|“||I lost someone special to me, too. Her name was Costia. She was captured by the Ice Nation, whose queen believed she knew my secrets. Because she was mine they tortured her, killed her, cut off her head.||”|
|— Lexa to Clarke [src]|
Costia was first mentioned in Remember Me when Lexa told grieving Clarke of her own past love. Her death significantly impacted Lexa's views on love and emotions and how she ruled over her role people.
Little is known about Costia's early life except that she met, befriended, and eventually fell in love with Lexa.
Throughout the Series
In Remember Me, Lexa tells Clarke about Costia after the funeral for the massacred victims of Tondc and Finn Collins. Lexa mentions that she loved someone by the name of Costia and the Ice Nation Queen kidnapped her, tortured her, and cut off her head because they thought that she knew Lexa's secrets and because she was hers.
In Bodyguard of Lies, Clarke mentions Costia when she is telling Lexa she is weak for hiding her feelings and that she is still haunted by Costia's death.
In Watch the Thrones, Lexa kills Nia in retribution for the destruction of Mount Weather and challenging Lexa's throne. Though not directly mentioned, Nia's death also avenges Costia.
|Many Happy Returns||Absent|
|Fog of War||Absent|
|Long Into an Abyss||Absent|
|Survival of the Fittest||Absent|
|Coup de Grâce||Absent|
|Bodyguard of Lies||Mentioned|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1)||Absent|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2)||Absent|
|Wanheda (Part 1)||Absent|
|Wanheda (Part 2)||Absent|
|Ye Who Enter Here||Absent|
|Watch the Thrones||Absent|
|Terms and Conditions||Absent|
|Join or Die||Absent|
|Red Sky at Morning||Absent|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 1)||Absent|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)||Absent|
Notes and Trivia
- She may have been named after Anacostia in Washington D.C.
- Her status as Lexa's deceased lover makes her one of the first LGBT characters in The 100 canon.
- As of Season 5, she is one of seven known LGBT characters, the others being Clarke, Lexa, Niylah, Miller, Bryan, and Jackson.