Joyce Willow HarrisNICKNAME:
High School Student/Wannabe WatcherSEXUALITY:
The daughter of Xander and Dawn Harris was always going to be witty and awkward, let's be honest. But nobody accounted for just what an amalgam of her parents Joy would end up being. Whip-smart and resilient like her mother, with a huge nerdy streak and a natural talent for building things like her father, Joy never quite fit in among any social group. Of course, once she hit puberty, and (to quote her best friend Veronica) "turned into a Grade-A hottie", the general shallowness of teenagers found her being far more accepted in various circles.
While remaining an 'A' student, Joy began experimenting with marijuana, alcohol, and sex in a misguided attempt to become and remain 'popular', only turning her back on that behavior after seeing how badly finding out about it broke her father's heart. She hasn't touched drugs or alcohol since, and has only been sexual with partners she has legitimate feelings for.
Growing up, Joy was always fascinated by the stories Rupert Giles would tell her about his years as a Watcher, and began wanting to become one herself. The Scooby Gang had always been a big influence on the girl, as her Aunt Buffy was always something of a hero to her, Willow had helped nurture her love of learning, and Faith had always been seen by her as that 'cool but dangerous' black sheep of the family.