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

I don't think people quite understand how powerful he is. Fire is completely invinsible. Water can only get rid of it. He's also funny, and I like his arrogant personality, because it adds humor to the show. He is so loyal to Lloyd when Lloyd was possessed, and loyal in general. My favorite color is red. My favorite weapon is a sword. My favorite element is fire. It's perfect. He's just so amazing and cool.

He is quite powerful and the most well trained ninja. Fire is quite a powerful element and my favourite. he is loyal but strongheaded which is a personality I like. although it will be quite difficult to make kai a star of a season because of the origins of his element. Just because he doesn't star in a show and his element isn't in such a cool way makes him disliked which is not fair.

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.

Honestly I feel as Kai is THE best character. Yes he is full of himself, but honestly he is TRYING to protect his sister, Nya. In the pilot, yes he was a jerk to the team, well because the only reason why he joined the team was to save Nya! Plus I just don't think that Kai is only jelly of Lloyd just because his the, "green ninja," I think it's because, Lloyd gloats over having a family. Kai has to see Lloyd with his parents EVERYDAY.

2 Zane

Where would the ninja be without Zane. He's the smarted of them all and the oldest. No wonder Zane knows so much, he's over 40 years old! Zane can be funny sometimes but everyone likes him because of his character. Zane can be unstoppable with his ice powers. Zane saved the ninja in seasons 11 and 3. Who knows where the ninja would be if Zane was killed off. Zane can also be CHILL and COOL when he want's to be. Zane is just cool robot. Where would the ninja be without him?

When I was a kid I was a little different from my friends. We didn't really grow up in similar parenting styles (I am first generation American-Israeli) and we didn't really like the same things, but we all shared one thing: our love for each other, similar to how Zane was a little different at first. Recently, I realized that I was bisexual like how Zane discovered his android backstory, and I hope that I'll be accepted, like Zane was. Go Titanium Ninja!

He has the best back-story and had the most emotional character development. Such as when he discovered his true potential and found out about his memory switch. Which is why I like the episode "Tick-Tock" the most which I believe is in "Rise of the Snakes." He always was humorous and made an emotional comeback. Also he is a unique character, though I believe his personality is slightly declining when he became the Titanium Ninja, I still believe he is the best. He is the strongest, the bravest, and the most kind-hearted in many ways, he is the strongest on the team.

He can't compare to Lloyd or Sensei Wu, he made a dramatic come back and made the best character development in the series from when he was little to when he discovered about his father, and so on!

Honestly what is there not to love about Zane? He's freaking awesome man! I think I could consider him a rather powerful ninja not just because of what his powers is, but how he logically uses them. He does have his share of reckless moments, but it only adds on to his character, I also think it's rather interesting that Zane is a robot (Nindroid), and ho much it actually affected his personality. Also he and Pixel make on hell of a team.- Simp

3 Jay

Jay's the best. He is my personal favorite. If you think about it, he's one of the strongest characters in the show, because of his lighting powers. Jay is funny, that's why everyone likes him. My favorite color is blue and out of the original 4 ninja, I would want lighting powers. There are lot's of seasons about Jay and I think the new season 14 is about him to because of the storm amulet. If Jay was killed off then I probably still would watch the show( make that a definitely) but I would VERY mad. I don't know where the show would be without Jay. He technically made up the whole show. Jay saved all of the ninja in seasons 6 and 12 so Ninjago wouldn't go on without him.

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

Jay is by far my favorite character, and has been my favorite since the very first episode. Jay was the first ninja to figure out spinjitzu, the second to unlock his true potential, and was able to save the world with his final wish (that's pretty much what happened). He has such a complex personality (that I wish they would address more), the most epic of the elements, and despite all his humorous moments, he has a depth to him that makes him rather wise at times. Jay is also far more intelligent than anyone (sometimes including himself) will give him credit for; I mean, he does invent many wicked cool things throughout the show. He also has a very close relationship to all the ninja, considering them his brothers despite no actual blood relations. On top of that, he's a top-notch fighter and skilled combatant, which is why I'm excited about how the Ninjago team has actually given Jay some good fight sequences throughout the more recent seasons, and that gives me hope that they will ...more

Jay because I agree with what everyone says:
His personality shows his pure heart and he is a true diamond in the rough when it comes to his life.
He's had many downfalls but always comes back with a joke and a smile and that's what you see in the words of what they believe in as ninja never quit!
He shows his true resiliency in Season 6 with not making his last wish and keeping true to himself no matter what to save the day.
He is funny, kind, pure of heart, loving, caring and an all around loyal and empathetic guy...
Nya is lucky to have him; but if she can't see it then she doesn't deserve him and he deserves better.

