A female character you have extensive personal canon for: Anya Jenkins (Day Twenty-Seven)

Anya Christina Emmanuella Jenkins from Buffy: the Vampire Slayer

Anya Jenkins

Anya Jenkins was super awesome, and her story was largely unexplored.

I love a funny lady character, and I adored Anya on my TV screen. I was saddened, however, that a character who was supposed to be over 1,000 years old didn’t have her past explored in a way I would’ve liked. (I also didn’t appreciate her being canon fodder for Joss Whedon’s kill list so Xander could cry a single tear from his one eye.) Anya was under-appreciated, which made me create a lot of personal canon and really enjoy the canon that others wrote for her in their fanfiction.

5 things from my personal canon for Anya

1. One of Anya’s favorite albums is Carol King’s Tapestry.

2. Anya loves jasmine tea because it reminds her of the first time she visited China and wore silk against her skin. Of course, the blood really never came out of that silk after she cut a cheating man’s head off.

3. Anya and Giles had one passionate weekend together, and they told no one. They told each other that they’d reevaluate it after the apocalypse.

4. Anya’s favorite painter is Edgar Degas, and she detests most art made after 1920.

5. Besides immortality and easy transportation, changing her face is the thing Anya misses most about being a vengeance demon. Which is why she dyes her hair so often.

Watch Anya’s canon on Buffy: the Vampire Slayer and then add your own.

About Erica

Erica McGillivray spends too much contemplating the socioeconomic importance of the bananaphone. Ring, ring, ring. Bananaphone. She loves bunnies, soap opera plots in comic books, and dreams of flying in the stars. Erica works for Moz in inbound marketing, which means sometimes, she'll talk about that.
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4 Responses to A female character you have extensive personal canon for: Anya Jenkins (Day Twenty-Seven)

  1. Billy says:

    Oh Anya… *wistful sigh*

  2. Cronopio says:

    Ooooh, I like #3!

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