John Murphy

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Name: Jonathan "John" Murphy
Occupation: ex-Lieutenant to Bellamy's Militia
Relationships: Alex Murphy (father), unnamed mother
Fandom: The 100
Other: Portayed by Richard Harmon
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John Murphy, or simply Murphy, is a main character in the 100 series.


Murphy is part of the original 100. Murphy was Bellamy Blake's second-in-command until Clarke accuses him of murdering Wells, resulting in the Delinquents trying to hang him. He is banished from the camp and captured and tortured by Grounders before escaping. He returns to the Camp unknowingly infected with fever, spreading it to most of the camp. He then kills Connor and Myles for their participation in attempting to hang him. He also tries to hang Bellamy and badly wounds Raven by shooting her before he escapes from the camp and is recaptured by Grounders.

Murphy is eventually reunited with the remaining Delinquents outside Mount Weather. He ends up going with Finn to Tondc in search of the missing Delinquents. As Finn massacres 18 villagers, Murphy tries to stop him unsuccessfully.

He decides to join Thelonious on his journey to the City of Light, where they eventually reach an island and Jaha leaves an injured Murphy behind. Murphy discovers a lighthouse bunker from before the nuclear war and makes himself at home.




Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • Modern AU:modern setting, where he meets or knows other characters from the series
  • High School AU or College AU: common because of his relative age
  • Canon Divergence AU: varies, but may include him not going with Jaha in Season 2
  • PTSD: dealing with the aftermath of the torture inflicted upon him in Season 1 and Season 3
  • Supporting Character: featured secondary character in stories focusing on other members of the 100
  • Murphy is sometimes seen as a controversial character due to his past actions (killing two of the 100, shooting Raven)


  • Fans of Murphy sometimes refer to him as the Trash King






Archives & Fannish Links





  1. ^ "The 100 A03 Statistics". Archived from the original on 2019-02-21.