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11th Feb '18 12:24:56 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: From this AlternateContinuity take of Buffy's origin story, [[BigBad Lothos]] is a vampire king, famous and [[TheDreaded feared]] for [[HeroKiller killing numerous Slayers]] over the centuries, whom Buffy has haunting dreams and visions of. Arriving in Los Angeles, Lothos starts a new killing spree to track down Buffy and take over the city, having his follower Amilyn track down and turn numerous people into his vampiric army for him and bring Lothos new victims to feed on, even turning one of Buffy's friends to find her and kills another. During his first confrontation with Buffy, Lothos kills her watcher Merrick by turning his stake onto him, letting Buffy go at the time as he was expecting more of a challenge. Later, Lothos leads his minions on an attack at the school, killing several students. Lothos is [[LackOfEmpathy completely indifferent towards his followers and their deaths]], as seen when he refuses to save Amylin when Buffy stakes him, giving him an unsympathetic smile as he mockingly plays a fiddle. After Lothos fails to hypnotize and/or seduce Buffy, Lothos stops his flirtatious advancements in favor of going in for the kill, putting his sadistic personality on full display as he notes to the rest of the students that he will kill them all himself once he's done with Buffy. Despite the campy style of the movie, which is considerably more lighthearted than the following series, Lothos manages to be a remarkably serious and evil villain as the StarterVillain Buffy faced.

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* CompleteMonster: From this AlternateContinuity take of Buffy's origin story, [[BigBad [[VampireMonarch Lothos]] is a vampire king, famous and [[TheDreaded feared]] for [[HeroKiller killing numerous Slayers]] over the centuries, whom Buffy has haunting dreams and visions of. Arriving in Los Angeles, Lothos starts a new killing spree to track down Buffy and take over the city, having his follower Amilyn track down and turn numerous people into his vampiric army for him and bring Lothos new victims to feed on, even turning one of Buffy's friends to find her and kills another. During his first confrontation with Buffy, Lothos kills her watcher Merrick by turning his stake onto him, letting Buffy go at the time as he was expecting more of a challenge. Later, Lothos leads his minions on an attack at the school, killing several students. Lothos is [[LackOfEmpathy completely indifferent towards his followers and their deaths]], as seen when he refuses to save Amylin when Buffy stakes him, giving him an unsympathetic smile as he mockingly plays a fiddle. After Lothos fails to hypnotize and/or seduce Buffy, Lothos stops his flirtatious advancements in favor of going in for the kill, putting his sadistic personality on full display as he notes to the rest of the students that he will kill them all himself once he's done with Buffy. Despite the campy style of the movie, which is considerably more lighthearted than the following series, Lothos manages to be a remarkably serious and evil villain as the StarterVillain BigBad Buffy ever faced.
11th Feb '18 12:21:56 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Lothos]] is a [[VampireMonarch vampire king]] who has killed numerous Slayers over the centuries. Arriving in Buffy's hometown, Lothos has [[TheDragon Amilyn]] vampirize numerous people, while bringing others to him to feed on. Lothos kills Buffy's Watcher Merrick, and has his vampire army attack the school, intending to kill Buffy and feed on everyone. When he sees Buffy about to kill Amilyn, Lothos [[BadBoss refuses to help]], [[UngratefulBastard despite Amilyn having faithfully served him and done so much for him]].

