Who's your favorite non-Jenny side character?
THAT’S HONESTLY SO HARD because i’ve gotten invested in so many side characters in the buffyverse totally by accident. right now it’s debbie from that one-off who really should not have died. i want debbie to be happy and in a stable relationship that isn’t necessarily romantic
but also: kendra. holy heck i love kendra. i love faith too but i am still very angry and bitter that kendra got killed off for no real reason other than shock value. like if she had to die (which she so did not) why didn’t they pull a buffy with her and have her die and then come back?? and then we’d have kendra and buffy and faith fighting monsters together. p l e a s e give me that
also harmony is another character who could have (and should have) been explored so much more than she was!! her struggle with morality and an abusive relationship should have gotten way more screen time than it did. there was always this implication that she was too vapid for it to really matter to her that spike treated her poorly, and spike’s treatment of her was played for laughs on more than one occasion. i’d have loved to see more of harmony.
anya and tara also need to go on this list because they totally didn’t get fleshed out as much as they could have been. give us an anya who’s praised by the scoobies for being an eclectic yet useful source of knowledge and history instead of talked down to and looked down on! show us an anya who’s given love and learns to feel guilt and question her own rightness, instead of making her determined obstinacy something for us to laugh at!!
and jfc they did so many things wrong by tara and brushed over willow’s manipulation of her Much Much more than they should. we never get to see any of tara’s flaws; we see her very much through the eyes of the other scoobies. she’s such a good person, but i’d be so interested in finding out more of what makes her a flawed person. seeing her fail a few times but pick herself back up again and learn from it. i just love tara so much and i want her to have a role beyond “Willow’s Girlfriend” but honestly that’s so much of what she is in the show
does lorne count as a side character? because i fuckin love lorne