|“You four have merely scratched the surface of your full potential.”|
(A young boy walks in and explores the shop.)
Mr. Liu: Boy.
Boy: Wow. That was amazing.
Mr. Liu: Why don't you play outside with your friends?
Boy: I don't know.
Mr. Liu: Come here. You don't know, huh?
Boy: Sometimes they make fun of me.
Mr. Liu: Hmm.
Boy: Is that real?
Mr. Liu: Yes. It's real. Everything here is real.
Boy: Whoa. Is that real?
Mr. Liu: That cat is real. Real monster. (snarls at cat) What's that?
Boy: This? This is Lloyd.
Mr. Liu: Hmm. He looks like a very brave fighter.
Boy: No, he's just a kid. He can't do anything.
Mr. Liu: He might look different, but he can do great things.
Mr. Liu: You just have to look at it from a different point of view.
Mr. Liu: This is his teacher. Very old, very wise, and very handsome. Have you ever heard the legend behind the legend of NINJAGO?
Mr. Liu: I will tell you. But to truly see it, you must forget everything you know. And see things in a new way. The story of NINJAGO is the story of a boy. His name is Lloyd. And his dad is the worst guy in the history of the world.
Man: Today on Good Morning NINJAGO...
Citizen #1: Buenos dias, NINJAGO!
Citizen #2: G'day, NINJAGO!
Citizen #3: Good morn, NINJAGO!
Citizen #4: Bonjour, NINJAGO!
Man: When Garmadon attacks, we are there! When Garmadon crashes the stock market, we're there again! When Garmadon defaces Whistler's Mother, we're still there! We are the only news team watching Garmadon's volcano lair 24 hours a day. This is...
Robin Roberts: Good Morning NINJAGO! I'm Robin Roberts.
Michael Strahan: And I'm Michael Strahan. And I am pumped to be bringing you the news.
Robin Roberts: Well, looks like everyone is on pins and needles waiting for Garmadon's next attack.
Man: Attack forecast!
Michael Strahan:Our experts predict a 95% chance of a Garmadon attack today.
Robin Roberts: Yikes! NINJAGO, you better stay inside.
Michael Strahan: You better stay right there! Don't you dare come out! At least until our Secret Ninja Force steps in.
Robin Roberts: Thank goodness for those Ninjas.
Michael Strahan: But who are these Secret Ninjas, Robin?
Robin Roberts: We Haven so many questions.
Man: Burning questions!
Announcer: Fire Ninja. Where is he on a scale from one to awesome?
Kai: I'm not gonna lie. I'm awesome!
Announcer: Earth Ninja. When will he upgrade to digital?
Cole: No, I would never do that.
Announcer: Ice Ninja. Is he a real boy or a robot?
Zane: How dare you. I'm a wild teen.
Announcer: Lightning Ninja. Is he the bravest ninja of them all?
Announcer: I'll take that as a yes. Water Ninja. She's a girl and a ninja! Can she really have it all?
Nya: You fellas need to inform yourselves of where we're at culturally.
Announcer: And finally the Green Ninja. He fights in the air, on the ground, and in the kitchen with a refrigerator. But what is he hiding? And who is he really?
Man: Local birthdays!
Robin Roberts: Celebrating birthdays today are this hot dog guy, this panda, and, uh-oh... Lloyd Garmadon.
Michael Strahan: The son of the evil Lord Garmadon.
Robin Roberts: Must be tough to be that kid.
(The Weekend Whip plays. Lloyd's phone wakes him. He answers it.)
Garmadon: Hello. What do you want?
Lloyd: Uh, you called me.
Garmadon: Hang on a second. I must've butt dialed you. Who is this?
Lloyd: It's Lloyd. Lloyd Garmadon, your son.
Garmadon: No. My son is totally Vlad and had no teeth.
Lloyd: Yeah, well, surprise. I'm not a baby anymore.
Garmadon: Duly noted. How old are you? You're seven, right? You're seven.
Lloyd: Just add nine to that.
Garmadon: Well, good talk, son.
Lloyd: Wait. Are you sure there isn't a special reason why you might've called me today? On this day. Specifically today.
