Ninjago Wiki
Trial by Mino

(Zane and Kai are shown walking inside the tunnels.)

Kai: Ugh, are we just going in circles?

Zane: I believe my internal gyroscopic positioning would alert me if that were the case.

Kai: Okay, good.

Zane: Unless the rock in this cave is ferrous or naturally magnetized.

Kai: Well, then what would happen?

Zane: Then we would be going in circles.

Kai: Oh, great. Now you tell me? Wait a second. I've seen this rock before. We passed this rock an hour ago! Argh, I knew it! I just said -

Geckles: (singing) All Geckles hail. The savior of the cave. She was strong, she was tough, she was very, very brave. The great warrior Gilly. The savior of the cave. Left us the blades about which we rave. A great blade of ivory, stolen by greed. Soooo we won't give up until our blade is freed.

Ginkle: The moss is particularly plumping juicy today. More moss milk for everyone! Huzzah!

Garpo: Putrid and rotten! Delicious!

Groko: There's so much today! We should have brought more buckets. (He falls off his ladder.) Aah!

Kai: (The contents spill onto Kai. He gags at the taste.) It's in my mouth! It's in my- Ugh, It's in my mouth! On. I'm think I'm gonna barf. I think I'm - (He gags and throws up.)

Groko: Who are they?

Garpo: Outsiders! They must be in league with the Skull Sorcerer!

Ginkle: Hmm, Aren't all of the Skull Sorcerer's servants evil skeletons?

Groko: Right. Yes. That means...

Garpo: They must be skeletons!

Ginkle: For skeletons, they seem rather fleshy.

Zane: We are not working for the Skull Sorcerer. In fact, we've just orchestrated an escape from him and freed several other Geckles.

Groko: Ha! A likely story, fleshy skeleton.

Kai: We aren't skeletons! I mean, we have skeletons, of course. But - but there's so much more to us. Like veins and organs and stuff.

Zane: I have none of those things.

Garpo: Let us destroy them, so we don't have to listen to the lies of these flesh-skeletons!

Ginkle: Wait! We should be sure! Let's take them to Chancellor Gulch. He'll know what to do.

Kai: Yeah, yeah, yeah! Good idea! Yeah, take us to your leader. He'll know.

Gulch: Proposition 8.8.1-stroke-7a, forbidding the riding of giant snails on Tuesdays, has passed. (Kai, Zane, and the three Geckles enter.) Ginkle, Garpo, Groko, aren't you supposed to be out milking moss?

Ginkle: Yes, sir, we were, when we found these suspected skeletons in the eastern caves. They were lurking.

Gulch: Lurking? That does sound bad. What do the accused have to say?

Kai: Okay. First, we're ninja, not skeletons. I'm Kai and this is Zane.

Gulch: Can you prove it?

Kai: Just look at us! See any bones? No! Because we're not skeletons! And those black skeletons don't talk, right? Hear my voice, huh?

Gulch: Hmm, a strong argument on both sides.

Kai: Both sides?

Gulch: There's only one way to settle this. A Trial-By-Mino! Haha! Who's your chancellor?

Kai: Mino? Like those animals we saw in the - aah! (The floor beneath them opens, and he and Zane fall.) What's the deal? You said we were gonna get a trial!

Gulch: Yes, a Trial-By-Mino. If the Mino crushes you quickly, you are guilty. If it crushes you slowly, you're innocent.

Kai: What?!

Gulch: Good luck!

Zane: Are those our only options? (A door opens and a Mino charges at them.)

Kai: Any ideas?

Zane: Let's see if the Mino likes ice!

Kai: What? What happened to our powers? Ninja - ugh! (They do Spinjitzu, but are knocked off their feet.)

Zane: (He leaps over the Mino and scans it.) Kai, her armor's made of Vengestone! That's why our powers are dampened.

Kai: Oh, great. This just gets better and - Aah!

Gulch: They've survived longer than most. This is wonderful news. I hereby declare you not skeletons!

Kai: Great! Now get us out of here!

Gulch: That's not how it works. Do not make a mockery of Geckle Civil court!

Zane: Hmm. (He charges at the Mino and leaps onto its armor.) Now, just one more moment! (He takes off the armor and falls off. The Mino rolls over and licks Zane.) From my analysis, Minos are not naturally aggressive animals. I surmise that her armor was angering her.

Kai: So, we're friends now. And friends help friends. Which also translates into not-skeletons help not-skeletons!

Gulch: Pleased as I am that the innocence of the accused has been proven by our flawless judicial system, we are left with a baffling question. If they are not flesh-skeletons, who are they?

Gleck: Uh, um, Chancellor, during the, um, trial, they appear to use Elemental Powers.

Gulch: Yes, I observed.

Gleck: Perhaps the rumors we heard about Elemental Masters visiting Shintaro were true? And if they are Elemental Masters, perhaps they know Gilly.

