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|“||This is our home now, we built this from nothing with our bare hands. Our dead are buried behind that wall, in this ground, our ground. The Grounders think they can take that away, they think that because we came from the sky we don't belong here. But they are yet to realise one very important fact, we're on the ground now. And that means that we are Grounders!||”|
|— Bellamy to the 100 [src]|
The 100 (also known as the delinquents, the prisoners of the Ark, and the invaders) are a subgroup of the Sky People and the namesake of the TV series. They are one hundred juvenile delinquents sent to the Earth to determine if the planet had become habitable. While not counted as part of the 100, Bellamy Blake and Raven Reyes also joined the group.
Throughout the first season, the group fight Grounders for territory and survival. By the end of the season, 46 of the 100 are dead. The majority of the rest are captured by Mountain Men, whom they struggle against through the second season.
While individual members of the 100 continue to have significant roles in later seasons, the group is rarely mentioned after they are integrated into the rest of the Sky People in the second season finale. By the end of the fourth season, at least sixty delinquents have died. There are only ten of the 100 who are confirmed alive, while the status of thirty remains unknown.
With resources on the Ark reaching a critical low, the Council needed to reduce population to have sufficient time to make repairs. While adult criminals were already floated (executed), there were 99 juvenile delinquents in the Sky Box who were viewed as expendable. Therefore, the council decided to secretly send them to Earth's surface to determine if it had become habitable again. This was viewed as a long shot but the only alternative was to cull the population.
Charles Pike was ordered to give a two-week crash course on Earth Skills to 98 of the delinquents (Clarke Griffin was in solitary and excluded). A day before launch, Wells Jaha, the Chancellor's son, intentionally committed a crime to join the group. This brought the total number of delinquents to 100.
Before being loaded into a dropship, the delinquents were fitted with biometric wristband so that their health could be monitored. This way it could be determined if the planet had become habitable enough for the rest of the Sky People to join them. Though participation was mandatory and death was viewed as the likely outcome, the 100 were promised a pardon for going down to Earth.
The trip down hits some interference resulting in a crash landing that kills two of the 100. They also discover a stowaway on board: Bellamy Blake, the older brother of Octavia Blake, disguised himself as a guard to come to Earth with his sister. Opening the outer doors, they discover that not only is the ground habitable, it is a beautiful lush place filled with new wonders.
While the majority of delinquents are celebrating, Clarke quickly realizes a problem. They were sent with almost no supplies since they were suppose to land near the former emergency response facility known as Mount Weather. A malfunction in the navigation system caused them to crash twenty-some kilometers from the mountain and also fried their communication system with the Ark.
Tension quickly erupts among the 100. While Wells and Clarke are trying to take steps to ensure the group's survival, other delinquents distrust them and perceive them as privileged due to each having a parent on the Council. Bellamy quickly seizes leadership, being the oldest one and the only person with a gun. He further persuades them with the words that "Here we do whatever the hell we want whenever," causing the youths to begin to chant "Whatever the hell we want!"
Bellamy convinces many of the delinquents to take off their biometric wristbands. In his words, "My people already are down. Those people locked my people up." Unaware of the critical situation on the Ark, many of the youth have mixed feelings about helping the society that marked them as criminals and deemed them expendable. Unknown to everyone on the ground, Bellamy has an ulterior motive in getting rid of the wristbands. In exchange for getting onto the dropship, he shot the Chancellor and presumable killed him. Now he fears anyone else from the Ark coming down and hopes that by destroying the wristbands, he can convince the Council that Earth is too toxic.
Clarke, Octavia, Finn Collins, Monty Green, and Jasper Jordan leave the camp to go search for Mount Weather. However, midway through their journey, Jasper gets speared. They realize they are not alone; there are Grounders, i.e. survivors, on Earth.
Meanwhile, the entire situation is kept secret from the general population on the Ark. A cover story is spread that there was a viral infection in lockup which will prohibit visitations for at least two months. However, some people, including Raven Reyes get suspicious. After investigating, Raven learns of the 100. With Abigail Griffin's help, Raven builds her own escape pod and comes to the ground 11 days after the 100. After fixing the radio, the group on the ground is finally able to communicate with the Ark.
Throughout the first season, the 100 fights to survive against the Grounders. The Grounders consider the delinquents to be invaders treading on their territory. Eventually Clarke and Bellamy emerge as co-leaders of the 100. They find some guns and Bellamy trains a small militia force. At one point Octavia is kidnapped by Lincoln, but then the two form a relationship. Finn unsuccessfully attempts to broker a truce. Just in the final battle of the season, over two dozen delinquents and three hundred Grounders are killed.
