The Second Dawn Bunker, also known as "Becca's Crypt" or the "Level 12 Bunker" was constructed and built by the Second Dawn cult before the first nuclear apocalypse. It was later used by Wonkru to survive the second nuclear apocalypse.

Description Edit

The bunker is located in Polis, which would have been Baltimore area (Maryland, US) before the first nuclear apocalypse. It's large enough to support 1,200 people for five years.

The bunker has six levels, labeled A through F. Level C contains the hydrofarm and the water recycler, which are completely self sustainable should the rest of the bunker fail. The cafeteria is also located on that level. Level D contains the generator. The bunker also includes underground aquifer with a filtration system, oxygen and air scrubbers, medical area, and airlocks. Supplies left behind include hazmat suits.

The Second Dawn cult decorated the bunker with signs, flags, and posters with their logo and adages. Near the entrance, there is a flag that reads "From the ashes, we will rise." The cafeteria includes posters with quotes "blood must have blood" and "your fight is over".[1] All three Second Dawn adages became important Grounder sayings.

History Edit

The bunker was built sometime before the Nuclear Apocalypse by the doomsday cult Second Dawn which was led by Bill Cadogan.

According to Gaia, Becca is buried in the bunker. The Flamekeepers came to believe that the phrase "salvation lies within" referred to the Polaris escape pod that Becca had come to Earth in which was positioned over the bunker entrance.

According to Thelonious Jaha, while he knew of the possibility of the bunker's existence, he didn't consider it for the Delinquents to use when they arrived on Earth as its existence couldn't be proven.

Throughout the Series Edit

In The Four Horsemen, Thelonious Jaha told Clarke Griffin and Bellamy Blake that there might be a bunker that could save more people. They discover a bunker but realize it is not radiation-proof.

In God Complex, Jaha, Marcus Kane, Monty Green, Indra and Gaia discover another bunker in Polis. They realize the first bunker was a decoy and that people can survive in the Polis bunker.

In Die All, Die Merrily, Clarke and Jaha go against the rules of the conclave, and move most of Skaikru and Niylah into the bunker. The only Skaikru left outside the bunker are Kane and Octavia in Polis; Raven at Becca's Lab; and Monty, Harper, Jasper, and several others at Arkadia.

In The Other Side, the bunker becomes over-populated with approximately 1,564 people.

In The Chosen, Kane and Jaha gas their area of the bunker and sacrifice 364 Sky People in order for there to be enough oxygen and food for everyone else in the bunker as to make room for everyone.

In Praimfaya, Octavia, with Bellamy's and Indra's encouragement, takes the lead of the people within the bunker.

In flashbacks shown in Red Queen, Kara Cooper stages a coup to take the bunker for Skaikru. She locks the majority of Skaikru in level C, which includes the cafeteria, hydrofarm, and water recycler. Boudalankru took levels E and F, Oskejonkru took medical, and five different clans were fighting in level D. The coup changes Octavia's rule. She forces those who committed crimes, even minor ones, to compete in gladiator-style fights to the death.

In Pandora's Box, Octavia as an absolute leader of the bunker throws Kane in the ring in suspicion of stealing drugs meant to treat Wonkru. At first, she puts Kane weak opponents to make it easy for Kane to win. During the next match, Kane refuses to fight. So, Octavia is forced to go in and kill him herself. Just before killing Kane, the light comes through the roof of the bunker. Bellamy and Clarke are going down on the ropes. Bellamy had made a deal with Diyoza so that her prisoners can help open the bunker. Diyoza forces Abby to come with her because they need a doctor. Kane comes with them to avoid his execution by Octavia. When one of Diyoza's people goes against the orders and tries to attack Wonkru, Octavia declares war against the prisoners.

In Acceptable Losses, Clarke and Bellamy discover that Octavia and Kara Cooper have been experimenting on the parasite worms to use them as weapons against Diyoza and her people at the valley. They work with Indra to advise Octavia against it but she refuses and says that this is war.

