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Old November 19 2012, 09:31 PM   #129
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Re: Firefly first-time/rewatch (NO SPOILERS, please)

lurok wrote: View Post
Just to up the SF geek ante, she (Inara) reminded me a little of Dune's Bene Gesserit. Please no-one tell me she starts displaying kung-fu skills and mental abilities
That's a really good comparison!

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I think Inara is, basically, a skilled psychologist. There's nothing supernatural there.
I agree with that. It's interesting though that her training allows her to pass through highest levels of diplomacy and power. The possibilities to be more than a sex worker are there and I wouldn't be surprised if some companions are not also spies despite their code most likely forbidding such things.

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