Saturday, January 17, 2015

Top 5: Potential Slayers

So remember in Buffy the Vampire Slayer when they did that spell to unlock all the potential slayers? I was always upset that I was never one of them, I always wanted to be the Chosen One, but it turns out I'm more of a Xander- full of sass and a vision problem. I always wonder who would've made a good Slayer, so here's a list of the top 5 characters I would've liked to see:

1. Xena: She's already a warrior princess, she uses her fighting ability to help people, and she also has the best friend sidekick thing going on with Gabrielle, who helps keep her balanced and on the path for the greater good, just like Willow.

2. Black Widow: Now, I know Natasha gets sort of a bad rep from her time as a Russian spy, but you can't deny homegirl's skill. She's an expert in combat, she's highly intelligent and an accomplished tactician. The First wouldn't have stood a chance against her.

3. River Tam: She was always considered a prodigy, ever since she was young, she was intelligent and athletic. Then she had her brain tampered with and basically turned into a human weapon. On more than one occasion, she's taken on multiple opponents barely getting a scratch on her. If she can take on a room full of Reavers, I think she can handle a few vampires.

4. Mara Jade Skywalker: She's a self-proclaimed fighter, always needing a challenge, and what could be more fun than patrolling and slaying vamps? Yeah, she's flawed (I mean, she did start out as the Emperor's Hand) but so was Buffy. Mara Jade has proved she could be trusted and that she's a strong ally, and seeing a Jedi fighting demons with a lightsaber would be awesome.

5. Dark Phoenix: You can't tell me she wouldn't be a total Faith.

Honorable Mention:

Hermione Granger: You can't possibly have a Slayer without a Watcher, and no one loves delving into research as much as Hermione. She really would be the perfect Rupert Giles.

Who would you guys pick as a Slayer?


  1. The thing is, I always felt like the Slayer power went to girls who needed it, who may not have really been "strong enough" before. All the women you listed are already kick-ass fighters without the Slayer power. Most of the potentials shown, including Buffy herself, weren't powerful fighters before they got the power. If I would choose potential Slayers from your fandoms, I would probably pick people like Meg or Diana from "Xena", or Kaylee.

    1. You're right, I never thought of it that way, but it makes total sense. Kaylee's a super good pick too.

  2. I love your list, and I agree with River and Black Widow, they would make kick ass Slayers! I love your honorable mention too, I could totally see that!


  3. What a fun post! Hermione would be a GREAT watcher!

    1. Right?! I wonder if there's a class at Hogwarts for that.