In How We Get to Peace, Clarke and Bellamy come up with a plan to force Octavia to surrender by destroying her weapons - the worms. They attack Cooper with the worms to make it look like an accident before killing all the worms. Octavia easily figures out what they did. She reveals that the plan was never for them to use the worms. They were planning to use the worms' eggs. She orders for Clarke to be arrested for execution.

In Sic Semper Tyrannis, Indra tries to convince Wonkru to accept her as the new leader while Octavia is unconscious (after being poisoned by Bellamy). However, Wonkru rejects Indra due to their loyalty to Octavia. So, Bellamy and Indra devise a new plan to make Madi the new Commander because the Grounders would listen to her since she's a true Nightblood. While the ceremony is going on, Indra goes to check in on Octavia. Octavia wakes up and mentions that Bellamy poisoned her only to be shocked to on realizing that Indra was working with Bellamy. She calls out Indra for committing treason and for being a coward.

Clarke and Octavia convince each other that they are on the same side since they both don't want Madi to become Commander. They make a deal for Clarke to help stop Madi's ascension and for Octavia to help Clarke and Madi escape. Octavia stops the ceremony and orders for Bellamy, Indra and Gaia to be arrested for treason. She throws them in the ring to fight to the death.

In The Warriors Will, Octavia is in a dilemma because she doesn't want to kill Bellamy but at the same time, she wants to regain Wonkru's loyalty by throwing the traitors into the arena. Realizing that Indra is the main threat, Octavia tries to use Monty to send message to Bellamy, informing him of Indra's weaknesses so that he can win but Monty refuses and instead shows her that he's been working on the hydrofarm and it's almost ready to grow crops.

The fight begins, but before anyone dies, Monty and Harper interrupt. Monty reveals that the hydrofarm is working again, by using the same techniques. He tells them that they don't have to go fight for the valley. They have a choice to stay behind and use the hydrofarm. As Wonkru start turning against her, Octavia quietly goes to the hydrofarm and sets it on fire as a retaliation, leaving them with no choice. She then starts marching towards the valley. They all follow her, abandoning bunker.

In Nevermind, Clarke Griffin appears in the bunker in her Mindspace, confronting Blodreina.

In What You Take With You, while under the influence of red sun toxin, Octavia hallucinates herself in the bunker's fighting pit, chained down in the middle of the floor. Octavia is confronted by a hallucination of Charles Pike for her actions, both in the bunker and outside of it. Octavia admits that she wants redemption for her actions, but is interrupted by a manifestation of her dark side as Blodreina who demands that Octavia kill Pike again. When Octavia refuses, Blodreina prepares to execute Pike herself, but Octavia recognizes the speech Blodreina gives as the same Pike gave when he executed Lincoln. Octavia saves Pike who disappears and Octavia and Blodreina battle in the middle of the arena. Octavia manages to kill the manifestation of her dark side, declaring herself to be "Blodreina no more." She then wakes up in the Verge on Sanctum.

In False Gods, Raven asks Indra to get her 4 Wonkru welders from the bunker's maintenance team to help her fix Sanctum's nuclear reactor.

In Nakara, Nathan Miller and Niylah discover a cloth containing a symbol that they recognize from the bunker as being that of the Second Dawn cult. The two are confused about the connection it implies between the Second Dawn and the Disciples. At the same time, on Sanctum, while convincing Indra to take control of Wonkru, John Murphy and Emori point out that she was the true power behind Wonkru while they were in the bunker, keeping things going while Octavia was busy being Blodreina.

Former Inhabitants Edit

Second Dawn cult Edit

After the first Praimfaya, the Second Dawn cult, led by Bill Cadogan, lived within the bunker.

Wonkru Edit

Wonkru inhabited the bunker for six years after the second Praimfaya. Below list only includes members who lived in the bunker during the six years it was sealed.

In "Praimfaya", Indra says there are 1,200 inhabitants within the bunker. By "Pandora's Box", there is only 814. After the bunker is opened, they start using the space above ground as well as the bunker. Some the inhabitants also defect to Shallow Valley or are killed. After The Warriors Will, Wonkru left the bunker to march onto Shallow Valley, leaving the bunker uninhabited.

