|“||Maybe there are no good guys.||”|
|— Abby to Clarke Griffin [src]|
Abby is the Chief Medical Officer and a former Council member on the Ark. She was on the Council when they chose to send the 100 to Earth and had been monitoring them throughout the first season. She was the former Chancellor of Arkadia but struggled with leadership due to the rebellious actions of her daughter, Clarke Griffin. She took the City of Light Key to save Raven Reyes from further physical pain. Later, she is unchipped and saved by Clarke. Throughout the fourth season, Abby researches a way to create Nightblood, becomes girlfriend of Marcus Kane. Then Raven reveals to Abby about how to cure her seizures.
Abby's husband discovered an error with oxygen levels on the Ark and, knowing that it meant that life would stop being sustainable, thought the people had a right to know. Abby and the Council disagreed because they feared it would only cause riots and mass panic. Jake was going to go public with this knowledge anyway, but only Abigail, Clarke, and Wells Jaha (Clarke's best friend whom she had told in confidence), knew about it. Abby accidentally condemned Jake before he was able to release the video recording that he made because she told Chancellor Jaha, hoping he would convince Jake not to go through with it. Instead, Jaha arrested Jake and had him floated immediately. After watching her father being sucked into space, Clarke was put in juvenile lock-up, also known as the Sky Box, because of her knowledge of the error. Abby allowed Clarke to think it was Wells who had turned her father in, causing problems in both relationships.
Abby was part of the organization and running of the 100 program that sent 100 prisoners, including Clarke, down to Earth, although it was revealed in the Pilot that Abby did not have the final word about who was sent down to the ground, and it was Marcus Kane who made the final decision to include Clarke in the 100.
In Season 5, after the prisoners arrive back to earth, a prisoner, Michael Vinson, starts giving her addicting pills. To make sure Abby can't die from not taking pills, Vinson has to kill other prisoners from pills, "Knowing what it's like to crave something."
Throughout the Series
Abby is a strong willed individual who tries to fight for what is right for her family and others.
She makes risky decisions, but in the end, she is always righteous in what she does and she is willing to face the consequences of her actions.
In Season Five and Season Six, she became a selfish, careless, and reckless person when she committed her own extreme actions, including forcing Octavia to punish those for not eating, not helping Octavia when she's beaten up, and helping the Primes kill a young man named Gavin to use his body for Marcus Kane.
Abby has brown hair and brown eyes. She is often seen wearing jeans and a leather jacket.
In Season 5, after the 6 years and 7 days jump, her hair has white highlights.
- Main article: Clarke and Abigail
Clarke Griffin is Abby's daughter. Before Clarke is sent down to Earth in the Pilot, Abby tells her to be safe and that she loves her. After, Abby closely watches over Clarke's vitals. While on Earth, Clarke learns the truth about her mother's involvement in her father's death in Earth Kills. This causes a rift between Clarke and her mother. To punish her mother for her father's death, she takes her wristband off, letting Abby believe her to be dead. When Raven Reyes makes contact with the Ark in Contents Under Pressure, Clarke confronts her mother and tells her she knows the truth. Abby tries to apologizes explain his death was never supposed to happen. Clarke truly believes she will never be able to forgive her mother for turning in her father. When Clarke believes her mother to be dead in the Exodus ship crash, she is devastated.
When they are reunited in Human Trials, Clarke is happy to see her but their relationship is strained. The last time Abby saw Clarke she was her little girl and she has a hard time accepting how changed Clarke is. Clarke goes behind Abby's back to the point of usurping her authority on numerous occasions. Abby often disagrees with the decisions Clarke makes in regards to the people. Tensions escalate in Coup de Grâce when Clarke tells her mother that even though Abby is the Chancellor, Clarke is the one in charge. In Resurrection, when Abby finds out that Clarke knew ahead of time about the bombing of Tondc, she is appalled that her daughter would do such a thing and begs her to not forget they are the good guys. By Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2), Abby has come to realize the difficult choices her daughter has had to make are not so different than the choices she made on the Council and tells her daughter that maybe there are no good guys.
Abby and Clarke are reunited in Ye Who Enter Here when Abby and Marcus Kane travel to Polis to negotiate a peace treaty. When Azgeda blows up Mount Weather, Abby returns to Arkadia while Clarke stays in Polis to represent Skaikru. Abby and Clarke meet again in Perverse Instantiation (Part 1). At this point Abby has taken the chip and become a member of A.L.I.E.'s Cult, she tortures Clarke so she will tell them where the A.L.I.E. 2.0 is. When she refuses Abby hangs herself in order to force a confession, Clarke still will not divulge the location of A.L.I.E. 2.0. In Perverse Instantiation (Part 2) Clarke uses the EMP to fry Abby's chip. Abby helps connect Clarke to Ontari so Clarke may enter to the City of Light and defeat A.L.I.E.. While Clarke is in the City of Light Abby protects her daughter.
Abby loved her husband Jake dearly. When Jake announced that he wanted to go public about the fact The Ark was dying, Abby tries to convince him not to because she knows he will be floated. She turns to their friend, Jaha, in the hope that he will talk him out of it, but her telling Jaha of her husband's plans leads to Jake's execution. This devastates both Abby and also her daughter Clarke Griffin. However, while Abby knows the truth about Jake's death and blames herself, Clarke thinks it was the fault of Wells Jaha, who she told Jake's plan to in confidence. When Wells tells Clarke the truth, she is angry at her mother, but when the Exodus ship Clarke thinks Abby was on is crashed by Mount Weather, Clarke is distraught. When the two reunite in Human Trials, Clarke shows no anger towards her mother because she is so relieved to find Abby is alive. While Clarke may not have completely forgiven Abby, their relationship is mostly healed.
