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** Best example is Bellamy as Octavia's Champion. This trope embodies their relationship to the point that his refrain throughout much of the series is "my sister, my responsibility." Since he was six years old and she was placed into his arms moments after she was born, Bellamy's goal has been to protect Octavia at all costs. To wit, Bellamy shoots Jaha to get on the dropship taking Octavia to the ground. She is horrified when he tells her in "Twlight's Last Gleaming":

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** Best example is Bellamy as Octavia's Champion. This trope embodies their relationship (at least, at first) to the point that his refrain throughout much of the series is "my sister, my responsibility." Since he was six years old and she was placed into his arms moments after she was born, Bellamy's goal has been to protect Octavia at all costs. To wit, Bellamy shoots Jaha to get on the dropship taking Octavia to the ground. She is horrified when he tells her in "Twlight's Last Gleaming":


* TheChampion: Deconstructing the concept of the Champion is a recurring theme throughout the series, as Champions often perform morally ambiguous or directly-amoral actions for the protection of the one being championed. In each instance, the one being championed resents having the responsibility being placed on them for the actions of the Champion, or opposes the Champion's actions directly. Every Championed pair either learns to leave that dynamic behind, or is destroyed by it.

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* TheChampion: Deconstructing [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructing]] the concept of the Champion is a recurring theme throughout the series, as Champions often perform morally ambiguous or directly-amoral actions for the protection of the one being championed. In each instance, the one being championed resents having the responsibility being placed on them for the actions of the Champion, or opposes the Champion's actions directly. Every Championed pair either learns to leave that dynamic behind, or is destroyed by it.it.
** Best example is Bellamy as Octavia's Champion. This trope embodies their relationship to the point that his refrain throughout much of the series is "my sister, my responsibility." Since he was six years old and she was placed into his arms moments after she was born, Bellamy's goal has been to protect Octavia at all costs. To wit, Bellamy shoots Jaha to get on the dropship taking Octavia to the ground. She is horrified when he tells her in "Twlight's Last Gleaming":
---> '''Bellamy''': I did this for you! To protect you. ''(reveals that he shot Jaha)''
---> '''Octavia''': I didn't ask you to do that.... I didn't ask for any of this.


* ChallengingTheChief: [[PlayingWithATrope There is a variation in season three]]; Nia of the Ice Nation challenges Lexa's position as the Grounder Commander and selects her son to fight Lexa in a TrialByCombat. However, neither Nia nor Roan can become the new Commander if Lexa is defeated, the title will instead descend onto one of the Nightbloods. Nia hopes that Ontari, an Ice Nation Nightblood, will become the new Commander.

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* ChallengingTheChief: There is a [[PlayingWithATrope There is a variation variation]] in season three]]; 3. Queen Nia of the Ice Nation challenges Lexa's position as the Grounder Commander and selects her son to fight Lexa in a TrialByCombat. However, neither Nia nor Roan can become the new Commander if Lexa is defeated, defeated: the title will instead descend onto one of the Nightbloods.[[RoyalBlood Nightbloods]]. Nia hopes that Ontari, an Ice Nation Nightblood, will become the new Commander.


* CannibalismSuperpower: The Grounders believe that if you kill someone you absorb their power. This is the main reason why there is a price on Clarke's head at the start of season three; as Wanheda, the Commander of Death, absorbing her strength would change the balance of power amongst the Grounders.


* BuryYourGays: The series follows the AnyoneCanDie trope and has killed off many characters, but has also shown only six named LGBT characters so far, with a seventh (Costia) being a PosthumousCharacter who is only mentioned.
** [[spoiler:Lexa, a lesbian, died after having sex with Clarke for the first time]]. She [[BackFromTheDead returns]] briefly as an [[ArtificialIntelligence A.I.]], but she is still physically dead and is never seen on-screen again [[spoiler: after the season 3 finale]].
** [[spoiler:Zoe Monroe,]] who dies from inhaling a poisonous gas, but she is only said to be LGBT by the actress; it was never stated on screen.
** Averted with [[spoiler:Miller's ex-boyfriend Bryan]], who is assumed dead [[spoiler:because he wasn't on Clarke's list of people who would survive Praimfaya]]. AnyoneCanDie, after all, and he was hardly the only person to meet this fate.
** Averted with Clarke, Miller, Niylah, and Jackson.


* BuryYourGays: The series follows the AnyoneCanDie trope and has killed off several characters, but also only had 5 named LGBT characters so far with a sixth (Costia) being a PosthumousCharacter that is only mentioned.
** [[spoiler:Lexa, a lesbian, died after having sex with Clarke for the first time]]. She [[BackFromTheDead returns]] in the finale as an [[ArtificialIntelligence A.I.]] and meets a [[BolivianArmyEnding more ambiguous fate]], but she is still physically dead.
** [[spoiler:Zoe Monroe]] who dies from exhaling a poisonous gas, but she is only stated to be LGBT by the actress and it was never stated on-screen.
** The four LGBT characters that are currently still alive are Clarke, Brian, Miller, and Niylah.

