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- “When you took my son, all bets were off.”
- ―Sensei Garmadon to Pythor
Garmadon is a Ninjago minifigure first released in 2011. He is a major antagonist in earlier episodes of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu in his role as Elemental Master Wizard Sorcerer Mage and Magician of Destruction Creation Darkness Magic Dark Magic Dark Energy Evil and Hatred Sensei Wu's evil brother husband of Misako the father of Lloyd Garmadon First Spinjitzu Master's son The Overlord's nephew and descendant and Firstbourne and The Omega's grandson and descendant, the destined green ninja. However, Garmadon is eventually redeemed and joins Wu and temporarily joins the Ninja as a second Sensei before sacrificing himself to defeat the Anacondrai cult.
Lord Garmadon is the main villain of 2017's The LEGO Ninjago Movie, which takes place in a different continuity from the TV series. Garmadon is voiced by Justin Theroux. The movie emphasizes Garmadon's distant relationship with his teenage-hero son Lloyd.
Description[edit | edit source]
When Lord Garmadon initially appeared in sets in 2011. His head is black and demonic with red eyes, an opened mouth with white teeth, and various dark metallic/silver lines on his head. His torso is also black with printing on it reminiscent of ribs, as well as a purple belt above his waist. His arms, hands, legs, and hips are also black and left unprinted. He wears a silver coloured samurai helmet with a bone on it.
In 2012 Garmadon was redesigned. His helmet is gumetal/iron and also has a white bone in it, and the helmet has been remoulded to feature a longer visor. He has the same face as last year's minifigure, with slight modifications. Rather than having one torso as his previous variation and most other minifigures, Garmadon has two. His first one is slightly smaller than usual and has dark grey armour moulded onto it which is fit to go over much of the lower torso also. Though much of it is covered by the armour, the torso underneath is the same as his previous variation. The black legs now have printing depicting the purple belt extending from the torso into a knot and split into two sashes.
In 2013 Lord Garmadon still included the same head, torsos, and legs in the 2012 variation but was wearing the "Helmet of Shadows". This helmet is similar to Garmadon's previous helmet in 2012 but has the Stone Army symbol on it in black instead of the white bone and also includes a black visor that makes his face look similar to when he became possessed by the Overlord. However, in the TV show he also grew claws on his hands and feet and grew wings allowing him to fly. The minifig has normal hands and legs and does not feature wings.
At the end of "Rise of The Spinjitzu Master", Garmadon was reverted to a normal man, free of the evil energy that had corrupted him. He appeared as an old man similar in appearance to Sensei Wu, but with a full head of graying hair instead of a beard. His old outfit had been transformed into the "special" kimono his brother wore in "Battle Between Brothers", a predominantly black kimono with white sleeves and golden Chinese characters written on the front.
In 2014, Garmadon was introduced into his human form known as "Sensei Garmadon". He included a gray hairpiece, a new face, and a green robe with a tacky coat over it. A second variation of his "Sensei" robes was released, with predominantly black robes with gold and dark green highlights and white sleeves. The back of the figure also features part of the robe pulled back to reveal the tattoo of the Anacondrai.
For The LEGO Ninjago Movie in 2017, Garmadon was reintroduced in physical form, back in his evil, four armed variation. There were five unique variants of Garmadon released, the most common one was heavily inspired by the 2012 variant, with noticeable differences. He has a more cartoonish face depicting an evil smile and a brand new helmet mold, resembling a samurai helmet. His ‘extra arm’ element was redesigned to be flatter and include armour printed on. The belt on the figure was also changed to be navy blue. One variation of the figure also includes a robe that goes around his front and back. Another released for the CMF line wears a rice hat instead of the helmet. Other variants for the Movie line include Jungle, Volcano and Flashback. Jungle features a shirtless variant of Garmadon, with a rice hat and small cape over one shoulder. It features the second torso element form the 2012 variant flipped around and printed on to resemble extra abs. Volcano variant depicts Garmadon in volcano themed pyjamas. He is still wearing his helmet in this variant. Flashback depicts Garmadon in a suit and tie, reflecting his attire in the ‘flashback’ portion of the movie. He is wearing sunglasses and has a blonde wig element.
In the Video-Games[edit | edit source]
Garmadon is also playable character in LEGO Battles: Ninjago with his first variation and is unlocked after 100% completion of the game is reached. He is able to use telekinesis and teleportation abilities. He is also an enemy in door 4-4.
Sensei Garmadon appears in LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids as a his blackened self, in his sensei garb, and disguised as a nindroid.
Background[edit | edit source]
Many years ago, Garmadon lived at the Monastery with his brother, Wu, as they were the sons of The First Spinjitzu Master and were left in charge of protecting The Four Golden Weapons. The brothers were the best of friends and were an unstoppable, dominant fighting force against evil, including fighting the four-armed Samukai and banishing him down to the Underworld. ("Way of the Ninja","Codename: Arcturus")
However, one day when the two brothers were practicing with their katanas, Garmadon managed to disarm Wu and accidentally flung his brother's sword over the monastery walls. Garmadon and Wu both knew that their father would be upset about this, Garmadon opted for them to go over and retrieve it, but Wu refused to do it, prompting Garmadon to chide him for it, "Never put off for tomorrow, what could be done today," before hopping over to retrieve his brother's sword. Before he could pick it up, he was bitten by a strange green snake and passed out. ("Tick Tock")
Garmadon was ill for a time, tended to by his father and brother. Unbeknownst to anyone, Garmadon had been bitten by the Great Devourer, infecting his very being with pure evil. As a result, Garmadon became increasingly violent and selfish, blaming Wu for his change. However, it took many years for the devourer's venom to fully consume him and he sought a more questionable teacher and studied under Master Chen. Garmadon and Clouse, another student, became rivals and fought to be Chen's right hand man, to which Garmadon won by cheating. Under Chen's guidance, Garmadon won the heart of Misako by stealing a letter that Wu wrote and claimed it as his own. However, when Chen proposed they side with the serpentine, Garmadon refused and left Chen, deciding to fight alongside Wu instead. They managed to defeat the serpentine and banished the generals to the cursed realm, while Clouse and Chen were exiled to a secluded island.
