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The Hidden Oasis is a stretch of plentiful land bordered by a vast desert and the current home of the San Francisco Ape Colony after escaping the Human-Ape war.

History

Discovery

During the search for a new place for the San Francisco Ape Colony to live, Ape Prince Blue Eyes and Rocket found the oasis after a long journey. Seeing that it was across a desert far from the ongoing conflict of the Human-Ape War, they decided that it would be a perfect settlement for the apes to live freely.

Following the attack on their waterfall home, the apes realized their location was compromised and Caesar told his followers to head for the location Blue Eyes spoke of while he went off for revenge on the Colonel for killing his wife and son. However, the apes were intercepted and captured by Alpha-Omega along the way.

Ape's Journey

During the battle between the opposing human armies, the apes escaped captivity before the Alpha-Omega base was subsequently destroyed by a massive avalanche, with both human armies being lost beneath the snow. With the fighting finally over, Caesar and the other apes were free to cross the desert and find the oasis.

Ape's Home

The apes quickly stumbled upon the oasis, marveling at its beauty and feeling a sense of freedom from the war. As the other apes reveled in their newfound sanctuary, Maurice noticed Caesar's injury and Caesar confessed that he was not going to survive. Maurice assured Caesar that his son, Cornelius, and the rest of the colony would remember him as their savior, understanding his values and sacrifices for the apes. Caesar peacefully passed away, leaving Maurice to grieve his loss while the other apes watched in silence.

Caesar's Funeral

The settlement organized a burial for Caesar, erecting a funeral dock, where they adorned his body with flowers. Afterward, they lit the dock on fire, and as his body was incinerated, all the apes raised both of their fists, showing reverence to Caesar's principle; "Apes Together Strong".

Feature

The oasis is surrounded by mountains and located deep within a vast desert. It sports a large lake in the center and a small forest on the perimeter of the oasis.

Known inhabitants

  • Caesar † - A chimpanzee, the Founder and First King of the San Francisco Ape Colony. The husband of the late Cornelia and the father of the late Blue Eyes and Cornelius. While here, Caesar spent his last moments looking at the colony before he died from his wound.
  • Cornelius - A chimpanzee, Caesar and Cornelia's second born son and younger of the late Blue Eyes. Second Prince and Heir of the ape colony.
  • Maurice - A orangutan, teacher to the younger apes and best friend of Caesar, close friend of Rocket, and adoptive father of Nova. Would later narrate his story for Cornelius.
  • Stone - A chimpanzee, member of the Ape Army, and Former follower of Koba now loyal to Caesar again.
  • Rocket - Best friend of Caesar, husband of Tinker, close friend of Maurice, and the father of the late Ash. Would later narrate his story for Cornelius.
  • Tinker - Wife of Rocket, close friend of Cornelia, and the mother of the late Ash. Would later narrate her story for Cornelius.
  • Lake - A chimpanzee, leader of the Ape Midwives, and Wife of the late Blue Eyes and daughter-in-law of Caesar who tends to young apes. Would later narrate her story for Cornelius.
  • Bad Ape - A chimpanzee who was formerly a wanderer that encountered Caesar and his tribe on a journey. After helping the colony escape, he became an official member of the tribe and crossed the desert with them. Would later narrate his story for Cornelius.
  • River - A chimpanzee and member of Caesar's army. Would later narrate his story for Cornelius.
  • Hila - A chimpanzee who was born in the San Francisco Zoo. Would later narrate his story for Cornelius.
  • Barbar - An elderly orangutan that helped tame the horses that the colony used. Would later narrate his story for Cornelius.
  • Oak - A gorilla and member of the Gorilla Guard, former follower of Koba, now loyal to Caesar. Would later narrate his story for Cornelius.
  • Nova - A human girl who contracted the Simian Flu and lost her ability to speak. She encountered Caesar and his tribe on a journey and became Maurice's adoptive daughter. After helping the colony escape, she became an official member of the tribe and crossed the desert with them.
  • Cedar - A chimpanzee, the wife of the late Grey, and the former unofficial queen of the ape colony
  • Sparrow - A chimpanzee, and member of the Ape Midwives.
  • Rain - A chimpanzee, and mother of twins.
  • Korso - A gorilla and member of the Gorilla Guard.
  • Andy - A chimpanzee and member of the Ape Army.
  • Eastwood - A chimpanzee and member of the Ape Army.
  • River - A chimpanzee and member of the Ape Army, and a childhood friend of Caesar's son Blue Eyes, and Rocket's son Ash.
  • Roy - A chimpanzee and member of the Ape Army.
  • Musang - A orangutan and member of the Ape Army.
  • Jeanpierre - A chimpanzee and member of the Ape Army.
  • JoJo - A chimpanzee and member of the Ape Army.
  • Vanessa - A chimpanzee and member of the Ape Army.
  • Herman - A gorilla and member of the Gorilla Guard.
  • Sam - A chimpanzee and member of the Ape Army.
  • Kumang - A orangutan, and the adopted mother of Oak.
  • Singe - A chimpanzee, and member of the Ape Army.
  • Bobo - A chimpanzee and member of the Ape Army.
  • Simon - A chimpanzee, and member of the Ape Army.
  • Primrose - A chimpanzee and member of the Ape Midwives.
  • Fall - A chimpanzee and member of the Ape Midwives.
  • Maple - A chimpanzee and member of the Ape Midwives.
  • Specimen 139 - A chimpanzee and former lab ape.
  • Redbird - A chimpanzee and Cedar's cousin.
  • Cleo - A chimpanzee, and mother of the late Flint.
  • Kami - A chimpanzee.
  • Pearl - A gorilla.
  • Fisher - A chimpanzee
  • Zara - A gorilla.
  • Sara's Children - chimpanzees, and the children of the late Sara.

