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"The Tale of Benthomaar"
Season 14, Episode 8
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Air date April 25, 2021 (Canada)
April 26, 2021 (UK)
Written by Kevin Burke and Chris Wyatt
Directed by Wade Cross
Episode guide
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The Tale of Benthomaar is the eighth episode of the fourteenth season of Ninjago and the 172nd episode overall. It aired on April 25, 2021, paired up with "Escape from Merlopia."[1]

Synopsis

The tragic tale of Benthomaar is revealed, a tale filled with treachery and betrayal, but also a glimmer of hope.[2]

Extended: A flashback tells the tragic tale of Benthomaar - King Trimaar finds Benthomaar as a baby and adopts him as his own, and as Benthomaar grows older, he tries hard to earn his brother's affection, but Kalmaar has no interest as he's obsessed with finding Wojira. Kalmaar eventually betrays Benthomaar's trust by tricking him into swimming through dangerous sulphur vents to find Wojira's Temple.[3]

Plot

A younger Kalmaar & Trimaar travel along the sea, until they come across a sunken ship, with Kalmaar excited about it, Trimaar tells him to be careful. But Kalmaar accuses him of trying detour their conversation of Wojira. Trimaar tells him that he wishes not to talk about her and about the threat she posed to the surface and ocean. Kalmaar asks if the serpent could be awakened then Trimaar sees 2 eels heading somewhere and chases after them. Kalmaar is annoyed that his father keeps trying to change the subject and follows as well.

They are surrounding Benthomaar and Trimaar jumps in to help. He fearless fought the eels and scared them off. He gets the young Benthomaar out of the coral and adopts him. As time passed, Benthomaar was treated as if he was Trimaar’s own son. Benthomaar was always trying to get his brother’s love but was always denied and started worrying that he may never get it. One day, Kalmaar met with his father in the throne room and asks if the Temple of Wojira is real. Angry, Trimaar forbids him from going to the Tartarus Trench.

In his room, Kalmaar is talking with Gripe and is angry with his father. Gripe tells him that the king may have a point that it is dangerous. This gives Kalmaar the idea of tricking Benthomaar. Benthomaar is practicing his shots and Kalmaar comes in. He tells him to that he is sorry, for denying him love and that what he did was silly and asks for forgiveness. Benthomaar agrees and hugs to Kalmaar’s disgust. He convinces Benthomaar to go traveling with him into the trench.

Benthomaar has some worries about going in there but Kalmaar manipulates him into going forward. During the travel, Benthomaar almost gets hurt when a geyser hits him and defending Kalmaar from an eel. They make it to the temple and Benthomaar asks what they should do now, Kalmaar shows his true colors and tells Benthomaar that he was never will never be his brother and sends him off.

An upset Benthomaar, hopes whatever is in the Temple makes him happy, but before saying ‘brother’ he cuts himself and says ‘Kalmaar’. In the present, Benthomaar is sad that Trimaar is the only one who ever cared about him and that he is dead, but Nya & Lloyd promise him that he isn’t alone and that they care for him. Benthomaar is happy at this and the Ninja continue their journey to the Island of the Keepers.

Cast

Transcript

For the transcript of the episode, click here.

Locations featured

Trivia

Continuity

  • At the end of the episode, Lloyd says to Benthomaar, "We can't pick our family, but we can pick our friends. And I'm proud to call you a friend." This is very similar to what Lloyd said at the beginning of "The Day of the Dragon" to console Kai about Skylor's being capture, that being, "She wasn't able to pick her family, but she was able to pick her friends. And since you're her friend, that means so are we."
    • It's also similar to the scene where Lloyd tells Okino that he's their friend in "The Glitch."
  • This episode is similar to "The Last of the Formlings," as both episodes take place almost entirely in a flashback that shows the life of a new ally of the ninja.
  • This is the first time Nya refers to Kalmaar by his real name.
  • This episode marks the second time a character in the series reuses a ninja's redesign hairstyle.
    • The first character is P.I.X.A.L., who has shared her hair design with Nya since "Dead Man's Squall."
    • In this case, Benthomaar in his adolescence has Kai's current hair.

Gallery

For the gallery of the episode, click here.

References

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: 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 Sqiffy 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: 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
The Island 161. Uncharted · 162. The Keepers of the Amulet · 163. The Gift of Jay · 164. The Tooth of Wojira
Season 14: Seabound 165. A Big Splash · 166. The Call of the Deep · 167. Unsinkable · 168. Five Thousand Fathoms Down · 169. The Wrath of Kalmaar · 170. Long Live the King · 171. Escape from Merlopia · 172. The Tale of Benthomaar · 173. The Storm Amulet · 174. Riddle of the Sphinx · 175. Papergirl · 176. Master of the Sea · 177. The Calm Before the Storm · 178. Assault on Ninjago City · 179. Nyad · 180. The Turn of the Tide
Ninjago: Reimagined 1. Golden Legend · 2. Gold Rush · 3. A Day in the Life of a Golden Ninja · 4. Sweatin' to the Goldies · 5. Golden Hour
Season 15 TBA
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