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I want you to rule this world as I did the last. I want you to kill everyone who gets in your way. I want you to get revenge for Clarke.
Sheidheda to Madi [src]

Malachi, also known as Sheidheda (Dark Commander in Trigedasleng) is a major character in the seventh season after appearing as a recurring character in the sixth season. He is portrayed by Dakota Daulby and JR Bourne and debuts in "Memento Mori".

He was a Commander, given the title Sheidheda because of his dark history, and was a member of Sangedakru. He killed his own Flamekeepers and has been using the Flame to convince new Commanders to turn evil and to kill people, including their own teachers. To help newly-chosen Commanders from being controlled by Sheidheda, the Flamekeepers came up with the "Separation Ritual", during which the Commander calls upon the past Commanders to help stop Sheidheda.

Sheidheda served as a secondary antagonist in Season Six and later, the main antagonist of Season Seven.

In "From the Ashes," he is resurrected in the final host of Russell Lightbourne after downloading himself into Russell's Mind Drive and killing the Prime. After his true identity is revealed in "Welcome to Bardo," the Mind Drive is removed to prevent Sheidheda from ever being resurrected again.

Early Life Edit

Sheidheda was born as a Nightblood named Malachi and eventually became a Commander of the Grounders. He was also Sangedakru's greatest champion. Instead of following the teachings of his Flamekeeper, he felt like the Flamekeeper was trying to control him. He eventually became impatient and killed his own Flamekeeper. He ultimately killed three Flamekeepers before being killed himself by his fourth.

During Indra's childhood, he was the Commander and took Trikru land, he butchered anyone who wouldn't bow and their families. Indra's father died in the battle, but her mother bowed to Sheidheda which Indra thought her weak for.

Throughout the Series Edit

In The Children of Gabriel, Madi mentions to Gaia that while listening to the past Commanders, she has been hearing a Commander who scares her. Gaia reveals that it is Sheidheda - the Dark Commander and asks Madi to avoid him.

In Memento Mori, Madi is communing with the other Commanders including Sheidheda. Gaia mentions to Josephine Lightbourne (pretending to be Clarke) that Sheidheda is getting too strong and they need to perform the Separation Ritual to stop him. Josie ignores Gaia's advice and wakes Madi up abruptly. After that, the Dark Commander starts revealing himself to Madi whenever she looks in the mirrors. After realizing what's going on, Gaia tells Madi that they must perform the Separation Ritual right away in order to call upon the other commanders to stop Sheidheda.

During the ritual, Madi finds herself in a room with no one but Sheidheda. Sheidheda tells Madi that Gaia is lying to her in order to restrict her. He tells her that his own teacher used to control him too so, he killed him. He urges Madi to kill Gaia. Madi refuses and wakes up. Later on, after learning that Clarke is dead, Sheidheda convinces Madi that Gaia is to blame for Clarke's death. He asks Madi to kill Gaia but Madi banishes her instead. Taking advantage of Madi's anger and grief, Sheidheda agrees to help guide Madi in her quest to kill the Primes.

In The Old Man and the Anomaly, Madi sees Sheidheda as she discusses killing the Primes with her friends and effectively committing genocide upon Sanctum. When they refuse to help her, Madi enacts her plan on her own under Sheidheda's influence.

In Matryoshka, Sheidheda continues to influence Madi to madness to the point that Gaia suggests killing Madi to prevent Sheidheda from being loosed upon the world which would make them long for the days of Blodreina. As the others try to get answers from Madi, Sheidheda orders her to tell them nothing. Raven Reyes realizes that Sheidheda managed to isolate the spirits of the other Commanders, somehow manipulating the AI inside the Flame to do it. Raven suggests that this means that the code from the minds of the Commanders can be deleted and they can possibly get rid of Sheidheda for good. Raven orders Gaia to go get get Becca's book to see if her theory is correct.

In Ashes to Ashes, while Madi is tied up to withdraw bone marrow for Nightblood serum, Sheidheda wants her to kill Jackson but Madi resists. While playing chess with Madi in the Flame's mindspace, Sheidheda insists that Madi should kill everyone in Sanctum and rule over this new world just like he ruled over his world (Earth). Madi doesn't want to kill anyone else besides the Primes but Sheidheda insists they should kill anyone who betrays them or stands in their way in getting revenge for Clarke. Madi agrees and asks him what she needs to do next.

