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Aspheera is a Serpentine sorceress minifigure from Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu.

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An ancient Serpentine sorceress of incredible power, Aspheera carries a constant threat to the ninja. It wasn’t always like this, many moons ago, she learned Spinjitzu alongside a young Master Wu. Now sworn enemies, the ninja will be hoping she stays locked up for as long as possible.


Description

2019 Aspheera's head and shoulder armor molds were recast in brown; both were used for the Pyro Destroyer, the head for Pyro Slayer, and the armor for Char and Pyro Whipper. The head would later be recast in silver with translucent green elements for the 2021 set 76389 Hogwarts Chamber of Secrets. She has a unique printed torso, depicting tan and gold robes. Her ghostly lower body is an orange and yellow recolor of the ghost piece introduced in 2015, previously used for Ninjago characters like Nadakhan and the 2019 Overlord.

The 2022 version of Aspheera reuses her original head sculpt, now cast in dark gray with translucent pink elements. She comes with a new printed torso which she shares with the other Vengestone Generals: Harumi, the Mechanic, Mr. F, Pythor, and Vangelis. She also sports a translucent pink shoulder armor piece that she shares with all of the other generals except Harumi. Her ghostly tail element is now in dark purple.

The in-show models for Aspheera features more organic/cartoonish texturing. Her shoulder armor appears smaller, as more of her torso print is visible. When imbued with fire powers, in place of her ghost tail, she has a golden and fiery snake tail similar to most Serpentine generals. Prior to gaining fire powers, her scales are shown to be blue, though her eyes remained yellow with red irises. A young version of Aspheera was depicted without armor, with painted markings atop her head, and with Hypnobrai eyes.

Background

In "Wasted True Potential", Zane has a vision of Aspheera appearing at the Monastery of Spinjitzu seeking revenge. In "Questing for Quests", a tablet with her likeness engraved on it is seen near a pyramid discovered by Clutch Powers. In "Booby-Traps, and How to Survive Them", Jay foolishly opens her tomb before Zane finishes reading an inscription warning against just that action. Seeking revenge on the one who imprisoned her, Aspheera sets her sights on Kai's fire powers. When the other Ninja attempt to stop her, she proves to be an adept at Spinjitzu and handily defeats them all. She then unleashes a lava flow from the pyramid and, riding upon a giant Fire Fang, sets out for Ninjago City.

In "The News Never Sleeps!", Ninjago City is invaded by Aspheera's fire snakes, who descend from the sky in balls of fire. In "Ninja vs. Lava", her mummified Serpentine minions are awakened in the pyramid by her lava flow. In "Snaketastrophy" Aspheera, having arrived in Ninjago City, goes on the news to announce her intentions to its residents. In "Powerless", Aspheera arrives at the Ninjago Museum of History in search of one of the Scrolls of Forbidden Spinjitzu, and reanimates Char while searching for it. The Ninja find the scroll first, but Aspheera is able to claim it and sets out to find her old enemy.

In "Ancient History" the Ninja attempt to regain the scroll, but Aspheera defeats them and continues her quest. In "Never Trust a Human", Sensei Wu explains that he is the one Aspheera is searching for, as he had a role in her imprisonment. In his youth, Wu befriended Aspheera after she helped him and Garmadon, and agreed to teach her Spinjitzu. Unfortunately, Aspheera broke her promises to Wu and used it to overthrow King Mambo, and Wu ad Garmadon were forced to confront her. After she was defeated using the Scrolls of Forbidden Spinjitzu, she was imprisoned, though not before swearing revenge on her former friend.

In "Under Siege" and "The Explorer's Club", Aspheera's forces swarm the Monastery of Spinjitzu, overwhelming its defenses one by one. In "Vengeance Is Mine!" they at last succeed in breaking into the monastery's vehicle bay, only to be confronted by the Titan Mech. Aspheera dispatches it to the Never-Realm using her scroll, and later does the same to Zane after he uses the other Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu to freeze her and her army. Interred in Kryptarium Prison and now lacking her stolen fire power, she is confronted by Wu. She then reveals where she has sent Zane, though her intention had been to banish Wu to the Never-Realm.

In "A Cold Goodbye", P.I.X.A.L. has a nightmare in which she relives Aspheera's final strike against Zane, before Wu informs her and the Ninja of Zane's survival. In "The Message", Cole recounts the story of the Ninja conflict with Aspheera to some of the Ice Fishers' children. In "Stop, Drop and Side Scroll", a pixelated image of her was visible among the possible opponents Lloyd might be forced to face in a fighting game in Prime Empire.

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In "The Shape of Nya", Nya's proposal that her friends drain her elemental powers in order to restore her to human form causes Lloyd to think of turning to Aspheera for help.

In "A Mayor Problem", the Ninja ask Mayor Trustable to free Aspheera so that she can restore Nya to normal, but he refuses based on the possible dangers to Ninjago's citizens. The Ninja then decide that they have to break Aspheera out of Kryptarium and retrieve her staff from Borg Tower. Though contemptuous of the Ninja, Aspheera agrees to their proposal, which includes her getting her freedom in exchange for helping them save Nya. She and the three Ninja who break her out of her cell are forced to flee the Kryptarium guards after accidentally setting off an alarm.

In "Public Enemies 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5!", Aspheera goes to the monastery and confronts Wu, gloating over the fact that he now needs her help. She examines Nya and is fascinated by her frozen elemental state, but notes that she can't help her without her staff, which the Ninja have yet to retrieve. In "A Painful Promise", Aspheera becomes bored waiting for the Ninja to return, and discovers the Four Golden Weapons at the monastery before threatening to leave. Wu eventually persuades her to stay by agreeing to several competitions: lifting weights, pool, arm-wrestling, a staring contest, and pancake-flipping.

The Ninja arrive with Aspheera's staff and give it to her, only for Aspheera to begin attacking them in search of revenge. However, when the Ninjago Police arrive at the monastery, Aspheera is persuaded to drain Nya's powers in exchange for being shown a secret escape route. She enacts this process as the Ninja are battling the New Ninja, but loses her staff and unleashes a wave of energy that sweeps across Ninjago. Nya is restored to human form in the process, and Lloyd honors their agreement and shows her the way out. Aspheera then returns to her pyramid in the Desert of Doom, but then receives a new staff and an offer to join the Council of the Crystal King.

In "The Fifth Villain", the Ninja learn that Aspheera has joined the council from Fugi-Dove. In "The Council of the Crystal King", Aspheera is present when Lloyd-disguised as the Mechanic-arrives at the council chamber, along with Pythor, Vangelis, and Mr. F. Aspheera eagerly expresses her desire for revenge, only to be mocked by fellow Serpentine Pythor; the messenger who gathered the group then reveals taht one of them is an impostor. Aspheera briefly accuses Vangelis, but Lloyd is soon exposed and Aspheera and the others subdue him before the messenger reveals themself to be Harumi.

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Notes

  • In Season 11, adult Aspheera is voiced by actress Pauline Newstone, who has had a number of animation roles over the years. Most notably, she previously played the talking golden cobra staff Heka in the cartoon series Mummies Alive!, the themes of which are markedly similar to her role as Aspheera.

Gallery of Variants

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