Kennedy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Kennedy (Iyari Limon) was introduced as a “potential Slayer” in Season 7, and appeared in the comic book series which continued the canon story as Season 8. Kennedy was an out lesbian with an assertive personality, which was intended to contrast with the shyness of Willow’s deceased girlfriend, Tara.
On the show, she was immediately interested in Willow, and became Willow’s lover before she completely understood Willow’s magical prowess. In the episode “Get It Done”, Willow drained a significant portion of her life force in order to reopen a portal for Buffy, which briefly put a strain on their relationship, but they eventually reconciled.
In Season 5 of the Buffy spin-off series Angel, a year after the end of Buffy, a mention was made that Kennedy and Willow were then living in Brazil together. In the Season 8 comics, Willow revealed Kennedy died at one point, though it was a short-lived mystical death. Nevertheless, the brief death freaked Kennedy out and further strained their relationship. Over the course of the comic series, Willow remained distant from Kennedy, in part because she was having a sexual relationship with her magical mentor, the demon Aluwyn.
In the aftermath of the Season 8 finale battle, when Buffy’s actions had brought about the end of magic, Kennedy was dumped by Willow, due to her personal tailspin after the loss of her powers and her connection to Aluwyn.
In the comic version of Season 9, Kennedy had established a private security firm employing Slayers to protect high-profile clients and appeared on a recurring basis. She and Willow remained broken up.
- 13 episodes.
Female love interests:
- Willow Rosenberg (Alyson Hannigan, bisexual, main cast, 144 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
No male love interests
Relationship story arc with a man: No
Male love interest after being identified as a lesbian? No
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.