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{{Evil Organization
|image = Skulkin.png
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|image = <gallery>
|size = 300
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skulkin symbol.jpg|Symbol
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Skulkin.png|Members
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</gallery>
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|size = 200
 
|fullname = Skulkin
 
|fullname = Skulkin
 
|alias = Skeleton Army
 
|alias = Skeleton Army
 
|origin = ''LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu''
 
|origin = ''LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu''
|homeworld = Underworld
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|foundation = Unknown
|abilities = Great amount of longevity due to their undead status<br>
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|headquarters = Underworld
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|skills = Great amount of longevity due to their undead status<br>
 
Indestructible by conventional means<br>
 
Indestructible by conventional means<br>
 
No need to eat, sleep, etc.<br>
 
No need to eat, sleep, etc.<br>
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Engineering<br>
 
Ability to split their bones apart and have their parts act independently of each other which allow them to attack unsuspecting opponents and giving them a key advantage in combat<br>
 
Ability to split their bones apart and have their parts act independently of each other which allow them to attack unsuspecting opponents and giving them a key advantage in combat<br>
 
Their origins as fallen warriors ensure every Skulkin at least some prowess and experience in combat (although the level of skill would vary)
 
Their origins as fallen warriors ensure every Skulkin at least some prowess and experience in combat (although the level of skill would vary)
 
<br>
 
<br>
 
Able to operate vehicles
 
Able to operate vehicles
|members = Samukai<br>
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|commanders = Lord Garmadon<br>
Frakjaw<br>
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Samukai<br>
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Kruncha<br>
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Nuckal<br>
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Wyplash
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|agents = Frakjaw<br>
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Chopov<br>
 
Krazi<br>
 
Krazi<br>
 
Bonezai<br>
 
Bonezai<br>
Chopov<br>
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Skulkin Miner<br>
Nuckal<br>
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Skulkin Engineer<br>
Wyplash<br>
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Skulkin Pit Boss<br>
Kruncha<br>
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Skulkin Watchman<br>
Skeleton Miner<br>
 
Skeleton Engineer<br>
 
Skeleton Pit Boss<br>
 
Skeleton Watchman<br>
 
 
Skulkin Warriors
 
Skulkin Warriors
|hobby = Highlighting obedience, anger, ruthlessness, and bizarrely, stupidity as their main virtues<br>
 
Engineering
 
 
|goals = To claim the Golden Weapons for Lord Garmadon.
 
|goals = To claim the Golden Weapons for Lord Garmadon.
|type of hostile species = Undead Skeletons}}
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|type of villains = Undead Skeletons}}
   
 
The '''Skulkin''' (also called the '''Skeleton Army''') are a group of antagonists in the Ninjago theme. They are a group of skeletons from the Underworld, that worked to claim the Golden Weapons for their master, [[Lord Garmadon]].
 
The '''Skulkin''' (also called the '''Skeleton Army''') are a group of antagonists in the Ninjago theme. They are a group of skeletons from the Underworld, that worked to claim the Golden Weapons for their master, [[Lord Garmadon]].
   
The Skulkin featured prominently in Ninjago's 2011 sets, as well as the pilot episodes of ''LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu''. They were the first enemy faction in ''LEGO: Ninjago'', being succeeded by the Serpentine in 2012, the Stone Army in 2013, the Nindroids in 2014 and the Anacondrai Cultists in 2015.
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The Skulkin featured prominently in Ninjago's 2011 sets, as well as the pilot episodes of ''LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu''. They were the first enemy faction in ''LEGO: Ninjago'', being succeeded by the Serpentine in 2012, the Stone Army in 2013, the Nindroid Army in 2014, and the Anacondrai Cult in 2015.
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
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===Torso===
 
===Torso===
 
The Skulkin have torsos with bolts printed above the rib cage. These torsos are new pieces with a colored belt depending on element.
 
The Skulkin have torsos with bolts printed above the rib cage. These torsos are new pieces with a colored belt depending on element.
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===Arms===
 
===Arms===
 
The Skulkin have two types of arms, regular arms for holding weapons normally, and sideways arms for holding weapons out to the side for Spinner battles. Both types of arms are bent at the elbows.
 
The Skulkin have two types of arms, regular arms for holding weapons normally, and sideways arms for holding weapons out to the side for Spinner battles. Both types of arms are bent at the elbows.
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===Legs===
 
===Legs===
 
Unlike previous skeleton figures, Skulkin have black shoes, mainly so they can stand on spinners.
 
