|“||If I become Heda, I pledge my loyalty to the thirteenth clan.||”|
|— Aden to Clarke [src]|
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.
Throughout the Series
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Wanheda (Part 1)||Absent|
|Wanheda (Part 2)||Absent|
|Ye Who Enter Here||Appears|
|Watch the Thrones||Appears|
|Terms and Conditions||Absent|
|Join or Die||Absent|
|Red Sky at Morning||Absent|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 1)||Absent|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)||Absent|
- Aden: "If I become Heda, I pledge my loyalty to the thirteenth clan."
- 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."
Notes and Trivia
- Lexa praised him as being a better warrior than her at his age.
- He was the most promising of the Nightbloods.
- He was the first child Nightblood to appear on the show, the second was Madi Griffin, and the third was Rose.
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