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|“||You've been given a second chance, and as your Chancellor, it is my hope that you see this as not just a chance for you, but a chance for all of us, indeed for mankind itself. We have no idea what is waiting for you down there. If the odds of survival were better, we would've sent others. Frankly, we're sending you because your crimes have made you expendable.||”|
|— Thelonious Jaha [src]|
The Delinquents, also known as The 100, or The Invaders, are a group among the Sky People of one hundred adolescent arrested for committing various crimes who, after it became clear that the Ark was dying, were secretly sent to Earth in order to determine if the planet had become habitable enough for the rest of the sky people to survive in exchange for being pardoned of their crimes.
While Bellamy Blake and Raven Reyes are among the group of Delinquents before the rest of their people reach Earth, they are not counted as members of the 100 and were not sent to Earth by The Council. Bellamy stowed aboard the drop ship after shooting Chancellor Jaha while Raven built her own escape pod.
With resources on the Ark reaching a critical low, the Council has authorized "The 100" program, a group of one hundred criminals ages twelve to eighteen have been gathered to be sent down to the surface of Earth to learn if it is survivable again. Since they would have been floated anyhow, it is believed that their presumptive sacrifice is worth the possibility that the genetic engineering that protects all Ark inhabitants from solar radiation will also allow them to survive on the irradiated surface of Earth. The 100 were given crash course in Earth Skills, fitted with biometric wristband so that their health could be monitored.
This entire operation was a complete secret to all on the Ark, with elaborate stories being spun of a viral infection breaking out in the prison station, preventing families from visiting. Loaded into a dropship with almost zero supplies, the 100 were sent down to the ground. They were intended to land near the former emergency response facility known as Mount Weather, a possible site of supplies, but a malfunction in the navigation system caused them to crash twenty-some kilometers from the mountain and fried their communication system the the Ark.
The Delinquents are introduced as criminals with many of them referred to solely by their last name. Few Delinquents appeared to know each other from before or during their lock-up in the Sky Box. Unaware of the situation on the Ark, many of the youth have mixed feelings about helping the society that marked them as criminals, and deemed them expandable. These feeling extended to Clarke and Wells who are perceived as privileged due to their parents being key council members
On the ground, they discover Earth is survivable, a beautiful lush place filled with new wonders. Clarke, Wells and three others leave in search for Mount Weather. The other delinquents remain at the landing site and, under the leadership of Bellamy, celebrate their new world and coming together as a group. Soon Bellamy convince many to take off their wristbands break away from the Ark. Bellamy says, "My people already are down. Those people locked my people up. Those people killed my mother for the crime of having a second child.. Here there are no laws. Here we do whatever the hell we want whenever the hell we want" In tremendous agreement, the overwhelming majority of youth begin to chant "Whatever the hell we want!"
The group quickly discovered that the Earth was not only survivable, but home to survivors. They fought with these so-called Grounders, and brokered a temporary peace with them, just in time to discover that not only was the remaining population of the Ark coming down to the Ground, but the Grounders were not the biggest threat to them.
Bellamy and Clarke eventually start leading the Delinquents and teach them how to fight and how to use guns.
48 of their number were captured by the Mountain Men, survivors from Mount Weather, and the remaining Delinquents and the rest of the Arkers were forced to work with the Grounders to rescue the captured Delinquents, free Grounder prisoners, and destroy the power of Mount Weather forever.
In the beginning of Season Two, the fates of many Delinquents was uncertain. Seven Delinquents escaped the camp before the explosion at the end of Season One: Octavia (with Lincoln) , Finn Collins, an unknown Delinquent (later killed), Bellamy, Monroe, Sterling, and John Murphy (held captive by Grounders). After the ring of fire, the other Delinquents were taken from the dropship by the Mountain Men, however, Raven was left behind.
Throughout Season Two, most of the Delinquents were held captive within Mount Weather. Originally, 48 were in Mount Weather including Clarke, Jasper, Monty, Miller, Harper, and Fox. When they discovered the Mountain Men wanted to use their blood to counteract radiation poisoning, they fought back, taking up arms and killing several Mountain Men.
Despite their efforts, they lost five delinquents to bone marrow harvesting, including Fox. After Clarke escaped, 42 of the 47 Delinquents left in Mount Weather managed survived their captivity, including Jasper, Monty, Miller, and Harper. By the end of Season Two, 46 Delinquents were left alive of 100, in addition to Bellamy and Raven.
At the start of Season Three, there were 44 Delinquents in Arkadia, including Octavia, Monty, and Jasper. Several of the Delinquents have become part of the Arkadia Guard. Clarke and Murphy were the only two Delinquents not in Arkadia with Clarke living in the forest before coming to Polis and Murphy stuck in a bunker, then traveling with Emori, before eventually also arriving in Polis. Octavia left Arkadia after Pike, Bellamy, Hannah, and the rest of Farm Station massacred the Trikru army sent by the Commander to protect them from the Ice Nation.
Monroe was the first Delinquent to die in Season Three. An unnamed delinquent chipped by ALIE was later gunned down by Pike and Indra in Polis, leaving the total number of Delinquents still alive at 44.
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.) After the battle, there were 54 Delinquents still alive, in addition to Bellamy and Raven.
In Season Two, several notable deaths are those of Finn Collins, Sterling, and Fox. At the end of season, after Bellamy and Clarke irradiated Level 5, there were only 46 Delinquents left, in addition to Bellamy and Raven.
- Main article: Body Count
The deaths of the Delinquents in order since the drop ship landing in the Pilot are the following:
- ♂/♀ Gender, based on portrait and/or given name.
- (G) Surname matches a known Ark Founder.
Bellamy's Militia Edit
Bellamy's Militia, sometimes referred to as Gunners, 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.
- 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 TriviaEdit
- "The 100" was the official name of the Ark Government Program to test existing earth survivability. 
- Originally, only 100 Delinquents were sent to the ground, not including Bellamy Blake and Raven Reyes
- So far 57 Delinquents have been killed from landing, environment, each other, illness, Grounders, and Mountain Men.
- 46 Delinquents died in season 1
- 8 Delinquents died in season 2
- 2 Delinquents died in season 3
- 1 Delinquent has died in season 4 so far
- Finn, Atom, Charlotte, Sterling, Connor, Myles, Derek, Drew and Diggs did not appear in Join or Die flashback or archive footage.
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