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Finn Collins
Biographical Information
Status

Deceased

Occupation
Home
Also known as

Spacewalker

Affiliation
Physical Description
Gender

Male

Relationships
Relatives

Raven Reyes (adopted family)

Romantic interest(s)
Other Information
Victims
Cause of death

Stabbed by Clarke Griffin (mercy kill)

Appearances
Portrayed by

Thomas McDonell

First appearance

"Pilot"

Last appearance

"Remember Me"

"Thanks, Princess."
—Finn's last words to Clarke.[src]

Finn Collins was a character in The 100. He débuts in the first episode of the first season of The 100. He is portrayed by starring member Thomas McDonell.

History

Early Life

Finn was once a resident on The Ark. Due to illegal spacewalking, resulting in the ark losing 3 month's worth of oxygen, Finn was sent to The Ark's jail for his crime since he was only 17. It is revealed that he didn't spacewalk, but was covering for Raven Reyes, his girlfriend, who was 18 and would have been floated.[1]

Sent to Earth

Finn is first seen while the space shuttle is descending down to Earth, and he has detached himself from his seat. He is floating around and teasing Clarke Griffin, who promptly tells him to sit back down. Two other boys follow him, and let themselves float in the ship as well. It is shown that after the ship landed, the two other boys perished, while he managed to survive. He eventually meets up with Clarke and volunteers to go with her to Mount Weather. The group consists of Clarke, Octavia Blake, Monty Green, Jasper, and himself. He shares a sweet moment with Clarke in the luminescent forest, and he tells Clarke that not everything on Earth is like they expected. After Jasper saved Octavia from the snake, he helps make a vine swing to get across the water. Finn is seen cheering when Jasper makes it across, but quickly gets the rest of the group to get down and take cover once Jasper is pierced with the spear.[2]

Finn refuses to go with Clarke to search for Jasper. Clarke gets upset with him and calls his "space walker" nickname a joke and then calls him a coward. Monty tells Finn that Jasper looked up to him. Wells tells Finn to help build the wall around camp and then proceeds to make a promise to watch after Clarke as she searches for Jasper. Later on, as Murphy, Bellamy, Wells, and Clarke begin their search for Jasper, Finn catches up with them. Finn is quick to break up an argument about taking off Clarke's wristband and Clarke points out that Finn is better late than never. Finn agrees. They finally find Jasper tied to a tree. Clarke falls in a trap, a huge hole with grass covering the opening, which is presumably made by the Grounders. Finn and the others help pull her to safety. Finn and Murphy go to cut Jasper free of the ropes holding him on the tree. Finn helps the others bring Jasper back to camp. Later, Bellamy is cooking and serving the other campers an animal that was shot after trying to attack the group who were searching for Jasper. Bellamy makes them take off their wristbands for food, which most do, but Clarke refuses. Finn assures her she doesn't have to. He then proceeds to walk over and take a piece of the freshly cooked meat. Murphy tries to stop him by asking him if he plays by different rules but Finn simply states that there are no rules. Finn and Clarke eat together.[3]

Finn, Clarke and Wells go on a run to find medicine for Jasper. They find the seaweed, but are caught by the poisonous fog and forced to flee. The three come across a buried vehicle and enter it, staying there for a while. Finn finds whiskey and drinks some. He talks about fun with Clarke and Wells and tries to keep peace between the two. They stay there overnight. The next day, Finn, Wells and Clarke return to camp. On the way back, Finn talks to Clarke about forgiving Wells and after Wells reveals the truth, she does. Finn is relieved to know that Jasper survived.[4]

After Wells' death, Finn is present as people wonder who murdered him. He watches as Murphy is beaten and hung and is tasked by Bellamy to protect Charlotte, after she admits to killing Wells. Finn guides her and Clarke into the woods and hide in a buried house. He falls asleep there and wakes up later on, noticing that Charlotte has vanished. Him and Clarke run outside and search for her, finding Charlotte with Bellamy. They reach a cliff and are cornered by Murphy's followers. As Charlotte is haunted by the murder, she jumps off the cliff, shocking Finn. He then watches as Bellamy punches Murphy to the ground and banishes him from the camp. As Finn looks down on Murphy with pity, he drops a knife for Murphy to survive with and returns to camp. That night, Finn returns to the buried house and proceeds to have sex with Clarke.[5]

