|“||You are Wonkru, or you are the enemy of Wonkru.||”|
|— Octavia [src]|
Wonkru is a united clan, consisting of eleven of the former Grounder clans and Skaikru, founded by Octavia Blake. This clan is the successor of the former Coalition and was created after the Final Conclave. The clan was also founded during the event of Praimfaya, which they managed to survive by sheltering in the Second Dawn Bunker, where they lived there for six years, before coming out of the bunker.
After the arrival at Sanctum, the majority of Wonkru was left in cryo while a select few were woken up to explore the new world and make arrangements for possible settlement. After Madi fell under the influence of Sheidheda, concern grew that she would return to the ship and awaken Wonkru, effectively putting the entire army under the control of the insane Dark Commander through Madi.
The Primes later hijacked Eligius IV and decided to mind wipe the entire sleeping Wonkru to be their future hosts, which would effectively kill them all. Clarke Griffin, posing as Josephine Lightbourne, attempted to talk the Primes out of this, but was forced to break her cover to prevent this genocide. After all of the other Primes were floated by Clarke, Russell and the Sheidheda-possessed Madi awakened most if not all of Wonkru which followed their Commander in turning against Clarke and her friends. After Clarke was about to commit suicide, Madi regained control and ordered Wonkru to arrest Russell and his guards instead. Shortly thereafter, Raven was forced to delete the Flame to save Madi from Sheidheda, making Madi no longer the Commander.
In "Praimfaya", when the bunker is sealed, there are 1,200 living members of Wonkru.
By "Pandora's Box", there are only 814 members of Wonkru remaining. Abby and Kane's decision to get into Charmaine Diyoza's ship peacefully makes them enemies of Wonkru, and twelve other members die in "Shifting Sands", leaving 800.
In "Exit Wounds", Octavia makes Madi a member of Wonkru, but an unknown number of defectors manage to reach the Gagarin transport ship, and others are killed by Kara Cooper, further decreasing Wonkru's numbers.
As of "Damocles (Part 1)", approximately 300 members of Wonkru were left alive after the initial failed attempt to invade Shallow Valley. Some of them, who were branded as traitors of Wonkru, later rejoined the clan, with Madi as their new Commander.
Notable Members Edit
These characters are members of Wonkru and are alive as of the last aired episode.
Deceased Members Edit
These characters were a part of Wonkru once in their lives and died.
Unknown Status Edit
These characters were members of Wonkru but their status remains unknown.
Osleya and the Council Edit
For most of the first two months, Octavia ruled over Wonkru as Osleya (Champion in Trigedasleng). There was a council in charge consisting of Osleya and a delegate from each former clan.
Known members of the Council:
After Kara Cooper's rebellion was prevented, Octavia took full control of Wonkru and became Blodreina ("Red Queen" in Trigedasleng). The title Blodreina is derived from a moment when Gaia became willing to accept Octavia as her leader and showed Octavia her bloodied figure in a mirror, stating that the blood of Wonkru's enemies was Octavia's armor, and thus an extension of her.
- Main article: Commander
Crime and Punishment Edit
After Kara Cooper staged an unsuccessful coup with some other former Skaikru members to take the food supply for themselves, Kara, her fellow Skaikru accomplices, and other Grounder criminals were consequently punished for their decisions. This punishment, handed down by their new leader, Octavia Blake, was that of a gladiatorial fight for freedom, where only one indvidual emerged as the champion by being the last person standing. This event triggered the initiation of an institutionalized punishment system inspired by Bellamy's book about Ancient Rome, which he read to his sister Octavia as a child.
Notes and Trivia Edit
- Wonkru means "one clan" in Trigedasleng.