|This article is about the Wishverse character. For other uses, see Willow.|
- “Bored now.”
- ―Willow Rosenberg[src]
In the Wishverse, Willow Rosenberg was at some point turned into a vampire. After the apparent deaths of Luke and Darla, she became one of the most powerful and feared members of the Order of Aurelius and, alongside her lover Xander, one of the leading acolytes of The Master.
Willow Rosenberg was born to Sheila and Ira Rosenberg. Her mother was supercilious and distant. Willow became best friends with Xander Harris at a young age and she attended school with him throughout all of her life. On her first day of kindergarten, Willow cried because she broke a yellow crayon. In her early years in high school, Willow was a shy, naive "nerd" with a light, risqué sense of humor. A member of the Math, Science, and Computer clubs, she was the person to go to for tutoring help. Willow was ridiculed by her more popular classmates, including cheerleaders Cordelia Chase and Harmony Kendall. She had a hopeless crush on her lifelong friend Xander, who ignored her. The night of the Harvest, she, Xander and many people were attacked and bitten by the Order of Aurelius.
Willow, after being sired, was a lot like a less insane version of Drusilla. She was sadistic, as she tortured her "puppy", Angel. Willow, along with Xander, seemed to have replaced Darla and Luke as The Master's favorite. As a result of these tortures, Angel bore several gruesome burn scars on his chest. Vampire Willow was killed by Oz and Larry Blaisdell when the two pushed her into a broken wooden board.
The Original Timeline
Vampire Willow was momentarily saved from death in the Wishverse when Anya and the "real" Willow attempted to perform a temporal fold to retrieve Anyanka's necklace, though Willow's interruption of the spell pulled the vampire Willow into their reality instead.
Wandering the "mainstream" Sunnydale, vampire Willow was shocked to see the humans roaming freely at night. She had an altercation with Percy West in the Bronze, which had the good side-effect of making him respect the real Willow. Following this, she exposed her vamp face to Xander and Buffy, causing much confusion.
Disappointed with the "mainstream" Sunnydale, Willow found herself wandering through the streets until she was found by a group of vampire assassins sent by Mayor Wilkins. After subduing them all, and making them her minions through intimidation of the leader Alphonse, she proceeded to try to make the world "better", starting with taking over the Bronze, which in her reality was the headquarters of the Order.
Recognizing the vampire Willow, Anya convinced her that she could help her get back to her world but first they needed this world's Willow to perform the spell. Vamp Willow tried to kidnap her human counterpart at the Sunnydale High library, but Willow subdued her with a tranq gun.
Switching clothes with her vampire counterpart, the human Willow helped the Scooby Gang retake the Bronze. Vamp Willow was returned to her world by Anya, Rupert Giles, and Willow, though she was returned to the exact moment she was taken. Grabbed by the Wishverse versions of Oz and Larry, she was pushed into a broken wooden board. Her last words, before turning to dust, were, "Oh, fu—."
Vamp Willow possessed all the regular powers and weaknesses of a common vampire. She was also a formidable fighter, capable of defeating a pack of vampires by herself.
Personality and traits
Vamp Willow was particularly sexual, going so far as attempting to seduce, and later attempting to force herself on, her own human counterpart. She was particularly fond of sexual domination, enjoying torturing Angel, whom she referred to as "Puppy", and mounted him during her torture sessions. It was also indicated she was bisexual as she hit on regular Willow by feeling her up and flirting heavily.
Willow Rosenberg — Vampire Willow expressed an attraction for her human self that was in the normal universe. Willow found this somewhat disturbing, asking, "Would that mean we have to snuggle?" However, in a fight with her, she stated she would rather snuggle than fight. Willow had also stopped Buffy from staking her alter ego, taking pity on her. So instead, they decided to send Vampire Willow to her own world only to get staked once there.
Behind the Scenes
- In the shooting script for "Doppelgängland", she is labeled as "Vampwill".
- This version of Vamp Willow's bisexual behavior foreshadowed regular Willow's eventual coming out.
- Her catchphrase, "Bored now...", was used by Dark Willow before killing Warren Mears.