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Staff of the Dragons
2011 - present
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- “ Nobody calls me a pedestrian!”
- ―Cole [src]
Coleman "Cole" Hence/Bucket/Brookstone is the Black Ninja and Elemental Master of Earth from the Ninjago theme.
Description[edit | edit source]
Cole appears in seven physical variations; as a trainee ninja, as a DX Ninja, as a Microfigure, as a ZX ninja, Kendo Ninja, an NRG ninja, and in a kimono.
As a Normal Ninja, Cole has the classic ninja wrap first used in the Ninja theme from 1998 in Black. Cole's face print (which would normally be covered by the ninja wrap with the exception of his eyes and eyebrows), is made up of two black eyes with white pupils, a large frown, and two large, bushy eyebrows. His torso is a black ninja robe with black hands and no back-printing. The printing that is on the front, reveals black clothing under his robes. Also on the torso, is a little golden emblem, which is the Earth emblem in Ninjago. It also appears on Cole's spinner. Cole's legs in this variation are black with a Dark Stone Grey belt knot pattern printed on the hips and legs.
As a DX ninja, Cole uses the same face and headgear as his first variation, but utilizes a special torso and legs combination. Cole's DX torso features printing on both the front and back; on the front, a golden depiction of the Earth Dragon. On the back, the name Cole is printed on in gold and the same golden emblem appears below it. On the legs, a different knot tied to his right. Also on the legs, is a continuation of the Earth Dragon design, here the tail is printed.
Cole as a microfigure is similar to Cole as a normal ninja but in a smaller scale.
As a ZX Ninja, his cowl has a silver visor which resembles the top of the earth dragon design. He still wears mostly black, but in ZX form he also wears silver shoulder armour which can hold two katanas in the back. Cole's face is the same as his previous versions. His torso also shows a printed design of some lightweight armour. And on the back is the golden earth dragon symbol, which is absent from the front. Cole's torso pattern continues onto his legs.
As a Kendo Ninja, he has a mask with white grilles showing part of his face, Samurai armour and his old original black ninja suit. He has the classic ninja wrap first used in the Ninja theme from 1998 in Black. Cole's face print (which would normally be covered by the ninja wrap with the exception of his eyes and eyebrows), is made up of two black eyes with white pupils, a large frown, and two large, bushy eyebrows. His torso is a black ninja robe with black hands and no back-printing. The printing that is on the front, reveals black clothing under his robes. Also on the torso, is a little golden emblem, which is the Earth emblem in Ninjago. Cole's legs in this variation are black with a Dark Stone Grey belt knot pattern printed on the hips and legs.
As an NRG Ninja, his head is black with the yellow eyes and streaks depicting his earth energy. His ninja hood has more red markings where the visor would be. His torso and legs have earth red streaking across them, representing his power of Earth. This form is mainly black, except for the streaks and eyes. The gold Ninjago earth symbol also appears on the upper left of his torso.
Kimono Cole has a black hood with a silver visor, he has a new torso printing all in black and silver. He has a black belt on, his arms are dark silver, he has black hands, the same face as Cole ZX and has silver marking on his torso.
Cole acquires his Techno Robe from Cyrus Borg to combat the Nindroids. He uses a half-mask that exposes his hairpiece. His torso print is similar to Jay's Techno Robe. His robe is black and grey with earth detailing.
In 2015 Cole gets two new robes: Jungle, which uses the ZX headpiece, but with a different printing on it, and a tournament outfit, which uses the half mask from the techno robes.
Background[edit | edit source]
Cole is the descendant and great-grandson of the first Elemental Master of Earth descendant and grandson of the Elemental Master of Earth and his wief and son of Lou and Lilly it's descendant, of whom she inherited elemental powers.
Cole is the leader of the ninja team and is strongest in defence. He claimed to be afraid of no living creature, excluding dragons, but eventually overcame his fear. Cole's weapon of choices include the Staff of Dragons, the Scythe of Quakes, the Gold-Bladed Saw Staff, and the Golden Tri-Scythe.
Preluding the storyline, Cole was found by Sensei Wu after his mother's death testing his strength, and was recruited to the Monastery to train along with Jay and Zane to become masters of Spinjitzu.
In The Golden Weapon, the three ambushed Kai whom they mistook as an intruder, only to be revealed as Sensei's fourth student, the Ninja of Fire. He then sent the newly-formed team of ninja on their quest to defeat Lord Garmadon's forces and reclaim the Golden Weapons of Spinjitzu, currently being hunted by Samukai and his forces, the Skulkin Army. Accompanied by Wu, the ninja travelled to the Caves of Despair and rescued the Scythe of Quakes, narrowly escaping the skeleton legions and the Earth Dragon protecting the Scythe.
