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"Cole" redirects here. For the Ark council member, see Cole, Kaplan, Muir, and Fuji.

For two years, I've done everything humanly possible to keep this boat alive, and now I find out that not only did an artificial intelligence that you designed end the world, but you're still working on it. Listen to me, Doctor, and listen good. We're set to begin docking maneuvers in two hours, 13 space stations becoming one, possibly the greatest feat of engineering in human history, all designed to ride out the nightmare that you created.
— Cole to Becca [src]

Commander Cole McAdams was a minor character in the third season. He was portrayed by Roger Cross and debuted in "Thirteen".

Throughout the Series

In Thirteen, Cole McAdams was the Commander of Polaris. He appeared in a series of flashbacks from 2052 and 2054.

Physical Appearance

Cole was a tall black male with a muscular built. He had short black hair and dark brown eyes.


Season Three
Episode Appearance Status
Wanheda (Part 1)Absent
Wanheda (Part 2)Absent
Ye Who Enter HereAbsent
Watch the ThronesAbsent
Bitter HarvestAbsent
Terms and ConditionsAbsent
Stealing FireAbsent
Join or DieAbsent
Red Sky at MorningAbsent
Perverse Instantiation (Part 1)Absent
Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)Absent

Notes and Trivia

  • He is named after writer/producer Heidi Cole McAdams.[2][3]
  • Sarah, Cole's daughter, is voiced by Jason Rothenberg's daughter.[4]
  • In the script, he was described as "a Matt Damon type."[1]
  • Becca was wearing his spacesuit, which had a badge with the word "Commander" on it, when she descended to Earth. "Commander" became the title of the Grounders' leader and Becca is remembered as the "First Commander".


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