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If they used Faith instead of Justine

Discussion in 'Season 3' started by Benz, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. Benz

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    I would rather if they used Faith in Holtz Storyline instead of Justine.
     
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    Black Thorn
    I don't think that would make any sense. Why would Faith go against Angel at that point?
     
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    thetopher Member of the Church Of Faith

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    Sineya
    Entirely different motivations as I see it.
    Justine wanted simple vengeance against and Faith wanted acceptance and recognition. Faith felt self-loathing for her actions throughout the way Justine never did.

    Justine turned father against son simply because Holtz told her too. She's a pretty toxic character.
     
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    Black Thorn
    Since Faith was a familiar character at that point I can see why some would want her there.

    I don't think she fit that narrative though, partly because she had moved past that kind of villainy, but also because Justine had this relationship to Holtz that wouldn't have worked with Faith (we'd already seen her have a close bond to the Mayor. It seems unlikey she would bond so closely to another bad guy so soon, and if she had fans would have screamed rip-off from BtVS) and because Justine was a disposable character with almost no redeeming qualities or potential. Wesley could keep her in a closet without fans getting riled up because she was all villain/not team Angel. If he had done that with Faith there'd be a lot more complaints and tainting of Wes' character, because she was a more complex character thought of as an individual in a way Justine just wasn't.

    However, I don't think it would have been impossible to make the narrative fit with Faith playing a similar role to Justine, but there would have had to be some changes, not in the least to Faith's own character.
     
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    Yeah like Taake says, you'd have to change the narrative... by season 3 Faith was pretty much Miss Sanity '02 compared to Justine.
     
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    It'd be a disservice to Faith for her to be 'Justine'. Justine was such a throwaway character, Faith was always more than that. Yes, it might have warned the audience to 'Justine's' story by having it be Faith, but it wouldn't have made sense for that particular story to be Faith's.