|“||What if you're wrong, what if this is who we are now?||”|
|— Finn to Clarke. [src]|
Finn was a major character in the first and second seasons. He was portrayed by starring cast member Thomas McDonell and debuted in the series premiere. Finn was a tracker for the 100. He was killed in episode eight of Season Two, Spacewalker.
Finn was part of the original 100, arrested for an illegal spacewalk that cost The Ark roughly 3 month's supply of oxygen. He was covering for Raven who was 18 at the time and would have been floated for the crime.
While on Earth, Finn was stabbed and hurt multiple times. He killed multiple Grounders and he cared deeply for his friends and would do almost anything to protect them. Finn had a brief relationship with Clarke and after they spend the night together he was reunited with his girlfriend Raven. Finn was deeply apologetic, stating to Clarke that he thought he would never see Raven again. Despite this, the two end up becoming friends a while later.
In the second season, Finn changed drastically, taking a darker path after Clarke and his people disappeared. He became far less hesitant to use violence than he was in the first season. His darker personality caused him to kill 18 unarmed Grounders in a massacre while trying to find Clarke. Lexa, the leader of the Grounders, later demanded that the Skypeople handed Finn over so he could pay for all of the innocent lives he took. The Skypeople refused to let Finn go, but he eventually handed himself over, knowing his death will save Camp Jaha from certain annihilation at the hands of the thousands of grounders that were marching towards the Camp. The Grounders tied Finn to a tree, and planned to make him suffer the pain of 18 deaths- one for each of the lives he took in Tondc. Before the Grounders could begin their torture, Clarke asked Lexa to let her say goodbye to Finn. She confessed she loved him, and they shared a final kiss. Then, as she embraced him, Clarke killed Finn out of mercy by stabbing him in the heart to prevent him from suffering an even more painful death from the Grounders.
Early Life Edit
Finn was born on the Ark. He was childhood friends with Raven Reyes, and at some point, they started dating. For her eighteenth birthday, he managed to find a way for her to have a spacewalk. However, they did not follow proper procedure, resulting in the Ark losing three months worth of oxygen. Since Raven was 18, she would have been floated for the illegal spacewalk, so Finn took the full blame for the crime. Per the Ark's laws, he was sent to the Skybox, where he was to be imprisoned until his eighteenth birthday.
Throughout the Series Edit
In Watch the Thrones, Finn's ashes are carried around by Jasper while him and Monty go on a trip to The Camp. When Monty discovers Finn's remains, Monty looks in disgust. Jasper retrieves the ashes, but accidentally trips over and Finn's ashes spread into the air.
In Terms and Conditions, Finn is mentioned by Pike to Kane, telling him that he allowed the Grounders to take Finn and execute him. Finn is also mentioned by Raven, as she says the COL pill has made her forget about her first kiss with Finn.
Finn was a physically fit young man with long brown hair that reached just above his chin. In His Sister's Keeper Raven gives him a haircut to shorten the length about an inch. His eyes were dark brown, and he had light skin.
Finn is introduced as a reckless, 'bad boy;' always on the verge for a blast of adrenaline and always looking for danger. He is protective of Clarke and the decisions she makes, always sticking by her side and helping her out whenever she needs help. Finn is always running, looking for fun and adventure; he is playful and amusing. Later in the series, he seems to become more peaceful, trying to avoid killing people and to form a peace treaty with the Grounders.
In Season Two, Finn starts to walk the line between what is right and wrong. After losing his people and Clarke, he begins to feel desperate and afraid, exhibiting signs of mental duress. These feelings erupt when he executes the one-eyed grounder who drew them a map to Lincoln's village, which he takes hostage thinking that his friends were being held there. During the hostage situation, Finn's mental state deteriorates even further, to the point he can no longer tell for himself that what he's doing isn't necessary and that it will make relations with the Grounders even more uneasy. This instability culminates after Murphy convinces Finn to walk away when the captive villagers try to escape prematurely. Finn, still convinced they're his enemies, relentlessly shoots down the ones who run (totaling to 18). However, Finn shows much remorse for what he has done and later turns himself into the Grounders to be executed, so that his friends can be safe and the Sky People can have peace.
