predominantly black with elemental decoration on their torsos and legs. Nya's Airjitzu suit is the only one to not be mainly black, with maroon as the primary color instead. Her torso print also resembles a phoenix, referencing her animal symbol. The arms and heads of each variant are colored with their primary colors. Each head print is decorated with their respective elements.

The original four ninja have this variant in the Airjitzu Flyers sets, while Lloyd and Nya were released two years later in 70590 Airjitzu Battle Grounds.

These suits do not appear in the TV series.

This is the second energy ninja suit.

Set Appearances

Future Robes (2015, 2018, 2021)

In the Season 5 episode, "Grave Danger," the ninja saw reflections of their future selves in the Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master, which gave a brief look at new suits.

For Kai and Jay, the suit consists of a white top part with two sashes of the ninja's signature color combining into a cloth covering the front of the legs, which are black, while a belt of the ninja's color is tied around the waist. Zane's version is primarily titanium like his Jungle variant, while Nya's resembles her Deepstone suit with a darker silver armored design on her torso more akin to her past Samurai X uniforms.

Cole and Lloyd do not appear in these suits, as Lloyd was possessed by Morro at the time and was not with the ninja, while Cole's reflection didn't appear due to his ghost status giving his future self the ability to turn invisible.[4]

Wu also wears a suit of a similar design in the last few episodes of Season 5, starting with Grave Danger. This could imply that the ninja became Sensei in the future.

So far only Wu and Jay have physically appeared in these uniforms, with Nya set to appear in 2021, and it's unknown if the Kai and Zane will have their variants released.

It seems Lloyd would have also appeared in one of these outfits in the original ending for "Lost in Time," which would have ended forty years in the future.[5]

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Book Appearances

Destiny Robe (2016)

“I haven't even earned my Airjitzu suit yet.”
Nya, "Infamous"
The Destiny Robes (also called Airjitzu suits) debuted in Skybound. These new Ninja outfits are similar to the Deepstone outfits (reusing the leg pieces and masks), but add an Airjitzu symbol on the torso and a new armor piece that holds katanas. The Airjitzu symbol is similar to the side view version of the regular animal symbols. Unlike other suits, these were "earned" by each Ninja when they mastered Airjitzu (which excluded Nya until "The Last Resort").

They also introduce new styles of the Ninjas' elemental symbols (along with the traditional symbols on the backs of each torso), incorporated into the Airjitzu tornado and individual animal depictions on the torso. The animal images have never been used before, and similarly to the dragon symbols, are not explained in the TV series. They also share similar colors with each Ninjas' previous dragon symbol, and details pertaining to their elements. This version is also the first time Nya is wearing the same style of Ninja outfit (including color scheme) as the rest of the Ninja. The symbols on the back are placed within a pair of wings. While most of the ninja have their Japanese symbols here, Nya peculiarly has her "Samurai X" logo in that spot.

A variety of different versions appeared within the Skybound range. Lloyd has two other variants of this suit, one with full black armor similar to the Kendo suits with a gold ring in the center, and the other being his replaced hood with the same neck-hood as the Techno and Tournament variants. Neither of these appeared in the TV series. Jay also has a variant that lacks his hood and sports an eyepatch. Cole has three versions, one with his human skin and two in his ghost form; one with the full hood and one with the neck-hood.

Set Appearances

Honor Robes (2016)

Used in Day of the Departed as well as The Realm of Shadows and Dark Island Trilogy, these Ninja outfits are an amalgamation of the Ninjas' ZX, Original, and Deepstone outfits, with the armor piece from the Skybound gi. They also bring back the old style of the Ninjas' elemental animal symbols. Their hoods are the same piece as the previous two suits, but they add a secondary color instead of the solid black on the Ninjas' hoods, bar Nya's, which is identical to her Deepstone variant.

