Firefly: A Fistful of Credits
You can’t have completely clueless fighters in a coliseum, its poor entertainment. So it’s up to Dwayne Jacobs to make sure that the captives were worth the investment in acquiring them. Originally a prisoner of war he survived numerous fights and threatened to succeed in winning his freedom, though this was before the reavers were used. Before he could be freed the proprietors ‘promoted’ him to his honored position so that he could serve to both make money and as a symbol that the Alliance had broken all that stood before them. His resentment only feeds his determination to help mold a champion and one day bring an end to the hell he lives in.