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. V is for Drusilla the Vampire
After I finished stitching this, and framed it, I found the spelling mistake
Drusilla was born in the mid-19th
century in the East End of London, and had the ability to foresee the
future. In 1860, Drusilla caught the
attention of Angelus, who tortured her to insanity and eventually turned her
into a vampire, calling her his “masterpiece”.
Twenty years later, Drusilla sired Spike to turn him into her play
thing. Drusilla always maintained a
childish insanity, caused by Angel’s torture of her mind.
After tormenting Europe for a century or
more, Drusilla and Spike moved to Sunnydale, where, along with Angel, they
became the Big Bad of season 2, and Drusilla killed the Slayer Kendra. When
Spike cut a deal with Buffy to get rid of Angel, Drusilla left Spike for a Fungus
Demon, claiming he was not enough of a demon for her.
Drusilla eventually went on to play a
much larger role on Angel, including
siring a re-born Darla, who technically was also her ‘grandmother’, given that
Darla had originally sired Angel – it all got very confusing.
Drusilla was a fun character to watch on
screen. She was completely insane, which
resulted in some of the best one-liners, and total bewilderment of the other
characters. However, I’m also glad she
was a short-lived character on Buffy. She had a time and a place, but would have
become very tedious if she’d stuck around trying to kill Buffy every week –
rather like Lindsey did on Angel. She also wore some awesome outfits.