In King of Shadows, the ninja head to the Frozen Wastelands to salvage the Shurikens of Ice, and successfully retrieve the Nunchucks of Lightning from the Floating Ruins. Unfortunately, Kai was lead into a trap at the Fire Temple by Garmadon, who made him think his kidnapped sister, Nya, was located within the temple. As Sensei Wu fought his brother, Cole, Jay and Zane were caught by Samukai and tied to a tree, and stole the remaining Golden Weapons. However, Wu sacrificed himself and travelled to the Underworld, along with the Sword of Fire, to prevent the weapons from uniting. Meanwhile, the others were chasing the Skull Truck and trying to retrieve the stolen weapons, only to fail when it travelled to the Underworld.
In Weapons of Destiny, Kai and the others recruited the dragons whom protected the weapons and flew to the Underworld, where they defeated the Skulkin by performing the Tornado of Creation. They then found Samukai and Sensei Wu fighting within Garmadon's throne room, where Samukai was vaporized by the power of all four golden weapons. This caused a portal to open into an alternative, netherworldly dimension into which Garmadon escaped through, planning on growing strong enough to possess the four weapons upon his return. Having defeated Garmadon's plans, the team returns to the Surface World of Ninjago, where they are renounced as heroes throughout the land.
Cole also appears in the mini-episodes Flight of the Dragon Ninja, in which he takes part, and wins, in a race around Ninjago against his fellow ninja. He also appears briefly in The New Masters of Spinjitzu, but more prominently in An Underworldly Takeover, in which he questions Sensei about how Garmadon took control of the Underworld Skulkin army.
The Green Ninja[edit | edit source]
In Rise of the Snakes, Cole follows the other ninjas to Jamonicai village after the report of Lord Garmadon's return. After discovering that it was only Lloyd Garmadon, Garmadons son, he and the others left him to the villagers. When they discover the scroll that prophesies of the Green Ninja, he tells them to ignore it. Nevertheless, he fights Zane in the dojo to determine the Green Ninja. After Sensei Wu broke up the fight, the ninjas go to Jamonicai village to see the report of the serpentine return. During the impending battle, Skales hypnotizes Cole. But before he can be fully entranced, Nya kicked Skales and he ran off. Afterwards, Skales reveals that he can now see what Cole sees, and Cole's eyes turn red when Skales does so.
In Home, he and the other ninjas make fun of Zane for his odd behaviour, such as going into the bathroom when Cole is still in. Cole and the others make fun of him when he wears a pink apron, something they find funny. The next day, he follows Zane to the treehouse of Lloyd, not convinced a bird showed him. Once they arrive, they began to sever the ties to the treehouse. But before Cole could cut it, Skales fully entranced him and pitched him against the other ninjas as a distraction. After being beaten by Jay, he goes to destroy the treehouse, and the ninjas. But Sensei Wu and Nya fly in on the Fire Dragon and de-hypnotize him. After they return home to the ruined monastery, he unleashes the dragons and yells at Zane, and when Zane leaves he cooks a underground creature. After they find Zane and the new ship, he follows the other ninja and runs toward the boat.
In The Royal Blacksmiths, Cole reveals that his father is a Royal Blacksmith because he recognized the Fang blade as part of a talent show trophy called the blade cup, which his father had won several times. He then reveals that his father believes that he is a student at a dance school. The ninjas then visit Cole's father. Cole knocks on his father's door at which he angrily tells him to ring the bell. Cole does and his father welcomes them in. After a series of comical events, his father believes that the ninjas are there to replace his quartet. while training for the talent show, Cole's father reveals that when Cole was seven he failed to complete a move called the triple tiger sash (a move so difficult no one had ever successfully completed). At the competition Cole discusses their plan to steal the cup. Cole's father overhears this and is shocked that his son was going to steal the prized trophy. Cole then reveals that he is a ninja. His dad goes away extremely disappointed. Cole then decides that they were not going to steal the trophy but win it. They change the name of their group from "The Royal Blacksmiths" to "Spin Harmony". They perform spinjitzu to the theme song. During the act Cole successfully performs the triple tiger sash. The ninjas get tens from the first two judges and 0 from Pythor (who had swallowed the real judge) but the real judge sticks his arm out and wrote a 1 next to the 0 making it a 10. All the ninjas celebrate, all that is except for Cole who doesn't think his father saw him. His dad reappears and is very proud of his son, not for dancing, but for fighting. Pythor then appears, and orders several Constrictai to drop studio equipment on Cole and his father. Cole then unlocks his true potential, by lifting the debris, saving his father.
