I have a crazy idea that came about when a friend asked me to look at my Fanfiction’s main characters try and find the worst possible things in their mind that could happen to them in the story. So I got to Xander and here’s what I came up with… Becoming a vampire and killing his friends: I think that is his worst nightmare. And my friend and I jumped on the idea. But as it turns out vamping Xander is not as simple as it seems.
First off I’m writing my story in early season 5 starting right after The Replacement; so Xander’s not in the same place as he was in season 1 or in season 3 where the two episodes that we ever see Xander as an ‘evil character’ happen; one being The Pack and the other The Wish. But even these episodes aren’t perfect depictions of my ultimate goal: turning Xander into a vampire.
The Pack has one main problem Xander’s under a hyena possession and I’m unsure how much of what happens in this episode is due to being possessed by a hyena or due to Xander’s character flaws and the character growth of the 1st season and if said flaws and growth imprinted on how Xander acted under the possession and what if anything of this possession would still happen if Xander became a vampire four years later.
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The Wish one would think that this would be the perfect episode to watch to figure out how to write Vamp!Xander. However I came to the conclusion: that I just don't know how much of The Wish is really helpful we see so little of Xander and Vamp!Xander seems so not like Xander. That’s because in the Wishverse Xander lacks the fundamental charge of his life: Buffy and without her what has allowed Xander to grow over time from season 1 to season 5 isn’t there. But here are my notes anyway.
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So I guess I’m left with a lot of complicated questions and with no end in sight. This whole idea will be a roller coaster of crazyness. But I think it will be awesome once its all done. I just feel I need a few more brains on the this idea.
Dialog came from The Buffy Dialogue Database
Image came from pretty as a PICTURE