The relationship that developed between Clarke (Princess of the sky) and Lexa (Commander of the ground), was one for the ages. They were drawn together during a chaotic struggle between their people. They made an amazing team as allies, but there was a clear spark between them from the start. That electricity would only grow! Their love was realized on our screens and it was truly remarkable to watch.
We all know what happened next. We could write thousands of words on the shock waves that ripped through the fandom following Lexa’s death. It was painful and upsetting to have this amazing lesbian character killed in such a lazy, stereotypical way. The anger and frustration will never truly fade, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still shine a light on the positivity that Clexa has brought us! We want to celebrate the relationship at the core of it all.
We asked fans on twitter what Clexa means to them, and here are some of the amazing responses:
Clexa made real world change.
#Clexa Inspired us to donate thousands to the Trevor project.
Created a con for lgbtq fans about the importance of rep.
Created a comic who’s funds went to 1 of the actresses school in koh Tao.
Shone a light on BYG trope.
This couple made a change in the REAL world ♥🌈 pic.twitter.com/PdZIG6H7R8
— 🍍🐍🆎💍 FlorKomClaylorPuffBarchGriff. Kru (@curiousflow) March 26, 2018
Love is love is love.
I love them for just being them. For showing that it doesn’t matter who you love as long as the love is real! For being positive role models and making it even when faced with impossible odds. They are just what I’d want for myself and what I hope I’ll find some day! pic.twitter.com/KuQEZSafhw
— LexaLivesOn || Tanja Droverson (@TanjaDroverson) March 26, 2018
An unselfish love at that.
#Clexa is so unique. They inpired us with their unselfish love with bravery all the while they sacrificed their lives for their people. Life truly is more than just surviving & they taught us a lot. #LegendaryClexaIsInfinity❤⚔⚔ pic.twitter.com/b7ymLniHlv
— Lєxα🍍⚔Cℓєxα 🆑 (@AquariusClexa10) March 26, 2018
Representation and inspiration.
I am a Bellarke shipper but Clexa showed me how incredibly important representation is. Since I got to know them, I tried to find out more things about diversity and representation! #the100
— romy (@ifuneedbellarke) March 26, 2018
The beginning and start of a powerful community, that becomes a family. #Clexa became a beacon that helps a lot of people to find themselves, show who they are, love who they want, even if other disagrees with the choice they made.
— Lalilo (@lanzmcjolly) March 26, 2018
Unity for the greater good
#Clexa showed the importance of unity in times of destruction. Their relationship proved that personal differences and feelings can be set aside when it comes to fighting for the greater good, which is something I’d love to see happen more often in our society.
— Kaety Bays (@kbays11) March 26, 2018
Shoutout to this fan who has a stunning bedroom honoring the Commander.
The most romantic story ever, about the commander of the earth and the princess who fell from the sky.
In love you can find strength, never stop fighting.
Lexa became my hero, and she actually watch over me everyday (this is my bedroom): pic.twitter.com/jKvekEn7Px
— Daria 🏳️🌈 (@Daria_Blast) March 26, 2018
May we meet again!
The 100 returns to The CW for a 5th season on Apr. 24th