History Awesome / BuffytheVampireSlayer

7th Dec '17 9:50:33 AM Someoneman
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* "Innocence" reminds this troper why he used to like this show.

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* "Innocence" reminds this troper why he used to like this show. "Innocence":



*** [[spoiler: Granted, this speech [[HarsherInHindsight comes back to bite her in the rear end after the Dark Willow incident]], because it can be used to describe her [[NotSoDifferent when she went crazy after Tara's death]], somewhat lessening the awesome (this troper actually considers the speech to be self-righteous, smug and pretentious, especially since Willow ''never'' liked Faith to begin with).]] Kind of explains why the two were on pretty decent terms come Season 7.

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*** [[spoiler: Granted, this speech [[HarsherInHindsight comes back to bite her in the rear end after the Dark Willow incident]], because it can be used to describe her [[NotSoDifferent when she went crazy after Tara's death]], somewhat lessening the awesome (this troper actually considers the speech to be self-righteous, smug and pretentious, especially since Willow ''never'' liked Faith to begin with).awesome.]] Kind of explains why the two were on pretty decent terms come Season 7.



* The episode "Checkpoint," where after a full episode of being made to feel inferior by the ZenSurvivor Watcher's Council, the ditziest BigBad ever to appear on the show, and a crazy KnightTemplar army of [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well-Intentioned Extremists]], Buffy gives a perfectly calm, almost deadpan set of demands to the council's lead DeadpanSnarker, punctuated by a thrown broadsword. This troper's roommates' ears are still ringing from his cheering. The scene in all its awesomeness:

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* The episode "Checkpoint," where after a full episode of being made to feel inferior by the ZenSurvivor Watcher's Council, the ditziest BigBad ever to appear on the show, and a crazy KnightTemplar army of [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well-Intentioned Extremists]], Buffy gives a perfectly calm, almost deadpan set of demands to the council's lead DeadpanSnarker, punctuated by a thrown broadsword. This troper's roommates' ears are still ringing from his cheering. The scene in all its awesomeness:



** This is the only moment on television to make this (male) troper cry. Twice.
29th Nov '17 10:54:31 AM MasterFuzzy
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* A huge moment of awesome for her, which gets glossed over in the episode itself: At the end of Season 1, Xander is upset after Buffy gently turned him down, and asks Willow to the prom instead. The guy that she's head over heels for just asked her out, so obviously she's going to accept, right? WRONG. Willow gently but firmly tells him that she will not be the back-up option, and that while she'd love to go out with Xander, she will do it when he's interested in ''her,'' not just as a replacement for Buffy. That took as much guts as just about anything on this page.
26th Oct '17 6:58:20 PM LongLiveHumour
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* When a vamp grabs Cordelia in "School Hard", Willow without missing a beat whirls away, grabs a stone bust and brains the vampire. She's come a long way from the hesitant girl of Season 1.



** Speaking of Giles and Angel, it was awesome to see Willow be more assertive towards Giles and Angel when they were being hard on her in the episode where she goes to hang with college guys.

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** Speaking of Giles and Angel, it was awesome to see Willow be more assertive towards Giles and Angel when they were being hard on Buffy in "Reptile Boy".
--->"Well... Well, why do you think she went to that party? Because you gave
her in the episode where she goes to hang brush-off! And you never let her do anything except work and patrol! And I know she's the Chosen One, but you're killing her with college guys.
the pressure! I mean, she's sixteen going on forty! And ''you!'' I mean, you're gonna live forever! You don't have time for a cup of coffee?!"
12th Jul '17 10:10:29 AM wyattte
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* Punching out the MonsterClown in ''Nightmares''.
** Let's not forget the taunting afterwards!
-->'''Xander:''' You were a lousy clown! Your balloon animals were pathetic. ''Anyone'' can make a giraffe!

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* [[TalkToTheFist Punching out out]] the MonsterClown in ''Nightmares''.
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"Nightmares." And let's not forget the taunting afterwards!
-->'''Xander:''' [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech You were a lousy clown! clown!]] Your balloon animals were pathetic. ''Anyone'' can make a giraffe!



* Saving Buffy's life in 'Prophecy Girl', and forcing Angel, who'd already given up, to get back on his feet and do likewise. An especially noteworthy moment of awesome because Xander, after being rejected for a date by Buffy, did ''not'' handle it well, alienating both Buffy and Willow in the process. But as soon as he finds out Buffy's in mortal danger, he immediately drops the petulant sulking, [[TookALevelInBadass takes a few levels in badass]], finds Angel and calls his ass out, and they go storm the Master's lair together. Xander's behavior sometimes divides fans, but if ever there was an episode that shows his beginnings as TheHeart[=/=]the BadassNormal of the team, this is it.