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* CompleteMonster: From this AlternateContinuity take of Buffy's origin story, [[BigBad Lothos]] is a [[VampireMonarch vampire king]] who has killed king, famous and [[TheDreaded feared]] for [[HeroKiller killing numerous Slayers Slayers]] over the centuries. centuries, whom Buffy has haunting dreams and visions of. Arriving in Los Angeles, Lothos starts a new killing spree to track down Buffy and take over the city, having his follower Amilyn track down and turn numerous people into his vampiric army for him and bring Lothos new victims to feed on, even turning one of Buffy's hometown, Lothos has [[TheDragon Amilyn]] vampirize numerous people, while bringing others friends to him to feed on. find her and kills another. During his first confrontation with Buffy, Lothos kills Buffy's Watcher Merrick, and has her watcher Merrick by turning his vampire army stake onto him, letting Buffy go at the time as he was expecting more of a challenge. Later, Lothos leads his minions on an attack at the school, intending to kill Buffy and feed on everyone. When he sees Buffy about to kill Amilyn, killing several students. Lothos [[BadBoss is [[LackOfEmpathy completely indifferent towards his followers and their deaths]], as seen when he refuses to help]], [[UngratefulBastard despite Amilyn having faithfully served save Amylin when Buffy stakes him, giving him and an unsympathetic smile as he mockingly plays a fiddle. After Lothos fails to hypnotize and/or seduce Buffy, Lothos stops his flirtatious advancements in favor of going in for the kill, putting his sadistic personality on full display as he notes to the rest of the students that he will kill them all himself once he's done so much for him]].with Buffy. Despite the campy style of the movie, which is considerably more lighthearted than the following series, Lothos manages to be a remarkably serious and evil villain as the StarterVillain Buffy faced.
2nd Feb '18 12:12:27 AM Cryoclaste
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* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: The first Buffy game on XBOX is pretty much regarded as a must have title, even if you've never watched the show. ''VideoGame/BuffyTheVampireSlayerChaosBleeds'' is pretty good as well. ''Sacrifice'' and the GameBoy versions would be closer to the trope below.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Strongly averted in the first game, which nails the right tone of when the story's set and hits all the right notes. The [[VideoGame/BuffyTheVampireSlayerChaosBleeds second game]] is roughly [[DamningWithFaintPraise on par with Season 6]]. The GameBoy versions on the other hand follow the trope to the letter, and the DS ''Sacrifice'' to a lesser extent.

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* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: The first Buffy game on XBOX is pretty much regarded as a must have title, even if you've never watched the show. ''VideoGame/BuffyTheVampireSlayerChaosBleeds'' is pretty good as well. ''Sacrifice'' and the GameBoy UsefulNotes/GameBoy versions would be closer to the trope below.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Strongly averted in the first game, which nails the right tone of when the story's set and hits all the right notes. The [[VideoGame/BuffyTheVampireSlayerChaosBleeds second game]] is roughly [[DamningWithFaintPraise on par with Season 6]]. The GameBoy UsefulNotes/GameBoy versions on the other hand follow the trope to the letter, and the DS ''Sacrifice'' to a lesser extent.
31st Jan '18 10:17:36 PM karategal
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** Also, the ''infamous'' mental asylum episode in season 6.

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** Also, the ''infamous'' mental asylum episode in season Season 6.



** Is Buffy's jerkass behavior between season 6 and most of season 7 result in all the past trauma from the previous seasons, including being yanked from heaven in season 6, taking it's toll on her?

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** Is Buffy's jerkass behavior between season Season 6 and most of season Season 7 result in all the past trauma from the previous seasons, including being yanked from heaven in season Season 6, taking it's toll on her?



* AnticlimaxBoss: Played with in the premiere with [[PublicDomainCharacter Dracula]]. Though he demonstrates powers no other vampire in the series has, he's still treated like a bad joke by Spike, and easily defeated. [[spoiler: Subverted on his return in season eight.]]

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* AnticlimaxBoss: Played with in the premiere with [[PublicDomainCharacter Dracula]]. Though he demonstrates powers no other vampire in the series has, he's still treated like a bad joke by Spike, and easily defeated. [[spoiler: Subverted on his return in season eight.Season 8.]]



** TheBigBad of Season Seven, The First Evil. Either a legitimately frightening presence made cool because it can assume the form of anyone who has died, or a ridiculous final villain that only accomplishes anything through its [[TheDragon Dragon]], Caleb, and which did not require an ''entire season'' to defeat.

