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Buffy: Maybe I should introduce you again. Faith, this is Giles.
Faith: I've seen him. If I'da known they came that young and cute, I would've requested a transfer.
When the second story arc of Buffy's Season 8 was revealed to include Giles and Faith working together, a lot of fans speculated as to the nature of their relationship. A lot of that discussion was due to an interview ComicBookResources did with Jim Krueger, where the author stated that "Krueger agreed Giles and Faith are unusual bedmates".
To be honest, I find Giles/Faith more believable now than some of the ships there. Perhaps it's No Future For You, and come to think of it, I loved their scene in Touched when Giles went to talk to her. The sparks were already there, I guess.
In the comments to the Whedonesque post pointing to the aforementioned article, fans had an indepth discussion about the possible sexual relationship between Giles and Faith and how it related to Buffy.
- Ripper/Faith - Works pairing Faith with Giles' alter ego Ripper, sometimes employ time travel or magic to bring these two together.
- Father Figure - While some fans dislike this pairing due to the age difference, others enjoy fanworks in this pairing for that same reason.
- Ritual Sex works often resemble the Magic made them do it or Fuck or Die tropes.
- Post-NFA works often depict Giles and Faith working side by side to rebuild the Watchers Council.
- Lovely, Dark, and Deep by sahiya, Giles paused, leaned on his ski poles, and surveyed the tracks the slayer had left in the snow. Established relationship (2010)
- Blue, Red, and Grey by Eurydice, Sometimes, walls are the only refuge you have. Post-Chosen (2013)
- Getting Off the Griefmobile by Annakovsky. Post-Chosen installment number 3 (a sequel to my Now Leaving Sunnydale and Now Entering Elsewhere), in which the Scoobs settle down, fight the return of the First, and hook up. We got DawnAndrew, XanderWillow and possibly FaithGiles. (2003 or earlier) Early piece in the pairing.
- Rulesverse by brutti_ma_buoni. A post-Chosen alternate universe, based around Faith/Giles, with some Spuffy undertones and quite a lot of admin!fic. (2008-2014?)
- The Clockwork Circuit of the Stars by Snickfic, "Slayer and watcher do the hokey-pokey, and the world keeps turning itself around." Ritual sex (2015)
- Identity by M. Scott Eiland, Faith deals with her new Watcher, her Cruciamentum, and with her feelings for Giles. (2001)
- Scars by humblequill
- Might Last a Day by humblequill
- (AU) Ripper/Faith - "You're One Of My Kind" (Dedicated to WeLuvTonyHead) by polly1esther
- Faith/Giles comic fanart
Archives & Communities
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode Faith, Hope and Tricks
- Jim Krueger Slays Vampires Buffy-Style from comicbookresources, last accessed Feb 9th, 2013
- lusciousxander in comments to the article, last accessed Feb 9th, 2013
- wheadonesque comments to the article, last accessed Feb 9th, 2013
- Comment from nikitangel dated 16 October 2004 to idol-reflection: Pretty, Dark Hair, Kills Things (part 2) (accessed 20 September 2014)