Here’s a list of my favorite characters from the 100 – from the main cast. There will be another list for the secondary characters.
- Marcus Kane
Being a good leader means knowing which battles to fight.
I think he has one of the best character developments in the series. In the first season I hated him, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one! But he transferred from being this oxygen-obsessed douchebag to a really caring, diplomatic and reasonable guy. I admire his leadership style and his striving for peace. I also appreciate his position during the Dark Year in the bunker. A great person and my favorite of all the adults.
- Finn Collins
This is our world now, and I think we can do better than the first time around.
I know, I know. He’s one of the most hated characters because of the infamous shooting of 18 innocent Grounders, and his silly love-triangle with Raven and Clarke. As for the triangle, I couldn’t care less. For the massacre, though, I think it was a tragic moment Finn’s character. It showed how badly affected he was by what he has been through. People grief and react in different ways, and there are a lot of examples of characters staying strong through the most horrifying events. Finn was always more sensitive than most of the others. And then he “lost it,” which was a great way of showing how deeply damaged he was by this point.
I like Finn, because he was one of the most reasonable people from the initial 100. While the rest seemed to be going around wild and happy to be on Earth, he was helping Clarke find the supplies. He seemed care-free, but he was very responsible and an asset to the team with his tracking skills. He was an individualist and had artistic soul. He sacrificed himself for Raven and was the first one to seek out peace with Lincoln. He forgave Lincoln for trying to kill him without a single moment of hesitation. And then he turned himself in for what he has done, showing that even though he was damaged, he still cared about peace.
Sometimes I’m sorry people seem to be forgetting about all of this because of one moment of desperation.
- John Murphy
Pain. Hate. Envy. Those are the abcs of me. Get rid of them and there’s nothing left.
Right next to Marcus Kane he had the best development in the show. I remember in the first season I was like “Please let him die already!” and now I’m like “Please don’t kill Murphy!” He’s far from perfect, and often does things to just save his own ass, but still… he’s the funnies and the most honest character in the show. I love his sarcastic comments, and I love how he always has something to say. And when it comes to this, he can save the day. And he was the first one to reject A.L.I.E. – and he never changed his mind.
The show just wouldn’t be the same without him.
- Monty Green
I hope we do better there. I hope Jasper was wrong and we aren’t the problem.
I loved his friendship with Jasper. I loved both Monty and Jasper right from the first episode, I thought them very funny, but still intelligent. I think Monty’s intelligence is not appreciated enough by the others.
I think Monty is very caring and loyal to his friends and his girlfriend. He’s one of the few characters that haven’t lost his humanity yet. Still, he’s a bad-ass – he killed his own mother (twice) to protect others, he found a way to let radiation inside Month Weather bunker, and he confronted Clarke about the list in season 4 and about how she was treating her friends. I especially loved him in season 5, while he was searching for a non-violent solution to their conflict, and when he saved the farm by himself. I respect and admire his choice to stay awake with Harper, and I love his final message to his friends – Be the good guys. He showed them that they could do this a different way and should be an example for all of them.
- Lincoln kom Trikru
We’ve all got a monster inside of us, and we’re all responsible for what it does when we let it out.
The first Grounder we got to meet. Very loyal to Octavia and to his people. Very brave and strong, but also kind and good-hearted. He was the first of Grounders to seek peace, and I think this is the trait I love most about him. He was also one of less selfish people, and ultimately sacrificed himself to save people from his clan from Pike.
And he was Luna’s friend!
I still get teary eyes every time I watch the scene where he dies.
- Raven Reyes
I don’t choose pain. I choose life.
The most intelligent person in the show, hands down. Her genius brain saved all of them countless times, and I both admire that and am a little jealous. There are other things about her, though.
First, she is very strong. Maybe even the strongest mentally. She was the only one who broke out of A.L.I.E’s influence and wanted to get rid of her from her head. And remember when she froze herself to get rid of the A.L.I.E. leftovers at the end of season 4? She was in Becca’s lab on her own and did all of it herself – with the help of hallucinations, but in reality, she was on her own.
To be honest I didn’t care for Raven when she was first introduced. She grew up on me with time and became my favorite main character upon her reaction to Finn’s betrayal. She realized it fast, and confronted Finn. Then she knew Finn was lost to her and broke up with him. And she found it in her heart to forgive him. That’s when she stole my heart.
Except for that, she’s very loyal and has a good heart. She protected from what they were doing in Becca’s lab, she knew how to convince Luna to help them, and she stayed true to herself.
So, that’s all for the list. There is one person I would like to mention at this point.
I didn’t care for her character at all in the fifth season. I know she was loved by many and considered one of the best things that happened in an otherwise very bad season, but for me she was just blah. Maybe because I hate season 5, most of it was hard to watch for me, so I didn’t focus as much as on the previous ones.
However, season 6 is a revelation as far as Diyoza is concerned. She is just the most badass and interesting character there is. While Clarke is on apology tour, Raven complaining about Clarke, Marcus in a coma, and Murphy worrying about going to hell, Diyoza and Octavia are the pair I love most in these beginning episodes of season 6. I am truly surprised with myself for how much I am enjoying watching Diyoza scenes this season.
However, these are just a few episodes, and though I am very eager to find out what happens later with her, I don’t think I can say she is a true favorite. Yet 😊