Zane: (He notices Gleck's necklace and scans it.) Fascinating. That Geckle appears to wear a necklace. Like the one Cole claims to have seen around the neck of the creature who was in his chambers.

Kai: That must be the Geckle that Cole saw!

Gulch: Do you know the one called "Gilly?"

Zane: No, we do not.

Kai: But we are Elemental Masters.

Zane: Our friends also possess Elemental Powers. We were separated and are trying to find them.

Gulch: There are more of you? Then we will try to help you in light of the dishonor we have brought upon ourselves with our suspicions. I propose you, Red-Ninja-Who-Is-Not-A-Skeleton, be elected the new Chancellor!

Kai: What? No no no, I-I don't want to be -

Gleck: I second!

Gulch: All in favor? (The Geckles throw rocks at Kai in support.)

Kai: Aah! What are they doing?

Gulch: Congratulations, Chancellor Red-Ninja-Who-Is-Not-A-Skeleton.

Kai: Okay, fine! My first motion as Chancellor, is for everyone to stop throwing stuff at me! Got it?

Gulch: All in favor?

Geckles: Aye! (They throw more rocks at Kai.)

Kai: What? Ugh, no! I just said no more throwing!

Zane: It would appear Geckles express their approval by throwing objects at each other.

Groko: What is your next order of business, Chancellor Red-Ninja-Who-Is-Not-A-Skeleton?

Zane: Perhaps the Geckles could tell us something about the origin of the Skull Sorcerer. Something that might help us defeat him?

Kai: Okay, sure. What do you guys know about the Skull Sorcerer? (The Geckles murmur among themselves.)

Ginkle: The story cave!

Garpo: Take them to the story cave!

Gulch: Welcome to our story cave. It is here where the history of the Geckle people is kept.

Zane: There appears to be no logical narrative here.

Gulch: This is the dawn of our people. And then our first decades are down here on this side. Then it jumps over here to our dark ages. Then here, the arrival of the great hero, Gilly. Here, Gilly saves us from the terrible beast, Grief-Bringer, and gives us the Blades of Deliverance. And here, the treacherous Munce are stealing our blade, and -

Kai: Uh, we've heard this part. And what about the Skull Sorcerer? Where did he come from?

Gulch: Ah, it began with the three explorers. Three adventurers who ventured deep into the mountain, into the old tunnels where all Geckles are forbidden to go. They awoke an ancient evil! An evil from the old world! The Skull Sorcerer, and his evil Re-Awakened! Many Geckles and even some filthy traitorous Munce were captured and put to work in the mines. Some few escaped, but the Re-Awakened roam the caves, hunting us now, hoping to capture us for the Skull Sorcerer. Where once we lived openly, now we must hide, and pray the Skull Sorcerer does not find us.

Zane: Geckles and Munce have a common enemy. If we could convince them to put aside their differences, they might be able to defeat the Skull Sorcerer together.

Kai: I don't have to convince them, Zane. I'm the Chancellor now, remember? (To the Geckles) Okay. Listen up, Geckles! (To Zane) Get ready for the pebbles. (To the Geckles) Ahem. The Skull Sorcerer is the problem here. And we're not gonna beat him unless we all team up. So my second act as Chancellor will be to unite the tribe with the Munce and forge one great army, to liberate these caves from the Skull Sorcerer once and for all!

Gulch: (laughs) Our new Chancellor jokes! Ah, such a sense of humor! Is he not amusing? (The Geckles all laugh.)

Zane: I'm beginning to think this will not be so simple.

Kai: Yeah, we'll need a different approach. (Zane throws a pebble at Kai.)

(End of the episode. For more information, click here.)

Ninjago transcripts
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
LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin
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
Meet the Ninja Meet the Ninja
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 Lighting · 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
The Virtues of Spinjitzu 1. Curiosity · 2. Balance · 3. Wisdom · 4. Honesty · 5. Generosity · 6. Courage
Season 15: Crystalized 1. Farewell the Sea · 2. The Call of Home · 3. The Shape of Nya · 4. A Mayor Problem · 5. Public Enemies 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5! · 6. A Painful Promise · 7. Ninjago City vs. Ninja · 8. Kryptarium Prison Blues · 9. Hounddog McBrag · 10. The Benefit of Grief · 11. The Fifth Villain · 12. The Council of the Crystal King . 13. The Fall of the Monastery
Bloopers 1. 2014 blooper reel · 2. LEGO NINJAGO Movie Outtakes and Bloopers · 3. Season 13 blooper reel
Ninja Vlogs 1. Our FIRST ever Ninja Vlog! · 2. Arrivals, Discoveries and... chickens... · 3. A bird? A plane? …oh a dragon?! · 4. It's time… to… ROCK!