Zoe Kissane, also known by the call-signs Bloody Mary and Princess Zoe, is a member of the Coalition of Minnows team.
Sometime after turning 18, Zoe Kissane joined the Army Ranger Wing of Ireland's Defence Forces (the Sciathan Fhianoglach an Arim). During her time there, Zoe became a specialist in hostage rescue and recieved advanced medical training. She soon recieved the official call-sign Bloody Mary. Her younger brother Liam would later follow in her footsteps and join the Irish Defence Forces as well.
In 1989, Zoe was assigned by her superiors to study archaeology under Max Epper at Trinity College in Dublin, in preparation of Epper's upcoming Capstone mission. During her studies, she met Jack West Jr, and the twins Julius and Lachlan Adamson. From the moment she met Jack, Zoe felt an attraction to the Australian soldier, but could never admit her feelings for him.
Before Seven Ancient WondersEdit
By 1996, Zoe had returned to military service. During a meeting of small nations, Zoe was among the Irish representatives. She briefly spoke up during Epper's explaination, reminding Sheik Abbas what the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were. Once Ireland agreed to the multi-national mission, they assigned both Zoe and Liam / Gunman to help guard Lily until she was old enough to begin translating the clues leading to the ancient Capstone.
At Victoria Station in Kenya, Zoe worked alongside the other members of the Coalition team on the farm while also raising Lily as much like a normal girl as possible. Many of the locals who saw Zoe on the farm assumed Lily to be her daughter. Indeed as she grew up, Lily came to admire Zoe, since she was the only woman even remotely close to her age that she knew. The pair would do girly things together, and Lily gave her the nickname, Princess Zoe.
When her brother Big Ears dies, she is distraught. At the conclusion of the Capstone Mission, she accompanies Lily and Wizard to find Jack West Jr's new Australian home. Jack gives Zoe a white rose from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
Between Seven Ancient Wonders and The Six Sacred StonesEdit
Following the Capstone mission, Zoe was expected by some of her superiors (who were unaware of the details of her ten-year long mission) to completely retrain before she could resume military service. At some point during this time, Zoe reluctantly agreed to dinner with Cieran Kincaid, and when she woke up the next morning they had slept together, despite his highly religious beliefs.
Zoe attempted to avoid Cieran afterwards, but with General O'Hara's death, she was forced to brief Cieran when he was made his replacement. He suggested that they go out to dinner to continue their debriefing; however, she declined the offer.
Sometimes she would stay at Jack's farm and hang out with Lily, doing girly things together such as painting their toenails or dying the tips of their hair. On one occasion Lily asked if Zoe was in love with Jack, and Zoe replied that she had been since she had first met him, but did not elaborate on why she had not acted on her feelings.
Zoe was staying at Jack's farm when they came under attack from a Chinese paratrooper force, and Zoe helped aid the group's escape by driving one of the LSVs to the Halicarnassus and firing at the pursuing attack planes from one of the turrets.
Zoe later journeys through the Congo with Wizard, Lily and Alby, and is taken hostage by the natives there, along with Lily, Wizard, Alby Calvin and Solomon Kol. Lily is to be taken as a wife by one of the natives; Solomon initially opposes the challenger but he is defeated. Zoe then fights the young chieftan using a sword and kills him. Her punishment is to be released into a seemingly inescapable maze before dogs are let loose, but luckily with Alby's help they manage to escape. Zoe is distraught when she sees Jack seemingly falling to his death.
When Jack turns out to be alive, she breaks down crying in front of him, having spent far too long holding it together for Lily's sake. When Wizard dies, he informs Zoe that at one point, Jack was going to propose to her but he became too nervous.
When captured by Carnivore, he reveals her one night stand (though he doesn't tell Jack who with) and imprisons her in one of his living tomb tanks as leverage for the team Jack later kills Cieran and forgives Zoe, since Cieran had drugged her.
Months later, Zoe and Jack have married and live on Jack's new farm in Australia. By now Zoe has realised that Jack is indeed the Fith Greatest Warrior, having figured it out from all the trials Jack has had to face.
As well as being a member of Ireland's best commando unit, Zoe is also uniquely University taught, having studied archaeology and ancient history under Max Epper. Much like Jack West Jr., this makes her an extremely good soldier, and certainly not one to underestimate. Though noted not to be a girly girl, she is unafraid to delve into hair styles and painting nails to teach Lily the facts of womanhood.
Zoe and Jack met when they studied archaeology under Wizard before the events of Seven Ancient Wonders. The first sign of romance between them occurs at the end of Seven Ancient Wonders when Jack presents Zoe with a bouquet of roses from the Hanging Gardens. In Six Sacred Stones, Lily asks Zoe if she loves Jack, to which she replies "I've loved him since I first layed eyes on him, but... it's complicated". Her romantic involvement to Jack is further cemented when he "dies" at the end of Six Sacred Stones. In the Five Greatest Warriors, a dying Wizard reveals that Jack was going to ask Zoe to marry him, but she left for Ireland after the Capstone mission and Jack lost his nerve.
It is revealed during The Five Greatest Warriors that Zoe slept with another man (Cieran), around the time that he lost his nerve to propose. Though upset by the incident, he resolves to save her regardless, and upon learning that Cieran drugged her, realises it wasn't her fault and forgives her. She and Jack had married in a civil ceremony with matching gold wedding bands.
When Jack West is also captured and brought to Carnivore's lair, Carnivore makes a passing comment about Zoe. He alludes to the fact that Zoe slept with another man, two years prior, while in Dublin. Zoe does nothing to deny this fact. Later in the book, it is revealed that Cieran Kincaid, her former colleague, was the man with whom she slept with. Cieran goads Jack, making comments about Zoe and his intimcay with her. He tells Jack that he plied her with wine and slipped her extra shots in order to make her come to bed with him. He says that Zoe regretted what she had done the next morning. However, Jack then kills Ceiran and later forgives Zoe for her indescretions.
- Her callsign before it was changed to "Princess Zoe" by Lily was "Bloody Mary."
- She also studied archeology at Trinity University under Wizard