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** TheBigBad of Season Seven, 7, The First Evil. Either a legitimately frightening presence made cool because it can assume the form of anyone who has died, or a ridiculous final villain that only accomplishes anything through its [[TheDragon Dragon]], Caleb, and which did not require an ''entire season'' to defeat.



** Was Season Five dull and Dawn a {{Wangst}}-y [[TheScrappy Scrappy character]] or was it a fitting end for the show and a nice attempt to get in touch with a newer generation of fans? In addition, did Dawn happen to [[CharacterDevelopment "grown up"]] in Season 7, or she is still her same annoying self?

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** Was Season Five 5 dull and Dawn a {{Wangst}}-y [[TheScrappy Scrappy character]] or was it a fitting end for the show and a nice attempt to get in touch with a newer generation of fans? In addition, did Dawn happen to [[CharacterDevelopment "grown up"]] in Season 7, or she is still her same annoying self?



* ContinuityLockOut: Wood in season 7. Buffy and Giles try to explain the deal with Spike's chip, soul, and trigger, only for him to give up at guessing [[EntertaininglyWrong the military gave Spike a soul.]]

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* ContinuityLockOut: Wood in season Season 7. Buffy and Giles try to explain the deal with Spike's chip, soul, and trigger, only for him to give up at guessing [[EntertaininglyWrong the military gave Spike a soul.]]



* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: At times it seems like the show's moral is that nothing will ever work out for you, your life is just a long, hard slog through misery, and you might as well just kill yourself. Especially season 6, explicitly described as "Life is the BigBad", and [[WordOfGod even Whedon admits]] was ([[DidntThinkThisThrough in retrospective]]) hitting the DramaBomb button too damn often and hard. The show also cements Creator/JossWhedon's belief that "[[TooHappyToLive happy people make boring television]]" and his typical "being the EnsembleDarkhorse equals painting a target on your back for becoming AnyoneCanDie fodder" action, which makes finding a character worth rooting for pretty damn hard.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: At times it seems like the show's moral is that nothing will ever work out for you, your life is just a long, hard slog through misery, and you might as well just kill yourself. Especially season Season 6, explicitly described as "Life is the BigBad", and [[WordOfGod even Whedon admits]] was ([[DidntThinkThisThrough in retrospective]]) hitting the DramaBomb button too damn often and hard. The show also cements Creator/JossWhedon's belief that "[[TooHappyToLive happy people make boring television]]" and his typical "being the EnsembleDarkhorse equals painting a target on your back for becoming AnyoneCanDie fodder" action, which makes finding a character worth rooting for pretty damn hard.



* DieForOurShip: A mix of this and ReplacementScrappy can be traced as the source for a good deal of hate for Kennedy. Granted, the character seemed to be a less successful attempt to recreate a morally neutral "Faith" type who was also a lesbian, but mostly there were cries of TooSoon. Kennedy's level of SatelliteLoveInterest was almost lampshaded by Willow asking why Kennedy liked her - Kennedy isn't able to come up with any real reasons besides Willow's cuteness and gender preferences. Yet, by the next episode, they're in a committed relationship. Even more shocking, they share just as many kisses in the show's final few episodes than FanPreferredCouple Willow and Tara do in almost ''three seasons''.

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* DieForOurShip: A mix of this and ReplacementScrappy can be traced as the source for a good deal of hate for Kennedy. Granted, the character seemed to be a less successful attempt to recreate a morally neutral "Faith" type who was also a lesbian, but mostly there were cries of TooSoon. Kennedy's level of SatelliteLoveInterest was almost lampshaded by Willow asking why Kennedy liked her - -- Kennedy isn't able to come up with any real reasons besides Willow's cuteness and gender preferences. Yet, by the next episode, they're in a committed relationship. Even more shocking, they share just as many kisses in the show's final few episodes than FanPreferredCouple Willow and Tara do in almost ''three seasons''.



