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Dromaeosaurid Theropod Grundalicus
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Name

Dromaeosaurid Theropod Grundalicus

Status

Grundal

Characteristics
Race

Creature

Traits
Complexion

Dark Red

Eye Color

Light Blue

Social Status
Affiliation(s)

Itself

Team

Itself

Personal Status
Status

Deceased

Media
Debut

Child's Play

The Grundal (also known as a Dromaeosaurid Theropod Grundalicus) is a reptilian predator that roamed Ninjago in prehistoric times. By the time of the cartoon series, its species was long extinct, with a skeleton on display in the Ninjago Museum of History.

The Grundal appeared in "Child's Play" and made a later appearance in "Ghost Story" (in Sensei Wu's story).

History

Ghost Story (Flashback)

Soon after discovering that he was not the Green Ninja, Morrothrew a stick into a Grundal's cave, angering the beast. It pursued him until Wu intervened and saved him.

Child's Play

Lord Garmadon attempted to resurrect the Grundal with the power of the Mega Weapon, seeking to use it as the ultimate anti-Ninja weapon. The Ninja interfered with the ritual, causing them to be reverted to children - unfortunately for them, the Grundal was still revived and began stalking the city in search of its prey.

With their fighting skills reduced with their age, the Ninja were helpless against the Grundal, but Lloyd took them to Rufus MacAllister's comic book store, where he felt that they could find some defense against the beast. Using light-up illuma-swords, the Ninja were able to keep the Grundal at bay for a time, but the prehistoric monster eventually knocked the weapons from their hands.

The Ninja were only saved by the arrival of Nya and Sensei Wu, who had brought age-increasing Tomorrow'sTea with them. Despite being in range of the tea's effect, Lloyd threw the tea at the Grundal, undoing the time-reversal spell that had revived it and de-aged the Ninja. The Grundal collapsed into a pile of bones once again, and the Ninja were restored to their former selves - along with Lloyd, who was now a young adult.

Winds of Change

A statue of the Grundal was part of the Ninja exhibit at the museum.

Abilities and Attributes

The Grundal is fast, powerful, and resilient, having a hide immune to ordinary weapons. However, it is a nocturnal creature, and thus very vulnerable to light - even the relatively meager light projected by toy illuma-swords is enough to make it flinch.

Its claws can tear through metal and its senses are keen enough to track even a Ninja. It constantly secretes large amounts of viscous green ooze from its mouth - presumably some type of poison - but its effects are unknown.

Appearances

  • LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
    • "Child's Play"
    • "Winds of Change"
    • "Ghost Story"

Trivia

  • It resembles a large theropod dinosaur such as Giganotosaurus or Tyrannosaurus, rather than a dromaeosaurid.
  • A model of a Grundal was on display in the Ninja exhibit at the Museum of History.
  • As seen in "Ghost Story," Grundals were still alive when Wu was a young man, but went extinct sometime afterwards.
Characters

Ninja

Wu · Garmadon · Cole · Zane · Jay · Kai · Lloyd
Allies: Misako · Nya · Dr. Julien · Falcon · P.I.X.A.L. · Ronin

Skulkin

Leader: Lord Garmadon (Formerly)
Samukai (Deceased) · Wyplash · Kruncha · Frakjaw · Chopov · Nuckal · Krazi · Bonezai

Serpentine

Anacondrai Tribe: Arcturus · Pythor P. Chumsworth
Fangpyre Tribe: Fangtom · Fangdam · Fang-Suei · Snappa
Venomari Tribe: Acidicus · Lizaru · Spitta · Lasha · Zoltar
Constrictai Tribe: Skalidor · Bytar · Chokun · Snike
Hypnobrai Tribe: Skales · Slithraa · Mezmo · Rattla
Other: The Great Devourer (Deceased)

Stone Army

Creator: The Overlord
General Kozu · Giant Stone Warrior · Stone Warrior · Stone Swordsman · Stone Scout

Nindroids

Creator: Cyrus Borg
General Cryptor · Nindroid Drone · Nindroid Warrior · Min-Droid

Anacondrai Cultists

Chen · Clouse · Zugu · Eyezor · Kapau · Chope · Krait · Sleven

Elemental Masters

Ash · Bolobo · Elemental Master of Light · Paleman · Karlof · Tox · Shade · Neuro · Elemental Master of Gravity · Gravis · Griffin Turner · Skylor · Elemental Master of Water · Elemental Master of Fire

Ghost Warriors

Leader: The Preeminent
Morro · Chain Master Wrayth · Blade Master Bansha · Scythe Master Ghoul Tar · Bow Master Soul Archer
Ghost Ninja: Attila · Hackler · Howla · Ming · Spyder · Wooo
Ghost Warriors: Cowler · Cyrus · Ghurka · Pitch · Pyrrhus · Wail · Yokai

Creatures

Grundle · Spykor · Starteeth · The Leviathan · Treehorn · Craglings · Mud Monsters · Ice Serpent · Walliper
Dragons: Fire Dragon (Flame) · Lightning Dragon (Wisp) · Earth Dragon (Rocky) · Ice Dragon (Shard) · Ultra Dragon
Elemental Dragons: Golden Dragon · Elemental Earth Dragon · Elemental Fire Dragon · Elemental Form Dragon · Elemental Gravity Dragon · Elemental Lightning Dragon · Elemental Metal Dragon · Elemental Mind Dragon · Elemental Nature Dragon · Elemental Poison Dragon · Elemental Shadow Dragon · Elemental Smoke Dragon · Elemental Speed Dragon · Titanium Dragon

Other

Bizarro Ninja · Brad Tudabone · Carridi · Cathy · Dareth · Ed · Edna · First Spinjitzu Master · First Mate · Fred Finley · Gayle Gossip · Gene · Genn · Hibiki · Lou · Mystake · Night Watchman · Noonan · O'Doyle · Patty Keys · No-Eyed Pete · Rufus Macallister · Captain Soto · Phantom Ninja · Warden Noble · Rachel Sparrow · Suzie Wheeler · Yang

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