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I didn't want to destroy you. I wanted you to suffer! As I did! Only worse.
Aspheera to Wu
"Vengeance is Mine!"
Season 11, Episode 14
Ninjago Secrets of The Forbidden Spinjitzu Episode 14.png
Air date August 3, 2019 (US)
September 2, 2019 (Australia)
September 20, 2019 (Canada)
Written by Bragi Schut
Directed by Daniel Ife
Episode guide
"The Explorers Club"
"A Cold Goodbye"

Vengeance is Mine! is the fourteenth episode of the eleventh season of Ninjago and the 112th episode overall. It aired on August 3, 2019, in the United States, on September 2, 2019, in Australia, and on September 20, 2019, in Canada. It was paired up with "The Explorers Club." 


Aspheera arrives at the Monastery of Spinjitzu and confronts Wu, forcing one of the ninja to make a heroic sacrifice.[1]

Extended: Lloyd, Nya and Zane race back to the Monastery of Spinjitzu with the second Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu, with which they hope to defeat Aspheera. Meanwhile, inside the hangar bay far below the Monastery, Jay, Kai, Cole, Pixal and Wu struggle to finish building the Titan Mech, to defend themselves against Aspheera who has nearly managed to force open the hangar bay doors. Aspheera finally bursts open the hangar doors! The ninja hide in a crawlspace below the floor. Unfortunately, Jay's sneeze gives up their hiding place, and Aspheera discovers them. She is about to blast Wu with her Scroll weapon, when Pixal comes to the rescue in the finished mech. A heroic last-minute battle ensues, in which the ninja defend their master. Lloyd, Zane and Nya arrive in the nick of time, and manage finally to defeat Aspheera, who is encased in ice. Unfortunately, however, victory quickly turns to tragedy when Aspheera manages (despite being frozen) to trigger a final blast from her Scroll weapon. The blast is meant for Wu, but Zane throws himself in front of his master and disappears in a burst of white light. In an epilogue, Wu visits Aspheera at Kryptarium Prison much later and learns that Aspheera did not destroy Zane, but rather banished him to the most forsaken realm in all of creation... a dreaded place called the "Never-Realm," from which no one has ever returned...[2]


In the hangar bay, Aspheera's Elemental Cobras continued to break down the hangar bay doors while the ninja, Wu, and P.I.X.A.L. continued to build the Titan Mech. While building, Nya called from the Land Bounty to tell them that she, Lloyd, and Zane have the second Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu, and Wu tells Nya to tell Lloyd to be careful with the Scroll and hurry to the Monastery.

The power of the scroll.

After the call ended, Nya tells Lloyd to be careful with the Scroll, but when she does, Lloyd looks into the Scroll. His eyes brighten and green flames appear from his head, and because of the Scroll's powers, it causes Lloyd to say that he'll be careful in a demonic tone. This causes Nya to feel worried, so Lloyd puts the Scroll down and wraps it up using the carpet.

Meanwhile, the Pyro Vipers continued to break down the doors that are close to falling apart. This made the ninja worried, but Cole gets the idea of hiding under the vents; however, P.I.X.A.L. continues working on the mech. A few seconds later, the doors break down and when Aspheera stormed in, she saw that the ninja and Wu were gone. She was surprised at first and later angry, telling Wu to come out and face her if he has the courage, but she was alerted when she heard Jay's sneeze. She was able to find the ninja and Wu and said that she always dreamed of this moment, but was stopped when P.I.X.A.L. came in with the finish Titan Mech; keeping her away from Wu and the ninja.

Char fled in fear before the battle, but Aspheera held her own by overpowering the ninja, P.I.X.A.L., and Wu. She held them hostage until Zane arrived in the ShuriCopter and Lloyd and Nya in the Land Bounty. Aspheera was shocked that they were able to get the second Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu, and engaged in an epic Forbidden Spinjitzu battle. Eventually, she knocked the Scroll out of Lloyd's hand, and then started to fight Jay and then Cole.

When the Scroll was knocked out of Cole's hands, the Scroll fell right next to Kai, but when he picked it up, the Scroll had no effect since Kai's powers was stolen. Aspheera jolted the Scroll away from Kai and it fell in front of Zane. She then used her staff to blast Wu but he dodged, making the Titan Mech disappear. Afterward, Zane used the Scroll to freeze Aspheera and the Pyro Vipers. Jay questioned how Zane was able to do that, and Wu replies that it was the power of the Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu and asks Zane to give the Scroll to him. Zane hesitated at first but went to give the Scroll to Wu.

Zane taking the hit for Wu.

However, before Zane could relinquish the scroll, he noticed Aspheera had managed to break her arm free from the ice and aimed her staff while blasting at Wu, but Zane saved his master by pushing Wu of the way causing him to be hit and be seemingly destroyed. The ninja, Wu, and P.I.X.A.L. were heartbroken that their friend was gone once more.

Aspheera tells Wu that Zane was banished.

After the battle, Wu went to Kryptarium Prison, where he visited Aspheera whose powers are currently ineffective and being held in Garmadon's old cell. She remarks on how fitting their meeting is since it is like her first imprisonment. Wu is infuriated that her vendetta cost him an innocent life, and ask if she was satisfied with her deed. Aspheera was confused, as she revealed that she never wanted to destroy Wu, but make him feel her suffering by trapping him.

Aspheera goes on by stating Zane was not destroyed but banished to a place Wu could never go to, the Never-Realm. Wu is horrified to learn this and runs out as she taunts him before laughing maniacally.

Meanwhile, in the Never-Realm, the Titan Mech is laying on the ground while Zane's footprints are shown leading away from it.



For the transcript of the episode, click here.

Locations featured


  • Narrator: Aspheera
  • When battling Aspheera, Nya is the only ninja who did not attempt to use Forbidden Spinjitzu.
  • P.I.X.A.L. saying "Get away from them, you witch!" when appearing with the Titan Mech and swatting Aspheera away is a slightly altered family-friendly reference to an iconic line Ripley delivers in the 1986 sequel movie, Aliens: "Get away from her, you b*tch!"
  • The scene in which Lloyd holds the scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu and loses control refers to similar scenes in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, in which Frodo loses control while holding the Ring.


  • This is the second time Zane sacrificed himself during a battle but survives at the end of an episode. The first being "The Titanium Ninja."
  • Despite not getting revenge on Wu, Aspheera gets her victory in a way by hurting him with Zane's fate.
  • This is the first episode since "Green Destiny" to have a villain announce the title card.
  • All of the ninja, except for Kai and Nya, have used the Scrolls of Forbidden Spinjitzu by the end of the episode.






For the gallery of the episode, click here.


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
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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
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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
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