In All of Nothing, Cole goes with the ninja to the Serpentine Fortress for the Fangblades. There, he gets more into dancing and uses the Triple Tiger Sashe as a fighting move against Skalidor. During the fight, however, he is impassioned by Snake-like chains rushing to the Fangblade. Also, he plays checkers with Jay, and nicknames Kai's escape attempt. He is then last seen where he takes the Fangblades from Pythor P. Chumsworth.
He appears again in Rise of the Great Devourer when he saves Sensei Wu from the lava in Torch Fire Mountain. He also reveals he hates metaphors. He is also seen driving his Tread Assault vehicle towards the Serpentine Truck, and uses it to blast Skales off of it.
In Day of the Great Devourer, he gets gleeful seeing Rocky finally return.
The Final Battle[edit | edit source]
In the episode Child's Play, he and the other ninja are turned into kids by The Mega Weapon when trying to prevent Garmadon from bringing to life a Grundal fossil, much to Cole's dismay, as he had hated being a kid. Later, the ninjas attempt to use Illuma-Swords (which, oddly, resemble lightsabers) to defeat the Grundal, but are unsuccessful. Sensei Wu brings them a tea that turns forward the clock, turning him and the other ninjas older again. This also included Lloyd, who is now taller and has new hair. Lloyd then defeats the Grundal, and he and the other ninjas are saved.
In Wrong Place, Wrong Time, Cole is helping to train Lloyd. He and the other ninja head to the city and arrive at night. While Fang-Suei works on the Fangpyre truck, Sensei Wu and the Ninja confront Lord Garmadon. Fang-Suei, Chokun, and Mezmo battle the heroes with their power tools. When the time portal opens, Sensei Wu tells the four Ninja to save the past and preserve the future. The four Ninja jump into the portal and land in a muddy rice field, not far from Four Weapons in the episode, Way of the Ninja. After Past Sensei Wu leaves the shop, the four Ninja tell him about their situation. Later, Cole hides so that he can kidnap Nya, along with Jay and Zane. Then Cole helps use the Scythe of Quakes to hurl the Mega Weapon into space.
The Stone Army starts when the ninja are awoken by their alarm clock. Later, Cole helps to fight the Stone Warriors. One stone warrior keeps the ninja running away. They stop inside a large room and close the doors, and as the Stone Warrior begins to break it down Lloyd suddenly comes up with a plan and tells the Ninja to distract it, which Cole helps do.
In The Day Ninjago Stood Still, Cole is helping to train Lloyd to fight without using his eyes. Later, in Ninjago City, the Ninja save a woman who was trapped by the collapsing street. Sensei Wu tells the Ninja to gather everyone to an evacuation point to be picked up by the Destiny's Bounty, which the only suitable evacuation point was the roof of the NTV office building. The citizens all head to the building while the Ninja hold off the Stone Warriors using the Ultra Sonic Raider and the Ultra Dragon.
The Last Voyage sees the Ninja use the Bounty to travel to the Dark Island, only to find Zane's father Dr. Julien and face a Leviathan along the way. Island of Darkness sees the Ninja search for and locate the Temple of Light, which grants Lloyd enhanced powers and restores the Elemental Powers of Cole and his three peers. In The Last Hope they attempt to halt the final battle before it begins, only for Nya to be captured. In Return of the Overlord the Ninja are forced to fight a corrupted Nya while Garmadon turns the same process against Ninjago, allowing the Overlord to take possession of his body. Rise of the Spinjitzu Master finds the Ninja returning to Ninjago to face off with the Overlord, with Lloyd finally defeating him after Cole and Jay are temporarily corrupted.
Rebooted[edit | edit source]
The Surge revisited the Ninja some time after the defeat of the Overlord, finding them all-except Lloyd-working as teachers at Sensei Wu's Academy. While visiting Cyrus Borg, the Ninja obtained new outfits and the Techno-blades from him prior to discovering that the Overlord had returned as a computer virus. They then fled the city after the arrival of Lloyd, though Wu remained behind and was captured. In The Art of the Silent Fist the Ninja join forces with the reformed Garmadon, and are forced to contend with the Overlord's new Nindroids. Nya also begins to wonder whether she's more interested in a relationship with Cole than with Jay.
Blackout finds the Ninja taking refuge in Ed and Edna Walker's junkyard, with Jay becoming furious with Cole after learning that Nya may be more interested in him. The two are later trapped in a trash compactor due to fighting and later freed by Nya. The Curse of the Golden Master finds the group traveling underground to find the Serpentine after identifying a new ally of the Overlord's is a member of that species, and eventually learn that their old foe Pythor has returned. In Enter the Digiverse the Ninja enter Cyrus Borg's computer system to delete the Digital Overlord, and despite achieving a victory fail to stop him from achieving a weakened physical form.
