"Ai don vout in yu'n biyo floudon-de ste strik."

I thought you said the ship was small.

— Madi to Clarke about the Gagarin [src]

Madi is a recurring character in the fourth and fifth seasons. She was portrayed by Imogen Tear in her debut appearance in Praimfaya. Beginning with Eden, she is played by Lola Flanery.

Madi is a young Nightblood that met Clarke Griffin sometime after Praimfaya.

Early Life Edit

Madi was born on Earth and is a member of the Shallow Valley.[2] She is a Nightblood and was orphaned as the second Praimfaya plagued the Earth.

58 days after Praimfaya, she met Clarke. Thinking that Clarke is a Flamekeeper scout, Madi led Clarke into a trap and attacked her. However, after realizing that Clarke is also a Nightblood, Madi stopped the attack and ran away. Overnight, Madi stole Clarke's possessions. The next morning, Clarke found Madi spear fishing in a nearby creek, but Madi once again runs away from her. Later, Clarke manages to lure Madi by drawing an image of her.

Over the next six years, Madi and Clarke's relationship continues to develop and they form a daughter-mother bond.[3] Clarke teaches Madi to speak English, drive the rover, and about the 100's history.

Throughout the Series Edit

In Praimfaya, Madi is asleep in the rover and is later woken up by Clarke. Upon being woken up, she expects to finally meet Clarke's friends from the Ark but is confused when she sees the Eligius Corporation ship fly in instead. Clarke tells her that it is not her friends and tells her to get the rover out of sight and to load the guns.[4]

In Sleeping Giants, Madi and Clarke are being hunted down by Diyoza's prisoners. When Clarke gets injured, she shows Madi a place to hide, just before Clarke is captured and tortured. After realizing that Madi's hiding place is compromised, Clarke pleads with Diyoza to spare Madi's life in exchange for her co-operation. When Bellamy and the survivors from the Ark arrive, Madi runs to welcome them and tells them about Clarke. She leads Bellamy to the church where Clarke is being interrogated. She goes into hiding with the rest of Bellamy's team.

In Shifting Sands, Madi and the gang finally join with Octavia and Wonkru. She is immediately fascinated by Octavia, thanks to all the heroic stories Clarke has told her. When Octavia asks how Madi survived the Praimfaya, Clarke lies to her that Madi got synthetic Nightblood just like Clarke.

In Exit Wounds, Clarke reminds Madi that they can never let anyone know that she's a born Nightblood. If the Grounders found out, some would want her to become Commander instead of Octavia, leading to a power struggle which would put Madi's life in danger. Unfortunately, Gaia and Niylah quickly figure out Madi's secret. To protect Madi, Clarke decides to join the defectors and take Madi to the Valley with her where Madi would be safe from Octavia. Madi disagrees with Clarke because going back to the valley could get Clarke killed. So, she sneaks and runs to Octavia the last minute, making it impossible for Clarke to go ahead with her plan. Madi tells Octavia everything about herself and Octavia embraces her. Octavia performs a blood ritual initiating Madi as Wonkru. Clarke finds them and Madi assures her that everything is okay. Octavia promises Clarke that she will protect Madi and her secret. Octavia gives an order that Madi should start training immediately to prepare her for battle.

Madi starts her official training in Acceptable Losses. Worried that Madi might still be seen as a leadership threat, Clarke asks her to intentionally underperform. But Madi's acting is too obvious and Gaia figures out that she's holding back on purpose. Gaia agrees with Clarke's thinking that Madi should hold back so that she doesn't endanger herself. She assures Madi that as the Flamekeeper, it's her job to protect her. She shows Madi the Flame she's been keeping. Madi looks at it and is fascinated by it. Gaia tells that she will serve Octavia faithfully but that as Flamekeeper she must still ensure the Flame's succession. During the next training, Octavia is watching. At first, Madi holds back, but she changes her mind and gives it her best, defeating Ethan. She impresses Octavia but disappoints Clarke and Gaia. Octavia orders for Madi to be given a real sword, ready to fight for Wonkru. Octavia promotes Madi to be her second in command.

In Sic Semper Tyrannis, after poisoning Octavia, Bellamy is disappointed that Wonkru won't accept Indra as their new leader and her plan against the war. Since they know the grounders would listen to a true nightblood, they decide to push for Madi's ascension as the new commander. Madi doesn't like the plan because Clarke would be against it but Bellamy convinces her by telling her that it is the only way to save Clarke. So, Madi accepts. Gaia prepares for Madi's ascension ceremony. After learning about the ceremony, Niylah helps Clarke out of the chains so that they can stop Madi's ascension. Clarke goes to Octavia who has just woken up from the poison. They make a deal for Clarke to help stop Madi's ceremony and for Octavia to help Clarke and Madi escape. Madi takes in the flame but before waking up, the ceremony is interrupted by Clarke and Octavia. Octavia orders one of his guards to take Madi and Clarke to the rover. On arriving at the rover, the guard points a gun, ready to shoot them. Then, Madi wakes up and orders him to put the gun down. She recites the lineage, implying that Lexa's spirit has chosen her and she's now a rightful commander. She asks the guard to believe in her just like he believed in Lexa. The guard drops the gun and kneels down, acknowledging Madi as "Heda." Suddenly, Clarke shoots him and gets into the rover. Madi warns her that if they leave, Octavia wins, and Gaia, Indra, and Bellamy will die, but Clarke replies "They made their choice". Later at the bunker, Octavia makes a speech telling Wonkru about the treason attempts. She lies to them that Madi didn't recite the lineage, implying that she's not a true commander. She also tells them that Madi chose to run like a coward instead of staying to fight for Wonkru. Octavia declares that Madi is not Wonkru - she's an enemy of Wonkru; and they will deal with her later.

