10 most used phrases in The 100 and what they mean

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2. “Your fight is over.”

The Grounders have their own saying to honor the dead. This one is much less hopeful that there is an afterlife, and much more blunt and direct. It’s also catered to war and violence which encompasses the Grounder culture so well.

“Your fight is over” allows Grounders to pay tribute to the strength and fighting skills of their departed peers. The Grounders have always, particularly at the beginning of the series, glorified death in battle, shaping it as being the best way to die as a soldier. Therefore, this phrase is just as honorable for Grounders, as the Sky People’s phrase is for their dead.

For the dying, this expression is of comfort and implies they will be glorified and remembered. As well as declaring that the deceased fought well, it has also been used by the dying in the alteration “My fight is over” to resign to and accept their fate.

As cowardice and physical weakness has almost always been seen as inferior amongst the Grounders, this is an acceptable way for a dying individual to openly reveal their fear and their weakness without being judged, and it always makes for some emotional scenes.