Marcus Kane should be made Chancellor again on the 100, Season 3
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First round is acceptance.
1. his ability to maintain peace with the grounders
Marcus Kane displayed a talent for earning the respect of others. over the course of the show Kane maage to gain the respect of both Commander Lexa and Indra (who's not easily impressed). this respect, both for Kane skill in combat and for his diplomacy and peace keeping skills, would make Lexa and other grounder leaders more likely to listen to him then Abby, for example. Kane woud be better able to maintain the peace between the two.
2. his ability to lead and fight a war.
Over the course of the show Kane displayed an incredibly close relationship with the Ark guard. Kane appeared to be the leader of the guard and was even seen constantly accompanying them towards trouble. As Kane has gained an incredible amount of unspoken respect from the Guard he would be best at leading them in war. After the season 2 finale it is not impossible to foresee war renewed between the Ark and the Grounders. Kane has been shown to be the closest thing the guard have to a General or Leader. Kane is the most obvious choice for Chancellor when you re looking for someone to lead a war effort. The guard relate to and listen to Marcus Kane. If he couldn't keep the peace he could probably wage a war.
3. his dedication to upholding the law and rebuilding society.
Marcus Kane has been seen as "that guy who arrests people and punishes them" (particularly in season 1). Kane is known for making sure that people remain civilized. law is a very necessary part of civilization and society. the ancient Sumerians, Egyptians and Chinese ( some of the first civilations ) had well established legal systems, courts and police forces. Kane also shows that he will change the law to suit the environment better (unlike a dictator). Kane sentenced Abby to ten shock lashes for aiding and abiding fugitives. On the Ark the sentence would have been death. Marcus has, in many ways, proven to be the best choice to rebuild the legal system and the government. Abby Griffin, in contrast, breaks the law on several occasions. She has used her Chancellor position to bend and break the law. Abby Is a good person, but she prioritises her daughter over her people. That isn't a bad thing, just something that serves as a handicap ( a handicap the Kane doesn't have ).
4. Kane agreement with Abby
the exact quote is " I need to know that, while I'm away, you will set a good example. I need you to be Chancellor." please note that Kane said "while I'm away" right before "I need you to be Chancellor" the only break in between those two sentences was Abbys reply to sentence one (" If you do this, I will be a model citizen"). It seems implied that Kane would take the position back once he returned and only gave it away because he was going on a dangerous mission he was not sure he would come back from. He simply made Abby interim Chancellor in his absence. Later, in the episode titled "Spacewalker", Abby says "no offense Marcus, but I'm keeping the job until this is over". In this statement Abby says "until this is over" in reference to the situation with Mount Weather and the 47. given that Carl Emerson is the last known survivor of mount weather and that the 47 have been rescued it appears as though it is over. Now the war with the Mountain Men has ended it is logical to believe that Kane should be returned to the Chancellors seat.
5. Kane has made strides as a character
over the course of two seasons, the character of Marcus Kane has changed and developed in many ways. Marcus has had such great character that I am itching to see more.
Those are a few reasons why I believe Marcus Kane should be Made Chancellor of the Ark again.
In all honesty I believe that Kane has developed so much as a character ( and continues to do so ), that I think even those who think Kane is boring now will find him interesting. As my round 2 arguments suggest ( and there are more where those came from ) Kane is also the best, and most obvious choice for Chancellor. Bellamy is a great character and has displayed leadership traits but, at this time, I do not believe that he is capable of serving as Chancellor. The position of Chancellor requires leadership, diplomacy, relatability to your people and of course politics. Bellamy is a leader but to call him a diplomat would be a huge stretch. Not to mention that the Ark is majority adults who would not see Bellamy as old or experienced enough to be a serious leader. Bellamy also isn't the type of character who should be spending screen time in a council room. Bellamy's place is in the feild. Sorry again about how long it took me to respond.
Bellamy is great at leading feild combat and survival but that is only a mere fraction of the duties held by the Chancellor. Channcellors must be adept at politics and law as well. Bellamy's first "legal" system on earth was (please excuse the censoring) "Whatever the H___ we want". That does not sound like establishing a society on earth to me. Kane meanwhile sentenced Abby to 10 shock lashes for aiding and abiding known fugitives. Kane also confiscated unnecessary weapons citing "the exodus charter". Clearly political office is more Kane's forte. Not to mention that Bellamy isn't the kind of person to spend hours at a Council meeting.
Kane proves time and time again to be the best option for Chancellor (especially if you want someone who could deal with the grounders in both war and peace). Chancellor Kane also managed to make great contributions to the Ark and has saves the lives of many people from it (including directly: Abby,Thelonious,Bellamy,several secondary characters, and Litterly hundreds of Ark residence via the retaking of Ark command and control center.) Kane also saw to the constriction of Camp Jaha and much of the negotiations with the Commander.)
I encourage everybody to vote Marcus Kane Channcellor of the Ark.
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I reiterate all above arguments.
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