Lieutenant Paolo Mayer was a member of the Martian Marine Corps (MMC) stationed aboard the MCRN Xuesen, heading a Force Recon Marine squad of his own. He was killed by the Ring Station after acting hostile to James Holden.
Throughout the series[edit | edit source]
Season 3[edit | edit source]
"Dandelion Sky"[edit | edit source]
Mayer is introduced as Gunnery Sergeant Bobbie Draper's new commanding officer after her reinstatement and assignment to the MCRN Xuesen on the joint UN-MCR-OPA mission to investigate the Ring. He is the leader of the Martian fire team aboard the Xuesen which, in addition to Draper, also contains Privates Jed Trepp and Riko Oshi.
After realizing James Holden has left the Rocinante and is headed to the station in the center of the bubble, Mayer leads the MMC squad in a dropship to the station to apprehend him, believing him to have cracked mentally and acting in an irrational and dangerous manner.
When the squad of marines confronts Holden, who is engaging in conversation with the Investigator, who has taken the appearance of Joe Miller only visible to the Rocinante's captain. Jim attempts to complete the circuit in a panel that appears in the room. Mayer is the first of the group to shoot at Holden to stop him but, Ring Station stops their bullets in mid-flight in response to the speed the projectiles are travelling. Using an NTW-08 grenade to respond against the room's defenses, Mayer is then picked up by an unseen force and pulled apart in a manner resembling the fate of the UNS Arboghast and that of Katoa Merton's nurse. In an eerie twist, the Marine lieutenant's remains are absorbed into the station and used to repair the damage he caused to it.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
|1 "Fight or Flight"||Absent|
|3 "Assured Destruction"||Absent|
|5 "Triple Point"||Absent|
|8 "It Reaches Out"||Absent|
|10 "Dandelion Sky"||Appears|
|11 "Fallen World"||Absent|
|13 "Abaddon's Gate"||Absent|