Misako and Garmadon eventually married and had a son, Lloyd. As the Devourer's venom continued to corrupt him, Garmadon began to grow distant from his family - nonetheless, he remained deeply fond of them and secretly hoped that Lloyd wouldn't follow the path of evil he was slowly being drawn towards. ("Tick Tock","The Last Hope")
After The First Spinjitzu Master passed away, Wu and Garmadon swore to protect the Golden Weapons of Spinjitzu. Around this time, Garmadon finally succumbed to the Devourer's poison, attempting to claim the Golden Weapons for himself. After a climactic battle with his brother, he was struck by lightning and banished to the Underworld, where he was confronted by Samukai, King of the Underworld and the Skulkin Fire General. Determined to escape his new prison and claim the Golden Weapons, the newly-minted Lord Garmadon defeated Samukai in a duel, allowing him to take control of the Underworld and the Skulkin Army. ("Battle Between Brothers")
Escape from the Underworld
After many years of teaching the skeletons about Spinjitzu, Lord Garmadon sent them to steal the map leading to the Golden Weapons from Kai and Nya's blacksmith shop, Four Weapons. The Skulkin claimed the map and captured Nya, who Garmadon decided would be a useful asset. ("Way of the Ninja")
He sent the Skulkin to the Caves of Despair to retrieve the first of the Golden Weapons, but they failed. Garmadon changed tactics and ordered Samukai to pursue Cole, Jay, Zane, and Kai on their search for the weapons, but to hold back just enough to let the Ninja claim them. ("The Golden Weapon")
Once the Ninja secured three of the four weapons, Garmadon tricked Kai into going into the Fire Temple by using a false image of Nya to lure him. He then forced Kai to use the Sword of Fire to free Nya, before summoning Shadows to take the powerful Sword. Sensei Wu arrived just in time to save Kai, but he was not able to stop Garmadon from awakening the Fire Dragon to stop them from leaving. In desperation, the Sensei used the Sword of Fire to cut off a platform of rock and fall into the Underworld. Garmadon then ordered Samukai, who had already stolen the Scythe of Quakes, the Nunchucks of Lightning, and the Shurikens of Ice, to return to the Underworld and retrieve the Sword of Fire. ("King of Shadows")
Garmadon remained inside his fortress until Sensei Wu snuck in and confronted his evil brother in the throne room. Garmadon sent a horde of Skulkin to retrieve the Sword of Fire, but Wu easily defeated them with Spinjitzu. Unperturbed by this, Garmadon sat on his throne and forced his brother to battle Samukai, who wielded the other three Golden Weapons. The Skulkin general was victorious and took the Sword of Fire.
However, Samukai refused Garmadon's order to give the weapons to him, planning to use the weapons to reclaim control of the Underworld. At this, Garmadon laughed, revealing that Samukai's betrayal was the final step in his plan. As the Skulkin General of Fire disintegrated and transformed into a portal, Lord Garmadon explained that not even he could wield the power of all four Golden Weapons at once - instead, he had intended to create a portal to a dimension where he could become strong enough to do so. With that, Lord Garmadon entered the portal, vowing to return one day and claim the Golden Weapons so that he could remake Ninjago in his own image. ("Weapons of Destiny")
The portal took him to a dimension as corrupt and evil as himself where he used dark magic to create an extra set of arms for himself so that he could use all four Golden Weapons at once. He was eventually sought out by Wu, though upon arrival in the dark dimension, Garmadon dueled his brother with new weapons and a group of Mud Monsters, but halted his attack when Wu managed to warn him that Lloyd was in the hands of the Serpentine. Forming an alliance with his brother in order to save his son, Garmadon led Wu across the wastelands in search of a way to return to Ninjago. ("Once Bitten, Twice Shy")
As they climbed the Mountain of Madness, Garmadon and Wu were beset by Craglings. The brothers used Spinjitzu to fend off the rock beasts, and continued their journey. Eventually, they found a portal that sent them back to Ninjago. ("The Royal Blacksmiths")
Once Sensei Wu returned to the Destiny's Bounty, he explained the situation; Lord Garmadon would be staying with them until Lloyd was recused from the Serpentine. Although the Ninja were skeptical of his cause, they agreed, and promptly discovered that their old foe had picked up several odd habits, such as brushing his teeth with a dagger, "sunbathing" in the middle of a raging storm, and eating nothing but Condensed Evil. During his stay, Garmadon was forced to deal with the suspicions of Kai, who was the most distrustful of his motives. The two ended up fighting after Kai spotted Garmadon holding the Golden Weapons. Kai eventually triumphed - however, to his disappointment, Garmadon allowed himself to be defeated as he was only gathering the Weapons at Wu's request. Despite the other Ninja's disapproval, Kai remained highly suspicious of Garmadon.
