Legends of Chima is a franchise by LEGO. Previews of the TV show began in late 2012, and the show itself debuted in July 2013 on Cartoon Network.Chima is a pristine land filled with many sentient animal tribes. Once at peace and in a state of balance, now they are at war over the Chi, a mystical energy source which gives a boost of energy to the animals and powers to their vehicles. The tribes have formed into two factions who now fight over the Chi. The Lions, Eagles, and Gorillas to protect the Chi. While Ravens, Wolves, and Crocodiles for gain. For Laval, this now involves fighting against his former friend Cragger who has become a leader of the opposing army.A character sheet has been started. Needs Wiki Magic.It also has its own recap page, also in need of Wiki Magic.
Alliterative Family: Many of the characters have names that start with the letter of the species they are based on; Lion tribe has L names, Crocodile tribe has C names.
Animal Eyes: all the inhabitants of Chima, though it should be noted that some are more obvious than others.
Animal Stereotypes / Good Animals, Evil Animals: We have virtuous and noble lions and eagles, peace-loving gorillas, aggressive and villainous crocodiles, sinister thieving ravens, and savage, pack-oriented wolves. However, there are exceptions.
Cragger is prone to bad decisions, but isn't really evil; even when he becomes the main villain he's more Brainwashed and Crazy thanks to Crooler's Persuader Plants.
Cragger's parents seemed more interested in his safety and welfare than anything else. Crominius even helped out the wolves by unifying them together when they were in a state of civil war in an act of kindness.
The Beavers consider work fun and being given a break is a punishment..
It was revealed in Ravens vs Eagles that that the Eagle have a What's Mine Is Yours And Yours Is Mine mentality. Razor and the others ravens saw it as a chance to take everything. The Eagle realize that if the raven are manipulating there tribe morality, they should manipulate the ravens (Making them think they don't do shopping, using the raven track for free etc.) all raven except for Razor gave up quickly.
Blood Knight: The Rhino tribe equates fighting to happiness. This is also one of the effects of the Fog of Destiny.
Breather Episode: Episode 13, "Crocodile Tears". Taking place after the Crocs are captured by the Wolves, one would expect a suspenseful story of getting them out of the Wolves' camp. Instead, we get a pretty lighthearted story, with Laval thinking that Furtivo is ShadoWind, and the Crocs humorously treating the wolves like servants, to the point where the wolves willingly let the Crocs go, and then celebrate about it the next day. It's ultimately downplayed as Cragger ends up having a dream where his parents warn him about Crooler.
Continuity Nod: G'Loona fully remembers it was Crooler that had a hand in leaving her outside during the hundred year moon.
Ewald: I just finished my favorite book! (Both scream despite seemingly not realizing an earthquake happening.
Companion Cube: While in exile, Laval befriends a rock that he names Chip.
The Corrupter: Crooler after she uses the root of the Persuader Plant to create the Fog of Destiny.
Disc One Final Boss: Cragger and Crooler, with Worriz and the Wolves taking their place in episode 11. Cragger pulls a Heel-Face Turn in 14 after Crooler runs out of Persuader Plants to control Cragger. After Episode 16 though, Cragger is once again corrupted by Crooler, though not under her control, resulting in her being locked up. After Episode 20 though, Cragger permanently shakes off the Fog of Destiny. Then we learn from Crunket, Cragger's mother, that the Outlands are filled with Dark Tribes that seek to gain the Chi, causing everyone to rally up in order to fight them.
Does This Remind You of Anything?: The plot is very reminiscent of the Core War from BIONICLE with an empowering energy source sought out by many tribes who are willing to fight a war over it. It remains to been seen if the planet will explode or not due to said energy.
Episode 10 ends with almost every tribe turned against each other due to Furtivo (A fox hired to spread misgivings among the tribes by Crooler), and a large portion of Chi is now with the Wolves and Crocs. Not only that, but the wolf pact that Crominius made with the Wolves is disposed of, meaning that the Wolves no longer have any need to assist the Crocs, and Crooler has effectively betrayed her brother (Who avoided an additional layer of Mind Control during the ordeal).
Episode 12 inverts this by ending with the Wolves' stolen chi being spent on a battle with the Crocs.
In "Attack on Eagle Spire", while Ripnik is indifferent to the fact that hundreds of Lion, Eagle, and Wolf lives will be lost if the Crocs succeed in pulling Eagle Spire down, Razar is against it because those lives are potential customers.
In Episode 10, Crooler feels some remorse for causing the above Downer Ending, hesitating to get rid of the Wolf Pact and thinking about her actions, while the entire Wolf tribe is celebrating their victory, though in silence.
Evil Former Friend: Cragger to Laval because of the incident with the former's parents. In Episode 14 they've finally made up. Then Episode 16 comes along and Cragger goes into a semi-premanent Blood Knight state.
