|“||Blood must have blood. One of you will die, here, today, by the other's hand. I will hear the terms of your surrender from the man who lives.||”|
|— Gustus to Kane and Jaha [src]|
Gustus was a close confidant of Lexa's and was killed after trying to break up the alliance between the Grounders and the Sky People because he believed it would lead to Lexa's death. He showed incredible strength while being executed, telling Lexa to be strong even as she was forced to execute him.
Throughout The Series
Gustus is a clever Grounder and this is shown when he pretends to be the Commander for Trikru. He also has a relatively calm demeanor. This is demonstrated when Clarke mercy-killed Finn and the other Grounders started to charge at her, whereas he just remained where he was. He also talks in a calm way, even when he's threatening people. Gustus can be considered respectful, and this is shown when he allows Clarke to speak with Lexa without interrupting her, whereas Indra interrupts her several times. He is also shown to be very protective of his leader, Lexa.
Gustus has very long, braided, grayish-black hair with a long, grayish-black beard to match. His eyes are dark brown and his skin is tan. He has a muscular build and is tall. Like most Grounders, he has tattoos around his face.
Lexa is Gustus' leader and Gustus is presumably one of the high-ranking warriors in her clan. Gustus is very protective and holds high respect for Lexa. Gustus pretended to be the Commander in Fog of War so Lexa could gather information from Jaha and Kane when they were imprisoned in an underground cell together. After Lexa is revealed to be the real Commander, Gustus hands Lexa her armor back.Later on, it is Gustus' loyalty to Lexa that gets him killed. In Remember Me, he tries to ruin the alliance between the Grounders and Sky People in order to keep Lexa safe, however, Lexa orders him to be killed by the Death by a Thousand Cuts. Gustus seems to accept his punishment and tells Lexa to "be strong" before she kills him.
|Many Happy Returns||Absent|
|Fog of War||Appears|
|Long Into an Abyss||Appears|
|Survival of the Fittest||Absent|
|Coup de Grâce||Absent|
|Bodyguard of Lies||Mentioned|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1)||Absent|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2)||Absent|
- Gustus to Kane: "You speak of peace while you send an assassin into one of my villages?"
- Gustus to Kane and Jaha: "Blood must have blood. One of you will die, here, today, by the other's hand. I will hear the terms of your surrender from the man who lives."
- -- Fog of War
- Gustus to Clarke: "If you so much as look at her the wrong way I will slit your throat."
- -- Long Into an Abyss
Notes and Trivia
- He was originally believed to be the Commander of the Woods Clan.
- He is particularly protective of his leader, Lexa.
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