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Wingmen is the twenty-third episode of Trollhunters.

Official Synopsis

A troll queen arrives from afar to take AAARRRGGHH!!! back to his homeland, revealing his devastating secret. Strickler asks Jim for protection.

Summary

When unexpected guests arrive bringing AAARRRGGHH!!’s past and illness to the light, Jim finds himself competing in a terrifying game of Pyrobligst. The teams are actually competing for AAARRRGGHH!!!; if the other team wins, AAARRRGGHH!!! goes with them. Meanwhile, Stricklander realizes that Angor Rot has deceived him and now, he must swallow his pride and ask for Jim's assistance with defeating Angor Rot.

Plot

After Strickler discovers the ring is gone, Angor Rot runs toward his car. Strickler backs up and hits him, knocking him to the ground. Strickler looks around and a sword comes up through his seat. He drives away and Angor Rot follows, then jumps on top of his car. He swerves as he drives. Angor Rot tells him he can't escape. After he gets rid of Strickler, he'll get rid of Jim and then everyone else. He's finally free. Strickler is thrown from the car as it goes over the cliff.

Jim finishes telling Blinky what happened as Blinky examines the Killstone. Jim says Angor Rot wasn't happy to lose his soul and now he's on a warpath. Claire says that's more reason to find the final stone before he shows up. She recites the legend. The third part is in "caverns deep." Blinky asks if anyone has seen AAARRRGGHH!!! They need all hands on deck.

Vendel examines AAARRRGGHH!!!, who is getting worse. He can't wiggle his fingers anymore. Vendel says at some point, his friends will find him turned completely to stone and he needs to tell him. He says not today.

Toby asks Jim what he thinks this stone will do for him. Jim says they have to cut it first. The power goes out and the Kruberas come in, carrying Queen Usurna. Blinky explains that they reside in the deepest caverns and rarely come this close to the surface. Jim asks if the deepest caverns means ... and Blinky says it's possible. Vendel greets Queen Ursuna. Blinky explains that AAARRRGGHH!!! was born a Krubera. Queen Usurna also greets AAARRRGGHH!!! and Blinky introduces Jim. Jim asks her about the stone, but she says they don't have it. It was once in their possession, but was stolen years ago. Vendel proposes a match of PyroBligst. AAARRRGGHH!!! and Jim will represent them against the Kruberas' two heartiest trolls.

Blinky gives Jim, Claire, and Toby a history lesson about the Krubera and how the Gumm-Gumms kidnapped AAARRRGGHH!!! Jim finally gets the stone whittled down. He puts it in the amulet.

Vendel and Usurna sit down together. Usurna knows that AAARRRGGHH!!! is dying. If he goes back with them, he can live out his centuries. AAARRRGGHH!!! overhears them talking, arguing over where he should go. Vendel wants to make a wager. If Kruberas win, he goes with them. If Trollmarket wins, AAARRRGGHH!!! chooses for himself.

Strickler flags down Otto. He says Angor Rot won't stop until he finds them. Otto corrects that he won't stop until he finds Strickler. Strickler demands that he open the car door, but Otto says the Janus Order has discussed it and determined that Strickler only seeks his own glory. Otto drives off.

Jim enters the arena and asks how he plays the game. Draal explains it and then they realize AAARRRGGHH!!! is not with them. Vendel sends Toby to find him and says Draal is being called in to win. Jim asks for his amulet back, but learns that in PyroBligst, all weapons must be earned, including his amulet. They enter the arena and the game starts. The Krubera get the first point quickly.

Toby finds AAARRRGGHH!!! under a blanket playing a game. He tries to get AAARRRGGHH!!! to come with him, but Nana comes to the door. Toby pretends AAARRRGGHH!!! is an exchange student.

The game continues. The Kribera get a third point. Draal causes a distraction so Jim can get his amulet. With the amulet's help, they're able to get their first point.

