History Heartwarming / BuffyTheVampireSlayer

25th Aug '16 5:39:19 PM Kereea1
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* An alternate cover shows Xander, young!Giles, Spike, and Andrew cheerfully playing video games together. Compare that to the show's frequnecy of Xander's lack of male friends, Spike's general isolation from the Scoobies, Giles' current insecurity, and Andrew's awkwardness and be happy that they're in better places now.

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* An Issue #14's alternate cover shows Xander, young!Giles, Spike, and Andrew cheerfully playing video games together. Compare that to the show's frequnecy frequency of Xander's lack of lacking male friends, Spike's general isolation from the Scoobies, Giles' current insecurity, and Andrew's awkwardness and be happy that they're in better places now.
25th Aug '16 5:25:31 PM Kereea1
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* An alternate cover shows Xander, young!Giles, Spike, and Andrew cheerfully playing video games together. Compare that to the show's frequnecy of Xander's lack of male friends after Riley, Spike's general isolation from the Scoobies, Giles' current insecurity, and Andrew's awkwardness and be happy that they're in better places now.

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* An alternate cover shows Xander, young!Giles, Spike, and Andrew cheerfully playing video games together. Compare that to the show's frequnecy of Xander's lack of male friends after Riley, friends, Spike's general isolation from the Scoobies, Giles' current insecurity, and Andrew's awkwardness and be happy that they're in better places now.
25th Aug '16 5:24:53 PM Kereea1
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* An alternate cover shows Xander, young!Giles, Spike, and Andrew cheerfully playing video games together. Compare that to the show's frequnecy of Xander's lack of male friends after Riley, Spike's general isolation from the Scoobies, Giles' current insecurity, and Andrew's awkwardness and be happy that they're in better places now.
** Just the fact that ''Spike and Xander'' are now friends. Spike is willing to be honest with Xander about his problems, even about the odd dreams Archaeus was sending him. Xander likewise is willing to support Spike or call him out, whichever is needed.
24th Aug '16 5:22:30 PM Kereea1
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* After getting back together, Buffy and Spike encounter several moments throughout the season that would probably have spelled a breakup back in the TV Show. However they're older and wiser now and handle all of them fairly maturely, confronting the issues together and talking them out. Despite several teases by the writers, they're still together at the end of the season.
* The reveal that the ghost of Anya [[spoiler: who isn't really Anya became enough like her to spare Xander and protect the Scoobies from D'Hoffryn.]]
* The finale, which has been described as possibly the most heartwarming and least depressing Buffy season finale ever. EarnYourHappyEnding indeed.
23rd Jul '16 4:56:57 PM tsstevens
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* If WhatCouldHaveBeen counts one proposed storyline had Buffy come across a well that would grant her one wish, no side effects, no hidden trade, no future consequences, nothing. Buffy contemplates what to wish for, something to help stop The First, Angel turned human, any number of things that would be very meaningful. What does she wish for? When she next sees Willow she has new shoes, and she thinks that's what Buffy used the wish for. Not quite, suddenly Tara appears. BackFromTheDead. Buffy loves Willow that much, thinks that highly of Tara that she gave up everything for this.
4th May '16 3:41:09 PM wyattte
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-->'''Buffy:''' "We'll talk?"
-->'''Giles:''' "Of course."

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-->'''Buffy:''' "We'll talk?"
We'll talk?
-->'''Giles:''' "Of Of course."



* Buffy, Xander and Giles all hugging Willow in "Doppelgangland".
** Especially the hug from Giles. Buffy and Xander had just finished giving a crushing hug to Willow, and she turned to him for a more measured response, and instead received an even more crushing hug from Giles.

