|Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu|
|"Curse World, Part I"|
9 (53 total)
"Curse World, Part I" is the ninth episode in the fifth season of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, and the 53rd episode of the series as a whole. The episode ends on a cliffhanger, which is resolved in the following episode.
In Ninjago City, the citizens are celebrating the new year with a parade through the streets. Meanwhile, Ronin talks with Skylor in Chen's Noodle House about having friends, and they both watch footage of the celebration in Stiix on TV. As the festivities continue there, Morro heads into a shack and uses the Realm Crystal to open the Cursed Realm, and free more of his allies. After doing so, his army of ghosts spread out across Stiix, attacking civilians and occupying the city.
In the meantime, the Ninja head back to Steep Wisdom, which Wu closed because he sold all its profits. Shortly after their arrival, Cyrus Borg arrives and gives Cole, Jay, and Zane new vehicles, while Kai is given a red bandana due to Borg running out of time, and Lloyd receives nothing at all, due to Borg thinking Lloyd wouldn't come back. The Ninja soon realize Morro has seen all their battle techniques, and still has the Sword of Sanctuary, giving him an advantage. Kai decides that they must use Nya as their ultimate weapon against the ghosts, as she controls the element of Water Waves Oceans Tides and Fluids, and can be detrimental to their army. Nya then tells the Ninja that she has a plan they can use to get into Stiix, and deal with the ghosts.
In Stiix, Morro's army of ghosts begin consuming massive amounts of food, while the citizens are either imprisoned, or in hiding. Various trucks from Chen's Noodle industry arrive at the docks, with one truck driven by Master and Misako being halted by Morro. The ghosts look in the back of the truck, only to find that it's suspiciously empty. Master tells Morro that the Ninja will defeat his army of ghosts, but they can still end the occupation without a further conflict. Morro disagrees with Master, and has him and Misako imprisoned with the other civilians.
The Ninja begin their assault on Stiix's assailants, battling and defeating many of the ghosts, and allowing "Lloyd" to make it through the city unharmed to get to the Realm Crystal and destroy it. However, Morro and several ghosts seize Lloyd. After taunting him, Morro takes off Lloyd's mask—only to reveal that it is Nya wearing the Green Gi. Without time to react, all of the ghosts are dissolved by Nya's water powers, except Morro, who battles and subdues Nya. Lloyd then confronts Morro, who crumbles the temple he is standing on apart and levitates its remains into the air. Lloyd is then forced to jump from debris to debris to get to the Realm Crystal.
Using the Sword of Sanctuary, and his element of Wind and Air, Morro is able to keep Lloyd from getting to the Crystal. Before he can knock the Green Ninja off the temple's remains, Ronin arrives in R.E.X., and bombards the debris with a shower of golden coins, causing the debris to plummet to the ground below, as Lloyd enters the room with the Crystal. With Morro having disappeared, Lloyd obtains the Crystal and builds up his Energy to destroy it, but Morro enters, and pleads for Lloyd to leave it be. Lloyd tells him that Morro had his chance, only for Morro to tell Lloyd that if he destroys the Crystal, he won't be able to see his father, who is still alive, ever again. Lloyd is rendered speechless and extremely uncertain by this, as Morro continues imploring him, and the Ninja tell Lloyd to destroy the Crystal. Lloyd tells Morro that his father would do everything to save Ninjago, while Morro would do everything to destroy it. As Lloyd builds up his Energy once more, the tentacles of The Preeminent emerge from the Cursed Realm and latch onto him, with one tentacle snatching the Realm Crystal and the rest pulling Lloyd into the Cursed Realm, seemingly defeating the Green Ninja.
- Cyrus Borg
- Evil Green Ninja (in "previous episode" summary only)
- First Spinjitzu Master (mentioned only)
- Garmadon (mentioned only)
- Jay Walker
- Ray (mentioned only)
- Maya (mentioned only)
- Lloyd Garmadon
- P.I.X.A.L. (in Zane's head only)
- Ronin (recorded message only)
- Sea Captain
- Sensei Wu
- Skylor Chen
- Soul Archer
- The Preeminent