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Clarke Griffin

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"This isn't the Ark. Down here, every life matters."
Season 2 Clarke 

Known Aliases: Princess, Wanheda (Commander of Death), Mountain Slayer, Skaikru Ambassador, Fleimkepa(Flamekeeper), Commander(by Becca)
Played by: Eliza Taylor, Ella Pitkin (young)
Voiced by: Sofía Huerta (Latin-American Spanish dub), Asami Seto (Japanese dub)
Affiliation: The 100, The Sky People(Skaikru)
Character Appearances: Season 1-Present(Main)
Status: Alive

Clarke is the daughter of Abigail Griffin, a Councilwoman on the Ark. She is in lockup at the start of the series because she overheard her father talking about a flaw in the Ark's oxygen systems, knowledge that would later lead to his execution. On the ground, she quickly asserts herself as one of the leaders of the 100.


  • Abusive Parents: In season 5, Clarke's desperation to keep Madi safe leads to her tackling her, manhandling her, and eventually placing a shock collar on her neck and shocking her into submission so she doesn't run away.
  • Action Girl: Regularly takes charge and jumps into the action. Culminates when she beats Anya in a one-on-one fight, and only increases from there.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: Kass Morgan, the author of the books the show is based on, says that she views book!Clarke as straight. On the show, Clarke is bisexual.
  • Alien Blood: Clarke intentionally injected herself with some of Luna's blood and bone marrow in order to turn herself into a nightblood. It works.
  • All-Loving Hero: Clarke is instinctively driven to help and protect all of the 100, whether they're friend, foe, or total stranger. In "Earth Skills", she even stops Wells from killing Murphy, who had previously made a big show of what a sadistic jerk he is. While she is capable of hating people, she doesn't put that hatred above this instinct. However, as the series progresses, she becomes increasingly willing to torture, kill, and generally resort to violence. (Though a couple instances were in the defense of herself or someone else.)
    • In "Murphy's Law", she takes this Up to Eleven by working to save both Murphy and Charlotte from being executed, despite the fact that the former was hunting down a little girl for the purpose of killing her and the latter murdered Clarke's best friend.
  • Anti-Hero: Increasingly becomes this as the series progresses; she resorts to more and more ruthless actions in order to ensure the safety of her people.
  • Badass Bisexual: She's revealed to be bisexual after returning Lexa's kiss and even having sex with her and before this with Niylah in season 3. One of her most badass moments is beating Anya a skilled warrior in a fist fight and in season 3 killing a panther with just a knife.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted. After escaping Mount Weather, fleeing from Reapers in mine tunnels, being dragged through the forest by Anya, and getting into a fight with Anya in the middle of said forest, Clarke looks exactly as filthy as you would expect. So filthy in fact that her own people don’t even recognise her. The wounds she gets from this escape also last quite a while.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She may be The Heart and an All-Loving Hero, but she is not someone to be messed with: When The Grounders refuse her offer of peace and later take her prisoner, she effortlessly kills one. Later, while preparing for the Grounder attack, she comes up with a plan to use the Dropship ignition fuel to roast the attacking Grounders.
  • Bi the Way: She's had sex with Finn (male), Niylah, and Lexa (both female). The reveal of her sexuality in season 2 isn't treated as a big deal.
  • Bound and Gagged: When kidnapped by Roan in "Wanheda."
  • Broken Bird: By "Contents Under Pressure". Her best friend was murdered right after she'd discovered her mother was responsible for the death of her father. She's had to resort to torture to get answers, had her heart broken by her love interest's dishonesty, and had her fundamental moral beliefs shaken. And by the end of "Blood Must Have Blood," she's so torn up about the consequences of her desire to keep her people safe that she can't even enter Camp Jaha for fear of the guilt being too much to bear.
  • Cartwright Curse: Wells (who loved her so much he was willing to get sent down to Earth with her, although she saw them as Just Friends), Finn (whom she had a relationship with when they first landed on the ground), and Lexa (whom she grows closer to in season 3 and finally has sex with in "Thirteen") all end up dying. Though Niylah who Clarke has a one night stand with survives season 3 and becomes a recurring character form then on.
  • The Chains of Commanding: She has made a lot of hard decisions in securing an alliance between the clans and the sky people. She even lets the meeting of the clan heads get blown up to ensure that they will be united against the ones who fired the missile, the Mountain Men. And then she and Bellamy decide to kill off all of Mount Weather in order to ensure the safety of their people. The guilt becomes too much in "Blood Must Have Blood" and she takes off to parts unknown, leaving the care of Camp Jaha in Bellamy's hands.
    Clarke: I bear it so they don't have to.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Clarke becomes one of the leaders of the delinquents. She is still viewed one of the leaders by the delinquents even after the ark comes down. By the end of the second season the adults also view her as a leader.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Clarke is prone to trying to take care of everybody else first; her mother knows this and tries to warn her to take care of herself as well. Example: Even sick as a dog from the Grounder virus, her first instinct is still to make sure everyone else who is infected gets water.
  • Daddy's Girl: Clarke was very close to her father and is clearly still reeling from his execution even a year later. This is another reason her rift with her mother cuts so deeply.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes, when the other characters are violating common sense:
    Clarke: (having been asked how she can ignore the beautiful scenery) Well, it's simple. I wonder, why haven't we seen any animals? Maybe it's because there are none. Maybe we've already been exposed to enough radiation to kill us. Sure is pretty, though.
  • Dye or Die: In the season three premiere, her hair is dyed red to hide her distinct blonde hair while on the run from Grounders.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: She tells Finn she loves him back before killing him.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: She is the Phlegmatic with Bellamy (Choleric), Octavia (Sanguine) and Raven (Melancholic).
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Subverted. While she isn't happy to find out that she's not the only girl in Finn's life, it isn't because she's jealous, but because she doesn't want to be involved in a love triangle. She promptly breaks off the budding romance between herself and Finn and works to smooth things over with Raven.
  • Hallucinations: After she kills Finn she starts having hallucinations out of guilt. Later turns out to be a Helpful Hallucination.
  • The Heart: What she wants to be to the 100. She's usually the first to point out that surviving is more important than their personal issues.
  • He Knows Too Much: By proxy. She was put in a cell because she knew that her father discovered the flaw in the Ark.
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • Even though it was her plan, the look on her face when she sees that the "torch the Grounders with Dropship engine" plan worked to perfection could best described as a mix between sadness and horror. She was probably hoping she wouldn't have to actually use it. However, she doesn't get to be in BSOD mode for long because the Mountain Men come and knock everyone out.
    • She's in a very justified funk after being forced to kill Finn in "Remember Me."
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She tries it in "Spacewalker", offering herself up to The Commander instead of Finn and pointing out that she is responsible for many more Grounder deaths than he is. The Commander isn't having it though: Clarke torched those 300 Grounders, but they were soldiers and therefore accepted the risk of dying. Finn killed innocent villagers, so he's a murderer and the one The Commander wants dead.
    • In the season 4 finale, she's forced to remain on the ground to get the Ark's power started up. She manages to survive the Praimfaya wave, though everyone else believes she's dead.
  • The Heroine: The main character, and the one most determined to keep everyone alive.
  • Hypocrite: Claims that murdering people is wrong but she kills a Grounder herself. Not only that, but she participates in the torture of Lincoln and then tries to justify it. Octavia rightfully tells her to shove it. A big part of her Character Development is realizing this.
  • Ice Queen: Projects a cold, businesslike demeanor onto those who haven't earned- or have betrayed- her trust, and when it comes to doing what she needs to, especially in season 3. It comes to a head when she attempts to orchestrate the assassination of a Grounder clan leader- by her own son, no less- without a flicker of emotion.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: She frequently justifies her more extreme actions as being necessary for the safety of her people.
  • Important Haircut: After the second Time Skip, her hair is now a much more practical shoulder-length with a streak of red, likely due to living nearly alone in the post-Praimfaya world for six years.
  • In-Series Nickname:
    • "Princess" (referencing her privileged background) from some of the members of the 100, mostly Finn and Bellamy. It's affectionate for the former and mocking (at first) for the latter.
    • Also "Wanheda" ("Commander of Death") as of season 3, referring to her killing the Mountain Men.
  • In Vino Veritas: When Clarke gets drunk on a found bottle of whiskey, all her anger towards Wells really comes out.
  • Kick the Dog: While she doesn't directly torture Lincoln, she watches as Bellamy does so. Admittedly she's doing it to save Finn's life but still.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: She's forced to kill Finn, her Love Interest in "Spacewalker."
  • Knight Templar Parent: In season 5, after finding and befriending a young Nightblood girl called Madi during her six years alone on the ground, Clarke becomes increasingly obsessed with protecting her which leads her on a darker path eventually culminating in her betraying her friends and siding with McCreary in order to prevent Madi from becoming the next Commander. She eventually realises her mistake and joins the good guys again in the last episode.
  • Last-Second Chance: When the war is coming to a head, Clarke offers one to Anya, who has broken into the drop ship. She tells Anya that she can't win and seems prepared to accept a peaceful surrender. Anya attacks anyway and ends up held captive.
  • The Leader: While Bellamy tries to establish himself as this, Clarke is closer to the role in actual practice after being shunned for the first few episodes. Even Bellamy himself turns to her when he needs help rescuing Octavia in "His Sister's Keeper". The fact that Bellamy would resort to asking Clarke for help even knowing how pissed she is at him for costing over 300 Ark residents their lives speaks volumes about her importance in the group.
    • The Grounders themselves acknowledge her as the leader of the Sky People, over Abby or the rest.
    • Taken Up to Eleven in "Coup de Grace" when she goes toe-to-toe with Abby and flat-out declares that she might be the Chancellor, but Clarke is in charge.
  • Living Emotional Crutch:
    • Clarke seems to have become this for Bellamy, if his desperation to save her and anguish when he fails to do so in "Wanheda" is any indication; he is generally willing to go to great lengths for her sake and acknowledges that they keep each other centered. In turn, he is implied to be one for her.
    • Alycia Debnam-Carey stated here that Lexa finds solace with Clarke and vice-versa.
  • Living Legend: As of season 3 she has achieved this status among the Grounder tribes, who consider her almost a boogeyman.
  • Love Is a Weakness: Begins believing this at Lexa's behest in "Remember Me." Shown when she allows Bellamy to infiltrate Mount Weather when earlier in the episode she had been against it because it would endanger him. It's also the only thing that makes the hallucinations of Finn stop, as she had to let go of what she felt for him. However, she's since realized that this extreme viewpoint is wrong.
  • The Medic: Her mother is a doctor, so she has some knowledge of how to handle wounds. She's the primary source of healthcare among the 100 before the Ark comes down.
  • Mercy Kill:
    • Kills Atom in the third episode when she realizes that the wounds from the poison fog can't be treated with their supplies and that he's in great pain.
    • Kills Finn in "Spacewalker" rather than subject him to extreme Grounder punishment (then execution).
  • Morality Pet: To Lexa. Clarke is the sole person that Lexa shows her softer side to.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: This happens a lot to her, usually not long after a I Did What I Had to Do moment:
    • Her Mushroom Samba in "Day Trip" shows that she feels extremely guilty for her role in torturing Lincoln.
    • She also gets a similar look on her face after torching the Grounders in "We Are Grounders, Part Two."
    • Again when she kills Finn.
    • After she commits genocide against the people of Mount Weather, including children and allies, causing her to exile herself from the camp.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: Refuses to leave Jasper in Grounder hands after he's speared and captured in the first episode, despite Finn warning her that they might lose more people. Extends to everyone else: keeping everyone else safe is her top priority, and she convinces the adults to move against Mount Weather so they can save the 47 still trapped there.
  • Not So Different: Admits this of her and Abby in "Remember Me" after realizing that they would both go to extremes to keep everyone safe.
  • Out, Damned Spot!: At the opening of "Remember Me", she's seen trying to clean Finn's blood off her hands, repeating "What did I do?"
  • Only Sane Woman: In the Pilot, she's the first one to state that getting to Mount Weather, where a stockpile of supplies is waiting, is more important than arguing with each other or enjoying the planet. She is also one of only two people to point out why making the Ark think that they're dying is a stupid idea.
  • Parental Substitute: To a grounder girl called Madi, in season 5.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Goes from All-Loving Hero to this; Clarke begins to recognize the importance of ruthless actions in order to keep the 100 and later Camp Jaha alive.
  • The Protagonist: The principal viewpoint character.
  • Properly Paranoid: Was suspicious of Mount Weather from Day 1, despite very little evidence. Turns out, she was right to be worried.
  • Red Baron: After the Mount Weather genocide, The Grounders now call her "Wanheda" (which translates to "Commander of Death") and "Mountain Slayer".
  • Reluctant Warrior: She tried her damnedest to avoid going to war with The Grounders and even insisted that there had to be another way to handle the situation that didn't involve the two sides slaughtering each other, but when war broke out anyway, she had no problem fighting to defend her people.
  • Save the Day, Turn Away: After irradiating Mount Weather and saving the Sky People trapped inside, Clarke is so guilty about everything she did to get to that point that she leaves Camp Jaha without a specific destination in mind in order to cope with it.
  • Second Love: For Lexa as her First Love, Costia was brutally murdered by Queen Nia of the Ice Nation.
  • Take Me Instead: Offers herself to the Commander to be killed in Finn's stead, because the massacre of 300 Grounder soldiers was her idea.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork:
    • With Bellamy when she has to collaborate with him at first. As the series goes on they begin genuinely trusting each other; see Living Emotional Crutch.
    • She chafes under her mother's leadership, and often goes behind her back.
    • With Raven on occasion, oftentimes related to her relationship with Finn.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Played with: She would really prefer not to kill anyone, but she will if circumstances force her to, such as the Mercy Kill she performed on Atom in "Earth Kills" and the Grounder she took out in "The Calm". In season 2, her killing people is portrayed as a necessity despite the toll it takes on her.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She becomes progressively more capable in physical violence as the series progresses, but she makes the biggest leap during the Time Skip between seasons 2 and 3, after which she is capable of killing a panther with nothing more than a knife.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Her father's watch, because it's the only thing she has left of him.
  • The Unfettered: She will do anything if it means keeping her people safe. By the end of "Blood Must Have Blood," in pursuit of this goal, she's burned hundreds of attacking Grounders alive at the dropship, did not inform anybody except Lexa about a bomb about to be dropped on Tondc resulting in many casualties to protect Bellamy's cover in Mount Weather, and she killed all the Mountain Men by irradiating them. She leads the Arkadians to secretly take the bunker, even though the Grounders had agreed to a Combat by Champion for it, and the bunker would still be more than half-empty. Her actions are discussed many times, and she always deems them necessary, although she showed clear hesitance before doing them and is not very proud of them.
  • You Are Number 6: Subverted. She is initially called "Prisoner 319", but this is quickly dropped when her real name is revealed.
  • Young and in Charge: Though Abby is technically the Chancellor in Season 2, it's noted that Clarke is actually the one most people look up to and obey.
    Abby: They (the Grounders) are being led by a child.
    Kane: So are we.
  • You Killed My Father: To Wells, who turned in her father for a crime, leading to his execution. She doesn't seek revenge for it, though, because subconsciously she knew her mother was really responsible and she was shifting the blame to him because it was easier than the truth.
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    Bellamy 

