Human (initially; formerly) Living incarnation of the sea (currently)
Deceased (in an alternate timeline) Merged with the Endless Sea (formerly) Alive (currently)
Media of origin:
LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
Nya is one of the main protagonists in LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. She is Master Wu's seventh student, the Silver/Grey Ninja, the Elemental Master of Water, and the daughter of the elemental predecessor, Maya, and the former Elemental Master of Fire, Ray, the latter who passed his powers to her older brother, Kai, known as the Red Ninja. When she was three years old, her parents were kidnapped and forced to forge armor and vehicles by the Elemental Masters of Time, Acronix and Krux, which leads her and Kai assuming that they are dead. Since then, she and her brother maintained their family-owned blacksmith shop in Ignacia until they met Sensei Wu, who recruited them to become part of the Ninja (though she claimed her own identity as Samurai X until she became the Water Ninja in season 5).
Like Zane, she is very skilled and intelligent member in the team.
During the time her parents were kidnapped by the Hands of Time, she is the only one who was watching over Kai in Ignacia for years until the arrival of Sensei Wu to recruit them to become part of the Ninja.
Before becoming the Water Ninja, she once claimed a secret identity of Samurai X to prove that her brother that she is not useless, as well as giving her protection deemed unnecessary from the Skullkin Army and 4 of the Serpentine Tribes.
Throughout the series, she is usually responsible for inventing mechs and vehicles for herself and the rest of the Ninja.
In Season 5, one of its best reveals is the fact that her water powers are inherited from her mother, as stated by Sensei Wu.
Her transition from becoming Samurai X to the Water Ninja is one of her awesome character developments within the series.
She has a greater role in season 6, as she reconciles her relationship with her first boyfriend, Jay, and serves as one of the two main foils to Nadakhan (who wants to marry her for his infinite wishes due to her great resemblance to his deceased wife, Delara).
Similar to Mikasa Ackerman's relationship with Eren Yeager before the final season (but in reverse by roles), she considers her true perfect match, Cole, as a brother figure to her instead of him as a significant other, which saves her romantic relationship between her and Jay.
Despite her well-executed reason as to why she became Samurai X in the first place, it may be cliché and stereotypical that she stated herself as "too feminine" to become one of the group only formed by boys.
In Season 10, she accidentally pulled the thrust lever in the wrong direction, which leads to Cole falling down into the darkness from the Destiny's Bounty.
Like the rest of the Ninja as of Season 8, she lost her abilities of using Airjitzu and summoning her Elemental Dragon, so she won't look overpowered.
Aside from Skylor Chen, who is one of its several honorary members (an ally of the Ninja instead of a main member such as Lloyd and Kai) as the Elemental Master of Amber (or power absorption), she is the first female member of the Ninja team.
She is also the first Ninja whose elemental powers are secondary.
In "Twice Bitten, Once Shy," it shows that Nya is allergic to perfume. However, she owns at least 2 perfumes from her bedroom, which are presumably hypoallergenic.
Along with Kai, Jay, and Cole, she is one of the four Ninja whose mother was a former Elemental Master.