“What I am? I'm his trusted advisor, while you are nothing but a traitor and a rebel spy. And sooner or later, I will deal with you, as I deal with all who stand in my way.”
— Vex to Lloyd

Vex (also known as Vex the Pathetic, Vex the Shameful, and Vex the Formless) was a Formling who did not find his animal form, and due to this, he left the village and aided Zane in capturing the Never-Realm.


Vex seems to be manipulative, cruel, and intelligent. He seems to be loyal toward his master, the Ice Emperor, since he wants his enemies to know his strength. Vex appears to love attacking people, as he persuaded his emperor to allow him to destroy the Ninja and the civilians helping them rather than punishing them. However, Vex can be merciful as he offered his prisoner a deal of sparing Lloyd if the prisoner joined him.


Main article: Vex/Relationships


After not finding his animal form and people mocking him, Vex left the the village of the Formlings, and after years of traveling in the wilderness. Then he found the Ice Emperor and he became second-in-command. The ice served him, and he controlled Dark Ice. When Zane attempted to reboot the Titan Mech, which had landed in the realm with him, Vex pulled the diagnostics cable and Zane lost his memories. Vex manipulated Zane into thinking that he was his loyal advisor and told him to conquer the Never-Realm. With the help of his "new partner," he got revenge by freezing the Formlings and plunged his realm into subjugation. Vex stood by the side of his "master," the Ice Emperor, as the Never-Realm fell underneath his control through his scheming manipulation of Zane. When Vex attempted to kill Lloyd, he said the word "protect," causing Zane to regain his memories, destroy his scepter, and freeze Vex. Not long after, Vex was recognized as the true tyrant of the realm and was banished further into the outskirts of the Never-Realm.


Vex: Just in time for another Choosing. Such a brutal, savage tradition. And what will you do with these innocent children, if their animal form does not come to them? Will you reject them, as you did me?
Formling Leader: We did not reject you, Vex. You exile was of your own choosing.
'Vex: Lies! When I did not find my form, you turned against me! All of you! You mocked me in secret! You whispered behind my back. 'Vex the Pathetic!' 'Vex the Shameful!' 'Vex the Formless.
Formling Leader: That is your fear speaking. You distrust the world, Vex. You see the worst, even when it does not exist.
Vex: I have had years to dwell on your betrayal. Years of resentment, alone, in the wild. And I realize now, it is time for your power to end. In my journeys, I have discovered a power that dwarfs your Formling abilities, an Elemental Power.
“What I am? I'm his trusted advisor, while you are nothing but a traitor and a rebel spy. And sooner or later, I will deal with you, as I deal with all who stand in my way.”
—Vex to Lloyd


This section of Vex includes some or all content from the "Vex" article from the Ninjago Wiki, a FANDOM project.

  • His name means "make someone feel annoyed" and "cause distress to."
  • According to Sorla, "the ice serves him," and he uses a crystal to spy on the Ninja.
  • His role towards the Blizzard Samurai is similar to Shoguns of Feudal Japan.
    • Vex is also the name of an online game series.
    • There's also a Minecraft mob (monster) species called Vex.
  • It was revealed that Vex was a Formling who could not find his animal form and left his village out of anger.
    • It is unknown why he was unable to find his animal form, as he was once implied to be pure of heart before being driven into madness.
  • He actually meets Zane when he first arrived in the Never-Realm and stalked him up to the point where he removed the plug to the mech, erasing his memories.
    • In the finale, he was ironically the one who returned Zane’s memories back to him after misusing the word "protect" and causing Zane to remember his time as a Ninja.
  • He is one of the five main antagonists to be from another realm, the others being the Preeminent from the Cursed Realm, Nadakhan from Djinjago, and Iron Baron and the Omega from the Realm of Oni and Dragons.
  • Vex is similar to Harumi, as he using Zane for his powers to rule the Never-Realm in a similar manner that Harumi did to Garmadon to rule Ninjago City, use their respective figurehead to seek revenge, advising them to use their great power to do terrible things, Zane and Garmadon were used as pawns. However, unlike Vex, Harumi did have a genuine admiration and affection for Garmadon and saw him as a true hero while Vex had no real care for Zane and only used him as a figurehead.
  • He is one of the eight main antagonists to still be alive, the others being Garmadon, Pythor, Nadakhan, the Time Twins, Iron Baron, and Aspheera.
  • His first exile was of his own free will, but his second one was not.
  • He is the third main antagonist not to refer the Ninja as "The Ninja," as he only referred Zane as the Ice Emperor and the Ninja as strangers, the first two being the Preeminent and the Omega.
  • Although he is shown fighting the Ninja in the sets, Vex is so far the only main antagonist that isn't known for fighting, as he only watches his allies fight the opponents for him or when he uses a weapon when the opponent's distracted or immobilized.
  • He is the third general to be a main antagonist. The first is Pythor, who is the self proclaimed general of the Anacondrai, and the second was Morro, who was the general of the Ghost Warriors.
  • Vex was the former general of the Blizzard Samurai.


Main article: Vex/Gallery

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