Bellamy Blake

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"Down here, weakness is death, fear is death."
Season 2 Bellamy 

Played by: Bob Morley, Spencer Drever (young)
Voiced by: Edson Matus (Latin-American Spanish dub), Takanori Hoshino (Japanese dub)
Affiliation: The 100, The Sky People(Skaikru)
Character Appearances: Season 1-Present(Main)
Status: Alive

Bellamy is Octavia's older brother. He is driven to protect her at all costs. He shot Chancellor Jaha in order to join her on the dropship. Fearing that he'll be executed for this if the population of the Ark ever comes to Earth, he tries to convince the 100 to remove their wristbands and make the Ark think they're dead. Once Clarke gets him pardoned of his crime, however, he becomes her trusted co-leader.


  • Adaptational Villainy: Somewhat. In the books his primary concern was Octavia and didn't bother opposing Clarke's leadership. In the early episodes of the show, he works against her by promoting "whatever the hell we want." This does not apply later on as he starts to develop Undying Loyalty towards her.
  • Advice Backfire: He tells a young girl who's having trouble sleeping to slay her demons when awake so they couldn't haunt her nightmares. She takes it far too literally.
  • Affectionate Nickname: "Bell"and "Big Brother" from Octavia.
  • Alliterative Name: Bellamy Blake.
  • Anti-Hero: As a protagonist, he is shown to be capable of anything when it comes to protecting his sister and his people and this was also when he started as an antagonist and even when he becomes an antagonist again in season 3, the motivations for his Face–Heel Turn was to still protect his people.
  • Anti-Villain:
    • In season one, he's not without a point in trying to break from the Ark but his methods are ruthless and a bit hypocritical as he's intent on replacing the Ark's control with his own.
    • In season three, he throws his support behind Pike because of the trauma of being tortured inside Mount Weather while trying to bring it down, failing to keep all of the 48 alive, dealing with the deaths resulting from irradiating the Mountain, and finally, the Sky People in Mount Weather getting blown up, with his Temporary Love Interest Gina dying.
  • The Atoner: He is trying to make up for his actions in season 1 and in later for his actions in season 3 to Octavia.
  • Big Brother Instinct: This is Bellamy's one redeeming character trait before Character Development — he'll do anything to protect Octavia. He shot Chancellor Jaha just so he could go to Earth with Octavia. Played with a bit in "His Sister's Keeper" wherein he snaps that "[his] life ended when [Octavia] was born," but that was the anger speaking. Even after Octavia Took a Level in Badass, he still looks out for her — seeing her in danger is enough for him to irradiate Level 5 and kill off every Mountain Man.
  • Break the Haughty: His Mushroom Samba in "Day Trip," in which he's confronted by the ghosts of the people he indirectly killed, is the last in a series of events that challenge his viewpoints and leadership. By the next episode, he's far more humbled and willing to cooperate with Clarke.
  • Broken Tears: Bellamy collapses into tears upon hearing of Octavia's supposed death.
  • Character Development: Goes from a self-serving anarchist to a dependable leader who genuinely cares about the 100.
  • Control Freak: At the start of the series, he tries to establish himself as dictator of the 100, especially where his sister's behaviour is concerned. He grows out of it though and usually defers to Clarke now.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has a knack for this.
    Bellamy: You figured that impaling people on spears is code for "let's be friends"? Have you lost your damn mind?
  • Disappeared Dad: His father is not around. Jason Rotherberg has stated that he and Octavia do not have the same dad.
  • Dressing as the Enemy:
    • In "Coup de Grace" he kills a guard and takes his clothes in order to infiltrate Mount Weather.
    • Steals the clothes of an Azgeda scout in "Wanheda pt. 2" so he can search for Clarke.
  • Easily Forgiven:
    • In "Day Trip", Clarke forgives him for all of his previous actions without so much as a second thought, then helps him convince Jaha, the guy he shot, to do the same (albeit in trade for valuable information). Of course, this is Clarke we're talking about; Octavia is much less inclined to forgive and forget. He flips this on its head by offering it to Clarke in "Blood Must Have Blood" in a callback to their earlier conversation.
    • Zig-zagged in season 3 as Clarke and the others do forgive him for siding with Pike and the things he did while doing so, but Octavia doesn't because of Pike killing Lincoln, which she blames Bellamy for. They still haven't reconciled by the end of the season, although Clarke seems to think that Octavia will come around eventually.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He's introduced about to open the door of the dropship and arguing with Clarke when she suggests it's a bad idea, but he immediately drops it after he sees his sister.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • He's willing to endanger both the 100 and their loved ones on the Ark just to save his own skin, but he won't let Murphy attack Wells unless it's a fair fight. He also refuses to hang Charlotte for the murder of Wells. Apparently, killing a little kid doesn't sit right with him. But of course to be fair he didn't know that the Ark was going to kill 300 people to save life support or that they were running out of it and he was also trying to protect Octavia with his earlier actions not just himself.
    • While on Pike's side he doesn't agree with Pike sentencing Kane to be executed or Lincoln being mistreated by the others despite how he feels about Grounders as he still sees Lincoln as a friend. He also has Pike spare Indra in the massacre because of how she has been helping the Sky People.
  • Fantastic Racism: Zig-zagged.
    • He saw the Grounders as Always Chaotic Evil for good reasons in season 1 and felt that the only way to deal with them is with violence. This is why he had no problem torturing Lincoln and didn't condemn Jasper for shooting first at the peace conference. He also wanted to stay and fight them when Clarke wanted to follow Lincoln's advice and take the 100 to Luna's clan because he didn't trust Lincoln for being a grounder.
    • After some Character Development, he trusts Lincoln enough to protect Octavia, trusts and helps Echo in Mount Weather, and helps to maintain the alliance and avoids killing Grounders unless it is necessary to do so.
    • But in season 3 his negative feelings about the Grounders return when Echo betrays him, resulting in the death of his girlfriend and several other people. This leads to him following Pike who believes that all Grounders can't be trusted and participates with him in the massacre. He then maintains that with the exception of Lincoln that all Grounders are the enemy and only breaks out of this mindset when Pike starts going after their own people, Lincoln's death that resulted in Octavia hating him, and generally coming to the realization that the massacre and his other actions were unnecessary. By the end of the season, he seems to have returned to being wary of the grounders but willing to work with them if necessary.
  • Fallen Hero: He becomes this when he sides with Pike and participates in the Trikru massacre because of his grief over the deaths of Gina and 48 other Sky People and his guilt over the Mount Weather irradiation.
  • Foil:
    • To Octavia; see Sibling Yin-Yang below.
    • To Clarke. Before they put aside their differences and begin working together, she was the daughter of a council member; he was a janitor. She believed in working with each other and with the Ark; while he was all about independence and letting the 100 do whatever they wanted. Additionally, Clarke rationalizes her more extreme actions because she believes them necessary for her goal while Bellamy is a more emotional decision maker, apparent in in "Blood Must Have Blood," where Clarke pulls the lever that kills the Mountain Men because "[she] has to save them" and Bellamy joins her because Octavia was in danger. As Clarke puts it, she thinks with her head while Bellamy thinks with his heart.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: He generally fits the charismatic, arrogant Choleric label with Clarke (Phlegmatic), Octavia (Sanguine) and Raven (Melancholic).
  • Freudian Excuse: Having to constantly care for an illegal kid sister since he was six until they were found out and his mother was executed (and he lost his spot on the guard) did a number on him.
  • Hands-On Approach: How he teaches Clarke how to shoot in "Day Trip."
  • The Heart: Clarke explicitly refers to him as the heart to her head in their partnership during the season 4 finale. She tells him that if she dies, he needs to be both.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Began as an antagonist until his Heel Realization after what happened when he destroyed the radios, yet even before then he would sometimes help Clarke and the others when it was something that could affect the whole group life specifically the Grounders and through out the last half of season 1 and all of season 2 he works along side Clarke and becomes loyal to her and the others. Then comes season 3 where he sides with Pike and is once again against Clarke until Pike starts being willing to execute their own people and he turns against him and eventually comes to realize that his decisions while he was with Pike weren't right.
  • Heel Realization:
    • In "Day Trip", he realizes that selfishly taking Raven's radio indirectly cause the death of 300 people on the Ark. He starts to become a better person after this.
    • He gets these several times in season 3, such as when Pike sentences Kane to be executed, Pike killing Lincoln, and Niylah confronting him for the death of her father.
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • Has a minor breakdown after learning that there were more guns and bullets in the base they found the original ones in, the lack of which was the reason so many of his people died. He believed if they'd searched harder then they wouldn't have lost so many people in the end.
    • Also in season 3 after the Mount Weather bombing that killed his girlfriend Gina and 30 other people.
  • Hypocrite:
    • Tries to appeal to the 100's rebellious instincts with calls for anarchy and defiance of the authority of the adults aboard the Ark, while simultaneously trying to position himself as a dictator. He thinks nothing of calling for Mercy Killing Jasper to stop his screams of agony but hesitates when faced with the prospect of doing so himself to Atom.
    • He also talks about how Clarke would receive preferential treatment if the population of the Ark were to come to Earth, but he sees no problem with giving preferential treatment to people who take his side. (Example: Only sharing food with people who remove their wristbands).
    • Would have let Murphy hang for Well's murder, but went out of his way to protect Charlotte when he found out it was her that killed him from a lynch mob.
  • Hidden Depths: He's interested in history and mythology, as seen by how he named his sister after a Roman historical figure, received a copy of The Iliad as a gift in season 3, and references Ovid in season 5.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: He justifies his actions in season 3 as this but he later drops this after seeing the errors in his decisions.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a self-centered Manipulative Bastard, but he genuinely cares about Octavia and looks over the others. Later, thanks to Character Development, he's loses much of the "jerk" and gains more of the "heart of gold".
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: He'll do anything to protect Octavia. Anything. Including shooting Chancellor Jaha and deciding to irradiate hundreds of mountain men because seeing her in danger was the last straw.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Later episodes increasingly imply that he's becoming this for Clarke; she repeatedly declares her faith in him and other characters seem aware that he's one of her biggest weaknesses. In "The Four Horsemen" he acknowledges that they keep each other centered. After the Time Skip, it's revealed that she radioed him every day for 2199 days despite never receiving a response in order to keep herself sane. In turn, she is implied to be one for him.
  • The Millstone: Bellamy shows what happens when a Millstone is charming enough to fool his allies into thinking that he isn't a hindrance. Needless to say this causes a lot of problems. Even worse, it's implied that he's being the Millstone on purpose. After his Character Development, he becomes a genuine asset to the Sky People.
  • Manly Tears: He cries in front of Clarke in "Join or Die" after their heart-to-heart in that episode.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • In "Day Trip", his guilt over all the bad stuff he's done finally catches up with him, thanks in no small part to a serious Mushroom Samba.
    • He had a minor one when he saw the name of one of the children being the same as the man he killed to infiltrate Mount Weather.
    • He has a moment of this after participating in the massacre, saying that "[they] went too far"; again when Niylah confronts him about his role in her father's death, and when he learns of Lincoln's death. Because of the latter, he allows Octavia to beat him up, even telling the others not to stop her.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: He ties Atom to a tree and leaves him there overnight because he put the moves on Octavia. He quickly grows out of this behavior, eventually trusting Lincoln enough to take care of her.
  • Number Two: Eventually becomes this for Clarke, despite previously butting heads with her. She does most of the leading while he backs her up and enforces her decisions.
  • Pet the Dog: Is kind to Charlotte and gives her advice on dealing with her nightmares which has unfortunate unintended consequences.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Inverted. In the books, he enters a relationship with Clarke; in the show there are no explicit romantic feelings between the two of them despite clearly sharing a strong bond.
  • The Resenter: To Octavia. He hates having to take care of her all the time and blames her for their mother being floated. He later admits he didn't mean that, though.
  • Sesquipedalian Smith: Bellamy Blake.
  • Ship Tease: With Clarke. He risks his life to save her several times and it is implied that he has deep feelings for her — for instance, he didn't even hesitate to leave his girlfriend Gina to go and find her when he finds out the Ice Nation is hunting her. They are both shown to be capable of forgiving each other no matter what.
  • Shirtless Scene: Gets a few. In the early episodes, this was his way of flaunting his disregard of the rules.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: He's calm and calculating, while Octavia is wild and impulsive.
  • Son of a Whore: Implied. In his flashback, he sees a guard grope his mother while assuring her that he'll provide Bellamy with a good recommendation to the academy. He and Octavia also have different fathers.
  • Thicker Than Water: He will go to great lengths for Octavia. In Season 2, her being in danger is the reason he helps Clarke irradiate the Mountain Men, and in Season 3 he's willing to allow her to beat him up for his indirect role in Lincoln's death. She eventually forgives him for this at the end of season 4, right before they're separated for a six-year Time Skip.
    • This is tested greatly in season 5, until finally, at the end, he acknowledges that he loves her only because she is his sister and a part of him wishes a part of her were dead.
  • Time-Passage Beard: Sports facial hair in season 5 following the Time Skip.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After his Heel Realization and Jaha pardoning him of his crimes, he becomes a better person who genuinely cares about the others.
  • Violence Is the Only Option: Bellamy zig-zags with this mindset when it comes to dealing with the Grounders putting him at odds with Clarke and others who wanted to find a peaceful solution.
  • Undying Loyalty: Almost to a fault. Bellamy will do anything to protect those he considers responsible for.
    • At first Octavia is the only person in this category, but it later extends to the rest of the 100.
    • He especially develops this towards Clarke in Season 2: in "Remember Me," he says "He would do anything for her. To protect her." It's implied he's not just talking about Lexa and Gustus. In "Wanheda pt. 2", he risks his life to save her and winds up with a stab wound to the leg, but Monty still has to talk him out of finding her in his condition. In fact, during her Breaking Speech to him, A.L.I.E. claims that he's more devoted to Clarke than he ever was to Gina — her first taunt to get a verbal reaction out of himnote .
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist:
    • His motivation in season 1 was to protect his sister which lead to the deal that required him to attempt to kill Jaha in exchange for being allowed to be on the dropship. His decisions on the ground were to prevent the Ark from coming down so that he wouldn't get punished for what he did to Jaha, but to also protect Octavia from once again being punished by their harsh laws. These actions unintentionally lead to the deaths of 300 people on the ark and the conflict with the Grounders.
    • In season 3 there is his decision to side with Pike and participate in the massacre as the result of a attack on Mount Weather that killed his girlfriend. Grounder actions since the beginning of the story made him believe that peace with them was never possible. This puts him against Clarke and the others who were trying to maintain peace with them and of course almost starts a war that could have got him and the others wiped out.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: He was perfectly willing to hang Murphy for presumably having killed Wells, but not Charlotte, who's the real culprit but also a little girl. Subverted though when he and Clarke irradiate Mount Weather, killing a lot of people including children.

