History Awesome / Buffythevampireslayer

7th May '18 8:41:39 AM AmuckCricetine
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Willow's rant to Faith in "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E19Choices}} Choices]]":

to:

* Willow's rant to Faith in "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E19Choices}} Choices]]": Choices]]":
** Willow's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Faith:



** And note that Willow says that when she's all alone in the center of the Big Bad's minion-filled stronghold, before she has any useful combat magic, and while facing the knife-wielding evil superpowered Faith.

to:

** And note that Willow says that when she's all alone in the center of the Big Bad's Mayor's minion-filled stronghold, before she has any useful combat magic, and while facing the knife-wielding evil superpowered Faith.



* Of course, why is Willow in a position to say that to Faith? Because she got captured. But then she kills the vampire guarding her and has an opportunity to escape. So what does she do? She ''doesn't escape'', she finds the Mayor's office and studies the Books of Ascension, nabbing the most informative pages for Giles to study.
** She knew full well her friends would rescue her and decided to be proactive with pep; she took advantage of the situation and used her abilities to the utmost. Shit damn but that's awesome.
** That's one way to see it. The other is that she is just too curious about dark magic, a trait that will lead to many other, much less cool complications later. Also, it should be noted that at the time she finds the books, she doesnt really know a safe way to escape. There could be guards pretty much anywhere.
** Not only does she kill the vampire guarding her, she does it by levitating a pencil behind him and driving it through his heart when he's got her backed up against the wall and is about to drink her blood.
* The above speech from "Choices"? Is Willow's ''second''-best speech from that episode. Here's the best one, from where Willow reveals to Buffy that she's chosen to go to college at UC Sunnydale.

to:

* ** Of course, why is Willow in a position to say that to Faith? Because she got captured. But then she kills the vampire guarding her and has an opportunity to escape. So what does she do? She ''doesn't escape'', she finds the Mayor's office and studies the Books of Ascension, nabbing the most informative pages for Giles to study.
** *** She knew full well her friends would rescue her and decided to be proactive with pep; she took advantage of the situation and used her abilities to the utmost. Shit damn but that's awesome.
** *** That's one way to see it. The other is that she is just too curious about dark magic, a trait that will lead to many other, much less cool complications later. Also, it should be noted that at the time she finds the books, she doesnt really know a safe way to escape. There could be guards pretty much anywhere.
** *** Not only does she kill the vampire guarding her, she does it by levitating a pencil behind him and driving it through his heart when he's got her backed up against the wall and is about to drink her blood.
* ** The above speech from "Choices"? Is is Willow's ''second''-best speech from that the episode. Here's the best one, from where Willow reveals to Buffy that she's chosen to go to college at UC Sunnydale.



* When Angel reveals that he's been pretending to have lost his soul:
--> '''Faith:''' What can I say, I'm the world's best actor.\\
'''Angel:''' [[WhamLine Second best.]]
** Cue OhCrap look on Faith's face.


Added DiffLines:

* When Angel reveals that he's been pretending to have lost his soul in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E17Enemies Enemies]]":
--> '''Faith:''' What can I say, I'm the world's best actor.\\
'''Angel:''' [[WhamLine Second best.]]
** Cue OhCrap look on Faith's face.
7th May '18 8:38:18 AM AmuckCricetine
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

** She then proceeds to take out three hell-hounds single-handedly. She ''deserved'' that Class Protector trophy.
** Tucker hits her with a vase. She {{no sells}} it and disarms him with no difficulty.



** Snyder gets Willow to tutor a student. Said student goes after her when she's at the Bronze rather than doing all the work for him. Slight problem is this is Vamp!Willow.

to:

** Snyder gets Willow to tutor a student. Said student Percy. He goes after her when she's at the Bronze rather than doing all the work for him. Slight problem is this is Vamp!Willow.



* In "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E13TheZeppo}} 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.

to:

* In "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E13TheZeppo}} The Zeppo]]" Xander finally stands up to a bullying zombie who's trying to blow up the school,forcing school, forcing him to either disarm the bomb or get blown up.
6th May '18 7:46:41 AM AmuckCricetine
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* After half of season nine being Buffy moping about being a Slayer and a comparatively weak BigBad where does the series go from here. All the main characters at full force fighting super vampires. [[spoiler: Buffy going back to basics. Xander and Anya are back. Willow's at full power now that magic has returned. So's a recently revived Giles. Spike and Angel are fighting together, and Faith, and Billy the male Slayer, and Kennedy with Holly and Leah as the Slayer answer to Delta Force.]] [[HolyShitQuotient This is gonna be good.]]

to:

