Two Golden Points
- “Why should my brother have all the fun? You're toast!”
- “X is for EXO-suit, S is for Strong, Silent Samurai…”
- ―Samurai X
Nya's hair-piece is the same as that first used for Irina Spalko from the Indiana Jones theme. 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. 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.
Nya is one of the only female minifigures from the Ninjago theme. She is the younger sister of the fire ninja, Kai. She and her brother worked at a blacksmith shop called Four Weapons, where she is shown to be a more patient blacksmith than Kai. Nya seems to have a secret crush on the lightning ninja, Jay, as she kissed him and confessed her feelings to him in "Once Bitten, Twice Shy". Though she is not trained as a full ninja, she has much natural ability. Nya is courageous, just like her brother, and is gifted with psychic powers. Nya takes the identity of Samurai X in Can of Worms. It is revealed that she is Samurai X in The Snake King.
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 episode six it is revealed that she is the samurai. 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.
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; this concludes that Nya is a nurse and her ability is healing.
- 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
- 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.
- The dress Nya wears on her date with Jay is the same as Willie Scott's dress.
- In Episode 18, Bizzaro Jay kissed her.