|Relationships:||Mal Reynolds (love interest)|
|Fandom:||Firefly, Serenity, Jossverse|
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Inara Serra is a character in Joss Whedon's Firefly and related works. She is a licensed Companion, a profession which is somewhat of a mish-mash between a courtesan and a geisha. Companions are highly respected within the Firefly verse, despite engaging in a form of state-sanctioned prostitution. As are all Companions, Inara is well-educated and well-mannered. Her prestigious position is occasionally used to help the crew of the Serenity out of difficult situations, as Companions are viewed as respectable, upper-class citizens, with privileges above those of most citizens outside of the Core planets.
Inara is portrayed by actress Morena Baccarin.
- Grace Personified, essay on Inara Serra at Idol Reflections, posted 1 May 2006
- Broken Angels (Hallelujah), essay on Inara/Mal at Ship Manifesto, posted 16 November 2004
- What Might Have Been, essay on Inara/Kaylee at Ship Manifesto, posted 12 October 2004
- The Sun, the Sunburn and the Flame, essay on Kaylee/Mal/Inara at Ship Manifesto, posted 27 February 2006
- Dear, If You Love Me, Hold Me Most Your Friend, essay on Simon/Inara at Ship Manifesto, posted 4 December 2004