Nana feeds Toby and AAARRRGGHH!!! and Toby explains why AAARRRGGHH!!! should go back.

The Krubera get another point. It's the scalding hour now. They have to seal their wounds with hot metal to prepare for the second half. Blinky congratulates Jim for not embarrassing himself or dying. Claire says she tried calling Toby, but didn't get an answer. They might not make it back. Vendel says they must win because they're playing for AAARRRGGHH!!! He tells Jim he must win. Draal says they must make the Trollhunters of the past proud.

They step back into the arena. The arena is more elaborate this time. Jim activates a new shield, which allows them to get a second point, then a third and fourth. They're tied at 4-4 and the next point wins. As they go to score, Draal gets knocked down hard and is too dazed to continue, leaving Jim to face the two Krubera himself. Jim is nearly crushed by both opponents, but AAARRRGGHH!!! steps in and stops them just in time. The game continues. AAARRGGHH!!! fights off both Krubera to score the final point and win the game. Jim celebrates and then notices AAARRRGGHH!!!'s hand. Vendel and Usurna come out and give AAARRRGGHH!!! the choice of staying in Trollmarket or going with the Krubera. The others learn that AAARRRGGHH!!! is injured. Blinky says he can only survive if he goes. AAARRRGGHH!!! decides he will go and says goodbye to his friends. Toby cries and runs away instead of saying goodbye. AAARRRGGHH!!! tells them to get Gunmar for him and asks Jim to tell Toby that they're family.

Toby plays his game under a blanket and looks sadly at the second controller. Nana calls him for dinner. He says he's never eating again, but Nana says he's being rude to their exchange student. Toby hears AAARRRGGHH!!! downstairs. AAARRRGGHH!!! says he is home and the Krubera aren't his family. Toby is. Toby worries he'll get sick and turn to stone, but AAARRRGGHH!!! says not today. Today, he'll help fight Gunmar and play the game. That's his choice. After they defeat Gunmar, Toby says he'll take AAARRRGGHH!!! home to the Krubera caves.

Jim is shocked to see Strickler, who says Jim is his only hope. He says if Jim wants to save his mother's life, he has to protect Strickler.

Cast

Trivia

  • First appearance of Queen Usurna and the Krubera.
  • After Jim facets the Killstone and places it into his amulet, he unlocks his shield.

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Trollhunters
Part One
"Becoming: Part 1"- "Becoming: Part 2"- "Wherefore Art Thou, Trollhunter?"- "Gnome Your Enemy"- "Waka Chaka!"- "Win Lose or Draal"- "To Catch a Changeling"- "Adventures in Trollsitting"- "Bittersweet Sixteen"- "Young Atlas"- "Recipe for Disaster"- "Claire and Present Danger"- "The Battle of Two Bridges"- "Return of the Trollhunter"- "Mudslinging"- "Roaming Fees May Apply"- "Blinky's Day Out"- "The Shattered King"- "Airheads"- "Where Is My Mind?"- "Party Monster"- "It's About Time"- "Wingmen"- "Angor Management"- "A Night to Remember"- "Something Rotten This Way Comes"
Part Two
"Escape from the Darklands"- "Skullcrusher"- "Grand Theft Otto"- "KanjigAAARRRGGHH!!!"- "Homecoming"- "Hiss Hiss, Bang Bang"- "Hero with a Thousand Faces"- "Just Add Water"- "Creepslayerz"- "The Reckless Club"- "Unbecoming"- "Mistrial and Error"- "In the Hall of the Gumm-Gumm King"
Part Three
"Night Patroll"- "Arcadia's Most Wanted"- "Bad Coffee"- "So I'm Dating a Sorceress"- "The Exorcism of Claire Nuñez"- "Parental Guidance"- "The Oath"- "For the Glory of Merlin"- "In Good Hands"- "A House Divided"- "Jimhunters"- "The Eternal Knight: Part 1"- "The Eternal Knight: Part 2"
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