Polis was the capitol of the Coalition and where the Commander resides. In February 2150, Polis, along with Arkadia and the Floukru Rig, was under the occupation of A.L.I.E. and her followers during the uprising against her, with the Commander's throne at the highest level of the main tower being A.L.I.E.'s seat of power and base of operations during the short conflict. However, A.L.I.E. was defeated at the end of the Season Three finale.

As of Season Four, Polis became a war zone. By the end of Season Four, Polis was destroyed by the second Praimfaya.

Throughout the Series Edit

Season Two Edit

In Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1), Commander Lexa tells Clarke that Polis might change the way Clarke thinks about the Grounders.

Season Three Edit

In Wanheda (Part 2), Roan delivers Clarke to Polis for the bounty offered on Clarke. Lexa receives Clarke in the throne room at the top of the tower and tells Clarke she needs her help.

Season Four Edit

In Echoes, Polis is forcefully taken by Azgeda. Echo takes charge of the Ice Nation army occupying Polis and declares the city to be under Azgeda rule. When King Roan regains consciousness, he adopts the Coalition as formed by Lexa, including Skaikru as the 13th clan. Kane, as Skaikru's ambassador becomes a resident of Polis.

In God Complex, Kane, Monty and Jaha go to Polis to meet Gaia. They find the bunker under the temple in Polis controlled by Azgeda. Indra moves her guards to guard the temple.

In Praimfaya, Polis is destroyed by the second Praimfaya, and six years later, Clarke mentions that the city is in ruins.

Season Five Edit

In Eden, Clarke returns to Polis around two months after Praimfaya to find the city in ruins and the tower collapsed. Clarke desperately tries to dig out the entrance to the bunker, but fails and instead causes even more debris to fall over the entrance.

In The Warriors Will, Polis is abandoned by the survivors of the second nuclear apocalypse due to Octavia burning down the hydrofarm

Location Edit

The settlement looks to be located on the top of some rolling hills, lush with vegetation. The tallest building is the high tower where the Commander resides. It is unknown where the capitol is located exactly, but based on travelling distance from and to Arkadia and the map Clarke uses in season 5 episode 1, it is located near of what was Baltimore.

Significant Sites Edit

Tower Edit

The tower is the home of the Commander.

Temple Edit

The temple is used by the Flamekeepers. Becca's escape pod is stored within the temple.

Becca's Crypt Edit

Becca's Crypt is a bunker located underneath the temple. The bunker was originally used by the Second Dawn cult.

Appearances Edit

Season Two
Episode Appearance Status
The 48Absent
Inclement WeatherAbsent
Many Happy ReturnsAbsent
Human TrialsAbsent
Fog of WarAbsent
Long Into an AbyssAbsent
Remember MeAbsent
Survival of the FittestAbsent
Coup de GrâceAbsent
Bodyguard of LiesAbsent
Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1)Mentioned
Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2)Absent
Season Three
Episode Appearance Status
Wanheda (Part 1)Absent
Wanheda (Part 2)Appears
Ye Who Enter HereAppears
Watch the ThronesAppears
Bitter HarvestAppears
Terms and ConditionsAbsent
Stealing FireAppears
Join or DieAppears
Red Sky at MorningAppears
Perverse Instantiation (Part 1)Appears
Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)Appears
Season Four
Episode Appearance Status
Heavy Lies the CrownAppears
The Four HorsemenAppears
A Lie GuardedAppears
The Tinder BoxMentioned
We Will RiseAbsent
Gimme ShelterAbsent
God ComplexAppears
Die All, Die MerrilyAppears
The Other SideAppears
The ChosenAppears
Season Five
Episode Appearance Status
Red QueenFlashback
Sleeping GiantsAppears
Pandora's BoxAppears
Shifting SandsAppears
Exit WoundsAppears
Acceptable LossesAppears
How We Get to PeaceAppears
Sic Semper TyrannisAbsent
The Warriors WillAppears
The Dark YearAbsent
Damocles (Part 1)Absent
Damocles (Part 2)Mentioned
Season Six
Episode Appearance Status
Red Sun RisingAbsent
The Children of GabrielAbsent
The Face Behind the GlassMentioned
The Gospel of JosephineAbsent
Memento MoriMentioned
The Old Man and the AnomalyAbsent
What You Take With YouAbsent
Ashes to AshesAbsent
Adjustment ProtocolAbsent
The Blood of SanctumAbsent


Notes and Trivia Edit

  • The name is not the shortened name of an American location, unlike Tondc.
    • It is the shortened name of the thirteenth space station, Polaris.[1]
  • Polis has been added to the opening credits of Season Three.
  • The location of Polis was out of the range of any direct missile blasts during the Nuclear Apocalypse.[2]
  • The tower of Polis, a relic from before the apocalypse, is the tallest structure shown on the show as of Season Three.[2]
  • On a population list seen in "Heavy Lies the Crown", Polis is listed having 4,000 people including 400 children.
  • As of "Praimfaya", Polis is in ruins and the tower has collapsed.[3]

References Edit

  1. Rothenberg, Jason (25 Feb 2016) Tweet “POLARIS.......POL--IS... Told you it wasn't Anapolis” - @JRothenbergTV
  2. 2.0 2.1 SOME details about Polis, by Aaron Ginsburg, tumbler
  3. The 100 | Comic-Con® 2017 Season 4 Recap | The CW, The CW, YouTube
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