Aight guys, let's do it. Let's *remake* Chima
So, Kahi said that in at least one episode of the Chima Coverages. So I got inspired. Here's how I think the series could've been done more properly, just with single episode pitches, starting with 1. If you guys have like, better ideas than I, please go ahead.
So, episode starts off, and it's a Market day, like we've been shown in the series proper before. And like, this sets up all our tribes and characters. Y'know, have Laval and Cragger and Eris all hanging out being friends, cut the bears from the series entirely, have Razar and co. trying to rip people off, show some Wolves like, playfighting or just regular fighting, etc, etc.
And then, during this Market day, there's like, an old people/Tribe Elder like meeting, or just a general conversation. Y'know, Crominus, Lagravis, all them. And they can be like reminiscing,hinting that Chima's been through some rough patches, had some hard times, like the Wolves' Alpha Days(When all the males fought for control and leadership. This way we keep the Pledge from the official show, for later).
And then, Lagravis makes an offhanded comment like: "Before, we've been through hard times, but now! Now we've more Chi than we can even distribute!" Or something like that. This will sow seeds of doubt in Crominus, who begins to get the idea that the Lions might be hording Chi, keeping more for themselves. He is shifty eyed, silent, and suspicious for the rest of their chat.
Market day ends, at like, sunset, and all the tribes head out, establishing the vehicles and stuff that could've been like, in the background, or parked all around during the Market itself. Show Laval and friends saying goodbyes, everything's happy, aight.
Then, cut to the Croc Base. Show Crominus making a deal with a Raven.(Rizzo, Razcal, or Rawzom, whoever.)
Crominus has the Raven fly over and spy on the Lion Temple. However, before he can do anything, he's figured out, and caught. And then Lagravis is like: "What are you doing here!?"
The Raven, fearing for his life, informs Lagravis that he was sent there by Crominus, to spy on them. The Lions are a bit upset, fearful of an attack, but suddenly more hostile to the captured Raven. He flies away and escapes the temple.
When he returns to Crominus, the Raven says something along the lines of: "Well, my friend, I was spotted and captured before I could learn anything, but they were very hostile. Like they were hiding something, yes?"
And so Crominus, feeling his suspicion validated, orders all troops to gather Chi Orbs and get to vehicles, ending the episode with a worried look of Cragger, who heard everything, and a grand shot of the croc army moving out.
So yeah. That's how I'dve done Chima episode one. Episode 2 would have the confrontation of just Crocs vs. Lions, no Ravens, Wolves, Eagles, or Gorillas yet. They would've entered the battle in later episodes.