|“||You were right, Clarke. Life is about more than just surviving.||”|
|— in Thirteen|
As the Commander of the 12 Clans, Lexa was the reason the twelve clans united to fight against Mount Weather and without her, the Coalition would fail. Prior to that, the Ice Nation was the biggest threat to the alliance of the twelve clans.
Lexa sent Tristan to take over from Anya during The Woods Clan-Sky People Conflict. After the rest of The Ark lands, Lexa had put out a bounty for all Sky People and Thelonious Jaha was taken captive. After the massacre in Tondc, Lexa released Jaha and demanded the rest of the Sky People flee or die. When Clarke offered a way to save Reapers, Lexa reconsidered and only demanded Finn Collins' death instead in compensation for the massacre.
Lexa and Clarke soon started working hard together to form an alliance and free their people from Mount Weather. They came up with a plan to take down Mount Weather's defenses and invade the Mountain. Emerson approached Lexa and offered a deal from Dante Wallace to free all of Lexa's people if she left and they never encroached upon the Mountain again. Lexa took the deal, saving her people but leaving behind Clarke and the rest of the Sky People.
At the beginning of the Season Three, Lexa had Clarke brought to her. Clarke agreed to forgive her and they became allies again and later lovers. Mid-season, Lexa was accidentally killed by Titus, but continued to exist through the Flame. At the end of the season, Clarke used the Flame and, with Lexa's help, terminated A.L.I.E.
Lexa grew up with the Woods Clan, and from an early age, she was trained as a warrior. Born a Nightblood and, as is tradition, was brought to Polis to be taught and trained as potential succeeding Commander. She was mentored by Flamekeeper Titus, and at some point served as Anya's Second.
At 16, the previous Commander died and Lexa was called to attend the conclave. In doing so, she stopped her training with Anya in order to take on the responsibilities required by her position. Lexa won the conclave after seven other Nightbloods were killed and Luna had fled, and was given the Flame ascending as the new Commander.
Throughout the Series
Lexa, as leader of the Grounders, commands respect and is very powerful. She is considered a "visionary" and is willing to show mercy and to trust the Sky People in the hopes of forming an alliance. Lexa has a neutral personality and is more logic-based and acts quite cynical. After Costia, the woman she was in love with, was killed by the Ice Nation trying to gain information on Lexa, she decided to detach herself from people emotionally, believing love was a weakness she could not afford to have. As a leader, she is willing to do anything for her people's safety. Lexa is loyal to her people to a fault, and this can result in her going against her word when it benefits her people. She broke deals with both Roan and Clarke, because of her desire to do what's best for her people.
Lexa has a soft spot for the children she trains. In "Ye Who Enter Here", Lexa is seen training with one of the Nightbloods, Aden, praising him during their match and backing off when he manages to hit her rather than countering.
She has been shown to care greatly about the people she loves, like Clarke, so far that their opinions influence her decisions. This has been shown multiple times during the show. Due to her connection and love for Clarke, it has been seen that she cares greatly about Clarke's people and family. Lexa made the young Nightbloods swear their loyalty to the thirteenth clan in the event that they became Commander.
Lexa is of average height, slim, with a high forehead, full lips, and a youthful face. She wears tribal face paint most of the time but has been seen without it. She also has long brown hair that she keeps in braids.
Anya was Lexa's mentor before Lexa was called to be the leader of her people. Lexa has been shown to care very deeply for Anya. Lexa began trusting Clarke because of her past relationship with Anya, showing how close she was to Anya.
Lexa is Gustus' leader and Gustus is presumably one of her high-ranking warriors in her clan. Gustus is very protective and holds high respect for Lexa. Gustus pretended to be the Commander in "Fog of War" so Lexa could gather information from Jaha and Kane when they were imprisoned in an underground cell together. After Lexa is revealed to be the real Commander, Gustus hands Lexa her armor back.
