Top Ten Best Ninjago Characters

Ninjago is one of the best shows on T.V.. You have to see this show on Cartoon network. The four ninjas are earth, lightning, fire, and the best ice! The colors are black, blue, red, and also the best white! The sensei is sensei wu and there is a new sensei, sensei garmadon. Nia (Kia's sister) is a samurai and has a giant samurai suit with a samurai cave.

The Top Ten Best Ninjago Characters

1 Kai

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Had major development throughout the series and attempted to drown Lloyd (I hate Lloyd with a burning passion), he is overall a fantastic character and he will always be.

I loved ninja go a lot before Lloyd came in. Lai was the main character but suddenly Lloyd came in.
It is still pretty good but not as before

I like fire and I like red so he's my favorite NINJA and yea like so he's red and has skills

2 Zane

Zane gets worse with each season, but for those first three or four seasons he was easily the best ninja. Kind, loyal, smart, and a robot who DIDN'T JUST ACT LIKE SOME RANDOM ROBOT! They really have to stop making the plot "Zane is missing. Let's find him! " though.

Honestly,he is the best. That one episode where he sacrifices himself, he does it because he lives his friends and he would rather die than see them hurt. His past was so tragic and yet he is one of the most loving characters. That look he has on his face during the flashback, it is the look of love for his brothers and he know that they will be save. He is more powerful than Lloyd, in more ways than one.

Best ninja (if you exclude Dareth), Zane is funny and he killed the overlord, (LLOYD DID NOT KILL THE OVERLORD). At least Zane has love, he deserves it, he is a very funny little nindroid.

Zane: Easily the coolest ninja, robot, hero but not the real Hero?

3 Lloyd Garmadon

I'm putting my vote out for Lloyd. I say this because he comes from a struggling past, and has had so much happen to him that's amazing he is still standing. His personality is quite subtle, and even so, hard to make out. I kind of dislike how in some fanfictions, people make him out to be a comic loving, candy chomping, immature child, even as an adult, and the reason that bothers me is because you can tell he is not that kind of person. Perhaps he still likes Fritz Donnegan, especially when I see him as maybe 15 to 17 years old, that I can see, even Jay likes it now because Lloyd was the one who introduced him, but the "GIMME CANDY" attitude is just not him.

In the first season, I absolutely hated the little twerp, thinking he had little to no significance whatsoever, even when he became the Green Ninja.

In the second season, he had some character development, and though we didn't get to see it, he was slowly learning to mature into his new body. That becoming a ...more


Well, after seeing every single episode of Ninjago, I must say the characters are awesome. I mean what's not to love about a couple of adorable, yellow, mini-figures saving the day? I sure can't find anything! It really is hard to pick a favorite character for many shows, but when it comes to Ninjago I know who I like. #LLOYD4LIFE! Lloyd is just absolutely amazing and I love him in a way words can't describe. But I'm going to try to give everyone a pretty clean idea about this anyway and try to make other people root for Lloyd too.

Here are my top five reasons why Lloyd is the best.

Reason #5: Lloyd is loyal. As far as loyalty goes, you can count on Lloyd. Remember when Kai pretending to betray everyone? Lloyd would never do something like that, even if he was pretending! Lloyd is super close with all of his teammates. And once in Hiroshi's labyrinth when his father suggested that his friends ...more

Lloyd is the best because first of all he's the spinjitzu master second of all he is the "main"character to 11 seasons *not including season 1*And third of all he saved ninjago multiple times *also not including season 3 or 4*

Remember when he was a kid? I still have that LEGO assembled on a memorial. The new one ruined him.

4 Jay

Many people undersestimate the fact that Jay has the most powerful element. People forget that lightning is more dangerous than all the other ninjas elements combined. People also forget that LIGHTNING CREATES FIRE. Jay literally can create two elements. Also, since the series began they have really lowered jay's skills. He used to be the most powerful ninja. He was the first ninja to learn spinjitsu really helped the team. They have really lowered his power level since then and now have made him the weakest ninja. In season four, when Jay fought Cole, Cole's earth power was overpowering Jay's lightning. This didn't make any sense. The Lightning clearly would have powered through the earth with ease of the didn't constantly lower Jay's power in the show. Jay is my favorite character and has the most potential out of the other Ninja except for Lloyd. But I don't like Lloyd's personality. It is very dull and drab. Jay mixes power with personality to create the perfect character. That is ...more

I like Jay's sense of humor and voice and lightning is my third favorite element in Ninjago.