In Adjustment Protocol, Raven tries to delete Sheidheda from the Flame without the help of Becca's notebook. During the process, Sheidheda briefly possesses Madi and threatens to kill her if he is deleted. Raven proves unable to hack the AI on her own and delete Sheidheda. Raven notes and is confused by the fact that the AI seems to be protecting Sheidheda.

In The Blood of Sanctum, Sheidheda possesses Madi and uses her to order the awake Wonkru members attack the Primes and their guards. Several people are killed before Clarke knocks Madi unconscious. Using Becca's notebook, Raven successfully hacks the AI with the plan to isolate Sheidheda, move him to another computer and then delete the Dark Commander for good. However, she finds a kill code that wasn't in the notebook, one that would destroy the Flame and realizes that Sheidheda created it and is forcing them to choose.

After Clarke floats the other Primes, Russell intends to execute Madi, but is talked out of it by Sheidheda who offers him a better way to get revenge. Using Madi's command of Wonkru, Sheidheda and Russell turn them against Clarke and the others. However, Clarke manages to break through to Madi who regains control from Sheidheda and orders Wonkru to take Russell and his men captive.

Enraged, Sheidheda strangles Madi in her mind while she struggles against him to no avail. With no other choice, Raven activates the kill code, deleting the Flame and causing Sheidheda to disappear. Moments after the dead Flame is removed from Madi, the group discovers that Sheidheda tricked them and his consciousness is uploaded to an unknown location.

In From the Ashes, Raven is concerned by her inability to trace Sheidheda's transmission. After Madi starts drawing memories that are not her own, Clarke questions if they are Sheidheda's, but Gaia suggests that they might belong to one or all of the other Commanders instead.

After Clarke knocks Russell Lightbourne unconscious, he awakens in a Mindspace resembling the room Sheidheda and Madi met in. Sheidheda, having downloaded himself into Russell's Mind Drive, comments that he likes Russell's current host better than his original body. Stating that he is now Russell, Sheidheda slits the Prime's throat from behind, killing him.

Sheidheda regains consciousness, now fully resurrected in Russell's final host. By playing on Clarke's emotions, he is able to get her to save "Russell" from the fire engulfing the Sanctum palace. However, as Sheidheda revels in his resurrection, Clarke announces that Russell Prime will be executed for his crimes the next day.

In False Gods, Sheidheda, still posing as Russell, is mentioned to have been visited by many of Russell's remaining followers. Looking through a book, Sheidheda enjoys the sensations of having a body again before being visited by Clarke and Indra who announce his execution at sunset. Given a choice of executions, Sheidheda decides on burning at the stake so that Russell's followers will be forced to witness it as will Clarke.

Later, concerned that the Adjusters are planning something drastic, Jordan Green visits "Russell" for help. Sheidheda rejects food, stating that it will all turn to ash anyway and wanting to die and facing it are two separate things. Jordan begs Sheidheda to help "his" people who are planning some kind of an attack to stop the execution which will lead to people dying. Sheidheda simply tells Jordan to tell them not to kill him, surprising Jordan by his lack of caring. Jordan tries to convince Sheidheda to go out doing the right thing, using his voice to stop his people from dying. Sheidheda suggests that he ask his people nicely and Jordan says that he won't be asking by his father's son before leaving.

Jordan convinces the others to bring "Russell" out to address his people, though Indra threatens to kill him herself if he doesn't say what he's supposed to say which Clarke warns Sheidheda. Sheidheda states that they both want the same thing, peace before addressing the crowd. Sheidheda tells the crowd that if his death is needed to bring peace, then so be it and urges them not to take action as Clarke is right that they are all that's left of the human race. Declaring Sheidheda to be a false god, a man tries to kill him, but only succeeds in shooting Sheidheda in the shoulder before being beaten down by the crowd. As chaos breaks out, Clarke and Eric Jackson tend to Sheidheda's gunshot wound which damaged his subclavian artery. As he's taken off to Medical, Indra asks if Sheidheda will survive. Clarke believes so and Indra states that she hopes he does otherwise "Russell" will become a martyr to the fanatics and without Wonkru to keep the peace, Sanctum will explode. Clarke reluctantly realizes that they can't kill him which Indra confirms.

As Jackson treats his wound, Sheidheda questions if something is wrong. Jackson asks if he even cares about the people he's killed and Sheidheda states that his list of regrets is a long one before being interrupted by Indra. Indra informs Sheidheda that his execution has been cancelled as Russell's followers will burn Sanctum to the ground if they go through with it. The Dark Commander knows that they don't have the forces to stop it, pointing out that some of his guards are gone. One of Russell's followers warned of the attack and so is allowed to see Sheidheda as the fanatics no longer trust Jordan. The woman secretly tells Sheidheda that he had been right about Jordan who never suspected and did exactly what Sheidheda said he would while the shooter, Tobin, is dead. Pleased, Sheidheda enjoys the cookie she brought as the woman leaves.