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* BuryYourGays: The series follows the AnyoneCanDie trope and has killed off several many characters, but has also shown only had 5 six named LGBT characters so far far, with a sixth seventh (Costia) being a PosthumousCharacter that who is only mentioned.
** [[spoiler:Lexa, a lesbian, died after having sex with Clarke for the first time]]. She [[BackFromTheDead returns]] in the finale briefly as an [[ArtificialIntelligence A.I.]] and meets a [[BolivianArmyEnding more ambiguous fate]], ]], but she is still physically dead.
dead and is never seen on-screen again [[spoiler: after the season 3 finale]].
** [[spoiler:Zoe Monroe]] Monroe,]] who dies from exhaling inhaling a poisonous gas, but she is only stated said to be LGBT by the actress and actress; it was never stated on-screen.
on screen.
** The four LGBT characters that are currently still alive are Averted with [[spoiler:Miller's ex-boyfriend Bryan]], who is assumed dead [[spoiler:because he wasn't on Clarke's list of people who would survive Praimfaya]]. AnyoneCanDie, after all, and he was hardly the only person to meet this fate.
** Averted with
Clarke, Brian, Miller, Niylah, and Niylah.Jackson.


* BrainsEvilBrawnGood: While the Grounders are the antagonists throughout much of the series, their conflicts with the Sky People come as much from mutual misunderstandings as innate hostility. Meanwhile, the high-tech Mountain Men are willing to perform horrendous experiments and murder teenagers so that they themselves can go outside.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: The Reapers, who are Grounders forcibly given a drug to turn them feral.]]

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* BrainsEvilBrawnGood: While the Grounders are the antagonists throughout much of the series, their conflicts with the Sky People come as much from mutual misunderstandings as innate hostility. Meanwhile, the high-tech Mountain Men are willing to perform horrendous experiments and murder teenagers so that they themselves can go outside.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:
BrainwashedAndCrazy:
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The Reapers, who are Grounders forcibly given a drug to turn them feral.]]feral.
** People chipped by A.L.I.E. harm themselves and others to coerce more people to join the City of Light.


* BothSidesHaveAPoint: This is the basis for the conflict between the Grounders and the Sky People beginning with the 100 as both sides have good reasons to distrust and dislike the other side and both sides are guilty of committing terrible acts against the other both intentionally and unintentionally.

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* BothSidesHaveAPoint: This is the basis for the conflict between the Grounders and the Sky People beginning with the 100 People, as both sides have good reasons to distrust and dislike the other side and both sides are guilty of committing terrible acts against the other other, both intentionally and unintentionally. unintentionally.


* BornAgainImmortality: The Grounders [[note]]Or at least the Tree People tribe.[[/note]] believe this is what happens to their Commanders: when they die their spirits choose the next Commander and are reborn. "Thirteen" reveals that [[spoiler:this works using the A.L.I.E. 2.0 chip which is implanted in each Commander's brainstem and passed on from one Commander to the next.]]

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* BornAgainImmortality: The Grounders [[note]]Or at least the Tree People tribe.[[/note]] believe this is what happens to their Commanders: the Commander: when they die die, their spirits choose spirit chooses the next Commander and are reborn. Commander, who emerges as the winner of the battle royale–esque Conclave. "Thirteen" reveals that [[spoiler:this works using [[spoiler:the Commander's spirit is really the A.L.I.E. 2.0 chip chip, also called the Flame, which is implanted in each Commander's brainstem and passed on from one Commander to the next.]]


* BodySnatcher: The Primes of Sanctum are actually the consciousnesses of the original colonists, stored on computer drives and inserted into new bodies, erasing the mind of the body's original owner and allowing the Prime to take control. [[spoiler:Happens to Clarke, when she's made a host for Josephine Prime.]]

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* BodySnatcher: The Primes of Sanctum are actually the centuries-old consciousnesses of the original colonists, stored on computer drives and [[BodySurf inserted into new bodies, erasing bodies as their old ones die]]. This process erases the mind of the body's original owner and allowing allows the Prime to take control. [[spoiler:Happens to Clarke, when she's made a host for Josephine Prime.]]


* BackFromTheDead: In the third season, when a person with the A.L.I.E chip or the Flame/A.L.I.E 2.0 chip dies, their minds are uploaded into a main frame and are technically still alive in a virtual world and they become part of the artificial intelligence. This makes it so that [[spoiler:Lexa]] is able to appear in the finale after her death in the real world to help [[spoiler:Clarke]] in the City Of Light. Otherwise, it's a setting with AllDeathsFinal.