Cole has a second Honor variant released in the Day of the Departed line. This variant was called "RX" in the sets. It has extra orange, magma-like details around the animal emblem, translucent black arms with magma details, and orange hands. The minifigure lacked the armor the other Honor minfigures have. It represents Cole's Earth Punch, more specifically the moment he unlocked the power in his fight with Master Yang. He is the only one with the RX robe.

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Fusion Armor (2017)

Introduced in The Hands of Time, these Ninja suits look similar to the Deepstone and Day of the Departed outfits, reusing the former's armor pieces and the latter's hood (except for Nya). Despite including elements from the previously mentioned suits, these suits have a completely new design for the torso and legs, They are all predominantly colored with the Ninjas' secondary colors with highlights in their primary colors. They also all have black arms.

Kai and Nya's suits have similar, yet mirrored designs, with the straps going over the armor. This is also the first suit of Nya's to be predominantly gunmetal gray.

These suits were also used in the "Meet the Ninja" videos, "Happy Birthday to You!," Ninjago: Decoded (albeit through archive footage), and Master of the 4th Dimension.

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Resistance Robes (2018)

In the eighth season, as well as the end of the ninth season finale, the Ninja have suits similar to the Ninja Force suits from The LEGO Ninjago Movie, by reusing the two-piece Ninja hood but now in reverse color (except for Cole and, to an extent, Zane). Each Ninja has the armor piece from the Skybound suits in gunmetal gray. Zane is the only exception, as most instances of his minifigure have a quiver instead. Many of the unique elements from the Ninja Force suits carry over to these suits, Nya's having a skirt and Zane's robes having a more angular design are some examples. As well as that, each Resistance suit also sports the Secret Ninja Force logo on the back of the torso and the name of the respective element in Ninjargon on the front, except for Jay and Lloyd, who's suits read "Park" and "Ninja" respectively.

Despite including elements from the previously mentioned suits, these have brand new designs on them, with Jay having more armor and Cole having more orange highlights. Much like the Fusion suit, Kai and Nya have similar designs on their robes.

For more information on the character design changes, see Season 8: Sons of Garmadon § Designs.

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Black Training Gi (2018-2019)

The Black Training outfits are kimonos that the Ninja wear as a training outfit. They have gold details and the Wu-Cru logo emblazoned on the front. The back of the gi has a dragon and "Ninja" written in Ninjargon. The Ninja who appear in Kendo Pods in these suits also include golden shoulder armor and a black Kendo helmet with details in each Ninja's respective color. These suits are yet to appear in the television show.

Kai and Zane are yet to have physical variants released.

In all of the First Spinjitzu Master's appearances from Season 9 onwards, he wears a kimono similar to this variant.

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Spinjitzu Masters (2018)

The Spinjitzu Masters outfits are very similar to the Airjitzu suits, although they represent when the Ninja are doing Spinjitzu. The masks of these suits consist of (for each Ninja) of the top half of their LEGO Ninjago Movie mask, and the bottom half of their SoG mask. Their torso seems to be the Black Training Gi but enhanced by their elemental power (with the exception of Cole and Zane where it seems to be their Sons of Garmadon suits) They all have colored hands that match their element, and black sleeves (except for Cole). They all share the same legs, which are the same legs on the new training gi.

These suits do not appear in the TV series.

This is the third energy ninja suit.

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Hunted Robes (2018)

The Ninjas' gi in Season 9: Hunted all use their The LEGO Ninjago Movie (and SoG faces) for heads and a mask that consists of the top half of their SoG mask and a black bottom half (Cole is the exception, as his mask remains the same because both halves are mostly black). Despite this, the masks were only used in two episodes. Lloyd used his in "Radio Free Ninjago" and "Green Destiny," while the original four Ninja only use theirs in "Green Destiny." Nya does not use hers at all. Dareth uses a similar looking hood during "Green Destiny" in brown.

Zane, Cole, Kai, and Jay's suits consist of their torn SoG suits with added armor elements (excluding Cole, whose outfit does not change following the conclusion to Sons of Garmadon). Lloyd and Nya's suits are brand new, with the Wu-Cru symbol emblazoned on it.

