What do you say about a gal like Anya Jenkins from Buffy The Vampire Slayer? She’s a thousand year old vengeance demon who loathes men…..and is adorable. I have always felt a weird draw to Anya Jenkins. She’s always had an infectious….. adorable nature to her oddness.
I hope that’s making sense because to be honest, because Anya is a hard nut to crack. HOWEVER, that’s really true to Autism as she’s made of eccentricity which I feel those on (at least the level of the spectrum that I can speak are similar to those on my level of the spectrum.
She also has the autistic elements of randomly singular obsessions such as: money, bunnies, lore and more. She also seems to be anxious and avoidant of people (though according to narrative it’s because she’s a demon new to the dimension and doesn’t like humans).
HOWEVER that’s also very much another autistic trait in regards to feeling alien in the world. She also tends to discuss things further than others seem to be comfortable with. Finally she has a different perspective/interpretation of the nature of death then others.
Seeing all of these elements in a TV character in a show that helped me to navigate a crazy world was a real rarity which gave me comfort and strength during times that I really felt alone in the world. Do y’all feel that this is an accurate take on Anya Jenkins? Do you think that Anya Jenkins could be on the spectrum?