Willow Danielle Rosenberg is a fictional character created for the fantasy television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer — Willow plays an integral role within Buffy cazavampiros latino dating inner circle of friends—called the Scooby Gang —who support Buffy a teenager gifted with superhuman powers to defeat vampires, demons, and other evil in the fictional town of Sunnydale.
The series begins as Buffy, Willow, and their friend Xander are in 10th grade and Willow is a shy, nerdy girl with little confidence. She has inherent magical abilities and begins to study witchcraft; as the series progresses, Willow becomes more sure of herself and her magical powers become significant if inconsistent. Her dependence on magic becomes so consuming that it develops into a dark force that takes her on a redemptive journey in a major story arc when she becomes the sixth season's main villain, threatening to destroy the world in a "Buffy cazavampiros latino dating" of grief and rage.
The Buffy series became extremely popular and earned a devoted fanbase;
Buffy cazavampiros latino dating intelligence, shy nature, and vulnerability often resounded strongly with viewers in early seasons. Of the core characters, Willow changes the most, becoming a complex portrayal of a woman whose powers force her to seek balance between what is best for the people she loves and what she is capable of doing.
Her character stood out as a positive portrayal of a Jewish woman and at the height of her popularity, she fell in love with another woman, a witch named Tara Maclay. Buffy cazavampiros latino dating became one of the first lesbian couples on U. Despite not Buffy cazavampiros latino dating a titular character, Willow Rosenberg holds the distinction of having the second largest number of appearances on episodes of Buffy and the spin-off series Angel.
Alyson Hannigan appeared as Willow in all episodes of Buffyas well as guest appearances "Buffy cazavampiros latino dating" three episodes of the spinoff Angelfor a total of on screen appearances over the course of both series. She is also featured in an animated series and video game, both of which use Hannigan's voice, and the comics Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight —Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season NineBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season Tenand Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven which use Hannigan's likeness and continues Willow's storyline following the television series.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer often simplified as Buffy was originally conceived by Joss Whedon for a feature film. However, in its development Whedon felt it some of the quirkiness he considered was the heart of the project, and it was not received as well as he liked.
He began to develop for television the concept of a fashion-conscious girl named Buffy, who is imbued with superhuman abilities and attends a high school situated on a portal to hell. A half-hour pilot was filmed starring Riff Regan as Willow, but it was eventually left unaired and network executives requested that Regan be replaced.
Willow's character demanded that she be shy and unsure of herself, and the casting department "Buffy cazavampiros latino dating" some difficulty finding actors who could portray this effectively and still be likable. She later stated in an interview, "I didn't want to do Willow
Buffy cazavampiros latino dating someone who's feeling sorry for herself.
Especially in the first season, she couldn't talk to guys, and nobody liked her.
I was like, 'I don't want to play somebody who's down on herself. In the of the series, Hannigan used her own experiences in high school—which she called "overwhelmingly depressing"  —to guide her portrayal of Willow: Basically it was a miserable experience, because you're a walking hormone in this place that is just so cruel.
There were times that were OK, but it's not the little myth that high school is the best years of your "Buffy cazavampiros latino dating." And Alyson has that. She definitely has a loopiness I found creeping into the way Willow talked, which was great. To an extent, all the actors conform to the way I write the character, but it really stands out in Willow's case.
The Buffy television series first aired mid-season in Marchalmost immediately earning positive critical reviews. She grows faint at the sight of monsters, but quickly forms a friendship with Buffy Summers Sarah Michelle Gellar and is revealed to have grown up as friends with Xander Nicholas Brendon.
They are mentored by the school librarian who is also Buffy's WatcherRupert Giles Anthony Stewart Headwho often works closely with Willow in researching the various monsters the group encounters. Joss Whedon found that Hannigan was especially gifted reacting with fear calling her the "king of pain" and Buffy cazavampiros latino dating responded strongly when she was placed in danger, needing to be rescued by Buffy. Willow in various predicaments became common in early Buffy cazavampiros latino dating. In the second season when the characters are in 11th grade, Willow becomes more sure of herself, standing up to the conceited Cordelia Chase Charisma Carpenterand approaching Xander, on whom she has had a crush for years, although it is unrequited as Xander is in love with Buffy.
