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Yu laik haihefa, nou ouspika!
Kaina bandragen dison bilaik?

You're a king not a priest!
This is blasphemy.

— Gaia to Roan after he declares
himself Keeper of the Flame [src]

Gaia is a recurring character in the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons. She is portrayed by Tati Gabrielle and debuted in "Echoes".

Gaia is Indra's estranged daughter, who became the final Keeper of the Flame after Titus's death.

Early Life Edit

Gaia was born on Earth and is the daughter of Indra and an unnamed father who was killed during a battle. Indra trained her to be a Trikru warrior and leader, but following her father's death Gaia chose to dedicate herself to the sacred flame and become a Flamekeeper, searching the land for nightbloods.

Throughout the Series Edit

In Echoes, Gaia is in the crowd when Roan announces that he will be the Keeper of the Flame until the next Commander can be found. She yells at him that he is not a priest and that this is blasphemy.

In The Four Horsemen, Roan asks Octavia to track down and kill the person who stole the Flame from him. Octavia tracks down Gaia and corners her in the temple. The two briefly fight, until Octavia gets the upper hand. Just before Octavia goes for the kill, Indra calls for Octavia to stop. When, Ilian and the looters come to the temple seeking to destroy the Flame. Octavia and Gaia come up with a place to save the flame.

In God Complex, she told Thelonious Jaha, Marcus Kane, and Monty Green of Becca's crypt and helped them enter.

In DNR, she tries to help Clarke Griffin ascend as the next Commander, however, Roan stops it.

In Die All, Die Merrily, she helps with the Final Conclave, giving orders on how to participate and giving the noviciates their sigil. She also announces the names of those killed.

In Praimfaya, she is seen in the bunker, when Octavia gives her speech.

In Red Queen, she is seen standing guard, watching the gladiator fights with Ethan Hardy and tells him not to cheer for the dead.

In Damocles (Part 1), she is severely injured in the Battle for Eden.

In Red Sun Rising, she is woken up from crosleep by Jordan Green originally to go with Abby's group. However she ends up staying on board the Gagarin with Charmaine Diyoza and Madi Griffin, because Abby didn't want Madi going. She tells Madi that they need to do some training to master the flame.

In The Children of Gabriel, she is sitting on the door of the Gagarin with Madi and Diyoza. She is trying to get Madi to master the flame, but Madi fools around and says that she sees Clarke needing her help. Gaia says that's impossible, because Clarke's mind left the Flame with she left the City of Light. Then Gaia realizes that Madi is not being serious and gives up. Madi the tells her about seeing a commander with scares on his face like lines on a map and wearing all black and that she tries to ignore him. Gaia, shocked, tells Madi that is "Sheidheda" or the Dark Commander and that Madi is right to ignore him. Diyoza the laughs at the two. Gaia stands up and says "Why's it funny?". Dioyza responds it's not, it's sad. Dioyza then quickly stands up pulls out a knife, Gaia thinks Diyoza's going to hurt her and Madi, but she throws the knife into a child of Gabriel. The three are then attacked and paralyzed by parlyptic darts.

In The Gospel of Josephine, Josephine, pretending to be Clarke, enters the room where she meets Madi and shocks the group by suddenly allowing her to go to school. Speaking in Trigedasleng, Gaia questions "Clarke's" sudden change of mind as it risks exposing Madi as a Nightblood. Luckily, Josephine doesn't understand Trig and therefore doesn't figure out Madi is a nightblood.

Later, she help Jordan to find the truth about Primes, they sneak up to the room filled with skeletons where they meet up with Bellamy, Murphy and Josie. Gaia notices that the skeletons have the Flame infinity symbol and wonders if they were all Commanders. Bellamy figures out that the skeletons belong to the original Eligius III Mission Team Alpha. He notices that some of the skeletons belong to kids; and Josie explains that people will do anything to ensure survival for the ones they love. Josie starts urging them to respect Sanctum traditions and leave but Jordan continues exploring. He finds a secret door which leads to a lab.