In The Warriors Will, Madi tries to run back to the bunker but Clarke forces her back into the rover. The flame makes her want to go back to lead her people. It starts giving her scary memory flashes of commanders who came before her including Lexa and even Becca. Clarke wants to remove the flame but Madi tells her that if she removes it, she'd better destroy it or else Madi would put it back in. When Madi falls asleep and starts crying, Clarke is unable to remove the flame. Clarke then says that she considers Madi as her child and she would never want Madi to die like all those other commanders. That's why she will do anything to make sure Madi doesn't become a commander. On arriving at the Shallow Valley, Madi and Clarke are surprised to find McCreary has taken over from Diyoza and he's now killing the defectors. They ambush one of McCreary's people and force him to tell them where Abby is. After that, Madi kills him immediately to cover their tracks. She and Clarke go to the gas station/medical facility where they find Abby laying on the floor, unconscious because of overdosing.

Personality Edit

She is an energetic girl, shouting and jumping at the spaceship. She finds lessons exhausting but is generally obedient to Clarke. Madi is shown to deeply care about Clarke, trying to help her against the Eligius prisoners multiple times. Madi is at first cautious about killing the Eligius prisoners, but she is well trained in combat. She is fierce and objects when Clarke tries to hide and protect her. She easily trust Bellamy and the other Spacekru. She sees Octavia as her hero and was very excited to meet her. She wants to impress Octavia and goes to her regardless of Clarke's objections. Madi is also shown to be forgiving – she offers Ethan a hand after beating him even though he previously mocked her.

Physical Appearance Edit

Madi has pale skin, braided light brown hair and blue eyes. She is seen wearing a black beanie and Grounder clothing.

Relationships Edit

Clarke Griffin Edit

Main article: Clarke and Madi

Madi and Clarke have a figurative mother-daughter relationship.[5]

Appearances Edit

Season Four
Episode Appearance Status
Heavy Lies the CrownAbsent
The Four HorsemenAbsent
A Lie GuardedAbsent
The Tinder BoxAbsent
We Will RiseAbsent
Gimme ShelterAbsent
God ComplexAbsent
Die All, Die MerrilyAbsent
The Other SideAbsent
The ChosenAbsent
Season Five
Episode Appearance Status
Red QueenAbsent
Sleeping GiantsAppears
Pandora's BoxMentioned
Shifting SandsAppears
Exit WoundsAppears
Acceptable LossesAppears
How We Get to PeaceAppears
Sic Semper TyrannisAppears
The Warriors WillAppears
The Dark YearAppears
Damocles (Part 1)Appears
Damocles (Part 2)Absent

Quotes Edit

Killed Victims Edit

Notes and Trivia Edit

  • Madi met Clarke one year after the second Praimfaya.[6]
    • Madi has been living with Clarke for five years in 2156.[6]
  • Madi is Clarke's foster daughter.[7]
  • In the Season Five Comic-Con trailer, Madi retells the story of the 100's history. She called the delinquents "bad children" and their adversaries—which included Grounders, Mountain Men, A.L.I.E., and the death wave—"monsters".[9]
  • Madi is the first character to have been recast.
    • Imogen Tear announced on her Twitter that she would appear in the Season Four finale as Madi a few days before the episode aired.[10]
    • Lola Flanery tweeted a video of the Comic Con season 5 promo, with the caption "Want me to tell you a story?"[11] On August 15, 2017, it was confirmed that she was recast as Madi for Season Five.
  • Madi's name is misspelled as "Maddie" in the credits of the episode "Praimfaya".
  • Madi, Gaia, and Ethan Hardy are the only three characters that were introduced in Season Four who are known to be still alive.

Gallery Edit

See Also Edit

The 100 Characters
Main Characters

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

Recurring Characters

AtomAnyaBeccaBreeBryanCage WallaceCarl EmersonCharles PikeCharmaine DiyozaCommander ShumwayCostaDante WallaceDavid MillerDiana SydneyEmoriFoxGeoff HardyHarper McIntyreHayesIlian‎IndraJacapo SinclairEric JacksonJake GriffinJohn MbegeJonesKara CooperKyle WickLexaLorelei TsingLunaMajor ByrneMaya VieMiles ShawNathan MillerNiylahNykoOntariPaxton McCrearyRileySeikuSterlingVera KaneZoe Monroe

Minor Characters

AdriaAnkaraArtigasAurora BlakeBrellCallie 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 GillmerSterlingThelonious JahaTitusTrinaTrisTristanTor LemkinTybeVera KaneVincentWells JahaWhitmanZoe Monroe

References Edit

Start a Discussion Discussions about Madi

  • How will madi's story play out?

    5 messages
    • Difficult to say, because remember, it's been 6 years. We don't know any of these guys at least not enough, especially those from ...
    • Im sick of Clarke. Im not sure where Clarke's head is but its not on strait. She is letting Bellamy, Indra and Gaia die because trying to ...
  • Who is the little girl in the rover with Clarke?

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    • At this point, we don't know. Could be her kid - the show certainly does do quite biologically unrealistic things. Could be someone ...
    • Madi is 12 years old so it is not possible either that she is from Bellamy or that she is from Clarke.Clarke found her when she was about 6 ye...