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The guide to Lyoko's towers
 
 Welcome to a new file exclusive to CodeLyoko.Fr. It's the work of Icer and is a sort of guide to Lyoko's Towers.

How does it work? Icer has studied seasons 1 to 3 (and then in season 4, Lyoko is no longer the same and no tower seems identical to any in the first 3 seasons) and catalogued all the towers seen. As some towers appeared in multiple episodes, that allowed us to identify them.

What for? This file could serve as inspiration to fanfiction authors wanting to take advantage of certain topographical elements of the Lyoko in the series. Otherwise, simply for the fun of it.

This guide also shows that, although there are only supposed to be 10 towers per Sector, in reality the series shows us more than that.

Welcome to the guide to towers.
 
 

Forest Sector - Tower 1
 
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Episodes of appearance:
Prequel part 1, Prequel part 2, #57 Aelita (flashback)

Description:
A tower situated on a flat plateau in the Forest Sector...

Anecdote(s):
It's the tower in which Aelita hid when her father turned the supercomputer off! We can say that, in real-world time, Aelita spent most of her virtual life here.
 

Forest Sector - Tower 2
 
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Episodes of appearance:
Prequel part 1, (Prequel part 2), #32 Saint Valentine's Day, #36 Marabounta

Description:
A tower situated at the edge of a flat path.

Anecdote(s):
It's the Way Tower from the Forest Sector to the Ice! The two being opposites, its principle is troubling...
Ulrich and Odd stumble upon it by accident, thinking they'd find MayAelita in it.
 

Forest Sector - Tower 3
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#2 Seeing is Believing, #4 Log Book, #9 Satellite, #12 Swarming Attack, #18 Killer Music

Description:
According to the season 1 DVD bonus features, this tower would be tower number 30.

Anecdote(s):
It's a tower in which Aelita spends time looking for information on Earth or materialisation at the start of the series.
This tower is shown to be activated in episode #12, however it's not the one Aelita deactivates in the same episode! That was tower #8.
The same thing happens in episode #16. The tower is shown to be activated but Aelita deactivates tower #9...
It's also shown during a sequence in episode #25, but that was also an error, as it was actually tower #12.
 

Forest Sector - Tower 4
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#3 Holiday in the Fog, #10 The Girl of the Dreams, #12 Swarming Attack, #16 Claustrophobia

Description:
A tower located at the end of an average-sized, slightly sloping path.
According to the season 1 DVD bonus features, this tower would be tower number 37.

Anecdote(s):
It's a Way Tower from the Desert Sector and the Mountain Sector to the Forest Sector!
 

Forest Sector - Tower 5
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#3 Seeing is Believing, #38 Temptation.

Description:
A tower situated at the centre of a minuscule island.

Anecdote(s):
The tree trunk stepping stones Aelita generates in episode #3 are still there in episode #38.
 

Forest Sector - Tower 6
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#6 Cruel Dilemma

Description:
A tower situated on a small platform apparently only accessible across a bridge of tree trunks.

Anecdote(s):
The image of this tower is reused in episode #10 in one shot, but it's not the tower that was activated!
 

Forest Sector - Tower 7
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#10 The Girl of the Dreams

Description:
A tower located on an average-sized platform.

Anecdote(s):
When the tower was being presented in the episode, the producers reused the image of tower number 6 by accident!
And so we have no full image of this tower...
 

Forest Sector - Tower 8
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#12 Swarming Attack

Description:
A tower situated on a plateau accessible by a straight, sloping path and a small staircase.

Anecdote(s):
 

Forest Sector - Tower 9
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#13 Just in Time, #16 Claustrophobia

Description:
A tower situated at the centre of a small plateau where several trees are planted. It's accessible via a rather large path.
According to the season 1 DVD bonus features, this tower would be number 22.

Anecdote(s):
Aelita is reformatted by entering the Code Lyoko in this tower.
 

Forest Sector - Tower 10
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#19 Frontier

Description:
...

Anecdote(s):
It's the Way Tower from the Forest Sector to the Mountain Sector!
 

Forest Sector - Tower 11
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#22 Routine, #25 Code Earth

Description:
A tower located on a plateau accessible via several small paths.

Anecdote(s):
It's in this tower the Code Earth is launched for the first time.
 

Forest Sector - Tower 12
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#28 Unchartered Territory, #34 Missing Link

Description:
A tower in the forest... Good luck identifying it...

Anecdote(s):
It's a Way Tower, but to where? XANA failed to capture Aelita's memory in this tower.
 

Forest Sector - Tower 13
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#47 Tip-Top Shape

Description:
...

Anecdote(s):
Doubtlessly created just for this episode.
 

Forest Sector - Tower 14
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#48 Is Anybody Out There?

Description:
A Forest tower. Good luck finding a better description.

