James "Jimmy" McNulty is a member of the UTA Marines' Sigma Squad and Ezra Mason's friend.


James McNulty is described as a man who would've been a good father.


Jimmy is described as having blue eyes that are "pretty as oceans", according to Winifred McCall.[3]


James McNulty is first introduced as Ezra Mason's friend.

As the story progresses, he is sent on a mission with the Sigma Squad. He is supposed to terminate the evacuees in Hangar Bay 4 which survived the attack on the Copernicus. The evacuees, however, are infected with the Phobos Virus, making them extremely violent. In an attempt to save a little girl, one of his teammates' throat is sliced open and his own suit is damaged. After trying to escape with the rest of his crew, the higher in commands order that he is not allowed to exit Hangar Bay 4 as he was exposed to the virus. Understanding his situation, Jimmy decides to stay behind Airlock 2, while the rest of his team evacuates.[4]

He dies in Airlock 2 of Hangar Bay 4 after shooting himself in the head. His testament is later found by Kady Grant.[2]


  • He was the one who gave Kady the nickname "Astro-Princess".


  1. ILLUMINAE: The ILLUMINAE Files_01, Page 385
  2. 2.0 2.1 ILLUMINAE: The ILLUMINAE Files_01, Page 386
  3. ILLUMINAE: The ILLUMINAE Files_01, Page 170
  4. ILLUMINAE: The ILLUMINAE Files_01, Pages 163-171
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