The Mountain Sector (also called Mountain Region in Season 1) is one of the four surface sectors of Lyoko.
The mountains of the Mountain Sector are shrouded in fog, but more fog is covering the Digital Sea. This sector is filled with floating platforms with mountains, moving platforms and narrow pathways. Due to this, it can be hard to find towers. In Season 1, the Mountains are a different color, being a dull and dark shade of purple. Normally, when towers are activated in this sector, Kankrelats, Bloks and Hornets guard them because they have the advantage in this sector. In some instantces in Season 4, Mantas guarded the activated towers as well.
Appearances by the Scyphozoa and other monsters have happened as well. As seen in several episodes like Laughing Fit and A Great Day, the Mountain Sector is made of two levels and when the Lyoko Warriors jump off a platform on the upper level, they are found in a lower part of the sector, as first chronologically shown in X.A.N.A. Awakens. This sector was destroyed by Aelita by entering the Code X.A.N.A. in the way tower in Double Trouble, being the last of the 4 surface sectors to survive.
Vegetation is rare, in the form of sparsely populated pine and bonsai trees. In the first season, apart from the trees, the Mountain Sector also featured scattered roots on the platforms and rocks here and there.
- X.A.N.A. Awakens, Part 2 (debut)
- The Girl of the Dreams
- Laughing Fit
- Killer Music
- The Robots
- Zero Gravity Zone
- Rock Bottom?
- Ghost Channel
- Crash Course
- Dog Day Afternoon
- Kadic Bombshell
- Music to Soothe the Savage Beast
- Bad Connection
- Echoes (flashbacks)
Season Five: Evolution
Appearances in other Media
In Quest for Infinity, the Mountain Sector has numerous puzzles and platforms that must be navigated. Many of the passages and platforms are relatively small, and thus hard to navigate. Krabs are rare in the Mountain Sector due to the geography, but do occur. On the other hand, Hornets are extremely common. Bloks and Kankrelats are as common as they are in the show.
In Order of Appearance
Most of the Mountain Sector are medium-sized platforms connected by many narrow pathways which are purple in color. Those pathways usually are very long but they always lead to another platform. But as the name says, the Mountain Sector is full of many rock formations which differ in size and big mountains that float in this sector. Another important part of the landscape is the permanent and thick fog which can be seen on the peaks or platforms. The Lyoko Wires are very rarely seen in this sector and the Towers can be sometimes cleverly hidden among the mountains.
The Mountain Sector contains a large amount of the mountains and rocks which can be found in every part of this sector and all of them differ in size - from small to enormous ones. Most of them are inaccessible without the vehicles or Super Smoke and serve as the decoration. However, their importance changes during aerial pursuits. The Heroes use them as the cover from Hornets or Mantas attacks – just like Aelita did in A Bad Turn against the group of Hornets. The mountains found on the plateaus can be also used as the hiding spots. The background features large peaks which are covered by the thick fog.
The tunnels in the Mountain Sector are similar to those in the Ice Sector but they are more dangerous due to the fact that they are full of obstacles like sticking out rocks which can easily hurt both the heroes and the monsters. In A Bad Turn the Hornet bumped into a sticking rock and exploded. The tunnels in this sector are always found within one big mountain and they don’t allow the heroes to move onto another platform.
This sector also features many caves found in some of the mountains. They can be used as the hiding spots from patrolling monsters as Aelita used it in X.A.N.A. Awakens, Part 2 to hide from two Hornets. However, the caves can be also used by other monsters to surprise the heroes (e.g. the Scyphozoa in A Great Day).
Two plateaus of the Mountain Sector possess a labyrinth. And as the name suggests they are very difficult to navigate without the help of Jeremie as Odd and Aelita got lost in it in Laughing Fit but thanks to Odd's Anticipation ability Aelita managed to get to the tower on other side.
The second labyrinth seen in Rendezvous was used by William and Odd to hide from patrolling Kankrelats. This labyrinth, however, was much easier to navigate as the Tower was in the center of it acting like the central point and all ways ended in the center.
The unique element of the Mountain Sector are the moving platforms which makes reaching the towers without using the vehicles extremely difficult. Yumi almost fell into the Digital Sea when one platform suddenly moved aside but she managed to grab another one beneath it in Killer Music.
Apart from the big mountains, the are many rock formations found in the whole sector which differ from each other by height, type and so on – but they are usually placed on the main platforms. Like other elements in the Mountain Sector, they are mostly decorative, but they can be also used as the cover or hiding places. In Temptation, Yumi lifted a large boulder with her Telekinesis and threw it at the group of Kankrelats who were blocking the way to the activated tower.
The greenery which can be found in the Mountain Sector are many bonsai trees seen growing out in many places such as the ground on the plateaus, sides of the big mountains or the peaks. Sometimes but very rarely they can be seen on the tall mountain peaks seen in the background. They are the decorative element of the sector and there are far more trees than in the Desert Sector but much less than in the Forest Sector. The first season also featured roots growing out in the many places.
- The Mountain Sector is one of the 3 sectors to survive between the fourth season finale and unspecified rebirth of X.A.N.A., along with the Desert Sector and Sector Five.
- The Mountain Sector was the last sector to be deleted by X.A.N.A. Aelita using the Code X.A.N.A.. It was recreated between the events of William Returns and Double Take, reappearing in Crash Course.
- The Mountain Sector is the only sector in Season 4 that never had a Replika shown. It's probable that there was one, as when the Kolossus first appeared in Cold Sweat, it was shown that there were dozens of Replikas.
- The Mountain Sector got significantly brighter as the series went on from a drab grey color, to a dark purple to an almost pink bright magenta.
- This was the first sector to have a tower activated by Jeremie.
- This was the second Sector to have a tower activated by Franz Hopper.
- This was the first and only sector where Odd used his Teleportation ability.
- This was the first sector where Ulrich used the Overboard for the first time.
|Ice Sector | Desert Sector | Forest Sector | Mountain Sector | Carthage|
|Ice Replika | Desert Replika | Forest Replika | Mountain Replika | Volcano Replika | Carthage Replika|
|Other Virtual Worlds|
|Digital Sea | Cortex | Virtual Limbo | Simulation Bubble|
|Dormitory Building | Administrative Building | Cafeteria | Gym | Track | Park | Hermitage | Science Building | Playground | Garden Shed | Infirmary | Boiler Room|
|Union Base | New Mexico Research Facility | Space Station | Jungle Research Facility|
|Renault Auto Factory|
|Factory Floor | Factory Lift | Lab | Scanner Room | Supercomputer Room | Assembly Room | Security Center|
|Kadic Academy | The Sewer | The Factory | Ishiyama residence | The Pool|