Hoban "Wash" Washburne

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Name: Hoban Washburne, called Wash
Occupation: pilot on board the Serenity
Title/Rank: pilot
Location: spaceship Serenity
Status: dead
Relationships: Zoë Washburne, wife
Fandom: Firefly
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Hoban Washburne, called Wash, is the pilot of the spaceship Serenity in the TV series Firefly. He also appeared in the movie Serenity, in which he died, and various comics. He was played by actor Alan Tudyk.

Wash plays with plastic dinosaurs, is not a good fighter but willing to fight when necessary, and is head over heels in love with his wife, Zoe Alleyne Washburne.

Fan Reception and Fanworks

Fix-It Fic

Wash is a very popular character in fandom, and the ending of the movie Serenity is still a sore point for many fans. Therefore a lot of creative fix-it fic was written.

Pairing Fic

Zoe/Wash is one of the most popular ships in the fandom. Wash is rarely shipped with other characters. A large number of fic focus on his courtship with Zoe: in the episode Out of Gas it was shown that she didn't like him when he first came aboard, and various fic speculate on how he managed to win her over.



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