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|“||I bear it, so they don't have to.||”|
|— Clarke Griffin [src]|
Clarke was part of the 100, a group of juvenile delinquents from the Ark who were sent to Earth. Prior to being locked up, Clarke was a medical apprentice, following in her mom's footsteps, and used those skills to serve as the medic on the ground. After several deaths on the ground, Clarke became a co-leader alongside Bellamy Blake. While in charge, she tried to negotiate a peace treaty with Anya and helped lead the defense against the army of Grounders attacking their camp.
After successfully defending the camp, Clarke and 47 other delinquents were taken by the Mountain Men. She escaped Mount Weather and found her way to Camp Jaha, the new settlement set up by The Ark. Clarke helped create an alliance with the Grounder Coalition, led by Commander Lexa, to fight the Mountain Men. However, the Grounders broke the alliance, forcing Clarke and Bellamy to irradiate Mount Weather. Unable to come to terms with what they did, Clarke sets off on her own.
Among the Grounders, Clarke's reputation spread, eventually gaining her the moniker of Wanheda, the Commander of Death. Three months later, she was captured and brought to Polis, where she became the Skaikru's Ambassador. After the death of Lexa, Ontari became the Commander by ruse. Clarke escaped Polis, and began looking for Luna with several others. They found Luna's clan, but she refused to become the Commander. Meanwhile, A.L.I.E. had taken over Arkadia and Polis. To stop A.L.I.E., Clarke entered the City of Light and pulled A.L.I.E.'s kill switch, but not before learning that the nuclear power plants were melting down.
Following A.L.I.E's defeat, Clarke warned everyone about the impending nuclear apocalypse, as she began to prepare for the survival of the human race. On Becca's Island, Clarke and company tried to create a Nightblood serum which was revealed to give immunity to radiation. To test for the serum's success, they performed trials on subjects by exposing them to radiation, but when Emori was forced to be a subject, Clarke injected herself with Nightblood to carry out the experiment personally. After escaping to the Second Dawn Bunker, Clarke and others left to bring Raven back from the island, but ended up running out of time. Their group decided to use a rocket to go to space. Unfortunately, Clarke was left behind in order to save her friends and suffered from severe radiation poisoning. However, she survived due to her Nightblood. For six years, Clarke lived in the valley with another young Nightblood, named Madi, whom she cared for.
Clarke and Madi were living happily together in the valley when a prison transport ship landed there. It became clear that they were hostile and Clarke managed to kill four of them before being taken prisoner. When Spacekru came to the ground, Madi informed them that Clarke was captured and Bellamy told Diyoza to let Clarke go or he would kill everyone aboard Eligius IV. After the bunker is opened, Clarke spent most of season five trying to protect Madi and stop her from becoming Commander, since that would put her in danger. Clarke betrays Bellamy, Octavia, Wonkru and eventually the prisoners, all to keep Madi safe. At the end of the season, Clarke finally allows Madi to fulfill her destiny of becoming Commander and leading Wonkru to victory over the prisoners. When Paxton McCreary realized he had lost, he sent a bomb that contains Hythylodium to destroy the valley. Clarke killed him and helped load all the remaining Wonkru members and prisoners onto the dropship before they took off to safety aboard Eligius IV. She made amends with her friends and went into cryosleep with the others. She and Bellamy were awoken by Jordan Green 125 years later while Eligius IV hovered around the habitable moon, known as Sanctum.
Clarke went down with the others in a group to explore Sanctum. Meanwhile, some of Clarke's friends, including Raven, were angry with Clarke and began to hate her for her past actions. Later, they explored the settlement on Sanctum. She talked with Russell about staying. Soon after Russell found out that she's a Nightblood, he put Josephine's Mind Drive into Clarke. However, while Josephine had control over her body, Clarke's mind continued to exist thanks to her experiences with A.L.I.E. As she wrestled for control of her body, Clarke faced her demons and reflected on her past actions that had broke her. Josephine later relinquished control to Clarke out of self-preservation, but Clarke continued her quest to get rid of Josephine for good. Though the two briefly worked together, Clarke ultimately destroyed Josephine when she proved impossible to remove from Clarke's body. Clarke subsequently lead the effort to defeat the Primes and succeeded, but ended up losing her mother in the process.