     Octavia 

Octavia Blake

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"A warrior doesn't mourn the dead until the war is over."
Season 2 Octavia 

Known Aliases: O (by Bellamy), Pocahontas, Sky Girl, Grounder Pounder, Okteivia kom Skaikru(Octavia of the Sky People),Okteivia kom Trikru(Octavia of the Woods Clan), Skairipa (Sky Reaper), Osleya (Champion), Blodreina (Red Queen)
Played by: Marie Avgeropoulos, Olivia Steele-Falconer (young)
Voiced by: Lupita Leal (Latin-American Spanish dub)
Affiliation: The 100, The Sky People(Skaikru), The Tree People(Trikru), Wonkru
Character Appearances: Season 1-Present(Main)
Status: Alive

The first of the 100 to actually set foot on Earth. Before the series started, she had to live under the floor of her house for sixteen years because she is the second child in her family, which is a crime. Once on the ground, Octavia's free spirit gets her in trouble with her brother Bellamy, especially over her relationship with Lincoln. This rebellious nature later leads to her becoming Indra's protegee in the Grounder art of combat and growing distrust and dissatisfaction with the Ark community.


  • Action Girl: Firmly this by the season two finale; her training under Indra has made her a fierce and competent warrior.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Bellamy calls her "O."
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: She chafes under Bellamy's leadership and often directly disobeys his orders, much to his annoyance.
  • The Bait: Indra intends for her to be Reaper bait, but Octavia instead participates in the battle and earns the respect of the Grounders.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted. At many points in the show Octavia is utterly filthy and bruised, and her hair is greasy from spending days out in the wild. It's still obvious that she is a stunner underneath all of that filth and blood though.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Becomes this in season 5 as Blodreina against Diyoza and McCreary. While she has good intentions a combination of being Drunk with Power and six years of Sanity Slippage has turned her into a Knight Templar who believes that her actions are the only ones that can save her people and has giving her a willingness to even kill her former friends and allies if they betray her. This makes her just as dangerous as her enemies.
  • Braids of Action: Incorporated into her hairstyle in season 2 to signal her becoming more and more immersed in Grounder warrior culture.
  • Broken Bird: In Season 3, after Lincoln is killed, she copes with her angst and anger by taking it out on people around her.
  • Cain and Abel:
    • Her relationship with Bellamy notably sours in Season 3 after Lincoln's death and Bellamy's indirect involvement in it by allying with Pike, to the point where she beats him up in revenge. While she's still willing to work with him for the good of Arkadia, she's made it clear that she hasn't forgiven him.
    • Ironically this ends up being reversed in season 5 after Octavia's own turn to the dark side. As Blodreina Octavia becomes more and more unhinged as the season goes own and drives her people into a Hopeless War that could have been avoided. Eventually this causes Bellamy to disown her and in the finale he admits that while a part of him will always love Octavia another part wishes she had died instead.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': In her backstory, it was revealed that Octavia was caught the first day Bellamy sneaked her out to be able to enjoy a masquerade ball.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Being forced to live in hiding under the floor for sixteen years certainly qualifies.
  • Deadpan Snarker: On occasion.
    Octavia: (re: Clarke telling the group to stop gawking at the scenery and keep moving) Someone should slip her some Poison Sumac.note 
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father is not present. Jason Rothenberg has confirmed that she and Bellamy have different dads.
  • Disney Death: In Season 4, she falls off a cliff after being stabbed by Echo. Echo herself assumes she's dead and tells so to Bellamy and the rest, but Octavia survived.
  • Dude Magnet: The first time she is able to get out of the room she was kept in for sixteen years, she catches the attention of a boy on a party rather quickly. Finn flirts with her, Atom falls for her, Jasper is in love with her until he meets a girl who loves him back, she was in a relationship with the grounder Lincoln, and Ilian appears to have some interest in her, despite his hatred for the sky people. It's not surprising, considering that her character description outright states that she is perceived as gorgeous.
  • Fantastic Slur: Because of her relationship with Lincoln and the 100's hatred and distrust of Grounders, she gets the nickname "Grounder Pounder".
  • Felony Misdemeanor: While many of The 100 are guilty of relatively minor crimes, Octavia stands out because her "crime" is being the second-born child in her family, which is only a crime because of the need for strict population control. She was literally locked up for being born.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: She fits the outgoing, cheerful Sanguine label with Bellamy (Choleric), Clarke (Phlegmatic) and Raven (Melancholic). Not so much in Seasons 2 and 3, where her personality gets Darker and Edgier.
  • Genki Girl: At first, she's consistently cheery and optimistic, if snarky and unused to interacting with people. Loses this as time goes by and she dabbles more in the far more serious Grounder culture.
  • Going Native: She embraces Grounder culture because of her relationship with Lincoln (who teaches her their language) and from becoming Indra's second (who teaches her how to fight) to the point that she considers herself to be a Grounder and she doesn't consider herself to be a Sky Person because of living under the floor and being in prison most of her life.
    • This is really shown in season 3 when she wants her and Lincoln to leave Arkadia and to go back to "their" people.
    • This is also a zig-zagged example as it is shown that not all the Grounders accept her as one of them except for Indra who took away her rank as her second basically taking away the little acceptance she had in that position. Even then she is also not accepted because of most grounders' hatred and distrust of Sky People and her boyfriend Lincoln's reputation as a traitor to his people which kept her from attempting to join Trikru because of the kill order on him.
    • In season 4, she joins a different clan of Grounders after Lincoln's death and killing Pike in revenge.
  • Heel Realization: "Wonkru is broken....I broke it."
  • Hypocrite:
    • In season 3 she gets angry with Lincoln for joining the guard and becoming more apart of the Sky People, while she is technically doing the same thing with his people with her belief that she herself is a Grounder and having the desire to join them. She goes as far as accusing him of forgetting where he came from. Though her anger at him for joining the guard is implied to be because of the fact she had to hide from them her whole life when she was living under the floor on the Ark and that they floated her mother when she got caught.
    • She also accuses Clarke of being this in Season Five when her plan to introduce parasitic worms into Shadow Valley to kill all the Eligius inmates (as well as the grounders who deserted Wonkru out of fear of Octavia) is discovered, referring of course to Clarke's actions at Mount Weather.
  • The Immune: One of the few people unaffected by the Grounder virus in "I Am Become Death."
  • It's Personal: She really has it out for Pike after he kills Lincoln.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Her social skills are about what you would expect from someone who'd had limited human contact for the first sixteen years of her life, but she can be pretty nice when she tries. (Such as trying to make Monty feel better about not being able to join the mission to rescue Jasper.)
  • Like a Daughter to Me: To Indra. Indra's actual daughter can see it and is not too happy about it.
  • Meaningful Echo: Octavia has taken to saying "My people, my responsibility." Rings similar to Bellamy's mantra "My sister, my responsibility," huh?
  • Morality Pet:
    • To Lincoln. He's willing to help the 100 (and save Finn's life) for her sake.
    • To Bellamy. Octavia is the only person Bellamy cares about in the beginning, and most of his actions are intended for her safety.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Before the first episode is over she has stripped to her underwear and jumped into a river. However, this doesn't apply later on.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: In-universe, Bellamy named her after Octavia, younger sister to Emperor Augustus. note  In a meta sense, she fits in with the main characters' Theme Naming (after science fiction authors) by being named after Octavia Butler.
  • Never My Fault: Octavia has a tendency throughout the show to blame most of her problems on Bellamy, starting in season 1 and holding through season 5. In 5x12, Bellamy finally tells her that their current situation is her fault, not his.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Her beatdown of Bellamy in Season 3 is played as this, as he doesn't attempt to fight back.
  • Protectorate: Bellamy's calling in life is to look after her.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: She's wild and impulsive, while her brother Bellamy is calm and calculating.
  • Sesquipedalian Smith: Octavia Blake.
  • Starcrossed Lovers: With Lincoln. She's from the Sky People, he's a Grounder. Their people are at war.
  • The Stoic: Begins showing far less emotion in Season 2 after some Grounder exposure.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After Indra takes her on as her second, she's taught proper Grounder fighting techniques.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass:
    • In the later episodes of Season 3, she becomes a much darker character while trying to deal with the fallout of Lincoln's death.
    • Earlier in season 3 she gets angry with Lincoln for taking a job as a guard and becoming more apart of the Sky People because of her anger over not being Indra's second anymore and because of this not being able to join the Trikru and having to live in Arkadia also because of the kill order on Lincoln that got put on him when Indra cut him loose at the end of season 2 forcing him to live in Arkadia.
    • And by season 5, she's become the harsh and ruthless ruler of Wonkru.In her mind, you are either Wonkru or the enemy of Wonkru and must die. Anyone who has committed a crime is declared such an enemy, and is forced to fight in gladiatorial battles for their freedom.
  • Visual Development: She starts wearing Braids of Action and more Grounder-themed clothing in Season 2.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She calls Clarke out on her more questionable actions in "Blood Must Have Blood."
    Octavia: You trusted Lexa. You had a bomb dropped on Tondc. You let all those people...
    Clarke: I am doing the best I can.
    Octavia: It's not good enough.
  • We Have Reserves: Her response when it's pointed out that using the worms against the Elegius inmates would also kill her own people, the ones who are already at the Shadow Valley? "Acceptable losses."
    • And considering that as of Season Five there are only around a thousand people left of the entire Human race the trope is averted hard, but it would seem that she couldn't care less about any of that.
  • With Us or Against Us: In season 5. "You are Wonkru or you are the enemy of [it]. Choose."
  • You Are in Command Now: Due to winning the conclave, Octavia becomes the leader of Wonkru in the bunker. Note that this basically puts her in the same position as Jaha was on the Ark, the leader of what is thought to be the last remnants of humanity.

     Monty 

Monty Green

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"I know this world can suck. But at least it's real. We can get through this.
Season 2 Monty 

Played by: Christopher Larkin
Affiliation: The 100, The Sky People(Skaikru)
Character Appearances: Season 1-Present(Main)
Status: Alive

One of the 100. He's a technological genius. He and Jasper were arrested for stealing pharmaceuticals from the Ark.


