The 100

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Name: The 100
Abbreviation(s):
Creator: Jason Rothenberg (TV series)
Kass Morgan (Author)
Date(s): September 3, 2013 - present (book series)
March 19, 2014 – present (TV series)
Medium: live-action television series
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Wikipedia official website IMDB
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The 100 is a CW post-apocalyptic live-action television series based on the book of the same title by Kass Morgan. It was announced on March 11, 2016 that the show was renewed for a 4th season. [1]

Canon

The 100 is set 97 years after a devastating nuclear war wiped out almost all life on Earth. The supposedly only known survivors are the residents of "The Ark", twelve space stations in Earth's orbit that had banded together after the war. After the Ark's life-support systems are found to be failing, the 100 juvenile prisoners are declared to be "expendable" and are then sent down to Earth to determine if it is indeed habitable again. They land on Earth and find that they are able to breathe. They form a community under the leadership of Bellamy Blake, who had stowed away in order to be with his sister, Octavia. Although eventually Bellamy and Clarke Griffin become co-leaders of the community, there is a lot of friction between them initially, which many fans see as the basis for a relationship between the two.

The kids quickly discover that they aren't the only survivors, forcing them to grow up fast. They struggle to survive on this new land with the other Earth survivors: "Grounders", "Reapers", and "Mountain Men".

Main Characters

Fandom

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Due to Season 2's low ratings and fear that the show might be cancelled, many fans started promoting the show on Tumblr hoping to entice new fans to start watching, especially the Arrow fandom due to the show being on the same night as The 100. Various fanworks were created to attract possible new fans[2][3][4]. The effort appeared to work because the series was renewed for a third season. Moreover, the show's introduction of Commander Lexa, and the subsequent chemistry between her and Clarke Griffin, drew many femslash fans to the show.

Racial Aspects of the Show

The fandom has been paying a lot of attention to the racial politics of The 100. Although many well-meaning fans have mentioned the fact that most main characters are people of color as a reason to watch the show[5][6], the fandom as a whole has begun to talk about the racist elements in the show[7]. One meta, for example, focuses on The 100’s construction of race, pointing out that in not dealing with race at all, the show fails due to the disconnect between the non-racist world of the story and the very racist real world that show is produced in[8]. Another meta focuses on the anti-blackness particularly displayed in the show[9].

Pairings

Bellamy Blake/Clarke Griffin is the popular het pairing. Other common het pairings include: Octavia Blake/Lincoln, Abby Griffin/Marcus Kane, Finn Collins/Raven Reyes, Finn Collins/Clarke Griffin, Jasper Jordan/Octavia Blake. One of the more rarer ships is Bellamy Blake/Octavia Blake (brother/sister incest).

Femslash pairings were fairly rare in season 1; one of the more popular ships was Raven Reyes/Clarke Griffin, and another one of note was Anya/Clarke. Since the introduction of the canonically queer Commander Lexa, and Clarke Griffin's confirmed bisexuality, however, the fandom's interest in femslash pairings, especially between Clarke/Lexa increased dramatically.

Slash pairings are also fairly rare in the fandom; two of the original more popular slash ships were Monty Green/Jasper Jordan and Bellamy Blake/Finn Collins. Monty/Jasper remains popular, but the pairing of Monty Green/Nathan Miller and Bellamy Blake/John Murphy have surpassed Bellamy/Finn as time has passed.

In 2015, two of The 100 ships made it on the "Most reblogged ships" on Tumblr: Clexa (#8) and Bellarke (#11)[10].

Common Tropes and Fanon

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Terminology

Notable Fanworks

Fics

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References

  1. ‘The Flash,’ ‘The 100’ and even ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ renewed: All 11 CW series picked up for 2016-17 Accessed Sept. 11, 2016
  2. isobel-stevens explains the popular pairings of the fandom. Posted November 8, 2014. Accessed November 14, 2014.
  3. leepacey explains the characters/show Accessed November 24, 2014.
  4. graffitisouls explains why she thinks the show is the best Accessed November 26, 2014.
  5. Reasons to Watch the 100 Posted February 26, 2015, Accessed March 9, 2015
  6. More Reasons From Tumblr Posted May 20, 2015. Accessed November 2, 2015.
  7. Reasons to Watch The 100 Posted March 3, 2015. Accessed March 9, 2015
  8. Some Thoughts About The 100 and Race Posted March 4, 2015. Accessed on March 9 2015
  9. Anti-Blackness displayed in The 100 Posted March 3, 2015. Accessed March 9, 2015.
  10. Tumblr 2015 Year in Review: Most Reblogged Ships.