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The closest thing to leaders for the animal tribes. The first to drink from the Chi pool and be evolved by it, they built their Lion Temple around the Sacred Pool and took it upon themselves to ensure a balanced distribution of Chi to all the animal tribes.
Tropes associated with the Lions
LavalPrince of the Lion tribe. Former best friends with Cragger, the major conflicts began when he unwittingly helped his buddy sample Chi power before he was ready, leading to the Crocodiles coming into open conflict with the Lions.
- Cool Speedor
- Cool Sword
- Disney Death
- Fiery Red Head
- Heel Realization: In episode 9, he truly understands the weight his prior actions have contributed to Chima's recent instability when he finds himself in a situation as desperate as Cragger's in episode 1.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: His primary weapon is a sword.
- Honor Before Reason: Despite his father and the Elder Council knowing that Laval had very good reasons to steal an orb of Golden Chi, Laval insists on exile for breaking one of the rules of his tribe.
- Missing Mom: His mother is never seen or mentioned.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: If he didn't drop the croc chi in the gorge of Eternal depth, the Dark Tribes would never have been created.
- Later, he gives an orb to the trapped Scorpion King, who ends up throwing it down a chasm and awakening something.
- Platonic Life Partners: With Eris.
- Super Drowning Skills
- We Used to Be Friends: Was this with Cragger until Episode 14, where Crooler runs out of Persuader Plants, allowing Cragger to go back to being good again, then Episode 16 had the Fog of Destiny completely corrupt Cragger until Episode 20. Afterwards, they become friends again.
LagravisKing of the Lions and Laval's father.
- Catch Phrase: "Use it [Chi] wisely; use it well."
- The Good King
- Honor Before Reason: Insists that Chi continues to be distributed evenly and fairly, even to hostile tribes. Justified in that the environment gets a little... uppity if said Chi isn't distributed thus.
- Subverted later on with Laval's exile, he knows that Laval had good reason to steal the Golden Chi orb (It was the only way to get his friends away from the Fog of Destiny), and was willing to bend the rules for him, and manages to convince him to temporarily get out of his exile to fend off the Crocs.
- Those Two Guys: with Leonidas.
- Those Two Guys: With Longtooth.
LavertusA lion exiled from Chima for so far unspecified reasons, he has survived in the Outlands for years prior to the events of the series. Eventually, Laval and the others find him, and take shelter in his home.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Crominus used a Persuader Plant to get him to steal Chi so he'd be exiled.
- Cloudcuckoolander: It's very clear that he's very... unstable. Though it could be a guise.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde
- Expy: His color scheme and overall stance in the storyline are eerily similar to Scar, while his quirky personality and association with technology make him very similar to Varrick.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrifices himself to defeat the Dark Tribes at the end of season 2.
- Honor Before Reason: He didn't reveal that Crominus tricked him because if he had the tribes would have gone to war, with his love Crunket being caught up in it.
- The Reveal: He's ShadoWind.
Li'ellaA lioness who was raised by Tormak of the Tiger Tribe.
Living in the swamp, they are the Lions' greatest rivals. The tension between the two tribes escalates into open war after Cragger takes a Chi sample before he's ready.
CraggerPrince of the Crocodiles, elevated to king after his parents' presumed death.
- The Atoner: After Crooler runs out of Persuader Plants, and again when being freed from the Fog of Destiny.
- Badass Biker
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Whenever Crooler waves her special flowers under his nose and When the Fog of Destiny hit him.
- Cool Helmet
- The Corruptible: Suffered from Crooler's Persuader Plants so much that it's likely the reason why The Fog of Destiny almost left him permanently evil.
- Handicapped Badass: He is blind in one eye if what we've seen of his eyes is true.
- My God, What Have I Done?: In episode 20, when he turns permanently good and thought he killed Laval.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Whenever he gets hit with those spores.
- Taken Up to Eleven as the Fog Of Destiny affects Cragger.
CroolerCragger's twin sister.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Dirty Coward: During one of the Ice Hunters' attack, she used Plovar as a Human Shield.
- Even Evil Has Standards: In the second episode, she was as awed and humbed by the Lion Legend Beast as everyone else. And in "Foxtrotters," she showed some regret at betraying Cragger.
- Freudian Excuse: Despite being the first born, she was neglected by her parents in favor of Cragger, who was thought to have died while he was an egg. She tried to help Cragger, but ended up making things worse, resulting in her waiting for an opportunity to take control of the tribe.
- Hoist By Her Own Petard: After successfully infecting Cragger with the Fog of Destiny in an attempt to control him again, she is locked by Cragger for good after he is corrupted.
- This trope has started to become a Running Gag for Crooler in season two; every attempt she makes at trying to convince others to help her personal gain ends up failing in humiliating ways.
- Out of Focus: She only makes four appearances in the third season.
