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27th May '16 11:43:41 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** TheLancer: Xander, the irresponsible teenage boy and NonActionGuy compared to {{Badass}} heroine Buffy.

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** TheLancer: Xander, the irresponsible teenage boy and NonActionGuy compared to {{Badass}} badass heroine Buffy.
25th May '16 8:14:21 PM acrobox
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* FiveManBand: The Scooby Gang.

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* FiveManBand: TheTeam: The Scooby Gang.



** TheSmartGuy: Willow and Giles, the research experts. Jenny also counts as Willow's mentor until [[spoiler:her death.]]

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** TheSmartGuy: Willow and Giles, the research experts. Giles and Jenny also counts count as Willow's mentor until [[spoiler:her death.]]TheMentor to Buffy and Jenny respectively.



* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Buffy. As per usual.
** TheLancer: Willow takes center stage this season with her new magical abilities.
** TheSmartGuy: Giles. Despite feeling out of place he is still very much Buffy's father figure, mentor and teacher.
** TheBigGuy: Riley, who is a SuperSoldier.
** TheHeart: Xander has really grown into this, what with the motivating speech he gives Buffy in the season premiere.
** SixthRanger: Anya and Tara, after they start dating Xander and Willow, respectively.
** TokenEvilTeammate: Spike, who occasionally stands with the Scoobies for the sake of a good fight. He's still evil, however, and just because he can no longer do the damage himself, it doesn't stop him from aiming a loose cannon their way.



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Unusually, the official main cast of this season is male-dominated, with Buffy and Willow as the ''only'' female characters included in the opening credits. Somewhat offset by Oz being a regular only briefly and Anya and Tara [[FakeGuestStar appearing in over half the episodes despite receiving guest billing]].

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Unusually, the official main cast of TheTeam:
** TheHero: Buffy. As per usual.
** TheLancer: Willow takes center stage
this season is male-dominated, with her new magical abilities.
** TheSmartGuy: Giles. Despite feeling out of place he is still very much Buffy's father figure, mentor and teacher.
** TheBigGuy: Riley, who is a SuperSoldier.
** TheHeart: Xander has really grown into this, what with the motivating speech he gives
Buffy and Willow as the ''only'' female characters included in the opening credits. Somewhat offset by Oz being a regular only briefly and season premiere.
** SixthRanger:
Anya and Tara [[FakeGuestStar appearing in over half Tara, after they start dating Xander and Willow, respectively.
** TokenEvilTeammate: Spike, who occasionally stands with
the episodes despite receiving guest billing]].Scoobies for the sake of a good fight. He's still evil, however, and just because he can no longer do the damage himself, it doesn't stop him from aiming a loose cannon their way.



* FiveManBand: Buffy's main crew.
** TheHero: Buffy, of course.
** TheLancer: [[spoiler:Newly-souled]] Spike is Buffy's lieutenant in all but name, and is frequently seen standing at her side. Faith also fills the role in the final stretch of the season, serving as Buffy's second-in-command of the Slayer army and even taking over as leader when Buffy's friends turn against her.
** TheBigGuy: Willow, who has become one of the most powerful witches in the world.
** TheSmartGuy: Dawn has stepped up as "Junior Watcher", learning a few languages and assisting with research. Giles, who returns mid-season to inform everyone about the impending apocalypse, also counts. And Anya, who along with occasional demon expertise, is on hand to provide much needed sarcasm.
** TheHeart: Xander, which is most apparent this season than any other, as he reminds Dawn that she's still special and rallies the Potentials to trust Buffy's lead.
** SixthRanger: Andrew, TheThingThatWouldNotLeave and TheAtoner for his actions in Season 6; and Wood, [[spoiler:the son of a Slayer Spike killed and Faith's potential boyfriend]].


