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Sometimes you just need to go with the flow.
~ Nya
“I am Nya. I am the sea. We are one. Tell my mother I understand now. That's the way the cookie crumbles. You are my friends. All of you.”
~ Nya to the ninja before leaving
“We are gathered here today to honor the memory of Nya. Inventor, Samurai X, ninja, Master of Water, and our dearest friend. Her courage and strength have saved us time and time again. And although we- we were unable to save her, we will always remember her. Wherever she is now, she is in our hearts.”
~ Wu delivering Nya's eulogy in The Turn of The Tide

Nya is a main character of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. She is the last known Elemental Master and Ninja of Water, and the younger sister of Kai. Upon meeting Wu, Nya and Kai joined him in his quest to protect Ninjago. As her brother trained to be a Ninja, Nya grew tired of being excluded from the team and created the identity of Samurai X. Kai discovered her identity but hid it after seeing she was a skilled hero. During this time, Jay began to start a relationship with Nya. Nya helped fight the Serpentine and later the Stone Army, who corrupted her using Dark Matter. After The Overlord's defeat, Nya was purified, but faced new problems when a love triangle formed between her, Jay and Cole.

After Zane's apparent demise, the Ninja traveled to Chen's Island; Nya joined them with Dareth several days later. She aided the Ninja as they fought Chen's Anacondrai Cultists. After this conflict, Nya trained to become the Water Ninja. Though her training troubled her at first, she would later unlock her True Potential and destroy The Preeminent. Consequently, Nadakhan freed his crew of pirates and wreaked havoc on Ninjago. Nya became Nadakhan's target; he wanted to marry her and attain infinite wishes. Nya grew closer to Jay during the conflict, but she was ultimately poisoned and died. Due to Jay's final wish, recent events were undone and Nya survived. On the Day of the Departed, Nya and Kai battled and defeated Chen, who was accidentally revived. Nya and the ninja went on to battle the Time Twins and their army of Vermillion. After being faced with a new Samurai X, Nya and Kai discovered that their mother and father were still alive. The family reunited, and Nya and her brother helped Wu fight and defeat the Time Twins—though Wu was lost to time.

The ninja then faced the Sons of Garmadon, a criminal syndicate led by Princess Harumi that sought to resurrect Lord Garmadon.

After Wu and the original ninja were seemingly killed, she, Lloyd, Misako, P.I.X.A.L., Dareth, and most of the Elemental Masters were left to resist Garmadon's oppressive reign over Ninjago. When the Wu and the others returned, they reunited and defeated the Colossus while Lloyd faced and defeated his father again. Peace returned briefly until the Oni invaded and Nya along with her friends had to evacuate the city. She experienced guilt for unintentionally leaving Cole behind, but got the idea to forge the Golden Weapons to defeat the threat. At the monastery, she and her friends fought the Oni along with Wu, Garmadon, and Cole who returned to help. During the climax of the fight, Nya accepted Jay's Yin-Yang promise before they all used the Tornado of Creation to vanquish the enemy.

Months later, Nya and her friends fight against Aspheera and her Pyro Vipers after accidentally releasing them from their tomb. After Zane is banished by Aspheera's sorcery, she and the remaining ninja send themselves to the Never-Realm to rescue him. Nya struggles when she is unable to use her powers, due to the realm's extreme winter freezing all water, but is mentored by an elder of the village they've taken shelter in, Sorla, to learn how to control ice, before the village is frozen by Boreal. Nya uses her new skill to briefly knock out the Ice Dragon and discovers that Zane is the Ice Emperor. After Kai uses his restored Fire elemental power to finish the dragon off, they reunite with Lloyd and Zane, whom Vex inadvertently managed to return to normal, and use Traveler's Tea to head back to their home realm.