Lord Garmadon accompanied the Ninja to the Fire Temple, in order to both retrieve a Fangblade and save Lloyd from the Serpentine. There, Lord Garmadon defeated several Serpentine and saved Lloyd, but the temple ended up collapsing due to the volcano's instability, causing Lloyd to lose his footing and become separated from the group. Despite his protests, Garmadon was forced to leave with the other Ninja before the volcano could erupt. Fortunately, Kai managed to save Lloyd by unlocking his True Potential. Back on the Destiny's Bounty, Garmadon was reunited with his son at last, and genuinely thanked Kai for saving Lloyd. He later learned that Lloyd was the Green Ninja. Lord Garmadon's pride in his son's great potential was deflated somewhat when everyone realized that this meant Lloyd was destined to meet his own father in a battle for the fate of Ninjago. ("The Green Ninja")
Lord Garmadon stayed aboard the Destiny's Bounty while the Ninja were searching for the final Fangblade. When Lloyd suggested that they instead focus on retrieving the other three, Lord Garmadon pointed out that they had no idea where the Serpentine were hiding. This led Nya to realize that the snakes were hiding underground, and the two Garmadons remained aboard the ship while the Ninja investigated the Serpentine's main base located in the Constrictai Tomb.
Unable to resist such an opportunity, Garmadon attempted to hack into the Destiny's Bounty computer systems to gain information on the Ninja. When Lloyd discovered him and accused him of betraying the Ninja's trust, Garmadon admitted that he couldn't help it, having evil literally running through his blood. He also took the opportunity to tell Lloyd that Sensei Wu had a great destiny set for him, and that Lloyd could still make whatever choices he wanted for his life. When Nya reported that they were captured by the Serpentine and being held hostage, Lord Garmadon attempted to help, but Lloyd refused to allow him, demanding for his father to leave instead.
However, Lord Garmadon returned in short order, breaking into the Slither Pit with the Skulkin Army in tow - thanks to Lloyd, he had realized that he did have a choice: the choice to fight the Serpentine and ensure that he would be the one taking over Ninjago. While the skeletons fought the snakes and Lloyd freed the Ninja, Lord Garmadon personally engaged Pythor in combat, although the Anacondrai quickly broke off the battle to make his escape. After retrieving the Fangblades from Pythor, Lord Garmadon and the Ninja escaped back to the Destiny's Bounty. With the Fangblades in the Ninja's possession, Garmadon decided to depart, believing that he was no longer needed. Before he left, he assured Lloyd that he was very proud of his son's destiny, even if it meant that they were destined to battle each other for the fate of the world. ("All of Nothing")
Unfortunately for Lord Garmadon, Pythor snuck aboard the ship and reclaimed the Fangblades, allowing him to return to The Lost City of Ouroboros and awaken the Great Devourer. As Lord Garmadon was visiting Ninjago City's tea shop, looking to return to his dark dimension, a news report showing the Ninja struggling to contain the Devourer came on the nearby television. He immediately hurried to the battlefield, arriving just after the Great Devourer defeated the Ultra Dragon, and told the Ninja that the only way to defeat the Devourer was to use all four Golden Weapons at once - which only he could do.
Despite their suspicions, the Ninja relinquished their weapons to Garmadon, informing him about the weak spot on the Devourer's head. Lord Garmadon asked the Ninja to prevent the beast from moving so he could get a clear shot at its weakness, before running off with an evil laugh. He proceeded to observe the Ninja's battle against the Great Devourer from atop a skyscraper - when the serpent was immobilized, he dealt the finishing blow, proclaiming it was out of revenge for turning him evil. He disappeared in the aftermath of the Devourer's destruction, taking the Golden Weapons with him. ("Day of the Great Devourer")
After sneaking out of Ninjago City, Garmadon found the remaining Serpentine and won them over by demonstrating his newfound powers, recreating the destroyed Destiny's Bounty as the Black Bounty. Offering the new ship to the Serpentine, Lord Garmadon gained the allegiance of the snakes - apart from Skales and the other Generals - and led them aboard the Black Bounty.
Lord Garmadon directed the Black Bounty to the Golden Peaks, the birthplace of the Golden Weapons, where Garmadon could uncover the secrets pertaining to the power of the Golden Weapons. He also informed the Serpentine of the prophecy of the Green Ninja, explaining that he must prevent Lloyd from reaching his true potential. Chokun suggested killing Lloyd, only to be sent to the brig under Garmadon's orders who subsequently forbidding the Serpentine from hurting Lloyd. Instead, Garmadon explained that they would focus on destroying Sensei Wu and the other four Ninja - without his teachers, Lloyd would never reach his full potential, and Garmadon's plans could continue. Eventually, the Black Bounty arrived at the Golden Peaks, where Lord Garmadon united the Golden Weapons into the Mega Weapon. ("Darkness Shall Rise")
Lord Garmadon attempted to use his new weapon against the Ultra Dragon, but to no avail. Hastily blaming the Serpentine's poor navigation skills for ruining his shot, he retreated to the Black Bounty's cabin to angrily ponder why the weapon refused to obey him. In the process, he stumbled upon the journal of Captain Soto, the original owner of the ship, and wished for a better crew to man the Black Bounty. This time, the Mega Weapon responded, recreating Captain Soto and his crew of pirates, but Garmadon was severely drained of energy in the process. He then realized that the Mega Weapon could only create, not destroy, shortly before being locked in the brig (along with the rest of his Serpentine crew) by the pirates. After Captain Soto's crew was apprehended, Lord Garmadon reclaimed control of the Black Bounty and escaped from the Ninja. ("Pirates Vs. Ninja")
Now aware of the Mega Weapon's power and limitations, Lord Garmadon called his Serpentine together for a brainstorming session on how to beat the Ninja. Despite claiming that there were no bad ideas, he had several Serpentine thrown overboard for their poor suggestions (such as creating another group of pirates, recreating the Great Devourer, or making a really big ham sandwich) before hitting upon the idea of making evil mirrors of the Ninja themselves. Using spare clothes the Ninja left aboard the ship, Garmadon used the Mega Weapon to create the Bizarro Ninja and sent them to eliminate their counterparts. When the Bizarro Ninja were destroyed, Garmadon contacted the Ninja's Ultra Sonic Raider to vow that he would get his revenge, only for Lloyd to cut the transmission with his newly-honed powers over lightning. ("Double Trouble")
For his next plan, Lord Garmadon created a false company, "Darnagom Enterprises," and attempted to destroy Dareth's dojo, where the Ninja were training Lloyd. To get the money they needed to save the dojo, the ninja entered the annual Ninjaball Run - when Garmadon found out, he joined the race himself with the Black Bounty. When the ship's cannon fire missed the Ultra Sonic Raider (thanks to the Ultra Dragon bumping into the Black Bounty, and the Serpentine warriors failed to prevent the Ninja from refueling on the fly, Garmadon used the Mega Weapon to create a vast chasm that the Ninja would never be able to cross.
