I’m gonna be straight with you; y’all are just here to indulge me today, okay? Because I know I’ve talked before about how much I love The 100, but I really, REALLY love The 100. If you don’t remember my eight very solid reasons for loving this show, you should check out this post, but today I’ve come to add one more reason.
One of the more fascinating things to me over the past two seasons of The 100 is the different alliances, groups, and found families within the universe. Though we start with one group (the people living aboard the Ark, a floating space station and humanity’s supposed last hope), we soon learn of other groups out there. Also, within all of the groups are subgroups that overlap in interesting ways. Being the nerd that I am, I decided to use Venn diagrams to graphically categorize every single named, onscreen character within The 100 universe through the finale of Season Two. Because I can.
The groups are as follows:
BLUE: People of the Ark
- The Council – ruling members of The Ark
- Jaha’s Flock
- Camp Jaha
- The Delinquents
- Skaikru – members of the dropship who engage in Grounder warfare
- Bellamy’s Militia
- The 56 – Skaikru kidnapped by Mt. Weather
- The 48 – the remaining group in the S2 finale
- Reapers (should include other clans, but we only know Lincoln thus far)
- Ice Nation
- Boat People
RED: Mountain Men
- The Rebels
With the exception of Costia (whom I felt was important enough to include), every single character listed above has been given a name and shown on screen in at least one episode in the first two seasons. My sources are at the bottom of this post.
Compiling, sorting, and naming the various groups ended up being more art than science. For instance, I chose to differentiate between Delinquents and Skaikru and to keep Skaikru as a label for the teenagers rather than the Ark citizens as a whole for several reasons. 1. Bellamy and Raven, while certainly part of Skaikru, are not Delinquents. 2. Glen, while a Delinquent, was never Skaikru, as he died during the landing with another unnamed Delinquent. 3. Skaikru is the name given to the dropship group by the Trigedakru, who view Clarke as the leader. 4. Keeping Skaikru as a separate entity from the adults in Camp Jaha acknowledges the core cast of teenagers. While adults such as Abby and Kane are important to the narrative, they are not the show’s main focus.
Some other executive decisions include the aforementioned inclusion of Costia, the decision not to include other named characters who are not shown on screen (such as the original inhabitants of the Ark or Alex Murphy), and the decision not to include any of the Delinquents whose names are shown on screen but not matched to an actor. (You can see those names here.) I also chose to do things like include Lincoln in the Camp Jaha bubble (per his decision during the Season Two finale), include Clarke in the Camp Jaha bubble (despite her decision during the Season Two finale, mostly because extricating her was impossible), and clump connected names together where possible (keeping Anya, Indra, Gustus, and Costia circling Lexa, for instance.)
But gosh, was this hard! So many characters float in and out, so it’s hard to keep track of who’s alive and who’s dead. It’s possible that Jones is actually dead, but the general fan opinion is that he survived the Season One finale and survived Mt. Weather to make it back to Camp Jaha. People we saw on the Ark such as Nygel or Reese may be alive, but we have no evidence that they are.
I am outing myself as the world’s nerdiest nerd, I know, but I had such a blast making this. I can’t way to see how the dynamics shown above change again in the upcoming season.