- John Kelly is a human in the Dreamwave portion of the Generation One continuity family.
- He appears exclusively in the Keepers Trilogy.
John Kelly is an officer in the Decepticons' New Vegas Police Department. A fair-minded tough guy, he enjoys throwing a punch when duty requires it, and is willing to take one if he has it coming (he likes that one less). He's in his mid-30s.
Officer Kelly, like many police officers in New Vegas, has been augmented with Decepticon technology, allowing him to stun anyone he's touching with an electrical jolt delivered through his hands.
Dreamwave Comics continuity
Paul Charteris and Melody Harcourt when they appeared in Las Vegas. Hoping for some inside information, Paul introduced himself as a fellow cop. Officer Kelly responded by tazering him into unconsciousness and bringing him back to the station until they could check his ID. Standard operating procedure in the Decepticon New Vegas, it discourages reporters and other undesirable snoops.John Kelly encounters the "followers"
Paul decks Kelly- payback for the tazering earlier. Officer Kelly lets it go just this once- he did have it coming.
Officer Kelly's preemptive tazering seems drastic, but when you think about it... how often have you seen a reporter on TV and thought to yourself- "Man, I wish someone would tazer that S.O.B.!" John Kelly lives that dream every day.