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A gift from those who have transcended, or so we believe.
— Anders referring to the Stone created by the Judge's species. [src]

Anders was a recurring character in the seventh season. He is portrayed by Neal McDonough and debuts in "Welcome to Bardo".

He was the First Disciple, a position that acted as the faction's leader in the absence of the Shephard, Bill Cadogan.

In "A Little Sacrifice," he was killed by Hope Diyoza in revenge for Dev's death and the kidnapping of her mother and Octavia Blake, which led to her misery. His body is later crystalized after Hope attempted to release Gem9 to kill all of the Disciples, which was prevented by Hope's mother, who was then crystalized as well.

Early life[]

Not much is known about his early life. He was born as one of the embryos, which are the descendants of the Second Dawn cult members who crossed over from Earth after the Nuclear Apocalypse destroyed their world. At some point, he became a Level 12 First Disciple, which is a highest rank in the Disciples.

Throughout the Series[]

In The Blood of Sanctum, after Octavia and Gabriel activate the symbols on the Anomaly Stone that appeared on Octavia's back, the Anomaly expands and a grown-up Hope emerges. Hope tells Octavia that she couldn't get out and that he (Anders) has her mother. Hope injects a locator tag into Octavia, who told her to tell him that it's done. Octavia vanishes as the Anomaly returns to normal and Hope collapses.

In The Garden, Hope explains part of her life story to Gabriel and Echo as well as the fact that she had made a deal with the Disciples' leader Anders -- the "he" that she had previously mentioned -- wherein Hope would help to capture Octavia by tagging her so that she would be sent back through the Anomaly in exchange for Diyoza's life.

In Anaconda, Anders brings Bill Cadogan to meet with Clarke's group and remains outside with the rest of the Disciples on his request. When Gabriel opens the door again, Anders sends in Clarke's friends upon her request.

In A Little Sacrifice, Anders protests Cadogan's orders to leave Clarke and her friends alone, but ultimately complies. He later interrupts Cadogan's dinner with Gabriel Santiago to warn him of a problem, disarming Gabriel before allowing him to go back to the Stone room.

As Clarke and her friends talk Echo down from unleashing Gen-9 on Bardo, Anders enters, furious at their actions, the deaths of three of his people, the torture of Levitt and attempting to commit genocide. Diyoza hands over the Gen-9, offering to call it even, but Anders is disgusted by them for being "nothing but primal beasts" since they were raised in the wild who are utterly enthralled in their feelings and prioritizing the want of self over the needs of everyone. Though Miller threatens Anders, Diyoza recognizes that Anders is not alone and four Disciples decloak behind him.

Diyoza points out that it's a bad idea to fire lasers in a room with a WMD and suggests getting back to the Shepherd's mercy. Anders offers to send Echo to Penance for 20 years, but promises that she will be back before they know it as long as the code has been entered by then to begin the last war or Echo will die there. Stating that she has a better idea, that Anders dies there, Hope slits Anders' throat, causing him to drop the Gen-9 as he desperately grabs at the wound. As Anders falls to the ground holding his wound, Hope attempts to release the bioweapon, only to be stopped by Diyoza. However, Gen-9 is released in the room, crystalizing Diyoza and Anders and everything else within.

In Etherea, it's mentioned that no one has been punished for Anders' death due to Clarke's group controlling the Key and that they have even been given Anders' and Cadogan's quarters. Going through the memory of a Disciple that has PTSD from the explosion that apparently killed Bellamy, Levitt discovers that he actually survived and was instead blown through the Anomaly which Anders had opened to Etherea instead of Sanctum as Octavia had requested.

In The Stranger, Bellamy offers his condolences to Cadogan for the loss of Anders, assuming that they were close. Cadogan states that he actually only met Anders twice with each First Disciple usually awakening him every 20 years to state that there has been no progress with the last war. Anders was the only one to wake him twice, the second time because they had found the Key. Cadogan agrees that "comparatively speaking", they were close, but recognizes that Bellamy was merely testing him with the question.


