Xander's Romantic History
They begin an illicit affair of kissing and groping in closets. Cordelia risked her popularity to date Xander, and admitted to Buffy that she might even love him. The Cordelia/Xander storyline started off as many often do: the popular girl and In Surprise, Xander wants to take Cordelia as his date to Buffy's birthday party. Cordelia Chase is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television series Buffy In "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered", dating someone of Xander's social status causes Cordelia's ostracism . Cordelia does not appear until the twelfth issue, in which she acts as a guide to Angel in his dying moments ; it is.
The Shipper's Manifesto
On the bright side, his luck starts to slightly turn around from there, as he soon manages to find steady work. Better than merely a place to earn a paycheck, this job also brings Xander extremely close to UC Sunnydale, allowing him to keep hanging out with Buffy and Willow, saving the world in their spare time, when applicable.
Question 22 Which tribe infects Xander with ghostly diseases? Chumash Otoe Goshute It never ends for Xander.
Working on an excavation site, Xander accidentally frees the spirit of a vengeful Native American days before Thanksgiving. Naturally, this spirit wants to kill Buffy and all those who celebrate the death of his culture.
Question 23 Which film does Xander suggest the Scoobies watch after defeating Adam? Sure, Buffy, Giles, and Willow are all there for the fun, but do any of them bring movies and repeatedly demand the gang watch them together? Granted, this might be for the better, as none of the movies get watched in the first place, as everyone falls asleep and has creepy dreams about fears and cheese instead. Question 24 Who does Anya rebound with after Xander abandons her?
Andrew Spike Warren Getting left at the alter is more or less the worst fate imaginable for a woman who spent centuries enacting vengeance on men who did things like, well, leave women at the alter. Experiencing firsthand the same pain that inspired Anya to commit countless atrocities, she understood exactly why women wished for her to torture, kill, and maim otherwise innocent men for breaking their hearts.
Question 25 In his own words, how does Xander save the world in the season six finale? Crying Bitching Talking For all his troubles with women on a romantic level, Xander nonetheless remains a fantastic platonic friend to both Willow and Buffy throughout their many adventures together. In a manner of speaking, Xander is also a friend to the entire world, saving humanity on multiple occasions in one way or another.
Thinking fast and keeping it simple, Xander calms the situation like only he can. Question 26 What makes Xander break things off with Anya for good?
She runs for mayor. She gets turned into a vampire. She tries to kill Buffy. She resumes being a vengeance demon. Despite the fact he left her at the alter, Anya maintains her strong feelings for him until the very end of the series. By and large, Xander reciprocates these emotions, though he also must have had a reason for walking out on the wedding in the first place.
Even after this moment happens, the two still profess love for one another, albeit wholly removed from the context of a relationship. Question 27 Which former best friend does Xander kill in the first episode? To make this happen, he had the main characters learn the same lesson.
Most fans know that Xander and Willow had been friends for years before ever meeting Buffy, yet what some tend to forget is the fact a third BFF had long been in the picture, as well.
Bliss Being a teenage boy, Xander unsurprisingly finds himself attracted to countless females populating his every day life, and with little ability to control his urges in admitting as much.
Xander/Cordelia (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) - The Shipper's Manifesto
Unfortunately for the poor guy, his longstanding crush on Buffy goes unrequited, and no one else seems to show any interest in the kid…until one of his teachers suddenly asks for his help after class, and does so in the suggestive way that only happens in adult movies. Describing this evolution, Carpenter comments, "When I first started playing Cordelia, she wasn't nice. She has really deepened and has a stronger sense of responsibility. She's a team player, which was not the case in the beginning.
Heroic, vulnerable, just angry, possessed, funny — I get to be all those different things rolled into one. Getting this role, in hindsight God I made a good decision, or they did. Manners describes Cordelia as a "rich gal whose family ended up losing everything to the IRS. So in episode one of Angel, Cordelia showed up in LA trying to start a career as an actress because her family was in jail, actually.
It is from this episode Cordelia is also forced to mature as she mourns the death of Doyle, whose visions serve as a painful reminder of him.