In Welcome to Bardo, after one of Russell's followers, now calling themselves the Faithful, commits suicide, Indra asks Sheidheda how it feels to know that his people are willing to die for his freedom. Sheidheda claims that it feels awful and offers to talk them down again, but Indra decides to have John Murphy, still posing as Daniel Lee, do it instead.

As the Faithful are about to burn Murphy alive, Sheidheda enters with Indra and Emori, slapping Trey for his audacity and threatening Zev. Sheidheda calls himself, Daniel and Kaylee the last of the Primes and claims to love Murphy like a son as Murphy saved his life. Sheidheda orders Murphy's release, before turning and berating the Faithful for trying to sacrifice themselves for his sake when their uprising had stayed his execution as they are the only thing keeping him alive. Sheidheda demands that everyone kneel or die which they do, but it causes Indra to realize Sheidheda's identity. In Trig, Indra tells Sheidheda that there is a spider on his shoulder and he replies in kind that its too bad she can't kill him. Indra orders "Russell" escorted back to the lab.

Indra confronts Sheidheda, finally knowing what happened to the Dark Commander's code when they saved Madi. Sheidheda simply states that they both know Madi was too weak to be the Commander and asks if Indra's parents knelt when he conquered Trikru. Indra reveals that her father died in the battle, but her mother did kneel when it was over and Indra thought her weak for it. Indra states that when the people riot for the loss of their god, she plans to personally slit the Dark Commander's throat. As several people, including Nelson enter, Indra states that she may not be able to kill Sheidheda just yet, but she can make sure that he won't come back when she does kill him. Indra has Jackson painfully cut out Russell's Mind Drive so that the Dark Commander can never resurrect again.

In Nakara, Sheidheda emerges from his cell, much to Indra's fury. The guard explains that he is allowed outside for ten minutes every day, but the fact that the guard was talking to Sheidheda causes Indra to dismiss him as Sheidheda predicted. Indra orders that only Trikru is to guard Sheidheda who is not to speak to anyone and if he does, they are authorized to "shut him up." Indra changes her mind and instead orders that the Children of Gabriel guard the Dark Commander due to the risk of them being seen speaking with the enemy leader.

After dismissing the guard, Indra makes it clear to Sheidheda that he has no rights, but he is unconcerned, responding in Trig that he is recovering fine and he enjoyed resurrection and would've enjoyed the chance to be able to do it again. Indra states that the moment Sheidheda stops being useful, she will kill him herself. The Dark Commander mocks the number of people Indra has on her side and the theft of Wonkru's guns. Sheidheda states that what Indra needs is a Commander, but claims that Madi is broken. He suggests that Clarke could potentially lead as she once bore the Flame which only 3 people alive can claim to have done. The Dark Commander knows that Indra is afraid that Wonkru will choose to follow him, commenting that he would be too if Sheidheda was her. Furious, Indra leaves without another word while Sheidheda gives her a mocking nod.

Sheidheda is examining a chess figurine when Nelson enters, initially mistaken by the Dark Commander for Indra. Not satisfied with the Dark Commander being unable to resurrect, Nelson attacks, attempting to kill him. However, he proves to be no match for Sheidheda who easily overpowers and disarms Nelson. After winning the fight, Sheidheda helps Nelson up, stating that if he really had been Russell, he has no doubt that Nelson could've killed him. Sheidheda reveals to a shocked Nelson that he is not Russell Lightbourne and that he had killed Russell and taken over his body. Sheidheda offers to help Nelson get power, revealing that Wonkru is weak and the Eligius prisoners most likely have the guns. Sheidheda convinces Nelson to ally with himself to get power, stating that he has to first make allies with the prisoners "and then you take out the enemy's queen."

Due to the growing threat from the prisoners and the Dark Commander, Indra attempts to get Madi to be the Commander again, but she refuses out of fear. Indra reveals to John Murphy and Emori that Sheidheda is back and they need their Commander because Sangedakru will follow him and eventually the rest of Wonkru will fall into line. Murphy and Emori convince Indra to reunite Wonkru under her leadership instead to face the threats from the prisoners and the Dark Commander.