  • Asian and Nerdy: He and Jasper are the resident nerdy guys, insofar as they are very intelligent (Monty is The Smart Guy until Raven appears), dorky and getting female interest is considered an achievement.
  • Break the Cutie:
    • Season 2 was hard on him. After risking his life multiple times for the sake of the 47, he eventually helps Clarke and Bellamy kill off all the mountain men. This act clearly left a toll on him and leads to a fallout with Jasper.
    • He is also forced to kill his own mother in season 3 because she was under ALIE's control, his father was also killed offscreen by the Ice Nation before the story arc began.
  • Canon Foreigner: Not present in the original novel.
  • Character Death: Dies decades after putting everybody else (except for Harper) in cryosleep.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: Initially joins Pike's movement due to his loyalty to his mom and Farm Station, although what they do conflicts with his morals and his loyalty to his mentor, Sinclair, and his friends, Miller and Harper.
  • The Conscience: The biggest instance is in the finale, when he asks Clarke one last time if she's sure she wants to irradiate the entire Mount Weather compound, killing hundreds of innocent people.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: He generally fits the thoughtful, intelligent Melancholic label with Jasper (Sanguine), Miller (Choleric) and Harper (Phlegmatic).
  • A Friend in Need: He's loyal, friendly and will do anything to help his friends.
  • Freudian Trio: Monty (Ego), Jasper (Id), and Miller (Superego).
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: He and Jasper are extremely close and talk about everything together. They were even arrested for the same petty crime. Their friendship is extremely strained in season 3 as a result of Monty's involvement in irradiating the Mountain, and part of their storyline is repairing it.
  • Nice Guy: There's really nothing to hate about Monty. In the beginning, he's one of the few people willing to work with Clarke and Wells, and has a kind, caring nature that stands out in the Death World.
  • Only Sane Man: He and Miller initially are the only people besides Clarke to think something's up with Mt. Weather. Jasper and the others come around eventually.
  • Out of Focus: Larkin is part of the main cast but Monty gets relatively little focus compared to the other main characters. The introduction of his mother in Season 3 remedied this somewhat.
    • Gets more focus in season 4, between having a relationship with Harper, and trying to pull Jasper out of his funk.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Jasper and later Miller's Red.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Shoots his mom when she tries to kill Octavia, while being under A.L.I.E.'s influence. Later he also deletes his mom's code from the City of Light.
  • The Smart Guy: Shares it with Jasper and later Raven. He focuses on computer science and is also mentioned to know a lot about plants.
  • Teen Genius: He's incredibly smart, and underage.
  • Those Two Guys: With Jasper. Jasper and Monty are rarely seen apart and if they are, it's due to extraneous circumstances. In season 3, their friendship is put through the wringer, but they reconcile at the end of the finale.
    • Taken to TearJerker levels in season 4, culminating in Jasper committing suicide in Monty's arms.
  • What Would X Do?: Asks himself and Jasper "What would Clarke do?" when faced with the prospect of leaving Mount Weather.

     Jasper 

Jasper Jordan

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We all got each other now, right?
Season 2 Jasper 
Played by: Devon Bostick
Affiliation: The 100, The Sky People(Skaikru)
Character Appearances: Season 1-Present(Main)
Status: Deceased

Jasper is part of the original 100. He was arrested along with his best friend, Monty Green, for stealing herbs from the Ark garden and sent to juvenile lockup. Jasper was a Gunner for the Delinquents against the Woods Clan. Jasper also serves as the primary chemist for the 100's time on Earth.


  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: "I Am Become Death": His PTSD-induced attack on the Grounder peace treaty makes him popular among the rest of the 100 and he lets it get to his head, alienating Monty.
  • The Alcoholic: Became this in between seasons two and three; Monty mentions that Jasper had been drinking every night in an attempt to deal with the events of the season 2 finale.
  • Alliterative Name: Jasper Jordan.
  • Beard of Sorrow: Grew one to signify his grief over Maya and the rest of Mount Weather.
  • Berserk Button: People getting speared seem to trigger anger, likely because he suffers PTSD from being impaled himself.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: When the 47 start to fight back but one of their people is still taken from the room, Jasper sees a dying Mountain Man on the floor. He picks up an axe and kills him as the rest of the group looks on.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In the episode before the season 3 finale, he takes a City of Light chip offscreen and it isn't revealed until the next episode. He gets better.
  • Break the Cutie: Jasper's really put through the ringer in Season 2. He's quick to trust the Mountain Men before learning that they plan to use the 47 as sources of bone marrow. He becomes the unofficial leader of the 47 and feels responsible every time one of them dies. He finds an ally in Maya, and they fall in love along the way — but she dies of radiation in his arms, which he thinks could have been prevented had Bellamy and Clarke just given him one more minute. This alienates him from Clarke and Bellamy (both of whom he clearly looks up to) and leads to a fallout with Monty, his closest friend.
  • Canon Foreigner: Not present in the original novel.
  • Death Seeker: Implied to be one after laughing while a knife is to his throat.
    • Confirmed at the beginning of Season 4, when he's about to shoot himself, until he learned that everyone will be dead in six months anyway.
    • Throughout season 4, he tries to spread this attitude to others, convinced that living and dying now is better than futilely trying to survive Praimfaya. He succeeds somewhat, dying along with several other Arkadians of overdoses right before the death wave hits.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: After swallowing some pills in order to kill himself he dies in Monty's arms.
  • Disney Death: Downplayed. At the end of the first episode, he gets Impaled with Extreme Prejudice by the Grounders. It's easy to assume he's been killed, but both the audience and the other characters learn he's alive very soon after, at the beginning of the next episode.
  • Driven to Suicide: After spending most of season 3 and 4 on the verge of it he intentionally overdoses himself in 4x11.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Towards Octavia in season 1.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: He has one of these moments with Monty, Clarke and Bellamy after they kill all the mountain citizens by exposing them to radiation, including Maya.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In the interim between season two and three he shaved his head and grew facial hair (a stark contrast to his more youthful-looking shaggy hair in the first two seasons). This visually emphasizes how much he's changed and how badly he's dealing with the fallout from Mount Weather.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: He easily fits the cheery, easily manipulated Sanguine label with Monty (Melancholic), Miller (Choleric) and Harper (Phlegmatic).
  • Freudian Trio: Jasper (Id), Monty (Ego) and Miller (Superego).
  • Goggles Do Nothing: He wears old military "sun, wind & dust" goggles on his forehead. No explanation is given, and he never puts them on. He's without them for the entirety of season 2 until the end, and doesn't wear them at all afterwards.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Monty.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Octavia has chosen both Atom and then Lincoln over him.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Played with in "Resurrection." He feels responsible when Fox is dragged away by the guards as he promised her everything would be okay.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He catches a spear through his chest in the pilot, but he survives.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Averted for dramatic effect. Although he's one of the best shooters, he misses the bomb in "I Am Become Death" several times, and everyone would have died if Monty hadn't shown up with an extra round of bullets.
  • Irony: At the beginning of season 3 he has become Arkadia's resident town drunk and was partially suicidal. Needless to say his head wasn't right. By the end of "Fall" he is now the only resident of Arkadia who is in control of his own mind, excluding the rebels, Pike and his goons. Subverted however; by the time of "Perverse Instantion (Part 1)" he had already taken the chip, too.
  • The Quisling: In Season 2, he's the most eager to accept Mount Weather as their new home and the Mountain Men as their people — Monty and the others are a bit more skeptical. This is played with when he sees the Mountain Men use Grounders as Human Resources. After this revelation, the highers-up see him as this and implore him to invite more of the 47 to "volunteer" their blood, but Jasper is actively working on an escape plan.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Monty and later Miller's Blue.
  • Rescue Romance: Averted, to his disappointment. He and Octavia grow closer after he saves her from being eaten by a sea snake, but nothing comes of it.
  • The Smart Guy: Shares it with Monty and later Raven. He's the resident chemist.
  • Survivor's Guilt: Part of his Darker and Edgier turn in Season 3 is the guilt of surviving Mount Weather when Maya and the other Mountain Men that helped him were died by radiation.
  • Those Two Guys: With Monty.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Was somewhat wimpy in Season 1. In Season 2, due to the situation, he's become more of a take-charge kind of guy, and willing to do anything to save his friends.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: A rather grim variation in season 4. The events of season 3 left him in a dark, suicidal place. However, learning that everyone was going to die soon anyway from Praimfaya actually cheered him up, as he decided to live as much as possible in the few months left. Something of a Deconstruction, as he intentionally gets in the way of others trying to find a solution, and he ultimately refuses to take the chance to survive in the bunker.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: The extermination of everyone in Mount Weather, followed by the Sky People and Grounders looting it, turns him into a drunk asshole who can't be trusted with a gun.
  • Trauma Conga Line: in the few months since landing, Jasper has been impaled, strung up as bait, suffered through a dangerous infected wound, drugged and kidnapped, forced to lead the 47 in a near-hopless guerrilla war against Mount Weather, watched the woman he loved wither and die, watched his people and numerous others be killed, brainwashed enslaved, or tortured in various horrific ways. No wonder the guy has some serious PTSD. He hasn't been able to catch a break since the first episode.

     Raven 

Raven Reyes

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"We all have battle scars."
Season 2 Raven 
Played by: Lindsey Morgan
Affliation: The 100, The Ark, The Sky People(Skaikru), The City Of Light
Character Appearances: Season 1(Recurring), Season 2-Present(Main)
Status: Alive

Raven Reyes was an ambitious zero-gravity mechanic when she was on board the Ark, she isn't afraid of anyone or anything. She later collaborates with Abby Griffin in her escape from the Ark and launches herself in a pod to Earth, and occasionally advises Abby in the fields of electronics and mechanical engineering after she becomes chancellor on Earth. Brave and intelligent, Raven leads the camp in setting up communications and making bombs. She was childhood friends with Finn and was in a relationship with him until he fell in love with Clarke. It is revealed in season two, that Finn took the blame for Raven's crime because she was already over 18 and would be floated. She was the first zero G mech student under the age of 18 in 52 years.