After the defeat of the Primes, Clarke became de facto leader of Wonkru, and was tasked with keeping the peace among the different groups in Sanctum. Her friends feel sorry for her, due to the loss of her mother, Abby, and are now in good terms with Clarke. Following the news of her missing people and the demands of the Disciples for her help with a "war", Clarke sets out to rescue few of her friends. As Clarke and her friends arrive in Bardo, they discover that the Disciples believed that Clarke held the Key to finding the Anomaly's true power as they believed her to still bear the Flame.
Early Life Edit
Clarke was born and raised by two loving parents in a comfortable living situation on The Ark. Her mother, Abby, was the chief of medicine and her father, Jake, was the chief engineer. Clarke's parents were good friends with Chancellor Thelonious Jaha and she was best friends with the Chancellor's son, Wells Jaha. Following in her mother's footsteps, Clarke became a medical apprentice.
In a video from Clarke's childhood, Clarke and Wells practice for the Unity Day Celebration. As Thelonious records their practice, Wells asks his father how the Ark stays in space. Clarke mentions that her dad told her it is the thrusters. Thelonious tells her that her father is correct.
A year before the delinquents are sent to earth, Clarke overhears a conversation between her parents, discussing a flaw in the Ark's life-support system and that it is failing. Later that day, Clarke plays chess with Wells. Clarke, distracted by the news, starts losing the game. Wells notices something is wrong with Clarke and questions her. Clarke swears him to secrecy and tells him about the flaw as well as her father's plan to go public.After coming home, Clarke overhears her father making a video revealing the truth about the Ark's oxygen crisis. She confronts him about the truth and yells at her father, calling him suicidal or dumb because he plans to break into the communications mainframe. Clarke insists on helping him but her father tells her no. Moments later, the door to their home opens and the Ark Guard arrest Jake for treason. Clarke hugs him and promises to warn the people. She struggles with the guards who hold her back as her father is taken away.
Clarke finds her father before his execution and is able to say one final goodbye before Jake is floated for his crime. Clarke watches as her father is sucked out of the airlock and cries in her mother's arms. Clarke repeatedly apologizes, thinking her father's death was her fault. Her mother insists it was not her fault. After her father is floated, Clarke is immediately arrested for treason and sent to solitary confinement in juvenile lockup.
Throughout the Series Edit
In Anaconda, Bill Cadogan enters and Clarke recognizes him as the leader of the Second Dawn who had built the bunker in Polis. Cadogan is intrigued by Clarke and Niylah's use of Trig, revealing that his daughter Callie had created the language as a child. Cadogan asks Clarke if Callie is still in the Key in her head which Gabriel explains is the Flame. Due to Clarke's seemingly impossible knowledge, Cadogan believes that she must bear Callie's consciousness. After Cadogan explains the events that led up to that point, Clarke claims that Callie's mind is still in her head, but is disinclined to help Cadogan after Bellamy's apparent death. At Clarke's request, Cadogan calls in Octavia, Echo and Diyoza who all appear to be fully brainwashed to the Disciple cause.
Clarke is headstrong, determined, dependable, and intelligent. As a natural born leader who is capable of inspiring all around her, Clarke will contemplate and ask questions before acting. However, she has been shown to make impulsive decisions. She is also fair, selfless, caring, and loyal to a fault. Even after her father's death, Clarke shows a high level of devotion and admiration towards him. She is quick to call people out on their behavior. She has a natural maternal instinct, as shown when she comforts Charlotte and later protects her and also seen when she took on the mother role for Madi . While she certainly has a good head on her shoulders, she is quick to accuse and has displayed poor judgment which resulted in Charlotte's death.
