Sorry, this completely slipped my mind. I'll do today's and yesterday's entry in the next post. Was going to do 2 days in THIS one but it got a bit long.Day Five: Favorite female character on a male-driven showCordelia Chase
I talked about Cordelia a lot in another entry a few months ago, and instead of basically saying the same thing, I'm going to just say the same thing.
Cordelia might actually be my favorite character in general. I love her SO MUCH, in all the different changes of character. We start out in Buffy has Cordelia being this rich, popular girl. As her license plate reads, she is Queen C, and she's also known as being bitchy. She has her gang of girls called the Cordettes. Queen C has some GREAT one liners (I must admit that when I'm watching TV and someone good looking comes on the screen, I say "Hello salty goodness"), and while she IS a bitch, she also has a nice side, too. She crashes her car into the school to save the Scoobies, and starts going out with Xander, eventually staying with him (after attempting to break up with him) despite the fact that she's told that if she wants to stay popular, she has to break up with him. Unfortunately he starts cheating on her with Willow, and she gets impaled after finding out, and we find out that on top of all that, she has also lost all her money and is working really hard just to get a dress from prom. Despite all that, and the fact that the Scoobies are mean to her after she breaks up with Xander, she still helps them fight vampires.
Now we get to my favorite part: Angel. She is still, essentially, the same girl she was on Buffy, but a bit harder. She still has great one liners ("You don't know who he is, do you? Oh boy, you're about to get your ass kicked!" "I think it, I say it. It's my way" "Tact is just not saying true stuff. I'll pass.") and while she teams up with Angel and Doyle (and later Wes) to help fight the good fight, she says she's only doing it until her eventual stardom kicks in. This all changes when Doyle dies and gives her his visions, something that she, at first, tries to pass off to someone else. She hates visions because they hurt like hell and she sees and feels things she doesn't really want to see or feel.
But she accepts these visions eventually, because she feels like it's her part of helping them. In fact, she hides the fact that they're killing her because she doesn't want to feel useless anymore. The visions (along with Connor being born and falling in love with Angel) really change Cordy, and she becomes a warm and caring person. She gets called Saint Cordelia a lot in the fandom, but I don't mind the changes because I think that they were because of her visions (and, well, just growing up), and I can understand that. Cordelia was truly the heart and soul of the show, and after she leaves, everyone's character falls apart a bit and embraces the darker sides of themselves. They go to Wolfram and Hart intending to change the company from the inside, but it's really the other way around, with Wolfram and Hart changing THEM. She uses her last chance to come back to get her man (and through him, everyone else) back on track.( rest of the days )