|Title/Rank:||The Hero Of Canton|
|Location:||sometimes in his bunk|
|Status:||bottom of the pecking order, alive|
|Fandom:||Serenity & Firefly|
|Other:||Picture of Jayne on still-flying|
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Jayne Cobb is the mercenary on Serenity. He's good at tracking, shooting, fighting, pool, and cracking one-liners. He's bad at dinner party conversation. He has his own song and a very fine hat; many Browncoats have learnt to knit for the sake of the hat.
Jayne Cobb is the originator of the phrase I'll be in my bunk.
Our Love For Him Now Ain't Hard To Explain
In some kind of marvellous, unlooked for gift from the gods of sexual fantasy, Jayne is played by fannish BSO Adam Baldwin (previously on X-Files, SG-1, and Angel, subsequently on Chuck). He carries a great big gun and wears tight cargo pants. He spends a lot of time working out.
Although Jayne is canonically a violent, disloyal "man-ape," in ficdom it is generally agreed that we're allowed to like him because his best friend is a preacher (Shepherd Book) and he sends a cut of his pay home to his mum.
- "You can tell a lot about a guy from how he treats his mother"
Jayne is most often shipped with a Tam: Jayne/Simon for slash and Rayne (River/Jayne) for het, but there are sizable Mal/Jayne and Jaylee (Jayne/Kaylee) communities as well. As with all Jossverse, there's at least one fic for every conceivable other pairing.