The 100: Who Has the Highest Kill Count?

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I love the CW show The 100, I still need to watch season six but I have seen all of the highlights of most of the episodes to know basically what happened. And it was amazing! I’ll actually watch it next week or the following, but in the meantime I thought I would go over the characters that have the highest body count during the time of the show. To see who really is the Commander of Death or Wanheda, as it’s not Clarke Griffin even though she bears the title. Now some of these counts are estimates as the actual number is not confirmed during the show, but are taken from estimates of other characters through their quotes.

Individuals whose actions are only mentioned but not shown are not included in this list. Such as Becca Franco who created A.L.I.E and resulted in the destruction of Earth are not counted as there is no way to tell how many individuals were killed in that. Also considering A.L.I.E then led to numerous more deaths with the City of Light. And her time as Bekka Pramheda, we don’t know how many exactly died before she was burned alive by the Second Dawn cult leader.

7. Charles Pike

Honestly, I debated not even mentioning him on this list as his count is so insignificant compared to the others. But his short time on the show resulted in the death of Lincoln, and the darkness spiral of Octavia that I just had to include him. Pike is responsible for around 318 deaths during his one season on The 100. These were mostly the 299 Triku Warriors sent to protect the Sky People at Commander Lexa’s request.

6. Marcus Kane

For someone who only wanted peace for most of the seasons, he has a pretty large body count of 691 (if you include himself in that count). The significant ones include the culling on the Ark of 320 individuals and culling of Sky People in the bunker with Jaha and Octavia (364).

5. Thelonious Jaha

The former chancellor oversaw the execution of many Ark citizens, this count is not completely made known. However, there are a few that can be contributed to Jaha which have been included in his body count. That number sitting around 800+ as a lot of Jaha’s kills aren’t tallied directly in the show. The highest being the first culling where 320 ark residents were killed, everyone who died as a result of being unable A.L.I.E.’s control, and 364 individuals by providing Octavia the list of the individuals who should be killed. Ultimately the list was created by Clarke, but he’s the one who decided and walked Octavia through who of the Sky People were to be culled as Clarke was not there for that decision (the only reason I’m not putting that count in her body count list).

4. Clarke Griffin

Known as Wanheda, the Commander of Death, however she doesn’t have the highest body count. Don’t get me wrong, Clarke had a lot of difficult decisions that led to many deaths. In total, Clarke is responsible for 924 deaths throughout the six seasons of The 100. Including 300 grounders burnt alive by the dropship, 250+ grounders and Ark Survivors in TonDC by allowing a bomb to be dropped onto the city without warning anyone, 350 individuals in Mount Weather by irradiation, 4 Eligius prisoners, 2 Children of Gabriel, 5 Primes, and 2 Sanctum Guards.

3. Bellamy Blake

Reponsible for around 1,015 deaths during the course of The 100. Some of them were not done alone as many were with others though he did help Clarke with irraditating Mount Weather which gave her the title of Wanheda. Some of Bellamy’s kills were actually indirect kills including the 320 individuals who died in the culling on the Ark by not allowing the delinquients to contact the Ark to let them know the ground was survivable. Other significant deaths at Bellamy’s hands include killing 299 Triku warriors with Pike, Hannah Green and 7 other Sky People.

2. Octavia Blake

Octavia has the biggest transformation in the entire show going from the Girl in the Floor boards to Skairipa (death from above) to Osleya (Champion) to Blodreina (Red Queen). In that time, she has been responsible for around 1,180 individuals. The significant kill counts coming from 364 Sky People during the second culling when she united the clans, and only 100 individuals from each clan could remain in the bunker. Followed by 386 individuals dying in the fighting pits during her six years of rule as Blodreina. And lastly around 400 individuals being killed by going into the gorge to take over the last living valley on Earth. This also resulted in the Earth being completely destroyed and sent all of the survivors off to find a new home.

1. Diana Sydney

Her time on the show was brief but resulted in the highest body count on The 100. In which 1,507 members of the Ark were killed in the Ark shutdown caused by the dropship launch that she led. She is also responsible for a bombing during Unity Day as part of her mutiny.

So truly, the Commander of Death is Diana Sydney if she was still alive. But she died in the Unity Day Mutiny, so the title then falls to Octavia Blake granted her significant kill counts come from after Clarke received the title of Wanheda. But still she is responsible for more deaths, and actually commanded individuals to fight to the death. Also, eat human meat or die… so you know… if I’m going with the title Wanheda I’d reassign it to Octavia Blake.

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9 Comments

  1. TY
    March 15, 2020 / 3:55 PM

    What about Becca? She directly/indirectly blew up the entire planet

    • Mae Polzine
      Author
      March 15, 2020 / 3:58 PM

      Her count is way too high to count. You are right, there is a reason she’s Bekka Pramheda.