4 Lloyd Garmadon

I won't say anything about his powers and position as the green ninja because it doesn't really matter to me. I just think he's an admirable character because he strives to archieve the best for everyone and takes the responsabilty for it. It's also somewhat underrated how smart he is, even when he was a child he could easily think of plans the ninja would never come up with.

Lloyd being the green ninja is awesome with his energy powers. He is supposed to be the best of all the ninja. Lloyd saves the ninja in seasons 14, 2 and 6. Lloyd saves the ninja in season 6 because he saved Jay and Nya which then saves him and the others. Without Lloyd the ninja(except Nya) would not have their powers. Lloyd is unstoppable and funny. There actually wouldn't be a ninjago without him.

There's not much to say Lloyd is the most powerful ninja among those 6. For heaven's sakes, he was able to use Kai, Zane, Jay, and Cole's powers in season two. He was not able to use Nya's or any other ones because he was not aware of those powers existence. But honestly, I was rather disappointed with how Lloyd's powers kinda fell off during season 4, I kinda expected to see some power developing, but I got over my disappointment towards the end and season 5. Though I would like to see more from Lloyd in season 15(?) because I feel like ever since season 13(Ice King Zane) came out he kinda fell off again. - Simp

By far the best and most powerful character in ninjago history, what powers all elements? ENERGY. Who has the best backstory? Lloyd garmadon and the only other two that could be even close are Cole and Zane. Lloyd is like Zane with how powerful he is and is like Cole for his leadership and he's Freaking awesome

5 Cole

Its honestly heartbreaking that his voice actor died. He gave an amazing performance as Cole. I have always overlooked Cole growing up watching the show even though he is the best character. He took so much for the team, even if it meant turning into a ghost. I liked the sort of moral they gave him in his true potential episode when he healed his relationship with his father. We even got to see him act as a father figure to Wu in the Oni and Dragon Trilogy, which I found heartwarming. And Master of the Mountain has to be one of the greatest seasons of all time. I will always remember Cole as the true rock-solid foundation and headstrong leader of the ninja team.

I love him, despite his element being something people could considered cold, he has a lot of heartwarming moments, mostly with Zane and Jay. I like how in this last season, we got into backstory with Cole, Cole and somewhat Jay are the only people we have yet to get a lot of backstory on, at least with Jay we know he's adopted, but before the last season we knew almost nothing about Cole. The last season Has also proven that Cole is one of the strongest ninja throughout the series, and as much as I love the other ninjas Cole is the only one who is able to use the burst. Another thing during the 5th season and the Day of the departed Cole is a ghost, which means that he couldn't use his powers, yet somehow he is able to come to terms with that even if he might now be able to be human again. Now I don't know about you but I'd be going insane if I were in his shoes. That was one of the few times we actually see a ninja deal with things mentally which also comes to say, that Cole was ...more

I love cole in my opinion he is the best ninja especially after gets those lava fists. he is the rock and foundation of the team

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.

6 Nya

I like Nya she is amazing. Even though she is Kai's sister and Jay's girlfriend. Don't get me wrong I love all three of them I just think Nya should get most of the spotlight. She does not get a lot of the spotlight. Don't get me wrong the 5 boys deserve the spotlight to Nya just does not get that much of the spotlight. Please vote for Nya

Nya is quite amazing because she isn't one of those cliche girly girls that you see in some other shows. She has a personality of her own and is super tough, however, she can be sweet and caring and has a soft side. She is kind of underrated.

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.

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

Sensei Wu is just straight up funny. Literally, there would be no ninjago without him. He was the one who trained the ninja's and knew where the golden weapons where. He help Cole on his journey to save the ninja in season 13 so it's safe to say that Master Wu saved the ninja in season 13. Sensei Wu is strong and beat all of the ninja in season 11 even though the ninja were lazy. We all love Sensei Wu.

Wu is sort of different to the others, he dosn't really have a lot of humors and is the BEST sensie ever (second is sensei garmadon) and he is very and truly a fantastic story teller and a brilliant ninja trainer as well, I actually think he is in my top TEN

As far as wise big daddies in fiction go (Gandalf, Dumbledore, Shi Fu), Wu has got to be one of the most boring ones. His voice is absolutely unfitting as well.

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.

8 Sensei Garmadon

Bruh, first he is evil and dies in season 2. Then he is human but gets trapped in the cursed realm. Finally Harumi and Co resurrect Garmadon with the oni masks. This guy just can't do anything by himself!

