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San Francisco
Apes march into San Francisco
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Location(s) North America
Use(s) City
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Continuity Movies (CE)
First Appearance Planet of the Apes
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Last Appearance Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

San Francisco is the financial, cultural, and transportational center of the San Francisco Bay Area, the technology capital of the world and a one of the prominent financial capitals of the United States. The San Francisco Bay Area also encompasses closely intertwined suburbs and cities which includes San Jose/ Silicon Valley, Berkeley and Oakland. The city of San Francisco exclusively encompasses a land area of about 46.9 square miles (121 km2) on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, and is the second-most densely populated large city in the United States, after New York City. In 1776, Spanish colonists established a fort at the Golden Gate and a mission named for Saint Francis of Assisi ('Mission San Francisco de Asís') on the site. Upon independence from Spain in 1821, the area became part of Mexico but began to attract American migrants. Mexico officially ceded California to the United States at the end of the Mexican-American War in 1846. The California Gold Rush of 1849 transformed it into the largest city on the West Coast at the time. After three-quarters of the city was destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire, San Francisco was quickly rebuilt, and today San Francisco is renowned for its chilly summer fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture, and its famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and Chinatown. Across the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County is the Muir Woods National Monument, home to a forest of ancient redwood trees.

Planet of the Apes (TV Series)Edit

Around 3085, time-lost astronauts Alan Virdon and Pete Burke and their chimp ally Galen ventured into the ruins of San Francisco, largely destroyed by frequent earthquakes. They were prompted by human children from the nearby the village of Numai, who had found electrical components amongst the rubble. Pursued by gorilla soldiers, Burke and chief gorilla Urko fell through a chasm into a disused underground BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station, where they quickly became trapped. Only through the humans and apes working as a team were they rescued, with the fugitives then escaping the ancient city before Urko could arrest them. (TV: "The Trap") They would later also search the ruins of nearby Oakland. (TV: "The Legacy")

Planet of the Apes Magazine: Evolution's NightmareEdit

In a terrible battle thirty or forty miles north of San Francisco, gorilla and human armies slaughtered one another until only one human and one ape were alive. But Solomon the gorilla and Jovan the human, were seriously wounded: the human could not move his legs, the ape could not use his arms. In order to survive, they formed an uneasy truce and had to work together. They crossed the desert, battling bizarre mutated creatures, harsh weather and other obstacles. An ape/human hybrid named Mordecai, who lived as a hermit, provided shelter, food and healing. They resumed fighting once they were able, and Mordecai sadly cast them out, telling them to visit the city and see what hatred brings. Stunned at the devastation, they put aside their hatred and vowed to end the war, but they were soon caught in the crossfire between rival bands of Mutant Men and Mutant Apes squaring off to protect their ridges of rubble, and both were killed. (Marvel: Evolution's Nightmare)

Rise of the Planet of the ApesEdit

Wild chimp Bright Eyes was taken from the jungles of West Africa to the Gen-Sys Laboratories in San Francisco, where she was experimented on by Dr. Will Rodman and his team. Her son, Caesar, was raised by Rodman in his San Francisco home and later housed at the nearby San Bruno Primate Shelter. After leading a mass breakout of genetically altered apes from the shelter, the laboratory and the San Francisco Zoo, Caesar tried to bring the apes to freedom in the Muir Woods Park redwood forest across the Golden Gate Bridge. Seeing only the rampaging wild apes, the San Francisco authorities tried to corral the apes on the bridge and massacre them, but after a battle and many deaths on both sides, most apes survived and reached Muir Woods. (CE: Rise of the Planet of the Apes)

Dawn of the Planet of the ApesEdit

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Ten years after the Battle on the Golden Gate Bridge and years of the catastrophic Simian Flu Pandemic, San Francisco's ruined, desolate city was home to a small community of humans who genetically survived the Simian Flu and outbreak of in-fighing violence, led by ex-police officer Dreyfus. The lack of maintenance and natural deterioration caused buildings to become covered in weeds and vines, leaving the once concrete jungle to be reclaimed by nature. Even though the Simian Flu was created in a science lab by humans, graffiti was left behind on certain buildings out of derogatory mockery towards the virus named after the apes. Local police and military forces left behind an impressive collection of weaponry, including various machine guns, rocket launchers and at least one tank, all of which were gathered and kept guarded and tested constantly by sentries. Tensions rose between the neighbouring humans and ape colony in the red woods, leading to an attack led by the vengeful bonobo Koba. The humans were unprepared for the oncoming attack, worsened by their armory being looted by the apes. Starting at Calfornia Street, the gates of the colony were breached after mass killing, allowing the apes to storm the city and massacre the humans, rallying up any human survivors to be locked in dis-used Simian Flu medical paddocks in order to teach them about knowing: "life in cage".
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The battle on California Street.