Anders is shown to be a fanatical member of the Disciples religion, dedicated to bringing about transcendence. Anders doesn't hesitate to use force or trickery to accomplish his goals, and he only reluctantly stands down in situations that he and the Disciples don't have control over, shown during his interactions with Clarke's group while they had the upper hand. However, Anders' fanaticism and sense of superiority blinds him at times such as his being unable to see that Diyoza, Echo and Octavia were only playing him and leaving himself vulnerable to Hope Diyoza as he was certain that with backup, Anders was safe from harm and he made the mistake of standing right in front of her.

Anders also appears to be deceitful, agreeing to Octavia's deal to give the Disciples all of the information that they want in exchange for sending Bellamy back to Sanctum, and then secretly setting the Anomaly for Etherea instead. In this case, Anders likely figured that he was sending Bellamy somewhere that he could survive as Octavia wanted, but likely couldn't make his way back from given the difficulty of reaching Etherea's Anomaly Stone and Bellamy's lack of knowledge about how to operate it.

Physical Appearance[]

Anders was a tall white male with short white hair and blue eyes, he also had a Anomaly symbol tattoos on his face. He also wore a full white uniform.



Season Six
Episode Appearance Status
Red Sun RisingAbsent
The Children of GabrielAbsent
The Face Behind the GlassAbsent
The Gospel of JosephineAbsent
Memento MoriAbsent
The Old Man and the AnomalyAbsent
What You Take With YouAbsent
Ashes to AshesAbsent
Adjustment ProtocolAbsent
The Blood of SanctumMentioned
Season Seven
Episode Appearance Status
From the AshesAbsent
The GardenMentioned
False GodsAbsent
Welcome to BardoAppears
The Queen's GambitAppears
The FlockAppears
A Little SacrificeAppears
The StrangerMentioned
Blood GiantMentioned
A Sort of HomecomingAbsent
The Dying of the LightAbsent
The Last WarAbsent


Anders: "Like I said, we believe in Transcendence."
-- in The Queen's Gambit

Killed Victims[]

Notes and Trivia[]


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See Also[]

The 100 Characters
Main Characters
Abigail GriffinBellamy BlakeCallie CartwigClarke GriffinEchoFinn CollinsGabriel SantiagoHope DiyozaJasper JordanJohn MurphyJordan GreenLincolnMarcus KaneMonty GreenOctavia BlakeRaven ReyesRoanSheidhedaThelonious JahaWells Jaha
Recurring Characters
AdenA.L.I.E.AndersAnyaBecca FrankoBill CadoganBlythe Ann WorkmanBreeBrellBryanByrneCage WallaceCarl EmersonCassiusCharles PikeCharmaine DiyozaCillianCostaDante WallaceDavid MillerDiana SydneyDoucetteEmoriEric JacksonEthan HardyFoxGeoff HardyHannah GreenHarper McIntyreHayesIlian‎IndraJacapo SinclairJadeJae WorkmanJames CrockettJosephine LightbourneJake GriffinJeremiahJohn MbegeJonesKara CooperKaylee LeeKyle WickLeeLevittLexaLindoLorelei TsingLucaLunaMadi GriffinMaya VieMichael VinsonMiles ShawMiranda MasonNathan MillerNelsonNiaNiylahNykoOntariPaxton McCrearyPennPriya DesaiRileyRoseRussell LightbourneRyker DesaiSeikuShawn GillmerShumwaySierraSimone LightbourneSterlingTitusTreyTristanVera KaneVincent VieZoe Monroe
Minor Characters
AdriaAnkaraArtigasAtomAurora BlakeAtohlCarisCaspianCharlotteChaseChrisCillianCole McAdamsConnorCostiaCraigCuyler RidleyDaniel LeeDaxDelanoDelilah WorkmanDerekDerrickDiggsDrewFioGideonGina MartinGlen DicksonGuaraGustusJuelKeenan MykulakLaylaLeeLieutenant GracoMacallanMark and Peter ColtonMelMiss LucyMylesNygelOsiasOtanPascalPeri GordonQuintRedReese LemkinRichardsRivoRoma BraggRyderScottSemetSgt. LovejoyShaySiennaStevensTor LemkinToshTrinaTrisTybeWhitmanWillaZoran