Later on, it is Gustus' loyalty to Lexa that gets him killed. In "Remember Me", he tries to ruin the alliance between the Grounders and Sky People in order to keep Lexa safe, however, Lexa orders him to be killed by the Death by a Thousand Cuts. Gustus seems to accept his punishment and tells Lexa to "be strong" before she kills him.
Marcus Kane and Lexa had spent some time together following his imprisonment. Kane believed that Lexa was a visionary and would be open for more negotiations, referring to her practical nature.
- Main article: Clarke and Lexa
Lexa's people and Clarke's people have been at war with each other for the entire first season and first half of the second season. Lexa officially meets Clarke in "Long Into an Abyss" when Clarke goes to Lexa in order to put aside their differences and create peace between their people. They both respect each other very much and are shown to be alike in some ways. They shared a mutual respect and the task of leadership over their allied clans, often making hard decisions together. They kiss in "Bodyguard of Lies", however, Clarke notes that she is not ready for a relationship so soon after Finn's death under Lexa's orders. Their relationship becomes strained after "Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1)", as Lexa betrays the Sky People by not marching forward on Mount Weather in order to save her own people.
The two reunite in Wanheda (Part 2), after an intense meeting, Lexa starts making strides to help heal their relationship. In Ye Who Enter Here Lexa had respected Clarke's refusal to meet with her for a week before confronting her about having Sky People join the Coalition. Later Lexa bows to Clarke and promises not to betray her again. In Watch the Thrones Clarke warms up to Lexa slightly, saying she doesn't want to watch Lexa die and later treating her injured hand after the fight. In Hakeldama Clarke and Lexa agree that "blood must not have blood" and Lexa allows Clarke's people to live after killing 320 of her warriors in hope to prevent a war. In Bitter Harvest Clarke and Lexa are comfortable in each other's presence. Clarke comforts Lexa after a nightmare and had drawn Lexa while she was sleeping.
Lexa tells Clarke about Costia in "Remember Me". Costia was captured by the Ice Queen, Nia, because she belonged to Lexa. They tortured her and cut off her head because they thought she might know Lexa's secrets. Lexa got over the pain of her death by recognizing that love is weakness.
In Watch the Thrones it is hinted that Lexa kills Nia as punishment for killing Costia. Lexa says "Jus drein jus daun" before killing Nia.
Lexa and Nia have a very hostile relationship. At some point before the Grounders formed the Coalition, the Ice Nation (Nia's Clan) and the Woods Clan (Lexa's Clan) were at war with each other. During the war, Nia captured Costia, Lexa's lover at the time; then tortured her for information on Lexa, killed her, and cut off her head.
In the episode "Watch the Thrones", Lexa kills Nia by throwing a spear at her. Before throwing the spear Lexa says "Jus Drein Jus Daun", claiming blood in return for Costia's murder.
Lexa and Aden spar in "Ye Who Enter Here". She praises him during the fight before he manages to hit her, causing her to tell Titus that Aden is ready for the convocation and that he is a better fighter than she was at his age.
In "Watch the Thrones", Lexa tells Clarke that Aden is the most promising of the Nightbloods and believe he will succeed her. Aden hints that he doesn't want Lexa to die in her fight with Roan by saying "If" he becomes Heda rather then "When." Aden is present during Lexa's fight and is relieved to see she won.
Luna and Lexa grew up together since they were both Nightbloods. They were paired up to fight to the death during the second round of their Conclave. Luna flies before the fight so she wouldn't have to kill Lexa.
