- “This set was supposed to take place in the Arcadia downtown museum, but it did not seem fitting for a secret Janus Order base. So I just took the floor from the museum and built most of the Janus Order from that.”
- ―Facundo Rabaudi, Modeler[src]
The Janus Order was formed by Changelings who organized separate bases around the Earth. Their decisions were usually guided by an ancient evil witch named Morgana, who would usually speak to them through an ancient gramophone.
The first and only known headquarters of the Order was located underneath Arcadia Oaks, five stories beneath an abandoned travel agency called Omni-Reach Travels, whose entrance opens when the phrase "Where two faces meet" is uttered into the office phone.
Claire, Toby, Blinky, and NotEnrique managed to infiltrate the Order's base so they could find the antidote to revive AAARRRGGHH!!!, using Toby's new headgear to pick up their transmissions and find their hidden location. However, they were unfortunately discovered and kidnapped while Otto confronts them. Otto removes Toby's headgear so he can't pick up their secret transmissions anymore and proposes a trade with the Trollhunters: Vendel's Heartstone staff for the ingredients of Creeper's Sun poison so AAARRRGGHH!!! can be revived.
After Gunmar (along with Dictatious) escape the Darklands, the Order finds them and brings them into their base to care for them. However, ever since Gunmar's return to the surface world, Morgana has ceased complete contact with the Order.
The Order was finally eliminated and its members were murdered by Gunmar after he no longer saw any utility on them, having decided to create his army in Heartstone Trollmarket.
- Gunmar (supreme leader; betrayed) †
- Walter Strickler (former leader)
- Nomura (formerly)
- Otto Scaarbach (grand commandant) †
- Gladys Groe †
- NotEnrique (formerly)
- Customs Agent from "Bittersweet Sixteen" (second-in-command) †
- An unnamed police chief in Bordeaux
- An unnamed state senator in Boise
- An unnamed news editor in Shanghai
- Unnamed members in "Grand Theft Otto" †
|Appearances in the Trilogy|
- The name "Janus" refers to the Roman god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces, which fits the Changelings' two-faced natures.
- According to The Art of Trollhunters, the Janus Order's base was originally supposed to be located underneath the museum, where they assembled the Killahead Bridge. However, due to security concerns, they decided to move it underneath an abandoned travel agency instead.