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

1 Kai Kai

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

Kai is the reason why my favourite colour changed from green to red

He is the coolest, mainly because I love fire and also because when he unleashed his full potential it was pretty bad ass

2 Zane 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.

He's my favourite character!

I don't really like this guy I mean he is not funny and he is really embarrassing and when I think about him I'm just like eww but he is the stronges most loyal of them all and most powerful he has lighting and lightning makes fire he has ice natural power he's got half water because if you add Kai you get water and yeah this guy is the best

Zane is the smartest a and probably the strongest because he is made of metal (No offense Cole)

3 Lloyd Garmadon 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

I'd like to point out that were not voting on our favorites we're voting on the best. Cole is my favorite but Lloyd is beast bro.

Best character development in the whole series

4 Jay Jay

This is the best ninja ever, he deserves to be the main character
In certain series the main character who lives a love story and jay from the first episode in the pilots love nya and she loves him too
I don't know why they put him as the weakest ninja
In season 4 cole beats him, in season 1 kai did too
Even nya was able to beat him in the shorts
He deserves better then that
Even his weapon is the weakest
Why Ninjago? Why?
In his own season he didn't shine well
I hope he become a better ninja in next seasons

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

Jay has a great personality and I think he gets to much hate, he constantly is getting made fun of even though he should be the most powerful ninja. Overall nun-chucks may be slow, but in in the image on the left he has a spear for a golden weapon jay is the best

He gets too much hate, and when you actually see it he is the best and strongest ninja

5 Cole 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

Cole is best ninja kai is trash. I'm epic gamer you fat lol

Well, he's not my favorite ninja but he should be more appreciated. Although he's my 5th favorite of the ninja, he needs more fans. Well, sure, his powers may not be as cool as the other ninja's but he has super strength! And he has a good personality. He cares about his teammates a lot and is very loyal to them! He is a dependable ninja. He puts the need of his teammates above his own. I wish he gets more attention in the show. He was only the focus of a 45 minute special! He at least got some attention in Season 10 when he fell into the darkness and almost died! He's such an underrated character!

6 Nya 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

Nya is the best ninja ever

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.

7 Sensei Wu 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!

King - ArianaMarvelHPVine456


Plus he's Wu come on, He's the best I think - Malemann66

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

He became evil but he never forget Lloyd as his son

I love his connection to his son, wife and brother.

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

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

I want overlord

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).

10 Morro

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

Has amazing character development.

I love evil green ninja!

Morro was a villain but who cares he's my favorite non ninja. - Malemann66


The Contenders

11 Pythor

The only good serpentine

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

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 would go great for killing dora

12 Pixal

Pixal must be higher on this list! Please!

PIXAL is smart, and at the same time, she's so sweet.

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 General Cryptor

The best character - TENTACRUEL

My favourite character - TENTACRUEL

Best character in ninjago I love his robotic personality and how he leads all nindroids and he's just plain cool - TENTACRUEL


14 Garmadon 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.

15 Golden Ninja

I put him 1st place

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

He is the best ninja

He has amazing power

16 Skales

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!

Is good that she can be nice and not nice

Ugh, she's such an annoying mary sue.

Great character

18 Skylor

Why is she no even the main character!?!?

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

Should be first

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

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

So cute

20 Dareth

He is the stongest

Dareth is awesome. - Malemann66

Dareth is very cheery and has a good personality - TENTACRUEL

Dereth can speak to sharks,teach kids to beat up kozu,beat up 3 members of the sons of garmadon,the best part is he beat up vermillion warriors then broke Ronin's leg that's why Dereth is the stongest

21 Ronin

Awesome character. - Malemann66

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

22 Acidicus
23 Titanium Zane

This is the best version of Zane. HE HAS PIXAL IN HIS BRAIN

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

24 Clouse

He has hell of a good accent

He is best yo!

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

25 Mezmo

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

Do not no who he is

He is amazing

What's so special about him? He's just a Hypnobrai warrior.

26 First Spinjitzu Master

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!

Not all seasons the seasons are pilot season 1 season 2 season 3 season 4 season 5 season 6 day of the departed season 7 season 8

27 Echo Zane

Echo zane needs to come back. - Malemann66

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

28 Evil Green Ninja

You mean morrow - TENTACRUEL

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...

29 Harumi Harumi

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

Who? - GehennaTheSecond

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

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.

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30 Brad Tutabone

A kid from the school of bad boys

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 Cole's Dad

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

Coles dad is a good dancer


33 Lil Nelson

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

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

34 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

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35 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

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36 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


37 Lord Garmadon 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!

38 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!

39 Flintlocke

He is my favourite character I love his personality

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

He's in Kryptarium Preson - WorldPuncher47592834

40 Karlof

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

41 P.I.X.A.L

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!

Already on the list - BorisRule

42 Edna

Edna embarrasses Jay so much and she is annoying

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. 😂😂😂

43 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)

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44 Skales' Wife

I like her cas her skales are pink.

45 Krazi

Best boi.

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

46 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

47 Wrath

Well he is a ghost after all he can't beat sane though but everyone else he can with his powerful weapons

Um, it's actually spelled wrayth in the shows and is supposed to sound like wraith.

48 Spitta

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

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


49 Clancee

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


He's the funniest. - WorldPuncher47592834

A snake pirate from season 6

50 Cyrus Borg


He is the inventor of New Ninjago City

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