I feel like a celeberity, the feeling of having a good, long, juicy biography. Well, I am almost a hero, since I helped save the world a lot, along with my friends, Buffy, Willow, Giles, and other people.
Alexander Lavelle Harris was born to Anthony and Jessica Harris in Sunnydale, California. According to Xander, his dad once tried to sell him to some Armenians. His mother Jessica, is known to neglect Xander and appear cheerful in front of strangers as an attempt to cover the true nature of his mother's miserable life. Xander's uncle, Rory, is an alcoholic taxidermist. Every Christmas, Xander sleeps outside to avoid his family's drunken arguments. When he was thirteen, Xander attended Willow's bat mitzvah, where his parents drank to excess. Xander's family was said to be unreliable and even abusive, and the main source of his insecurities. Xander's family finally appeared at Xander and Anya's aborted wedding, which turned out to be a mess, because Xander left Anya at the alter, because he was shown the "future of his life" by a "future version of himself" which turned out to be a fake.
Xander briefly dated his best friend Willow Rosenberg, but they broke up over a stolen Barbie when they were five. At his sixth birthday party, which Willow attended, his parents hired a clown who chased him, resulting in his coulrophobia; a fear of clowns. He overcame this phobia eventually when a boy named Billy made everyone's fear become real. When he did not get a toy fire truck for his seventh birthday, the house next door caught fire. Xander saw real fire trucks then and believed he had Willow to thank. Xander and Willow developed a mutual hatred of their snobby classmate Cordelia Chase, which led them to form the "We Hate Cordelia Chase" club, of which Xander was the treasurer.
Xander met Buffy Summers on her first day at Sunnydale High. He overheared her bizarre conversation with Rupert Giles in the school library and lost his male best friend Jesse McNally, to vampires that wanted to bring humans to their master. Xander toke the stand that "vampires are bad," and was forced to reluctantly stake his former friend, Jesse. Following Jesse's death, Xander became a wisecracking sidekick of the Scooby Gang, often annoying those around him, including Angel a vampire with a human soul, and the more uptight Giles. Xander developed a crush on Buffy, but it is not reciprocated. However, he saved her life by administering CPR after she drowned by the Master who was staked by Buffy.
Xander gradually began a turbulent and ambiguous relationship with Cordelia after they were thrown together in several life-or-death situations. The military knowledge Xander acquired - thanks to a spell ((see the episode "Halloween" wink
)- enables Buffy to defeat the Judge, a supposedly invulnerable demon. When Cordelia was seen with Xander, it cost her position among Sunnydale High's fashionable clique. She dumped him on Valentine's Day. Xander retaliated by coercing Amy Madison who was a witch, to cast a love spell, which misfires, resulting in, until the spell is broken, Xander found himself irresistible to every girl, woman, and female vampire in sight; except Cordelia, who, realized how much Xander cared for her, reunited with him in defiance of her former friends.
Xander revived an interest in Willow, and a kiss that leads to Cordelia's near-fatal injury, as well as Anyanka's arrival in the school. Cordelia labeled Xander "The Zeppo". Therefore, mocked him for being useless compared to his friends, who are Slayers, witches, werewolves, and vampires. In an attempt to prove her wrong, Xander embarkd on an adventure with a group of zombies led by tough guy Jack O'Toole. Xander lost his virginity to Faith Lehane in the process. However, when O'Toole and his friends tried to blow up Sunnydale High, Xander single-handedly placed an end to their plan. Later, he was asked to the Prom by Anya Jenkins, formerly the vengeance demon Anyanka. During Graduation, when the mayor turned into a big snake called "Olvikan", Xander led Sunnydale High's students against Mayor Wilkins and his army of vampires.
Xander's inferiority complex and feelings of isolation increased when he chose not to enroll in college with his friends. After graduating from high school, he went out upon a cross-country trip inspired by Jack Kerouac's. On the road that ended when his car broke down. When He returned to Sunnydale, he moved into his parents' basement. Which he had to pay rent. Xander toke a series of odd jobs as a food vendor, a bartender, a phone-sex operator, and a deliveryman. After much persuasion, he and Anya began dating. Initially, Xander's interest in Anya was purely sexual. He developed genuine feelings for her, eventually fell in love. Xander gave Buffy his "heart" in the spell that defeats Adam.
Xander matured significantly, pursued a more stable career in carpentry and construction work, and moved into his own apartment with Anya. When famous vampire Dracula came to Sunnydale in search of the Slayer, Dracula hypnotized Xander therefore, Xander briefly became Dracula's willing manservant . After being hit by demon Toth's Ferula Gemini, Xander was split into two separate beings; one displayed his strengths and one displayed his weaknesses. When a troll-god, named Olaf gets free, Xander defended Willow and Anya equally from Anya's ex-boyfriend, Olaf the Troll. Despite the fact he was forced to choose between his girlfriend and his best friend. Shortly before he went into battle with the hell-goddess Glory, Xander asked Anya to marry him.
, Xander begun to have doubts about his future with Anya. When he hoped for a happy ending, he summoned the demon named "Sweet" to turn Sunnydale into a living musical, which goes horribly wrong when people start bursting into flames. Later, Xander's fear of marrying Anya are made worse by a visit from a demon who pretended to be his future self, showing him a bitter future trapped in a marriage similar to his parents'. Although, the vision was later revealed to be false, Xander admitted he had doubts beforehand and left Anya heartbroken at the altar. When his best friend, Willow turned evil after Willow's girlfriend Tara Maclay was killed, Xander's love for his childhood friend turned her around and He saved the world.
Xander struggled to get over his feelings with Anya and suffered a devastating injury. When Buffy's sister Dawn, mistakenly believed herself to be a Potential Slayer, Xander empathized with her disappointment at not being the one in the spotlight. Despite Xander admitted that he still loved Anya, She finally broke up with Xander for good. When Xander and the group of Potential Slayers were on a mission, Xander had his left eye gouged out by an evil preacher named Caleb, and begun wearing an eyepatch. In the final battle against the First Evil, Anya was killed by a Bringer's sword. Her body remained in the new Sunnydale High's ruins when the empty town was swallowed by the earth. Andrew Wells, whom she had fought alongside and sacrificed her life for, comforted Xander by saying that Anya had died saving his life. Xander replied by saying, "That's my girl. Always doing the stupid thing."
He was later featured in the story "Antique" in the Tales of the Vampires comic book line, he spent some time under the thrall of Dracula again, as his manservant. He was summarily rescued by Buffy and two newly-activated Slayers.
In the Season Eight comic book series, Xander led a Slayer "central command" in Scotland. Buffy described him as her "Watcher" which he disputed. From Slayer central command, Xander viewd his operatives on a large screen as well as he monitored progress from several manned computers, Xander talked to his Slayers through earpieces in an Oracle or Nick Fury-style role.
As Xander was the leader of all the various Slayer cells, he had access to a series of cameras that watched his Slayers, operatives that worked at computers, and several psychics and neophyte witches that were at his command. He remaind in contact with Andrew and Giles. His friendships with Buffy, Willow, and Dawn remained strong, although he was less comfortable around Dracula, who seemed to have considered Xander as his friend and not a servant.