|“||We call it the Anomaly Stone.||”|
|— Gabriel Santiago [src]|
The Anomaly Stone is a mysterious alien artifact of an extraterrestrial origin.
The Anomaly Stone is thousands of years old and has many symbols on it. It is unknown who made the Anomaly Stone or what generates the magnetic field that holds it. Gabriel thinks the stone is likely responsible for the radio signal disruption on the moon. This artifact is able to control the Temporal Anomaly and is present on each of the worlds the Anomaly exists on. By entering a specific code, the Anomaly can be targeted for a specific destination.
Hope explains that each mind has its own unique code, a biometric signature. By entering Hope's code, Octavia was able to pull her to Sanctum while Hope could send Octavia back through using a tag.
Gabriel suggests that the species that created the Anomaly Stones did so while looking for a new home too. Using the Stones and the Anomaly, they could search for a new planet without the need for years of space travel or cryo sleep.
The Symbols Edit
In the series Edit
Gabriel studied the Anomaly and its symbols for over 150 years. He stored all that information in the outpost located above the Anomaly Stone.
Behind the series Edit
During the Title Sequence, the anomaly symbols appear transitioning from original latin letters:
Throughout the Series Edit
In The Blood of Sanctum, the Anomaly Stone makes its first appearance, as Gabriel shows Bellamy, Octavia, and Echo the artifact. Octavia activates a code tattooed on her back, causing the Anomaly to expand and release Hope Diyoza who stabs Octavia. As the Anomaly returns to normal, Octavia vanishes as Hope collapses.
In The Garden, Hope Diyoza leads Gabriel Santiago and Echo to an Anomaly Stone hidden underground on Skyring. Though Hope has the code to open the Anomaly to Bardo from "a friend on the inside," she discovers that it has been washed away. Though Gabriel tries to replicate the symbols with a charcoal rubbing he fails. Hope subsequently explains that Octavia had entered Hope's unique biometric code into the Anomaly Stone which is what brought her to Sanctum.
Gabriel later discovers the Memory Drive of Doctor Colin Bensen, a quantum physicist from Mission Team Beta who studied the Stone. Colin eventually figured out the code on his own, causing the Anomaly to expand to the shore, but Gabriel's computer is destroyed before they can record the code.
|Red Sun Rising||Absent|
|The Children of Gabriel||Absent|
|The Face Behind the Glass||Absent|
|The Gospel of Josephine||Absent|
|The Old Man and the Anomaly||Absent|
|What You Take With You||Absent|
|Ashes to Ashes||Absent|
|The Blood of Sanctum||Appears|
|From the Ashes||Absent|
|Welcome to Bardo||TBD|
|The Queen's Gambit||TBD|
Notes and Trivia Edit
- The Anomaly Stone may be focused on in Season Seven.
- The Anomaly Stone has a mysterious symbol known as an Octonion taking the form of a simple letter O. Gabriel Santiago believes that it may be connected to Octavia Blake in some manner due to her time in the Anomaly and her having the Anomaly Stone combination on her back.
- One of Octavia's nicknames is "O". If the O symbol does indeed stand for Octavia, a B symbol could stand for either Bellamy or Bardo, as the people who kidnapped Bellamy were from Bardo, according to the HUD in their helmets, and they also had Anomaly markings similar to Hope and Octavia.