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“Face it, all of you have a secret good side that stays quiet out of fear, because it thinks it's alone. But it's not. And I'm living proof. So, who's with me?”
Lloyd to the other Darkley's students, "Double Trouble"

Wu's Academy's students (formerly known as Darkley's students) were the students that attended Wu's Academy during its run. They were once bad students, but they were eventually shaped to be good students.


Tall Tales

The Tall Tale of Clancee (non-canon)

While Clancee caused trouble, the other students behaved themselves.

Prior to Rise of the Snakes

When Lloyd was new at the school, everyone made fun of him.[1]

Eventually, Lloyd was kicked out, being told he "wasn't bad enough."[2]

Rise of the Snakes

Never Trust a Snake

The ninja find the students tied up (along with Kruncha and Nuckal, who had been acting as substitute teachers) thanks to Lloyd and Pythor's troublemaking. Cole cuts the students loose and they run off.

The Snake King

Two students are seen at Mega Monster Amusement Park around the time a group of Serpentine were defeated by Samurai X.

Once Bitten, Twice Shy

A student was at Mega Monster Amusement Park at the time of Jay and Nya's date and the Serpentine's invasion for the second Fangblade. The student was part of the group who harassed Jay after mistaking him for a snake and later watched in awe when Jay unlocked his True Potential.

The Royal Blacksmiths

A few students attended the Ninjago Talent as audience members.

The Rise of the Great Devourer

A student is among the group of citizens escorted off a bus by the Serpentine.

Legacy of the Green Ninja

Double Trouble

After the school's previous teachers quit because the school became good, the students overthrow the new teachers, hoping to "undo the damage" that Lloyd had done to himself and the school's reputation by becoming good. The students send out a letter to Lloyd and the ninja inviting them to the school, only to trap them with the other teachers. The students, led by Brad and Gene, attempt to turn Lloyd to the "evil" once more but to no avail.

The evil ninja soon arrive and attack the school, and though the students want to help them at first, Lloyd convinces the students to stand up for good, telling them that everyone has a secret good side that stays quiet out of fear. The students make ninja suits and attack the evil ninja and ultimately reconcile with the ninja and their teachers.

Ninjaball Run

A group of students participate in the Ninjaball Run. Despite their apparent redemption, they attempt to sabotage the ninja before the race starts, unscrewing part of the Ultra Sonic Raider's tread.

Various other students watched from the audience.

Child's Play

A student is at Ninjago Doomsday Comix when the ninja visit Rufus McCallister.

The Stone Army

A student attends the unveiling of the Giant Stone Warrior at the Ninjago Museum of History.

Rise of the Spinjitzu Master

Brad is among the group who walked out of Dareth's dojo to acknowledge the dark clouds outside, remarking it was "about time" the ninja showed up before realizing it was not the ninja, but rather, the Garmatron that had arrived.


The Surge

Renamed "Wu's Academy", the school now includes female students and is taught by Wu, Nya, and the ninja, though the students hardly respect them. When the school gains clearance for a field trip, the students are taken to New Ninjago City to visit Borg Tower.

The students are amazed at Borg Industries' futuristic technology, and the female students suggest Nya checks the Perfect Match console but are shocked when it states that Nya's perfect match is Cole rather than Jay.

When the Digital Overlord takes over the tower, Nya and Wu help evacuate the students. They escape the city in Zane's NinjaCopter and are brought back to Wu's Academy, where they are put under the supervision of Dareth for the time being.

The Curse of the Golden Master

Dareth takes the students to the Ninjago City Aquarium. While the students observe the Electro-Cobrai exhibit, a cloaked stranger arrives, shattering the tank to obtain the Electro-Cobrai. Dareth uses his animal fighting styles to fend off a shark and save the students.

The Titanium Ninja

When the Golden Master was causing destruction in Ninjago City, one of Wu's Academy's students ran for cover.

A few students attended Zane's memorial after the Ninja of Ice sacrificed himself to defeat the Golden Master.

Tournament of Elements

The Greatest Fear of All

Two students fled after the Elemental Masters landed in an area in Ninjago City with their Elemental Dragons and citizen shouted "Serpentine!", mistaking Skylor for an enemy.

The Corridor of Elders

A student was seen at both Ninjago Doomsday Comix and Ninjago Park, listening Kai and Zane's respective speeches asking the citizens to fight as one against the Anacondrai Cultists.


Winds of Change

A student was seen in the Ninjago City streets with many other citizens, watching the ninja use their powers to advertise Steep Wisdom.

The Temple on Haunted Hill

A student attended Patty Keys' tour of the Temple of Airjitzu's grounds.



A student was briefly interviewed for a television broadcast and stated that his favorite ninja was Lloyd.

The Way Back

A student watched with several other citizens as Djinjago began to fall.