Despite the harsh world she lives in, Clarke is fiercely determined to save everyone's lives, even if they do not particularly deserve to be saved; which is evident when she helps John Murphy, who once tried to kill her and is partially responsible for Charlotte's death. Finn Collins believed her desire to save everyone comes from the fact that she could not save her father. Clarke has a strong moral compass; even to the point of stopping Miller and other Delinquents from killing Anya, their enemy.
Unlike Bellamy Blake, her co-leader, Clarke is idealistic and sees no reason for torture, cruelty, or violence. She does not wish for violence or war and tries to avoid fighting. However, she will betray her beliefs to protect those she cares for; like when she and Bellamy agree on the torture of the grounder, Lincoln to save Finn Collins. She also agreed with Bellamy on bringing guns into camp for protection, even if she didn't like the thought.
Clarke tried to make the best decisions for the camp, which often lead to her undermining Bellamy's authority and rule. Clarke has a surprisingly keen mind for warfare and strategy, a trait that took Bellamy, Finn, and Raven Reyes completely by surprise.
Clarke is described as a natural born leader, especially by her mother; who mentions Clarke got her leadership qualities from her father. Clarke's father once mentions she gets her stubbornness from her mother. She has often shown maturity and wisdom beyond her age. Though Clarke can be rather blunt and closed off, she does have a vulnerable side, which she only shows around those she loves and cares for. Like her mother, she is a healer and puts her skills to good use.
Clarke is also portrayed as artistic being one of her strengths, which was first seen as she drew along the walls of her cell in the first episode of the series.
In Season Five, the aftermath of the Second Nuclear Apocalypse causes Clarke to mentally lose her own sanity and her hope in humanity, and begins to forget who she is, and only becomes interested in protecting Madi, thus leading her to become ruthless, murderous, selfish, reckless, and careless. The events of the aftermath of Praimfaya, also causes Clarke to lose her own humanity. Her hateful actions damages her relationship with her friends, including Raven.
In Season Six, Clarke's reckless actions has caused her to become haunted, saddened, remorseful, and heartbroken, as some of her friends, including Raven, begins to get upset at her for her own selfish ways. Because of this, Clarke wants to seek redemption for her ruthless actions, thus making her promise to protect everyone she cares for and the rest of humanity. It also helps her restore her mind and soul to never repeat the same mistakes again, bringing back her own humanity.
Physical Appearance Edit
Clarke is a young woman with pale complexion, blue eyes, a round face, dimple chin, and blonde hair. Her hair is often pulled back in a half-up/half down style throughout season one. Clarke is 5'4" (1.65 m) and has a medium to slim physique. Clarke is also shown wearing earrings.
She usually wears thermal long sleeve shirts with crochet cuffs combined with a jacket, dark jeans, and boots. She is often shown in dark colors such as; black, gray, navy blue, dark green and tan.
While in Mount Weather Quarantine, Clarke was seen in stark white clothing, a tank top, and capris. After being released from quarantine, she was seen in pastel colored clothing, a pale pink singlet, a light blue jacket and light blue capris.
In Season Three, Clarke has adapted a style very similar to the Grounders, including braided hair and war paint. For a short time she disguised herself with red hair, but it was washed away when Roan tried to drown her.
In 2156, Clarke has shoulder length blonde hair with streaks of red.
Abigail Griffin Edit
- Main article: Clarke and Abigail
- "Earth, Clarke. You get to go to Earth."
- - Abigail to Clarke[src]
Clarke is Abigail Griffin's daughter. Before Clarke is sent down to Earth in the "Pilot", Abigail tells her to be safe and that she loves her. After, Abigail 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 Abigail 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. Abigail 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. 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.
In "Adjustment Protocol," Clarke initially has to lie to her mother that she is dead due to her masquerade as Josephine Lightbourne, but later tells her the truth. Clarke is reduced to tears when she realizes that Abby has been mind wiped to become the new host for Simone Lightbourne. In "The Blood of Sanctum," Clarke maintains a degree of hope that Abby also survived due to a neural mesh, but this is dashed when Russell confirms that Abby's neural mesh was destroyed by the EMP. When Simone pretends to be Abby, Clarke doesn't allow her hope to blind her and tests Simone who fails. When Clarke floats the Primes, Simone grabs onto her and Clarke has the chance to potentially save Simone. However, Clarke accepts that her mother is gone and shoves Simone off so that she is blown into space, taking Abby's body with her. Losing Abby along with Madi's state nearly pushes Clarke to suicide when it appears impossible for Clarke to save her daughter. Clarke later tells Bellamy that she tried to do better until she lost Abby and seeks reassurance that they did the right thing.
