The Legend of Chima
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Season 1, Episode 1
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Air date January 16, 2013
Written by John Derevlany
Directed by Peder Pedersen
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The Legend of Chima is the first episode in the Legends of Chima series and the first episode in Season 1.


In the mystical land of Chima, Laval the Lion and Cragger the Crocodile are the best of friends. An innocent mischief results in Cragger getting his first experience with the CHI... a powerful sacred resource important to the delicate balance of CHIMA. The CHI gives awesome power to the user but needs to be spent carefully and certainly not by young adventurous animals. The incident leads to disagreements between the Lions and the Crocs, and ultimately to fighting. The two friends try to convince everyone that this is just a big misunderstanding, but an escalating series of unfortunate events push Laval and Cragger apart. In the end, Cragger's parents, the king and queen of the crocodile tribe, fall into the Gorge of Eternal Depth and are lost. The young Cragger is now the new king of the Crocodile tribe. Laval consoles him, but it seems that Crooler, Cragger's sinister twin sister, has other plans.


Errors & Goofs

  • When Cragger is caught trying to steal CHI from the sacred pool, one of the Lion guards next to Lagravis is wearing a gray cape. This cape disappears for a few seconds and reappears when Cragger hits the Lions with his tail to escape.


  • This episode and the second episode are only one of two instances when two episodes aired on the same date. The second instance was with the second-to-last episode and the last episode of the series.
  • Razar is the only one of Laval's friends to not be at the Forever Rock.
  • On Youtube, the episode is called "The Fight Begins".
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