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* BackFromTheDead: In the third season, when a person with the A.L.I.E chip or the Flame/A.L.I.E 2.0 chip dies, their minds are uploaded into a main frame and are technically still alive in a virtual world and they become part of the artificial intelligence. This makes it so that [[spoiler:Lexa]] is able to appear in the finale after her death in the real world to help [[spoiler:Clarke]] in the City Of of Light. Otherwise, it's a setting with AllDeathsFinal.



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: In season 3, we are introduced to A.L.I.E., an [[ArtificialIntelligence artificial intelligence]] whom Jaha is helping to shepherd the citizens of Arkadia to the "City of Light," a rumored promised land. To enter, a person must swallow a device that hardwires the brain into feeling absolutely no pain, physical or otherwise, wiping entire sections of memory and essentially turning people into drones for her. As an artificial intelligence, she has no human emotions or human understanding of right and wrong and is just following her core command, which is to "make life better for humanity." She takes drastic measures to accomplish this, including wiping out most of mankind before the events of the series to prevent a potential overpopulation problem. It is later revealed that her purpose for the City Of Light was to [[spoiler:"save humanity" from a coming nuclear deathwave that will irradiate the ground in six months' time. Taking away pain was an attempt to give people happy lives, and after the end came, their minds would have lived on in the city,]] but as a machine, she couldn't understand what exactly was wrong with the violent ways she went about getting people to enter.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: In season 3, we are introduced to A.L.I.E., an [[ArtificialIntelligence artificial intelligence]] whom Jaha is helping to shepherd the citizens of Arkadia to the "City of Light," a rumored promised land. To enter, a person must swallow a device that hardwires the brain into feeling absolutely no pain, physical or otherwise, wiping entire sections of memory and essentially turning people into drones for her. As an artificial intelligence, she has no human emotions or human understanding of right and wrong and is just following her core command, which is to "make life better for humanity." She takes drastic measures to accomplish this, including wiping out most of mankind before the events of the series to prevent a potential overpopulation problem. It is later revealed that her purpose for the City Of of Light was to [[spoiler:"save humanity" from a coming nuclear deathwave that will irradiate the ground in six months' time. Taking away pain was an attempt to give people happy lives, and after the end came, their minds would have lived on in the city,]] but as a machine, she couldn't understand what exactly was wrong with the violent ways she went about getting people to enter.



** [[spoiler:Lexa returning as an avatar of herself to help Clarke in the City Of Light.]]

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** [[spoiler:Lexa returning as an avatar of herself to help Clarke in the City Of of Light.]]



** "Perverse Instantiation, Part 2": It is revealed by ALIE that [[spoiler: the nuclear plants are going to meltdown in 6 months and kill all life on earth even the people who are immune to radiation]]. She saw putting people in the City Of Light as a way of trying to save humanity. Also, Octavia [[spoiler: kills Pike.]]

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** "Perverse Instantiation, Part 2": It is revealed by ALIE that [[spoiler: the nuclear plants are going to meltdown in 6 months and kill all life on earth even the people who are immune to radiation]]. She saw putting people in the City Of of Light as a way of trying to save humanity. Also, Octavia [[spoiler: kills Pike.]]


* BlueAndOrangeMorality:
** In season three we are introduced to A.L.I.E., an artificial intelligence who Jaha has aligned with, shepherding the citizens of Arkadia to the "City of Light," a rumored promised land for all survivors, which amounts to a device that literally ''hardwires a person's brain into feeling absolutely no pain, physical or otherwise,'' wiping entire sections of memory and essentially turning people into drones for her. As an artificial intelligence, she has no human emotions or basically a human understanding about right and wrong and is just following her programing which is to "make life better for humanity" and she takes drastic measures to accomplish this including "wiping out most of humanity to prevent a potential overpopulation problem". Then it is later revealed that her purpose for the City Of Light was to [[spoiler:"save humanity" from a coming nuclear meltdown that will irradiate the ground over a six month period and taking away pain was an attempt to give people a happy and perfect life and after the end came, their minds would have lived on in the city after their bodies die preventing the extinction of humanity]], but as a machine she couldn't understand what exactly was wrong with the way she was accomplishing this and with taking away free will.
** The Grounder themselves have shades of this with their traditions and their way of doing things. When you consider how long they have lived with their beliefs and because of this they see no reason to change the way they do things.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality:
**
BlueAndOrangeMorality: In season three 3, we are introduced to A.L.I.E., an [[ArtificialIntelligence artificial intelligence who intelligence]] whom Jaha has aligned with, shepherding is helping to shepherd the citizens of Arkadia to the "City of Light," a rumored promised land for all survivors, which amounts to land. To enter, a person must swallow a device that literally ''hardwires a person's hardwires the brain into feeling absolutely no pain, physical or otherwise,'' otherwise, wiping entire sections of memory and essentially turning people into drones for her. As an artificial intelligence, she has no human emotions or basically a human understanding about of right and wrong and is just following her programing core command, which is to "make life better for humanity" and she humanity." She takes drastic measures to accomplish this this, including "wiping wiping out most of humanity mankind before the events of the series to prevent a potential overpopulation problem". Then it problem. It is later revealed that her purpose for the City Of Light was to [[spoiler:"save humanity" from a coming nuclear meltdown deathwave that will irradiate the ground over a in six month period and taking months' time. Taking away pain was an attempt to give people a happy and perfect life lives, and after the end came, their minds would have lived on in the city after their bodies die preventing the extinction of humanity]], city,]] but as a machine machine, she couldn't understand what exactly was wrong with the way violent ways she was accomplishing this and with taking away free will.
** The Grounder themselves have shades of this with their traditions and their way of doing things. When you consider how long they have lived with their beliefs and because of this they see no reason
went about getting people to change the way they do things. enter.


