|“||Look over here! Right there!||”|
|— John to Bellamy about Octavia's rope. [src]|
John was part of the original 100. Because of his crime, John was considered "expendable" and was chosen as one of the 100 Delinquents sent down to Earth to see if it was survivable.
Early Life Edit
Sometime while living on The Ark, John was arrested and sent to juvenile lockup for an unknown crime.
Throughout the Series Edit
In Fog of War, he is mentioned by Bellamy briefly, warning the Ark guards to watch the trees, as that is how John died.
In Join or Die, he is brought into a room with other delinquents to be taught Earth skills by Charles Pike unknowingly that he was going to be sent to the ground. During the span of two weeks, the delinquents don't retain the information taught by Pike. During their last class, Pike begins to hit John Murphy. Mbege tries to pull Pike off but is thrown into crates. When the guards come in, Mbege and Jones stand up to Pike guarding Murphy. He is later seen being directed into the dropship which was sent to Earth with The 100.
Physical Description Edit
John was in his late teens with light brown skin, green eyes, and black glossy hair. He was fairly tall with a lean muscular build.
John served as one of Bellamy's "thugs" in return for power and did his bidding without questions. He went against Bellamy to help his friend Murphy try to punish Charlotte, but later went back on this and abandoned Murphy in order to be allowed to return to camp. After this, John still trusted Bellamy enough to follow him into the Grounders' territory, leading to his eventual death.
He and Murphy appear to have known each other and were good friends before coming to Earth as when they first arrived they were always together. This is later confirmed during an ark flashback during an Earth skills class when Charles Pike attacks Murphy and Mbege tries to defend him. Murphy appeared to be the leader of their pair with Mbege supplying the muscle to back up Murphy's threats to other Delinquents who do not work. John was also willing to go against Bellamy and the other Delinquents to help Murphy when they try to lynch him and later when he wants to punish Charlotte. However, Mbege did abandon Murphy in order to be allowed to return to camp after Charlotte commits suicide.
|Twilight's Last Gleaming||Absent|
|His Sister's Keeper||Appears|
|Contents Under Pressure||Mentioned|
|I Am Become Death||Absent|
|We Are Grounders (Part 1)||Absent|
|We Are Grounders (Part 2)||Absent|
|Many Happy Returns||Absent|
|Fog of War||Mentioned|
|Long Into an Abyss||Absent|
|Survival of the Fittest||Absent|
|Coup de Grâce||Absent|
|Bodyguard of Lies||Absent|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1)||Absent|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2)||Absent|
|Wanheda (Part 1)||Absent|
|Wanheda (Part 2)||Absent|
|Ye Who Enter Here||Absent|
|Watch the Thrones||Absent|
|Terms and Conditions||Absent|
|Join or Die||Flashback|
|Red Sky at Morning||Absent|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 1)||Mentioned|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)||Absent|
Notes and Trivia Edit
- John Mbege may be descended from The Grounder Alonse Mbege.
- He and his friend John Murphy shared the same first name and initials "J.M."
- He was the first Delinquent to be killed by a Grounder.
- He was one of the first people (alongside Murphy) to be approached by Bellamy for his militia.