10 most used phrases in The 100 and what they mean

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The 100 — “Pilot” — Pictured (L-R): Bob Morley as Bellamy and Marie Avgeropoulos as Octavia — Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW — © 2013 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved.

4. “Whatever the hell we want.”

This phrase has been used less in the last few seasons, however, it was very important in SEASON 1, following 100 delinquents from the Ark landing on the post-apocalyptic Earth to test the radiation.

With a group of teenagers left unattended on an abandoned Earth with no one telling them what to do, and being able to finally taste freedom out of prison, things were bound to turn complicated.
Bellamy voluntarily took the role of leading The 100. In a bid to escape being convicted of shooting Chancellor Jaha, Bellamy hastily attempts to rile everyone up, trying to prevent anyone else from the space station following them down to Earth.

The 100’s official mission was to retrieve supplies, find a base and radio to the Ark about the conditions on the ground. It is not surprising that these juvenile kids didn’t want to follow the rules, leading to Bellamy successfully coining the saying “Whatever the hell we want.” The 100 chants this in synchronized rhythm with excitement.

The saying is almost lost after season 1. Then, it is mentioned again in season 4 by Jasper, following the reveal of the impending radiation on its way to wipe out civilization once again. Still, in a dark frame of depression having lost a loved one, Jasper encourages everyone not to waste their last moments finding a way of escaping Apocalypse Two. Instead, they should just to do “whatever the hell you want,” whilst adding to “Really mean it this time.”

As Jaspers says this directly to Bellamy, it does strike a chord of regret as Bellamy has grown and changed so much since he invented the phrase. It really symbolizes how far our characters have come, and how just a few words can have so much history and impact.