Bellamy Blake Edit
- Main article: Clarke and Bellamy
- "Her friends are her weakness. Start with Bellamy Blake."
- - Abigail Griffin[src]
The relationship between Clarke Griffin and Bellamy Blake starts out antagonistic towards each other. In the beginning, Bellamy shows a great amount of animosity towards Clarke and considers her to be "privileged". Bellamy looked down on Clarke because of her upbringing on the Ark. Meanwhile, Clarke often disagrees with the decisions Bellamy makes.
As Season One goes on, however, their relationship develops into a partnership. Their partnership grows into a friendship filled with mutual respect and trust. They are both shown to care if the other lives or dies.
Clarke and Bellamy have been known to clash on many different occasions. This often leads them to be on the opposite sides of an argument. The two have also been known to contradict one another. One such occasion is when Bellamy makes a speech about staying at camp and fighting the Grounders. Minutes later, Clarke makes a contradicting speech about surviving to fight another day and that they should leave camp.
Clarke shows great concern for Bellamy during the fight with the Grounders. She refuses to close the door until Bellamy is back. When Clarke is forced to leave both Bellamy and Finn Collins outside to die, she is shown to be remorseful as she closes the Dropship door.
In Season Two they are reunited after Clarke escapes Mount Weather. They then set out to go find Finn along with Octavia. Bellamy is seen supporting Clarke and is worried when she gets injured close to the dropship. Shortly after Finn's death, Clarke agrees with the plan to send Bellamy to Mount Weather, stating she was weak by caring too much. Throughout Bellamy's mission, Clarke stays in contact with him, concerned about his wellbeing.
Together they make the decision to pull the lever, causing radiation to enter and killing all the Mountain Men. This action causes Clarke to feel a crushing guilt and opposed to returning to Arkadia she chooses to departure on her own after saying goodbye to Bellamy.
In the third season Bellamy is worried in learning that Clarke is being hunted. He goes to great lengths to find her and he is disappointed when she chooses to stay in Polis as an ambassador. Their relationship is strained for a while after that, and things get worse when Clarke learns that Bellamy was responsible for the grounder massacre. She tries to reason with him, which is where he expresses his pain over her leaving after what they did at mount weather.
After Clarke returns to Arkadia with the flame she teams up with Bellamy and the other members of the resistance to find Luna. After being rejected by her they come up with a plan to use Ontari, and they head to Polis together. In this conversation, Bellamy expresses his concerns about trusting Roan, to which Clarke replies she trusts him. Once in Polis, Murphy notes that he is not the only one trying to save someone he cares for, suggesting Clarke is important to Bellamy. This is confirmed the other way around when a chipped Abby says Clarke's friends are her weak spot, and she suggests they torture Bellamy. Later, Bellamy supports Clarke's decision to enter the City of Light after which Clarke reveals the truth about Earth's nuclear instability to him.
Finn Collins Edit
- Main article: Clarke and Finn
- "I love you, too."
- - Clarke to Finn[src]
Clarke and Finn Collins start off as friends. They eventually become romantically involved. Although Finn is in love with her, Clarke has refused to be romantically linked to him.
Finn accompanies Clarke on the journey to Mount Weather. While on the trip Finn learns that the Ark is dying and tells Clarke they need to warn the people. Later the two bond in the bio-luminescent forest.
When Clarke searches for evidence of Jasper Jordan's whereabouts, Finn does not accompany her, at first. When he calls it a suicide mission, Clarke calls him a joke and leaves. Later he appears and joins the rescue party.
