The Importance of Raven Reyes’ Disability on ‘The 100’
But my concerns were obliterated by Raven’s near-perfect arc in The 100 season 3.
Right from the start we saw Abby telling Raven that she had to stop, and Raven’s reaction was to lash out. Being told you can no longer do things, or that you need to behave differently to protect yourself, or that your only hope is to maintain the best possible quality of life, is not easy to accept.
Raven’s reaction to Abby and to others in those early episodes was so achingly real I still don’t think I am over it. To accept her injury, Raven felt that she was accepting weakness. She simply could not do that.
Until the moment that she did.
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