Unlike previous skeleton figures, Skulkin have black shoes, mainly so they can stand on spinners.
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===Armor===
 
===Armor===
 
The Skulkin wear different types of armor depending on their rank.
 
The Skulkin wear different types of armor depending on their rank.
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====Regular Armor====
 
====Regular Armor====
 
The trooper armor has bolts on the top and has metal across the chest with a Skulkin symbol. The sides have spikes over the shoulders that are colored differently depending on element.
 
The trooper armor has bolts on the top and has metal across the chest with a Skulkin symbol. The sides have spikes over the shoulders that are colored differently depending on element.
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====Generals' Armor====
 
====Generals' Armor====
 
The Generals have armor that feature the Skulkin symbol and bones connected by straps to the shoulder guards. The shoulder guards have colored spikes to represent elements (the only colors shown are gray and white because only Kruncha and Wyplash have them).
 
The Generals have armor that feature the Skulkin symbol and bones connected by straps to the shoulder guards. The shoulder guards have colored spikes to represent elements (the only colors shown are gray and white because only Kruncha and Wyplash have them).
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====[[Samukai]]'s Armor====
 
====[[Samukai]]'s Armor====
 
Due to his unique design and high rank among the Skulkin, Samukai has special armor. In the pilot episodes, it is brown, but in "Wrong Place, Wrong Time" it is white.
 
Due to his unique design and high rank among the Skulkin, Samukai has special armor. In the pilot episodes, it is brown, but in "Wrong Place, Wrong Time" it is white.
   
==In the cartoon==
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==In other media==
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===In the cartoon===
 
In ''LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu'', most Skulkin were based on Chopov's design, but with Lightning armor. Bonezai, Frakjaw, and Krazi made more sporadic appearances, likely because their more unique designs would draw more attention to the recycling of character models to fill out the Skulkin ranks (a problem that was more visible among the Serpentine).
 
In ''LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu'', most Skulkin were based on Chopov's design, but with Lightning armor. Bonezai, Frakjaw, and Krazi made more sporadic appearances, likely because their more unique designs would draw more attention to the recycling of character models to fill out the Skulkin ranks (a problem that was more visible among the Serpentine).
   
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The Skulkin army largely disappeared from the show once Season 1 began, with only Kruncha and Nuckal making frequent humorous cameos. However, they returned in force in "All of Nothing," where they were summoned by Lord Garmadon to storm the Serpentine's underground fortress and aid the Ninja against the snakes. When Pythor questioned why the skeletons were aiding Lord Garmadon, Kruncha replied that they hated snakes just as much as anyone. The skeletons proceeded to battle the Serpentine, holding them off long enough for the Ninja to escape with the Fangblades.
 
The Skulkin army largely disappeared from the show once Season 1 began, with only Kruncha and Nuckal making frequent humorous cameos. However, they returned in force in "All of Nothing," where they were summoned by Lord Garmadon to storm the Serpentine's underground fortress and aid the Ninja against the snakes. When Pythor questioned why the skeletons were aiding Lord Garmadon, Kruncha replied that they hated snakes just as much as anyone. The skeletons proceeded to battle the Serpentine, holding them off long enough for the Ninja to escape with the Fangblades.
   
==In ''LEGO Universe''==
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===In ''LEGO Universe''===
 
The Skulkin also appear in ''LEGO Universe'', where they attack the Monastery of Spinjitzu and send it into space. The Monastery crashes on Crux Prime, where the Skulkin happen to be mining Maelstrom Ore for unknown purposes. Seeking to investigate the skeletons' activities, Sensei Wu sends the Imagination Ninja, Neido, to monitor the Skulkin and stop their plans.
 
The Skulkin also appear in ''LEGO Universe'', where they attack the Monastery of Spinjitzu and send it into space. The Monastery crashes on Crux Prime, where the Skulkin happen to be mining Maelstrom Ore for unknown purposes. Seeking to investigate the skeletons' activities, Sensei Wu sends the Imagination Ninja, Neido, to monitor the Skulkin and stop their plans.
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==Gallery==
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<gallery widths="300" bordercolor="White" captiontextcolor="Crimson" position="center">
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skulin alternate.jpg
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</gallery>
   
 
==Navigation==
 
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[[Category:Evil Vs. Evil]]
 
[[Category:Evil Vs. Evil]]
 
[[Category:On & Off]]
 
[[Category:On & Off]]
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[[Category:Fighters]]
 
