|Legends of Chima: The Animated Series|
"The Crescent" is the fifth episode in the third season of Legends of Chima: The Animated Series, and the 31st episode of the series as a whole.
By order of the Phoenix King, Laval, Cragger, Eris and their friends must defend a mysterious hill against the Hunter Tribes. They discover that the hill is strangely immune to the Hunters' Ice Powers.
"In the magical world of Chima, the ancient hunters spread their crushing ice across the land. Our heroes discover an ancient city atop Mount Cavora. Here, Laval and Cragger must prove themselves in a trial by fire, but with a little aid from the phoenix boy Flinx, they earn the powerful fire Chi. This new chi gives awesome new powers to them and their vehicles and helps the animals of Chima win their first battle against the hunters. Victory at last?" - Opening monologue
In the Crocodile swamp, the hunters flee as Eris, Laval, and Cragger pursue them in their vehicles. They drive the villains back to their ice fort, but their fire Chi runs out and they are forced to cease their attack. Cragger wonders as to the location of his parents and the rest of his tribe, who are nowhere to be found in the swamp.
The hunters return to their castle, weary and defeated. Sir Fangar realizes that the tribes must have received the Fire Chi from the Phoenix, noticing that their temple is back atop Cavora. He decides that they must destroy the Phoenix, and plans to reclaim the Crescent. Maula presents Fangar with their old Speedorz that she claimed Mungus fixed (in truth, Mottrot fixed them and Mungus only carried them), and the Hunters move out.
Laval and Lagravis drive back to the Lion City. Lagravis is still bewildered by the Phoenix and the story before the great story. Laval notes that he and Fluminox are similar in that they both never laugh, which concerns Lagravis slightly.
Eris returns to the Phoenix Temple atop Mount Cavora, where she requests more Fire Chi. Fluminox remains cautious, so Tormak suggests the tribes prove their loyalty to him. The Phoenix King agrees, and requests one member of each tribe to protect the Crescent.
As Laval and Eris drive off to gather their friends, Lagravis and Longtooth watch from Laval's bedroom. Lagravis asks Longtooth if he thinks he has a sense of humor. Longtooth tries to avoid the question at first, but eventually admits that Lagravis lacks a "funny bone". Dismayed by this, Lagravis decides that Longtooth must teach him how to laugh.
At the Crescent, Laval tells those gathered about their task just as the Hunters arrive. Razar sets up a small snow gear shop where Bladvic purchases a blanket. Laval races down into battle on his speedor and he engages in a joust against Fangar. Eventually Mottrot and Vardy join in the frenzy against Cragger, Rogon and Worriz.
Back at the Lion Temple, Longtooth tries several different ways to get Lagravis to laugh (telling jokes, making silly faces, and adding googly eyes to the lion statues), but it only makes the king more confused. Eventually, Longtooth admits that some people just don't really laugh, although it does little to improve his king's mood.
Meanwhile, the heroes have retreated inside the Crescent, using their pulsors from inside the safety of the force field. Just then, Skinnet arrives and accidentally releases his odor while planning to help. The heroes flee back outside the Crescent to avoid the smell, leaving them open to the assault of the Hunters.
Lagravis and Longtooth reach the Lion City gate where the elder guard suggests tickling as a way to get the king to laugh. As he is about to persuade Leonidas to carry out the deed, a loud rumbling comes above them on Mount Cavora as the Blazing Bastion takes off from the Phoenix Temple.
Foltrax, Firox, and Frax fly it to the Crescent and ambush the hunters. The heroes are then surprised as the Crescent burns away, revealing a temple where the Bastion lands. Laval runs up as the Phoenix exit, but is stopped by Tormak. As Laval questions the tiger, he is interrupted by Li'ella, a lioness guard of whom he is immediately smitten with. Fluminox congratulates the heroes on their success and presents them with Fire Chi before returning to their aircraft with Tormak.
Laval returns to the Lion City and tells Lagravis of Li'ella, causing the king of the lions to actually laugh at the thought of his son meeting a girl.
Characters (In order of appearance)
- Sir Fangar
- Mammoth Soldier (Cameo)
- Vulture Soldier (Cameo)
- Saber-Tooth Tiger Soldier (Cameo)
- Voom Voom
- Flinx (Cameo)
- Tiger Guards (Cameo)
- Rhino Warriors (Cameo)
- Wolf Warriors (Cameo)
- Raven Warriors (Cameo)
- Leonidas (Cameo)