In the lab, they notice a lot of Becca and Flame-related technology. Bellamy explains that they can't be commanders because Becca didn't invent the Flame until after the first apocalypse. However, she provided her technology to Eligius Corporation before then. Jordan finds a computer and unlocks it using the Eligius III access code. They find a list of video logs. Gaia suggests playing the one titled "Eureka!".

On the video a doctor named Gabriel Santiago is forcibly experimenting on a young woman named Brooke, who was grown from an embryo in the incubator. Josie's old dad is by Gabriel's side, encouraging him. Gabriel explains that they needed to use a fully developed brain and clear the host's consciousness first in order to accommodate the full memory size. He takes out a Mind Drive which looks a lot like the Flame. He mind wipes Brooke and inserts the Mind Drive inside her neck. A few moments later, Josie wakes up violently inside Brooke's body. She is proud of Gabriel for reverse-engineering the Mind Drive technology to be able to upload an entire mind into a new host. Gabriel ends the experiment by saying that Josephine was the first success, with more to come.

After watching the video, everyone is horrified by the inhuman experiments they just witnessed. They figure out that the Primes have been manipulating nightbloods to sacrifice themselves to false gods. Jordan calls it murder, but Josie claims the hosts were willing even though Brooke was forced into it. Murphy is indifferent, claiming that back on Earth, he points to Gaia that they used to arm kids to go to war. Realizing that Madi is in danger, Gaia says she will go get her back from school. This helps Josie figure out that Madi has royal blood. She offers to come along.

Later at the bar, Gaia, Bellamy and Jordan are surprised that Clarke seems to be willing to tolerate the Primes' actions. Gaia calls the Primes out for abusing Becca's Flame technology whose intended purpose was to pass wisdom from one person to another. Instead, the Primes want to keep all the wisdom to themselves. Murphy disagrees with her, saying that Becca was just a scientist who was turned into a nightblood in a lab - the same way Abby did to Clarke. This makes Josie realize that it is possible to turn ordinary people into Nightbloods.

In Matryoshka, Gaia works with Echo to get the Sanctum Citizens to rebel against the Primes, blackmailing Ryker Desai into helping them. Gaia eventually allows herself to be captured and is shocked to discover just how much Madi has been possessed by Sheidheda. Raven comes up with the idea to delete Sheidheda from the Flame, but Gaia warns her that Becca's notebook is still in the Machine Shop. After narrowly avoiding being burned at the stake, Raven orders Gaia to get her the notebook so that they can save Madi from Sheidheda.

In Ashes to Ashes, Gaia remains trapped with Nathan Miller and seeks to find a way out to save Madi from Sheidheda or kill Madi if they can't. Miller is eventually able to steal a guard's knife and use a wire on it to pick the lock on a trapdoor so that they can escape. Disguised as Sanctum guards, the two make their way to the Machine Shop to retrieve Becca's notebook. To their shock, Miller and Gaia arrive just in time to save Echo who Ryker is trying to mind wipe. The two explain that they had come for the notebook, not knowing Echo needed their help. Gaia releases Echo who kills Ryker while Gaia is shocked to discover that Echo is now a Nightblood.

In Adjustment Protocol, Gaia hides with Echo and Miller behind the bar in Blythe Ann's tavern when Clarke enters to talk to Priya Desai. Echo realizes that something is wrong and orders the others to attack. To Gaia's shock, it is Clarke and not Josephine Lightbourne. Gaia later insists on joining Clarke as it is her job to protect Madi. Gaia manages to disguise herself as a Sanctum guard, but is recognized by Russell. Clarke convinces the other Primes to take Gaia with them as a hostage rather than throwing her to the Sanctum Citizens who are under the influence of the Red Sun toxin. On Eligius IV, she is held as a hostage by Clarke when Indra opens the door.

