|“||You were right, Clarke. Life is about more than just surviving.||”|
|— Her final words in Thirteen|
Lexa sent Tristan to take over from Anya during the Trikru-Delinquent Conflict. After the rest of The Ark lands, Lexa had put out a bounty for all Sky People and Thelonious Jaha was taken captive. After the massacre in Tondc, Lexa released Jaha and demanded the rest of the Sky People flee or die. When Clarke Griffin offered a way to save both of their people from Mount Weather, Lexa reconsidered and only demanded Finn Collins' death instead in compensation for the massacre.
Lexa and Clarke soon started working hard together to form an alliance and free their people from Mount Weather. They came up with a plan to take down Mount Weather's defenses and invade the Mountain. Carl Emerson approached Lexa and offered a deal from Cage Wallace to free all of Lexa's people if she left and they never encroached upon the Mountain again. Lexa took the deal, saving her people but leaving behind Clarke and the rest of the Sky People.
Like all of the other Commanders before her, Lexa's consciousness continues to live on in the Flame. In "Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)," when Clarke takes the Flame to destroy A.L.I.E. in the City of Light, her mind summons Lexa's consciousness to aid her against the AI and her followers. Lexa aids Clarke one last time, enabling her to reach the kill switch and destroy A.L.I.E. Lexa's consciousness survives the battle and remains within the Flame, later advising the new Commander, Madi Griffin, Clarke's adopted daughter, based off of her experiences with Clarke. It is the advice of Lexa from beyond the grave that inspires Clarke to do the right thing.
In "The Blood of Sanctum," Raven is forced to delete the Flame to save Madi from Sheidheda. However, Sheidheda at least is uploaded to another location, leaving the fate of Lexa's consciousness and that of the other Commanders unknown. Madi subsequently begins drawing things from the memories of one or more of the other Commanders, suggesting that their memories may have survived.
Early Life Edit
Lexa grew up with the Woods Clan and was trained to be a warrior since she was two. She was born a Nightblood and, as is tradition, was brought to Polis to be taught and trained as a potential successor for the Commander. She was mentored by Flamekeeper Titus, and later served as Anya's Second.
At age 12, the previous Commander died and Lexa was called to attend the Conclave. In doing so, she stopped her training with Anya in order to take on the responsibilities required by her position. Lexa won the conclave after seven other Nightbloods were killed and Luna had fled. She was given the Flame and ascended as the new Commander.
At some point, Lexa began a relationship with a Grounder named Costia. Costia was kidnapped, tortured and beheaded by another Grounder clan, the Ice Nation, to learn Lexa's secrets. They delivered Costia's head to Lexa's own bed. This caused Lexa to trust no one and to believe that love is weakness.
Throughout the Series Edit
In Sic Semper Tyrannis, Madi, now the new Commander recognizes the man sent by Octavia to kill her as Jorum, a Sangedakru warrior that had been loyal to Lexa, apparently channeling Lexa's memories of the man. Being reminded of his loyalty to Lexa causes Jorum to stop, but Clarke kills him anyway. Clarke later asks Madi if she sees Lexa in her Flame-induced dreams. Madi tells her that she knows that what happened to Lexa is why Clarke does not want her to become a Commander.
In Damocles (Part 1), Madi tells Clarke that all the Commanders in the Flame think that love is weakness, except Lexa. She goes on to say that every time she goes to sleep, she sees Lexa's betrayal of Clarke outside of Mount Weather. Clarke interprets it as Lexa showing Madi that she did the exact same thing to protect her people as Clarke is currently doing to protect Madi and states that she doesn't need ghosts interfering. Madi states that Lexa and the spirits of all of the other Commanders are real and Clarke is wrong about why Lexa is showing her that memory. For Lexa, her betrayal of Clarke is her deepest regret and she's showing it to Madi so that Clarke won't make that same mistake. Lexa's message drives Clarke to tears and helps to convince her to let Madi lead Wonkru.
In Nevermind, Clarke wakes up in her mindspace and is first drawn to a drawing of Lexa. She touches it and a flashback to Lexa is shown. Later, Lexa's throne is among the objects in the room containing Clarke's most painful memories. Josephine Lightbourne notes that Clarke still cries when she thinks of Lexa.
Raven is later forced to delete the Flame to save Madi, though Sheidheda is uploaded to an unknown location. It is left unknown if Lexa and the other Commanders were uploaded as well or if their minds were deleted with the Flame.