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Dragon Masters (2018)

The Dragon Masters suit are very similar to the SoG's suits, by reusing the latter's hood. Wu also has a minifigure in this variant, making this the first time the Ninjas' master has the same gi as the Ninja. The torso has some new details that resemble a pilot outfit. The arms of Kai, Cole, and Zane are in their respective secondary colors. The same dragon logo is emblazoned on the back of their suits. Each Ninja's suit shares the same leg print (bar Wu).

Lloyd and Nya don't have Dragon Masters suits, possibly due to the fact that they were never marooned in the Realm of Oni and Dragons.

These suits do not appear in the TV series.

Set Appearances

Legacy Robes (Dragon) (2019-2020)

The Ninjas' gi in the Legacy (Seasons 1 & 2) sets and Season 10 are less complex than some of the previous ones. They have new mask molds similar to the Honor and 2011 masks. Each of the Ninjas' masks is made of their base color and a band of their secondary color over the top part. They are also far bulkier and restrict movement. Several old design elements have returned, including Nya's gi having an azure and maroon color scheme for the first time since Day of the Departed and Cole's gi having sleeves for the first time since Hands of Time. Lloyd also has a Golden Ninja variant. In "The News Never Sleeps!," Nelson has a hood based on the Legacy hood.

On their torso, the designs have golden dragon emblems, similar to the DX suits. The back of each variant also features the Japanese characters the ninja suits sported on nearly every variant until the Fusion suits. In 2020, a golden armor piece, recolored from the Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu suits, began appearing on variants. Nya and Lloyd's green ninja suits are yet to be released with this armor piece.

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Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu (2019-2020)

The Ninja Gi in the eleventh season are very simplistic compared to the suits they've worn prior. Each Ninjas' mask reuses their Legacy hood (except for Cole and Nya), but on the bandana is a Ninjargon symbol that corresponds with the first letter of the Ninja name. They each have a new armor piece similar to the Skybound armor, but on the right shoulder instead of the left. Lloyd is the only Ninja without gloves.

The format for the suits are a plain Ninja Gi of their base color, with armor and belt elements similar to that of the Hunted suits. The torso and arms remain the Ninja base color, as well as the legs except for Jay, who sports dark blue legs.

Unlike most suits, this Gi appears beyond the season it was introduced in, appearing as the ninja Gi in Season 12 and Season 13 before they receive specialized suits, and it will continue in the following stories.[6]

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Forbidden Spinjitzu (2019)

The FS Ninja are nearly identical to the Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu suits, the only difference being their hoods possess a powered-up element and they do not come with their usual gunmetal gray armor.

Kai and Nya's Forbidden Spinjitzu suits do not appear in the TV series, though Kai does appear in this form as an error.

This is the fourth energy ninja suit.

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Spinjitzu Slam (2019)

The Spinjitzu Slam outfits are very similar to the NRG, Airjitzu, and FS suits, being similar to the former's elemental designs and reusing the latter's hood. It is also similar to the ZX suits, by using some gold and/or silver details on each Ninja. These minifigures also have new double-sided face prints; one side features a "powered-up" face, with respective elemental power in their eyes, and the other features a smirk. Cole and Nya are the only Ninja without Spinjitzu Slam Variants.

These suits do not appear in the TV series, however, the "powered-up" face print resembles the eyes of the ninja when they hold the Scrolls of Forbidden Spinjitzu.

This is the fifth energy ninja suit.

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Book Appearances

Legacy Robes (Sleeveless) (2020)

The Ninja's robes in the Legacy 2 (Seasons 3 and 4) sets inherit color-coded bandanas and include a mixture of various elements from their Techno and Tournament gi. They lack sleeves and have writing along the sash, like the latter, but the torso prints closer resemble the former, as they are more unique to each ninja and cover more of their torso.

Nya and Zane are yet to have their variants officially revealed.

These suits are yet to appear in the TV series.