Sometime later, Nya 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. Nya and Jay participate in a dance competition to gain points to participate in a race called the Speedway Five-Billion and win. She, Jay, and Lloyd survive the Speedway and keep moving on without Kai or Cole as they both got cubed. Lloyd is eventually cubed in a fight with Avatar Harumi, and Nya and Jay move on to the Temple of Madness. They make it through, however Sushimi, barely alive, he throws a malice at Nya, killing her. Jay moves on alone and eventually convinces Unagami to free everyone previously trapped in the game, including Nya. They embrace upon seeing each other.

After the Prime Empire events, Nya, Wu, and and the other ninja get an invitation to visit Shintaro. When the ninja notice that Cole and Vania are gone, they go underground but get captured by Vangelis' skeleton army. Shortly after, Nya, Lloyd, and Jay escape with Murt to encounter Murtessa, the queen of the Munce. She and Nya fight in the Munce arena to claim Jay, and Nya wins and becomes the new queen. At the battle of the Dungeons of Shintaro, Nya makes the Geckles and Munce work together to defeat the Grief-Bringer.

Nya traveled to The Island of the Keepers to save Misako and Wu. There, the ninja discovered the Storm Amulet and the existence of Wojira.

Shortly after returning from The Island of the Keepers, Nya's powers started to fail due to Kalmaar's attempts to reawaken Wojira. Nya, her mother, and the ninja traveled to Merlopia to investigate Kalmaar's plot and fix her powers. Following their escape from Merlopia, they struggled to protect the Storm Amulet needed to awaken Wojira. After Wojira was awakened, Nya was forced to merge with the Endless Sea, becoming a water spirit in order to defeat Kalmaar and Wojira and save Ninjago City at the cost of her humanity, but also ultimately save Jay's life as well. Eventually succeeding, she bid goodbye to the ninja and entered the sea.

One year after merging with the sea, Nya regained her memories after talking with Nyad, and sought to rejoin the ninja. The ninja broke Aspheera out of prison, and she agreed to drain Nya's elemental power of Water and seperate her from the sea, once again returning Nya to her human form. Without her elemental powers, Nya once again took on the mantle of Samurai X.

She is voiced by Kelly Metzger, who voiced Spitfire from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and Buttercup from PowerPuff Girls Z.

Description

Nya has short black hair fashioned in a bob cut, red lipstick, and small dimples on her cheeks. She typically wears clothing in various shades of red and gold with a gold phoenix as her symbol. In the show, she wears a large golden bracelet with a red jewel on her left arm which doubles as her communicator. In the Spinjitzu Spinners game, she has a red bandanna tied around the lower half of her face.

As Samurai X, she has a gunmetal samurai helmet, with a bucket handle piece on top in the place of horns and a red face mask. She also has gunmetal samurai shoulder pads with a red armor suit underneath. In the show, she wears a pair of goggles over her eyes and her bracelet on her right arm.

During the battle against the Golden Master, her Samurai X armor became silver as did some of the stitching of her attire. During her time on Chen's island, she gained a Kabuki disguise from Dareth, which she incorporated into her next and final Samurai X suit: a black armored, red and green suit with her gold phoenix symbol enlarged in the middle of her torso.

As the Water Ninja, she wears a dark red Ninja suit, with gold stitches and some light blue detail. She still has her phoenix symbol but now a light blue watery version as her elemental symbol. See here to view Nya's appearance in other Ninja suits.

After merging with the Endless Sea, her body takes on a transparent water-like appearance where her eyes and lips turn light blue and she gains tidal markings on her face and torso.

Age

Like the majority of her fellow ninja, Nya is in her late teens. She is two years younger than Kai.

During the events of the pilot and Season 1, she was at least 14 years of age. As the most recent events take place three to four years after the events of Season 2, she is most likely around 17.

Personality

Although she was not trained as a Ninja early on, she is very capable of defending herself. She doesn't like the fact that so much focus is put on the Ninja, so she resolved to become a hero in her own way, which she did by becoming Samurai X, and is highly independent, desiring the choice and ability to choose her own identity and destiny. Sometimes, she gets annoyed by Kai's protectiveness, but their bond as siblings is very strong. Many episodes reveal she is highly intelligent, as she was able to create the Samurai armor and several types of technology, and she was able to pinpoint the location of Serpentine tombs. At first, it seemed that Nya was unaware of Jay's crush on her, although by "Once Bitten, Twice Shy," it is revealed, she returns his feelings.

