Faith Lehane

Season Three | Season Four | Season Five - Six | Season Eight

Season Three

    Faith was the second Slayer to be called following Buffy's brief death. Becoming a rogue Slayer, Faith developed an affectionate, emotional closeness with Buffy's enemy, the Mayor of Sunnydale, and came to see him as a father-figure. During a fight to the death with Buffy, Faith was stabbed in the gut with her own knife, and fell into a deep coma. Despite her comatose status, Faith once again became involved in Buffy's life, appearing in her dreams to act as guide to warn Buffy that the deceased Mayor’s spirit was seemingly unstoppable. (BtVS: Haunted)


Season Four
   
    Waking up for her coma, Faith moved to Los Angeles, where she rampaged through the underworld, stealing and squatting in her victims' apartments until the evil law firm Wolfram & Hart approached her to kill Angel. She kidnapped her ex-Watcher, Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, and brutally tortured him to show Angel how bad she was, but in a fight with Angel, she begged him to kill her. Angel refused and began the task of saving Faith's soul, forgiving her and working to break down her emotional walls. Just as Faith began to feel remorse for her crimes, Buffy showed up looking for revenge, insisting that Faith had to go to jail. Faith decided to surrender to the police and face the consequences for her actions. (Angel: Five by Five, Sanctuary)


Season Five - Six

    During a visiting session at the prison, Faith revealed to Angel that while she was in a coma, she shared a psychic link with the Mayor's spirit. Through the Mayor's eyes, Faith had been able to see him possessing dead bodies and attacking Buffy relentlessly. When Angel asked if the Mayor's spirit was still active, Faith was unable to provide an answer. (BtVS: Haunted)

    While in prison, Faith's self-hatred faded into self-acceptance, having learned to accept the consequences of her past actions. She became temporarily released from prison under Angel's supervision to help rescue Buffy from a demon fascist group that had overrun Sunnydale. After helping to save Sunnydale, she and Buffy finally made their peace. (BtVS: Note from the Underground)


Season Eight
Faith, Season Eight   
    Following the destruction of Sunnydale, Faith is an active Slayer in Cleveland, Ohio, working sometimes with her ex, Robin Wood, who leads a squad of Slayers. Giles contacted Faith to make a deal: to go undercover to assassinate a rogue who planned to usurp Buffy's position as leader to the Slayers, in exchange for retirement from her Slayer duties in the country of her choice. (BtVS: No Future For You)

    To get close to Savidge, Giles educated Faith in British formal etiquette and taught her how to speak in a British accent. Faith formed an unexpected connection with Gigi, finding herself torn between her new friend and her old enemy, but when Gigi discovered her true identity, Faith unintentionally killed her in battle. Returning home, Faith decides not to retire, finding a new purpose in helping slayers to prevent them from going down the same path she and Gigi did. (BtVS: No Future For You)


Links

Comic Book Guide to Buffy
Comic Book Guide to Buffy

 

Tales of the Slayers
Tales of the Slayers

 

Joss Whedon's Fray
Joss Whedon's Fray

 

Comic Monster Guide
The Monster Guide

 

Hellmouth Central
Hellmouth Central


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