Jay is so cool! I think you should have put him above Zane and Lloyd

Jay is underestimated by people because he is scared and makes jokes to patch it up. He was the first ninja out of the original 4 to have learned spinjitzu and his power was seriously diminished after that. Cartoon Network made him from the strongest ninja to the weakest ninja. The real weakest is Cole but they made him the strongest other than Lloyd. Lightning is also the strongest element and can be a substitute with fire. He has also been able to control wind for the briefest amount of time. That is 3 elements in 1. Jay also is the only ninja who is not dull or serious. He is fun. I am kind of glad in what they did in season 6, they made Jay strongest again but this was only because of the "love ruse" between Nya and Jay. Although this is still reasonable, in season 4, when Cole and Jay were fighting, Cole could override lightning witch would obviously blast earth into pieces. I also think that it is amazing how a junkyard boy could come this far. I also think that Jay's elemental ...more - TypicalChez

Sorry but Cole is definitely the strongest! He is awesome too! How could you think he should be the weakest? Seriously, didn't you see his huge muscles! The guy is super buff and strong. Saying that he is the weakest makes no sense bud. - Gurrtastic

5 Cole

Cole is my favorite ninja, right beside Lloyd. He truly is the foundation of the team and deserves to be higher on this list. He puts his teammates before himself, and he puts the mission before himself. He risked everything to get the power to use airjitzsu, not just for himself but for his whole team. He stayed behind and turned into a ghost not because he wanted the glory of saying that he was the best ninja because he stayed behind and got the scroll (probably what kai would do lol), but because he knew how important it was to defeating Morrow and saving Ninjago. Cole has proved that he thinks reasonably and isn't "the dummy of the team", and also isn't just a bottomless stomach. He is funny when he needs to be and serious when it's not the time for jokes. Cole could be a really good character if the writers weren't always benching him all the time. At the beginning of season 4, Cole says that he is tired of fighting and tired of putting up with Jay. Cole didn't even know that he ...more

Remember in the beginning when they found out that one of them could be the green ninja they had this tournament and stuff and whoever won was destined to be the green ninja. Yeah Cole won against Zane and Zane right now is #2! And in the episode it looked like Cole was about to win until Kai went try hard and then the fire power in the sword reacted. Cole has endured through way more then Lloyd by training and working as hard as he can to just be him. Wu found him first for a reason (he need a good foundation to the team). Comparing the powers Earth to Fire, Water, Lightning? , and Ice. Earth is the World so if Cole could harness the power of the world then he would be the best but the writers obviously hate him because of everything that they didn't let him stay like in the Tournament of Elements when they decided he be the one kicked out. I mean at least they gave him a little bit of showing off when he freed every single elemental master that lost to Chen without his powers. Cole ...more

Are you kidding? When Jay said he was the least valuable ninja I was so mad. Sure his powers aren't as cool as the others but come on he has super strength! And earth is one of the main elements. He's no where near invaluable to the team. That really lowered my respect for Jay, Cole is his best friend how could he consider him the most invaluable? I honestly do think he said that out of anger and didn't mean it since many times he's expressed his insecurities about Cole being stronger than him so he knows how much his powers are worth. But I'm mad cause some people in the fandom actually feel this way about him as being the least valuable which is mot true. Cole is my favourite because of his personality, looks, voice - he's got it all. Not too cocky like Kai, not to annoying/funny like Jay, he's got just enough of everything - and I hate when the show writers only make him to be someone who loves food and that's it. He has so much depth as a character and I can see it.

