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“Even shadows have their uses. . . .”
Garmadon
"King of Shadows"
Season Pilot, Episode 3
Ep.3 title
Air date January 14, 2011
Written by Dan & Kevin Hageman
Directed by Justin Murphy
Episode guide
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"The Golden Weapon"
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"Weapons of Destiny"

King of Shadows is the third pilot episode of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. It follows the Ninja in their continuing search for the remaining Golden Weapons, and Lord Garmadon's plot to claim them for his own.

Plot

After retrieving the Scythe of Quakes, the Ninja set out to find the next three Golden Weapons. While they were travelling by boat through the Frozen Wastelands to obtain the Shurikens of Ice, Master Wu told the four about the Tornado of Creation and its capabilities. Upon reaching their destination, Zane attempted to grab the Shurikens, freezing himself in a block of ice in the process. The Guardian of the weapon, the Ice Dragon, awoke, and the other three Ninja rode atop Zane's icy cocoon on their way to the boat; they hit a pillar on the way out, and broke Zane free.

They then stopped at the Floating Ruins. Atop a chain, with the Skulkin hot on their tail, the Ninja sent Jay up. He grabbed the Nunchucks of Lightning immediately; the Lightning Dragon appeared in a flash. Using Jay's gliders, the Ninja quickly escaped to the Forest of Tranquility. That night at camp, the Ninja celebrated their victory. Master Wu told them to get some sleep, but even he couldn't resist dancing in celebration with his students.

Later that night, while sleeping, Kai woke up to see Nya standing nearby, calling his name. Nya ran to the Fire Temple, and Kai pursued her swiftly. Upon Kai's arrival, he found the Sword of Fire, the last Golden Weapon needed. He climbed up quickly to Nya, but she revealed herself to be the shadow of Lord Garmadon. Lord Garmadon dropped the real Nya down on a chain, suspending her over lava. To save her, Kai grabbed the Sword of Fire, slicing his sister free. Lord Garmadon duplicated the Red Ninja's own shadow, and used it to claim the Sword of Fire. Unable to strike the rapidly-multiplying Shadows, Kai was quickly defeated, but Wu came to his rescue, using his own shadow to fight off the doppelgangers.

Meanwhile, the Skulkin had captured Cole, Jay and Zane, and had also stolen the three Golden Weapons. The Ninja soon escaped, using a sword stolen from Nuckal by Jay. They engaged the Skulkin in battle so as to reclaim their weapons, (Jay lost his voice in the process) but the villains still escaped to the Underworld.

Back at the Fire Temple, Garmadon had awakened the Fire Dragon to prevent the group from leaving. Master Wu could think of only one way to stop Lord Garmadon: go into the Underworld and fight him directly. Taking the Sword of Fire with him, the old master sailed down a river of lava. Kai and Nya were left to face the Dragon alone.

Cast

Transcript

For the transcript of this episode, click here.

Notes

  • The episode title refers to Lord Garmadon, who appears as a red-eyed shadow in the mortal realm and summons the shadow warriors to take the Sword of Fire from Kai.
  • Parts of this episode appeared in "Wrong Place, Wrong Time."

