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“The Sword of Fire was here, as well our friends, but I only sense loss. We are too late. The Elemental Weapons have left this realm and are now in the Underworld.”
Zane, "Weapons of Destiny"

The Underworld is one of the Sixteen Realms. It is the headquarters of the Skulkin army and the resting place for disgraced warriors.[1]

Description

The Underworld is a dark realm where deceased lifeforms can become animate. Certain locations in Ninjago can transport people to the Underworld, the most notable one being the lava in the Fire Temple. The Underworld is home to the Skulkin, who share the realm with the Spykor, which live along the ceiling stalactites.

Pieces of land stay afloat in midair, connected by long wooden bridges that the Skulkin regularly traverse over. They keep torches lit by each bridge to provide sufficient lighting.

History

At an unknown point in time, the Underworld came into existence alongside the rest of the other Sixteen Realms, where it would function as the afterlife for fallen warriors and animals who failed to realize or accept their passing, trapped in a state of limbo.

Afterwards, Samukai would later die and end up in the Underworld, becoming its king in the process.

An Underworldly Takeover

Following his banishment, Garmadon would swear vengeance and make plans to get the Golden Weapons by using the Skulkin as an army. Clashing with Samukai, he promptly won, declaring himself King of the Underworld as a result.

Weapons of Destiny

Master Wu awoke in the Underworld after traveling there via the Fire Temple's lava. He was forced to stay hidden as the Skulkin patrolled the Underworld, but snuck his way around them and headed toward Lord Garmadon's Dark Fortress.

Meanwhile, upon recruiting the Dragons, the Ninja relied on their new companions to travel to the Underworld. The Dragons quickly swooped down toward the land below, only to spin themselves into tornadoes which transported them through a swirling vortex. They then navigated through a hidden tunnel before finally arriving in the Underworld.

Kruncha and Nuckal were guarding the Dark Fortress, inspecting any incoming objects to the building. Both Skulkin Generals were unaware of the Ninja, who were traveling quietly by stalactites. However, this plan failed as they found themselves mistaking the legs of Spykor for stalactites and fell in front of Nuckal and Kruncha. After Nuckal alerted his brethren to the intruders, the Skulkin began cornering their opponents as several Spykor dropped from the ceiling to join them.

While the Ninja began tossing ideas back and forth for their next move, Jay suggested the Tornado of Creation. Each Ninja whipped into a Spinjitzu tornado, all four combining into one giant whirling mass. The Skulkin and Spykor were pulled into the massive tornado and ended up trapped in a skeleton Ferris wheel. Taking this as their cue to find their master, the Ninja immediately headed into the Dark Fortress.

Kingdom Come

While discussing the concept of the Sixteen Realms on a skiff, Fenwick showed the Ninja an illusion of the Underworld.

Curseworld, Part II

Fighting over the Realm Crystal, Morro and Lloyd would arrive in the Underworld. After Lloyd was attacked by Spykor, Morro would attempt to leave him behind through a portal, only for the Master of Energy to follow in pursuit.

Dark Island Trilogy, Part 3

Following his defeat at the Temple of Light, Clouse was banished to the Underworld, ironically finding himself at the same spot Garmadon had ended up in and likewise surrounded by several Skulkin.

The Kaiju Protocol

While trying to open a portal to the Never-Realm, Wu and P.I.X.A.L. concluded the Traveler's Tea was not strong enough. They add more leaves, and instead, opened several portals to different realms.

Appearances

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Pilot Episodes

Mini-Movies

Season 5: Possession

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Graphic Novels

Video Games

Notes

  • So far, it's the only Realm with the most entrances to it: death after being dishonored in battle, Dragons, a physical entrance behind the lava fall in the Fire Temple, the Skulkin's vehicles (when driven at very high speed), and the Realm Crystal.
  • The Underworld was the first alternate realm seen in the TV series.
  • Oddly enough, set descriptions for 2013 sets claim the Stone Army comes from the Underworld.
  • In the show's early years, the Underworld was referred to by supplementary material as the place where all beings go when they die, as an "underworld" traditionally is in fiction. This was retconned however, is that in the current story, the Departed Realm exists as seemingly the true place beings go after they die.
  • In Season 10, the Underworld was temporarily taken by the Oni until they were defeated.

