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Date Posted: 15:35:58 03/02/06 Thu
Author: Sunshine
Subject: Re: What Illyria said about Nightmares
In reply to: Kana 's message, "What Illyria said about Nightmares" on 13:16:13 03/02/06 Thu

I did not always take Illyria’s ravings that literally. Sometimes, she was only marginally more lucid than Drusilla. I took this particular statement as more demon hyperbole than historical fact. There was a discussion between Ethan Rayne and Giles in A New Man in Buffy S4 where Ethan makes some comment as to demons’ tendency for melodrama: “Heh, you know demons. It's all exaggeration and blank verse. "Pain as bright as steel" things like that”. Wesley said of Illyria: “She's monumentally self-possessed. She still thinks she's the god-king of the universe.” I see a lot of her dialog as serving to make this point – not the best source of historical fact but rather the self-indulgent ravings of a megalomaniac who no longer has a sense of self now that she is no longer the god-king. Her speech patterns are a kind of embellished nostalgia for a time that might or might not have ever existed. That peculiar speech pattern (and talking to plants and swallowing Petri dishes, not to mention the shiny costume) is what makes her such an interesting character. Of course your theory could be correct, as I do not think we really have much text to support any particular position.

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