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“Lots of things. Friendship, man, and-and-and love, and harmony, and trust, and truth, and courage, and you know, all the stuff that makes life worthwhile. Without those, I mean, what's the point? Right?”
— Vinny, to Garmadon about things other than survival

Vinny is a news reporter in Ninjago. He is the camera man for NGTV News.

History

Day of the Great Devourer

Vinny can be seen holding a camera broadcasting the Great Devourer's attack on Ninjago City. He stands next to a NGTV reporter with a van behind them.

The Day Ninjago Stood Still

Vinny is holding a camera, until Dareth crashes into him and knocks him over. Vinny then shouts that he quits, and runs off.

Green Destiny

Vinny is seen holding his camera when him and Gayle Gossip are being attacked by Sons of Garmadon. Dareth accidentally saves them by falling over and over but it seemed as if he was intentionally kicking them.

Dareth asked Vinny if he got that on film and is pleased he did. When he watches Gayle swoon over her rescue.

The Darkness Comes

Vinny is seen when Cole, Zane, and P.I.X.A.L. arrive at the Harbor tent.

Into the Breach

Vinny was at NGTV during the Oni invasion. He tried to get a signal, but the Destiny's Bounty's audio did not reach him until he was just about to sign off.

The Fall

Once the Ninja arrived to rescue the NGTV staff, Vinny and other citizens head to the roof to climb aboard the Destiny's Bounty.

Later on, he accidentally stumbles upon Garmadon when looking for the bathroom. As he was in awe to meet Garmadon, he introduced himself and tried to leave, but Garmadon asked what is more important than surviving. After answering with friendship, trust, and the like, Garmadon was touched and excused him.

Snaketastrophy

When Gayle voiced her frustration of Fred Finely covering the Elemental Cobras attack while she did the puppy petting competition, Vinny reminds her that they're live and she was surprised and embarrassed but still reluctantly did the report. When an Elemental Cobra scares everyone away, Gayle chooses to pursue it and a reluctant Vinny comes along. They film Aspheera, who was looking for her adversary that locked her in the pyramid and they both end up caught with Aspheera threatening them to reveal the location of the Ninjago Museum of History, which Vinny tells before they're both grabbed. Aspheera later had Vinny film her to show her speech to the city.

Powerless

An Elemental Cobra held Vinny hostage while Gayle follows Aspheera to the museum. Once they got there, Gayle tells Vinny she thinks this would make great news, but he was unsure. Later, while the Ninja and Aspheera's army fought for the scroll, Vinny dragged Gayle away.

Ancient History

Vinny records Gayle's news report near the museum.

The Kaiju Protocol

Vinny is recording Gayle's broadcast on the Preeminent's arrival in Ninjago City when the Preeminent interrupts them and blows them across the city. After Samurai X saves them, Vinny watches them battle each other. At one point, Gayle reminds him to record the fight.

Gayle Gossip: A Closer Look

Vinny and Gayle Gossip stands outside the Arcade, making a news report about the newly revealed video game, Prime Empire.

Appearances

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 9: Hunted

Season 10: March of the Oni

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Prime Empire Original Shorts

Notes

  • According to Netflix Australia, Vinny's last name is "Folson."

Gallery

Characters

Ninja

Master Wu · Master Lloyd · Kai · Jay · Cole · Zane · Nya
Allies: P.I.X.A.L. · Misako · Dareth · Ronin · Cyrus Borg · Falcon · Okino
Former Member: Master Garmadon

Skulkin

Samukai · Wyplash · Kruncha · Frakjaw · Chopov · Nuckal · Krazi · Bonezai

Serpentine

Anacondrai: Arcturus · Pythor · Anacondrai Generals
Fangpyre: Fangtom · Fangdam · Fang-Suei · Snappa
Venomari: Acidicus · Lizaru · Spitta · Lasha · Zoltar
Constrictai: Skalidor · Bytar · Chokun · Snike
Hypnobrai: Skales · Slithraa · Mezmo · Rattla · Selma · Skales Jr.
Other: The Great Devourer · Anacondrai Serpent

NGTV News

Dan Vaapit · Fred Finely · Gayle Gossip · Vinny

Pirates

Leader: Captain Soto
First Mate · No-Eyed Pete

Stone Army

Creator: The Overlord
General Kozu · Giant Stone Warrior · Stone Warrior · Stone Swordsmen · Stone Scout

Nindroids

General Cryptor · Nindroid Drone · Nindroid Warriors · Min-Droid

Anacondrai Cultists

Leader: Chen
Clouse · Zugu · Eyezor · Kapau · Chope · Krait · Sleven
Former Member: The Mechanic

Elemental Masters

Current Elemental Masters: Ash · Bolobo · Chamille · Gravis · Griffin Turner · Jacob Pevsner · Karlof · Neuro · Paleman · Shade · Skylor · Tox
Previous Elemental Masters: Cole's Grandfather · Griffin Turner's Grandfather · Jay's Mother · Cole's Mother · Master of Gravity · Master of Ice · Master of Light · Master of Shadow · Master of Sound · Maya · Ray · Skylor's Mother

Ghost Warriors

Leader: The Preeminent
Morro · Chain Master Wrayth · Blade Master Bansha · Scythe Master Ghoultar · Bow Master Soul Archer
Ghost Ninja: Attila · Hackler · Howla · Ming · Spyder · Wooo
Ghost Warriors: Cowler · Cyrus · Ghurka · Pitch · Pyrrhus · Wail · Yokai