Honestly Cole has been my favorite character since episode one when sensei wu introduced him as "solid as rock". One of the first things he said to Kai when they met was "I got your back kid". He didn't even know Kai yet and had already decided that he would back him up and be there for him anytime he needed. That's true loyalty. He's always super genuine and self sacrificing and although he doesn't smile or make funny jokes quite as much as Jay or Kai does, when he does he has a sweet little smile and laugh. He is the toughest and strongest ninja physically and sometimes mentally of he group. Yeah sure, Zane is basically a walking computer, but Cole can be just as smart when he chooses to be. He is the kindest and most compassionate of all of them, and genuinely cares about the safety of others. He's a really well put together character who is levelheaded, strong, sweet, amazing, and incredibly loyal. Long story short, I wish he was real, because he would be my best friend.

6 Nya

She is a girl and she can't fight because she should be making me a sandwich and cleaning the dishes. honestly I'm so disappointed about this horrible character. - joemama69

I don't like Nya's personality. I think its great the they finally have a female ninja on the team but she's just so annoying. Jay has been crushing on her since season 1 and would constantly go out of his way for her and in return she just treats him with rudeness and hostility. Especially in the first half of the latest season Skybound she tells him they will never be together even though he didn't actually do anything wrong. In fact I think she was out of place to in the Rebooted season when she lead both Jay and Cole on. Nya had shown no interest in Cole in any of the previous season's but just because a machine said they'd be a good match she starts liking him even though Jay has always loved her unconditionally. This affected Jay and Cole's friendship but Nya wasn't worried about that she only cared for which guy she would choose. I personally wish Jay would just end things with Nya because he deserves better.

I think that Nya is the best ninja. In season 1 when they didn't let her fight she went and found her own way to become a hero. With the love triangle everyone gets mad at her but geez, cut the girl some slack. She wanted to make sure that she could end it without destroying Jays and Coles friendship. She knew that Jay would be more upset if he lost Coles friendship than if he lost her as a lover. Also, in season 5, she had to give up everything she worked for since the beginning of the show so she could become the water ninja. And the reason why she did was to SAVE LLOYD! That just shows that she cares about and loves her fellow ninja. I honestly don't know why lots of fans hate Nya so much, but anyway, that's why she's my favourite.

f you,"joemama69" if you think that's all us females are good for ,shove it up your ass because it's not.YOU go clean thoose dishes boys.

7 Sensei Wu

He is always there at the right time, sometimes fights in random ways, and always are in some words of wisdom, maybe a dash of tea also!

Put Wu above Nya, Nya is beter now that she's a ninja but before she was super annoying. - Malemann66

IT is literally impossible to hate Sensei Wu and Sensei Garmadon; they are legendary and awesome and kind and somewhat funny and they are just so good

Sensei wu is the main sensei that got turned into an android by the overlord which is a soul.

8 Sensei Garmadon

Garmadon is one of the most developed characters in all of Ninjago. He had a start as a typical villain, and made his way to becoming an amazing character. When seeing flashbacks for him in season 4, you can see that he really fought the evil from the Great Devourer. When the final battle took place, he tried to fight against the Overlord to protect Lloyd until the end, and Garmadon's finest moment is in season 5 in his final moments. When Lloyd arrives in the Cursed Realm, Garmadon gives him an amazing speech and says one of the most powerful lines in Ninjago:
"Whatever happens to me, wherever I am, I will always be with you. There comes a time when every boy must become a man. What sort of man is up to him."
Garmadon redeems himself throughout four seasons, and it's a shame that season 8 didn't do justice to his amazing character. When Lloyd tells Harumi about Garmadon, he remarks, "I had Ninjago's greatest villain as my dad. It was an unusual relationship." It would seem by ...more

Garmadon has taken many forms and as a sensei is calm but firm

Garmadon is the greatest father I totally agree with the first comment

He is the best father of the whole series, even though he was a villain he put his son before anything else and when he was purified he was an incredible sensei and he never happened to keep the ninjas secret in critical moments like Wu

9 The Overlord

Really? My opinion I hate the Overlord, plus being the one whos favourite character is zane, the overlord is my least favourite character in the whole series because (I know zane sacrificed his self) but if pythor didn't help the overlord zane wouldn't of got kidnapped. Yeah I hate him a lot

It was so cool when the overlord created the stone Army and the nindroids. He could beat the first Spinjitzu Master with them

He's so evil, and interesting to learn about. (Even though I hate villians).

