Favorite Characters of ALL TIME- Rupert Giles
I love Giles all by himself, but the thing that pushes him into the all time favorite category is definitely his relationship with Buffy. It starts off as, for all intents, a business relationship. She’s the Slayer and he’s the Watcher and that’s really all that matters to him. But as the series progresses we see him coming to care for her, loving her as the daughter of his heart and the fact that Buffy is the Slayer is no longer the most important thing to him. He wants her to find happiness and peace and safety in her life even though he knows she can never stop being the Slayer. Buffy is more important to him than his duties as Watcher and he will always, always support her whether as Watcher, friend or a father figure. Ahhh… I heart you Giles.
Also, I will never not ship Giles/Jenny.