Why didn't The First Evil ever take the form of Willow?

She technically died in season 2, episode Halloween. She died and became her costume as a ghost, so the first could have appeared as Willow too.

Especially in the first episode of season 7 when it took the form of all the previous Big Bads, Warren, Glory, Adam, the Mayor, Drucila, and the Master. It should of appeared as Willow as well, in my opinion.

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    Willow didn't die. She was dressed as a ghost for Halloween so when the spell was cast, that's what she became, she didn't die and leave a body behind, her body became ghost like – Binary Worrier Apr 19 '18 at 7:50
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    @BinaryWorrier Spot on. Should be an answer, IMHO. – Steve-O Apr 19 '18 at 14:42
  • I forget - did it ever become Buffy? She died in Season 1.... – RDFozz Apr 19 '18 at 16:22
  • Vampire Willow's image was an option, if she just had to exist for a time (after her death) in our universe. – Gaultheria Apr 19 '18 at 21:36
  • @RDFozz yes she died twice actually. Once drowned by the Master, and the second time to save dawn in the 5th season. – Flitoangel Apr 20 '18 at 3:00

The script makes it pretty clear that she's not actually dead, merely enchanted along with the other people wearing the magical outfits. Note the artful quote marks.



As the "ghost" Willow, dressed in her rocker babe outfit, sits up - emerging from her "dead" body, which remains unmoving on the ground.

WILLOW: Oh. Oh my God...

She stands, sees her BOOTS submerged in the sheet.

WILLOW: I'm a... I'm a real ghost -


Willow didn't die

She was dressed as a ghost for Halloween so when the spell was cast, that's what she became.
She didn't die, her "spirit" left her body, in a form of astral projection. I assume her body was still alive but in a catatonic state.

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    She did leave her body. I just watched the episode. It was left on a porch covered in the ghost costume. Her ghost self was dressed in her clothes under the costume. – Flitoangel Apr 20 '18 at 2:51
  • Well observed mate, but we don't know if he corporeal body kept breathing and her "spirit" just became un-tethered. – Binary Worrier Apr 20 '18 at 8:51
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    Right :) I was just thinking about it, because the term ghost actually means the spirit of someone who has died.. confusing lol – Flitoangel Apr 23 '18 at 5:04
  • By the same logic, Xander became a soldier, but he didn't go through basic training, the transition was immediate & instant. – Binary Worrier Apr 23 '18 at 6:00

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