* After half of season nine being Buffy moping about being a Slayer and a comparatively weak BigBad BigBad, where does the series go from here. here? All the main characters at full force fighting super vampires. [[spoiler: Buffy going back to basics. Xander and Anya are back. Willow's at full power now that magic has returned. So's a recently revived Giles. Spike and Angel are fighting together, and Faith, and Billy the male Slayer, and Kennedy with Holly and Leah as the Slayer answer to Delta Force.]] [[HolyShitQuotient This is gonna be good.]]
6th May '18 7:21:13 AM AmuckCricetine
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Xander's the key guy, because he's the one who can bring the entire school together to fight the Mayor's doomy legion of dooming. He's got an in with the jocks (Larry, the swim team), the popular crowd (the Cordettes), and all the outcasts, because of all his tireless legwork for Buffy. And liplocking with Cordy.

to:

* In "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E22GraduationDayPart2 Graduation Day Part 2]]", Xander's the key guy, because he's the one who can bring the entire school together to fight the Mayor's doomy legion of dooming. He's got an in with the jocks (Larry, the swim team), the popular crowd (the Cordettes), and all the outcasts, because of all his tireless legwork for Buffy. And liplocking with Cordy.



* In "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E19Earshot Earshot]]", Giles calls Wesley a berk. A what? It's rhyming slang, it's a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome because Giles was GettingCrapPastTheRadar to call Wes a cunt. [[note]]Well, technically, anyway. 'Berk' is rather inoffensive, along the lines of 'prat' or 'twit'... but still. Go Giles.[[/note]]
* 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.

to:

* In "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E19Earshot "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E18Earshot Earshot]]", Giles calls Wesley a berk. A what? It's rhyming slang, it's a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome because Giles was GettingCrapPastTheRadar to call Wes a cunt. [[note]]Well, technically, anyway. 'Berk' is rather inoffensive, along the lines of 'prat' or 'twit'... but still. Go Giles.[[/note]]
* "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E21GraduationDayPart1 Graduation Day Part 1]]". 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.




to:

** Prior to that, while he's fencing with Wesley, he manages to parry his blows ''without even looking at him''.



* Even the arrogant young Watcher gets an awesome moment in the season three finale when he returns to the group of his own volition and expresses his willingness to do whatever is needed to help stop the Mayor. Keep in mind that, with Buffy having turned her back on the Council, Wesley was under no obligation to stay and could have easily gone back to England before the battle ever started. Literally no one in the Scooby Gang (besides Cordelia) even ''liked'' him, and none of them would have cared if he left. He stays to help purely because it's the right thing to do. This is also something of an EstablishingCharacterMoment, as it sets the stage for his transition into a much less cowardly, more heroic character when he goes over to ''{{Series/Angel}}''.

to:

* Even the arrogant young Watcher gets an awesome moment in the season three finale "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E22GraduationDayPart2 Graduation Day Part 2]]" when he returns to the group of his own volition and expresses his willingness to do whatever is needed to help stop the Mayor. Keep in mind that, with Buffy having turned her back on the Council, Wesley was under no obligation to stay and could have easily gone back to England before the battle ever started. Literally no one in the Scooby Gang (besides Cordelia) even ''liked'' him, and none of them would have cared if he left. He stays to help purely because it's the right thing to do. This is also something of an EstablishingCharacterMoment, as it sets the stage for his transition into a much less cowardly, more heroic character when he goes over to ''{{Series/Angel}}''.



* The Season 3 finale, where the entire graduating class pulls out weapons and does a human wave attack on the Big Bad.

to:

* The Season 3 finale, "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E22GraduationDayPart2 Graduation Day Part 2]]", where the entire graduating class pulls out weapons and does a human wave attack on the Big Bad.



* How about the season 4 opener "The Freshman"? Buffy punches the vampire that earlier kicked her ass across the room with her broken arm, before turning around to casually chat to her friends, throwing a stake over her shoulder and straight into its heart - all because Sunday (the vampire) had broken her 'Class Protector' trophy.

to:

* How about the season 4 opener "The Freshman"? "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E1TheFreshman The Freshman]]"? Buffy punches the vampire that earlier kicked her ass across the room with her broken arm, before turning around to casually chat to her friends, throwing a stake over her shoulder and straight into its heart - all because Sunday (the vampire) had broken her 'Class Protector' trophy.



* Knocking out Parker with a piece of wood at the end of "Beer Bad".

to:

* Knocking out Parker with a piece of wood at the end of "Beer Bad"."[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E5BeerBad Beer Bad]]".
6th May '18 7:10:26 AM AmuckCricetine
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Having learnt that Scott has dumped Buffy, Faith goes in to bat for her, grossing out his current girl with claims of having several [=STDs=]. Buffy's other friends...do sweet jack all.

to:

* Having learnt that Scott has dumped Buffy, Buffy in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E5Homecoming Homecoming]]", Faith goes in to bat for her, grossing out his current girl with claims of having several [=STDs=]. Buffy's other friends...do sweet jack all.



