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This article is about the Ninjago character. For the character in LEGO Racers 2, see Jay (LEGO Racers 2).

Jay Walker is the blue ninja of lightning minifigure released in 2011 with the Ninjago theme. He is the fourth Ninja recruited by Sensei Wu and the first of the Ninja to learn Spinjitzu. He is the Elemental Master of lightning, a role he inherited from his birth mother. He is the main protagonist of the theme's 2016 storyline. His love interest is Kai's sister, Nya. His adoptive parents are Ed Walker and Edna Walker, whilst his birth father is Cliff Gordon, who is also a hit TV star.



As a normal ninja, Jay has the classic ninja wrap first used in the Ninja theme from 1998, but in blue for the first time. Jay's face print (which would normally be covered by the ninja wrap with the exception of his eyes) is made up of two black eyes with white pupils, a small, yet determined, frown with a line below showing a chin, and two eyebrows, one of which is cut through. His torso is a blue ninja robe with black hands and no back-printing. The printing that is on the front, reveals darker blue (Earth Blue) clothing under his robes. Also on the torso, is a little golden emblem, which is most likely a symbol of lightning in Ninjago, that also appears on Jay's spinner. Jay's legs in this variation are blue with a darker blue knot pattern printed on the hips and legs.

Jay in the Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu TV series

As a DX ninja, Jay uses the same face and headgear as his first variation, but utilizes a special torso and legs combination. Jay's DX torso features printing on both the front and back; on the front, a golden depiction of the Lightning Dragon. On the back, the name Jay is printed on in gold. On the legs, a different knot tied to his right. Also on the legs, is a continuation of the lightning dragon design, where the tail is printed.

As a Microfigure, Jay is basically a Jay as a normal ninja in a smaller scale.

In Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, Jay appeared as both a normal ninja and a DX ninja, however his facial expressions were changed to make him seem more friendly. He was also given the same hair as Mutt Williams (from the Indiana Jones theme) when he removed his wrap.


In the 2012 sets, he appears as a ZX ninja, a NRG ninja, and as a Kendo ninja. The Kendo variant has a face guard over his face and black armor fitted over his normal ninja clothes. As a ZX ninja, he can be seen with a new head-cloth with a metal point at the tip. Also, he had a re-designed torso, with a tucked cloth and a dagger sheath.


In 2013, his Elemental Robe variant was released. It is designed as a black robe with many blue colourings, and a blue headpiece. A silver crown is on it once again. His Ninja symbol is on his back surrounded by silver highlights.

In the 2014 Ninjago: Rebooted sets, Jay receives a makeover, like the other ninja. For the first time, his hair piece appears with him. His mask, like the other ninjas', is like the ZX/Kimono masks, but it does not cover his head, only the mouth. (Cyrus Borg claims it's to prevent facial recognition.) His torso features a strap with a symbol like that of his Kimono's (the word "sheep" in kanji), lightning bolts across his uniform (reminiscent of his NRG form), and clips fastening the straps to his shirt. His pants are solid blue. His back looks very similar to his Kimono form.


In 2015, four new Jay minifigures were introduced, two each for the Tournament of Elements and Possession story arcs/set waves. One figure shows Jay in sleeveless blue Tournament robes with a mask that covers his lower face and a hairpiece; this figure was rereleased in 2016 without the face mask. The second Tournament figure shows Jay in his full Ninja gi with various belts and straps and a single piece Ninja hood with a symbol on the forehead; in 2016 the figure was rereleased with a hair piece and face mask instead of the hood. A similar hood, minus the symbol, appears on Jay's Airjitzu variant, which also has a blue head and arms, and a black torso and legs, the latter of which are printed with a symbol and lightning. The final figure shows Jay in his Deepstone robes with blues sashes and a new blue and black hood; four releases of this figure came with black shoulder armor with a scabbard, while the fifth-from set 70731-did not.


In 2016, five new versions of Jay where released. The first being in two sets, it shows Jay wearing a ninja gi with a tornado design and his signature thundercloud symbol and the same pants from the possesion wave. He also wears a ninja hood with two shades of blue. Another Jay figure was made as part of skybound, this figure has Jay wearing the same gi as the first but hair instead of a hood and he is also wearing a blue eyepatch. Later that year two figures were released for the tv special, Day of the Departed, one was wearing the original ZX suit but with details portraying the original design from 2011 and the same mask from skybound. The second had the same suit as the the other figure from DotD but with hair and a half mask instead of the full mask. A Juniors set was also produced that year which contained a Jay figure with techno robes but the full face mask from 2012.