In The Queen's Gambit, Murphy is sent to bring Sheidheda his food as Indra doesn't trust anyone else to not be corrupted by talking with the Dark Commander. Sheidheda dismisses Murphy as a mere servant boy and discovers a message from the Faithful in the cookie Murphy brought him stating "Unification Ceremony Today". Sheidheda eats the message and notes that Indra must trust him to send Murphy into the cell with him. Though Murphy states that no one trusts him, the Dark Commander knows that Indra must trust Murphy or she wouldn't have told Murphy who Sheidheda really is. Sheidheda knows that Murphy is scared, seeing through his lie that Murphy still believes him to be Russell. Sheidheda insists that Murphy doesn't need to fear him and states that being feared works better than being afraid of someone.

The Dark Commander invites Murphy to a game of chess, commenting that its nice to be able to talk to someone and not have to pretend to be Russell. Sheidheda states that he saved Murphy's life and the least he can do is indulge the Dark Commander in a game of chess. The Dark Commander offers to give Murphy what he wants most of all: a chance to be a hero. Sheidheda reminds Murphy of his heroic actions to save the child the Faithful wanted to burn and questions Murphy about being scared. Murphy finally asks how the Dark Commander can make him a hero, claiming not to care about that but knowing that Sheidheda must know something bad is going to happen to offer that. Sheidheda confirms that something bad is about to happen from Murphy and instructs him to make a move and states that people will die if Murphy loses. Murphy begins playing with the Dark Commander who comments on Murphy using the aggressive queen's gambit against him.

The two continue playing, bantering as they do with Sheidheda suggesting that as a god, Murphy could have any woman he wants and not just Emori. The Dark Commander suggests that Emori is liking being worshipped while Murphy taunts the Dark Commander about his own past and how Lexa is everyone's favorite, having united the clans. Sheidheda angrily states that he united the clans and the Flamekeepers had banded together to kill him as they were afraid of his ideas and they had killed Lexa for the same reason. The Dark Commander assures Murphy that he won't let that happen again and Murphy realizes that the Dark Commander wants to be back in power. Sheidheda simply taunts that Murphy realized what Indra already knew from the moment she realized he was alive again. Sheidheda defeats Murphy's queen's gambit and states that "there are leaders and there are followers. How you respond to the loss of your queen will tell me what you are." Murphy tells the Dark Commander that he is neither but a rebel, but Sheidheda questions Murphy's presence if that is true. Murphy tells him to just continue playing the game, but the Dark Commander states that chess is more than a game: its strategy and uncertainty governed by choices. When Murphy tries to threaten him, Sheidheda orders him to consider his words carefully, admitting that he likes Murphy, but a real survivor would carefully consider his words on the off chance that his enemy escapes and takes power. Sheidheda promises to tell Murphy what he is planning if Murphy wins the game and they continue their chess match.

As the match nears its end, both men admit that they are most dangerous when they are cornered before Sheidheda suddenly pulls back from a potential checkmate. Noticing this, Murphy realizes that the Dark Commander is only distracting him and Sheidheda explains that only Daniel's words hold water with the true fanatics, meaning that Emori's ceremony will fail without Murphy's help. Quickly overpowering Murphy, the Dark Commander holds a chess piece to his neck, threatening to kill him if Murphy makes a sound and declaring checkmate. As gunfire sounds, Sheidheda releases Murphy and states that he can call for help now. Murphy screams for help and armed guards rush in as a satisfied Sheidheda returns his king to the chessboard.

In The Flock, after taking 30 hostages, Nikki demands Murphy and Sheidheda be brought to them. Reluctantly, Murphy convinces Indra to seek the Dark Commander's help. Lying on his bed, Sheidheda mocks Indra's control over Sanctum, but she knows that he got what he wanted. Sheidheda simply suggests that Murphy go and play hero, but he states that they are both going. Sheidheda questions why he would, knowing that if everyone realizes the truth, they will tear him apart and if he survives that, they have no reason to keep him around. Indra suggests a slow death then and there if he doesn't help them, but Sheidheda states that he will need more. Indra promises to protect him from the Faithful which he agrees is a start and promises that he can have back his 10 minutes a day of guarded time outside. The two negotiate it to 20 minutes and the Dark Commander requests someone to play chess with as well, "someone who understands the complexities." Though he looks at Murphy, Murphy refuses to play with him again and Indra refuses to play games herself and to find him someone instead. Sheidheda agrees to the deal, but offers them a better plan and provides them with a map showing a tunnel under the palace leading into the Great Hall. The Dark Commander states that Alyssa can show them the way and that "I feel like this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

