|First Appearance:||Sibling Arrivalries|
|Inhabitants:||Vic Jr., Omega's forces|
- "Wait a minute... afterlife? Underground cave!? What if this isn't Heaven! What if it's...noh, it couldn't be. Could it?"
- "Oh, hey Sarge. What're you doin' down here?"
- "It is! Oh, it is."
- —Sarge in Spelunked
The Underground Caves are an area under Blood Gulch since the start of the series. The cavern holds a Blue base, Red base, and a computer, which shows everything in the canyon. It's suggested to be Vic Jr.'s base of operations.
Role in PlotEdit
When Donut was crushed by the arriving ship in The Arrival, he was pushed through the ground and landed in the Underground Caves. Sarge was soon buried after his funeral, even though he was still alive, but somehow fell through a hole in his grave and found Donut in these caves. After realizing that Sister was a Blue Team soldier and his own mistake, Simmons, along with Grif, entered the caves to rescue Sarge.
After reuniting the Red Team, Simmons finds Vic Jr. in the caves before the latter escaped, causing Simmons to realize that Vic Jr. has been manipulating both teams. During this time, Doc, Sister, and Junior enter the caves but are captured by Flowers/O'Malley and the Green Alien, who previously interrogated a drugged Grif with Andy. During Omega's final assault, the Red Team and Doc's group left the caves to provide aid in defeating Omega.
- Sarge originally thought the caves were Heaven and then Hell due to the fact he thought he died.
- Despite its major role in Season 5, an explanation is never given as to the nature of the caves, or the Blue and Red bases there.
- In the Halo 2 engine, the Underground Caves are represented by "Waterworks".
|Halo: CE Era: Blood Gulch • Sidewinder • Caboose's Mind • Battle Creek • Teleporter Nexus|
|Halo 2 Era: Great Burning Plains • UNSC Wind Power Facility • Great Swamp • Great Freezing Plains • Cities • Island Fortress • Underground Caves|
|Halo 3 Era: Valhalla (Hologram Chamber) • Rat's Nest • Outpost 48-A • Command (A.I. Containment Facility) •|
|Character Animation Era: A.I. Storage Unit • Angel On My Shoulder • Mother of Invention (Training Room) • Bjørndal Cryogenics Research Facility • Insurrection Building • UNSC Archives • UNSC Scrap Metal Recycling Station • Longshore Shipyards|
|Halo 4 Era: Chorus (Crash Site Bravo • Forest Base • Desert Refueling Station • New Republic Headquarters •|
Crash Site Alpha • Armonia • Radio Jammer Station 1C • Charon Research Complex 2C • Charon Excavation Site •
Jungle Temple • Eastern Mountain Range • Communication Temple • Purge)