Tuesday, June 3, 2008

It's not every day you get to meet a Big Bad.

But today is one of those days. Strutting into Whedon's world in SPIKE:AFTER THE FALL (and, indeed, she is SPIKE:ATF's big bad) is this little lady...take it away, picture!

As you can see in Franco Urru's panel from issue 2 (her debut), this angry little pixie lady cheats when playing patty-cake with Illyria.

She will make Spike's life hell this summer. That is to say, even more hell, because, you know, he's already there. Your ears and eyes are unworthy of her name (her words, not mine). But she sports a beautifully made gown of all sorts of human and demon skin stitched together.

I love this character. Love writing her. She's the kinda creation that actually surprises me as a writer, as new, horrifying ideas pop up in my head while I'm writing her. She's taking over!

Worship her! Fear her! Start facebook fan groups for her!

Hope you like!


Wyndam said...

She sounds really interesting, and it's going to be great to see more Illyria kicking ass as well (unless this new chick just steam rolls her).

Anonymous said...

She looks cool! Although, as you know, I was kinda hoping it would be a male villain, since Spike:AtF was already seriously lacking in testosterone, with Frillyria, Spider and all the other harem girls in prominent roles. Ohwell.

Brian Lynch said...

There are male characters, don't you worry. That said, ANGEL:ATF is kinda guy heavy, so I think it's okay if SPIKE:ATF has a lot of women. I'm sure Spike doesn't mind.

Sophie said...

I'm looking forward to this. She sounds like a pretty twisted lady (if that's also her on the grind-house cover for issue #3, yikes.)

Also, I think this lady, Illyria, and Glory should duke it out.

Anonymous said...

I love her description, and can't wait to see her in action in the issue!

ryan said...

I hope Illyria shows her whos boss eventually! Despite her downgrade and her power fluctuation atm.

If it were Pre Timebomb Illyria it would be overkill!

Charlie Kirchoff said...

"Your ears and eyes are unworthy of her name (her words, not mine)."

Yes, but don't you write her words? So, technically her words are you words.

I'm so confused. :P

Anyways, looks like you're doing a great job as always.

Andrew/Andy/Rusty said...

Creating a facebook group and recruiting people to it will be kinda difficult without a name! That aside, she sounds very fitting for SPIKE:ATF.

flashdisk said...

Wow! :D

So is this going to be a god versus a god fight?


ryan said...

more like depowered goddess vs feral uber cavewoman

Brian Lynch said...

Ryan is a bit off.

Anonymous said...

Hm. I'm a bit late on commenting here, but I will anyhow. I'd have to guess that this feral young woman duking it out against Illyria is no doubt a slayer. I find it hard to believe that any other species would stand as much of a fight against her. Spike and Angel regardless, beings deep down she has feelings for them. What with the two minds in one hot nerd/'old one's' body thing going on and all. The Fred in her doesn't allow her to kill those she cares for.