Clarke, Finn, and Wells look for medicine that can assist Jasper and eventually they are forced to take cover in a buried vehicle when an acidic fog appears. Clarke and Finn bond and talk about having fun. Later on, Finn explains to Clarke that Wells loves her and that she should forgive him. Finn is also quick to realize that it might not have been Wells who turned in Clarke's father. He asks Clarke this, leading her to realize that it wasn't Wells.
When things go wrong in camp, Clarke and Finn keep Charlotte protected after John Murphy seeks revenge for being accused of a crime he didn't commit. Finn leads the two to an underground bunker that he had found. That same night, Finn learns that all of the wristbands have been fried and loses hope that they will not contact the Ark. As a result, he runs off to the underground bunker. Clarke follows after him and tries to calm him down. The two end up having sex.
Later that night, Clarke and Finn sit under the stars and see a falling pod, believing it to be a shooting star. Clarke is devastated after Raven Reyes, appears and is revealed to be Finn's girlfriend from the Ark.
Throughout the rest of Season One, Clarke tries to distance herself from Finn for Raven. However, they still have romantic feelings for each other. Finn holds Clarke's hand on the bridge before the peace meeting takes place. Finn also catches Clarke when she falls, due to her sickness, with knowledge that he may catch the virus Clarke has. Sometime after Finn and Raven break up, Finn confesses his love for Clarke, however, she rejects him because he broke her heart. In the final battle with the Grounders, Clarke is shown to very upset and regretful when she leaves Finn outside the Dropship to die.
When Clarke and Finn are reunited later in Season Two, Clarke discovers that Finn has massacred an entire village of Grounders trying to find her, and she backs away in horror once she sees what happened. Clarke tells Finn that he is savable, although, he has trouble believing it. Finn later shows remorse for his actions and when the Grounders want to kill Finn, Clarke defends him by trying to hide him at the Dropship to keep him safe. When Clarke says that Finn can't run off because the Grounders will find him and kill him, Finn says he deserves that for what he did. He then confesses his love for Clarke again and she begs him to stay. Later on, after they are both attacked and almost killed by a Grounder, Clarke assures Finn that the things they have done to survive do not define who they are, but Finn believes that this is who they are now. Finn later gives himself up to the Grounders at the Dropship to save his people from being slaughtered by the Grounders. Later that night, Clarke tries to convince Lexa to show mercy to Finn and let him go, but Lexa won't do it. Clarke also tries to get Lexa to kill her in place of Finn, but she won't let Clarke take his place. Clarke asks permission to say goodbye and Lexa accepts. Clarke runs to Finn and kisses him and tells him that she loves him. Finn says that he is scared but Clarke reassures him that he will be okay. He whispers "Thanks, Princess" in Clarke's ear and his head drops to her shoulder. Once Clarke pulls away, the knife Raven gave to her to kill Lexa is covered in blood, and Clarke's hand is covered in blood. Clarke had killed Finn, and he told her "Thanks, Princess" to thank her for killing him quickly, stopping the torturous death the Grounders wanted to give him.
- "I want you."
- - Clarke to Lexa[src]
- Main article: Clarke and Lexa
Both Lexa's people and Clarke's people have been at war with each other for the entire first season and first half of the second season. Lexa officially meets Clarke in "Long Into an Abyss" when Clarke goes to Lexa in order to put aside their differences and create peace between their people. They both respect each other very much and are shown to be alike in some ways. They shared a mutual respect and the task of leadership over their allied clans, often making hard decisions together. They kiss in "Bodyguard of Lies", however, Clarke notes that she is not ready for a relationship so soon after Finn Collins's death under Lexa's orders. Their relationship becomes strained after "Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1)", as Lexa betrays the Sky People by not marching forward on Mount Weather in order to save her own people.
