Ms. Keym's Profile
CHARACTER: Ms. Keym
HEIGHT: 5’ 5”
PLANET OF ORIGIN: Auri-Entel
ARCHETYPE: Femme Fatale
WEAPONS: Many types of guns, electro-pulse bullwhip, martial arts
Ms. Keym (pronounced: kim) is a mysterious and beautiful woman from the planet Auri-Entel. She seeks out Tom Shallowhorne and asks to become a member of his gang. She explains that she is avenging the humiliations her family suffered at the hands of William Briggs - a bitter enemy of Tom Shallowhorne - during the Auri-Entel War for Independence. Since Shallowhorne can use all the help he can get in his fight against the Yewess Army, he is more than eager to let this enigmatic woman join the Shallowhorne Gang.
The character of Ms. Keym was the last one created for West World. Maria and Ms. Keym were originally one character. But, because of something unexpected that the author wanted to do at the end of the story, he decided to split the character into two. This allowed the story to move in a whole new direction, and added the extra spice of a love triangle (something for the female readers to enjoy). The inspiration for Ms. Keym came after seeing the actress Kelly Hu in action on TV's Martial Law.