In 2017, Jay received a new Fusion suit together with the other Ninja. This suit used the Deepstone hood design.

In conjunction with The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Jay received three new variants. One of these was a civilian version, featuring a new tousled hairpiece and new face printing for the character. This Jay sported tan pants, a light blue jacket, and an orange scarf piece.

Jay's new head and hair pieces were also used for a White Wu-Cru variant, and one of Jay's Ninja variants. The other Ninja variant incorporated a new two-piece hood, black with a dark blue headband and a lighter blue symbol decoration.


In 2018, Jay's new head and hair pieces were used for a Black Wu-Cru variant. The Black Wu-Cru legs were also used for Jay's Spinjitzu Masters variant, which reused his hood piece from his movie variant. This figure employed a new printed torso, with black and blue robes crackling with Lightning.

The two-piece hood design, now in light blue with a black headband and white symbol, was reused for Jay's Sons of Garmadon and Dragon Masters variants. The rest of the Sons of Garmadon design consisted of light blue robes. Jay's Dragon Masters variant was completed by a blue and black flight suit design printed on legs and torso.

Jay's Hunted design reused the light blue top hood piece from the Sons of Garmadon variant, but returned to the movie's black lower hood piece. The toros and legs design was based on the Sons of Garmadon robes, but with obvious signs of damage and modification.

Jay also received a new variant based on the vision of his Future self seen in the episode "Grave Danger". This figure sported a unique printed torso, legs, and head, the latter featuring an older Jay design with a goatee and eyepatch over his left eye. It also saw the return of Jay's pre-movie hairpiece.


In 2019, four new Jay minifigures were introduced, the first appearing in three Ninjago: Legacy sets. This version of Jay wears blue robes with gold dragon detailing on the the front and a single piece blue Ninja cowl. Versions of this figure, identical but for the addition of gold and gray shoulder armor/scabbard pieces, were later released in 2020, as was a "Merchant Avatar" version that sported a blue half-mask and gray rice hat in place of a hood.

The other three Jay figures were released for the Secrets of Forbidden Spinjitzu season, all three coming with the same blue legs with a blue waist sash print. Two of the figures also had identical torsos and heads, but one came with a blue and trans-green Forbidden Spinjitzu hood, while the other came with a shoulder scabbard and the single piece hood now marked with a J in Ninjago script. The third figure has the same torso print as the previous two with lightning printing across it and silver arms, as well as a new head and a silver and trans-green forbidden Spinjitzu cowl.


Jay received a second Legacy variant in 2020, this one being based on his Techno and Tournament variants but sporting his new head and hairpieces. Two minor variations of this figure existed, their only difference being the 2020 version having a typo in the "Ninjargon" printing on its torso. The same legs and torso were also used for a 2021 figure that reused the Legacy 2019 hood.

Jay received a stylized "Avatar" variant in 2020 as part of the Prime Empire theme.

The Prime Empire theme also featured a Digi variant of Jay, which came with new hood and shoulder armor pieces as well as new torso and leg printing.

Jay also received a Hero variant for the Master of the Mountain theme, with torso and leg designs based on his Forbidden Spinjitzu variant but with added armor designs and a silver right arm. This Jay also sported a new silver shoulder armor piece, and a blue hood/helmet piece with silver metal elements around the lower face and forehead. Like Nya and Zane, Jay did not receive a Spinjitzu Burst variant.


Like the other four original ninja, Jay received an "Epic Battle" variant, which features him in a sleeveless robe with a hairpiece and half-mask.

For the Island wave, Jay received a new variant with a brand-new hairpiece, clearly based on his movie hairpiece but with a blue headband going around his forehead.

Jay also received a golden Tenth Anniversary figure, with identical legs to the other golden figure variants. His torso featured unique printing, with a blue belt sash and blue robes underneath the gold ones. He also received gold versions of the hood and shoulder armor pieces of his Digi variant, with the white border around the eyes being colored blue.

A new civilian variant for Jay was released this year, with dark blue legs and a torso printed with a white shirt under a light blue jacket. The jacket was decorated with a yellow horizontal stripe and a pair of buttons on the left side. These consisted of a smiley face and a blue lightning bolt on a yellow background. The minifigure came with the same printed head and hairpiece introduced for the movie.



Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Jay was an inventor to be discovered by Sensei Wu while testing a glider he had recently invented. He was the adopted son of Ed Walker and Edna Walker, but his real father was Cliff Gordon, actor of a comic character that Jay idolized, while his real mother was one of the Elemental Masters, specifically that of Lightning, and thus the source of Jay's elemental powers. He was brought to Wu's monastery to train in the ways of Spinjitzu. He trained alongside fellow students Zane and Cole. The three later attacked an intruder that they found in the monastery. After a fight started between the four, Wu appeared to break it up and introduced the newcomer as his fourth student, Kai. Wu then announced to the four ninjas that the search for the Four Golden Weapons was about to begin.[1]

At the Caves of Despair, location of the Scythe of Quakes, after the scythe was recovered by the ninjas, they are attacked by an army of Skullkins led by Samukai, the king of the underworld. Jay notices the enemies to be just like the training course, and after going through the motions Wu taught him, he summoned a tornado of lightning corresponding with his element. In other words: he performed spinjitzu, followed by the others. Samukai and his legion retreat, as a dragon protecting the Scythe appeared behind the ninja. In desperation, Kai uses the scythe, despite Wu's instruction not to use the weapon's power, as no mortal could handle it. A rift appears in the cave ceiling, and the ninja manage to escape.[2] As the ninja are heading to the shurikens of ice, Wu teaches them the most powerful move in spinjitzu: the Tornado of Creation. The boat arrives, crashing into the island, and the ninja enter the frozen plains. Jay and the rest of the ninjas recovered the Shurikens of Ice. Next, At the Floating Ruins, they climb a giant nunchuck to the nunchucks of lightning, jumping down to escape the lightning dragon. The four use special inventions made by Jay, who made backpacks that spawn wings. The ninja are at such a high altitude that they are able to fly to all the way to the Forest of Tranquility, the location of the Sword of Fire. The group then go to sleep in the forest. Kai leaves while the others are asleep as he is under the impression that his sister, Nya is in the forest. Wu later leaves to follow Kai, while Jay, Zane, and Cole are still in slumber. Samukai and the army of Skullkins then arrive, steal three of the golden weapons, and tie the remaining members of the group to a tree. Jay grabs General Nuckal's sword and cuts the rope while the skullkins are not looking. The three ninjas then try to chase the Skullkins in their vehicles, but they escape to the Underworld.[3] The ninjas then go to the Fire Temple where Zane senses the location of the Sword of Fire. Kai and Nya then appear with the fire dragon. Jay then learned of the sacrifice that Wu made. The ninjas then retrieve their elemental dragons and travel to the underworld. While in the underworld, Jay battled the skullkins (once again) and giant spiders. He then witnessed Samukai defeat Sensei Wu and take the sword of fire from him. Samukai was then seemingly destroyed, but the combined power of the weapons allowed Lord Garmadon, Wu's evil brother, to escape from the underworld. Jay then travelled to Kai and Nya's village where he and the other ninjas were welcomed as heroes. Jay had a small moment with Nya, she tells him blue is her favorite color, and Jay replies YES! she also tells Kai and Jay she's happy they are back. Then they hit their golden weapons together creating an explosion.[4]

Jay also appeared in most of the Ninjago Mini-Movies. In the first, he gave Nya a ride to the Blacksmith to pick up a few things, as she is moving in with Kai and the Ninja at the Monastery. He also took part in the dragon race between the other three in the second. He was briefly heard and seen in the third when Kruncha and Knuckal tried to steal the Golden Weapons, and was also seen flying on his dragon in the 6th.

In the Spinjitzu Smash online game, Jay appeared in three of the four campaigns. In his respective campaign, he and Nya built a balloon and journeyed to the Sky Temple to retrieve the Nunchucks of Lightning. In Zane's campaign, Jay accompanied the ninja of ice on his quest to retrieve the Shurikens of Ice. In Cole's campaign, Jay appeared as an illusion that led Cole to the cave where Carridi's daughter and the Scythe of Quakes were being held by Skullkins. Jay was only playable in his respective campaign.

Also, in the game Smash Creations, Jay says that Nya is a great kisser when Sensei Wu tells Kai that she is not just an ordinary village girl, thus it can be assumed Jay has kissed Nya before, though he could just be joking with Kai. When Kai leads the charge before the last battle, Jay says he fights for love, further implying his feelings for Nya.