- Main article: Marcus and Abby
On the Ark, Abby and Marcus Kane constantly had opposing views. Kane saw Abigail as a threat to his goals and frequently had her arrested and even almost floated her once due to his strict rule-following and her bending of the rules. Later, in The Calm, he seems to start caring for Abby, saving her life when he is exploring the other deck to look for survivors. On Earth, Marcus is the first person to follow Abby out of the Ark ship once it lands.
In The 48, they go out looking for the Camp of the Delinquents and Clarke together. When Abby gives guns to the Delinquents to help them escape and look for Clarke and the others, Marcus sentences her to shock-lashing in Reapercussions before passing along the Chancellorship to Abby. In Resurrection, Abby finds Marcus trapped under rubble after the missile on Tondc, pulling on a piece of metal to make noise and she grabs his hand to stop him. Abby tries to help him and he tells her to leave him and go find Clarke until Abby explains that Clarke got out as she already knew about the attack. When rocks fall down and trap them both further, they talk about how their actions on the Ark have influenced Clarke and the sins they have to answer for. In Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2), after they are captured by Mount Weather and Abby has her bone marrow extracted, they return to Camp Jaha, holding hands.
In Bitter Harvest, Abby kisses Marcus on the cheek, in order to give him "hope". In Stealing Fire Marcus is to be executed by Pike but is freed by Harper, Miller, Bryan, Octavia, and Abby and has to flee Arkadia. Abby decides to stay behind. In response, he kisses her passionately. The two then do not meet again until Join or Die, when Marcus goes to Polis. Abby pretends to be unchipped in order to obtain Clarke's whereabouts from Marcus. She seduces him, but he realizes it's not her. Abby has him crucified for his resistance. However, Marcus' defiance wavers when Jaha threatens to kill Abby, and he takes the chip for her. Later, in Perverse Instantiation (Part 2), they reunite at the end after Clarke shuts down the City of Light. Abby and Marcus share an embrace while crying, to comfort each other.
In Heavy Lies the Crown Abby and Kane sleep together. They spend the majority of the season separated from one another. In The Other Side Abby learns that Kane has been locked outside of the bunker. Abby and Bellamy Blake work together to open the bunker door. As a result only 100 members of Skaikru can remain in the bunker. Abby says she will be outside during Praimfaya. When Kane protests she tells him that she loves him, but she has made her decision. Kane does not follow Abby's wishes, and keeps her inside the bunker.
|Twilight's Last Gleaming||Appears|
|His Sister's Keeper||Mentioned|
|Contents Under Pressure||Appears|
|I Am Become Death||Mentioned|
|We Are Grounders (Part 1)||Appears|
|We Are Grounders (Part 2)||Appears|
|Many Happy Returns||Credit Only|
|Fog of War||Appears|
|Long Into an Abyss||Appears|
|Survival of the Fittest||Mentioned|
|Coup de Grâce||Appears|
|Bodyguard of Lies||Credit Only|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1)||Mentioned|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2)||Appears|
|Wanheda (Part 1)||Appears|
|Wanheda (Part 2)||Appears|
|Ye Who Enter Here||Appears|
|Watch the Thrones||Appears|
|Terms and Conditions||Mentioned|
|Join or Die||Appears|
|Red Sky at Morning||Credit Only|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 1)||Appears|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)||Appears|
|Heavy Lies the Crown||Appears|
|The Four Horsemen||Appears|
|A Lie Guarded||Appears|
|The Tinder Box||Appears|
|We Will Rise||Mentioned|
|Die All, Die Merrily||Mentioned|
|The Other Side||Appears|
|Sleeping Giants||Credit Only|
|How We Get to Peace||Appears|
|Sic Semper Tyrannis||Appears|
|The Warriors Will||Appears|
|The Dark Year||Appears|
|Damocles (Part 1)||Appears|
|Damocles (Part 2)||Appears|
|Red Sun Rising||Appears|
|The Children of Gabriel||Appears|
|The Face Behind the Glass||Mentioned|
|The Gospel of Josephine||Appears|
|The Old Man and the Anomaly||Appears|
|What You Take With You||Appears|
|Ashes to Ashes||Mentioned|
|The Blood of Sanctum||Absent|
- Jake Griffin (indirectly and unintentionally)
- One chipped grounder (shot to protect Clarke)
- Rock Line Thief (unintentionally, with Eric Jackson)
- Three members of Wonkru (advised Octavia to punish those who refusing to cannibalize)
- Kahlan kom Sangedakru
- Unnamed Wonkru member
- Michael Vinson (electrocuted to death to save Marcus Kane)
- Gavin (used his body for Marcus Kane)
Notes and Trivia
- In the book series, Abby and Jake are named Mary and David.
- In Contents Under Pressure, due to Abby's invaluable medical expertise, she is given another exemption by the Council instead of being floated. She was charged with:
- Up until Perverse Instantiation (Part 2) Abby had never killed someone directly. This changed when she shot a chipped Grounder to protect Clarke.
- Praimfaya is the first season finale she doesn't appear in. She is however mentioned.
- Eden is the first premiere season she doesn't appear in. She is however mentioned.
- Abigail Griffin, Clarke Griffin, Bellamy Blake, John Murphy, Octavia Blake, and Eric Jackson are 6 of named characters that currently knowning alive since Pilot.
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