Who hasn't heard the fandom favorite phrase that Bellamy and Clarke need to stay platonic because there just aren't enough M/F friendships out there?
Not only is that an incorrect assumption, but it is also asking to be proven wrong. The 100 has, had, and will continue to have the potential to explore some great platonic friendships.
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There is the obvious statement about how The 100 shouldn't hinder their successful platonic friendship example on just one couple, especially when they are one scene away from being full-on romantic soulmates.
Instead, there are plenty of friendships between a guy and a girl on the show that has demonstrated familiar connections that we all know all too well or that seem promising for the future.
Not all of these options are still alive and well, but they still have a huge place in our hearts and only pave the way for more lovely friendships in the future.
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And keep in mind that all of this doesn't even start to include the friendship scenarios that we know Jordan will get involved in.
Can I hear some support for a lovely Jordan and Madi friendship pair off?
What are your favorite The 100 friendships that you hope will get more screentime during The 100 Season 6? Watch The 100 online and report back!
Bellamy and Gaia
This is a personal favorite that only started to gain traction during The 100 Season 5, but if given enough screentime could be the softest platonic friendship yet. Bellamy and Gaia have respect for one another, and their need to protect Madi just makes them that much more interesting when they are side by side.
Zeke and Clarke
This is probably another personal favorite, with the way that Zeke looked out for Clarke even in the beginning possibly hinting as a mutual friendship in the future. Zeke is joining the main group now but he is still an outsider, much like Clarke might still feel like sometimes. What better way to explore a friendship than to have them find their place in the same group together?
Bellamy and Emori
Bellamy had faith in Emori from the very beginning of The 100 Season 5, putting his life in her hands and having no doubt that she would keep them safe. These two are the perfect amount of supportive and understanding with one another. They deserve so much more screentime on their wild friend adventures.
Kane and Charmaine
These two were all over each other trying to become best friends. Mission accomplished and we will see if there is more to this if Kane wakes up during The 100 Season 6.
Bellamy and Raven
These two have come a long way, turning into a duo that needed to figure out a way to lead without their third person. It is safe to say that they accomplished that and more, demonstrating a real long lasting friendship that feels natural as it continues on.
Murphy and Clarke
Murphy should cook for Clarke again so they could reignite their brief frienaissance and make us all weirdly happy. This is a friendship that can't exactly be explained, and yet would be so entertaining to watch onscreen.