History YMMV / BuffytheVampireSlayer

25th Sep '16 8:46:34 PM randomguy399
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: In Season 6, magic was portrayed as akin to a drug, which was highly dangerous and addictive, and could even lead to users becoming "junkies" willing to do anything for a "fix," as happened to Willow slowly over the course of the season. Joss Whedon himself didn't like this development, and fans agreed; Season 7's first episode featured a scene where Giles explicitly states that magic is not addictive, and it's explained that Willow's actions were actually due to her not using magic. This, of course, made hash of most of the storyline of Season 6. It does qualify as an author's saving throw, or at least close, but it's not a retcon. Giles' line is "This isn't a hobby or an addiction. It's inside you now," implying that this is a change for Willow due to her actions at the end of the last season. Willow got addicted to magic because she has an addictive personality, as much to power as to magic. What with Tara expressing her concern in Season 5, this was already on its way to becoming Willow's character arc, and "Tabula Rasa" is very much in tune with her behavior in the rest of the series. Unfortunately, "Smashed" and "Wrecked", which bring her addiction to its climax, are about the most {{Anvilicious}} episodes in the whole series. In the latter, she realizes she has a problem because she hurt Dawn with magic. Or rather, wrecked the car she and Dawn were in because she was high on magic. Just like addicts in real life!
24th Sep '16 10:35:37 PM digiman619
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** In Season 5, it was shown that a) Glory is stuck in this dimension until she gets "The Key" that is Dawn, b) Glory is a PhysicalGod and can effortless smash Buffy, c) Glory hates being limited to this plane and will do anything to get Dawn and will NEVER stop hunting for her until she either captures Dawn and "unlocks" the binding that keeps Glory on this plane or Dawn dies (as if she dies, Glory's stuck on Earth forever), d) Rather than fight a battle they can't win, Buffy and Co. decide to run away in a RV, presumably for the rest of their lives, and e) '''''Willow has the ability to send people to other dimensions'''''. All she had to do is send Dawn (and anyone else who wants to come along) to any other dimension, and Glory's plans are foiled forever.

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** In Season 5, it was shown that a) Glory is stuck in this dimension until she gets "The Key" that is Dawn, b) Glory is a PhysicalGod and can effortless effortlessly smash Buffy, c) Glory hates being limited to this plane and will do anything to get Dawn and will NEVER stop hunting for her until she either captures Dawn and "unlocks" the binding that keeps Glory on this plane or Dawn dies (as if she dies, Glory's stuck on Earth forever), d) Rather than fight a battle they can't win, Buffy and Co. decide to run away in a RV, presumably for the rest of their lives, and e) '''''Willow has the ability to send people to other dimensions'''''. All she had to do is send Dawn (and anyone else who wants to come along) to any other dimension, and Glory's plans are foiled forever.
24th Sep '16 10:18:05 PM digiman619
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** In Season 5, it was shown that a) Glory is stuck in this dimension until she gets "The Key" that is Dawn, b) Glory is a PhysicalGod and can effortless smash Buffy, c) Glory hates being limited to this plane and will do anything to get Dawn and will NEVER stop hunting for her until she either captures Dawn and "unlocks" the binding that keeps Glory on this plane or Dawn dies (as if she dies, Glory's stuck on Earth forever), d) Rather than fight a battle they can't win, Buffy and Co. decide to run away in a RV, presumably for the rest of their lives, and e) '''''Willow has the ability to send people to other dimensions'''''. All she had to do is send Dawn (and anyone else who wants to come along) to any other dimension, and Glory's plan's are foiled forever.

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** In Season 5, it was shown that a) Glory is stuck in this dimension until she gets "The Key" that is Dawn, b) Glory is a PhysicalGod and can effortless smash Buffy, c) Glory hates being limited to this plane and will do anything to get Dawn and will NEVER stop hunting for her until she either captures Dawn and "unlocks" the binding that keeps Glory on this plane or Dawn dies (as if she dies, Glory's stuck on Earth forever), d) Rather than fight a battle they can't win, Buffy and Co. decide to run away in a RV, presumably for the rest of their lives, and e) '''''Willow has the ability to send people to other dimensions'''''. All she had to do is send Dawn (and anyone else who wants to come along) to any other dimension, and Glory's plan's plans are foiled forever.
24th Sep '16 10:15:48 PM digiman619
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** Heck, they could have used a ''literal handshake'', since the First Evil is non-corporeal.