* Credit where credit is due Faith does not go down easily [[spoiler: in her final fight with Buffy at the end of the season]]. Despite having Faith cornered in her own apartment, having an entire seasons worth of reasons to want to see Faith dead and needing to [[spoiler: drain her blood in order to save Angel's life]] Faith still manages to give [[spoiler: Buffy]] one of her most intense and difficult fights in the entire series. And at the end [[spoiler: when Faith gets guttered by Buffy by her own knife and is close to dying]] Faith more or less [[DefiantToTheEnd gives her a defiant screw you]] [[spoiler: and purposely jumps off the top of her apartment building into a moving truck in order to prevent Buffy from getting her blood]].

to:

* Credit where credit is due Faith does not go down easily [[spoiler: in her final fight with Buffy at the end of the season]].Buffy]] in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E21GraduationDayPart1 Graduation Day Part 1]]". Despite having Faith cornered in her own apartment, having an entire seasons worth of reasons to want to see Faith dead and needing to [[spoiler: drain her blood in order to save Angel's life]] Faith still manages to give [[spoiler: Buffy]] one of her most intense and difficult fights in the entire series. And at the end [[spoiler: when Faith gets guttered by Buffy by her own knife and is close to dying]] Faith more or less [[DefiantToTheEnd gives her a defiant screw you]] [[spoiler: and purposely jumps off the top of her apartment building into a moving truck in order to prevent Buffy from getting her blood]].
30th Apr '18 3:34:30 PM AmuckCricetine
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The earliest awesome Willow moment was in season 1 when she got Cordelia, who was talking shit about Buffy, to destroy the program she made for computer class by telling her to press "Deliver" (DEL).
* 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 deftly dodges out of the way, now [[SecretTestOfCharacter knowing for certain]] she can't trust him (for the duration of his possession).

to:

* The earliest awesome Willow moment was in season 1 when she got Cordelia, who was talking shit about Buffy, to destroy the program she made for computer class by telling her to press "Deliver" (DEL).
* Willow has had a [[ChildhoodFriendRomance huge crush]] on Xander since they were kids. In "The Pack", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E6ThePack}} 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 deftly dodges out of the way, now [[SecretTestOfCharacter knowing for certain]] she can't trust him (for the duration of his possession).



* [[TalkToTheFist Punching out]] the MonsterClown in "Nightmares." And let's not forget the taunting afterwards!

to:

* [[TalkToTheFist Punching out]] the MonsterClown in "Nightmares." "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E10Nightmares}} Nightmares]]". And let's not forget the taunting afterwards!



* 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[=/=]BadassNormal of the team, this is it.
* A very small one in "The Pack" (doused with a bit of SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming|Moments}}), where he, immediately upon waking from his hyena trance, sees Willow in danger and tackles the zookeeper to save her. [[UndyingLoyalty All without a moment's hesitation]].

to:

* Saving Buffy's life in "Prophecy Girl," "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E12ProphecyGirl}} 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[=/=]BadassNormal of the team, this is it.
* A very small one in "The Pack" "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E6ThePack}} The Pack]]" (doused with a bit of SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming|Moments}}), where he, immediately upon waking from his hyena trance, sees Willow in danger and tackles the zookeeper to save her. [[UndyingLoyalty All without a moment's hesitation]].



* Saving Buffy from a TriggerHappy Darla in "Angel." How hard has he fallen for Buffy? He staked his own sire.

to:

* Saving Buffy from a TriggerHappy Darla in "Angel." "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E7Angel}} Angel]]". How hard has he fallen for Buffy? He staked his own sire.



* 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.

to:

* Showing his PapaWolf colors in "Witch" "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E3TheWitch}} The 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.



* 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.

to:

* In "Prophecy Girl" "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E12ProphecyGirl 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.



* Cordelia driving to the library in the Season One finale.

to:

* Cordelia driving to the library in the Season One finale."[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E12ProphecyGirl Prophecy Girl]]".



** Also worth note, in ''The Witch'' Cordelia's driving teacher references her taking Driver's Ed repeatedly, and in ''Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight'' Cordelia herself mentions a time she ran over a biker. She is a terrible driver, but managed to get everyone in safely.

to:

** Also worth note, in ''The Witch'' "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E3TheWitch}} The Witch]]" Cordelia's driving teacher references her taking Driver's Ed repeatedly, and in ''Out "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E11OutOfMindOutOfSight}} Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight'' Sight]]" Cordelia herself mentions a time she ran over a biker. She is a terrible driver, but managed to get everyone in safely.



* Darla pulling the guns on Buffy in "Angel". With just that trick she put herself in a situation of ''complete'' advantage on the one person supposed to be able to slay vampires with impunity and that had recently offed one much stronger than herself, and the only reason Buffy survived was that Angel staked Darla before she could kill her.

to:

* Darla pulling the guns on Buffy in "Angel"."[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E7Angel}} Angel]]". With just that trick she put herself in a situation of ''complete'' advantage on the one person supposed to be able to slay vampires with impunity and that had recently offed one much stronger than herself, and the only reason Buffy survived was that Angel staked Darla before she could kill her.



