|“||Maybe not, but I am her son. And I made a promise, to stand up to tyrants like you. Always!||„|
|~ Cole to the Skull Sorcerer in "The Son of Lilly".|
Cole is one of the three tritagonists of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. He is the Black Ninja and Master of Earth who was one of five chosen warriors to protect the Green Ninja. Of all candidates, Master Wu choose Cole along with Jay, Zane, Kai, Lloyd and Nya for training. The five became close friends over the course of their training. They would go on to fight against the Serpentine and later the Stone Army. After Lloyd defeated The Overlord and his father was purified of evil, peace resumed until Pythor returned to aiding The Overlord in becoming the Golden Master and commanding the Nindroid army. It was during this time of peace that Jay and Cole began to form affections for Nya. The conflict would come to an abrupt end when Zane sacrificed himself to vanquish The Overlord.
Cole and his compatriates parted ways with Zane gone; However the team would reunite upon finding that Zane survived. Cole and the Ninja traveled to Chen's Island to compete in the Tournament of Elements. During the Tournament Cole would make amends with Jay over their competing affections towards Nya. The Ninja would ally with the Elemental Masters to fight the army of Chen. After the campaign, the Ninja battled a legion of malevolent spirits lead by the evil Morro, of the Cursed Realm.
In an effort to learn Airjitzu, the Ninja went to Yang's Airjitzu Temple. After acidentally dropping the scroll, Cole turned into a ghost. Even after his transmographication, Cole did what he could to aid his still living friends in defeating a barrage of hostile ghosts. After the battle in the city of Stiix, Nadakhan the Djinn appeared from the Teapot of Tyrahn and planned to arrest the Ninja after discovering the status of the Realm Crystal as told by Cyrus Borg's Infovison. Once Cole and his allies escaped from Kryptarium Prison, Captain Soto told them about the one thing that can slow a Djinn down: the Tiger Widow venom, which is located on one island where the Tiger Venom spider resides. During a mission to rescue Jay and stop Nadakhan, the remaining Ninja used all of their wishes and soon get captured by Nadakhan with his blade, the Sword of Souls (except for Jay and Nya). The events of Season 6 would later be undone by a mystical wish made by Jay.
Going back to the Day of the Departed, Cole found Yang was responsible for turning him into a ghost. Yang had tricked Cole into opening the Departed Realm - which revived the Ninjas' old enemies. As his allies fought the villains, Cole fought off Yang and his students. Once Cole allowed Yang's students to make amends with Yang, changing them to humans. Cole himself traveled through the Rift of Return, becoming human once again, though he still has a ghostly scar across his forehead.
Cole joined his allies in battling the Time Twins and their Vermillion army, as well as seeking the powerful Time Blades. Although their enemies were defeated, Wu was lost in the time vortex but was rediscovered a year later in the form of a baby by Cole, as he liked to drink tea and wouldn't drink anything else. Cole protected the de-aged Wu from a notorious gang that resurrected Lord Garmadon, and the two were later stranded in the Realm of Oni and Dragons with the original ninja looking for a way home. After the defeat of Iron Baron (the leader of the Dragon Hunters), Cole, along with the other four ninja and Wu (now the Dragon Master), returned home with the help of the Dragons. They managed to defeat the Colossus while Lloyd defeated his father, saving Ninjago once again.
Cole fights alongside his friends to defend against the Oni invasion but falls into the darkness attempting to rescue citizens. However, he survives and comes to the monastery to defeat the Oni and witness Jay ask Nya to be his Yang. Months later, Cole and his friends fight against Aspheera and her Pyro Vipers after accidentally releasing them from their tomb. After Zane is banished by Aspheera's sorcery, he and the remaining ninja send themselves to the Never-Realm in order to rescue him. While Lloyd went to find Zane, Cole and the others protected the Ice Fishers of Great Lake. Cole befriended Krag the Yeti in the mountains, who led him to the Traveler's Tree, allowing them to use its berries to a potent enough dose of tea to go back home. The ninja fight Boreal the Ice Dragon, and discover that Zane is the Ice Emperor. With Zane having managed to return to his senses in a fight with Lloyd and freeing the Never-Realm from its eternal winter, the team reunites and use Traveler's Tea to head back to their home realm.
Sometime later, Cole and the other ninja enter the virtual world of Prime Empire when the legendary arcade game resurfaces, and hundreds of gamers are zapped into it. He and Kai sacrifice their last of their four lives to save Jay, Nya, and Lloyd in the Speedway Five-Billion. Eventually, Jay moves on to convince Unagami to free everyone trapped in the game, and Cole, as well as the other ninja, gamers, and NPCs are freed.
