She looked out, the three were firing, she ducks back and the three duck down.
She looked at Kaylee, grabs the gun, and without looking, fires three times, nailing each soldier, I could have sworn, in the head as they popped back up.
Just forced myself to watch the 'fight against Reavers' sequence. Again, no evidence of precog, at least not that I saw. She's just really skilled, and basically waves her blade at anything near her and it falls over. While she dodges.
Something Tim Drake could easily accomplish against the Reavers in a similar situation, if he used a couple of blades.
The punch does count, I suppose.
But concidering, other tha that, she danced through the place and got the only unauthorized gun (which she in no way could of known about before hand) and outdrew Mal, something else was at work there.
Tim Drake would have smoked those guys.
I have the shooting sequence.
All three guards are not ducking down. River sticks her head out. They shoot at her. They are not shown to duck. She says 'Can't look, can't look', shoots three times, they all die.
The first guy takes the bullet in the chest - he's just standing there and gets hit, he's not popping back up. We don't see where the other two take the bullets - but we don't see any headshots.
So where's the precog?
That's what I get for relying on my memory. Good finds, Sharp.
There still her predicting the Reaver attack when Mal and co. were robbing the bank well ahead of the reavers actually landing (they were still in high orbit).
Precognition, sure! But is it 'combat precog'? Having a vision of an event (like a seer) is a lot different from 'that guy's going to dodge left and throw a kick, while his buddy is going to try to tackle me'.There still her predicting the Reaver attack when Mal and co. were robbing the bank well ahead of the reavers actually landing (they were still in high orbit).
We didn't really see any 'combat precog' from River, from where I stand. Just fantastic training/skill, great battlefield awareness, spacial awareness similar (but to a lesser extent) to Cyclops', levels of strength and hitting power one wouldn't expect from a girl her size, etc.
She was a top fighter for her universe, no doubt about it.