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** Heck, they could have used a ''literal handshake'', since the First Evil is non-corporeal.non-corporeal
**In Season 5, it was shown that a) Glory is stuck in this dimension until she gets "The Key" that is Dawn, b) Glory is a PhysicalGod and can effortless smash Buffy, c) Glory hates being limited to this plane and will do anything to get Dawn and will NEVER stop hunting for her until she either captures Dawn and "unlocks" the binding that keeps Glory on this plane or Dawn dies (as if she dies, Glory's stuck on Earth forever), d) Rather than fight a battle they can't win, Buffy and Co. decide to run away in a RV, presumably for the rest of their lives, and e) '''''Willow has the ability to send people to other dimensions'''''. All she had to do is send Dawn (and anyone else who wants to come along) to any other dimension, and Glory's plan's are foiled forever.
17th Sep '16 3:06:40 PM LaptopGuy
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Some fans of the series probably weren't even aware that a movie was made. Few have seen the movie. Whedon considers his script -- not the film that was actually made -- to be canon.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The film has faded into almost complete obscurity and is today remembered pretty much only for being adapted into the series. Some fans of the series probably weren't even aware that a movie was made. Few have seen the movie. Whedon considers his script -- not the film that was actually made -- to be canon.
6th Sep '16 9:14:00 PM randomguy399
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** [[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."]]



** [[spoiler:Willow flays Warren.]]
4th Sep '16 2:52:27 PM StFan
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* ValuesDissonance: A big one in regards to Willow hunting down and executing Warren Mears. Andrew and Jonathan some fans give a pass as they were in jail at the time, and there is a split between those horrified by her actions as the show supported and those cheering her on. At about the same time [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]] was torturing and killing in cold blood over harm coming to friends and loved ones, later on games with a KarmaMeter would present cold blooded executions on those like Warren as the right moral choice, ''Series/OnceUponATime'' from some of the same writers would have the good pure characters subscribe to ''An eye for an eye'' and even Disney's ''Series/KimPossible'' would get in on the act and beat down and even try to murder those irredeemably evil. Suddenly Buffy looks like a whiner for being against Willow trying to kill Warren.

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A big one in regards to Willow hunting down and executing Warren Mears. Andrew and Jonathan some fans give a pass as they were in jail at the time, and there is a split between those horrified by her actions as the show supported and those cheering her on. At about the same time [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]] was torturing and killing in cold blood over harm coming to friends and loved ones, later on games with a KarmaMeter would present cold blooded executions on those like Warren as the right moral choice, ''Series/OnceUponATime'' from some of the same writers would have the good pure characters subscribe to ''An eye for an eye'' and even Disney's ''Series/KimPossible'' ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' would get in on the act and beat down and even try to murder those irredeemably evil. Suddenly Buffy looks like a whiner for being against Willow trying to kill Warren.
2nd Aug '16 12:20:41 PM ading
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** Speaking of Xander: Xander. WordOfGod says he's a stand-in for Joss's high school self, which may be why he never gets called on the many, ''many'' shitty things he did to everyone around him, the many ways he fucked things up for the people he's supposed to love (especially Buffy). See above re: BaseBreaker.
20th Jul '16 2:48:11 PM surgoshan
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** Speaking of Xander: Xander. WordOfGod says he's a stand-in for Joss's high school self, which may be why he never gets called on the many, ''many'' shitty things he did to everyone around him, the many ways he fucked things up for the people he's supposed to love (especially Buffy). See above re: BaseBreaker.
9th Jul '16 6:26:28 PM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker:

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** Dawn actually achieved this for some in Season 7. With a bit of CharacterDevelopment, less emphasis on the DistressBall and contributing more to the group - the hate towards her lessened. Season 7 is a BaseBreaker but people who don't like the season do list Dawn's character as having improved.

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** Dawn actually achieved this for some in Season 7. With a bit of CharacterDevelopment, less emphasis on the DistressBall and contributing more to the group - the hate towards her lessened. Season 7 is a BaseBreaker divisive but people who don't like the season do list Dawn's character as having improved.
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