The Green Ninja

In the new Ninjago mini-movie, Rise of the Snakes, his optimism reaches its' peak with the battle of the Serpentine. After the ninjas go to Jamanakai village to investigate the report of Lord Garmadon's return, the ninjas find Lloyd Garmadon terrorizing the villagers. After leaving him to the villagers, they find the scroll about the Green Ninja, he is the most intrigued. During the contest to decipher who it was, he lost first to Kai. Then Sensei Wu broke up the fight. After returning to Jamonicia village to investigate the Serpentine's return, he is relieved to see Nya has returned safely. Jay makes little appearance in this battle, only to say they are out of shape during the battle.[5]

In the second premier, Home, he is annoyed by Zane when he laughs at a movie when he and Nya are crying. He and the other ninjas train to unlock the golden weapons when Zane tells them to follow him. After arriving at Lloyd Garmadon's treehouse, he finds it very cool and interesting. Nevertheless, he follows the ninja to destroy it. When Cole is hypnotized, he tries to shock him with lightning, to no avail. When Sensei Wu brings Cole out of the trance using the sacred flute, he is devastated that the Serpentine destroyed all their video games. After they discover Destiny's Bounty, he is the first to comment on the food.[6]

In the eighth episode "Once Bitten, Twice Shy", he takes Nya out on a date for the first time. But it doesn't go at all as planned. He begins to turn into a snake and is too shy to tell Nya. Then Nya is chained up by Pythor on a roller coaster leading to a circle of fire. He reaches his true potential when Nya kisses him (Which makes his heart rate go up rapidly, repelling the Fangpyre Venom) and he discovers that he just needs to be who he is.[7]

The Final Battle

In "Rise of the Spinjitzu Master", Jay and the rest of the club have many small battles with Lord Garmadon as the master of evil figures out new ways to kill the ninja. When Ninjago City breaks out in an earthquake and mysterious Stone Warriors show up in the midst of the confusion, they discover that their skills are no match for their new enemies. He and Cole are hit by Dark Matter towards the end of the TV series while protecting Lloyd, making them very briefly evil beings like Nya. At the end of the episode, Cole, Nya, Jay, and Zane, who was also struck, are changed back.


In Ninjago: REBOOTED, Jay appears to be Cole's rival after finding out Nya has feelings for Cole too.

The Tournament of Elements

In Season 4, The Tournament of Elements, Jay had quit the team after the death of Zane, he was hosting a Ninja obstacle course. When Lloyd showed asking him to return to the team he revealed he left because he was tired of Cole trying to steal Nya from him. When the gang was summoned to Chen's Noodles for Lloyd's second attempt at getting the gang back together. They ended up find out about that Zane was alive and being held captive an elemental tournament run by Master Chen.


In Season 5, a brief part is shown, in which Jay looks into a piece of ice, seeing his reflection in the future. Jay wears an eye patch, as he was most likely blinded and is married to Nya.


The Dark Island Trilogy

Day of the Departed

In the special, Jay goes to visit his parents on the titular holiday honoring the fallen of Ninjago, unaware that he-like his teammates-has forgotten about Cole, whose ghostly fading has been growing worse. As he is enjoying time with his father and mother, a trio of Skulkin attack at the instigation of Samukai, who has been revived by Sensei Yang and now seeks to eliminate Jay so that he can return permanently to the realm of the living. With his parents held hostage, Jay is left with few options, until Ronin arrives and rescues them, allowing him to destroy Samukai once and for all. He then reunites with the other ninja, and they rush to the Temple of Airjitzu to help Cole, and later move into the structure after it is purified thanks to Cole's actions, though Jay is still nervous about ghosts.

Hands of Time

In "The Hands of Time", Jay joins the other Ninja in helping to clean up the Ninjago Museum after the Day of the Departed, though he complained. After experiencing a temporal disruption, the group traveled to meet Wu at the ruined Monastery of Spinjitzu. There they find him at the mercy of Acronix, and Jay reluctantly joined in the attack on the villain. In "The Hatching", Jay and the other Ninja are told the history of the Time Twins, before receiving an alert about an attack on the unveiling of Cyrus Borg's latest product. Upon arriving, they engage the Vermillion, strange new warriors made up of armor inhabited by groups of snakes. Though they prove difficult foes, Jay and Nya discover that they can defeat them by combining their powers.

In "A Time of Traitors", Jay and Nya-along with Cole-bring a damaged Zane back to the Samurai X Cave to see about repairing him. After discovering Acronix and Krux's role in Zane being damaged, they are alerted to Vermillion kidnapping citizens from across Ninjago. In "Scavengers", the Ninja struggle with understanding the villains' plot, but work together to stop several Vermillion. Upon learning that the villains are collecting metal, Jay realizes that his parents' junkyard is a likely target and takes off on his own. In "A Line in the Sand", Jay finds his suspicions proved right, and when his mother is abducted he helps his father complete his new bike, Desert Lightning. Using it, he is able to recover the slow down Time Blade and rescue his mother.

