I’ll admit that I haven’t been a Ninjago fan for long, but the more I think about this, the less sense it makes. What I’m referring to is not necessarily the order of events, but when they occur (if someone has a better way of saying this, please, tell me).
So, first we learn that Wu’s father, the First Spinjitzu Master, created Ninjago. This is implied to be a long time ago, and Wu and Garmadon are really old. At this point, I just assumed that they had abnormally long lifespans. Things make sense. Then there’s Lloyd. I’ll go ahead and assume that he’s somewhere around ten, maybe a bit older, when he’s first introduced. Yet, he’s Garmadon and Misako’s son. Wait, what? These two people who have been around forever (one of whom has been banished in the underworld for a while now) had a son around a decade ago? That seems rather late in their lives, banishment aside.
Then there’s the Serpentine. When they’re introduced, our snakey friends have been gone so long that most people assume they’re a myth. Then we get to Season 4, and we find out that not only were Wu and Garmadon fighting in the war when they were younger, but Kai and Nya’s parents were, as well? Wu and Garmadon make sense. They’ve been alive nearly as long as Ninjago, so them being in that stage of their lives at that point makes sense. But Kai and Nya’s parents? I can’t judge Kai and Nya’s ages very well, but early adulthood makes sense to me. Yet, apparently their parents were as old as Wu? How does that make any sense?
These two things have never added up to me. What kind of timescale are we looking at? How are half of our characters the ages that they are?