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The Four Golden Weapons of Spinjitzu were four elemental weapons used in the Ninjago theme. They were created by The First Spinjitzu Master, used to create Ninjago. These weapons were the Scythe of Quakes, the Nunchucks of Lightning, the Shurikens of Ice, and the Sword of Fire; weapons so powerful that no mortal can posses all of them at once. These weapons play a big role in Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu.

In the show, these weapons have constantly evolved. As they were first Four Golden Weapons, Garmadon morphed them into one Mega Weapon. In "Wrong Place, Wrong Time", the Ninja altered time and destroyed the Mega Weapon with the original Golden Weapons from the past. This caused the Golden Weapons to blast into a comet and become bent. In "The Titanium Ninja", the Overlord melted the weapons into a Golden Armor. After the Overlord's defeat, the armor was hidden by Cyrus Borg, in an unknown location.


Background

The Four Golden Weapons were initially used by The First Spinjitzu Master to create the Ninjago. These weapons were forged at Golden Peak, and gold used to make them was from the Temple of Light. After the First Spinjitzu Master died, the Golden Weapons were passed down to his sons, Garmadon and Wu. At that time, it was revealed that The Great Devourer's blood had consumed Lord Garmadon's body. Garmadon attempted to steal the weapons and use them to create Ninjago in his own evil image. However, he only obtained the Sword of Fire and Nunchucks of Lightning, as his Wu took the Scythe of Quakes and Surikens of Ice. Wu refused to allow Garmadon to take the weapons, and a battle broke out. Lord Garmadon nearly won, but Wu managed to banish him into the Underworld. Wu then hid the Golden Weapons in four different locations, guarded by four elemental dragons. He gave the map of the locations to a blacksmith, who he was great friends with.

After being cast down to the Underworld, Garmadon gathered the Skulkin army to try and retrieve the map from the blacksmith's shop, as well as his daughter, Nya. (The blacksmith had died by that time.) Sensei Wu and Kai, the blacksmith's son fought back. However, the Skulkin succeeded. Sensei Wu, then formed a Ninja team, consisting of Cole (earth), Jay (lightning), Zane (ice), and Kai (fire), to take back the map and weapons.

The Ninja succeeded in stealing the map, as well as the Scythe of Quakes, Nunchucks of Lightning, and Surikens of Ice. However, the Skulkin ambushed them, taking the 3 Golden Weapons. Meanwhile, Sensei Wu had taken the Sword of Fire. Wu and the Ninja made it to the Underworld, where Samukai (with the three Golden Weapons) battles Wu for the Sword of Fire. Samukai succeeded in getting the Sword of Fire, and possesses all the Four Golden Weapons. He then attempts to betray Lord Garmadon and become the ruler of the Underworld again. Garmadon only laughs, as this was part of his plan. Samukai, possessing all Four Golden Weapons, blows up; he is a mortal and cannot handle their power. Lord Garmadon then informs that even he does not have the power to possess all the weapons. However, the weapons opened a portal to the Dark Continent, and Garmadon enters, vowing to return powerful enough to possess all four weapons at once.

The Ninja then took the weapons back to Ninjago, where they began mastering them. In "Rise of the Snakes", they Ninja were not good at using them, and Wu forbid them from using them as well. However, in "Home", the Ninja learned to handle their weapons and were able to use them in battle. In "Home", Sensei Wu taught the Ninja that they could use the Golden Weapons to imagine a vehicle and summon it. In "Tick Tock", Wu explained to the Ninja that they can use their weapons to unlock their true potential; a form where they are of pure element. Later in the episode, Zane unlocks his true potential after discovering his origins. In "Once Bitten, Twice Shy", Jay unlocked his true potential after learning to be himself. In "The Royal Blacksmiths", Cole unlocks his true potential after being accepted by his father. In "The Green Ninja", Kai unlocks his true potential by rescuing Lloyd.

In "Day of the Great Devourer", the Ninja were attacked by The Great Devourer, a legendary snake that will endlessly grow as long as it consumes. The Ninja could not defeat it, and were forced to give their Golden Weapons to the four-armed Lord Garmadon, capable of possessing all four weapons. Garmadon succeeds in defeating the snake but steals the Golden Weapons for himself.

In "Darkness Shall Rise", Garmadon went to the Golden Peaks and merged the four weapons into a weapon more powerful then all of the four were before, the Mega Weapon. This new weapon had only the power to create, not destroy. Using weapon also drains and Garmadon's strength each time he used it, so he used it once a day. In "Wrong Place, Wrong Time", the Ninja went back in time and destroyed Lord Garmadon's mega weapon with the Golden Weapons from the past. The Golden Weapons then flew into the sky, being seen into the Ninjago night like a star.

In "Codename: Arcturus", Pythor launched the Overlord's Nindroids on a rocket named Arcturus. In "The Void", Arcturus reaches a comet, where the Nindroids take the Golden Weapons. The Ninja follow them to space and take their launch key. However, Arcturus is eaten by Alien Bugs and the Nindroids escape with the Golden Weapons, as they have jets on their feet.