In "The Attack", Jay joins Zane and Cole in fooling around with the Time Blade, but their fun is cut short when the Time Twins and their Vermillion army attack the Temple of Airjitzu. They briefly gain an upper hand and obtain the green Time Blade, but then lose it, the blue blade they already had, and Wu to General Machia and the Time Twins. In "Secrets Discovered", Jay joins most of his teammates in investigating Krux's lair beneath the museum. During the process, they encounter Skales and several Serpentine, who reveal that the Vermillion-a name Jay finds ridiculous-are spawn of the Great Devourer. In "Pause and Effect", the Ninja discover the Vermillion camp, and Jay joins Cole in trying to rescue the various craftspeople abducted by the Vermillion only to be discovered.

In "Out of the Fire and Into the Boiling Sea", Jay and Cole are joined by Zane and Lloyd and manage to get the hostages to safety, but learn that Cyrus Borg is still being held captive. Disguising themselves as Vermillion soldiers, they go to rescue him only to learn about the Iron Doom, the Time Twins' time-traveling fortress mech. With the help of a new Samurai X, they try to destroy the machine, but are thwarted and helpless to stop it from traveling into the past. In "Lost in Time", they bear witness as Ninjago is altered by the Time Twins' presence in the past, but the efforts of Kai, Nya, and Wu restore the timeline to normal. Unfortunately, in insuring that the Time Twins can do no more damage, Wu is lost in time with them, though Kai and Nya are returned to the present.

Sons of Garmadon

In "The Mask of Deception", the Ninja continue to search for Wu a year after his disappearance, with Jay and Cole traveling to a monastery where an old man with amnesia recently turned up. While there, the two bicker about the possible effects of time travel, with Jay disputing the claim that their appearances could have been altered without their knowledge (which has in fact occurred). After discovering the man is not Wu, their argument inspires outbursts from the other monks-previously sworn to silence-and prompts the pair to flee. They later reunite with the rest of the Ninja for a new mission: to address the threat of a criminal gang known as the Sons of Garmadon.


In season nine, Jay becomes stranded with Wu and the other three original Ninja in the First Realm, where they must help the native Dragons against the Dragon Hunters.

March of the Oni

In season ten, Jay decides to ask Nya to "be [his] yang", which appears to be the Ninjago equivalent of a marriage proposal. Unfortunately, his plans to ask her are interfered with by bad advice from his friends, the Oni invasion of Ninjago, and the Ninjas' subsequent alliance with Emperor Garmadon. After putting it off several times, Jay finally pops the question as the Ninja are about to be destroyed by the Oni, and she accepts. Fortunately, the Ninja are then able to defeat their enemies by working together to form a Tornado of Creation.

Secrets of Forbidden Spinjitzu

Some months after defeating the Oni, the Ninja have once again become lax in their training, much to the annoyance of Master Wu. After being subjected to a series of ambushes by him and his lightning-powered chicken, Jay and the others set out to find some task by which they can prove that they're still up to defending Ninjago. Following a series of failures, they learn of a mysterious pyramid that has recently been discovered in the Desert of Doom. They set out to help Clutch Powers explore it, experiencing a hazardous encounter with the monstrous Beohernie in the process.

Entering the pyramid with a reluctant Clutch, the group manages to survive a number of booby-traps before coming to an ancient tomb in the depths. Jay and Nya work together to solve the puzzle lock, learning too late that the tomb contains the ancient Serpentine sorceress Aspheera. She steals Kai's fire powers and chains the Ninja in the tomb before leaving to seek revenge on Wu, who taught her Spinjitzu but was then forced to stop her long ago. The Ninja eventually escape-though Jay gets on the other's nerves by insisting on using methods from Clutch's book, Booby-Traps and How to Survive Them-and make their way back to Ninjago City thanks to the arrival of Pixal.

The Ninja attempted to stop Aspheera and her army of Pyro Vipers, but were unable to prevent her from obtaining one of the Scrolls of Forbidden Spinjitzu. Splitting up, Jay went back to the monastery with Cole and Kai, where they learned of Aspheera and Wu's history. Upon learning of the second scroll, they let Lloyd and the others know, and they managed to recover it and arrive back at the monastery in time to help the others confront Aspheera. Aspheera was defeated in the ensuing battle, but succeeded in sending Zane to the Never-Realm; the Ninja thus took it upon themselves to go after him, not realizing how difficult it might prove to return home afterwards.

