The Senseis are a new group of Skylanders in Skylanders: Imaginators. The Sensei Skylanders are each masters of different fighting styles and secret battle techniques. For many years, it had been their mission to explore the furthest reaches of Skylands, searching for potential heroes to train in the fight against evil. However, with Kaos unleashing Mind Magic to create villainous Doomlanders, Master Eon has summoned the Senseis to return and lead a new generation of heroes into battle – the Imaginators.
Senseis help train Imaginators by offering a range of benefits, including unlocking Imaginator parts, providing access to special areas in the game, and well as bestowing Secret Techniques across the Battle Classes. Senseis also have their own unique benefits, including the extraordinary ability to unleash Sky-Chi – the ultimate Battle Class super move. Regular Senseis are identified by having armor or accessories with a black and gold color scheme, as well as having the title of Master.
Some Doom Raiders and other notorious villains from Cloudcracker Prison became part of the Skylander Senseis after agreeing to teach Imaginators their formidable battle skills and steering clear of a life of crime.
Songs played with Asian instruments play when Senseis enter the game or use their Sky-Chi, while villains play the start of their Trap Team Villain Themes, with the exception of Golden Queen, who only plays it during her Sky-Chi.
All Master Senseis wear a golden belt around their waists.
Senseis are currently the only Skylanders incapable of changing upgrade paths without resetting. Imaginators can change weapon powers, elemental powers and Secret Techniques, while a Portal Master power in Skylanders: SuperChargers grants all Skylanders playable in the game the ability to switch paths.
Additionally, Senseis are the only Skylanders who cannot wear hats.
The Chompy Mage is the only villain sensei not to originate from Trap Team (Kaos's Clone does not count). He first appeared in Skylanders: Giants.