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"Your clan needs you, Ilian."

Ankara was a minor character in the fourth season. She was portrayed by Melinda Michael and debuted in DNR.

Early Life

She was born on Earth and was a member of Trishanakru. She was a farmer.

Throughout the Series

In DNR, she came to see Ilian to tell him that Trikru was gathering their allies to push Azgeda out of Polis. He threatens Ankara and tells her to get off his land. She leaves.

She later returns to Ilian's farm with backup when he's not present and threatens to kill Octavia Blake. Octavia then kills Ankara and her friends.


She was a farmer and a warrior. She was a strong woman who loyal to her clan. She disrespects Sky People, saying that they'll never share the traditions with grounders.

Physical Appearance

Ankara had a fair complexion, brown curly hair, light green eyes, and dotted tattoos across her nose and forehead.



She seemed to know Ilian and his family, they speak freely and trust each other. They work and live in the same area, mostly doing farming and hunting.


Season Four
Episode Appearance Status
Heavy Lies the CrownAbsent
The Four HorsemenAbsent
A Lie GuardedAbsent
The Tinder BoxAbsent
We Will RiseAbsent
Gimme ShelterAbsent
God ComplexAbsent
Die All, Die MerrilyAbsent
The Other SideAbsent
The ChosenAbsent


Ankara (in Trigedasleng): "Maybe she doesn't want us to hear her accent."

Notes and Trivia

  • She knew Ilian and his mother, Willa.
  • She might be named after the modern day city Ankara, the capital of Turkey. However, it is unclear where the Grounders would have heard of that name.