- "Why should my brother have all the fun? You're toast!"
- "X is for EXO-suit, S is for Strong, Silent Samurai…"
- ―Samurai X
As Nya, her hair-piece sports straight black hair. Nya and Lloyd Garmadon are currently the only minifigures from the Ninjago theme to have a double-sided head. On one side, she wears a red veil that covers her mouth. On the reverse side, her whole face is visible, revealing a neutral or angry expression. She has been depicted wearing a sleeveless, red dress which is decorated with a phoenix pattern.
As Samurai X, she has a helmet, similar to Lord Garmadon, with a unique red piece that covers her mouth and where her nose should be. She has a golden piece on top of the helmet similar to the way Garmadon wears his Stone Warrior helmet. She wears a red shirt that contains a back printing, bearing a phoenix pattern and parts of her torso. She has a special piece that goes down over her torso as armour and her legs are red. She has a double-sided head that, on one side, bears a regular expression and on the other an angry expression.
Video Game Variant
In the Spinjitzu Smash online game (Spinjitzu Smash), Nya appears in Jay's campaign. She accompanies Jay while he builds his balloon and travels to the Sky Temple. Also in the LEGO Battles: Ninjago game, Nya is shown wearing the minifigure's nurse outfit.
In Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, Nya and Kai are working in their family blacksmith shop, Four Weapons. When they are approached by Sensei Wu who shows disdain for the weapons they make, saying they are useless in the art of stealth. He also says there is only stuff for a samurai, but not stuff for a ninja. Kai drives him off, who in turn disappears when Kai turns his back. Moments later, a dark cloud appears over the village, with local farmers being the first to notice. On the edge of the hill, a large vehicle (the Skull Truck) appears along with many motorcycles, all with skulkins on board, notably Nuckal, Kruncha, and Samukai. The farmers attack the skulkins, only to run at the last second. Then, Kai, wearing hand-crafted samurai armour, engages in battle, with Nya joining in. Kai is nearly killed by Samukai, only to be saved by Sensei Wu, who reappears just in time. He is not able to save Nya, as she is kidnapped under the orders of someone called "Lord Garmadon."
Later, while Sensei Wu and the four ninjas, Kai, Jay, Cole, and Zane are sleeping in the Forest of Tranquility, location of the Sword of Fire, Kai is woken by Nya. She runs away, and Kai chases her through the forest, eventually entering the fire temple. Nya is then revealed to be an illusion made by Lord Garmadon in a shadow form. He exploits the fact that Kai had forgotten his sword, and that the real Nya is hanging from chains above the lava in the temple. Garmadon tells him the only way to save Nya is to pull the Sword of Fire out of its rock. Kai obtains the sword, cuts Nya free and is then confronted by shadows controlled by Garmadon. Sensei Wu arrives to save them, and jumps on a rock that is going down a lava fall so he may go to the Underworld. Nya then returned to her village where she waited for Kai and the other ninjas to return.
In Season two, Nya is told by her brother that fighting villains was a job for a ninja. This most likely led to her becoming of the samurai. She and Jay also start becoming increasingly closer in this season. She is very smart because she was the only one to realize that all of the Serpentine tombs were inline with the Ninjago symbol for serpent. Although Kai called her a show off, Jay said she was smart.
In the episode, "Rise of the Snakes", the Ninja are warned by Sensei Wu not to let their laziness get the best of them, Nya rushes in and informs them that Lord Garmadon has been spotted in Jamanakai Village. After the Ninja had dealt with Lloyd Garmadon instead, Nya decides to visit Jamanakai Village and sees Lloyd had already returned with the Hypnobrai. When the Ninja hear of the Serpentine threat from Sensei Wu, Kai realizes that Nya is currently there, and the four of them head out on their Dragons. After witnessing the Serpentine and the villagers they had hypnotized, they meet up with Nya. She tells them not to look the Hypnobrai in the eyes when they rattle their tails, and also mentions that the General of the tribe is holding the Hypnobrai Staff, which contains the anti-venom to cure the villagers. Jay then offers for her to be an honorary member of their team, much to her annoyance. Cole manages to take the Hypnobrai Staff from Slithraa, but just as Skales hypnotizes him, Nya comes in and kicks Skales in the face, causing him to retreat. She then tells Cole to use the staff on the fountain in town, so the anti-venom can be distributed through the water supply and restore the villagers back to their normal selves.
