|“||Be careful of the dark, Octavia. Too easy to lose your way.||”|
|— Indra to Octavia [src]|
Indra was the chief of Tondc. She and her people were initially at war with the Sky People until their Commander called a truce. Indra remained distrustful of the Sky People but was willing to train with them for the sake of the alliance. Eventually, she took one of them on as her Second. After Lexa sounds the retreat, Indra obeys and leaves the Sky People to fend for themselves against Mount Weather. Later, Indra shows that she struggles with that decision by helping Lincoln escape so that he can help the Sky People.
In Season Three, Indra goes with several hundred other Grounders to Arkadia to protect them from the Azgeda. However, under Charles Pike's leadership, Arkadians slaughtered the whole army except for Indra. Indra was later imprisoned by followers of A.L.I.E. after she refused to take the chip. She escaped with John Murphy, Pike, and some of her people but was hunted down by A.L.I.E. and hung up on a cross by Marcus Kane who had become chipped. She was freed from the cross by Skaikru after Clarke destroyed A.L.I.E.
In Season Five, Indra is inside the bunker when it is released. She goes to march with Wonkru to Shallow Valley. She is very un-fond of herself for teaching Octavia to be a warrior, for she is was very cruel and barbaric in the Bunker. Later, she agrees with Bellamy to put Octavia into a coma to safely surrender to the Eligius Prisoners.
In Season Six, she is awoken on Eligius IV by Kane and Raven for help in dealing with the escalating conflict. At Kane's request, she helps him to commit suicide by floating him from Eligius IV. She later helps Wonkru to fight off the Primes and save Madi from Sheidheda.
In Season Seven, though Madi is still officially the Heda, despite the Flame's destruction in secret, Indra, alongside Clarke have become the de facto leaders of Wonkru. With Clarke gone, Indra is forced to deal with the resurrected Sheidheda and the rising tensions between the various factions on Sanctum. At the encouragement of John Murphy and Emori, Indra becomes the new leader of a divided Wonkru, reuniting the clans to face the escalating threat under her command. Indra is ultimatly forced to give up power to the Dark Commander, but secretly supports Murphy and Emori's efforts to protect the massacre survivors.
Early life Edit
Indra was born on Earth and is a Trikru warrior. During her childhood, Sheidheda was the Commander. She recalls seeing Sheidheda going from village to village, slaughtering anyone who refused to kneel before him. When Sheidheda conquered Trikru, Indra's father died in the battle while her mother kneels to the Dark Commander. Indra thought that her mother was a fool for doing so.
Indra trained her daughter, Gaia, to become a Trikru warrior and leader, but Gaia instead chose to follow the faith and become a Keeper of the Flame after Indra's husband died in the war. At some point, Indra became the Chief of Tondc. Indra mentions that she has known Lincoln since he was a boy and recognizes a Reaper as someone that she previously knew.
Throughout the Series Edit
In Acceptable Losses, Clarke and Bellamy tell Indra that Cooper is planning on infecting the defectors with the worms so that they can use them as a weapon to attack Diyoza and the prisoners at the valley. Indra is shocked and they confront Octavia, but she refuses to listen to anything they say.
In How We Get to Peace, Clarke, Bellamy and Indra hatch a plan to kill Cooper with the worms then destroy all the worms and make it look like an accident. As Indra doesn't want a war, she agrees to help the two and Indra destroys the worms after Cooper's death. The plan fails though when Indra calls Octavia to report that she found Cooper killed by the worms and Octavia quickly figures out that Clarke and Bellamy are the ones who killed Cooper. Octavia also reveals that the plan failed because she never intended to use the worms but their eggs.
In Sic Semper Tyrannis, Bellamy tells Indra that he poisoned Octavia and they plan for Indra to take over as leader of Wonkru in her absence so they can avoid a war. This doesn't work because Miller challenges her by saying that Octavia would have wanted them to go to war for her. They then decide to make Madi the commander so Wonkru will follow her. Indra then asks her daughter, Gaia, the Flamekeeper to perform the ascension ceremony for Madi. When Indra goes to check in on Octavia's progress, she's shocked when Jackson tells her that Octavia is waking up. Octavia weakly calls Indra and mentions that Bellamy poisoned her. At that point, Indra attacks Jackson to make sure he doesn't tell anyone about Octavia being poisoned. She locks the door and says that no one is allowed to get out. Octavia calls out Indra for her treason and for being a coward. Indra justifies herself by saying that she wants to help Octavia with the burden because she feels responsible for what Octavia has become. At the end Octavia arrests Indra, Bellamy and Gaia for treason and prepares for them to fight in the ring.