Garmadon: Look, I didn't call you. My butt called you.
Garmadon: Well, no time to chat. Sorry, Daddy's got to go to work. Gotta get that Green Ninja.
Garmadon: Glad the teeth finally came in. Bye-bye.
Koko: (in another room) Lloyd! Good morning!
Lloyd: Mom, hey, um, here's a thought. What if I didn't go to school today?
Koko: What? Oh, no! You don't want to miss school, honey. These are the best years of your life.
Lloyd: Um, have you... have you been to high school? 'Cause, uh... judgey. Pretty judgey.
Koko: Oh, honey. You just need to give them the chance to see the real you.
Lloyd: Yeah, I don't think I can actually show people the real me.
Koko: That's not true. All you've got to do is just show them the person you are on the inside. (Points to Lloyd's heart.) Right here. Where it matters most. Oh, and also don't forget, if your dad attacks the city again today, just be sure to...
Both: Duck and cover until the Secret Ninjas give the all clear.
Koko: And also, don't forget...
Koko: Have a happy birthday, honey. (Kisses Lloyd on the cheek.)
Lloyd: Thanks, Mom. (Wipes his cheek.) I'll my best.
Koko: Of course you will!
(Lloyd arrives at his bus stop. He waves to the other kids.)
(He gets on the bus.)
(He arrives at school. Zane joins up with him.)
Braces Girl: That's the kid I was telling you about. His dad ruins everything.
Zane: Hello, fellow teenager!
Lloyd: Zane, hey!
Zane: Man, my mom is on my case all the time. She's all... (modem sounds) And I'm like, "Lay off, Mom. I'm just a teenager."
Kai: Bro! Give me a hug, man. Give me a birthday hug!
Lloyd: Hi-- (Kai hugs him in a very tight squeeze.) That's a good one.
Zane:Birthday hug? Let me get in on that. I'll increase the pressure dramatically. Lloyd:Zane? Zane! Zane!Zane!Zane!(Zane joins in the hug but hugs Lloyd too tight)
Nya: (Zooms in on her motorcycle.)H-H-Ho Lloyd!
Kai:What's up sis?
Nya:Oh hey,actual bro
Jay:Hey Nya! where did you get that bike?The great stuff store?
Nya:Guys, check out my new paint job.'Cause I did it myself! (Points out her painting.) The Lady Iron Dragon. My hero!
Chad: (Walks in with his cheer squad.) Hey, everyone, look. It's Garmadork and his Dork Squad. You wanna hear our new cheer?
Cheer Squad: L-L-O-Y-D. His dad is bad and so is he. Boo, Lloyd! Boo, Lloyd!
Chad: BOO, LLOYD!
Lloyd: (Sarcastically.) Great chant. I'll bet you got a number one hit on your hands.
(on radio) L-L-O-Y-D his dad is bad and so is he boo Lloyd! Boo Lloyd!
Garmadon: Citizens of NINJAGO! Get ready to welcome your new overlord! Who goes by the name of...
Shopkeeper: (Throws croissant in the air.) Garmadon!
Garmadon: What's my name?
Businessman: (Splutters out hot dog.) Garmadon!
Garmadon: Say it again!
Businessman: (Splutters out hot dog.) Garmadon!
Garmadon: I can't hear you!
Baby: (Feeding on milk. Spits it out.) Garmadon!
Garmadon: Don't wear it out! Okay, General Number Six.
General Number Six:Yes sir!?
Garmadon:You and your team of crabmen overthrow the police station.
General Number Six: I can do that!
Lloyd: (Groans.) Unh. (Sees the general.) Ahh!
General: (Points sword at him.) Time to fire you out— (Garmadon runs the helicopter over her.)
Garmadon: La-Lloyd! (Jumps out of the vehicle and races to him.)
Lloyd: (Grunting.) Unh. Uhh.
Garmadon: La-Lloyd, are you okay?
Lloyd: Yeah, yeah! I think it was my arm. Is it bad?
Lloyd: I don't wanna look. I don't wanna look. (Other ninjas finally arrive at the scene.)
Garmadon: It looks okay, I guess. (Ninjas gasp.)
