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Day 6: Favorite Male Character

I spent ages on this trying to choose between Xander and Giles – and then went "Oh yeah. Spike. DUH." Because as much as I love Xander (which I really do), and as much as I squee over Giles being his awesome self, the introduction of Spike was what
a) made BtVS my favourite show (taking the top spot from Firefly)
b) made me instantly go out and buy the complete boxset

I love him.

Easiest question EVER.

Because it's Wesley. Obviously.

I seem to be one of the few people who really liked him on BtVS, and was happy that he was joining the AtS cast (never really cared for Doyle that much). But he only started stealing my heart in The Ring, when he pulled out that crossbow. You see, I like Wesley Wyndam-Pryce; I adore Wes.

Other Wesley-centric that increased my fascination are:
- swearing at Faith, mid-torture
- dressing up at Angel, and gradually becoming more confident in the role
- sending Pylean rebels off to die
- stealing Connor
- countering Justine's attempted attack with "I'll take away your bucket", and her backing down
- the whole Lilah thing (every moment of it)
- breaking Faith out of jail
- being exactly the Watcher Faith needs
- shooting his father
- knee-capping the employee mid-Fred-debacle
- every scene he had with Illyria

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: 2014-06-10 11:49 am (UTC)
slaymesoftly: (Default)
From: [personal profile] slaymesoftly
So much yes to both of these!

Date: 2014-06-10 12:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Xander is my favorite BtVS male character with Giles running second. Wes is my favorite Buffyverse character in total for many of the reasons that you mentioned. Wes manages to have a lot of Giles's virtues/interesting character points (intelligence, sarcastic wit, that fascinating Watcher "do whatever it takes" mentality with its dark) and Xander's virtues/interesting points (uber-bravery, ability to spark with everyone, adorkableness) and also be chock full of his own interesting/positive characteristics as well. It's a heady combo.

Date: 2014-06-10 12:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I should specify that Wes is my favorite *male* Buffyverse character. Willow remains my favorite character period.

Date: 2014-06-10 05:26 pm (UTC)
velvetwhip: (Willow/Angel/Oz)
From: [personal profile] velvetwhip
*shares your Willow love*


Date: 2014-06-10 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Willow love! I will say that Wesley has a better complete arc than Willow. Wesley's darkness felt organic to him and completely non-punitive on his character but instead exploratory rather Willow's S6 arc felt like character bashing. However, Wesley is my second favorite Buffyverse character while Willow is my favorite because Willow more frequently *delights* me. Still, favorites- the both of them.

Date: 2014-06-10 10:16 pm (UTC)
velvetwhip: (Willow/Angel/Oz)
From: [personal profile] velvetwhip
You and I could not agree more. Season 6's Willow arc felt so completely wrong to me.


Date: 2014-06-10 05:26 pm (UTC)
velvetwhip: (Love)
From: [personal profile] velvetwhip
I enjoyed reading your reasons for loving Wesley.


Date: 2014-06-12 01:47 pm (UTC)
ext_1707915: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, I so agree)
Spike was the reason why I went from "ok, maybe I will continue watching this show..." to "YES! I will watch it!!!"
And Wesley in 'Angel' had the similar effect on me (only maybe not from the first his episode, but from "Guise will be guise").


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