We call it the Anomaly Stone.
Gabriel Santiago [src]

The Anomaly Stone[1] is a mysterious alien artifact of an extraterrestrial origin.

Overview Edit

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.

Known Symbols
Symbol Letter Name
AnomalySymbol Alpha
A Alpha
AnomalySymbol Aleph
N Aleph
AnomalySymbol Theta
E Theta
AnomalySymbol Epsilon
 ? Epsilon
AnomalySymbol Notequal
G Ineqality
AnomalySymbol Congruence
L Congruence
AnomalySymbol Odal
O Odal
AnomalySymbol Grequal
O Greater or Equal
AnomalySymbol Sigma
 ? Sigma
AnomalySymbol Obelus
 ? Obelus
AnomalySymbol Resh
 ? Resh
AnomalySymbol Infinity
 ? Infinity
AnomalySymbol Phi
 ? Phi

Behind the series Edit

During the Title Sequence, the anomaly symbols appear transitioning from original latin letters:

History Edit

The artifact was first discovered by Mission Team Alpha. Gabriel Santiago has been studying the Anomaly Stone for 150 years.

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.

Appearances Edit

Season Six
Episode Appearance Status
Red Sun RisingAbsent
The Children of GabrielAbsent
The Face Behind the GlassAbsent
The Gospel of JosephineAbsent
Memento MoriAbsent
The Old Man and the AnomalyAbsent
What You Take With YouAbsent
Ashes to AshesAbsent
Adjustment ProtocolAbsent
The Blood of SanctumAppears
Season Seven
Episode Appearance Status
From the AshesAbsent
The GardenAppears
False GodsTBD
Welcome to BardoTBD
The Queen's GambitTBD
The FlockTBD

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.

Gallery Edit

  • The Anomaly Stone drawing

  • The tattoo on Octavia's back
  • The Symbol from Octavia's tattoo
  • The Symbols
  • The Symbols

References Edit

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