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.

I love how he started so arrogant but as the seasons passed he became l e s s arrogant, he still is but he’s showed he cares about those around him, even if he can be self centered he still does care and protect!

You know, first, Kai wanted to save his sister, but that was all before he had a big career. Now, now since he has everything and is good at everything, then, what is the point in other people?!?! He now only looks forward to himself, and he is calls himself the best ninja. If he was still preparing to be a blacksmith, he would still cared about Nya more than himself. In season 4, he says, " Nya cannot do ANYTHING I can do." So that just proves that knowing that he is a successful ninja, and hero, he doesn't really care being close to his sister. I still think that Kai should not be a ninja. You see, in many ways, he is better not being a celebrity. And also, lightning makes fire, so that just proves how much cooler Jay is. I used to be a Kai fan, but this is why I am all for Jay now.

He’s definitely the best ninja as he’s one of the strongest and is able to take risks. He has a fun side and a bad side which make him a very interesting character.

2 Zane

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.

I absolutely love Zane, the way he doesn't have a sense of humour makes the jokes funnier, and I love how he is the most selfless person on the team. He is my favourite of the ninja that's for sure.

Seriously, Lloyd is actually a character that just didn't appeal. His plot should be tied with Zane. But in all fairness, he was boring at some moments. Zane was a character who had a plot that appealed to me at first glance He was a Nindroid and was actually the one who made the love of peace. His sacrifice literally saved the the world and his design is awesome. The recognisation of his father was a sad moment. His friends were awesome like Falcon and P.I.X.A. L
Zane was really a character that I liked from the beginning. Good and evil characters may be good, but to me Zane is better. Everything was cool about him. We need to put him back on the top spot, or tied with Lloyd.

Same is cookbook the best in one episode it says only Lloyd could defeat the overload but no also Lloyd had 4 goes at defeating the overload but Zane succeed with 1 go so he Lloyd Zane is better my favourite episode used to be tick tock but when Zane says " no it can't be no no " is just weird. Zane doesn't just have ice he has lots of other powers to be has speed water strength and lightning and so because of lightning he also has fire so that is why Zane is my favourite character

3 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.

I can't believe I didn't really notice this until now, but he's basically one of the strongest ninja—until he wasn't. His presence in the show became more of comedic relief, and then there was season 6 which was centered around him, and I feel he did have some sort of redemption. But I still feel people look down on him because he's "scared" and cracks jokes. He definitely should be on the top of this list.

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

I love jay I like Prime Empire, and Skybound because Jay was the focus ninja. Also he is so funny. I think he is cool and is a important character to the plot of Ninjago.

4 Lloyd Garmadon

Ok, after seeing the last two episodes of season 8, I might have ended up liking Lloyd even more than I previously did, which I thought was pretty hard to beat. He was rash and dumb, but he did it for a good reason. He still believed there was good in Garmadon, when nobody else did. Well, we know that Garmadon doesn't really feel for Lloyd, his own son anymore, but that's not the point. The point is that he can see the good in anyone, even when anybody else didn't or couldn't. Also he seemed pretty good at making on the other ninja, seeing as MOST of the ninja (*bleep*ing Kai needed some persuasion, BOO KAI! ) were willing to give up their powers for him. I really think that Lloyd deserves first place for everything he has gone through!

I believe Lloyd is the best character simply because he is a natural born leader and the ninja are kinda lost without him. For example, in like the first or second episode in season 3, the ninja were about to get destroyed by the nindroid but Lloyd saved them all swooping in on his golden dragon. And in season 5, when Lloyd was possessed by morro, all the other ninja (besides nya) took a crack at being leader and utterly failed. However, when morro left lloyds body, lloyd had the best l idea of drowning the the cursed realm (forgot the actual name) one of the ninja literally quoted "why didn't I think of that? " probably cole and the other ninja I think jay said "that's why LLOYD is leader"

Yes. He is my favorite because he's the most powerful ninja of all time. He is also a great leader and person. At first, he was such a brat but still funny. At first, it was kind of hard to believe that HE would be the Green Ninja. I started liking him more after he became a teen and became more mature. He especially became better after defeating the Overlord and used his powers better. I like him in S9 when he finds his voice and becomes the leader of the Resistance. I became so happy when he got his powers back in the fight with his father. Lloyd is the best ninja.

Lloyd is the best for many reasons! One of them is he has his own little sense of humor. In season two, when his mom was telling the ninja about the golden ninjas power the ninja had their mouths open and he laughed and said. "Haha, Jealous?" That made me laugh so hard. Also his hair is amazing. I love it so much! Also the fact that his voice character is a girl just makes him even more amazing because that girls got talent!

In Season One, I hated him. Like HATED him! He was annoying and just got in the way! He always stole candy and that was annoying and he also awoken the snakes. But really I understand now that he was just doing it to be more like his father. Still, I hate to say this, but I wanted him erased! But when he became green ninja I knew he was staying, so I tried to make the best of it.

In Season Two, he was getting better. But when he grew up, he became so much better! That's also why "Child's Play" is my second favorite episode next to ...more

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

One thing I love about Cole, and this can go for Kai too, is his ability as a leader. He usually leads the team, but he sees Kai's potential as a leader and lets him have the reins once in awhile without complaining, because he knows that Kai needs it. This is actually kinda deep considering the age demographic for this show, which is awesome. Other than Zane, he is most level headed of the group, and according to his voice actor, Cole was only 14 at the start of the series, which helps to explain his childish attitude he gets every once in awhile. He is also self sacrificing, as we all know. He doesn't really seem to have a problem when admitting he's wrong, which, considering his age, is honestly very impressive.

