Bellamy Blake was always a hero to us, in fact his journey throughout The 100 is a constant reminder of that. There is no one who will sacrifice as much as Bellamy will, and probably already has.
But as we've heard many times over, six years changes a lot. It hasn't changed the way that Bellamy makes us feel, the amount of emotion that overflows when it comes to the way we care for this character.
Following an episode as dividing as The 100 Season 5 Episode 6, one thing is clear and that is that Bellamy means a lot to the audience.
Whether you believe that this new guarded Bellamy is the best one yet, or whether you are still waiting for the Bellamy that we saw going up to space, it is obvious that this character is getting plenty of well deserved attention.
Below is a slideshow for everyone that has stuck around to witness the hero that is Bellamy Blake, from the very first season to the currently airing fifth season.
The Time Bellamy Saved Clarke and Our Hearts With Only A Space Mug
To no one's shock, Sleeping Giants put Bellamy front and center in the most dramatic hero rescue of all time. Not only did he come prepared with the mug that had to be made for him, but he also offered Clarke the support she didn't know if she would ever get again. Bellamy made sure Madi was safe and then he threatened the lives of almost 300 people because Clarke is that important to him.
Everything is fine though. It is all fine, so very fine.
The Time Bellamy Put Himself First
Being a hero isn't always about saving others, sometimes it really is about saving yourself. Hakeldama still had Bellamy at a low point but through this not so bright reunion with Clarke, he put himself first. After Clarke left in the second season finale, it was clear the way that her absence with take a toll on her partner, and Bellamy aired out exactly that. He allowed himself to feel and to be angry and to not once again sort of shove everything that was bothering him as if it didn't happen.
The Time Bellamy Reminded Clarke of Her Worth
These two idiots spent the whole fourth season talking about how neither of them deserved to survive, which is always when we would close our ears so we wouldn't have to hear those lies. This domestic scene allowed Bellamy to remind Clarke that there is no world he is willing to live in that doesn't have her in it.
I'm not going to mention how ironic that turned out to be considering the current state of their relationship in Season 5.
The Time Bellamy Risked Everything For His People, Including His Character Development
Remember that one time that Bellamy climbed a ridiculous amount of stairs on an injured leg to save his people?
This wasn't anything new except that it turned out that he was wrong, although you can't really blame him because he got some bad information. It is fine now, six years have passed and Gina and his people are dead so no harm no foul.
But really, no matter what came from this, the important part will always be the way that Bellamy wore his heart on his sleeve for his people.
The Time Bellamy Had Unwavering Support in Emori
Emori was the true hero when it came to getting them all down to the ground, with some special appreciation for Raven who was stayed behind so they didn't have to.
But the way that Bellamy was there to offer calming words of encouragement was precious. None of us should sleep on this friendship, in fact please give us more of these two!
The Time Bellamy Risked Everything For His People Again and Adopted Another Child
The end of the world was coming, yet that didn't mean that their people that Azgeda kept as slaves had to be sacrificed to the cause. Bellamy risked their chance at surviving Praimfaya but at the end of the day their people were home. This was greatly appreciated by a little girl that saw firsthand why Bellamy Blake was the stuff of great novels where the hero saves the day.
The Time Bellamy Refused to Let Clarke Sacrifice Herself One Too Many Times
Bellamy may not have had a plan besides making sure that Clarke didn't sacrifice herself, but he pulled it together at the very end and just sacrificed himself instead. Because that really is totally normal and everyone should be willing to do this on a daily basis.
The Time Bellamy Judged Wonkru
As always, someone had to do it and Bellamy took one for the team. Let's be honest, Wonkru is a cult and the people in it need to call their dads. But since no one else was willing to say it out loud, Bellamy made sure to slip it in from time to time.
This didn't sit well with Octavia though, but it's all about the small sacrifices, right?
The Time Bellamy Freed Some Grounders and Learned a Lesson
Being in Mount Weather was a horrific experience for Bellamy, which really couldn't have ended any worse. Much like Clarke, Bellamy put his trust in the wrong person. He promised to come back and he did, to an empty room that set the groundwork for seasons of continuous letdowns. Still, that shouldn't discredit what Bellamy did even if the end results left him in danger. This only proved that Bellamy is the one we can always count on.
The Time Bellamy Put His Life on The Line in Mount Weather, Over and Over Again
Bellamy's adventures in Mount Weather deserve at least a dozen slides all on their own, but for now, this will have to do. After painful procedures that turned into him locked up in a cage that turned into him being hung upside down, is it really even a question when it comes to Bellamy's heroism? If so, just keep watching for the vent sequence of a lifetime.
The Time Bellamy Believed In Raven
Raven is a gift to us all, and having Bellamy remind her of that was just another example of how great this leading man is. Their friendship has continued to grow in the current season, yet this is the scene that really focuses on the way that Bellamy confirms the value that Raven had to know she had to all of them.