Anecdote(s):
 

Forest Sector - Tower 15
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#50 Contact

Description:
A tower apparently situated at the edge of the Sector, on a rather large plateau.

Anecdote(s):
First tower with the halo that would soon become the norm: the white halo!
 

Forest Sector - Tower 16
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#54 Lyoko Minus One

Description:
...

Anecdote(s):
Last tower activated in the Forest Sector on the first Lyoko.
 

Forest Sector - Tower 17
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#54 Lyoko Minus One

Description:
...

Anecdote(s):
It's a Way Tower. But to which Sector?
 

Desert Sector- Tower 1
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#1 Teddygozilla

Description:
A tower located at the centre of a sort of crater. It's accessible via an underground tunnel that starts a little further way, or of course by just jumping from the upper area...
According to the season 1 DVD bonus features, this tower would be tower number 23.

Anecdote(s):
First tower to be activated in the series in order of broadcast!
 

Desert Sector- Tower 2
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#2 Seeing is Believing

Description:
A tower located near a field of rocks that resemble giant, flat pebbles embedded in the ground.
According to the season 1 DVD bonus features, this tower would be number 5.

Anecdote(s):
We find similar locations in episodes #5 Big Bug and #69 Wreck Room.
 

Desert Sector - Tower 3
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#3 Holiday in the Fog, #11 Plagued, #12 Swarming Attack, #13 Just in Time, #16 Claustrophobia, #19 Frontier, #23 Rock Bottom?

Description:
A mysterious tower, located at the centre of a circular platform isolated from the rest of the Sector by a ditch...

Anecdote(s):
It's a Way Tower from the Desert Sector to the Forest! It's also where Aelita is "resuscitated" in episode 13.
 

Desert Sector - Tower 4
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#4 Log Book, #11 Plagued, #22 Routine, #35 The Chips Are Down

Description:
A tower at the very edge of the Sector.
According to the season 1 DVD bonus features, this tower would be tower number 11.

Anecdote(s):
In season 2, the cables have disappeared. During the episode Routine, isolated plateaux are visible not far away.
 

Desert Sector - Tower 5
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#5 Big Bug

Description:
A tower located in the middle of a field of rocks that resemble giant, flat pebbles embedded in the ground.
According to the season 1 DVD bonus features, this tower would be tower number 14.

Anecdote(s):
We find similar locations in episodes #2 Seeing is Believing and #69 Wreck Room.
 

Desert Sector - Tower 6
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#14 The Trap

Description:
A tower located in the middle of a plateau at the edge of the Sector.

Anecdote(s):
 

Desert Sector - Tower 7
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#22 Routine

Description:
A tower located on a large, flat plateau.

Anecdote(s):
It's in front of this tower that Yumi and Ulrich very nearly kiss.
 

Desert Sector - Tower 8
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#27 New Order

Description:
A tower located at the edge of a large, flat plateau.

Anecdote(s):
It's the first tower of season 2, and therefore of the new Lyoko used by Aelita.
 

Desert Sector - Tower 9
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#33 Mix final, #40 Attack of the Zombies, #43 XANA's Kiss, #46 Déjà Vu

Description:
A basic tower, at the edge of a large, flat plateau.

Anecdote(s):
XANA makes this tower disappear in episode 40, and the bridge leading to it in episode 43! It's located at the very edge of the Sector.
 

Desert Sector - Tower 10
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#48 Is Anybody Out There?, #58 The Pretender

Description:
A basic tower located at the edge of an immense, flat plateau...

Anecdote(s):
It's the new Desert - Forest Way Tower.
 

Desert Sector - Tower 11
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#58 The Pretender

Description:
A tower situated at the bottom of a pit. It's accessible via the spiral path or the underground tunnel.

Anecdote(s):
Final tower activated in the Desert Sector of Lyoko 1.
 

Ice Sector - Tower 1
 
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Episodes of appearance:
Prequel part 1, prequel part 2, #27 New Order, #37 Common Interest, #42 A Fine Mess

Description:
A tower situated at the edge of a large, flat plateau in the Ice Sector.

Anecdote(s):
It's the Way Tower between the Forest and the Ice, and between the Mountain and the Ice! However, this isn't the tower Yumi exits in episode #32 Saint Valentine's Day, rather tower 3.
In episode #27, this tower is therefore the first activated by XANA after the Sectors are remodelled. Ironically, it's seen behind a landscape that's strikingly similar to the final tower activated on the old Lyoko, in a previous episode... Coincidence?
This tower was deactivated in episode #37 although it wasn't the tower that was originally activated!
 

Ice Sector - Tower 2
 
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Episodes of appearance:
Prequel part 1, Prequel part 2

Description:
One located at the edge of a plateau "embedded" in another of the same size. The latter is accessible by a straight path surrounded by water and protected by hooks of ice (Part 1 and Part 2, second shot).
A tower situated at the end of a much larger platform, this one surrounded by landscape (Part 2 outside of second shot).

