|“||You grow wiser in your years, Sensei Garmadon. There's nothing to save you. Take in your last moments, Lord Garmadon. And know that it was I who defeated you. And I, who will take your title! I, Lord Clouse!||„|
|~ Clouse about to banish Lord Garmadon into the Cursed Realm, and replace him as a lord.|
|“||One of these days, your son will have to stand on his own, without his dear father!||„|
|~ Clouse threatening Garmadon before their last fight.|
|“||You fool! You're... you're pulling us both in!||„|
|~ Clouse getting pulled by Garmadon into the Cursed Realm.|
Clouse is a major antagonist in LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, serving as the secondary antagonist of Season 4: Tournament of Elements, a cameo antagonist in Season 5: Possession and the overarching antagonist of Season 6: Skybound. He is Chen's former right-hand man and trusted advisor, and Garmadon's arch-nemesis.
He is also the villainous deuteragonist of the non-canon Chen's Chair mini-film series and the main antagonist of both the canon one-time LEGOLAND show Ninjago: The Realm of Shadows and the graphic novel trilogy The Dark Island Trilogy (also canon).
He is sadistic, ruthless, manipulative, megalomaniacal and power-hungry, as his only intentions are to rule Ninjago alongside Chen and the Anacondrai Cultists and kill Garmadon. He is very treacherous due to his hatred with Garmadon, and his obsession with power and being able to rule the world through evil. According to Garmadon, he follows Chen's ideas, as has been proven many times. After his master died, he began to act independently. He creates his own plans to conquer Ninjago whatever it costs.
Clouse was Garmadon's rival. Both competed against each other frequently but this was furthered when Chen offered the title of Lord to whoever won in a fight. Clouse used his spells against Garmadon but the latter used Spinjitzu to overcome him and when Clouse complained about this, Chen replied Garmadon did what he had to do and was given the title of Lord. From that point on, Clouse nursed a full hatred towards Garmadon who became Chen's right-hand man. However, Garmadon would leave Chen's services to fight in the Serpentine War with his brother Wu. Clouse became Chen's second in command and aided the Serpentine but the Serpentine were defeated and as a result of siding with them Chen and Clouse were banished from the island, as Chen swore vengeance on Ninjago.
Season 4: Tournament of Elements
At first, he plotted with his master, Chen, to get all the elemental powers. So the elemental masters won't foil his plans, he always tried to be one step ahead. However, the elemental masters figured out the plans of Chen and Clouse, after Chen shouted at Lloyd for winning. The elemental masters and the ninjas all decided to win as well as him because Chen is the real cheater. Clouse suggested Chen to accept it so he can ruin the elemental master's alliance.
Chen told everyone about his staff and said that all powers but one will be lost, so the greatest warrior will be the final winner. To make it even better, Clouse made sure nobody knows about the spell Lloyd told about, so the alliance will be broken. Clouse then was magically informed about a kabuki soldier touching his spell book, and tried to be one step ahead of that spy.
He later found out it was Nya, and tried to capture her off with the cultists under his orders, so the elemental powers will be stolen before Skylor's. He later worried about Chen giving the elemental fighters weapons but was excited to hear that Chen had placed trackers on the weapons given to elemental master on his machine so Clouse and his subordinates could hunt them down.
He also saw Chen to go and use Skylor against her love Kai. Skylor didn't want Chen to harm Kai, so Kai plotted with her to spy after Chen and Clouse, and then break the staff. The plan was successful as Chen got disappointed of Skylor for betraying her own father. Clouse then suggested Chen to pretend to apologize to Skylor, but the plan didn't work as Chen would inform his daughter about his plan.
When Skylor ran away, Clouse used his dark magic in order to try to get rid of her once and for all. Clouse then drove the condrai copter in order to hunt Skylor down, but on the way he got distracted by Garmadon as he fell with him off the plane and started battling with him. Clouse told Garmadon that Lloyd will one day have to do without him. He then opened the Cursed Realm in order to get rid of his rival once and for all. Garmadon shouted that he is just cowardly letting spirits do his dirty work, and Clouse said he grew wiser in his years and that by the time he rules, his title will be Lord Clouse.
However, Garmadon told him to take a rest of his lures, and the plant he held is thrown on Clouse and it strapped on him. Clouse himself got into the Cursed Realm, as closed.
Season 5: Possession
Clouse and Chen were placed in cells of the Cursed Realm, when Chen remarked that he saw Lloyd passing by Clouse (while secretly cutting his way out of his cell) told him he was seeing things again. When the Cursed Realm collapsed, it killed all the inhabitants within but Clouse managed to escape, leaving his former master to die.
Ninjago: Realm of Shadows
|“||Master Chen had his chance to rule Ninjago! Now it's my turn!||„|
After Chen and his goons were gone, he finds himself in an unnamed ghost cave, where he awakens the shadow demons, and commands them to rule Ninjago, and plunge it to shadow and evil. After his minions succeed, he sacrifices Bandit the Dragon to release the shadow leader. However, the ninjas interfere and the cave collapses on him, but he survived.
Season 6: Skybound
He returns in the sixth season as he seeks to get revenge on the ninjas, however, surprisingly he has found Nadakhan in the Teapot of Tyrahn. Clouse released Nadakhan with the intent to get his three wishes. He first wished for his book of spells, however, since the book was burned by the ninja, Clause was left with a pile of ash. Clouse's second wish was for his mortality, but as he began transforming, he felt the immense pain from the process. Using Clouse's distraught state against him, Nadakhan suggested to Clouse to wish his pain will stop and "wish it all away". However, Nadakhan twisted Clouse's wish and locked him inside the teapot. Clouse was seen later to be inside the teapot along with Sensei Wu and later inside the sword of souls. Clouse did make one final appearance, when Jay entered the sword to rescue his team, Clouse arrived and attempted to prevent Jay from leaving the sword. Jay was successful in repelling Clouse and left Clouse trapped inside the sword.
After Jay defeated Nadakhan by reversing time, Clouse appeared one final time where he was searching through rumble. Only this time, Clouse was spotted by locals and chased away by them, leaving Nadakhan's teapot to remain undiscovered.
The Dark Island Trilogy
He was eventually imprisoned in the Underworld.
- He vaguely resembles Tao Pai Pai from the original Dragon Ball series.
Realm of Madness
Darkley's Boarding School for Bad Boys
The Overlord's Forces
Sons of Garmadon
The Mechanic's Gang
Keepers of the Storm Amulet of Wojira