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23rd May '16 5:37:13 AM windleopard
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*In Consequences, Giles mentions that Faith's killing of the Deputy Mayor is not the first time civilians were collateral damage in a Slayer's battle. Let that sink in
27th Jan '16 7:42:03 PM bwburke94
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** Debatable on just how risky it is to the vampire. There's no risk to the vampire if he's smart enough to just stand far enough away from the burning building. The vampire in question is not '''inside''' the blazing inferno; if he was, there would have been no reason to set it on fire to begin with. The point about immolating the victims also specifically only matters if the vampire is trying to ''feed''. If he's just trying to get them to leave the house or kill them, that's another story entirely. Doyle actually brings up this very possibility when Cordelia assumes that being inside his apartment means they're safe from Spike.

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** Debatable on just how risky it is to the vampire. There's no risk to the vampire if he's smart enough to just stand far enough away from the burning building. The vampire in question is not '''inside''' the blazing inferno; if he was, there would have been no reason to set it on fire to begin with. The point about immolating the victims also specifically only matters if the vampire is trying to ''feed''. If he's just trying to get them to leave the house or kill them, that's another story entirely. Doyle actually brings up this very possibility when Cordelia assumes that being inside his apartment means they're safe from Spike. [[note]]Doyle's half-demon anyway, but Spike would assume he needed an invite.[[/note]]
28th Oct '15 9:34:16 PM LauraColette
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*In "Blood Ties", Dawn refuses to go to school. On the surface, this seems like typical teenage whining about her finding out she's the key, but in "The Real Me", Dawn said that "(Willow's) the only person who likes school as much as me." Dawn loves school. So when she was refusing to go to school, she was actually avoiding doing something she liked because she was so depressed!
22nd Oct '15 5:44:17 PM LongLiveHumour
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* Why is the student body so blasé about the weird and often humiliating things that happen to other students? Forget the deaths and disappearances; in any normal school, eating the school pig raw would make you an instant pariah. One explanation is that Sunnydale's WeirdnessCensor also extends to social embarrassment; but unlike vampires and demons, "Xander showed up to class naked" is actually plausible. Why then would anyone forget? Because weirdness is so common that the next victim, the next person to run screaming through the halls pursued by invisible goblins, ''might be you''.
16th Sep '15 9:30:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the VampireInvitation entry on the Main Tropes Page, there's a bit about no vampire ever having been savvy enough to burn the house down from the outside, which wouldn't require an invitation. Here's why it's not done: Fire is risky to vampires as well. One wrong move while you're setting the place ablaze and you could end up just as crispy as your intended victims. Also, if you're planning to feed from your victims, you might find that difficult if you roast them alive first, as blood doesn't generally pump through dead bodies. Hard to feed if there's no blood flowing through the veins.

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* In the VampireInvitation MustBeInvited entry on the Main Tropes Page, there's a bit about no vampire ever having been savvy enough to burn the house down from the outside, which wouldn't require an invitation. Here's why it's not done: Fire is risky to vampires as well. One wrong move while you're setting the place ablaze and you could end up just as crispy as your intended victims. Also, if you're planning to feed from your victims, you might find that difficult if you roast them alive first, as blood doesn't generally pump through dead bodies. Hard to feed if there's no blood flowing through the veins.



* When Buffy gets thrown out of the house in Season 7, Spike tracks her down and notes that he doesn't need a VampireInvitation to get in. He sees this as a SignOfTheApocalypse, when the far more likely scenario is that the man Buffy forcibly evicted died that night.

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* When Buffy gets thrown out of the house in Season 7, Spike tracks her down and notes that he doesn't need a VampireInvitation an invitation to get in. He sees this as a SignOfTheApocalypse, when the far more likely scenario is that the man Buffy forcibly evicted died that night.
25th Aug '15 10:07:49 AM lalaTKG
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* As shown in "The Body", Anya's been a demon so long that she doesn't really understand death any more. She doesn't understant why Joyce died, and why she's no longer with them. Now think of all the men that she's killed. Hell, she basically caused the Russian Revolution. Anya's probably just realizing how many people she's killed and maimed over the years, and how many families and lives that she's destroyed. It's touched upon a bit in the season 7 episode "Selfless", but still, she's killed so many people and is only just realizing now what death really is.

