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"That's not all I'm the master of. I do a little inventing. I dabble in model building. A touch of cooking. A little poetry..."
Jay, boastfully bragging about his capabilities
Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

"Way of the Ninja" << The Golden Weapon >> "King of Shadows"

The Golden Weapon
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Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

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Episode №:



Michael Hegner & Justin Murphy


Dan & Kevin Hageman

First released/aired:

January 14th, 2011




The Golden Weapon is the second pilot episode of the series, LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu.


While Kai is brushing his teeth, he is attacked by three mysterious black ninja. After he gets thrown into the training course, Sensei Wu reveals that they are his students. He performs Spinjitzu and gives them each differently colored Ninja suits to represent their elements: Cole, the Black Ninja of Earth; Jay, the Blue Ninja of Lightning; Zane, the White Ninja of Ice; and Kai, the Red Ninja of Fire. Jay becomes interested when he learns about Nya, though is warned by Kai to back off.

The next morning, they travel to the Caves of Despair to find the Scythe of Quakes. Along the way, Kai questions how the others were fond by Sensei Wu. Cole states he was testing his strength by rock-climbing up a mountain, Jay says he was in Ninjago City testing homemade wings and Zane says he was testing himself by breathing underwater at an ice-cold temperature and in all those scenarios, Sensei was there, drinking tea.

Sensei Wu warns the Ninja not to use the Scythe upon retrieval, fearing they would not be able to handle its power. After stealing back the map that contains the locations of the Golden Weapons, they enter the cave and find the first of the weapons. Upon leaving, however, they are ambushed by Samukai and his Skeleton army. While fighting the Skulkin, Jay mentions that fighting them feels like the training course back at the Monastery, and going through the motions unlocks his Spinjitzu.

Not long after, the other three Ninja unlock theirs as well. When they defeat the Skeletons, they are faced with the Guardian of the Scythe, the Earth Dragon. Unable to defeat it themselves, Kai uses the Scythe, despite the warnings of his teammates and defeats the Earth Dragon, the Ninja barely managing to escape. Outside, Sensei Wu is disappointed that Kai would put the others in danger by using the Golden Weapon.



  • This episode, along with Way of the Ninja and King of Shadows, is featured in the episode Wrong Place, Wrong Time.
  • The scene of the ninja pulling Wu in the rickshaw is mentioned in The Gilded Path.
  • Tick Tock opens with Zane meditating in the Endless Sea in a very similar way to how he was shown meditating in a frozen pond in this episode.
  • Cole and Jay's flashbacks are revisited and expanded upon in The Jade Princess and How to Build a Dragon respectively.
  • This is the only episode in the pilot season not to have "of" in the title.
  • Some airings of this episode place Way of the Ninja and this together as a single episode, due to the combined time length being 22 minutes, the normal length of an episode until Season 11.
  • During the flashback of Wu finding Zane, he appears to be drinking tea underwater, even though this would be impossible. This was likely done as a joke.


  • When the three ninja come into Kai's room at the monastery, Cole has Zane's eyebrows.
  • While Kai and Cole are rolling on the ground during their fight, Cole is wearing his Earth Ninja gi as opposed to his original plain one.
  • During Wu's talk with the ninja, his teapot continuously changes places in the background of the scene.