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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.

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

History

Background

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.

Afterward, Samukai would later die and end up in the Underworld and become its king.

At one point, Wu and Garmadon ended up in the Underworld, where they clashed with Samukai and defeated him.[2]

An Underworldly Takeover (flashback)

Following his banishment, Garmadon swore vengeance. Clashing with Samukai, he promptly won and declared himself King of the Underworld as a result. We then went on to begin his plans to get the Golden Weapons by using the Skulkin as an army.

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 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.

Inhabitants

Visitors

LEGO.com description

The Underworld is the realm of the dead, populated by fallen warriors who have never fully realized or accepted their passing. It is home to the Skeleton Army, also known as the Skulkin. The Underworld is a dark place, where land masses float in mid-air and are connected by bridges constructed by the Skeletons. Dragons and Skeleton vehicles are able to travel between the NINJAGO world and the Underworld. Once there was a passageway to the Underworld inside the Fire Temple, but it was destroyed by Kai. Lord Garmadon’s Dark Fortress is still located here, symbolizing the fall of the late Samukai who once ruled the Underworld.[4]

Appearance

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.

Appearances

Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Pilot episodes

Mini-movies

Season 5: Possession

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Graphic Novels

Video games

Trivia

  • So far, it's the 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), the Realm Crystal and Traveler's Tea.
  • The Underworld was the first alternate realm seen in the show.
  • For some reason, set descriptions for 2013 sets (specifically 70501 Warrior Bike and 70504 Garmatron) 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.
  • It's unknown whether disgraced warriors from realms other than Ninjago go to the Underworld.[5]
  • The Underworld in Season 11 is re-used footage from the pilot episodes. However, it was footage from before the Ferris Wheel was created, so it appears that the Skulkin have taken it down.
  • The Ninjago website museum gave a slightly different explanation of the Underworld, stating "The Underworld is the realm of the dead, populated by fallen warriors who have never fully realized or accepted their passing."[4]

Gallery

In Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Concept Art

References

Locations

Landmarks

Abandoned village · Anacondrai Tomb · Arctic (non-canon) · Birchwood Forest · Blackwood Forest · Blind Man's Eye · Billy Badlands · Boiling Sea · Borg Tower vaults · Bottomless pit · Castle of Ice · Caves of Despair · Cemetery of Souls · Chen's camp · Chen's Island · Chrono Crater (non-canon) · Coastal village · Constrictai Tomb · Corridor of Elders · Crashcourse Canyon · Crystal Caves · Dark Island · Dead's End · Dead Man's Squall · Delta V · 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 · Glacial Glacier · Glacier Barrens · Glacier Island (non-canon) · Golden Peaks · Graveyard of ships · Hall of Villainy · Haunted Hill · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Hollow's Bluff · Hono Mizu · Hypnobrai Tomb · Ice Cave · Ice labyrinth · Ignacia · Island of the Keepers · Jamanakai Village · Jankikai Jungle · Keepers' Village · Kingdom of Shintaro · Lightning Lagoon · Mala-Wojira · Manifestation Gate · The Mechanic's headquarters · The Mechanic's warehouse · Mega Monster Amusement Park · Merlopia · 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 wharfs · Nom · No Man's Bluff · Oni land · Oni stronghold · Ouroboros · Outer space · The Pit · Primeval's Eye · Pyramid (Desert of Doom) · Pyramid (Sea of Sand) · Repo yard · Rift of Return · River of Darkness · Rock-Bottom · Route 23 · Samurai X Cave · Sea of Sand · Shadow Bay · Shintaro · Palace gardens · Spinjago (non-canon) · Spirit Coves · Stiix · Stone Army Vault · Storm belt · Story cave · Squawk Island · Tallest mountain of Ninjago · Tartarus Trench · Temporal vortex · The Teeth · Tiger Widow Island · Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master · Torchfire Mountain · Toxic Bogs · Uncharted jungle · Venomari Tomb · Vermillion Swamps · Village in the valley · Wailing Alps · Wildwood Forest

Buildings and establishments

Anacondrai Temple · Benny's Arcade Emporium · Biker Tavern · Borg Industries · Borg Store · Borg Tower · Buddy's Pizza · Cell one · Chan's Theater · Chen's Coliseum · Chen's monastery · Chen's Royal Arena · Chen's Palace · Cliff Gordon's estate · Concert Hall · Dairy Dragon · Dareth's apartment · Dareth's TV studio · Darnagom Enterprises · 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 · Gas station · Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo · Hanging Temple · Hero's Suite · Hidden workshop · Hiroshi Labyrinth Stronghold · Ice Temple · Kiddie Arcade · Kryptarium Prison · Laughy's · Library of Domu · Lighthouse · 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 · Noodle factory · Old electronics warehouse · Oni Temple · Palace (Merlopia) · Palace (Shintaro) · Ronin's pawn shop · Royal Palace · Skull Keep · Serpentine's underground fortress · Sewers · Steep Wisdom · Steeper Wisdom (non-canon) · Temple of Airjitzu · Temple of Fortitude · Temple of Light · Temple of Madness · Temple of Resurrection · Temple of Wojira · Tower of Tears (non-canon) · Twitchy Tim's 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 · Disco · Fire wall · Forest of Discontent · Gamer's Market · Glitch · Infinity maze · Okino's house · Place of swords · Scott's garage · Shifty's table · Side-scrolling platforms · Sushimi's sushi restaurant · Terra Karana · Terra Technica · Terra Domina

Realms

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

Other

Ethereal Divide

The LEGO Ninjago Movie locations

Ninjago · Ninjago City · Bridge of Fallen Mentors · Canyon of General Unhappiness · Firing Room · Garmadon's Volcano Lair · Ham's street food stall · 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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