Zoë Alleyne Washburne was a Browncoat born February 15, 2484, “Vesselside”. Zoë served in the Unification War under SergeantMalcolm Reynolds for two and a half years, and was one of the few to survive the Battle of Serenity Valley. Zoë continued under his command on his spaceship, Serenity, as first mate, and was the wife of pilotHoban Washburne. A loyal second-in-command and a tough, deadly fighter, Zoë was the only member of Mal’s crew to regularly call him “sir”, while taking orders as if receiving them from a superior officer.
The thing I love about Zoe’s character is that she’s often the voice of reason and has this quiet, dry wit. She’s confident, powerful and quietly hilarious.