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Top 10 Joss Whedon Trademarks

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    1Plans storylines far in advance for all his television series, allowing for remarkable long-term continuity.

  • 2Frequent use of nouns as adjectives, by adding the suffix "-y"

  • 3Features tough, strong female characters

  • 4Kills off characters who are among his most popular, to keep his audiences surprised

  • 5Supernatural and science fiction themes

  • 6Often gives his characters names that are later revealed to be their last names and/or based on an unusual abbreviation for their full name.

  • 7Frequently casts same actors

  • 8References to classic stories and films, through storytelling methods and direct reference in dialogue

  • 9Tongue-in-cheek, witty writing style

  • 10Frequently includes ballet/ballerinas in his projects - though almost always with a supernatuural twist to their inclusion

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