“I don't know. I expect they just sat down and agreed over a nice cup of tea.”
Master Wu to Cole
"An Underwordly Takeover"
Season Mini Movies, Episode 4
Air date Fall 2011
Episode guide
"The New Masters of Spinjitzu"
"Return to the Fire Temple"

An Underworldy Takover is the fourth of six Mini Movies, taking place directly after the pilot episodes of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. It details some of Lord Garmadon's past, explaining how he gained command of the Skulkin army after his first defeat by his brother that cast him into the Underworld.


Master Wu is preparing some tea when Cole enters with a question: how did Lord Garmadon take control of the Underworld? In response, Wu has a flashback to the night Garmadon tried to steal the Golden Weapons, which ended with a battle between brothers and Garmadon's fall to the Underworld.

As Garmadon shouts promises of vengeance at the darkness overhead, he is confronted by Samukai and the Skulkin army. Samukai declared that he had known that Garmadon would return to the realm of the dead at some point, and that he was looking forward to paying him back for the last time Garmadon and Wu had clashed with the Skulkin. As Samukai draws his daggers, Garmadon declares that the prospect of revenge would be a good start.

The two fight as the Skulkin army looked on, but Garmadon quickly gains the upper hand, knocking Samukai's helmet off his head. As the four-armed skeleton attempts to recover, Garmadon uses his Spinjitzu to create a tornado of Destruction, sucking Samukai's daggers out of his hands and throwing them back at their owner.

Luckily for Samukai, Garmadon intentionally missed his body, instead pinning him to the wall with his own knives. As the skeleton admitts defeat, Garmadon places Samukai's helmet on his own head, declaring that there were going to be some changes in the management of the Underworld.

Master Wu is shaken from his flashback by Cole, who notes that his mentor still hasn't answered his question. Wu simply informs Cole he assumes Lord Garmadon and Samukai came to a mutual agreement over the matter.


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Ninjago Mini-Movie 4 An Underworldly Takeover


  • Samukai appears to have a history with Garmadon and Wu, alluding to a previous encounter between them. According to the Official Guide to LEGO Ninjago, Wu and Garmadon once ended up in the Underworld and had to fight their way out, defeating Samukai in the process.


For the transcript of this episode, click here.


LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu Episodes
Pilots 1. Way of the Ninja · 2. The Golden Weapon · 3. King of Shadows · 4. Weapons of Destiny
Mini-Movies 1. Secrets of the Blacksmith · 2. Flight of the Dragon Ninja · 3. The New Masters of Spinjitzu · 4. An Underworldly Takeover · 5. Return to the Fire Temple · 6. Battle Between Brothers
Season 1
Rise of the Snakes
1. Rise of the Snakes · 2. Home · 3. Snakebit · 4. Never Trust a Snake · 5. Can of Worms · 6. The Snake King · 7. Tick Tock · 8. Once Bitten, Twice Shy · 9. The Royal Blacksmiths · 10. The Green Ninja · 11. All of Nothing · 12. The Rise of The Great Devourer · 13. Day of The Great Devourer
Season 2
Legacy of the Green Ninja
1. Darkness Shall Rise · 2. Pirates Vs. Ninja · 3. Double Trouble · 4. Ninjaball Run · 5. Child's Play · 6. Wrong Place, Wrong Time · 7. The Stone Army · 8. The Day Ninjago Stood Still · 9. The Last Voyage · 10. Island of Darkness · 11. The Last Hope · 12. Return of the Overlord · 13. Rise of the Spinjitzu Master
Season 3
1. The Surge · 2. The Art of the Silent Fist · 3. Blackout · 4. The Curse of the Golden Master · 5. Enter the Digiverse · 6. Codename: Arcturus · 7. The Void · 8. The Titanium Ninja
Season 4
The Tournament of Elements
1. The Invitation · 2. Only One Can Remain · 3. Versus · 4. Ninja Roll · 5. Spy for a Spy · 6. Spellbound · 7. The Forgotten Element · 8. The Day of the Dragon · 9. The Greatest Fear of All · 10. The Corridor of Elders
Chen Mini-Movies
1. Chen's New Chair · 2. Chair Play Chen · 3. Chair Up Chen · 4. Chairful What You Wish For · 5. Bad Chair Day
Season 5
1. Winds of Change · 2. Ghost Story · 3. Stiix and Stones· 4. The Temple on Haunted Hill · 5. Peak-a-Boo · 6. Kingdom Come · 7. The Crooked Path · 8. Grave Danger · 9. Curseworld, Part I · 10. Curseworld, Part II
Season 6
1. Infamous · 2. Public Enemy Number One · 3. Enkrypted · 4. Misfortune Rising · 5. On a Wish and a Prayer · 6. My Dinner With Nadakhan · 7. Wishmasters · 8. The Last Resort · 9. Operation Land Ho! · 10. The Way Back
Tall Tale Mini-Movies
1. The Tall Tale of Flintlocke · 2. The Tall Tale of Clancee · 3. The Tall Tale of Doubloon · 4. The Tall Tale of Dogshank · 5. The Tall Tale of Monkey Wretch · The Tall Tale of Squiffy and Bucko
Special Day of the Departed
Season 7
The Hands of Time
1. The Hands of Time · 2. The Hatching · 3. A Time of Traitors · 4. Scavengers · 5. A Line in the Sand · 6. The Attack · 7. Secrets Discovered · 8. Pause and Effect · 9. Out of the Fire and Into the Boiling Sea · 10. Lost in Time
Wu's Teas Mini-Movies
Wu's Teas
Season 8
Sons of Garmadon

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