History Fridge / Serenity

25th Feb '18 2:29:31 PM nombretomado
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7th Jan '17 9:46:21 AM LBHills
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** For the whole series, the incentive is to say "Yes, the Alliance was mean to River, and their officers are a little humorless, but their goal is for everyone to live in a shiny democratic utopia free from want, and the Mal's goal is effectively for everyone to live on mudballs ruled by petty dictators and thugs." Then the Big Damn Movie happens, and Miranda strikes everyone as completely in character for the Alliance, and puts things in perspective. In the end, it's not so much about Good vs Evil as it OrderVersusChaos.

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** For the whole series, the incentive is it's tempting to say "Yes, the Alliance was mean to River, and their officers are a little humorless, but their goal is for everyone to live in a shiny democratic utopia free from want, and the Mal's goal is effectively for ideals just lead to everyone to live living on mudballs ruled by petty dictators and thugs." Then the Big Damn Movie happens, and Miranda strikes everyone as completely in character for the Alliance, and puts things in perspective. In the end, it's not so much about Good vs Evil as it OrderVersusChaos.
7th Jan '17 9:44:39 AM LBHills
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** A different interpretation that is still fridge brilliance: River is not ''ordinarily'' that skilled. But "she feels everything around her. She can't not." She felt the psychopathic rage of the Reavers and assimilated it. Dove willingly into that bottomless hole of hate, let her precognition run wild, and murdered them using their own skills. Only killing them could end what she was feeling, so that worked out nicely.
15th Dec '16 5:15:24 PM aliciaspinnet
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* It may seem strange at first that the [[spoiler: Pax would cause 0.1% of the population to become Reavers]]. But some sedatives such as benzodiazepines are well known to cause paradoxical agitation in some people. [[ShownTheirWork Someone did their research]]!
24th Oct '16 4:31:46 PM Discar
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** The series itself takes on a very interesting new light if you go through it with the mindset that Simon was fully aware that River was a psychic but that he was trying to hide it from the others. Every time he talks about River and her "awareness" he seems confused and hesitant and uncertain--not because he doesn't know what happened to her, but that he ''is'' aware of what happened and that he's trying to keep a lid on it and not sure ''how'' to do so.
** This is most obvious in "[[FireflyE05Safe Safe]]", where it's clear he's not surprised River knows things about the mute girl she can't, but rather he's trying to find an explanation other than "my sister is psychic."

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** The series itself takes on a very interesting new light if you go through it with the mindset that Simon was fully aware that River was a psychic but that he was trying to hide it from the others. Every time he talks about River and her "awareness" he seems confused and hesitant and uncertain--not because he doesn't know what happened to her, but that he ''is'' aware of what happened and that he's trying to keep a lid on it and not sure ''how'' to do so.
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so. This is most obvious in "[[FireflyE05Safe Safe]]", where it's clear he's not surprised River knows things about the mute girl she can't, but rather he's trying to find an explanation other than "my sister is psychic."
24th Oct '16 4:30:21 PM Discar
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** And have a good reason.



** Small comfort, but he wasn't expecting to [[spoiler:die and died pretty suddenly, so if he knew he probably died happy that he was going to have a family. The rest of your point stands.]]
24th Oct '16 3:05:19 PM airforceteacher
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** And have a good reason.
11th Jul '16 3:51:01 PM Flaminghello
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** Small comfort, but he wasn't expecting to [[spoiler:die and died pretty suddenly, so if he knew he probably died happy that he was going to have a family. The rest of your point stands.]]
11th Feb '16 4:15:23 PM MrDeath
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* The last line during the death scene of [[spoiler:Shepherd Book]] is frequently misquoted. The subtitles don't include the word 'her' but are otherwise word for word reproduced here.
-->'''[[spoiler:Book]]:''' River! ''[who isn't there]''\\
'''Mal:''' ''[to Doc]'' C'mon! ''[to Book]'' Hey!\\
'''[[spoiler:Book]]:''' ''[continuing]'' I don't care what you believe, just believe in... her. Whatever sh...
11th Feb '16 4:13:34 PM MrDeath
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** The point of her praying. It lets her hide what she's really doing, which is bracing herself for when the flashbang goes off.
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