* In "Bad Eggs", vampire Lyle Gorch has made a point of saying "This ain't/isn't over" to Buffy every time he retreats. Then at the end, a goo-covered Buffy crawls out of the Mother Bezoar she has just hacked to death with a pickaxe..

to:

* In "Bad Eggs", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E12BadEggs}} Bad Eggs]]", vampire Lyle Gorch has made a point of saying "This ain't/isn't over" to Buffy every time he retreats. Then at the end, a goo-covered Buffy crawls out of the Mother Bezoar she has just hacked to death with a pickaxe..



* Buffy confronting Jenny in "Innocence". Having just recovered from her HeroicBSOD, Buffy walks into school, goes straight to Jenny's classroom, grabs Jenny by the neck and slams her down onto her desk ''in front of Giles and the entire class''.
** On the DVD commentary, Joss' comment for this scene is "I love how violent this is."
* "Innocence":

to:

* Buffy confronting Jenny in "Innocence"."[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E14Innocence}} Innocence]]". Having just recovered from her HeroicBSOD, Buffy walks into school, goes straight to Jenny's classroom, grabs Jenny by the neck and slams her down onto her desk ''in front of Giles and the entire class''.
** On the DVD commentary, Joss' DVDCommentary, Joss's comment for this scene is "I love how violent this is."
* "Innocence":**



* A little later in the same episode, there's the spectacular, vicious, emotional battle between Angelus and Buffy that sees Buffy finally holding a stake over Angelus, frozen in hesitation, unable to kill him, and [[TemptingFate as he gloats]]...

to:

* ** A little later in the same episode, later, there's the spectacular, vicious, emotional battle between Angelus and Buffy that sees Buffy finally holding a stake over Angelus, frozen in hesitation, unable to kill him, and [[TemptingFate as he gloats]]...



* Buffy vs Angelus in "Becoming, Part 2"
--> '''Angelus:''' That's everything. No weapons... no friends... no hope. Take all that away, and what's left? \\
'''Buffy:''' (Catches Angelus' sword [[BarehandedBladeBlock with HER BARE HANDS]]) [[PreAsskickingOneLiner Me.]]
* In "Go Fish", Buffy is getting wooed by a guy in his car. As she gets bored and tries to get out of the conversation politely, [[DateRapeAverted he gets more "direct" and aggressive in his approach and locks the car's doors when she tries to leave]]. What would be a scary situation if she was a normal girl is already hilarious for a Buffy viewer.

to:

* Buffy vs Angelus in "Becoming, Part 2"
--> '''Angelus:''' That's everything. No weapons... no friends... no hope. Take all that away, and what's left? \\
'''Buffy:''' (Catches Angelus' sword [[BarehandedBladeBlock with HER BARE HANDS]]) [[PreAsskickingOneLiner Me.]]
* In "Go Fish", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E20GoFish}} Go Fish]]", Buffy is getting wooed by a guy in his car. As she gets bored and tries to get out of the conversation politely, [[DateRapeAverted he gets more "direct" and aggressive in his approach and locks the car's doors when she tries to leave]]. What would be a scary situation if she was a normal girl is already hilarious for a Buffy viewer.




to:

* Buffy vs Angelus in "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E22BecomingPart2}} Becoming, Part 2]]"
--> '''Angelus:''' That's everything. No weapons... no friends... no hope. Take all that away, and what's left? \\
'''Buffy:''' (Catches Angelus' sword [[BarehandedBladeBlock with HER BARE HANDS]]) [[PreAsskickingOneLiner Me.]]



* 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.
* Willow in "The Dark Age":

to:

* When a vamp grabs Cordelia in "School Hard", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E3SchoolHard}} 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.
* Willow in "The "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E8TheDarkAge}} The Dark Age": Age]]":



** 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".

to:

** 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"."[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E5Reptile Boy}} Reptile Boy]]".



* The entire episode of "Halloween" from S2. When Buffy is turned into a helpless 18th-century woman and Willow becomes a ghost, he becomes a badass M16-wielding, fatigues-wearing soldier. In the course of about twenty minutes he gets to kick monster ass, rock-and-roll with an M16, beat up a jock-turned-pirate who constantly picks on him, impress the resident hot airhead cheerleader, and even stand up to Spike.
* "What's My Line" (2x09). Xander ''epically'' pwns [[AlphaBitch Cordelia.]]

to:

* His "WhatTheHellHero" to Buffy in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E1WhenSheWasBad When She Was Bad]]", ending with "If they hurt Willow, I will kill you." Here, [[TookALevelInBadass Xander's balls dropped about a foot, and tripled in size]].
* The entire episode of "Halloween" from S2."[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E6Halloween}} Halloween]]". When Buffy is turned into a helpless 18th-century woman and Willow becomes a ghost, he becomes a badass M16-wielding, fatigues-wearing soldier. In the course of about twenty minutes he gets to kick monster ass, rock-and-roll with an M16, beat up a jock-turned-pirate who constantly picks on him, impress the resident hot airhead cheerleader, and even stand up to Spike.
* "What's "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E9WhatsMyLinePart1}} What's My Line" (2x09).Line, Part 1]]". Xander ''epically'' pwns [[AlphaBitch Cordelia.]]