In The Warriors Will, Octavia comes to Indra to ask her for another way for them to be punished without forcing them to fight in the ring. She says that doesn't have another solution for her. Indra warns Octavia that she plans to kill Bellamy and let Gaia kill her. That way, she doesn't lose a daughter. Before the fight in the arena, Bellamy tries to convince Indra and Gaia that they should all refuse to fight to see if Octavia would actually execute them herself. Indra admits that Octavia might not kill her or Bellamy but she would kill Gaia. So, Indra concludes that she must kill Bellamy to save her daughter. She promises to make it quick. She then strategizes with Gaia on how to fake a convincing fight before killing her. Gaia insists that all she cares about is to keep Madi safe... and that means killing Octavia. But Indra advises her against it because Octavia's guards would kill her right away. The fight is interrupted by Monty and Harper and they all survive.
Indra is an experienced warrior who possesses strong leadership qualities. She is extremely loyal to her people, Trikru. She is distrustful of the Sky People. She is smart at making plans and is honest, as shown when she fulfilled her end of the deal when Octavia bargained for Lincoln's life. Indra shows a soft side when she gives Lincoln a warm hug after he helps save her life and her people's lives. She later cries when she carries out Marcus Kane's request to float him as a form of assisted suicide.
As seen in "Nakara," though Indra has powerful leadership qualities and was in fact what kept Wonkru going during the years in the Second Dawn Bunker, she sees herself as a warrior, not a leader. Unlike other leaders, Indra does not seek power, which thus makes her perfect for the job. Formerly divided, Wonkru fell under Indra's command when she asserted her leadership over the clan with only Knight futilely trying to challenge her.
Physical Appearance Edit
Indra has dark brown skin and brown eyes. She has short, black hair with an average build. She has multiple scars (presumably from battle) and tattoos on her face. She dresses in traditional Grounder clothing.
In Season 5, after the 6 years and 7 days jump, Indra's hair is slightly longer and is shaved on one side of her head.
In Season 7, Indra shaved her whole head.
- Main article: Octavia and Indra
Indra at first seems very distrustful of Octavia, and slightly angered that she took Nyko hostage and forced her to give back Lincoln in order to get Nyko back. She orders Octavia to be killed in Reapercussions, but Octavia manages to escape. Later, Indra allows Octavia to follow her and her fellow Grounders and be the bait for the Reapers. At one point during the battle with the Reapers, Octavia saves Indra's life. Afterward, Indra allows Octavia to live because she has proved herself well.
In Survival of the Fittest, Octavia fights off one of Indra's Grounders. In this fight, Indra sees a "strength of spirit" in Octavia and asks Octavia to be her Second. Octavia agrees and follows Indra everywhere, taking orders from her and being trained to become a warrior.
In Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1), Indra is proud of Octavia when she helps lead them through the Reaper mines and to Mount Weather and tells her she is now one of them. When Octavia refuses to leave after the retreat is heard, Indra cuts Octavia and tells her she is no longer her Second. Later, however, in Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2), Indra provides Lincoln with a knife so he can escape and find Octavia.
In Season Five, Indra acts as Octavia's trusted councilor in the bunker, though she doesn't agree with all of Octavia's decisions. After betraying Octavia, Indra explains that the Octavia she cared for and was loyal to was the Octavia who was once her Second, not Blodreina.
Indra is Lincoln's chief. She captured Lincoln for helping the enemy (Octavia) while their clan was weak. After Octavia demands a swap for Nyko, her only healer, she agrees to let Lincoln go. When Octavia gets angry that Lincoln is injured, she states that Lincoln should be dead, implying that they would have finished the "death by a thousand cuts" punishment for Lincoln since he had betrayed his clan.
She continues to view Lincoln as a traitor to his people, even when he digs her out of the rubble after the Tondc bombing and carries her to safety when she is hit by the sniper. After Lincoln returns from killing the sniper, Indra welcomes him back with a handshake and a hug. Later, Octavia tells Indra that it meant a lot that she forgave Lincoln. After Lincoln is tied up for not wanting to retreat with the grounders when Lexa called a truce with the Mountain Men, Indra gives him a knife so he can free himself and find Octavia.
