Day 5: Least Favorite Female Character: Veruca
You might be wondering why I decided to go with a lesser known character- one that’s not part of the scoobies.
I guess this entire post will explain why.
the main reason though…
Veruca single handedly turned
WHICH CAUSED THIS:
and if anyone knows what kind of Buffy fan I am… I HATE it when Willow cries. I automatically get in ‘defensive mode’. and want to kill anyone who’s causing her pain. I felt this way about Xander in seasons 2-3. But Veruca really crosses the line with this one.
Let’s get back to Veruca. She, like Oz… is a warewolf.
And I’m not talking about the cute giant version of cuddly puppies you see on Twilight either.
Ok, so the warewolves on Buffy aren’t exactly realistic looking- but despite that, they show that they’re ferocious- can kill- they are dangerous and should be taken seriously.
Anyway, Veruca confesses to Oz that she herself is a warewolf, and she attempt to ‘help’ Oz get in touch with his Animal side.
and he takes responsibility and decides to lock her up with him during the full moon- to which Willow finds them lying together naked the next morning.
She tried to cast a spell on her…
and all these crazy things go down.
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, rewatch Season 4, episode: Wild at Heart. That’ll jog your memory a bit.
Anyway, heading back to Veruca. Her first appearance was in ‘Living Conditions’ -where she had made serious eye contact with Oz.
Huge foreshadowing. Thankfully- Buffy brought an end to her :D
Yes, I hate her character purely because she broke Willow’s heart and cause the break-up of the couple I really wanted to see work well into the end.
But, this is the bad kind of hate. It’s not one of those characters that you ‘love to hate’ (example for me: Joffrey of Game of Thrones)
NO- she’s a character I HATE -there’s no love from me at all.
The worst thing is seeing this side of Willow:
Call me one sided, I don’t care, but Veruca is the worst female character in the Buffy-verse… possibly ALL of Whedon-verse? maybe.
What do you think?