Relationships are essential to any show, but especially to The 100. The bonds that characters form push the plot in different directions and it creates a better story in the process.
Characters are nothing without relationships, both platonic and romantic. Each season The 100 introduces new characters and through that new bonds are formed that raise the stakes, but that also make you feel even more than you thought you could.
There is something special about rooting for different relationships and loving someone else's love. Whether it is found family, new romance, soulmate connections, friendships, partnerships, or even something that fits in the middle of that, The 100 delivers every single time.
Which is why I compiled a list of all the relationships that stood out the most so far based off strong writing, great acting, and even just the feeling that it created within the fandom.
These are the connections to look out for waiting for a heartbreaker of a season finale.
Related: The 100: Bellamy and Clarke's Platonic Soulmate Reunions Examined
Octavia + Niylah
These two had their moments in previous seasons, like the time that Niylah developed a crush on a new girl from space after Octavia thanked her for the clothes.
It was easy to think about what could have been explored after that one scene, and then it was like all our prayers were heard when these two continued to cross paths. The 100 Season 4 Episode 5 was just them touching the whole time while they tried to stop Ilian from setting everything on fire.
They ended up failing with that little mission, but from there a bond was born. In fact, that bond trickled down to Octavia saving Niylah in the bunker right off the bat.
Niylah didn't have to worry about being left out of the bunker because her new space lady crush had her back, which is exactly when I imagine she fell in love.
Now during The 100 Season 5 Episode 2 we saw more sweet moments between Niylah and Octavia, a big one being the Ovid book that was a present parallel to the time when Gina gave Bellamy a book in The 100 Season 3 Episode 1.
That could just be a coincidence, or it could be the true key to a Blake's heart.
Niylah and Octavia seemed to be truly comfortable around each other in that bunker, in fact, it felt like for Octavia this was one of the few people who saw her for the person she wanted to be. Niylah wasn't looking for her to lead or to take a step back from the throne, she just trusted this person, and they looked out for each other.
Safety was overrated when they were with one another.
The emphasis though is on was.
The 100 Season 5 Episode 4 explored the bunker in real time, and one person was missing. In fact, that set off the Where is Niylah search that has continued for the next episode and beyond.
There is a popular theory that Octavia ate Niylah during "The Dark Year," which Jason Rothenberg thankfully confirmed isn't true.
With Niylah s..