|— Kaylee to Abby's group [src]|
Kaylee was a resident of Sanctum and one of the Primes. She was a part of a group of hijackers who briefly overtook Eligius IV, before being stopped and taken hostage by Charmaine Diyoza and Raven Reyes. She was once best friends with Josephine Lightbourne.
Kaylee was born on Earth to a Chinese family. Her family consisted of her father Victor, mother Faye, and brother, Daniel. All four of them were original Mission Team Alpha members who arrived to Alpha in 2045. Josephine Lightbourne claims they were best friends and often called her "LeeLee". During the Red Sun Eclipse, Kaylee died when she was a young, leaving her child skeleton behind.
In 2275, Kaylee pushed Josephine's previous host to her death for killing her lover Isaac. She subsequently stopped Oblation and used the slogan "We are one." After Isaac's death, Kaylee became a supporter of the "Nulls".
Throughout the Series
In From the Ashes, Emori reads from Kaylee's journal to Murphy, commenting that Kaylee had changed because of love too. Isaac, a Null, had made Kaylee see what the Primes had become. However, a depressed and guilty Murphy simply compares it to a farmer loving a pig he leads to the slaughter. Raven Reyes asks the two to continue pretending to be Daniel and Kaylee, stating that Sanctum is a powder keg and its people believing that Daniel and Kaylee are still alive might help them in the long run.
Later, Emori and Murphy diffuse a tense situation between all of the factions in Sanctum. Emori states that they can trust Wonkru and reminds Trey that "we are one." The people repeat the slogan and disperse. Emori explains that she got "we are one" from Kaylee's journal: Kaylee's slogan when she stopped Oblation. Raven takes credit for the idea, but it just angers the Children of Gabriel towards Murphy and Emori.
In Welcome to Bardo, after the Faithful threaten to commit mass suicide to get Russell released, Indra suggests having Murphy and Emori, posing as Daniel and Kaylee again, intercede. However, Emori is too weak from fixing Sanctum's nuclear reactor, forcing Murphy to go alone. After Murphy falls into trouble, Emori comes to his aid with Indra and Sheidheda posing as Russell with the Faithful recognizing Emori as Kaylee. Though Murphy's cover was blown, Sheidheda reinforces Murphy and Emori's identities as Daniel and Kaylee, stating that they and Russell are the last of the Primes.
In The Queen's Gambit, Emori reveals that her planned Reunification Ceremony for the Children of Gabriel and their families had been Kaylee's dream and is the key to real peace. Daniel had also supported Kaylee in her dream of accomplishing this.The Dying of the Light, after an injured Emori asks Murphy to distract her, he suggests that she imagine that they are laying on Kaylee's giant bed and drinking Jo Juice. Emori admits that she did love pretending to be Kaylee, believing that it was the first time in her life that she mattered. Murphy reassures Emori that it isn't true because she had always mattered to him.
Kaylee is a calm individual but is also willing to hurt others as she is seen hovering her hand above the vent oxygen button on Eligius IV. She also pushed Josephine Lightbourne to her death, proving this personality. However, she seems to be kind and caring to the children on Sanctum. She is calm, but with a strict personality. Along with objecting to Oblation, she was known for objecting to the Adjustment Protocol as well.
She was born as a person from a Chinese ancestry with light, tan skin, brown eyes and black hair.
Kaylee's last host was a white middle age woman with some wrinkles. She had reddish-brown hair that was curled up in a braid that goes down her head in the back.
Faye, Victor and DanielShe is the daughter of Faye and Victor and the sister of Daniel, the other hijackers that were shot on the bridge of Eligius IV, by Madi and Diyoza.
Rose, where she tells her, "It's ok" at the end of Red Sun Rising.
|Red Sun Rising||Appears|
|The Children of Gabriel||Appears|
|The Face Behind the Glass||Appears|
|The Gospel of Josephine||Appears|
|The Old Man and the Anomaly||Absent|
|What You Take With You||Absent|
|Ashes to Ashes||Absent|
|The Blood of Sanctum||Mentioned|
|From the Ashes||Mentioned|
|Welcome to Bardo||Mentioned|
|The Queen's Gambit||Mentioned|
|A Little Sacrifice||Absent|
|A Sort of Homecoming||Absent|
|The Dying of the Light||Mentioned|
|The Last War||Absent|
- Kaylee (to Abby's group): "Who's Shaw?"
- — Red Sun Rising
- Kaylee (to Russell and Simone): "She killed someone I cared for. I was protecting Sanctum.... from her!"
- – The Gospel of Josephine
- Josephine Lightbourne VII (drugged and pushed out a window)
Notes and Trivia
- She was the only surviving hijacker who stole the prisoner transport in "Sanctum".
- She was the first recurring character who lived on Alpha to be introduced.
- She liked the "Nulls", the red blooded people of Sanctum and even had a relationship with one.
- Kaylee and her family were originally Chinese. Hence, her knowledge of the language.
- She was against the Adjustment Protocol and Oblation, but still supports Naming Day and the resurrections.
- Josephine Lightbourne and Kaylee called themselves princesses with their surnames, this was mentioned before she pushed Josephine out the window.
- It is possible that Kaylee and her family may have contributed to the culture of practicing Tai Chi in Sanctum, since her family is of Chinese origin.
- Kaylee was the 2nd Prime to have morale, and to have acted differently than their companions, Kaylee is only behind Ryker Desai, who woke up first but ended up doing so later.
- Kaylee was the last of her family to end up dying with her last body.
- It is revealed that Kaylee kept a diary, which after her death was held by Emori, along with the rest of her assets.
- Kaylee wrote two books, one called "Roses in the Dark" and another called "The Enigmatic Love", these two books were revealed by Abigail Griffin when she was reading in search for an aid to Marcus Kane.
- The book "Roses in the Dark" had the year "2128" on the cover, which may have been its publication date.
- The book "The Enigmatic Love" had the year "2152" on the cover, which may have been its publication date.
- Kaylee made a promise to Faye Lee, which was to recover the her family's mind drives, but it was not fulfilled resulting in her death and the deletion of the Lee family's minds.