The Time Bellamy Did Everything to Save One Girl
Bellamy wasn't sure if they could save their people, and yet they could save Mel who was hanging off a cliff. Call me sentimental, but Bellamy's inability to leave even one person behind is what makes him a consistent hero. There is a big picture and yet in it, Bellamy will still make sure he tried everything he could to save anyone who needs his help.
The Time Bellamy Wouldn't Let Clarke Do It Alone
Bellamy and Clarke have been through a lot together. Them pulling the lever in Mount Weather was one of the many times that Bellamy was there to shoulder the guilt that came with doing what was best for their people.
The Time Bellamy and Niylah Had The Talk
So awkward. How do you talk to someone who blames you for killing her people? In Bellamy Blake's case, you are open and honest. He knew that he went too far when it came to the trust he gave to Pike, and Niylah was there to remind him of that. Their relationship wasn't much of anything in the realm of The 100, but Bellamy owning up to the blame handed out to him by others was a strength that not every character manages to possess.
The Time Bellamy Let Octavia Go
Before The Blakes fell into a point in their relationship that they still can't seem to come back from and before Octavia took part in what I count as one of the worst scenes on The 100 when she beat up Bellamy half to death, things were going well. Octavia may have been lost when it came to were she belonged, but she wasn't lost when it came to her family. Letting go of Octavia had to have broken Bellamy's heart just a little, yet it was one of the many selfless ways that he was there for his sister constantly.
The Time Bellamy Flirted With Wells
Can you blame him? Clarke may not have noticed Wells but Bellamy certainly did, and he never let him forget that. I'm not saying that Bellamy was crushing on Wells ... am I? These two were really underrated considering how quickly they were taken away from us, luckily Bellamy was the hero we all needed when it came to Wells.
The Time Bellamy Faced The Black Rain To Protect His Own
This entire sequence of events. Bellamy going out in the deadly black rain because some of their people were out there in danger, all of which led to him not being able to save them and releasing it in one of the most cathartic scenes to date. The moments where Bellamy connects with his emotions will continue to be some of the most important and most heroic.
The Time Bellamy Wouldn't Let Clarke Stay In Danger
Bellamy not willing to lose Clarke and even playing Grounder dress up was pretty iconic. The lengths that he went to save Clarke was nothing new. But it still deserves its very own dedication because how could it not? There is just something about his innocent belief that he could stroke her cheek and then whisk her away that makes your heart all happy.
The Time Bellamy Took One For The Team and Hung Out With Riley
This show is nothing without Riley and yet I am about to break that sacred opinion to say that his little adventure in the woods with a gun was a big drag. This dude was just itching to ruin everything, and if it wasn't for Bellamy he probably would. But our favorite hero came to the rescue and handled the situation so no one else had to.
The Time Bellamy Wasn't Just Going To Do Nothing During The Conclave
There were a lot of different outside reactions to the conclave, but Bellamy's is the one that deserves the shout out. His relationship with Octavia may still have been strained but he did all that he could to make sure she won. From offering her up a strategy, to preventing someone from killing her (again), Bellamy had it covered.
The Time Bellamy Chose What Was Best For His People Every Day
Bellamy struggled throughout Season 3, bouncing between Kane and his approach to Bellamy's emotions and Pike who aimed at Bellamy's need to do something to prevent another big loss for the sky people. It wasn't until this genius parallel that outlined the obvious structure of his character. No matter what, Bellamy chose what was good for his people, even if it shifts as people's true colors come out and threaten the very people that were meant to be protected.
The Time Bellamy Descended From The Sky
The 100 Season 5 has been good about giving Bellamy the hero status that he deserves. Which is why he got not one but two epic entrances in the first few episodes. First with the way he saved Clarke, but also when he came into the bunker first as if he was an actual angel brought down to save everyone.
The Time Bellamy Came Full Circle
Bellamy went from not really caring about anyone else during the Pilot to risking his life over and over again. The first season finale closed on Clarke literally closing the door on Bellamy as he was fighting the Grounders in an attempt to survive as a group. Not knowing if he would even survive the plan he himself pitched, it was clear that Bellamy ended The 100 Season 1 a true hero.
The Time Bellamy Was There For Charlotte
It is common knowledge now that Bellamy will adopt any child on sight, yet there was a time when it was actually still unknown. Bellamy trying to help Charlotte overcome her nightmares may have screwed them all over later, but at the moment he just wanted to help make this little girl feel better. That's a hero in my book for sure.
The Time Bellamy Came Through
Day Trip, in general, was an episode that highlighted Bellamy as a guilt-ridden complex character that had more to offer, something Clarke (and we) knew. It was Bellamy who needed to hear it after the way that he saved Clarke (and offered to run away with her).