The Firefly and Serenity Database

Emma Washburne

860pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Add New Page Talk0
Tumblr n0ai29oDNu1qbnz08o4 1280.png
Emma Washburne
Biographical information

2518 or 2519


None, born on Serenity



Eye color


Hair color



Hoban Washburne (Father)
Zoe Alleyne Washburne (Mother)

Ship(s) captained or crewed


Emma Washburne is the daughter of Zoe Washburne and her deceased husband Hoban Washburne. Born in Serenity approximately nine months following the discovery of Miranda, her birth caused medical complications for Zoe. The consequences of such is explored in the comic mini-series Serenity: Leaves on the Wind.


Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 9.58.38 AM copy 2

Zoe holding new born Emma, surrounded by the crew

Nine months after the discovery of Miranda, the crew's outing of it, as well as her father's death, Emma Washburne was born in Serenity's infirmary. Delivered by resident medic, Simon Tam, she was born healthy and was promptly named Emma by her mother -- although Zoe first did joke about naming the baby Hoban after Emma's late father. Unfortunately, Emma's birth arrived with complications, specifically internal bleeding for Zoe. 

After Zoe is left behind at the hospital, the crew (mostly Kaylee and Inara) switch off caring for her. She sleeps in Kaylee and Simon's bunk.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Zoe's pregnancy isn't a new concept to the Firefly 'verse. In fact, Zoe has appeared very pregnant in the previous comics Float Out and It's Never Easy .
  • Zack Whedon (writer of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind) discussed on the matter of Emma's name that: "“I just remember [the name Emma] feeling appropriate to the world of ‘Firefly’ and ‘Serenity,’ " Whedon said. "I wanted something that just felt sort of lovely and unaffected by all the terrible things that these people have gone through. Something pure.”


Also on Fandom

Random Wiki