The character Saffron appeared first in the sixth episode, Our Mrs. Reynolds and made quite an impression on the captain and crew of Firefly.

saffron - firefly

Was she Whedon's spin on the classic femme fatale trope, or was she based on a specific historical or litetary figure?

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    Also known as Mrs Malcolm Reynolds. – Valorum Feb 27 '18 at 17:43
  • She's not based on anyone in partiuclar. Read this (Champs and Tramps): tinyurl.com/y95pmwfb – Tim Feb 27 '18 at 19:06
  • @Tim so you're saying Saffron is whedon's didactic storytelling tool, created after reading too much Plato? Care to write an answer? – user68762 Feb 27 '18 at 19:18
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    Nah, I'm not versed enough in ancient Greek philosophy nor have that much knowledge of Whedon's interests at the time. Just suggesting (from my experience of Whedon's work) that she's likely to be a mixture of tropes with a bit of philosophy thrown in. – Tim Feb 27 '18 at 19:25
  • @Tim yeah, that could be the case. – user68762 Feb 27 '18 at 19:26

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