Does this count as the golden master, because if so, then he is the greatest of all time.

10 Morro

Morro is so handsome and so cool. Also that Iove ghosts and wind is one of my favorite elements in ninjago. He is my favorite villain.

He is just a great villain and also, why are acronix and crux not on this list because they are epic

He was a wind ninja and destroyed the other ninjas so many times and was strong enough to take control of Lloyd.

Morro has the best motives of any villains and is by far more complex than any of the others. He is better than all the ninja and defeated most of them numerous times

The Contenders

11 Pythor

Is this guy invincible? I mean, he never dies! He survived day of the departed, and for some reason he hasn't been brought back yet. There are some snakes in season 11, so maybe we'll see him return then. Also, his entrance in rebooted when he says "Hello again, old chum" after pulling his hood down is awesome. - Tstardoughnuts

He would go great for killing dora

This man is legendary. One of the best characters in all of Ninjago. No matter his standing vs the ninja, he always has something interesting going on.

He is one of my favorite characters in the entire series. He is clever, manipulative and without moral. If he was a good guy and didn't get defeated all that much, I would want to be him in the ninjago series.

12 Pixal

Pixal is by far my favorite female character, and just continues to impress me as time goes on! The relationship she develops with Zane, to the point where they BOTH confess their love for each (indirectly of course), shows me that she is a really in depth character. She is also crazy smart and is an awesome fighter, able to tangle with the worst of villains! Pixal is just such a phenomenal character on all levels!

Samurai X 2.0 is so awesome and so much better than original Samurai X.

Please put her higher. She's way better than Nya and pythor and the overlord and another variant of Lloyd. Come on people. Pixal Pixal! - Malemann66

Come on people Pythor is 11 but pixal cnt even make it to the top ten! - Malemann66

13 Garmadon

Come on guys, he needs more love. He was only evil because of that stupid snake biting him when he was a kid. He loved his son even then and couldn't help being evil. I hated him when I saw that he was trying to take over ninjago but saw that he loved his family and tried to protect his son as he could and even sacrificing himself for Ninjago for the pain he caused. I almost cried when he told Lloyd he was going to be the sacrifice and Lloyd got mad because he was so sad he was going to lose his father and had flashbacks of him when he was younger with evil Garmadon. He finally understood that he had to give up his life and accepted his fate. Garmadon even felt guilty for the love letter that was supposed to be for Misako from Wu but taking it and signing his name instead. GARMADON NEEDS MORE LOVE PEOPLE! He's not cruel and evil but loving, caring, forgiving and wise like his younger brother Wu. #Garmadonneedsmorelove

I really want to see more character development in revived Garmadon and can we please get that fake garmadon rating off no. 8 - Malemann66

Garmadon scarified his life for ninjago give hims some respect.But why did he come back a villain the set free from bite.

What kind of trash image is that - Penguino

14 Golden Ninja

HE is awesome man! Lloyd was the golden ninja and the golden ninja is suppose to be powerful then anything

Golden Ninja and evil green ninja are the same people dummies!

The golden ninja is basically Lloyd.

The golden ninja is awesome because he defeated the dragon overlord

15 General Cryptor

Cryptor is just an awesome villain and my favorite Ninjago villain. The problem is that he appeared in the shortest Ninjago season: "Rebooted" and that's why he isn't so relevant. Still my favorite Villain though

He is my favourite villain he did good in trying to defeat the ninja and he helped the overlord and he is the best

He is cool because he can turn invisible

I love how the name "Cryptor" sounds and how cool he looks.

16 Skales

Some of the best villains out there in ninjago, I love Skales a lot and he is the only reason why season 1 is not my least favourite season.