Sky Pirates

Leader: Nadakhan
Flintlocke · Dogshank · Doubloon · Monkey Wretch · Clancee · Bucko · Cyren · Skeleton Figurehead
Former Member: Squiffy

Ninjago Police

Police Commissioner · Tommy · Simon · Noonan · O'Doyle · Jimmy · Policeman · Night Watchman

Temple of Airjitzu Ghosts

Master Yang
Yang's Students: Chris · Martin · "Chuck"

Shadow Army

Leader: Clouse

Vermillion

Creators: Acronix · Krux
Machia · Raggmunk · Blunck · Vermin · Rivett · Slackjaw · Tannin · Buffmillion

Sons of Garmadon

Leaders: Harumi · Lord Garmadon
Killow · Ultra Violet · Mr. E · Luke Cunningham · Chopper Maroon · Mohawk · Sawyer · Scooter · Buffer · "Snake Jaguar" · Colossus

Ninjago Royal House

Emperor of Ninjago · Empress of Ninjago · Princess Harumi · Hutchins · Royal Guards

Dragon Hunters

Leader: Heavy Metal
Jet Jack · Skullbreaker · Arkade · Muzzle · Daddy No Legs · Chew Toy · Talon · Nitro · "Rocky Dangerbuff" · "Dangerbuff Junior" · Stalwart Dangerbuff · Otto Pilot
Former Member: Iron Baron

Oni

Leader: The Omega

Pyro Vipers

Leader: Aspheera
Char · Pyro Destroyers · Pyro Slayers · Pyro Whippers
Former Members: Mambo the Fifth · Mambo's Advisor

Blizzard Samurai

Leader/Creator: Ice Emperor
General Vex · Grimfax · Blizzard Warriors · Blizzard Sword Masters · Blizzard Archers · Frostbeard

Formlings

Leader: Formling Leader
Akita · Kataru · Vex

Ice Fishers

Leader: Sorla
Uthaug · Boma

Explorers Club

Leader: Cecil Putnam
Percy Shippelton · Smythe · Underhill · Clutch Powers

Prime Empire Gamers/AI

Creator: Milton Dyer
Anthony Bruton Nelli · Hyper-Sonic · Racer Seven · Scott · Shifty
League of Jays: Beta Jay 137 · Dee-Jay 81 · Jaybird 64 · Jaywalkin 238

Unagami's Army

Leader: Emperor Unagami
Sushimi · Aerial Drones
Red Visors: Red 27 · Red 29
Allies: The Mechanic · Captain Soto · Ultra Violet · Hausner · Richie
Former Member: Okino

Whack Rats

Leader: Atta the Ratta
Hausner · Richie · Ritchie

Non-Canon

Quartet of Villains · Gahrann the Dreamer · Hibiki · Kirchonn the Invincible · Mask of Malice · Time Ninja · Lar · Seliel · Seliel's Father · Neido

Creatures

Grundles · Spykor · Starteeth · The Leviathan · Treehorns · Craglings · Mud Monsters · Geoatomic Rock Monsters · Ice Serpent · Wallipers · Colossus · Fire Fang · Elemental Cobras · Yetis
Dragons: Boreal · Cyber Dragon · Earth Dragon · Empire Dragon · Fire Dragon · Fire Dragon · Firstbourne · Ice Dragon · Ice Dragon · Lightning Dragon · Slab · Stormbringer · Stormbringer's Baby · Wind Dragon
Elemental Dragons: Golden Dragon · Elemental Earth Dragon · Elemental Fire Dragon · Elemental Form Dragon · Elemental Gravity Dragon · Elemental Lightning Dragon · Elemental Metal Dragon · Elemental Mind Dragon · Elemental Nature Dragon · Elemental Poison Dragon · Elemental Shadow Dragon · Elemental Smoke Dragon · Elemental Speed Dragon · Titanium Dragon · Elemental Water Dragon · Morro Dragon · Elemental Creation Dragon
Fusion Dragons: Ultra Dragon · Hydro Electric Dragon · Fusion Dragon

Other

Antonia · Benny · Bob the Intern · Brad Tudabone · Carridi · Cathy· Claire · Cliff Gordon · Cragger · Dr. Berkman · Dr. Julien · Ed · Edna · First Spinjitzu Master · Fenwick · Finn · Fugi-Dove · Gene · Genn · Echo Zane · Harumi's Mother · Hageman Brothers · Harumi's Father · Hibiki · Jake · Jesper · Juggernaut · Khanjikhan · Khanjikhan's Father · Laval · Leroy · Lil' Nelson · Lou · Mistaké · Grumbmiller · Nadakhan's Mother · Nobu · Patty Keys · Postman · Restaurant Owner · Robo Usher 3000 · Rodrigo · Rufus MacAllister · Warden Noble · Sammy · Sally · Tai-D · Tour Bus Driver · Phantom Ninja · Rachel Sparrow · Roise · Sparring Robot · Suzie Wheeler · Vlad Tutu · Wohira · Master Whoosh · Dr. Yost
Bizarro Ninja: Bizarro Cole · Bizarro Jay · Bizarro Zane · Bizarro Kai

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