Clarke Griffin Edit
- Main article: Clarke and Finn
- "Clarke, I love you. I'm in love with you."
- - Finn to Clarke.[src]
Finn and Clarke were good friends and had romantic feelings for each other. In Pilot, Finn flirts with Clarke throughout the trip to Mount Weather. In Earth Skills, the two search for evidence of Jasper's whereabouts. After finding him, they return him to camp. In Earth Kills, Finn, Clarke, and Wells look for medicine to help Jasper out but are forced to flee when the poisonous fog rolls in. They take cover in a buried vehicle and bond about having fun. Later on, Finn tells Clarke that Wells loves her and that she should forgive him.
In Murphy's Law, Finn and Clarke are tasked with protecting Wells' murderer, Charlotte, and take cover in a buried bunker. After watching Charlotte commit suicide, Finn and Clarke return to the buried bunker and have sex. In Twilight's Last Gleaming, the two sit under the stars and look up, seeing Raven's pod, which they believe to be a shooting star. When Finn finds Raven at the pod's wreck, he shows affection towards his girlfriend from the Ark and that upsets Clarke. Finn apologizes to Clarke for this. In Contents Under Pressure, Clarke helps Finn out with his high fever. She removes the knife and later uses an antidote made by Lincoln to cure him. Clarke hugs Finn when he awakens. Throughout the rest of the season, Finn seems to have more feelings for Clarke than he does for Raven. He holds her hand during the meeting with the Grounders in Unity Day, and catches her when she falls in I Am Become Death, knowing that she has an illness that can be fatal and is highly contagious. Raven breaks up with him because she believes he loves Clarke more than he loves her, and later on in 'We Are Grounders (Part 1)' Finn explains that he is in love with Clarke, however, she rejects him because he broke her heart.
Separated from Clarke and the rest of his friends who made it to the dropship at the beginning of season 2, Finn takes extreme measures to find her. Enraged when he finds a Grounder with her father's watch, Finn shoots him in the head after receiving all the information he can get on Clarke's whereabouts. His drive to reunite with Clarke forces him to consider leaving Mel, a stranded Ark survivor, behind on the cliff. In an agreement with the rest, Finn travels with Murphy to a nearby village where he discovers some clothes taken from some of the others. Gunning down many of the Grounders, including Octavia's friend Artigas, after mistakenly assuming that they had captured Clarke, Finn's massacre comes to an abrupt end when Clarke, Bellamy, and Octavia follow the sounds of his gunshots into the village. The aftermath of Finn's actions create distance between him and Clarke, the latter being forced to acknowledge how much Finn has changed since their last encounter. While Finn maintains that he had done this for her, he begins to feel the gravity of what he has done and the blood he has spilled. Lexa, during negotiations for a truce between the Ark and them, demands that Finn be handed over to the Grounders and executed. Clarke and the others vow to protect and defend him, not wanting him to be tortured before inevitably killed, but Finn gives himself up before any more harm comes to his friends.
Finn is strung up to a pole, and Clarke pleads one last time for his life in Spacewalker. Clarke offers her life for his, arguing that he killed for her safety and is soaked in more Grounder blood than he is, but the plea is turned down. Seeing that there is no way out of this for Finn, Clarke requests one last goodbye with him. The two kiss and Clarke tells him that she loves him. Clarke whispers to him that he'll be okay and not to be scared, before Finn mumbles a "thank you, Princess" in response. His body goes limp in Clarke's arms and it is not until Clarke pulls away that it is revealed she had used the knife Raven gave her to kill Lexa to instead mercy-kill Finn.
Finn's death shakes Clarke, and he appears as a hallucination several times over the course of Remember Me. It is his death and Lexa's advice that pushes Clarke to detach herself from her friends emotionally convinced that love is weakness. With this realization, Clarke says her final goodbyes to Finn and his hallucination walks out of sight. Abby approaches Clarke about spreading his ashes, but Clarke refuses the offer, stating that she already said goodbye.
