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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Characters
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A balancing demon sent by the Powers That Be. Whistler guides Angel into meeting Buffy, and also tries to assist her in stopping Angelus. Later reappeared during the Twilight crisis and its aftermath.
- Balance Between Good and Evil: What he seeks to maintain.
- Big Bad: Steps into this role for Angel & Faith.
- Born of Heaven and Hell: He is the product of an Interspecies Romance between a female pure-blood demon and an agent of The Powers That Be (basically an angel, although not depicted with wings). The Powers and the demons banded together to kill his parents for their transgression, but the Powers spared Whistler to serve as an agent of balance.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Seemed like a pretty harmless 'spiritual advisor' type, but come Season Nine and he's showing off sufficient power to leave Nash and Pearl quivering in fear and punching holes through Angel.
- Cryptic Conversation: Pretty much all he ever says.
- Deadpan Snarker: He's quite a sarcastic fellow.
- Don't Make Me Destroy You: When Angel makes it clear that he will not support Whistler's methods, Whistler loses his temper, puts his fist through Angel's gut, and comes dangerously close to staking him before managing to stop himself, remarking that even after everything that's happened, Angel is still his "favorite kid" and he doesn't want to kill him. However, he nonetheless departs while warning Angel to stay out of his way or he would be forced to.
- FaceHeel Turn: In Season 8 and full blown in Season 9
- Greater-Scope Villain: He is behind the whole Twilight thing in season 8.
- I've Come Too Far: After releasing a magic plague over London, causing people to painfully mutate into monsters, Angel forces him to look at what he's done to innocents in an attempt to get through to him. While he is briefly swayed and appears unsure, Whistler brushes it off, telling Angel that no matter what, he's come too far in his plans to stop now.
- Nice Hat: His Iconic Item.
- Older Than They Look: Whistler is thousands of years old.
- One-Winged Angel: He can take after his demonic parent too, if he feels like it... becoming a Horned Humanoid
- Precognition: Although it is "all outta whack" after the destruction of the Seed of Wonder.
- Redemption Equals Death: Gets to realize the error of his ways after his connection to magic is restored. Tries to contain his own magic bomb, which results in his death.
- Sanity Slippage: Angel bluntly tells him that he believes that being separated from The Multiverse and the Powers since the Seed was destroyed have made him crazy. And he may have a point.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In Season Nine.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: His plan to restore magic, as well as the Twilight arc, would have and will kill billions, but he legitimately believes it's the only way to save the rest of the world.
- What Could Have Been: Whistler was originally supposed to appear in Angel. Drafts of the script of the first episode have Whistler instead of Doyle. Joss Whedon stated that schedule conflicts prevented this from happening.
- Wild Card: He will favor "good" or "evil" depending on which side is getting the upper hand
The original leader of the U.S. military forces aligned with Twilight.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Dropped and never mentioned or seen. Word of God states that the writers forgot about him when replacing him with the second General.
- Co-Dragons: With Amy and Warren.
A Irish warlock and a master of The Dark Arts who joined Twilight's cause in an attempt to survive the end of magic, recruiting Genevieve Savidge to kill all the other Slayers.
- Arc Villain: For No Future For You.
- Dragon with an Agenda: He ostensibly works for Genevieve, except he really isn't loyal to her and is just using her to further his own goals.
- Evil Counterpart: To Giles.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Giles uses a spell from Roden's spell book to kill him.
- Made of Iron: Survives getting stabbed in the back with a pair of garden scissors.
- Pop-Cultured Badass: He references Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall Part 2", saying as wise man once said that you can't have any pudding if you don't have your meat.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers one to Faith.
- Stating the Simple Solution: Begs Genevive to kill Faith, believing she is a threat, but she ignores him.
The second leader of the US military forces working with Twilight against the Slayer Organization.
- Anti-Villain: In between Type III and Type IV.
- Boom, Headshot!: Via Simone.
- Co-Dragons: To Twilight with Amy and Warren in Season 8.
- Enemy Mine: Very reluctantly works with the Slayers to fight the invading demon armies.
- Irony: He ruined his career by going after and destroying the Slayer Organization, believing them to be a threat to world peace, but was killed by Simone Doffler, a rogue Slayer that he didn't go after who really is a threat to the world.
- Pet the Dog: Allowing Dawn to get medical treatment during the battle against the demons in the Sunnydale sinkhole.
- Trademark Favorite Food: "The General. Name classified. Like others, works for Twilight. Also craves cheese."
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Thinks that the Slayer Organization really is a threat to world peace.
A group of demons that all resemble vampire cat dolls. The can possess people by crawling down their throats, and can join together to create a giant Vampy Cat.
- Bad Boss: They kill all of their human and demon minions.
- The Cameo: One makes a small appearance in a Hack/Slash story written by Season 8 writer and editor Scott Allie.
- The Worm That Walks: Their combined form.