The Ninja arrived in the Never-Realm to find it under the cruel rule of the Ice Emperor and his Blizzard Samurai, and soon befriended the Ice Fishers of Great Lake. After a clash with the samurai, Lloyd set out to find Zane while the others remained behind to guard the village. When Cole set out in search of the Traveler's Tree in order to provide the group with a means of returning home, Jay and Nya went after him and thus met and befriended Krag. Unfortunately, the Ice Emperor's dragon Boreal attacked the Ice Fishers while they were gone, with only Kai escaping being frozen in dark ice.

Determined to help their friends, the group set out to join Lloyd, only to end up being attacked by Frost Wolves and then Boreal itself. After briefly stunning the beast, they learned it was made of elemental ice, and realized that an amnesiac Zane was in fact the Ice Emperor. Fortunately, Kai managed to destroy Boreal when it awakened, and Zane's memories ended up being reawakened by the words of his own manipulative lieutenant, Vex. Reunited, the Ninja were able to make their way safely back to their own realm.

Prime Empire

Sometime later, the Ninja were forced to deal with the Mechanic and his gang, who broke into an old electronics warehouse. While investigating the Mechanic's hideout, to which they had followed him, Jay was thrilled to discover an old gaming cabinet for Prime Empire, the unreleased pet project of the legendary Milton Dyer. Trying to get it working, Jay inserted a motherboard the Mechanic had been attempting to steal, activating the game and unwittingly carrying out the Mechanic's plans. After making it to level thirteen, Jay was surprised to see the cabinet open to reveal a glowing portal, which he entered.

In the Prime Empire Original Shorts, prior to being called to the robbery, Jay and Nya had attended a dancing class at Nya's suggestion. Jay proved a skilled dancer and revealed that his skill came from playing a dancing game at his favorite arcade. Following his entry into Prime Empire, Jay met Scott, the two of them running afoul of the Red Visors. After working together to escape, the pair decided to join forces. Using his natural gamer skills, Jay soon became a formidable player, and gained a loyal following in the League of Jay.

The other Ninja-minus Zane-eventually entered the game as well and were reunited with Jay; the group thus set out to obtain the Keytanas so that they could confront Unagami, Prime Empire's ruler. The group made their way through the world of Terra Kerana with the aid of Okino, and succeeded in obtaining the first Keytana; Jay also gained the ability to summon the Cyber Dragon for one future battle.

With help from Racer Seven, the group obtained the second Keytana in The Speedway Five-Billion, though Kai and Cole sacrificed their last lives and were turned into energy cubes in the process. Jay, Lloyd, and Nya thus made their way in search of the final Keytana as a trio, obtaining the weapon but losing Lloyd in the process. After a battle with Sushimi and his staff, the pair arrived at Unagami's lair only for Nya to lose her last life to a sneak attack by Sushimi. Alone, Jay determinedly confronted Unagami, only to learn that he was not in fact Milton Dyer as they had previously suspected, but the sentient programming of Prime Empire itself.

Unagami managed to escape into the real world, and Jay followed him by summoning the Cyber Dragon. Upon arriving back in Ninjago City, he was reunited with Zane, Wu, and Pixal, who had located Milton Dyer in his absence. He soon engaged Unagami-in mechanical dragon form-in a running battle across the city, finally luring him to Borg Tower. By sharing his own experience with abandonment, Jay helped calm Unagami enough that he and Dyer were able to make peace. The many citizens of Ninjago Unagami had captured were released, including the other Ninja.

Master of the Mountain

Jay and the other Ninja were later invited to the kingdom of Shintaro for the birthday festivities of Vania. After arriving, however, they discovered that the Dungeons of Shintaro were under the cruel dominion of the Skull Sorcerer.

The Island

On another adventure, Jay and his friends traveled to the Island of the Keepers in search of Misako, Wu, and Clutch Powers, who had gone missing while on an expedition to the island. They eventually discovered the Keepers, who decided to offer Jay up to what they believed to be the sea monster Wojira. Fortunately, Jay and the others soon discovered that the "monster" was in fact a ruse set up by Ronin and a gang of criminals, whom they soon defeated and took into custody.


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During an attempt to apprehend the smuggler Miss Demeanor, the Ninja were surprised when Nya lost control of her water powers. Various attempts to help her failed, including calling upon her mother Maya, until it was discovered that her powers were being affected by an energy source in the Tartarus Trench. Jay joined Nya, Zane, Pixal, and Lloyd in embarking on the Hydro Bounty to investigate, and Maya stowed away with them. The ship was soon marooned by an undersea attacker, and Jay remained aboard while Nya and Maya went to seek out the energy source. Desperate to help them, Jay risked his life by entering the flooded engine compartment and jumpstarting the ship's engine with his powers.

