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You still think this is just about the Chancellor.
— Ridley to Kane [src]


Cuyler Ridley was a minor character in the first season. He was portrayed by Teach Grant and debuted in Contents Under Pressure.

Ridley was a 36-year-old former mechanic on Mecha Station who lost his wife in the Culling. He was on the Exodus ship when it crashed and died in the explosion.

Early Life Edit

Not much is known of his early life. He lived in Section B-17 in Factory Station. His mother's name is Alma Ridley and his father is deceased. He was 36 years old and married with a daughter.

Throughout the Series Edit

In Contents Under Pressure, Ridley's wife sacrificed herself in the Culling so that their daughter would have a better chance at living. He attacked Councilman Marcus Kane later on, when the survival of the 100 implied that the deaths were unnecessary. Later he is seen judging Thelonious Jaha for his decision to allow The Culling to take place. When Ridley accuses Jaha of not understanding their pain, he silently looks down after Jaha screams that his own son is dead. When Jaha appoints Diana Sydney to the council, Ridley and Diana share glances, implying they planned the entire thing.

In Unity Day, Ridley is seen talking with Diana and Lieutenant Graco about their plan after the failed Unity Day bombing. When Diana suggested taking the Exodus drop ship by force, Ridley told them doing that would be detrimental to the rest of the people on the Ark, but Diana still orders it to be done. To buy themselves time Ridley confessed to building and planting the bomb to distract Kane. He reveals to Kane the bomb was supposed to take out The Council, but not just for causing the death his wife. Ridley escapes with Graco and arrives with Diana and the rest of her faction as they prepare the Exodus ship for launch. Ridley finds Abby hiding behind some crates and tries throw out before Diana stops her. When Abby depressurizes the doors, Ridley is the first to try and close them. After the Exodus Ship doors are closed the ship launches but because of interference from the Mountain Men, the ship crashed on Earth, and everyone on board, including Ridley died.

Personality Edit

Ridley is a strong willed individual. He has shown great passion for his loved ones, as he's extremely upset about the unnecessary death of his wife.

Physical Appearance Edit

Ridley has reddish brown hair, brown eyes, a mustache, and a fuzzy beard. He is 5'9" and weighs 205 lbs. His blood type is A negative (information from his Ark profile shown onscreen).

Appearances Edit

Season One
Episode Appearance Status
Pilot Absent
Earth Skills Absent
Earth Kills Absent
Murphy's Law Absent
Twilight's Last Gleaming Absent
His Sister's Keeper Absent
Contents Under Pressure Appears
Day Trip Absent
Unity Day Appears
I Am Become Death Absent
The Calm Absent
We Are Grounders (Part 1) Absent
We Are Grounders (Part 2) Absent


Quotes Edit

Cuyler Ridley: "You're standing where my wife took her last breath."
Marcus Kane: "I'm sorry. I'm so very sorry."
Cuyler Ridley: "Tell me she didn't die for nothing."
Marcus Kane: "If I did I'd be lying."
Cuyler Ridley: "Then it's true? You knew those kids were on the ground? That the Earth is survivable?"
-- in Contents Under Pressure

Marcus Kane: "You were seen planting the bomb, Ridley. You killed 6 people."
Cuyler Ridley: "Should have been 7. Jaha's lucky he cut his speech short."
Marcus Kane: "I know you're upset about what happened at section 17."
Cuyler Ridley: "I lost my wife. You're damn right I'm upset, but this is about more than the culling. Workers all over The Ark are tired of getting screwed. It's our kids you sent to die on earth, and who's on the first drop ship? Not us. Over and over, Jaha and rest of you on The Council betray our trust. Today is your reckoning."
-- in Unity Day

Killed Victims Edit

Notes and Trivia Edit

  • His wife died in The Culling.
  • According to his Ark personnel file shown in Unity Day, Ridley's blood type was A negative. It was later announced by the writers that all Sky People have O Negative blood.[1]
    • He lived on Section B-17.
    • He worked on Mecha Station.
    • The QR code on his Ark profile shown onscreen reads "Lawson".

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See Also Edit

The 100 Characters
Main Characters

Abigail GriffinBellamy BlakeClarke GriffinEchoFinn CollinsJasper JordanJohn MurphyLincolnMarcus KaneMonty GreenOctavia BlakeRaven ReyesRoanThelonious JahaWells Jaha

Recurring Characters

AtomAnyaBeccaBreeBryanCage WallaceCarl EmersonCharles PikeCharmaine DiyozaCommander ShumwayCostaDante WallaceDavid MillerDiana SydneyEmoriFoxGeoff HardyHarper McIntyreHayesIlian‎IndraJacapo SinclairEric JacksonJake GriffinJohn MbegeJonesKara CooperKyle WickLexaLorelei TsingLunaMajor ByrneMaya VieMiles ShawNathan MillerNiylahNykoOntariPaxton McCrearyRileySeikuSterlingVera KaneZoe Monroe

Minor Characters

AdriaAnkaraArtigasAurora BlakeBrellCallie CartwigCharlotteConnorCuyler RidleyDaxDelanoDerekDiggsDrewEthan HardyGlen DicksonGuaraGustusKeenan MykulakMadiMelMylesNygelOsiasOtanPascalRedReese LemkinRoma BraggSiennaTor LemkinTrinaTristanTybeZoran

Deceased Characters

AdenAdriaA.L.I.E.AnkaraAnyaAurora BlakeArtigasAtomBeccaBreeCage WallaceCallie CartwigCarl EmersonCharles PikeCharlotteChrisCommander ShumwayConnorCostiaCraigCuyler RidleyDante WallaceDavid MillerDaxDerekDiana SydneyDiggsDrewFinn CollinsFoxGeoff HardyGideonGina MartinGlen DicksonGuaraGustusHannah GreenHayesIlianJacapo SinclairJake GriffinJasper JordanJonesJohn MbegeKeenan MykulakLeeLexaLincolnLorelei TsingLunaMajor ByrneMaya VieMylesNiaOntariOtanPascalPeri GordonQuintRedRichardsRileyRoanRoma BraggSeikuSemetSgt. ScottShawn GillmerSterlingThelonious JahaTitusTrinaTrisTristanTor LemkinTybeVera KaneVincentWells JahaWhitmanZoe Monroe

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