Good evening one and all – these last few days, I’ve been ill, today being no exception, and being sick, I’ve lounged around a bit. I foolishly left this until 11pm, and currently have 41 minutes to get it written. Nope, 40. My theme for themed Thursdays, for now, is my favorite characters. They’re not in any particular order, but they are, in my eyes, spectacular. I also don’t know how many I’ll do. We’ll have to see. For now, enjoy my written opinions on one of my favorite characters of all time; Spike, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Spike, above, is quite possibly, the best character I’m the Buffy franchise, simply because of how varied he is. When we meet him, he plans to kill Buffy, open the hellmouth and suck a lot of blood, then badly 3 seasons later, he’s in love with Buffy. He is, according to what we are meant to believe, a famously strong, killing machine, and he’s a softie inside. Here’s what he has to say about his affection for the Buffster…
“Now, you listen to me. I’ve been alive a bit longer than you. And dead a lot longer than that. I’ve seen things you couldn’t imagine – done things I’d prefer you didn’t. I don’t exactly have a reputation for being a thinker. I follow my blood. Which doesn’t exactly rush in the direction of my brain. I’ve made a lot of mistakes. A lot of wrong bloody calls. A hundred plus years and there’s only one thing I’ve ever been sure of. You.”
He’s educated, dangerous, funny and in it for himself. In the musical episode, ‘Once More With Feeling’, we see him express a few varying viewpoints in just a few minutes. He does a song, which I believe is called ‘Let Me Rest In Peace’, in which he let’s Buffy know that he knows he shouldn’t be alive, that he’s only really around any more because he’s fond of her and it’s killing him. Or at least, that’s what I think he’s saying…
I know I should go
But I follow you like a man possessed
There’s a traitor here beneath my breast
And it hurts me more than you’ve ever guessed
If my heart could beat, it would break my chest
but I can see you’re unimpressed
So leave me be and
Let me rest in peace
He is, quite simply, all over the place, and I love it. He was well cast, well acted and above all, a fantastic Brit.