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Best Whedon character?



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭Nervous Wreck

    Mal at #1 is justice.

    Willow at #2? Laughable. I'd have booted her out and put Wesley in.

    Would have liked to see Anya too. Defo top ten material.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,893 ✭✭✭Hannibal Smith

    Willow was a shocker alright. Spike is way better!

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 81 ✭✭RossPaws

    Buffy and Mal are both my favourites. Sounds obvious, but that's because they deserve it! I also loved Kaylee in Firefly <3

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,551 ✭✭✭Rubecula

    I do like Jayne, hard hitting, hard drinking idiot as he is. But my favourite (from the Buffy series) was Drusilla. Wonderfully played as scatty, mad evil and sexy all in one by Juliet Landau.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,326 ✭✭✭Jason Todd

    Angel and Spike need to be higher, Willow, Dr. Horrible and Fred need to be lower imo. They missed a trick having criteria that leaves out certain characters like Faith and some of the big bads from Buffy/Angel.

    And... no Xander?! :eek:

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16 damad1

    mal, wash, willow and jayne defiantly but where are zoe and inara

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,090 ✭✭✭jill_valentine

    Drusilla was wonderful.

    Spike was great until he wound up turning into some insufferable proto-Edward Cullen from 5th season onwards. Faith is a funny one, she was a great character, but I always felt like Whedon himself never quite "got" her the way some of his writers did. She was a lot of fun in the third season, but it was the two fourth season episodes, and then the Angel ones, that turned her into a living, breathing character of her own rather than just an illustration of something about Buffy.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,982 ✭✭✭✭flazio

    damad1 wrote: »
    mal, wash, willow and jayne defiantly but where are zoe and inara

    In my bunk. :D

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 9,694 Mod ✭✭✭✭Manach

    For the villains I always liked the Mayor of Sunnydale. He was of course an evil maniacal creature of darkness, being a politician, but he had a rounded personality to him and seemed to build a father/daughter relationship with Faith.

  • Registered Users Posts: 44,080 ✭✭✭✭Micky Dolenz

    Angel, Spike and Mal would be in my top 3, probably in that order.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,503 ✭✭✭✭Also Starring LeVar Burton

    Giles - he's just awesome

  • Registered Users Posts: 385 ✭✭Dutchess

    Clearly Firefly and BtVS&Angel are Whedon's major legacy so far. Honourable mention for Dr Horrible. But no Dollhouse. Which I agree with.

    I take issue with the fact that Fred/Illyria is a character because it's not. Fred and Illyria are two different characters who just happened to have lived in the same body.

    Inara was a fascinating character and deserves a place in this top 10. My beloved Tara is missing. Cordelia went through a lot of character development which made her become gradually more interesting in Angel.

    Giles deserves a higher spot imho. His largely unexplored dark past as magic dabbling Ripper and how he became a Watcher from there would make for an epic spinoff:cool:

    I actually appreciate Willow having a high spot. The way they explored addiction through her character was excellent. If I am not mistaken she also had one of the first same sex kisses on mainstream television.

    Making a top 10 is difficult. Whedon breathed life into so many wonderful characters, whose awesomeness often relies on interactions with other characters that it's practically impossible to choose.

  • Registered Users Posts: 53 ✭✭Newhand

    Do we not count characters from SHIELD?

    Ok I can't think of anyone from that apart from Coulson, who isn't a Wheadon character anyway. Nevermind.

  • Registered Users Posts: 85,868 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1

    Jayne should be higher up

    Mal at No. 1 is correct

    I would have River, Kaylee and Doyle in my top 10

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,551 ✭✭✭Rubecula

    If you like Firefly the series is being re-shown on Sci-Fi at the moment.

  • Registered Users Posts: 53 ✭✭Newhand

    Already set to record :)
    Who says I can't watch the whole series again? (and again)

  • Registered Users Posts: 33,444 ✭✭✭✭Penn

    Wesley not in the top 10?