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For as long as there have been vampires, there has been the Slayer. One girl in all the world, a Chosen One...

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Anya wasn't all that great to Xander, either

I read once or twice about how Xander treated Anya, more when the complain is about Xander being sexist, which might be true to some extent but I wasn't particularly bothered by their dynamic because:

Anya was a bit pushy when they started going out. If you were bothered by Buffy and Angel... Anya was 1000 years old.

She acted pretty entitled in that episode where Xander tries to find an apartment and the prices were too high or something and she just demanded that he'd rent that one. We find it's because of her anxiety in passing the stages of life, but yeah.

When she'd talk about their sex life... I don't blame her for not adjusting to human society, but I don't think Xander was wrong in trying to keep it private.

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2024/05/21
00:21 UTC

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Which cheesy or goofy line in BTVS, do you enjoy listening to over and over again?

Mr. Pointy. I don't know why but it makes me smile.

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2024/05/21
00:13 UTC

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Anyone ever play the games?

I played the one for Xbox and Chaos bleeds on PS2 but I could never figure out how to beat Spikes level. I loved those games though !

38 Comments
2024/05/20
21:34 UTC

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I couldn't even write this...spoilers s5&6!!!

Last year I started rewatching. Having been a massssssssive fan as a teen. I even had every season box set on VHS. Showing my age 😬🤣

Anyway started rewatch last year... got to season 5 and stopped near the beginning about episode 2/3.

Anyway, finally plucked up courage to watch the rest of season in last few days... at ep17... forever at funeral everyone's wearing black expect Tara and Buffy... buffys in grey/white/creamish and Tara in red... feel like this is foreshadowing massively... for Buffys place in heaven and Tara's death.... has anyone seen this confirmed anywhere?

Stopped watching as on 8/8/23... my mum also died of aneurism. Talk about foreshadowing. 😔😬

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2024/05/20
21:15 UTC

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Cordelia's fake laugh is hysterically cringe 😂😂😂

I just cannot take her seriously throughout this episode ! 😭😂

Also can we appreciate how good such an old show looks on my TV using AI upscaling with Nvidia Shield pro ? 📺🎥 It's like it was recorded last year !

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2024/05/20
20:04 UTC

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Video Essay about Charles Gunn

Hi everyone! I wanted to share with y’all a project I’ve been working on for a while: a video essay analyzing the character arc of Charles Gunn in Angel! I’d been at this for months and just completed it and published it to YouTube yesterday — coincidentally on the twenty-year anniversary of the show’s series finale!

Should you be interested in watching it, I’ve enclosed a link here, and I’ll welcome any feedback or insights y’all have. Thank you so much! 😎

Be brave. Live.

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2024/05/20
19:42 UTC

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Surround sound?

The Buffy DVD's are labeled "Dolby Surround" yet I'm not getting any audio from the rear left and rear right speakers in my 5.1 soundbar (Samsung HW-T350 connected to my TV via ARC). Same with the streaming episodes on Disney+. Disc and streaming are coming from my Xbox Series X.

Anyone have any insight?

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2024/05/20
19:13 UTC

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Where is my Team Angel at

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2024/05/20
19:02 UTC

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How heavy is portcullis in Buffy Season 3 Episode 1 Anne?

Its as the title say, anyone know how heavy was that portcullis that Buffy lifted?

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2024/05/20
18:59 UTC

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What is the most useless demon ability you can think of?

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2024/05/20
18:38 UTC

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Sunnydale was swallowed by a sinkhole 21 years ago today. Never forget 5/20.

26 Comments
2024/05/20
18:09 UTC

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Buffy ended 21 years ago.

65 Comments
2024/05/20
16:42 UTC

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer | Opening Theme - by Nerf Herder

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2024/05/20
15:13 UTC

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Which character do you hate out of proportion with how evil their actions are?

The correct answer is Warren, who has killed way fewer people than Spike and Angelus and yet is very hated—and hateable! :-p

74 Comments
2024/05/20
14:55 UTC

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Looking for a spike monolugue from the books/comics

Im looking for any bit from the books/comics where it is only Spike talking for a short bit. Any ideas?

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2024/05/20
13:00 UTC

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Which character punches the most above their weight—which character does the most good for the show per unit of screen time?

What's the character whose actions adds most to your enjoyment of the show, considering how little screen time they have?

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2024/05/20
12:46 UTC

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What is the most powerful creature that can manifest in the Buffyverse?

In the Buffyverse the universe has rules about how powerful a being can be and be allowed to manifest in physical universe... So what is the most powerful being that can manifest?

After all while the First Evil could empower Caleb it was too powerful to manifest normally into the universe and even Caleb couldn't support the First Evils full power.

Then there's Illyria powers began to grew unstable and they increased so she needed to have powers reduced... or was that because Fred's shell wasn't powerful enough to contain Illyria powers or was it just her time powers going out of control or combination of both.

