Gender Female
Relationships John Jaqobis (RAC Partner, best friend, non-sexual Life Partner)
D'avin Jaqobis (RAC Partner, sexual relationship)
Khlyen (Father)
Yalena (Mother)
Aneela (Genetic Identical, Chiral, Original Source)
Big Joe (RAC Mentor)
Alvis Akari (Friend, ex-lover)
Pree (Friend)
Jaqobis Kin Rit (Genetic Son/Nephew)
Occupation Killjoy (Level Five Agent)
Actor Hannah John-Kamen
Ava Laferriere (8 year old Dutch)
Maya Lowe (Young Dutch)
Jordana Blake (Young Dutch)
First Bangarang
Last Sporemageddon

Yalena 'Dutch' Yardeen is a central character appearing in Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, and Season 4 of Killjoys. She is portrayed by actress Hannah John-Kamen as well as Maya Lowe as a young girl and Ava Laferriere and Jordana Blake as a child.

Dutch is the leader of RAC team 25698-A[1], one of the top teams of bounty hunters in the Quad.

Dutch in The Royale

"I have a Headache, a Badge, and a Gun. Behave."


A gorgeous, complicated and deadly flirt, Dutch is bold and fun loving on the surface. She has a unique gift for earning people's trust and respect regardless of their class. But under her banter and protective flirtations, there is pain, maturity, and a deep solemnity. As close friends as she is with John when we first meet them, she has always withheld a part of herself, a history of which she is deeply ashamed. [2]

Yalena's family was wealthy, and owned an entire moon at the edge of the J, but lost everything. She was chosen to join a harem on the planet the family's moon orbited. There she learned the etiquette and skills needed to be the bride of a prince, which was the only way out of the harem.[3] When she was 8 years old she began to be tutored by Khlyen.[4] He trained her as an assassin and covert operative, teaching her unarmed combat and weapon skills as well as intelligence and interrogation techniques.[5] He taught her to charm the Prince with music through a hypnotic Wedding Song. The sitara he had given her had a paralytic agent on the strings, to which Dutch is immune, and she was taught to use the strings as a garrote. On the day of her wedding to the Prince Khlyen told her the sitara was an instrument of murder, and her husband was his target. If she killed him she could be free.[6] She never got the chance to sing to the Prince, and it is implied that Khlyen killed the Prince.[7][8]

Yalena ran from Khlyen and ended up in the Quad, where she met John Jaqobis, began using the name Dutch, and she and John became Reclamation Agents.[9] The Killjoys also provide security at Pree's bar, The Royale, for free drinks.[10]

While she takes Warrants across the Quad, Old Town on Westerley is her base of operations. She brokers her warrants through Bellus Haardy on Leith.

Dutch and John Jaqobis, later joined by D'avin Jaqobis, have served many warrants together. They went after Coren Jeers, a criminal boss hiding out in the Badlands of Westerley, on a Level 1 Warrant. They captured Gush on his ship, the Monsoon, and retrieved the cargo he had stolen.[11] The team rescued a young woman who was pregnant with the heir to Land Lahani of The Nine and returned her and the newborn baby to Qresh.[12] They went undercover at a Hokkery to retrieve Vincent Sh'ao, a migrant worker and Jakk grower, from Leith before his work visa expired.[13] As a top Killjoy team in the Quad, they competed in a Black Warrant to capture Big Joe, a rogue Killjoy wanted for attacking Company ships and stealing their cargo.[14]

When Johnny realizes that a Level 5 Warrant has been taken out on his brother D'avin, he accepts the warrant in Dutch's name and travels to the Slaver Ship Arcturus to get him. Dutch finds out about it and helps Johnny in order to keep him from being disciplined by the RAC.[15] D'avin helps Dutch and Johnny complete a Hostage Exchange Warrant to retrieve the daughter of a mayor from a gang lord in Sugar Point. After that mission D'avin becomes a Killjoy and a member of the team.[16]

Khlyen reappears in Dutch's life, threatening to hurt Johnny if she does not resume her relationship as his protégé and help him in several missions.[17] Dutch resists his efforts, but in the end she is pulled into a large scale conspiracy that encompasses the Quad. The political machinations of The Company, The Nine, and the RAC[18] make it hard for Dutch to maintain her neutrality as a Killjoy and not take a stand with the Westerley resistance. When Khlyen captures D'avin and subjects him to the Red 17 program on Arkyn, Dutch vows that she and Johnny will continue to search for D'avin until they find and rescue him.[19] They are able to rescue D'avin from Arkyn, before becoming a Level 6 agent, after finding a way to defeat the defensive shield technology that surrounded the moon.[20]


Dutch is known to be bold and fun-loving on the surface but underneath the banter and protective trait, there is a pain, maturity and a deep solemnity. She has the ability to be a dangerous flirt who has a gift for earning people's trust and respects others regardless of class. She however withholds a part of herself from others, however close she may be to them.