In From the Ashes, Sheidheda is revealed to have uploaded himself into Russell Lightbourne's Mind Drive and manages to resurrect himself by killing the Prime and taking over his body. At the same time, Madi creates several drawings including one of Lexa's memories from "Ye Who Enter Here", things that she should have no memory of. Gaia believes that this means that Madi is experiencing the memories of one or all of the other Commanders, suggesting that their memories may have survived the destruction of the Flame as well.
In The Queen's Gambit, John Murphy taunts Sheidheda that Lexa is the preferred Commander as she united the clans. The Dark Commander angrily claims that he united the clans and that both he and Lexa were killed by the Flamekeepers as the Flamekeepers were afraid of their ideas.
Lexa, as leader of the Grounders, commands respect and is very powerful. She is considered a "visionary" and is willing to show mercy and to trust the Sky People in the hopes of forming an alliance. Lexa has a neutral personality and is more logic-based and acts quite cynical. After Costia, the woman she was in love with, was killed by the Ice Nation trying to gain information on Lexa, she decided to detach herself from people emotionally, believing love was a weakness she could not afford to have. As a leader, she is willing to do anything for her people's safety. Lexa is loyal to her people to a fault, and this can result in her going against her word when it benefits her people. She broke deals with both Roan and Clarke, because of her desire to do what's best for her people.
Lexa has a soft spot for the children she trains. In "Ye Who Enter Here", Lexa is seen training with one of the Nightbloods, Aden, praising him during their match and backing off when he manages to hit her rather than countering.
She has been shown to care greatly about the people she loves, like Clarke, so far that their opinions influence her decisions. This has been shown multiple times during the show. Due to her connection and love for Clarke, it has been seen that she cares greatly about Clarke's people and family. Lexa made the young Nightbloods swear their loyalty to the thirteenth clan in the event that they became Commander.
Physical Appearance Edit
Lexa is of average height, slim, with a high forehead, full lips, tanned skin, blue-green eyes and a youthful face. She wears tribal face paint most of the time but has been seen without it. She also has long, wavy brown hair that she keeps in braids.
Anya was Lexa's mentor before Lexa was called to be the leader of her people. Lexa has been shown to care very deeply for Anya. Lexa began trusting Clarke because of her past relationship with Anya, showing how close she was to Anya.
Lexa is Gustus' leader and Gustus is presumably one of her 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.
Marcus Kane and Lexa had spent some time together following his imprisonment. Kane believed that Lexa was a visionary and would be open for more negotiations, referring to her practical nature.
- Main article: Clarke and Lexa
Lexa's people and Clarke's people have been at war with each other for the entire first season and first half of the second season. Lexa officially meets Clarke in "Long Into an Abyss" when Clarke goes to Lexa in order to put aside their differences and create peace between their people. They both respect each other very much and are shown to be alike in some ways. They shared a mutual respect and the task of leadership over their allied clans, often making hard decisions together. They kiss in "Bodyguard of Lies", however, Clarke notes that she is not ready for a relationship so soon after Finn's death under Lexa's orders. Their relationship becomes strained after "Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1)", as Lexa betrays the Sky People by not marching forward on Mount Weather in order to save her own people.
The two reunite in "Wanheda (Part 2)," after an intense meeting, Lexa starts making strides to help heal their relationship. In "Ye Who Enter Here," Lexa had respected Clarke's refusal to meet with her for a week before confronting her about having Sky People join the Coalition. Later Lexa bows to Clarke and promises not to betray her again. In "Watch the Thrones," Clarke warms up to Lexa slightly, saying she doesn't want to watch Lexa die and later treating her injured hand after the fight. In "Hakeldama," Clarke and Lexa agree that "blood must not have blood" and Lexa allows Clarke's people to live after killing 320 of her warriors in hope to prevent a war. In "Bitter Harvest," Clarke and Lexa are comfortable in each other's presence. Clarke comforts Lexa after a nightmare and had drawn Lexa while she was sleeping. The two sleep together in "Thirteen" before Lexa is accidentally killed by Titus to Clarke's great grief.