Then there's Twilight, that couldn't manifest as long as the old universe still existed but could empower both Buffy and Angel to Golden Age Superman levels.

Even Jasmine said she had to reduce her power to manifest into the universe because her full power as a former 'Powers That Be' was too much for the universe.

7 Comments
2024/05/20
12:42 UTC

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Season 3 episode 1 strength feat

One of Buffy's most outstanding and impressive feats of raw strength to my knowledge happens in Season 3 episode 1 "Anne" when she lifts the portcullis, does anyone have a clue how heavy that portcullis was or at least an estimate.

Most of her other feats are martial feats of speed, reaction, agility, technique and power (with power being weight multiplied by acceleration and focused with technique and form).

4 Comments
2024/05/20
12:30 UTC

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What’s some arcs/stories that you feel fans lack media literacy about?

I was actually thinking about this when reading through the post about Andrew in Damage where I feel some fans just kind of miss the point of what the season was saying in regards to Angel and his team compromising themselves

One for me is every single occasion someone asks why Faith isn’t being brought in by either the scoobies or less occasionally Team Angel. Faith is a popular character but ultimately a very minor one in the Buffyverse. She isn’t going to be brought in when she wouldn’t serve much sense for the main characters at the time

Another one is in Chosen when people ask why Buffy didn’t bring Riley and the military into the situation. Why would they? They fail at every single thing they do onscreen and make every situation worse. Why would Buffy even think to bring them in?

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2024/05/20
12:07 UTC

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Relationships in Buffy

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2024/05/20
10:14 UTC

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The Body (5x16) still hits hard

I haven’t seen this episode since my mother passed several years ago mainly because I was avoiding it. I finally watched it again and damn does it capture the raw emotions of that situation perfectly.

The first 30 minutes are a rollercoaster of raw emotion dealing with loss. If it didn’t win awards, it should have, especially SMG and Emma.

11 Comments
2024/05/20
06:50 UTC

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Inspired by the thread about Cheeseman, change a Buffy quote to be about cheese

In the thread confused about what the cheese man meant in Restless, we stumbled upon a funny head canon. Willow can only tell Riley that Buffy likes cheese. The idea of this post will be to take literally that the only thing that Buffy thinks about other than slaying is cheese.

So I propose a challenge. Change a quote from any point in the series (it doesn’t have to be Buffy herself) to reflect this new dairy fixation.

Example from the other topic: no friends, no weapons, no hope. What’s left?

Cheese.

104 Comments
2024/05/20
05:52 UTC

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How much of the show are there no in-universe witnesses to?

So a lot of characters died on this show, some even permanently. This might be morbid much, but how many scenes (or moments within scenes) are there no longer any living (or undead) witnesses to? No one to provide a testimony as to what occurred?

13 Comments
2024/05/20
04:38 UTC

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Anyone know if the cast were friends? Bad vibes on set?

I feel like none of the cast members stayed friends after the show. Except for SMG and Seth Green who I’ve seen in a few of her Instagram posts. However the rest of them never mention them in their socials? Makes me think that during the show they weren’t friends …. Does anyone know if there was bad vibes on set?

69 Comments
2024/05/20
04:02 UTC

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so in "Anne" does Buffy saves that small group of people and let the rest there to be slaves until they die lol

leaves*

I really enjoyed that storyline though

41 Comments
2024/05/20
03:05 UTC

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Revisited Buffy for the first time in 20 years. Curious about the community’s thoughts on Xander

Hey everyone,

I watched the show when it first aired, and immensely enjoyed it at the time, though I’d since remembered very little about it save a few key moments. Decided to rewatch with the step kids recently, and I’d forgotten how fun it was. This time around though… holy sh*t. Xander.

I’m curious if other people consider him utterly unbearable. His character, his motives, his comments, his whining, his treatment of Anya, everything. Even the step kids agreed, chiming in with “he is such a baby”.

Again I haven’t dipped so much as a toe into the Buffy community in a VERY long time, so apologies if this is something that’s been discussed to death.

34 Comments
2024/05/20
02:40 UTC

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Minor character Review: Dav from The Freshman (S4E1). One of the few vamps to survive the Scooby Gang.

Dav, the “does this sweater make me look fat” vampire, was part of Sunday’s gang on UCS and one of the few vampires to completely escape from Buffy and the gang.

The other vampire she fled with, Tom, was captured by The Initiative but she was not shown, leading viewers to believe that she was able to completely escape. She was never seen again in Buffy or Angel.

I liked the simplicity of her character; just another lackey. And I mean who didn’t like the patches on jeans in the 90s/00s? All others in Sunday’s gang died: Rookie, Tom, Jerry, and later Eddie but she made it.

She was played by Shannon Hillary.

3 Comments
2024/05/20
00:17 UTC

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