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Look over here! Right there!
— John to Bellamy about Octavia's rope. [src]


John Mbege was a recurring character in the first and third seasons. He was portrayed by Aaron Miko and debuted in the series premiere. John was a member of Bellamy's militia.

John was part of the original 100. Because of his crime, John was considered "expendable" and was chosen as one of the 100 Delinquents sent down to Earth to see if it was survivable.

Early Life Edit

Sometime while living on The Ark, John was arrested and sent to juvenile lockup for an unknown crime.

Throughout the Series Edit

In the Pilot, John supports his friend John Murphy as he messes with Wells Jaha until Finn Collins stops them. Soon after Bellamy approaches them and gets them to become the first to remove their wristbands by telling them in return they will help him run the place. The next day John and John Murphy ambush Wells and forcefully remove his wristband themselves.

In Earth Skills, John assists Bellamy in tying Atom to a tree for the night as punishment for breaking his rules.

In Murphy's Law, when Octavia Blake tries to get Jasper Jordan to leave the camp for the first time since his recovery, John grabs her from behind a bush to scare them. He is later seen helping Murphy keep everyone working when Clarke Griffin confronts him about Wells' murder. He tries to help Murphy when the other delinquents attempt to lynch him but is held back. After Charlotte comes forward as the real murderer, John is one of the few who agree she needs to be punished and joins Murphy in search for her when Finn and Clarke help her escape. The chase eventually leads to Charlotte committing suicide and Murphy being banished. John and the others are given the choice to join Murphy in banishment or return to camp. He chooses to return to camp, abandoning his friend.

In His Sister's Keeper, when Octavia disappears John is one of the Delinquents who voluntary to help search for her. They follow the tracks of her kidnapper into Grounder territory, where he is one of the few who continue on searching. Eventually, John falls to the back of the group when a Grounder lowers himself down behind them and grabs him, pulling him back up into the trees and slitting his throat. His body is then dropped down on the others startling them.

In Contents Under Pressure, Bellamy lists him as one of the people killed or wounded by the Grounders.

In Day Trip, Nathan Miller informs Bellamy that he's told John's father about his death.

In Fog of War, he is mentioned by Bellamy briefly, warning the Ark guards to watch the trees, as that is how John died.

In Join or Die, he is brought into a room with other delinquents to be taught Earth skills by Charles Pike unknowingly that he was going to be sent to the ground. During the span of two weeks, the delinquents don't retain the information taught by Pike. During their last class, Pike begins to hit John Murphy. Mbege tries to pull Pike off but is thrown into crates. When the guards come in, Mbege and Jones stand up to Pike guarding Murphy. He is later seen being directed into the dropship which was sent to Earth with The 100.

Personality Edit

John was a loyal follower of Bellamy's and in return for power, did whatever Bellamy told him. However, he was willing to go against Bellamy to support his friends, but only to a certain extent.

Physical Description Edit

John was in his late teens with light brown skin, green eyes, and black glossy hair. He was fairly tall with a lean muscular build.

Relationships Edit

Bellamy Blake Edit

"What's in it for us?"
- John questioning Bellamy's authority.[src]

John served as one of Bellamy's "thugs" in return for power and did his bidding without questions. He went against Bellamy to help his friend Murphy try to punish Charlotte, but later went back on this and abandoned Murphy in order to be allowed to return to camp. After this, John still trusted Bellamy enough to follow him into the Grounders' territory, leading to his eventual death.

John Murphy Edit

He and Murphy appear to have known each other and were good friends before coming to Earth as when they first arrived they were always together. This is later confirmed during an ark flashback during an Earth skills class when Charles Pike attacks Murphy and Mbege tries to defend him. Murphy appeared to be the leader of their pair with Mbege supplying the muscle to back up Murphy's threats to other Delinquents who do not work. John was also willing to go against Bellamy and the other Delinquents to help Murphy when they try to lynch him and later when he wants to punish Charlotte. However, Mbege did abandon Murphy in order to be allowed to return to camp after Charlotte commits suicide.

Appearances Edit

Season One
Episode Appearance Status
Pilot Appears
Earth Skills Appears
Earth Kills Appears
Murphy's Law Appears
Twilight's Last Gleaming Absent
His Sister's Keeper Appears
Contents Under Pressure Mentioned
Day Trip Mentioned
Unity Day Absent
I Am Become Death Absent
The Calm Absent
We Are Grounders (Part 1) Absent
We Are Grounders (Part 2) Absent
Season Two
Episode Appearance Status
The 48 Absent
Inclement Weather Absent
Reapercussions Absent
Many Happy Returns Absent
Human Trials Absent
Fog of War Mentioned
Long Into an Abyss Absent
Spacewalker Absent
Remember Me Absent
Survival of the Fittest Absent
Coup de Grâce Absent
Rubicon Absent
Resurrection Absent
Bodyguard of Lies Absent
Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1) Absent
Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2) Absent
Season Three
Episode Appearance Status
Wanheda (Part 1)Absent
Wanheda (Part 2)Absent
Ye Who Enter HereAbsent
Watch the ThronesAbsent
HakeldamaAbsent
Bitter HarvestAbsent
ThirteenAbsent
Terms and ConditionsAbsent
Stealing FireAbsent
FallenAbsent
NevermoreAbsent
DemonsAbsent
Join or DieFlashback
Red Sky at MorningAbsent
Perverse Instantiation (Part 1)Mentioned
Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)Absent

Notes and Trivia Edit

  • John Mbege may be descended from The Grounder Alonse Mbege.
  • He and his friend John Murphy shared the same first name and initials "J.M."
  • He was the first Delinquent to be killed by a Grounder.
  • He was one of the first people (alongside Murphy) to be approached by Bellamy for his militia.

Gallery Edit

See Also Edit

The 100 Characters
Main Characters

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

Recurring Characters

AtomAnyaBeccaBreeBryanCage WallaceCarl EmersonCharles PikeCommander ShumwayCostaDante WallaceDavid MillerDiana SydneyEchoEmoriFoxGeoff HardyHarper McIntyreHayesIlian‎IndraJacapo SinclairJacksonJake GriffinJohn MbegeJonesKyle WickLexaLorelei TsingLunaMajor ByrneMaya VieNathan MillerNiylahNykoOntariRileySeikuSterlingVera KaneZoe Monroe

Minor Characters

AdriaAnkaraArtigasAurora BlakeCallie 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 GillmerSterlingTitusTrinaTrisTristanTor LemkinTybeVera KaneVincentWells JahaWhitmanZoe Monroe

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