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* Saving Buffy's life in 'Prophecy Girl', "Prophecy Girl," and forcing Angel, who'd already given up, to get back on his feet and do likewise. An especially noteworthy moment of awesome because Xander, after being rejected for a date by Buffy, did ''not'' handle it well, alienating both Buffy and Willow in the process. But as soon as he finds out Buffy's in mortal danger, he immediately drops the petulant sulking, [[TookALevelInBadass takes a few levels in badass]], finds Angel and calls his ass out, and they go storm the Master's lair together. Xander's behavior sometimes divides fans, but if ever there was an episode that shows his beginnings as TheHeart[=/=]the BadassNormal TheHeart[=/=]BadassNormal of the team, this is it.
1st Jul '17 8:27:10 PM tsstevens
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[[folder:Season Eleven]]
* As if Buffy having been BroughtDownToNormal because of a SuperRegistrationAct going full Creator/RondaRousey on a UFC thug wanting to take her down wasn't cool enough later in the comic two army drones spying on her are taken out by, seemingly, a full on ninja. Said ninja enters Buffy's apartment except it's something even deadlier...hi Faith.
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* Buffy's first big win over vampires was over Luke. Who's Luke? A vampire Darla had just sired to enact The Harvest, which is all kinds of awesome as it would have led to the [[NightmareFuel Wishverse.]] Faith's first big win over vampires? In the book ''Go Ask Malice'' she wards off the vengeful ghost of a former Slayer, who was captured by Kakistos and basically had every horror visited on her to become a mindless slave and Faith comes dangerously close to the same happening to her, she hunts down Kakistos, makes him believe she is broken before ''[[GroinAttack stabbing his balls off,]]'' wipes out a whole gang of vampires, cleaves Kakistos' head in two with an ax (he gets better) and still has the energy to brutally beat down and possibly kill the abusive pimp who target her mother. '''In. One. Night.'''

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* Buffy's first big win over vampires was over Luke. Who's Luke? A vampire Darla had just sired to enact The Harvest, which is all kinds of awesome as it would have led to the [[NightmareFuel Wishverse.]] Faith's first big win over vampires? In the book ''Go Ask Malice'' she wards off the vengeful ghost of a former Slayer, who was captured by Kakistos and basically had every horror visited on her to become a mindless slave and Faith comes dangerously close to the same happening to her, she hunts down Kakistos, makes him believe she is broken before ''[[GroinAttack stabbing his balls off,]]'' wipes out a whole gang of vampires, cleaves Kakistos' head in two with an ax (he gets better) and still has the energy to brutally beat down and possibly kill the abusive pimp who target targeted her mother. '''In. One. Night.'''
3rd Jun '17 2:41:30 PM AFP
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* "There's scarier things than you, and I'm one of them." Spoken by Buffy ''as a vampire''. To a creature with a club arm that had already beaten her down and forced her to ''run'' instead of continuing to fight.

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* "There's scarier things than you, [[BadassBoast and I'm one of them." ]]" Spoken by Buffy ''as a vampire''. To a creature with a club arm that had already beaten her down and forced her to ''run'' instead of continuing to fight.
30th Apr '17 4:23:59 PM jazzyamx
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30th Apr '17 4:23:32 PM jazzyamx
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** Stake nothing. She rams a support beam sized '''2x4''' through his chest, right after he taunted Buffy about 'needing a bigger stake.'

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** Stake nothing. She rams a support beam sized '''2x4''' through his chest, right after he [[TemptingFate taunted Buffy Buffy]] about 'needing a bigger stake.'
8th Nov '16 9:44:08 AM dlchen145
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* The Mayor was back to back awesome, even if not a {{badass}} as we'd call it now. His crowning moment, however, was probably killing [[spoiler: the definition of AssholeVictim, Pricipal Snyder]].

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* The Mayor was back to back awesome, even if not a {{badass}} badass as we'd call it now. His crowning moment, however, was probably killing [[spoiler: the definition of AssholeVictim, Pricipal Snyder]].



* [[spoiler: Faith has another {{Badass}} fight with Buffy (which at one point involves her swinging a glass door into Buffy's face) [[HandicappedBadass while only having just left the hospital from her coma]]. However what makes this fight truly impressive is the fact that at the end Faith uses a machine the Mayor left her in order to [[BodySwap switch bodies with Buffy and then knock her old body out]]. So apparently Faith intentionally let Buffy beat the shit out of her so that she could switch bodies with her, knock her old weakened body out, leave Buffy in Faith's body to the Watcher's and escape. Damn.]]

