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Back to Ninjago: Possibilities for Season 6
It’s been a while since we last visited Ninjago. Last time we were treated to a spectacle as the Elemental Masters converged on Chen’s Island for the Tournament of Elements. Those of you keeping track though, were privy to the blink-and-you-missed-it season five, known as Possession.
SPOILER ALERT FOR NINJAGO SEASON 5. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED.
The ten episode season opens with The Ninja back to their old ways and helping the citizens of Ninjago. Misako and Nya assist Sensei Wu with his tea shop, to help with his retirement. The being that was last seen escaping the Cursed Realm after Sensei Garmadon sacrificed himself, was shown in full as a ghost, and after tricking him into meeting him alone, said ghost took possession of Lloyd’s body. The ghost, known as Morro, somehow managed to cut off the other Ninja from their elemental powers and proceeded to attack the Ninja and their allies in order to take possession (see what I did there) of Wu’s staff—the staff of the First Spinjitzu Master—in order to find the Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master.
In doing so, Morro is revealed as an Elemental Master, his element being Wind and Sensei Wu’s first student. Morro and his ghostly allies engage in a race against The Ninja to find the Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master, both learning the lost art of Airjitzu along the way. The Ninja gain a new member as Nya is revealed as the Master of Water and Ronin becomes an ally. Cole even becomes a ghost himself!
SPOILERS END HERE.
Following the ending of Ninjago, and some recently revealed information regarding aesthetics, there are a number of routes the show can take from here. Three elements in particular, strike me as stronger possibilities than others.
While we’ll probably be unlikely to see Cyborg and Legolas in the next season of Ninjago, the possibility of The Ninja traveling to other dimensions in season six isn’t that far-fetched. The fact that there are 15 other realms that run parallel (I think) with Ninjago played a somewhat important role this season. Throw in the fact that LEGO Dimensions is set to release in a few months with Ninjago characters featured, it would be a clever marketing ploy. Plus, I think I speak for everyone when I say we all want to see Jay fanboy over the LEGO Justice League.
The upcoming season of Ninjago has been rumored to have a new Ninja joining the team. We’ve already found our Master of Water, and we’ve seen several other Elemental Masters already. Something to note however, is that there is a difference in two formats of LEGO: Ninjago. The series also has a Graphic Novel adaptation, that differs in some areas from the animated series. One such difference can be found in the Tournament of Elements. Absent from the series, Lar was introduced in the novels as the Master of Water. Given the relationship and secrets that may still be hidden about their pasts, it is likely that Lar exists in the animated series as well, with the sixth season a search for a relative of Kai and Nya’s.
Cole hasn’t exactly had it easy, since he became a Ninja. He was once the leader of the team, but Lloyd took that spot. He at one point, looked to be on the verge of wooing Nya, but that’s probably not going to work out if Jay’s future is anything to go by. He threw his match with Jay during the Tournament of Elements. More recently, he’s been turned into a ghost, and if his own vision of his future works, things look bleak for the Master of Earth, and even bleaker for his fans. Ninjago hasn’t had many characters die in its history, but with the chances of Lord Garmadon returning all but gone, it isn’t terribly difficult to think that Cole may find himself on the chopping block next. We saw how it fractured the team when Zane was gone. One can only imagine how the demise of their friend would strike them again.
For now we’ve only got rumors and speculation to go on, but after such a short season, I think season six will be nothing short of epic, same as The Tournament of Elements proved to be. Join us back here for more thoughts as the next season of Ninjago inches closer, day by day. Til then!