Unfortunately for him, Nya had recently installed a flight mode in the Raider, allowing the Ninja to catch up to the Black Bounty and narrowly win the race. Enraged and disbelieving, Lord Garmadon left his ship to protest the results - thereby giving Lloyd the chance to reclaim the Black Bounty with his Ultra Dragon. Still weakened from the use of the Mega Weapon, Lord Garmadon was only saved from arrest when Skales pulled up in the Serpentine Bus, forcing him to allow the Serpentine Generals back into his army in return for the escape. ("Ninjaball Run")
Lord Garmadon led the Serpentine into the Ninjago Museum of History, where he used the Mega Weapon to revive a prehistoric monster called the Grundle. The Ninja interfered with the process, forcing the villains to retreat, but the Grundle was still revived - unbeknownst to Garmadon, the Ninja themselves had also been reduced to children as a side effect. Due to departing, Garmadon did not witness the Ninja's confrontation with the Grundle, or Lloyd's defeat of it using a magic tea that turned time forward again. As a result, the Grundle was fossilized yet again, the four ninja were returned to their proper ages, and Lloyd aged out of childhood. ("Child's Play")
Bent on destroying the Ninja once and for all, Lord Garmadon retreated to Ouroboros, which he apparently repaired at some point to make it livable again. While preparing his forces for a final assault, he was ambushed by the Ninja, including a teenage Lloyd. Shocked at his son's growth and improved powers, Garmadon retreated, wishing that the Ninja had never existed in the first place - this gave him the idea to create a portal to the past and change the future to ensure that Lloyd would never become the Green Ninja.
Disguising himself as a Skulkin, Lord Garmadon snuck aboard the Skull Truck and deliberately prevented the skeletons from abducting Nya, intent on removing Kai's motivation to become a ninja. On the way back to the Underworld, he overheard Nuckal commenting that he thought he saw two Kais, and realized that the Ninja of the present had followed him to the past. Lord Garmadon was in the Skulkin camp in the Forest of Tranquility when the Ninja secretly delivered Nya to the skeletons; to counter the Ninja's interference, Garmadon sought the aid of his own past self, quickly explaining the situation and formulating a new plan.
When Past Kai saved Nya in the Fire Temple, he found himself attacked - not by his own shadow, but by the present version of Lord Garmadon. The present Ninja were forced to intervene, but Garmadon held them off until Jay suggested using the Golden Weapons of the past against the Mega Weapon. The combined energies sent the Mega Weapon into space and undid all of the changes to the past - with the present apparently changed so that Garmadon never created it in the first place. ("Wrong Place, Wrong Time")
The Stone Army
With his Mega Weapon destroyed, Lord Garmadon pursued other means of gaining power; namely, seeking out the Island of Darkness mentioned in Captain Soto's journal. Taking the Serpentine Generals along, Garmadon rode a Rattlecopter over the Endless Ocean, looking for any sign of the island. At that point, Skales tricked Garmadon by claiming to see the island - when Garmadon went to look, the Hypnobrai General pushed him out of the Rattlecopter and declared himself leader of the Serpentine.
Ironically, Skales's betrayal led Garmadon to the object of his quest; when he came to, he found himself on the shores of the Island of Darkness. The Overlord appeared before him and led him to a large boulder with four handles, telling Lord Garmadon that this was the first step towards his true destiny. When Garmadon turned the dials, the full Island of Darkness arose from the sea, and the Overlord revealed his plans to upset the balance of the world so that Garmadon could remake Ninjago in his own image. ("The Stone Army")
To Lord Garmadon's dismay, the next step towards his destiny involved scaling a series of rugged cliffs and mountains. He demanded to know why he had to prove his evil worth to the Overlord, but the enigmatic entity merely urged him onward, promising that a great power awaited at the end of the trial. Gritting his teeth, Garmadon carried on, eventually arriving in front of a strange clock with a dark helmet on a pedestal. At the Overlord's command, Garmadon took the helmet, causing the clock's hands to begin moving - the Overlord revealed that the former would give Garmadon control over the Stone Army, while the latter was counting down to the final battle between light and darkness. Pleased with this new development, Garmadon triumphantly announced his return to the darkened skies above. ("The Day Ninjago Stood Still")
With the Stone Army at his command, Lord Garmadon began traveling the Island of Darkness, observing the army's operations. He was confused to see most of the soldiers working in mines, but the Overlord explained that they were searching for a dark material made of concentrated evil, which they could use to build an ultimate weapon against the Ninja. Garmadon laughed maniacally at this, declaring that he liked the sound of that. ("The Last Voyage")
Lord Garmadon proceeded to set up a base camp where the ultimate weapon could be constructed, monitoring the Stone Army's progress on both building the weapon and mining Dark Matter. The Overlord appeared again there, warning him that the Ninja had made it to the Island of Darkness in search of The Temple of Light. Garmadon deployed his forces to capture the Ninja, only to eventually learn that the heroes had succeeded in their quest, enhancing their powers far beyond their previous limits - worse yet, Lloyd had gained the power of the Ultimate Spinjitzu Master, making him even stronger.