Notes

  • Blue Eyes was confident that humans would not be able to find the colony, due to the fact that the oasis is surrounded by a desert.
  • The location for the apes' new home is an area by a large lake surrounded by hills and mountains next to a desert, the same landscape where the original Apes film was set, and a lake was where George Taylor's spacecraft crashed. The movie's script even has the apes go past a decimated nuclear power plant with the sign "FORBIDDEN ZONE", though this wasn't added in the final cut of the movie.[1]
  • The exact location of the oasis is unclear. Although never specified (on-screen), it could be inferred that the oasis is in the Basin and Range Province, most likely somewhere in Arizona, Colorado, or Utah. This is reinforced by the script indicating that the oasis is somewhere past the Mojave Desert.[1] However, both the script[1] and the novelization[2] have the oasis situated in the caldera of a dormant desert volcano, which corresponds to no known landscape of the region. Some viewers, based on the visuals of the Oasis, concluded the location is instead Spirit Lake and Mount St. Helens in the state of Washington.

References

Planet of the Apes - 20th Century Reboot Series
Planet of the Apes (CE) Movies
Rise of the Planet of the Apes | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | War for the Planet of the Apes | Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
Main Evolved Ape Characters
Caesar | Bright Eyes | Koba | Maurice | Rocket | Buck | Cornelia | Blue Eyes | Luca | Ash | Cornelius | Winter | Lake | Bad Ape | Red | Noa | Soona | Anaya | Raka | Koro | Dar | Proximus Caesar | Sylva | Lightning
Supporting Ape Characters
Alpha | Burke | Verdon | Tinker | Grey | Stone | Andy | Wolfie | Jeanpierre | Lucky | Koba's Mother | Sparrow | Pope | Fifer | Cora | Rex | Bon | Dallas | Milo | Herman | Spear | Ajax | Oak | Fox | Aghoo | Ursus | Percy | Beardface | Armando | Luna | Oda | Rust
Main Human Characters
Will Rodman | Charles Rodman | Caroline Aranha | Robert Franklin | Steven Jacobs | Dodge Landon | John Landon | Douglas Hunsiker | Malcolm | Ellie | Alexander | Dreyfus | Carver | Foster | Colonel McCullough | Nova | Mae | Trevathan
Supporting Human Characters
Rodney | John Hamil | Rita | Sarah | Maddy | John | Edward | Roger Mason | Werner | Kemp | Clancy Stoppard | Corbin | Daniel Nygun | David Flynn | Finney | Kuo | Malakai Youmans | Max (Firestorm) | McVeigh | Terry | Roger | Rod Wilson | Preacher | Boyle | Lang | Travis | Korina
Families
Rodman Family | Caesar's Family | Malcolm's Family | Rocket's Family | Dreyfus' Family
Animals
Horse | Elk | Grizzly Bear | Eagle | Zebra
Items / Weapons
Simian Flu
Important Events / Battles
Ape Rebellion | Human-Ape War | Simian Flu Pandemic | Battle on the Golden Gate Bridge | Battle in San Francisco | Battle of Muir Woods Park | Attack on Ape Waterfall | Battle of the Border
Organizations / Colonies / Companies
San Francisco Ape Colony | Caesar's Council of Apes | Caesar's Ape Army | Gen-Sys Board | San Francisco's Human Colony | Dreyfus' Human Army | Malcolm's Group | Alpha-Omega | Donkeys | Florida Ape Colony | Rocky Mountains Ape Colony | Eagle Clan | Coastal Ape Colony | Order of Caesar | Satellite Human Colony
Locations
West African Jungle | San Francisco | San Francisco Zoo | Gen-Sys Laboratories | Rodman House | San Bruno Primate Shelter | Golden Gate Bridge | Muir Woods Park | Ape Mountain | Ape Gate | Ape Village | Caesar's Home | Warehouse | Ape Waterfall | The Border | Oasis
Comics
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (webcomic) | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Contagion | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (BOOM! Studios) | Before the Dawn | War for the Planet of the Apes (BOOM! Studios) | Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man | Planet of the Apes: The Simian Age | Planet of the Apes: Devolution
Novels
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Official Movie Novelization | War for the Planet of the Apes: Revelations | War for the Planet of the Apes - Official Movie Novelization | Caesar’s Story
Other Books
Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: The Art of the Films
Soundtracks
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | War for the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album)
Video Games
Plague Inc: Simian Flu | Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier | Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR
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