In The Blood of Sanctum, Clarke, still posing as Josephine, threatens to kill Gaia if Indra won't surrender. Though Indra calls Clarke's bluff, stating that they would then have no leverage, Gaia silently signals her mother to comply. In the mess hall, the Sheidheda-possessed Madi orders the crew to attack, leading to several deaths. Once the Primes are gone, Gaia explains to her mother what happened, horrifying Indra who had seen Sheidheda once as a child and knows the evil he can do. Gaia promises to kill Madi if it comes down to it to prevent Sheidheda from being unleashed upon the world.

The group takes Madi to the med bay where Gaia provides Raven with Becca's notebook. With the notebook, Raven is able to hack the Flame, but discovers a kill code installed by Sheidheda that would destroy him at the cost of the Flame. With no other choice, the group agrees to perform the procedure, but are interrupted by Russell who takes Madi with him. Clarke later returns after killing the other Primes, followed shortly after by Russell, Madi and Wonkru. After Clarke threatens suicide, Madi regains control and orders Russell's arrest and Gaia watches on in relief as Madi and Clarke embrace each other. However, Sheidheda tries to kill Madi in revenge. With no other choice, Raven deletes the Flame to save Madi with Gaia holding Madi down during the procedure and looks on sadly as the Flame's code disappears from the computer screen. Eric Jackson surgically removes the Flame from Madi and gives its inert remains to Gaia who bends down next to Madi. When Madi tells Gaia that she's not the Commander anymore, Gaia gives a tearful laugh. However, they are horrified to see Sheidheda uploading himself to an unknown location.

Personality Edit

Gaia is very devoted to the Grounder faith. She chooses to follow her faith instead of becoming a warrior like her mother, Indra. Later, she risks her life by stealing the Flame because she believes it is blasphemy for someone who is not an ouspika (priest) to be the Keeper of the Flame.

In Season Six, after learning the truth about the Flame, she was forced to destroy it, in order to save Madi Griffin from Sheidheda.

In Season Seven, Gaia is left unsure of her purpose after the Flame's destruction, as she must find a new path.

Physical Appearance Edit

Gaia is of average height with brown skin and brown eyes. Her braided hair is dark brown with blonde highlights.

In Season 5, after the 6 years and 7 days jump, Gaia's hair is white and shorter.

Relationships Edit

Indra is Gaia's mother. Despite this, the two have a very strained relationship, and, though they choose to be civil and tolerate each other, they find themselve at odds more often than not. Gaia isn't shy in expressing her discontent in Indra's parenting, going as far as suggesting her to be a bad mother. After Gaia's father died during a war, Indra forbit any form of mourning, including crying, in the pretext it would make Gaia strong. Instead, the perils of a warrior and the unhealthy mourning of her father lead Gaia to renounce becoming a Trikru warrior, like Indra expected her to, and instead chose a life of faith as a Fleimkepa scout. This was a source of shame to Indra, an esteemed Trikru leader. For years they both resented each other.

However, as a mother and daughter, they also love each other. Indra, specifically, has a deep care for Gaia, protecting her several times, such as willingly sacrificing herself in Blodreina's fighting pits. The two share an important moment during the Battle for Eden, as Gaia's been hit and almost dies in Indra's arms.

Gaia and Indra also fail to see eye-to-eye when it comes to leadership. Indra has always been a Trikru, and later a Wonkru, figurehead, while Gaia had her experiences as a Fleimkepa and direct advisor to both Octavia Blake and Madi Griffin, the latter with whom she shares a special bond. Therefore, while Gaia believes Madi is free to make her own choices, Indra firmly believed that Madi's influence was crutial, and perhaps more important then Madi's individual well-being, therefore creating another rift, eventually solified when Gaia directly causes Wonkru to disband, in an attempt to free Madi from responsibility.

