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Ah, Will, you're that and more.
―Rose Martinez[src]

Rose Martinez was a Sunnydale High School student and Willow Rosenberg's ex-girlfriend.

Biography

Rose would make Willow feel better about herself when her girlfriend became insecure about competing against Cordelia Chase for school presidency. Willow described her competitor as nice, beautiful, and smart, so Rose noted that her girlfriend was all those things too, with no need to compare.[1]

Rose was kept in the dark about the existence of the supernatural even after Willow joined the Scooby Gang. Due to this secrecy, Buffy Summers told Willow she never saw Rose except "awkward glances" in the hall, so she suggested they'd all hang out in the movies. Robin Wood was also invited and, while he was buying Buffy's ticked, Rose told a distressed Buffy that it was "totally a date."[2]

Willow eventually sacrificed half of her own soul to Alexander Harris, her best friend who had been recently sired.[3] Despite her difficulties to deal with the aftermath of such event, Rose continued apparently oblivious to her girlfriend's secrets. Willow also had often dreams of her own dark side assuming various forms, including a decaying Rose who hold her hand while asking: "What part do you feel you're missing?"[4]

After the event of the activation of the Hellmouth, Rose confronted her girlfriend about her distant and suddenly rude behavior. She told Willow she heard about the strange night at the cafe with a giant bat, referring to the fight with the Camazotz, and that Willow was there with Buffy. Rose then pointed out that Willow didn't seem to think about anyone else lately, and yet she didn't know how Willow felt anymore. Answering her, Willow told her she wanted some space.[5]

After the break up, Rose was upset that she wasn't able to have Willow introduced to her father during the fall break, when he would be in town. Her family often moved, as her father always had to relocate for work, but this time they were staying for good after making "a real home." Although, Rose avoided Willow and wished she were going to be there with her.[6]

On night, Rose went to the house of her classmate Luke to give him his homework assignments, as he had missed the school day. She found Cordelia bounded and gagged in his basement, and Rose was attacked by the boy while she attempted to free her. In the fight, Rose armed herself with gardening shears, and stabbed him when he moved to use a hammer against Cordelia. As Luke grabbed her before they left, someone threw a rock on his head that made his unconscious. Rose and Cordelia though it had been Buffy, but they turned to face Kendra Young, followed by Robin.[6]

Appearances

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (ongoing)
01
Mention
02
Appears
03
Absent
04
Appears
05
Absent
06
Mention
07
Appears
08
Absent
09
Appears
10
Appears
11
Upcoming
12
Upcoming
"Frenemies"
Absent
Hellmouth, Part One
Absent
Hellmouth, Part Two
Absent
Hellmouth, Part Three
Vision
Hellmouth, Part Four
Upcoming
Hellmouth, Part Five
Upcoming


References

  1. Welcome Back to the Hellmouth, Part Two
  2. Welcome Back to the Hellmouth, Part Four
  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #6
  4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #7
  5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #9
  6. 6.0 6.1 Buffy the Vampire Slayer #10

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