Q. Favourite female character?
A.I know this is everyone’s answer but how could it not? My favourite female character is Buffy. When Joss Whedon first started making Buffy the Vampire Slayer he wanted the hero to actually be a young woman for the first time in television history. One that didn’t need a strong male hero to save her, a young woman who would save the world and prove anyone can be a hero. Buffy has truly touched me in how much she has grown from season 1 being the witty teenager who just wanted to have a normal life. To the mature woman who accepted her duties, put others infront of herself and ‘saved the world a lot’. I watched Buffy struggle without a father figure though finding love, guidance and wisdom from Giles. Seeing her get her heart broken and feel as if she was worthless and unloved related to my crumbled heart. So many times I would be going through something and not know how I was going to recover. Seeing Buffy going through all these things and coming out a stronger person gave me hope, it gave me a hero. I love and cherish the character of Buffy so much because she gives up so much and cares so deeply for the ones around her.
“It is always different! It’s always complicated. And at some point, someone has to draw the line, and that is always going to be me! You get down on me for cutting myself off, but in the end the Slayer is always cut off. There’s no mystical guidebook, no all-knowing council. Human rules don’t apply! There’s only me. I am the law.”
She tackles so many tragedies through her life and finally realises that she is not alone. When she falls back her friends are there to pick her back up again, many issues and fears Buffy faced relate to so many people. Buffy some how has managed to crawl into my heart when it was broken and built it up again. Because of Buffy I know that people are there for you even if you don’t realise. That no matter how hard life seems, you’ll get through it and that hero’s may come in the form of anyone. Buffy is my hero and she has teached me so many important values and beliefs. That I believe she is the image of what all of us can be if we never back down and always get back up. Buffy Summers saved the world and she saved me.