- "The supernatural is our heritage, Rupert. Our destiny. We cannot escape it, so we must prepare for it."
- ―Mr. Giles[src]
Giles mentioned that his father had set out his destiny as a Watcher when he was ten years old and had given him a lecture on how important being a watcher was and how little he could do to change it.
Powers and abilities
It could be assumed he had strong magical powers due to his lineage and profession as a Watcher.