The battle between Dreyfus' human army and Koba's revolution was resolved within one crumbling, incomplete skyscraper, which all but collapsed when Dreyfus blew C-4 charges under the foundations to try and slaughter the apes. Because of Koba's violent reign and Dreyfus' people had made contact with another human militia, peace with humans and apes was impossible, leaving Caesar to prepare his people for the unavoidable oncoming war.

NotesEdit

  • The 2005 fan-produced comic strip Going Home had Virdon, Burke and Galen return to the ruins of San Francisco and become separated permanently.

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Planet of the Apes - Chernin Entertainment 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
Main Evolved Ape Characters
Caesar | Bright Eyes | Koba | Maurice | Rocket | Buck | Cornelia | Blue Eyes | Luca | Ash | Cornelius | Winter | Lake | Bad Ape | Red
Supporting Ape Characters
Alpha | Burke | Verdon | Tinker | Grey | Stone | Andy | Wolfie | Jeanpierre | Koba's Mother | Gorilla Guardian | Sparrow | Lucky | Pope | Dallas | Milo (Firestorm) | Spear
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
Supporting Human Characters
Irena | Linda Andersen | Donnie Thompson | Rodney | John Hamil | Alice Hunsiker | Court Clerk | Natalia Kosar | Officer 1 | Rationer | Rita | Sarah | Maddy | John | Edward | Roger Mason | Sniper | Tommy | Werner | Northside Officer | Mary | Kempt | Armed Colony Member | Clancy | Colony Member | Corbin | Daniel Nygun | David Flynn | Finney | Kuo | Malakai Youmans | Max (Firestorm) | McVeigh | Roger | Preacher | Boyle | Lang | Travis | Elder | Tee
Families
Rodman Family | Caesar's Family | Malcolm's Family | Rocket's Family | Dreyfus' Family | Muir Woods Family | Royal Ape Family
Animals
Horse | Elk | Grizzly Bear
Items / Weapons
Simian Flu
Important Events / Battles
Ape Rebellion | Human-Ape War | Simian Flu Pandemic | Battle in San Francisco | Battle on the Golden Gate Bridge
Organisations / Colonies / Companies
Caesar's 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
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
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)
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
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)
Planet of the Apes (TV Series)
Main Characters
Alan Virdon | Peter Burke | Galen | Urko | Zaius
Supporting Characters
Aboro | Anto | Arn | Arno | Asher | Augustus | Bandor | Barlow | Carsia | Daku | Dalton | Damon | Farrow | Fauna | Gahto | Haman | Hurton | Janor | Jasko | Jason | Jillia | Jones | Kagan | Kava | Kira | Konag | Kraik | Krono | Lafer | Leander | Leuric | Lucian | Macor | Malo | Malthus | Martin | Mason | Mema | Mikal | Miller | Jick Miller | Lisa Miller | Mary Miller | Miro | Moro | Neesa | Olam | Perdix | Polar | Remus | Robar | Romar | Sam | Scientist | Sestus | Soma | Stole | Susan | Talbert | Talia | Tolar | Travin | Turvo | Ullman | Veska | Chris Virdon | Sally Virdon | Wanda | Yalu | Zako | Zandar | Zantes | Zilo | Zon | Zoran
Animals
Horse
Locations
Alpha Centauri | Farrow's Shelter | Central City | Borak | Chalo | Delphi | Hathor | Kaymak | Numai | Trion | Venta | Oakland | San Francisco | Council
Episodes
Escape from Tomorrow | The Gladiators | The Trap | The Good Seeds | The Legacy | Tomorrow's Tide | The Surgeon | The Deception | The Horse Race | The Interrogation | The Tyrant | The Cure | The Liberator | Up Above the World So High
Unmade Episodes
Episode One | Episode Two | A Fallen God | Hostage | The Trek| Freedom Road | The Mine | The Trial
Annual / Comic Strips
Brown & Watson 'Planet of the Apes' Annual, 1975 | Brown & Watson 'Planet of the Apes' Annual, 1976 | Brown & Watson 'Planet of the Apes' Annual, 1977 | Pit Of Doom | The Arsenal | Ship Of Fools | Raiding Party | A Promise Kept | Blow For Blow | Breakout | Depth | Flight From Terror | From Out Of The Past | From Out Of The Sky | Galen's Guerrillas | Journey Into Terror (Brown & Watson) | New Life... On The Old Planet | Power Play | Rockets | Swamped | The Beach Of Time | The Captive | The Circus | The Gods Of The Stars | The Marksman | The Master Of The Forests | The Prophet | The Scavangers | The Wandering Jew | The Zombies | Ultrasonic | When The Earth Shakes | When The Ghosts Walk
Encyclopedias
Planet of the Apes Encyclopedia: The Legacy | Planet of the Apes Encyclopedia: The Surgeon | Planet of the Apes Encyclopedia: Tomorrow's Tide
Audio Episodes
Volcano | Battle of Two Worlds | Dawn of The Tree People | Mountain of The Delphi | Values

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