Two Golden Points
- “ I just want you to know, you're...a good guy”
- ― Nya to Cole
As Nya, her hair piece sports straight black hair. She has 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 samurai 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 Lord Garmadon's Helmet of Shadows. 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 Variants
In the LEGO Battles: Ninjago game, Nya is shown wearing the minifigure's nurse outfit, and a white dress. In Spinjitzu Scavenger Hunt players can select blue or black dresses that supposedly belong to her.
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 ten she is helping the ninja train and also warns them about the Fire Temple's being dangerous. Sensei Wu also 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 season 2, her role is far more menial, as she does not play a cental role in the plot, and only used her Samurai Mech once, and it was very brief. However, as the final battle drew closer, she once again played a major part in the plot, although she became an antagonist.
In "Return of the Overlord", Nya was transformed using Dark Matter and turns into a zombie like version which fights the ninjas. Since the ninjas don't want to hurt her, they gain a disadvantage. After a long struggle, in which the ninjas are initially outmatched, she gets frozen in ice. At the end of the episode, she jumps into the portal to Ninjago before it closes.
In the next episode, Nya stands guard with a turret attached to the Garmatron (as a fortress), and proves to be the Overlord's strongest soldier, destroying Lloyd's golden mech. She even took down the entire stone army when Dareth took control of them. Later, Cole, then Jay were turned evil by the Overlord's dark rays, and Zane had to stay behind to hold them off, which left only Kai and Lloyd, who was still injured after his defeat from the overloard. Nya ambushed them with her turret, and attacked the injured Lloyd. Kai draws her fire, and cuts the turret off of the building with his elemental fire blade, allowing Lloyd to procced to battle the Overlord. This time, Lloyd won, and Nya was returned to normal.
In rebooted series, she is first shown in The Surge telling ninjas they will go to a field trip to Borg Industries. Later, a perfect match machine in Borg Industries told her that Cole is her perfect match. In Art of the Silent Fist she tells Cole that he's a good guy, after what they almost kiss, but get interrupted by Jay. She started to have feelings for Cole. When she came to Jay's junkyard, P.I.X.A.L was back and she told her that Cole is her perfect match. After Jay heard that, they started fighting. When they got trapped in junk destroying machine, Nya had to cut blue or black wire to save them. It's still unknown which one she cut.
Later in Enter the Digiverse she got back her Samurai X mech which she used to fight Nindroids. In the next episode, Codename:Arcturus, she was in cinema with Jay and Cole. After they got out, they finally asked her which of them she will pick. She said that she goes with Jole, which is a small robot that is a mixture of Jay and Cole. Jole leaves her just few minutes later when she comes to the Borg Tower.
The LEGO Movie
- 2172 Nya
- 2505 Garmadon's Dark Fortress
- 2507 Fire Temple
- 9448 Samurai Mech
- 9566 Samurai X
- 70728 Battle for Ninjago City
- Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
- Pilot episodes
- Season 1
- Season 2
- Season 3
Video Game Appearances
Gallery of Variants
- Nya is Kai's sister and helped run their family blacksmith shop, Four Weapons, after their father died.
- She was kidnapped by the Skulkins in the first episode. Getting her back became Kai's motive to join Sensei Wu as a Ninja. Had she never been kidnapped, Kai would've likely never completed his training.
- She was more willing to train with Wu than her brother.
- 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. These help hide the face and feminine eyebrows that made X's real identity obvious on the minifigure. She also uses a voice disguiser in the show.
- In the first two seasons, she is never called Samurai X, just "the Samurai"". Season 3, however, begins to use "Samurai X". In the sets, she was called Samurai X ever since her first release in Rise of the Snakes.
- Samurai X's equipment bears a golden symbol that is also on Nya's normal outfit. The Ninja apparently never made the connection.
- Sensei Wu knew of Samurai X's identity all along. Kai was the first of the Ninja to discover it.
- After Samurai X's true identity had been revealed, Sensei Wu speculated that she might be the Green Ninja. The Golden Weapons, however, revealed that it was not her, but Lloyd Garmadon.
- 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 was first worn by Willie Scott in the Indiana Jones theme.
- In Episode 16, Bizzaro Jay kissed Nya, greatly angering the real Jay. Jay's anger combined with the fact that this distracted Bizzaro Jay, gave Jay the opening he needed to destroy his Bizarro clone.
- Nya is the first to come into contact with the dark matter by the Stone Army warriors under Garmadon's orders, thus turning into Garmadon's own evil image, where she resembles a purple-eyed zombie. She is cured at the Overlord's defeat.
- In Episode 25, Evil Nya does crimson-colored Spinjitzu. [source?]
- In the third season, she has been shown to have some romantic feelings for Cole, in spite of her current relationship with Jay (who she still loves).
- In the third season, she gets a new modern dress, which replaces her traditional dress.
- When Emmet tells Lord Business that creativity is good in The LEGO Movie, he shows a picture of Nya's mech.
- Nya's last name is revealed to be Smith in the Ninjago Exclusive Blooper Reel.