The two reunite in "Wanheda (Part 2)", after an intense meeting, Lexa starts making strides to help heal their relationship. In "Ye Who Enter Here", Lexa had respected Clarke's refusal to meet with her for a week before confronting her about having Sky People join the Coalition. Later Lexa bows to Clarke and promises not to betray her again. In "Watch the Thrones", Clarke warms up to Lexa slightly, saying she doesn't want to watch Lexa die and later treating her injured hand after the fight. In "Hakeldama", Clarke and Lexa agree that "blood must not have blood" and Lexa allows Clarke's people to live after killing 320 of her warriors in hope to prevent a war. In "Bitter Harvest", Clarke and Lexa are comfortable in each other's presence. Clarke comforts Lexa after a nightmare and had drawn Lexa while she was sleeping. Clarke is devastated by Lexa's death in "Thirteen." In "Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)," Clarke conjures Lexa's spirit to help her in the City of Light through the Flame. Before the two part ways again, Clarke admits she loves Lexa and kisses her. In turn, Lexa promises Clarke that she will always be with her.
In "Damocles (Part 1)," Lexa uses Madi to send Clarke a message so that Clarke won't make the same mistakes Lexa did. Clarke is reduced to tears and admits to still loving Lexa, but nothing like how she loves Madi. In "The Blood of Sanctum," Sheidheda uses Lexa to taunt Clarke while he is possessing Madi.
Wells Jaha Edit
- "How can you ever forgive me?"
- - Clarke to Wells.[src]
Clarke and Wells Jaha were best friends. They were best friends prior to being sent to Earth. It is shown that their families were close.
One day, Clarke told Wells that her father discovered that the Ark is dying. He promised he would not tell anybody. Later that night, Clarke's father was floated and she developed a hatred for Wells, believing him to have told his father.
Before Wells' death, the truth about Clarke's father's death is revealed. Clarke and Wells never got the chance to fix their friendship, as he was murdered the next morning.
Jake Griffin Edit
- "You get your stubbornness from your mother. That's what I love about both of you."
- - Jake to Clarke[src]
Clarke is Jake Griffin's daughter. They were very close while he was alive. Even after his death, Clarke speaks highly of her father and shows great devotion to him. Jake's death left her devastated and emotionally scarred. As a memento, Clarke continued to wear her father's watch.
Clarke overhears a conversation between her mother and her father and learns the Ark is dying. Clarke learns her father plans to tell the citizens of the Ark. Clarke offered to help with her father's plan but he refused her because he didn't want to involve her. When Jake was arrested and later floated Clarke blamed herself for his death. She believed she killed him by telling Wells Jaha of Jake's plans.
Clarke later learns, however, that his death was not her or Wells' fault. Clarke refuses to forgive her mother for the part she played in Jake's death.
As the leader of the Resistance Against A.L.I.E., Clarke acted as the AI's archenemy, working tirelessly to thwart her plans. In "Nevermore," A.L.I.E. meets Clarke through Raven who she possesses and learns of the extent of the threat Clarke posed to her. Despite this, A.L.I.E. stated in "Red Sky at Morning" that she still intended to offer Clarke the choice to join her rather than killing Clarke as a threat outright. When the two finally met face to face in "Perverse Instantiation (Part 2),", A.L.I.E. revealed the truth about the coming Second Nuclear Apocalypse to Clarke in an attempt to get Clarke not to pull the kill switch. Despite the AI's actions, Clarke offered A.L.I.E. the chance to do the right thing and offer people a real choice instead of coercing them into the City of Light, something that Clarke promised would cause her not to destroy the AI. However, when Becca confirmed that A.L.I.E.'s programing prevented this, Clarke chose to terminate A.L.I.E. and find another way.
Despite A.L.I.E.'s terrible actions, Clarke still believed her warning which motivated Clarke's actions during Season Four. Over 130 years later, Clarke's interactions with A.L.I.E. saved her life when Russell Lightbourne tried to mind wipe Clarke. A manifestation of A.L.I.E. appeared to help protect Clarke, against Josephine Lightbourne, noting that all she had ever tried to do was to protect Clarke and everyone else from the pain of their pasts. Though thankful for A.L.I.E.'s help, Clarke admonished the AI for her past actions.
