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Day 5: Least Favorite Female Character

BtVS
While there are an awful lot of one-episode characters I could pick on, I think that'd be cheating. So, for female characters who made more than one appearance... and weren't the villain...

Miss Calendar. Sorry, guys.

I mean, I thought she was nice. And I liked her being around. But... meh?

I only really liked her because of Giles's reactions to her. I liked watching him blush, and get awkward, and not know how to deal with her. And, when she died, I was upset – because of what it did to Giles. Not because of what it did to her.


AtS
Here's the thing. There is often a big difference between how characters are on AtS, and how they are on BtVS. They're going through different things, they're dealing with different apocalypses, and they're being written by different writers. Sometimes, a character can be split neatly into their Sunnydale-half and their LA-half, without much in common between them.

...I loathed Cordelia on AtS. Especially after season 1.

It's a bit unfair of me, because I quite liked her on BtVS. All the props to snarky, high-school Cordy. She's awesome. But Ms Vision-having, Angel-comforting, Heart-of-the-team, Saint Cordelia herself is a total pain, and makes me roll my eyes almost every time she's on screen.

Can't stand her. And in my episode rewatch she's about to end up in an end-of-pregnancy coma, so HA.




Day 1: Favorite Season
Day 2: Favorite Episode
Day 3: Favorite Song Used In An Episode
Day 4: Favorite Female Character
Day 5: Least Favorite Female Character
Day 6: Favorite Male Character
Day 7: Least Favorite Male Character
Day 8: Favorite Friendship
Day 9: Favorite Romance
Day 10: Least Favorite Season
Day 11: Least Favorite Romance
Day 12: Least Favorite Episode
Day 13: Favorite Potential Slayer
Day 14: Favorite Female Villain
Day 15: Favorite Male Villain
Day 16: Episode You Like That Everyone Else Hates
Day 17: Character You Relate To The Most
Day 18: Character Who Didn’t Get Enough Screen Time
Day 19: Character You Like That Everyone Else Hates
Day 20: Best Spike-centric Episode
Day 21: Best Willow-centric Episode
Day 22: Best Xander-centric Episode
Day 23: Two Characters You Wanted To Get Together That Never Did
Day 24: Hottest scene
Day 25: Favorite Buffyverse Saying
Day 26: Favorite Scooby Moment
Day 27: Cutest Moment
Day 28: Character You Love To Hate
Day 29: Episode You Hate That Everyone Else Loves
Day 30: What You Think Made Buffy So Great


Date: 2014-05-03 05:40 pm (UTC)
velvetwhip: (Die!)
From: [personal profile] velvetwhip
*whispers* I'm not a Cordelia fan either.

Gabrielle

Date: 2014-05-05 08:24 am (UTC)
thirdblindmouse: The captain, wearing an upturned pitcher on his head, gazes critically into the mirror. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thirdblindmouse
I like AtS!Cordelia, but I consider the third season to be character assassination. Demon ascencion or not (preferably not :P), Cordelia is not that much of a sweetie.

Date: 2014-05-06 05:34 pm (UTC)
thirdblindmouse: The captain, wearing an upturned pitcher on his head, gazes critically into the mirror. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thirdblindmouse
I've seen it happen many times, and it's a danger that particularly seems to threaten flawed female characters. See also what was happening to Fred in season 5, or what happened to Chloe Sullivan, a marvelously driven, petty, jealous character on Smallville until she suddenly flipped a switch and became perfect supporto-girl in the later seasons.

Date: 2014-05-05 04:25 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Very refreshing to see some anti-Cordelia on LJ. I like Cordelia in S1 and early S2 of AtS- although, it's annoying that her selfish actions are just painted as adorbs without any darkness. See her leaving Faith for Angel and just tortured!Wesley to deal with after she scammed a paid vacation out of Angel because *she* didn't want to deal with anticipated Faith-murderous violence.

But she's out and out infuriating on every level once Angel decides to make her his Romantic Lead in late S2.

Disagree on Jenny. I like her a lot.

Date: 2014-05-06 10:17 am (UTC)
ext_1707915: (Default)
From: [identity profile] rbfvid.livejournal.com
Exactly my thoughts about AtS Cordelia.
Besides, Angel going evil was cool. Willow going evil was cool. Wesley going evil (ok, more "dark" than "evil") was cool. Cordelia going evil... was very lame.

Date: 2014-05-06 05:39 pm (UTC)
thirdblindmouse: The captain, wearing an upturned pitcher on his head, gazes critically into the mirror. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thirdblindmouse
It wasn't even her. Cordelia didn't really exist in season 4. First we got amnesiac Cordy, then possessed Cordy, then comatose Cordy.

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