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* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Echo proves to be one toward Bellamy.

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* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Echo proves to be one toward Bellamy.Bellamy.
* WilhelmScream: Used in the climactic battle when the rover shoots down two of [=McCreary's=] soldiers on a ridge emplacement.


* ChekhovsGun: It's from a FreezeFrameBonus from two episodes ago, but still applies. Diyoza's journal entry about the "Sword of Damocles" comes back in a big bad way.

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* ChekhovsGun: Two:
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It's from a FreezeFrameBonus from two episodes ago, but still applies. Diyoza's journal entry about the "Sword of Damocles" comes back in a big bad way.way.
** A literal one in the form of the mini gun mounted on top of the Rover.


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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: Two in the same scene. Octavia is just about to go out in a BlazeOfGlory, finally admitting to her failures at the leader of Wonkru. She is even posed strikes a fittingly awesome pose. Then the Rover drives up with guns blazing and rescues her. Then Murphy whips out the Sonic Cannon, fully prepared for some ass kicking. It promptly malfunctions again and he has to toss it away and run.


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* RunningGag: Murphy just can't get the BFG working.


** Madi reminds Clarke of Lexa abandoning her to face Mount Weather alone in # [[Recap/The100S02E015 "Blood Must Have Blood, Part One"]].

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** Madi reminds Clarke of Lexa abandoning her to face Mount Weather alone in # [[Recap/The100S02E015 "Blood Must Have Blood, Part One"]].



* DareToBeBadass: Madi successfully pulls one of these to get Clarke to finally see reason.
* DesignatedGirlFight: Echo and Clarke brawl. Echo wins easily, as she is the one trained in Grounder combat.



* DesignatedGirlFight: Echo and Clarke brawl. Echo wins easily, as she is the one trained in Grounder combat.


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* TheReveal: Some piece of Lexa's spirit survived her LastStand in the City of Light, and continues to reside within the flame, and is able to vaguely communicate with Madi through the flame.


** Madi reminds Clarke of Lexa abandoning her to face Mount Weather alone in

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** Madi reminds Clarke of Lexa abandoning her to face Mount Weather alone in # [[Recap/The100S02E015 "Blood Must Have Blood, Part One"]].


* CallBack: Octavia's intended HeroicSacrifice, with her kneeling with her arms stretched out, is reminiscent of her lover Lincoln's death in [[Recap/The100S03E09 "Stealing Fire"]].

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* CallBack: Several:
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Octavia's intended HeroicSacrifice, with her kneeling with her arms stretched out, is reminiscent of her lover Lincoln's death in [[Recap/The100S03E09 "Stealing Fire"]].Fire"]].
** Madi reminds Clarke of Lexa abandoning her to face Mount Weather alone in


* EatenAlive: Vinson takes a bight out of Kane while trying to kill him.



* InfiniteSupplies: Averted. Wonkru FINALLy runs out of the medical supplies they were able to salvage from the Ark and Mount Weather.

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* InfiniteSupplies: Averted. Wonkru FINALLy FINALLY runs out of the medical supplies they were able to salvage from the Ark and Mount Weather.


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* MadeOfIron: Kane takes about 7 stabs with a scalpel from Vinson, and still puts up a hell of a fight.

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* PistolWhipping: [=McCreary=] knocks out Echo with a handy one.


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* StalkerWithACrush: Vinson reveals to Kane that he is one to Abby.

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* DesignatedGirlFight: Echo and Clarke brawl. Echo wins easily, as she is the one trained in Grounder combat.

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* InfiniteSupplies: Averted. Wonkru FINALLy runs out of the medical supplies they were able to salvage from the Ark and Mount Weather.


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* MadnessMantra: Miller gets a bit of this after being wounded, repeating "We can still win" even as he passes out from blood loss.


* ForcedToWatch: Played with. [=McCreary=] forces Kane to LISTEN to the howls of pain and anguish from the survivors of the massacre he just committed against Wonkru.



* GenreSavvy: Madi took the liberty of changing the password to activate the flame, meaning Clarke can't use it against her.
* MadeToWatch: Played with. [=McCreary=] forces Kane to LISTEN to the howls of pain and anguish from the survivors of the massacre he just committed against Wonkru.

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* GenreSavvy: Madi took the liberty of changing the password to activate the flame, meaning Clarke can't use it against her.
* MadeToWatch: Played with. [=McCreary=] forces Kane to LISTEN to the howls of pain and anguish from the survivors of the massacre he just committed against Wonkru.
her. Unfortunately, Clarke had a backup plan.



* NeverMyFault: Octavia ''again'' blames Bellamy for the situation they are in despite it clearly being a result of her decisions over the last few episodes. Bellamy ''finally'' tells her that it is not his fault, but hers, for burning the plants and forcing Wonkru to march into a battle they all knew they would lose.

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* NeverMyFault: Octavia ''again'' blames has the audacity to blame Bellamy for the situation they are in despite it clearly being a result of her decisions over the last few episodes. Bellamy ''finally'' tells her that it is not his fault, but hers, for burning the plants and forcing Wonkru to march into a battle they all knew they would lose.
* PlayingPossum: Bellamy forces Octavia to do this with him after the valley massacre, as the Eligius snipers are taking out any survivors that move.

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* BungledSuicide: Played with. Abby doesn't honestly know if she deliberately overdosed and botched it, or if she accidentally did and Clarke was there in the knick of time.


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* ChekhovsGun: It's from a FreezeFrameBonus from two episodes ago, but still applies. Diyoza's journal entry about the "Sword of Damocles" comes back in a big bad way.


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* InternalReveal: Abby finally admits to Clarke that she voted to send the original 100 to the ground because the only alternative was for Clarke to be floated, and this at least gave her a chance.
* GenreSavvy: Madi took the liberty of changing the password to activate the flame, meaning Clarke can't use it against her.
* MadeToWatch: Played with. [=McCreary=] forces Kane to LISTEN to the howls of pain and anguish from the survivors of the massacre he just committed against Wonkru.

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* HollywoodTactics: Deconstructed. Octavia marches Wonkru through a narrow pass all at once, in broad daylight, with almost zero ability to take cover on her side. Meanwhile, Mccreary's men have the advantage of firing from cover AND firing down into the pass. Predictably, they are massacred


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* InfantImmortality: Averted. Ethan dies in the opening minutes.

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* BatmanGrabsAGun: Given the severity of the situation, all former grounders, both members of Wonkru and Spacekru, grab and use guns.


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* RealityEnsues: As the BFG Murphy uses is actually a specialized mining tool, it's nowhere near as easy to use as he seems to think. The kickback alone knocks Murphy flat on his back and he nearly causes the gun to explode upon use.

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As the battle between Wonkru and the Eligius Prisoners erupts, a betrayal leads to catastrophe. Madi defies Clarke over the fate of Wonkru. Octavia in turn comes face to face with the consequences of her recklessness.
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!!Tropes present in this episode:


* BigDamnHeroes: Echo, Madi, Emori, and Murphy arrive just in time to stop Octavia's HeroicSacrifice and rescue her, Bellamy, Indra, and Gaia.

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* BigDamnHeroes: Echo, Madi, Emori, and Murphy arrive just in time to stop Octavia's HeroicSacrifice and rescue her, Bellamy, Indra, and Gaia. Lampshaded by Murphy.


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* MeaningfulName: The ''Damocles'' is clearly named for the SwordOfDamocles, as a missile threat hanging over the characters.

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