Wu's Teas

Spinny Sign (non-canon)

A student watched as Kai and the Coffee Bot advertised their beverage shops in a "spinny-sign-off".

Nya's Mural (non-canon)

A student watched as Nya repeatedly worked on a mural.



In "Double Trouble" and prior appearances, most students wore a uniform consisting of a black shirt and gray pants, with a Skulkin symbol on the shirt. Brad and Gene wore blue shirts and black pants, with a flower symbol on the shirt. Some students had the same physical appearance as either Brad or Gene but with varying hair colors, some had the same hair as Lloyd, and at least one wore a gray baseball hat.

In "Ninjaball Run", the students in the bus all wear blue uniforms, while in the audience, students in all three colors—black, blue, and green—can be seen.

As Wu's Academy, the students all wore light green shirts with blue pants, with a green and blue shield symbol on the shirt.

Every appearance of a Wu's Academy student from "The Corridor of Elders" onward (apart from "The Tall Tale of Clancee" and reused footage in Ninjago: Decoded episodes) is the same overall design of a boy with Lloyd's original hairstyle in brown or black depending on the episode.


Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 3: Rebooted

Season 4: Tournament of Elements

Season 5: Possession

Season 6: Skybound

Tall Tales

Wu's Teas

  • 2. "Spinny Sign" (non-canon)
  • 17. "Nya's Mural" (non-canon)

Ninjago: Decoded


  • The students' uniforms are based on the Harry Potter Hogwarts school uniforms, specifically the 2010 variant.
  • The named students collectively have three voice actors: Brad, Gene, and Marla are voiced by Kathleen Barr; Lloyd and Sally are voiced by Jillian Michaels, and Tommy is voiced by Vincent Tong. An unnamed student is voiced by Lee Tockar in "The Curse of the Golden Master," and another is voiced by Alan Marriott in "Infamous," credited as "Boy Fan".
  • The students have a variety of hairstyles:
  • In Wu's Academy, the male students were known to have a crush on Nya, as indicated by Nya's line in "The Surge," "Why is that when I teach, I get the feeling that none of the boys are listening?"
  • According to Tommy Andreasen, the school was closed down after Nindroid crisis due to the students' endangerment.[3] However, it was open in A Team Divided, which takes place after the Nindroid crisis. Seeing as the students continued wearing their uniforms throughout the following seasons, it can be assumed that the school did remain open, at least for some time.
  • "The Tall Tale of Clancee" is non-canon because it contains timeline errors, with the present-day students existing at a point meant to take place 200 years in the past.
  • Sally is the only student to appear in minifigure form, though her appearance is in a movie set.
  • Tommy Andreasen's early notes for Chamille, the Elemental Master of Form, included that she at one point took the disguise of a 10-year-old student named "Mikey Glover" to learn the ways of the truly despicable at Darkley's but left when it became a school for Great Children.[4]


Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 3: Rebooted

Season 4: Tournament of Elements

Season 5: Possession

Tall Tales

Wu's Teas




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


Generals: Samukai · Kruncha · Nuckal · Wyplash
Warriors: Frakjaw · Chopov · Krazi · Bonezai
Other: Skeleton figurehead


Anacondrai: Pythor · Anacondrai generals (Arcturus) · Pythor's mother
Hypnobrai: Skales · Slithraa · Mezmo · Rattla · Selma · Skales Jr.
Fangpyre: Fangtom · Fangdam · Fang-Suei · Snappa
Constrictai: Skalidor · Bytar · Chokun · Snike
Venomari: Acidicus · Lizaru · Spitta · Lasha · Zoltar · Snake villain
Vipers: Golden Vipers · Sly Vipers · Red Vipers · Hypno Vipers · Toxic Vipers · Translucent Blue Viper · Translucent Purple Vipers · Translucent Orange Viper
Other: Great Devourer · Anacondrai serpent


Dan Vaapit · Fred Finely · Gayle Gossip · News Reporter · Vinny Folson
Former members: Benny


Leader: Captain Soto
First Mate · No-Eyed Pete

Evil ninja

Bizarro Cole · Bizarro Jay · Bizarro Kai · Bizarro Zane

Wu's Academy students

Brad Tudabone · Finn · Gene · Marla · Sally · Tommy

Stone Army

Creator: The Overlord
Leader: General Kozu
Giant Stone Warrior · Stone Warriors · Stone Swordsmen · Stone Scouts

Nindroid Army

Leader: General Cryptor
Nindroid Warriors · Nindroid Drones · Min-Droid

Anacondrai Cultists

Leader: Master Chen
Clouse · Zugu · Eyezor · Kapau · Chope · Sleven · Krait
Former members: Skylor