* "Killed by Death":

to:

* "Killed by Death": "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E18KilledByDeath}} Killed By Death]]":



* His "WhatTheHellHero" to Buffy in "When She Was Bad," ending with "If they hurt Willow, I will kill you." Here, [[TookALevelInBadass Xander's balls dropped about a foot, and tripled in size]].

to:

* His "WhatTheHellHero" to Buffy in "When She Was Bad," ending with "If they hurt Willow, I will kill you." Here, [[TookALevelInBadass Xander's balls dropped about a foot, and tripled in size]].



* In "I Only Have Eyes for You," Giles rescues Willow from being sucked into a portal in the floor.
* In "Becoming, Part 2", after Angelus has been torturing him for information on how to waken Acanthla, Giles appears to be about to crack...and then comes out with this line:

to:

* In "I "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E19IOnlyHaveEyesForYou}} I Only Have Eyes for You," For You]]", Giles rescues Willow from being sucked into a portal in the floor.
* In "Becoming, "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E22BecomingPart2}} Becoming, Part 2", 2]]", after Angelus has been torturing him for information on how to waken Acanthla, Giles appears to be about to crack...and then comes out with this line:



* Give Tony Head his props; when he has to whip out a range of emotions and characteristics in ''The Dark Age''... he's amazing.

to:

* Give Tony Head his props; when he has to whip out a range of emotions and characteristics in ''The "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E8TheDarkAge}} The Dark Age''...Age]]"... he's amazing.



* Spike gets one at the end of "I Only Have Eyes For You", after Angelus has dissed him for the thousandth time (and having sex with Drusilla) while he's been crippled, Spike waits for Angelus to leave, stands up out of his wheelchair and kicks it aside. He follows that by promising to bide his time and wait for the right moment to royally fuck Angelus up. Makes good on it in the season finale when he beats Angelus with a tire iron. It's a bad idea to piss Spike off, even if you're the season's BigBad.

to:

* Spike gets one at the end of "I "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E9IOnlyHaveEyesForYou I Only Have Eyes For You", You]]", after Angelus has dissed him for the thousandth time (and having sex with Drusilla) while he's been crippled, Spike waits for Angelus to leave, stands up out of his wheelchair and kicks it aside. He follows that by promising to bide his time and wait for the right moment to royally fuck Angelus up. Makes good on it in the season finale when he beats Angelus with a tire iron. It's a bad idea to piss Spike off, even if you're the season's BigBad.



* Cordelia snaps at Harmony in "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered":

to:

* Cordelia snaps at Harmony in "Bewitched, Bothered "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E16BewitchedBotheredAndBewildered}} Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered": Bewildered]]":



* Drusilla picking up and carrying Spike at the end of "What's My Line" part 2.
* Drusilla taking out Kendra The Vampire Slayer with a swipe of her fingernail in "Becoming: Part 1".
* ''School Hard''. [[MamaBear Joyce Summers]]. Fire axe.

to:

* Drusilla picking up and carrying Spike at the end of "What's "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E10WhatsMyLinePart2}} What's My Line" part 2.
Line, Part 2]]".
* Drusilla taking out Kendra The Vampire Slayer with a swipe of her fingernail in "Becoming: "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E21BecomingPart1}} Becoming, Part 1".
1]]".
* ''School Hard''."[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E3SchoolHard School Hard]]". [[MamaBear Joyce Summers]]. Fire axe.



** Which gets reference in the season finale.

to:

** Which gets reference in the season finale."[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E22BecomingPart2}} Becoming, Part 2]]".



* A subtle one in "Anne". You wouldn't think that getting a job as a waitress and living in a crappy apartment would qualify but when you realize that the average teenage runaway is sleeping on the street or in an abandoned building and is likely to be addicted to something and turning tricks to get by, it is.
* Another in Anne is the moment when Buffy is asked "who are you?" and instead of answering "no one" like everyone else she does a title drop and says "I'm Buffy, the vampire slayer. And you are?" before kicking some ass.
* Killing the vamp from "Helpless" by switching his water with holy water. Made more impressive how smart and creative it is since she is completely powerless against an insanely psychotic vampire who already has her mother locked up. Said vampire had also killed two people who worked for The Council prior.
* 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.

to:

