Friday, 14 April 2017

L is for Jonathon Levingston

This month I'm participating in A to Z Challenge, where 100's of bloggers around the world challenge themselves to write every day for the month of April, working their way through the alphabet.  I'm stitching the Buffy The Vampire Slayer alphabet cross stitch pattern (available from my Etsy store).  Each day I will share that letter's stitching, as well as a bit about the relevant character.

L is for Jonathan Levinson
"Anyone else want to weigh in here?  How about you by the dip?"
Dead Man's Party, season 3
Jonathon was a class mate of the Scooby Gang, and fellow student at Sunnydale High.  Jonathon first appeared as a potential victim of the Inca Mummy in season 2.  Surviving the attack, Jonathon became the dorkier-than-Xander go-to classmate whenever the show writers needed a weak, dorky, male character, or just a familiar-faced class-mate.  He nearly committed suicide, presented Buffy with the "Class Protector" award, protected Cordelia during the fight with the Mayor, and cast a spell to change everyone's perception of him during the first year of university.

In season 6, Jonathon teamed up with Warren and Andrew to become Buffy's arch nemesis-es.  Officially called The Trio, they were also referred to as the Three Nerds, and were the Big Bad of season 6 (that is, until Willow went dark).  Returning in season 7, Jonathon was killed by his friend Andrew as part of a ritual to open the hellmouth.  The ritual didn't work, but Jonathon was still dead.

Jonathon was the regular face-in-the-crowd for many years on Buffy.  I enjoyed the moments he got to "shine", but he was also good in the one-liner appearances, like when he admitted to peeing in the pool or went to the library to borrow out books.  Although I was glad to see more of him in season 6, I didn't like that he went evil.  It was a weak, not-very-successful-evil, but it was still evil.  I think Jonathon deserved better than that, particularly the way it ended.  Poor Jonathon.

Happy stitching!

2 comments:

  1. Yes, poor Jonathon. He was kind of sympathetic for a while - weak, bullied, misled by falling in with a bad crowd, but not innately bad. He seemed to pay too big a price for these understandable lapses.

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  2. This one looked a bit more difficult to stitch. No real distinguishing features, right?

    Absolutely Amazing Alliteration

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