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Do you think Xander is annoying?

S Rou

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#1
Should he have been replaced with a different male character?

I often see a lot of people say they can't stand him.
 
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Black Thorn
#2
Yes, I think he is annoying, no I don't think he should have been replaced. It's the type of character they wanted for the dynamic.
 

Scooby Corps

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#3
No to both questions. Lots of people respectively can't stand all other characters either. Should they have been replaced too?
 

PaulParmar1

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Sineya
#5
Personally. Yes. Xander is one of my least favourite characters in the whole buffyverse & I find him very annoying.

To the replacement question. No. I think whether you love or hate him, he was an integral part of the scoobies original dynamic to take out.
 
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#6
I never found Xander annoying. Especially in high school, he made me laugh more than any other character. I also enjoy his fights with Buffy and his differing POV. My Xander is no lapdog, he speaks his mind, even if he's wrong, gotta respect that. ;)

If you replace Xander, I wouldn't be here since he's the reason I read fanfiction of the show and then watched it. And without me, you wouldn't have someone shoving the Spander relationship in your faces. :D
 
peaceofmind18
peaceofmind18
Me too he's the main reason I started and kept watching... - so no not only do I NOT think he's annoying OP - Like sosa lola I think he's pretty awesome.
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#8
Wait. You read the show's fanfiction BEFORE you watched the show?
I watched a few scenes and The Zeppo, but didn't get into it until I got addicted to Spander fanfiction. After I read my share of fics, I finally tuned in to watch the show, but was too disappointed to hear that Spander wasn't a canon ship. Let's just say, I read so many printed fics about how hot Spike was but never bothered to search for Spike's picture. When I finally saw Spike I was a bit let down, fanfic built him up to be incredibly attractive and he didn't really live up to my expectations.

Mr. Pole: Wow. That's awesome. And incredibly weird. I can't wrap my head around it! But I don't get fanfic anyway so... I just would never have thought it would come before watching the show.
My sister used to be a huge fan of the show and Spander and she used to print the fics to read them while on the car. I started reading some of the fics she printed and got hooked.
 
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Spanky
Spanky
Wow. That's awesome. And incredibly weird. I can't wrap my head around it! But I don't get fanfic anyway so... I just would never have thought it would come before watching the show.

Alittlegrim

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#9
I actually though he was really funny when I first saw it. I can see what people mean now about him being a bit annoying but that is part of the character, as was acknowledged when Anya called him out as a "scared, insecure, little boy" in season 6. This is largely true and not surprising given his position. He also has a lot of pent up anger from not being able to help as much as he would like. First really shown when he puts his fist though a wall in "The Body" (5.15).