Cole is a human male and the Black Ninja and the Master of Earth.
Cole accepted Lloyd as the new master after Wu disappeared into the time vortex. He was forced to leave his search for Wu when crime arose in Ninjago City.
He also had the scythe of quakes, which is a Golden Weapon.
Cole was aboard the Destinys Bounty when they recived news of an attack on the Ninjago Power Plant. There, they found Shadelock, and began to battle him. Shadelock quickly copied his power.