  • The Ace: The youngest and brightest zero-G mechanic on the Ark in 52 years. She initially wasn't allowed to become one because of a minor heart problem, but Sinclair gave the go signal after seeing her phenomenal test scores.
  • Alliterative Name: Raven Reyes.
  • Animal Motifs: A raven. It's in her name, it's the shape of the necklace Finn makes for her and it's the symbol she uses to show the way to Clarke in the City of Light.
  • Back from the Dead: Actually plans this entirely on her own in season 4. The remnants of Allie's chip were damaging her brain, but Raven, with the help of Sinclair's hallucination, figured out a way to stop it. She drowned herself in ice-cold water to make the chip get purged, and set up equipment to shock her back awake. Note that in order for this to work, she had to be brain-dead for 15 minutes.
  • Big "NO!": Lets one out when she sees Clarke kill Finn.
  • Blessed with Suck: It turns out that her upgrade from A.L.I.E. is actually slowly killing her and causing Raven to have seizures. Ultimately she ends up removing Becca's influence from her brain with an E.M.P. with a little help from an apparition of Sinclair.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Like Jaha below, it's heavily implied to have been done to her by the City of Light. Specifically, by Jaha himself. She gets better soon enough.
  • Broken Ace: By "We Are Grounders, Part Two", Raven has already been shot in the spine by Murphy and is losing blood while desperately trying to stay alive long enough to help save the remaining 100. She laments to Clarke at always having been best at and picked first for everything on the Arc, only to end up on the ground rejected by the person she loves and unable to even feel her legs.
  • Butt-Monkey: The creators seem to get a rise out of subjecting Raven to an intense amount of torture: She gets shot accidentally by Murphy, almost becoming a paraplegic in the process , and has to undergo surgery without anesthetics. She has to witness her boyfriend die (stabbed by his other love interest no less). She is subjected to a Death of a Thousand Cuts torture before that gets cut short. She gets strapped to an operating table and gets her bone marrow removed with surgical drills, again without anesthetics. Then in season 3, she is among the first to get chipped and gets her wrists cut in order to coerce Abby to take the chip as well. The resistance abducts her and turns her into their guinea pig to get rid of the chip, a process during which she takes yet another insane amount of punishment. Then her mentor figure and implied Parental Substitute Sinclair is killed. After that she gets spared... at least for the rest of the season.
    • Then comes season 4, where it somehow manages to happen again. To explain, because the others fried A.L.I.E. out of Raven's brain instead of deprogramming it properly, remnants of the code are still in her brain, which enhances her intelligence but also slowly causes her brain to deteriorate. Raven eventually reconciles herself to suicide in space rather than slowly losing her mental capacity on earth. At the last minute, she changes her mind when she realizes that she can get rid of the code entirely by literally killing herself for 15 minutes to reprogram her brain. She drowns herself in icy water, shocks her heart to wake up, then drags herself from the tank to use an AED to establish a normal heartbeat again.
  • Canon Foreigner: Not present in the original novel.
  • Cold Equation: She's the one who figures out that the radiation will reach them sooner than A.L.I.E. predicted, and pushes Clarke to make a list of the 100 Arkadians who will be allowed to survive.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Finn is often the reason her relationship with Clarke sours. Justified, as Finn had been her only family and source of support growing up.
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: What she was nearly subjected to after Gustus frames her.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: She really doesn't like it when people try to help her after she gets crippled and has to walk with crutches.
  • The Engineer: Actually The Mechanic for the 100, though the distinction isn't important until she's reunited with the Ark people. She makes everything from walkie-talkies to makeshift bombs.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: She fits the task-oriented Melancholic label with Clarke (Phlegmatic), Octavia (Sanguine) and Bellamy (Choleric).
  • Frame-Up: She was framed for attempting to murder The Commander. It turned out to be her Lieutenant, Gustus.
  • Genius Cripple: After her surgery in season 2 she loses feeling in her leg, but not her brilliant mind.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Towards Clarke, since she knows that Clarke and Finn slept together. Clarke has since broken off the offending relationship and is trying to keep things peaceful between herself and Raven, but Raven is still pretty angry. Averted as season 1 goes on and she becomes part of Clarke's inner circle.
  • Hollywood Hacking: Some elements of the trope are seen in season 3, particularly in the season finale. With her upgraded hacking skills, Raven is able to create a portal in the City of Light for Clarke to get to the kill-switch to shut it down, complete with code to form a raven to represent her.
  • I Can't Feel My Legs: Murphy shoots her in the spine in the season 1 finale. They get her to Abby in time, but she's lost feeling in one of her lower legs and has to walk around with a cane or brace. She's not happy about it, but begins to adjust.
  • I Owe You My Life: She already felt this in spades for Finn before his arrest, but "Spacewalker" shows that he took the fall for her illegal spacewalk so she wouldn't get floated. This is why she's so loyal to him.
  • Idiot Ball: Raven's plan to free Finn after he gives himself up to the Grounders by having Clarke kill their Commander would only have resulted in their killing everybody. Granted, she's very attached to Finn, which may very well have clouded her judgement.
  • Kick the Dog: Participates in torturing Lincoln and tries to sell Murphy up the river in Finn's place as the one behind the massacre, both in an effort to try and save her boyfriend's life.
  • Mission Control: In season 2 she (along with Wick) instructs Bellamy in how to deactivate the toxic fog, in the finale of season three she directs Clarke through the City of Light, and in early season four, she's the one who coordinates the missions to prepare for the increased radiation levels.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • Wasting months' worth of oxygen on an illegal spacewalk likely contributed to the oxygen shortage, which was one of the reasons for the deployment of the 100 and the culling.
    • The flares she crafted and shot with the intent of getting the ark's attention blazed an entire village of grounders.
  • Parental Neglect: Her mother was a drunk and did not take care of her.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She deals this out to Clarke, Bellamy, and Jasper in "Nevermore" when under A.L.I.E.'s possession.
    • She calls out Clarke and Bellamy (separately) for all the blood on their hands and all the deaths that they caused directly or indirectly.
    • She points out that Jasper is incapable of moving on and is still sulking about Maya.
  • Sex for Solace: She sleeps with Bellamy in order to get over Finn cheating on her. Later, she admits that it didn't really make her feel better.
  • Ship Tease: With Luna in season four. The two of them share some very tender moments when Luna helps calm her down from her seizures. Even Lindsey Morgan got in on the act as well, calling their ship "Sea Mechanic".
  • The Smart Guy: Increasingly takes over this role from Monty and Jasper once she arrives on the ground, as the 100's lack of technology is a huge problem and it's what Raven's good at.
  • Stepford Smiler: Post ingesting the chip given to her by Jaha, she's noticeably more amenable and perky. In "Bitter Harvest", it's shown that this is due to the chip inhibiting her ability to feel pain and, it's implied, her ability to access certain memories.
  • Super Intelligence: She gains new knowledge and her brain is enhanced, as a result of her fully bonding to A.L.I.E. She for example, gains the ability to read the code of the City Of Light. She also develops a knowledge of computers, giving her the ability to hack them.
    • Later subverted, as it turns out that A.L.I.E.'s so-called upgrade is actually slowly killing Raven as it's pushing the limits of her brain. She decides to undo it towards the end of season 4.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Clarke after she finds out she slept with Finn. By the first season finale, they've put it behind them...only to come back in full force in season 2 after Clarke kills Finn. She lashes out at her more than once, but keeps her head straight about it because taking down Mount Weather is more important. By season 4, although they disagree on quite a few things, they're better at working towards a common goal.
  • Teen Genius: Isn't even out of her teens yet and is already considered one of the smartest mechanics the Ark has ever had.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: She's a Wrench Wench who often wears her hair in a high ponytail, contrasting her with Clarke and Octavia who generally wear their hair down.
  • Wetware Body: A.L.I.E. possesses her in "Fallen," and trying to break this possession is the plot of "Nevermore."
  • Wrench Wench: She's an attractive girl who's great with machines. According to Abigail, she's the youngest Zero-G mechanic on the Ark. When asked if she could make an escape pod ready to enter the atmosphere within nine days, she simply answered "Hell yes."
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    Murphy 

John Murphy

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"Pain, hate, envy. Those are the ABCs of me. You get rid of them and there's nothing left."

Played By: Richard Harmon
Affiliation: The 100, Skaikru(The Sky People)
Character Appearances:Season 1-2(Recurring Character), Season 3-Present(Main Character)
Status: Alive

John Murphy starts out as one of Bellamy's men and is generally disliked by the group due to his reputation of being a troublemaker and career criminal, making him one of the few members to actually have committed actual felonies and not petty misdemeanors. After being wrongfully accused by Clarke and nearly lynched, he tries to kill Charlotte. As a result of her death, he is banished from the camp. He later returns, surviving being tortured by the grounders. He initially pretends to have forgiven the 100, but then kills two, cripples Raven, and attempts to hang Bellamy. In season two, he helps the 100 as they search for their lost members, even saving Bellamy's life when he could have let him drop. As he is still disliked in Camp Jaha, he accompanies Thelonious to find the City Of Light.


  • Abusive Parents: It's subtle, but it's there. Murphy told Raven that after his father was floated for stealing medicine for him, his mother blamed him for it until the day she died. His feelings of self-loathing and worthlessness, and his willingness to "be the bad guy," are real signs seen in children who have been emotionally abused and neglected.
  • Asshole Victim: Nearly gets hanged by a vigilante mob for a murder he didn't commit. We'd be a lot more sympathetic if he hadn't already tried to murder Wells and his would-be executioners didn't consist mostly of people he'd been abusing.
  • Born Lucky: Ironically despite being one of the biggest Butt Monkeys on the show Murphy has managed to continually survive near death multiple times throughout the series even amongst other survivors. Monty even lampshades the fact that one of eight people to spend the next five years in space just had to be Murphy.
  • The Bully: Just one example: When Connor, who's working on building the settlement's defensive wall asks him for water he refuses and when Bellamy tells him to give Connor some he pisses on him after Bellamy has left.
  • Butt-Monkey: Murphy eventually replaces Wells's Butt-Monkey status after he died. He almost gets hanged by an angry mob, gets exiled, gets captured and brutally tortured by Grounders, is implanted with a virus to infect the rest of the 100, and then gets captured again by the Grounders who torture him...again. He makes it back to camp, but the others clearly haven't forgiven him. Although unlike Wells, he actually does deserve it. Throughout the rest of the series, he tends to get beat on a lot and is more often seen with bruises on his face than not.
  • Canon Foreigner: Not present in the original novel.
  • Character Development: In the beginning he had a bit of a stock personality of evil little sadist kid. By season 3 he's grown into a guy loyal to his current leader figure and no longer seems to condone unneeded cruelty.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Murphy has been subjected to this at least four times in the series: twice after being captured by the Grounders in season 1 a third time in season 3, as Titus tries to get information about ALIE from him, and a fourth time in season 5, when Mc Creary beats him and holds a knife to his throat to coerce Raven into helping Eligius.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Especially apparent in the first few episodes of season 2 when he and Bellamy are forced to work together shortly after Murphy tried to hang Bellamy. The obvious tension between them does not go unremarked upon by Murphy. Repeatedly.
  • The Dragon: To Bellamy, at first, then he went beyond even Bellamy's bounds and gets exiled.
  • The Dog Bites Back:
    • In "Murphy's Law", Murphy harasses a kid that needed water before he can continue working. Later the kid was among the others who demanded Murphy's execution. He even ties a gag around his mouth. In "I Am Become Death", Murphy kills him, likely as payback.
    • In "Echoes", he gleefully berates Jaha, who's trying to do what he can to make up for his part in ALIE's takeover.
    "Go float yourself, the dead are on you too."
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Even he's horrified when Finn shot nearly all the innocent Grounders in the village. He tried to stop him before and during the shooting. When Clarke accused him of not trying hard enough to stop Finn, Murphy tells her that Finn was looking for her.
    • Likewise when Jaha throws their companion out of the boat to be eaten, so he and Murphy can live, Murphy is horrified and disappointed.
    • He considers Jaha's siding with A.L.I.E to be even worse, going as far to note that she's the one who caused the end of the world. Though by this point he's not really even evil anymore.
  • The Exile: He is kicked out of the camp, on pain of death if he returns, for hunting down and trying to kill Charlotte. He's later welcomed back (kind of).
  • Freudian Excuse: He had two loving parents. When he got sick, his dad tried to steal medicine (which wouldn't help) and got floated. His mom succumbed to alcoholism, until she got sick, and her dying words are accusing her son of murdering his dad.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Subverted. After his return from exile he appears to be doing his best to fit in and help. Then he murders Connor, and later tried to kill Bellamy. Seems to be for real in Season 2, even though he has his rude moments he honestly does try and help everyone.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Clarke and Raven make sure he knows they haven't forgiven him.
  • Hidden Depths: 4.07 "Gimme Shelter" reveals that he's an excellent cook.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Forms one with Jaha, kind of — the latter is pretty much losing his mind over the duration of their journey.
  • Jerkass: To everyone and anyone, even Bellamy. This does result in him getting his ass kicked and being treated like dirt quite a bit and is what results in the group trying to hang him when they suspected that he killed Wells.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: When Bellamy refused to hang Charlotte for murdering Wells, he correctly points out that they had no issue letting him be hanged for it and he wasn't even guilty.
    • When Jaha tries to sway him to the City of Light by claiming it takes away pain, hate, and envy, Murphey points out that those bad emotions make him who he is. Without that, there's nothing left.
  • Last-Name Basis: Everyone calls him Murphy, to the point that City of Light members calling him John comes off as sinister.
    • Subverted with his lover Emori, who is pretty much the only person on a First-Name Basis with him. In general, people referring to him as John is a sign of friendship or trust. Abby refers to him almost solely as John in season 4, and Jaha calls him the same in season 3 as they travel to the City of Light.
  • Love Redeems: He is actually more heroic in season 3 where he and Emori become an Official Couple and after it turns out she's chipped by A.L.I.E he does all he can to save her even helping Clarke and Bellamy.
  • Never My Fault: He doesn't seem to grasp why people would be more willing to hang him than Charlotte, regardless of his innocence in Wells' death. Once he returns to the camp, he is constantly mistrusted and reviled, and thinks he's the victim in all this. Suppose all that murdering, attempted murderering, torture, bullying and general being a dick should just be swept aside?
  • Only Sane Man: With Jaha in season 2 and the beginning of season 3, and then with Clarke in Polis after Lexa's death, when he wants to leave but she wants to stay. He lampshades it more than once.
    Murphy: Tell me, what level of crazy is too much for you?
  • Pet the Dog: He gets a few of these to signal the beginning of his Heel–Face Turn - most notably, trying to nurse Raven when he finds her badly wounded, helping save Bellamy from falling down a cliff, and trying to help protect Finn from the Grounder army.
  • Phrase-Catcher: "Shut up, Murphy!"
  • Real Men Cook: Is revealed to be a good chef in season 4, much to Clarke's surprise. Emori comments that he would be valued by any clan for this skill.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: By season 4, he's earned back the trust of most of the 100 and is generally a good guy...but not so good that he objects to Emori tricking Abby into performing a fatal human trial on an innocent man.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: He's shaped up quite a bit by season 2, but the others still clearly don't trust him. This is part of the reason he's so willing to go with Jaha on his journey. Subverted in the season 3 finale where it appears he may be taken back by the group after helping to defeat ALIE.
  • Sadist: Holds a girl's face to the fire while taking off her bracelet. He claims it's for realism's sake but he was clearly getting off on it.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He's a lot more tolerable in Season 2 onward.
  • Token Evil Teammate: In season 1 when he helped the other main characters he's the most willing to perform morally grey actions out of all of them.
    • Subverted in season 2 and onward because the main characters actually become more capable of performing more worse morally grey actions than he ever did and he even tries to stop Finn when he massacres the grounder village and he disapproved of Jaha throwing one of their traveling companions out the boat to be fed to the sea monster and he is also not part of the team anymore when he leaves with Jaha as none of the members of the 100 liked or trusted him after his actions in season 1.
    • Played with in seasons 3 and 4 as Murphy is basically a good guy with a bad reputation. Especially evident in season 4, when Murphy actually finds himself having the moral high ground at several key moments. What keeps him as the "evil" teammate is that: A) that's the reputation he's always had and some characters (including himself) have a hard time seeing him as anything other than that; and B) while he does work with the main group, he ultimately puts himself and Emori above everyone else - knowing that they still see him as an outsider.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Emori, who's the first person to really understand Murphy.
  • Would Hurt a Child: When Charlotte confesses she killed Wells, Murphy (who had been wrongfully accused of the crime) is not only willing to, but eager to kill her.

