THE THREE RED(ish)HEADS

Gillian Andersen as Dana Scully
Alyson Hannigan as Willow Rosenberg
Renee O'Connor as Gabrielle

At the turn of the century, Television had three prominent sidekicks, the Doctor, the Witch, and the Bard. All were diminutive women with reddish hair. Dana Scully, Willow Rosenberg, and Gabrielle had another similarity. Rosenberg was openly gay, Gabrielle wasn't not gay, and Scully never dated anybody that we knew of.

All of them could be called bookish. Each of them had at least one vampire related episode.

Xena:Warrior Princess is referenced in both The X-Files (Episode 13 Season 7 "First Person Shooter") and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Episode 6 Season 2 "Halloween"). Buffy the Vampire Slayer is referenced in Xena, not in The X-Files. (Episode 14 Season 4 "The Play's the Thing"). The X-Files is only referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the verb to scully in "The Pack" Episode 6 Season 1 and the verb "to mulder" in "Gone" Episode 11 Season 6), not in Xena.

SIDEKICKS DATA

SCULLY WILLOW GABRIELLE
Height 1.60m 1.68m 1.63m
Hair Colour Red Reddish-brown Reddish-blonde
Eye Colour Blue Blue Green
Relationship status (end of series) Single in relationship (Kennedy) Single
Father William Ira Herodotus
Mother Margaret Sheila Hecuba
Sibling Charles none Lila
Offspring William none Hope
Born 23 February 1964 1981 unknown
Age (beginning of series) 29 16 14-16