She relates to the world unlike anyone else. And she's now "infected" with the memories of not only Fred, but those who loved her. A creature with no previous frame of reference for emotions, let alone guilt.
DanielW wrote:I'd like to take this juncture to point out ... she's also hot.
Mariah wrote:She's this strange, almost androgynous creature.
Mariah wrote:I do think being in Fred's body "genders" other characters initial reaction to her. And as such, somewhat colors Illyria's experience of the world through a human shell.
Deborahmm wrote:I'm not really interested in seeing her striving for humanity, given that she isn't human. I would like more exploration of how much she differs and the gender question is definitely part of that.
Double Dutchess wrote:What fascinates me most about Illyria is her utter displacement. She is from another time, another race, stuck in a world of humans in a body that's not hers and robbed of much of her powers... She came to this world expecting to be worshipped, but the raw reality was much different. Then she lost the only person who was really important to her. How does she cope with all that? She must be incredibly lonely, and I think that's the main reason she sticks around the Angel crew. She has no connection to anything or anyone else. I'd like to know more about what is going on in her head. That's what I missed in Only Human, which was strictly from Gunn's POV. I hope that in the upcoming Illyria mini-series we will get (more than) a glimpse of the "inner Illyria".
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