Not to be confused with the in-universe book.
“Beware, ye who enters the serpent's tomb. For her anger nearly did consume all Ninjago, until a foolish boy with a staff of power her evil did destroy.”
Zane reading the inscription
"Boobytraps and How to Survive Them"
Season 11, Episode 5
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Air date July 6, 2019 (US)
August 5, 2019 (Australia)
August 24, 2019 (Canada)
Written by Bragi Schut
Directed by Daniel Ife
Episode guide
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Boobytraps and How to Survive Them is the fifth episode of the eleventh season, and 103rd overall of LEGO Ninjago. It aired on July 6, 2019, in the United States, on August 5, 2019 in Australia, and on August 24, 2019 in Canada. It was paired up with the "The News Never Sleeps!."

Synopsis

The ninja team up with a reluctant Clutch Powers to enter a mysterious pyramid where they inadvertently unleash an ancient evil.

Extended: The ninja arrive at the pyramid where they are shocked to discover that Clutch Powers has changed. He is no longer the intrepid explorer they remember him. Clutch has called it quits facing down dangerous booby-traps and death-defying temples full of cursed artifacts. He'd rather coast on his reputation and spends his days in comfort. Alas, when Clutch learns that his membership at the Explorer's Club is in jeopardy, he musters his courage and strikes out once again for adventure! The group enters the pyramid and makes their way past several deadly booby-traps, only to arrive at the pyramid's inner-sanctum, where they come upon some ancient hieroglyphics. Realizing too late that the hieroglyphics are a warning, the ninja inadvertently open the final chamber and release a centuries-old Serpentine sorceress Aspheera. She ultimately imprisons the ninja and steals Kai's elemental fire-power. Then she sets off on a quest of vengeance against the one who imprisoned her back in the day...

Plot

Before the Ninja enter the Ancient Pyramid, they attempt to convince Clutch Powers to enter the pyramid with them, but they are unable to persuade him until he gets a call from Cecil Putnam from the Explorers Club. Putnam explains that Powers' membership from the Explorers Club is voided due to the fact that Powers has not explored anything in over ten years. After getting the phone call, he agrees to explore the Ancient Pyramid with the Ninja in order to keep his membership.

The Ninja along with Clutch Powers enter the Ancient Pyramid and bypass the first trap using one of his methods that he mentioned in his book. As they continued to explore the pyramid, they come across stairs leading down, but it's covered with cobwebs. Powers tells everyone to jump over the cobwebs, but Jay disobeys his order and walks through the cobwebs which sets off a trap, causing the stairs to disappear and become a slope. The Ninja and Clutch Powers nearly slide into a hole of spikes, but Kai is able to use his elemental power to get rid of the spikes.

Safe from danger, the Ninja continue to explore and after some walking, they come to a sliding puzzle. While Jay and Nya solve the puzzle, Zane reads an inscription talking about someone's history. After reading, Zane realizes it's a Pyro Vipers' tomb and tells Jay and Nya to stop solving the puzzle, but they are too late as they free Aspheera.

Now free, Aspheera demands the Ninja to tell her where the "boy" is, but the Ninja are uncertain who Aspheera is talking about. After Lloyd said he didn't know, he is immediately blasted by Aspheera's staff. The Ninja fight Aspheera, but she is able to hold off their attacks. She then shows interest in Kai and steals his Elemental Power, Fire. The Ninja try to stop Aspheera, but she uses Spinjitzu against them and wards off their attack. With Aspheera now having an Elemental Power, she spares the Ninja and locks them up in chains.

Meanwhile, Clutch Powers, who decided to escape while the Ninja were fighting Aspheera, finally makes it outside the pyramid, but he is immediately confronted by Aspheera who demands Powers to take her to the nearest village. He hints at Ninjago City being the closest but refuses to take her. This causes Aspheera to erupt the pyramid with lava. Clutch Powers then slides down the walls of the pyramid to avoid the lava before a rock causes him to fly away from the pyramid. In the end, Aspheera got on her Fire Fang and rode to Ninjago City.