With four minutes to spare, Murphy and Sheidheda enter the Great Hall where Murphy lies that Raven took a group to the second compound site. With only a few minutes left, Murphy asks Sheidheda where the others are, but he simply states that he hopes Murphy has lots to say. Murphy and Emori reveal the truth about the Lee's being dead while the Dark Commander mockingly reveals the truth about Russell's death to the gathered crowd. As Nikki prepared to kill Emori, Murphy spoke up, stating that it was his idea to use the prisoners, not Raven's. As Murphy attempts to talk Nikki down, Indra and Wonkru invade, killing two of the Children of Gabriel and one prisoner before the rest surrender. Pleased, Sheidheda states that it went according to plan and Indra agrees that it has "so far."

In the aftermath, Alyssa questions why everyone is telling lies about him, but Sheidheda states that the others don't have the strength of her faith. Alyssa slips the Dark Commander the key to his shackles as he thanks her for leading Indra there. As Zev angrily turns on Sheidheda and Alyssa and Indra locks the door, the Dark Commander removes his sling and shackles. Taking a candlestick, Sheidheda blows out and removes the candles, mocking how lost everyone is without their leaders. Sheidheda begins mercilessly slaughtering everyone inside of the Great Hall which Indra mistakes for them killing him. Murphy quickly realizes the truth and while demanding entry, reveals the Dark Commander's true identity to Penn, Knight and the Wonkru guards. Finishing his slaughter, Sheidheda orders the door opened in Trig. The guards, Murphy and Emori discover Sheidheda standing over his slaughtered victims and the Dark Commander declares in Trig that "my fight is just beginning." Immediately, Knight and one other Wonkru guard kneel before him while Penn, another guard, Murphy and Emori remain standing.

In A Little Sacrifice, as Murphy, Emori, Indra and the faithful members of Wonkru deal with the aftermath of Sheidheda's massacre, they find the Dark Commander gone, having escaped through the secret tunnel. Knight has gone with him and Indra knows that Sangedakru will follow Sheidheda as he is one of their own and the other clans will eventually follow with more convincing as there is no alternative. Murphy, Emori and Indra realize that the Dark Commander will go after Madi, the only other alternative and rush off to get to her before Sheidheda.

Sheidheda enters the tavern where Madi is located. Several Sanctummites flee at the sight of him while Picasso growls at the Dark Commander. Sheidheda greets Madi is Trig and Madi is surprised that "Russell" speaks the language. The Dark Commander reveals that Russell is dead and that he killed Russell in the Mindspace, commenting "good thing I didn't kill you in yours." To her horror, Madi realizes that it is Sheidheda before her. Armed with a knife, the Dark Commander monologues to Madi about the quandary he is in due to Indra's influence over the remaining Grounders and Madi's lingering influence over them as a former Commander. Sheidheda demands that Madi kneel before him, threatening to cut out the hearts of everyone she loves otherwise and feed them to Picasso. Terrified, Madi complies, pleasing the Dark Commander who leaves the tavern.

Later, Sheidheda makes an announcement in Trig from the palace revealing his resurrection and Indra's lies about there being no more Commanders. Indra and Penn are unable to find Sheidheda, but hear him listing the lineage of the Commanders as he prepares to resume leadership of the Grounders. Now with a partially-shaved head and an outfit resembling the one he wore in his original body, vows to protect his people and demands that they prove that they are his people by kneeling before him. Indra interrupts, angrily stating that they will never bow before the Dark Commander. Indra challenges Sheidheda to single combat for leadership of Wonkru which the Dark Commander, pleased, accepts.

The next morning, Indra and Sheidheda, both armed with swords, engage in combat, the Dark Commander taunting Indra over giving him the chance to lead his people back to the old ways -- his ways. Indra manages to knock Sheidheda's sword into the pond, but he also disarms her. Grabbing a blade from a nearby man, Indra continues the fight through the nearby area and stabs the Dark Commander in the chest with a knife. However, he removes the knife and knocks Indra to the ground with a sword slash that leaves her seriously wounded. Indra refuses to surrender and allow the Dark Commander to take her people so he prepares to kill her.

Before Sheidheda can kill Indra, Madi leaps in and slashes him in face with knife, taking out Sheidheda's right eye. In severe pain, the Dark Commander knocks Madi to the ground and prepares to kill her, but Indra offers to kneel before him if Sheidheda spares Madi's life. Sheidheda accepts the deal and Indra kneels as Sheidheda announces himself as the Commander and threatens to kill anyone who resists while Knight ties a bandana around his lost eye. With Indra nodding at them in agreement, all of Wonkru, even Indra's loyalists, bow before the Dark Commander as their new leader while Indra passes out from her injuries.

