My magic has brought you back from the Departed Realm to Ninjago, but you can only remain for the duration of the eclipse. Unless . . . ”
“Unless you destroy the Ninja who destroyed you. Use your Departed Blades, and you will take their place among the living.”
Yang and Cole

The Departed Blades were a set of magical blades created by Master Yang to assist in the return of multiple souls brought back from the Departed Realm.

Departed Blades

Powers and Abilities

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Modeled after various melee weapons, the Departed Blades functioned like regular tools in combat. Their main purpose, however, was their ability to transfer the placement of souls—should a soul involved in the death of the wielder be slain by a Departed Blade, the Blade's magic would allow the victim to trade places with their killer, with the wielder now amongst the living and their deceased opponent in the afterlife. Aside from these abilities, the Departed Blades functioned as regular melee weapons and did not possess any of the powers of the weapons that they were modeled after.[1]


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Prior to the establishment of the Hall of Villainy, Kodokuna Yang succeeded in placing Departed Blades in the hands of statues designated to contain souls he planned to bring back from the Departed Realm.


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  • Exactly how Yang managed to place the blades in the museum is currently unknown.
  • The only exception to this is Pythor's staff, which holds an anti-venom in its capsule, although Pythor himself is unknowing and wary of its contents.
  • Yang explains that the revived villains must use their Departed Blades to slay the person who originally killed them. Doing so with the weapon would (supposedly) fully-resurrect the villain. However, Chen had seemingly discarded his Blade even before Yang said this, meaning he never stood a chance to be revived. Also, Pythor was still alive at the time, making the effects of his Departed Staff useless.
  • Samukai's Double-Bladed Bone Axe Departed Blade is the only weapon not modeled after a weapon used by a ninja for that respective year or a weapon that he was seen wielding. It is worth noting, however, that he was at least famous for his use of it off-screen, when not wielding his signature bone daggers (which he briefly wields in one shot from the junkyard scene, likely due to an animation error).
  • The handles of the Blades are heavily based off of the Yin Blade's handle, more than likely due to both weapons' associations with Yang.
  • In the concept artwork for the Departed Blades and in promotional material for the "Day of the Departed" special, a mysterious green lantern can be seen. However, this lantern never actually appeared in the final version of the special, and its potential powers or association with the Departed Blades are unknown.
  • Interestingly, despite being referred to as a Departed Blade, the weapon based off the Anacondrai Staff is not actually a blade, but rather a staff.


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Common weapons

Grappling hooks · Hammers · Harpoon guns · Katanas · Naginatas · Nunchucks · Scepters · Scythes · Shields · Shurikens · Spears · Tasers · Tridents

Golden Weapons of Spinjitzu

Mega Weapon (Nunchucks of Lightning · Scythe of Quakes · Shurikens of Ice · Sword of Fire)

Golden weapons

Golden hammer · Golden katana · Golden kusarigama · Golden shurikens · Golden spear · Golden sword

Major weapons

Dragon Blade · Golden Cutlass · Jacob's sitar · Korgran's axe · Que Horrifico's pan flute · Sword of Destiny · Ultimate Weapon · Ultimate Ultimate Weapon · Vaughn's crossbow

Jadeblade Weapons

Double-bladed Jadeblade · Flail · Scythe · Spear

Minor weapons

Black Katanas · Blacksmith's Hammer · Bo Staffs · Bowie Knives · Butterfly Swords · Cole's mace · Cole's NRG Golden Blade · Count Olaf's knife · Double-Bladed Dagger · Dagger of the Dragon's Breath · Dark Chained Whip · Dark Talons · Double-Bladed Bone Axe · Double-Bladed Scythe · Dragon's Fire on a Stick · Driftwood bo staff · Elemental ice shurikens · Explosive shurikens · Gold-Bladed Saw Staff · Golden Double Scythe · Golden Nick Daggers · Golden Katanas · Golden Star Hammer · Golden Tri Scythe · Golden Chained Fang · Golden Double-Bladed Sword · Golden Spear · Lava Spike · Little Striker · Ninja Bow · Ninja Flail · Ninja Hammer · Ninja Spear · Lloyd's Sword · Ron Duke's Trumpet · Rubber Shurikens · Silver Bone Axe · Silver Serpent Striker · Silver Katanas · Spear of Fire · Staff of Dragons · Super Bolt · The Golden Point · The Icicle · The Thorn · Zane's Golden Wiggly Fang · Zane's Ice Spike