Cast

Transcript

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Locations Visited

Trivia

Errors

  • When Zane is reading the inscription, his right arm is not seen.
  • When attacking Aspheera, Kai is seen with his mask off, though he put it on before using his powers on her.
  • Before Aspheera attacks Lloyd, Kai is in front of Zane and Cole in the back, but in the next shot, they switch places.

Videos

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Mini-Movies 1. Secrets of the Blacksmith · 2. Flight of the Dragon Ninja · 3. The New Masters of Spinjitzu · 4. An Underworldly Takeover · 5. Return to the Fire Temple · 6. Battle Between Brothers
Season 1: Rise of the Snakes 1. Rise of the Snakes · 2. Home · 3. Snakebit · 4. Never Trust a Snake · 5. Can of Worms · 6. The Snake King · 7. Tick Tock · 8. Once Bitten, Twice Shy · 9. The Royal Blacksmiths · 10. The Green Ninja · 11. All of Nothing · 12. The Rise of the Great Devourer · 13. Day of the Great Devourer
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Season 3: Rebooted 27. The Surge · 28. The Art of the Silent Fist · 29. Blackout · 30. The Curse of the Golden Master · 31. Enter the Digiverse · 32. Codename: Arcturus · 33. The Void · 34. The Titanium Ninja
Season 4: The Tournament of Elements 35. The Invitation · 36. Only One Can Remain · 37. Versus · 38. Ninja Roll · 39. Spy for a Spy · 40. Spellbound · 41. The Forgotten Element · 42. The Day of the Dragon · 43. The Greatest Fear of All · 44. The Corridor of Elders
Season 5: Possession 45. Winds of Change · 46. Ghost Story · 47. Stiix and Stones· 48. The Temple on Haunted Hill · 49. Peak-a-Boo · 50. Kingdom Come · 51. The Crooked Path · 52. Grave Danger · 53. Curseworld, Part I · 54. Curseworld, Part II
Chen Mini-Movies (non-canon) 1. Chen's New Chair · 2. Chair Play Chen · 3. Chair Up Chen · 4. Chairful What You Wish For · 5. Bad Chair Day
Season 6: Skybound 55. Infamous · 56. Public Enemy Number One · 57. Enkrypted · 58. Misfortune Rising · 59. On a Wish and a Prayer · 60. My Dinner With Nadakhan · 61. Wishmasters · 62. The Last Resort · 63. Operation Land Ho! · 64. The Way Back
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Wu's Teas Mini-Movies (non-canon) Wu's Teas
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Season 8: The Sons of Garmadon 75. The Mask of Deception · 76. The Jade Princess · 77. The Oni and the Dragon · 78. Snake Jaguar · 79. Dead Man's Squall · 80. The Quiet One · 81. Game of Masks · 82. Dread on Arrival · 83. True Potential · 84. Big Trouble, Little Ninjago
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Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu 99. Wasted True Potential · 100. Questing for Quests · 101. A Rocky Start · 102. The Belly of the Beast · 103. Boobytraps and How to Survive Them · 104. The News Never Sleeps! · 105. Ninja vs Lava · 106. Snaketastrophy · 107. Powerless · 108. Ancient History · 109. Never Trust a Human · 110. Under Siege · 111. The Explorers Club · 112. Vengeance is Mine! · 113. A Cold Goodbye · 114. The Never-Realm · 115. Fire Maker · 116. An Unlikely Ally · 117. The Absolute Worst · 118. The Message · 119. The Traveler's Tree · 120. Krag's Lament · 121. Secret of the Wolf · 122. The Last of the Formlings · 123. My Enemy, My Friend · 124. The Kaiju Protocol · 125. Corruption · 126. A Fragile Hope · 127. Once and for All · 128. Awakenings
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