September 1, 2003
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Welcome to the Dana Scully Fanlisting!
The purpose of this site is to bring together Philes who like the character of Dana Scully. This site is part of the fanlistings network - a fabulous idea with tons of great sites for people to explore!
About Dana Scully
Dana Scully is one of the best characters on television. Not only is she a tough and intelligent person (as an FBI agent and a pathologist) but she is incredibly caring and loyal to her close friends. On The X-Files, Scully proves that she is not the sidekick to Mulder, but a formidable opponent to the monsters and mutants she and her partner encounter week after week. Her devotion to truth and justice aligns her with Mulder early on, and they continue to strengthen their bond throughout their partnership and friendship.
"Whatever extreme cases I have encountered, I have always viewed through the lens of science." (Avatar)
The main thing one notices about Scully is her devotion to science. In the early days of her and Mulder's partnership, she was more incredulous and sceptical of her partner's theories, but as her experience with paranormal phenomena grew, Scully has become more open-minded. She has learned to trust Mulder's hunches, and his memories.
"Mulder, when I met you five years ago, you told me that your sister had been aliens--that that event had marked you so deeply that nothing else mattered. I didn't believe you, but I followed you on nothing more than your faith that the truth was out there--based not on facts, not on science, but on your memories that your sister had been taken from you. Your memories were all that you had..."--The Red and the Black
The important thing to say here is that Scully still refers back to science, and still believes that science will eventually provide the truth about the currently inexplicable events that she encounters. The grounding that she gives to Mulder's wild theories allows their investigation to progress further towards the truth, not away from it.
"As much as I have my faith, Father, I am a scientist, trained to weigh evidence. But science only teaches us how, not why." (All Souls)
Scully was raised in the Catholic faith. She continues to believe in a higher power even after years of encountering such strange phenomena. You could say it balances her out a bit :) maybe just as being athestic as Mulder is balances out his belief in just about anything else.
"How is it that you're able to go out on a limb whenever you see a light in the sky but you're unwilling to accept the possibility of a miracle?" (Revelations)
Throughout all the hard times that Scully has been through, her best friend and partner Fox Mulder has been through everything with her. Scully sometimes doesn't realise what an asset she is to Mulder as his partner, doubting that her strict rationalism has any benefit to Mulder's work and goals: "You've never needed me. I've only held you back" (FTF). But Mulder knows that Scully keeps him honest and whole - that she saves him. Even knowing this fact, he's tried to protect her from coming to harm by pushing her away, but Scully realises just in time that "If I quit, they win" (FTF). That as a team they are infinitely better than working apart - and neither of them can reach their goals alone.
More quotes by Scully - about Scully:
"I know that the world is full of predators, just as it has always been. And I know that it is my job to protect people from them. And I have counted on that fact to give me faith in my ability to do what I do... I want that faith back... I need it back." (Irresistible)
"Many of the things I have seen have challenged my faith and my belief in an ordered universe. But this uncertainty has only strengthened my need to apply reason to those things that seem to defy it. It was science that isolated the retrovirus Agent Mulder was exposed to and science that allowed us to understand its behaviour. And ultimately, it was science that saved Agent Mulder's life." (End Game)
"Believing is the easy part, Mulder. I just need more than you. I need proof." (Nisei)
"Nothing happens in contradiction to nature, just in contradiction to what we know of it." (Herrenvolk)
"I left behind a career in medicine to become an FBI agent four years ago because I believed in this country; because I wanted to uphold its laws, to punish the guilty, and to protect the innocent. I still believe in this country. But I believe there are powerful men in the government who do not. Men who have no respect for the law and who flaunt it with impunity..." (Tunguska)
"If my work with Agent Mulder has tested the foundation of my beliefs, science has been and continues to be my guiding light. Now I'm again relying on its familiar and systematic methods to arrive at a truth, a fact that might explain the fate that has befallen me. An investigation that began without, now turning within." (Redux)
"There has to be a scientific explanation for this."--Detour (and many, many other episodes!)
"I don't believe in fate. I think we have to choose our own path." (Christmas Carol)
"I've been thinking that maybe we need to explore other possibilities... Well, maybe we need to keep our minds open to extreme possibilities." (Chinga)
"Well I guess I'm done here. You seem to have invalidated your own work. Have a nice life." (Patient X)
"Father, I'm an FBI Agent. I've taken it as my code and purpose to uphold the law, to save lives." (All Souls)
"I was raised to believe that God has his reasons, however mysterious." (All Souls)
"I've seen things, things that have made me question if there aren't larger forces at work here." (All Souls)
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