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You think you can hide from my wrath? I'll destroy every building to find you!
My ninja taught me responsibility, confidence, a sense of humor, and to listen to the voice within.
Wu to Iron Baron
"Lessons for a Master"
Season 9, Episode 9
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Air date July 18, 2018 (Singapore; Okto)
August 25, 2018 (US)
Written by Bragi Schut
Directed by Jens Møller
Episode guide
"Saving Faith"
"Green Destiny"

Lessons for a Master is the ninth episode of the ninth season of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu and the 93rd episode overall. It aired on July 18, 2018, in Singapore, and aired in the United States on August 25, 2018, in "Hunted: Part 3."


When Iron Baron forces Wu to retrieve the Dragon Armor, things don't go as planned. In Ninjago, Lloyd can only endure so much as he holds onto hope for the Ninjas' return.[1]


Enraged by Harumi's death, Lord Garmadon unleashes the Colossus on Lloyd and his allies. Along with Nya, Dareth, and an unconscious Skylor, they flee to the rooftop of another building and regroup in the streets below. As the Colossus wreaks havoc, Nya and Dareth propose leaving the city until things calm down, which Lloyd refuses to do by any means. They come to an agreement to acquire the Battle Wagon and remain in the city until the ninja return.

In the Realm of Oni and Dragons, the ninja and Faith remain tied up on posts, while the Dragon Hunters argue about their current predicament. In the meantime, Iron Baron forces Wu to guide him to Firstbourne's nest. Their treacherous journey takes them across an unstable stone bridge; when it gives way and Iron Baron falls, Wu catches him, though Baron disregards the life-saving gesture. As Faith and the ninja attempt to escape, the Dragon Hunters intervene and free them instead. Infuriated with Iron Baron, they decide to turn against him and ally with the ninja if they think they can stop Iron Baron. They later reach the collapsed bridge that Wu and Iron Baron previously broke, coming to the conclusion that it's too late.

In Ninjago City, the remaining Resistance members attempt to flee the area, but they're confronted Ultra Violet, who had been thrown across the city by the Colossus. Nya stays to fight her as the group heads off. Ultra Violet drops a car on Nya and hurts her shoulder, but before Ultra Violet can finish her off, Lloyd crashes the Battlewagon into Ultra Violet, destroying the Mask of Hatred and dazing her. Before they can leave, the Sons of Garmadon arrive and engage the group in combat.

In the Realm of Oni and Dragons, Iron Baron and Wu arrive at Firstbourne's nest, where they quickly find the fabled Dragon Armor. Iron Baron rushes to procure it, and just as he runs to it, the Firstbourne awakens and roars at him. Baron hastily throws on the armor and commands the Firstbourne to kill Wu - however, she doesn't respond. Wu reveals that of the many lessons he learned ever since he came to this realm, the ninja taught him responsibility, confidence, a sense of humor, and to listen to the voice within. But Wu also learned something from Baron , Baron taught him the power of lying, and deceived him into thinking the armor controls the Firstbourne. In actuality, the Firstbourne trusted his father because of the goodness in him. The Firstbourne turns on Baron, who throws off the armor, and he's encased in a mass of molten rock. The Firstbourne then gives the armor to Wu, as the other dragons bow to the Son of the Spinjitzu Master.

The ninja and Faith return to the other Dragon Hunters, as they shake their heads in defeat. Tremors begin to occur as the Firstbourne emerges from her nest. The Dragon Hunters run away, but the ninja spot Wu on the Firstbourne's head. As he lands the Firstbourne, the ninja run up to him and congratulate him. The Dragon Hunters are esteemed to learn of Baron's fate. Zane congratulates Wu on his efforts, and the ninja bow to the Dragon Master. Wu then thanks the ninja for the lessons they taught him before Cole remembers that they are needed back in Ninjago. Zane asks if the Firstbourne can take them home, and the Firstbourne responds by summoning four Dragons, one for each ninja. Wu offers for Faith to return to Ninjago with them, but she opts to remain behind with the Hunters. The ninja board their respective Dragon, and together with Wu and the Firstbourne, they begin their departure from the First Realm. While up in the sky, Cole briefly reminisces about their old dragon flight adventures. After the ninja go into the portal, one of the Dragon Hunters asks where they're going, to which Faith proudly says that they're going to "Ninjago," pronouncing it correctly for the first time. The episode ends with the ninja traveling through the portal to Ninjago.



For the transcript of the episode, click here.

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  • The music that plays when the Firstbourne flies out of her nest is the original Dragons theme. For this season, Jay Vincent and Michael Kramer modified the original theme, but the music in that scene is the original, unaltered version.
  • This episode concludes the "First Realm" story arc, with Wu and the ninja heading home to Ninjago.
  • It is revealed that the Dragon Armor doesn't actually control the Firstbourne. She actually chose the First Spinjitzu Master to wear it and ride her because she sensed that he had a pure heart and goodness with him as she did with Wu.
  • The method the ninja use in order to escape from the poles is similar to the method Emmet used in The LEGO Movie so he can escape from Lord Business' lair.
  • Iron Baron is defeated in this episode, as he is encased in the molten rock by Firstbourne but is shown alive.