Codename: Arcturus finds Cole and Jay trying to get Nya to decide between them while their allies try to track down Pythor and the Nindroids, culminating in the five Ninja traveling into space. In The Void they arrive on an asteroid where the Golden Weapons landed after the events of Wrong Place, Wrong Time only to be stranded after the Nindroids escape. In The Titanium Ninja the heroes succeed in returning to Ninjago only to find New Ninjago City under attack by the Overlord in his Golden Master form. After a failed attempt to shrink the Overlord, Zane sacrifices himself to destroy the villain, and in her grief afterwards Nya embraces Cole; all the Ninja later attend Zane's memorial.
During the escape from the city, the Bounty was damaged and they were forced to land next to the Endless Ocean. Cole and the other Ninja attempted to repair the craft, but the boosters were completely worn out. At Misako's suggestion, the Ninja decided to head to the Island of Darkness seeking the Temple of Light and set off, but not before Lou sang Cole a goodbye song. During the voyage, the Ninja struggled to keep the Bounty afloat as both a giant storm and Starteeth threatened its safety. Eventually however they came across an island where none other than Zane's father Dr. Julien was held captive. After he designed a blimp-like modification for the Bounty, Cole and the other Ninja set to work creating it, and before long the boat was on its way. ("The Last Voyage")
The Tournament of Elements[edit | edit source]
With Zane gone, the team became fractured and eventually Cole quit being a ninja in favor of working as a lumber jack. Shortly after, he was visited by Lloyd who attempted to get the Master of Earth to return, and though Cole at first refused, he eventually met up with Lloyd, Jay, and Kai at Mr. Chen's Noodle House. Shortly after Cole objected to Lloyd's idea of adding a new ninja to replace Zane, Eyezor stormed in seeking trouble. The ninja soon found themselves united against the thugs as they battled them using food, until they retreated into an alleyway. The Ninja pursued, but all they found was a poster declaring Zane to be alive and an invitation to Master Chen's tournament of elements.
While at first suspicious, the Ninja decided to accept and boarded Clouse's ferry along with the other contestants and Garmadon, who had followed Lloyd. On the ride to the island, Garmadon explained to them of the Elemental Masters, though forbade Cole to help Kai when he began fighting Karlof. ("The Invitation")
Once arriving at the island, Cole was shown to his room after Chen's welcome ceremony only to find that his bed was made of rock. However, he soon discovered the pantry to be full of food and spent his free time eating. The first tournament soon began and Cole, who had eaten too much, struggled to retrieve a Jadeblade, though eventually managed to and proceeded to the next round. That night, he snuck into Kai's room with the other Ninja in order to search the island for Zane. Though they were unable to locate their Nindroid comrade, they witnessed Chen take Karlof's elemental powers as he was the looser of the first round. ("Only One Can Remain")
Possession[edit | edit source]
Following the Tournament of Elements Cole joins his fellow Ninja in working at Wu's new tea farm in Winds of Change, only to find their powers lost after Lloyd is possessed by Wu's former student Morro. Ghost Story reveals that Morro is searching for the Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master, with the Ninja setting out to find their old adversary Ronin to obtain the Scroll of Airjitzu, the first of three clues to the tomb's location. They engage Wrayth in battle only for him to disappear after being doused with water. In Stiix and Stones the Ninja find Ronin-who also has the Blade Cup-and after failing to make the money needed to pay him for the scroll reluctantly follow Jay's plan to steal it from Ronin. Following a confrontation with Morro and his ghosts that sees Morro obtaining the scroll, Kai is able to learn of an alternate means of learning Airjitzu from Ronin in exchange for the Ninjas' shares in the tea farm.
The Temple on Haunted Hill finds the Ninja visiting the haunted Temple of Airjitzu in order to learn Airjitzu from Sensei Yang; they succeed, but Yang's curse turns Cole into a ghost. In Peak-a-Boo the Ninja use their mechs to travel up the Wailing Alps in pursuit of Morro, with Cole initially struggling until he begins to accept and take advantage of his new ghost abilities. Kingdom Come finds the Ninja battling Morro in the Cloud Kingdom in order to obtain the Sword of Sanctuary, the second of the three clues to the tomb's location. The Crooked Path finds the Ninja robbed of the Sword by Ronin, and then lured into a trap in the Caves of Despair only for Ronin's R.E.X. vehicle to save them and take them to the tomb.
In Grave Danger the Ninja enter the tomb and find crystal walls that foretell the future in their reflections, only for Cole to not cast one despite Ghosts doing so. They then engage Morro and lose the Realm Crystal but recover Lloyd and their powers. In Curseworld, Part I and Curseworld, Part II, the Ninja travel back to Stiix to confront Morro's forces after receiving new vehicles from Cyrus Borg. Cole later sacrifices his new bike in a futile attack on The Preeminent, but then watches as Nya unlocks her true potential as the Water Ninja and defeats the queen of the Cursed Realm once and for all.