Anecdote(s):
The first tower activated by XANA! Undoubtedly also the one that has remained activated for the longest duration. With this very tower, the virus seems to have launched several attacks.
There was also apparently an enormous fail with this tower right off the bat of the second episode. The first shot showed us a tower that had changed position. The second visual placed the tower back in the "right place", but showed us a second tower located just to the side which was the place where the tower was seen in the previous shot! Also, it appeared that this tower is also a Way Tower between the Ice and the Forest.
In following shots, the tower is back in its "second place".
 

Ice Sector - Tower 3
 
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Episodes of appearance:
Prequel part 2, #32 Saint Valentine's Day

Description:
A tower located at the end of a small, straight path surrounded by water that extends from a platform the same sort as the one holding the activated tower in part 1 of the prequel.

Anecdote(s):
It's a Way Tower from the Forest to the Ice, but surely erroneously, because in episode #32 it's also used as an activated tower (while it appeared without a red halo during the same attack).
 

Ice Sector- Tower 4
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#7 Image Problem

Description:
A tower situated beside an immense group of ice blocks.
According to the season 1 DVD bonus features, this tower would be tower number 6.

Anecdote(s):
This tower is the one activated to generate the forerunner of the polymorphic spectre that would eventually become the basis of the idea of Xanafication.
However, this tower isn't activated after the appearance of the creature...
 

Ice Sector - Tower 5
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#8 End of Take

Description:
This tower is situated at the edge of a sort of sagging plateau.
According to the season 1 DVD bonus features, this tower would be tower number 12.

Anecdote(s):
XANA clones this tower in episode 8.
 

Ice Sector - Tower 6
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#9 Satellite

Description:
A tower located on the border of a sort of spiral path.
According to the season 1 DVD bonus features, this tower would be tower number 15.

Anecdote(s):
This tower is never deactivated...
 

Ice Sector - Tower 7
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#9 Satellite, #44 Vertigo

Description:
This tower is hidden in the middle of an ice cave, behind a waterfall.

Anecdote(s):
 

Ice Sector - Tower 8
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#17 Amnesia

Description:
A tower located at the edge of an icy path right in the middle of a vast lake that has never done anything but look pretty, but that's not to say it doesn't do that task perfectly well.

Anecdote(s):
 

Ice Sector - Tower 9
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#19 Frontier

Description:
A tower well hidden at the centre of a high, circular wall of ice.

Anecdote(s):
You can't help but be reminded of a Mountain Way Tower... It's also implicitly suggested on screen that it's the Way Tower to the Desert Sector.
 

Ice Sector - Tower 10
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#24 Ghost Channel

Description:
A tower that's strikingly similar to the previous one, aside from the difference in accessibility.

Anecdote(s):
 

Ice Sector - Tower 11
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#26 False Start

Description:
A tower situated at the summit of an immense iceberg.

Anecdote(s):
The story doesn't tell us how Aelita climbed up there.
 

Ice Sector - Tower 12
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#29 Exploration

Description:
A tower located at the edge of a path overhanging a staircase of ice.

Anecdote(s):
 

Ice Sector - Tower 13
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#31 Mister Pück, #45 Cold War

Description:
A tower that's difficult to access, behind a lake.

Anecdote(s):
In episode #31, we never do see how Aelita got to it in the end...the fight takes place on a large plateau before it.
In episode #45, this tower is moved (it's on the other side of the lake) and activated at the start of the episode, but it's not the one that's deactivated at the end of the episode - it was tower 17!
 

Ice Sector - Tower 14
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#37 Common Interest

Description:
A tower located on a small, isolated, circular plateau, sort of like what you'd find in the Mountain Sector.

Anecdote(s):
This tower was never deactivated! When Lyoko starts up again, it's tower 1 that has the red halo in place of this one.
 

Ice Sector - Tower 15
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#38 Temptation

Description:
A tower located at the centre of a small, circular plateau surrounded by waterfalls.

Anecdote(s):
The area strongly resembles Odd and amnesiac Ulrich's training area in episode 17 “Amnesia”, plus the tower.
 

Ice Sector - Tower 16
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#41 Ultimatum

Description:
One hidden in an ice cavern! It can be accessed through an icy tunnel whose entrance is located at the summit.

Anecdote(s):
 

Ice Sector - Tower 17
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#45 Cold War, #50 Contact, #61 Sabotage

Description:
A basic tower, stood on a large, flat plateau, not far from the edge.

Anecdote(s):
It's a Way Tower!
In episode 45, it wasn't this tower that was shown to be activated at the start of the episode, but tower 13.
 

Ice Sector - Tower 18
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#48 Is Anybody Out There?, #59 The Secret, #60 Temporary Insanity

Description:
A tower located in an ice crater.