** Buffy/Spike was this soon after Spike's introduction. It enventually [[PanderingToTheBase became canon]] by season 6.

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** Buffy/Spike was this soon after Spike's introduction. It enventually [[PanderingToTheBase became canon]] by season Season 6.



** Buffy and Spike (which later becomes DatingCatwoman), Buffy and Faith, the torture scene with Drusilla and Angel in season 2, Drusilla and Kendra, Giles and Ethan, Glory and Dawn, Xander and Spike.

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** Buffy and Spike (which later becomes DatingCatwoman), Buffy and Faith, the torture scene with Drusilla and Angel in season Season 2, Drusilla and Kendra, Giles and Ethan, Glory and Dawn, Xander and Spike.



* FranchiseOriginalSin: Some of the major events that most polarized fandom in seasons six and seven, including Buffy and Spike hooking up in a relationship and Willow's witch powers spiraling out-of-control following her relationship ending, are (coincidentally or not) foreshadowed in Season Four's "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E9Something Blue}} Something Blue]]", to the point of the whole episode seeming HarsherInHindsight. Heck, it even brought Amy back! (Albeit for only two seconds on-screen.)

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* FranchiseOriginalSin: Some of the major events that most polarized fandom in seasons six Seasons 6 and seven, 7, including Buffy and Spike hooking up in a relationship and Willow's witch powers spiraling out-of-control following her relationship ending, are (coincidentally or not) foreshadowed in Season Four's 4's "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E9Something Blue}} Something Blue]]", to the point of the whole episode seeming HarsherInHindsight. Heck, it even brought Amy back! (Albeit for only two seconds on-screen.)



** In Season 4 [[TheHero Buffy]] and [[DarkActionGirl Faith]] switch bodies, with the former appearing a complete and total JerkAss and the latter desperately trying to gain acceptance. Compare and contrast season 7.

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** In Season 4 [[TheHero Buffy]] and [[DarkActionGirl Faith]] switch bodies, with the former appearing a complete and total JerkAss and the latter desperately trying to gain acceptance. Compare and contrast season Season 7.



** And one of the final issues of season 8 aped [[http://geekygirlslovescifi.blogspot.com/2010/05/buffy-comic-pokes-fun-at-twilight.html ''Twilight: New Moon'']].

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** And one of the final issues of season Season 8 aped [[http://geekygirlslovescifi.blogspot.com/2010/05/buffy-comic-pokes-fun-at-twilight.html ''Twilight: New Moon'']].



** After she first meets Angel Buffy says she really didn't like him. Over eight seasons the two had enough UST to detonate a sun and she is still obsessed with him in season nine, some thirteen years later, where the mere mention of his names makes her all warm and gooey.

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** After she first meets Angel Angel, Buffy says she really didn't like him. Over eight seasons the two had enough UST to detonate a sun and she is still obsessed with him in season nine, Season 9, some thirteen years later, where the mere mention of his names makes her all warm and gooey.



* JerkassWoobie: Faith and Spike. Faith is implied to have had a horrible childhood with a neglectful mother - and her FaceHeelTurn is prompted by the fact that the mayor genuinely loves and cares for her. He's essentially the first proper father figure she had. Spike meanwhile was looked down on for his sensitivity during Victorian times and his turn to vampirism was an attempt to overcome that. Despite this, he still ends up losing each woman he loves and being constantly told he is beneath them. What's more is that he turned his mother into a vampire to stop her dying from illness - which sadly didn't end well.

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* JerkassWoobie: Faith and Spike. Faith is implied to have had a horrible childhood with a neglectful mother - -- and her FaceHeelTurn is prompted by the fact that the mayor genuinely loves and cares for her. He's essentially the first proper father figure she had. Spike meanwhile was looked down on for his sensitivity during Victorian times and his turn to vampirism was an attempt to overcome that. Despite this, he still ends up losing each woman he loves and being constantly told he is beneath them. What's more is that he turned his mother into a vampire to stop her dying from illness - -- which sadly didn't end well.



