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  • Let's hear it for the little guy!

    And no, I don't necessarily mean Jonathan. Though it could be him, because the question is...Who's your favourite side character (ie not one of the Scoobies, and discounting Buffy's boyfriends, because people talk far too much about them...maybe I should make a list of who you're not allowed....yup, here's the list...who do you like APART from Buffy Willow Xander Giles Spike Angel Anya Cordy Riley and Dawn. Oh and Tara. Hmm...I think that's my list of no nos!) and why?

    Are you partial to Andrew, lord of the geeks? Or maybe Faith, the dark slayer on the rocky road to redemption? Or even Kendra, the slayer who caught a bad break and never got to (one assumes) kiss a boy? Or perhaps you prefer the more recherche and obscure...Whistler, perhaps? Or Rack? Or....I'm having too many ors, YOU pick one


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    We're having Buffy chat. I never do that any more.

    You haven't got Oz on your list of not-allowed, therefore my answer becomes a little easier.

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    • #3
      It's definitely Faith for me! Apart from Spike, she is my favourite character. I'm a sucker for bad girls getting redeemed and Faith fits that character. I love that she has this rough exterior but underneath is pretty screwed up. Although I have to say that I prefer Faith's character on Ats, she seemed to fit much better there than on BTVS and Angel definitely understood her better than anyone on BTVS ever could.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Llywela View Post
        We're having Buffy chat. I never do that any more.

        You haven't got Oz on your list of not-allowed, therefore my answer becomes a little easier.
        Damn, you know I just forgot him, right? Sneaky! Ok, so, since he slipped through the net like the sly wolf he is....why is he your fave?

        It's definitely Faith for me! Apart from Spike, she is my favourite character. I'm a sucker for bad girls getting redeemed and Faith fits that character. I love that she has this rough exterior but underneath is pretty screwed up. Although I have to say that I prefer Faith's character on Ats, she seemed to fit much better there than on BTVS and Angel definitely understood her better than anyone on BTVS ever could.
        That's a good point...some characters are interesting on one show, but amazing on another. Wesley is the same for me...I found him amusing on Buffy, but on Angel, he was oddly even funnier, when they stopped playing him purely for laughs. The ep where he has to impersonate Angel is actually a lot funnier, I think, than him purely being an officious prat on Buffy.

        Andrew's still my favourite minor character, because almost everything that comes out of his mouth is hilarious, and I remember it more than a lot of minor characters. For instance, I was watching Gilmore Girls the other day, season 6, and Lorlelai makes Luke drink Zima, and in my head I was going "Can I have a cool refreshing Zima?", with Buffy's response of "No Zima!" I didn't realise Zima was booze when I heard Andrew say it and naughty booze hound Andrew is even better

        Other than Andrew, I'm fond of Harmony. Again, she brings the funny, and there's something about her that's inexorable...she's got the same quality as Anya (or Paris on GG)...you can hurt her feelings, but she'll always bounce back somehow, water off a duck's back.


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        • #5
          Now that I think of it, I admit to being strangely fond of Harmony. I don't quite understand it (and a lot of it that I do understand has to do with her appearances on Angel), but she seems oddly cool. She tries her hardest, and no one ever gives her a break.
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          • #6
            LOL @ Wolfie starting Buffy discussions!
            (And me actually replying.. that's a while!)

            My fav side character has to be... either Oz or Faith. I love them both!

            They were both strong characters that had character development, even though they didn't have a big part in the show. We learned quite a lot of both of them. Faith and her struggle through her youth, her dissapointments and how she was looking for a place to belong. It was 'funny' how the affair with Gwendolyn Post got to her. That she trusted her and then she turned out to be evil, how that effected her to push her a bit more to the dark side, I thought that was remarkable.
            She was obviously looking for a mother or father figure. Something also shown by her relationship with The Mayor.

            Oz was such a sweet, caring character. But also with a very dark side (the wolf...). It was good to see how they brought more levels to him with the wolf, with the relationship with Willow, the caring, the jealousy, how he forgave her. And everything.

            Love them!

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            • #7
              Jonathan just bcuz i felt his pain when Andrew Killed him i even cried bcuz i never thought that would be the end for him,Andrew at first he was weird to me but in season 7 after Buffy & the gang captured him & i start to like him & his geeky ways in helping the Buffy.
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              • #8
                im gonna go for:

                ethan rayne - my favourite little bad, sly,self serving and cowardly servant of chaos. Its always interesting when ethans in town and it seems he could be moving a little more centre stage as we speak.
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                • #9
                  I really thought that Sunday was very entertaining, and should have been used in more than one episode. Katherine Towne was hilarious in that role.

