Saturday, April 21, 2012


#5: The Operative - Serenity

The Operative is one of The Alliance’s most deadly assassins in Joss Whedon’s film, Serenity.  He has no problem killing when ordered to do so or when someone interferes with his orders.  However, he isn’t a mindless soldier either.  The Operative operates under a clear code of ethics, and though he acknowledges that he sometimes performs terrible deeds, he truly believes that all his actions are ‘for the greater good.’  His dream is to live in a world ‘without sin.’  Perhaps The Alliance itself would be a better fit for this list, but the truth is that we still know VERY little about the organization.  We can only assume that The Operative is a shining example of The Alliance’s tyrannical malice (though he does have a bit of a change of heart at the end of the film).