The vampires in Buffyverse are an expression of fears and doubts. Whedon wanted to make adolescence problems almost real, physical and give the hero a chance to fight and destroy them. (I'm expressing this concept in a horrid way. My apologies.) But basically, BtVS wasn't a tale of vampires like, for example, Anne Rice's books. BtVS was a tale about growing up and dealing with school and college and, later, job. And, yes, there are incredibly interesting vampire characters (Like Spike or Darla or Angel), but for most of the time the vampires aren't the important part of the story. Vampires are a tool to express a concept = growing up is hard and you must be prepared to fight against your insicurieties and doubts.
And actually we see a main character in her vampire!version, Willow Rosemberg. Her vampire copy is, maybe, an expression of her sexual desires and her crave for power. Vamp!Willow is "kinda gay" and very sadistic.
That's because the main problems of young Rosemberg were sexuality and power, right?
And here's my big question: do you think that, giving the chance to vamp a later (say Season Seven) Willow, the vampire-self would be similar to S3 vamp!Willow? Or it would change?
The vampire-self is connected to the individual (and that's a classic question) but, what I want to know is: giving the time and the changes in the living person the vampire-self can be different?
For example= major issues of young Rosemberg are sexuality and power; the result is S3 vampire dopplegangland (sadistic and kinda bisex).
But in season 4 Willow breaks some barriers and give herself the possibility to live an homosexual and happy relationship and in S7 she doesn't fight with her sexual desires and embraces her attraction for Kennedy ---> Can vampire!Willow would be different?
Other example= young Liam has daddy issues --> the result is a vampire, Angelus, with a major daddykink. (He's a father figure for Penn and Drusilla and he likes to be the patriarch in the Fanged four, teaching lessons to William and everything)
Let's suppose that Liam doesn't die so young. Let's give him the chance to work around his daddy issue as living person: the vampire-self would change? Angelus would mantain his daddykink?
Bonus question: human beings can change during life (They can, right?) but a vampire is fixed in the moment of death. He doesn't get an older, like Angel said in Chosen, he doesn't physically change, so ... the same thing goes also for his personality?
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