* MemeticBadass: Buffy's plan in season 7 involves Spike becoming this. Results vary.

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* MemeticBadass: Buffy's plan in season Season 7 involves Spike becoming this. Results vary.



* NeverLiveItDown: Dawn was originally meant to be a preteen, but then Joss was so impressed with Michelle Trachtenberg's audition that she was changed to a teenager. Unfortunately, there wasn't time to rewrite the first few episodes she appeared in, meaning she ended up looking quite annoyingly immature in them, which many had a hard time getting past even when the crew did start writing with the casting in mind. Another aspect that stuck around despite being abandoned very early in the shows run was the identification of Buffy as a cheerleader. This was indeed a prominent part of the movie but only came up once in the series in Season One after which Buffy never shows the slightest interest in cheerleading again.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Dawn was originally meant to be a preteen, but then Joss was so impressed with Michelle Trachtenberg's audition that she was changed to a teenager. Unfortunately, there wasn't time to rewrite the first few episodes she appeared in, meaning she ended up looking quite annoyingly immature in them, which many had a hard time getting past even when the crew did start writing with the casting in mind. Another aspect that stuck around despite being abandoned very early in the shows run was the identification of Buffy as a cheerleader. This was indeed a prominent part of the movie but only came up once in the series in Season One 1 after which Buffy never shows the slightest interest in cheerleading again.



** During an early Season Four episode Riley is seen comforting a depressed Willow at a party. Riley's sensitivity here and the chemistry between the two actors in this scene (arguably more than Riley had had with Buffy) led many viewers to believe the show was heading for a love triangle, with Willow stealing Buffy's not-yet-boyfriend.

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** During an early Season Four 4 episode Riley is seen comforting a depressed Willow at a party. Riley's sensitivity here and the chemistry between the two actors in this scene (arguably more than Riley had had with Buffy) led many viewers to believe the show was heading for a love triangle, with Willow stealing Buffy's not-yet-boyfriend.



** Additionally, Willow and Tara's relationship was merely platonic. WordOfGod has said that he was considering making Xander turn out to be gay. But the chemistry between Alyson Hannigan and Amber Benson proved astonishing - so they made them a couple.

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** Additionally, Willow and Tara's relationship was merely platonic. WordOfGod has said that he was considering making Xander turn out to be gay. But the chemistry between Alyson Hannigan and Amber Benson proved astonishing - -- so they made them a couple.



** 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 divisive but people who don't like the season do list Dawn's character as having improved.
** [[BrokenBase Depending on who you ask]], Kennedy achieves this in season nine, where she suddenly becomes cool. She sets up a bodyguard agency and offers Buffy work, her personality is less about how gay and selfish she is and with Willow gone for the time acts the way she thinks her ex would. [[CrazyPrepared Loading up on guns, grenades and a sword for corporate terrorism doesn't hurt either.]]

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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 divisive but people who don't like the season do list Dawn's character as having improved.
** [[BrokenBase Depending on who you ask]], Kennedy achieves this in season nine, Season 9, where she suddenly becomes cool. She sets up a bodyguard agency and offers Buffy work, her personality is less about how gay and selfish she is and with Willow gone for the time acts the way she thinks her ex would. [[CrazyPrepared Loading up on guns, grenades and a sword for corporate terrorism doesn't hurt either.]]



