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“Do not allow your confidence to cloud your vigilance... I made that mistake once.”

The Attack is the sixth episode of the seventh season of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu and the 70th episode overall. It aired in the United States on Cartoon Network on May 22, 2017.


The Ninja celebrate their escape from the Vermillion Army and their retrieval of the Emerald Time Blade, but with Acronix and Krux determined to get their Blade back, the Airjitzu Temple becomes a battleground.[1]


In the Temple of Airjitzu, Jay, Zane, and Cole) use the Slow-Mo Time Blade for their own amusement (while slicing Jay's favorite toy in the process), while Nya is on her laptop, obsessed to find the whereabouts of her missing Samurai X suit, and Kai delves through books to find the meaning of the mark. Lloyd was explaining to a resting Wu of the team retrieving the Slow-Mo Time Blade, and Misako calmly asks Lloyd to quiet down and let Wu rest, but Lloyd accidentally knocks the platter of tea from her hands, and he still does not notice. Wu is still fast asleep when Lloyd finishes his tale, leaving him a little confused.

Meanwhile, back at the Time Twin's base, Krux and Acronix both fume in front of Raggmunk and Blunck at how the two carelessly lost the Time Blade. The two commanders confess at how Jay came riding in on a lightning-powered motorcycle, but the Twins are not pleased as the commanders had used the blades and yet still lost it. However, Blunck states they can get the blade back if they trade it with Cyrus Borg, but Krux retorts that they need him to complete the apparatus; then Blunck improvises, saying they get the blade back, and not trade Cyrus Borg with them; however, giving the ninja the whereabouts of their headquarters, while also allowing the ninja to learn of their plan and try to stop them. While the four of them discuss their plan, Cyrus Borg takes the opportunity to try to sabotage the apparatus; however, Machia comes from behind and warns him. She then tells the Time Twins that, because of the BorgWatch's temporal scanner, they know the location of the Slow-Mo Time Blade; all they needed to do was go get it.

Meanwhile, Jay, Zane, and Cole continue to amuse themselves when Lloyd comes in and tells them to not use the Time Blade; with Cole admitting that, with Lloyd as their temporary master, it wasn't going to be as fun. Master Wu later comes in and discusses with the ninja about how they should not take their victory close to heart—to not allow their pride to cloud their vigilance; Wu expresses that he made this same mistake once. Kai, using this moment, tries to find the meaning of the mark on the snake helmet by asking him. A moment passes when Wu suddenly figures out where the marking comes from. At the exact same moment, Krux and Acronix take this chance to attack their base. Lloyd leads and heads on in battle alongside the others.

They arrive outside just as the first wave of unarmed Vermillion form. While Jay boasts that they are not armed, another egg filled with weapons comes crashing beside them. Jay complains that the unarmed warriors pretty quickly became armed Vermillion warriors and Kai snickers at the name of the warriors. Hearing this Zane immediately replies that the name fits quite perfectly as the snakes are a color of red with a tint of orange. The ninja swiftly defeat the first batch of enemies, with Raggmunk complaining about why they should have let Machia be in charge, but she retorts that they were merely the first salvo.

The remains of the Vermillion then merge into a larger humanoid figure, and ninja have trouble defeating it. When both Kai and Nya were tossed aside, Kai reminds her of their old babysitter, and asks if she remembers what they did if she made them go to bed early, to which Nya easily replies "of course." As Jay, Cole, Zane, and Lloyd are knocked off their feet, with the "big boy" towering over Lloyd, Nya charges in complaining that it wasn't her bedtime. She leaps over the Vermillion towards the edge of the floating island, and Kai ducks at the Vermillion's tail, causing it to flip and fall of the island, with Jay commenting that whatever the siblings did, their babysitter wasn't paid enough.

Nya suggests to head into Destiny's Bounty to take a good look at the force from below them, but the warriors from below start to launch rocks at their ride. The ninja watch with dismay as Destiny's Bounty sinks to the ground from the overwhelming force. At that moment, as Misako was preparing more tea for Wu, an egg smashes into the kitchen, revealing an armed Vermillion. Misako greets the Vermillion by throwing the pot of tea at the Vermillion, takes a quick sip of her own cup of tea before taking a saucepan to engage a fight.