Elemental Masters

Current Elemental Masters: Ash · Bolobo · Chamille · Gravis · Griffin Turner · Jacob Pevsner · Karlof · Neuro · Mr. Pale · Shade · Skylor · Tox
Previous Elemental Masters: Master of Amber · Cole's grandfather · Griffin Turner's grandparent · Jay's mother · Lilly · Master of Gravity · Master of Ice · Unknown Elemental Master · Master of Shadow · Master of Sound · Maya · Ray · Skylor's mother

Ghost Warriors

Leader: The Preeminent
General: Morro
Ghost Masters: Soul Archer · Bansha · Ghoultar · Wrayth
Ghost Ninja: Attila · Hackler · Ming · Spyder · Howla · Yokai · Wooo
Ghost Warriors: Cowler · Cyrus · Ghurka · Karenn · Pitch · Pyrrhus · Wail
Other: Skreemers

Yang's students

Leader: Master Yang
Chris · Martin · "Chuck"

Sky Pirates

Leader: Nadakhan
Flintlocke · Delara · Dogshank · Doubloon · Monkey Wretch · Clancee · Bucko · Cyren
Other: Skeleton figurehead
Former members: Sqiffy

Ninjago City Police

Leader: Police Commissioner
Butchie · Coast Guard · Hounddog McBrag · Jimmy · Joe · Night Watchman · Noonan · O'Doyle · Police Officer · Prison guards · Simon · Tommy


Khanjikhan · Nadakhan · Nadakhan's mother

Shadow Army

Leader: Clouse


Leaders: Acronix · Krux
Supreme Commander Machia · Commander Raggmunk · Commander Blunck · Slackjaw · Rivett · Tannin · Vermin
Other: Buffmillion

Sons of Garmadon

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

Royal Family of Ninjago

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

Dragon Hunters

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


Mystake · The Omega

Pyro Vipers

Leader: Aspheera
Char · Pyro Destroyers · Pyro Slayers · Pyro Whippers
Former members: Mambo V · Mambo's advisor

Ninjago City Council

Leader: Ulysses Trustable
Dwayne · Andrea Thomson · May Robsen
Former members: Ninjago City's former mayor

Blizzard Samurai

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

Explorer's Club

Leader: Cecil Putnam
Clutch Powers · Percy Shippelton · Security guards · Smythe · Underhill
Former members: Dwayne · Misako


Leader: Sammy
Antonia · Jonesy · Leroy · Nelson · Spokes · Ten-Speed
Former members: Knuckles


Leader: Formling Leader
Akita · Kataru · Vex

Ice Fishers

Leader: Sorla
Uthaug · Boma


Creator: Milton Dyer
Ballistic Missiles: Anthony Brutinelli
Chrome Domes: Hyper-Sonic
Admin Droid · Adventure-Ready Woman · Avatar Pink Zane · Gamer Geek · Newbie Gamer · Okino · Racer Seven · Scott · Shifty · Successful Samurai
League of Jay: Beta Jay 137 · Dee-Jay 81 · Jaybird 64 · Jaywalkin 238

Unagami's army

Leader: Unagami
Red Visors: Red 27 · Red 29
Avatar Harumi · Sushimi · Hostess · Sushimi's sushi chefs
Allies: The Mechanic · Henchmen · Ultra Violet · Captain Soto · Richie · Ritchie

Whack Rats

Leader: Atta the Ratta
Richie · Ritchie


Leader: Skull Sorcerer
Hazza D'ur

Sky Folk

Leaders: King Vangelis (formerly) · Queen Vania
Army of Shintaro: Hailmar


Leader: Queen Murtessa
Manko · Meeha · Mid · Moe · Mood · Mudd · Murt · Murt Snr · Munce Sentries


Leader: Chancellor Gulch
Gleck · Gliff · Groko · Garpo · Ginkle · Mr. Wise


Fungus · Korgran · Plundar


Leader: Chief Mammatus
PoulErik · Rumble Keepers · Thunder Keepers

Mary Louise's crew

Leader: Captain
Collins · Kwon · Mariano


Leader: King Benthomaar
Glutinous · Nyad
Maaray Guards: Gripe
Former leaders: King Trimaar · King Kalmaar

Warriors of Felis

Leader: Nineko

Order of Felis

Leader: Komala
Dillon · Adara


Leader: Tanabrax
Bunch · Moody


Hana · Obachan · Shin · Kenji · Uchida · Mrs. Uchida · Old Man Jiro

Snake warriors (non-canon)

Boa Destructor · Cobra Mechanic · Python Dynamite · Viper Flyer · Sneaky Snake

Red Crows

Leader: Mogra
Killow · Ultra Violet · Francis

Two Moon Village

Kenzo · Renzo · Saeko · Min

Vengestone army

Leader: Crystal King
Council of the Crystal King: Kabuki Mask · Mister F · Aspheera · Vangelis · Pythor · The Mechanic
Vengestone Warriors · Vengestone Brutes · Vengestone Guards

