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This page is considered an official policy on the Firefly and Serenity Database.

It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that everyone should follow. Except for minor edits, please make use of the discussion page to propose changes to this policy.

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All in-universe articles on the Firefly and Serenity Database must be based on objective canon.

Primary canonEdit

The Firefly primary canon consists of all Firefly-related works that are created with direct input from Joss Whedon. Primary canon currently consists of (in chronological story order):

Also included are the three official companion books written by Whedon, and any comments from Whedon himself pertaining to the story or history of the show. Remarks or interpretations made by cast or crew members (ex. from sources such as Done the Impossible, Finding Serenity, and Serenity Found) should be noted, but not considered canon.

Secondary canonEdit

Secondary canon material is made up of licensed sources in which Whedon was not directly involved. All information presented in secondary canon sources is considered canon unless it contradicts primary canon, in which case, primary canon takes precedence. This includes:

Fan worksEdit

We need to ensure that non-official information cannot be mistaken for official information. Non-official information includes fanfic such as My Own Kind of Freedom, fan webcomics, and other unlicensed works. Theories worked out on discussion forums are not canon, but are fanon and should be avoided, unless the topic relates directly to fans.

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