There is a spelling mistake on Jay, Cole, and Lloyd's variant, in which instead of saying "Master," in Ninjargon as intended, it actually says "Manter." Kai's variant, released later than the other three, did not have this mistake. Lloyd's variant was later fixed to spell "Master".

Set Appearances

Book Appearances

Digi Robes (2020)

The Ninjas' gi in Season 12: Prime Empire use various white highlights compared to their previous outfits. Their masks each are dual molded with their primary color as the base and white appearing in the front as a type of visor of sorts, which display the first letter of their names in Ninjargon at the center (a similar fashion to their suits from Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu). They each have new white armor pieces, and their suits have their primary color as a base with white highlights and technological type straps with blue energy signals appearing on them. The robe printing appears largely the same on each variant, bar Cole, how has a vest over the robe. Each Ninja also has a new face print, one side represents the visor and the other is a smirk, except Kai, who has a unique scared expression. Jay and Lloyd's smirk prints strongly resemble their secondary face print on the Spinjitzu Slam minifigures.

Zane does not enter Prime Empire, so his Digi Robes do not appear in the TV series or in minifigure form, instead appearing exclusively in promotional media and trading cards. His Digi Robe variant is unique, as the visor and armor elements are silver and the dot printing on the torso carries over onto the arm. Like the rest of the variants, Zane's leg and torso prints are largely similar to the others.

Set Appearances

Book Appearances

Avatar Outfits (2020)

The Ninja have Avatar outfits in Season 12: Prime Empire. Each of these outfits are completely different, and they seem to be based on exaggerated aspects of that Ninja's personality or based on a previous outfit that Ninja has worn in the past seasons (in the case of Pink Zane and Cole as Rocky Dangerbuff.)

Cole and Nya's Avatar outfits do not appear in the TV series. The Pink Zane Avatar appears within Prime Empire, however, it is not Zane but another gamer taking on his appearance.

Set Appearances

Hero Ninja (2020)

“I do not see the necessity of this armor.”
“Merely a precaution. Just in case it is an ambush.”
Zane and Gulch, "Grief-Bringer"
The Ninja wear these suits in Season 13: Master of the Mountain. On closer inspection, the suits appear to be the Season 11 outfits with extended knight armor with one oversized shoulder plate and metal plates over their mask other than Lloyd who has a new Gi altogether. The armor has a clip at the back to hold their shield. Lloyd, Nya, and Jay have silver armor while Kai, Cole, and Zane wear gold. The rest of their suits resemble their SotFS suits but with added armor and knight-wear elements. Kai, Zane, and Jay's variants have identical leg prints to their SotFS variants. Nya wears a battle skirt, however, unlike her Resistance and Secret Ninja Force variants, the skirt is printed instead of being a separate cloth piece.

Where each ninja received their Hero suits varies between in the show. Nya, Jay, and Lloyd got theirs from the Munce, Kai and Zane received theirs from the Geckles and Cole found his in the Heart of the Mountain, presumably belonging to his mother, as she is depicted wearing similar armor on a statue of her forged by the Geckles and Munce. The gold armor suits came from the Geckles and the silver armor suits came from the Munce (with the exception of Cole, who was with neither group). 

Set Appearances

Spinjitzu Burst (2020)

The Spinjitzu Burst outfits are very similar to the NRG, FS, and Spinjitzu Slam suits.

Their bodies are fully enveloped by the color that represents each ninja with their eyes shining. Elemental energy appears over their torsos and their legs are the same as the Sleeveless Legacy suit. The Spinjitzu Burst sets include both the Dragon Legacy hood and a conical hat. Nya, Jay, and Zane do not have a Spinjitzu Burst outfit. Kai and Cole's faces have new, grimacing expressions, while Lloyd's is a recoloring of his face that has been used since the movie.

Despite Kai and Lloyd having it in the set, they haven't done Spinjitzu Burst in the show.

This is the sixth energy ninja suit.

Set Appearances

The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017-2018)

Many variants of the Ninja appear exclusively in The LEGO Ninjago Movie. They were the first to include the new designs for each of the Ninja.

