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** Relating to the above with Early's armor and "No touching guns!", River knew Jayne would be hard pressed to ''not'' leave his guns.

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** Zoe also needs Wash to pilot the ship.

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*** Or possibly checking that the box is truly a cryo box and therefore probably contains River.


** Actually, in 'Serenity' Reavers are heavily implied to be an unforeseen consequence of use of 'the Pax'.

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** Actually, Except, in 'Serenity' Reavers are heavily implied revealed to be an unforeseen consequence of use of 'the Pax'.

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** However, he may just not know the word but know the concept. This is pretty common, you may not know what "biped" means, but you can surely point out that something has two legs.

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** Actually, in 'Serenity' Reavers are heavily implied to be an unforeseen consequence of use of 'the Pax'.

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** During his speech to the Mudders at the end Jayne tells them "You think someones just going to drop money on ya', money they can use." This takes on new meaning if you consider what we learn of Jayne in Messages. We find out he has a mother and a sick brother who he sends money to regularly, so his motives for his money-grubbing aren't entirely selfish.


* The name of Mal's ship: Serenity. As in, "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change." After the Browncoats lost the war, they had to come to terms with the fact that the Alliance wasn't going anywhere and they couldn't change that. Mal, meanwhile, is bitter about losing the war, even though he has built a new life for himself with his crew on Serenity. Mal doesn't notice that he is living on a metaphorical silver lining and continu9es to harbor resentment about the war, even though he has been given all the [[IncrediblyLamePun serenity]] he needs, if he would just accept that he can't change the power of the Alliance and focus on the bright side.

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* The name of Mal's ship: Serenity. As in, "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change." After the Browncoats lost the war, they had to come to terms with the fact that the Alliance wasn't going anywhere and they couldn't change that. Mal, meanwhile, is bitter about losing the war, even though he has built a new life for himself with his crew on Serenity. Mal doesn't notice that he is living on a metaphorical silver lining and continu9es continues to harbor resentment about the war, even though he has been given all the [[IncrediblyLamePun serenity]] he needs, if he would just accept that he can't change the power of the Alliance and focus on the bright side.



** There's also the possibility that the semi-terraformed planets were the cause of political waffling. One administration wants to fully terraform the planets, but an opposing party comes into power, declares the whole thing a waste, and shuts down the project when its only half-way done. Thus the've spend billions, yet wind up with barely habitable rocks.

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** There's also the possibility that the semi-terraformed planets were the cause of political waffling. One administration wants to fully terraform the planets, but an opposing party comes into power, declares the whole thing a waste, and shuts down the project when its only half-way done. Thus the've they’ve spend billions, yet wind up with barely habitable rocks.



** River wasn't just randomly attacking Jayne, she was defacing his Blue Sun shirt. River even says right after, "He looks better in red." You think she's being 'morbid and creepifying,' going on about blood being 'pretty' or sumesuch, but what she means is she doesn't want to see him in Blue! Not only that, but she's psychic! She already knew of his betrayal! Not only would that cause a homicidal bloodlust in most, but combine that with training that most likely said to kill traitors, and you have an easy way to get her trying to kill you. Remember, when she wakes up her words are: "Copper for a kiss?"

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** River wasn't just randomly attacking Jayne, she was defacing his Blue Sun shirt. River even says right after, "He looks better in red." You think she's being 'morbid and creepifying,' going on about blood being 'pretty' or sumesuch, some such, but what she means is she doesn't want to see him in Blue! Not only that, but she's psychic! She already knew of his betrayal! Not only would that cause a homicidal bloodlust in most, but combine that with training that most likely said to kill traitors, and you have an easy way to get her trying to kill you. Remember, when she wakes up her words are: "Copper for a kiss?"



* Miranda may just be the cause of the 'Verse's civil war. Consider Miranda is an outer rim planet (judging that it exists in Reaver territory and Reavers mostly raid in the boarder planets). Consider that it is also unlike all other boarder planets seen. It is not a desert, there is a lot of infrastructure and development and it's quite clean ...except for the dead and the Reavers, but yeah, it looks like a great place to live. So this suggests that the Federal government invests a lot of resources terreforming and building infrastructure on border planets such as Miranda. So how come the boarder planets are all deserty? Because after the Miranda incident which created Reavers, investing in outer worlds would then be too difficult with the Reaver threat (why invest when your investment would be burned by Reavers anyway?). This lack of investment in outer worlds contrast with rich investment in core worlds created a contrast, which lay the background geopolitical tensions building up to the civil war.

