Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Malcolm Reynolds—Serenity's Captain

Mal needs no introduction. It was only a matter of time before we took a look at anyone played by Nathan Fillion, and it seemed best to start with one of his most famous gorram characters. He seems to be one of the more popular Savaging targets, having been serviced at least two other blogs off the top of my head.

This was actually only through my first viewing of Firefly & Serenity, so I may have missed information from the comics.

Name: Malcolm Reynolds
Race: Human
Experience: 100 (Legendary)
Agility d8; Smarts d8; Spirit d8; Strength d6; Vigor d8
Pace 6; Parry 7; Charisma 0; Toughness 6
Hindrances: Heroic, Outsider (m—Browncoat), Wanted (m)
Edges: Brave, Quick Draw, Level Headed, Combat Reflexes, Command, Natural Leader, Charismatic, Dodge, Nerves of Steel, Strong Willed
Skills: Fighting d10, Healing d4, Intimidation d6, Knowledge (Battle) d4, Notice d8, Persuasion d6, Piloting d6, Riding d6, Shooting d10, Stealth d6, Streetwise d6, Taunt d6
Inventory: Revolver (2d6, AP 1, 12/24/48, Revolver, 5 Shots), brown coat

Mal is a veteran of the Unification War, serving with the Independents, and was a sergeant at Serenity Valley: one of the bloodiest battles of the war. As the Alliance took the upper hand and crushed the Independents, Mal bought a Firefly-class freighter and fled to the border worlds to try and survive by taking odd jobs and scratching out his living.

Mal is a good shot and very handy in a pinch, able to keep his head on straight long enough to think up a plan. He's been in a lot of scrapes, so it's only natural for him to be so good at figuring out ways to get out of them. He serves not only as the crew's captain, but as their face, helping to line up the jobs they need to keep flying.

He earned his Healing skill when Shepard was injured in a job gone south, and his Nerves of Steel as Niska tortured him upon capture. His ship, the Serenity, and her two shuttles, are shown below.

Name: Serenity
Large Ship: Size 12, Acc/TS 40/500, Climb 1, Toughness 34 (8), Crew 5+18, Cost $57.25M, Remaining Mods 3
Notes: Atmospheric, FTL Drive, 2×Hangar, Planetary Sensor Suite, 2×Speed, Superstructure (Bulk Cargo)

Name: Endo/Exo-Atmospheric Shuttle
Large Ship: Size 6, Acc/TS 50/700, Climb 3, Toughness 20 (5), Crew 1, Cost $2.14M, Remaining Mods 13
Notes: AMCM, Atmospheric, Planetary Sensor System, Sloped Armor

There you have yet another premier smuggler. Now we can settle all those debates of "Han vs Mal." Post questions and comments and death battle results below!

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