* A subtle one in "Anne"."[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E1Anne Anne]]". You wouldn't think that getting a job as a waitress and living in a crappy apartment would qualify but when you realize that the average teenage runaway is sleeping on the street or in an abandoned building and is likely to be addicted to something and turning tricks to get by, it is.
* Another in Anne is the moment when ** Buffy is asked "who are you?" and instead of answering "no one" like everyone else she does a title drop TitleDrop and says "I'm Buffy, the vampire slayer. And you are?" before kicking some ass.
* Buffy [[BullyHunter scares off a group of bullies]] in "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E11Gingerbread}} Gingerbread]]" with what can be interpreted as a SlasherSmile.
* Killing the vamp from "Helpless" "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E12Helpless}} Helpless]]" by switching his water with holy water. Made more impressive how smart and creative it is since she is completely powerless against an insanely psychotic vampire who already has her mother locked up. Said vampire had also killed two people who worked for The Council prior.
* In "Earshot," "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E18Earshot}} 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.



* Buffy gets a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, as well as a CMOF and CMOH, in The Prom. Hurting from Angel breaking up with her, she is disinterested in a student, Tucker, training hell hounds to attack the prom, until the Scoobies begin getting scared and upset about their night being ruined, driving Buffy to action.

to:

* Buffy gets a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, as well as a CMOF and CMOH, in "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E20TheProm}} The Prom.Prom]]". Hurting from Angel breaking up with her, she is disinterested in a student, Tucker, training hell hounds to attack the prom, until the Scoobies begin getting scared and upset about their night being ruined, driving Buffy to action.



* Buffy [[BullyHunter scares off a group of bullies]] with what can be interpreted as a SlasherSmile.

to:

* Buffy [[BullyHunter scares off a group of bullies]] with what can be interpreted as a SlasherSmile.



* In "Doppelgangland", she enters an entire bar full of vampires dressed as her ruthless vampire alternate universe self and attempts to bluff the entire group into believing she's an evil, murdering vampire; successfully, until Anya intervenes.
* Vamp Willow getting the vamps who attacked her to work for her.

to:

* In "Doppelgangland", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E16Doppelgangland}} Doppelgangland]]", she enters an entire bar full of vampires dressed as her ruthless vampire alternate universe self and attempts to bluff the entire group into believing she's an evil, murdering vampire; successfully, until Anya intervenes.
* ** Vamp Willow getting the vamps who attacked her to work for her.



** Earlier in the episode Snyder gets Willow to tutor a student. Said student goes after her when she's at the Bronze rather than doing all the work for him. Slight problem is this is Vamp!Willow.

to:

** Earlier in the episode Snyder gets Willow to tutor a student. Said student goes after her when she's at the Bronze rather than doing all the work for him. Slight problem is this is Vamp!Willow.



* Willow's rant to Faith in "Choices":

to:

* Willow's rant to Faith in "Choices": "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E19Choices}} Choices]]":



** Thats one way to see it. The other is that she is just too curious about dark magic, a trait that will lead to many other, much less cool complications later. Also, it should be noted that at the time she finds the books, she doesnt really know a safe way to escape. There could be guards pretty much anywhere.

to:

** Thats That's one way to see it. The other is that she is just too curious about dark magic, a trait that will lead to many other, much less cool complications later. Also, it should be noted that at the time she finds the books, she doesnt really know a safe way to escape. There could be guards pretty much anywhere.



* The above speech from 'Choices'? Is Willow's ''second''-best speech from that episode. Here's the best one, from where Willow reveals to Buffy that she's chosen to go to college at UC Sunnydale.

to:

* The above speech from 'Choices'? "Choices"? Is Willow's ''second''-best speech from that episode. Here's the best one, from where Willow reveals to Buffy that she's chosen to go to college at UC Sunnydale.



* 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.

to:

* In "The Zeppo" "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E13TheZeppo}} 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.



* Angel cracking Faith's head open with a shovel as she was trying to rape and kill Xander.



* Angel saving Giles and Wesley from Balthazar.

to:

* Angel saving Giles and Wesley from Balthazar.Balthazar in "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E14BadGirls}} Bad Girls]]".



* From "Earshot" (Buffy's been infected by a demon, and the heart of a second demon of the same species contains the cure)

to:

* Angel cracking Faith's head open with a shovel as she was trying to rape and kill Xander in "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E15Consequences}} Consequences]]".
* From "Earshot" "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E18Earshot}} Earshot]]" (Buffy's been infected by a demon, and the heart of a second demon of the same species contains the cure)



* In ''Dead Man's Party'', Giles threatens Principal Snyder to let Buffy back in school. He's wearing Ripper's little smile, the one that says, "Please give me an excuse to hurt you, you tiny slug of a man."

to:

* In ''Dead "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E2DeadMansParty Dead Man's Party'', Party]]", Giles threatens Principal Snyder to let Buffy back in school. He's wearing Ripper's little smile, the one that says, "Please give me an excuse to hurt you, you tiny slug of a man."



