Malcolm Reynolds

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Name: Malcolm Reynolds
Occupation: Captain
Relationships: Inara_Serra (love interest), Zoë Washburne (second in command)
Fandom: Firefly, Serenity
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Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds is a major character in the Joss Whedon show Firefly and subsequent movie Serenity. He is the Captain of Serenity, a Firefly class transport ship. Mal is played by actor Nathan Fillion (who later played Richard Castle in Castle and Captain Hammer in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog).


Mal's canonical UST love interest for the duration of the show is Inara Serra. This situation is only partially resolved by the end of the film. Mal is the Little Black Dress of Firefly fandom.

Person Ship
Inara Serra Inara/Mal
Simon Tam Mal/Simon
River Tam Mal/River
Jayne Cobb Jayne/Mal
Kaylee Frye Kaylee/Mal

Example Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.


  • Trauma Medicine by Kispexi2, In which I twist and supplement canon to 'prove' that Mal and Simon were always meant for each other. (2004)



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