All The Major Buffyverse Romances, Ranked Worst To Best
1 is Buffy and Spike's strong relationship. Throughout the television show and the comic, the two of them are a notoriously on-again off-again. Illyria, just minutes before finding her fallen kingdom. Despite the best efforts of Angel, Spike, and Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, she managed to fight off all Illyria wished to further explore Fred's relationship with Wesley; however, he rejected any .. Illyria's story shares some similarities to that of Psylocke from Marvel Comics. In the comics, that extended the story of Buffy (and Angel) outside the TV shows, Buffy has had several serious and meaningful relationships.
It also added so much depth, not only to her character, but also to their entire relationship. The bond between them, whether as friends or enemies, made for some of the best stories of the series.
This was, no doubt, because Julie Benz was amazing in the role, but also because of how much fun it was to see Angelus and Darla together. We all thought that Fred would go for Wesley, but Angel tricked us there. Although it was soul crushing to witness her rejection of Wes, there was enough chemistry between Amy Acker and J. August Richards to make fans change their minds about whom Fred should wind up with. They were actually happy for a bit.
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Gunn tried really hard. He bent as far as he could and then he just broke. Gunn committed a murder for Fred, which is what they blamed the breakup on. It was the growing attraction between Fred and Wes.
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Gunn was overtaken by jealousy, but honestly, the guy did have something to be jealous about. Watching them come together was really cute and it seemed like their love might actually survive some pretty insurmountable odds. They were able to move past Eyeghon, the demon Giles raised in his youth, possessing Jenny. After that, there was the hurdle of Jenny having lied to Giles about basically everything. Not only did it prove that Angelus was unequivocally evil, but also that Joss Whedon had no problem delivering a proper gut punch.
Robia LaMorte was incredibly likable and Jenny really fit into the Scooby Gang nicely, so it was sad to see her go. Jenny was the only real relationship we saw Giles have and it was cruelly snatched away from him far too soon.► buffy + angel - happier (15K)
After spending over a thousand years as a demon, Anya had quite a lot to learn about being human. Anya may have had to drag Xander into their relationship kicking and screaming, but she wound up being the love of his life. They grew together, with Anya learning how to be a human and Xander learning how to be a grownup. He did leave her at the alter, but he obviously never moved on and neither did she. Had she not been unceremoniously sliced in half — which we are also still crying about — these two would certainly have gotten back together.
After watching Willow pine for Xander for a season and a half, it was a relief to see her find someone who recognized how amazing she was. Their relationship was both happy and healthy. It was also the most drama-free romance on the show, despite the fact that Oz was a werewolf. They even continued dating when they went to college together.
However, by the time he did, Willow had already moved on — and so had we. That kind of turned the lore of the series on its head. Spike was a monster to everyone but Drusilla and he accepted her just the way she was, crazy and all. For all that, neither of them are normal, but it seems like they finally have the normal, healthy relationship that our girl Buffy deserves.
Unjust politics cause the country to go awry when Buffy and Spike reach the height of their happiness. Of course, it complicates matters. Buffy sees now that shades of gray exist, and humans can be evil while demons can be good.
Those who need protecting need protecting, no matter what they are. Dan Jackson is the colorist.
We love our strong female protagonists at ComicsVerse! I always love to see magic come to life on the page, and this comic certainly delivers a beautiful and dangerous flair. However, what really grabs me is the equal strength between the action and the emotional moments.
In addition to being an open-ended plot device, Joss Whedon has cited the Hellmouth and " High school as Hell " as one of the primary metaphors in creating the series. The high school used in the first three seasons is actually Torrance High Schoolin Torrance, Californiathe same high school used for Beverly Hills, From Season Two more permanent sets were built, including the full interior of Buffy's house, Angel's mansion, Giles' apartment, and extensions to the high school set the addition of a dining hall and commons area.
While the show is mainly a drama with frequent comic reliefmost episodes blend different genresincluding horrormartial artsromancemelodramafarcescience fictioncomedyand even, in one episodemusical comedy. The series' narrative revolves around Buffy and her friends, collectively dubbed the " Scooby Gang ," who struggle to balance the fight against supernatural evils with their complex social lives.
Though elements and relationships are explored and ongoing subplots are included, the show focuses primarily on Buffy and her role as an archetypal heroine.
Gellar described the show as "the ultimate metaphor: It's the hardest time of life. As the series continues, Buffy and her companions fight an increasing variety of demonsas well as ghostswerewolveszombiesand unscrupulous humans. They frequently save the world from annihilation by a combination of physical combat, magicand detective-style investigation, and are guided by an extensive collection of ancient and mystical reference books.
