“You have recklessly endangered a peace between humans and Serpentine that has existed for millennia. Your foolishness has put me in. . . a difficult position.”
Mambo the Fifth, to Wu and Garmadon
"Never Trust a Human"
Season 11, Episode 11
Ninjago Secrets of The Forbidden Spinjitzu Episode 11
Air date July 27, 2019 (US)
August 26, 2019 (Australia)
September 13, 2019 (Canada)
Written by Bragi Schut
Directed by Daniel Ife
Episode guide
"Ancient History"
"Under Siege"

Never Trust a Human is the eleventh episode of the eleventh season, and the 109th episode overall of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. It aired on July 27, 2019 in the United States. It is paired up with "Under Siege."


A flashback episode tells the story of Young Wu and Young Garmadon meeting Aspheera and teaching her the secrets of Spinjitzu.


Back when Humans and Serpentine were enemies, a young Wu grew tired of going to the lake, so he proposed to Garmadon that they visit the Serpentine. At first, Garmadon rejected the idea, but agrees to come with Wu.

The brothers hid in bushes and marveled at the Serpentine as they continued construction on their pyramids. Before they could leave, they were spotted by the Serpentine and taken captive.

Wu and Garmadon are then escorted to King Mambo the Fifth who tells the brothers that they have violated laws between human and Serpentine. As a result, they are punished by being held in a cell for the night.

Now inside their holding cell, Garmadon and Wu began to argue, but they are interrupted by a young Aspheera who questioned the brothers if they are the Sons of the First Spinjitzu Master. She then promised the brothers of freedom only if they could teach her Spinjitzu. Both brothers agree, and Aspheera freed the brothers and they immediately head home.

Before they could head to their rooms, the First Spinjitzu Master questioned the brothers of their whereabouts since they arrived late at night, and the brothers lie to their father. They then glimpse at their father's work which are the Scrolls of Forbidden Spinjitzu. Unfortunately, the First Spinjitzu Master told his sons that the scrolls weren't for them since it possessed too much power.

That night, Wu was troubled on the promised he made to Aspheera knowing his brother Garmadon wouldn't uphold his end of the bargain, so the next morning, Wu went off to find Aspheera and made her promise that she would never use spinjitzu for evil. She agrees and they began to train.

In the upcoming weeks, Aspheera mastered the art of spinjitzu, but little did Wu know that he was being spied by Garmadon. So when Wu arrived home, he was criticized by Garmadon for teaching her spinjitzu and believed that a snake should not be trusted. This prompted another fight between the brothers and Wu getting hurt. Ever since that moment, the brothers decided to isolate and not talk to each other.

A few weeks later, Wu noticed people who were matching away from their homes and questioned one of the villagers. He tells Wu that King Mambo has been overthrown by a Serpentine who knows spinjitzu, and she plans to expand her empire. After hearing the news, Wu told Garmadon and both promised to put an end to Aspheera's reign. In order to overthrow Aspheera, it required stealing the Scrolls of Forbidden Spinjitzu despite the First Spinjitzu Master prohibiting the use of the scroll.

The brothers, while still daybreak, head to the pyramids where Aspheera performs spinjitzu among the Serpentine to defeat Mambo the Fifth in order to signify a change in power.

At night, the brothers make their move and head to the throne room where Aspheera is located. With guards surrounding them, Garmadon fought the guards while Wu fought Aspheera. With the Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu, Wu successfully defeats Aspheera who is angry she wasn't taught spinjitzu that Wu performed.

While Wu was walking by Aspheera's cell, she demanded that she were to be released just as she did to Wu and Garmadon, but Wu declined her request. This caused Aspheera to be filled with anger and dubbing Wu a "Treacherous Deceiver."

In the end, Mambo the Fifth was restored as king and the peace between Man and Serpentine was kept. Meanwhile, Aspheera would be placed in a magical tomb that would hold her until her sins are forgotten.



For the transcript of the episode, click here.

Locations Visited


  • Narrator: Wu
  • The title is a nod to the title of the episode, "Never Trust a Snake."
  • This is the first episode of the series in which its events take place almost entirely in the past.
  • Cole and Lloyd are seen in this episode but do not speak.
  • This is the second episode that Jay does not appear in, the first being "The News Never Sleeps."
  • It shows how Aspheera was defeated and seemingly betrayed by Wu.
  • This is Garmadon's first appearance since Episode 98, albeit only in a flashback.


  • Lloyd was seen at the beginning of the episode, even though he was in Ninjago City with Zane and Nya at the time.
  • When Wu was close to defeating Aspheera, Char is seen with his snake armor, but when Aspheera surrenders, his armor disappears.
  • When Wu and Garmadon went to their father's desk to take the Forbidden Scrolls, nine scrolls were seen. But once the scrolls were taken, only one was seen.


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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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