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* Buffy, Xander and Giles all hugging Willow in "Doppelgangland".
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"Doppelgangland". Sure, it was simultaneously PlayedForLaughs, but they love that girl so much. Especially the hug from Giles. Buffy and Xander had just finished giving a crushing hug to Willow, and she turned to him for a more measured response, and instead received an even more crushing hug from Giles.
** Also, there's something sweet about how Willow just can't bring herself to have Vamp Willow staked. She even has some NotSoDifferent moments with her.
12th Apr '16 10:37:34 AM wyattte
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** Also, Willow asking Oz to be her date to a party in the same episode. Just precious.
4th Apr '16 9:59:41 AM wyattte
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* The moment in "Family", when the whole Scoobie gang stands up for Tara against her bigoted, abusive relatives, even though she earlier deceived them and put them in danger. Best part? "The whole gang" included Spike!
--> '''Xander:''' You're dealing with all of us.\\
'''Spike:''' 'Cept me.\\
'''Xander:''' 'Cept Spike.\\
'''Spike:''' I don't care what happens.
** Except he ''does''. You wouldn't think that punching someone in the face would qualify as an MOH but he does it to prove that she's not a demon and at the cost of considerable pain to himself at that.
* The whole last ten minutes of "Family".

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* The moment in "Family", when the whole Scoobie gang stands up for Tara against her bigoted, abusive relatives, even though she earlier deceived them and put them in danger. Best part? "The whole gang" included Spike!
--> '''Xander:''' You're dealing with all of us.\\
'''Spike:''' 'Cept me.\\
'''Xander:''' 'Cept Spike.\\
'''Spike:''' I don't care what happens.
** Except he ''does''. You wouldn't think that punching someone in the face would qualify as an MOH but he does it to prove that she's not a demon and at the cost of considerable pain to himself at that.
* The whole last ten minutes of "Family". The whole Scoobie gang stands up for Tara against her bigoted, abusive relatives, even though she earlier deceived them and put them in danger.



--> '''[[TheHeart Xander]]:''' And I swear by your full and manly beard [[TranquilFury you're gonna break something trying]].

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--> '''[[TheHeart Xander]]:''' And I swear by [[SarcasmMode your full and manly beard beard,]] [[TranquilFury you're gonna break something trying]].



** And, again, that includes Spike:
--> '''Xander:''' You're dealing with all of us.\\
'''Spike:''' 'Cept me.\\
'''Xander:''' 'Cept Spike.\\
'''Spike:''' I don't care what happens.
** Except he ''does''. You wouldn't think that punching someone in the face would qualify as an MOH, but he does it to prove that she's not a demon, and at the cost of considerable pain to himself at that, thanks to the chip.



-->'''Xander''': "I've gotta say something, 'cause I don't think I've made it clear. I'm in love with you. Powerfully, painfully in love. The things you do, the way you think, the way you move... I get excited every time I'm about to see you. You make me feel like I've never felt before in my life. Like a man. I just thought you might wanna know."

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-->'''Xander''': "I've I've gotta say something, 'cause I don't think I've made it clear. I'm in love with you. Powerfully, painfully in love. The things you do, the way you think, the way you move... I get excited every time I'm about to see you. You make me feel like I've never felt before in my life. Like a man. I just thought you might wanna know."






* When [[spoiler: Joyce died]] and Anya gives a speech about how she doesn't understand how humans deal with death and how [[spoiler:Joyce]] will never have any more fruit punch. It was just such a great moment watching Anya cope with human emotions and grief.

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* When [[spoiler: Joyce died]] and Anya gives a speech about how she doesn't understand how humans deal with death and how [[spoiler:Joyce]] will never have any more fruit punch. It was just such a great moment watching Anya cope with human emotions and grief. Also one of the biggest {{Tear Jerker}}s of the whole series.



** And this, when Dawn sees the look on Buffy's face when she realises what she intends to do:

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** And this, when Dawn sees the look on Buffy's face when she realises realizes what she intends to do:
18th Mar '16 9:38:49 AM ObsidianFire
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-->'''Xander:''' (panicking) Oh God. [[GenreSavvy We're gonna die]], aren't we?!?

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-->'''Xander:''' (panicking) Oh God. [[GenreSavvy We're gonna die]], die, aren't we?!?
1st Mar '16 2:30:16 AM beergood
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** ... why ?!? The first meeting is them being the only real witches in a meeting of ignorant Wiccas. The second time is when the two are running from their doom, in the end combining their magic powers to protect them. Which can be counted as a CMOH, but only in hindsight, if you know what will happen later.
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