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Questions tagged [buffy-the-vampire-slayer]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a franchise spanning film, television, novels and comics. The titular character, Buffy Summers, is chosen to be the Slayer. The Prophecy of the Slayer states, "Into every generation she is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. She is the Slayer."

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Did the Buffy writers intend for The First to come back?

The First, with its shapeshifting abilities and the army of Bringers, is initially seen in the season 3 episode Amends, and then returns a full 4 seasons later as the final series villain. Did the ...
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What happens between Buffy S5:E22 The Gift and S6:E1 Bargaining Part 1?

I've always wondered do the comics or other works in the Buffyverse shed light on events that occur after S5:E22 "The Gift" and before "S6:E1 "Bargaining Part 1"? I assume that this is a two or three ...
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Why didn't The First ever become Willow?

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 ...
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Does Pardoning mean something different in Pylea?

In Season 2 Episode 21 "Through the Looking Glass", at the end of this exchange Silas: And if we tell you 'silent' you shut your cow mouth! Cordy: Pardon me? Silas: Pardon - your majesty? ...
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Why didn't Willow use the sunlight spell on the ubervamps?

Before the Scoobies went down into the hellmouth to kill the ubervamp army, in the last episodes, why didn't Willow use the ball of sunshine spell? It's very hard to kill the Uber Vamps, holy water ...
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Did Mayor Wilkins intend to recruit Faith?

At some point in season 3 of Buffy Faith jumped the Scoobies ship and joined the season's Big Bad, Mayor Richard Wilkins III. I seem dimly remember some efforts of the mayor to recruit her, but on a ...
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In BTVS, does Joyce ever find out about Tara and Willow?

In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, season 5, episode 1, Buffy vs. Dracula Dracula gets into Buffy's house and bites her. We learn that Joyce invited him in. While Tara and Willow are performing a spell to ...
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Where did Anya live before she moved in with Xander?

In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Anya joins the scoobies, and she dates Xander, but doesn't move in with him for a year or so. There is one scene in which she answers the phone "at home" wearing $500 of ...
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What qualifies as a demon?

In Buffy, you see hundreds of things referred to as "demons" or "demonic", and many other things (Trolls, Werewolves, Witches, etc) are not. But what actually counts as a demon in the Buffyverse?
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Is there any meaning to “I'm drowning in footwear!”?

A dreaming Spike issues the line, "I'm drowning in footwear!" in the series finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. My question is: does this line or Spike's dream have any deep meaning (like ...
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Why does Buffy have to keep it all a secret?

Reading the question Why isn't Buffy a star athlete?, a further question came to mind.... Why does Buffy have to keep everything she is doing a secret? Surely if the world knew about Vampires.....
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Why isn't Buffy a star athlete?

In Buffy the Vampire Slayer's third season finale, we get this dialogue from our heroine: Buffy: I wish I could be a lot of things for you. A great student, a star athlete ... remotely normal. I'm ...
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How are supernatural traits inherited in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”?

All demons in Buffy are part human, and therefore capable of interbreeding. So what happens when they do? For instance, would the child of a bracken demon and a polgara have face spikes and big arm ...
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What happened to Drusilla that made her so weak?

In the first half of season 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Drusilla is quite weak. She is unable to hunt on her own, often bedridden, and Spike is constantly worrying over her. Her illness is ...
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Does Buffy eat garlic?

We know that in the Buffyverse, garlic is effective against vampires: CLOSE: ON WINDOW Where a bunch of fresh garlic is now nailed. WIDEN To find that there is garlic nailed up at ...
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What did Mayor Wilkins hope to accomplish through his ascension?

In his pre-ascension state, Mayor Wilkins is apparently invincible to Buffy, the Scoobies, or anyone else who crosses him. He attempted to have the volcanological research of Lester Worth squashed via ...
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Why did Buffy visit Spike after invisibility?

Buffy becomes invisible and so Why does being invisible So yeah, what's going on here?
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Could Buffy have opened the portal?

Reading this question about identifying the key, I recalled that in the final episode of season five, The Gift Buffy functioned as the key that closed the portal. Would her blood be enough to open ...
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Why didn't Glory simply “taste” all of the Scoobies?

So Glory tastes Tara's blood and says Tara isn't the key. Why didn't Glory et al get blood samples as soon as they discovered the key is human/vampire/one of the Scooby Gang?
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Why didn't Ben kill Jinx?

In S05E17 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ben just stabs Jinx in the stomach after Ben accidentally reveals something. Why stab only? Why not kill?
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Why did Principal Wood bury Jonathan?

Why did Principal Wood bury Jonathan's body? At that time, the story tellers were trying to put doubt in the audience's mind about whether Wood was good or evil. But, once we discover who he is, I ...
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Why isn't Dawn Summers in Chaos Bleeds?

It's been about 2-3 years since I've seen Buffy I finished Buffy seasons 1-4 and Angel season 1. I played Chaos Bleeds ~a decade ago. I'm now watching Buffy season 5 and Angel season 2. I know what's ...
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When Buffy comes to rescue Dawn, why do the vampires attack Buffy?

It's been about 2-3 years since I've seen Buffy. I finished Buffy seasons 1-4 and Angel season 1. I'm now watching Buffy season 5 and Angel season 2. In Buffy S05E02, when Buffy comes to rescue Dawn ...
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Did Faith ever undergo the Cruciamentum?

The Tento di Cruciamentum, featured in the third season episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer "Helpless", is a test slayers are supposed to go through on their 18th birthday. The slayer is weakened to ...
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Why don't more vampires in the Buffyverse use guns?

What's the in-universe explanation for why more vampires in the Buffyverse don't use guns? Darla does in the first season and here and there, we see vampires use guns. But most seem to eschew them. ...
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What happens to future Potentials in the Buffy universe after the series finale?

