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Not to be confused with the set.
Wait! Look at him. I don't think he's dangerous. I think he wants to play!
Nya to the other ninja, "The Keepers of the Amulet"

Zippy is a Jungle Dragon that lives on the Island of the Keepers.

History

The Keepers of the Amulet

Lloyd first senses Zippy's presence before he jumps down with a coconut. Before Kai, Jay and Cole are able to attack him, Nya realizes the dragon does not appear to be harmful and plays with him. Jay names him Zippy and Zane states he is docile. When Lloyd expresses his concerns, Nya reluctantly throws a coconut across a distance to keep the dragon preoccupied as they leave. Later on, when Cole is about to drink a coconut, Zippy takes it and keeps it in his mouth. He then cowers in fear at the Stone Guardians.

The Gift of Jay

Zippy appeared behind Lloyd, wanting to play. After a few attempts to get the dragon to leave, Lloyd realized he could use Zippy's playfulness to his advantage, throwing coconuts at the Keepers so that Zippy would scare them off. Later, Zippy was being chased by or was chasing some Keepers.

The Tooth of Wojira

Zippy appeared and scared the Kryptarium inmates and Ronin.

The Storm Amulet

Zippy was present at the Keepers' Village when Nya and the others were convincing Mammatus to give them the Storm Amulet.

Official descriptions

Ship Wrecked!

The sky and jungle of the mysterious island are home to a new type of dragon.

LEGO.com description

Join Island Lloyd and his powerful dragon to take on the Keepers in a death-defying battle. Jump into the saddle and swoop down to attack! Help Island Zane ride into the action on his surfboard and fire its stud shooters at PoulErik and Thunder Keeper. But beware – they are armed with a scythe and daggers! You must lead the ninjas to victory and seize the storm amulet.[2]

Nya's Snap of the Day

Check out this incredible photo I managed to snap of one of the island’s Jungle Dragons! I took this photo about 0.5 seconds before disaster… when it took an entire wheel off of Lloyd’s Chopper Bike! Whoops… well… at least we know what it eats now? We managed to film our full encounter with the dragon – you can watch the whole thing on episode 3 of our Ninja Vlog series! It’s a must-watch… but maybe not for Lloyd…[3]

Appearance

Zippy is a dragon with teal scales, gray curving horns, a white underbelly, two tusk-like teeth protruding from both side of his mouth, gray and spotted feet and gold spikes running down from his head to tail. His tongue generally is out of his mouth and he looks happy or playful most of the time. He has bulging eyes, gold markings on his forehead, thin, plant-like wings, and a few yellow-orange leaves running down his neck in between his horns and ending at his wings.

Powers and abilities

He is shown to be capable of jumping far distances despite his size, and seems to possess remarkable speed.

Appearances

Sets

Ninjago

The Island

Season 14: Seabound

Ninjago Magazine

Behind the scenes

  • Zippy's movement seems to be inspired by that of Scooby-Doo from the franchise of the same name. This is likely because the overall story structure of The Island is inspired by Scooby-Doo franchise.[4]
    • Zippy's set designer, Jme Wheeler, had in mind a "big hyper dog" for the personality of Zippy.[5]
  • He is called the Jungle Dragon in the sets because the sets and the show are developed at different times and it tends to cause some inconsistency at times.[6]

Trivia

  • He appears to be attracted to coconuts.
  • In the sets, Zippy has golden blades but he does not have them in the show. The golden blades appear to have been replaced by thin, plant-like wings.
  • His face resembles a chameleon's as he has bulging eyes.
  • Jay previously referred to Griffin Turner as "Zippy" in "Spellbound," making it appear that "Zippy" is a go-to nickname of his, coincidentally, he also nicknamed both Griffin Turner and Zippy for their speed.
  • Despite the Character Encyclopedia New Edition referring to Zippy as Nya's dragon, the descriptions of 71746 Jungle Dragon and "Lloyd & the Jungle Dragon" considered Zippy as Lloyd's dragon instead. However, Lloyd was the only ninja who wasn't interested in Zippy until "The Gift of Jay."
  • His tongue is five times longer as Master Wu's beard.[1]
  • Many years before he was revealed, a Nexo Power named "Jungle Dragon" was created for another Lego series, Nexo Knights.

Video

Gallery

LEGO model

Promotional media

In Ninjago

The Island

Season 14: Seabound

References

Characters

Ninja

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

Skulkin

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

Serpentine

Anacondrai: Pythor · Anacondrai generals (Arcturus)
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
Mini-snakes: Golden Vipers · Sly Vipers · Red Vipers · Hypno Vipers · Toxic Vipers · Translucent Blue Viper · Translucent Purple Vipers · Translucent Orange Viper
Other: Great Devourer · Anacondrai serpent

NGTV News

Dan Vaapit · Fred Finely · Gayle Gossip · Vinny Folson

Pirates

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

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

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

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Current Elemental Masters: Ash · Bolobo · Chamille · Gravis · Griffin Turner · Jacob Pevsner · Karlof · Neuro · Mr. Pale · Shade · Skylor · Tox
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Chris · Martin · "Chuck"

Sky Pirates

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

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

Djinns

Khanjikhan · Nadakhan · Nadakhan's mother

Shadow Army

Leader: Clouse

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

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Leaders: Lord Garmadon · Harumi
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Luke Cunningham · Chopper Maroon · Mohawk · Skip Vicious · Nails · Sawyer · Scooter · Buffer · "Snake Jaguar"
Other: Colossus

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Leader: Heavy Metal
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Former Members: Iron Baron

Oni

Mystake · The Omega

Pyro Vipers

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

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Andrea Thomson · May Robsen

Blizzard Samurai

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

Explorers Club

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

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Leader: Sammy
Nelson · Antonia · Leroy

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Ice Fishers

Leader: Sorla
Uthaug · Boma

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

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Red Visors: Red 27 · Red 29
Avatar Harumi · Sushimi · Hostess · Sushimi's sushi chefs
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Richie · Ritchie

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Skull of Hazza D'ur

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Geckles

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

Upply

Fungus · Korgran · Plundar

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Chief Mammatus · PoulErik · Rumble Keepers · Thunder Keepers

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King Trimaar · King Kalmaar · Glutinous · Nyad
Maaray Guards: Gripe

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Ninjago Wildlife (LEGO.com)

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