In "Market Day", Laval makes fun of Cragger by saying he has a small... tail.
In "The Biggest Race Ever" When Eris is working on her Speedor, her entire waist area is white, implying that her armor only covers her front, and that her backside is completley naked.
In Episode 12, Eris comments on how she can't see anything, which lead Laval to exclaim "I can!" Considering how he was above and behind her...
In "Eagle vs. Ravens", "He's so big" is a very obvious double entrende.
Episode 16 has the Fog of Destiny, which acts a whole lot like LSD.
Gone Horribly Right: In episode 16 Crooler uses the Fog of Destiny to make Cragger realize his destiny as conqueror of Chima, and one of his first acts is to imprison her.
Hook Hand: Razar has this, as do some other Ravens.
Ironic Echo: Laval (While trying to get out of the Gorge of eternal depth) accidentally said the same words Cragger used on the day his own parents fell in.
Lady Macbeth: Crooler goads her brother into taking revenge and taking over and uses Persuader Plants to further her influence.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Crooler invokes this trope in Episode 3 when she and her brainwashed brother try to provoke Laval in the hope that Laval would accidentally say (In front of a crowd of angry Crocs) that they would never get any chi. Unfortunately, she wasn't disappointed, and Laval throws the Crocs' chi down the Gorge of Eternal Depth, causing Gaia's Vengeance as stated above.
Reegull's name rhymes with eagle, and his father was from the Eagle tribe.
Mind-Control Device: Crooler's Persuader Plants on her brother. She grows them in a secret garden away from the Crocs, though as it turns out they can be eaten as snacks, though whomever eats them breathes the spores for a short amount of time. Episode 12 reveals that the spores are more like Blood Knight spores, as revealed when Cragger accidentally inhales some Crooler left behind, and that they merely make one more susceptible to violent acts and suggestions. Episode 14 then reveals that they have become very rare, with the plants that Crooler was growing were the last ones left.
Mr. Fixit/Workaholic: The Beaver tribe's main traits. To the point that they issue vacations as punishment.
Ominous Fog: The Fog of Destiny forces those who get sucked into it to see their true destiny (Whether they want to or not.)
Paper-Thin Disguise: The fake ShadoWind (Furtivo). With Eris pointing it out to Laval it can't be him due to too many obvious clues.
Parental Favoritism/The Unfavourite: Despite Cragger and Crooler being twins and Crooler hatching first, their parents prefer the former and made him prince of the Croc tribe even though the position is to be assigned to the firstborn child. Whenever Crooler achieved something in life their parents would be too impressed with something Cragger was also doing to notice and completely ignored her, which led to her taking advantage of Cragger after he became king to make up for years of neglect.
Power Glows: Chi is glowing blue power in solid form. When any citizen of Chima plugs in Chi, their body is encased in a blue or red Battle Aura.
Power of Love: Rogon will do anything to protect Eris (Especially since he thinks Eris has a crush on him which she does.)
Side Effects Include...: Fake chi may look green but it works just as good (Till it fades away and leaves you acting like a bird (Specifically a chicken.)
Reptiles Are Abhorrent: The usual foes are the crocs but there are exceptions. Crominius kindly helped unify the wolf tribe, and was friends with Laval's father, Lagravis. Cragger is just Brainwashed and Crazy. In addition, Wanald of the Wolf tribe isn't really evil, he's just a young, innocent kid.
Suddenly Voiced: In "For Chima!", the ordinarily mute ShadoWind utters just two words through his helmet's respirator. Guess what they are.
Super Mode: Basically what Chi allows the characters to do.
Sword Fight: Happens a lot here. It's why Laval has a training dummy in his room.
Token Good Teammate: Wanald is this to the Wolf tribe because 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.
Was It Really Worth It?: Crooler asks herself this in episode 10, after betraying her own brother and her father's legacy to succeed in her goals.
Episode 10, as stated above, and also episode 11 takes the cake; episode 10's Downer Ending has ended the Speedor Races for good, and that the wolves are going on a rampage across Chima, taking almost all of the available Chi, leaving Chima in a state of imbalance represented by an increasing number of earthquakes, and we see that Crooler is locked up for betraying Cragger, who has started to get over her mind control.
Just when you think everything will be solved, episode 16 happens, turning Cragger permanently into an antagonist, with episode 17 having Laval willingly enter exile for stealing an Orb of Golden Chi, he's later allowed out of it due to necessity but episode 18 ends with the falls on Mount Cavora beginning to dry up, which only Crug notices before he dismisses it.
Wild Card: The Ravens will work for whoever pays them; this includes working for two or more sides of a conflict simultaneously. They'll play all the tribes if it means more treasure for themselves.