The Operative: Hired by the Alliance to retrieve River Tam, he is a very smart and able man who has a signature attack on a nerve cluster in the upper back, rendering the victim unable to move. He usually follows this by planting his sword in the ground and having the victim fall onto it. This is used on him when he is not expecting it in the fight between he and Reynolds (minus the sword falling part). He always attempts to use reason before violence. He eventually calls off the Alliance retrieval mission, labeling Simon and River not threats, although he himself says to Reynolds that the Alliance probably won't listen.
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