Octavia Blake is an intriguing character from The 100 who has gone through many challenges throughout her lifetime. Octavia was forced to stay in her room most of the time due to the fact she was a second child, and due to population control a second child couldn’t exist. When she was nine she was taken to one of the balls with her brother, Bellamy, and they had fun. Something happened in the middle of it and they put the room on lock down. This is when they took her ID and found out the family's secret. Her mother was floated, and Octavia was placed in the prison for existing. She was there till they sent her and 100 prisoners to the ground. There she made friends and became the link between them and the grounders. The grounders are other people who lived on the ground throughout. This is where she learned to fight among them, from her boyfriend Lincoln. Soon enough in the series she became the leader among a group that reunited all of the grounder nations, and the people from space in a bunker, as a nuclear storm came through. She made the rules and society, that could be compared to Rome where as a punishment for a crime they would have to fight in a gladiator war.