Anecdote(s):
It's a Way Tower!
 

Ice Sector - Tower 19
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#56 False Lead

Description:
A tower situated at the summit of several layers of ice superimposed on a larger plateau.

Anecdote(s):
 

Ice Sector - Tower 20
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#59 The Secret

Description:
A classic tower situated at the edge of a large, flat plateau in the Ice Sector.

Anecdote(s):
This tower enormously resembles tower 1. However, it can't be a Way Tower because XANA-Aelita goes elsewhere to try to destroy the Sector.
 

Ice Sector - Tower 21
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#61 Sabotage

Description:
A tower located on a large, flat plateau.

Anecdote(s):
 

Mountain Sector- Tower 1
 
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Episodes of appearance:
Prequel part 2, #29 Exploration, #47 Tip-Top Shape, #56 False Lead, #61 Sabotage

Description:
A tower situated on a circular plateau of average size. A similar plateau is embedded inside.

Anecdote(s):
It's the Way Tower from the Forest Sector to the Mountain Sector. It's also the first tower Jeremy activates.
In episode #56, it's activated but is not the tower Aelita deactivates!
 

Mountain Sector - Tower 2
 
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Episodes of appearance:
Prequel part 2, #56 False Lead

Description:
A tower located on a small plateau at the edge of a straight pathway.

Anecdote(s):
It's the Way Tower from the Mountain Sector to the Ice Sector.
 

Mountain Sector - Tower 3
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#15 Laughing Fit, #19 Frontier, #21 Zero Gravity Zone, #39 A Bad Turn, #51 Revelation, #64 Double Trouble

Description:
An easily recognisable tower, located at the centre of a round platform encircled by a natural rock wall.
According to the season 1 DVD bonus features, this tower would be tower number 21.

Anecdote(s):
It's a Way Tower from the Mountain Sector, probably to the Ice Sector.
In episode 51, within the span of a single episode, it ends up having the four halos to be known on Lyoko to this day: blue, green, red and then white!
 

Mountain Sector - Tower 4
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#15 Laughing Fit

Description:
This tower is located on a minuscule extension of a large plateau on which a labyrinth sits.

Anecdote(s):
 

Mountain Sector - Tower 5
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#18 Killer Music, #19 Frontier

Description:
A basic tower situated at the centre of an average-sized, circular plateau.
According to the season 1 DVD bonus features, this tower would be tower number 16.

Anecdote(s):
It's the Way Tower from the Forest Sector to the Mountain Sector!
 

Mountain Sector - Tower 6
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#18 Killer Music, #23 Rock Bottom?

Description:
A tower located at the centre of an average-sized, circular plateau accessible only via small, dangerous moving platforms!

Anecdote(s):
 

Mountain Sector - Tower 7
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#20 The Robots

Description:
A tower located in the middle of a small, circular platform that's constantly revolving.
According to the season 1 DVD bonus features, this tower would be tower number 19.

Anecdote(s):
Probably the only tower that's constantly moving.
 

Mountain Sector - Tower 8
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#30 A Great Day, #55 Tidal Wave, #63 Triple Trouble

Description:
A tower located on an average-sized, circular platform around a straight path cut through the centre by a gap.

Anecdote(s):
We see this tower submerged in episode 55, along with the rest of Lyoko.
 

Mountain Sector - Tower 9
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#38 Temptation

Description:
A tower located on an average-sized, circular platform linked to a much larger plateau by a straight path.

Anecdote(s):
 

Mountain Sector - Tower 10
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#45 Cold War

Description:
A tower this time situated on the edge, and not at the centre of a large, circular platform. The only path leading to it is broken up into two independent platforms.

Anecdote(s):
 

Mountain Sector - Tower 11
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#56 False Lead

Description:
A tower located on a large, circular platform linked by a straight path.

Anecdote(s):
When the sequence shows us the tower being activated in episode 56, it's not this tower that's activated, but tower 1!
 

Mountain Sector - Tower 12
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#57 Aelita, #63 Triple Trouble, #64 Double Trouble

Description:
A tower situated at the centre of a flat, circular platform linked by a straight path...in episode 63, a few rocks appear, but otherwise it's still the same.

Anecdote(s):
This tower was just a fool's trap in episode 57. No attack was recorded on Earth. It's also the only tower to be activated twice in two consecutive episodes.
 

Mountain Sector - Tower 13
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#63 Triple Trouble

Description:
A tower located at the centre of a small, circular platform linked by a straight path. It does have one notable element of originality however: another plateau apparently containing a save can be found beside it.

Anecdote(s):
 

Carthage - Unique
 
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Episodes of appearance:
#49 Franz Hopper

Description:
An incredibly shady, levitating tower. It's probably not closed off.

Anecdote(s):
Despite its enormous potential, particularly pre-season 2, this tower was only used once...