- Main article: Clarke and Madi
Madi is a young Nightblood found by Clarke 58 days after the second Praimfaya. Their relationship at first was combative due to Madi's belief that Clarke was a Flamekeeper. Eventually they aren able to reconcile when Madi discovers Clarke is also a Nighblood and her non combative attitude towards her.
After the 6 year gap Clarke shows a strong maternal bond to Madi treating her like family.
- Main article: Clarke and Josephine
Josephine Lightbourne is one of the Primes on Sanctum whose parents attempted to sacrifice Clarke in order to bring back. Originally, it appeared as if Clarke died so that Josephine could be resurrectedmforcing Josephine to pose as Clarke amongst her friends and family. After learning Clarke's history from Murphy, Josephine shows a respect for Clarke's actions, calling Clarke "fairly awesome." However, Clarke survived due to A.L.I.E.'s neural mesh and fought Josephine for control of her body, even trying to kill her at first. As their condition deteriorated, Clarke and Josephine were forced closer together, gaining access to some of each others memories and knowledge. After Josephine relinquished control of her body to Clarke, Clarke refused to give control back, instead seeking out Gabriel Santiago for help. As the two worked together to separate their minds, Clarke began to see herself in Josephine and desired to save them both. However, when Josephine hung on inside of Clarke through the neural mesh, she left Clarke no choice but to destroy her. Clarke later realized that Josephine was right about how their plan would get a lot of innocent people killed and adjusted her tactics to try to avoid that. When Josephine's parents realized that their daughter was dead, Clarke expressed genuine remorse for having to kill Josephine and for Russell and Simone's loss.
|Twilight's Last Gleaming||Appears|
|His Sister's Keeper||Appears|
|Contents Under Pressure||Appears|
|I Am Become Death||Appears|
|We Are Grounders (Part 1)||Appears|
|We Are Grounders (Part 2)||Appears|
|Many Happy Returns||Appears|
|Fog of War||Appears|
|Long Into an Abyss||Appears|
|Survival of the Fittest||Appears|
|Coup de Grâce||Appears|
|Bodyguard of Lies||Appears|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1)||Appears|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2)||Appears|
|Wanheda (Part 1)||Appears|
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|Ye Who Enter Here||Appears|
|Watch the Thrones||Appears|
|Terms and Conditions||Mentioned|
|Join or Die||Appears|
|Red Sky at Morning||Appears|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 1)||Appears|
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|Heavy Lies the Crown||Appears|
|The Four Horsemen||Appears|
|A Lie Guarded||Appears|
|The Tinder Box||Appears|
|We Will Rise||Appears|
|Die All, Die Merrily||Appears|
|The Other Side||Appears|
|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||Appears|
|The Gospel of Josephine||Mentioned|
|The Old Man and the Anomaly||Mentioned|
|What You Take With You||Appears|
|Ashes to Ashes||Appears|
|The Blood of Sanctum||Appears|
|From the Ashes||Appears|
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- Atom (mercy kill)
- Caliban (slit his throat)
- 300 Grounders (ignited the dropship fuel with Raven Reyes and Jasper Jordan)
- Finn Collins (mercy kill)
- 250+ Grounders and Ark survivors in TonDC (indirectly; secretly escaped with Lexa)
- Whitman (shot)
- Dante Wallace (shot)
- Around 350 Mount Weather residents (irradiated with Bellamy Blake)
- Carl Emerson (placed A.L.I.E. 2.0 in his head causing Emerson's brain to liquify)
- A.L.I.E. (pulled her kill switch)
- Eligius prisoner Jenson (shot)
- Eligius prisoner Rabe (shot with a sniper rifle)
- 1 unnamed Eligius prisoner (mortally wounded)
- Kara Cooper (trapped in a room where worms infiltrated her body with Bellamy Blake)
- Joroum from Wonkru (shot)
- 2 Eligius prisoners (shot to save Echo)
- Paxton McCreary (head stomped on)
- 2 Children of Gabriel (throats slit with machete)
- 5 Primes
- 2 Sanctum Guards (floated alongside the Primes they were protecting)
Notes and Trivia Edit
- In an interview, Kass Morgan said her name came from Arthur C. Clarke, who was a British science fiction author, science writer, and futurist.