Indra is Nyko's leader and Nyko is a healer for Indra's clan. Indra was willing to exchange Lincoln for Nyko when Octavia held him captive. She later leads a rescue mission to find Nyko after the Reapers take him at the end of Inclement Weather. She seems relieved to have found him and helps him to his feet in Reapercussions. Nyko helps save her life in "Resurrection" after she is shot by a sniper.
Indra initially viewed Kane as an invader like the rest of the Sky People and wished for the Commander to let her kill him. Eventually, they begin to develop a working relationship for the benefit of the alliance as seen in Survival of the Fittest.
In Wanheda (Part 1), Indra and Kane have established a way of communicating with each other (three clicks over a radio) and Indra calls upon Kane for help with protecting Clarke from the bounty on her head and Kane brings in Bellamy and Monty to assist them.
In Ye Who Enter Here, she greets Kane and Abby as they explore the capital, it is clear she and Kane have now developed a friendship since he refers to her as "my friend". She then leads them to the Polis tower to be reunited with Clarke.
In Hakeldama, Clarke requests that Indra radio Kane. He gets her signal but sends Octavia instead since he is aware Pike is watching his every move.
In Perverse Instantiation (Part 1), Indra, Miller, Bryan, Murphy, Bellamy and Pike have set up a bomb to take out the chipped victims coming to attack them. Indra notices Kane is too close to the bomb and saves his life though she is unable to escape with the others.
In Perverse Instantiation (Part 2), Indra is mentioned by Kane to be "on the cross, suffering needlessly" when Octavia tricks him into thinking she'll take the chip. It can be assumed that he was the one who hung her there.
In God Complex, Kane goes to meet Indra with Monty and Jaha. Kane, trying to be friendly, smiles at Indra, but she punches him in the face.
In What You Take With You, Kane awakens Indra for help in dealing with the Primes as well as for her perspective on things. At Kane's request, Indra floats him as a form of assisted suicide. Kane's death is enough to drive Indra to tears even as she complies with his wishes.
Indra was loyal to Lexa. She always obeyed Lexa even when she did not agree with her decisions as it was shown that she did not agree with having an alliance with the Sky People. She also did not agree with the retreat from Mount Weather nor Lexa's decision that blood must have not blood in "Hakeldama".
Gaia is Indra's daughter. They have a strained relationship because Gaia chose to become a Flamekeeper instead of a warrior. However Indra still cares enough for her daughter to save her when she was about to be killed by Octavia.
At first, much of Indra's interactions with Murphy were negative with Indra being the one to hold him captive and then as an agent of biological warfare. However, their relationship greatly improves over time.
In Season Seven, with Clarke gone, Indra works together closely with Murphy and Emori to hold things together on Sanctum. Murphy and Emori are two of the very few people Indra lets into her confidence about Sheidheda's resurrection and it is them who convinces Indra that she is the leader that Wonkru needs. Murphy later tells Sheidheda that he doesn't think Indra trusts him since no one does, but the Dark Commander states that Indra must trust him to let Murphy in on her Sheidheda secret. Indeed, Indra is shown to trust and rely on Murphy and to a degree Emori greatly as the threat of Sheidheda lessens the number of trustworthy allies she has. After taking Luca to Murphy for safety, the two even share a bit of banter before Indra tells Murphy that she is proud of him.
Unlike Clarke and her friends or most of the Grounders, including her own daughter, who only know of the Dark Commander from stories or their interactions with him through Madi Griffin and the Flame, Indra has personal experience and hatred for him. Having seen his atrocities as a child, Indra is well aware of the danger that he poses and bears a grudge as her father died fighting him when Indra was a child and her mother bowed before him. Indra's experiences with Sheidheda allows her to see through the Dark Commander's guise as Russell Lightbourne when nobody else can and she makes it clear that as soon as she can, Indra will take pleasure in personally killing him. Due to her pragmatic nature, Indra doesn't take her revenge right away, knowing that it will just cause more problems and, with Eric Jackson's help, instead ensures that Sheidheda can never be resurrected again when she does kill him.
In "A Little Sacrifice," Indra bows to Sheidheda after failing to kill him in combat in exchange for Sheidheda sparing Madi's life.