In "The Titanium Ninja", the Overlord uses the Golden Weapon's gold to make himself the Golden Master. He melts down the remaining gold at Borg Industries, and uses it to create the Golden Armor. The Golden Armor, being made of the Golden Weapons, has the capability to destroy anyone who touches them. This excludes the Overlord, who can also handle their power. Using the Golden Armor, the Overlord terrorizes New Ninjago City. However, the Ninja return and plan to go to the Temple of Fortitude. The Overlord tries to stop the Ninja but fails, when they go into the temple and activate its shield. The Ninja obtain the armor of the Stone Army, which they use to protect themselves from the Overlord's attacks. However, the Overlord creates a huge spider web over New Ninjago City, trapping the Ninja and seeming to grow. However, he does not trap Zane, who charges at his armor, and shoots him with his ice powers. Zane kills the Overlord, but also dies from the power of the Golden Armor.

Later, Cyrus Borg hides the Golden Armor in a secret place, which is currently unknown.

List of weapons

The Scythe Of Quakes

The Scythe Of Quakes
Kendo Cole
Theme:

Ninjago

Variations:

4

Years:

2011
2012

Appearances

The Scythe of Quakes is one of the four golden weapons from Ninjago and was hidden by Sensei Wu in the Caves of Despair. It is wielded by Cole, and can cause earthquakes and large cracks when swung into the ground. It can also turn into Cole's Tread Assault vehicle. The weapon has four different variations.

LEGO.com Description

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Cole's Golden Scythe is the ultimate Serpentine repellant you'll ever come across. Enough said. And then again, we should mention that it also turns into a car that can be camouflaged as a snake. Handy for infiltrating Serpentine lairs.! This mighty weapon can mow down trees and move mountains. Whoever masters it, can control the earth. Used by the First Spinjitzu Master to create Ninjago, it is one of the four Weapons of Spinjitzu.


Variations

  • The first variation is built with a short stick, large tooth and one of the modified lightsaber hilt pieces.
  • The second variation is built with a longer handle, a 1x1 plate with vertical side clip, and one of the large fang pieces. It is included in set 9455.
  • On LEGO.com, in the Ninjago Weapons Gallery, the third variation is called the "Golden Tri-Scythe". It is built like the first variation, but with a Really Big Stick and a new golden sai element instead of a tooth element.
  • The fourth variation is built with a short stick, a regular lightsaber hilt and one of the new jagged blade pieces It is included in set 9572.
Gallery of variants
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ScytheofQuakesb
ScytheofQuakesc
ScytheofQuakesd
Regular variationVariation 2Variation 3Variation 4


The Shurikens of Ice

The Shurikens of Ice
ShurikensofIce
Theme:

Ninjago

Years:

2011
2012
2013
2015

Appearances

The Shurikens of Ice are one of the four golden weapons from Ninjago (technically it is two but it is considered one). They were hidden by Sensei Wu in the Frozen Wasteland. They are wielded by Zane and can shoot ice. They can also turn into Zane's Snowmobile.

LEGO.com Description

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Filled with the biting power of a snowstorm, these icy throwing stars cut through the air, and chill to the bone. Stay cool Not just a pretty design, this versatile star will always hit its target with maximum force. Strike up close for best results. Master them, and this powerful Weapon of Spinjitzu will always come back to your hand.


Gallery

The Nunchucks of Lightning

The Nunchucks of Lightning
Jay with Nunchaku
Theme:

Ninjago

Variations:

2

Years:

2011
2012

Appearances

The Nunchucks of Lightning are one of the four golden weapons from Ninjago, and are wielded by Jay. They were hidden by Sensei Wu in the Floating Ruins. They have the ability to fire lightning bolts. They can also turn into Jay's Storm Fighter. There are two minor variations of this weapon. The Series's variation is completely different. They are two golden Dragon Heads held together by a bolt of lightning.

LEGO.com Description

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Held together by a bolt of lighting, these Nunchucks are pure energy. Fast and powerful, they lightning strike first, and thunder boom after. Master them, and you’ll control the storm. They’re one of the four Weapons of Spinjitzu that helped created Ninjago.


Variants

Gallery of variants
NunchucksofLightninga
NunchucksofLightningb
Regular variationSecond variation


The Sword of Fire

The Sword of Fire
SwordofFire
Theme:

Ninjago

Variations:

Katana, Regular

Years:

2011
2012
2013
2015

Appearances

The Sword of Fire is one of the four golden weapons from Ninjago. It was hidden by Sensei Wu in the Fire Temple. It is wielded by Kai and it can shoot fire balls. It can also turn into Kai's Blade Cycle. In the first wave 2011 sets, this weapon was possibly represented by a regular gold katana. It is the strongest of them all.

LEGO.com Description

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This powerful blade is wild and dangerous. It burns through the air and anything on the other side of it. It’s also alive and hard to hold. This sacred weapon can only be held (and tamed) by someone who’s mastered fire. It’s one of the four Weapons of Spinjitzu, and it helped create Ninjago.


Variants

Gallery of variants
SwordofFire
TheGoldenKatana
The Sword of FireThe Golden Katana


Gallery

Notes

  • In the episode of season 2, "Wrong Place, Wrong Time", it is revealed that the only thing that can destroy the Mega Weapon is another Mega Weapon, or all 4 of the golden weapons separately.
  • In "Island of Darkness", the Ninja got four new golden weapons from the Temple of Light known as the Elemental Blades.
  • Throughout Ninjago, only three people have been shown tp have the ability to possess all Four Golden Weapons at once. These include The First Spinjitzu Master, Lord Garmadon (only with four arms), and the Overlord.


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