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Encyclopedia > Whistler (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Max Perlich as Whistler
Max Perlich as Whistler

Whistler was a demon with the duty of maintaining the balance between good and evil in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He appeared in the last two episodes in season two, portrayed by Max Perlich. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... In folklore, mythology, and religion, a demon or demoness is a supernatural being that has generally been described as a malevolent spirit but outside Christian circles was viewed as a sort of elemental spirit: compare Daemon and djinn. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Buffy, the Vampire Slayer is a U.S. television series based on the original script for the 1992 movie of the same name. ... Max Perlich at the Hollywood premiere of New Lines Blow Character actor Max Perlich spent many years playing bit parts on television and in teen films such as Cant Buy Me Love (1987) and Lost Angels (1989); his roles usually were of the slacker or juvenile delinquent variety. ...

Whistler first appears in a flashback in the episode "Becoming, Part One" where he approaches a dirty and destitiute Angel on the streets of New York City. At first, he appears to be a human who dresses like a "bottom-ranked mafioso", but he reveals himself to actually be a demon. He tells Angel about his duty to maintain a balance between good and evil, and that Angel is destined to be a force of good. He then take Angel across the country to L.A. where he shows the vampire with a soul the young slayer Buffy Summers. Falling in love with the fledgling vampire slayer while he watches her, Angel decides to help her in her duty as a slayer. Plot Summary Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details about some or all of the Whedonverse productions (Buffy, Angel, Fray, etc. ... David Boreanaz as Angel Angel is a fictional character on the television shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel played by David Boreanaz. ... New York City, officially named the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... Buffy The Vampire Slayer Buffy Anne Summers is the title character in the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the television show of the same name (though it should be noted that, being different interpretations of an original concept, these are actually two seperate entities, as explained below). ...

Whistler does not interfere again until he learns that Angel, now without a soul, plans to awaken the demon Acathla. He confronts Buffy in Giles' apartment and tells her that Angel was never supposed to lose his soul. In fact, it had been his destiny to stop Acathla, not bring him forth. Buffy is less than impressed with his sarcastic attitude, and accuses him of having nothing useful to tell her. What he does tell her--not in so many words, mind you--is that she will have to kill Angel to stop Acathla. In the end, she is forced to do just that. Anthony Stewart Head as Rupert Giles Rupert Giles is a character from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series played by actor Anthony Stewart Head. ...

Although Whistler only appears in two Episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, he is surprisingly well-known by fans. His narration in the episode "Becoming, Part One" is especially well-known and quoted often:

"Bottom line is even if you see 'em coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what, are we helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come, can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's when you find out who you are."

Whistler was originally planned to serve as a sidekick for Angel on the Buffy Spinoff, Angel, but Joss Whedon cited schedule conflicts with Perlich's film career as the reason for replacing Whistler with Doyle, a similar character. Some fans contend that the "real" reason was a copyright issue with Marvel Comics, whose own character named Whistler is a sidekick to their "daywalker" vampire, Blade. Angel was the highly successful spin-off from the American television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Spoiler warning: Doyle Allan Francis Doyle was a character in the fictional Buffyverse created by Joss Whedon, appearing in the first half of the first season of Angel. ...

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