The Bounty, with Jay now acting as captain, helped Nya and Maya survive an attack by Ripper Sharks, only to be taken into custody by the authorities of Merlopia. Brought before King Trimaar, the group revealed that his son Kalmaar had been responsible for attacking their ship and was also attempting to revive the long dormant Wojira. Unfortunately, when Trimaar confronted Kalmaar over these accusations, his son mortally wounded him before blaming the Bounty crew for the attack. The group managed to escape and return to their ship with the aid of Prince Benthomaar, Trimaar's adopted son, and set out to recover the Storm Amulet from the Keepers before Kalmaar could learn of its location.

Unfortunately, Kalmaar ended up stranding the Hydro Bounty at the island, though the Storm Amulet there proved to be a fake. The real amulet had been stolen by Clutch Powers, and Jay and his friends alerted their friends back on the mainland. With Nya discovering the ability to call upon whales for aid, they managed to get the Bounty back to Ninjago City just in time to save their friends from Kalmaar. Unfortunately, the ensuing battle saw Kalmaar escape with the amulet, which he soon used to awaken Wojira.

The Ninja, Bentho, and their other allies soon faced the attack of Wojira and Kalmaar's forces, with Jay employing a new car in the defense. Unfortunately, his vehicle was soon wrecked and left underwater and leaking, and Jay nearly drowned before being rescued. Water had entered his lungs as a result, and Nya was only able to save him by replicating her ancestor Nyad's sacrifice and merging with the ocean. Though still weak, Jay insisted on following Nya to her confrontation with Kalmaar and Wojira, and looked on in horror as Nya was apparently vaporized.

Jay attacked Kalmaar but was soon overpowered by the usurper king, though Kalmaar was later swallowed by Wojira after having his trident shattered by Benthomaar. Nya, now in the form of a massive elemental water dragon, returned and engaged Wojira, eventually destroying the Wave Amulet and destroying the beast. However, Nya had given up her humanity in the process, and after bidding farewell to Jay and the others drew the waters of the sea out of Ninjago City and departed into the ocean's depths. Jay and the others soon held a memorial service for her at the monastery, and were stunned when a huge crowd from across Ninjago arrived for the event.


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The LEGO Ninjago Movie

In the film, Jay is a member of the Secret Ninja Force along with his best friends, working to defend the city from the Shark Army under Lord Garmadon.

LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed

Jay appears in his Digi variant seen in 2020. He is a support/attacker hybrid with the abilities Chain Lightning, Sudden Surge, Fully Charged and Lightning Strike. He is notable for his pairing with 71711 Jay's Cyber Dragon and his ability to stack up Charge.

Jay is generally used to boost his teammates' critical damage stats. When he lands a critical hit, he has a chance to attack another foe. His Fully Charged ability allows him to damage various opponents at once and lower their pep. Description This is a description taken from Please do not modify it.

Ninja of Lightning
Weapon of choice: Nunchucks
Elemental color: Blue
Strength: Speed

Jay is lightning fast. He glides through the air, then strikes from above. Sometime with a mighty ninja flash-attack, sometime with a laughing thunder-joke. He's a very flashy fighter.

Jay's super smart, super fast, and super resourceful. He solves problems with his brain and crazy inventions…so, prepare to be shocked.

Jay ZX

Jay speaks his mind, most of the time without thinking first, he is lighting fast, even for a ninja, and his quick wit, happy outlook on life, and eh... creative solutions always help save the team from danger. Obsessed with high-scores.

Jay was the first of the ninja to master the power of Spinjitzu. Okay, so it was only seconds before the rest, but still! He can be a little bit of a loudmouth about his own skills at times, and even though the team clearly enjoyed the silence when he lost his voice, he knows they think he's great! Now he just needs to convince Nya what a amazing ninja he is. This is a description taken from Please do not modify it.

Jay is the ninja of Lightning, a talented inventor with a crazy sense of humor and a huge crush on Nya. He loves all the new technology around today, although his efforts to take it apart and figure it out have led to more than a few explosions. He even has a Cyrus Borg poster on the wall of his room. Although the ninja have been through many fearsome fights, Jay is still the same fast-talking adventurer he has always been. Even Nindroids cannot get this ninja down. But he can sometimes make his teammates crazy!