Atop the cliff where the Celestial Clock rested, Garmadon commented that the Overlord's army wasn't as indestructible as they had thought. The Overlord was unperturbed, claiming that their strength was also growing - the ultimate weapon would be completed just as the countdown reached zero, and then nothing would stop darkness from overwhelming the light at last. ("Island of Darkness")
As the Celestial Clock continued to count down, Lord Garmadon began increasing the defenses around his camp, worrying that the Ninja might try to attack him directly before the ultimate weapon could be completed. The Overlord commented that his resolve seemed to be wavering, despite Garmadon's denials. The Overlord's prodding over his reluctance to kill Lloyd eventually caused Garmadon to snap at nearby soldiers, telling them to double their effort on the ultimate weapon's development.
When General Kozu came in to report capturing a prisoner, Garmadon was surprised to see his wife, Misako. They former couple argued about Garmadon's path to evil, and the villain admitted that he had wanted Misako to see things his way so she could rule by his side. As he lamented that Misako was one of a very small number of people who could truly understand him, Garmadon realized that he had been tricked - Misako had stolen the Helmet of Shadows in a last desperate attempt to halt the Celestial Clock.
Enraged at the deception, Garmadon pursued Misako and the Ninja in a massive, four-armed robot that proved immune to anything his foes threw at him. When the Overlord reminded him that the Ninja could turn the Stone Army against him if they wore the Helmet of Shadows, Garmadon resolved to chase them down personally, conducting a furious chase through the jungle. Just when he finally had the Power Drill in his grasp, Lloyd arrived and disabled the robot with a powerful blast.
Lord Garmadon emerged from the wreckage, weakened and vulnerable, but his son hesitated to kill him, allowing the Stone Army to catch up with the Ninja. Garmadon left the rest of the chase to his minions as he regained his strength, but eventually noticed a strange beam of energy soaring over the trees. The Overlord told him that the countdown had ended and the final battle was about to begin, leading Garmadon back to the base camp and revealing that the ultimate weapon was finally complete. Presented with the weapon - dubbed "Garmatron" by the Overlord - Lord Garmadon gleefully declared that it was more beautiful than he could have imagined and joined the Overlord in laughing triumphantly. ("The Last Hope")
Shortly after the completion of the Garmatron, the Stone Army arrived before Garmadon, presenting his recovered helmet as well as a prisoner - Nya. Garmadon tested the Dark Matter on Nya, transforming her into a loyal servant. Ordering Nya to ambush the heroes if they followed him, Lord Garmadon boarded the Garmatron and set out for the coast, accompanied by the Overlord and the Stone Army.
After arriving on the coast, Garmadon ordered the Stone Army to begin loading Dark Matter into the Garmatron's main cannon, but his actual attack was delayed when Lloyd, Misako, and Sensei Wu arrived. Garmadon furiously denied their pleas to stop his actions, declaring that he was too far gone for any hope of redemption - the only way he could reunite with his family was to make them (along with the rest of the world) as evil as he was. With that, Garmadon activated the Garmatron's main cannon, only to discover that the weapon required a twenty-second warm-up period. Lloyd attempted to stop the countdown, and briefly grappled with his father before Kozu pinned him down, allowing the Garmatron to fire on the village of Ignacia. Trying to prevent Garmadon from firing again, Lloyd summoned his powers in an attempt to escape Kozu's grip. In response, Garmadon used a hidden trapdoor to drop Kozu and Lloyd out of the Garmatron.
With Lloyd out of the way, Lord Garmadon fired his next Dark Matter missile at Jamanakai Village, upsetting the balance of light and darkness enough for the Overlord to begin manifesting in Ninjago. It was then that Garmadon discovered the truth: the Overlord had no intention of letting him rule Ninjago. Outraged at being a pawn in the Overlord's game, Garmadon furiously insisted that Ninjago was his to conquer, but the ultimate evil simply laughed as he possessed the four-armed villain's body to begin his metamorphosis.
During Lloyd's battle against the Overlord, the former asserted that Lord Garmadon was still alive and unwilling to harm him. At this, Lord Garmadon briefly retook control of his body from the Overlord, leaving himself open for Lloyd's assault. Unfortunately, the Overlord soon regained control, completely subduing Lord Garmadon's mind and taking full control of his body. ("Return of the Overlord")
Garmadon was thought to have been destroyed after Lloyd defeated the Overlord, as his body had been completely transformed into that of the Overlord's true form. However, Garmadon awoke amid the rubble, completely purified of evil - not only was he himself again, but the dark magic that had given him four arms and the Devourer's venom that had turned him evil in the first place had all disappeared. Amazed and overjoyed at his new appearance, Garmadon happily reunited with his family, telling Sensei Wu that it felt good to be free of evil at last. He then walked off with Misako and Lloyd, eager to catch up on the bonding time he had missed due to his curse. ("Rise of the Spinjitzu Master")
After the Final Battle
Hoping to make up for all of his evil actions, Garmadon made a vow never to fight again. He and Misako moved far away from New Ninjago City where they opened up a monastery to teach the next generation of Ninja.
Fleeing the Digital Overlord, the five Ninja and Nya traveled to Garmadon's Monaster to seek refuge. That night, they partook in Garmadon's lesson on The Art of the Silent Fist, a martial arts style that involves misdirection and avoiding the attacks of enemies. He handily defeated Lloyd in a sparring session, invoking his son's anger, but cautioned his son against giving in to such feelings, having been overcome by rage himself in the past. Upon learning that the Nindroids are seeking Lloyd and his golden powers, Garmadon volunteered to travel with Lloyd and get as far away from the Digital Overlord's grasp as possible.
