Things you didn't know about Mal and Mal's past:
1.The only wedding where he's been a part of the proceedings never really happened - he was to be the best man at David's wedding after he and Mal came back from the War.
2. Mal's dad left Mal's mom after she stopped him from selling a sizable portion of the family land to pay off debts that were solely on him. When he left, the debts followed him and Ma Reynolds took over the ranch - this was when Mal was about six or seven.
3. (is now established canon) Mal's unit in the War was called the 57th Outlanders.
4. Before Mal gave his cross to Inara, he had carried it in a small wooden box in his safe for the past seven years. He could never manage to get rid of it.
5. (from the book/parts I approve of) Mal burned his Bible for heat after the battle of Serenity Valley.
More will be added as I think of them, or Mal actually talks about something besides post-traumatic stress syndrome with me.
Also: Please tag if you know something about Mal that I should be informed of? Is he better at juggling geese than Wash is? Please tell! xD