Martin Keamy
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Martin Christopher Keamy
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Stabbed by Ben
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
First Sergeant, United States Marine Corps
In Australia...
On the plane...
On the island...
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S1 - S2 - S3 - MP - S4 - S5 - S6

Martin Christopher Keamy was a mercenary and the leader of the mercenary team that traveled to the Island from the freighter Kahana. He and his team invaded the Barracks, shooting and killing several Oceanic Flight 815 survivors, as well as three other island inhabitants. He also staged a mutiny on the Kahana, first killing the doctor, Ray, then Captain Gault. After the mutiny, he returned to the Island to finish his mission. After the rest of his men were killed, he followed Ben to the Orchid, taunting Ben into stabbing him to death. His death activated the dead man's trigger, detonating the C4 in the Kahana to explode and destroy the ship, killing most on board.

Before the freighter

Keamy was from Las Vegas, Nevada. ("The Constant") According to Ben, Keamy served as a first sergeant in the United States Marine Corps from 1996 to 2001. He later worked for several mercenary companies, including in Uganda, where it was implied (by Ben) he committed war crimes or comparable atrocities. ("The Shape of Things to Come")

On the Island/freighter: Days 94-100 (Season 4)

Keamy, Omar, and other members of the crew were skeet-shooting with automatic weapons. When Michael Dawson, under the alias Kevin Johnson, questioned the "rescue" crew's possession of the weapons, Keamy snidely asked if Kevin had something to clean up. This seemed to be the final straw in Michael deciding to set off the bomb. ("Meet Kevin Johnson")

Keamy introduces himself and Omar to Desmond. ("The Constant")

Upon Frank, Sayid, and Desmond's arrival on the freighter, Desmond began screaming and acting erratically. Keamy questioned Frank on why he brought the two with him. He and Omar then escorted Desmond down to the sickbay, summoning the ship's doctor and locking Desmond in with Minkowski. Later, Keamy and Omar returned to sickbay having been called by the doctor's emergency alarm. The pair quickly subdued Frank, Sayid, and Desmond, taking the satellite phone from Desmond and once again locking Sayid and Desmond in the sickbay. They then took Frank to speak with the captain. ("The Constant")

As Keamy left the freighter's interior, he encountered Frank bringing something into the ship. He reminded Frank not to be late. ("Ji Yeon")

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Keamy talks to Ben and threatens to kill Alex. ("The Shape of Things to Come")

He and the other mercenaries were responsible for shooting Karl and Danielle. ("Meet Kevin Johnson") He then took Alex as bait for Ben, in order to extract Ben from his house. However, Ben remained steadfast, denouncing his daughter. Keamy then shot Alex in the head, killing her. This prompted a shocked Ben to unleash the Monster, which attacked the Freighter's mercenaries. Keamy could be heard repeatedly calling for his squad to fall-back. ("The Shape of Things to Come")

Keamy then appeared unharmed, with the rest of the mercenaries behind him, searching for any survivors. He then encountered Frank, who insisted that they return to the helicopter before night. Keamy reluctantly agreed, almost discovering Miles, Sawyer, and Claire in the bushes nearby due to a cry from Aaron. ("Something Nice Back Home")

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Keamy attempts to kill Michael, after learning the truth. ("Cabin Fever")

Frank flew Keamy and the rest of the mercenaries back to the Kahana in the helicopter. There, Keamy threatened Captain Gault with a gun, believing that Gault had told Ben about Keamy's history; Gault told Keamy that it was actually Michael who gave him up to Ben. Keamy confronted Michael and attempted to shoot him twice, but his gun failed to fire both times. Keamy let Michael live after he learned that Michael is the only one able to repair the ship's engines. He does, however, knock him unconscious.

Some time later, Keamy confronted Gault and forcibly took his key. Keamy used the key to unlock a safe, from which he took out a folder that contains, in his own words, "secondary protocol." Keamy claimed that this folder would allow him to find Ben, insinuating that Charles Widmore knew where Ben would go. Keamy asked Gault to fix his gun, and left the room.

Keamy shows the device to Gault. ("Cabin Fever")

Keamy began making preparations to return to the Island. He ordered Frank to refuel the helicopter, and Omar helped to attach an elaborate device to Keamy's arm. That night, Keamy and the other mercenaries suited up, gathered their weapons, and prepared to board the helicopter. Frank refused to fly them, believing that Keamy planned to kill everyone on the Island. Keamy threatened to kill Frank, but instead he killed Doc Ray by slitting his throat. Frank remained resolute, and Keamy threatened to shed more innocent blood. At that moment, Captain Gault--armed with a pistol--and two other men arrived.

