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No! You will obey me now!
~ Samukai after deciding to betray Garmadon

Samukai was the secondary antagonist of the Pilot Episodes of Ninjago and one of the secondary antagonists in Day of the Departed. He is a powerful four–armed giant skeleton who was the ruler of the underworld until Garmadon arrived and dethroned him by besting him in a duel, and became the leader of the skeleton army. Samukai and his men are looking for four golden weapons that grant great power, and ultimately he and Lord Garmadon defeat the ninjas and take the weapons from them. However, instead of giving his master the weapons, Samukai betrays Garmadon and tries to use the weapons himself, only to be destroyed by their power. He is the first character in Ninjago to actually die.

The actual figure of Samukai is the rarest and most expensive in the Ninjago toyline, as he only appears in the two largest sets of the first year's series and does not have a spinner unlike every other character. As a result, he regularly sells for at least 20–30 dollars online.

Many years after his death, Samukai was finally resurrected by Sensei Yang with Cryptor, Morro, Kozu and Chen to destroy the Ninjas. He eventually was defeated and sent back into the Departed Realm.

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Lord Garmadon | Samukai

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Great Devourer | Pythor P. Chumsworth | Skales | Fangtom | Acidicus

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The Overlord | General Kozu | Techno Wu | General Cryptor | Min-Droid

Anacondrai Cultists
Master Chen | Clouse

Ghost Warriors
The Preeminent | Morro | Soul Archer | Bansha

Sky Pirates
Nadakhan | KhanjiKhan | Clancee | Doubloon

Vermillion
Krux | Acronix

Sons of Garmadon
Harumi | Mr. E | Killow

Dragon Hunters
Iron Baron

Oni
The Omega

Pyro Vipers
Aspheera

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Lloyd Garmadon | Captain Soto | No-Eyed Pete | Ronin | Sensei Yang

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