In honor of Halloween and my love for fictional supernatural characters, I’ve decided to compile a list of the top 5 supernatural beings that I would love to spend some time with. Sure, more than half of my picks are from various Joss Whedon shows, but if we’re honest with ourselves, he does have the best options to choose from. Be warned: MINOR SPOILERS LIE AHEAD. Here it goes:
1. Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Spike is awesome. He’s a vampire who used to enjoy the thrill of causing chaos and pain, but now has a soul. He’s tortured by his past as a murderous fiend, but he still enjoys a good brawl, making fun of other vampires who have souls, and is very protective over those he chooses to align himself with. Not only that, but he does poetry! Spike would be a great person to take to a party and to have your back in a street fight.
2. Oz (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Oz, in my opinion, is one of the most underrated characters from Buffy. He plays in a band, he adheres to a quiet sarcasm, and he’s a werewolf. He’s cool, almost too cool, with a humble attitude. I am pretty sure that hanging out with him would be quite relaxing, unless it happens to be on the night of a full moon.
3. Maurice (Little Monsters)
Maurice is a monster under the bed. He likes to scare children and get them in trouble with their parents, but deep down, he’s just longing to be loved and have a good time with a great friend. Maurice is highly energetic and loves to eat which is just fine by me.
4. Annie (Being Human)
Some Ghosts can be scary; others can be funny; some can just be sweet and friendly; Annie, however, can be all of the above. Only able to be seen by other supernatural creatures (i.e. her vampire and werewolf roommates), Annie forms strong, loyal bonds with those whom she meets. Anyone who might do harm to those she loves, beware, because Annie is quite a powerful ghost, the likes of which most deviants of the night have never come across before. She has an infectious personality and loves to make tea, which is great, because both Sarah and I love to drink tea.
5. Lorne (Angel)
I don’t know how else to describe Lorne, other than to say that he is a green, karaoke singing demon who loves his friends. He owns a karaoke bar for demons and humans alike and when he hears someone sing, he can immediately learn everything there is to know about the individual. He seems like a lot of fun.
That’s my list. Who would you hang out with?
I think maurice would get on my nerves after a while, but yeah, Spike and Oz would be really cool. Spike was the only cool vampire with a soul.
Budd, I liked Angel. I especially enjoyed the dynamic between the two vampires, but yes, Spike is definitely cooler.
Mermaid: inevitability of drowning.
Uruk Hai: Likely chance of being drawn into a rugby match with the N.Z. All Blacks.
Reavers: Dead, AND strapped to the hull of a spaceship.
I’m gonna go with Arwen, even if it means arousing the jealous wrath of Aragorn.
Interesting choices, Allan. It seems like all of your picks, save Arwen, are ones that would help you in tight situations. I’m impressed.
I also took a look at your website. Your book sounds very interesting!
Love your choices, Max! Especially Lorne (what a fun guy, although hanging too close to him a bit perilous) and Annie – my wife and I only recently discovered “Being Human.” We tore through it pretty quickly on Netflix and are sorry there’s no more on DVD right now.