The Slayers we see in Buffy the Vampire Slayer become Slayers when they are (at least) teenagers. In the series finale, Does this affect future potentials that weren't born yet? Is there any extra-...
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Was Caleb a Demon (or something) or just a really strong human? (Spoilers)

In Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Season 7), a preacher named Caleb turns up who is super strong and hard to kill. Was he a demon or something, or just a really powerful human?
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When was it decided that “Wolfram” was a portmanteau?

In the final season of Angel, it is emphasized that "Wolfram" in the name of the law firm Wolfram & Hart is actually a portmanteau, and that the ancient founders of the firm were Was this ...
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - was Angel killing when he had a soul?

In 1898, Angel has his soul returned as part of a curse: You don't remember. Everything you've done. For a hundred years. In a moment, you will. The face of everyone you have killed — our daughter'...
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Buffy. The First imitates dead people

For those who have read Buffy comics knows that In the last season of Buffy (s07) The First (of all evil) imitates different dead people, because that is the only thing he can do. At one point he ...
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Is Angel Liam, or just Angelus with a soul?

So it's been established that when a human is 'turned' into a vampire, their soul departs and a demon moves in. So is the Angel we all know and love the demon, now saddled with a soul, or is he Liam ...
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Why isn't Buffy paid?

Going off a question at buffy-boards.com, why didn't the Council pay Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We see in the episode, Checkpoint, that the Council pays Giles. Buffy insists that he will ...
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After Oz left Willow, why did she become gay and not bisexual?

Willow was originally straight Willow doted on Oz when they were together. They had a monogamous, heterosexual relationship, except for Willow's brief fling with Xander, which she hugely regretted ...
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Explain Principal Wood's reaction after looking at Spike in the mirror [duplicate]

In the Buffy Season 7 episode First Date, Principle Wood is driving Buffy (passenger seat) and Spike (rear seat) in his car. He asks Buffy how she knows Spike and looks at him in his rear-view mirror. ...
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Why did the new high school have a dirt floor in Buffy Season 7?

In Buffy Season 7, Xander rebuilds the high school with a dirt floor in the basement for convenient access to the Hellmouth. Wouldn't a concrete foundation be more traditional than dirt? Also, pouring ...
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Do Buffyverse Vampire teeth have magical piercing properties?

In later episodes of Angel, we see the character of Marcus Hamilton. Marcus had the "power of the Senior Partners" coursing through his veins. He was seemingly invincible, withstanding attacks from ...
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Is Principal Wood inspired by Blade?

In Buffy we meet school principal Robin Wood who ends up fighting vampires. I started wondering if he was influenced by the Marvel comic book character Blade. Blade also fights vampires, and the two ...
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Which “certain other thespian” does Joss Whedon hate?

Wikipedia's article on the original Buffy film talks about a comic in the Buffy-verse: In 1999, Dark Horse Comics released a graphic novel adaptation of Whedon's original script under the title The ...
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How do the vampires in Buffy know how to fight?

In Buffy, the slayer has to have super human strength in order to fight vampires. We know that the vampires don't have fighting skills before they are turned. In the episode Gingerbread, Joyce sees a ...
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Why does having a soul make Angel non-evil compared to evil humans?

It is mentioned repeatedly in both Buffy and Angel that having his soul returned to him turned the evil Angelus into the usually good Angel. This is the setup for the character. However, there are ...
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Can Spike get a nicotine rush?

We see Spike smoke in Buffy the Vampire Slayer on many occasions We learn in the final Episode of Season 1 of Buffy that vampires can't breathe. Does that mean that Spike can't absorb the nicotine in ...
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Why did Spike get brought back to the Angel series?

At the end of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, we see Then, Now, this Amulet was given to Buffy by Angel, who got it from Wolfram & Hart. She in turn gave it to Spike. Was this medallion set-up ...
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In S3E12 of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, why is Buffy so weak?

Okay, so it might seem like a daft question on the face of it but in the episode "Helpless", Buffy is However, we see Xander, Giles, even Willow managing to at least deal with vampires, so it's not ...
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What is “Toby the Vampire Slayer” and why can't I find it?

I found a reference on IMDB to an animated show called "Toby the Vampire Slayer". Evidently it only ran for 2 years, had a micro-budget and no decent actors but that's no good reason for it to be ...
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Character in Buffy (possibly Angel) who could not lie

I can't remember if this character was in Buffy or Angel, but I'm pretty sure I remember he was talking to Angel. Angel had enlisted his help to accomplish some task. His schtick was he absolutely ...
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Did the First Slayer face Turok-Han?

"As Neanderthals are to humans, so the Turok-Han are to vampires." So says Giles in Season 7 of Buffy. I'm wondering, do we have a timeline on the Turok-Han's presence on the Earth? Actual ...
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What did Mayor Wilkins do to Mr Trick?

At the end of Homecoming, Mayor Wilkins calls the ever-so-slick vampire Mr Trick in for a meeting. They verbally spar for a bit, but when the Mayor suggests bringing Mr Trick onto his team, the ...
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What exactly is Angel's curse?

It is noted in Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel that whenever Angel makes love to Buffy, he loses his soul and becomes Angelus the vicious vampire. My question, is his "moment of true happiness" ...
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Buffy in mental hospital

In one of the Buffy episodes, there is a quick flash of a scene where she is in a mental hospital. Was it ever resolved why this scene was shown? I seem to remember the implication being that her ...
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How did Angel escape hell?

I am a much bigger Angel fan than Buffy fan but I have seen most episodes of Buffy and I am wondering, when she was in the hell dimension with Angel and killed him, how did he later escape and still ...