Skales is cool as fu

17 Misako

Misako is Lloyd's mother. She knew wu for many years. She knows tai chi. She can fight like Nia!

Ugh, she's such an annoying mary sue.

Is good that she can be nice and not nice

She's annoying and cares about paper more than her own life.

18 Skylor

Daughter of master Chen (best character) and has an EPIC elemental power. Skylor is amazing and should come back later in ninjago.

Skylar could literally absorb the powers of the overlord and the first spinjitzu master...
At the same time! How broken is this character. Skylar's great and all, but it's a good thing we don't see much of her, as she could literally destroy the series. The ninja should be glad she's on their side - Tstardoughnuts

If she unlocks her true potential and master spinjizu she could be unstoppable

I hope they put her in the new series

19 Skales Jr.

Cute but he doesn't have a good personality

Skales in series three's best known quote, "is he going to come and destroy us, mommy? "

Dude, that kid is ANNOYING

I don't like the character

20 Dareth

Absolutely is the best ninja, I mean he's the BROWN FLIPPIN' NINJA?!?! Clear contender for being the #1 spot but all the people on this website don't understand and put Lloyd at #3! If Dareth, the best character without a doubt, was at the top and everyone else's moved down this list would be on the way to perfection

How is jay funny? If you want a funny guy, look at Dareth. He is too good to be a ninja and deserves better. His mojo dojo is amazing as well, he literally teaches kids lol.

I dare-eth you all to make a better comment than me. No one makes betta comments than me!

Really not strong at all, just funny. At least he can talk to sharks!

21 Ronin

He is totally awesome and his ship is really cool he also be all the ninja even Lloyd he should be number 2.ronin is sneaky and manipulative

My name is the exact same as his but spelt different, I don't like when people dislike characters that have the same name as me.

Actually ronin should he was able to take out all of the ninjas

Best character ever he beat all the ninja now that is impressive

22 Acidicus

His design is so cool

Pretty great

23 Titanium Zane

This is still zane you know...

He realises his a robot at this stage and leaned how to use his robot skill for good use with expoleding gadgets

I think original Zane is cooler

Zane was in 2nd

24 Clouse

Great assistant with a great accent. Clouse is always fun to watch.

Clouse isn't that great of a character but his voice actor has such a good accent!

In Dark Trilogy, he brought back the pirates. - WorldPuncher47592834

He is the worst character

25 Mezmo

This guy is everywhere. He has one of my favorite designs. #MezmoGang - Dolph63

Do not no who he is

He is amazing

Best snake ever. He is epic

26 Echo Zane

you know echo zane has returned don't you know echo zane is mr e

He is cool because he is very nice and clumsy. - TypicalChez

Echo zane needs to come back. - Malemann66

27 First Spinjitzu Master

I want to see more of him badly, he just has so much potential in my eyes, hope something major happens to him!

I have seen every episode of Ninjago season 1,season 2,season 3,season 4,season5 and season 6

1 think. WHY IS HE 24TH! He created ninjago, beat the overlord and created the four golden weapons. He also mastered the golden power and lived for 1000 years! He is number 1

GEE, I think that ZANE is BETTER than the spinjitzu master... The ONLY thing the spinjitzu master did was separate the world, Zane DESTROYED THE OVERLORD!

28 Evil Green Ninja

He's epic totally strong Morro shouldn't have gon out of Lloyd he would have been King.

He is one of the coolest guys I seen in ninjago

Cool, cool, cool, nice...

You mean morrow - TENTACRUEL

29 Harumi

One of the best characters ninjago has ever had a true figure of 180 degree turn and man was her death moving. - Malemann66

She is ACTUALLiY a villian. You see, most of the villians that ninjago has had have one motive: To be the most powerful. This motive is set off by greed. Its not actually evil. It's just selfishness. You see, just like in real life, true evil is driven by rage. When someone feels bitter hate for someone, they seek revenge severely. This hasn't ever really happened in ninjago (excluding morro.) She knows what it is like to feel true pain, she has felt it her whole life. She waited for the moment for revenge. She didn't even care about power. What she wanted was for Lloyd to lose hope, and to fall into eternal despair. that's what makes her one of the best.

