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If I become Heda, I pledge my loyalty to the thirteenth clan.
— Aden to Clarke [src]

Aden was a recurring character in the third season. He was portrayed by actor Cory Gruter-Andrew and debuted in "Ye Who Enter Here".

Aden was a Grounder born with nightblood, and as such was trained from birth to be a warrior to possibly become the next Commander. However, he was murdered by Ontari, being decapitated in his sleep prior to the conclave.

Early Life Edit

Born a Nightblood, he was brought to Polis where he was taught how to fight and trained for the Conclave with the possibility of becoming the Commander.

Throughout the Series Edit

In Ye Who Enter Here, Aden is briefly seen sparring with Lexa. Lexa praises him during their sparring session and later tells Titus that Aden was a better fighter than she was at his age.

In Watch the Thrones, Aden is among the Nightbloods listening to Lexa speak before she fights Roan. When the rest of the Nightbloods are called away by Titus, Lexa calls Aden back to introduce him to Clarke. Lexa refers to him as the most promising of the Nightbloods and is confident that if she should die, her spirit would pick him to succeed her as the next Commander. Aden assures Clarke of the safety of her people should he become Commander.

Aden watches Lexa's fight with Roan along with the other Nightbloods. When the fight is over, Aden is relieved to see Lexa has survived.

In Thirteen, Aden is with the other Nightbloods as Lexa addresses them on Ascension Day before Semet interrupts them.

In Stealing Fire, Aden is seen conducting the purification ritual with the other natblidas before the conclave. Clarke comes to see him and asks him if he'll still support her people. He says he and the other nightbloods all will as Lexa made them vow it. Sadly, Aden is killed by Ontari who murders the nightbloods while they sleep in order to win the conclave.

Personality Edit

Aden appeared to be a polite, kind and genuine boy when he spoke to Clarke about what should happen if he becomes Heda. He also seems to genuinely care about Lexa.

Physical Appearance Edit

Aden is a scrawny young boy with messy, sandy blonde hair and blue eyes. He was average height for his age. He is usually seen wearing light armor consisting of a long sleeve black shirt, black pants, black boots, and a vest.

Relationships Edit

Lexa Edit

Lexa was Aden's mentor during his time training as a Nightblood in Polis. After a sparring session, she praises him for being a better fighter than she was at his age. She also believed him to be the most promising of the Nightbloods.

Aden promises Lexa that if he becomes Heda, he would continue protecting Skaikru if she were to die in her fight with Roan. He is happy and relieved when she wins the fight.

Appearances Edit

Season Three
Episode Appearance Status
Wanheda (Part 1)Absent
Wanheda (Part 2)Absent
Ye Who Enter HereAppears
Watch the ThronesAppears
HakeldamaAbsent
Bitter HarvestAbsent
ThirteenAppears
Terms and ConditionsAbsent
Stealing FireAppears
FallenAbsent
NevermoreAbsent
DemonsAbsent
Join or DieAbsent
Red Sky at MorningAbsent
Perverse Instantiation (Part 1)Absent
Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)Absent

Quotes Edit

Aden: "If I become Heda, I pledge my loyalty to the thirteenth clan."
-- Ye Who Enter Here

Aden: "May the Spirit of the Commander choose me."
Aden: "Would you like a moment with her?"
Clarke: "No. I'm here to see you. You made me a promise to support my people."
Aden: "If Heda's spirit chooses me."
Clarke: "Yes. Will you still?"
Aden: "We all will. Lexa made each of us vow it. We loved her."
-- Stealing Fire

Notes and Trivia Edit

  • Lexa praised him as being a better warrior than her as his age.
  • He was the most promising of the Nightbloods.
  • He was the first young nightblood character to appear on the show, the second being Madi Griffin.

Gallery Edit


Note: The picture goes in episode order. To see the order of the episodes please visit Episode Guide.


See Also Edit

The 100 Characters
Main Characters
Abigail GriffinBellamy BlakeCallie CartwigClarke GriffinEchoFinn CollinsGabriel SantiagoHope DiyozaJasper JordanJohn MurphyJordan GreenLincolnMarcus KaneMonty GreenOctavia BlakeRaven ReyesRoanThelonious JahaWells Jaha
Recurring Characters
AdenA.L.I.E.AnyaBecca FrancoBlythe Ann WorkmanBreeBrellBryanByrneCage WallaceCarl EmersonCassiusCharles PikeCharmaine DiyozaCillianCostaDante WallaceDavid MillerDiana SydneyEmoriEric JacksonEthan HardyFoxGeoff HardyHannah GreenHarper McIntyreHayesIlian‎IndraJacapo SinclairJadeJae WorkmanJosephine LightbourneJake GriffinJohn MbegeJonesKara CooperKaylee LeeKyle WickLexaLorelei TsingLunaMadi GriffinMaya VieMichael VinsonMiles ShawMiranda MasonNathan MillerNelsonNiaNiylahNykoOntariPaxton McCrearyPriya DesaiRileyRoseRussell LightbourneRyker DesaiSeikuShawn GillmerSheidhedaShumwaySierraSimone LightbourneSterlingTitusTristanVera KaneVincent VieZoe Monroe
Minor Characters
AdriaAnkaraArtigasAtomAurora BlakeAtohlCarisCaspianCharlotteChaseChrisCillianCole McAdamsConnorCostiaCraigCuyler RidleyDaniel LeeDaxDelanoDelilah WorkmanDerekDerrickDiggsDrewFioGideonGina MartinGlen DicksonGuaraGustusJuelKeenan MykulakLaylaLeeLieutenant GracoMacallanMark and Peter ColtonMelMiss LucyMylesNygelOsiasOtanPascalPennPeri GordonQuintRedReese LemkinRichardsRivoRoma BraggRyderScottSemetSgt. LovejoyShaySiennaStevensTor LemkinToshTrinaTrisTybeWhitmanWillaZoran

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