|“||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 ultimately forced to give up power to the Dark Commander, but secretly supports Murphy and Emori's efforts to protect the massacre survivors. After the return of Clarke's group and the revelation of Gaia's disappearance, Indra joins the rescue mission for their missing friends and family and is reunited with Gaia on the once again habitable Earth. Indra helps lead Wonkru and the remaining Eligius Prisoners in holding off the Disciples and finally kills Sheidheda. Along with the rest of the human race, Indra achieves Transcendence when Raven passes the Judge's test.
Like the rest of Clarke's friends, Indra chooses not to stay transcended and returns to human form to live out the rest of her life on Earth with her friends and adopted family, so that Clarke will not be alone by herself.
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. In a Red Sun eclipse induced hallucination, it is revealed that Indra's mother actually kneeled before the Dark Commander in exchange for him sparing Indra's life.
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
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.
Tradition is important to her. She honors who she is and where she came from. This is a quality both her and her daughter Gaia are seen to share. She knows the burdens of war and trauma and doesn’t want those she loves to face that alone. It’s harder for her to express how deeply she cares for someone: her life has never been focused on that. She is tough, claiming situations can easily be handled. She grows agitated when things become out of her control. Indra is seen to have a softer spot for children, and is protective and defensive when it comes to them. But she does acknowledge that all warriors do start somewhere. People do not die in vain in her eyes, death holds meaning to her. She is fierce and independent, and can be very intimidating to the enemy, which is exactly what she strives for. At her worst, she’s headstrong, bold and overly ambitious.
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.
In "The Last War," Indra ditches her usual outfit for casual clothing for the first time when settling on the regenerated Earth with the rest of Clarke's surviving friends.
When Indra was young, Trikru was invaded by Sheidheda. Indra's father was killed in the battle, but her mother knelt before the Dark Commander, something that Indra spent decades thinking her weak for despite the other option being to die.
In "Welcome to Bardo," Indra tells the resurrected Sheidheda about what happened to her parents and how she had believed her mother to be weak for kneeling before him.
In "Blood Giant," while under the influence of a Red Sun eclipse, Indra sees a hallucination of her mother kneeling before the Dark Commander. The hallucination reveals that Indra's mother had knelt in exchange for Sheidheda sparing Indra's life, something that Indra apparently didn't know before.
- "For my mother."
- - Indra kills the Dark Commander in her mother's honor[src]
- 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.
In "A Sort of Homecoming," Indra reveals to a remorseful Octavia that she holds no anger towards her and blames herself just as much for the events in the bunker.In "The Last War," Indra has her forces provide Octavia with covering fire as she rescues Levitt and orders her forces to stop firing when Octavia asks her to after a brief moment of hesitation. After killing Sheidheda, Indra is the first to drop her weapon at Octavia's request, simply stating that she hopes that Octavia knows what she's doing.
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 that he can free himself and find Octavia.
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.
- Main article: Kane and Indra
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. To honor her friend, Indra gives both the Skaikru Traveler's Blessing and the Grounders' traditional "your fight is over" as he dies.
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 Blake.
In "Blood Giant," Indra is alarmed to learn that Gaia isn't with Clarke and goes so far as to angrily demand answers from Bill Cadogan at gunpoint before Bellamy reassures her that the Disciples don't know where Gaia is.
In "A Sort of Homecoming," after being reunited with Indra on Earth, Gaia admits that she used to be jealous of Indra's relationship with Octavia, but isn't anymore. After Gaia states that she wishes she was the warrior that Indra had always wanted as a daughter like Octavia, Indra, seemingly surprised that Gaia doesn't know, calls her daughter her Seda, her teacher. The two reconcile and fight side-by-side to defeat Sheidheda in armed combat, something that Indra couldn't do on her own.
In "The Dying of the Light," Indra and Gaia argue over how to handle the Disciple situation with Gaia telling her mother that killing Bill Cadgoan won't stop them because "faith doesn't just die," providing examples that they have both seen in the past. After Clarke and Octavia are transported to Bardo, Indra tells her daughter "now we have faith," pleasing Gaia.In "The Last War," the two are working together when Clarke reunites with her friends.
Sheidheda's Mind Drive, Indra has Jackson make it painful "for Abby."
- "Do you have any weapons?"
"Nuclear reactor count?"
"I'm proud of you, Murphy."
"Yeah. Get in line."
- - Indra and Murphy share some banter[src]
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.
In "Blood Giant," Indra and Sheidheda work together when tied up by the Disciples and the Dark Commander even saves Indra's life. Under the influence of the Red Sun eclipse, Indra experiences hallucinations of her mother and Sheidheda, seemingly her memories reenacted and discovers that Indra's mother bowed before the Dark Commander in exchange for him sparing Indra's life. Indra chooses not to kill the Dark Commander who is already severely wounded but to condemn him to die of his injuries instead.
In "A Sort of Homecoming," when Sheidheda attacks the bunker, Indra faces off against him with the help of Gaia and defeats the Dark Commander. However, before Indra can kill him, Sheidheda escapes again.In "The Last War," Indra finally kills the Dark Commander with a sonic cannon and gets her revenge. As Indra kills Sheidheda, she declares that its "for my mother."
|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."
- -- in 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."
- -- in Wanheda (Part 2)
- 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 (alongside Charles 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 (blown up with a sonic cannon)
Notes and Trivia
- 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. This was revealed in the script for "Acceptable Losses" in the scene where Bellamy, Monty and Clarke discuss enlisting Indra's help with the parasite worms. However, the dialogue was cut from the final episode.
- 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.
- Due to the Flame being destroyed and Indra having the Dark Commander's Mind Drive removed, this second death is permanent.
- In the entire series, Indra is only ever shown wearing casual clothing in "The Last War" when she is on the lakeside with Clarke and her surviving friends in the show's final scene.
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