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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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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Buffy - Prophecy Girl [S1E12] — How exactly do Vampires talk if they can't breathe?

Possibly an old question, but I've never heard a good answer... In the final Episode of Season 1 of Buffy, Angel looks on helplessly as Xander performs CPR on our heroine. He explains that Vampires ...
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In what order should Buffy and Angel be watched?

I had the luxury of watching Buffy and Angel when they were on television, when it was impossible for me to mess up the viewing order. Now that I'm introducing it to some friends (and we're coming up ...
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How did the First Evil take the shape of Buffy?

The first evil is able to take the form of dead people. Still, we see several time how it takes the form of Buffy (to Caleb and Buffy herself). How is this possible?
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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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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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Why do some people remember about the supernatural, and others forget?

In Buffy, most people who see supernatural things forget about them shortly thereafter. However, there is a fair number of people who do remember. What is the key to remembering/forgetting in Buffy?
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Why is the world not completely terrorized by demons in the Buffyverse?

In the first seasons of Buffy it seems that demons and vampires are not very common. One Slayer seems enough to keep things under control (particularly in the hellmouth). By season 6, it seems that ...
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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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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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Was Buffy in an institution before “Normal Again”?

I've tried so hard to reconcile what I find to be a fairly blatant flaw in my favorite show... In the episode "Normal Again" Buffy claims to have been sent to an institution when she first told her ...
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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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The BuffyVerse - highest 'hit rate' for ensoulled killers

It was often a key point in the BuffyVerse, that a creature with a soul can be 'trusted' not to kill people because they have a conscience (Angel was tortured by his). OTOH there were a lot of deaths ...