|Like the aerial view of the school shows, there are several playgrounds. Some of which are rather empty while others are embellished with lots of plants, benches and tables so that the students may work and get some rest.|
The perimeter of some yards are ornamented with long archways which the students and the staff can access. There, there are lockers, doors to the classrooms and simple closets in which you can hide (episode 25 “Massacre”).
For our heroes, the yards and the archways are a place to meet each other (episode 04 “Miss Einstein”), work (for Yumi and William in episode 05 “Rivalry”) and talk about everything and nothing. This is also where one might try to drive a bargain so that Yumi will accept one of Baudelaire's books (episode 22 “Mutiny”), or where our heroes shrug Laura off and sneak off in spite of Jim's surveillance.
It is also a dangerous place. Indeed, the yard is crawling with students. In such a crowd, XANA's spectres are granted the most efficient cover they may hope for. Be it an unknown little year 6 student (episode 03 “Spectromania”) or one of the adults from Kadic (episode 07 “Countdown”), or even one of our heroes (episode 05 “Rivalry”), XANA can make its spectres look like just about anyone to fool our heroes and sneak up on them when they least expect it.
Even when the spectre appears elsewhere, it is not rare for the Lyoko Warriors have to run through the schoolyards to get away from it and reach the factory.
|Above the classrooms, there are dormitories. It is our heroes' hideout when they are not at the factory, where they like to hold briefings and debriefings (episode 08 “Virus”). The rooms are simple, their dimensions are modest, but they are decorated according to their occupants' liking.|
The dorms are also a dangerous place, for the same reasons for which the schoolyards should be avoided. You never know if a spectre will appear in front of you when you turn down the corridor, or if it will appear directly in the common bathrooms (episode 16 “Confusion”).
In this room, there are two beds and it is decorated according to the taste of two teenagers. On the walls, there are pieces of paper covered in graffiti, probably made by Odd. As for Ulrich, we can see manga on the shelves, and martial arts posters on the walls.
When spectres attack them in episode 03 “Spectromania”, Ulrich and Odd try to barricade themselves there. In the end, a spectre manages to break down the door, just before disappearing right after the deactivation of the tower.
Unlike Ulrich and Odd, Aelita has her own room to herself, and her own laptop. She uses it when she tries to find her mother using social networks; XANA also uses it to set a trap for her by sending her an e-mail pretending it's from her parents (episode 11 “Rendezvous”).
Jeremy's room is the most important one. It is our heroes' main meeting-place, especially when they need to review the situation, mainly when it comes to source codes (episode 15 “The Codeless”), or when they want to draw up a report after a mission.
Jeremy spends a great deal of time in his room, working on his computer. For example, this is where he repairs the video in which Tyron and Hopper appear (episode 07 “Countdown”). He also develops the Megapod (episode 04 “Miss Einstein”) and works with Laura, all night long if it is needed, on the virus intended to destroy the Cortex (episode 18 “Tenacity”).
Finally, this is where the alarm tone rings when XANA attacks in the middle of the night – when he allows himself to rest for a bit.
Dormitory supervisor, Jim also has his own room. This is where we learn that our PE teacher is keen on animal documentaries, which he watches while stuffing himself with junk food. The room is also seen when Ulrich comes looking for advice about martial arts, or wants to thank his mentor.
|There is a gymnasium at Kadic. It is well-equipped (climbing wall, pommel horse, ropes) and much used. The students can go there for training whenever they want, like Ulrich and Yumi in episode 01 “XANA 2.0”, or meditation, like Ulrich in episode 25 “Massacre”.|
That is also where Jim gives his PE lessons. He often has to face strange scenes: a time loop that pushes his students to insolent behaviour (episode 24 “Temporal Paradox”), Aelita's clone not obeying instructions correctly (episode 20 “Espionage”), or even the appearance of a spectre in the storeroom while he's changing the fuse (episode 01 “XANA 2.0”). Even when the gymnasium is used for other purposes, like hosting a charity party (episode 06 “Suspicions”), XANA finds a way to send spectres there. It is also the place where inter-school tournaments are held, in particular karate tournaments (episode 10 “The Warrior Awakens”).
Finally, there is a body-building room at Kadic, and it is probably adjacent to the gym. William's spectre breaks down its door (episode 05 “Rivalry”). Odd tries to barricade Aelita and Ulrich inside, but with very little success (episode 15 “The Codeless”).
|All around the school, there is a huge park. Far from being a small area of grass, it rather looks like a little wood. The students seem to be allowed to go and move there quite freely since we frequently see them there. Odd seems quite fond of it: he uses it to go jogging (episode 15 “The Codeless”), or just lie down and listen to some music (episode 25 “Massacre”). Jim is not outdone, since he practises tai-chi there every morning (episode 11 “Rendezvous”).|
However, the park is above all else a transitory setting, because it is where the entrance to the secret passage that leads to the factory is located... But in any conflict, roads and movements are a very strategic element to control: as a result, a huge part of the action takes place in the woods.
It would be pointless to establish a list of all the to-ing and fro-ing that goes on there. Let us just point out that our heroes are very often ambushed in the park by XANA's spectres. This is the case with the spectre of the man in black (episode 19 “The Trap”), that of the American footballer (episode 15 “The Codeless”), or that of Michael Rouiller (episode 25 “Massacre”). In episode 21 “False Pretences”, a polymorphic spectre causes a bunch of misunderstandings during which the heroes come across each other and have to determine whether they are facing a spectre or not.
“Lighter” events also take place in the park. Like the love fight-and-reconciliation between Ulrich and Yumi in episode 10 “The Warrior Awakens”. In episode 22 “Mutiny”, Jim organises an obstacle course through that school and the park as well.
|The portrait in Mr Delmas's office is of Colonel Sylvain Raynal. Since this painting looks a little similar to to some pro-military paintings reminiscent of Maréchal Pétain, it was the subject of debate during the filming, some people wondering if it should appear in the series or not.|
|On each dormitory door, there is a small piece of paper indicating the names of some of the borders who live inside. The props person, unfamiliar with the series, gave Yumi her own room; however, Morgane, the Lyokofan script helper who was present at the filming, pointed out the mistake and it was corrected.|
|The graffiti that appears on the wall of Odd and Ulrich's room are the winners of a graffiti contest that was organised while Code Lyoko Evolution was being prepared.|
|The manga seen in Aelita and Ulrich and Odd's rooms are exactly the same props, used in both locations. Also, most of them were written in Japanese, the original version.|
|The textbooks used in the classrooms are intended for year 12 students, not year 10.|