Turning his attention back to Madi, Sheidheda finds her gone and orders Knight to find and kill her. Sheidheda leads half of his people to finish off the remaining Sanctummites, but finds them gone with only the dead left behind. Enraged, Sheidheda orders Knight to find out the names of the dead and then kill everyone in their families. Knight is shocked that Sheidheda wants the children dead too, but he justifies it as the children will grow up to get revenge if they are allowed to live. Knight reluctantly agrees and Sheidheda orders him to report back when its done. Looking at himself in a reflective piece of metal, the Dark Commander removes the bandana covering his missing eye.

Personality Edit

He can be imagined as a demon, prompting his successors to kill other people.

Before his death, he was an evil, power-hungry, bloodthirsty tyrant who wanted to rule everything and create a world in his own image, through a new perfection.

When Eric Jackson (unaware that Sheidheda is posing as Russell) asks if Sheidheda regrets killing people, he claims to have more regrets that Jackson could ever know, though it was a lie, due to Sheidheda posing as Russell.

Sheidheda appears to enjoy chess, possibly because of its nature as a strategic game. When speaking with Madi Griffin, Nelson and John Murphy, Sheidheda did so over a game of chess while discussing strategy at the same time with them. White talking with Murphy, Sheidheda indicates that he uses chess to evaluate his opponents and their strategies to see what kind of person they are.

Physical Appearance Edit

He primarily wears a hood to hide his facial scars. He only has one eye on the left side of his face. His right eye is covered by heavily scarred skin. He is a pale blond man who keep his hair in a manbun. 

Following his resurrection in Russell Lightbourne's final host body, Sheidheda takes on the form of Russell himself. He later shaves the sides of his new body's hair and dresses similar to his original clothing style. Sheidheda subsequently loses his right eye to an attack by Madi Griffin and covers it with a bandana for a brief period of time.

Appearances Edit

Season Six
Episode Appearance Status
SanctumAbsent
Red Sun RisingAbsent
The Children of GabrielMentioned
The Face Behind the GlassMentioned
The Gospel of JosephineAbsent
Memento MoriAppears
NevermindAbsent
The Old Man and the AnomalyAppears
What You Take With YouAbsent
MatryoshkaAppears
Ashes to AshesAppears
Adjustment ProtocolAppears
The Blood of SanctumAppears
Season Seven
Episode Appearance Status
From the AshesAppears
The GardenCredit Only
False GodsAppears
HesperidesCredit Only
Welcome to BardoAppears
NakaraAppears
The Queen's GambitAppears
AnacondaCredit Only
The FlockAppears
A Little SacrificeAppears
EthereaCredit Only
The StrangerTBD
Blood GiantTBD
A Sort of HomecomingTBD
The Dying of the LightTBD
The Last WarTBD

Quotes Edit

Sheidheda (possessing Madi Griffin): "I know what you are doing Reyes. You think you are smart enough to get rid of me? If you don't stop I'll kill this child!"
--Adjustment Protocol