Traveling to Nya's old Samurai X Cave, Lloyd and Garmadon took her all-terrain vehicle to help expedite their journey. As night fell, the pair stopped by a nearby river to drink. However, they were subsequently tracked down and attacked by the Nindroid MechDragon. As they fled Garmadon accidentally fired the vehicle's cannons while attempting to find an afterburner to increase their speed, much to his dismay. The other four Just as the dragon was about to capture them however, the Ninja succeed in shutting down the power to all of Ninjago, and the Dragon collapsed in front of them. Though Lloyd believed they should return, Garmadon remained firm in continuing to put distance between themselves and New Ninjago City until the Overlord has been permanently deleted. ("The Art of the Silent Fist")
As they passed through a rocky gorge, Garmadon paused to teach Lloyd about balance by placing rocks on him. When he plunges a boulder on him, all the rocks topple on Lloyd, and he does Spinjitzu to shower them off. Lloyd and Garmadon go up a steep part of the mountain, with Lloyd not allowed to use the Golden Dragon.
Garmadon and Lloyd eventual came to a broken bridge and Garmadon ordered his son to move the mountain in front of him to create a path across. The Golden Ninja failed and frustrated, uses the Golden Dragon to create a Golden Path for them.
The Falcon delivered a message about the mysterious Stranger and Techno Wu, and Garmadon revealed to Lloyd Hiroshi's Labyrinth, the perfect place for hiding. However, the Overlord was eavsdropping on the Falcon's radar, and he and Pythor make plans to attack Lloyd and drain his Golden Powers. ("Blackout")
Garmadon and Lloyd made inside Hiroshi's Labyrinth, and Lloyd comments that whoever made it through the jungle was better than him. Garmadon also comments that there is an oasis at the middle of the jungle, that no one has seen before.
When they make it to the oasis however, they only have a moment to rest as Techno Wu and a squad of Nindroids ambush the duo. Garmadon faces his brother again as Lloyd escapes, yet Wu is victorious and Garmadon is take aboard the MechDragon. When Pythor steals Lloyd's power, the Overlord comments that Garmadon is no use to them, and he throws him overboard. As the MechDragon flies off, Garmadon surfaces and vows that he will find Lloyd again. ("The Curse of the Golden Master")
Garmadon followed the MechDraon back to New Ninjago City wherein he disguised himself as a Nindroid to sneak into Borg Tower. He arrived in Borg's Office just as Techno Wu was about to suspend the program, thereby trapping the Ninja in the Digiverse. Garmadon flung his assimilated brother out the window before revealing himself and attacked Pythor, claiming that as they took his son, he had done away with his oath never to fight again.
After the Serpentine managed to escape in a Hover-Copter, Garmadon slid down the side of the building where he faced Techno Wu again. The battle quickly turned against Garmadon's favor and he was forced to retreat to the very edge of the cell tower. However just as Techno Wu prepared to finish him off, the Ninja successfully rebooted the system, thereby returning Wu to his regular self.
The brothers returned to Borg's Office where the Ninja, P.I.X.A.L. and Nya celebrated their success. ("Enter the Digiverse")
Garmadon accompanied Wu and the other Ninja back to the Temple of Light wherein Lloyd returned his elemental powers to the four Ninja. Garmadon voiced his disprovable of the plan to Wu, who in return reminds him that it was Lloyd's choice, not his and encourages the Ninja to take risks. Garmadon remained optimistic, knowing that as the protectors of Ninjago, they were without the luxury of rest.
Once back in New Ninjago City, Garmadon arrives at Borg Tower where P.I.X.A.L. and Wu are busy trying to figure out the Nindroid's mysterious project "Arcturus." Garmadon comments that he and Wu once defeated an ancient sepentine General by the same name. They later discover that the Overlord intends to retrieve the Golden Weapons from space, where they were sent following the Mega-Weapon's destruction-an event that only Garmadon and the four ninja who traveled back in time can remember due to their involvement in it. He, Wu, Nya, and P.I.X.A.L. follow the Ninja to Ouroboros just in time to witness the Arcturus rocket launch with all five Ninja aboard. Garmadon is outraged that Wu would allow such a thing, but nevertheless watched as the rocket departed for the heavens. ("Codename: Arcturus")
Garmadon returned with Wu, Nya, and P.I.X.A.L. to Borg Tower where the android located the blueprints to the rocket. Nya managed to contact the ninja and informed them of the location of space suits. While they talked, Garmadon questioned to Wu how they would ever get them home. However around the time when the rocket approached the comet, Pythor and a host of Nindroids arrived at Borg Tower with the Overlord and an assimilated Cyrus Borg. The heroes grabbed their gear and fled to the ledge just outside Borg's office where they overheard the Overlord talking to Pythor. Garmadon urged that they attack the Overlord as he was currently vulnerable, but Wu reminded him that their priority was to guide the Ninja. P.I.X.A.L. summoned a hover-copter and they journeyed to Garmadon's monastery, only to hear that the metal eating insects found on the comet had destroyed the space craft, meaning the Ninja would be stranded. ("The Void")
Eventually, the Ninja managed to use their elemental powers to create a new spaceship home while the Nindroids returned with the Golden Weapons and melted them down to create a Golden Mech. Garmadon, Wu, Nya, and P.I.X.A.L. sent the Ninja their vehicles as they arrived back in Ninjago and together they all charged into New Ninjago City where the Overlord was wrecking havoc.
Making their way to the Temple of Fortitude, they met up with a cured Cyrus Borg who revealed his shrinking pill and proposed they use it on the Overlord. Remembering their times playing ball as kids, Garmadon assured the Ninja that he and Wu would be able to do it and they set off towards the Golden Master. Garmadon and Wu shot the pill towards the Overlord, but Pythor managed to swallow it and in order to defeat the Overlord, Zane sacrificed himself. Garmadon later attended Zane's funeral. ("The Titanium Ninja")
The Tournament of Elements
Garmadon returned to his monastery and was there when Wu and Nya began work on plans to restore the Destiny's Bounty. When Nya inquired if he would care to help, Garmadon agreed and went to Lloyd's room to ask if he wanted to help as well, only to find his son packing. Though Lloyd claimed the Ninja were going on a fishing trip, the lack of Lloyd bringing his fishing pole and a discarded box from Chen's noodle shop made Garmadon realize what was going on.