- Manipulative Bitch: But only when she has a Persuader Plant handy. When they run out, she's unable to get anyone to listen to her.
- The Woman Behind The Man: She seems content to wield power by proxy through her brother.
- The Resenter: She resents both her parents and Cragger for denying her what she feels is her rightful place as heir to the crocodiles.
- The Smurfette Principle: Like Eris, this applies more in relation to her tribe than to the overall show.
- The Starscream: She tried to make a deal with some captured Spiders in season two, wanting to rule Chima with them. Fortunately, they completely ignored her.
- The Unfavorite: She sees herself as this to her parents (Which, considering what Crominus thought would be his last words to Cragger were "Don't listen to your sister," may not be too far off the mark).
- Villain Decay: As noted above, her Manipulative Bitch aspect completely tanks in season two. In season three, she doesn't actually do anything really villainous at all, instead just being snarky and insulting.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Sometimes has this mindset; When she exposed Cragger to the Fog of Destiny, she claimed it was so she could "save Chima" from the peace treaty he was about to sign.
CrominusKing of the Crocodiles, and father to Cragger and Crooler. Fell into a chasm at the end of the first episode, presumed dead. The end of the episode reveals that he and his wife survived, but are stuck at the bottom of the Gorge.
- Genre Savvy: Knows that Crooler will try to do something bad and tries to warn his son not to listen to her.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Was jealous of Lavertus' relationship Crunket and used the Persuader Plants to get him banished. Years later, he regrets it.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Years later, feels this way about what he did to Lavertus.
- Overprotective Dad
- Those Two Bad Guys: With Crug.
CrunketShe is the Queen of the Crocodile Tribe, the wife of Crominus, and the mother of Cragger and Crooler
- Bearer of Bad News: Told the tribes about the three new villains and explains how those tribes were created due to chi fallen from the skies.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She's certainly a more pragmatic and moral leader than her daughter Crooler, dismissing her plans of backstabbing the lions on pratical and reasonable concerns.
A tribe of Chima that lives on top of Eagle Spire. They are the most scholarly tribe in all of Chima, and have a vast library where they spend much of their time reading.
Tropes associated with the EaglesBook Worm: They love reading books. In fact, Ewald was upset that he finished reading his favourite book.
ErisAnother close friend of Laval, and princess of the Eagle tribe.
- Ace Pilot: has shown traits of this while flying the Eagle Jet.
- Action Girl
- An Axe to Grind: One of the weapons she is shown using.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Epic Flail: One of the weaposn she is shown using.
- Green-Eyed Monster: She acted like this regarding Rinona (before learning she was Rogon's sister).
- Love Triangle: With Laval and Rogon.
- No Sense of Direction: Only when traveling by land, since she usually flies everywhere.
- Opposites Attract: Part of the reason she likes Rogon is because he's "so simple."
- Smurfette Principle: Like Crooler, this applies more in relation to her tribe than to the overall show.
- Skewed Priorities: At times, he considers reading/writing a book more important than what's going on around him.
Tropes associated with the Gorillas
- Beware the Nice Ones: The friendliest, least-violent tribe in all of Chima; but don't cut down their sacred tree when they're on the verge of enlightenment.
- Everything's Better With Apes
- Friend to All Living Things
- Humongous Mecha: Their vehicles.
GorzanThe primary Gorilla character.
- Catch Phrase: "Dude...." Hell, for gorillas, "dude" has more than one meaning.
- Green Thumb: Loves and knows how to care for flowers.
- True Companions: Is this to Laval and Eris.
- Cool Old Guy: The elder of the tribe, yet just as laid back and easy-going as the rest.
- Damsel in Distress: Kidnapped by Crooler during the hundred year moon.
Pack-types, interested in taking what they want, preferably by force. Sworn allies to the Crocodiles after Crominus helped them overcome their internecine fighting until Crooler made a deal to free them from their oath in exchange for helping her behind Cragger's back.
Tropes associated with the Wolves
- Heel–Face Turn: By the end of Season 1.
- Savage Wolves: Duh.
- Wolves Always Howl at the Moon: And every hundred years it drives them crazy.
WorrizThe Wolf most frequently leading the pack.
- All Love Is Unrequited: He has a crush in Windra, who does not reciprocate his feelings (at first).
- Flat-Earth Atheist: Was this to the Legend Beasts, that is till he saw one.
- The Face: Why he's the Wolf most likely to be in the foreground.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: What he grows into. While surly and a loner, he can always be counted on to defend Chima.
- Not So Stoic: He briefly shows concern for Windra when her copter crashes at the end of "The Chi Jackers".
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Hell, he's cleary in love with her if the short Wolf Speed Dating is anything to go by.
- Plus, him trying to calm her down during Episode 7 and the fact that he acted Tsundere towards her when he though that she had died from Episode 12's copter crash confirms it.
