History Recap / BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E10Nightmares

9th Apr '18 6:33:42 AM AmuckCricetine
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* ResetButton: Everyone's nightmares start to come true, but the effects are erased at the end of the episode. A debatable example, as the Scoobies retain a perfect memory of what happened.
10th Feb '18 10:54:07 PM randomtroper89
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* AttackItsWeakPoint: The Ugly Man swings his club at Vamp!Buffy, but she catches it and breaks it off. This subdues him, and he collapses against the wall.

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* AttackItsWeakPoint: The Ugly Man swings his club at Vamp!Buffy, vampire Buffy, but she catches it and breaks it off. This subdues him, and he collapses against the wall.



* BuriedAlive: Buffy seems unable to lift a hand against Dream!Master, which is consistent with her nightmare at the beginning of the episode. The Master asks what she's afraid of as he holds her over the open grave, then tosses her in. The coffin lid closes on her as she screams for help.

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* BuriedAlive: Buffy seems unable to lift a hand against Dream!Master, D Master in her dream, which is consistent with her nightmare at the beginning of the episode. The Master asks what she's afraid of as he holds her over the open grave, then tosses her in. The coffin lid closes on her as she screams for help.



* RaceAgainstTheClock: The Scoobies finally escape the school. Giles tells them, "In a few hours reality will fold completely into the realm of nightmares."
** Giles asks Vamp!Buffy to hold it together so she can help them, and after a long pause, she says she's up to it. "Well, we better hurry," she [[CreepyMonotone monotones]]. "Because I'm getting hungry."

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* RaceAgainstTheClock: RaceAgainstTheClock:
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The Scoobies finally escape the school. Giles tells them, "In a few hours reality will fold completely into the realm of nightmares."
** Giles asks Vamp!Buffy vampire Buffy to hold it together so she can help them, and after a long pause, she says she's up to it. "Well, we better hurry," she [[CreepyMonotone monotones]]. "Because I'm getting hungry."



** The soundmixer strikes again when Vamp!Buffy's hands bursts from the ground

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** The soundmixer strikes again when Vamp!Buffy's vampire Buffy's hands bursts from the ground
21st Jan '18 1:53:14 PM nombretomado
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* AtTheOperaTonight: On her way out of the library, a hand grabs Willow and yanks her through a door. Suddenly, Willow is onstage and dressed in a green kimono for the lead part in ''MadameButterfly''.

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* AtTheOperaTonight: On her way out of the library, a hand grabs Willow and yanks her through a door. Suddenly, Willow is onstage and dressed in a green kimono for the lead part in ''MadameButterfly''.''Theatre/MadameButterfly''.
17th Jan '18 11:04:01 AM nighttrainfm
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* ShoutOut: "[[Film/TheWizardOfOz I had the strangest dream]]...AndYouWereThere...and you...who are you people?"

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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"[[Film/TheWizardOfOz I had the strangest dream]]...AndYouWereThere...and you...who are you people?"
17th Jan '18 11:03:53 AM nighttrainfm
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* AdultFear: Your son joins the little league; the coach beats him into a coma when they lose a game.

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* AdultFear: AdultFear:
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Your son joins the little league; the coach beats him into a coma when they lose a game.



* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Buffy climbing up out of the dirt and greeting her friends, only for them to leap back in horror. Buffy puts her hands to her face and mutters, "Oh God," obviously dreading that this will be a permanent condition.

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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: AndThenJohnWasAZombie:
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Buffy climbing up out of the dirt and greeting her friends, only for them to leap back in horror. Buffy puts her hands to her face and mutters, "Oh God," obviously dreading that this will be a permanent condition.



* SeriousBusiness: In keeping with Giles's theory about fears coming to life, Xander guesses that Wendell has a bad relationship with insects. Surprisingly, Wendell snaps at them that they're ''arachnids'' -- He worships spiders, and dorks mistaking them for bugs is [[BerserkButton a major sticking point]] for him.

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* SeriousBusiness: SeriousBusiness:
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In keeping with Giles's theory about fears coming to life, Xander guesses that Wendell has a bad relationship with insects. Surprisingly, Wendell snaps at them that they're ''arachnids'' -- He he worships spiders, and dorks mistaking them for bugs is [[BerserkButton a major sticking point]] for him.
11th Dec '17 3:07:20 PM ClintEastwood
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* WhatDoTheyFearEpisode

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* WhatDoTheyFearEpisodeWhatDoTheyFearEpisode: All the worst nightmares of Sunnydale residents come to life. These range in severity from embarrassment—showing up in class in your underwear or forgetting how to read—to Buffy getting buried alive and turned into a vampire, to Xander being attacked by a knife-wielding MonsterClown.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Willow is afraid of spiders. Naturally, [[DeadpanSnarker Xander]] pokes fun at this.
3rd Nov '17 12:51:29 PM MasterFuzzy
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* ContinuitySnarl: A blink-and-you'll miss it moment in [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E8IRobotYouJane "I Robot, You Jane"]] showed that Buffy's birthday was in 1980, but her gravestone here shows a birth date of 1981. [[FridgeBrilliance This may be because it's not actually her real gravestone, but just Giles' nightmare, so he may have gotten her birthday wrong]].