                  Since she's allowed, I'll say Jenny, also. That's not all that sophisticated, I just think Robia LaMorte is probably the most beautiful woman in the cast at any point.
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                  • #10
                    Too many to list! Off the top of my head, I would say Faith and Wesley... and Andrew, Harmony, Jonathan, Jenny... like I said, too many.

                    Like KingofCretins, I also would have loved to see more of Sunday. She probably would have made a far more interesting Big Bad then Adam. And I also agree with what he has to say about Robia - she is stunning! All superficial reasons aside, I would have to say that her death really shocked me more than any other death on Buffy, mostly because as the series progressed, I had gotten used to the fact that no one was safe and could drop dead at any time. Jenny was the first shocker, for me at least. I really loved the whole gypsy connection.
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                    • #11
                      My mind goes to Andrew first, but then I think of some of the others listed here: I wouldn't say Faith, in my heart she's one of the main crew, but for sure people like Wes, Harmony, Anne springs to mind as a bit player who had a sympathetic nature.

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                      • #12
                        I'd say we needed more Trio scenes. I loved those three, what with Warren's psychological problems (or just ruthlessness) combined with Andrew's geekiness and Jonathan's uncertainty about what he wants to do. Plus, Bond discussion > all.

                        Harmony was also great in s4-5 as the wannabe big bad.
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                        • #13
                          Faith, I love her character so much and wish we had more of her. However, in saying that I can't help but wonder if I love her character so much because I don't have enough of her. I think she could be like Spike, great in small doses but after a while too much screen time kind of just ruins the character.

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                          • #14
                            Wow... So hard to choose! I had decided on Andrew, and then someone said Faith, and then Harmony... OZ! I liked them all. I love characters that go against the "main stream". Someone who is not just the vanilla good guy (not that there's anything wrong with that). They are usually mult-layered and complex, and the chance for any character's redemption is always an attractor for me.
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                            • #15
                              I'm gonna have to make a list.

                              - Andrew
                              I just LOVE him, I found him so funny and he just made the scene light up when it was all dark/killing around the scoobies. I loved him. Also with his crush on Spike, it made it even more funnier.

                              - Oz
                              - Wesley
                              - Jonathan
                              - Harmony, she annoyed me a fair bit but in some scenes, she was great.
                              - Buffy/Spike - Rory/Jess - Blair/Chuck - Bones/Booth - Izzy/George - Veronica/Logan - Kate/Jack -

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                              • #16
                                As much as I didn't care for the potentials and their overuse, I would have liked more Annabelle and more Chloe. Annabelle was the only one of the first set of potentials that I liked.

                                I would have loved to see Shannon get more to do between "Dirty Girls" and "Chosen". Something about her encounter with Caleb and the fact that she was up and fighting a week later (in Sunnydale timeline) makes her cool to me.
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                                • #17
                                  Mine has got to be Oz. I loved him from the get-go and I loved him even more because of the way he was around Willow (well before the wolf took over, I suppose). I loved how he never really talked a lot but when he did, it was worth listening to....

                                  I also really loved Jenny Calendar and I wish she'd got to stick around for longer but I see how it was important for the other character's development and especially Giles's I guess that Angel killed her.

                                  I liked Harmony too but I can't remember if I liked her on Buffy or if I only started really liking her on Angel. So scratch that
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                                  • #18
                                    Other than the obvious, like Andrew and Faith, I'd have to say Kennedy is one of my favorite side characters. There's something about her that I really admired, her confidence. She stated her opinion and if other didn't care, she could careless.
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                                    • #19
                                      It takes a brave man to defend Kennedy I thought I'd like her, I liked her in "Bring on the Night" (liked Annabelle more, though). I didn't really detest her until she started acting like she'd been in this thing since the beginning, calling a frightened girl a "maggot" for not picking up martial arts training provided en masse by a non-expert, and climbing all up and down Buffy and *then* Faith because she wasn't automatically getting her way.

                                      Another few appearances by Willie would have been cool. I thought it would have been more fun to see him in "Potential" than Clem. I wouldn't have minded a Whistler appearance in Season 7 to provide some exposition, either.
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                                      • #20
                                        I've always thought along your whistler lines KOC however I see him more at the end of Angel rather than Buffy.

                                        That said, The idea of Whistler with the whole balance thing is aa very interesting idea but i don't think he is that strong as an actual character.

                                        I would of liked to of seen that invisible girl again just to tie the whole government thing off.
                                        Also I would of loved to have seen dracula get serious and act like a proper threat.
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