'The 100' star Marie Avgeropoulos on the Octavia-Diyoza team up in season 6 and wanting to rock that Batwoman suit
Diyoza and Octavia hated each other’s guts in season 5 and raised armies to go to war against each other, but season 6 has the two come together as allies
Season 6 of 'The 100' has been full of uncertainties — can the team survive in the new moon? Can they trust the current inhabitants? Can they make a new home of their own? These questions have been mostly answered in the episodes so far, but the one thing we knew even before the show premiered was that Octavia Blake would continue to be a badass, even in her journey to redemption. Her association with Diyoza, though? Not so much.
After all, Diyoza and Octavia hated each other’s guts in season 5 and were commanding armies to go to war against each other for the last piece of survivable land. That does not matter now, though, Earth is truly and completely uninhabitable now, and both Ivana Milicevic's Diyoza and Marie Avgeropoulos's Octavia have been kicked out of Sanctum in the new world and more or less need each other to survive.
As Avgeropoulos puts it, "They have no choice to become allies since they have nobody else except each other," and tells MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) how it is a "very unique and awesome choice by the writers since in season 5 they were two bloodthirsty leaders that had it out for each other and opposing armies. They are up against some challenging situations on the new planet that neither of them is familiar with so they are forced to survive together whether they want to or not."
However, when it comes to the rest of the people who got out of the ship with them, alliances and friendships are going to take a lot longer. A lot of them weren’t around for the dark year, to truly understand why Octavia did what she did. "It would be incredibly hard to explain the gladiator pits, the cannibalism to people that didn't understand how difficult it was to lead and survive for those six years," she elaborates.
She also "has to forgive her own sins within herself before she can begin to mend the relationships with the others," and this applies to any romantic relationships too. "Her heart isn’t ready for love since she doesn’t love herself at the moment," says Avgeropoulos, who loves her 'The 100' character for her defiance and her bravery. She too identifies with these characteristics. "I pride myself on being brave and taking risks because that's the only way I can get to achieve my goals and dreams."
These characteristics are exactly why we believe she could be an excellent Batwoman, too. When asked what other roles from any other The CW role she would like to take on, Avgeropoulos says, “I would love to play Batwoman since I love doing action and learning new skills that push me physically… and who wouldn’t want to wear that outfit!"
We would definitely love to see her rock that Batwoman outfit, but for now, we can find joy in her as the equally – if not more – badass Octavia Blake aka Bloodraina every Tuesday at 9:00pm/8c on The CW, after which they will be added to The CW app.