  2. Joku Vaanko
    April 28, 2020 / 9:50 AM

    Octavia’s kill count is indeed much less than is stated here. Those 364 Skypeople before Praimfaya are not her victims but rather victims of Clarke and Jaha. Also those 400 dead during attack to valley are more victims of Clarke’s betrayal ( telling that the Eye in The Sky is hacked ). Indeed most victims in whole series are directly or indirectly caused of Clarke’s way of betraying everyone over and over again. Clarke always justifies her actions by “saving our people” but what she means by it is indeed “my relatives and few of my closest friends as long as they obey me “. She is the worst person in series, though her enabler Bellamy is almost as bad as she is.

    BTW – By killing ALIE when allready knowing that there will be Praimfaya Clarke technically killed everyone who was left outside bunker ( those 364 from Skypeople and at least 12 times so many from other clans – otherwise they would have continued their lives in the City Of Lights …

    • Mae Polzine
      Author
      April 28, 2020 / 10:04 AM

      True, the culling before Praimfaya could be considered multiple people’s since they all had a part in it. Not only on Skypeople but in the other clans as well since they all had to drop to 100 each under her command, which is why I associated those deaths to Octavia. Though I would still argue those deaths aren’t Clarke’s since she didn’t cause Praimfaya, she just didn’t allow them all to have their minds uploaded into a computer system (City of Lights) that one day could stop functioning.

      While Clarke did betray them in the valley (and in part responsible for those deaths), they didn’t have to go to the valley had Octavia listened to Monty and allowed them to fix the farm with the algae, then they could’ve survived in Polis. Instead she burnt the farm and left them no choice but to go into the valley where they knew death was a very possible outcome in the war over Eden. The death count may have been smaller without Clarke’s betrayal or it could’ve been more, we have no way of knowing.

      But otherwise totally understand your sentiment about Clarke, since she always uses the same justification before committing genocide. With everyone else just expecting her to do it or pushing her into doing it (mainly Bellamy). Something that is later touched on in season six, which I didn’t cover in this post since I had not watched it yet at the time.
      ♥ Mae

      • Joku Vaanko
        April 28, 2020 / 3:35 PM

        You have valid points, perhaps we are just interpreting events from slightly different perspectives.

        I believe that for Octavia, the motive for the war could have been quite different from just getting the valley – or food. Maybe she wants all wars to finally end ?

        In Episode 11, he said to Indra, “Once in the valley, all we had to do to get there makes sense.” Later, when Bellamy told him that Echo had found a way to win the war, and before he told Octavia about it, he demanded that he promise not to kill the enemies after they gave up, but instead to share the valley with them. Octavia’s answer was: “Believe me, that’s exactly what I want”

        According to my own interpretation of the situation:
        Octavia feels that Wonkru have had to go through such a crushing fate that, as a result, they have to achieve something really good to justify all the bad things. Survival alone is not enough – she must achieve more. When she won the conclave and surprisingly decided to share the bunker with all clans, it was kind of a reference to what she wanted to achieve – the unity of all people – and through it possible to prevent future wars.

        During those six years in the bunker she managed to unite all those clans into one nation – it was perhaps the only good consequence of those six years . If she lets Diyoza keep his own separate clan outside Wonkru, it would eventually again lead also to the formation of other clans. So she wants to force Diyoza to join Wonkru.

        She almost succeeded – so I think it is wrong when all her former “friends” condemns her actions as merely evil. Especially in the sixth season, she is treated like a monster. Either they are all monsters, or no one is.

      • Mae Polzine
        Author
        April 28, 2020 / 3:51 PM

        Very true point of view. She wanted one clan, either you join or you die. Also Octavia’s own words to Diyoza when discussing what happened, “One garden, two serpents. Eden never stood a chance.” She acknowledges that it wouldn’t have ended well even with her own plan, since neither wanted to compromise on their ideals.

        Yes, she kept everyone alive. They had no food in the bunker for a year. Was it morally questionable? Yes, but she had to make a really tough call. One that others advised her on, then refused to share any of that burden (i.e. Abby). She wasn’t a monster. She shut down emotional to deal with it, then got denied her “victory” or “justification”.
        ♥ Mae

  3. Nathan
    June 12, 2020 / 2:16 PM

    What about A.L.I.E she probably killed aver 6 billion people before all of the show started

    • Mae Polzine
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 2:19 PM

      A.L.I.E. is briefly mentioned in my post, as we do not know the exact number of people that AI wiped out it was not considered for the actual list. Along with Becca Franco since she created A.L.I.E.
      ♥ Mae

      • GTD
        July 15, 2020 / 8:17 PM

        A.L.I.E’s kill count was stated to be 6.5 billion in the last or second to last episode of season 3.

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