“We made it!”
“We are no longer Lowly!”
“We're the Upply!”
“Upply! Upply! Upply!”
Plundar, Korgran, and Fungus
"The Ascent"
Season 13, Episode 14
Ninjago Master of the Mountain Episode 14.png
Air date July 22, 2020 (Australia)
October 25, 2020 (US)
December 13, 2020 (Canada)
Written by Bragi Schut
Directed by Shane Poettecker
Episode guide
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"The Upply Strike Back!"

The Ascent is the fourteenth episode of the thirteenth season, and the 158th episode overall of LEGO Ninjago. It aired on July 22, 2020, in Australia. It aired in the US on October 25, 2020, paired up with "The Darkest Hour".

Synopsis

Cole, the Lowly, Princess Vania and Wu discover that the stone-mech is fueled by Elemental Power, and attach it to the mine-carts in an effort to blast their way out of the mountain to confront the evil Skull Sorcerer![1]

Cartoon Network Asia: Cole discovers that the stone-mech is powered by Elemental Earth energy and uses his powers to activate the mech.

Extended: Cole discovers that the stone-mech is powered by Elemental Earth energy and uses his powers to activate the mech. He straps the mech to the mine-carts and uses it, like a crude rocket, to blast the mine-carts back up the track to the top of the mountain. Along the way, however, the Magma Monster arrives and a desperate battle between Cole and the creature ensues.

Plot

Wu informs Cole, Vania, and the Upply about the situation they're in. He asks for suggestions, and Cole suggests using the Fire Stone Mech to propel the other minecarts back up the tracks. Plundar thinks it's a bad idea, but no one else gives suggestions, so everyone votes in favor of Cole's idea. Plundar things about throwing his dice, but he decides to make his own decision and trust Cole.

They begin to work on transferring the wheels from the mine cart to the Fire Stone Mech. Meanwhile, Wu and Cole try to operate the mech, but it has no buttons or gadgets. Suddenly, the mech glows before turning off. Wu realizes the mech might be run by Elemental Energy, so Cole tries again. This time, he is able to power the mech.

Cole has a hard time controlling the mech and almost runs over a couple of people due to the installed wheels. Eventually, they are able to get the mech attached to the tracks and ready to push the other carts. However, Vania doesn't feel comfortable because she would have to face her father. Cole and the rest of the team support Vania as they head off.

Despite having a difficult time, Cole is able to concentrate and keep the mech from shutting down. During the ride, Wu almost falls off, but Korgran saves him. They are able to make it through the roller coaster part of the cave, and Vania thinks they'll encounter the Lava Monster again. Cole doesn't think it's around until he actually sees it. They then accelerate to get away from the beast, but they awaken the Dire Bats. Fungus and Korgran fight off the Dire Bats from the carts while Cole also is forced to fight off a couple. They think they are finished, but the Lava Monster grabs Cole and takes him off track.

The beast tries to bring Cole into the lava, but Cole is able to break free and lands on a rock. The Lava Monster then has him pinned, but he unexpectedly grabs a sword and cuts its tentacles. Vania spots everyone else on the mine carts approaching the lava, so Cole and Vania head after them. The Lava Monster stands in the way, so Cole stabs it right in the heart, killing the beast. He then grabs the carts saving everyone inside, but he cannot control the speed of the mech due to the lava overheating the controls.

Back at the Kingdom of Shintaro, Engelbert and an elderly woman are discussing something when all of a sudden, the mine carts shoot from the ground as well as the mech. They are shocked and faint when they see Adam. The Upply realize they made it to the kingdom and shout "Upply!" after spending so many years underground.

They head to the Throne Room where they see Chompy in a cage. Vania gets so frustrated that Vangelis actually imprisoned her pet dragon, so Cole frees Chompy. The dragon then spots Adam, and they instantly bond. Suddenly, Hailmar and the rest of Winged Guards of Shintaro arrive and were instructed to arrest Cole, as the Ninja were traitors. Vania tells Hailmar it's not true, but he doesn't budge. That's when Adam spews a spider web at the guards and everyone begins fighting. While in the brawl, Vania witnesses Chompy turning into an enormous dragon. He allows Cole and the Upply to escape the Throne Room while Wu and Vania stay back at the Throne Room. Vania demands Hailmar to listen, but he doesn't and charges at Vania.

Cast

Transcript

For the transcript of the episode, click here.

Locations Featured

Trivia

  • Narrator: Wu
  • Cole and Wu get their Hero Suits in this episode. This marks the second-longest time the Ninja take to get their new suits, the longest being "Island of Darkness" in Season 2.

Gallery

For the gallery of the episode, click here.

References

LEGO 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: 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
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 Squiffy 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: 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
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
Season 14 TBA
Season 15 TBA
Unknown Ninjago 2022 Installment TBA
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