Thursday, 13 April 2017

K is for Harmony Kendall

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.

K is for Harmony Kendall

Harmony Kendall was a fellow student at Sunnydale High.  She was a friend and crony of Cordelia Chase, taking over as "Queen Bee" when Cordelia teamed up with Buffy and friends.  Harmony was bitten by a vampire on Graduation Day at the end of season 3.

Harmony reappeared in season 4 as a vampire, and in a relationship with Spike.  As a vampire, she flitted between Buffy and Angel, adding some comic relief as she tried her best to be evil.  Harmony wound up as Angel's secretary once he had taken over Wolfram & Hart.

Harmony was fun.  She did well as Cordelia's bitchy side-kick and Queen-Bee, adding the occasional snide comment, but it was as a vampire that she really came into her own.  Harmony was selfish and self-obsessed, and ditsy as anything.  She couldn't make a plan to save her un-life.  She had Cordelia and Anya's habit of saying what she thought, usually to the detriment of Spike's (or her own) scheme.  She was terrible at being evil and, without a soul, she couldn't be good either.  Harmony added comic relief to every situation she was in, but there were also moments of sympathy for her, particularly given her rather abusive relationship with Spike. Yes she was a vampire, but no one deserves a relationship like that.

 My favourite Harmony moment though was the bitch-slap hair-pulling fight with Xander.
Happy Stitching!


  1. I remember chuckling over an episode where there was a robbery from the magic shop and Giles couldn't understand why, among all those serious things, the robbers had stolen a unicorn figurine. One of her followers explained to another that he'd just taken it as a gift for Harmony. She'd sired him, he had to get her something!

    Poor Harmony! Spike got her back, though, at Wolfram and Hart, just by smiling at her...

  2. Oh I love your A to Z theme. This is probably the coolest one I've seen so far!
    Good luck!
    Keep the good stuff. Toss the rest!

  3. I completely forgot about Harmony. She was a fun character. WeekendsInMaine

  4. Your certainly making me more determined to get into watching the re-runs of this show :)

  5. These are so cool. I learned how to cross stitch when I was little, but as a teenager fell out of it. It was a fun thing to do.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  6. There were so many great Harmony episodes. I loved her inability to sing Karaoke and the Host referring to her as his little Cacophony and her thinking the nickname was pretty :). She added so much fun to the series. - Louise