Skybound[edit | edit source]
The Dark Island Trilogy[edit | edit source]
Day of the Departed[edit | edit source]
In Day of the Departed, Cole's ghostly condition worsens, and the fear this causes leads him to steal the Yin Blade and confront Sensei Yang in search of revenge. Doing so plays right into Yang's hands, allowing him to bring back several foes of the Ninja to attack Cole's teammates while he is held prisoner. After escaping his guard, whom he dubs "Chuck", Cole faces Yang's students in a grueling battle and finally manages to defeat them. He then confronts Yang, and despite being badly weakened manages to muster the power to destroy the Yin Blade and free Yang's students, who then pass through Yang's Rift of Return to regain human form. After helping Yang see that he will be remembered due to inventing Airjitzu, he attempts to bring the Sensei through the Rift only to learn that one ghost must remain. Yang then allows Cole to pass through, returning him to human form while the Temple of Airjitzu is restored to its former glory, prompting Cole to suggest that the Ninja move into it as a new base.
The Hands of Time[edit | edit source]
The Hands of Time finds Cole and the other Ninja helping out at the Ninjago Museum of History, with Cole still getting used to being physical again. A temporal disruption leads the Ninja to the old monastery, where they engage Acronix in battle before saving Wu from falling to his death.
The ninja eventually defeat the Time Twins and Vermillion, but Master Wu is lost in time.
Sons of Garmadon[edit | edit source]
A year after Master Wu's disappearance, the search for him is interrupted as the Ninja reunite to deal with a new threat: the Sons of Garmadon.
Hunted[edit | edit source]
Cole, the other members of the original Ninja team, and Wu in child form find themselves trapped in the First Realm, home of the Dragons, Dragon Hunters, and Oni.
March of the Oni[edit | edit source]
In "The Darkness Comes", Cole travels with Zane and P.I.X.A.L. to an event in his Earth Driller, but get stuck in traffic. Ditching the vehicle, they travel to the Ninjago City docks and are pleasantly surprised with the gift of a new Destiny's Bounty 2.0, built for them as thanks for their heroism. The craft is soon put to use helping evacuate citizens from Ninjago City as a mysterious darkness sweeps over the city. During the course of this, Cole is seized by a dark tentacle, and spots an ominous figure in the shadows. Desperate to save Ninjago, the team heads to Kryptarium Prison to collect an unlikely ally: Emperor Garmadon.
In "Into the Breach", the Ninja and Garmadon head back to Ninjago City so that Garmadon and Lloyd can destroy the Realm Crystal and hopefully halt the Oni demon invasion. In the process, Cole learns of Jay's intent to propose to Nya, but provides some less than helpful advice. After receiving a distress call from Vinny, he and the rest of the team head off to help while keeping an eye on Lloyd and Garmadon's progress through Lloyd's headcam. In "The Fall", the Ninja arrive at Ninjago News Center and evacuate the citizens, but an accident leaves Cole tangled in a rope ladder that breaks. He falls into the darkness and is presumed dead, but unbeknownst to his friends he falls through a skylight in the news center and survives.
In "Endings", Cole awakens in the news center and, after some crude repairs to his remote, is able to summon the Earth Driller. Escaping Ninjago City, he makes his way to the Monastery of Spinjitzu in time to join the battle against the Oni. Wielding the reforged Scythe of Quakes, he assists his teammates but is forced back to the monastery, where Jay finally proposes to Nya. Cole then joins his teammates, Wu, and Garmadon in forming a Tornado of Creation, which defeats the Oni.
Secrets of Forbidden Spinjitzu[edit | edit source]
Some months after the defeat of the Oni, Cole and his friends have become relaxed in their vigilance, mostly spending their time relaxing as opposed to staying in fighting shape. This irks Wu, who soon subjects the group to a fearsome gauntlet and even defeats all six of them himself in a sparring session to demonstrate just how much they've slipped. Determined to prove that they're still capable of defending Ninjago, the group set out to find a quest to accomplish. After a number of failures, they learn of a pyramid recently discovered by Clutch Powers and set out to help him explore it. After receiving a new vehicle and traveling with the other Ninja through the Desert of Doom, Cole takes part in exploring the pyramid only to encounter the evil Serpentine Aspheera.