Outside, more Vermillion form around the Temple of Airjitzu, preparing an attack on the ninja. Lloyd says that the Vermillion are bringing the offense upon their temple, and so they must go down there to slow down the force, summoning his Elemental Dragon in the process, only to have Kai and Zane worry about him summoning his dragon, as his fear caused his dragon to disappear in the past. Lloyd remarks that that was in the past, as he is a master now ("In training," Jay adds) and nevertheless continues his way down below, leaving the rest of the ninja to fight off the Vermillion at the temple. While flying down, Lloyd limits the Vermillion by slicing "eggs" in midair before they could reach the temple and quickly flips over the catapults. One egg flies by and Lloyd's dragon shoots fire at it, but unfortunately causing the swords inside to plummet down. He avoids them, leaving the swords to impale themselves at where Krux, Acronix, Machia, Raggmunk, and Blunck stand.

Machia orders their "sky team" to make their way to Lloyd. As the Vermillion make their way towards him, Lloyd attempts to calm himself, but a Vermillion, surprises Lloyd and causing him to lose concentration over his dragon. As the ninja witness Lloyd falling, Kai summons his own dragon to rescue Lloyd. However, the flying Vermillion cause a fuss, and by the time Kai defeats them all, Lloyd was already too far.

But surprisingly, Nya's missing Samurai X suit appears, leading to the idea that the Vermillion did in fact steal her suit. However, Samurai X dives in and rescues Lloyd before he could fall into enemy hands. Jay, Zane, Kai and Cole then realize that Samurai X was not one of them, meaning that Nya must be Samurai X again, and she must have faked the whole stealing thing. However, Nya comes from behind questioning, still in her ninja robes, confirming that Nya was not Samurai X.

Then Nya spots Samurai X just as Lloyd is set back on the ground, and throws a full rage at the imposter for stealing her suit, and demands to know who it was. While no one responds, Jay then shouts "Who—Are—You?!" at Samurai X, but it still does not respond, leaving Jay very confused. Lloyd then thanks the Samurai, regardless of who it was as it blasts off the temple's island, but Nya continues to rage that whoever it was, stole her suit, but Lloyd reminds her that it saved his life. Suddenly, a spiked ball fired from the Vermillion catapults struck the Samurai, and the ninja yell with dismay as the suit plummets far down below.

Soon after, Wu cries out. A remaining warrior corners Wu with the Time Blade, and he knocks it out of his hand and prepares to strike the master. But Cole arrives just in time to use the blade, slowing the Vermillion down and allowing Zane to finish him off. As Wu collapses, Kai supports him while asking him to tell him about the marking on the Vermillion helmet. Before Wu could answer, Krux and Acronix arrive wearing the Vermillion's "sky team" armor. While Kai stays behind with Wu, the rest of the ninja charge at the Time Twins. They, however, use the Forward Time Blade to teleport in front of Kai and Wu and knock them both of their feet. Acronix comes in for an attack on Wu with the Forward Time Blade, but Cole tosses the Slow-Mo Time Blade at Wu and he uses it to defend himself. He quickly uses it to slow Acronix down, and Wu knocks the Forward Blade out of his hand, allowing Krux to gain a hold of it. Wu gives the Slow-Mo Blade to Kai, who immediately engages in battle with Krux.

Acronix's Slow-Mo time bubble bursts and he spots a katana lying on the floor. As he moves to retrieve it, Lloyd and Jay appear in front to intercept him. While Acronix taunts Lloyd being a boy pretending to be a brave hero, the duo attack Acronix, with Lloyd warning Zane, Cole, and Nya of the oncoming Vermillion. The trio easily defeats them, with Zane using his power of Ice to cause them to slip off the temple's edge. Meanwhile, Misako defeats her Vermillion opponent, soon realizing those outside need her help.

The ninja move in to help attack the Time Twins, Cole using his scythe and knocking everyone to the ground. Lloyd soon orders Kai to give him the Slow-Mo Time Blade as he squares off with Krux. The two lock weapons with each other, and Lloyd gains the upper hand by spinning Krux and sending him falling on top of his brother, losing his grip on the Forward Blade. Cole retrieves it and hands it to Lloyd, who strongly says that it will be a hard task for the Hands of Time to control Ninjago when they have none of the Time Blades. The ninja then celebrate, knowing that they have won the battle.

