History YMMV / BuffytheVampireSlayer

13th May '16 4:32:29 AM highwaystonowhere
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** Tara as a character and her relationship with Willow. Groundbreaking for its time and/or poorly written, poorly acted and too abrupt. And related to this one; was Willow truly a lesbian or was she a closet bisexual? This was a topic that could start World War 3 on internet forums back in the day.

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** Tara as a character and her relationship with Willow. Groundbreaking for its time and/or poorly written, poorly acted and too abrupt.
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And related to this one; was Willow truly a lesbian or was she a closet secretly bisexual? This was a topic Many people have argued that the show perpetuated biphobia by not even exploring the possibility that she could start World War 3 on internet forums back in love men and women, whereas a similarly sized proportion of the day.fandom have pointed out that there are many lesbians *in real life* who used to date men before they realized they were gay, and that this shouldn't be ignored.
11th May '16 8:51:08 AM Silverblade2
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** Season 1's "I Robot, You Jane" ends with Buffy, Willow and Xander laughing over their equally bizarre relationship woes, and jokingly stating they'll never have happy, normal relationships and that they're doomed. This becomes ''way'' less funny after you've seen the [[DysfunctionJunction whole]] [[LoveHurts series]].
6th May '16 7:16:42 AM aye_amber
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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: The two 'English' potential Slayers. One sounds passingly like DickVanDyke. The other is presumably supposed to speak with [[IAmVeryBritish a posh English accent]]. Both sound ridiculous and nonsensical to anyone who actually is English.

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: The two 'English' potential Slayers. One sounds passingly like DickVanDyke.Creator/DickVanDyke. The other is presumably supposed to speak with [[IAmVeryBritish a posh English accent]]. Both sound ridiculous and nonsensical to anyone who actually is English.
1st May '16 9:31:39 PM quackytrope
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** Season 1's "I Robot, You Jane" ends with Buffy, Willow and Xander laughing over their equally bizarre relationship woes, and jokingly stating they'll never have happy, normal relationships and that they're doomed. This becomes ''way'' less funny after viewing [[DysfunctionJunction later]] [[LoveHurts seasons]].

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** Season 1's "I Robot, You Jane" ends with Buffy, Willow and Xander laughing over their equally bizarre relationship woes, and jokingly stating they'll never have happy, normal relationships and that they're doomed. This becomes ''way'' less funny after viewing you've seen the [[DysfunctionJunction later]] whole]] [[LoveHurts seasons]].series]].
30th Apr '16 8:39:43 PM quackytrope
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** Yet another coincidental illusion to something done later in Joss Whedon's career is "I Robot, You Jane", which involves a villain who controls the internet and makes a metal body for himself. [[Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron Sound familiar]]?

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** Yet another coincidental illusion to something done later in Joss Whedon's career Avengers-related thing is the plot of "I Robot, You Jane", which involves a villain who controls the internet and makes a metal body for himself. [[Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron Sound familiar]]?
30th Apr '16 8:35:15 PM quackytrope
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30th Apr '16 8:32:42 PM quackytrope
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** Yet another coincidental illusion to something done later in Joss Whedon's career is "I Robot, You Jane", which involves a villain who controls the internet and makes a metal body for himself. [[Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron Sound familiar]]?
30th Apr '16 8:24:42 PM quackytrope
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** Season 1's "I Robot, You Jane" ends with Buffy, Willow and Xander laughing over their equally bizarre relationship woes, and jokingly stating they'll never have happy, normal relationships and that they're doomed. This becomes ''way'' less funny after viewing [[DysfunctionJunction later]] [[LoveHurts seasons]].
14th Apr '16 9:29:34 PM randomguy399
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** ''Season 1:''
*** Buffy meeting Xander, Willow, Cordelia, and Giles.
*** "The Earth is doomed."
*** TheReveal that Angel is a vampire.
*** [[spoiler:Buffy finding out that she's prophecized to die at the hands of The Master.]]
** ''Season 2:''
*** Spike's introduction.
*** Angel [[spoiler:losing his soul.]]
*** Buffy uses a [[spoiler:rocket launcher]] to defeat The Judge.
*** Giles finding [[spoiler:Jenny's body.]]
*** Buffy [[spoiler:sending Angel to Hell]] and [[spoiler:leaving Sunnydale.]]
** ''Season 3:''
*** "I'm Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. And you are?"
*** Faith's introduction, nonchalantly borrowing a stake from Buffy to dust a vamp.
*** Buffy stopping [[spoiler:Jonathan]] from killing himself.
*** Buffy finally getting her perfect high school moment and winning the Class Protector Award.
*** Buffy vs. Faith.
*** Graduation Day.
** ''Season 4:''
*** "What would Buffy do?"
*** Buffy vs. [[spoiler:Faith]] Part 2, culminating in a [[spoiler:body swap.]]
*** [[spoiler:Willow coming out to Buffy.]]
*** [[spoiler:The Scoobies merging to create a Super Slayer, as well as the destruction of the Initiative's base.]]
** ''Season 5:''
*** "Buffy! If you're going out, why don't you take [[spoiler:your sister?"]]
*** Buffy coming home to find [[spoiler:Joyce dead of a brain aneurysm.]]
*** Anya's breakdown over [[spoiler:Joyce's death.]]
*** Buffy vs. Glory.
*** [[spoiler:Buffy's sacrifice and final goodbye to Dawn.]]
** ''Season 6:''
*** [[spoiler:Buffy's resurrection.]]
*** [[spoiler:Tara breaks up with Willow, Giles leaves for England, and Buffy and Spike are spotted at the Bronze locked in a passionate embrace, all set to Michelle Branch's "Goodbye To You."]]
*** Buffy and Spike [[spoiler:literally bringing the house down as they have sex for the first time.]]
*** [[spoiler:Tara's death.]]
*** [[spoiler:Willow flays Warren.]]
*** Xander's "yellow crayon" speech.
** ''Season 7:''
*** Spike confesses to Buffy that he has a [[spoiler:soul.]]
*** Caleb gouging out [[spoiler:Xander's]] eye.
*** Spike's "You're a hell of a woman" speech to Buffy.
*** Willow [[spoiler:makes all the Potentials around the world into Slayers.]]
*** [[spoiler:Spike's HeroicSacrifice.]]
*** "What are we going to do now?" [[spoiler:Buffy smiles...]]

