The 100

Character: Anya
Created by: Jason Rothenberg
Other cast: Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos
Premiere date: May 14, 2014
Episodes: Appeared in 7 episodes
Genre: Drama , Mystery , Sci-Fi
Running time: 43min

The series is set 97 years after a devastating nuclear apocalypse wiped out almost all life on Earth. Over 2,400 survivors live on a space station in Earth's orbit called the Ark, built by connecting smaller, pre-apocalypse stations and spacecraft. After the Ark's life-support systems are found to be failing, 100 juvenile prisoners are sent to the surface in a last attempt to determine whether Earth is habitable. They discover that some survived the apocalypse: the Grounders, who live in clans locked in a power struggle; the Reapers, another group of Grounders who have become cannibals and the Mountain Men, who live in Mount Weather, descended from those who locked themselves away before the apocalypse. Under the leadership of Bellamy and Clarke, the 100 attempt to survive the harsh surface conditions, battle hostile Grounders and establish communication with the Ark.


Eliza Taylor (Clarke) and Dichen Lachman (Anya) previously worked together on Australian TV show Neighbours (1985) Bob Morley (Bellamy) also appeared, but not at the same time.
Anya is the first female Grounder to appear in the series.
She is also the first Grounder to be in a position of authority in the series.
Her name in Hungarian means “mother.”
Lexa was Anya’s second before she became the Commander.
The character was created for the “Unity Day” episode by writers Kira Snyder and Kim Shumway.

Character Quotes

Anya (to Clarke during the peace meeting): I understand. You started a war that you don’t know how to end.
“Unity Day”

Anya (to Clarke): If she dies, he dies.
“The Calm”

Anya: I won’t leave my people behind.

Anya (to Clarke): You go your way, I’ll go mine.

Anya (to Clarke): You killed 300 of my warriors, I can’t show my face without a prize.

Clarke Griffin: Anya, we’ve been walking for hours. Where are we going?
Anya: Quiet!
Clarke Griffin: Why not just kill me and get it over with?
“Many Happy Returns”

Clarke Griffin: I don’t want to kill you, Anya.
Anya: Then you’re the one that’s gonna die.
“Many Happy Returns”

Anya: My fight is over.
“Many Happy Returns”