Wells Jaha Edit
Finn and Wells had a stable relationship. In Pilot, Murphy and Mbege attempt to fight Wells, but Finn interjects. He knocks them both down, saving Wells. In Earth Skills, Finn, Clarke, and Wells work together to find Jasper, as he has been taken by the Grounders. In Earth Kills, Finn, Clarke, and Wells look for medicine for Jasper after finding him and get caught by the poisonous fog. The three flee into a buried vehicle and when Finn finds whiskey, Wells says alcohol is toxic. Finn brushes it off with a sarcastic comment. Later that day, Finn tells Clarke to forgive Wells and says that Wells is a good person. In Murphy's Law, Finn seems slightly upset by Wells' death.
John Murphy Edit
In the beginning Finn and Murphy don't have much in common personality-wise, as seen in Pilot when Finn knocks him down after he and Mbege attack Wells. After that, they do not interact much until Murphy's Law. While Murphy is being beaten, Finn watches in shock and tries to help him when the other kids attempt to have him hanged. After watching Charlotte commit suicide, Finn witnesses Murphy's banishment from camp and seems sympathetic. He leaves a knife for Murphy to survive with, as opposed to nothing at all.
Bellamy Blake Edit
Finn and Bellamy had a neutral relationship and mutual respect for one another. However, in Twilight's Last Gleaming, Finn confronts Bellamy after he tosses Raven's radio into a river. His words result in Bellamy forming a search party for the radio. In recent episodes, there seems to be some chemistry between the two. In His Sister's Keeper, Finn volunteers to help Bellamy in the search for Octavia, even sustaining a wound during a confrontation with the Grounder Lincoln. Bellamy is shown as being quite concerned over Finn's life when they realize he's poisoned, even going so far as to torture Lincoln to get the antidote. Finn seems to share the sentiment, as he leaves Clarke's side during the battle with the Grounders at the dropship in order to save Bellamy from being killed by Tristan. Over the course of the second season, we see them grow more trusting of each other, conferring before making decisions. Finn's erratic and hostile change in personality begins to worry Bellamy, especially when Finn shoots Delano during discussion of what to do with him. When Lexa demands Finn's life in exchange for a truce between the Ark and the Grounders, Bellamy is immediately protective and refuses to let the adults hand him over. Bellamy agrees to a dangerous plan to hide and defend Finn from the Grounders until Finn, worried for his friend's safety, gives himself up. Watching from afar as Clarke kills Finn out of mercy, allowing Finn to avoid the torture ritual the Grounders planned for him, Bellamy holds Raven sadly as she breaks down beside him. He is there for the burning of Finn's body in Remember Me.
- Main article: Finn and Raven
Raven and Finn were dating before the 100 were sent down to Earth. They met when they were younger when Finn shared food with Raven because her mother would sell her rations in exchange for moonshine. Raven risked her life to come down to Earth to finally be back with Finn again by updating a 100-year-old space pod and going down to Earth with it. She finds out that Clarke and Finn had sex and is upset, but does not hate either of them for it because Finn assumed he would never see her again. She is upset when Finn is injured at the end of His Sister's Keeper. In Day Trip, Raven sneaks into his cabin, and they sleep together. When she is injured, Finn tells her that he will always love her, and she replies that though that may be true, he still does not love her like she wants him to. It results in their breakup, but they remain close throughout the following episodes regardless.
In the season two episode Spacewalker, we learn that it was actually Raven that took the unauthorized spacewalk after Finn scrounged up a spacesuit for her, after learning she was dropped as a candidate for zero-G mechanic because she has a minor heart defect. After Finn gives himself up to the Grounders in order to prevent any harm from happening to his friends following his massacre of a Grounder village, Raven discreetly gives Clarke a knife to use against the Commander to save Finn. After Clarke instead turns the knife on Finn, in an act of mercy so that he would not have to face the torture the Grounders intend on for him, Raven screams and begins crying hysterically. In Remember Me, Raven is seen holding Finn's dead body and acts hostile toward Clarke and the Grounders. As Finn's body is burned, Raven watches in tears. She continues to blame Clarke for his death until she witnesses Gustus executed in the fashion they planned for Finn. Watching this firsthand forces Raven to sympathize with Clarke's decision to give Finn a less painful death.