     Finn 

Finn Collins

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"I know it's a long shot, but this is our world now, and I think we can do better than the first time around."
Played by: Thomas McDonell
Voiced by: Ricardo Bautista (Latin-American Spanish dub), Kazuyuki Okitsu (Japanese dub)
Alias: Spacewalker
Affiliation: The 100, The Sky People(Skaikru)
Character Appearances: Season 1-2(Main)
Status: Deceased
Finn Collins is a caring teenager who is always looking for fun and a peaceful solution. He is more interested in helping others than seeking vengeance. He was arrested for being a spacewalker and wasting the Ark's limited oxygen supply, but it was revealed that he was actually innocent and had taken the fall for Raven to ensure she didn't ruin her engineering career. Originally Clarke's love interest, Finn's relationship with Clarke starts collapsing when he is revealed to be Raven's boyfriend. His romances with both girls ultimately end, but Finn and Clarke still love each other, and Raven still loves Finn. In season two, his fear that Clarke has been killed by her captors in addition to the hardships he has endured cause him to become more unpredictable and violent. This is evidenced by his murder of eighteen unarmed grounders who he believed had taken Clarke hostage, and his willingness to leave several fellow arkers for dead in favor of continuing the search for her. As a result of his actions, the grounders demand retribution before they will agree to a truce between them and the sky people, leading Commander Lexa to sentence Finn to the death of a thousand cuts. However, he was mercifully killed by Clarke to prevent the grounders from slowly and painfully killing him, though he did appear one last time during Clarke's grief-induced hallucinations.
  • Canon Foreigner: Not present in the original novel.
  • The Charmer: Finn has "game"; he spends a large part of the pilot successfully flirting with Octavia and tucking a flower into her hair, but is also charming Clarke and trying to get her to laugh. And this is before we find out he actually has a longterm girlfriend.
  • Character Development: Originally started as a devil-may-care rebel who just seemed to go along for the ride. Has taken over Wells's place as the conscience of the group. Also his realization that his sleeping with Clarke without telling her about Raven caused him to hurt two people he genuinely cared about. This has forced him to do some growing up. While not a leader like Bellamy, he does attempt to be a voice of reason despite necessity forcing the group to engage in more violent actions. In season 2 after Clarke goes missing he starts getting more cold and ruthless in his actions as he thought the grounders took her and is implied to be traumatized from the events of season 1.
  • The Conscience: Grows into this over the course of season 1; he's the one who calls the rest out on their more extreme decisions and always aims for the peaceful, diplomatic solution. Once Clarke goes missing in season 2, he slips into Love Makes You Crazy territory.
  • Crappy Holidays: Hates Unity Day because it's based on a lie — the 12 stations didn't magically get along, they only joined after the 13th station was blown out of the sky.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: What Lincoln claims the Grounders will do to him — first fire, then having his body parts cut off. If he isn't dead by sunrise, the Commander will finish him off herself. Averted, but only because Clarke gives him a Mercy Kill.
  • Easily Forgiven: He's pardoned almost immediately by the rest of the camp for massacring several innocent villagers on the grounds of it being an accident and that they were at war.
    • Though this is actually zig-zagged as Clarke and the others have a hard time looking at him at first and Octavia was really angry at him because she connected with some of the members of the villagers and one of them was responsible for saving her life and he obviously hates himself for what he did. Even then some of the other members of the camp were on board with turning him to the Grounders even Lincoln.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Unbuckles his safety harness and floats across the drop ship to banter with Clarke and Wells, quickly establishing him as a bit reckless but friendly and at least not antagonistic towards Wells for who his father is.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He surrenders himself to the Grounders, knowing full well they're going to kill him for his crimes, so that The Commander would go through with a truce.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: His justification for shooting the grounder they capture and trying to leave one of their own to die because it would take time in their search of Clarke and the others.
  • It Amused Me: His reason for wasting three months worth of precious oxygen on a spacewalk? "It was fun." It wasn't him that went on the spacewalk, it was Raven. He did make all the arrangements though.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To Raven. She declares that he's all [she has], that she owes him her life, and that they're family. Some of her more extreme and ruthless actions are to protect him, and part of her Character Development is moving past this.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: When he thought Clarke had been taken by the Grounders he ended up burning down their food shed, rounding them up, holding them hostage in a pen, and gunning down 18 villagers.
    • Though it is implied that he may have been suffering from PTSD from the events of season 1 and the gunning down started because one of them started running startling him causing him to shoot and the second was trying to attempt to attack him in revenge for the first one which caused a mass panic and caused him to shoot the rest in an B.S.O.D state.
  • The Social Expert: Shown to be very good at reading people and knowing how to talk to them, and is the first person to realize Wells is lying about having got Clarke's father arrested.
  • Taking the Heat: As it turns out, Finn isn't actually guilty of going on the illegal spacewalk that got him locked up. He helped Raven go on a spacewalk and then said he'd done it himself because Raven was eighteen and would have been executed.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Just as he and Clarke are becoming a couple, she finds out Raven is his girlfriend back in the Ark. In the next episode, Raven finds out he slept with Clarke. On his defense, he probably thought he wouldn't see Raven for a long time, if ever again.
  • What Have I Become?: After he kills a number of villagers he lapses into this while alone with Clarke.

     Wells 

Wells Jaha

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"My dad didn't make the rules."

Played by: Eli Goree
Affiliation: The 100
Character Appearances: Season 1(Main Character) 3 episodes only
Status: Deceased
Wells is the son of Chancellor Jaha, the leader of the Ark. Given some of the laws his father has enforced, he is not popular among the 100. He gets killed by one of the younger members because his father ordered her parents killed.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the books, he did rat out Clarke's parents for treason. The show shifts the blame to Abby, who was Spared by the Adaptation.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's a genuine Nice Guy, but he is also easily one of the 100's best fighters and almost killed Murphy in their knife fight. Not to that badass scene where he shot and killed 2-3 large panthers that were charging at the group at the time, with a few calculated shots.
  • Black Dude Dies First: While not the first of the 100 to die, his is the first death that genuinely shakes the main cast as well as the first major recurring character.
  • Butt-Monkey: Wells gets a lot of hate for his father's actions, even though he never did anything wrong. He's also earned the hatred of Clarke, even though he didn't actually turn in her father. He also gets killed by Charlotte.
  • Childhood Friends: He and Clarke go way back.
  • The Conscience: Was this before his death; he always advocated for the more moral choice and tried to make everyone get along.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes. The best example is his response to a misspelled death threat against him.
  • Death by Adaptation: One of the viewpoint characters in the books, but is killed off in the third episode.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Despite being Clarke's best and oldest friend for years, she and the rest of the 100 never mention him; the only nods to him are from his father Thelonius.
  • Helpful Hallucination: He appears to his father both as a baby and as his teen self when Thelonious is resigned to die in the remains of the Ark, thus spurring him into action to go to Earth.
  • Love Martyr: He has rather obvious feelings for Clarke and even got himself arrested just so he could join the mission and try to make up for what he falsely claimed he did. Now he's trapped on Earth with a bunch of teens who have it out for him on account of his father's actions as Chancellor and to top it all off, Clarke still hates him.
    • Taken Up to Eleven in "Earth Kills": He cared so much for her that he lied about getting her father executed so that she'd hate him instead of her mother, who was actually responsible. And when she finally gets over hating him, he's murdered.
  • Nice Guy: While starkly aware that everyone hated him because of his privilege, he continued to work for the good of everyone else.
  • Only Sane Man: He quickly points out to the rest of the 100 that making the Ark think they're dead isn't a good idea, since it means that all of their doctors, engineers, and other professionals whose help they could use will be staying up in space.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Inverted. In the books he and Clarke used to be in a relationship. In the show he clearly likes her but is killed before anything can develop between them.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: He's murdered by Charlotte in the third episode. The messy fallout of his death just proves to the 100 that they need law and order if they are to survive.
  • Silent Scapegoat: He knew Clarke's mother was the one who turned in her father, but he took the blame so that she wouldn't blame her mother. As soon as this is cleared up, he gets killed.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: There are a lot of people who hate him because of Chancellor Jaha's decisions, even though he had nothing to do with those decisions. It gets him killed by one of the victims of his father's decisions.
  • Smart People Play Chess: His father's memento of him is a chess piece.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: Wells' decision to go with the lawful side of the equation resulted in his turning in Clarke's father, a decision which Clarke hates him for. Or so he claimed. It was actually Clarke's mother who chose to uphold the law and turn in Clarke's father, and Wells wanted to spare Clarke that knowledge.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Arguably the nicest person of The 100, and he's one of the first to die (at the end of episode 3).
  • You Make Me Sic: Wells's response to getting a death threat carved into the wall of the drop ship?
    Wells: You spelled 'die' wrong, geniuses.
  • You Killed My Father: By proxy, nearly everyone (including Clarke, his oldest friend) has a grudge against Wells because Chancellor Jaha had their parents thrown out of an airlock. It gets him killed.

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Sky People/The Ark/Arkadia

    Abby 

Chancellor Abigail Griffin

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"I have faith too...in my daughter."
Season 2 Abby 

Played by: Paige Turco
Affiliation: The Ark, The Sky People(Skaikru), The City Of Light
Character Appearances: Season 1-Present(Main)
Status: Alive

Abigail "Abby" Griffin is Clarke's mother. She is the chief medical officer of the Ark and the main proponent regarding the habitable status of Earth. Her husband was the chief engineer, Jake Griffin. She was a member of the Council led by Chancellor Jaha on the Ark before being stripped of her title, though she regained this position shortly afterward. Upon her arrival on Earth, Abby was Chancellor for a time when Marcus Kane gave her his pin. During this time she ruled autocratically, refusing to let Kane take over again on his return and betraying her former friend Jaha by putting him in prison. Only months later did she step down as leader. Abby becomes friends with Raven Reyes when she needs her mechanical expertise to try to get more information on what the 100 is dealing with on the ground. She begins to like the young engineer due to her reminding Abby of Clarke. Abby's relationship with her daughter became strained following Clarke's discovery of her mother's betrayal to her father which led to his execution. It only became more complicated once Abby and the rest of the arkers joined the 100 on Earth, as they were both the leaders of their respective groups of people. Clarke ultimately knew more about living on Earth and dealing with the grounders than Abby did. Abby continues to work as the resident doctor in the newly established sky people colony known as Arkadia and has supported Marcus Kane's campaign for peaceful cohabitation with the grounders, putting her at odds with the anti-grounder factions within their people.


  • Anger Born of Worry: When Raven helps Clarke escape from camp she slaps her before she even realizes it.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: After the other main characters flee Arkadia in Season 3, she ends up taking one of the City of Light chips to save Raven's life. She gets better in the finale.
  • The Chains of Commanding: After becoming Chancellor she has to deal with the stress of trying to keep everyone alive, knowing that it could mean war with one wrong decision. Worse, most of the Grounders see Clarke as the leader of their faction.
  • Determined Widow: After Jake dies trying to tell everyone about the oxygen crisis on the Ark thanks to believing that Jaha and the Council would cooperate, she does everything she find a solution to save as many people as possible.
  • Disney Death: When the dropship that Diana stole crashes on Earth and explodes, leaving no survivors, both the 100 and the audience thought Abby was inside. She wasn't.
  • Functional Addict: Develops a nasty pill habit during her 6 years in the underground bunker. She seems to function well with them, but goes through serious detox symptoms without.
  • The Heart: Plays the role for the senior staff of the Ark. Continually trying to keep everyone alive. Essentially acts as the moral compass.
    Abby: I choose to make sure we deserve to stay alive.
    • When Clarke starts resorting to more ruthless actions, Abigail plays this to her as well:
    Abby: Try to remember that we're the good guys.
  • Heel Realization: Initially, at the beginning of the oxygen crisis, she was sided with the Council to keep it confidential, but when Jake dies trying to reveal it, she realizes he was right and sees that the Council is becoming indecisive. Also helped that the Ark's chance of survival is dependent on her daughter's (and the 100's) survival, which is 50/50 depending on how well the two groups communicate.
  • In-Series Nickname: Her colleagues call her "Abby."
  • Last-Minute Reprieve: In the Pilot, Abby is in the airlock and the security officer has his hand on the button to open the outer door when the Chancellor arrives to pardon her.
  • The Medic: Resident doctor on the Ark.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Jake confided in her about discovering the oxygen crisis, she tells him that he should keep it under wraps for their family's sake and also to prevent the Council from going after him for causing mass hysteria. When he decides he can't, she reveals this to the Council and tries to bargain with them, but alas, no avail, and he gets executed. This is what causes her to have a Heel Realization and do her best to go against Kane's handling of the crisis.
  • Out-of-Character Alert: When Kane gets to Polis and finds that everyone is now Brainwashed and Crazy, A.L.I.E. tries using her to get the others' location from him by using Distracted by the Sexy (as in, making out). Kane sees through it due to her Skewed Priorities and uncharacteristic lack of faith in Clarke after she had already said pre-brainwashing that she believes Clarke is strong enough to keep herself safe.
  • Parental Substitute: Apart from being Clarke's actual mother, Abby is often seen looking out for Raven as well.
  • Plot Armor: Throughout Season 1 she narrowly escapes certain death several times, be it from being indulged at the last minute or from not actually being in the dropship everyone thought she was in. It's hard to have such luck if you're not a main character.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: In the first season, she's certainly more compassionate and reasonable than Kane, Jaha, or Sydney, and she's the staunchest believer of the 100's survival.
  • The Rival: Seems like one to Kane in the first half of Season 1 due to their opposing beliefs in the Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism. However, events later on in the season show that Kane is not above actions such as being sympathetic enough to help her contact Raven (which she was trying to do without the Council's knowledge until he found out and arrested her), and when things get From Bad to Worse, he shows concern for her well-being and this is likewise from her. There are a few moments where they still butt heads in Season 2, but it is very minimal and is completely gone by the end of the season. It gets implied that prior to the oxygen crisis, they were friends and on better terms.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: She saves Chancellor Jaha even though it means breaking the law by using more than the allowed amount of medical supplies. It may have been to make up for getting her husband killed.
  • Second Love: If Cece hasn't been forgotten by the entire universe, she's this to Kane.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In the book, Clarke's mother was executed alongside her husband.
  • Super Doc: She's the go-to doctor for any medical problem, be it illness or an emergency surgery.
  • Supporting Leader: After taking on the Chancellor title after Kane.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Kane. It gets a little more blatant towards the end of Season 2... and then Season 3 happens. A.L.I.E. tries taking advantage of this when she gets brainwashed and Kane has information she wants.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Or at least on better terms, with fellow Councilman Kane. Given all the Ship Tease they get in later seasons, it's safe to say that they get much better.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: She firmly believes that Earth is safe to inhabit, even in the absence of any proof. Justified, since she has a daughter down there and doesn't want to believe that she is dead.