Just when the 100 think they have won, 48 out of the remaining 54 delinquents are captured by the Mountain Men, survivors from within Mount Weather. The only six not captured were those who escaped the camp before the explosion.
In Season Two, the majority of the delinquents are held captive within the mountain. At first they believe they have found a safe place on Earth, away from all the fighting. However, Clarke feels uneasy and escapes from the Mountain. With the help of the remaining delinquents, Bellamy, Raven, and the rest of the Arkers, Clarke tries to find a way to rescue the others.
Those remaining within the mountain soon discover that the Mountain Men want to extract their bone marrow to help their citizens counteract radiation poisoning. However, the Mountain Men require so much bone marrow that the extraction process proves fatal. Led by Jasper, the delinquents fight back, taking up arms and killing several Mountain Men. Despite their efforts, they lost five members to bone marrow harvesting.
At the end, Bellamy and Clarke irradiate Level 5, killing most of the Mountain Men. The surviving members of the 100 trek to Arkadia. While individual members of the 100 continue to have significant roles in later seasons, the group is rarely mentioned after they are join the rest of the Sky People in the second season finale.
At the start of Season Three, there were 44 delinquents in Arkadia, including Octavia, Monty, and Jasper. The delinquents integrated with the rest of the Sky People and several of them joined the Arkadia Guard. Clarke and John Murphy were the only two delinquents not in Arkadia with Clarke living alone in the forest and Murphy stuck in a bunker. Eventually the two meet up in Polis while the rest of the delinquents deal with the changes in Arkadia.
Octavia left Arkadia after a group led by Pike massacre the Trikru army sent by Lexa to protect the Sky People from Azgeda. Later Octavia warns a Grounder village of a planned attack, which results in the Grounders setting a trap that kills another delinquent, Zoe Monroe. Soon afterwards, most of the Sky People, including the surviving delinquents, are chipped and follow A.L.I.E. At least one delinquent dies in the subsequent battle in Polis.
During the fourth season, the 100, along with everyone else, try to figure out how to survive Praimfaya. At least four delinquents die during the season. Peter Colton died of radiation exposure after being caught outside during the black rain. Several people, including at least two other delinquents, follow Jasper's lead and decide to commit suicide by drug overdose instead of continuing to struggle to live.
By the end of the season, there are only ten delinquents confirmed alive: six surviving within the Second Dawn Bunker, three went to the Go-Sci Ring, and one living in Green Valley. Because there are only sixty confirmed deaths, the status of thirty delinquents remain unknown. If any of them remain alive, then they would also be within the underground bunker.
The 100 consists of one hundred juvenile delinquents. While Bellamy Blake and Raven Reyes join the delinquents before the rest of Sky People come down to Earth, they are not counted as members of the 100 as they were not juvenile delinquents and were not sent to Earth by the Council. However, when speaking with Madi, Clarke counts Bellamy as "101" since he came to the ground with the delinquents.
Of the 100 initial delinquents, 54 survived season 1. Of those, 46 survived season 2. After that, the delinquents were no longer a separate group and therefore harder to identify. At least 12 but no more than 44 survived season 3. At least 10 but no more than 40 survived season 4. (All of these numbers exclude Bellamy and Raven, both of whom have survived the four seasons.)
There are only ten delinquents confirmed alive. Monty, Murphy, and Harper returned to the Go-Sci Ring with four non-delinquents (Bellamy, Raven, Echo, and Emori). Clarke survived on the ground, living in Green Valley, and found a Grounder child named Madi. Octavia, Miller, and four others* hid within the Second Dawn Bunker. Because only sixty delinquents have been confirmed dead, the status of thirty delinquents remain unknown. If any of them remain alive, then they would also be within the underground bunker.
The following delinquents are confirmed alive:
- * Tim Bartlett, Kath Colonna, Lisa Warren**, and Jill Yaworski are known to be alive because their names appeared on Clarke's list. The list was used by Jaha and Kane to determine who got to stay within the bunker while the rest were culled. However, this assumes that the four of them did not die after the time the list was made but before the culling.
- ** Lisa's surname is spelled "Warren" on the monitors in Earth Monitoring Station but "Warran" on Clarke's list. Given the small population, it is unlikely that there would be two separate people named Lisa with such similar surnames.
Unknown Status Edit
There are 10 delinquents confirmed alive and 60 confirmed dead, which leaves the status of 30 delinquents unknown. Some of them may have died during season 3 or 4, while others might have survived Praimfaya within the Second Dawn Bunker. (For any of them to be still alive, their names must have been included on Clarke's list.)
- Main article: Body Count
- 46 delinquents died in Season One.
- 8 delinquents died in Season Two.
- At least 2 delinquents died in Season Three.