Madi Griffin is a nighblood, and the only organic nightblood to have survived Praimfaya, and Gaia has devoted herself to scouting nightbloods and train them to be elegible for commander ascension. Therefore, when Gaia meets her, after 6 years of living in an underground bunker, under the rule of a derranged red-blooded commander, it's only natural that she immedietly takes an interest. Intially, she had Wonkru's best interests in mind, as well as her faith natural inclination to worshiping nightbloods, when she presented Madi with the option of becoming a Commander, and remove Octavia Blake from power. She trained her, amongst other kids, but Madi was her clear favourite, specifically assuring that Madi would be strong, but stealthy, as to not produce a threat to Octavia.

After she performs Madi's ascension, with her and Bellamy Blake's consent, the two grew closer and closer. Madi started to treat Gaia by Seda, as the latter gave her all her insight on the Flame. Although Madi was always reluctant to be fully invested, and would rather have a normal upbringing, Gaia always had Madi's best interest in mind, feeling protective of her, especially when the two become citizens of Sanctum, a city where nightbloods are used for the Primes mortality extension. She was so protective over Madi, that when Josephine Lightbourne, under Clarke's disguise, blatantly disregarded Madi's safety, she became more agressive in her mentorship of Madi.

This wasn't well received by Madi, and their relationship became strained, specifically because Madi had started to have visions of Sheidheda, who influenced her into being wary of Flamekeepers and Seda's, eventually leading Madi to banish Gaia. During this period, it was clear that the two no longer had the same goals, Gaia being deeply hurt by the banishment. However, she uses her love for Madi to fuel her aid in the Prime's defeat. When Madi comes back to her senses, and starts having a neural response caused by Sheidheda, Raven Reyes makes the decision of removing the Flame, but allows Gaia to make the ultimate choice, solidifying Gaia not only as a Flamekeeper, but most of all as Madi's responsible and now mother figure. Madi is no longer a Commander, but Gaia's love for her continues.

After the removal of the Flame, Madi moves in with her two mother figures, Gaia and Clarke, into a farmhouse in Sanctum, and even though Gaia feels lost without a Flame or a Commander, she still takes responsibility over Madi, being the main person against Madi having to pretend to be a Commander, not because of faith, but because she fears how Madi will be affected. All of her care is amplified when Madi is also having unfamiliar responses to having the Flame removed, which both worries and intrigues Gaia. Ultimitely, she ends up going against her mother's word and, in an attempt to free Madi from responsibility over Wonkru during such a traumatic time, she announces she's destroyed the Flame, causing a rift in Wonkru.

Clarke and Gaia were anything but close prior to the deaths of the Primes in Sanctum.

Before Gaia had met Clarke, she'd heard of her, since words of Wanheda had reached her during her scouting missions. She also resents not being present the night that Wanheda bowed down to Lexa, respecting Clarke as a figurehead of grounder culture.

Gaia was impressed that Clarke, from Skaikru, was a nightblood, but was willing to ascend her into Commander, until she found out Clarke had artificially turned herself into one, refusing to blasphemize her faith, alongside the rest of the devouts. This directly causes the conclave for The Second Dawn bunker.

Their relationship is fragmented when Gaia is directly involved in Madi's ascension to Commander, against Clarke's will. However, Clarke targets her resentment to Bellamy, as the closest of the conspiracies, and since the two hadn't had much of a relationship prior to the event, much was left unchanged. However, as Madi's mentor, Gaia and Clarke became closer, taking shared responsibility over Madi.

When Josephine Lightbourne takes over Clarke's body, Gaia is one of the first ones to notice her strange behaviour: being more careless with Madi and of Gaia's advice. She mourns her when she believe's she's dead, and is relieved when she know's shes alive, conspiring alongside her against the Primes, willingly using herself as a bargain chip to lure Indra.

After the Flame is removed from Madi's head, this is when the two have the largest bonding period, becoming confidants and really close friends. The two move in together and fully embrace co-parenting Madi, eventually bonding over their shared love for her. Additionally, Clarke's mourning of her mother resonates with Gaia's mourning of the Spirit of the Commander, and Clarke helps her rationalize through her newfound lack of purpose. The two become each other's closest friend and ally during the aftermath of Sanctum's revolution.

