Is Marco Inaros Really Dead in 'The Expanse' Season 6? Keon Alexander Doesn't Think So

The finale for The Expanse's final season landed on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, January 14, bringing the epic sci-fi to a close on the platform.

Amid shocking twists and unexpected moments, one of the biggest surprises was the fate of Marco Inaros (Keon Alexander).

The commander of the Free Navy and ruthless Belter leader has thwarted the Rocinante for several seasons, but Season 6 proved his time was up.

**Warning: This article contains spoilers for The Expanse's Season 6 finale**

Season 6 is based on James S. A. Corey's novel Babylon's Ashes and this is the title given to the show's finale.

Marco goes up against James Holden (Steven Strait), Naomi Nagata (Dominique Tipper) and the crew of the Rocinante in a bid to stop them during their assault of the Ring Station.

The fight culminates in Naomi triggering the ring entities to consume Marco and his crew, and he disappears in a similar way to how Marco disappeared in the original book.

But for actor Keon Alexander, the event doesn't mean his character is dead.

Is Marco Inaros Really Dead?

Speaking with Newsweek ahead of the show's premiere, Alexander reflected on his character's final moments and the impact Inaros has had on the Belters.

"It's interesting, like I don't think of him as dead," Alexander said of Marco's apparent demise. "I think I felt it as a dematerialization, that's the word I would use, and so I don't think he's gone.

"I think that they still have to deal with him and what he's roused, in one way or another, in one form or another, and what form that takes we don't know."

Looking back at how Marco's influence will shape the Belter nation he referred to the 100th monkey effect, which is a theory that a behavior or idea spreads rapidly from one group to all related groups.

He explained: "He's created a possibility that has now launched in the collective unconscious of Belters as a possibility, and the 100th monkey effect is that effect.

"There was a study done on two separate islands, where they showed one particular monkey how to take this fruit that was falling from a tree [...]—but such that they wouldn't want to eat it. [And] They showed one monkey how to take it to the water and wash it off and eat it, and that monkey showed many others.

"And by the time it reached the 100th monkey, the island that was totally disconnected [...had] the same epiphany, that it was possible.

"And I think this is something that I spoke to Ty [Franck, executive producer of the show and co-author of the novels alongside Daniel Abraham] with about at the beginning, that this [is] the possibility of Marco.

"This is his dream, that the fire that he's setting out could spread just by virtue of showing a child that it's possible for us not to constantly live in oppression, under colonial rule.

"It is possible for us to reign and just the fact that he reached the point that he did before he changes form is, I think, a major achievement in that."

Teasing the possibility of his character's survival following the events of the Season 6 finale, Alexander added: "Yeah, who knows what will happen."

While Season 6 is currently the final season of the show on Amazon, it has been saved from cancelation once before and the creators have previously mentioned they would like it if they could continue adapting their novels, so this may not be the last time fans see the Rocinante crew or Marco in action.

The Expanse Season 1 to 6 are available to stream on Prime Video now.

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Keon Alexander as Marco Inaros in "The Expanse" Season 6. Shane Mahood/Amazon Studios