After Lexa's death, Clarke was shown to still love her deeply and never forget her. In "Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)," Clarke instinctively summons Lexa's spirit to aid her in the City of Light through the Flame and the two share a kiss. Clarke admits that she loves Lexa before they part ways. In "Damocles (Part 1)," Lexa's spirit shows Madi her greatest regret, betraying Clarke, to help prevent Clarke from making the same mistake. Hearing Lexa's message drives Clarke to tears and helps to convince her to do the right thing. It's also shown that Clarke helped Lexa understand that love is in fact not a weakness as she had believed.
Lexa tells Clarke about Costia in "Remember Me". Costia was captured by the Ice Queen, Nia, because she belonged to Lexa. They tortured her and cut off her head because they thought she might know Lexa's secrets. Lexa got over the pain of her death by recognizing that love is weakness.
In "Watch the Thrones", it is hinted that Lexa kills Nia as punishment for killing Costia. Lexa says "Jus drein jus daun" before killing Nia.
Lexa and Nia have a very hostile relationship. Before the Coalition was formed, the Ice Nation (Nia's Clan) and the Woods Clan (Lexa's Clan) were at war with each other. During the war, Nia captured Costia, Lexa's lover at the time; then tortured her for information on Lexa, killed her, and cut off her head. Lexa later allowed the Ice Nation to join the Coalition under the condition that Nia's eldest son, Roan, was to be banished.
In "Ye Who Enter Here", Nia plots with the Ambassadors of the 12 Clans to free her son and kill Lexa.
In the episode "Watch the Thrones", Lexa kills Nia by throwing a spear at her. Before throwing the spear Lexa says "Jus Drein Jus Daun", claiming blood in return for Costia's murder.
Titus was Lexa's loyal Flamekeeper and teacher. He trained her when she was young along with the other Nightblood children in Polis and according to Luna, Lexa was his favorite. After he accidentally shoots her, Titus begs her to forgive him and later slits his own throat saying "for Lexa".
Lexa and Aden spar in "Ye Who Enter Here". She praises him during the fight before he manages to hit her, causing her to tell Titus that Aden is ready for the convocation and that he is a better fighter than she was at his age.
In "Watch the Thrones", Lexa tells Clarke that Aden is the most promising of the Nightbloods and believe he will succeed her. Aden hints that he doesn't want Lexa to die in her fight with Roan by saying "If" he becomes Heda rather than "When." Aden is present during Lexa's fight and is relieved to see she won.
In "Stealing Fire", Aden tells Clarke that all the Nightbloods would honor their word to protect the Sky People if any one of them became Heda because they all loved Lexa. Clarke later asks Titus what they can do to make sure Aden wins the conclave, saying he was Lexa's choice.
Luna and Lexa grew up together since they were both Nightbloods. They were paired up to fight to the death during the second round of their Conclave. Luna flees before the fight so she wouldn't have to kill Lexa.
In return, Titus tells Clarke that Lexa wouldn't allow him to hunt down and kill Luna. This could mean that she either didn't want her warriors to be killed by Luna, or that she didn't want them to kill Luna.
|Twilight's Last Gleaming||Absent|
|His Sister's Keeper||Absent|
|Contents Under Pressure||Absent|
|I Am Become Death||Absent|
|We Are Grounders (Part 1)||Mentioned|
|We Are Grounders (Part 2)||Absent|
|Many Happy Returns||Mentioned|
|Fog of War||Appears|
|Long Into an Abyss||Appears|
|Survival of the Fittest||Appears|
|Coup de Grâce||Mentioned|
|Bodyguard of Lies||Appears|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1)||Appears|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2)||Mentioned|
|Wanheda (Part 1)||Mentioned|
|Wanheda (Part 2)||Appears|
|Ye Who Enter Here||Appears|
|Watch the Thrones||Appears|
|Terms and Conditions||Mentioned|
|Join or Die||Mentioned|
|Red Sky at Morning||Mentioned|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 1)||Mentioned|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)||Appears|
|Heavy Lies the Crown||Mentioned|
|The Four Horsemen||Mentioned|
|A Lie Guarded||Absent|
|The Tinder Box||Mentioned|
|We Will Rise||Mentioned|
|Die All, Die Merrily||Absent|
|The Other Side||Absent|
|How We Get to Peace||Absent|
|Sic Semper Tyrannis||Mentioned|
|The Warriors Will||Mentioned|
|The Dark Year||Absent|
|Damocles (Part 1)||Mentioned|
|Damocles (Part 2)||Absent|
|Red Sun Rising||Mentioned|
|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||Absent|
|Ashes to Ashes||Absent|
|The Blood of Sanctum||Mentioned|
|From the Ashes||Mentioned|
|Welcome to Bardo||Flashback|
|The Queen's Gambit||Mentioned|
|A Little Sacrifice||Mentioned|
|A Sort of Homecoming||Absent|
|The Dying of the Light||Flashback|
|The Last War||TBD|
Killed Victims Edit
- Unspecified number of Delinquents (indirectly; ordered attacks)
- Finn Collins (indirectly; ordered death)
- Gustus (Death by a Thousand Cuts)
- Quint (indirectly; wounded and left to die)
- 250+ Grounders and Sky People in Tondc (indirectly; secretly escaped and left to die with Clarke)
- Ice Nation ambassador (kicked off the Polis tower)
- Queen Nia (spear thrown into her chest)
- Several Grounders and Sky People (killed by Lexa's spirit while protecting Clarke in the City of Light)
Notes and Trivia Edit
- The character was named after Alexandria, a city in Virginia, close to Washington, D.C.