[[Category:Sadists]]
 
[[Category:Sadists]]
 
[[Category:Psychopath]]
 
[[Category:Psychopath]]
[[Category:Elementals]]
 
 
[[Category:Terrorists]]
 
[[Category:Terrorists]]
 
[[Category:Mongers]]
 
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[[Category:Ninjas]]
 
[[Category:Ninjas]]
 
[[Category:Samurai]]
 
[[Category:Samurai]]
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[[Category:Monsters]]
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[[Category:Pawns]]

Revision as of 07:03, February 25, 2020

The Skulkin (also called the Skeleton Army) are a group of antagonists in the Ninjago theme. They are a group of skeletons from the Underworld, that worked to claim the Golden Weapons for their master, Lord Garmadon.

The Skulkin featured prominently in Ninjago's 2011 sets, as well as the pilot episodes of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. They were the first enemy faction in LEGO: Ninjago, being succeeded by the Serpentine in 2012, the Stone Army in 2013, the Nindroid Army in 2014, and the Anacondrai Cult in 2015.

Description

The Skeleton Army are skeleton minifigures with new torso, leg, and arm pieces. They wear belts and armor colored red, blue, gray, or white (their elemental colors). Generals have much larger heads then regular Skulkin, with different details on their scalps; Nuckal has a row of spikes, Kruncha has a helmet, and Wyplash has a stud to attach headgear (although the straw hat fits best).

Torso

The Skulkin have torsos with bolts printed above the rib cage. These torsos are new pieces with a colored belt depending on element.

Arms

The Skulkin have two types of arms, regular arms for holding weapons normally, and sideways arms for holding weapons out to the side for Spinner battles. Both types of arms are bent at the elbows.

Legs

Unlike previous skeleton figures, Skulkin have black shoes, mainly so they can stand on spinners.

Armor

The Skulkin wear different types of armor depending on their rank.

Regular Armor

The trooper armor has bolts on the top and has metal across the chest with a Skulkin symbol. The sides have spikes over the shoulders that are colored differently depending on element.

Generals' Armor

The Generals have armor that feature the Skulkin symbol and bones connected by straps to the shoulder guards. The shoulder guards have colored spikes to represent elements (the only colors shown are gray and white because only Kruncha and Wyplash have them).

Samukai's Armor

Due to his unique design and high rank among the Skulkin, Samukai has special armor. In the pilot episodes, it is brown, but in "Wrong Place, Wrong Time" it is white.

In other media

In the cartoon

In LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, most Skulkin were based on Chopov's design, but with Lightning armor. Bonezai, Frakjaw, and Krazi made more sporadic appearances, likely because their more unique designs would draw more attention to the recycling of character models to fill out the Skulkin ranks (a problem that was more visible among the Serpentine).

The Skulkin wielded a variety of weapons, but not to the same extent as their set appearances. They usually wielded bones, bone axes, and their fists, but occasionally carried spears and dark swords. In "Wrong Place, Wrong Time", they also displayed the ability to remove their own arms and wield them as nunchucks.

The Skulkin Generals exhibited marked changes from their depictions in other media, with Kruncha becoming brutish and hotheaded and Nuckal becoming childish and unintelligent. This was likely to provide comic relief and to play up Samukai and Lord Garmadon's roles as villains.

The Skulkin army largely disappeared from the show once Season 1 began, with only Kruncha and Nuckal making frequent humorous cameos. However, they returned in force in "All of Nothing," where they were summoned by Lord Garmadon to storm the Serpentine's underground fortress and aid the Ninja against the snakes. When Pythor questioned why the skeletons were aiding Lord Garmadon, Kruncha replied that they hated snakes just as much as anyone. The skeletons proceeded to battle the Serpentine, holding them off long enough for the Ninja to escape with the Fangblades.

In LEGO Universe

The Skulkin also appear in LEGO Universe, where they attack the Monastery of Spinjitzu and send it into space. The Monastery crashes on Crux Prime, where the Skulkin happen to be mining Maelstrom Ore for unknown purposes. Seeking to investigate the skeletons' activities, Sensei Wu sends the Imagination Ninja, Neido, to monitor the Skulkin and stop their plans.

Gallery

Navigation

           Ninjago logo Villains

Skulkin
Lord Garmadon | Samukai

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

Overlord's Forces
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

Blizzard Samurai
Ice Emperor | General Vex

Awakened Warriors
Skull Sorcerer

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

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