History Awesome / BuffytheVampireSlayer

21st May '16 4:20:49 PM Wyldchyld
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* "Intervention". Spike gets tortured by a [[PhysicalGod hellgod]] that no one has been able to beat, and the only thing he has to do to save himself pain is tell [[BlondesAreEvil Glory]] where the Key is. ''And he doesn't do it.'' Because he couldn't hurt the real Buffy by betraying Dawn.

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* "Intervention". Spike gets tortured by a [[PhysicalGod hellgod]] that no one has been able to beat, and the only thing he has to do to save himself pain is tell [[BlondesAreEvil Glory]] Glory where the Key is. ''And he doesn't do it.'' Because he couldn't hurt the real Buffy by betraying Dawn.
18th May '16 4:07:37 AM Morgenthaler
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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 KnightsTemplar 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 KnightsTemplar 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:
14th May '16 9:38:22 AM wyattte
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* 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 as TheHeart[=/=]the BadassNormal of the team, this is it.

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* 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 as TheHeart[=/=]the BadassNormal of the team, this is it.


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* Spike fails his first job for the Anointed One. So Spike starts to grovel at his feet, then decides "screw this" and ''straight up [[EvilerThanThou kills the Anointed One.]]'' And then becomes the BigBad himself for the first half of the season.
14th May '16 9:31:45 AM wyattte
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* 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 justifies him as TheHeart of the team, this is it.

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* 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 justifies him shows his beginnings as TheHeart as TheHeart[=/=]the BadassNormal of the team, this is it.



* Saving Buffy from a TriggerHappy Darla in "Angel."

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* Saving Buffy from a TriggerHappy Darla in "Angel."
" How hard has he fallen for Buffy? He staked his own sire.
-->'''Darla:''' [[FamousLastWords ...Angel?]]



* In "Earshot," Buffy, seeing Jonathan putting together a rifle, and thinking he's about to open fire on students, scales the whole damn building with her Slayer strength.
** And then talks Jonathan down, while simultaneously chewing him out for his actions. [[spoiler: The sad part was, Jonathan's not a school shooter - he was about to kill [[DrivenToSuicide himself.]]]]



* In "The Zeppo", Xander finally stands up to a bullying zombie who's trying to blow up the school,forcing him to either disarm the bomb or get blown up.

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* In "The Zeppo", Zeppo" Xander finally stands up to a bullying zombie who's trying to blow up the school,forcing him to either disarm the bomb or get blown up.



-->'''Xander:''' Yeah, but this is different. Bein' blowd up isn't walking around and drinkin' with your buddies dead. It's little bits being swept up by a janitor dead, and I don't think you're ready for that.

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-->'''Xander:''' Yeah, but this is different. Bein' blowd blow'd up isn't walking around and drinkin' with your buddies dead. It's little bits being swept up by a janitor dead, and I don't think you're ready for that.


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** And it ''works.'' Zombie!Jack disarms the bomb, and Xander tells him in no uncertain terms that he doesn't want to see him on campus ever again. The episode was Xander's [[ADayInTheLimelight Day In The Limelight]] as it is, but you wanna talk about BadassNormal, this is it.
9th Apr '16 4:13:54 AM tsstevens
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* Just the cover for the April 2016 issue does this with Buffy [[https://freshcomics.s3.amazonaws.com/issue_covers/FEB160049.jpg throttling a demon and crushing it's head.]]
1st Apr '16 8:03:52 AM wyattte
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* Saving Buffy's life in 'Prophecy Girl', and forcing Angel, who'd already given up, to get back on his feet and do likewise.

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* 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 justifies him as TheHeart of the team, this is it.




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* In "Prophecy Girl" Giles makes a last ditch effort to protect Buffy, and gears up to battle the Master ''himself.'' He never gets the chance thanks to Buffy, but that's pretty badass for a stuffy librarian.
-->'''Giles:''' Buffy, I'm not gonna send you out there to die. Now, you were right. I've waded around in these old books for so long, I've forgotten what the real world is like. It's time I found out.
27th Mar '16 10:52:29 AM kalel32688
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* Showing his PapaWolf colors in "Witch" when [[spoiler:Amy!Catherine]] tries to stall him after he comes to her house with a sick Buffy in tow, looking for a way to break the Bloodstone Vengeance spell.
-->'''Giles:''' This girl is very sick! Now you will shut up and listen to me! Your daughter has access to powerful magics, and your cheerleading obsession--
-->'''[[spoiler:Amy!Catherine]]:''' I don't care about cheerleading! It's not my fault she's doing stuff.
-->'''Giles:''' As her mother, you should assume some responsibility for her actions.


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* When Spike arrives at the Magic Box and tries to paint himself in a positive light to the Scoobies, Giles shoves the vampire against a shelf and tells him, calmly but firmly, to stay away from Buffy in "I Was Made to Love You."
-->'''Giles''': We are not your friends, Spike, and we are not your way to Buffy. There is no way to Buffy. (''picks up Spike's blanket and gives it to him'') Now clear of here. And Spike? This thing? '''Get over it'''.
-->'''Spike''': (''cheekily'') I have no idea what you mean.
-->'''Giles''': Yes, you do. Move the hell on.
** Spike then opens his mouth to reply, but Giles just '''glares''' at him, [[DeathGlare the expression on his face]] clearly saying "Say one word, and I will ''annihilate'' you."
25th Mar '16 11:09:55 AM wyattte
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* Saving Buffy from a TriggerHappy Darla in "Angel."
18th Mar '16 9:40:39 AM ObsidianFire
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* Willow has had a [[ChildhoodFriendRomance huge crush]] on Xander since they were kids. In "The Pack", Xander has been possessed by a hyena spirit, turning him into a predatory bully. Xander has been captured and locked up, and lays on the charm trying to get Willow to let him out. As soon as she comes within reach, he lunges at her and she [[GenreSavvy deftly dodges out of the way]], now [[SecretTestOfCharacter knowing for certain]] she can't trust him (for the duration of his possession).

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* Willow has had a [[ChildhoodFriendRomance huge crush]] on Xander since they were kids. In "The Pack", Xander has been possessed by a hyena spirit, turning him into a predatory bully. Xander has been captured and locked up, and lays on the charm trying to get Willow to let him out. As soon as she comes within reach, he lunges at her and she [[GenreSavvy deftly dodges out of the way]], way, now [[SecretTestOfCharacter knowing for certain]] she can't trust him (for the duration of his possession).
15th Jan '16 4:13:25 PM drpyser
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** The whole scene is pretty awesome. Enjoined Buffy lands three rapid-fire punches on Adams face, and then some rapid-fire levitating kicks, before [[AndShowItToYou punching a hole in his chest to take out his power source]]
--> '''Adam''': How can you ...
--> '''Enjoined Buffy''': You could never hope to grasp the source of our power.
-->[''Beats Adam up, punches through his chest and takes out his nuclear battery'']
--> '''Enjoined Buffy''': But yours is right here.
-->[''Holds the nuclear battery in front of him and magically desintegrate it'']
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