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Open ended question about The Operative

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007 6:44 AM

REDLAVA


I have looked around a bit for a topic pertaining to this but didn't see one so apologies if it has been broached before.

Where do you see The Operative being post "Serenity." Obviously he mucked up his job of killing River and keeping her secret from being public knowledge. What do you all think happened to him? Did the Alliance try to assassinate him? Did he "opt for early retirement" to some Alliance tropical rest home or just get demoted to garbage picker? Is he in hiding as a florist on some backwater moon so the Alliance doesn't find him? Let me hear your opinions, serious or otherwise.




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Wednesday, January 10, 2007 6:50 AM

KELKHIL


Well I have 2 opinions on that .

1st - I think when he left Mal I would almost bet that he Fell on his Sword. His realism that the Alliance was evil made him too much of a monster and he did the only honorable option.

2nd - (least likely)- I think he might go after key heads of Parliment and "make the world a better place".

Kelkhil

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007 6:52 AM

PENGUIN


Quote:

Originally posted by Kelkhil:
1st - I think when he left Mal I would almost bet that he Fell on his Sword. His realism that the Alliance was evil made him too much of a monster and he did the only honorable option.



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Wednesday, January 10, 2007 6:59 AM

MANIACNUMBERONE


That's a very likely possibility. I also like to think that he just went away somewhere. Wishful thinking prolly.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007 7:14 AM

EVILDINOSAUR


Well the way I saw the movie, the operative's life was shadowing Book's life, that's the way I saw it. So I think the operative will find something else to place his faith or his belief in. It may not be religion that he chooses to place this faith in as Book did, but I see that as how it would go from there.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007 7:15 AM

MAVOURNEEN


His response to Mal's veiled threat
"I'd like to kill you myself I see you again"

and the Operative says
"Oh, you won't."

makes me assume that yes, he killed himself on Mr. Universe's planet, as that is the only honorable option. He has no place in society (his own words) and he knows "the Alliance knows I'm no longer their man."

Yep. He's deader than a doornail.


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Wednesday, January 10, 2007 7:23 AM

SHINYED


With much respect to other opinions, I don't see him killing himself at all.

I think he disappeared to settle on some remote world, far away from the Alliance, to take up cattle ranching, or something "normal".

I don't think that the revelation of what happenned on Miranda should have "shatterred" his belief system in the Alliance all that much....I mean he had been killing nice innocent folks for God knows how long, and the Alliance scientists killed alot of folks too...I think he just got tired of killing, any killing...maybe like Roy Batty did in Blade Runner, or Jules in Pulp Fiction, and maybe like Book did.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007 7:28 AM

KELKHIL


Except tha the said to Mal that the Allience knew that he was no longer their man. If there was no issue with Miranda I do not believe that he would have let them go.

He believed that he was a monster for the greater good. After the Miranda Vid, I think he realized that he had become a monster for and even larger Monster.

Kelkhil

The Shirtless Forsaken

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007 7:28 AM

REDLAVA


See this would make a great spin-off TV series i'm thinking.

Plot:
An Operative of the Alliance, belief system shattered, moves on to do the one other thing in his life seem full. Gourmet chef. He buys a restaurant and he and his staff get into all kinds of wacky situations. Not to mention his next door neighbor is a gorgeous girl whom is also a Browncoat.



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Wednesday, January 10, 2007 8:49 AM

DTUCK


While it's entirely possible he performed Hari Kari... I prefer to think of a more positive future for the Operative.

Anybody remember "Kung Fu", with David Carradine? While the histories of the characters are very different, I think the outcome would be similar.

The Operative, now essentially a fugitive, trying to figure out how, or even if, he fits into the 'verse, just wanders, doing what good he can to atone for his sins.

Now, if only he were a vampire...

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Thursday, January 11, 2007 10:08 AM

FASTMOVER


Maybe he hitched a ride on another old transport ship and became a sort of counselor to the crew in tense situations about crime and weapons...

But on a more serious note, I think it's more likely he fell on his sword as several others have suggested.

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Thursday, January 11, 2007 10:15 AM

COLDREDNES


I have to think he didn't have enough respect to kill himself with his sword. Through the whole movie he keeps saying this is an honorable death. I have to believe that he doesn't honor himself and that is why he does what he does. I see him as becoming a hermit on an unpopulated backwater moon for the rest of his days. But thats just my opinion

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Thursday, January 11, 2007 10:55 AM

LITTLEALBATROSS29


He went off to the same monastary that Book went to when he retired from being an operative..


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Thursday, January 11, 2007 11:35 AM

DAYVE



....or maybe he's a used car salesman in Pomona.....

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Thursday, January 11, 2007 11:54 AM

CHRISISALL


I see him taking the Angel route, definitly.

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Thursday, January 11, 2007 12:59 PM

TEACHDAIRE


I don't think he would have fallen on his sword. Yes, he believes it to be an honourable death, but he was essentially an assassin, and the acts he has comitted in the past are in no way honourable, therefore it is not an option open to him in his mindset.

I think he either disappeared into the shadows where he can't be found, or became a ronin (think Jayne with a good education).

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Thursday, January 11, 2007 1:41 PM

DOCTROID


I also do not think he fell on his sword. The "honorable death" argument is good. But I think he also regards falling on the sword as the honorable thing to do for someone who has failed in his duty -- and I think he has seen, on the contrary, that the Alliance has failed him.

He knew he was a monster, and now he knows he was a monster for a bad cause. He can die a monster for a bad cause -- or he can live to act against the system that made him one. I think he'd opt for the latter.

'sides, you get much better sequel/spinoff possibilities that way!

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Thursday, January 11, 2007 3:47 PM

BROCKSAMSON


All solid idea's .Id have to side with the 'hari Kari' team for definite. The simplist solution to the mystery is the most likely


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Sunday, January 28, 2007 5:03 PM

RUNA27


Uh, guys?

It's spelled "harikiri". :P

-Jamie

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Sunday, January 28, 2007 6:45 PM

STOWEAWAY


Hairy Keri ???
Isn't that the nickname for Nathan's co-star in "Waitress" ?

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