Finn had been stabbed and poisoned by Lincoln in self-defense. Even when tortured, Lincoln refused to tell the Delinquents the antidote to save Finn, and only did so when Octavia risked her own life by cutting herself with the same poisoned knife used to stab Finn. Despite this and what his friends and girlfriend had said, he still forgave Lincoln for what he had done. Tensions rise between Finn and Lincoln following the events of Human Trials. After Clarke and the others ask his advice on bargaining with the Grounders for Finn's life, Lincoln states that there is no way out of it. He says that Finn should be responsible for his actions, and warns the others that since he was responsible for the deaths of 18 people, he will suffer 18 deaths as a result. However, when Finn sacrifices himself and is subsequently killed by Clarke, Lincoln travels with the group to watch Finn's body be burned. Lincoln translates Lexa's words as she speaks the ritual for the burning.
|Twilight's Last Gleaming||Appears|
|His Sister's Keeper||Appears|
|Contents Under Pressure||Appears|
|I Am Become Death||Appears|
|We Are Grounders (Part 1)||Appears|
|We Are Grounders (Part 2)||Appears|
|Many Happy Returns||Appears|
|Fog of War||Appears|
|Long Into an Abyss||Appears|
|Survival of the Fittest||Absent|
|Coup de Grâce||Mentioned|
|Bodyguard of Lies||Absent|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1)||Absent|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2)||Absent|
|Wanheda (Part 1)||Absent|
|Wanheda (Part 2)||Mentioned|
|Ye Who Enter Here||Mentioned|
|Watch the Thrones||Mentioned|
|Terms and Conditions||Mentioned|
|Join or Die||Absent|
|Red Sky at Morning||Absent|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 1)||Mentioned|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)||Absent|
Killed Victims Edit
- Glen Dickson (indirectly)
- One unnamed Delinquent (indirectly)
- An unnamed Reaper
- 18 Tondc villagers
- This includes Artigas
Notes and Trivia Edit
- Finn Collins may be descended from The Grounder Illene Collins.
- In the novel, Finn does not exist. The character was only created for the show.
- Was mistakenly arrested for spacewalking after he covers for his then girlfriend, Raven Reyes.
- The backstory for Finn/Raven has been planned from the start, but only revealed in the mid season finale of Season two.
- Had some ability in metal-working, as he built a necklace for Raven and a deer hybrid for Clarke.
- Finn was the first of the 100 to believe peace was possible between them and the Grounders.
- Finn was one of five Delinquents left behind after the battle. The others are: Sterling, Monroe, Murphy, and an unnamed Delinquent.
- Finn was one of nine people to survive the explosion at the Delinquents' camp. The others were: Bellamy, Sterling, Tristan, Monroe, Raven, Murphy, an unnamed Delinquent, and an unnamed Grounder.
- Finn killed 18 Grounders in the massacre he committed in Human Trials.
- This, plus the Grounder he shot and the Reaper he killed in season one, places Finn's death count at roughly 20 people killed by his own hand.
- In Fog of War, the scene where Finn says "It was an accident" wasn't a reference to the massacre. It was actually a reference to Raven.
- In a deleted scene Finn pulled away from Raven and she fell down because she only has one good leg. However, Jason and the editors removed the scene for various reasons but forgot to edit out Finn's line.
- Finn's death was the deal to establish a truce between the Grounders and Sky People. While he was not killed by the grounders to their tradition, Clarke killing him was enough for a truce/alliance to stand.
- Clarke and the other main characters refuse to give Finn to the Grounders, but several others in Camp Jaha are angry and want to give him up. Finn eventually turns himself in at the drop ship.
- Finn is confirmed dead via show creator Jason's twitter.
- In Remember Me, Finn is a figment of hallucination that Clarke imagines while grieving over his death.
- His body is taken back to the village of his massacre, where the Grounder's death ritual is performed on his corpse.
- Finn is the second character and second delinquent to show symptoms of PTSD. The first was Jasper.
- Finn is the second main character to die on The 100. The first was Wells.
- In Season Two, Finn uses several different guns.
- He starts off with a pistol and upgrades to a CAA Tactical RONI.
- He is the first character to have an official funeral.
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