** Clarke herself walks headlong into this trope several times. First, when she [[spoiler:slaughters the entirety of Mount Weather -- including allies and children -- to save her people from being harvested for their bone marrow]]. Then, when she [[spoiler:forcibly harvests bone marrow from Luna and threatens to test it on Emori against her will in a last-ditch effort to save everybody from radiation,]] and again when she [[spoiler:locks all of the Grounders and some of her own people out of the Second Dawn bunker as Praimfaya is approaching because she genuinely believes it is the only way to ensure the survival of the human race]].

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** Clarke herself walks headlong into this trope several times. First, when she [[spoiler:slaughters the entirety of Mount Weather -- including allies and children -- to save her people from being harvested for their bone marrow]]. Then, when she [[spoiler:forcibly harvests bone marrow from Luna and threatens to test nearly tests it on Emori against her will in a last-ditch effort to save everybody from radiation,]] and again when she [[spoiler:locks all of the Grounders and some of her own people out of the Second Dawn bunker as Praimfaya is approaching because she genuinely believes it is the only way to ensure the survival of the human race]].


** Clark herself walks headlong into this trope several times; first when she [[spoiler:chooses to slaughter the entirety of Mount Weather - including allies and children - to save her people from being harvested for their bone marrow]], then when she [[spoiler:forcibly harvests bone marrow from Luna and threatens to test it on Emori against her will out of a last-ditch effort to save everybody from radiation]] and again when she [[spoiler:locks all of the Grounders, and some of her own people, out of the Second Dawn bunker as Praimfaya is approaching because she genuinely believes it will preserve the human race]].

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** Clark Clarke herself walks headlong into this trope several times; first times. First, when she [[spoiler:chooses to slaughter [[spoiler:slaughters the entirety of Mount Weather - -- including allies and children - -- to save her people from being harvested for their bone marrow]], then marrow]]. Then, when she [[spoiler:forcibly harvests bone marrow from Luna and threatens to test it on Emori against her will out of in a last-ditch effort to save everybody from radiation]] radiation,]] and again when she [[spoiler:locks all of the Grounders, Grounders and some of her own people, people out of the Second Dawn bunker as Praimfaya is approaching because she genuinely believes it will preserve is the only way to ensure the survival of the human race]].


** The season 3 finale. [[spoiler: The City of Light is destroyed and people reunite with their loved ones, but Clarke has to finally say goodbye to Lexa and A.L.I.E. reveals to her that radiation from nuclear plant meltdowns is going destroy the earth again during an estimate six month process, but Clarke is confident that they will find a way to survive it, like they have done before.]]

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** The season 3 finale. [[spoiler: The City of Light is destroyed and people reunite with their loved ones, but Clarke has to finally say goodbye to Lexa Lexa, and A.L.I.E. reveals to her that radiation from nuclear plant meltdowns is going destroy the earth again during an estimate in about six month process, months.]]
** Season 5 [[spoiler: concludes with the Earth destroyed once again. The survivors go into cryosleep for what is supposed to be 10 years to wait for it to recover,
but when Bellamy and Clarke is confident are awakened, they discover it was actually 125 years and that Monty and Harper stayed awake to live together in peace and had a son. In a heartwrenching video log, Bellamy and Clarke learn that Monty spent his entire life searching for a new home for humanity and sent them to a faraway planet, where he hopes that they will find a way to survive it, like do better than they have done before.did on Earth. The season ends with Bellamy and Clarke in tears, holding each other and gazing at their new planet, sad for the loss of their friends but hopeful for their future.]]

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