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.

While I don't think he's the most powerful ninja since season one it's been most admirable how he has always stayed dedicated To wanting to becoming the number one ninja even though, in the end it was Lloyd who became to the green ninja. He and Nya are a pretty strong team as well- Simp

He's the most developed one seeing as he's kinda the main character. Not to metion he looks the coolest with the blazing red outfit.

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.

2 Zane

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

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 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 love Zane. He is my favorite. He is always able to find a way out of his problems and I feel so bad for him. Most of his life he didn’t even know he was a android. I just really like Zane! He is also a really developed character.

3 Jay

Jay. JAY IS THE CUTEST NINJA! I love Jay a lot, but in all honesty, at the moment he isn't all that strong. He has a habit of getting to wrapped up in the moment he loses sight, of his limits. By all means he has the potential to become one of the strongest ninjas, maybe even stronger the Lloyd but at the moment, no. I am a anime watcher and from HxH Killua also has the power to control electricity, sure he has been tortured to sustained it, but Jay was naturally born with it. He could move at the speed of light, and whether you believe it or not, speed is a very important aspect of fighting, if Jay were able to get a hit on his opponents, before they could react or recover from his move, imgamie how much powerful he could be. If Jay is just able to wield his powers correctly, then I´d say he would be one of the most powerful ninja.- Simp

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

4 Lloyd Garmadon

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

In my opinion Lloyd is the best ninja. He beat his father 2 times (which none of the other ninja did).But when Lloyd was younger he was bratty.

When he was little he was so annoying but when he grew up that gave me chills because he looked, acted, sounded and fought awesomely.

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

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.

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 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

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.

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7 Sensei Wu

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.

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...

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!

8 Sensei Garmadon

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.)

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.

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 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 ^^

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.

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.

He has an awesome voice, awesome look and is the most evil and powerful character in the series

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.

I like how he was driving the bus to where the great devour was but he got ruined by chen because he made himself a copycat sort of

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.

I love Lord Garmadon!

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!

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

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

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

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.

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!

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

This guy's actually really charming and friendly. I'd consider him my personal favourite in all honesty.

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

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