Finn and Clarke wake up and watch Raven's pod, believed to be a shooting star, plummet to the surface of Earth. He and Clarke return to camp by morning. Immediately, they realize Bellamy is gone and they head toward the pod wreck. Bellamy gets there first, but Finn is happily reunited with his girlfriend from the Ark, Raven. Clarke is visually upset by this and Finn apologizes. After finding Bellamy in the woods and confronting him, Bellamy reveals that he threw the radio from the pod into a river and him, Clarke and Raven are angered by his actions. Eventually, Bellamy decides to form a search party for it with Finn being one of the members. After learning that the radio won't work, Finn returns to camp with the search party. He assists the other Delinquents in building a rocket launcher and watches with Raven as the rockets launch into space through the night sky. Clarke's mother, Abby and Wells' father, Thelonius Jaha notice the rockets from the Ark.[6]

Finn is seen receiving a haircut from Raven in a tent, when Bellamy begins rallying up Delinquents to help look for his sister, Octavia. Finn insists on going and follows Bellamy into territory belonging to the Grounders. He runs away as the Grounders attack. When the fog horn is blown, Finn hides under a tarp with the other Delinquents. Later on, Finn is present when they find Octavia in Lincoln's hands. He attempts to fight him off, but is stabbed and goes into a high fever, being rushed back to camp.[7]

Raven and Clarke are tending to Finn, who has a high fever and a knife stuck in his chest. The two contact the Ark and speak with Abby, Clarke's mother about the situation and she guides them through it. Clarke removes the knife from Finn and he suffers, but is helped by Raven. Clarke manages to get an antidote from Lincoln to cure him and it works. Clarke and Raven then take turns embracing him.[8]

Finn is still recovering from his injury in the previous episode. Clarke tells Raven to keep an eye on him and reminds her to check on him every so often. When Raven checks on him, she kisses him which ultimately leads to them sleeping together. As the camp begins hallucinating due to some nuts they ate, Monty enters the tent and asks for help. He catches Finn and Raven off guard and they tell him to leave. Raven goes outside to deal with the situation while Finn continues resting inside the tent.[9]

When everyone is celebrating Unity Day, Finn spots Octavia leaving the camp. He follows her and finds her kissing Lincoln. Finn then asks Lincoln for peace with the Grounders. He tells him that he will bring his leader and they will bring theirs. Finn then informs Clarke about the meeting. She asks Bellamy to come as back-up in case the Grounders attack them, and doesn't tell Finn. He, Clarke and Octavia then go to a bridge where the meeting takes place with Bellamy, Jasper and Raven as back-up. The Grounders begin to negotiate but when Jasper finds some drawing their arrows in the trees he tells Bellamy and they attack. Finn along with Octavia and Clarke run.[10]

Finn helps Jasper and Raven plant and blow up the bomb on the bridge to stop the Grounder attack. Raven later breaks up with him because she believes that he loves Clarke more then he loves her.[11]

Finn is out on a hunting trip with Myles and Clarke. However, he realizes that they are the ones being hunted. Anya shows up with some fellow Grounders that shoot Myles with arrows and forcefully take Finn and Clarke back to their camp and demand they save Tris. Anya threatens to kill Finn if Tris dies. Clarke fails to save Tris and Anya orders her unit members to take Finn away and kill him.[12]

It is revealed that Finn was rescued by Lincoln and he later reunites him with Clarke. They escape through the Reaper tunnels in order to escape from a group of grounders chasing after them. While they are running in, they discover a band of reapers, and Lincoln agrees that he will distract them in order for Clarke and Finn to get away. As the reapers chase the Lincoln, Clarke and Finn come across a body of a grounder who has been tortured by the reapers. They also have a encounter with a reaper, which Finn kills by hitting his face with a rock. When the two finally escape, Finn and Clarke take a rest and stop after all they have been through. Finn confesses his love to Clarke, but Clarke says that she isn't ready for something like a relationship. When they return to The Camp, Clarke and Finn are greeted by everyone, but quickly go to aid Raven when they see she had been gunned down by Murphy.[13]