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* SeriesContinuityError: A blink-and-you'll miss it moment in [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E8IRobotYouJane "I Robot, You Jane"]] showed that Buffy's birthday was in 1980, but her gravestone here shows a birth date of 1981. [[FridgeBrilliance This may be because it's not actually her real gravestone, but just Giles' nightmare, so he may have gotten her birthday wrong]].
2nd Nov '17 6:44:47 PM MasterFuzzy
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* ContinuitySnarl: A blink-and-you'll miss it moment in [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E8IRobotYouJane "I Robot, You Jane"]] showed that Buffy's birthday was in 1980, but her gravestone here shows a birth date of 1981. [[FridgeBrilliance This may be because it's not actually her real gravestone, but just Giles' nightmare, so he may have gotten her birthday wrong]].
31st Oct '17 6:01:05 AM MasterFuzzy
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* AtTheOperaTonight: On her way out of the library, a hand grabs Willow and yanks her through a door. Suddenly, Willow is onstage and dressed in a green kimono for the lead part ''MadameButterfly''.

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* AtTheOperaTonight: On her way out of the library, a hand grabs Willow and yanks her through a door. Suddenly, Willow is onstage and dressed in a green kimono for the lead part in ''MadameButterfly''.



* BigShutUp: As they rush to the hospital, Willow nervously asks Giles if he's sure the world will go back to normal, and what they'll do if they can't wake Billy up. "Willow," he says politely, "do shut up."

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* BigShutUp: Played for laughs. As they rush to the hospital, Willow nervously asks Giles if he's sure the world will go back to normal, and what they'll do if they can't wake Billy up. "Willow," he says politely, "do shut up."



* BroughtDownToNormal: Giles' nightmare; the man who knows five languages can no longer understand the printed word.

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* BroughtDownToNormal: Giles' nightmare; the man bibliophile who knows five languages can no longer understand the printed word.



* CoincidentalBroadcast: Buffy strolls into the library, and asks how the research is going. Giles says he got some back issues of the newspaper, but that he doesn't know if there's anything useful in them, because he suddenly can't read. It's lucky he got the correct editions, then, because a front page headline on Billy Palmer is staring Buffy in the face.

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* CoincidentalBroadcast: Buffy strolls into the library, and asks how the research is going. Giles says he got some back issues of the newspaper, but that he doesn't know if there's anything useful in them, because he suddenly can't read. It's lucky he got the correct editions, then, because a front page headline on Billy Palmer is staring Buffy in the face. However, since there were so many back issues, this is less coincidental than other instances of the trope.



* EverybodyLives: Laura surprisingly survives. The Ugly doesn't count neither because he's just a manifestation of Billy's fears.

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* EverybodyLives: Laura surprisingly survives. The Ugly doesn't count neither either because he's just a manifestation of Billy's fears.



* FMinusMinus: Buffy's first nightmare involves a pop history quiz. (Pop as in surprise, not the history of pop music.) Buffy starts to write her name but the pencil tip breaks. She sharpens her pencil, and the bell rings. What!? And the students hand in their tests and leave. Buffy can't even get partial credit for writing her name.

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* FMinusMinus: Buffy's first nightmare involves a pop history quiz. (Pop as in surprise, not the history of pop music.) Buffy starts to write her name but the pencil tip breaks. She looks up at the clock, and it's gone ''backwards.'' She sharpens her pencil, and the bell rings. What!? And the students hand in their tests and leave. Buffy can't even get partial credit for writing her name.



** Xander punches out the clown that chased him and gives it a brief ReasonYouSuckSpeech.



* IdiotBall: Willow hears someone call her name out of the boiler room. She thinks it might be Buffy, and goes down the stairs. Good move -- the attacker couldn't possibly be in the same scary place again.

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* IdiotBall: Willow hears someone call her name out of the boiler room. She thinks it might be Buffy, and goes down the stairs. Good move -- the attacker couldn't possibly be in the same scary place again. [[SarcasmMode And going into a dark room because someone calls your name never ends poorly]].



* LastSecondWordSwap: Xander is still tugging on a sweatshirt as he and Willow stumble into the library. They tell Giles about Xander's impromptu streaking. Willow smiles and says, "Yeah, it was really" -- she catches a look from Xander -- "bad. It was a bad thing."

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* LastSecondWordSwap: Xander is still tugging on a sweatshirt as he and Willow stumble into the library. They tell Giles about Xander's impromptu streaking. [[DistractedByTheSexy Willow smiles and says, "Yeah, it was really" really"]] -- she catches a look from Xander -- "bad. It was a bad thing."



* RealityWarper

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* RealityWarperRealityWarper: Billy, accidentally.



* SeriousBusiness: In keeping with Giles's theory about fears coming to life, Xander guesses that Wendell has a bad relationship with insects. Surpringly, Wendell snaps at them that they're ''arachnids'' -- He worships spiders, and dorks mistaking them for bugs is [[BerserkButton a major sticking point]] for him.

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* SeriousBusiness: In keeping with Giles's theory about fears coming to life, Xander guesses that Wendell has a bad relationship with insects. Surpringly, Surprisingly, Wendell snaps at them that they're ''arachnids'' -- He worships spiders, and dorks mistaking them for bugs is [[BerserkButton a major sticking point]] for him.
22nd Sep '17 12:11:51 PM AFP
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** Giles's fear isn't much different: [[TheObiWan It is his responsibility to watch over and train Buffy]], the inexperienced teenage Slayer. Naturally, his fear is that he will fail to prepare and protect her, and she will die an untimely death as a result.
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