In the TV series The Expanse, the protomolecule is clearly capable of feats unexplainable by the science and technology that the humans on the show possess:
- It can make a whole asteroid vanish from radar
- It can accelerate the said asteroid while those "onboard" (Miller) do not feel the acceleration
- It can disassemble a ship in a split-second
However, some basic laws of physics still seem to apply: it has to absorb energy (mainly radiation) in order to do work, and it can probably not decrease entropy (during the Eros incident Naomi detects a temperature rise on Eros, and makes a remark like: "At least thermodynamics still hold").
Later in the books the protomolecule opens up a way to strange and distant regions, but in the TV series the humans are as-yet unaware of this possibility.
In the first episode of the third series Holden discovers that the protomolecule on Venus and Io gave out a "cry" at the very moment the Monster was destroyed on the Rocinante. Does that mean that Holden is now avare of the relativity-violating FTL capabilities of the Protomolecule, or did he simply imply "after d/c time" by saying "in that moment"? (After all, to Expanse characters light lag is an everyday experience.)