In return, Titus tells Clarke that Lexa wouldn't allow him to hunt down and kill Luna.
|Twilight's Last Gleaming||Absent|
|His Sister's Keeper||Absent|
|Contents Under Pressure||Absent|
|I Am Become Death||Absent|
|We Are Grounders (Part 1)||Mentioned|
|We Are Grounders (Part 2)||Absent|
|Many Happy Returns||Mentioned|
|Fog of War||Appears|
|Long Into an Abyss||Appears|
|Survival of the Fittest||Appears|
|Coup de Grâce||Mentioned|
|Bodyguard of Lies||Appears|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1)||Appears|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2)||Mentioned|
|Wanheda (Part 1)||Mentioned|
|Wanheda (Part 2)||Appears|
|Ye Who Enter Here||Appears|
|Watch The Thrones||Appears|
|Terms and Conditions||Mentioned|
|Join or Die||Mentioned|
|Red Sky at Morning||Mentioned|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 1)||Mentioned|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)||Appears|
|Heavy Lies the Crown||Mentioned|
|The Four Horsemen||Absent|
|A Lie Guarded||Absent|
|The Tinder Box||Absent|
|We Will Rise||Absent|
- Unspecified Number of Delinquents (indirectly)
- Finn Collins (indirectly; ordered death)
- Gustus (Death by a Thousand Cuts)
- Quint (indirectly; wounded and left to die)
- Around 250 Grounders & Sky People in Tondc (indirectly with Clarke)
- Around 350 Mount Weather residents (caused)
- Ice Nation ambassador (kicked off the Polis tower)
- Queen Nia (stabbed with spear)
- Some City of Light residents (In simulation/to protect Clarke Griffin)
Notes and Trivia
- The character was named after Alexandria, a city in Virginia, close to Washington, D.C.
- The reason Lexa's hair was covered when she first appears is because her braids were so intricate that she'd need to have help with them, which would defeat the purpose of her disguise from Kane and Jaha.
- A tweet from Kim Shumway teased a "Lunexa" ship, indicating that she and Luna may be friends.
- Lexa is a few years older than Clarke.
- Lexa has been trained to be a warrior since she was two.
- Lexa was originally imagined as a child around ten or so, but the idea was scrapped due to restrictions on working with children.
- Lexa is the first Commander of the 12 Clans, unifying them all into a Coalition.
- Gustus says in "Remember Me" that Lexa played an important role in uniting the 12 Grounder Clans into a coalition.
- So far, Lexa is the highest ranking Grounder as the Commander of the 12 Clans.
- Lexa has been the Commander for at least three wars, one with the Ice Nation, one with the Sky People, and one with Mount Weather. It is unknown if she was the Commander previous to the war with the Ice Nation.
- Titus states that he advised four commanders before Lexa, making Lexa the fifth commander he has advised.
- Lexa was the first character revealed to be LGBT.
- Lexa's death sparked social media outrage due to her being one of the most recent of a string of copious LGBT character deaths on TV shows.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 http://the100theories.tumblr.com/post/121453850250/jasons-periscope-q-a
- ↑ Javier Grillo-Marxuach, tumblr, Mar 10th, 2016 "Lexa was [Anya's] second at some point, even as she was being trained by Titus as well, and had to leave in to attend the conclave and be trained."
- ↑ https://twitter.com/JRothenbergTV/status/604505272703291392
- ↑ the100writers, tumblr, 2015 "Lexa served as Anya’s Second when she was much younger, before she was Commander. After she was called to lead her people, she had to stop her training with Anya in order to take on the responsibilities required of her position."
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 https://twitter.com/JRothenbergTV/status/603777378012274689
- ↑ http://kimshum.tumblr.com/post/114437134711/were-clarke-and-lexa-named-after-clark-kent-and
- ↑ http://sugarjonze.tumblr.com/post/125939487390/hi-i-just-wanted-to-say-that-i-find-the
- ↑ http://sugarjonze.tumblr.com/post/120551688335/oh-you-wrote-2x06-my-favourite-part-of-the
- ↑ http://kimshum.tumblr.com/post/112441438751/some-important-questions-1-who-braids-lexas
- ↑ http://www.enstarz.com/articles/79332/20150409/the-100-season-3-will-we-ever-meet-luna-mysterious-grounders-fate-uncertain-video.htm
- ↑ Rothenberg, Jason (11 Apr 2015) Tweet - @JRothenbergTV
- ↑ http://shawnambenson.tumblr.com/post/119065294272/more-thoughts-on-character-creation