Open Character: Wesley Wyndam-Pryce | Human | Watcher | Alignment: Slayer Organization (Scotland Task Force) | 35 years old
FC: Alexis Denisof
Wesley was born into a wealthy English family. His father was a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council and Wesley always felt like a disappointment to him. As a teenager he attended an all-boys preparatory school run by the Watchers Council where he became Head Boy while training to become a Watcher. He was assigned to Sunnydale to become replacement watcher of Faith Lehane and Buffy Summers after Giles was fired by being too emotionally attached to his slayer. Wesley started out as arrogant, pompous and bossy. He did everything by the book. After he was fired by the council though, Wesley began to change. He became a rogue demon hunter and developed into a more compromising individual. He moved to Los Angeles where he eventually ran into Angel and Cordelia Chase. He joined their organization and continued to combat the forces of darkness.
Wesley has something of a tragic past. He had a strained relationship with his father and over-compensated in order to please him, but was never accepted. He was also forced to watch Angel descend into darkness and was unable to help. He was tricked into kidnapping Angel’s son, Connor, after being led to believe Angel would harm the boy. This damaged their relationship almost beyond repair. He has also lost several romantic partners. His sexual partner Lilah was killed by a soulless Angelus just as he was beginning to truly develop true feelings for her, and Fred Burkle was taken over by the being Illyria just as the two were beginning to come to terms with their feelings for one another as well. Even as Illyria began to allow aspects of Fred’s personality to leak through, Wesley struggles to accept her and is now very cautious in love. Wesley had to face the difficult decision of compromising his beliefs to work for the evil law firm Wolfram & Hart after it was left in Angel’s control. He chose to side with Angel, believing they could use the law firm’s resources to do more good than they were able to do independently.
When Angel proposed to attack the Circle of the Black Thorn, the secret arm of the law firm’s mysterious and evil Senior Partners, Wesley agreed to challenge a demon sorcerer named Cyvus Vail, who knew of Wesley’s growing instability and believed him to be a wild card who could betray Angel. Vail proved too powerful for Wesley, who was overpowered and badly wounded. He survived, watching Illyria perform the task he could not. Illyria returned to Fred’s visage to stay at Wesley’s side so he could spend what he believed were the final minutes of his life with the woman he loved while they waited for help. Following the battle, Wesley went back to England to work with Giles and bring back the Watcher’s Council that had been destroyed by agents of The First. He was a broken man, initially not capable of the responsibility, but with Giles’ help Wesley managed to curb his problems with depression and alcoholism to become a watcher once more. He was transferred to the Scotland branch of the Slayer Organization to help supervise the task force there, which was under the leadership of Faith Lehane. The two are now instrumental in the fight against the vampires, who have found themselves immune to daylight.
Personality Traits: Ruthless, broken, distrusting of romantic relationships, caring to limited circle of people, capable of making difficult decisions
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