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 · Crystal Walls · Dark Island · Desert Pyramid · Digiverse · Echo Canyons · Endless Sea · Fangpyre Tomb · Fire Temple · Floating Ruins · Forest of Tranquility · Frozen Ice Pond · Frozen Wasteland · Glacier Barrens · Glacier Island (non-canon) · Golden Peaks · Haunted Hill · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Hypnobrai Tomb · Ice Fortress · Ignacia · Jamanakai Village · 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 · Ninjago City · Ninjago Harbor · Ninjago · Ninjago Sky · Nom (non-canon) · Ouroboros · Prime Empire · Primeval's Eye · Samurai X Cave · Sea of Sand · Shintaro Mountain · 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 · Wailing Alps · Wildwood Forest

Buildings

Biker Tavern · Borg Store · Borg Tower · Buddy's Pizza · Chen's Palace · Concert Hall · Dareth's Apartment · Domu · Dragon's Forge · Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk · Explorers Club · Four Weapons Blacksmith · 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 · Master Wu's Academy · Monastery of Spinjitzu · Ninjago City Aquarium · Ninjago Doomsday Comix · Ninjago Museum of History · Oni Temple · Royal Palace · The Serpentine's Underground Fortress · Steep Wisdom · Temple of Airjitzu · Temple of Fortitude · Temple of Light · Temple of Madness · Temple of Resurrection · Vermillion Dome of Doom · Wind Farms Power Station · Wong's Costume · Yang Tavern

Vehicles

Anacondrai Buggies · Battle Wagon · Blade-Copter · Blade Cycle · Chain Cycle · Chen's Blimp · Chen's Ferry · Cliff Gordon's Yacht · Clouse's Earth Mech · Condrai Crusher · D.B. Express · Desert Lightning · Destiny's Bounty (2.0 · Black Bounty · Destiny's Shadow) · Destructoid · Dieselnaut · Earth Driller · ElectroMech · Fangpyre Robot · Fangpyre Wrecking Ball · Fire Mech · Garmatron · Golden Mech · Hopper · Hover-Copter · Iron Doom · Jay's Velocity Racer · Jay Walker One · Jungle Raider · Kai Fighter · Kai's Bike · Katana V11 · Katana 4x4 · Lightning Offroader · Lloyd's Velocity Racer · Lunar Rover · Mech-enstein · Mech Jet · Misfortune's Keep · Ninja Nightcrawler · Nya's Bike · Oni Bike · Proto Sam-X · Prototype X-1 · Raid Zeppelin · Rattlecopter · R.E.X. · Rock Cycle · Rock Roader · Roto Jet · Salvage M.E.C. · Samurai Mech · Samurai Mech 2.0 · Samurai Mech (Stone Army) · Samurai VXL · Serpentine Bus · Serpentine Train · Snowmobile · 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 · City Signage · Firing Room · Garmadon's Volcano Lair · Jungle of Lost Souls · Lloyd's Apartment · Lost Generals' Lair · Modern Skyline · Ninja Mech Garage · Ninjago Beach · Ninjago High School · Ninjago Tower · Temple of Fragile Foundations

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Vehicles

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

Other

Amulet of Protection · Bell of Divinity · Blade Cup · Blind Man's Eye · Boobytraps and How to Survive Them · BorgPad · Borg Industries · BorgWatch · Celestial Clock · Chest Vortex · Cliff Gordon's Guide to Wooing Women · Credits · Darnagom Enterprises · Dapper Dan · Dragon Armor (Blade · Chestplate · Helmet · Shield) · First Spinjitzu Master's Book · Hall of Villainy · Health Boards · Helmet of Shadows · Illuma-Swords · Infovision · Jadeblade Statue · Lantern · Lava Zombies · Manifestation Gate · Map of Dens · Map of the Golden Weapons · Medallion · Minidroid Chess · Mirror of Fears · Obsidian Glaive · Oni Masks (Deception · Hatred · Vengeance) · Perfect Match Console · Realm Crystal · Route 23 · Shrinking Pill · Starfarer · Teapot of Tyrahn · Temporal Vortex · Serpentine Book · Ultra Hunt · Underworld Helmet · Vast Industries

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