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** ''Season 1:''
***
Buffy meeting Xander, Willow, Cordelia, using a [[spoiler:rocket launcher]] to kill [[spoiler:The Judge]] doubles as both this and Giles.
*** "The Earth is doomed."
*** TheReveal that
a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
** Giles discovering the body of [[spoiler:Jenny Calendar]].
** Buffy [[spoiler:sends
Angel is a vampire.
*** [[spoiler:Buffy finding out that she's prophecized
to die at the hands of The Master.Hell]] and [[spoiler:leaves Sunnydale.]]
** ''Season 2:''
*** Spike's introduction.
*** Angel [[spoiler:losing his soul.]]
*** Buffy uses a [[spoiler:rocket launcher]] to defeat The Judge.
*** Giles finding [[spoiler:Jenny's body.]]
*** Buffy [[spoiler:sending Angel to Hell]] and [[spoiler:leaving Sunnydale.]]
** ''Season 3:''
*** "I'm Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. And you are?"
*** Faith's introduction, nonchalantly borrowing a stake from Buffy to dust a vamp.
*** Buffy stopping [[spoiler:Jonathan]] from killing himself.
***
Buffy finally getting gets her perfect high school moment and winning wins the Class Protector Award.
*** ** Buffy vs. Faith.
*** Graduation Day.
** ''Season 4:''
*** "What would Buffy do?"
*** Buffy vs. [[spoiler:Faith]] Part 2, culminating in a [[spoiler:body swap.
[[spoiler:The high school blows up.]]
*** [[spoiler:Willow coming out ** Buffy comes home to Buffy.find [[spoiler:her mother dead of a brain aneurysm.]]
*** [[spoiler:The Scoobies merging ** [[spoiler:Buffy's sacrifice and final goodbye to create a Super Slayer, as well as the destruction of the Initiative's base.Dawn.]]
** ''Season 5:''
*** "Buffy! If you're going out, why don't you take [[spoiler:your sister?"]]
*** Buffy coming home to find [[spoiler:Joyce dead of a brain aneurysm.]]
*** Anya's breakdown over [[spoiler:Joyce's death.]]
*** Buffy vs. Glory.
*** [[spoiler:Buffy's sacrifice and final goodbye to Dawn.]]
** ''Season 6:''
*** [[spoiler:Buffy's resurrection.]]
***
[[spoiler:Tara breaks up with Willow, Giles leaves for England, and Buffy and Spike are spotted at the Bronze locked in a passionate embrace, all set to Michelle Branch's "Goodbye To You."]]
*** ** Buffy and Spike [[spoiler:literally bringing the house down as they have sex for the first time.]]
*** ** [[spoiler:Tara's death.]]
*** ** [[spoiler:Willow flays Warren.]]
*** ** Xander's "yellow crayon" speech.
** ''Season 7:''
*** Spike confesses to Buffy that he has a [[spoiler:soul.]]
***
Caleb gouging out [[spoiler:Xander's]] eye.
*** Spike's "You're a hell of a woman" speech to Buffy.
***
** The Final Fight and Willow [[spoiler:makes [[spoiler:making all the Potentials around the world into Slayers.]]
*** [[spoiler:Spike's HeroicSacrifice.]]
*** "What are we going to do now?" [[spoiler:Buffy smiles...
]]
14th Apr '16 6:31:23 PM HHammond
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* AcceptableTargets:
** Men. Depending on the writer the show could be a story of female empowerment which nonetheless contained plenty of good male characters, but it could also veer off into misandry a lot of the time. The majority of major antagonists were male; The Master, Spike (eventually redeemed), Angelus, The Mayor, Adam and The Trio. The First Evil could be either (though worked with the misogynistic Caleb). By comparison the only major female antagonist not to be redeemed was Glory. Faith was really a dragon to the mayor and ultimately redeemed (while the same could not be said for his other dragon of Mr Trick), Walsh was never a major threat and more of a decoy big bad considering how easily she was killed off, while dark Willow was presented sympathetically and of course Willow herself was redeemed. In addition, The Firstís and Gloryís minions were male (with few exceptions). The Knights of Byzantium were all male. Most demons were exclusively male and generic vampires rising from their graves or attacking girls in alleys were almost always too (weird considering male vampires seem to favour biting women). In addition the Shadow Men were male whereas the good Guardians were exclusively female. Buffy's rousing speech in the finale also has a rant about how the first Slayer was created because of "a bunch of men" and then says about Willow "this one woman is more powerful than all those men." Reverse the genders of that speech and you get immediate UnfortunateImplications. Then there are smaller double standards such as Spike's attempted rape of Buffy being his MoralEventHorizon - but earlier in the season Buffy forcing herself on Spike is PlayedForLaughs and given a NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalisation.
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