On the surface, it looks like he’s fighting for justice by investigating the disappearance of Julie Mao (Florence Faivre), a key player in the OPA (Outer Planets Alliance, a Belter activist group).
Daniel Abrahams, one of the authors of the books on which The Expanse is based, said in an interview with that “[i]t was always our intention to have a future world that included women who were strong as characters.” The show’s not perfect, though.
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Authoritarianism perpetuates the idea that nuance does not exist, only the impetus to quell opposition, and as Ruth Ben-Ghiat in The Atlantic points out, this leaves society open to the possibility of “violence without consequence.” The Expanse, on the other hand, manages to paint a portrait of a divided universe without vilifying one group and raising the other to god-like status, a kind of storytelling that will be essential in the coming days.
The series achieves this feat by making us question who the real heroes in its story are.