Five of Joss' most Whedonesque characters
buffy summers The quip-happy teen do-gooder who started it all, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Quote: "People to see, demons to kill."
cordelia chase Former mean girl and Buffy foil turned compassionate seer on the spin-off show, Angel.
Quote: "Actually, I'm feeling superior because I have an arrow pointed at your jugular. And the irony of using a phallic-shaped weapon...not lost on me."
dr. horrible Supervillain antihero of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, played by Neil Patrick Harris.
Quote: "The world is a mess, and I just need to rule it."
river tam The troubled young psychic assassin among the space outlaws of Firefly and Serenity.
Quote: "I can kill you with my brain."
spike Buffy's sexy British nemesis/one-time lover. The kind of vampire who likes his women intelligent and complex.
Quote: "I may be love's bitch, but at least I'm man enough to admit it."