  • When Jay uses his electrical powers to his fullest, he creates 1.21 gigawatts.
  • Jay once invented a Spinjitzu powered slingshot … but it backfired.
  • Sometimes Jay wakes up in his sleep because he accidentally zaps himself.
  • Jay's favourite dancing style is electric boogie.
  • Jay and Nya once went dancing on a date, but it spun out of control. This is a description taken from Please do not modify it. (visit this item's product page)

Jay’s feelings for Nya are beginning to affect his focus. While she’s concentrating on being a ninja to the exclusion of everything else, the frustrated Jay is beginning to question his own role in the team. He wants things to be different, but has forgotten that you should be careful what you wish for… This is a description taken from Please do not modify it. (visit this item's product page)

The Lightning Ninja is swift in every way. Fast-talking and quick-witted, the problem is that he speaks and acts first, only thinking later. This also means he has a tendency to panic and be overdramatic. While Jay thinks he’s a wise-cracking comedian, he’s often unintentionally funny and too easy to tease, but this naivety makes him lovable. He’s also a genius when it comes to turning scrap into machines, just like his foster parents, Ed and Edna. This is a description taken from LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed. Please do not modify it.

There is no skill that will better serve you in the digital world of the Prime Empire than being a gamer. It's why Jay thrives, even leading a group known as the League of Jays. Sure, there are bad guys in Prime Empire, but what's a game without a boss level? Just don't tell him the odds. Seriously, he doesn't think in completion rates. This is a description taken from LEGO Quest & Collect. Please do not modify it.

The Lightning Ninja is swift in every way. Fast-talking and quick-witted, the problem is that he speaks and acts first, only thinking later. He's also a genius when it comes to turning scrap into machines, just like his foster parents, Ed and Edna.

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"I'll be shocked, if we lose."
―Jay to Kai, Cole, and Zane
"Shocked to see me?"
"Why must we go through this again? I'm clearly the best! I mean, look at me!"
"Wait until you see my new invention!"
"All right guys, let's chop-socky this lemonade stand!"
"We're savin' a girl? Is she hot?"
―Jay to Kai
"Ha! Tell me what?"
―Jay to Nya and Cole
"I should've packed an extra pair of underwear!"
"Zane. No."
―Jay responding to Zane's joke
"You're sensei! You always know! You have a long white beard!"
"The power of positive thinking!"
"Really? Am I that annoying?"
―Jay to Captain Soto, Dareth, Ronin, Skylor and Echo Zane
"Hey, Nya. Wanna hang out?"
―Jay to Nya


  • Jay was the first of the ninja to do spinjitzu after they got the first golden weapon.
  • Jay was the second ninja to unlock his true potential, after Zane.
  • He is the third Ninjago protagonist to be temporary turned into a snake. The first 2 were his his parents, the fourth being Skylor, and the last being Garmadon.
  • In "Double Trouble", he is the only ninja to not need the help of Darkley's bad boys to defeat his "Bizarro" self.
  • A trivia piece in LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed erroneously states that his Digi variant appears in 3 sets. In actuality, it appears in 5 sets.
  • In LEGO Battles: Ninjago and Rebooted season and sets he has orange-ish hair instead of normal auburn.
  • His casual wear are the same clothes wored by Harry Potter.
  • Baxter Stockman from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme re-uses his armour piece from 2012.
  • Jay is the only ninja to not have a DX spinner set.
  • Jay has a Cyrus Borg poster on the wall of his room.
  • In the latest season, Jay has auburn hair instead of the previous brown. It is the same in the Thunder Raider.
  • The symbol on his mask is the Japanese/Chinese symbol for "sheep". It is unknown if it has anything to do with the element or his personality, but the description of sheep is that they are easily led astray and influenced. This seems to fit Jay pretty well, as he is often distracted. It also means 'lightning' in Kanji.
  • It is revealed in Versus that although he missed Nya, he even missed Cole being his friend even more.
  • His adoptive last name is a pun on "jaywalker", an American term for crossing a street at a place other than a regular crossing in a heedless manner, as diagonally or against a traffic light.
  • He gained his eye patch when Dogshank punched him, resulting in him having one temporarily blinded eye.
  • He kissed a pillow once, as told by his parents.
  • In The Lego Ninjago Movie, he is played by Kumail Nanjiani who also plays Kingo in 2021 The Eternals film.


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  1. "The Golden Weapon". January 14, 2011
  2. "The Golden Weapon". January 14, 2011
  3. "King of Shadows"
  4. "Weapons of Destiny"
  5. "Rise of the Snakes". December 2, 2011
  6. "Home". December 2, 2011
  7. "Once Bitten, Twice Shy". March 7, 2012

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