|“||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 leading Skaikru into the bunker, she decided that the remaining clans would form into a single clan, known as "Wonkru" ("One Clan" in Trigedasleng), and share the bunker equally. Thus, 100 members from each surviving clan (excluding Floukru, who all had died) 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 nearly two months of relative (albeit tense) quiet, part of Skaikru led by Kara Cooper rebelled against Octavia and barricaded themselves inside the bunker's cafeteria, isolating the rest of the people from their food source. This led to massive chaos in the rest of the bunker. Octavia, advised by Thelonious Jaha, reinforced the union of the clans by killing those who dared oppose her.
After the rebellion was thwarted, Octavia took full control of Wonkru and became known as Blodreina ("Red Queen" in Trigedasleng). Anyone who committed any crime was considered an enemy of Wonkru. Justice was then served 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's population. Without a proper source of protein, people would die of malnutrition, so Abby Griffin proposed a grim solution: Eating those that died in the fighting pits. However, in the mess 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 gain said compliance, they must make refusing to eat a crime. At first, Octavia objects to killing her own people, but then grudgingly agrees with Abby that there is no other choice. The next time people refuse to eat, Octavia begins to kill three of them, until Kane and the other resistors agreed to eat. Wonkru calls this year of cannibalism -- their second overall year in the bunker -- "The Dark Year", named for the serious emotional repercussions left on Wonkru as a whole.
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 reunited with the clan, with Madi as their leader.
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 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
Madi Griffin is the current 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.