Questions tagged [buffy-the-vampire-slayer]

For questions about the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" franchise spanning film, television, novels and comics. The titular character, Buffy Summers, is chosen to be the Slayer.

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What's with the bunny hate?

Anya hates bunnies. In "Once More With Feeling" she sings what might be my favorite lyrics of all time: Bunnies aren't just cute like everybody supposes, They got them hoppy legs and twitchy ...
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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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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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Will there be a Buffy The Vampire Slayer season 8 on DVD?

I have heard that there might be a Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 8 on DVD, but not directed by Joss Whedon. Is there any news about if it´s gonna happen or not? I also heard something that suggests ...
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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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Who does the Slayer lineage run through?

While this was all most certainly thrown out of whack after the events of the series finale, I want to know what was up with the Slayer lineage between seasons 2 and 7. Only one girl is called to be ...
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How do some of the the characters in Buffy the Vampire Slayer get money?

Okay I know this may be pedantic. But how do the characters in Buffy and Angel finance themselves? How could Faith afford that apartment in series 3? Is she getting some financial help from 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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Were Joyce and Buffy manipulated into moving to Sunnydale?

Prior to living in Sunnydale, Buffy lived in Los Angeles. After being expelled and the divorce of her parents, she moved to Sunnydale with Joyce, where Joyce now owns an art gallery. Buffy arrives ...
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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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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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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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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 are Slayers always women and not men?

In the Buffyverse there are no male slayers. There are male watchers, but no slayers. I am curious as to why all the slayers are women? Is there an explanation that the show,angel, comic or movie gave?...
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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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What was Cordelia's original fate as intended by the writers?

Note that I am only referring to the original show, and not the comics which expanded the story. Through the TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel, Cordelia Chase undergoes a massive character ...
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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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How did Buffy's glitch allow the First to enact its plan?

As expanded on in Who does the Slayer lineage run through?, Buffy screwed up the Slayer lineage by coming back to life. Somehow, this created an opening that the First Evil planned to (ab)use to put ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Who is Buffy's father?

Ok, so wrong movie. But in season 3 episode 18 "Earshot", Buffy gained the ability to read minds, and found out that: And it seemed that this event happened a long time ago. Around 16 years ago ...
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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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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 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 Were the Clues Foreshadowing Dawn Summers Appearing?

As I mentioned in another question, Joss Whedon is known for planning his storyarcs out years in advance. Friends have told me that there were clues planted as much as 2-3 years in advance about Dawn ...
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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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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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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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How do crosses/crucifixes work in Buffy?

In the first part of the season 3 finale of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, a flashback shows an interaction between Angel and Drusilla in a church confessional. In the background outside the confessional,...
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Did Spike get his reflection back with his soul?

I watched the episode First Date of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. How come it takes Principle Robin Wood seeing Spike fighting to know he was a vampire? Only a scene earlier Robin Wood is driving a car ...
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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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Why aren't there three slayers? [duplicate]

When Buffy dies at the end of season 1, Kendra is activated. When Kendra dies, Faith is activated. Why doesn't Buffy's death at the end of season 5 activate a third slayer?
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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 was Buffy's test result positive?

On page 24 of issue #5 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9, we see a test with a positive result. However, later in issue #7, we learn that Buffy is How could this be the case? Could the ...
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How did Sweet the demon lose?

In the Buffy episode "Once More, With Feeling", how did the Scoobies "beat the bad guy", as Sweet the demon puts it? Or did he just get bored when he didn't succeed in making Buffy burst into flames?
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How are Slayer Potentials identified?

Buffy Summers was not identified as a Potential until she was a teenager - actually after she had been activated. The other Potentials who would be activated: Faith Lehane and Kendra Young are ...
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When did the Buffy switch take place?

In issue #7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9, it's revealed that Buffy is How long has this been the case? Is she the same as we saw in the TV series? Were there clues to this (presumed) swap ...
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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 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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Is there anything special about the Sunnydale Hellmouth?

One of the premises of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is that extra amounts of weird things because Sunnydale sits on a Hellmouth. The show mentions that Cleveland also has its own Hellmouth, and an issue ...
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How does Angel shave?

In episode five of season two of Buffy (Reptile Boy), Willow is baffled by Angel's lack of a reflection, and asks, "How do you shave?" So...do vampires' hair actually grow? There have been numerous ...
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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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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 ...