4x12 MeetingBen
Keamy meets a surrendered Ben face-to-face for the first time. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 1")

Gault held Keamy at gunpoint and demanded that the mercenaries surrender, but he paused when Keamy showed him the device on his arm. While Gault was distracted, Keamy shot him in the heart, killing him. Frank, having seen enough violence, agreed to fly Keamy and his crew to the Island. ("Cabin Fever")

Upon arriving on the island, Keamy and the other mercenaries handcuffed Frank to a seat in the helicopter to ensure that he did not escape and leave them behind. They then continued on to The Orchid. Upon arrival, they silently paced and waited for Ben's arrival. When Ben did arrive, he surrendered to Keamy. Keamy then put his pistol to Ben's head, seemingly ready to kill him. Ben did not flinch, but simply looked at the barrel. Keamy then knocked Ben out with the butt of the pistol. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 1")

Keamy and his team are under attack by the Others. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 2")

Keamy and his men returned to the helicopter with Ben. When they were there they encountered Kate who claimed to be being chased by the Others. Keamy sent men into the jungle who were promptly disabled. A firefight ensued during which Keamy's men were killed. Keamy chased after Ben and Kate, who ran into the jungle. As he was doing so Sayid tackled him and the two fought. After being stabbed by Sayid in the back, Keamy managed to pin him to the ground and was choking him with a branch when he was shot, apparently fatally, by Richard.

Keamy, in his final minutes of life, taunts Ben. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 2")

Later, however, Keamy arrived at the Orchid and revealed that he had a bulletproof vest that absorbed most of the bullet force. Keamy then proceeded to taunt Ben about how he killed Alex when Locke emerged. He said he had no quarrel with Keamy. While Locke had Keamy distracted with conversation, Ben emerged and disarmed Keamy by hitting him three times with the telescopic baton, then Ben grabbed Keamy's own knife and stabbed him to death. Before dying, he said that Charles Widmore would never stop looking for Ben or the Island. Keamy's death caused the dead-man switch on his arm to activate, which triggered the massive explosion on the Kahana — causing it to sink, and presumably killing everyone that remained on the freighter, except Jin, who was thrown into the water with the force of the explosion. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 2")


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Keamy's image inside the monster. ("Dead Is Dead")

While judging Ben, the Monster showed images of Keamy holding Alex at gunpoint, and eventually shooting her. ("Dead Is Dead")

Flash sideways

In the flash sideways, Keamy loaned money to Omer, Sayid Jarrah's brother, so that Omer would be able to open a second dry cleaning business. Although Omer payed him back in full, Keamy later extorted "security" interest from him. ("Sundown")

In exchange for a Rolex watch and $25,000, Keamy was hired by Mr. Paik to kill Jin for having a sexual relationship with Mr. Paik's daughter Sun. Paik sent Jin to Los Angeles to deliver the watch and money to Keamy. ("The Package")

The money Keamy was due to receive from Jin was confiscated by customs at the airport. Keamy arrived at Jin's hotel to collect his reward and was disappointed to find that the money was missing. Sun, who traveled to L.A. with Jin, promised to pay Keamy with money out of her own bank account. While Sun went to get the money, Keamy took Jin to a restaurant he has access to and tied him up in a walk-in freezer. Knowing that Jin was incapable of understanding him, Keamy spoke aloud to Jin of his intention to kill him at Mr. Paik's orders. ("The Package")

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Keamy speaks to a confused Jin. ("The Package")

Meanwhile, Keamy sent Omar, one of his henchmen, to capture Sayid and bring him to the restaurant. When Sayid arrived, Keamy explained to Sayid that he wanted Omer's loan repaid. He made threats against Omer's family unless Sayid took care of the situation. At that point, Sayid grabbed Omar and successfully used him as a human shield against gunfire from Keamy's thugs. Sayid then used Omar's gun to shoot the rest of the henchman. Realizing that he was at a disadvantage, Keamy told Sayid that he would forgive the debt and allow Sayid to walk away. Sayid replied, "I can't." and shot Keamy in the chest. ("Sundown")

Keamy makes good eggs
Keamy offers Sayid eggs. ("Sundown")

Keamy was still alive, though critically wounded, when Sun and Mikhail Bakunin arrived at the restaurant. Keamy noticed Jin, who had escaped from the freezer, creep behind Mikhail with a gun pointed at Mikhail's head. As Mikhail was unaware of this, Keamy mumbled at him to turn around. Mikhail did so and, after a brief scuffle, was shot by Jin in the eye. ("The Package") Keamy's injury was fatal, and he died shortly after Mikhail's arrival. Sayid would be arrested for his role in the deaths of Keamy and his associates. ("The Last Recruit") It is unknown what became of Keamy after this point.


Keamy's tattoos.


  • Jonn Keamy, a family friend of Carlton Cuse, coached Carlton's son Conor in baseball. John and his son Christian still gather with the Cuse family for events such as dinners, Dodger Games, yoga, movies, and the occasional party, and the sons now play competitive high school baseball together. [source needed]
  • The name Martin comes from the Latin Martinus, which means "Servant of Mars" or "Servant of War".
  • In Mayan Astrology, the sign KIMI, pronounced the same way as Martin's last name, means DEATH.

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