  • The top of Borg Tower is undamaged despite being ruined in the previous episode.
  • When Iron Baron goes to retrieve the Dragon Armor, he picks up the mask plate, but in the next shot, it's nowhere to be seen as he puts on the armor. However, when he commands Firstbourne to destroy Wu, he's wearing the mask. Baron then loses the mask for the rest of the scene, and it is never worn by him or Wu.
  • When Nya kicked Ultra Violet into a signpost, there was nothing on it, but when she uses it as a weapon, and charges at her with it, there was a sign on it.
  • When the Sons of Garmadon surround Lloyd's group, a biker right next to them has an off-model hair clipping through the helmet.
  • When Jet Jack frees the ninja, they scream; however, Zane's mouth is closed even though you can hear him.
  • During the scene where the Dragon Hunters join the ninja, a hunter can be seen with an off-model hair clipping through his mask, which is similar to Muzzle's mask.



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Ninjago 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 14. Darkness Shall Rise · 15. Pirates vs. Ninja · 16. Double Trouble · 17. Ninjaball Run · 18. Child's Play · 19. Wrong Place, Wrong Time · 20. The Stone Army · 21. The Day Ninjago Stood Still · 22. The Last Voyage · 23. Island of Darkness · 24. The Last Hope · 25. Return of the Overlord · 26. Rise of the Spinjitzu Master
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: 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
Tall Tales (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 Sqiffy and Bucko
Special Day of the Departed
Operation Heavy Metal 1. Operation Heavy Metal: Machia · 2. Operation Heavy Metal: Buffmillion · 3. Operation Heavy Metal: Blunck · 4. Operation Heavy Metal: Raggmunk
Season 7: The Hands of Time 65. The Hands of Time · 66. The Hatching · 67. A Time of Traitors · 68. Scavengers · 69. A Line in the Sand · 70. The Attack · 71. Secrets Discovered · 72. Pause and Effect · 73. Out of the Fire and Into the Boiling Sea · 74. 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 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
Season 9: Hunted 85. Firstbourne · 86. Iron & Stone · 87. Radio Free Ninjago · 88. How to Build a Dragon · 89. The Gilded Path · 90. Two Lies, One Truth · 91. The Weakest Link · 92. Saving Faith · 93. Lessons for a Master · 94. 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 95. The Darkness Comes · 96. Into the Breach · 97. The Fall · 98. Endings
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
Prime Empire Original Shorts 1. Let's Dance · 2. Upgrade · 3. The Meaning of Victory · 4. The Stowaway · 5. Manhunt · 6. Gayle Gossip: A Closer Look
Season 12: Prime Empire 129. Would You Like to Enter Prime Empire? · 130. Dyer Island · 131. Level Thirteen · 132. Superstar Rockin' Jay · 133. I am Okino · 134. The Glitch · 135. The Cliffs of Hysteria · 136. The Maze of the Red Dragon · 137. One Step Forward, Two Steps Back · 138. Racer Seven · 139. The Speedway Five-Billion · 140. Stop, Drop and Side Scroll · 141. Ninjago Confidential · 142. The Prodigal Father · 143. The Temple of Madness · 144. Game Over
Season 13: Master of the Mountain 145. Shintaro · 146. Into the Dark · 147. The Worst Rescue Ever · 148. The Two Blades · 149. Queen of the Munce · 150. Trial By Mino · 151. The Skull Sorcerer · 152. The Real Fall · 153. Dungeon Party! · 154. Dungeon Crawl! · 155. Grief-Bringer · 156. Masters Never Quit · 157. The Darkest Hour · 158. The Ascent · 159. The Upply Strike Back! · 160. The Son of Lilly
The Island 161. Uncharted · 162. The Keepers of the Amulet · 163. The Gift of Jay · 164. The Tooth of Wojira
Season 14: Seabound 165. A Big Splash · 166. The Call of the Deep · 167. Unsinkable · 168. Five Thousand Fathoms Down · 169. The Wrath of Kalmaar · 170. Long Live the King · 171. Escape from Merlopia · 172. The Tale of Benthomaar · 173. The Storm Amulet · 174. Riddle of the Sphinx · 175. Papergirl · 176. Master of the Sea · 177. The Calm Before the Storm · 178. Assault on Ninjago City · 179. Nyad · 180. The Turn of the Tide
Ninjago: Reimagined 1. Golden Legend · 2. Gold Rush · 3. A Day in the Life of a Golden Ninja · 4. Sweatin' to the Goldies · 5. Golden Hour
Season 15 TBA