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The past is the past, but there is always the future.
Master Wu is the overarching protagonist of the LEGO Ninjago franchise.
He is a wise old man and the mentor and master to the six Ninja (Lloyd, Kai, Jay, Cole, Zane, and Nya). He is the First Spinjitzu Master's second-born son, Misako's brother-in-law, Garmadon's younger brother, and Lloyd's paternal uncle. Wu grew up learning the art of the ninja alongside his older brother, Garmadon, who was infected with evil. They fought together as a team against evil for countless years, until Garmadon's corruption completed and he was subsequently banished to the Underworld.
Around a decade later, Wu trained a group of teenagers in the ways of Spinjitzu so they could protect the land his father created. Wu guided the ninja in many battles against his brother, the Serpentine, and the Overlord. When the Nindroid crisis began, Wu was corrupted into a cyborg but was purified after the Digital Overlord was vanquished. After the ninja went to a mysterious island to save Zane, Wu joined the Elemental Masters to fight Chen and his Anacondrai warriors.
After Garmadon was banished to the Cursed Realm and the close of the Second Serpentine War, Wu's first pupil, Morro, escaped the Cursed Realm. Wu trained Nya to harness her element, allowing her to destroy Morro's master. Shortly after, Nadakhan ravaged Ninjago and trapped Wu in the Sword of Souls, though these events were undone by Jay's final wish. On the Day of the Departed, Wu was met with a revived Morro, who helped Wu reunite the ninja during Yang's scheming. Wu later confronted Acronix, who struck him with the Forward Time Blade that caused him to rapidly age. Though his health was restored by the Reversal Time Blade, he sacrificed himself in a bid to defeat the Time Twins and was lost in time. The loss of Wu left Lloyd in charge of the ninja, and they made it their goal to find Wu.
A year later, he was found turned into a baby due to his exposure to the Reversal Time Blade, and kidnapped by the Sons of Garmadon until he was rescued by Cole. Little Wu was with the original four ninja aboard the Bounty when they were almost crushed by the Colossus, until they used Traveler's Tea to save themselves, ending up in the Realm of Oni and Dragons. Marooned, he grew up again while helping his students to fight Iron Baron and the Dragon Hunters and find a way to return to Ninjago. After Iron Baron's defeat, Wu proves himself worthy to receive the Dragon Armor from the Firstbourne. He became the Dragon Master and used the Firstbourne to get himself and his four students back to Ninjago in time to help Lloyd, Nya, and those left behind to end Garmadon's rule and take down the Colossus. Sometime after the battle, he returns to his normal age and reclaims his place as the ninja's teacher. Sometime after, he was present in the arrival of the Oni. He aided his brother and students in performing the Tornado of Creation to vanquish the Oni.
Months after battling the Oni, Wu's past comes back to haunt him yet again when the ninja inadvertently released the Serpentine sorceress, Aspheera, who knew Wu as the Treacherous Deceiver, from her thousand-year imprisonment. Once Zane is banished to the Never-Realm after saving Wu from a blast from Aspheera's staff, Wu's attempt to go after him alone is thwarted by the ninja, and he is left behind with P.I.X.A.L. in Ninjago. They attempted to go after them by using Traveler's Tea, but inadvertently release the Preeminent from the Departed Realm. P.I.X.A.L. was able to defeat it in battle and send it back. Soon after, he reunited with them, including Zane.
Wu eventually aided Zane and P.I.X.A.L in finding Milton Dyer while the ninja sought Unagami inside Prime Empire. With Jay and Dyer successfully converting Unagami, Wu was able to reunite with the previously cubed ninja, resurrected along with all the other inhabitants of Prime Empire.
After the ninja freed the trapped gamers, Wu started to feel left out and think that the ninja no longer needed him. He was then forced by Misako to accompany the ninja to the Kingdom of Shintaro. Adventuring with Cole, Vania, and the Upply, Wu rediscovers his role as a mentor when he encourages Cole to never give up when things seem hopeless. After Cole defeats the Skull Sorcerer, Wu is reinvigorated and steers the Destiny's Bounty in search of he and the ninja's next adventure.
