Clarke shows bisexual people that their sexuality isn't just a "phase" and that no matter who you are with, male or female, you are still bisexual and you aren't any less of a person for it. She shows us that women can be strong leaders and do not simply act on emotional instinct.
Bellamy shows us that a man of color is just as important as anyone else and that no matter what people say, it's okay to show emotion even if you're a man. He shows us that hating yourself does not mean that everyone else will hate you. He shows us that mistakes you make will haunt you and they won't go away until you work to fix them.
Raven shows us that a woman of color with a disability is not weak, and is in fact the strongest character, and she shows us that it's okay to give into pain sometimes because you're strong enough to dig yourself out.
Monty shows us that Asian men shouldn't only be portrayed as the "nerdy" one. He shows us that Asian men are as attractive as any other race, they are not below them.
Jasper shows us that it's okay to fall apart sometimes, it's okay to not be strong all the time.
Murphy shows us that a rape survivor is not weak and he shows you that love will not be taken away because of something that someone did to you. He shows us that it's also okay to not cry, it's okay to hide pain with whit.
Octavia shows us that it's okay to feel like you don't belong, it's okay to choose your own path and it's okay to mourn.
Indra shows us that a black woman can be an amazing leader just as well as a woman of another race could be. She shows us that both discipline and love can be one in the same and the way you show love does not make it any less meaningful.
Lincoln shows us that you don't have to be like everyone around you, it's okay to be what you feel you need to be. He shows us that it's okay to love someone who isn't of the same race as you and it's okay to be both a warrior and a lover.
Wells shows us that black men aren't bad people. It's you who has the right to choose what kind of person you want to be, regardless of the color of your skin.
Miller shows us that being gay doesn't mean you're weak or any less of a man. He shows us that gay men can also love men of other races. He shows us that being a warrior has nothing to do with sexuality.
Brian shows us that people make mistakes and do things they regret, but the people you love with never love you any less. He shows us that gay men do have a voice and they are as important as any straight man.
Emori shows us that a woman with a disability is not any less beautiful than a woman who doesn't have a disability. She shows us that warriors come in all shapes and sizes and that people will love you for who you are. She shows us that accepting ourselves is the most important thing that you can do.
Harper shows us that loving someone of a different race doesn't mean you simply "settling" she shows us that being a woman does not mean that you cannot be a fighter as well. She shows us that PTSD doesn't make you unstable and it doesn't mean that you aren't brave.
Don't take away people's representation, because to some people these characters mean the world to them