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"The Lightning Warrior" is the seventy-second episode of the Disney Channel animated series Elena of Avalor. It premiered on July 19, 2020, and is the twenty-third episode of the third season.


At Avalor Palace, Elena is practicing using her Scepter left-handed. Suddenly, Quita Moz shows up and tells Elena she can prepare for what Esteban and Ash are planning by releasing Ixlan the Lightning Warrior. However, she needs a Malvago to set her free. Naomi suggests Victor and Carla. Elena doesn't want their help because of everything they did. Mateo and Naomi tell her there's no choice and that people can change. Quita Moz tells Elena you never know you can trust someone until you do so. With the help of Mateo's potion, Victor is revived from being a stone statue. Elena offers the Delgados a deal: if they help her free the warrior, they will be allowed to live out their days on Soledad Island instead of being in jail. They immediately accept the deal. Elena frees the Delgados but remains distrustful of them.

On the way, Victor and Carla cook a meal for Elena and talk about the mistakes they made, which Elena enjoys but mentions that Victor added too much pepper, just as he always used to during their childhood. Carla comes to know that Elena and Victor were friends in the past.

They arrive on La Isla de Yalcatura. Victor and Carla free Ixlan who is unimpressed with Elena. Ixlan asks them how they got past the Moyacu which guards the island. Victor spots something in the water and asks Elena for his tamborita. However, Elena doesn't to believe him. What Victor saw turns out to be the Moyacu who swallows them whole. 

Victor asks Elena to give him and Carla their tamboritas but Elena refuses due to the fact she still doesn't trust them. Victor tries to get them out by making the Moyacu sneeze. However, this only gets Victor blown out through its spout. Carla blames Elena for this disaster. Elena voices her distrust. Naomi reminds Elena what Quita Moz said. Elena decides to trust them and they get them out.  

Back in Avalor, Elena declares that the Delgados will be allowed to live in Soledad Island for their help. However, Victor says that he and Carla want to stay in Avalor and learn good magic to help Elena defend Avalor. Quita Moz arrives and gives Ixlan her gloves. Elena also finally takes off her cast. Mateo reverses the spell that made Victor and Carla Malvagos, and they join Elena in their mission to defend Avalor against Ash and her allies. 




  • The episode was originally scheduled to air on June 5, 2020, but was ultimately further delayed because of scheduling reasons.
  • Quita Moz visits Avalor for the first time.
  • Ixlan is the only living Maruvian left.
  • Elena gets her cast removed at the end of the episode, meaning that her arm has fully recovered.
  • Victor Delgado is ultimately revived from being a solid stone statue from "The Magic Within".
  • Victor's intended reaction to Ash petrifying him was: "Ash, NO!!"
  • Victor and Carla Delgado officially reform and join the team.
    • They also give up being malvagos so they can become wizards.
  • The Moyacu swallowing the boat is a reference to Monstro swallowing Geppetto's boat and Pinocchio saving his father in the 1940 animated film, Pinocchio.
  • Moral: You'll never know if you can trust someone unless you do trust them.

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Season One: "First Day of Rule" • "Model Sister" • "All Heated Up" • "Island of Youth" • "Spellbound" • "Prince Too Charming" • "Finders Leapers" • "Royal Retreat" • "A Day to Remember" • "The Scepter of Light" • "Navidad" • "Olaball" • "Flight of the Jaquins" • "Crystal in the Rough" • "The Princess Knight" • "Captain Turner Returns" • "King of the Carnaval" • "My Fair Naomi" • "Spirit Monkey Business" • "Wizard-in-Training" • "Realm of the Jaquins" • "The Gecko's Tale" • "Party of a Lifetime" • "Blockheads" • "Masks of Magic"

Season Two: "The Jewel of Maru" • "Royal Rivalry" • "The Curse of El Guapo" • "Three Jaquins and a Princess" • "A Spy in the Palace" • "Science Unfair" • "Rise of the Sorceress" • "Shapeshifters" • "The Scepter of Night" • "The Race for the Realm" • "A Tale of Two Scepters" • "Class Act" • "All Kingdoms Fair" • "A Lava Story" • "Song of the Sirenas" • "The Tides of Change" • "The Return of El Capitán" • "Finding Zuzo" • "Snow Place Like Home" • "Two Left Fins" • "Movin' On Up" • "Not Without My Magic" • "Luna's Big Leap" • "Naomi Knows Best"
Season Three: "Sister of Invention" • "To Save a Sunbird" • "Father-in-Chief" • "The Incredible Shrinking Royals" • "Norberg Peace Prize" • "The Magic Within" • "Flower of Light" • "Captain Mateo" • "Sugar Rush" • "The Family Treasure" • "Dreamcatcher" • "Changing of the Guard" • "King Skylar" • "Spirit of a Wizard" • "Team Isa" • "The Last Laugh" • "Festival of Lights" • "The Birthday Cruise" • "Giant Steps" • "Shooting Stars" • "Crash Course" • "Sweetheart's Day" • "The Lightning Warrior" • "Dia de las Madres" • "Heart of the Jaguar" • "Elena's Day Off" • "To Queen or Not to Queen" • "Coronation Day"

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