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Priceless
27-02-18, 09:33 AM
I am currently reading a Giles/Willow fanfic set in S7 and I wondered if there were any Gillow shippers out there? Can anyone see them together as a couple? Willow had a crush on him through high school, and they do have a lot in common, but can you see them as a couple?

flow
27-02-18, 06:54 PM
I absolutely don`t see them as a couple and I don`t think, Willow`s crush on him was serious.

She was in love with Xander, Oz, Tara and Kennedy within seven seasons and I do believe, that she had genuine romantic feelings for everyone of those. There is hardly time and space for a crush on Giles.

I don`t think, they would be well suited. Willow is a very loving, kind and warm person. She is extremely intelligent and powerful, but she is also extremely insecure.

Giles is somehow cute with his tweed jacket and his habit of cleaning his glasses,but that does not change the fact, that he has problems to deal with other peoples emotions and that he can be righteous, arrogant and biased. Jenny with her liveliness could have been a good counterpart for him and she was old enough to stand up against him. But I doubt, that Giles would be able to see and treat Willow as an equal.

Giles also is a loner, whereas Willow is very sociable. She loves her friends and needs to have them around.

Last not least: Is there anything, they have in common ?

flow

GoSpuffy
27-02-18, 08:41 PM
I'd rather see Giles with Anya. The have a shared interest in demon knowledge and magic and merchandising. Anya wouldn't notice when Giles was uncomfortable and just keep on trucking through their relationship but like Jenny she would liven him up.

a thing of evil
27-02-18, 10:03 PM
I can't see it and not necessarily because of age difference or sexual orientation incompatibility. The main issue is that Giles has a manipulative streak. He often withholds information. He often lies. And Willow really, really doesn't like being lied to.

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So that's a deal-breaker.

Fool for Buffy
27-02-18, 11:38 PM
I always saw Giles as a father figure to Willow almost as much as Buffy and was kinda weirded out when I first heard people talk about shipping them. I know Willow makes the comment in Where the Wild Things Are, but I always disregarded it because of how I saw their dynamic the rest of the series.

Priceless
28-02-18, 12:01 AM
I do think they had things in common. They both love research and books and learning, and a shared interest in magic. Both of them went off the rails in a big way when young, but got back on track. Giles may have been as addicted to magic as Willow was. Both seem quite shy and reserved people, both are highly intelligent and both can be as manipulative as each other. Willow definitely has a crush on Giles through high school and I class her as bi, not gay, so orientation and desire aren't an issue.

I much prefer Giles with Anya and I wish so much they had got together on the show. But apart from the age difference and the difference in status which gives Giles the power in the relationship, I'm thinking they could work.