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* [[spoiler: Faith has another {{Badass}} badass fight with Buffy (which at one point involves her swinging a glass door into Buffy's face) [[HandicappedBadass while only having just left the hospital from her coma]]. However what makes this fight truly impressive is the fact that at the end Faith uses a machine the Mayor left her in order to [[BodySwap switch bodies with Buffy and then knock her old body out]]. So apparently Faith intentionally let Buffy beat the shit out of her so that she could switch bodies with her, knock her old weakened body out, leave Buffy in Faith's body to the Watcher's and escape. Damn.]]



* Personally, I thought Spike fighting to earn his soul back, throwing away a lifestyle he'd kept for centuries, knowing he had little to no chance with Buffy despite that, is one of the most {{Badass}} things someone can do. Love, man. It conquers all.

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* Personally, I thought Spike fighting to earn his soul back, throwing away a lifestyle he'd kept for centuries, knowing he had little to no chance with Buffy despite that, is one of the most {{Badass}} badass things someone can do. Love, man. It conquers all.



* Amanda in ''Help'' seeks Buffy's advice on an abusive boyfriend...should she pound him into the pavement some more. As a long term BullyHunter the question leaves Buffy speechless. [[spoiler: [[{{Foreshadowing}} Of course]], Amanada turns out to be a Potential.]] Who takes on vamps and Bringers with a little help from Dawn. With no clue of what's going on. Even Kennedy thinks she's a BadAss having trouble fighting just one with help.

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* Amanda in ''Help'' seeks Buffy's advice on an abusive boyfriend...should she pound him into the pavement some more. As a long term BullyHunter the question leaves Buffy speechless. [[spoiler: [[{{Foreshadowing}} Of course]], Amanada turns out to be a Potential.]] Who takes on vamps and Bringers with a little help from Dawn. With no clue of what's going on. Even Kennedy thinks she's a BadAss badass having trouble fighting just one with help.



* Buffy's first big win over vampires was over Luke. Who's Luke? A vampire Darla had just sired to enact The Harvest, which is all kinds of awesome as it would have led to the [[NightmareFuel Wishverse.]] Faith's first big win over vampires? In the book ''Go Ask Malice'' she wards off the vengeful ghost of a former Slayer, who was captured by Kakistos and basically had every horror visited on her to become a mindless slave and Faith comes dangerously close to the same happening to her, she hunts down Kakistos, makes him believe she is broken before ''[[GroinAttack stabbing his balls off,]]'' wipes out a whole gang of vampires, cleaves Kakistos' head in two with an ax (he gets better) and still has the energy to brutally beat down and possibly kill the abusive pimp who target her mother. '''[[BadAss In. One. Night.]]'''

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* Buffy's first big win over vampires was over Luke. Who's Luke? A vampire Darla had just sired to enact The Harvest, which is all kinds of awesome as it would have led to the [[NightmareFuel Wishverse.]] Faith's first big win over vampires? In the book ''Go Ask Malice'' she wards off the vengeful ghost of a former Slayer, who was captured by Kakistos and basically had every horror visited on her to become a mindless slave and Faith comes dangerously close to the same happening to her, she hunts down Kakistos, makes him believe she is broken before ''[[GroinAttack stabbing his balls off,]]'' wipes out a whole gang of vampires, cleaves Kakistos' head in two with an ax (he gets better) and still has the energy to brutally beat down and possibly kill the abusive pimp who target her mother. '''[[BadAss In.'''In. One. Night.]]''''''
29th Oct '16 9:35:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* There's [[BigBad Mayor Wilkens]], right, who's invincible, on the verge of ascending into a [[ScaledUp giant snake]], and he's come to threaten the Scoobies in the library. When he menaces that he's going to kill Buffy, Giles stabs him through the chest with a saber. Being invincible and all, it only offends The Mayor that Giles would use violence, but it still shows him as a {{Badass}} PapaWolf.

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* There's [[BigBad Mayor Wilkens]], right, who's invincible, on the verge of ascending into a [[ScaledUp giant snake]], and he's come to threaten the Scoobies in the library. When he menaces that he's going to kill Buffy, Giles stabs him through the chest with a saber. Being invincible and all, it only offends The Mayor that Giles would use violence, but it still shows him as a {{Badass}} badass PapaWolf.
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