- The reason Lexa's hair was covered when she first appears is because her braids were so intricate that she'd need to have help with them, which would defeat the purpose of her disguise from Kane and Jaha.
- A tweet from Kim Shumway teased a "Lunexa" ship, indicating that she and Luna may be friends.
- Lexa is a few years older than Clarke, although Alycia Debnam-Carey, who plays Lexa, is younger than Eliza Taylor, who plays Clarke.
- When creating her character, Lexa was originally imagined as a child around ten or so, but the idea was scrapped due to restrictions on working with children.
- This original character concept was used on Madi her successor in Season 5.
- When Lexa told the Ice Nation Ambassador "I have a message for Queen Nia", she not only killed him to show that she's not weak, but to send a clear message to Azgeda that Trikru and the other clans will not go down without a fight and will never surrender to Queen Nia.
- Lexa is the first Commander of the 12 Clans, unifying them all into a Coalition.
- Gustus says in "Remember Me" that Lexa played an important role in uniting the 12 Grounder Clans into a coalition.
- So far, Lexa is the highest ranking Grounder as the Commander of the 12 Clans.
- Lexa has been the Commander for at least three wars, one with the Ice Nation, one with the Sky People, and one with Mount Weather. It is unknown if she was the Commander previous to the war with the Ice Nation.
- Titus states that he advised four commanders before Lexa, making Lexa the fifth commander he has advised.
- She was the last true Commander who led the Grounder Coalition in the former eastern United States. Ontari never got the Flame and by the time Madi got the Flame, the clans had been combined into Wonkru.
- Lexa was the first character revealed to be LGBT+.
- Lexa's death sparked social media outrage due to her being one of the most recent of a string of copious LGBT+ character deaths on TV shows.
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See Also Edit
- ↑ http://the100theories.tumblr.com/post/121453850250/jasons-periscope-q-a
- ↑ Javier Grillo-Marxuach, tumblr, Mar 10th, 2016 "Lexa was [Anya's] second at some point, even as she was being trained by Titus as well, and had to leave in to attend the conclave and be trained."
- ↑ the100writers, tumblr, 2015 "Lexa served as Anya's Second when she was much younger, before she was Commander. After she was called to lead her people, she had to stop her training with Anya in order to take on the responsibilities required of her position."
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 https://twitter.com/JRothenbergTV/status/603777378012274689
- ↑ https://twitter.com/jrothenbergtv/status/698895628315676672
- ↑ http://kimshum.tumblr.com/post/114437134711/were-clarke-and-lexa-named-after-clark-kent-and
- ↑ http://sugarjonze.tumblr.com/post/125939487390/hi-i-just-wanted-to-say-that-i-find-the
- ↑ http://sugarjonze.tumblr.com/post/120551688335/oh-you-wrote-2x06-my-favourite-part-of-the
- ↑ http://kimshum.tumblr.com/post/112441438751/some-important-questions-1-who-braids-lexas
- ↑ http://www.enstarz.com/articles/79332/20150409/the-100-season-3-will-we-ever-meet-luna-mysterious-grounders-fate-uncertain-video.htm
- ↑ Rothenberg, Jason (11 Apr 2015) Tweet - @JRothenbergTV
- ↑ http://shawnambenson.tumblr.com/post/119065294272/more-thoughts-on-character-creation