In "The Stranger," Indra serves Sheidheda, but as he points out, is always listening and watching. Despite their differences, Sheidheda shows a degree of respect for Indra, even trying to get her to stop cleaning up the blood he had ordered her to have Trikru remove. Despite working for the Dark Commander, he doesn't have Indra's true loyalty and she rescues Luca from his massacre and appears to be supporting Murphy and Emori's efforts in secret.
|Many Happy Returns||Absent|
|Fog of War||Absent|
|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|
|Wanheda (Part 2)||Appears|
|Ye Who Enter Here||Appears|
|Watch the Thrones||Mentioned|
|Terms and Conditions||Absent|
|Join or Die||Appears|
|Red Sky at Morning||Appears|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 1)||Appears|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)||Mentioned|
|Heavy Lies the Crown||Absent|
|The Four Horsemen||Appears|
|A Lie Guarded||Mentioned|
|The Tinder Box||Absent|
|We Will Rise||Absent|
|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||Absent|
|The Children of Gabriel||Absent|
|The Face Behind the Glass||Absent|
|The Gospel of Josephine||Absent|
|The Old Man and the Anomaly||Absent|
|What You Take With You||Appears|
|Ashes to Ashes||Absent|
|The Blood of Sanctum||Appears|
|From the Ashes||Appears|
|Welcome to Bardo||Appears|
|The Queen's Gambit||Mentioned|
|A Little Sacrifice||Appears|
|A Sort of Homecoming||Appears|
|The Dying of the Light||Appears|
|The Last War||Appears|
- Indra ( to Bellamy): "My people believe that when you kill someone, you get their power. Kill Wanheda and you command death."
- -- Wanheda (Part 1)
- Marcus Kane: "Sixty-three? Farm station left with three times those numbers.
- Charles Pike: "We landed with that number to (looks at Indra)."
- Indra: "The Ice Nation can be ruthless. Take pride in the number you saved."
- -- Wanheda (Part 2)
- Indra to Gaia: "My daughter was not meant to wander the Earth looking for Nightbloods. My daughter was meant to lead armies. My daughter was meant to lead our people."
- Indra: "If you dare say the spirits of the Commanders object, then I must remind you that those spirits have abandoned us."
- --Red Queen
- Niylah: "Clarke, Abby... What are you doing?"
- Indra: "That's not Clarke and Abby."
- Clarke (posing as Josie): "Very good. Seems we got our Nightblood despite what I'm told you did with Kane. Now you have 3 seconds to stand down."
- Indra: "Or what? If you kill them, we kill you. You didn't think this through."
- Clarke: *points gun at Gaia* "One... Two..."
- Indra: "Weapons down.. Now."
Killed Victims Edit
- 3 Delinquents (infected John Murphy with a hemorrhagic virus and sent him back to his camp, infecting everyone)
- 1 chipped Grounder (stabbed)
- Briggs, a chipped Arkadia Guard (stabbed)
- 3 chipped Sky People and 2 chipped Grounders (with Pike)
- Chase (possibly)
- Several Azgeda warriors (gunned down)
- Tarik (mercy kill)
- Kara Cooper (indirectly; co-conspirator)
- 1 member of Wonkru
- Marcus Kane II (floated; assisted suicide)
- Approx. 30 of the Sanctumites (caused; deliberately locked them in with Sheidheda who killed them)
- 4 Disciples (stabbed, slashed and decapitated)
- Sheidheda (blasted with a sonic cannon)
Notes and Trivia Edit
- Adina Porter as Indra was announced on October 2, 2014.
- She was initially written to be one handed.
- In the ancient Hindu religion, Indra is the warrior god of sky and rain. The name itself means "possessing drops of rain."
- Indra has appeared in 53 episodes, making her the third most frequently appearing recurring character.
- Indra, Echo, Emori and Penn are the only characters introduced in Season Two that are known to be still alive.
- She is the one who sent John Murphy back with the virus to the Delinquents' Camp.
- In "Nakara," John Murphy and Emori state that it was in fact Indra who was the true power behind Wonkru in the Second Dawn Bunker, "keeping things moving" while Octavia was busy "painting herself in blood."
- Indra never became a major character due to Adina Porter continuously declining Jason Rothenberg's repeated offers for a promotion to series regular.
- Indra is the final character to kill someone in the series, killing Sheidheda in "The Last War" just before humanity Transcends.
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See Also Edit
- ↑ Swift, Andy (October 2, 2014) “"Scoop: True Blood's Adina Porter Waging War With The 100 in Season 2"” TVline
- ↑ https://twitter.com/AdinaPorter/status/571522253495529472
- ↑ http://nameberry.com/babyname/Indra
- ↑ https://the100writers.tumblr.com/post/175084776613/from-script-to-screen-507-acceptable-losses-pt
- ↑ https://mobile.twitter.com/JRothenbergTV/status/1264213817812115458