Well 98 was a trip.
The Oni completely wrecked their supposed counterbalances, the dragons.
Its neat to see the golden weapons back, but they didn’t seem to accomplish much.
So Garmadon just has the full Oni powerset now? Didn’t he call Mistake a demon, as if he was something else? In fact, this is my main point of confusion about the last few seasons. Originally, the Overlord was presented as the ultimate embodiment of darkness. Even his island formed a yin yang with Ninjago. As he was darkness and destruction, the FSM was light and creation. Wu and Garmadon initially seemed as though they fell directly into line with the two. But then, we find out that the Dragons embody creation, and the Oni embody destruction. The Overlord’s true form was a dragon, which is odd. The FSM is revealed to be part Oni and Dragon, which is what makes him special. But he seems to entirely revolve around half of that, being creation. Absolutely no darkness or destruction has been shown in his character or actions. Also, wasn’t Lloyd’s Golden Dragon heavily implied to be his spirit? Now, Wu and Garmadon are really confusing here. So Garmadon should have been like 1/4 Oni, right? He was corrupted by the Overlord, who seems to be a second source of darkness. He was cleansed, died, and brought back as fully evil, and apparantly a complete Oni. What? Meanwhile, Wu has ties to the dragons, but not isnt one. To make a long, convoluted story short, the Good vs Evil cosmic dichotomy in Ninjago is really odd.
Back to the episode, my bad. It was cool to see Lloyd meet the First Spinjitsu Master.