Secret Ninja Force Gi (2017-2018)

In the movie, which takes place in a different continuity than the show, the Ninja have new suits that have a new two-piece Ninja hood and brand new designs on them. The new Ninja hood is similar to the Deepstone and Skybound suits, with the hood being mainly black and that the secondary colors are based on the Ninjas' elements. Zane's Ninja hood, however, does not have any black coloring, but instead, is full white. Meanwhile, Jay has dark blue as a secondary color, albeit in the show it is a lighter shade of blue. Other notable variations are present between the individual suits: Nya has a waist cape, while Cole's suit does not have sleeves. A character called the Fuchsia Ninja wears this outfit in the colors pink and black as the secondary color, though he doesn't have a physical minifigure.

Set Appearances

Kendo (2017)

Kai and Lloyd also have Kendo variants of their Ninja Force gi, wearing Kendo helmets and body armor instead of Ninja hoods, much like the Kendo armor from 2012. The armor and helmet are black. Kai's helmet has gold and red highlights. Neither Kai nor Lloyd wear Kendo armor in the movie.

Set Appearances

Spinjitzu Training/Ceremonial Robe (2017-2018)

Each Ninja had a Spinjitzu Training (also known as Ceremonial in some forms of media) robe variant that appeared in many promotional sets for the movie. Each suit is identical to each other, with the only difference being that any extra accessories their Secret Ninja Force featured carried over (Kai's armor, Zane's quiver, etc.). The robes are white with black and gold trimmings. There is a Wu-Cru logo on the left side of the torso and the word "Ninja" in Ninjargon on the left leg. These suits are also unique, in that they have no headwear of any kind, as instead, each Minifigure includes the Ninja's respective hairpiece.

Despite their many physical appearances, they were not seen in the actual movie. Zane technically didn't have a movie version of this suit, as his variant was released as a Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu Minifigure in the Sons of Garmadon range.

