Throughout the entire series, the crew of our favourite Firefly class ship show all kinds of bravery – courage is not in short supply – but there is one thing that strikes fear into even the stoutest heart, and that is the Reavers.
To say Reavers are horrifically damaged is a crass understatement. If they catch you, they will kill you, rape you and eat you. And if you’re lucky, they’ll do it in that order. These guys are freaky on a scale that’s off every chart. They skim the edges of the ‘Verse in their cannibalised ships that belch out smoke, attacking other ships and raiding communities on terraformed planets, taking what they want with extreme prejudice.
If you encounter Reavers, the best thing you can do is run. Run, and hope and pray that you run fast and far enough to escape them. Because if you don’t, you might live just long enough to regret it!