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How does the chancellor vote!
— Senior Council Member to Jaha

Cole, Kaplan, Muir, and Fuji were recurring characters in the first season. They were portrayed by cast members Freda Perry, Catherine Lough-Haggquist, Sharon Taylor, Hiro Kanagawa, and Bill Marchant and debuted in "Earth Skills".

Cole, Kaplan, Muir, and Fuji were four of the council members during the first season. The other three members were Thelonious Jaha, Marcus Kane, and Abby Griffin (who was later replaced by Diana Sydney). The four were killed during the Unity Day Bombing.

While the four councilors were named in "Unity Day", the credits only listed them as "Council Member #1", "Council Member #2", "Council Member #3", and "Senior Council Member", thus there is no way to put name to face.

Early life

They were born on the Ark and at some point became a council members.

Throughout the Series

In Earth Skills, Abby Griffin walks into the cafeteria to see Marcus Kane lobbying for votes for the culling. He speaks with the Senior Council Member, Council Member #1, and Council Member #2.

Later the council meets. When Marcus Kane says that they should vote on the culling now, Council Member #1 seconds the motion. The Senior Council Member leads the proceedings and summarizes what they are voting on. Kane, Senior Council Member, and Council Member #1 vote in favor of the culling while Abby, Council Member #2, and Council Member #3 vote against. Senior Council Member then asks Thelonious Jaha, the Chancellor, to vote to break the tie, but Jaha chooses to abstain. Senior Council Member tries to convince Jaha to vote but Jaha refuses frustrating those in favor of the culling.

In Twilight's Last Gleaming, Senior Council Member informs Marcus Kane that the people of the Ark are sending someone in to talk about the culling.

In Contents Under Pressure, the Council meets regarding Abby Griffin's crimes. Abby is told that even though she had broken laws and should be floated, they need her medical expertise too badly so she's received a stay of execution. According to Jaha, the Council vote was nearly unanimous. However, Abby is stripped of her council position. Then, they hear Raven calling over the Ark-wide channel and the meeting breaks apart.

In Day Trip, the Council meets to have video discussion with Clarke Griffin.

In Unity Day, the councilors attend the Unity Day pageant. Council Member #1, #2, and #3 can be seen standing behind Jaha during his remarks. Midway through the pageant, a bomb goes off and it kills Councilors Cole, Kaplan, Muir, and Fuji. Later it is revealed that the bomb was planned by fellow council member Diana Sydney (who replaced Abby on the Council).

Physical Appearance

Senior Council Member had grey-white hair and a beard. He appeared to be in his 60's.


Season One
Episode Appearance Status
Earth SkillsAppears
Earth KillsAbsent
Murphy's LawAbsent
Twilight's Last GleamingAppears
His Sister's KeeperAbsent
Contents Under PressureAppears
Day TripAppears
Unity DayAppears
I Am Become DeathAbsent
The CalmAbsent
We Are Grounders (Part 1)Absent
We Are Grounders (Part 2)Absent
Season Two
Episode Appearance Status
The 48Absent
Inclement WeatherAbsent
Many Happy ReturnsAbsent
Human TrialsAbsent
Fog of WarAbsent
Long Into an AbyssAbsent
Remember MeAbsent
Survival of the FittestAbsent
Coup de GrâceAbsent
Bodyguard of LiesMentioned
Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1)Absent
Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2)Absent

Each of the councilors appeared in four episodes. Senior Council Member was the only councilor to appear in "Twilight's Last Gleaming" and the only one not to appear in "Unity Day".


Senior Council Member: "How does the Chancellor vote?"
Jaha: "I don't."
Senior Council Member: "Sir, if you abstain, the vote ends in a tie to be automatically taken up again in ten days."
Kane: "That's ten more dead for every day."
Senior Council Member: "I ask again, how does the Chancellor vote?"
Jaha: "The Chancellor abstains."
-- Earth Skills

Killed Victims

Notes and Trivia

  • "Council Member #1" is the first character to be recast. She was played by Freda Perry in "Earth Skills" and by Catherine Lough-Haggquist in her other three appearances.
  • Muir may have been named after series writer Lauren Muir (Jason Rothenberg's assistant in season 1).
  • Cole may have been named after series writer/producer Heidi Cole McAdams.


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.AnyaBecca FrancoBlythe Ann WorkmanBreeBrellBryanByrneCage WallaceCarl EmersonCassiusCharles PikeCharmaine DiyozaCillianCostaDante WallaceDavid MillerDiana SydneyEmoriEric JacksonEthan HardyFoxGeoff HardyHannah GreenHarper McIntyreHayesIlian‎IndraJacapo SinclairJadeJae WorkmanJames CrockettJosephine LightbourneJake GriffinJohn MbegeJonesKara CooperKaylee LeeKyle WickLevittLexaLorelei TsingLunaMadi GriffinMaya VieMichael VinsonMiles ShawMiranda MasonNathan MillerNelsonNiaNiylahNykoOntariPaxton McCrearyPriya DesaiRileyRoseRussell LightbourneRyker DesaiSeikuShawn GillmerShumwaySierraSimone 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