He rushed to the docks of New Ninjago City just as the Ninja were boarding the boat headed to Chen's tournament of elements. There, he was reunited with Clouse and when Lloyd refused to stop, Garmadon boarded the boat to accompany them. On their way to the island, Garmadon revealed to the Ninja that there were in fact more people with elemental powers. When Kai started a fight with Karloff, Garmadon ordered the other ninja not to get involved. ("The Invitation")
As they arrived on Chen's island, Garmadon told the ninja of his previous involvement with Chen and accompanied the fighters inside where he was reunited with his deceitful former master. After everyone was taken to their rooms, Garmadon was thrown out by Clouse as he wasn't invited, but the sensei managed to sneak in as the hunt for the Jadeblades was going on. As he entered into the main hall, he noticed Clouse using his dark magic to prevent Lloyd from grabbing one of the blades and rushed over to stop him. Later, Garmadon joined the Ninja at lunch and urged them not to think about what happens to them when they loose. ("Only One Can Remain")
The next morning, Garmadon accompanied the Ninja to the chow house for breakfast, though was denied creamy biscuits by Krait due to abandoning Chen. When Cole and Jay began arguing, Garmadon encouraged them to work it out there so that they would be at peace during their tournaments. Garmadon then observed the four fights, providing insights to Lloyd. ("Versus")
Garmadon observed Skylor and Jacob's battle, noting that the Master of Sound had increased in power since their last encounter. That night, during the Thunderblade tournament, Garmadon watched the event next to Chen and Clouse, questioning the truth of Chen's high score. When Chen ordered Clouse to use his dark magic on Lloyd to prevent him from winning, Garmadon tackled his rival and Lloyd won. ("Ninja Roll")
Following Shade's defeat over Toxikita, Chen hosted a banquet to mark the halfway point in the tournament, which Garmadon attended. When Lloyd brought up their secret alliance, Garmadon noted that it was vital that every one of the remaining fighters was on board with their plan. Later, all the elemental masters met in the fire suite to discuss who was the spy and Garmadon guarded the door. ("Spy for a Spy")
The next day, Garmadon and the other elemental fighters took Chen's zeppelin high above the island to be dropped to the center to participate in a manhunt for Nya. Once landing safely on the ground, Garmadon and Lloyd noticed footprints, but the sensei instead decided to follow the Samurai X symbol, as the footprints were decoys. While they were searching for Nya, Garmadon reluctantly revealed to Lloyd the truth about his past with Chen, and his son encouraged to tell Misako the truth about the letter. Not long after nightfall, the two finally came across Nya who revealed that the spell Chen intended to use would turn everyone with the anacondrai symbol into anacondrai. ("Spellbound")
Lloyd and Garmadon reunited for the final time after he was temporarily imprisoned in the Cursed Realm by Morro. He was bound with indestructible chains, and was unable to be saved by his son, leading to his destruction after the ninja drowned the master of the Cursed Realm. ("Curse World, Part II")
Hands of Time
In Pause and Effect Garmadon was one of a number of figures from Wu's past who appeared to torment him in his nightmares, as Wu continued to blame himself for Garmadon's fall to evil. Kai and Nya later had the chance to fight alongside young Garmadon when the Time Twins and their Vermillion warriors traveled into the past using their Iron Doom.
Sons of Garmadon
In The Oni and the Dragon Mystake reveals that the Sons of Garmadon seek the three Oni masks in order to revive Garmadon, but in a darkened state bereft of his former light. She also reveals that Garmadon inherited his innate darkness from the Oni themselves through his father.
In season nine Garmadon-now going by Emperor Garmadon-rules over Ninjago while Lloyd and Nya lead a resistance force.
He was eventually defeated and imprisoned, but warned Lloyd that the Oni would come to Ninjago.
March of the Oni
Garmadon later summoned Lloyd to his cell at Kryptarium Prison, where he warned him of the coming threat and insisted that only by releasing Garmadon would Ninjago stand a chance. Lloyd refused, but Garmadon was confident he would return and was later proven right, as the entire Ninja team came to collect him following the fall of Ninjago City to the Oni. Garmadon proved a troublesome passenger aboard the Destiny's Bounty 3.0, and seems to lack many of his past memories. He puts forward the plan to halt the Oni invasion by destroying the Realm Crystal, and reluctantly accepts Lloyd's help in carrying it out.
After fighting with the Ninja to renew his conflict-fueled powers, Garmadon entered the city with Lloyd, and explained that the petrified citizens were in a deep sleep. He and Lloyd then confronted a pair of Oni outside Borg Tower, with Garmadon saving Lloyd twice but only for the sake of the mission. The pair then confronted the Omega in the high security vault where the crystal was kept. When asked why he, an Oni himself, would fight for Ninjago, Garmadon claimed to wish to destroy it himself; when asked why he had not already done so, he uncomfortably regarded Lloyd and replied "It's complicated."
Garmadon was able to keep the Omega busy long enough for Lloyd to destroy the crystal, but Garmadon's theory as to it stopping the Oni was proved wrong. Fortunatley, he and Lloyd located the armor of the Golden Master, which they both recognized, and were able to use it to repel the Oni. After being saved by P.I.X.A.L. and brought back aboard the Bounty, Garmadon struggled to understand the Ninja's grief at the apparent loss of Cole in the fact of their important mission. He later questioned a civilian, Vinny, and was surprised to hear that more important than survival were the things worth living for.
