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Lieutenant Kelly was an officer in the Marines posted on the MCRN Donnager



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Kelly was tasked with the obligation to evacuate from the doomed Martian flagship all the survivors of the Pur 'n' Kleen ice hauler Canterbury. The squad comprised of him, Gomez, Mole, and Dookie. Kelly brought the Canterbury survivors aboard the Tachi and gave them control of the ship. He also carried on his person the data cube with Donnager's battle data.


  • The TV show merged the character Kelly with the character Lopez. In the TV show, Lopez is responsible for interrogating Holden but also evacuating the Canterbury survivors to the Tachi. In the TV show, Lopez carried the data cube.
  • In the book, Leviathan Wakes, Lieutenant Lopez refers to Lieutenant Kelly as Mister Kelly and as a jarhead.[1]


  1. The Expanse Novel: Leviathan Wakes, Chapter 11 - Holden