Sunnydale's high school love-struck computer dork, turned coed lesbian witch, Willow has had quite an interesting life. For someone who was such an introvert the first time she met Buffy and joined the Scooby Gang, Willow seems to be putting a spell on everyone lately. The daughter of Ira and Shelia Rosenberg, Willow has always been very detached from her parents. So detached, in fact, that her mother tried to set her on fire, paying homage to those brave souls in Salem, Massachusetts circa 1692.
Willow's skills go far beyond her strengths and weaknesses as a witch; she is also a mad computer hacker, a superb tutor and Buffy's best friend for the past 5 years.
Not necessarily dependent on Buffy, Willow is often hurt by how people perceive her. As a matter of fact, she tends to hide behind her need for companionship. She was always somewhat secretly attracted to Xander and she latched onto Buffy in sidekick capacity as soon as the Slayer moved to Sunnydale. Then, Willow fell madly in love with the werewolf Oz, who was considered by most to be the coolest kid at Sunnydale High because of his affiliation with a popular band named Dingoes Ate My Baby. Their relationship, like most of Willow's, ended up in misery when Oz could no longer control his primal instincts. Most recently, Willow has spent her time with lesbian lover and fellow witch, Tara.
During a crucial decision in her life when Oz returned for her, Willow decided that things had changed between her and the wolfman and pledged her love to Tara. Hopefully with Tara's knowledge of the occult and spells, Willow's strength will grow with her lover and help fight evil in a Buffy-less world.