Nya's weakness is her unwillingness to fail. Being good at so much, when she finds herself in a position to fail, she is quick to give up. Likewise, she's insecure and sensitive about her own personal identity, either as Samurai X or her own role amongst the ninja team, and is conflicted over being told her destiny.

After merging with the Endless Sea, Nya experienced a significant change in her personality. It could imply that she developed humility as she becomes more accepting of her new life, which might've caused her to become mellow, as well. Despite losing much of her humanity, Nya still showed compassion when she comforts Jay before leaving.

Abilities and Weapons

Despite a lack of formal Ninja training, Nya is a competent fighter, wielding a Nin-Jô against the Skulkin when they attacked the blacksmith shop. She also develops a talent for engineering and operating machinery, building her Samurai X gear and the Samurai Mech in her spare time without any of the others noticing and modifying the Ultra Sonic Raider to give it a flight mode. Nya also helped Dr. Julien construct the Fire Mech and the Earth Driller. She is a skilled pilot, being the de facto operator of the Destiny's Bounty and the Samurai Mech.

After being corrupted by Dark Matter, Nya displays the ability to perform Spinjitzu, creating a crimson energy tornado that can knock the Ninja around. She wields a spiked flail and sharp throwing needles in combat, and the evil suffusing her being made her completely ruthless as well as completely willing to destroy her former allies.

When Nya became the Water Ninja, her fighting skills become more prominent. At the end of Season 5, she unlocked the Elemental Power of Water, allowing her to perform Hydrokinesis. She can create and control water and use it for offense and defense attacks. From Season 6 onward, Nya can perform Airjitzu, along with the other Ninja. Nya wields a Katana as her primary weapon and can also do hand-to-hand combat. Finally, Nya's Spinjitzu tornado (without being corrupted by Dark Matter) is now a dark blue/silver tornado, matching her element instead of the original crimson tornado.

When she merged with the Endless Sea, she received full control over it and the element of Water. As the embodiment of the sea, she wields absolute control over the entire ocean. In addition, she can create avatars made out of water to embody her consciousness. Whilst these temporary avatars can be destroyed, she can simply create new ones, as such an incarnation of the ocean cannot truly be destroyed (save for the destruction/evaporation of the entirety of the ocean).

Trivia

  • In the Pre-S8 version of her, she is compared to and her hairstyle resembles to Gi from Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
  • She is now enaged to Jay, as his Yang, in Season 10: March of the Oni.
  • Nya is similar to Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender.
    • Both related to the power of water.
    • Both have an older brother. Nya with Kai and Katara with Sokka.
  • Nya is also similar to Princess Yue from Avatar: the Last Airbender.
    • Both are Female.
    • Both sacrificed themselves to save the world.
    • Nya is affiliated with the ocean while Princess Yue is affiliated with the moon, second they are the love interest of a male voice actor, Jack DeSena plays Sokka and Michael Adamthwaite plays Jay.
  • She is also smilar to Nezuko Kamado from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba.
    • They are born as the second child to their respective families.
    • They are willing to protect their friends and families.
    • Both have first-born older brothers with fire-based abilities (Kai and Tanjiro).
    • Both fall in love with the coward heroes who use lightning-based abilities (Jay and Zenitsu).
    • Both have allies with brutal personalities and obsession with food (Cole and Inosuke).
    • They did not wear uniforms from organizations that are against evil forces. However, as of Season 5, Nya wears many variants of her Ninja uniforms after realizing that her Water powers are inherited from her mother.
    • They have arch-enemies who took away their parents from them and their brothers respectively (The difference is that Krux and Acronix captured Ray and Maya while Muzan Kibutsuji killed Kie Kamado).

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