Set Appearances

Book Appearances

Trivia

  • Since the beginning, the symbols of the four original Ninja have been of their Elemental Animals, while Lloyd had the symbol of the Ouroboros snake until he obtained his Elemental suit which had a symbol more like the other's but resembling a serpent. When he finally became the Golden Ninja, it was changed to his current dragon symbol.
  • The Silver Techno Robes all have animal symbols (each designated to the appropriate Ninja), except for Zane, who has his elemental symbol instead.
    • This may have been an error, a meaningless detail, or a hint to Zane's greater role in that season and episode.
    • Also, he has a slightly different design than the rest of the Ninja.
  • The strip of Chinese characters on the Tournament Robe are the Elemental Symbols of the Ninja, excluding Zane's. Together they are "平牛羊斗" and translates to "flat cattle sheep fight." Strangely enough, these symbols' appearance also hints at their respective elements: Kai's character symbol resembles a blacksmith's forge, for fire; Cole's is like an earth-moving bucket; Jay's hints an electric Chinese lantern; Lloyd's is a pair of swords, hilts crossed; and Zane's is a collection of icicles.
    • Their symbols also are tied to the Ninjas' names as well. With the exception of Kai, Lloyd, and Cole, their symbols actually translate in English to their names. Nya's symbol (牛—cow) is pronounced "niu," Zane's symbol (山—mountain) is pronounced "shan," and Jay's symbol (羊—sheep) although this is a stretch, is pronounced yang.
  • The Skybound outfits feature a sideways glance at the Ninjas' elemental symbols, revealing that they were actually animals: Kai's is a lion, Jay's is an octopus, Zane's is a wolf, Cole's is a gorilla, Nya's is a phoenix, and Lloyd's remains a dragon.
  • According to the original Character Encyclopedia, a variant of Lloyd's ZX suit is actually his non-gold Elemental one. However, this seems to be an error, referring to his Kimono uniform as ZX.
  • Jay and Cole occasionally have similar outfits.
    • Cole's and Jay's ZX suits have a silver crown, while Zane's and Kai's ZX suits have gold ones.
    • Cole's and Jay's Techno suits have two horizontal cloths wrapping around, while Kai's and Zane's do not.
  • For some reason, Kai and Cole have a conical hat with the same color as the rest of their suits(red and black respectively) for their Spinjitzu Burst sets, but Lloyd has a silver hat despite the rest of his suit being green.
  • Lloyd is the only ninja whose avatar's hair piece is different from his usual hair before wearing an avatar.
  • The Fuchsia Ninja's gi being a pinkish-purple color is possibly a reference to Zane's suit being pink in Season 1.
  • The ZX variants of the Ninja (along with Nya's 2014 Samurai X variant) are featured as unlockable characters in The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame.
  • The Ninjas' movie to Season 9 symbols go as follows:
    • Zane's symbol is a snowflake.
    • Lloyd's is two Ninjargon "L"s overlapping (for Ll-[oyd]).
    • Cole's symbol is the Ninjargon letter for "E" (for earth).
    • Kai's symbol is a Ninjargon "H" (possibly for hot).
    • Jay's symbol is a Ninjargon "T" (possibly for thunder).
    • And Nya's symbol is a Ninjargon "W" (for water).
  • Also, on the Ninjas' gi, are words spelled out across their belts:
    • Zane has "ice."
    • Lloyd has "Ninja."
    • Cole has "earth."
    • Kai has "fire."
    • Jay has "spark."
    • Nya has "water."
      • During Season 9, Cole is the only Ninja to have words on his gi.
  • As of Season 11, their symbols have changed to the Ninjargon letter corresponding with their first initial.
    • Zane's is a Z.
    • Lloyd's is a single L.
    • Cole's is a C.
    • Kai's is a K.
    • Jay's is a J.
    • And Nya's is an N.
  • The League of Jay all wear different outfits of Jay's.
  • According to Tommy Andreasen, it is "Pretty unlikely" that the Ninja's designs will change back to how they used to look.[7] He also stated that "I accepted the new designs, adjusted them as much as I could for the show. I have grown to like them."[8]
  • Sometimes the Ninja have worn more casual clothing, either to go undercover or pretend not to be ninja ("The Royal Blacksmiths," "Infamous," and "Public Enemy Number One") or simply to hang out in their time off (the non-canon "Wu's Teas"). These outfits utilize the Ninja's main colors, and some of them use designs from other LEGO themes, such as Jay's torso resembling a similar variant of the Harry Potter character.
  • The DX, ZX, NRG, Techno, Tournament, Honor and Hunted suits are the only suits not to appear in any of the Monastery Murals.
    • Also, because the murals only show the Pilot Episodes up to Hunted (not counting the new Ninja Mural painted in "Endings", the Legacy, Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu, Digi and Hero suits aren't included either.
  • The Ninja have multiple copies of at least some of their suits, as seen with the other sets of ZX suits on the Black Bounty in "Double Trouble" and the signed ones on display at Ninjago Doomsday Comix in "Child's Play." Lloyd also wore his original Techno robe at the beginning of Season 4 despite it having been altered (gaining a design identical to his later Stone Armor variant) when he gave up his Golden Power at the Temple of Light in "Codename: Arcturus."
  • The Ninja might have extra copies of their previous suits as Jay was seen in his ZX suit in Season 4, even though in Season 2, their ZX suits changed into Elemental Robes. In Season 9, Lloyd and Nya both wore their Hunted gi, until "The Gilded Path," when they had to burn them. They later wore extra ones in "The Weakest Link" up until "Green Destiny."
  • Despite the Digi Robes originating in Prime Empire, they now exist in real life as the Ninja were wearing them as they exited the game in Game Over.
  • Various other characters in the franchise reuse certain ninja torso designs to varying degrees.

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References

  1. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1263581415502827525
  2. LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids
  3. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/806810065877565440
  4. "Infamous"
  5. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1158409151246213121
  6. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1283501341692878852
  7. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1293926010614882304
  8. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1294337905033445376
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