For every pairing that happens on a show, there are several that fans wanted to happen, but they never went anywhere. Sometimes those couplings were built up to happen, but then, suddenly and inexplicably, the connection disappeared. Sometimes they’re between good friends, and their relationship never turns romantic. And sometimes, a few glances or flirty words build a 'ship.
Of course, The 100 is one such show. Throughout its six seasons fans have lobbied for various pairings, and some have happened while others continue to live on in their hearts. Here are six such 'ships.
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Murphy and Raven
These two would’ve made sense — well, after Season 1. Murphy (Richard Harmon) and Raven (Lindsey Morgan) ended up forming a close friendship despite that a bullet fired from his gun left her with permanent nerve damage and no mobility in her left leg (Murphy beat himself up about that for a long time, and all is forgiven between them now). They’ve had plenty of sweet moments, from them playing soccer together on the ring to her telling him how to avoid going to hell, and they have the same dry, sarcastic sense of humor. It’s obvious that they care about each other. While a romance never happened and it probably won’t because “Memori” remains darn cute, their friendship is still fun to watch.
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Monty and Miller
Way back in Season 2, for a fraction of a second, it looked like these two might be a thing. While Miller (Jarod Joseph) hadn’t been confirmed as LGBT (yet) and Monty (Christopher Larkin) hadn’t had a love interest, their chemistry seemed like it could’ve been pointing to something more — but then it didn’t pan out. That said, now we have Miller and Jackson (Sachin Sahel), who are adorable, and Monty and Harper’s (Chelsey Reist) love story ended up being one of the show’s most heartbreaking and beautiful.
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Octavia and Jasper
Okay — why didn’t these two happen? Season 1 seemed to be setting it up with Jasper (Devon Bostick) developing a crush on Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos), and they even kissed! But O met Lincoln (Ricky Whittle) and the rest was history. After his death, she turned to a life of violence and vengeance and hatred … as did Jasper, after Maya died at Mount Weather. Whether they would’ve been good for each other in the long run is anyone’s guess — Octavia might’ve gotten tired of his goofiness — but on a basic level, they understood each other’s grief and pain.
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Raven and Clarke
This one was popular enough to earn a special fan nickname: “Princess Mechanic.” And back in the days when Raven and Clarke (Eliza Taylor) weren’t having unpleasant disagreements about how best to solve the various crises facing the human race, it really seemed like they could’ve gotten together. How they supported each other and formed a friendship rather than tearing each other to pieces about Finn flipped plenty of tired stereotypes on their heads, and let’s face it: they had chemistry. Instead, Clarke went on to find love and loss with Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carey), and Raven … well, Raven’s had her heart broken pretty constantly since Season 2.
Octavia and Niylah
Plenty of fans noticed how devoutly Niylah (Jessica Harmon) defended Blodreina, and she is, canonically, interested in women. Octavia’s only ever shown interest in men, but who knows? These two would’ve been pretty great together; Niylah sometimes seemed the only person who could get through to Octavia, and Octavia seemed to respect her even when she turned everyone else away.
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Bellamy and Clarke
Let’s address the elephant in the room right away: they still could end up together by the end of Season 7. It’s entirely possible, and story-wise, it makes the most sense. “Bellarke” has had plenty of narrative setup that doesn’t seem to fit a friendship. They’re the Carol and Daryl of The 100, it would seem.
The romantic implications are in everything from the way other characters point out how much they care about each other (possessed Raven implying Bellamy cared less about Gina than Clarke, Lexa telling Clarke she cared about Bellamy more than everyone else) to how their various reunion scenes always seem like two people with unresolved feelings seeing each other again. They always forgive each other and stand by each other’s side in the end, no matter what. There is a deep respect between them.
So, will they get together by the finale? No one knows. Bellamy’s currently with Echo (Tasya Teles), and Clarke’s not in a mental or literal place for romance. But the show should at least address it — and at least Bellarke fans can know their ‘ship worked out in real life.