Pure evil at its finest.

Please Let Harumi Live She Understood What lIoyd Meant By That. There love For Each Other are powerful than Anything

30 Lord Garmadon

A brother who was under appreciated. A husband unloved. Garmadon son of the first spinjitsu master, grandson of the oni and the dragon, and father of the green ninja and golden warrior, was the dark lord who made the ultimate sacrifice GO GARMADON GO!

Garma daddy makes me a happy little boy


31 Ash

Ash can teleport and use smoke blasts

In the game ash is the best

He is cool plus he is one of the top 10 favourite elemental masters

Loo k I want to rank top 5 favorite 1 cole 2jay 3lloyd 4kai 5zane

32 Brad Tutabone

A kid from the school of bad boys

33 Cole's Dad

COles dad brought a lot of value to that one episode where he hated cole and his little boyfriends

Cole's dad is so funny! I'm surprised he isn't further up the list!

Coles dad is a good dancer


34 Lil Nelson

The rumored purple ninja, a fuchsia mystery which will only be unraveled in time.

Lil nelson is the best can't wait to see him in season 11. - Malemann66

35 Flintlocke

Jay is my favorite, but I voted for Flintlocke because he's so low on the list, I think he's amazing - JesseStump

He is my favourite character I love his personality

He's in Kryptarium Preson - WorldPuncher47592834

36 Turner

His speed makes him be one of the best characters in the tournament

Griffin should be a ninja whith them he is better than flash

He is from the fastest characters in ningago

Not cool

37 Clancee

Clancee has an awesome personality he is the funniest sky pirate - TENTACRUEL

A snake pirate from season 6

Stupid auto correct

Cancer is awesome

38 Cyrus Borg

He is the inventor of New Ninjago City


He's cool

a genius

39 Skales' Wife

I like her cas her skales are pink.

40 Krazi

This is a member in the 1st season of the skeleton crew and he's awesome - Ethan-metal1

Best boi.

41 The Mailman

He is cool becomes he holds everyone's secrets In his bag

The mailman kills every1111!


Ok he is pretty funny. I feel sorry for him mailingall those letters. You know what, I stand for all you mailman out there who hates there jobs

42 The Green Ninja

You don't need to put him on the list again

Is that lloyd

I put this on the golden ninja, but THIS IS LLOYD!

He is Lloyd?!?
I'm not qeastoining the comments I know Lloyd is in green I'm qeastoining the
Makers of why they put Lloyd on here agian

43 P.I.X.A.L

She is the best robot she and Zane turns evil just in different sessions. I love her

Pixal and Zane are amazing. Pixal is so cool and is worthy of a spot in the A-Tier in my rankings

Yeah I think she cool well it probably because I am a girl who loves Zane

She's cool, and she's such a sweetie!

44 Edna

Edna embarrasses Jay so much and she is annoying

Only because she is jays mom

Who's IS THIS anyway!?!?!

EDNA IS SOOO FUNNY! Just remember, it is always nice to hear about Jay's first potty time, and the time she caught him kissing his pillow. 😂😂😂

45 Spitta

What? He's sso random. Just another serpentine villain.

Spitta is cool he is one of acidicus's servants - TENTACRUEL



46 Golden Master

I really think that llyod is the golden master and he is one of the best ninja in the whole of ninjago city and he really deserves to be the golden ninja


47 Darth

Darreth should have more screentime I really want him to get a legit element maybe wind. I don't understand why people don't like him. - Malemann66

Darth, as in Darth Vader the supposed chossen one?

He so funny

He is spelled
Darreth not Dareth check with Brent Miller (Zane)

48 Karlof

I was like where's Karloff. He's the best elemental master please bring him back. - Malemann66

49 Ed

Ed is Jay's dad and is Edna's husband.

Is a boss

50 Samukai

Why was he banished he was such a good leader - TENTACRUEL

He is totally awesome in most ways! four arms, virtually unbeatable...HE IS AMAZING!

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