|“||We're not so different after all.||”|
|— Niylah to Monty as Octavia prepares to kill Ilian [src]|
Niylah is a Grounder who ran a trading post with her father. She secretly traded supplies with Clarke during her self-exile, and later helped her escape the Ice Nation bounty hunters. After A.L.I.E.'s defeat she left the trading post and moved to Arkadia.
Early Life Edit
Niylah was originally born on Earth. She grew up with both her parents. However, at some point, her mother was captured and taken to Mount Weather as part of the Harvest Project leaving her with just her father. Niylah and her father are also members of Trikru.
Niylah ran a trading post with her father in the Trikru area near the Ice Nation border, known as Sector 7 by Arkadia. At one point they acquired one of the Delinquents' monitoring wristbands.
Throughout the Series Edit
In We Will Rise, she is seen after sleeping with Clarke. She insists that Clarke rest but Clarke says she needs to help bring the Hydrazine to Becca's Island for her mom and Raven. Niylah tells Clarke Lexa would be proud of her and Clarke asks that she remain in Arkadia so she will be given nightblood once it's made.
In God Complex, she performs a grounder ceremony for those that died in the black rain.
In The Other Side, she is in the bunker sleeping quarters when Clarke walks in and they rest together.
In The Chosen, she is abandoned by Trikru because she was living with Skaikru, but the Sky People do not want her either and Geoff Hardy attempts to throw her outside when Octavia arrives stopping them and assuring Niylah a spot in the bunker, leaving one less spot for the Sky People.
Niylah is an observant and compassionate individual who falls for Clarke while she's on the run. She is also shown to not liking wars and conflicts, unlike most Grounders.
Physical Appearance Edit
Niylah is of average height and has long blonde hair that she keeps in a braid. She has hazel green eyes and has a black tattoo across her spine.
Niylah meets Clarke when Clarke was hiding in Sector 7 after the fall of Mount Weather. Clarke waits for Niylah's father to leave every time before she brings Niylah her kills to trade for supplies. Niylah knows who Clarke is but keeps it a secret and protects her from Roan and other bounty hunters by lying about her whereabouts. Niylah helps treat Clarke's injuries. Later, that night they become intimate but, Clarke leaves her during the night.
|Wanheda (Part 1)||Appears|
|Wanheda (Part 2)||Appears|
|Ye Who Enter Here||Absent|
|Watch the Thrones||Absent|
|Terms and Conditions||Absent|
|Join or Die||Absent|
|Red Sky at Morning||Mentioned|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 1)||Absent|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)||Absent|
|Heavy Lies the Crown||Absent|
|The Four Horsemen||Mentioned|
|A Lie Guarded||Absent|
|The Tinder Box||Appears|
|We Will Rise||Appears|
|Die All, Die Merrily||Absent|
|The Other Side||Appears|
- Niylah (to Clarke): "You killed our greatest enemy. You wiped them out by yourself."
- -- in Wanheda (Part 1)
Notes and TriviaEdit
- Jessica Harmon is the sister of Richard Harmon who plays John Murphy.
- Niylah is the sixth LGBTQ+ character in The 100 canon; the other five characters are Clarke Griffin, Lexa, Costia, Bryan and Nathan Miller.
- Niylah's father was a Trikru warrior and one of the sleeping warriors massacred by Charles Pike, Bellamy Blake, Hannah Green, and seven others.
- Niylah is Clarke's only lover to still be alive.
- During the first half of Season Four, she resided in Arkadia. She is the second Grounder to do so. The first was Lincoln.
- Since Roan died in Season 4, Niylah is the only character introduced in Season 3 to still be alive.