There is also a upper-class air to her as she has the etiquette and skills to easily be in the same social circles as the Nine. She learned such traits to get herself out of the harem she had been in from her secret past.

Khlyen trained her as an assassin and covert operative, so she has unarmed combat and weapon skills as well as intelligence and interrogation techniques. He also taught her how to charm others through music (such as she did to the Prince she was married to, through a hypnotic Wedding Song).

Physical Appearance

Dutch is medium height, slender and athletic. She has long, dark brown hair which is often worn loose. Dutch has light green eyes which are framed by long, dark lashes and highlighted by makeup when she is on the job.


John Jaqobis

Johnny and Dutch's relationship is very sibling-like. They first meet when John attempts to take the ship, Lucy, and Dutch threatens to shoot him in his crotch. There's a bit of animosity from John when he finds out Dutch slept with his brother D'avin.

D'avin Jaqobis

There is seemingly an instant attraction between both of them when they first meet. [21]. It takes a while for the two of them to share a kiss (twice) before sleeping together.[22] John finds out by seeing a trail of clothing leading to D'avin's bedroom.


Khlyen fits the role of Dutch's father when she was young. He trained her and taught her how to kill, which in the end lead her to becoming a Killjoy. Their relationship is incredibly strained.

Alvis Akari

Dutch and Alvis have a long relationship together and have at times been lovers.


Dutch is identical to Khlyen's daughter Aneela, a result of Aneela reliving her memories again and again after being left alone by Khlyen. Aneela, a leader of the Hullen, is acutely aware of Dutch. Aneela gave birth to Dutch through the use of Green Plasma but Khlyen removed the memories of the birth from Aneela to protect her from The Lady, and never told Dutch her real history.


  • Aneela told Dutch in Wargasm, that their mother's name was Yalena. Aneela named Dutch after their mother.


Killjoys: Season 1
Bangarang (appears) The Sugar Point Run (appears) The Harvest (appears) Vessel (appears) A Glitch in the System (appears) One Blood (appears) Kiss Kiss Bye Bye (appears) Come The Rain (appears) Enemy Khlyen (appears) Escape Velocity (appears)
Killjoys: Season 2
Dutch and the Real Girl (appears) Wild, Wild Westerley (appears) Shaft (appears) Schooled (appears) Meet the Parents (appears) I Love Lucy (appears) Heart-Shaped Box (appears) Full Metal Monk (appears) Johnny Be Good (appears) How to Kill Friends and Influence People (appears)
Killjoys: Season 3
Boondoggie (appears) A Skinner, Darkly (appears) The Hullen Have Eyes (appears) The Lion, the Witch & the Warlord (appears) Attack the Rack (appears) Necropolis Now (appears) The Wolf You Feed (appears) Heist, Heist Baby (appears) Reckoning Ball (appears) Wargasm (appears)
Killjoys: Season 4
The Warrior Princess Bride (appears) Johnny Dangerously (appears) Bro-d Trip (appears) What to Expect When You're Expecting... An Alien Parasite (appears) Greening Pains (appears) Baby, Face Killer (appears) O Mother, Where Art Thou (appears) It Takes a Pillage (appears) The Kids Are Alright (appears) Sporemageddon (appears)


  • Season 1
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  • Season 1
  • 1.01 Bangarang
  • 1.01 Bangarang
  • 1.01 Bangarang
  • 1.02 The Sugar Point Run
  • 1.02 The Sugar Point Run
  • Dutch and Alvis



  1. One Blood
  2. Syfy: Killjoys - Cast, Dutch (Retrieved June 2, 2015)
  3. I Love Lucy
  4. Bangarang
  5. The Sugar Point Run
  6. I Love Lucy
  7. Enemy Khlyen
  8. Dutch and the Real Girl
  9. Enemy Khlyen
  10. The Harvest
  11. The Sugar Point Run
  12. Vessel
  13. The Harvest
  14. One Blood
  15. Bangarang
  16. The Harvest
  17. One Blood
  18. Enemy Khlyen
  19. Escape Velocity
  20. Dutch and the Real Girl
  21. Bangarang
  22. Kiss Kiss Bye Bye