|Title/Rank:||Sergeant (Independent Faction), Captain (of Serenity, post-war)|
|Relationships:||Inara_Serra (love interest), Zoë Washburne (second in command)|
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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 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, but frequent pairings include Inara Serra, Jayne Cobb, Simon Tam, and Kaylee Frye.
Resources: Ship_Manifesto Essays
- The Pretty Fits, essay on Mal/Simon at Ship Manifesto, posted 3 September 2004
- Broken Angels (Hallelujah), essay on Mal/Inara at Ship Manifesto, posted 16 November 2004
- Power Plays and Shiny Hats, essay on Mal/Jayne at Ship Manifesto, posted 20 February 2005
- The Soldier and His Sunshine, essay on Mal/Kaylee at Ship Manifesto, posted 7 July 2005
- The Sun, the Sunburn and the Flame, essay on Mal/Kaylee/Inara at Ship Manifesto, posted 27 February 2006
- Season of the Witch, essay on Mal/River at Ship Manifesto, posted 19 April 2006