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Old November 20 2012, 09:02 PM   #145
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Re: Firefly first-time/rewatch (NO SPOILERS, please)

Mal's chronological age is irrelevant. He spent a big part of his life fighting a war, and a big part if that commanding others. If he's not old in years, he is in life experience.

The fact that he refers to others as "son" or "boy" only emphasizes his war-weary attitude. I thought it was obvious.
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