Aspheera steals Kai's elemental powers and traps the Ninja in the pyramid, while she departs to attack Ninjago City with her army of Pyro Vipers. The Ninja manage to escape and return to the city to confront her, only for her to obtain one of the Scrolls of Forbidden Spinjitzu. While Nya, Lloyd, and Zane go after the other scroll to level the playing field, Cole and the others return to the monastery, where they learn that Aspheera is seeking revenge against Wu for defeating her long ago. Joined by P.I.X.A.L., the group attempts to prepare an answer for Aspheera as her forces fight their way through the monastery's existing defenses. Ultimately, after a battle in which Cole and several others use their scroll to battle Aspheera, she and her army are encased in ice by Zane.
Unfortunately, Aspheera is able to fire off a final blast of her magic, which seemingly destroys Zane. However, Wu later discovers that she has in fact sent their friend to the Never-Realm, and the Ninja become determined to follow him there. Wu objects, insisting on going himself, and later confronts the Ninja using the Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu left behind in Ninjago. They manage to overpower him, and Pixal then uses the scroll to send them to the Never-Realm aboard the Land Bounty.
Upon arriving, the Land Bounty ends up on the edge of a cliff, and as the Ninja are escaping before it falls Cole forgets the Traveler's Tea meant to carry them back to Ninjago, unaware that it wouldn't have been effective in any case. After traveling through the wilds, the group encounter the Ice Fishers, who bring them back to their village on Great Lake. The village is subsequently attacked by the Blizzard Samurai, who operate from a castle where the Ninja learn that Zane is from Sorla, the village elder. The Ninja succeed in beating off the attack, and Kai is able to use his returning fire powers to reignite the village's sacred fire after one of them extinguishes it.
Despite the victory and Lloyd's setting out to find Zane, Cole is despondent over losing the Traveler's Tea, though none of the other Ninja blame him for what happened. Upon hearing of a "Traveler's Tree" from one of the villagers, Cole sets up a nearby mountain to find it, in spite of rumors of a monster named Krag haunting the area. Eventually, Cole encounters the creature, whom he briefly mistakes as hostile, but soon learns that Krag is the last of his kind and that he tackled Cole not to harm him but to save him from a collapsing bridge. With Krag's help, Cole retrieves leaves and fruit from the Traveler's Tree, and-after a brief altercation with Nya and Jay, who are likewise misinformed about Krag's nature-the group heads back down the mountain.
Unfortunately, the team arrives back at the village to find that it has been attacked by the ice dragon Boreal, with Kai the only inhabitant to avoid being frozen. Determined to stop the Ice Emperor once and for all, the group-including Krag-heads to the Land Bounty and gets it running again, and head for the Ice Emperor's castle only to be attacked by Boreal themselves. They succeed in defeating the beast, and realize that the Ice Emperor is Zane himself, under the influence of a wicked advisor named Vex. Luckily, the Ninja arrive just as Zane regains his memory and puts a stop to Vex, who had been about to harm Lloyd. Using the leaves and fruit gathered by Cole, Sorla is able to open a portal to Ninjago for the Ninja, and Cole departs after a fond farewell from Krag.
Prime Empire[edit | edit source]
When the video game Prime Empire inexplicably spreads across Ninjago and begins causing disappearances, Cole and Ninja set out to uncover the cause. After failing to locate game designer Milton Dyer, the Ninja-minus Jay, who is among those lost-enter Prime Empire itself in an effort to locate the lost citizens. The Ninja discover that a villain calling himself Unagami is responsible for everything, and attempt to beat the game in order to stop him. However, after losing a number of their limited lives, Cole and Kai sacrifice themselves to enable their friends to win The Speedway Five-Billion, and are turned into energy cubes to fuel Unagami's scheme. Fortunately, Jay later persuades Unagami to abandon his quest for vengeance, and the captured and transformed Ninjago citizens-including Cole-are returned to normal and brought home.
Master of the Mountain[edit | edit source]
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Cole and the other Ninja travel to the legendary kingdom of Shintaro after receiving an invitation from King Vangelis. Upon arriving, Cole befriends Princess Vania, and attempts to allay Lloyd's suspicions of her. His room is invaded in the night by Gleck, a strange creature who stuns Cole when he proves to possess a locket once owned by Cole's mother, Lilly. Wu and the other Ninja fail to believe him, as Gleck disappears leaving no evidence behind, but Vania recalls a similar experience from her youth and leads Cole into the tunnels beneath the city. There, they discover that the native Geckles and Munce have been enslaved by the villainous Skull Sorcerer.
The Island[edit | edit source]
After Misako, Wu, and Cluch Powers go missing while exploring the Island of the Keepers, Cole and the other Ninja travel there to search for them. They soon run afoul of the Stone Golem and the Keepers, and are imprisoned along with their missing friends. Eventually, the Ninja discover that Ronin has been using a mock-up of the legendary sea serpent and sea monster Wojira, and capture him and his gang of escaped criminals. They also catch Clutch in the midst of an attempt to steal the Keepers' Storm Amulet.
