|Legends of Chima: The Animated Series|
"The Great Story" is the second episode of Legends of Chima: The Animated Series.
The episode opens with Cragger looking at his new crown sadly. Crug and Crawley are trying to cheer him up, but to no avail as he believes his parents are dead (which they aren't). Crooler, Cragger's sister, then appears with a purplish flower. Cragger states that doesn't want to declare war on the lions, but she claims that the flower will cheer him up if he sniffs it. After taking a deep breath, Cragger's eyes glow red and he commands the crocs to attack the Lion Temple and "avenge" his parents. The next scene opens with Laval and Lagravis walking down along the temple steps. Lagravis then proceeds the tell the Great Story to Laval, who complains that it is boring. Lagravis ignores him and continues the story: A very long time ago, animals used to walk on all fours. Then, the land was blessed with Chi, causing Mount Cavora to rise from the ground and supply liquid Chi to the land. The animals that drank it became what they are now (minifigures). However, some animals did not drink the Chi and prefered to stay pure. They disappeared from the land forever, and some even doubt they exist. As the story ends, Lagravis starts handing out Chi to the different tribes, however doesn't know where Cragger is. Then, the golden Chi is revealed. Each of the animals' Speedorz show up, and Lagravis announces that they must joust for the golden Chi. Laval ends up being the winner, even after Worriz uses unauthorized weapons against him. As Laval unseats Worriz, Worriz plunges into a thorn bush and half his fur is shaved off, humiliating him terribly. Just as Laval is about to be awarded with the golden Chi, Cragger shows up, demanding that he joust Laval. Laval refuses, as the rules state that if anyone is late, they will be disqualified. Cragger then says that he'll find someone who will, then charges Eris, threatening death. Laval is irate and hops on his Speedor, pursuing Cragger, who leads him to the falling forest. After having a duel (which Cragger wins), Eris and Gorzan show up and stop Cragger from finishing Laval off. Cragger then runs off to get help from the wolves in destroying the lions. After several Pack Trackers approach the Croc Swamp Hideout, Worriz makes a deal with Cragger to band together to destroy the lions. Cragger then states the Ravens are helping too, as they had been persuaded with the "Trinkets and Treasure" of the croc tribe, where the scene cuts to showing Razar telling his troops about the deal.
Then, the scene shifts to the battle scene from the first part, and goes up to where Laval recognized Cragger just before he killed him. Cragger then attacks Laval and the two fight until Cragger grabs Laval and throws him in the water, remarked that he was always a bad swimmer. Laval calls for help but Cragger refuses and leaves him to drown.
The scene cuts back to the battle, where Lagravis summons the Eagles and Gorillas by a powerful Sonic Roar. They soon show up in the fight, but the Crocodiles, Ravens, and Wolves still dominate. The scene then cuts to Cragger approaching Crooler and asking her how the battle was going. She replies that it's going well and asks if he took care of Laval. By then, the evil flower was wearing off and Cragger begins to realize that he did something terrible. However, as he was about to go back and save him, she sprays him with the flower again, and he cackles maliciously.
Then, the scene cuts to Laval, floating in the river. A mysterious hand grabs his cloak and rescues him. He soon coughs up water and discovers himself in the presence of a Lion Legend.
The scene returns to the battle as Laval shows up riding the Legend Lion. Cragger, getting a few more whifs of the evil flower, uses a chi orb and charges the beast. The beast calmly lifts a hand and swipes at Cragger, sending him flying rapidly into the wall and losing his Chi. Cragger then attacks Laval, who had taken a Chi orb and put it in his chest. Cragger is easily defeated and given 10 seconds to make his troops leave the field. The episode ends with Cragger's forces retreating and the Lion Legend Beast walking into the distance.
Characters (In order of appearance)
- Lion Guards (Cameo)
- Lion Elders (Cameo)
- Raven Warriors (Cameo)
- Wolf Warriors (Cameo)
- Eagle Soldiers (Cameo)
- Bear Warriors (Cameo)
- Rhino Warriors (Cameo)
- Gorilla Warriors (Cameo)
- Ewald (Cameo)
- Eglor (Cameo)
- Lion Legend