Seth Green joined the cast during the second season as Oza high school senior who becomes a werewolf, and Willow's primary interest. The show's popularity by early was evident to the cast members, and Hannigan remarked on her surprise specifically.
She really is what a lot of high-schoolers are like, with that awkwardness and shyness, and all those adolescent feelings. At the end of the second season, Willow begins to study magic following the murder of the computer teacher and spell caster Jenny Calendar Robia LaMorte. Willow is able to perform a complicated spell to restore the soul of Angela vampire who is also Calendar's murderer and Buffy's boyfriend. During the third season three episodes explore Willow's backstory and foreshadow her development.
In " Gingerbread ", her home life is made clearer: Sunnydale falls under the spell of a demon who throws the town's adults into a moral panic, and Willow's mother is portrayed as a career-obsessed academic who is unable to communicate with her daughter, eventually trying to burn Willow at Buffy cazavampiros latino dating stake for being involved in witchcraft;  her father is never featured.
In " The Wish " a vengeance demon named Anya Emma Caulfield grants Cordelia's Buffy cazavampiros latino dating that Buffy never came to Sunnydale, showing what would happen if it were overrun with vampires. In this alternate reality, Willow is an aggressively bisexual vampire. In a related episode, " Doppelgangland ",
Buffy cazavampiros latino dating meets "Vamp Willow", who dresses provocatively and flirts with her.
Willow chooses to attend college with Buffy in Sunnydale although she is accepted to prestigious schools elsewhere. Her relationships with Buffy and Xander become strained as they try to find their place following high school. Willow becomes much more confident in college, finally finding a place that respects her intellect, while Buffy has difficulty in classes and Xander does not attend school.
Willow's relationship with Oz continues until a female werewolf appears on the scene, aggressively pursuing him, and he leaves town to learn how to control the wolf within. She becomes depressed and explores magic more deeply, often with powerful but inconsistent results. She joins the campus Wicca group, meeting Tara Maclay, eventually falling in love with and choosing to be with her even when Oz returns to Sunnydale after apparently getting his lycanthropic tendencies under control.
Each season the Scoobies face a villain they call the Big Bad. In the fifth season, this is a goddess named Glory Clare Kramer that Buffy is unable to fight by herself.
The writers of the series use elements of fantasy and horror as metaphors for real-life conflicts. The series' use of magic, as noted by religion professor Gregory Stevenson, neither promotes nor denigrates Wiccan ideals and Willow rejects Wiccan colleagues for not practicing Buffy cazavampiros latino dating magic she favors.
Throughout the series, magic is employed to represent different ideas -— relationships, sexuality, ostracism, power, and particularly for Willow, addiction -— that change between episodes and Buffy cazavampiros latino dating. The ethical judgment of magic, therefore, lies in the results: Using it wisely for altruistic reasons is considered a positive act on the series. Through witchcraft, Willow becomes the only member of the group to cause damage to Glory.
She reveals that the spells she casts are physically demanding, giving her headaches and nosebleeds. When Glory assaults Tara, making her insane, Willow, in a magical rage that causes her eyes to turn black, finds Glory and battles her. She does not come from the battle unscathed after all, Glory is a goddess and Willow "just" a very powerful witch and must be assisted by Buffy, but her power is evident and surprising to her friends.
The final episode of the fifth season sees Willow restoring Tara's sanity and crucially weakening Glory in the process. It also features Buffy's death, sacrificing herself to save the world. Fearing that Buffy is in hell, Willow suggests at the beginning of the sixth season that she be raised from the dead.
In a dark ceremony in which she expels a snake from her mouth, Willow performs the magic necessary to bring Buffy back. She is successful, but Buffy keeps it secret that she believes she was in heaven. Willow's powers grow Buffy cazavampiros latino dating she uses telepathy which her friends find intrusive, and she begins to cast spells to manipulate Tara.