    Jaha 

Chancellor Thelonious Jaha

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"How can I ask anyone to make a sacrifice that I'm not willing to make myself?"
Season 2 Jaha 

Played by: Isaiah Washington
Affiliation: The Ark, The Sky People(Skaikru), The City Of Light
Character Appearances: Season 1-5(Main)
Status: Deceased

Thelonious Jaha is Wells' father and the former Chancellor of the Ark. Thelonious, along with Marcus, were best friends with Jake Griffin and his family. However, his and Marcus' friendship with the Griffins deteriorates after Jake's death and Clarke's subsequent arrest but he manages to maintain Abby's. He loses his power while on Earth as he clashes with Abby and Marcus over their views on the grounders in addition to the unconfirmed destination, the "City of Light". Along with Murphy, he leads a small group of his followers from Camp Jaha to find the city.


  • Beard of Sorrow: Grows one after being captured in Season 2, hinting at his Sanity Slippage.
  • Big Good: He can be considered this during Season 1, being the Chancellor of the Ark and a Reasonable Authority Figure. He certainly doesn't fit the trope at all after coming to Earth.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Thanks to the the City of Light. He gets better.
  • Brutal Honesty: Chancellor Jaha outright admits to the 100 that the reason they were chosen for this mission was that their crimes made them expendable.
  • Character Death: In episode 2 of season 5.
  • The Dragon: Became ALIE's first convert and serves as her mouthpiece and representative to those who have not (yet) been chipped
  • Death Seeker: During the first season, his two criteria for solutions to the many problems of the Ark seem to be "Will it solve the problem?" and "Can I somehow justify dying while implementing it?". Downplayed but still shows shades of this throughout the rest of the series. He finally eats it in the second episode of season 5, and seems happy to be reunited with his family in the afterlife.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: He's gotten a little obsessive over the idea that he survived 'for a reason'. Searching for the City of Light is part of it, he thinks he was chosen to lead his people to salvation.
  • The Determinator: Becomes one in Season 2, after some words of encouragement from an image of his son.
  • The Engineer: He was an engineer before becoming Chancellor. Some of this still shows, like how he was able to rig a nuclear warhead to bring him to earth.
  • Evil Chancellor: Subverted. He seems like this and is viewed this way by some of the 100, but in actuality he is a Reasonable Authority Figure who tries his best to avoid needlessly executing people.
  • Going Down with the Ship: In "We Are Grounders, Part Two" he makes a Heroic Sacrifice by staying behind to manually disengage the final Dropship from The Ark, even though this means he cannot go with them. Subverted as he manages to save himself through a Helpful Hallucination of his son and get down to the ground.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: See above.
  • Last Words: "Take me to my wife. Take me to Wells."
  • Meaningful Name: As A.L.I.E. lampshades, Thelonius means "lord or ruler" (as he's the leader of the Ark at the beginning).
  • Mouth of Sauron: Serves as A.L.I.E.'s primary mouthpiece, liaison, and recruiter in the third season.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He saved Clarke's mother from being thrown out of the airlock because she is a good doctor and saved his life, even if the means she used were illegal.
  • Sanity Slippage: Goes through this post-"Spacewalker" on his quest to find the City of Light, becoming less of The Good Chancellor and more of a semi-religious fanatic.
  • Secret Stab Wound: During a riot in the bunker, he is stabbed but hides it from the others. He succumbs to his wound after the conflict has been resolved.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Seems to have taken this up in Kane's stead near the mid-season finale in Season 2. While he was more extreme in trying to push the members of Camp Jaha into fleeing, he did have a point in that relying on Clarke was pushing it because if she was wrong they were going to be eliminated and that sacrificing Finn would be the best alternative.
  • Supporting Leader: Of the Ark in the first season.
  • Wild Card: He can ‘’mostly’’ be counted on to do the right thing, but his varying levels of sanity and fanatiscism throughout the series make him an unpredictable element.

    Kane 

Councilman Marcus Kane

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"No one else can die because of me."
Season 2 Kane 

Played by: Henry Ian Cusick
Affiliation: The Ark, The Sky People(Skaikru), The City Of Light
Character Appearances: Season 1-Present(Main)
Status: Alive

Marcus Kane is one of the Councillors on the Ark. When Thelonious Jaha was Chancellor, he was second-in-command. He, along with Thelonious Jaha, were friends with Jake Griffin and his family, but his friendship with them did not last after Jake's execution and Clarke's subsequent arrest. Though he initially supports population culls to extend life on the Ark, when Earth is shown to be survivable, he is guilt-stricken and works for everyone to survive in hopes of making amends of his past misdeeds. This, in addition to his mother's influence and death, affect his later actions of seeking peaceful and compromising solutions when governing his people after arriving on Earth; in the process he gains allies who respect his new approaches, rebuilds his friendship with Jake's wife Abby Griffin, and earns the grounders commander Lexa's trust. He initially sides with Thelonious Jaha, but with the former Chancellor now appearing delusional, ruthless and possibly insane, Kane aligns himself with Abby, who becomes Jaha's successor.


  • Badass Beard: Starts growing once the Ark lands on the ground. It grows into a beard by Season 3.
  • Big Good: He starts out antagonistic, but with time he comes to fit this trope pretty well as a well-intentioned and respected leader for the Sky People and even for some of the Grounders. This is perhaps more evident when Pike rises to power and Kane becomes the leader of the faction that opposes him.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: One of A.L.I.E.'s victims towards the end of Season 3. He gets better, along with everyone else, after she is deleted by Clarke.
  • Canon Foreigner: Not named in the original novel.
  • Character Development: Starts off as very rigid and uncompromising, being willing to take extreme actions to safeguard the people of the Ark. Eventually he learns to compromise and becomes more compassionate.
  • Crucified Hero Shot: Is literally crucified when he staunchly refuses to take the Chip in an attempt to get him to take it. Even more symbolic given that by that point, everyone in Arkadia has taken it.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: His hair is nice and tidy in the earlier parts of Season 1 to show how seemingly distant and cold he is, but it starts to get messy and even grows facial hair once things start to fall apart and he undergoes Character Development. Justified, as there probably aren't any adequate showers or shavers in Arkadia.
  • Heel Realization: People willingly volunteering for the Culling first made him realize that deception and ruthless acts may not be the best way to keep the Ark going. Guilt over the Culling and then his mother's death completes his turn from cold and ruthless to being more compassionate and willing to listen to reason.
  • Heroic BSoD: The second time he cries on the show is the season 3 finale, where he breaks free of A.L.I.E.'s influence in the middle of strangling Bellamy, before sitting there in shock and sobbing in Abby's arms.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Invoked when he intends to stay behind in the Ark to manually disengage the final Dropship. Subverted when Jaha does it before he can leave the Dropship.
  • Looks Like Jesus: In season 5, he sports shoulder-length hair, a scruffy beard, and advocates for peace with Eligius.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • When they make contact with Earth and learn it's survivable, he feels this as he looks over the memorial for the 320 people he sentenced to death. His greatest regret is that if he had just waited three more days it wouldn't have been necessary.
    • A.L.I.E.'s influence dies midway as he strangles Bellamy nearly to death. He sits there in shock, trying to comprehend what just happened and what he has done while brainwashed, before breaking down in Abby's arms.
  • Name of Cain: Subverted. Although Kane initially appears sketchy and power-hungry, he does genuinely have the best interests of the Ark at heart, and works towards them even if his methods aren't often the best.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: His last words to his mother were disdain and refusal to participate in a religious ritual that mattered to her.
  • Number Two: To Jaha on the Ark. After a brief stint as Chancellor on the ground, he hands the position to Abby and becomes her adviser.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Henry Ian Cusick doesn't quite pull off Kane's American accent.
  • Parental Substitute: At times seems to take on this role to Bellamy and Octavia although their is still some tension between the former and him considering that he helped float their mother.
  • Perma-Stubble: Grows one in Season 2 before becoming a beard in Season 3.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Becomes one by the end of Season 1 and in Season 2.
  • Red Herring: Is made to look like a major antagonist and the one behind the assassination attempt on Jaha. He's not.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Averted, twice. Once when someone has to stay behind to launch the Ark, Kane volunteers, but Jaha gets there first. Secondly, when they are imprisoned by the Grounders, Kane attempts to kill himself so that Jaha won't die. This trope is even discussed with Abigail.
    Abigail: You're only Chancellor because Thelonius beat you to redemption.
  • Romancing the Widow: Considering how close he and Abby are getting, it'll result in this, as Jake, her husband, is dead.
  • The Rival: Seems like one to Abby in the first half of Season 1 due to their opposing beliefs in the Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism. However, events later on in the season show that he is not above actions such as being sympathetic enough to help her contact Raven (which she was trying to do without the Council's knowledge until he found out and arrested her), and when things get From Bad to Worse, he shows concern for her well-being and this is likewise from her. There are a few moments where they still butt heads in Season 2, but it is very minimal and is completely gone by the end of the season. It gets implied that prior to the oxygen crisis, they were friends and on better terms.
  • Second Love: It looks like it's going this way with Abby. In season 4 they sleep together and admit to loving each other.
  • Sheathe Your Sword: He takes this approach when trying to make peace with the Grounders after imprisoning one of them. It gets him tossed into their version of a prison.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: He establishes his Well-Intentioned Extremist credentials by callously responding to Callie's pleas that he spare her friend by telling her that friendship is a luxury they can't afford. He goes on the other end in Season 2, wanting peace despite the risks later on.
  • Smug Snake: Acts rather smug a couple of times, mostly towards Abby, at least in the initial beginning of the show. Turns out it's probably just him getting tired of her idealism due to how realistically hopeless the oxygen crisis is getting.
  • Technical Pacifist: He technically becomes one after the events of season 1 where in season 2 and 3 he tries to find a peaceful solution to all the conflicts which includes making peace with the grounders and even trying to convince Cage that he could convince the Sky People to volunteer for the bone marrow procedures in order to get him to stop the killing but he will still fight if it is necessary.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Becomes more willing to compromise a little after Season 1 and earlier parts of Season 2, thanks to Character Development. By the latter seasons Kane is shown to be vary compassionate to both Skaikru and the rest of the Grounders, being one of the strongest advocates of piece between both, to the point that it's hard to reconcile the cold jerkass he was in the first season to the man he is know.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Abby. It gets a little more blatant towards the end of Season 2... and then Season 3 happens. A.L.I.E. tries to exploit this in Polis, but Kane figures out what's going on.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He claims that everything he does is to ensure mankind's survival, whether or not it's nice. It tones down after Season 2.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Or at least on better terms, with fellow Councillor Abby Griffin. They get better. A lot better, to be precise.
  • You Are in Command Now: Leaves the position of Chancellor to Abby before he leaves on a mission for peace, in case he doesn't make it back.

    Cece 

Callie "Cece" Cartwig

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Played By Kelly Hu
Affiliation: The Ark
Character Appearances: Season 1(Main Character) in only pilot episode
Status: Deceased(Off-Screen)

An officer of the Ark and the best friend of Abigail Griffin.


  • Advertised Extra: Credited as a main cast member for the first two episodes only to appear in just the first and is never seen again.
  • Alliterative Name: Callie "Cece" Cartwig.
  • Dropped After the Pilot: Callie only appears in the first episode and is never mentioned again.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Is never mentioned again after the pilot, which is weird, considering her relationship with the Griffins and Kane. You would've expected Abby to bring it up against Kane at some point, considering Cece and the latter were slated to be ex-lovers and he probably would've been related to her execution somehow. Might be a case of Retcon or Canon Discontinuity.
  • Honorary Uncle: Was considered by Clarke to be an aunt, considering Abby trusts her enough to look out for Clarke.
  • Take Care of the Kids: Abby asked her to take care of Clarke when it seemed that she would die.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Gives one to Kane when he won't listen to reason.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Never seen again outside the first episode, Word of God states that she was floated off-screen for an unknown crime.
  • Working with the Ex: Is the liaison between the citizens and the Council, and Kane, her ex, is a Councilman.

Grounders

    Roan 

Roan

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Played by: Zach McGowan
Aliases: Prince Roan(Formerly), King Roan
Affiliation: The Ice Nation(Azdega)
Character Appearances: Season 3(Recurring Character), Season 4(Main Character)
Status: Deceased

Son of Queen Nia and prince of the Ice Nation, Roan was banished from the Ice Nation. At the start of season 3, he works as a bounty hunter and later becomes king of the Ice Nation after his mother's death.