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* TheTeam: Buffy's main crew.
** TheHero: Buffy, of course.
** NumberTwo: Faith in the final stretch of the season, serving as Buffy's second-in-command of the Slayer army and even taking over as leader when Buffy's friends turn against her.
** TheLancer: [[spoiler:Newly-souled]] Spike is Buffy's lieutenant in all but name, and is frequently seen standing at her side.
** TheBigGuy: Willow, who has become one of the most powerful witches in the world.
** TheSmartGuy: Dawn has stepped up as "Junior Watcher", learning a few languages and assisting with research. Giles, who returns mid-season to inform everyone about the impending apocalypse, also counts. And Anya, who along with occasional demon expertise, is on hand to provide much needed sarcasm.
** TheHeart: Xander, which is most apparent this season than any other, as he reminds Dawn that she's still special and rallies the Potentials to trust Buffy's lead.
** SixthRanger: Andrew, TheThingThatWouldNotLeave and TheAtoner for his actions in Season 6; and Wood, [[spoiler:the son of a Slayer Spike killed and Faith's potential boyfriend]].
25th May '16 6:50:26 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* HannibalHasAPoint: Spike's legendary "Love's Bitch" speech.
-->""You're not 'friends.' You'll ''never'' be friends. You'll be in love 'til it kills you both. You'll fight, and you'll shag and you'll hate each other 'til it makes you quiver, but you'll never be friends. Love isn't brains, children, it's blood. Blood screaming inside you to work its will. I may be love's bitch, but at least I'm man enough to admit it."
** This is echoed by Mayor Wilkin, who doesn't foresee anything good for Angel and Buffy's relationship. He's reminded of his own wife in her last days, senile and cursing Wilkins for his eternal youth.


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* JerkassHasAPoint: Spike's legendary "Love's Bitch" speech.
-->""You're not 'friends.' You'll ''never'' be friends. You'll be in love 'til it kills you both. You'll fight, and you'll shag and you'll hate each other 'til it makes you quiver, but you'll never be friends. Love isn't brains, children, it's blood. Blood screaming inside you to work its will. I may be love's bitch, but at least I'm man enough to admit it."
** This is echoed by Mayor Wilkin, who doesn't foresee anything good for Angel and Buffy's relationship. He's reminded of his own wife in her last days, senile and cursing Wilkins for his eternal youth.
7th May '16 3:50:50 PM randomguy399
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* FiveManBand: The Scooby Gang.
** TheHero: Buffy.
** TheLancer: Xander, the irresponsible teenage boy and NonActionGuy compared to {{Badass}} heroine Buffy.
** TheBigGuy: Angel, Buffy's only equal when it comes to sheer physical strength [[spoiler:at least until Kendra's introduction)]] but who has a [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn]] thanks to his curse being broken.
** TheSmartGuy: Willow and Giles, the research experts. Jenny also counts as Willow's mentor until [[spoiler:her death.]]
** TheChick: Cordelia, who [[DefrostingIceQueen slowly becomes a good friend to the gang and ends up dating Xander]] while still remaining her usual [[BrutalHonesty brutally honest]] self.
** SixthRanger: Oz, Willow's new LoveInterest and later boyfriend who eventually becomes a full-fledged member of the group.



* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Averted in Faith's attempted rape and murder of Xander. Angel first hits her on the head with a baseball bat to stop her, and when she wakes up he dubiously asks her about it.

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Averted in Faith's sexual assault and attempted rape and murder of Xander. Angel first hits her on the head with a baseball bat to stop her, and when she wakes up he dubiously asks her about it.



* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Buffy. As per usual.
** TheLancer: Willow takes center stage this season with her new magical abilities.
** TheSmartGuy: Giles. Despite feeling out of place he is still very much Buffy's father figure, mentor and teacher.
** TheBigGuy: Riley, who is a SuperSoldier.
** TheHeart: Xander has really grown into this, what with the motivating speech he gives Buffy in the season premiere.
** SixthRanger: Anya and Tara, after they start dating Xander and Willow, respectively.
** TokenEvilTeammate: Spike, who occasionally stands with the Scoobies for the sake of a good fight. He's still evil, however, and just because he can no longer do the damage himself, it doesn't stop him from aiming a loose cannon their way.



* ArcWords: "From beneath you it devours" in Season 7

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* ArcWords: "From beneath you it devours" in Season 7devours".



** TheLancer: [[spoiler:Newly-souled]] Spike is Buffy's lieutenant in all but name, and is frequently seen standing at her side. [[spoiler:Faith]] also fills the role in the final stretch of the season, serving as Buffy's second-in-command of the Slayer army and even taking over as leader when Buffy's friends turn against her.
** TheBigGuy: Willow, who Buffy refers to as her "most powerful weapon".
** TheSmartGuy: Dawn has stepped up as "Junior Watcher", learning a few languages and assisting with research. Giles, who returns mid-season to inform everyone about the impending apocalypse, also counts. And Anya, who provides "much-needed sarcasm".