Seabound[edit | edit source]
During an attempt to capture the criminal Miss Demeanor, who has been smuggling vengestone, Nya's elemental powers go haywire, prompting Kai to summon their parents. When the source of Nya's troubles proves to be somewhere out in the Tartarus Trench, Cole and Kai remain at the monastery with Wu and Ray while the others seek out the trouble. The crew of the Hydro Bounty later call to reveal that Clutch replaced the Storm Amulet with a fake, and Cole informs the others. Joined by Misako, they had to the Explorer's Club to retrieve it, only to end up in a battle with the prince now king Kalmaar and his Maaray Guards for possession of the artifact.
The Hydro Bounty crew returns shortly thereafter, and after their apparent success in recovering the amulet Cole takes it to Shintaro and entrusts it to Queen Vania for safekeeping. Unfortunately, this amulet is Clutch's fake, and Kalmaar uses the real one to reawaken Wojira. Cole returns to the flooded Ninjago City in time to help his friends battle Kalmaar's forces. However, victory is only achieved after Nya merges with the sea, losing her humanity in the process. Following Nya's departure, Cole and the other Ninja hold a ceremony in her honor at the monastery, with Cole comforting Jay before both are stunned at the numbers of attendees.
Crystalized[edit | edit source]
The LEGO Ninjago Movie[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- He was the third ninja to reach his full potential.
- His father is Lou.
- A running gag is Cole's obsession with cake. He mentions cake several times in episode 16, Double Trouble, as well as hoping Borg's gift is cake in "The Surge."
- Kirby Morrow, Cole's voice actor, has stated that Cole is aged 14. [source?]
- Cole is voiced by Kirby Morrow, who also voices Anakin Skywalker in The Yoda Chronicles.
- Baxter Stockman from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reuses his ZX shoulder pad armour.
- In the third season Nya starts having feelings for him, which only sparks a rivalry between him and Jay.
- His Techno blade is a chained weapon, while he normally has a staff-like weapon.
LEGO.com Description[edit | edit source]
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Ninja of Earth
Weapon of choice: scythe
Elemental color: black
Cole is the ninja's most valuable player in the ninjago game, and is a good friend. He's strong, dependable, and is solid like a big, heavy rock.
Cole pushes himself to the limit. He climbs the highest mountain, and then tunnels through it for fun. He is a force of nature that can't be stopped; unless of course, you're a dragon, a big, scary dragon.
Cole is stronger than ever…having learned spinjitzu and conquered his fear of dragons, he and his mighty Earth Dragon are as tough as a mountain. Together they knock down the skullkins like an earthquake.
Where Cole goes, the ninja follow, because Cole is their team leader and a good friend. He's strong, dependable, and solid like a big, heavy rock.
As the Ninja team's leader, Cole inspires confidence in his team and is the go-to guy for getting things done. He might not be showy like some other Ninja we could name, but he's strong and dependable. Oh, and he hates Snakes.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- 30087 Cole's Mini-Car
- 9444 Cole's Tread Assault
- 9447 Lasha's Bite Cycle
- 9449 Ultra Sonic Raider
- 9579 Starter Set
- 5002722 Brickmaster Ninjago: Fight the Power of the Snakes
- Techno robes
- Techno armour
- Tournament robes
- Deepstone armour
- 70733 Blaster Bike
- 70734 Master Wu Dragon
- 70738 Final Flight of Destiny's Bounty
- 70751 Temple of Airjitzu
- Airjitzu robes
- Skybound ninja robes
- 70593 Lloyd's Green NRG Dragon (ghost, bandana)
- 70599 Cole's Dragon
- 70604 Tiger Widow Island (ghost)
- Honour Robes
- The LEGO Ninjago Movie
Book appearances[edit | edit source]
Clock appearances[edit | edit source]
Key Chains[edit | edit source]
Magnets[edit | edit source]
TV Appearances[edit | edit source]
- LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
- Pilot Episodes
- Season 1
- Season 2
- Season 3
- Season 4
- Season 5
- Season 6
- Day of the Departed
- Season 7
- Season 8
- Season 9
- Season 10
- Season 11
- "Wasted True Potential"
- "Questing for Quests"
- "A Rocky Start"
- "The Belly of the Beast"
- "Boobytraps and How to Survive Them"
- "The News Never Sleeps"
- "Ninja vs Lava"
- "Ancient History"
- "Never Trust a Human"
- "Under Siege"
- "The Explorer's Club"
- "Vengeance is Mine!"