* In ''Faith, Hope & Trick'', four words; "[[PullTheThread There is no spell.]]"
* Not so much awesome as just plain fun: in ''Band Candy'' all the adults have been drugged to act like teenagers, and a cop has a Rupert "Ripper" Giles at gunpoint. Giles walks forward and ''[[UseYourHead nuts]]'' him.
* Giles in the third-season episode 'Wish.' He destroys Anyanka's power center almost entirely on faith that the other world "will be better. [[CrapsackWorld It has to be.]]"
* In ''Earshot'', Giles calls Wesley a berk. A what? It's rhyming slang, it's a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome because Giles was GettingCrapPastTheRadar to call Wes a cunt. [[note]]Well, technically, anyway. 'Berk' is rather inoffensive, along the lines of 'prat' or 'twit'... but still. Go Giles.[[/note]]

to:

* In ''Faith, Hope & Trick'', "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E3FaithHopeAndTrick}} Faith, Hope, and Trick]]", four words; "[[PullTheThread There is no spell.]]"
* Not so much awesome as just plain fun: in ''Band Candy'' "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E6Band Candy}} Band Candy]]" all the adults have been drugged to act like teenagers, and a cop has a Rupert "Ripper" Giles at gunpoint. Giles walks forward and ''[[UseYourHead nuts]]'' him.
* In "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E9TheWish The Wish]]", Giles in the third-season episode 'Wish.' He destroys Anyanka's power center almost entirely on faith that the other world "will be better. [[CrapsackWorld It has to be.]]"
* In ''Earshot'', "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E19Earshot Earshot]]", Giles calls Wesley a berk. A what? It's rhyming slang, it's a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome because Giles was GettingCrapPastTheRadar to call Wes a cunt. [[note]]Well, technically, anyway. 'Berk' is rather inoffensive, along the lines of 'prat' or 'twit'... but still. Go Giles.[[/note]]



* Though the "Fool For Love" episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' is a good latter-day attempt, Spike gets his in the final scene of "Lover's Walk" where, after a {{montage|Out}} of every other character's brooding {{Wangst}}, you see him in his car streaking off into the desert sun to find Drusilla, rocking out to the Sex Pistols' version of "My Way".
* Spike's deconstruction of Angel and Buffy's relationship in "Lover's Walk" needs to be quoted:

to:

* Though the "Fool "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E7FoolForLove}} Fool For Love" episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' Love]]" is a good latter-day attempt, Spike gets his in the final scene of "Lover's Walk" "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E8LoversWalk}} Lovers Walk]]" where, after a {{montage|Out}} of every other character's brooding {{Wangst}}, you see him in his car streaking off into the desert sun to find Drusilla, rocking out to the Sex Pistols' Music/SidVicious' version of "My Way".
* ** Spike's deconstruction of Angel and Buffy's relationship in "Lover's Walk" needs to be quoted:



* Season 3, episode 4: "Beauty and The Beasts". Jealous boyfriend Pete confronts Oz, who's locked in the book cage, about Debbie. Oz tries to warn Pete away by saying that something is about to happen that Pete "probably won't believe", then Pete morphs into Hyde-Pete and lays a smackdown on Oz for several minutes. At one point, Oz manages to put a bit of space between them, and he looks out the window to see the sun dip below the horizon. Cue SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: "Time's up. Rules change." Were-Oz proceeds to unleash a full-fledged [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown wolf-fu style asskicking]] that only ends, fortunately for Pete, when Oz gets distracted and tries to attack Willow and Faith.
* In "Choices", when Willow gets taken by Faith, Buffy wants to trade the Box of Gavrok for her best friend. Wesley refuses to let her do this because it's exchanging thousands of lives for one person, and everyone present - Wesley, Buffy, Giles, Xander, even Angel - begin shouting their opinions, standing around arguing. Oz, after wordlessly staring at Wesley through his speech, calmly stands up, walks over the vase he and Xander prepared for the Box-destroying ritual, grabs the pedestal, and sends the entire thing flying into the wall, smashing it to pieces. It's quickly decided afterwards to trade the Box for Willow.

to:

* Season 3, episode 4: "Beauty "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E4BeautyAndTheBeasts Beauty and The Beasts".Beasts]]". Jealous boyfriend Pete confronts Oz, who's locked in the book cage, about Debbie. Oz tries to warn Pete away by saying that something is about to happen that Pete "probably won't believe", then Pete morphs into Hyde-Pete and lays a smackdown on Oz for several minutes. At one point, Oz manages to put a bit of space between them, and he looks out the window to see the sun dip below the horizon. Cue SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: "Time's up. Rules change." Were-Oz proceeds to unleash a full-fledged [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown wolf-fu style asskicking]] that only ends, fortunately for Pete, when Oz gets distracted and tries to attack Willow and Faith.
* In "Choices", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E19Choices}} Choices]]", when Willow gets taken by Faith, Buffy wants to trade the Box of Gavrok for her best friend. Wesley refuses to let her do this because it's exchanging thousands of lives for one person, and everyone present - Wesley, Buffy, Giles, Xander, even Angel - begin shouting their opinions, standing around arguing. Oz, after wordlessly staring at Wesley through his speech, calmly stands up, walks over the vase he and Xander prepared for the Box-destroying ritual, grabs the pedestal, and sends the entire thing flying into the wall, smashing it to pieces. It's quickly decided afterwards to trade the Box for Willow.