Errors

Gallery

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu Episodes
Pilot Episodes 1. Way of the Ninja · 2. The Golden Weapon · 3. King of Shadows · 4. Weapons of Destiny
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
Season 2
Legacy of the Green Ninja
1. Darkness Shall Rise · 2. Pirates Vs. Ninja · 3. Double Trouble · 4. Ninjaball Run · 5. Child's Play · 6. Wrong Place, Wrong Time · 7. The Stone Army · 8. The Day Ninjago Stood Still · 9. The Last Voyage · 10. Island of Darkness · 11. The Last Hope · 12. Return of the Overlord · 13. Rise of the Spinjitzu Master
Season 3
Rebooted
1. The Surge · 2. The Art of the Silent Fist · 3. Blackout · 4. The Curse of the Golden Master · 5. Enter the Digiverse · 6. Codename: Arcturus · 7. The Void · 8. The Titanium Ninja
Season 4
The Tournament of Elements
1. The Invitation · 2. Only One Can Remain · 3. Versus · 4. Ninja Roll · 5. Spy for a Spy · 6. Spellbound · 7. The Forgotten Element · 8. The Day of the Dragon · 9. The Greatest Fear of All · 10. The Corridor of Elders
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 5
Possession
1. Winds of Change · 2. Ghost Story · 3. Stiix and Stones· 4. The Temple on Haunted Hill · 5. Peak-a-Boo · 6. Kingdom Come · 7. The Crooked Path · 8. Grave Danger · 9. Curseworld, Part I · 10. Curseworld, Part II
Season 6
Skybound
1. Infamous · 2. Public Enemy Number One · 3. Enkrypted · 4. Misfortune Rising · 5. On a Wish and a Prayer · 6. My Dinner With Nadakhan · 7. Wishmasters · 8. The Last Resort · 9. Operation Land Ho! · 10. The Way Back
Tall Tale Mini-Movies
(Non-Canon)
1. The Tall Tale of Flintlocke · 2. The Tall Tale of Clancee · 3. The Tall Tale of Doubloon · 4. The Tall Tale of Dogshank · 5. The Tall Tale of Monkey Wretch · 6. The Tall Tale of Squiffy and Bucko
Special Day of the Departed
Season 7
The Hands of Time
1. The Hands of Time · 2. The Hatching · 3. A Time of Traitors · 4. Scavengers · 5. A Line in the Sand · 6. The Attack · 7. Secrets Discovered · 8. Pause and Effect · 9. Out of the Fire and Into the Boiling Sea · 10. Lost in Time
Wu's Teas Mini-Movies
(Non-Canon)
Wu's Teas
Ninjago: Decoded 1. Legacy · 2. Vehicles and Mechs · 3. Legendary Places · 4. Ninjago's Most Wanted · 5. The Digiverse and Beyond · 6. The Elemental Masters · 7. Beasts and Dragons · 8. Rise of Garmadon · 9. Prophecy of the Green Ninja · 10. Greatest Battles
Season 8
Sons of Garmadon
1. The Mask of Deception · 2. The Jade Princess · 3. The Oni and the Dragon · 4. Snake Jaguar · 5. Dead Man's Squall · 6. The Quiet One · 7. Game of Masks · 8. Dread on Arrival · 9. True Potential · 10. Big Trouble, Little Ninjago
Season 9
Hunted
1. Firstbourne · 2. Iron & Stone · 3. Radio Free Ninjago · 4. How to Build a Dragon · 5. The Gilded Path · 6. Two Lies, One Truth · 7. The Weakest Link · 8. Saving Faith · 9. Lessons for a Master · 10. Green Destiny
Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu 1. Master Class · 2. Green and Gold · 3. The Weekend Drill · 4. Elemental Rider · 5. Blue Lightning · 6. Samurai X-Treme
Season 10: March of the Oni 1. The Darkness Comes · 2. Into the Breach · 3. The Fall · 4. Endings
Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu 1. Wasted True Potential · 2. Questing for Quests · 3. A Rocky Start · 4. The Belly of the Beast · 5. Boobytraps and How to Survive Them · 6. The News Never Sleeps · 7. Ninja vs Lava · 8. Snaketastrophy · 9. Powerless · 10. Ancient History · 11. Never Trust a Human · 12. Under Siege · 13. The Explorers Club · 14. Vengeance is Mine! · 15. A Cold Goodbye · 16. The Never-Realm · 17. Fire Maker · 18. An Unlikely Ally · 19. The Absolute Worst · 20. The Message · 21. The Traveler's Tree · 22. Krag's Lament · 23. Secret of The Wolf · 24. The Last of the Formlings · 25. My Enemy, My Friend · 26. The Kaiju Protocol · 27. Corruption · 28. A Fragile Hope · 29. Once and for All · 30. Awakenings
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  • Samukai is not dead!

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    • Samukai is still in the Underworld beacuse the Ninjas destroyed the Mega Weapon in Wrong Place Wrong Time and the first mentioned event ta...
    • We literally saw Samukai be brought back from the Departed Realm. The timeline wasn't changed, everything went back to normal.
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