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Sock puppetry
Three-revert rule

All in-universe articles on the Firefly and Serenity Database must be based on objective canon.

Primary canon[]

The Firefly primary canon consists of all Firefly-related works that are created with direct input from Joss Whedon. Primary canon currently consists of:

Title Date Format
Firefly Sept. 20—Dec. 20, 2002 television series
Serenity: Those Left Behind Jul. 20—Sept. 9, 2005 comic series
R. Tam sessions Aug. 16—Sep. 5, 2005 online videos
Serenity Sept. 30, 2005 feature film
Serenity: Better Days Mar. 12—May 14, 2008 comic series
Serenity: The Other Half Aug. 2008 online comic one-shot
Serenity: Float Out Jun. 2, 2010 comic one-shot
Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale Nov. 3, 2010 graphic novel
Serenity: Downtime Nov 11, 2010 online comic one-shot
Serenity: It's Never Easy May 5, 2012 comic one-shot
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind Jan. 29—Jun. 25, 2014 comic series

Also included are the four official companion books written by Whedon, and any comments from Whedon himself pertaining to the story or history of the show. Remarks or interpretations made by cast or crew members (ex. from sources such as Done the Impossible, Finding Serenity, and Serenity Found) should be noted, but not considered canon.

Secondary canon[]

Secondary canon material is made up of licensed sources in which Whedon was not directly involved. All information presented in secondary canon sources is considered canon unless it contradicts primary canon, in which case, primary canon takes precedence. This includes:

Fan works[]

We need to ensure that non-official information cannot be mistaken for official information. Non-official information includes fanfic such as My Own Kind of Freedom, fan webcomics, and other unlicensed works. Theories worked out on discussion forums are not canon, but are fanon and should be avoided, unless the topic relates directly to fans.