After Willow fails Tara's challenge to go for one week without performing magic, Tara leaves her, and for two episodes Willow descends into Buffy cazavampiros latino dating that almost gets Dawn killed. Willow goes for months without any magic, helping Buffy track three geeks called The Trio who grandiosely aspire to be supervillains. In an explosion of rage and grief, Willow soaks up all the dark magic she can, which turns her hair and eyes black.
In the final episodes of the season Willow becomes exceedingly strong, surviving unharmed when Warren hits her in the back with an axe. She hunts Warren, tortures him by slowly pushing a bullet into his body, then kills him by magically flaying him.
Unsatisfied, she attempts to kill the other two members of the Trio but is unsuccessful due to her weakening power. She solves this problem by killing her 'dealer' from earlier in the season and draining him of his magic. When she is confronted by Buffy they begin to fight, only to be stopped by Giles who has borrowed magic from a coven of wiccans. Willow successfully drains him of "Buffy cazavampiros latino dating" borrowed magic, fulfilling his and causing her to feel Buffy cazavampiros latino dating the pain of everyone in the world.
She tries to ease the pain by destroying the world, finally to be stopped by Xander. The seventh season starts with Willow in England, unnerved by her power, studying Buffy cazavampiros latino dating a coven near Giles' home to harness it. She fears returning to Sunnydale and what she is capable of doing if she loses control again, a fear that dogs her the whole season.
Buffy and the Scoobies face the First Evilbent on ending the Slayer line and destroying the world. Potential Slayers from around the globe congregate at Buffy's home and she trains them to battle the First Evil. Willow continues to face her grief over Tara's death and, reluctantly, becomes involved with one of the Potentials, Kennedy Iyari Limon.
In the final episode of the series, " Chosen ", Buffy calls upon Willow to perform the most powerful spell she has ever attempted. With Kennedy nearby, cautioned to kill her if she becomes out of control, Willow infuses every Potential Slayer in the world with the same powers Buffy and Faith have. The spell momentarily turns her hair white and makes her glow—Kennedy calls Buffy cazavampiros latino dating "a goddess"—and it ensures that Buffy and the Potentials defeat the First Evil.
Through the gamut of changes Willow endures in the series, Buffy studies scholar Ian Shuttleworth states that Alyson Hannigan's performances
Buffy cazavampiros latino dating the reason for Willow's popularity: As an actress she is a perfect interpreter Buffy cazavampiros latino dating particular of the bare emotional directness which is the specialty of [series writer Marti] Noxon on form.
Subsequent to Buffy ' s television finale, Dark Horse Comics collaborated with Joss Whedon to produce a canonical comic book continuation of the series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight —11written by Whedon and many other writers "Buffy cazavampiros latino dating" the television series. Unfettered by the practical limitations of casting or a television special effects budget, Season Eight explores more fantastic storylines, characters, and abilities for Willow.
Willow's cover art is done by Jo Chenand Georges Jeanty and Karl Moline produce character artwork and provide alternative covers. Willow appears to Buffy and Xander, who are in charge of thousands of Slayers, a year after the destruction of Sunnydale. Willow reveals a host of new abilities including being able to fly and absorbing others' magic to deconstruct it.
Buffy cazavampiros latino dating explores the time she took away to discover more about her magical powers, under the tutelage of a half-woman half-snake demon named Aluwyn.
Willow is still involved Buffy cazavampiros latino dating Kennedy through Season Eightbut becomes intimate with Aluwyn while they are together. She also continues to deal with grief from Tara's death, and struggles with the dark forces of magic that put her in opposition to Buffy. Buffy cazavampiros latino dating the inception of Willow's character in the first season, she is presented with contradictions. Bookish, rational, naive, and sometimes absent-minded, she is also shown being open to magic, aggressively boyish, and intensely focused.
Willow is malleable, in continuous transition more so than any other Buffy character. She is, however, consistently labeled as dependable and reliable by Buffy cazavampiros latino dating other characters and thus to the Buffy cazavampiros latino dating, making her appear to be stable. In Willow's dream, she moves from an intimate moment painting a love poem by Sappho on Tara's bare back, [note 1] to attending the first day of drama class to learn that she is to be in a Buffy cazavampiros latino dating performed immediately for which she does not know the lines or understand.
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