Lloyd: Scale of 1-10, how bad is it?
Garmadon: (Ninjas stare at Garmadon, then back at Lloyd in horror.) Oh, I'd say it's about a 7... point... arm-ripped off?
Lloyd: My arm is what?! What did you—say it one more time?
Garmadon: Just don't look down. Don't look down below your neck.
Lloyd: Why—Don't do that face. Why are you doing that face?
Garmadon: It's just a harmless little—oh, ulgh, ahh—I gotta puke. (Nya furiously shakes her arm at him and mouths "no".) It's disgusting.
Lloyd: Should I look? (Looks down. Screams.) AHHH!! I looked! I have no arm. (Tries to get away from the hole in his arm.) I have no arm. NOOO!!
Garmadon: I told you it was bad.
Lloyd: It's way worse than anything I could've thought!! That bad!
Garmadon: You're gonna be fine! Let me text your mother. (Starts texting.)
Lloyd: DAD! NO! I need you! Stay with me! Be here with me right now, alright?! Do something!
Garmadon: (Puts phone away.) Al—alright, I--I'm gonna find it. Uh, what does it look like?
Lloyd: It looks like my left arm, except it's the right one.
Garmadon: Oh. Of course. Yes. Okay, everybody, fan out. (Everyone spreads out.) Form a grid. Find La-Lloyd's arm. Got a little hand like a cup holder and a black sleeve and a... little piece of green on it. Ehh... you'll know when you see it. It's La-Lloyd's arm! For Heaven's sake. (Picks something up.)
Garmadon: Alright, let's try this arm. (Picks up a leg.)
Lloyd: That's a leg.
Garmadon: Have you ever had an arm that kicks? (Swings the leg back and forth.) I mean that could be cool.
Lloyd: Can't say I have.
Garmadon: Uh... (Tosses leg away.) Hey, how about this one? (Picks up a sword.)
Lloyd: (Sighs.) That's a sword. That's a sword.
Garmadon: Oh man. Have a sword on you, that'd be sweet.
Lloyd: (Sighs.) Uh, you know the idea of it's a lot cooler than the reality.
Garmadon: Uh. Oh, oh, wait. (Tosses sword away, picks up Lloyd's arm.) Found it.
Lloyd: There we go!
Garmadon: Okay, I'm gonna pop that arm back into place.
Lloyd: Okay, okay, but wait. It's only gonna—it's only gonna hurt for a second right?
Garmadon: Hurt for a second? No, this is gonna be agony for a while. Who gave you that misinformation?!
Lloyd: Alright, alright, just do it, just do it, just do it.
Garmadon: Okay. On the count of 12.
Lloyd: No, no, no, no, I don't want to do 12, I don't know, let's do, like, uh, you know, 3.
Garmadon: Okay. 3. 1. 2. Oh. (Flinches back.) Wish your mom was here to do this.
Lloyd: You're killin' me, you gotta, you gotta just do it.
Garmadon: Alright. 1. 2. 3. (Arm pops back in.)
Lloyd: Wow. It uh... feels uh... feels pretty good! (Garmadon slowly smiles.) Feels pretty good. (Chuckles.) You did that. Put my arm back on. Like a real dad.
Garmadon: You...you called me Dad.
Garmadon: Wow. I guess I, I guess I did. I really stepped up there, kind of a dad way.
Lloyd: Heh. Right?
Jay: Lloyd! C'mon! We gotta get out of here! (Nya, Kai, Cole running towards the helicopter with the Shark Army behind them. Lloyd and Garmadon sprint after the ninjas.)
Zane: Guys, we have to go!
Kai: Hurry, hurry, c'mon.
Lloyd: Let's get movin'.
Garmadon: Come on everybody, let's go! (The team leaves on the helicopter.) Temple, here we come!
(The ninja team is flying through the clouds.)
Garmadon: Hey, La-Lloyd, let me show you how to fly this thing. Hands, ten and two.
Lloyd: I build and drive mechs all the time, I think I'm good.
Garmadon: Oh, okay. Yeah. You're probably right. (He sits back down and sighs.)
Lloyd: Uhm... (He looks at Garmadon.) What uh- what were you saying?
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