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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: The lions. They claim to be the first race to have gained sapience, and as such believe themselves to be closer to chi than all the other tribes. In other words, they're the first and superior race. Subverted with the reveal of the Phoenixes, which are the first race to have developed sapience and are the ones that actually live on Mount Cavora.
  • Growing the Beard: Over time, the episodes have become more coherent, with much less Narm and increasing Character Development.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The hatred of some Ninjago fans towards the show becomes this with The Reveal that Chima and Ninjago's realms are neighboring realities.
  • Ho Yay: Between Cragger and Laval in episode 20, to the point that it becomes almost explicit Homoerotic Subtext.
  • Iron Woobie: Crooler sort of qualifies. Take one look at her backstory and tell me that she can't be emotionally damaged now. Then observe her actions. Not once does she give up on dethroning her brother.
  • Narm: The dialogue and story can be surprisingly clever, but some of the voice acting can be downright painful. Then there is the dialogue that isn't clever AND is narmy.
    • Whenever anyone in the show says the word "Chi", it sounds like they're about to say "cheese". The best example would be the scene where Laval confronts Cragger and says, "Drop the Chi, swamp creature!", which sounds just like, "Drop the cheese, womp creature!" Unfortunately, since Chi is integral to the plot, characters talk about it often, making it impossible to take it seriously when it sounds like they're talking about cheese all the time.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Coupled with Body Horror on several of the characters' battle scars.
    • Most noticeable are Winzar and Crug. Winzar appears to had his left eye scratched out, and Crug's entire lower jaw has a metal replacement. He somehow had his entire lower jaw ripped off in battle. What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?
    • The Dark Tribes in general.
    • The Ice Hunters. An Always Chaotic Evil tribe of undead ice age creatures with the ability to freeze solid every place they show up in. And they've proven to be the biggest challenge for our heroes so far. Their minifigures are littered with gruesome detail; exposed ribs and muscle fibres, trunks that have rotted to the bone, a vulture whose head has been literally bolted back together, entire body parts replaced by ice, and a character outright named "Mottrot".
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: The aesthetic for the heroes in the third year in comparison to the previous two. The first year gave each tribe its own colour scheme, with trans blue or trans dark red as an accent depending on their side. The third year however had to give the trans blue to the Ice Hunters given their nature, so the heroes were imbued with Fire CHI, which contrasted much more harshly with their native colour schemes due to the large number of red and orange pieces that they also used in their builds.
  • What an Idiot!:
    • Cragger cut the rope that was being used to save his parents because he thinks he can lift up a giant crocodile tank with his bare hands.
    • After being trapped at the bottom of the chasm with his wife, Crominus assures her that he has the utmost confidence in Cragger knowing that the lions are not at fault and holding no hard feelings against them. But mere minutes earlier, Crominus had declared war on the lions because Cragger fired a croc-flare. When Cragger tried to explain that it was an accident, Crominus replied, "We can't take that chance, son!" and continued to fight anyway.
    • An oft-mocked example is Eris frantically trying to restart her Speedor as Cragger charges her, rather than leaping out and flying away.


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