The first-season finale saw Cordelia's visions inflict all the suffering of the human world upon her, and to effectively act this, Carpenter's acting coach showed her pictures of real human pain as motivation. The scene took over eight hours to film, and Carpenter was relieved when it was over. We have to help them. The episode " Birthday " saw her being offered the chance to live a life where she never met Angel, but her inner desire to help others sees her sacrifice this life and her humanity to become a half-demon who can better withstand the visions she carries.
Carpenter began to train extensively with the show's stunt co-ordinators both to learn how to fight and to handle weaponry. Also in this episode, she and Angel both realize they have fallen for one another, but their love goes unconsummated.
Critically, Jennifer Crusie considers Cordelia's ascension to the heavens at the end of season three to be the "point that the Mutant Enemy Productions writers evidently lost their minds".Willow/Xander/Cordelia - You Belong With Me
She goes on to describe how Cordelia's compliance with Skip seems entirely out of character. The storyline was controversial with fans, and Carpenter has admitted hating how a possessed Cordelia seduced Angel's teenage son.
Carpenter has said, "I'm in denial about that whole storyline.
At a convention he admitted that the season four storyline "freaked him out. The episode sees Carpenter dressed in black, while Benz appears in heavenly white as she becomes the voice of reason and morality.
DeKnightwho wrote and directed the episode, felt this was a brilliant role-reversal for both actresses as Carpenter is accustomed to playing the benevolent Cordelia where Darla is normally seen as a sinister vampire. Crusie discusses what she felt were the flaws in the execution of the fourth season, It's that she betrays the man she trusts above all others and who trusts her absolutely; it's that she seduces a boy she once diapered; it's that she dresses like a drag queen and talks like a Dynasty reject.
It's that she's not Cordy, and what might have been fun to watch had we been let into the secret before the Beastmaster seduced Connor becomes the extended rape and death of a much-beloved character. They see the send-offs of Cordelia, Fred and other characters as part of a pattern of highly gendered "elaborated abjection" seen in Angel.
They also see Cordelia's possession in season four as part of a recurring pattern: Cordelia even remarks on this, as Hills and Williams quote her as she remarks on her "status as a violated and devalued character"; Cordelia states, "If you ever figure out how to get us out of here, I want you to find me a dimension where some demon doesn't want to impregnate me with his spawn! Continuing, they say that in fact, there is no meaningful connection between the "real" Cordelia and Jasmine, as the Cordelia who did those bad things is killed the moment Jasmine is, "and the 'true' Cordy wakes up from her coma".
Fred, on the other hand, who internalizes her own privilege and cannot express it except in terms of insecurity and awkwardness, has her body devoured from the inside by the demon Illyria. It is also noted by critics that, in the fifth season, "it doesn't take long for Illyria to become a version of Cordelia, giving everyone the cold and honest truth whether they want it or not".
Whedon explains this episode presents an ideal opportunity to—through Cordelia, who was "there at the beginning"—ask of Angel, "Where are you now?
Where were you when you started and where are you now and how do you feel about that? He adds, "This turned out to be a Godsend because Charisma was fantastic. The scene was never shot because "the shock of seeing her up and around after a 9-month coma was enough.
We just didn't want to tip it too soon," says Fury. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Swyden teleplayReza Badiyi director When Oz asks for a drink, Willow and Xander both reach for the cup but end up touching hands. When they touch hands, they immediately pull back knocking some drinks out of people's hands onto the floor. It causes Cordelia to question why their so hyper and acting strange. While researching for Giles, Willow says that her eyes are blurry and she starts rubbing her temples but after watching Willow rub her temples Xander's hands come up from behind her and start rubbing them for her.
Willow tells him to stop and after ignoring her for a while Xander stops but then Willow pulls Xander in for a kiss. They continue kissing until Giles addresses them with his back turned and they stand up both rubbing their lips.
Xander comforts Willow after she received her SAT scores by running his hand through her hair and wrapping his arm around her shoulder before getting interrupted by Cordelia and Oz.
Willow and Xander talk about their double-date and how Cordelia and Oz are going to know that they have been cheating. Which causes Xander to ask if he can kiss Willow's earlobe which her answer is no then yes then no again. Xander then combs his fingers through Willow's hair and tells her that he wishes he wasn't so attracted to her.