|“||You are Wonkru, or you are the enemy of Wonkru.||”|
|— Octavia [src]|
With the death wave approaching, the Grounders and Sky People decided that control of the Second Dawn Bunker would be decided by a Final Conclave. Octavia Blake won the Conclave but instead of just taking her people into the bunker, she decided that the remaining 12 clans would form into a single clan, known as "Wonkru" and share the bunker equally. Thus, 100 members of each clan (excluding Floukru who were all dead) were ushered into the bunker to survive.
At first, Octavia ruled over Wonkru as Osleya (Champion in Trigedasleng) with a council consisting of a delegate from each of the clans. However, after almost two months, part of Skaikru led by Kara Cooper rebelled against Octavia and barricaded themselves inside the farm of the bunker. This led to massive chaos in the rest of the bunker. Octavia, advised by Thelonious Jaha, reunited the clans by killing those who were against her.
After the rebellion was thwarted, Octavia took full control of Wonkru and became Blodreina ("Red Queen" in Trigedasleng). Anyone who committed any crime was considered an enemy of Wonkru. Justice was decided via gladiatorial fights to the death with the winner possibly earning their freedom.
About two years after Praimfaya, a fungus devastated the soybean plants. Cooper was able to isolate a few healthy plants but said that it would take a year before the farm would recover enough to support the bunker population. Without a protein source, people would die of malnutrition, so Abby Griffin said the only option was to eat those killed in the pit. However, in the dining hall, Marcus Kane tells everyone that they have a choice not to eat. Afterwards, Abby tells Octavia that to survive they must have full compliance, citing the Blight Generation on the Ark to describe what happens if they don't. To get compliance, they must make refusing to eat a crime. At first Octavia objects to killing her own people, but then grudging agrees with Abby that there isn't another choice. The next time in the dining hall, several again refuse to eat. Octavia kills three until Kane and the other resistors agrees to eat. Wonkru calls this year, when they were forced to cannibalize the dead to survive, the "Dark Year" and Octavia forbids anyone mentioning it to her.
In "Praimfaya", when the bunker is sealed, there are 1,200 members of Wonkru.
In "Pandora's Box", there are 813 members of Wonkru left. 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 798.
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, were later rejoined.
Notable Members Edit
These characters are members of Wonkru 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 are supposed to have been 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. 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 comes from a moment when Gaia became willing to accept Octavia as her leader and showed Octavia the mirror of her, covered in the blood of her enemies, which would be her new "armor".
- Main article: Commander
Madi Griffin is the current Commander.
Crime and Punishment Edit
After Kara Cooper staged an unsuccessful coup with some of her fellow Skaikru members to take the food supply for themselves, Kara, her fellow Skaikru members, and the other Grounders were consequently punished for perpetrating crimes and inciting violence. Their punishment, issued by their new leader, Octavia Blake, was a gladiatorial fight for freedom, where only one emerged as the ultimate winner by being the last person standing. This incident triggered the initiation of an institutionalized punishment system that is inspired by Bellamy's book about ancient Rome, which he read to his sister, Octavia, growing up.
Notes and Trivia Edit
- Wonkru means "one clan" in Trigedasleng.