He travelled with Misako and Clutch Power's group to the Uncharted Island but was captured by the Keepers. He was later rescued by the ninja.
Later, he would send the Ninja down to see the energy pulse that has been disrupting Nya’s powers. He asked Kai and Ray to stay to study masters of Fire. He is warned by Cole that the Storm Amulet had been stolen. He, Cole, Kai, Ray and Misako confronted Clutch Powers only to meet Kalmaar and his crew attempt to stop Kalmaar from leaving with the amulet, only to fail as Kalmaar awakens Wojira and Wu witnesses as Nya merged with the sea. He later fights Maaray Guards as Jay battles Kalmaar, he is disappointed by Nya leaving the team and speaks in the memorial.
He is voiced by Paul Dobson in the series, and by Jackie Chan in the film.
Despite his advanced age, Wu as the ninja master is still fit and can hardly be beaten. Before he taught the current ninja, he fought with his brother and elemental armies against the evil in Ninjago, sometimes in the serpentine war or against the masters of time. But Master Wu was already had a disciple before his current one: Morro, the master of the wind. The old man had helped him master his strength after finding him neglected by the containers of the monastery, where Morro and a few of his friends had been looking for food. He also always had special feelings for Misako.
Many years later, after bringing the four Ninja together, he taught them the art of Spinjitzu and the handling of the four golden weapons. However, shortly thereafter this monastery was burnt down by the serpentine and since then the Ninja have been trained and trained mostly on a modified ship, the Destiny's Bounty. The Master has been assisting the Ninja throught their many conflicts and adventures.
In a fight with Acronix, however, he was hit by the Advance Timing Blade and aged very fast. Although he could be rescued before the end of the seventh season, he sacrificed himself and disappeared with Acronix and Krux in the time vortex. The ninja, nearly devastated, then appointed Lloyd to be their premature master; because their goal was to find Master Wu; no matter what happens.
Wu continued to battle the Time Twins and was presumably able to defeat them before he somehow exited the vortex. However, the time blades' affects had caused him to regress into that of a toddler. Fortunately, Misako was able to track him down and he's been back ever since, even if only as a toddler. He is also the brother of the cruel Lord Garmadon, both sons of the first Spinjitzu master. His nephew is Lloyd Garmadon, who turned out to surprise everyone as the legendary Green Ninja. He usually wears the staff of the first Spinjitzu master as a weapon. He is in love with Misako, but she chose Garmadon because he intercepted his love letter and replaced Wu's name with his own .... but despite that, Wu and Misako have come closer since the second season. His spinjitzu has a golden color, which corresponds to the power of creation inherited from his father.
Wu is the second-born son of the First Spinjitzu Master and younger brother to Garmadon. A childhood incident led to the latter being bitten by the Great Devourer and slowly infected with evil. When Garmadon left to train with Master Chen, Wu came across the orphan Morro and took him on as a student - which would later turn into his biggest regret. He and his brother were then involved in the first Serpentine War on the side of the Elemental Masters as well as the conflict against the Time Twins. Eventually, Garmadon succumbed to the evil flowing in his veins and tried to take the Golden Weapons, leading to a battle that resulted in Wu banishing him to the Underworld.
Having accumulated much experience and wisdom over the last forty years, he would later seek out the Ninja and become their mentor in order to help them against their foes.
After slowly aging to death, the Ninja were forced to use the time reversal blade on him to save his life. Although they succeeded, Wu was accidentally turned into a toddler because of this, and the Sons of Garmadon kidnap him and Misako in order to use him to get the last Oni Mask. Over time, he gradually ages back to normal, reclaims his father's armor and confronts Garmadon alongside Lloyd.