Wu then says to not let them be blinded by their pride, and now it is time for the greatest vigilance. But as their pride clouded their mind, Machia flies in and snatches both Time Blades off Lloyd, landing next to Time Twins. When the ninja recover from their shock, Machia uses the Slow-Mo blade to slow the ninja down, and confirms to Krux and Acronix that the Time Blades are theirs to keep. Acronix then states that they should also bring Wu with them, and they board a Vermillion airship. Misako arrives outside just as the airship takes flight; she strongly tells Wu to be strong and that it isn't over.

The ninja are unfrozen, with Kai sadly admitting that all that fighting was to just lose everything: Master Wu, both Time Blades, the Destiny's Bounty, their temple. Jay remarks that the Hands of Time had beaten them. Nya stares down at the wreckage of Samurai X, with her convincing herself that maybe it wasn't destroyed. All the ninja turn their focus to Lloyd when he declares that the Hands of Time hadn't won; they had lost because they got over-confident, but they were going regroup.

In his frustration, Lloyd kicks a Vermillion helmet, the metal landing at Kai's feet, who picks it up and stares at the marking. He is pulled into a flashback, taking place at a very cluttered blacksmiths' workshop, a gong hanging on the wall with the same marking. Kai is shocked at this newly gained information and says it truly changes everything.













For the transcript of the episode, click here.



  • In a clip published on the Cartoon Network Youtube Channel, the title is misspelt Floyd: Master of Dragons.
  • At the beginning of the episode, Zane throws the Slow-Mo Time Blade at a bookcase, which it slices. When he removes the Blade, no mark is left on the bookcase.
  • When Jay reaches for Mister Cuddlywomp, he is hugging him. In the next scene, he is holding his legs.
  • When the ninja pull out their weapons, Kai wielded a katana, but after he and the other ninja did Spinjitzu, he was holding a Vermillion sword.
  • When the Vermillion swords fell and hit the ground after Lloyd dodged them, there were two Commander Bluncks running from the weapons instead of being both Blunck and Raggmunk.
  • Just as Acronix corners Wu and is about to try and hit him with the Forward Time Blade, he doesn't have his hood on.
  • The official description erroneously describes the Blue Slow-Mo Time Blade as the Emerald Time Blade. This also happens with the previous episode, "A Line in the Sand."
  • When Cole says "Lloyd! Conjure the dragon again!", his mouth doesn't move.
  • After Cole hits his scythe on the ground of the floating temple during the Vermillion Attack, Acronix stands up and uses the Forward Time Blade and Krux is in front of him using a discarded sword, despite the fact that before Cole used his scythe, Krux was the one using the Forward Time Blade. A second later they switch places and Acronix is the one using the sword and Krux is the one using the Forward Time Blade again.
  • After Lloyd disarmed Krux with the Slow-Mo Time Blade, and the ninja have claimed both Forward and Slow-Mo Time Blades, Krux's face is on Acronix and Acronix's on Krux. A second later when Machia retrieves the Forward and Slow-Mo Blades from the ninja, Acronix's face is back on his body and Krux's face on his body.
  • When Jay says "So cool," Nya's hair is missing. It seems the model for her hair may have somehow been misplaced to behind her head, as a slight black outline can be seen. Additionally, the objects around Kai and Nya are misplaced.[2]
  • In the shot where Lloyd is falling, he's seen without his mask, but seconds later he reappears with it again.
    • In that same shot, Lloyd dropped his sword when he started to fall. However, he is shown holding it again after Samurai X saves him.
  • After Lloyd warns Nya, Zane and Cole of the incoming Vermillion behind them, Cole can be seen drawing out Zane's shurikens and Zane draws out Cole's scythe mistakenly.
  • When Wu is to fall and Kai helps him, Kai is dragged to Wu at super speed without his legs moving.
  • When the Time Twins and Machia capture Wu, the latter climbs the ladder up to Machia's ship before her. However, before Wu boards the ship, Machia is already on the ship.



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