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 is my favourite ninja in all of Lego Ninjago of all time! First, Kai's Golden Weapon is the Sword of Fire, and the Sword of Fire is the strongest among all Golden Weapons. Also, my favourite elemental power is fire. And my favourite weapon is sword, and Kai's weapon is sword.

He is very...salty. He whines a lot and always jumps into action. He does mature, tho, and so I guess he is alright.

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 know that kai is selfish sometimes but in season 5 Lloyd was possessed by morro and Kai is trying to save Lloyd from him and Kai lost father and Lloyd lost father as well and Nya was their to help kai and kai is going to look out for Lloyd no matter what the cause and what is going to happen to Lloyd and Kai in the next new seasons will Kai find his parents or find a brand new family in front of his eyes. WHAT HAPPEN TO KAI AND NYA PARENTS WILL THEY EVER FIND OUT AND SOME CLUES ARE FALLING TO THAT QUESTION.

2 Zane

He takes his friends before himself and is a clever ninja. He take pride in what he is do if and is a kind ninja

my favourite he sacrificed himself to save everyone and that was literally the saddest moment in all of ninjago history

He is by far the best character his development is beutiful especially when he sacrificed himself to defeat the overlord. I also liked how Zane being the one who was truly meant to beat the overlord was hinted in season one as he was the one to have a vision with garmodon and ultimately led the ninja to success. I will admit skybound and beyond he was a little less interesting but ultimately he is just a replica and the real Zane died to end the overlord.

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.

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

he suffered a lot it's enough that his father is the worst villain in ninjago and he had to fight him the fact that his first love (harumi) turns out to be tricking him is horrible but I am so happy that he forgot about that evil witch and found a new girl (akita, season 11)

Lloyd Garmadon had the golden power but when he lost it I was surprised still he could get the golden power again

4 Jay

I think Jay is not very well explained during the series. As you see, Lighting is THE MOST POWERFUL ELEMENT.IT CAN LITERALLY CREATE 2 POWERS-LIGHTING AND FIRE. He has a mix of funny and serious. I think jay could have done a better job leading the team that lloyd-no offence. They made him the useless person in the team who only starts fights and that one everyone blames. Overall he is a good character.

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

He is hilarious! also, he was a good inventor but in the latest seasons they seemed to have forgotten about that. I love how he cracks jokes even in the worst times and always makes me laugh. He also can be scared and cowardly, but always rebounds by facing his fears and protecting his friends. His relationship with Nya is adorable

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

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.

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

Cole is strong and in the tournament at the beginning of the episodes he beat Zane and Kai. Lloyd wasn't there and jay lost against Kai so in my opinion Lloyd and Cole are the best ninjas.

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.

6 Nya

Honestly, I ship her with Cole, not Jay, but she is still really good at fighting and mastering water. Very confident.

I like Nya because she has a boyfriend aka jay and she is the water ninja plus she is the only girl (lol)

so cool I wish if I could be like her she's the only girl ninja and I also love her elemental power

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.

7 Sensei Wu

He is such a great teacher. And just imagine how patient he is, especially with Kai. Wu can also be funny at times, and he is just plain epic.

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!

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

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

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 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

I liked him more as Lord Garmadon. When he jumped off the building and killed the Great Devourer he became my favorite character

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

9 The Overlord

He is no doubt the main antagonist of the series. He is the ultimate evil.

The overlord is the best of villains.He can destroy everything and command Python and Garmadon

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

10 Morro

Finally we get an elaborate backstory and a young villain. He is strong and it makes sense why he did what he did. Honestly. Vote Morro.

He is different from the other villains, has a proper backstory and I just loved every scene with him in it

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

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.

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!

an amazing character and she is part of the team because she helps protect ninjago it's good that she is now samurai x instead of nya

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!

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

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

14 Golden Ninja

he is by far one of the most powerful heroes ever u guys are nuts

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.

15 General Cryptor

I'm not sure who he is but I think he is the police if he is then he is such a good police and he helped the ninja a lot

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

16 Skales

he was suppose to be a villain but turns out to be nice in the end and he did help the ninja when they needed him

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

she's not really the best mother to leave her son when he was young especially when his father was evil

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

18 Skylor

I think she good person she nice I just think she should take her own choices and not follow the steps of her father

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

She is super underrated! I mean come on, she and Kai literally save the day in season 4 and they kick her to the curb and don’t really include her afterwards. Please vote!

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

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

I take him as a ninja it's enough that he tries to help the ninja even tho he is not one but maybe in the future he can be the brown ninja

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.

He’s so hilarious! Also, he’s so stupid and somewhat brave at the same time but it just adds to him as a character and is so funny. He is a classic secondary character that has always come back and makes us feel at home. He brings comedy!

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.

He is the worst character

25 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.

Echo zane needs to come back.

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