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Why isn't Buffy a star athlete?

Buffy can't try out for sports because she's trying to hide her physical prowess from the norms. She seems very keen to keep her two lives (school / slaying) separate and that means not appearing too ...
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Who was the slayer before Buffy?

India Cohen was the slayer directly before Buffy. She was killed by nomadic elemental mummies and sacrificed herself to save her watcher. She was briefly resurrected (by said watcher) in 1998 and ...
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Are humans aware they won't retain their soul/consciousness as a vampire?

It appears that the few humans who have heard the downside of becoming a vampire don't fully believe it, or are in circumstances that they feel continued existence as a human is of such low value that ...
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What is the point of Angel's curse, exactly?

We learn in Angel: Orpheus that Angelus has been trapped in Angel's body for a century, essentially incapable of effecting any change or influence over Angel. By forcing Angel to exist without ...
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Did Mayor Wilkins intend to recruit Faith?

Prior to the episode BtVS: Consequences, Faith was (for all intents and purposes) still well under the control of the Watcher's Council. She and Buffy were entirely unaware that the Mayor was evil and ...
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When Buffy comes to rescue Dawn, why do the vampires attack Buffy?

Probably overconfidence There’s probably no grand strategy to it, just mundane overconfidence. If the vampires were at all smart, they wouldn’t be attacking Buffy or threatening to kill Dawn. They’d ...
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Who does the Slayer lineage run through?

Buffy's (second) death didn't result in the calling of a new Slayer as hers was no longer the "active line". New Vampire Slayer Wanted? by Charlie Mason Where's the Watchers Council when you ...
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What happened to Drusilla that made her so weak?

Drusilla was tortured by a Vampire Hunter In The Dark Horse comic story The Problem with Vampires by Drew Goddard (one of the stories found in Tales of the Vampires, Part One) an Inquisitor captures ...
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Why was Buffy's test result positive?

In-universe, Andrew speculates that there's some kind of issue with the Buffybot's "trueblood", that her inability to metabolise food properly may have altered her blood pH, creating a false positive ...
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Was Caleb a Demon (or something) or just a really strong human? (Spoilers)

Ok, major spoilers:
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Why isn't Buffy a star athlete?

Imagine, for example, if she had taken up martial arts - suddenly not only is she permitted to take time to train in combat, her tendency to respond to situations with violence becomes more ...
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Why didn't The First ever become Willow?

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 ...
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Where did Anya live before she moved in with Xander?

Anya owned (or leased?) a studio apartment in Sunnydale. There's zero indication how she came by it, but we can reasonably assume that it was created magically as part of her Anya Emerson persona. We ...
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When Buffy comes to rescue Dawn, why do the vampires attack Buffy?

Harmony has a plan. That plan doesn't involve her minions killing or threatening Dawn, but simply keeping her as bait to draw out the Slayer. Despite their persistent bitching, when the time comes ...
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What did Mayor Wilkins hope to accomplish through his ascension?

He was a soulless servant to demons of the Hellmouth and was seeking to become more powerful than them Mayor Wilkins had committed himself one hundred years prior to the events of Buffy to what is ...
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In BTVS, does Joyce ever find out about Tara and Willow?

In Buffy: Dracula (Season 5 Episode 1) she seems clueless. JOYCE: ...Sometimes you just ... feel like giving up on men altogether. [Willow and Tara sneak little looks at each other and try ...
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Why was Dawn sent to Buffy and not the "current" slayer?

The Key was sent to Buffy intentionally. The monks didn't just do a magical spell that locates the nearest slayer and send her a sister, but in fact systematically rebuilt the memories and reality of ...
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Are there any Buffverse vampires in modern day who witnessed the crucifixion?

We don't know of any vampires that actually witnessed the crucifixion. As Spike says, this is a common boast, but not one that anyone's really able to back up. At the very least though, we do ...
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Why didn't Glory simply "taste" all of the Scoobies?

I believe it was Ben who kept her from hurting or killing all the Scoobies. So even if she thought of 'tasting' all of their blood individually, Ben (who knows that Dawn is The Key). prevents Glory ...
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Why didn't The First ever become Willow?

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. EXT. SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF MRS. ...
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After Oz left Willow, why did she become gay and not bisexual?

This was discussed by writer/director Joss Whedon in an interview with Metro. In brief, at the time there were relatively few bisexual characters on television and the worry was that having her ...
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Why didn't Willow use the sunlight spell on the ubervamps?

The last time we see the Simulated Sunlight spell, Willow is trying to get it to work. Suffice to say, she's unsuccessful and her attempts result in the release of an extremely dangerous opponent, ...
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Why did Principal Wood bury Jonathan?

The short answer is that it's not specifically explained in the show, however we can make certain assumptions about his actions. Principal Wood deliberately took the job because he knew that "...
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Why isn't Dawn Summers in Chaos Bleeds?

According to the novelization, Dawn is "staying with her friend Janice" during the events portrayed, something Buffy is grateful for given the threat level. “Let’s go.” She moved ahead, hefting the ...
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Has Angel ever inflated a party balloon?

No, I just recently rewatched all of Angel and Buffy and I'm pretty sure there were no scenes of him inflating balloons. However, I think your premise is wrong--breathing is due to the expansion and ...
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Does Pardoning mean something different in Pylea?

There's no indication that they misunderstood what Cordy had said, or that the concept of pardoning someone was different in Pylea than on Earth. They beheaded Lorne because they wanted to, and ...
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Did the Powers actually want Cordy to have the Visions anyway?

This may be opinion-based, as there's not much in the way of explicit evidence, but my interpretation of this episode was that the alternate reality Cordelia experienced was one she created herself. ...
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What enhancements has Xander received over the course of Buffy?

Military knowledge aside, in-show, his role generally was indeed one of an ordinary guy who nevertheless had something to contribute. (Even if he tended to be the guy who "eats insects and gets the ...
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How does inviting a vampire work with changing flat and tenant?

We're told (in Buffy: Real Me) that a vampire can only enter a property when it's invited in by someone that lives there. XANDER: Uh, yeah, actually, she -- Harmony -- kind of happened to sort of get ...
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