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 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.

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.

He is so hot for girls but he is WEAAAK

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2 Zane

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.

He has saved everyone more than anyone else! He sacrificed himself, unlocked his true potential first and showed everyone that they could make an elemental dragon.

I LOVE Zane's character! He is, by far, the most complex character in the show. His sacrifice was in character and he was the reason I got hooked on the show in the first place. He had an awesome backstory and an interesting character design. I say "had" because I don't like his new "echoey" voice and his memory loss. He is still my favorite character, regardless.

I like Zane because he is a robot.

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3 Lloyd Garmadon Lloyd Garmadon

I'm putting my vote out for Lloyd. I say this because he comes from a struggling past, and has had so much happen to him that's amazing he is still standing. His personality is quite subtle, and even so, hard to make out. I kind of dislike how in some fanfictions, people make him out to be a comic loving, candy chomping, immature child, even as an adult, and the reason that bothers me is because you can tell he is not that kind of person. Perhaps he still likes Fritz Donnegan, especially when I see him as maybe 15 to 17 years old, that I can see, even Jay likes it now because Lloyd was the one who introduced him, but the "GIMME CANDY" attitude is just not him.

In the first season, I absolutely hated the little twerp, thinking he had little to no significance whatsoever, even when he became the Green Ninja.

In the second season, he had some character development, and though we didn't get to see it, he was slowly learning to mature into his new body. That becoming a ...more


Well, after seeing every single episode of Ninjago, I must say the characters are awesome. I mean what's not to love about a couple of adorable, yellow, mini-figures saving the day? I sure can't find anything! It really is hard to pick a favorite character for many shows, but when it comes to Ninjago I know who I like. #LLOYD4LIFE! Lloyd is just absolutely amazing and I love him in a way words can't describe. But I'm going to try to give everyone a pretty clean idea about this anyway and try to make other people root for Lloyd too.

Here are my top five reasons why Lloyd is the best.

Reason #5: Lloyd is loyal. As far as loyalty goes, you can count on Lloyd. Remember when Kai pretending to betray everyone? Lloyd would never do something like that, even if he was pretending! Lloyd is super close with all of his teammates. And once in Hiroshi's labyrinth when his father suggested that his friends ...more

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 ...more

Lloyd is cute, he is my favourite. Then Jay, then Zane, then Kai, then Cole, then Nya.

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4 Jay

Many people undersestimate the fact that Jay has the most powerful element. People forget that lightning is more dangerous than all the other ninjas elements combined. People also forget that LIGHTNING CREATES FIRE. Jay literally can create two elements. Also, since the series began they have really lowered jay's skills. He used to be the most powerful ninja. He was the first ninja to learn spinjitsu really helped the team. They have really lowered his power level since then and now have made him the weakest ninja. In season four, when Jay fought Cole, Cole's earth power was overpowering Jay's lightning. This didn't make any sense. The Lightning clearly would have powered through the earth with ease of the didn't constantly lower Jay's power in the show. Jay is my favorite character and has the most potential out of the other Ninja except for Lloyd. But I don't like Lloyd's personality. It is very dull and drab. Jay mixes power with personality to create the perfect character. That is ...more

Jay 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 - TypicalChez

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. - Gurrtastic

Jay has a unique personality unlike anyone else. He has a good heart and can be very humorous. Without Jay, the ninjago series would be completely different. He's not a hothead like Kai or super serious like Cole and Zane. He's the perfect balance between fun and focus.

Actually he has FOUR elements
Wind, lighting, fire and SMOKE

Fire creates smoke - BorisRule

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5 Cole

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.

Honestly Cole has been my favorite character since episode one when sensei wu introduced him as "solid as rock". One of the first things he said to Kai when they met was "I got your back kid". He didn't even know Kai yet and had already decided that he would back him up and be there for him anytime he needed. That's true loyalty. He's always super genuine and self sacrificing and although he doesn't smile or make funny jokes quite as much as Jay or Kai does, when he does he has a sweet little smile and laugh. He is the toughest and strongest ninja physically and sometimes mentally of he group. Yeah sure, Zane is basically a walking computer, but Cole can be just as smart when he chooses to be. He is the kindest and most compassionate of all of them, and genuinely cares about the safety of others. He's a really well put together character who is levelheaded, strong, sweet, amazing, and incredibly loyal. Long story short, I wish he was real, because he would be my best friend.

I think Cole is one of the best ninja because he has endured so much and is still going strong. Seriously, he lost Nya and sacrificed his place in the Tournament of Elements to mend his friendship with Jay, then he was turned into a ghost! I see him as the strongest mentally and physically.

Totally Cole he is a beast and I love his scar in the day of departed even though a lot of people didn't like that season

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6 Sensei Garmadon

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

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

Come on Garmadon does get a redeption in the end of season 2 and he was the only person on the show that shared a season 4 with kai because the creaters wanted to flesh out him more.

I think Garmadon is strongest. He is wisest character, taught the ninja the Art of Silent Fist, and defeated Lloyd in a training battle. He may have almost died many times, but in a simple one on one battle, he would always have the upper hand. This is what I think:
1. Garmadon
2. Lloyd
3. Overload
4. First Spinjutsu Master
5. Lord Garmadon

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7 Sensei Wu

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

He is strong he is wise and he is loyal. A true number one!

He is the strongest out of all the ninjas even lloyd

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... - Ivystar

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8 Nya

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.

This has always been bugging me (not Nya she's one of my favorite characters): Why the hell does she wear red if her favorite color is BLUE! She always seems to wear red. I never saw her wearing blue (when she wanted to)

I cannot understand why people like Nya at all. She is probably the most shallow female lead of any show I've ever seen. She treats Jay like crap even at times when he's innocent, and she decided to ditch him in favour of Cole because of a matchmaking machine. I mean what the hell? Who trusts a stupid machine over their own heart? Dumbassery at it's finest I say. - TwilightKitsune

The most annoying Lego CHARACTER EVER - VideoGamefan5

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9 The Overlord

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

I don't care if he's a villain, The Overlord is awesome. - NikBrusk

I love this guys powers when he just began controlling Garmadon!

I love overlord but why is min droid not on this list he is the best

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10 Morro

In season 6 you saw how morro totally DESTROYED the ninja

Dude, HE IS MY SPIRIT CHARACTER and also he possessed LLOYD! The flipping green ninja!

Awesome dude he can poses things.

Dudes. HE SUCEEDED. He summoned his master. He possessed lloyd. He proved he is the best.

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The Contenders

11 Pythor

He would go great for killing dora

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.

Pythor (bleached) is the same but he has changed because he has bleached skin and he has learned to work for other people.

Love his voice actor.

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12 Golden Ninja

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

My brother mad me do it

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13 Pixal

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

Cool not poop

Why can't my Siri make what Pixal does? #TRIGGERED - Ivystar

The GOOD Pixal is way smarter than the Pixal with a virus😉

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14 Skales

Skales is cool as fu

15 Misako

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

De fug

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16 General Cryptor

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

My second favorite character

No he can't

17 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? "

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18 Dareth

Dareth is hilarious why is he not further up the list?

Really not strong at all, just funny. At least he can talk to sharks!

Dude he sucks

Awesome made season 2 funnyer

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19 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

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

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20 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

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