New Ninja

Leader: Teal Ninja
Fuchsia Ninja · Orange Ninja · Pink Ninja · Yellow Ninja

Other classifications

Ghosts · Humans · Nindroids

Other groups/sub-groups

Elemental Alliance · Fast Chickens · Kryptarium inmates (The Needles) · Ninja Replacements · The Resistance · The Resistance (Crystalized) · The Resistance (Never-Realm) · The Royal Blacksmiths · Sons of the First Spinjitzu Master · Spin Harmony · Stranded ninja · Time Twins · Treble Makers


Cole's family · Jay's family · Kai and Nya's family · Lloyd's family · Royal Family of Djinjago · Royal Family of Merlopia · Royal Family of Ninjago · Royal Family of Shintaro · Skales' family · Skylor's family · Zane's family

In-universe fictional characters

Britts Subskian · Commander Kiflin · Jack the Rabbit · Imperial Sludge · Master Whoosh (non-canon)


Barracudox · Bob Rattlebottom · Cardinsto · Carridi · Cece · Christina · Chuck · Claire · Diaman · Eileen · Flerry McFloyster · Gahrann the Dreamer · Genn · Golden Ninja · Green Screen Gary · Hai · Hibiki · Insect Master · Ivy Walker · Jeremiah Bobblestein · Jesper · Kaito · Kirchonn the Invincible · Lar · Larry · Lloyd Garmadon (The LEGO Movie) · Mask of Malice · Mei · Moe · Mr. Righty Tighty · Neido · Nobu · Phantom Ninja · Quartet of Villains · Rachel Sparrow · Robot Manager · Ronin's daughter · Ronin's wife · Samurai warrior · Scott Digato · Seliel · Seliel's father · Six-Armed Warriors · Snake villain · Spinjago Citizen · Suzie Wheeler · Time Ninja · Tito · Wishmaster · Zoltar
Ninjago Magazine: Buffer · Nitro · Sawyer · Scooter · Talon · Mr. Wise


Adam · Balee · Bears (Kuma) · Beavers · Colossus · Craglings · Elemental Cobras · Fire Fang · Fluffy · Geotomic Rock Monsters · Guide Parrot · Ice Behemoth · Ice bird · Ice Serpent · Leviathans · Monster sushi · Mud monsters · Nimbus · Pebbles · Rodrigo · Ross · Sir Chomps-A-Lot · Snickers · Stone Hawk · The Chroma · Treehorn queen · Wojira · Wu's chicken · Wu's dog · Yeti (Krag) · Zane's Mino
Dragons: Blue Dragon · Boreal · Chompy · Crystal beasts · Dragon keeper · Empire Dragon · Fire Dragon (Core) · Fire Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Flame · Firstbourne · Ghost Dragons · Grief-Bringer · Ice Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Pet dragon · Rocky · Shard · Slab · Stormbringer · Stormbringer's baby · Thunder Dragon · Ultra Dragon · Wind Dragon · Wisp · YinYang Dragon (Light Dragon · Shadow Dragon)

Unseen characters

Dr. Berkman · Grumbmiller · Milton Dyer's father · Sybex Tribe · Quanish the Elder · Trylle · Dr. Yost

Ninjago City residents

Barry · Benny · Brayden Nelson · The Fold · Fugi-Dove's brother · Hayley Wolfe · Jake · Jay Vincent · Jeffy · Joshua Deck · Lachlan Jansen · Michael Kramer · Mrs. Dyer · Patty Keys · Phil · Postman · Roise · Rufus McCallister · Vlad Tutu ·


Announcer · Bank Boss · Bob the Intern · Cathy · Circus Clown · Clancee's mother · Cliff Gordon · Construction workers · Cook · Cragger · Dr. Julien · Echo Zane · Ed · Edna · Egon the Extraordinary · First Spinjitzu Master · Fenwick · Fugi-Dove · Grimfax's advisor · Hageman · Hageman Brothers · Harumi's father · Harumi's mother · Jamanakai Villagers · Johnny · Korgran's father · Laval · Lou · Lumberjacks · Magician · Mascots · Mina · Miss Demeanor · Monks · Motorcycle Mechanic · Museum Curator · Nindroid Sentries · Ninjago soldiers · Nobu · Peri · Reflectra · Repo Man · Restaurant Owner · Rice farmers · Ronin · Sage · Santa Claus · Sally's parents · Security guards (Borg Industries) · Security guards (Ninjago City) · Sentry General · Shezada · Ship Captain · Skeleton · Stone Guardians · Tour Guide · Twitchy Tim · Warden Noble
Robots: Auto · Juggernaut · Robo Usher 3000 ·Tai-D