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Prime Minister Nathan "Nate" Smith was a former Prime Minister of the Martian Congressional Republic.

History[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Marco Inaros, leader of the Free Navy sent ships to assassinate Nathan Smith.

Alex Kamal and Bobbie Draper smuggled him off the MCRN ship using the Razorback with an initial plan to immediately proceed to Luna in order for him to meet with Chrisjen Avasarala.[1]

While Nathan and Bobbie were on route to Luna, Chrisjen was in communication with Bobbie. Bobbie had information on missing Martian ships; sharing this information with Avasarala would be considered treason. Knowing this, Chrisjen coaxed Nathan to release Bobbie from active duty to share the information.[2]

When it was determined that Naomi was on the Chetzemoka, Holden redirected the Razorback to rescue her. Bobbie debated the risk of this, as they were on a critical escort mission while Alex told them they had to fulfill the obigations of humanity to respond to an emergency situation such as what Naomi was in; Nathan argued, besides Alex's noble sentiment, they needed the testimony she could provide.[3]

Once the Razorback rescued Naomi, they reunited with the Rocinante.

Nathan's government on Mars called for a vote of no confidence and the Prime Minister was replaced by Emily Richards.[4]

See also[edit | edit source]


  1. "The Expanse: Nemesis Games", Chapter 31
  2. "The Expanse: Nemesis Games", Chapter 37
  3. "The Expanse: Nemesis Games", Chapter 43
  4. "The Expanse: Babylon's Ashes", Chapter 10

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