- Took a Level in Kindness: At the end of Episode 20.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has three scars over his left eye.
- Older Than They Look: The Wolf Tribe's elder.
- Ace Pilot: Was the one piloting the Wolves' single helicopter and even during a 100 year moon was able to drive one of these vehicles.
- Green-Eyed Monster: She did not take Crooler trying to manipulate Worriz well.
- The Voiceless: She only ever snarls.
- Punny Name: He "will hurt" you more eagerly than the other Wolves.
- Token Good Teammate: Wonald is this to the Wolf tribe, in that he mainly eats fruit and doesn't seem very interested in attacking the other tribes. Even during the Bad Moon Rising event, he mainly just eats more fruit than normal, not really attacking anyone else.
Mercenaries, usually hired by the Crocodiles or Wolves to bolster their forces.
Tropes associated with the Ravens
- Artificial Limbs: Most Ravens sport at least one (with Razal and Rawzom being the exception).
- Creepy Crows
- Only in It for the Money: They'll even fight for both sides in a conflict.
- Affably Evil: He may be corrupt and seeking money, but he acts pretty friendly and isn't interested in taking control of Chima.
- Anti-Hero/Nominal Hero: When he aids the heroes, such as in the season 2 story arc, as he's pretty much always doing so out of his own selfish reasons.
- Catch Phrase: "Holy Rizzoli!"
- Con Man: Like the rest of his tribe.
- Everyone Has Standards: He balked at the idea of bringing down the Eagle Spires with the Eagles, Lions and Wolves on them... if only because it would mean losing lots of valuable customers.
- Hook Hand
- Innocently Insensitive: In "The Eagle And the Bear", he states the obvious consequences of unbalancing the Bear Beast and the Eagle Beast's eggs, which distresses Eris to no end. He is completly oblivious about this.
- Verbal Tic: Tends to end his sentences with "Yes?"
- The Conscience: Acts as this to Razar.
- The Leader: Unofficial "king" of the tribe.
- Why Didit Have To Be Snakes: Is afraid of the Beaver tribe as seen in "Good Fixers."
- Master Thief: For the Ravens; He managed to steal the Wolf Tribe's Mother Tooth, then place it in the Eagle Spires.
- Blood Knight: It's a children's franchise, so there's not as much blood. But they do enjoy a good rumble.
- Dumb Muscle
- Super Intelligence: They become Geniuses when they come in range to there Legend Beast (Well Rogon did, the female of the species seems quite smarter).
- Big Damn Hero: Pulls this off quite nicely as he not only save his Legend Beast but also Eris from the Spider tribe
- Love Triangle: Possibly with Eris and Rinona until it was revealed that the latter was his sister.
- Power of Love: If you hurt Eris, he hurts you.
- Older Than He Looks: Runk is a member of the elder council.
- The Brute: The brawler of the tribe.
- Bee Bee Gun: a variant, their Speedorz launch hives that cover their opponents in honey which attracts the bees.
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Let's Get Dangerous: When the Ice Bears wake up, they quickly prove that they can be dangerous.
- Sleepyhead: Hell, this is the main trait of this tribe.
- This is due to the fact that they all have Dream Walker abilities, which allows them to communicate and think even when asleep.
- The Engineer: This is their hat; they can fix anything.
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: Their leader, Bezar, has white fur, compared to the rest of the Tribe's brown fur.
- Non-Action Guy: None of them are very good at fighting.
- Workaholic: To the point that they consider vacations to be punishment. The only thing that ever threatens their aforementioned mechanical prowess is if too many of them fight over who gets to fix something.
The Dark Tribes
One of the Dark Tribes.
SpinlynThe vain Spider-Queen believes “beauty is power” and that’s certainly how she became the boss. But while the other spiders are awe-struck with her gorgeousness, she’s hideous to everyone else!
- The Fighting Narcissist: Incredibly vain, but willing to fight if she needs to.
- Mirror-Cracking Ugly: In her first appearance no less.
- Our Centaurs Are Different: She appears to be the only one in her tribe.
- Spider People: Yes. She's got a rare case of a spider's lower body, and the anthropomorphic upper body of a typical LEGO minifigure.
One of the Dark Tribes.
- Brainwashed: Not them, but anyone they sting with their venom.
- Our Centaurs Are Different: They have a few mixed in, but unlike Spinlyn they aren't in charge of the tribe.
- Scary Scorpions
ScormThe King of Scorpions is as impatient as he’s dramatic, evil and short-tempered. He wants to rule everything NOW! He controls his minions using his hypnotic sting or the force of his unpleasant personality!
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He was utterly confused by Laval actually giving him some Chi after the Dark Tribes' defeat, eventually coming to the conclusion that Laval only did it to mock him.
- Evil Wears Black: Has this and gold coloration.