- At least 4 delinquents died in Season Four.
During the first season, 46 delinquents died. Glen Dickson and an unnamed delinquent were the first deaths. The two of them died in the dropship crash landing. The next three deaths (Trina, Pascal, and Atom) were due to acid fog, with Clarke mercy killing Atom to spare him the pain of a long death. Shortly after, Charlotte murdered Wells and later committed suicide by jumping off a cliff.
The conflict with the Grounders picked up afterwards with John Mbege, Diggs, and Roma Bragg being the first three killed. Bellamy killed Dax in self-defense after Commander Shumway persuaded Dax to kill Bellamy. The Grounders launched a biological attack at the camp and 3 to 5* delinquents (including Derek) died of hemorrhagic fever. John Murphy used the fever to hide him murdering Connor and Myles in revenge for their roles in attempting to hang him. The season ends with a major battle between the 100 and Grounders, with 28 to 30* delinquents, including Drew and Jones, dying.
In the second season, eight delinquents died. An unnamed delinquent was killed by Tristan in the season premiere. Later Sterling dies falling off the cliff while trying to save Mel (a non-delinquent friend). Finn Collins is sentenced to death by a thousand cuts and Clarke kills him to prevent the brutal execution. Jessica, Fox, and three others*** were killed by the Mountain Men during the Harvest Project.
After the second season, the delinquents were no longer a separate group and therefore harder to identify. At least two delinquents died during the third season: Zoe Monroe was killed by toxic smoke and an unnamed female delinquent chipped by A.L.I.E. was gunned down by Pike and Indra.
At least four delinquents died in the fourth season. Peter Colton died of radiation exposure after being caught outside during the black rain. Jasper, Bree, and at least one other delinquent committed suicide by intentionally overdosing on drugs because they were done struggling to survive.
The following deceased members of the 100 are listed in the order they died.
- * Before the final battle with the Grounders during the Season One finale, Bellamy said there were 18 dead. Clarke replied there was 82 still alive at the camp. (It is unclear if the total of 100 is excluding Bellamy and Raven [since they were not meant to be part of the original 100], Monty and Murphy [since they were not at the Camp at the time and Clarke and Bellamy did not know if they were alive or dead], or Bellamy and Clarke [not counting themselves in their conversation]. If Monty and Murphy were counted, it is unclear if they were counted as dead or alive.) Depending on who is being counted, 1 to 3 delinquents died off-screen of hemorrhagic fever.
- ** At the start of season 2, there were 54 delinquents still alive, in addition to Bellamy and Raven. That means a total of 46 delinquents had died in season 1. Depending on the number of delinquents who died of hemorrhagic fever, 28 to 30 delinquents (counting Drew and Jones) died during the season finale.
- *** Kim Shumway confirmed that 42 delinquents survived season 2 within Mount Weather. Originally 48 were captured, but Clarke escaped. That means a total of five delinquents were killed during the Harvest Project.
- **** It is unknown when Del and Deek died. They have not been seen since season 1 and may have been part of the 28-30 delinquents who died in the first season finale or they may have died later. If they survived until the second culling, then they would be among those culled since their names were not included on Clarke's list.
Named onscreen Edit
- ♂/♀ – Gender, based on portrait and/or given name.
- (G) – Surname matches a known Ark Founder.
Bellamy's Militia Edit
Bellamy's Militia, referred to as Gunners within the show, are a faction among the delinquents who followed Bellamy Blake's orders throughout the first season. Originally, John Murphy started to form a gang when they arrived on Earth. After Bellamy found out that the Ark might be coming down and he would be charged for his crimes, he took over Murphy's gang and made himself the leader. They soon picked up the phrase "whatever the hell we want," though this phrase stopped being used after the delinquents realized they would need rules to survive. Once Bellamy and Clarke Griffin brought back guns, many of these people became one of the twenty Gunners trained on using the guns and were the first line of defense against the Grounders during The Woods Clan-Sky People Conflict.
Notable members Edit
- Wells: "How could you not want the rest of our people to come down?"
- Bellamy: "My people already are down. Those people locked my people up. Those people killed my mother for the crime of having a second child."
- Bellamy: "This is our home now. We built this from nothing with our bare hands! Our dead are buried behind that wall in this ground! Our ground! The grounders think they can take that away. They think that because we came from the sky, we don't belong here. But they're yet to realize one very important fact, We are on the ground now, and that means we are grounders!"
- --We Are Grounders (Part 1)
Notes and Trivia Edit
- "The 100" was the official name of the Ark's government program to test Earth's survivability.
- In the Season Five Comic-Con trailer, Madi calls them "bad children", when recounting the 100's history.
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