Julia Kelly (Nicole Kidman in The Peacemaker)

Doctor Julia Kelly

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Dr. Kelly was Nicole Kidman’s character in 1997 movie The Peacemaker, co-starring with George Clooney.

The movie wasn’t unforgettable, and gained middling reviews. But the characters could be useful in other thriller stories.


  • Real Name: Dr. Julia Kelly.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: US Nuclear Smuggling Group.
  • Base Of Operations: Washington, D.C..
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 130 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Auburn


Powers and Abilities

Dr. Kelly is a nuclear physicist and an expert in nuclear weaponry.

As a member of the Nuclear Smuggling Group, she has familiarized herself with terrorist organizations throughout Europe, with an emphasis on Russian groups.


After getting her doctorate in physics, Julia Kelly worked for some time at Lawrence Livermore Laboratories . She specialized in nuclear physics research, particularly atomic weapons. She then shifted over into a bureaucratic government position and became chair of the Nuclear Smuggling Group.

Rogue Russian General Alexei Kodoroff then detonated a nuclear device in the Ural Mountains, to hide his theft of several more nuclear bombs. Kelly was given temporary command of the Nuclear Smuggling Group. The previous chief had resigned and an official replacement had not yet been named.


Kelly co-led the investigation with Lieutenant Colonel Tom Devoe, a Special Forces intelligence officer. Once they determined the route Kodoroff was using to smuggle the bombs to his buyers in Iran, Kelly ordered Devoe’s assault team into Russian territory. They were to intercept the smugglers. Devoe’s team retrieved all but one of the weapons.

The last bomb had been taken by a Yugoslavian, Duan Gavri. He planned to use it at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. Gavri’s wife and child had been killed by a sniper and he held the UN responsible for failing to keep the peace in his country.

Kelly and Devoe also led this leg of the investigation. They personally cornered Gavri in New York. After Gavri committed suicide, Kelly managed to disarm the nuclear device.

After this incident, Kelly was given permanent command of the Nuclear Smuggling Group.



Kelly is a young White lady with shoulder length hair and a strong square jaw. She usually wears high quality but understated semi-formal attire.


Kelly is very self-confident and even aggressive when need be. But she will only get confrontational when she believes it is necessary.

She has a proactive leadership style and will use downtime during mission to address interpersonal dynamics. She encourages others to speak their mind and being forthright herself so that an understanding can be reached.


“I’m not afraid of the man who wants ten nuclear weapons, Colonel. I’m terrified of the man who only wants one.”

“No, I don’t think you’re stupid. I think you’re a talented soldier with sloppy impulse control and I don’t want you provoking an international incident because of a personal agenda.”

Kelly: “The plutonium core is surrounded by explosive panels… if we can separate one of the panels, we may be able to blow up the outer bomb without the core going to nuclear yield.”
Devoe: “You’re going to blow this up. You’re going to blow up the bomb ? You know what you’re doing, right ? You’ve done something like this before ?”
Kelly: “Defuse nuclear primaries jerry-rigged by Pakistanis ? No.”

DC Universe History

If a supervillain managed to gain possession of a nuclear device, Kelly would probably lead government efforts to get it back.

In the DCU, this effort might be expanded to any sort of exotic energy weapon of mass destruction and her Scholars would be expanded to match.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dr. Julia Kelly

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Upholding the Good
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Chair of the Nuclear Smuggling Group
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 007
Init: 013 HP: 015

Detective (All except Law & Legwork)*: 05, Scientist*: 05, Vehicles (Land)*: 03

Area Knowledge (Europe), Government Credentials (Nuclear Smuggling Group — High), Language (Russian), Scholar (European Terrorist Organizations, Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Weapons).

US Intelligence Community (High), White House (High).

By Roy Cowan.

Source of Character: The Peacemaker (movie), character played by Nicole Kidman.