The 100 has characters who seem tailor-made to compete in the Hunger Games. However, not all of them have a shot at winning.
Over the course of seven seasons, The 100 characters find themselves in one intense situation of survival after another. Fans might think, because of the apocalyptic world they live in, they would all be shoo-ins to become victors in The Hunger Games. That might not be the case.
In The Hunger Games, young people battle it out in a changing arena for their own survival. The fight is always to the death until Katniss Everdeen tricks the system. Despite the survivor mentality of The 100 characters, not all of them are as crafty as Katniss, and they definitely aren’t all comfortable with killing their enemies. They would certainly make for some interesting competitors.
Miller’s survival would actually depend on whether or not he made it past the opening of the Hunger Games. The initial opening, when participants are let into the arena and faced with food, weapons, and tools up for grabs, is a bloodbath. It’s where a large number of participants meet their ends.
Miller would likely go for a weapon without strategizing to run away and live to see another day. If he managed to get his hands on a weapon, he might make it a little farther to form an alliance. That seems unlikely, however, as his desire to have a way to defend himself might actually get him killed.
Monty spends the first few seasons of The 100 in survivor mode, for sure, but he quickly tires of the violence. His technical know-how might allow him an edge over Hunger Games competitors, giving him a way to figure out just how the arena works. That wouldn’t be enough to save him though.
Monty is not someone who could go off on his own, live off the land, and wait out everyone’s death. Instead, he’d most certainly end up with allies and be unwilling to betray them in the end. He might even sacrifice himself to allow someone else’s survival. After all, he lived out the last of his life on a spaceship while caring for what he believed was the last of humanity, giving the rest of them a chance to make a new home on a new world.
It might surprise some fans to see Bellamy land so close to the bottom of the pack. While Bellamy, like Clarke, is a true survivor, a capable fighter, and relatively good at hiding his intentions, the final season of The 100 also proves that Bellamy is not someone who is going to stand up for his own survival.
Instead, Bellamy is more interested in the greater good. Much like Monty, he would absolutely allow himself to be taken out of the Games early if it meant the survival of someone else. In the early seasons of the show, that someone could have been Octavia, Clarke, or any of his friends, but in the later seasons, it could be anyone he believes is making a difference.
Echo outlasts Miller because she wouldn’t be quite as impulsive as the Games opened. She also outlasts Monty and Bellamy because she knows she would be more useful to her allies alive than she would dead.
Echo, however, doesn’t make it to the end of the Hunger Games because her best attributes in the arena mean that no one would trust her. She would be great at making “allies” only to turn on them for more powerful allies. Echo’s past as a spy means that she’s incredibly adept at getting into and out of places undetected. She could survive on her own for quite a while before she turned on the wrong competitor.
Gaia knows how to fight, and she’s very intelligent. She would absolutely make it out of the initial “bloodbath” the Games’ opening is described as because she would understand that she needed to get to high ground first.
The trouble is that Gaia spent most of her life out of the fight. She embraced the faith of the Grounders and, for a long time, didn’t want to look beyond it. Gaia would likely try to stay out of the fight and true to her faith. If one of the other competitors happened to be the Commander, or in line to be a Commander, she would step into the line of fire for them and give up her life in a heartbeat.
Emori became a fan favorite in the show, and she makes it into the top half of Hunger Games contenders, which might be a surprise upset for some fans. She came a long way from her roots as an outcast and a thief.
Like Katniss Everdeen, Emori knows the value of playing the part people expect of you. She’s also tough, a capable fighter when she needs to be, and she knows how to survive on her own. Like Gaia, however, Emori also doesn’t see herself as the person meant to win. She’ll go as far as she can, and she’ll protect the players who might not have the life experience as she does.
Raven often calls Murphy a cockroach, believing he can survive anything with his schemes. That is true to a certain extent. In fact, there’s only one reason that Murphy’s quick thinking and ability to take a punch doesn’t land him a higher rank.
That reason is Emori. After Murphy meets Emori, nothing else in his life matters. He builds his life around keeping Emori alive, not himself. If he and Emori are in the arena together, Murphy would absolutely die to make sure she wins it all. Of course, the same is true of Emori, so if she lost first, Murphy would take out as many other combatants as he could before throwing in the towel.
It seems like if any character is going to make it to the end of the Hunger Games, it should be Clarke Griffin. She makes it through multiple apocalypses, dragging her people kicking and screaming with her. Clarke is someone who will do all the wrong things for what she believes are the right reasons so that no one else has to.
Fans of The Hunger Games, however, will remember that those contestants perceived as a threat are outed to their competitors. There is no world in which someone like Clarke goes into the Games without a target on her back. She’s someone who spoke out against her government, led her peers into war, and killed quite a few people in cold blood. She would be the number one target of those in charge of the Games, and that would make it very difficult for her to get out alive.
Raven is, to put it simply, the smartest that humanity has to offer. It’s hard to believe the government would even allow her to end up as a player in the Games instead of having her design them herself. If she did end up in the arena, however, Raven would be a snake in the grass.
As much as Raven hates violence and morally opposes many of the conflicts in the show, she’s also willing to get her hands dirty when she has to. Her knowledge of explosives, her penchant for anything running on electricity, and her sheer force of will would make her a force to be reckoned with. Her guilt at surviving would probably haunt her long after the Games are over though.
Much like Clarke, Octavia understands that a leader has to do bad things so that her people don’t have to shoulder that responsibility. Also like Clarke and Murphy, Octavia is a survivor. She also proves herself capable of winning in her own version of the Hunger Games when she competes in the conclave for Skaikru.
Octavia, after her reign as Blodreina comes to an end, might not want to be a killer, but she’s perfectly capable of using the skills she has to make it to the end. She would be practical, efficient, and steadfast in the Games. Octavia would absolutely come out on top, even if it meant having to face off against someone she trusted or respected.
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