|“You seek to rescue your friend. I seek revenge.”|
|— Akita to Lloyd|
|"The Last of the Formlings"|
|Season 11, Episode 24|
|Air date||September 21, 2019 (Malaysia)|
October 7, 2019 (Australia)
October 25, 2019 (Canada)
January 11, 2020 (US)
|Written by||Kevin Burke|
|Directed by||Daniel Ife|
"Secret of the Wolf"
"My Enemy, My Friend"
The Last of the Formlings is the twenty-fourth episode of the eleventh season, and 122nd overall of Ninjago. It aired in Malaysia on September 21, 2019, October 7, 2019, in Australia, and on October 25, 2019, in Canada. It also aired in the United States on January 11, 2020, paired up with "My Enemy, My Friend." However, in most other countries, this episode was paired up with "Secret of the Wolf."
Extended: Akita tells the story of how she and her brother, Kataru, experienced the ceremony "The Choosing". The day of their ceremonial "choosing" is interrupted when an ominous visitor arrives - the loathsome villain, Vex! He threatens the villagers and vows revenge, before disappearing again into the wilderness. Akita's "Choosing" ceremony resumes. She and her twin-brother venture into the wilds to find their animal forms. After many days spent meditating, Akita receives a vision and chases a red and white spirit wolf through the clouds. She eventually catches the wolf and is rewarded with her animal form: a wolf! Her brother, Kataru, is given the form of a bear. The siblings enjoy their animal forms, running and leaping through the woods, before eventually heading back to the village. Kataru goes first and Akita lingers for one last run. During her run, however, Akita sees a terrible ice dragon (Boreal) fly overhead. Realizing her village is about to be attacked, she races back to warn her friends and family... but arrives too late. The village is frozen and Kataru has been carried off by the Dragon, seemingly to his doom... Vowing revenge, Akita retreats into the wilderness.
Back before the Ice Emperor began his reign, the Never-Realm was a peaceful place where Formlings were able to thrive together. However, Akita and her brother, Kataru, were younglings and had not found their animal form yet. Akita thinks she will not find her animal form, but her brother believes she will.
When the Choosing began, Akita’s heart was racing, but the induction was soon interrupted by Vex. He claims he was unable to find his animal form and was mocked by the villagers who had their animal form. Vex tells them he discovered an Elemental Power and plans to return in force unless they pledged their alliance to him. No one does and he walks away.
After the ceremony, Akita and Kataru venture far away from their village in search of their animal form. One night, Akita is beckoned by her name and follows it into the sky. There, a wolf appears and runs away from her. Nevertheless, she is able to chase it down and obtains her animal form, a wolf.
Once gaining her animal form, Akita realizes her discovery before nearly being attacked by a bear. Upon noticing, Akita realizes it is Kataru, who had gained the form of a bear. They then race back to the village to celebrate their accomplishments.
When the siblings return, Akita sits on a rock before spotting Boreal, the fierce Ice Dragon. Akita quickly heads home, where she is shocked to find most of her people frozen. On the horizon, she sees Vex and the Ice Emperor watching the events unfold. She is disgusted by their acts and attempted to seek vengeance, but Boreal attacks Akita.
Luckily, her brother arrived in time to defend her and takes a swipe at Boreal, injuring the creature. The beast retreats and attempts to attack Kataru. Akita warns her brother to retreat, but he doesn’t heed her warnings and is unfortunately frozen by Boreal. The terrified Akita witnesses the Ice Emperor and Vex leave, while she looks upon the destruction caused by them and sees her entire family frozen solid. Weeping at her loss, the devastated girl leaves the village, never to return.
Feeling sympathy for her, Lloyd tells Akita the reason he was heading to the Ice Castle, is to rescue Zane. Akita soon got out a dagger and proclaims to Lloyd that he may be seeking to rescue his friend, but she seeks revenge for the Formlings.
- Akita - Tabitha St. Germain
- Formling Leader - Brian Drummond
- Kataru - Cole Howard
- Lloyd Garmadon - Sam Vincent
- Vex - Michael Kopsa
For the transcript of the episode, click here.
- Narrator: Vex
- This is the fourth episode to start with "The Last."
- Bragi Schut stated he was very proud of the episode.
- The title of this episode may be inspired by the film, The Last of the Mohicans.
- It is revealed that Vex was a Formling who was unable to find his animal form.
- It is the second episode of the series to utilize anime-style animation, the first being "The Absolute Worst" and the third being "Dungeon Party!".
- This marks the anime style debut of Akita, Kataru, Vex, Village of the Formlingsrs, the Formling Leader, and Boreal.
- It is the second episode of Season 11 where the narrator is a villain, the first being "Vengeance is Mine!," and the narrator of that episode being Aspheera.
- The Ice Emperor is seen in the episode but does not speak.
- This episode features the history of Akita and the Formlings.
- In a later episode, it was revealed that the Ice Emperor had his scepter frozen to his hand once he took over the Never-Realm. However, in Akita's flashback, the Ice Emperor is shown without his scepter.
For the gallery of the episode, click here.