Storylines[ edit ] Season one exemplifies the "high school is hell" concept. Buffy Summers has just moved to Sunnydale after burning down her old school's gym, and hopes to escape her Slayer duties.
Her plans are complicated by Rupert Gilesher new Watcherwho reminds her of the inescapable presence of evil. Sunnydale High is built atop a Hellmoutha portal to demon dimensions that attracts supernatural phenomena to the area.
Buffy befriends two schoolmates, Xander Harris and Willow Rosenbergwho help her fight evil throughout the series, but they must first prevent The Masteran ancient and especially threatening vampire, from opening the Hellmouth and taking over Sunnydale. The emotional stakes are raised in season two. Vampires Spike and Drusilla weakened from a mob in Praguewhich, it is implied, caused her debilitating injurycome to town along with a new slayer, Kendra Youngwho was activated as a result of Buffy's brief death in the season one finale.
Xander becomes involved with Cordeliawhile Willow becomes involved with witchcraft and Daniel "Oz" Osbournewho is a werewolf. The romantic relationship between Buffy and the vampire Angel develops over the course of the season, but after they have sex, Angel's soul, given to him by a Gypsy curse in the past, is lost, and he once more becomes Angelus, a sadistic killer. Kendra is killed by a restored Drusilla.
Angelus torments much of the "Scooby Gang" throughout the rest of the season and murders multiple innocents and Giles' new girlfriend Jenny Calendara gypsy who was sent to maintain Angel's curse. To avert an apocalypse, Buffy is forced to banish Angelus to a demon dimension just moments after Willow has restored his soul. The ordeal leaves Buffy emotionally shattered, and she leaves Sunnydale.
After attempting to start a new life in Los Angeles, Buffy returns to town in season three.
Angel has mysteriously been released from the demon dimension, but is close to insanity due to the torment he suffered there, and is nearly driven to suicide by the First Evil. He and Buffy realize that a relationship between them can never happen; he eventually leaves Sunnydale at the end of the season.
A new watcher named Wesley is put in Giles' place when Giles is fired from the Watcher's Council because he has developed a "father's love" for Buffy; and towards the end of the season, Buffy announces that she will no longer be working for the Council. Early in the season, she meets Faiththe Slayer activated after Kendra's death.
She also encounters the affable Mayor Richard Wilkinswho secretly has plans to "ascend" become a "pure" demon on Sunnydale High's Graduation Day. Although Faith initially works well with Buffy, she becomes increasingly unstable after accidentally killing a human and forms a relationship with the paternal yet manipulative Mayor, eventually landing in a coma after a fight with Buffy.
At the end of the season, after the Mayor becomes a huge snake-like demon, Buffy and the entire graduating class destroy him by blowing up Sunnydale High. Season four sees Buffy and Willow enroll at UC Sunnydale, while Xander joins the workforce and begins dating Anyaa former vengeance demon.
Spike returns as a series regular and is abducted by The Initiativea top-secret military installation based beneath the UC Sunnydale campus. They implant a microchip in his head that punishes him whenever he tries to harm a human. He makes a truce with the Scooby Gang and begins to fight on their side, purely for the joy of fighting, upon learning that he can still harm other demons.
Oz leaves town after realizing that he is too dangerous as a werewolf, and Willow falls in love with Tara Maclayanother witch. Buffy begins dating Riley Finna graduate student and member of The Initiative. Although appearing to be a well-meaning anti-demon operation, The Initiative's sinister plans are revealed when Adama monster secretly built from parts of humans, demons and machinery, escapes and begins to wreak havoc on the town. Adam is destroyed by a magical composite of Buffy and her three friends, and The Initiative is shut down.
During season fivea younger sister, Dawnsuddenly appears in Buffy's life; although she is new to the series, to the characters it is as if she has always been there.
Buffy is confronted by Gloryan exiled Hell God who is searching for a "Key" that will allow her to return to her Hell dimension and in the process blur the lines between dimensions and unleash Hell on Earth. It is later discovered that the Key's protectors have turned the Key into human form — Dawn — concurrently implanting everybody with lifelong memories of her. The Watcher's Council aids in Buffy's research on Glory, and she and Giles are both reinstated on their own terms.
Riley leaves early in the season after realizing that Buffy does not love him and joins a military demon-hunting operation. Spike, still implanted with the Initiative chip, realizes he is in love with Buffy and increasingly helps the Scoobies in their fight.