Headscratchers / Ninjago

  • Let Me Get This Straight, Zane ends up angsting about the fact he's a robotic plastic toy person as opposed to a real, actual, organic... plastic toy person?
    • Not sure if all the characters are actually made of LEGO in-canon or if it's just a visual cue or a marketing ploy. Whatever the case, we know that that is considered organic in their world.
  • In Child's Play, why did Zane turn into a child with the other ninjas when he is an robot that was never a child?
    • Magic.
    • When the others asked him, even he couldn't think of an explanation.
    • The Megaweapon is made out of all four of the weapons, maybe putting them all together gave it something that could make things that are non-human (like animals... but for our example, Zane) correspond with the spell, and the effects as well
  • Um, at the end of "Wrong Place, Wrong Time" Lloyd is still older. How exactly did this happen if Garmadon never had the mega weapon in the present, and never unleashed the Grundle?
    • The weapon was destroyed so that Garmadon wouldn't keep trying to change the past and so that they could go back to their own time. Everything that led up to the awakening of the Grundel still happened, only that Garmadon no longer had the Mega Weapon.
    • Basically it's a Temporal Paradox. But it hasn't been explained in the later episodes and will probably never will be.
    • The whole thing could have been chalked up to "the time traveling never happened but now there's no mega-weapon" if Lloyd hadn't questioned if Garnadon had a mega-weapon.
    • I'd explain it like this: it did exist, but Lloyd simply didn't know about it (he is unobservant). In terms of the "base" timeline's history, the weapon was destroyed at the moment immediately following the Ninja entering the portal.
      • How did the weapons end up on the comet in season 3? If the time traveling was undone, the weapons should've stayed in Ninjago.
  • How did Zane not know he was a robot? He had to notice the subtle differences between him and the other ninja.
  • How is Zane a descendant of one of the First Spinjitsu Master's elemental guardians if he's a robot?
    • Perhaps Dr. Julien was a descendent of the original Master of Ice and found a way to pass on his powers to his "son" to continue the lineage chain.
    • Dr. Julian isn't the Master of Ice (who was shown in flashbacks). The writers confirmed that Zane having the element of Ice will be addressed in Season 8, so there must be a non-heditary way of passing on elements.
  • If the Staff of Elements needed the powers of every Elemental Master for Chen's spell to work, how was it able to be cast without Nya's Water Element?
    • Probably through Kai.
    • True, but that still doesn't account for the absence of Morro's Wind.
    • There was a post on Tommy Andreasen's Twitter page that said that Chen only needed a certain amount to complete the spell.
    • Chen probably only needed the "awakened" elements that were in active use for his spell. At this point, Nya didn't know that she had the element of Water, Morro was still in the Cursed Realm as a ghost, and the element of Time was trapped in the Time Blades.
  • What's with Lloyd's treatment post Season 3? I mean seriously, he's the freaking chosen one...and yet post season 3 he gets kidnapped, possessed, drained of his power, possessed again. Did they just have no idea what to do with him when the series got Uncancelled?
    • The only time where Lloyd was depowered is in Rebooted, where the Overlord purposefully captured him to drain him of his Golden Power and become the Golden Master. He's shown in that season to be too cocky over his powers to the point of misusing it, and being captured and depowered served as a wake-up call. This was necessary because from a writing point of view, Lloyd would have been too OP if he still retained the Golden Power, and would resolve any conflict too quickly.
    • He also only got posssesed once (by Morro), and that was because he was led into a trap and thus taken by surprise. It's also his first time encountering a ghost, and presumably fighting off a ghost possession must be difficult since it took most of the season to do so. Not mention that he was completely drained when Morro left his body. Otherwise he's completely fine in seasons 4, 6, and 7 - with the writers giving him an arc where he learns to become the leader of the ninja.
  • Why didn't Nya jump down to the rest of the group in The Last Hope when they fell off the cliff? Everyone's just standing on the falling rock and General Kozu takes a relatively long time to capture her.
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