I totally agree. Nice to see someone else noticed that about Cole.

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

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.

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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.

Nya is the most determined character and like Zane, the brains of the group. I don’t see why people dislike Nya just because she is a girl. Nya has the right to fight and be a ninja. She is fierce and smart. Even though she is not my favourite but I’d like to say that girls can do more than chores! Can we ever break that gender stereotype? I have to admit that Nya is one of the gang, and she should not be left behind.

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!

I don't like him... like, your brother dies and you keep trying to catch his wife? What kind of person does that? Congratulations, Wu, you are definitely honoring Garmedon's memory like this...

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

8 Sensei Garmadon

Sensei Garmadon is the father everyone wishes they had, he has a sense of humour and the way he just roasts his son every now and again makes me laugh so hard, but his heart makes him protect his family and even when he was Lord Garmadon he still held family very close to his heart

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

Sensei/Lord Garmadon is practically the only character in Ninjago with half-decent character building. He was the dark lord after being corrupted, has a past of betraying his family and yet returns, good, to aid the ninja as their Sensei in REBOOTED and the Tournament, battling Wu and Clouse, before giving his life and freedom to save Ninjago from an army of "Anacondri Wannabes".
Evil, Garmadon could possess all four golden weapons and lead the snakes, skeletons and stone army. The Lloyd/Garmadon not wanting to fight story was a thing of beauty, defining much of the second season.
Good, Garmadon is wise and skilled, still having the abilities to take on nindroid, anacondrai or even his own pupils. His conflicted past reveals great secrets about him, yet he still strives to redeem himself in the eyes of Lloyd, Misako and Wu.

Garmadon is coolest. He is stereotypical big bad guy but he just keeps getting cooler and gets more twists. Plus he killed great devourerer in Lin the greatest Ninjago scene ever

9 Morro

I absolutely adore Morro, I always love a good villain that starts out very evil but becomes good at the brink of death but Morro extended it even further and showed his dedication to become good again in DOTD when he had the perfect chance to come back for revenge but he didn't, instead, he helped the Ninja remember about Cole and went back to the Departed Realm at will knowing his work was done.
He is my favourite character that's for sure.

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.

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.

Morro is unkind but I like him because he is awesome!
Also I have a little story of his orphanage and the cause of his toughness.

his mother really loved him and morro did too but she deceased from a terrible illness but his father was the opposite of the mother, the father had a wish that morro wouldn't live with them (sorry for my bad English)
so when the mother died when morro was 6 years old the father threw the kid away from the house and he had to live in the big city of Ninjago til he met wu, when he trained he always thought of his father that made him feel angry every time he trained.

I really hope morro will revive in the other seasons.
I also have a Morro x Reader on Wattpad but I'm warning u that there is a lemon part in the end but the story of morro is there so yeah ^^

10 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

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

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

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 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.

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 invincabal he survived geting eaten by the great devower he also eats the overlord he almost killed lioyd on the day of the departed, if anyone is going to rule the world it's going to be me. Python t chumsworth

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!

She was origanally cold and robotic, but Zane taught her love, happiness, sorrow, and a bunch of other stuff. She's very strong, one of the show's strongest female characters. She's been pushed to the sidelines several times, but has always found a way to come back. (Like when she was scrapped, for example.)

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!

Pixal is a robot in love with zane. Pixal Is the one that made the mess also!

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

The golden ninja is awesome because he defeated the dragon overlord

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

The golden ninja is basically Lloyd.

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

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

He is cool because he can turn invisible

My second favorite character

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

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

17 Skylor

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!

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

Sadly yes she is the only good female character in the show. If she was on the team she be wayyy beter then nya. Not just because of her power to use other peoples powers. But also a better personality.

18 Misako

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

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

Is good that she can be nice and not nice

Why is lord Garmadon a better parent?

19 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

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!

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 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

20 Skales Jr.

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

Cute but he doesn't have a good personality

I don't like the character

He is sorta just... there

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.

While the ninja rely on their elemental powers. ronin uses actually skill like when he fought misako and sensei wu instead of taking a chance of getting hurt he used what was around him to escape he has tons of skill and is a master of combat. the eye patch and bandana and conical hat and sweet cloths make him sweet

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

22 Acidicus

His design is so cool

Pretty great

23 Titanium Zane

Guys! Everyone know ps that the original Zane is so much better! Heck, the titanium Zane has his suit built into him! That is lame, isn't it? What if he gets a new suit?
(Very LAME) For Petes sake! And the new Zane's voice sound is not as good as the old one! And what kind of Falcon is TITANIUM?!?! The falcon is suppose to look like a FALCON, NOT A FAKE ROBOT FALCON. And I know that it is a falcon, but the fact that it is a falcon should be like a mystery. And when Zane is titanium, he cannot see the built pixal robot. She is a COMPUTER AND HE CONNECTED HER TO HIM IN HIS MIND.

I think original Zane is cooler

This is still zane you know...

Zane is definitely my favorite ninja final awnser!

24 First Spinjitzu Master

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

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

25 Echo Zane

He is cool because he is very nice and clumsy.

Echo zane needs to come back.

6 words.
Echo Zane Is A Cinnamon Roll.
I love how he tries to help even though he is falling apart. So sweet

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

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