|“||I love you, Clarke. Don't ever forget that.||”|
|— Abby to Clarke [src]|
Clarke is Abigail Griffin's daughter. Before Clarke is sent down to Earth in the Pilot, Abigail tells her to be safe and that she loves her. After, Abigail closely watches over Clarke's vitals. While on Earth, Clarke learns the truth about her mother's involvement in her father's death in Earth Kills. This causes a rift between Clarke and her mother. To punish her mother for her father's death, she takes her wristband off, letting Abigail believe her to be dead. When Raven Reyes makes contact with the Ark in Contents Under Pressure, Clarke confronts her mother and tells her she knows the truth. Abigail tries to apologizes explain his death was never supposed to happen. Clarke truly believes she will never be able to forgive her mother for turning in her father. When Clarke believes her mother to be dead in the Exodus ship crash, she is devastated.
When they are reunited in Human Trials, Clarke is happy to see her but their relationship is strained. Clarke goes behind Abby's back to the point of usurping her authority on numerous occasions. Abby often disagrees with the decisions Clarke makes in regards to the people. Tensions escalate in Coup de Grâce when Clarke tells her mother that even though Abby is the Chancellor, Clarke is the one in charge. In Rubicon, when Abby finds out that Clarke knew ahead of time about the bombing of Tondc, she is appalled that her daughter would do such a thing and begs her to not forget they are the good guys. By Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2), Abby has come to realize the difficult choices her daughter has had to make are not so different than the choices she made on The Council and tells her daughter that maybe there are no good guys.
Throughout the SeriesEdit
In Wanheda (Part 1), it is revealed that Abby has been looking for Clarke for the three months she has been gone. However, when Kane offers to send out another search party Abby realizes "they wouldn't find [Clarke] until she's ready to be found."
In Ye Who Enter Here, Clarke and her mother are reunited. However, their time together is cut short when Clarke informs Abby that Lexa wants them to join the Coalition. Abby eventually agrees and the ceremony that brands Skaikru the thirteenth clan takes place at the summit. Once Ice Nation's threat is made clear, however, Clarke decides to stay behind with Lexa in Polis instead of returning to Arkadia with her mother.
In Hakeldama, Clarke is briefly reunited with her mother when Abby helps her and Octavia escape Arkadia.
In Perverse Instantiation (Part 1), Abby who has taken the chip tortures Clarke in exchange for the passcode for A.L.I.E 2.0. Clarke refuses to give it and Abby (under A.L.I.E.'s control) attempts to hang herself to get her daughter to talk.
In Perverse Instantiation (Part 2), Clarke uses the EMP to remove the chip from her mother. Abby is horrified over what she did to Clarke but Clarke tells her that's ok and "it wasn't [her]". Abby then helps Clarke connect to Ontari to filter her Nightblood into Clarke's system so she can take the flame. While she is in the City of Light, Abby protects her daughter even shooting a chipped grounder who tries to attack Clarke.
Notes and Trivia Edit
- Abby had betrayed Clarke's father by getting him killed, which causes Clarke to hate her.
- Their relationship was on the rocks when Clarke knew about the missile and told no one but Lexa; Abby tells her that she crossed a line.
- Abby knows Clarke loved Lexa and accepts this as she loves her daughter and wants her to be happy.
- Clarke knows about Abby's relationship with Kane and she accepts it and is happy for her mom.
- In Season Four, they got separated for next six years without Clarke having a goodbye with her mom on radio.
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