A quite strange question, and my first one here, so please be gentle.

I just watched "The Expanse", first season. It just came to my mind, is there ever anyone telling a lie? With the definition of lie as follows:

  • Something a character intentionally says that is not true/contradicts something else (in-universe), as far as the watcher of the show knows.

Note: There are obvious scenes where the truth is not told, for example in the interrogations at the MCRN Donnager after the crew got rescued. But still, AFAIK there are just things not told, no lies.

  • UN Undersecretary Errinwright is running an entire campaign of deception. There's gotta be some lies in what he says, I'd think. – PoloHoleSet Oct 18 '18 at 19:11

Fred Johnson lies about his status as OPA. (He denies association, as I recall, when he is actually one of the leaders.)


Avasarala lies to her old friend in order to get Mars to inadvertently reveal strategic information.

[Sorry I don't have episode numbers--been a while since I watched it. I can assure you that in the books, there is a healthy amount of traditional lying, not just lying by omission.]

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  • Thanks for this answer. However about Avasarala, AFAIK, they actually captured the alleged OPA courier Sobong, which would render the leakage of that information to Ambassador DeGraaf (the old friend) a possible truth, or am I wrong? – hitchhiker Dec 20 '16 at 23:43
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    As I recall, the leak was accurate information, but she lied to her old friend about what was actually going on. This subsequently got the old friend banned from returning to Mars where he'd planned to retire. – DukeZhou Dec 20 '16 at 23:49

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