History Recap / BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E9TheWish

23rd May '16 2:53:14 PM trumpetmarietta
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* EnemyMine: In the Bronze basement, Buffy finds Angel whimpering in his cell. She asks where the Master is, and he responds that he's at the factory, and offers to take her there. When she leans over to free him from his bonds, however, her cross dangles close to his face, and he recoils. "[[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe Oh you gotta be]] ''[[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe kidding]]'' [[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe me!]]", she scoffs, and starts to stomp off. Standing up, Angel opens his shirt, revealing his scars. "You don't believe I want to help you. Believe I want him '''dead'''." At this, Buffy sets aside her misgivings.

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* EnemyMine: In the Bronze basement, Buffy finds Angel whimpering in his cell. She asks where the Master is, and he responds that he's at the factory, and offers to take her there. When she leans over to free him from his bonds, however, her cross dangles close to his face, and he recoils. "[[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe Oh you gotta be]] ''[[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe kidding]]'' [[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe me!]]", she scoffs, and starts to stomp off. Standing up, Angel opens his shirt, revealing his scars. "You don't believe I want to help you. you? Believe I want him '''dead'''." At this, Buffy sets aside her misgivings.
23rd May '16 2:51:13 PM trumpetmarietta
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* ContinuityNod / FridgeBrilliance: Even in the alternate reality, the prophecy contained in the Pergamum Codex comes to pass: "The Master will rise and the Slayer will die."

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* ContinuityNod / FridgeBrilliance: Even in the alternate reality, the prophecy contained in the Pergamum Codex ''Pergamum Codex'' comes to pass: "The Master will rise and the Slayer will die."
10th Jan '16 10:19:36 AM tropermorgan1234
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->'''Giles''': I have to believe in a better world.
->'''Buffy''': Go ahead. I have to live in this one.

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->'''Giles''': I ''"I have to believe in a better world.
world."''
->'''Buffy''': Go ''"Go ahead. I have to live in this one.
one."''
16th Dec '15 10:07:41 AM morenohijazo
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-->'''Anayanka:''' You trusting fool! How do you know the other world is any better than this?
-->'''Giles:''' Because it has to be. ''(smashes amulet)''

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-->'''Anayanka:''' You trusting fool! How do you know the other world is any better than this?
-->'''Giles:'''
this?\\
'''Giles:'''
Because it has to be. ''(smashes amulet)''(''smashes amulet'')
15th Dec '15 11:17:36 AM morenohijazo
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* ResetButtonSuicideMission: Cordelia wishes that Buffy had never come to Sunnydale, which transforms the city into a VillainWorld. Giles, Oz, and a few other people have banded together to fight the vampires, and when Giles learns about Cordelia's wish and discovers the cure (which involves destroying the wish-giving demon's enchanted amulet) the ragtag gang infiltrate the Master's lair to do so. A version of Buffy eventually shows up and they attack together. By the time Giles manages to destroy the ring every other main character who wasn't already dead is, including Buffy who gets offed by the Master himself. Then Giles smashes the amulet and the world returns to normal.
-->'''Anayanka:''' You trusting fool! How do you know the other world is any better than this?
-->'''Giles:''' Because it has to be. ''(smashes amulet)''
1st Dec '15 5:43:58 PM SCMof2814
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* FascistsBedTime: In the Wishverse, most of the student body are either dead or vampires (hence the conspicuously empty classrooms), there is now a monthly memorial at the school, dances are held during the day and there is a nighttime curfew. Students wear dull colors in order to make them less conspicuous to the vampires who have overrun Sunnydale, and are [[TerrorAtMakeOutPoint not allowed to drive]].

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* FascistsBedTime: In the Wishverse, most of the student body are either dead or vampires (hence the conspicuously empty classrooms), there is now a monthly memorial at the school, dances are held during the day and there is a nighttime curfew. Students wear dull colors in order to make them less conspicuous to the vampires who have overrun Sunnydale, and are [[TerrorAtMakeOutPoint not allowed to drive]].drive since pedestrians are easier to ambush]].
15th Nov '15 4:20:09 PM Angelus25
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* ForWantOfANail: Without Buffy in Sunnydale, the Master ascended, Xander and Willow are vampires, Giles is leading LaResistance, Buffy is a grim KnightTemplar that makes [[DarkActionGirl Faith]] look [[DarkerAndEdgier sweet and innocent]] and Kendra freespirited, and Angel is Willow's torture pet.

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* ForWantOfANail: Without Buffy in Sunnydale, the Master ascended, Xander and Willow are vampires, Giles is leading LaResistance, Buffy is a grim grim, nihilistic KnightTemplar that makes [[DarkActionGirl Faith]] look [[DarkerAndEdgier sweet and innocent]] and Kendra freespirited, and Angel is Willow's torture pet.



* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Wishverse Buffy is an even more by-the-book Slayer than Kendra - except that while Kendra was an ExtremeDoormat to her Watcher, Buffy's has a more rebellious relationship with him.

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* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Wishverse Buffy is an even more by-the-book Slayer than Kendra - except that while Kendra was an ExtremeDoormat to her Watcher, Buffy's Buffy is a grim nihilist and has a more rebellious relationship with him.
27th Oct '15 6:53:04 AM notShemp
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* DevouredByTheHorde: Cordelia wished that Buffy had never come to Sunnydale, so it becomes overrun with vampires. Cordelia is bitten, drained, and killed by vampire versions of Xander and Willow.
4th Sep '15 12:03:03 PM Angelus25
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* ForWantOfANail: Without Buffy in Sunnydale, the Master ascended, Xander and Willow are vampires, Giles is leading LaResistance, Buffy is kinda a KnightTemplar that makes [[DarkActionGirl Faith]] look [[DarkerAndEdgier sweet and innocent]], and Angel is Willow's torture pet.

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* ForWantOfANail: Without Buffy in Sunnydale, the Master ascended, Xander and Willow are vampires, Giles is leading LaResistance, Buffy is kinda a grim KnightTemplar that makes [[DarkActionGirl Faith]] look [[DarkerAndEdgier sweet and innocent]], innocent]] and Kendra freespirited, and Angel is Willow's torture pet.



** Also with Anya’s amulet:

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** Also with Anya’s Anya's amulet:



* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Wishverse Buffy is an even more by-the-book Slayer than Kendra, perhaps second only to the First Slayer.

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* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Wishverse Buffy is an even more by-the-book Slayer than Kendra, perhaps second only Kendra - except that while Kendra was an ExtremeDoormat to the First Slayer.her Watcher, Buffy's has a more rebellious relationship with him.



* HumiliationConga: To add insult to injury, Harmony and the Harmionettes exit the Bronze just as Cordelia is bowled over into some trash bags. Cue much cackling.

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* HumiliationConga: To add insult to injury, Harmony and the Harmionettes Harmoniettes exit the Bronze just as Cordelia is bowled over into some trash bags. Cue much cackling.



* IndustrializedEvil

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* IndustrializedEvilIndustrializedEvil: The Master's plan to reform vampire society is to replace hunting with rounding up people and using industrial machinery to drain them.



* IWorkAlone: Wishverse Buffy isn't big on the teamwork, not wanting to wait till Giles assembles the White Hats (as it happens, they're already been captured). She only takes Angel with her because he knows where the factory is.

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* IWorkAlone: Wishverse Buffy isn't big on the teamwork, not wanting her Watcher at Cleveland has little control over her, and she doesn't want to wait till Giles assembles the White Hats (as it happens, they're already been captured). She only takes Angel with her because he knows where the factory is.



* KillItWithFire: Shortly after Cordelia is bitten, Giles unceremoniously directs Oz and Larry to dump her body in the school's incinerator.
* KnightInSourArmor: Wishverse Buffy, again
* LaResistance: The "White Hats" is the derogatory term used by Xander to refer to a Scooby-esque band of vampire hunters - a reference to cowboy movies in which [[DressCodedForYourConvenience heroes wear white hats and villains wear black hats]]. Their members consist of ex-Watcher Giles, Oz, Larry, and a [[SpearCarrier minor character]] named Nancy.

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* KillItWithFire: Shortly after Cordelia is bitten, Giles unceremoniously directs Oz and Larry to dump her body in the school's incinerator.
incinerator, just in case Xander or Willow sired her.
* KnightInSourArmor: Wishverse Buffy, again
Buffy
* LaResistance: The "White Hats" is the derogatory term used by Xander to refer to a Scooby-esque band of vampire hunters - a reference to cowboy movies in which [[DressCodedForYourConvenience heroes wear white hats and villains wear black hats]]. Their members consist of ex-Watcher Giles, Oz, Larry, and a [[SpearCarrier minor character]] without a prime reality counterpart named Nancy.



* NietzscheWannabe: Wishverse Buffy has developed a tough, grim personality (similar to Faith, but without the perky exterior), shunning friends or family, living only to slay.

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* NietzscheWannabe: Wishverse Buffy has developed a tough, grim personality (similar to Faith, but without the perky exterior), exterior and the flirty behavior), shunning friends or family, living only to slay.



