Probably an obvious choice for D… or maybe not.
Dawn started out being my least favorite character (along with Riley), but as she became more integrated with the group, the higher up my like list she got.
A few things about Dawn:
- She was the Key.
- She was inserted into Buffy‘s life/world by monks trying to save the world.
- Glory was obsessed with finding the key so she could go home to her own dimension.
- Dawn was ready to sacrifice herself to save the world – but Buffy did it first.
- Once, she thought she was a potential Slayer, but promptly and nobly gave up the responsibility when the time was right.
Sure, Dawn was why and annoying at times, but she did get some redeeming qualities the more integrated she became. In season 5, she was the obnoxious and annoying little sister, but season 6 saw a whole new Dawn. She’d lost her mother, then her sister. I think she did some growing up. Of course, she had her moments of being the annoying little sister still. But that had nearly totally disappeared by season 7, where she was becoming a pro Watcher-in-Training.
I promise, Dawn, I won’t hate you anymore.