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* Miranda may just be the cause of the 'Verse's civil war. Consider Miranda is an outer rim planet (judging that it exists in Reaver territory and Reavers mostly raid in the boarder planets). Consider that it is also unlike all other boarder planets seen. It is not a desert, there is a lot of infrastructure and development and it's quite clean ...except for the dead and the Reavers, but yeah, it looks like a great place to live. So this suggests that the Federal government invests a lot of resources terreforming terraforming and building infrastructure on border planets such as Miranda. So how come the boarder planets are all deserty? Because after the Miranda incident which created Reavers, investing in outer worlds would then be too difficult with the Reaver threat (why invest when your investment would be burned by Reavers anyway?). This lack of investment in outer worlds contrast with rich investment in core worlds created a contrast, which lay the background geopolitical tensions building up to the civil war.



* Jayne is horrified of reavers. Reavers like weapons and killing and fighting and deceiving and cutting things, they hate thinking really hard or abstraction of any kind. Maybe this just hits a little close to home for the TokenEvilTeammate.

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* Jayne is horrified of reavers.Reavers. Reavers like weapons and killing and fighting and deceiving and cutting things, they hate thinking really hard or abstraction of any kind. Maybe this just hits a little close to home for the TokenEvilTeammate.


* After seeing Serenity, it's obvious what actually happened in Bushwhacked. [[spoiler:River reacted to the static on the monitor because the Reavers broadcast the signal to he vessels they attack. That's whay actually made the survivor the way he was. Honestly, it's wuite an effective way to get new recruits.]]

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* After seeing Serenity, it's obvious what actually happened in Bushwhacked. [[spoiler:River reacted to the static on the monitor because the Reavers broadcast the signal to he vessels they attack. That's whay actually made the survivor the way he was. Honestly, it's wuite quite an effective way to get new recruits.]]


* After seeing Serenity, it's obvious what actually happened in Bushwhacked. [[Spoiler:River reacted to the static on the monitor because the Reavers broadcast the signal to he vessels they attack. That's whay actually made the survivor the way he was. Honestly, it's wuite an effective way to get new recruits.

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* After seeing Serenity, it's obvious what actually happened in Bushwhacked. [[Spoiler:River [[spoiler:River reacted to the static on the monitor because the Reavers broadcast the signal to he vessels they attack. That's whay actually made the survivor the way he was. Honestly, it's wuite an effective way to get new recruits.]]


* The name of Mal's ship: Serenity. As in, "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change." After the Browncoats lost the war, they had to come to terms with the fact that the Alliance wasn't going anywhere and they couldn't change that. Mal, meanwhile, is bitter about losing the war, even though he has built a new life for himself with his crew on Serenity. Mal doesn't notice that he is living on a metaphorical silver lining and continues to harbor resentment about the war, even though he has been given all the [[IncrediblyLamePun serenity]] he needs, if he would just accept that he can't change the power of the Alliance and focus on the bright side.

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* The name of Mal's ship: Serenity. As in, "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change." After the Browncoats lost the war, they had to come to terms with the fact that the Alliance wasn't going anywhere and they couldn't change that. Mal, meanwhile, is bitter about losing the war, even though he has built a new life for himself with his crew on Serenity. Mal doesn't notice that he is living on a metaphorical silver lining and continues continu9es to harbor resentment about the war, even though he has been given all the [[IncrediblyLamePun serenity]] he needs, if he would just accept that he can't change the power of the Alliance and focus on the bright side.



* River's MindRape by the Alliance has a lot of components (torturous training, mental conditioning, PlayingWithSyringes), but there's one that's easily missed: her PsychicPowers were [[PowerIncontinence always on]] in a facility full of other people being subjected to the same. She's quite the {{determinator}} to have held out for as long as she did.

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* River's MindRape by the Alliance has a lot of components (torturous training, mental conditioning, PlayingWithSyringes), but there's one that's easily missed: her PsychicPowers were [[PowerIncontinence always on]] in a facility full of other people being subjected to the same. She's quite the {{determinator}} to have held out for as long as she did.did.
*After seeing Serenity, it's obvious what actually happened in Bushwhacked. [[Spoiler:River reacted to the static on the monitor because the Reavers broadcast the signal to he vessels they attack. That's whay actually made the survivor the way he was. Honestly, it's wuite an effective way to get new recruits.

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** I took her "can't look" to mean she can't see them die. They say when you kill someone it haunts you, especially if you see it up close. River may have been employing that logic to protect herself, she shot, she saw them dead afterwards, but she never saw them die.



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* In "Shindig", Lord Warrick seems pretty confident in his decision to be Mal's second, given that he has to fight Atherton if Mal dips out. Either he's confident that Mal won't leave him hanging, that he can handle Atherton in a duel, or that Atherton would drop the matter in such an event rather than fight a duel with Warrick over a matter involving someone else.


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** It also fits in with the Wild West theme of the series - in RealLife, prostitutes played a significant part in settling the frontiers and could even gain significant influence in their communities - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMycRBIXTWk see here]].

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