|Out of universe information|
- "Kell commanded several infantry divisions on Sateda. When the Wraith came, he ordered thousands to their death just to save himself. He was... he was a traitor and a coward. My only regret, is that his death was quick"
- —Ronon Dex
Kell was a commander in the Satedan Military. He was one of the 300 Satedans who survived the Wraith attack on Sateda. When Ronon Dex heard that he was still alive, he arranged to see him through Teyla Emmagan. However, the second Ronon saw Kell, he killed him in cold blood. When Teyla noticed he used her friendship, Ronon explained that he left Sateda a coward by sending thousands of soldiers to the death to save himself and only regretted that his death was quick. Apparently even his own men agreed with Ronon's assessment of him as when Ronon told them they all knew what kind of a man he was and to kill him if they wanted revenge, they let him go. (SGA: "Trinity")
When Ronon was made a Runner on Sateda again, he remembered talking to his betrothed Melena and telling her he sold all of their possessions to get her a position on Kell's staff. This would secure her passage off of Sateda, but she didn't take it and died in the invasion. (SGA: "Sateda")