Octavia and Gaia have a very complex and strained relationship. The two share a mother figure, and therefore have a sisterly bond of sorts, however, the two are anything bit close. Between feelings of jealousy, due to Octavia fitting Indra's description of a perfect daughter, which she had tried to emmulate in Gaia, and a disdain for Octavia's methods against religion and in support of the blashphemous Roan, she cultivates these feelings even when she eventually becomes part of Octavia's close council during her leadership inside the Second Dawn Bunker. Because Octavia, suprisingly, had won the Conclave, she then started to respect her as a leader, dawning that responsibilty upon her.

However, she also witnesses first hand Octavia's derailment into Bloodreina, and eventually, when the bunker re-opens, she conspires against her as soon as she has a chance, in Madi, helping Bellamy ascend the child into a Commander to take over power from Octavia, who naturally deems Gaia as a conspiror and subjects her to punishment via the fighting arena, against Bellamy and her own mother. During this fight, Gaia attempts to assasinate Octavia, but fails.

However, this betrayal, as well as seeing Gaia hurt during the Battle for Eden is what fully makes Octavia rationalize her wrong-doings.

Due to Octavia's banishment, the two don't see each other much during their presence in Sanctum.

Appearances Edit

Season Four
Episode Appearance Status
EchoesAppears
Heavy Lies the CrownAbsent
The Four HorsemenAppears
A Lie GuardedMentioned
The Tinder BoxAbsent
We Will RiseAbsent
Gimme ShelterAbsent
God ComplexAppears
DNRAppears
Die All, Die MerrilyAppears
The Other SideMentioned
The ChosenAbsent
PraimfayaAppears
Season Five
Episode Appearance Status
EdenAppears
Red QueenAppears
Sleeping GiantsAbsent
Pandora's BoxAppears
Shifting SandsMentioned
Exit WoundsAppears
Acceptable LossesAppears
How We Get to PeaceAbsent
Sic Semper TyrannisAppears
The Warriors WillAppears
The Dark YearAbsent
Damocles (Part 1)Appears
Damocles (Part 2)Appears
Season Six
Episode Appearance Status
SanctumAbsent
Red Sun RisingAppears
The Children of GabrielAppears
The Face Behind the GlassMentioned
The Gospel of JosephineAppears
Memento MoriAppears
NevermindAbsent
The Old Man and the AnomalyMentioned
What You Take With YouAbsent
MatryoshkaAppears
Ashes to AshesAppears
Adjustment ProtocolAppears
The Blood of SanctumAppears
Season Seven
Episode Appearance Status
From the AshesAppears
The GardenAbsent
False GodsAppears
HesperidesAppears
Welcome to BardoAbsent
NakaraMentioned
The Queen's GambitMentioned
AnacondaAbsent
The FlockMentioned
A Little SacrificeTBD
EthereaTBD
The StrangerTBD

Quotes Edit

Indra: "My faith is not as pure as yours, but you are as responsible for what Octavia became as I am. Blodreina was a leader we needed then. We need a true Commander now. Will you do it or not?"
Gaia: "The decision isn't mine to make. The child must choose for herself."
-- Sic Semper Tyrannis

"The question is, who is the flamekeeper without a flame"
- From the Ashes

Killed Victims Edit

So far, Gaia hasn't directly or indirectly killed anyone.

Notes and Trivia Edit

  • In "Die All, Die Merrily", Gaia hugs her mother, Indra, when she announces that the Trikru champion, Fio, had been slain by Roan.
  • She was originally meant to have a bigger role in "Echoes", but her biggest scene was cut. In the scene, she was riding a horse when she came across Ilian in a forest (who had already killed his brother in the original episode's opening). They conversed about A.L.I.E.'s chip, his family being dead, and wrapping them in cloth.[1]
  • Gaia and Madi are the only two characters that were introduced in Season Four who are known to be alive.

Gallery Edit

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See Also Edit

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

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