Afterward, Cole travels to the Kingdom of Shintaro on top of Shintaro, where he discovers Dungeons that were made by an evil sorcerer Hazza D'ur underneath the mountain and the evil Skull Sorcerer. He gets captured but is later saved by the other ninja. He returns to the surface, but the King, Vangelis, reveals that he is actually the Skull Sorcerer, and banishes him, Princess Vania, and Wu to Rock-Bottom. There, they meet the Lowly. Together they escape from Rock-Bottom, and Cole faces the Skull Sorcerer, unlocking the power of the Spinjitzu Burst, defeating the Skull Sorcerer, and fulfilling a promise he made to his mother, Lilly. Cole, Wu, and the other ninja later leave Shintaro but prepare to go on another adventure.
Cole traveled to The Island of the Keepers to save Misako and Wu. There, the ninja discovered the Storm Amulet and the existence of Wojira.
When Nya lost control of her powers, he stayed behind at the monastery along with Kai while the others went to investigate. Later on, he attempted to stop Kalmaar from awakening Wojira, but ultimately failed and he assisted the other ninja in the fight that followed. He was saddened when Nya left, and attended her memorial, as well as silently comforting Jay during this time.
He is voiced by the late Kirby Morrow, who voiced his father Lou, Mr. Pale, and Gravis, Miroku from Inuyasha, and Teru Mikami from Death Note. In Ninjago season 15-onwards, he will be voice by by Andrew Francis who also voices Morro, Shining Armor from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Max Mcgrath from Max Steel, Linden and Prince Kieran in Barbie series, and MegaMan.EXE from Mega Man NT Warriors, Vert Wheeler in Hot Wheels: Acceleracers, Gill Nexdor in Johnny Test, Lin Chung in Hero 108, Ty Rux in Dinotrux, Kord Zane from Slugterra while his movie voice is provided by Fred Armisen.
Cole's default attitude seemed to remain calm and practical. In truth however, Cole lacked direction and purpose. When Wu offered him training as an Earth Ninja, Cole saw an opportunity to make more of himself. Cole is a standard good Samaritan who feels a sense of accomplishment for a job well done. It is not uncommon for Cole to lose sleep due to repeatedly fine-tuning battle tactics.
He also, similarly to Zane, shows a selfless trait when he lets Jay win the battle in the tournament of elements so Jay doesn't get his power stolen.
Skills and Abilities
As a representative of the element of earth, Cole has built up great physical strength and endurance - even to supernatural degrees. At full power, Cole can manipulate the earth below his feet, throwing rocks, manifesting clouds of dust, creating fissures, creating fissures, or even outright earth-quakes. As one of the Ninja, he can also adept at Spinjitzu and Airjitzu.
As a ghost:
- Possession: As a ghost, Cole can possess materials like snow, objects like a keyhole, and mechanisms like the Ice Mech.
- Intangibility: Cole also has the ability to phase through solid objects, but become solid himself if he concentrates.
- Levitation: Cole can levitate if he concentrates hard enough.
- Invisibility: Cole can become invisible if he concentrates, but is still visible to infrared scanners.
However after going through the Rift in Day of the Departed and becoming human again, he no longer has his ghost powers.
- Cole is similar to Kazuto Kirigaya/Kirito from Sword Art Online.
- Both share the same appearance of having black hair and black clothing. They also share the same signature color (black).
- Both of them love to play video games, and they are also skilled at them.
- They were once trapped in video games with final bosses as the main antagonists (Kirito against Akihiko Kayaba in "Sword Art Online", and Cole against Unagami in "Prime Empire").
- Both are able to wield two swords in combat (Kirito with the Elucidator and the Dark Repulser, and Cole with the Blades of Deliverance).
- Both of their mothers died during childhood. The difference is that Cole's mother died from an unknown illness, while Kirito's mother died in an accident.
- Cole is also similar to Danny Fenton from Danny Phantom.
- Both have black hair.
- Both have ghost powers.
- However, Danny kept his ghost powers while Cole loses his ghost powers after becoming fully human once again.
- In "Double Trouble," it is revealed that he loves cake.
- His favorite color is orange, but he doesn't want to tell anyone about it.
- Cole's voice actor Kirby Morrow is one of the first main actors of the series who passed away.
- Cole is the second character to have a new voice actor: Andrew Francis who voices Morro: the Elemental Master of Wind and Shade: the Elemental Master of Shadow; the first voice actor was Sam Vincent who currently voices Lloyd Garmadon who was previously voiced by Jillian Michaels, who also voiced Kai and Nya's mother: Maya.