Alive Edit

Many members of Wonkru, who survived in the bunker for six years, are still alive but no longer living in the bunker. Some defected from Wonkru after the bunker was opened while others remained.

Unknown Edit

Several people were on Clarke's list or were seen in the bunker at the end of season 4 but have not been seen in season 5. They may have died at some point though their deaths are currently unconfirmed.

Deceased Edit

During the six years the bunker was sealed, 386 people died including:

Other former residents died after the bunker was re-opened in "Pandora's Box", including:

Other Inhabitants Edit

Approximately 372 people are known to have inhabited the bunker for a short duration of time, either in 2150 (before the second Praimfaya) or 2156 (after the bunker was reopened).

Alive Edit

Clarke, Bellamy, Murphy, and Emori briefly lived within the bunker but left before the culling. Clarke, Bellamy, Madi, and Echo briefly lived within the bunker after it reopened. Echo left to spy on the prisoners, Clarke and Madi drove away after Gaia inserted the Flame into Madi, and Bellamy left with Wonkru to march on Shallow Valley.

Deceased Edit

Approximately 364 Sky People briefly lived within the bunker before being culled. Among them were:

Monty Green and Harper McIntyre lived in the bunker briefly after it was re-opened in "Pandora's Box". They left the bunker with Wonkru when it marched on Shallow Valley.

Appearances Edit

Season Four
Episode Appearance Status
Heavy Lies the CrownAbsent
The Four HorsemenMentioned
A Lie GuardedAbsent
The Tinder BoxAbsent
We Will RiseAbsent
Gimme ShelterMentioned
God ComplexAppears
Die All, Die MerrilyAppears
The Other SideAppears
The ChosenAppears
Season Five
Episode Appearance Status
Red QueenAppears
Sleeping GiantsMentioned
Pandora's BoxAppears
Shifting SandsMentioned
Exit WoundsAppears
Acceptable LossesAppears
How We Get to PeaceAppears
Sic Semper TyrannisAppears
The Warriors WillAppears
The Dark YearAppears
Damocles (Part 1)Mentioned
Damocles (Part 2)Mentioned
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 YouAppears
Ashes to AshesAbsent
Adjustment ProtocolAbsent
The Blood of SanctumMentioned
Season Seven
Episode Appearance Status
From the AshesAbsent
The GardenAbsent
False GodsMentioned
Welcome to BardoAbsent
The Queen's GambitAbsent
The FlockTBD

Notes and Trivia Edit

  • Out of characters introduced in seasons 1-4, Raven Reyes is the only character to survive season 5 who hasn't been in the bunker. Many characters introduced in season 5, including Miles Shaw, most Eligius prisoners, and Jordan Green, have also not been in the bunker.

Gallery Edit

  • Jaha enters the Bunker.
  • The group enters the bunker.
  • The Other Side - Bunker Door
  • "From the ashes, we will rise."
  • Second Dawn Bunker Flag
  • Bunker Office
  • Hallway
  • Bedrooms
  • Turbine Room
  • Turbine Room
  • Bunker blueprints
  • Elevator
  • Bunker coordinates
  • Bunker coordinates
  • The Other Side
  • Hallway
  • Hallway
  • Bunker Office
  • Hallway
  • Second Dawn Poster
  • Second Dawn symbol in the bunker.
  • Training Room
  • Wonkru meeting
  • Cafeteria
  • Cafeteria
  • Cafeteria
  • Cafeteria
  • Cafeteria
  • Hydroponic farms
  • Hydroponic farms
  • Hydroponic farms
  • Hydroponic farms
  • Hydroponic farms
  • Hallway
  • Hallway
  • Bedroom
  • BTS - cafeteria wall
  • BTS - HydroFarm
  • Hydrofarm, six years later
  • Biocontainment lab
  • Biocontainment lab
  • Cafeteria
  • Cafeteria
  • Octavia's bedroom
  • Octavia's bedroom
  • Workroom
  • Workroom
  • Workroom

References Edit

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