|Legends of Chima: The Animated Series|
"Wings of Fire" is the 14th episode in the third season of Legends of Chima: The Animated Series, and the 40th episode of the series as a whole.
CHIMA is frozen over. Its only hope of salvation is the eight Fire Wings - but the only map to their locations has been destroyed. With Sir Fangar and the Ice Hunters marching on the Lion City and Mount Cavora, all hope seems lost; however, the heroes have seen something in the Outlands that may enable them to turn the tide.
Fluminox opens with an ominous monologue on how Chima is now completely frozen over by the Hunters, reflects on their prior dealings with this threat, and how they were stopped by the Great Illumination. The phoenix king reminisces about the fact that the map to the Fire Wing Harnesses, the items needed to trigger the Illumination, has been destroyed. Lamenting his failure to protect the land, Fluminox states that what will happen next will be considered the greatest of the Legends of Chima.
In the Outlands, Laval, Eris, Cragger, and Li'ella follow Lavertus towards the mysterious light, which turns out to be Tormak releasing the artifact energy now burned inside of him. He then Chis-up, revealing the map to the artifact is now part of his essence. Lavertus quickly jots it down and they all set off to the first pair of fire wings.
Meanwhile, Sir Fangar's ice fortress continues towards the Lion City at an alarming rate due to the mammoth’s pulling it. Accompanied by Mottrot and Mungus on one of the pillars, the leader of the Hunters gloats that he will soon take Mount Cavora, forever securing his icy grip on the land of Chima.
The heroes arrive at the first location on the map; the claw stones at the foot of the eagle spires. Tormak reveals that it is a phoenix security system and uses the power of the artifact to activate it. A wild chase ensures as they try to chase after the wings which keep moving, but eventually Eris figures out that chasing it is futile and thinking like a phoenix, soars to the center of the rock formation. As she receives the fire wings, a large burst of light is sent forth, drawing the attention of Sir Fangar, who sends Mungus and Mottrot to investigate.
With one pair of fire wings down, the six heroes split up to find the others. Yet before they depart, they are interrupted by Lagravis’s distress roar. At the Lion City, Longtooth reports that the Hunters are moving much faster and are in sight of the city.
By daybreak, the Hunter fortress is feet away from the Lion City, but the other tribes on their way to help, except for the bears who are still sleeping. The lion guards attempt to defend the city, but they are no match for the ice, which crumbles the outer wall of the city with ease.
On their way to the Grand Archway for the next fire wing, Laval and Lavertus notice the explosions coming from the lion city and Laval attempts to head there instead but is stopped by his uncle. Though the lion prince protests, Lavertus manages to convince him to carry on with the mission at hand while he returns to the city to help. Laval reluctantly agrees and heads to the Grand Archway to start searching for the Fire Wings.
Meanwhile, Eris and Cragger arrive at Spiral Mountain, another location of the Fire Wings. By flying around the mountain, Eris causes it to drill into the ground, where Cragger finds the second pair of fire wings.
Back at the Lion City, Lagravis rallies the lion guards and engages in hand-to-hand combat against the Hunters as they flood into the city. Lavertus joins the battle and has a short reunion with his brother. The battle begins to heat up as the other tribes arrive and the phoenixes deploy Tiger Strikers using the ‘'Blazing Bastion’’. Overwhelmed by the reinforcements' firepower, the Hunters retreat inside the fortress, where Sir Fangar decides to unleash their secret weapon; the fourth and deadliest of all the Hunter tribes. Stealthor, Maula, and Vardy grow worried and immediately protest - stating that the fourth tribe is completely uncontrollable - but Fangar is unmoved, and orders the vultures to retrieve them.
Back at the Grand Archway, Laval is confronted by Mottrot and Mungus and engages the two mammoths. Laval tries to use an orb of fire chi, but Mottrot quickly shoots it out of Laval's hand. Using his club, Mungus destroys the center of the arch, revealing the next pair of fire wings. Laval thinks about what Eris earlier stated, and goes for it. He dives into the canyon to retrieve them, but is saved by Cragger in his new helicopter.
Meanwhile, the vultures enter the Gorge of Eternal Depth to find the final tribe of Hunters; the Ice Bears. Voom Voom and Vornon both state on how berserk the Ice Bears are, but Vardy points out that they are still the strongest creatures Chima ever spawned. They begin throwing Chi into the ice to awaken them, but the regular Bear tribe senses this through their dreams. As they stir, Bladvic takes off his crown, revealing war paint, and angrily declares, "Nap time...over!"
Characters (In order of appearance)
- Mammoth Soldier (Cameo)
- Sir Fangar
- Eagle Legend
- Wolf Legend
- Wolf Warriors
- Rhinoceros Legend
- Rhino Warriors
- Crocodile Guards
- Lion Guards
- Vulture Soldier
- Saber-Tooth Tiger Soldier
- Lennox (Cameo)
- Lion Legend
- Voom Voom