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. IS. awesome!
1- I love how funny he was in the ninjago movie. for example, at the beginning of the movie how he traded his guitar for a coat, and that sushi place
2- I like how evil he was. it makes him a great character. he wanted revenge and I love character that want big revenge. (like mapleshade in warrior cats)
3- nice backstory. I like how he was not evil but then after the great devarower, he was evil. it makes him feel like a better character.
4- I love his shark robot thingy in the movie. it looked cool and I thought it was funny. ( maybe garmadon did sharks like in megladon, garmadon, right?)
-to rap it all up, he is a preety good character

Sensei Garmadon had a bleak past, being bitten by the devourer and turning evil with no choice, until he fought back to save his son, breaking free from the curse. I strongly admire him breaking out of his evil zone, just to save a life of someone he cares for. (P.s when he is in his light-side form, he looks kid of like Harrison Ford, old and sexy.)

9 Morro

One of the things that makes me like Morro's character is his redemption at the end of season 5, even when Wu tried to save Morro, he refused, he didn't want to be saved. I think Morro knew that, even if he were to try to be a good person, nothing could redeem him of what he had done in the past, his quote at the end makes his death hit even harder, "You can only save those who want to be saved", giving his character even another layer. Then comes the fact that, unlike the other ninja, he masters Airjitzu almost instantly, only a single read of the Airjitzu scroll and done, while the other ninja took at least some hours to even me able to use Airjitzu properly, let alone master it. I was also pretty sad there wasn't any wind ninja when I started watching Ninjago, and when Morro came on screen, I instantly loved him.

Was a challenge for ninjas siince he possesed Lloyd and took away their powers. His backstory is great. In the end when he leave the revenge wish behind to save Lloyd and warm master Wu about an incoming danger, was epic. Is my favorite

He was a generally could person, it was Wu's fault he turned evil but He did realize his wrongs and did the right thing eventually

Morro is a fantastic character because he was the first student of Wu and in fact is incredibly good in season 5 when he posseses lloyd throught the entire season, he was the reason why season 5 was soooo good, also he has evil inside but he gave the ninja a good fight.

10 The Overlord

The OVERLORD is in fact definitely above the rest when it comes to evil power possession, but in a way, you always need someone very very evil to have in ninjago because he is pretty dull and annoying in some ways but in the end he actually DOES come out and shows his FACE.

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

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

Pythor is my spirit animal. His malicious elegance and proficiency as a wordsmith are so much fun. He's a very well written character with a lot of gravity. Michael Dobson's voice work on Pythor makes him an absolute joy to watch every second he's on screen. The laugh! The delivery!
"Oh, you'll be missing more than him when I'm finished with you ninja. Hahahahaha."

Now, pythor is the leader of the anachondrai and is a pretty cool character especially when he returns from season 1 to season 3 and he's in the day of the departed, he is evil and that is really the main part of him

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.

12 Pixal

She is my favorite character. In the later seasons, she gets kinda sassy which is hilarious but she still very kind and caring. She's always there for the ninjas (spoilers ahead)
E.g in season 9, she was there to help Lloyd with his training and sympathized with him when he wanted to give up. At the same season, Pixal stopped Garmadon from crushing Lloyd and Nya even though she got caught by the Sons Of Garmadon later on. In season 11, she saved the ninjas from the lava and Aspheera. And so on there are too many. (End of spoilers)
Without her, the ninjas might be dead and her compassion towards the ninjas may not really be through words, but actions. Pixal is also a very strong character, every time the villains defeat her, she'll always get back up.

Without a second thought, she is definitely better than Pythor and most of the characters ahead of her. She really cares about her friends and is kindhearted towards them. At the same time she's really intelligent :)

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.)

13 Garmadon

From a great devourer bite that make him evil to a good guy who was like a second mentor for ninjas. He slaughtered to save ninjas, their friends and Ninjago from master Chen invasion.
And then they make him evil again.

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.

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

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 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!

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.

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

16 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.

My favourite character

He's very interesting.

17 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.

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.

Why is lord Garmadon a better parent?

Ugh, she's such an annoying mary sue.

19 Skales Jr.

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

He is sorta just... there

20 Dareth

I love his narcissistic humor and his detailed torso design. Whenever he helps out on a mission I laugh so hard. Also in the bar scene in Season 7, he kind of looks like the Bear Jew from Inglorious Bastards.

It's so funny how he thinks he is so cool but he really stinks. But, later in the series, he saved the girl he liked on accident. He really adds some humor the the show.

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!

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

21 Ronin

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.

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

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

Ronin should at least be at no10! Seriously,we know that Ronin has the straightest voice in any NinjaGo season!

22 Titanium Zane

This is still zane you know...

Zane was in 2nd

He is awesome

23 Acidicus

I didn't know his name for a long time.

His design is so cool

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

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

Nothing known about him

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

25 Harumi

She is ACTUALLiY a villain. 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.

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

Pure evil at its finest.

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