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Pairing: Faith/Giles
Alternative name(s): none
Gender category: het
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Canonical?: no
Prevalence: minor
Archives: none
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Faith/Giles is a het pairing between Rupert Giles and Faith in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer fandom.


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.[1]


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[2], 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.[3]

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.[4]


Common Tropes

  • 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.





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External Links


  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode Faith, Hope and Tricks
  2. Jim Krueger Slays Vampires Buffy-Style from comicbookresources, last accessed Feb 9th, 2013
  3. lusciousxander in comments to the article, last accessed Feb 9th, 2013
  4. wheadonesque comments to the article, last accessed Feb 9th, 2013
  5. Comment from nikitangel dated 16 October 2004 to idol-reflection: Pretty, Dark Hair, Kills Things (part 2) (accessed 20 September 2014)