When the Oni came to the Monastery of Spinjitzu, Garmadon fought alongside the Ninja, Wu, and Faith of the Dragon Hunters. He proved a formidable opponent for the Oni, singling the Omega out but eventually finding his powers checked. Garmadon responded by fully embracing his Oni side, gaining a demonic, horned appearance and a staff identical to the Omega's. However, according to the Omega, Garmadon had a hope to understand and be like humans that weakened his Oni powers. As such, Garmadon reluctantly joined in forming a Tornado of Creation to destroy the Oni; with the victory achieved, Garmadon departed for parts unknown.
Secrets of Forbidden Spinjitzu
In "Questing for Quests", Garmadon's name comes up as the Ninja discuss whether there are any active villains left in Ninjago. He is the only one that they are aware of, but they note that he hasn't caused any trouble since they last saw him six months previously. In "Powerless" the Ninja came to believe he had betrayed Aspheera and incurred her wrath; however, Wu corrected this misconception in "Ancient History". In "Never Trust a Human" Wu shared his and Garmadon's history with Aspheera, while in "The Explorer's Club" Lloyd saw himself as Garmadon in a mirror that reflected one's greatest fear. Later, Lloyd would share his problems with his father with Akita of the Formlings, before discovering that she was a human in wolf form.
In "The Fifth Villain", Garmadon is among the potential recruits for the Crystal King's council mentioned by the Ninja. In "Crystastrophe", Wu reveals that he has been receiving newspaper clippings for some time from an anonymous individual that, upon reflection, seem to have been forewarning of the Overlord's imminent return. With help from Antonia and Lil' Nelson, he and Lloyd determine that the clippings have been coming from Vinny's apartment. Upon knocking, they are greeted by Garmadon, who is surprised-and not particularly pleased-to see them.
In "Christofern", Garmadon invites his brother and son into the apartment, and explains how he came there in a quest to understand goodness and whether he had any within him. After the failure of his own questionable attempts, he recalled Vinny's advice to him during the conflict with the Oni and decided to ask the cameraman for help. With some reluctance, Vinny agreed, and even bought Garmadon a houseplant-which Garmadon eventually named Christofern-as a means of helping him learn how to care for others. Garmadon notes that he sensed the Overlord's power building as a result of the various conflicts in Ninjago but didn't wish to become directly involved again. He is surprised to learn of Harumi's return and service to the Overlord, but feels that he cannot help anyone until he has worked out his own idnetity,
When the Vengestone Army invasion of Ninjago City damages Vinny's apartment and kills Christofern, however, Garmadon flies into a rage. Having previously reverted to a two-armed form, he assumes his full Oni form complete with mask, four arms, and spiny bat-like wings. He attacks the army, including the Crystal Beasts supporting it, and proves to be immune to the weakening and transformative power of the invaders. Inspired by this, Wu determines that if the Ninja are to stop the Overlord, Lloyd must embrace his own Oni side.
In "A Lesson in Anger", Garmadon joins the Ninja at the Samurai X Cave and attempts to instruct Lloyd in unlocking his Oni form. However, his instructions are incomprehensible, and Lloyd only begins to tap into his powers after Garmadon makes him angry. As Garmadon berates him, however, Wu is struck by the thought that if there is an incredibly powerful Oni form, there must also be a Dragon form. The Ninja, seeing no point in Garmadon's training, opt to use their upgraded vehicles to engage the Overlord's forces, though Garmadon voices the opinion that they are doomed to fail.
In The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Garmadon is the father of Lloyd Garmadon also known as the Green ninja, who always help protect the city. He has a Huge Shark army, wich consists of people dressed as sharks, crabs, fish, puffers and octopi.
LEGO.com Descriptions[edit | edit source]
This is a description taken from LEGO.com. Please do not modify it. (visit this item's product page) Spinjitzu Destroyer Weapon of choice: Deceit Elemental color: All Strength: Power of Destruction
Sensei Wu's evil brother who was banished to the underwold after he failed to collect all the four golden weapons. Now plotting to rise to power once again and recreate Ninjago in his own image.
This is a description taken from LEGO.com. Please do not modify it. (visit this item's product page) Sensei Garmadon
Garmadon is the brother of Sensei Wu. As a young man, he was bitten by The Great Devourer and became Lord Garmadon. Merciless and sinister, he became an enemy of Sensei Wu and the ninja team. It was only when the Overlord was defeated that Garmadon was freed from the darkness. He no longer believes in violence of any kind, and is focused on trying to raise his son, Lloyd, the right way. But is he really reformed, and can he stick to being peaceful in the face of the Nindroid threat?
Gallery of Variants[edit | edit source]
Gallery of TV Series Variants[edit | edit source]
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- The LEGO Ninjago Movie
- 70608 Master Falls (Jungle)
- 70612 Green Ninja Mech Dragon (Robes)
- 70613 Garma Mecha Man (No robes)
- 70617 Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon (Jungle)
- 70656 garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON! (No robes)
- 71019 The LEGO Ninjago Movie Series (Volcano, Flashback, and Rice hat)
Magazines[edit | edit source]
- LEGO Club Magazine Issue 1 2011 - Lessons of the Dojo! (mentioned)
- LEGO Club Magazine Issue 1 2014 - "Battle in the Skies"
TV Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Pilot Episodes
- Season 1
- Season 2
- Season 3
- Season 4
- Season 5
- "Day of the Departed" (statue and mentioned)
- Season 7
- Season 8
- Season 9
- Season 10
- Season 11
- Season 15
Book appearances[edit | edit source]
Video Game Appearances[edit | edit source]
- LEGO Battles: Ninjago
- LEGO Dimensions (Non-playable)
- LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids
- LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin
- LEGO Ninjago: Tournament