Riley/Xander

(Not much about language.)

Catching up on old episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer this morning, I noted that though I’ve posted about two of the hunky male characters (Angel and Spike), I neglected some of the others, most especially the central character Xander (played by Nicholas Brendon) and Buffy’s love interest for several seasons Riley (played by Marc Blucas). I didn’t find really stunning shirtless photos of them separately, but I did come across a manip (on the term, see here) of the two of them in carnal congress, Riley screwing Xander (viewable on AZBlogX, here).

Some previous postings on manips:

Wincest (Sam and Dean Winchester from Supernatural), Spangel (Spike/Angel): “Five television hunks” (link)

More Spangel: “Spike / Marsters” (link)

Leo/Cole, from Charmed: “Television hunks, separately and together” (link)

Now about Brendon, from Wikipedia:

Nicholas Brendon (born April 12, 1971, as Nicholas Brendon Schultz in Los Angeles, California), is an American actor best known for his character Xander Harris in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003).

Nicholas Brendon was born Nicholas Brendon Schultz on April 12, 1971 in Los Angeles, three minutes after his identical twin brother, Kelly Donovan.

As a youth, he aspired to become a professional baseball player, but he “lost the passion for it” at 20. Instead, he decided to pursue acting in an attempt to overcome his stuttering problem, which had first become apparent at age 7 or 8, and had made him so fearful of speaking or interacting with strangers that he did not begin dating until 21 or 22.

And on Blucas:

Marcus Paul “Marc” Blucas (born January 11, 1972) is an American actor, known for playing Riley Finn in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Matthew Donnally on Necessary Roughness.

Blucas at first aspired to be a professional basketball player, but ended up in acting. He’s a big man, 6′ 2″, with broad shoulders. Brendon is a hunk but of more ordinary dimensions, and only 5′ 11″. (The differences in height and bulk are probably why the manip has Riley topping Xander. Well, also, Xander is a really sweet character, and Riley is a tough federal agent.)

In contrast to the men, Buffy (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar, now Prinze) is tiny, 5′ 4″ tall on a small frame. The show makes a lot of Buffy’s power and strength, and in the scenes in which Buffy and Riley appear together (including some of love-making), the two act as equals, despite the physical disparity. Buffy rulz.

2 Responses to “Riley/Xander”

  1. arnold zwicky Says:

    From Ellen Seebacher on Google+:

    It’s almost believable, but Xander’s facial coloring is much sharper than the rest of the manip, which is in softer focus. It looks like “Riley Finn topping some guy” (yum) with Xander’s face pasted on after the fact. Ah, well.

  2. Shirtless hypallage | Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] I didn’t find really stunning shirtless photos of them [Riley and Xander] separately, but I did come across a manip … of the two of them in carnal congress (link) […]

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