- Genre Savvy: Realizes that the Speedorz give Laval and the others a speed advantage, and after tasting Razar's tribestone wheel, left behind when the heroes saved the Raven Legend Beast, recognizes the flavor and promptly sends the Dark Tribes to take more from Mount Kavora so they can make their own.
- He later puts the Bear Legend Beast and the Eagle Beast's eggs in a trap, distracting Laval and the others while the crawlers complete their Speedorz.
- He then has the Wolf Beast and King Crominus moved to the Scorpion cave so the combined forces of the Dark Tribes can attack the heroes when they come to rescue them (and the Lion Beast, which was already there).
- Knowing Lions don't like to swim, he imprisons the Lion Legend Beast on a small island in an underground lake.
- History Repeats: After Laval gives him a orb of chi, he's so thrown off by the gesture that, blaming chi for all the problems the Dark Tribes, swears off using it forever and throws the orb down a chasm like Laval did with the chi that created the Dark Tribes, and awakens something.
- Ungrateful Bastard: The Chi incident above not withstanding, After he and the rest of the Dark Tribes are freed from the Ice Hunters' ice, he immediately leads them in attacking the heroes again.
One of the Dark Tribes.
Sir FangarLeader if the Sabre-Tooth Tiger tribe, he was the first of the Ica Clan to be thawed out by the CHI Scorm threw into the cavern. He is the leader of the Ice Clan.
- An Ice Person
- A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: Was once Fluminox's student.
- Villainous Crush: On Li'ella. He even tries to marry her at one point.
- Meaningful Name: He is often seen holding Sykor's leash, straining to keep him under control.
- Meaningful Name: A stealthy warrior.
- Meaningful Name: He's a psycho.
- The Smurfette Principle: The only female sabre-tooth tiger.
- My Beloved Smother: Loves her children (particularly Mungus).
- The Dragon: To Fangar.
- Butt Monkey: He receives a lot of punishment in battle.
- The Eeyore: Always downcast and depressed.
- Those Two Bad Guys: With Vornon.
- The Smurfette Principle: The only female vulture.
- Fantastic Racism: Initially held some disdain for the "ground-born" species of Chima.
- My Greatest Failure: He was meant to be part of the first Great Illumination, but denied his duty in order to raise his son, Flinx. This led to the Illumination going wrong. Subverted, however, in that Fluminox sees raising Flinx as Worth It.
- Adorably Precocious Child
- The Chosen One: He became the ninth and final componant in the new Illumination.
- The Captain: Of the Phoenix Tribe's airship, the Blazing Bastion.
- Catch Phrase: "It's blazing time!"
- Those Two Guys: With Firox
- Those Two Guys: With Frax
- Meaningful Name: He's a good tracker.
Other Characters (anyone who's the only member of their species so far)
Furty (AKA Furtivo)
- Cunning Like a Fox
- Divide and Conquer: The Wolves hire him to do this to the other tribes during a Speedor race.
- Drives Like Crazy: The main reason he doesn't use a speedor.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Disguised as Shadow Wind in Episode 13. It's pretty obvious that he isn't (See Drives Like Crazy).
- Last of His Kind: His official bio on the Lego site states that the rest of the skunk tribe has "mysteriously vanished."
- Smelly Skunk: Except during the Hundred Year Moon, when he actually smells good.
Dom De La Woosh
- The Ace: In his past, he was the best speedor racer in Chima.
- Broken Ace: Is not pleased with himself after Episode 8's race due to being hired by the Crocs.
- Broken Pedestal: After the above revelation, he becomes this to Eris. Subverted with Laval, whom he complimented on his skills.
- Badass Biker: Even Laval looks up to him.
- Cool Mask
- Expy: Of Rider X from Speed Racer.
- Mysterious Protector: Subverted, given that he's Lavertus.
- Spoiler: A toy including a Shado Wind minifig has been released in early 2014, and he's a Lion.
- The Voiceless
RegullRegull - He is a mix of Eagle and Raven. He is the inventor of the fake CHI orbs (Also known as Regull Chigull) in Episode 14 - Fake CHI, Real Trouble. He never learnt how to fly until Laval and Cragger (who are now united as friends again) strapped 3 Bellow Plants on to his back, watching him float away.
- Freudian Excuse: The reason he's evil? Due to his appearence, he was shunned by both Eagles and Ravens, and due to his mixed nature, his wings were of uneven sizes, preventing him from being able to fly.
- Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: He's half-Eagle and half-Raven.
PlovarA plover who hangs around the crocodile tribe. He enjoys cleaning Cragger and Crooler's teeth.
- Affectionate Nickname: He calls Cragger "Craggy-waggs" and Crooler "Crool-lala."
- One Of These Is Not Like The Others: He's the only sentient being in Chima to not possess at least a partially humanoid form, being more of a Talking Animal.