* Cordelia facing down Lyle Gorch in "Homecoming", where she delivers an absolutely unforgettable (and incredibly ballsy) monologue.

to:

* Cordelia facing down Lyle Gorch in "Homecoming", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E5Homecoming}} Homecoming]]", where she delivers an absolutely unforgettable (and incredibly ballsy) monologue.



* Killing the vampire who killed her Watcher with a really large stake.

to:

* Killing the vampire who killed her Watcher with a really large stake.stake in "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E3FaithHopeAndTrick}} Faith, Hope, and Trick]]".



* Taking out Mr. Trick and four other vamps while Buffy is incapacitated in "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E15Consequences}} Consequences]]".



* In the slaver demon's pocket dimension in ''Anne''. When Buffy is incapacitated, all the other humans are about to either give up or die, and she's just been [[KickTheDog emotionally beaten back into submission]], [[BewareTheNiceOnes Lily]] [[TheDogBitesBack kills the slaver demon]] [[UnderestimatingBadassery by shoving him off the ledge from behind]] [[ShutUpHannibal in the middle of his monologue]].

to:

* In the slaver demon's pocket dimension in ''Anne''."[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E1Anne Anne]]". When Buffy is incapacitated, all the other humans are about to either give up or die, and she's just been [[KickTheDog emotionally beaten back into submission]], [[BewareTheNiceOnes Lily]] [[TheDogBitesBack kills the slaver demon]] [[UnderestimatingBadassery by shoving him off the ledge from behind]] [[ShutUpHannibal in the middle of his monologue]].



* Jonathan staying to fight the zombies in "Dead Man's Party". That took a lot of cojones from someone like him.

to:

* Jonathan staying to fight the zombies in "Dead "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E2DeadMansParty Dead Man's Party".Party]]". That took a lot of cojones from someone like him.
3rd Apr '18 7:13:23 AM haloinsider
Is there an issue? Send a Message


->'''''Let it BURN!'''''

to:

->'''''Let ->''Let it BURN!'''''BURN!''
3rd Apr '18 7:12:18 AM haloinsider
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

->''And we are caught in the fire''
->''The point of no return''
->''So we will walk through the fire''
->''And let it''
->''Buuuuurn''
->''Let it buuuuuurn''
->''Let it buuuuuurn''
->'''''Let it BURN!'''''
-->-- '''The Scooby Gang''', "Once More With Feeling"
2nd Apr '18 1:57:01 PM haloinsider
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[caption-width-right:350:"That's everything, huh? No weapons, no friends, no hope. Take all that away, and what's left?"\\

to:

[[caption-width-right:350:"That's [[caption-width-right:350:''"That's everything, huh? No weapons, no friends, no hope. Take all that away, and what's left?"\\left?"''\\



"Me."]]

to:

"Me."]]
''"Me."'']]



[[caption-width-right:300:"You were destined to die. It was written!"\\

to:

[[caption-width-right:300:"You [[caption-width-right:300:''"You were destined to die. It was written!"\\written!"''\\



"What can I say? I flunked the written."]]

to:

"What ''"What can I say? I flunked the written."]]
"'']]



[[caption-width-right:300:"Best present ever."]]

to:

[[caption-width-right:300:"Best [[caption-width-right:300:''"Best present ever."]]
"'']]



[[caption-width-right:300:"I'm Buffy. The Vampire Slayer! And you are?"]]


to:

[[caption-width-right:300:"I'm [[caption-width-right:300:''"I'm Buffy. The Vampire Slayer! And you are?"]]

are?"'']]




[[caption-width-right:300:"We're going to have to create a door."]]

to:

[[caption-width-right:300:"We're [[caption-width-right:300:''"We're going to have to create a door."]]
"'']]



[[caption-width-right:299:"I. Owe. You. Pain!"]]

to:

[[caption-width-right:299:"I.[[caption-width-right:299:''"I. Owe. You. Pain!"]]
Pain!"'']]



[[caption-width-right:300:"I'd like to test that theory."]]

to:

[[caption-width-right:300:"I'd [[caption-width-right:300:''"I'd like to test that theory."]]
"'']]



[[caption-width-right:300:"I want to see how it ends."]]

to:

[[caption-width-right:300:"I [[caption-width-right:300:''"I want to see how it ends."]]
"'']]
2nd Apr '18 12:03:05 AM haloinsider
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[folder:Season 7se]]

to:

[[folder:Season 7se]]7]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 355. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Awesome.Buffythevampireslayer