I know blarkes don't pay attention unless Beachball is on screen but 4 the millionth the commander aka Lexa was always a character on the show. Not visibly but still canonically since S1. Anya was never the commander(I'm always surprised by those who still think that). Anya was killed bc the writers dont know how to keep interesting characters alive esp woc. Evidence? the treatment of every single woc on that show. Do they blame the racist writers & Jroth... no its the fictional lesbian's fault.
Honestly I’ve tried to explain the obvious so many times that I just don’t bother anymore because it’s all in the text. Anya always spoke of the Commander. Always. It wasn’t her. Period. End of story. Lexa didn’t replace anyone.