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.
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". All three Second Dawn adages became important Grounder sayings.
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 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 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 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
|Heavy Lies the Crown||Absent|
|The Four Horsemen||Mentioned|
|A Lie Guarded||Absent|
|The Tinder Box||Absent|
|We Will Rise||Absent|
|Die All, Die Merrily||Appears|
|The Other Side||Appears|
|How We Get to Peace||Appears|
|Sic Semper Tyrannis||Appears|
|The Warriors Will||Appears|
|The Dark Year||Appears|
|Damocles (Part 1)||Mentioned|
|Damocles (Part 2)||Mentioned|
|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||Appears|
|Ashes to Ashes||Absent|
|The Blood of Sanctum||Mentioned|
|From the Ashes||Absent|
|Welcome to Bardo||Absent|
|The Queen's Gambit||Absent|
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.