* PrankDate: In the courtyard, Cordelia catches sight of Harmony and the few remaining Cordettes (Harmionettes?). [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E2RealMe Harmony has minions!]] Harmony, with a sunny smile, greets Cordelia and says she looks amazing. Cordy looks relieved; she's back in the fold. Whitney tells Cordy she should start dating again, and Harmony says she has someone who is "so you." They walk over to the stairs, where Jonathan is sitting. Harmony snickers that ''he'' probably won't cheat on Cordy. Har har. Cordy bows her head as Harmony and her group walk off laughing.

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* PrankDate: In the courtyard, Cordelia catches sight of Harmony and the few remaining Cordettes (Harmionettes?).(Harmoniettes?). [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E2RealMe Harmony has minions!]] Harmony, with a sunny smile, greets Cordelia and says she looks amazing. Cordy looks relieved; she's back in the fold. Whitney The unnamed asian-american Cordette tells Cordy she should start dating again, and Harmony says she has someone who is "so you." They walk over to the stairs, where Jonathan is sitting. Harmony snickers that ''he'' probably won't cheat on Cordy. Har har. Cordy bows her head as Harmony and her group walk off laughing.



* {{Retcon}}: Giles claims that destroying Anya's power center would reverse all of the wishes she fulfilled . However, later episodes clearly contradict this, including "Selfless", where we learn that she was partly responsible for [[RomanovsAndRevolutions the Russian Revolution]], and "Hell's Bells", where one of her [[spoiler:former victims returns to ruin her wedding]].
** It would seem that Giles's book is mistaken. Destroying a vengeance demon's power source seems to most likely just revert the last wish they granted.

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* {{Retcon}}: Giles claims that destroying Anya's power center would reverse all of the wishes she fulfilled . However, later episodes clearly contradict this, including "Selfless", where we learn that she was partly responsible for [[RomanovsAndRevolutions the Russian 1905 Revolution]], and "Hell's Bells", where one of her [[spoiler:former victims returns to ruin her wedding]].
** It would seem that Giles's book is mistaken. Destroying a vengeance demon's power source seems to most likely just revert the last wish they granted.granted or those that involve the very alteration of reality.



* StunGuns: The Master's employees use shock sticks to debilitate one of the Cordettes before shackling her to the transfusion machine.

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* StunGuns: The Master's employees use shock sticks to debilitate one of the Cordettes before shackling her to the transfusion blood draining machine.



** Implied with the Master, who laments that he doesn't have the same vigor for killing anymore. This is mirrored by his EvilPlan to industrialize blood removal from humans through assembly lines, thereby eliminating the predatory aspect of the vampire's nature.

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** Implied with the Master, who laments that he doesn't have the same vigor for killing anymore. This is mirrored by his EvilPlan to industrialize blood removal from humans through assembly lines, thereby eliminating the predatory aspect of the vampire's nature. Why the Master never got around to open the Hellmouth and release the Old Ones as he originally intended is [[FridgeLogic never brought up]].



* VillainWorld
* VisionaryVillain: The Master, up on a dais with Xander and Willow, giving a RousingSpeech about the wonders of technology. He goes on that some have pooh-poohed such an advancement: "They claim that death is our art. I say to them -- well, [[BadBoss I don't say anything to them because I killed them]]." He says that the human concept of mass production will aid them in taking over the world.

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* VillainWorld
VillainWorld: Without Buffy, Sunnydale is this even more than in the prime reality.
* VisionaryVillain: The Master, up on a dais with Xander and Willow, giving a RousingSpeech about the wonders of technology. He goes on that some have pooh-poohed such an advancement: "They claim that death is our art. I say to them -- well, [[BadBoss I don't say anything to them because I killed them]]." He says that the human concept of mass production will aid them in taking over the world.



* WholePlotReference: The story shows considerable plot and characterisation similarities to the ''Series/DoctorWho'' MirrorUniverse story "Inferno". Xander's transformation from gentle heart of the group to sadistic fascist lackey is similar to that of Benton in "Inferno", the defeated Giles who eventually chooses hope at a key point is similar to Section-Leader Liz Shaw, the cold, scarred Buffy is similar to the evil Brigade-Leader, and in both stories the plot in the Mirror Universe ends grimly with the deaths of all of the alternate regular characters, whether good or evil.

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* WholePlotReference: The story shows considerable plot and characterisation similarities to the ''Series/DoctorWho'' MirrorUniverse story "Inferno". Xander's transformation from gentle heart of the group to sadistic fascist lackey is similar to that of Benton in "Inferno", the defeated Giles who eventually chooses hope at a key point is similar to Section-Leader Liz Shaw, the cold, scarred Buffy is similar to the evil Brigade-Leader, and in both stories the plot in the Mirror Universe ends grimly with the deaths of all of the alternate regular characters, whether good or evil.
21st May '15 1:45:40 PM Odon
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* BoringInsult: "Bored now."
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