Sheidheda: "Hello, Russell Prime. I prefer your new body."
Russell Lightbourne: "What is this place? Who are you?"
Sheidheda: "From now on, I'm you."
--From the Ashes
Sheidheda: "My, my, my. What foolish little lambs you are. The last thing I want is for all of you to die. In the same night that your uprising stayed my execution, you thought it wise to sacrifice yourselves?! You're the only thing keeping me alive!"
Trey: "Please forgive us, Russell."
Sheidheda: "You want forgiveness? Than show me your fealty."
Trey: "Anything. Tell me what to do."
Sheidheda: "Kneel. All of you, kneel or die."
Emori: "Indra, what's wrong?"
Indra: "I've heard that before."
--Welcome to Bardo
Indra (in Trigedasleng): "There's a spider on your shoulder."
Sheidheda (in Trigedasleng): "Too bad you can't kill me."
--Welcome to Bardo
Indra: "Now we know what happened to the code when we saved the Commander."
Sheidheda: "Hm, She was too weak to be a Commander and you know it. (in Trigedasleng) I've been wondering... did your parents kneel when I conquered Trikru?"
Indra (in Trigedasleng): : "If you must know... my father had already died in the battle. When it was over... yes, my mother did kneel. I thought her weak for it."
Sheidheda: "Ah. And you know what happens if you make me a martyr."
Indra: "Yes. The same thing that happens if anyone finds out who you are. Only then, as the people riot for the loss of their god, I can slit your throat."
Sheidheda: "What's the meaning of this?"
Nelson: "Up."
Indra: "I might not be able to kill you, but I can make sure when I do, you don't come back."
Nelson: "Death to Primes."
Eric Jackson: "For the pain."
Indra: "No. Let him feel it... for Abby."
--Welcome to Bardo
Sheidheda: "You fool, I'm not Russell. Do you play, or not?"
Nelson: "What do you mean? How's that possible?"
Sheidheda: "Don't tell me Gabriel neglected to teach his children how Mind Drives work because I'd rather not waste our precious time."
Nelson: "He did. Of course he did."
Sheidheda: "Then you know that two minds can't share a body. I killed his mind. Now his body is mine. Sit. I'll teach you."
Nelson: "Who are you?"
Sheidheda: "Someone who knows how to give you what you want."
Nelson: "And what is that?"
Sheidheda: "What everyone wants -- power."
Nelson: "I don't want power. I want justice."
Sheidheda: "You can't get justice without power."
Nelson: "Why are you telling me this?"
Sheidheda: "Wonkru is weak. They have no leader, and their guns were stolen last night. My guess it was the Eligius prisoners. You and the prisoners share an enemy, perhaps even the same goal."
Nelson: "Somehow I doubt a bunch of murderers and thieves want justice."
Sheidheda: "Don't make me repeat myself."
Nelson: "Power. They want power."
Sheidheda: "Oh."
Nelson: "Ok. You have all the answers. How do we do it?"
Sheidheda: "You make allies out of the murderers and the thieves. Then you take out the enemy's queen."
--Nakara
Sheidheda : "I feel like this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
--The Flock
Sheidheda: "Russell had all you fools convinced he was a god."
John Murphy: "Where's Indra?"
Sheidheda: "If that guy really was a god, why was it so easy for me to kill him and take his body? I am not Russell Lightbourne. I wear his body as my host. Your Primes are gone forever."
--The Flock
Sheidheda: "You're welcome. The plan worked perfectly."
Indra: "So far."
--The Flock
Sheidheda: "Shut up, you fool. There is an ancient saying -- what is a king without subjects? But I ask, what are subjects without a king? They are but lost sheep -- confused and scared... needing guidance and protection from the wolf who delights in their slaughter."
--The Flock
John Murphy: "Indra, what are you doing?"
Indra: "Killing a demon. Do you have a problem with that? Good. Get some rest. You've both had a long day."
Emori: "We should go, before they come for us. What?"
John Murphy: "This is what he wanted. Open the door!"
Penn: "Only on Indra's word."
John Murphy: "Listen. It's not one man screaming. Sheidheda's killing them."
Knight: "What did you just say?"
Sheidheda (in Trigedasleng) "Open the door! My fight is just beginning!"
--The Flock
Sheidheda (in Trigedasleng): "We meet again... Madi kom Louwoda Klironkru."
Madi Griffin: "Russell? I--I didn't know you spoke..."
Sheidheda (in Trigedasleng): "Russell's dead. I killed him in the Mindspace. Good thing I didn't kill you in yours."
Madi Griffin: "Sheidheda."
Sheidheda: "In the flesh... again. You betrayed me, Madi. I offered you the world, and you chose weakness, love. I'd like to see you bleed. Unfortunately for me, Indra's reign has changed things. Yeah. Yes. Follow her despite the redness of her blood. Hmm? This free reign won't do at all. I'm in a quandary, Madi. As a fellow former Commander, you have a claim to the throne and while killing you solves that problem, it makes my Indra problem worse. She may be an imposter, but she does have followers, Trikru fools mostly, but Grounders just the same, my people just the same. I'll give them a chance to kneel just like I'm giving it to you. Kneel for me right now, Madi. And I'll let you live. Refuse to kneel... and I'll slice open the chests of every person you love and feed their hearts to your dog. Hmm. (Madi kneels) Good girl. I'm so glad we've come to this understanding."
--A Little Sacrifice

Killed Victims Edit

  • Three Flamekeepers
  • Families of people that defied him
  • Indra's father (caused; died fighting against Sheidheda's invasion of Trikru lands)
  • Miranda Mason VII (indirectly; influenced Madi Griffin to kill her)
  • Russell Lightbourne (consciousness destroyed by Sheidheda slitting Russell's throat in their Mindspace)
  • Approx. 30 of the Sanctumites (stabbed with a candlestick)

