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Birthday greetings

14th March 2007 (20:50)

Second post in a row with that title!  Many happy returns to the lovely (and sexy, so I'm told) 

quietpoet !

And as a special birthday present, here are my answers to the question:
Pair up the major players in Sunnydale (Buffy, Willow, Xander, Giles, Cordelia, Angel and Spike) with the person you believe in your heart to be their soul mate. You can pair them with each other, other characters from BtVs or AtS or you can say 'unknown'.

 

Buffy: It has to be the only one of her boyfriends who really treated her as an equal, the one who saw the best and the worst of her and loved them both: Parker Clem Spike!

Willow: Oz was too cold; Tara before S6 was too weak (and Tara after gaining self-confidence in S6 would have been perfect, except she was dead by then); Kennedy was just right for that time in Willow's life but not, I think, a soulmate for life; and Buffy was too heterosexual. :) That does leave someone who's equally strong willed, equally in need of redemption, and has so many opposite traits to Willow that - like Buffy and Spike - I think they'd actually spark off each other enough to make it a passionate and compelling, if never tranquil, relationship: Faith.

Xander: I suspect that his friendship with Willow, based on shared interests, shared history and complete trust, would remain stronger than any romantic relationships he would ever form.

Giles: There are fewer candidates for him, but I can't see any reason not to say it would have been Jenny.

Cordelia: Obviously Angel; it was right in front of her and she never realised it until it was too late...

Angel: I think it has to be Darla, although perhaps unsoulmate might be a more apt choice of words. Just look at her, especially in her Angel S2 incarnation, and tell me that Buffy wasn't anything more than a rebound girl... and after her [final] death, it's their son who means more to Angel than anyone else.

Spike: While Buffy would be the obvious choice, I'm more inclined to the heretical view that she was more of a phase in Spike's path of personal growth and redemption, rather than the end goal of that path. Although it might twist around and return to her, someday...

Anybody else want a go?

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Posted by: Chani φ (frenchani)
Posted at: 14th March 2007 21:18 (UTC)
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Buffy: It has to be the only one of her boyfriends who really treated her as an equal, the one who saw the best and the worst of her and loved them both: Spike!

I agree of course!

Willow: Oz was too cold; Tara before S6 was too weak (and Tara after gaining self-confidence in S6 would have been perfect, except she was dead by then); Kennedy was just right for that time in Willow's life but not, I think, a soulmate for life; and Buffy was too heterosexual. :) That does leave someone who's equally strong willed, equally in need of redemption, and has so many opposite traits to Willow that - like Buffy and Spike - I think they'd actually spark off each other enough to make it a passionate and compelling, if never tranquil, relationship: Faith.

Not sure about Faith...Yes they would spark off but it could bring disaster. I think Willow needs someone who would have more balance than Faith, who would be more confident. Willow and Faith are actually very similar, both scared and craving acceptance and love. Willow was my favourite female character when the show began but she didn't progress much eventually.

Xander: I suspect that his friendship with Willow, based on shared interests, shared history and complete trust, would remain stronger than any romantic relationships he would ever form.

I agree again. So maybe Willow and Xander are actually meant to end up together.

Giles: Ethan Rayne of course! But I also think that Willow/Giles could work. They have many things in common but also can complete each other. And she used to have such a crush on him...

Cordelia: Obviously Angel; it was right in front of her and she never realised it until it was too late...

Obviously.

Angel: I think it has to be Darla, although perhaps unsoulmate might be a more apt choice of words. Just look at her, especially in her Angel S2 incarnation, and tell me that Buffy wasn't anything more than a rebound girl... and after her [final] death, it's their son who means more to Angel than anyone else.

Exactly!

Spike: While Buffy would be the obvious choice, I'm more inclined to the heretical view that she was more of a phase in Spike's path of personal growth and redemption, rather than the end goal of that path. Although it might twist around and return to her, someday...

You know thta INquisition is my special field, don't you?

;- )

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 14th March 2007 23:01 (UTC)

I think Willow needs someone who would have more balance than Faith

I see it more that Willow would bring balance to Faith, and Faith would bring unpredictability to Willow. W needs to learn that you can't and shouldn't control peoples' lives, and F needs to learn to trust.

You know thta INquisition is my special field, don't you?

Eppur si muove...

Posted by: Mrs Darcy (elisi)
Posted at: 14th March 2007 22:43 (UTC)
S/B/A by ruuger

I'm more inclined to the heretical view that she was more of a phase in Spike's path of personal growth and redemption, rather than the end goal of that path.
Hmmmm. Now I see what you mean, but I don't see how that 'disqualifies' her. Building your entire life around another person is not healthy, so I think that finding reasons to fight other than Buffy is precisely what *does* make her the best choice. Or in other words - he had to stop being Love's Bitch before he could really understand what mature love was all about.

Of course we can just go with Angel. I'm easy! ;)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 14th March 2007 23:07 (UTC)

I did say the path might twist around and lead back to Buffy anyway. ;)

I just don't think Spike had had his soul long enough on the show to find a mate for it just yet, and that - like Buffy - he still had more baking to do.

("Okay, I'm an onion, okay? I'm not done soaking in icewater yet. I'm not finished becoming... whoever the hell
it is I'm gonna turn out to be. I've been looking for someone to make me feel whole, and maybe I just need to be whole. I make it through this, and the next thing, and the next... maybe one day I turn around and realize I'm ready. I'm an onion flower.")

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