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** TheLancer: [[spoiler:Newly-souled]] Spike is Buffy's lieutenant in all but name, and is frequently seen standing at her side. [[spoiler:Faith]] Faith also fills the role in the final stretch of the season, serving as Buffy's second-in-command of the Slayer army and even taking over as leader when Buffy's friends turn against her.
** TheBigGuy: Willow, who Buffy refers to as her "most has become one of the most powerful weapon".
witches in the world.
** TheSmartGuy: Dawn has stepped up as "Junior Watcher", learning a few languages and assisting with research. Giles, who returns mid-season to inform everyone about the impending apocalypse, also counts. And Anya, who provides "much-needed sarcasm".along with occasional demon expertise, is on hand to provide much needed sarcasm.
7th May '16 3:22:14 PM randomguy399
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** And the Bringers, the First's assassins and priests

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** And the Bringers, the First's assassins and priestspriests.
* FiveManBand: Buffy's main crew.
** TheHero: Buffy, of course.
** TheLancer: [[spoiler:Newly-souled]] Spike is Buffy's lieutenant in all but name, and is frequently seen standing at her side. [[spoiler:Faith]] also fills the role in the final stretch of the season, serving as Buffy's second-in-command of the Slayer army and even taking over as leader when Buffy's friends turn against her.
** TheBigGuy: Willow, who Buffy refers to as her "most powerful weapon".
** TheSmartGuy: Dawn has stepped up as "Junior Watcher", learning a few languages and assisting with research. Giles, who returns mid-season to inform everyone about the impending apocalypse, also counts. And Anya, who provides "much-needed sarcasm".
** TheHeart: Xander, which is most apparent this season than any other, as he reminds Dawn that she's still special and rallies the Potentials to trust Buffy's lead.
** SixthRanger: Andrew, TheThingThatWouldNotLeave and TheAtoner for his actions in Season 6; and Wood, [[spoiler:the son of a Slayer Spike killed and Faith's potential boyfriend]].
5th May '16 11:45:59 AM morenohijazo
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* SpoilerCover: The season 6 DVD has [[spoiler:Dark Willow]] on the cover, and, even more inexplicably, on the ''first disc''.
28th Apr '16 11:42:24 PM Ahruman
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* AnachronismStew: The Knights of Byzantium are an ancient order of {{Knight Templar}}s who use medieval arms and armour for no apparent reason than to have a cool scene involving Buffy fighting knights on top of a moving Winnebago.

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* AnachronismStew: The Knights of Byzantium are an ancient order of {{Knight Templar}}s who use medieval arms and armour for no apparent reason other than to have a cool scene involving Buffy fighting knights on top of a moving Winnebago.
16th Apr '16 12:07:37 PM Jhonny
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* AbsurdlyIneffectiveBarricade: In the episode "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered", after a spell gone awry has caused every girl in the school aside from Cordelia to fall madly in love with Xander, he attempts to take refuge in the school library by moving the the card catalogue in front of the double doors that serve as the entrance. Since he apparently didn't realize that the doors open outwards, a coat (and not much else) wearing Buffy calmly opens the doors and walks around the catalogue while Xander's back is turned.

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* AbsurdlyIneffectiveBarricade: In the episode "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered", after a spell gone awry has caused every girl in the school aside from Cordelia to fall madly in love with Xander, he attempts to take refuge in the school library by moving the the card catalogue in front of the double doors that serve as the entrance. Since he apparently didn't realize that the doors open outwards, a coat (and not much else) wearing Buffy calmly opens the doors and walks around the catalogue while Xander's back is turned.
16th Apr '16 11:50:56 AM Jhonny
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* StabTheScorpion: Variation between the Master and a mook in "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date" where the Master (who could certainly kill the mook with his index finger) plucks a bug outo f the air next to the mook's head.

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* StabTheScorpion: Variation between the Master and a mook in "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date" where the Master (who could certainly kill the mook with his index finger) plucks a bug outo f out of the air next to the mook's head.
12th Mar '16 5:56:12 AM Kalaong
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* GeographicFlexibility: Spoofed in "Buffy vs. Dracula"
-->'''Riley''': "I've lived in Sunnydale a couple of years now. You know what I've never noticed before? This big honkin' castle."
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