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Browncoat or Brown Coat is the canon nickname for the Independent side in the war with the Alliance that takes place before the main canon timeline in the television show Firefly. The name is a reference to the brown coats that form part of the Independent uniform and can be seen worn by some of the characters, Malcolm Reynolds and Zoë Washburne.[1]

Browncoat is also a term for fans of the Firefly series and the film Serenity. The name is used by many fans on various online communities and message boards, and has been used for commercial ventures such as the Browncoat Cruise in 2007.[2]


  1. "What is a Browncoat". Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  2., accessed April19, 2010