Notes and Trivia Edit

  • His first teacher chained him to a wall, which made him kill that teacher.
  • He was a feared ruler of Polis during his lifetime and he wanted Madi to kill others such as Gaia since his victim record includes his flamekeepers/teachers.
    • According to Gaia, if he is able to successfully use Madi to continue his reign of terror, it will be much worse than even Blodreina.
  • He is the first male Commander shown in the series.
  • Jason Rothenberg explained that when Sheidheda uploaded himself when the Flame was destroyed, the code went into the ether of the system WiFi on the ship and found its way into Russell's Mind Drive.[1]
    • The reason that it took so long for him to take control is that Russell had to be asleep or unconscious for them to be in the Mindspace together as seen with Clarke and Josephine. Russell had been refusing to eat, drink or sleep since his arrest.
  • In a Trigedasleng conversation that did not make it into the finished episode, Sheidheda mentions waking Sangedakru,[2] which may hint at his original clan.
    • In "False Gods," it is revealed that Sheidheda was a member of Sangedakru. Knight, a member of Sangedakru, says that Sheidheda was the clan's greatest champion.
  • In "A Little Sacrifice," his real name is revealed to be Malachi when he lists the lineage of the Commanders.
  • In both of his bodies, Sheidheda has lost his right eye. It is unknown how he lost it in his original body, but in Russell Lightbourne's body it was slashed out by Madi Griffin in "A Little Sacrifice."
  • He, Blythe Ann Workman, Jae Workman, Hope Diyoza, Nelson, Gabriel Santiago and Trey are the only characters introduced in Season Six that are known to still be alive. 

Gallery Edit

  • Sheidheda, next to Madi.
  • Sheidheda kills Russell.
  • Sheidheda kills Russell.
  • Sheidheda is now in Russell's host body.
  • Sheidheda looks at his new body.
  • Sheidheda speaks Trigedasleng.
  • Sheidheda speaks Trigedasleng.
  • Sheidheda speaks Trigedasleng.
  • Sheidheda speaks Trigedasleng.
  • Sheidheda loses his eye again.
  • Sheidheda loses his eye again.
  • Sheidheda with only one eye.
  • Sheidheda with only one eye.
  • Sheidheda with only one eye.
  • Sheidheda checks his wounded eye.

References Edit

  1. https://www.hypable.com/the-100-season-7-jason-rothenberg-interview/
  2. https://archiveofourown.org/works/20147977

See also Edit

The 100 Characters
Main Characters
Abigail GriffinBellamy BlakeCallie CartwigClarke GriffinEchoFinn CollinsGabriel SantiagoHope DiyozaJasper JordanJohn MurphyJordan GreenLincolnMarcus KaneMonty GreenOctavia BlakeRaven ReyesRoanSheidhedaThelonious JahaWells Jaha
Recurring Characters
AdenA.L.I.E.AnyaBecca FrancoBlythe Ann WorkmanBreeBrellBryanByrneCage WallaceCarl EmersonCassiusCharles PikeCharmaine DiyozaCillianCostaDante WallaceDavid MillerDiana SydneyEmoriEric JacksonEthan HardyFoxGeoff HardyHannah GreenHarper McIntyreHayesIlian‎IndraJacapo SinclairJadeJae WorkmanJames CrockettJosephine LightbourneJake GriffinJohn MbegeJonesKara CooperKaylee LeeKyle WickLevittLexaLorelei TsingLunaMadi GriffinMaya VieMichael VinsonMiles ShawMiranda MasonNathan MillerNelsonNiaNiylahNykoOntariPaxton McCrearyPriya DesaiRileyRoseRussell LightbourneRyker DesaiSeikuShawn GillmerShumwaySierraSimone LightbourneSterlingTitusTristanVera KaneVincent VieZoe Monroe
Minor Characters
AdriaAnkaraArtigasAtomAurora BlakeAtohlCarisCaspianCharlotteChaseChrisCillianCole McAdamsConnorCostiaCraigCuyler RidleyDaniel LeeDaxDelanoDelilah WorkmanDerekDerrickDiggsDrewFioGideonGina MartinGlen DicksonGuaraGustusJuelKeenan MykulakLaylaLeeLieutenant GracoMacallanMark and Peter ColtonMelMiss LucyMylesNygelOsiasOtanPascalPennPeri GordonQuintRedReese LemkinRichardsRivoRoma BraggRyderScottSemetSgt. LovejoyShaySiennaStevensTor LemkinToshTrinaTrisTybeWhitmanWillaZoran

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