Finn was exiting the camp alongside everyone else as they make their way to the Boat Grounders. However, when Drew dies right in front of everyone, they are forced to retreat. Finn and Octavia say they need to go, but Clarke ultimately decides they need to stay to keep themselves safe. He is then seen helping Raven recover from her wound when she was shot down by Murphy. While Clarke handles Raven, Finn goes after Lincoln who he feels may be able to help them. He asks of Lincoln to give him medicine, which Lincoln is mad at him as he only came to save one life. While at Lincolns cave, Finn discovers his note book, and says he has a plan. While the grounders are marching on the camp, Finn and Lincoln lead a group of reapers to distract the grounders in order to give Raven time to prepare the dropship. When he arrives back, he is seen fighting the grounder Tristan as he tries to make it back to the dropship. Bellamy then joins in to help in, but they are both no match for the grounder. Finn fails to make it into the dropship before the rocket fuel explodes, killing most of the other Grounders and leaving his fate unknown.[14]

Finn is taken hostage by Tristan, along with another Delinquent. He witnesses Tristan killing the unnamed Delinquent he was with, and then Tristan tells Finn that he's only being kept alive so he can go talk to the Commander. Bellamy, Sterling, and Monroe attempt to rescue Finn, but it only results in Bellamy being taken hostage and the other two almost dying. However, Kane shows up and saves all four of them by killing Tristan, and then brings them back to camp. Finn sticks up for Bellamy when he's arrested for attacking and almost killing Murphy.[15]

Finn holds Raven's hand throughout her surgery. Raven later tells Finn that he has to leave and go search for their friends. Finn frees Bellamy in order for Bellamy to help him go find the other Delinquents. Finn, along with other members of the 100, receives a gun by Miller's dad and Abby before leaving Camp Jaha to look for the others.[16]

Finn, Bellamy, Murphy, Sterling and Monroe are out on a mission to find the remaining 100, as they presume they are with The Grounders. As they continue their mission, they come across a group of grounders who were cast out by their clan. Finn and the rest take one of the grounders with one eye back to a secure area to question him. When the Grounder eventually reveals where their location is, the group argues about what to do with him. As the fight continues however, Finn eventually shoots the grounder in the head, killing him instantly, and says they have to continue their mission.[17]

Finn's group stumbles upon a crash site of many of the ark survivors, finding a trail of dead bodies. As they reach a cliff, they find a girl named Mel. Finn recommends that they leave her, but Sterling is more concerned about saving her. Unfortunately for Sterling, the rope he used to climb down breaks, causing Sterling to fall and kill him on impact. Ultimately Bellamy climbs down to save the girl, with Finn, Murphy, and Monroe. While the group pulls the two up, grounders start shooting at Murphy and Finn, while Monroe draws a gun and begins to shoot. However the group is saved by Octavia who blew the fog horn. With Monroe and Mel in critical condition, Murphy and Finn go after the rest of the 100 while the rest head back to Camp Jaha.[18]

Finn and Murphy are first seen scoping out the grounder camp they were sent to find the 100 at. When they finally sneak into the camp, Finn causes a distraction by burning the food supply. When they are caught, they draw guns on the grounders and put them all in the pen. While Murphy is assigned to guarding the grounders, Finn searches for hours on end finding any trail of the 100. Finn finally finds coats of the 100, and starts to question the grounders. Nyko, a grounder in the village tries to explain to them that the 100 are not at the camp, but struggles to also calm down his own people. Once Nyko explained to Finn who the man with one eye was, Finn and Murphy are about to abandon the camp. This is stopped however when a grounder tries to escape, causing Finn to shoot him down. This causes a riot, with many grounders charging at Finn out of rage. Finn continues to Massacre the many grounders charging at him, causing him to kill/injure at least a dozen of them. He finally stops when Clarke arrives, however when he tries to get close to her, Clarke is frightened by what Finn has done, as well as Bellamy, Octavia and Murphy.[19]

Finn is exiting Alpha station. He goes to join Clarke, Bellamy and eventually Murphy. Finn tries to explain to the others that what he did was necessary. Finn is later seen walking with the others on their mission to Mount Weather. They say they shouldn't have brought him with them, but Bellamy says they need him because he is their best tracker. Eventually the group finds Mount Weather through binoculars, and makes camp. Finn is then seen trying to go after Bellamy and Octavia, shortly after they separate from the group. Raven tries to stop him, but this only frustrates Finn and causes him to run off. Clarke chases after him, and Finn tries to explain to her that everything that happened to the grounders he killed was an accident. During their conversation, the acidic fog returned, causing both of them to run away and back into the hidden bunker. In the bunker, they find Delano's dead body, with Clarke looking in disgust. Though Clarke seems displeased, Finn manages to somewhat redeem himself to Clarke by giving her back her fathers watch. Despite the gift, Clarke stares at Delano's body for a while, and says to Finn that she does not know who he is anymore. Eventually Finn and Clarke return to camp.[20]