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* As shown in "The Body", Anya's been a demon so long that she doesn't really understand death any more. She doesn't understant understand why Joyce died, and why she's no longer with them. Now think of all the men that she's killed. Hell, she basically caused the Russian Revolution. Anya's probably just realizing how many people she's killed and maimed over the years, and how many families and lives that she's destroyed. It's touched upon a bit in the season 7 episode "Selfless", but still, she's killed so many people and is only just realizing now what death really is.
25th Aug '15 8:55:06 AM lalaTKG
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** Darla and Buffy then turn Liam and Spike (or Angel) to their side, which results in them died and resurrecting - Liam through vampirism in 1753, Spike through closing the Hellmouth in 2003, or Angel in 1998 when Buffy sends him to hell.

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** Darla and Buffy then turn Liam and Spike (or Angel) to their side, which results in them died dying and resurrecting - Liam through vampirism in 1753, Spike through closing the Hellmouth in 2003, or Angel in 1998 when Buffy sends him to hell.
19th Jun '15 10:42:39 AM fearlessnikki
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* Buffy's rather {{Anvilicious}} "weak female" persona when she puts on her Halloween costume. Of course it's not meant to be an authentic 18th century noblewoman; she's TheThemeParkVersion of a PrincessClassic.



** The very real worry would be to those who worse those "arrow through the head" props, as the real life equivalent would just simply kill the person instantly.

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** The very real worry would be to those who worse wore those "arrow through the head" props, as the real life equivalent would just simply kill the person instantly.instantly.
*** Let's not forget that it was only costumes from ''Ethan's'' store that got transformed. Entirely possible Ethan didn't stock that one or it wasn't bought. Since he's TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday, there could have been plenty that got theirs in Party Town.
18th Jun '15 4:48:35 PM fearlessnikki
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** And coz y'know being feminist doesn't mean women get PositiveDiscrimination. Women should be fair game to get killed off, same as the men - which is exactly what happens.



** Well in Angel's defence, when he was alive the marrying age would have been around 14-16. It would have been appropriate to find girls that age attractive, especially since mid-20s would be considered close to middle age.



* Glory needed to use Dawn's blood to return to her world and end ours. It raises the question, why was the key made human in the first place? Glory mentioned specifically that she had no way of knowing that the key was in human form and even suggested it could be an inanimate object. Given inanimate objects don't bleed, wouldn't turning the key into one have prevented Glory's ability to use it? Or would it just have changed the nature of the ritual (like if Dawn was a bag of potatoes you would have had to empty out the potatoes) but the practical elements remain the same?

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* Glory needed to use Dawn's blood to return to her world and end ours. It raises the question, why was the key made human in the first place? Glory mentioned specifically that she had no way of knowing that the key was in human form and even suggested it could be an inanimate object. Given inanimate objects don't bleed, wouldn't turning the key into one have prevented Glory's ability to use it? Or would it just have changed the nature of the ritual (like if Dawn was a bag of potatoes you would have had to empty out the potatoes) but the practical elements remain the same?same?
** Well the key was originally a ball of energy - so presumably just flinging the ball in the right direction would have opened the key. The monks made it human because Glory wouldn't suspect it. From what I remember, they don't find out it's a person until Ben lets slip "I would never let her harm an innocent-". And really, let's be honest: you're a Hell God looking for a ball of energy that the monks have hidden somewhere. Are you really going to expect it to be a teenage girl of all things? From what I gather of the ritual, the key was something that needed to be sacrificed. Once the portal was open, Glory would go through and it would close once the energy had destroyed the key. So with the key being human, Dawn's blood opened the portal and it wouldn't close until she died. Since Glory found out that the key was human about halfway through the season, she had plenty of time to adjust the ritual to accommodate a human sacrifice.
17th Jun '15 7:19:32 PM Cybaria
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** The very real worry would be to those who worse those "arrow through the head" props, as the real life equivalent would just simply kill the person instantly.
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