- In the TV series her surname was originally going to be "Walters", but it remained "Griffin". Just like her book equivalent.
- Clarke is revealed to be bisexual through her romantic relationships with both Finn and Lexa, making her the first lead character on the CW to be LGBTQ+ and the first bisexual lead character on network television.
- Marcus Kane included her in Jake Griffin's treason charges, and she was imprisoned in the Skybox.
- Clarke's prisoner number while on the Ark was "319". Clarke was in solitary confinement for 11 months.
- In "Pilot", Clarke stated she still had a month before her 18th birthday. At the end of Season One, the 100 have been on Earth for 29 days. At the end of Season Two, 52 days have passed, making her 18.
- Clarke was the first person to kill another person, mercy killing Atom.
- Clarke is given the nickname "Princess" by Finn Collins. His first words to her on the ground were "Why so serious, Princess?" and his last words were "Thank you, Princess".
- Unknowingly in a love triangle between Finn Collins and Raven Reyes, Clarke chose to distance herself from Finn for Raven's sake.
- She is one of four Sky People to kill a delinquent. The other three are Charlotte, Bellamy Blake, and John Murphy.
- In the Mount Weather quarantine zone, her room number was 302-5.
- Clarke is the second LGBTQ+ character to be revealed on The 100, after Lexa.
- When Niylah observed that Clarke does not have any kill tally marks on her back, Clarke responds that there is not enough room. This may be reference to when she and Bellamy irradiated Mount Weather or one of her other mass-kills.
- Jasper Jordan calls Clarke "Jaha Lite" as Clarke imprisons him.
- Clarke becomes a Nightblood in "God Complex" by injecting herself with the formula instead of Emori. To create the serum, Abby and Jackson used Luna's (who was born a Nightblood) bone marrow.
- She survived Praimfaya without any structure providing her protection from radiation. She and Madi are the only known ground survivors because they had Nightblood.
- In 2156, Clarke has been living with Madi for some time and has developed a mother-daughter relationship with her.
- She is one of four Sky People to be in a relationship with a Grounder. The Sky Person-Grounder relationships are Octavia and Lincoln, Octavia and Ilian, Clarke and Lexa, Clarke and Niylah, Murphy and Emori, and Bellamy and Echo.
- She has the fourth-highest known human kill count after A.L.I.E., Diana Sydney, and Bellamy Blake, at approx. 905 kills.
- Season Four is the only season that Clarke didn't kill or indirectly kill anyone.
- Clarke is the only main character in Season Five that she appears in every episode.
- She only appears in flashback in ”Red Queen”.
- At Unity Days 2017, Bob Morley revealed Bellamy was the second best student on The Ark, after Clarke.
- Clarke is left-handed, presumably because the actress Eliza Taylor is left-handed.
- She is one of the few characters who exist in the book series, see Clarke (Novel).
- Clarke Griffin, Bellamy Blake, Octavia Blake, John Murphy, and Eric Jackson are the only five named characters from the "Pilot" who are still known to be alive.
- Clarke had the most appearances on the show out of any character until Season Six, where she was surpassed by Bellamy. Clarke ties with Octavia who also missed 3 episodes, while Bellamy only missed two.
- Clarke is the only main character that is seen in the posters for both Season Three and Season Six.
- Season Three, Season Six and Season Seven are the only three seasons where Clarke does not appear in every episode.
- Clarke was at first bilingual, speaking both English and Trigedasleng. After going into Josephine Lightbourne's Mindspace, she now also speaks Mandarin, thus making her trilingual.
- She is one of two major characters in Season Six to die and be revived. The other character was Murphy.
- Clarke has the highest kill count of Primes, having killed five: Josephine Lightbourne, Simone Lightbourne, Jasmine Mason, Caleb Mason, and Miranda Mason. The Primes that Clarke killed were also left permanently dead; her methods of killing them left the Primes irretrievable for future resurrection.
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