Finn tells Clarke that he will update Clarke on whether or not Camp Jaha will abandon their base. Later when he arrives at the dropship to check on Clarke, he is quickly pinned against a wall by an angry Nyko. Nyko calls him a murderer, and deserves to die. Finn, on the other hand has little to no reaction to Nyko attacking him, and Finn is quickly saved by the others. Later, Finn is mentioned by Lexa, who says he must die in order for the grounder conflict to finally be resolved.[21]

Death

Clarke arrives back at Camp Jaha after speaking with the Grounder's commander, who says that they have to give up Finn. This results in riots from Arkers who say Finn should die for costing The Ark 3 months worth of oxygen. Murphy is then seen trying to cheer up Murphy, which only ends up scaring Finn even more. When Abby finally comes to the conclusion that they might have to sacrifice Finn, Bellamy and Clarke help him escape back to the Dropship in order to hide from both the grounders and Ark citizens. On their way to the dropship, Clarke and Finn are ambushed by a grounder. Clarke gets knocked out, but Finn manages to pull a gun on the grounder, however he does not shoot him, only telling him to leave, which the grounder does. When they arrive at the dropship, Finn comes across Raven and Bellamy. Murphy then walks in, and everyone tries to help Clarke. When Clarke wakes up, she tries to comfort Finn and tell him that everything will be okay, but Finn denies it. Soon it was revealed that Raven only wanted Murphy there to turn him over to the grounders, but everyone stops her in her attempt. Finn then divulges a plan to defend the dropship from the grounders, however he tricks everyone and turns himself in. When Clarke finally finds him outside Camp Jaha about to be executed, she tries desperately to convince Lexa to let him go, but Lexa denies her request. Clarke and Finn share a final kiss, and then secretly stabs Finn to prevent him from suffering a painful death from the grounders.[1]

Appearances

Season One

Season Two

Trivia

Character Notes

  • Finn Collins may be descended from the Grounder Illene Collins.
  • Finn had some ability in metal-working, as he built a necklace for Raven and a deer hybrid for Clarke.[1]
  • Finn was one of five Delinquents left behind after the battle. The others are: Sterling, Monroe, Murphy, and an unnamed Delinquent.
  • Finn was one of nine people to survive the explosion at the Delinquents' camp. The others were: Bellamy, Sterling, Tristan, Monroe, Raven, Murphy, an unnamed Delinquent, and an unnamed Grounder.
  • Finn killed 18 Grounders in the massacre he committed.[19]
    • This, plus the Grounder he shot and the Reaper he killed in season one, places Finn's death count at roughly 20 people killed by his own hand. This makes him the Delinquent with the highest death count.
  • Finn was mistakenly arrested for spacewalking after he covers for his then girlfriend, Raven Reyes.[1]
  • Finn's death was the deal to establish a truce between the Grounders and Sky People. While he was not killed by the grounders to their tradition, Clarke killing him was enough for a truce/alliance to stand.
    • Clarke and the other main characters refuse to give Finn to the Grounders, but several others in Camp Jaha are angry and want to give him up. Finn eventually turns himself in at the drop ship.
  • Finn is confirmed dead via show creator Jason's twitter.[22]
  • In "Remember Me", Finn is a figment of hallucination that Clarke imagines while grieving over his death.
    • His body is taken back to the village of his massacre, where the Grounder's death ritual is performed on his corpse. 
  • Finn is the second character and second Delinquent to show symptoms of PTSD. The first was Jasper.
  • Finn is the second main character to die on The 100. The first was Wells.
  • In Season Two, Finn uses several different guns.
    • He starts off with a pistol and upgrades to a CAA Tactical RONI.
  • He is the first character to have an official funeral.

Production Notes

  • The scene where Finn says "It was an accident" wasn't a reference to the massacre. It was actually a reference to Raven.[20]
    • In a deleted scene Finn pulled away from Raven and she fell down because she only has one good leg. However, Jason and the editors removed the scene for various reasons but forgot to edit out Finn's line.[23]

References

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