- "A Cold Goodbye"
- "The Never-Realm"
- "Fire Maker"
- "An Unlikely Ally"
- "The Absolute Worst" (story only)
- "The Message"
- "The Traveler's Tree" (story only)
- "Krag's Lament"
- "My Enemy, My Friend"
- "A Fragile Hope"
- "Once and for All"
- Prime Empire Shorts
- Season 12
- "Would You Like to Enter Prime Empire?"
- "Dyer Island"
- "Level Thirteenth"
- "Superstar Rockin' Jay
- "I am Okino"
- "The Glitch"
- "The Cliffs of Hysteria"
- "The Maze of the Red Dragon"
- "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back"
- "Racer Seven"
- "The Speedway Five-Billion"
- "Stop, Drop and Side Scroll" (video)
- "Ninjago Confidenal" (picture)
- "Game Over"
- Season 13
- The Island
- Season 14
Video Game Appearances[edit | edit source]
- LEGO Battles: Ninjago
- LEGO Ninjago - The Final Battle
- LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids
- LEGO Ninjago: Tournament
- LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin
- LEGO Dimensions
Magazine appearances[edit | edit source]
- LEGO Club Magazine Issue 1 2011 - Front cover and Lessons of the Dojo!
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- “Nothing gets in my way. I'm a force of nature!”
- “Prepare to be grounded... No one can stand before the power of the earth dragon.”
- “Nice to meet you kid, I got your back. And for the record, there ain't nothin' in this world that I'm afraid of.”
- “Oh, but I can't be a kid again! I hated being a kid. You cant drive, nobody listens to you....Oh, no. BEDTIME!”
- “Violet Berry Soup, my culinary achievement! If the recipe's not followed exactly....”
- “Come here, you tin can!”
Gallery of variants[edit | edit source]
|Trainee||DX||Microfigure||Kendo||ZX||ZX (no shoulder pad)||NRG||Elemental Robes||Techno Robe||Jungle||Tournament||Techno Robe, zukin||Deepstone||Airjitzu||Airjitzu suit||Airjitzu suit, ghost||Day of the Departed||RX||Techno armour||Fusion||The LEGO Ninjago Movie||No zukin (TLNM)||Spinjitzu training (TLNM)||High school (TLNM)||Sons of Garmadon||Spinjitzu Master||Kendo Gi||Hunted||Dragon Masters||Legacy/March of the Oni|
Gallery of television series variants[edit | edit source]
|Mountain Climber||Black Ninja||Ninja||DX||Pajamas||Kendo||Ep 9 Casual||Blacksmith||ZX||NRG||Pirate||Child Ninja||Kid||Elemental Robes||Ep 24 Casual||Stone Warrior||Infected||Teacher||Techno||Golden||Space Suit||Techno Armour||Lumberjack||Tournament Robes||Cultist disguise||Prisoner||Coated in flour||Jungle||Tea Shop||Deepstone||Ghost||Airjitzu||Undercover||Kryptarium Inmate||Pirate 2||Honour||RX||Fusion||Vermillion Armour||Cole Bucket
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Cole in Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
Cole ZX and Zane ZX
Cole transformed from the Overlord's dark matter
From LEGO Battles: Ninjago[edit | edit source]
Cole in Lego Battles: Ninjago
Shirtless Cole in Lego Battles: Ninjago
Cole with the Sycthe of Quakes
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Cole is the main character of Way of the Departed, an unofficial story by Tommy Andreasen taking place between the events of season seven and season eight of the animated series. It serves as an explanation for the disappearance of Cole's scar between seasons, and also involves various other characters such as Clouse and Seliel.
- Cole is the second Ninja to have a grandparent introduced in the form of Cole's Grandfather; Cole inherited his Elemental Power from him by way of his mother.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Ninja (Collectable Minifigure)
- Bonsai from the theme Ninja, also a Black Ninja
References[edit | edit source]
|Ninja:||Cole | Jay | Kai | Lloyd Garmadon | Master Wu | Nya | Zane|
|Shark Army:||Crusty | Great White | Hammer Head | Jelly | Lord Garmadon | Puffer | Shark Army Angler | Shark Army General | Shark Army Great White | Shark Army Gunner | Shark Army Octopus | Shark Army Thug|
|Ninjago City residents:||Charlie | Ed Walker | Edna Walker | Gong & Guitar Rocker | GPL Tech | Guy | Ham | Henry | Ivy Walker | Jamanakai Villager | Juno | Konrad | Lauren | Misako | Mother Doomsday | N-Pop Girl | Officer Noonan | Officer Toque | Pat | Patty Keys | Sally | Severin Black | Shen-Li | Sushi Chef | Sweep | Tommy | Torben|
|Other:||Chicken | Green Ninja Suit | Skeleton|