Skulkin weapons

Bone Scythe · Bronzed Bone Axe · Chained Fang · Chainsaw · Corrupted Bone Dagger · Dark Blade · Double-Bladed Bone Dagger · Double-Boned Skele-Scythe · Golden Bone Axe · Golden Dark Blade · Golden Double-Bladed Bone Axe · Golden Hatchet Twins · Golden Heli-Chains · Golden Pick Axe · Grim Pick Axe · Major Spear · Scythe Blade · Silver Dark Blade · Silver Battle Mace · Silver Bone · The Groovy Whip · Thunder Bolts

Serpentine weapons

Badaboom Dynamite · Battle Spear · Blinding Staff · Chained Sai · Constrictai Double-Headed Axe · Double-Sided Axe · Dragon's Fire · Fangblades (Hypnobrai Fangblade · Constrictai Fangblade · Fangpyre Fangblade · Venomari Fangblade) · Fang of Poison · Fangdam's Golden Staff · Golden Axe · Golden Battle Mace · Knockout Nemesis 3000 · Mezmo's Golden Hypno Fang · Serpentine Staffs (Anacondrai Staff · Constrictai Staff · Fangpyre Staff · Hypnobrai Staff · Venomari Staff) · Spitta's Toxic Toothpick · Spear of Forked Tongues · Staff of Light · Trusty Axe
Mini Snakes: Hypno Viper · Golden Viper · Red Viper · Sly Viper · Toxic Viper · Translucent Blue Viper · Translucent Orange Viper · Translucent Purple Viper

Nindroids' weapons


Anacondrai Warriors' weapons

Anacondrai Blades · Staff of Elements

Ghost Warriors' weapons

Ghost Blades · Ghost bows

Sky Pirates' weapons

Butterfly Swords · Sword of Souls

Departed weapons

Departed Blades (Double-Bladed Bone Axe · Elemental Departed Blade · Jade Departed Blade · Serpentine Departed Blade · Sanctuary Departed Blade · Techno Departed Blade · Yin Blade)

Vermillion weapons

Vermillion Axes · Vermillion Swords

SoG weapons

Black Sais · Oni Masks · Spiky Baseball Bat · Stone Armor · Ultra Violet's Mace

Dragon Hunters' weapons

Chain Rifles

Oni weapons

Oni Staff

Pyro Vipers' weapons

Fire Staff · Ice Staff · Pyro Shields · Pyro Swords · Pyro Whips · Snake Scepter
Other: Fire Scroll

Ice Samurai weapons

Crystal of Ice · Ice Bows and Arrows · Ice Chains · Ice Katanas · Ice Scepter · Ice Spears
Other: Ice Scroll

Prime Empire weapons

Prime Controllers (Double-Bladed Spear · Katana · Kusarigama · Saber · Scythe · Sickle · Spear · Sword) · Red Visor Guns

Formlings' weapons

Akita's Dagger · Formling Leader's Stick · Kataru's Katana

Sky Folk weapons

Shintaro Naginatas · Shintaro Shields

Re-Awakened's weapons

Vengestone Spears · Vengestone Whips

Geckles' weapons


Munce weapons

Spiked clubs

Upply weapons

Explosive mushrooms · Fungus' hat · Korgran's axe · Plundar's dice

Keepers' weapons

Keepers' spears · Lightning staff

Merlopians' weapons

Royal trident · Tridents