In "Can of Worms", Pythor P. Chumsworth steals The Map of Dens from Lloyd, Nya figures out the locations of the Constrictai and Venomari tombs. Later, when the Ninja are trapped in the Toxic Bogs, Samurai X scares off the Serpentine and saves the Ninja. When the Ninja approach the Samurai to thank her, she sprays them with a sleeping gas. She then flies off, and The Destiny's Bounty arrives.
In episode six, the Ninja get their new ZX suits, and Nya reports that Serpentine are terrorizing the amusement park. The Ninja are more than ready to reply to the call. Upon arriving, however, the Ninja find that Samurai X has taken care of the snakes, tying them up in rope. The Ninja are under the belief that whoever catches the Samurai will be the Green Ninja, and so place a bet. A montage shows how they try in different ways to capture the Samurai, but to no avail. Back at the Destiny's Bounty, the Ninja complain about their failed attempts to try and capture the Samurai. After realizing Lloyd isn't with them, the Ninja track him down to The Lost City of Ouroboros. However, upon arriving they realize it's a trap when they are captured by Pythor. Pythor announces another Slither Pit for the entertainment of the Serpentine, to find out whether the Ninja or Samurai is stronger than the other. Although seeming to fight, Samurai X reveals he was just putting on a show until an opportunity presented itself, and helps the Ninja escape. After the Samurai's exo-suit malfunctioned, they landed in the desert. Cole, Zane, and Jay landed together in the desert, but Kai landed nearby the Samurai, when he discovers that Nya is Samurai X. After a discussion, Kai promises not to tell the others about her secret.
In Episode eight, she explains to the ninja (who aren't paying attention) about a way to cure a Fangpyre bite and afterward Jay asks her out on a date. They were originally going to go to a fancy restaurant but after the Serpentine broke into the "Mega Monster Amusement Park" they went there instead. Nya gets captured by the Serpentine and Jay tries to save her. She reveals that she is the samurai to him and he is shocked. Nya kissed him and unlocked his true potential. At the end of the episode all of the other ninja find out she is the samurai.
In Episode nine, she is briefly seen saying that they only need one fangblade to prevent The Great Devourer from getting unleashed.
In episode ten she is helping the ninja train and also warns them about the Fire Temple's being dangerous.
In "The Green Ninja" Sensei Wu explains how the Green Ninja is chosen and suggests that she might be the Green Ninja.
In the episode "All of Nothing", She is captured with the ninja, and is the only one who has faith in Lloyd. In the episode "Rise of the Great Devourer", she is seen fighting the Serpentine along with the ninjas.
Later in "Double Trouble", the Ninja are helping Lloyd train at the dojo, Nya walks into the room and invites Jay to come by the auto body shop, mentioning how he can help her fix the Ultra Sonic Raider in her off time. Later on, she is seen working on the Ultra Sonic Raider when Jay's Doppelganger shows up. He kisses her as a distraction while he takes the keys to the vehicle and drives off, Nya not realizing that it wasn't the real Jay.
- Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
- Season 1
- Way of the Ninja
- The Golden Weapon (mentioned)
- King of Shadows
- Weapons of Destiny
- Secrets of the Blacksmith
- Return to the Fire Temple
- Season 2
- Rise of the Snakes
- Never Trust a Snake
- Can Of Worms
- The Snake King
- Tick Tock
- Once Bitten, Twice Shy
- The Royal Blacksmiths
- The Green Ninja
- All of Nothing
- The Rise of the Great Devourer
- The Day of the Great Devourer
- Season 3
- Darkness Shall Rise
- Pirates vs. Ninja
- Double Trouble
- NinjaBall Run
- Child's play
- Wrong Place, Wrong Time
- The Stone Army
- The Day Ninjago Stood Still
- The Last Voyage
- The Island of Darkness
- The Last Hope
- Season 1
Video Game Appearances
Gallery of Variants
- Nya is the only character (except for Sensei Wu) to have more than one golden weapon in their spinner set.
- She appears in the Ninjago Monastery of LEGO Universe as a vendor.
- As Samurai X on the TV series, she has a pair of mechanical goggles not present on her minifigure.
- In the TV series Samurai X is simply known as "Samurai"; she only has the X in the sets.
- As of Episode 8: Once Bitten, Twice Shy, Nya has been in a relationship with Jay
- The dress Nya wears on her date with Jay is the same as Willie Scott's dress.
- In Episode 18, Bizzaro Jay kissed her.
- Nya and Lloyd Garmadon are the only figures to have a turn-around face.