  • Aloof Ally: Throughout season 3 he helps out Clarke but mostly only when helping her serve his own goals like his desire to escape imprisonment from Polis.
    • Part of the reason he is really helping Clarke and the others with the A.L.I.E problem is to make Ontari the official commander since they have to give her the flame to defeat A.L.I.E.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: Lexa publicly declares him king of the Ice Nation after publicly killing his mother Nia.
  • Bounty Hunter: Hunts down Clarke and attempts to claim the bounty on her in order to get his exile lifted.
  • The Champion: His mother Nia chooses him as hers to challenge Lexa but a subversion because of the fact that he is not fighting for his mother but just so he can get his banishment lifted and could care less about who will become the commander.
  • Character Death: Season 4 episode 10. Luna takes advantage of some acid rain coming down, wounds him and then drowns him.
  • The Exile: He was banished from the Ice Nation for being their prince and he wants nothing more than to rid himself of this status. He was working for Lexa on the hope that she would lift his banishment.
  • Face Death with Dignity:
    • When Lexa defeats him in their fight and it looked like she was going to kill him. His only response is to tell her to get it over with, but this is subverted when she kills his mother instead and declares him king.
    • Roan's true death in season 4 episode 10 has him accepting his passing like a warrior and goes down swinging in order to protect his people.
  • I Am Not My Mother: Once Roan becomes the new king of the Ice Nation Echo constantly tells him he should act more ruthless like his mother before him. However Roan proves to be far more honourable then his mother, choosing to fight his own battles instead of sending others to do it for him, and once he finds out that Echo was murdering people in the Conclave for him, banishes her from the Ice Nation.
  • Never Found the Body: He is shot in the gut and carried off by A.L.I.E's people with it never being confirmed whether or not he dies from his wound. He is revealed to be (barely) alive in season 4, and Clark and Abby quickly patch him up.
  • Noble Demon: The main distinction between Roan and his mother is that, while both can be ruthless to their enemies, Roan ultimately has a sense of honour and refuses to allow others to fight his battles for him and, when he finds out that Echo was murdering contestants of the Conclave behind his back, banishes her from the Ice Nation.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Once he and Clarke form a partnership in season 4 Roan is shown to be quite reasonable to her since he wants his people to survive from the radiation. Even him going against her briefly is because he believes that the Sky People were betraying his people and he wanted to protect them and, after Clarke agrees to share Arcadia with the Ice Nation, aborts the potential war between the two peoples.
  • Klingon Promotion: Subverted; When Clarke tries to convince him to kill his mother and become king, in an effort to prevent him from fighting Lexa. He tells her that it wouldn't work because his people would not accept him as king if he killed her.
  • Not So Different: His bond with Clarke is based on how they are both loners who are separated from their people, but under different circumstances.
  • Promoted to Opening Credits: A recurring character in season 3, promoted to series regular in season 4.
  • Ship Tease:
    • He bonds with Clarke and vice versa, while he has her captured and when they are in Polis and he even makes an offer that they escape from there together. Clarke is also shown to trust him when they team up to find Ontari, so they can defeat A.L.I.E. He tells her that if they are successful, he will make sure that Ontari is informed that she helped her, in an attempt to convince her not to declare war on her people.
    • Raven's actress Lindsey Morgan has been teasing on social media that Roan and Raven will become romantically involved in season 4 calling the ship "Ice Mechanic". Turns out to be a case of Never Trust a Trailer, as this never even comes close to happening.
  • The Stoic: Just like other Grounders, he does not show very many emotions.
  • The Unfettered: He had only one goal when he captures Clarke and that is to take her to Lexa and he wasn't going to let anything stop him. Even then his true goal was to get his banishment from his clan lifted so that he could go home.
  • Warrior Prince: He is the son of the Ice Nation Queen Nia and he is a capable warrior.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: His fate is left uncertain after "Perverse Instantiation Part One" in which he is shot by A.L.I.E's people and dragged off without the audience knowing whether or not he survives. This is because the producers were uncertain if his actor would be able to return next season. It's revealed that he survived, though just barely.
  • Wild Card:
    • As stated, his only goal was to get his banishment lifted and when it didn't look like that was going to happen, because of Lexa imprisoning him, he is willing to work with Clarke to escape as she was also imprisoned. He also had no loyalty to his mother and only fought for her because winning could lift his banishment. He willingly makes peace with Lexa, when he is crowned king, after she kills his mother.
    • As the king, he backs Ontari's claim to the commander's throne because it his duty as king and to his nation to do so, going against Clarke. He later only decides to work with Clarke again, when she decides to give Ontari the Flame (which would have made her the official commander) in the effort to defeat A.L.I.E.
    • He subsequently works with the Arkadians to find a way to survive Praimfaya, an alliance that last most of the season. However, it breaks when Kane works with Indra to secure the bunker. He's later willing to work with Octavia in the conclave to take down Luna, though this gets him killed.

     Lincoln 

Lincoln

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Mebi oso na hit choda op nodotaim. (May we meet again)
Season 2 Lincoln 
Played by: Ricky Whittle
Affiliation: The Tree People(Trikru), The Sky People(Skaikru), Reapers(Mount Weather)
Character Appearances: Season 1(Recurring Character), Season 2-3(Main Character)
Status: Deceased

A native of the surface who has been watching the 100. Ends up exiled from his Clan for siding with them. He is the closest thing the 100 have to an ally on the planet.


  • Aloof Ally: Becomes this to the 100 after bonding with Octavia. He's gruff and terse and most of them avoid him, but he helps where he can.
  • Annoying Arrows: Been shot twice, once in the chest and the other time near the kidneys. Both times treats such wounds as trivial.
  • The Atoner: Shows deep regret for his actions as a Reaper and volunteers to accompany Bellamy to Mount Weather in order to face it.
  • The Bait: Twice, once to lead the Reapers away from Finn and Clarke. The second time he and Finn were this to the Reapers leading them to the Grounder invasion force...
  • Beard of Barbarism/Beard of Evil: upgrades his Perma-Stubble to this after being turned into a Reaper. It becomes a short-lived Beard of Sorrow after Clarke and Abby detox him.
  • Category Traitor: His people consider him one after he helps out the 100.
  • Character Death: Is executed via a bullet to the head, after helping Kane escape. Doubles as a Heroic Sacrifice, as Pike would have executed the other Grounder prisoners had Lincoln or one of the other escapees didn't turn themselves in.
  • Combat Medic: Was the Grounders' healer originally. Shown to be able to hold himself in a fight as well.
  • Cultural Rebel: According to Indra in "Blood Must Have Blood, Part One", he always questioned his people's way of life. Helping the 100 made him more of an outcast.
  • Defecting for Love: Octavia is the catalyst for his leaving his people.
  • Heroic Willpower: Averted, then played straight later. When trying to smuggle Bellamy into Mount Weather, he defects back to the Reapers when offered more Red. In the second season finale, he overcomes both this temptation and his fear of the tone generator in order to kill Cage.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Is the most ripped of the main cast and obviously the one that gets the most Shirtless Scenes.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: Averted, originally aided the 100 due to Octavia, he has shown to assist multiple times due to the fact that he believes what his people are doing is wrong.
  • The Quiet One: He's noticeably less talkative than any other major character.
  • The Stoic: After being captured by the 100, Bellamy tortures him. He never says a word, and only gives them the information they need after Octavia willingly poisons herself.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Technically he and Octavia comes across us this. She was born in Space and lived under ground. He was born on Earth and is a Grounder. His people see her people as Invaders and her people see his as unreasonable people determined to wipe them out for no reason.
  • Technical Pacifist: He doesn't agree with the violent culture of his people and with what they were doing to the Sky People and he's mostly an outcast among his people for his peaceful nature. But he is also a capable fighter and warrior and will kill if he has to.
    • He could also be considered a pacifist because of his friendship with Luna and the fact he knows how to find and contact her and it is implied she only gives people this information if they have the desire to live a life of non-violence.
  • Tragic Monster: He gets tortured, reprogrammed, biologically modified and addicted to drugs by the head of Mount Weather's security, effectively turning him into a bestial Reaper agianst his will. He gets better.
  • Tribal Face Paint: Has some on his face and arms.

     Echo 
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Played by: Tasya Teles
Character Appearances: Season 2-4(Recurring Character), Season 5 (Main Character)
Status: Alive

Echo is introduced as a warrior of the Ice Nation that was captured by Mount Weather. She allies with Bellamy when he infiltrates the mountain. However, she shows her true colors after being freed and rejoining with the rest of her clan — and choosing her clan over him. Echo holds many positions in her clan, including spy and royal guard.


  • Action Girl: She is a skilled warrior. Even in a cage, she manages to help Bellamy kill Lovejoy.
  • Ascended Extra: In season 2 and 3, she only appears in 3 episodesnote  and she mostly only interacts with Bellamy in those appearances. She gets more focus in season 4 interacting with Roan and leading the Ice Nation and eventually reluctantly becomes an ally to the main characters when faced with the prospect of being killed by Praimfaya after being exiled by her clan and eventually ends up as part of the seven person team to life on The Arc for five years.
  • The Atoner: Season 5 makes it clear that she regrets her past betrayal of Bellamy. After 3 years he forgave her and they're a couple.
  • Badass in Distress: Captured by Mount Weather and harvested for blood.
  • Battle Couple: With Bellamy in season 5.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In season 4, Echo rescues the Delinquents from a group of nomadic Grounders who attack them and try to steal their hazmat suits, riding in on horseback and shooting them with her bow.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Nearly hits it in the season 4 finale, when the prospect of living in space for five years finally gets to her. She prepares to commit suicide, but Bellamy talks her down at the last minute.
  • Enemy Mine: After some antagonism, she and Bellamy team up in Mount Weather to free the grounders from their cages.
  • The Exile: Roan banishes her from the Ice Nation for interfering in the Conclave to decide to the fate of the bunker. She ends up helping Bellamy's group reach The Arc in order to survive Praimfaya.
  • Evil Chancellor: Echo serves this role to Roan in season 4 since, while Roan is a Reasonable Authority Figure who is willing to help other clans aside from his own, Echo encourages him to think only of Azgeda and be as ruthless as his mother. Eventually things come to a head during the Conclave and Echo is banished by Roan when she tries to kill his competition for him.
  • Facial Markings: Echo is often seen with the white face paint of Azgeda warriors.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: She goes from being a random Ice Nation warrior to essentially Roan's second-in-command in the fourth season, even leading them when he leaves to help Clarke. The fact that practically all other Azgeda leadership besides Roan was dead by that point probably helped a bit.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: She was a reluctant ally to Bellamy in season 2, but revealed her true loyalty to Azgeda in the next two seasons. After her exile at the hands of Roan, she desperately pleads with the main characters to find a way to survive Praimfaya, as she's been locked out of the bunker. Even Murphy of all people doubts her intentions due to the amount of times she's betrayed them in the past.
  • Horse Archer: Echo displays some impressive archery skills on horseback when she kills the Grounder nomads that ambush the main characters.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: Echo is fiercely loyal to Azgeda and is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure her people's survival, even going as far as breaking the sacred traditions of the Grounders. Roan states that her ways remind him too much of his mother's cruel philosophy of power over all else.
    • This characteristic of hers gets compared to Clarke in a latter episode in season 4. The two ladies aren't so different, after all.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: In season 5.
  • The Rival: To Octavia in season 4. Both of them are fierce warriors in their own right, but Echo despises the fact that Octavia is from another clan. The two of them eventually duel in a failed attempt by Echo to capture Octavia alive; in the ensuring scuffle, Echo accidentally stabs Octavia in the stomach (Octavia also accidentally walked right into Echo's sword) and thought Octavia dead when she fell off the cliff. Octavia later turns up alive, however.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: In season 3 she appears to be helping Bellamy and the other Sky People prevent an attack by the Ice Nation on Lexa and the others at the ceremony to make the Sky People the 13th clan and apart of the Grounder nation. Turns out she was distracting them so the Ice Nation could bomb Mount Weather out of loyalty for her queen.
    • Played with, as well. Word of God has confirmed that Echo also partially did this in order to get Bellamy out of Mount Weather, saving his life in the process. Echo herself confirms this in the opening episode to season 4. She flat-out told Bellamy that she saved his life by taking him out of Mount Weather, and she apologized for Gina.
    • She eventually becomes a straight Sixth Ranger to the group heading up to the Ark, as the only one the others don't know very well or trust very much.
  • Ship Tease: Bellamy promising to return for her and later keeping his word can be seen as this. He also has a Take Me Instead moment earlier when Echo is selected for harvesting and Bellamy saves her by rattling his cage aggressively so that he is taken in her place. Later, she kills a guard to save his life.
    • It is also saying something that Bellamy immediately trusts her when she returns in the third season and her betrayal has the implication that she purposely saved his life in the process of luring him away from Mount Weather (confirmed in the first episode of season 4), but it looks like Ship Sinking because of the betrayal leading to the death of his girlfriend at the time, Gina.
    • Echo asked Bellamy in the season 4 opening episode whether they could ever trust each other again. This becomes a running theme in season 4.
    • Bellamy is the one to talk her out of committing suicide in season 4, and Echo returns the favor by saving Bellamy's life aboard the Ring.
    • No teasing in season 5, they're a couple.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork:
    • When she firsts meets Bellamy in the cages she spits in his face when she finds out he's a Sky Person and doesn't trust him even after he explains that the Sky People and the Grounders formed a truce. This is subverted later after they save each other lives and they eventually become a better team. It later gets zigzagged in season 4 since her actions lead to Mount Weather being destroyed and they both admit they can't fully trust one another but Bellamy is ultimately still willing to work with her and does show her a lot of compassion and for Echo's part she still seems to have a soft spot for him (in particular, Echo have had multiple opportunities to kill Bellamy, but hesitated each time).
    • This is her relationship with Octavia as well, as the two are forced to work together a few times in season 4. After the events of the Conclave, as soon as Bellamy opens the bunkers door, Octavia makes sure to kick Echo out since she doesn't want her anywhere near the Wonkru.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Will stop at nothing to keep Bellamy safe when Wonkru is betrayed and attacked.
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