** Medical student Ben, the mortal who shares a body with Glory in season 5 was played by Charlie Weber, who's become famous now as [[Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder Frank Delfino]].
* RonTheDeathEater: Read a Buffy/Angel fic that takes place sometime during seasons 4 or 5, and watch as poor Riley is transformed from good-hearted albeit milquetoast boyfriend to girlfriend beating rapist

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** Medical student Ben, the mortal who shares a body with Glory in season Season 5 was played by Charlie Weber, who's become famous now as [[Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder Frank Delfino]].
* RonTheDeathEater: Read a Buffy/Angel fic that takes place sometime during seasons Seasons 4 or 5, and watch as poor Riley is transformed from good-hearted albeit milquetoast boyfriend to girlfriend beating rapist



** Riley receives a good deal of hate from the fanbase, whether they belong to the Buffy/Angel or Buffy/Spike camps. It's not too surprising: Riley was introduced during a season considered to be one of the show's [[SeasonalRot weakest]], [[SatelliteLoveInterest never had much of an identity established]] and was an integral part of the loathed Initiative. He also managed to enrage fans in season 5, when he becomes insecure over Buffy's attraction to darkness and resents her for "not spending enough time with him" when Buffy had to look after her mother (who was suffering from a life threatening and ultimately fatal brain aneurysm). When she gets upset about it he tries to blame Buffy for how he feels, and we're ''supposed to side with Riley''. That and the ridiculous amount of CharacterShilling he received from Xander in his last episode helps cement him as one of the most annoying Buffyverse characters. Doesn't help that his return in S6 could be seen as telling Buffy what she had missed (now he has a great marriage), despite him demanding her help while she's working at the Doublemeat Palace to support her sister and herself.
** Scrappy is not a strong enough word to describe the burning hatred fans have towards Kennedy. First off, introducing a new love interest for Willow so soon after [[spoiler:Tara's death]]. Bratty, egotistical and selfish: lies to get Willow to date her, insensitive, helped cause [[spoiler:the suicide of one of the Potentials]] with her DrillSergeantNasty act, ect. In the Season 8 comics the writers finally wised up and had Willow break up with her, though not without putting the heels to her character further and even the motion comics adding lines to make her look like an utter bitch, as well as portray the other characters loath her. She was actually voted the most annoying TV character of 2002-2003 in a couple polls and was included on the list of most annoying TV characters ever by EW, and no matter what the writers try with Kennedy, she may well be regarded as the most hated TV character ever.

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** Riley receives a good deal of hate from the fanbase, whether they belong to the Buffy/Angel or Buffy/Spike camps. It's not too surprising: Riley was introduced during a season considered to be one of the show's [[SeasonalRot weakest]], [[SatelliteLoveInterest never had much of an identity established]] and was an integral part of the loathed Initiative. He also managed to enrage fans in season Season 5, when he becomes insecure over Buffy's attraction to darkness and resents her for "not spending enough time with him" when Buffy had to look after her mother (who was suffering from a life threatening and ultimately fatal brain aneurysm). When she gets upset about it he tries to blame Buffy for how he feels, and we're ''supposed to side with Riley''. That and the ridiculous amount of CharacterShilling he received from Xander in his last episode helps cement him as one of the most annoying Buffyverse characters. Doesn't help that his return in S6 could be seen as telling Buffy what she had missed (now he has a great marriage), despite him demanding her help while she's working at the Doublemeat Palace to support her sister and herself.
** Scrappy is not a strong enough word to describe the burning hatred fans have towards Kennedy. First off, introducing a new love interest for Willow so soon after [[spoiler:Tara's death]]. Bratty, egotistical egotistical, and selfish: lies to get Willow to date her, insensitive, helped cause [[spoiler:the suicide of one of the Potentials]] with her DrillSergeantNasty act, ect. In the Season 8 comics comics, the writers finally wised up and had Willow break up with her, though not without putting the heels to her character further and even the motion comics adding lines to make her look like an utter bitch, as well as portray the other characters loath her. She was actually voted the most annoying TV character of 2002-2003 in a couple polls and was included on the list of most annoying TV characters ever by EW, and no matter what the writers try with Kennedy, she may well be regarded as the most hated TV character ever.



** Buffy and Riley. Granted, the writer's ''tried'', but they tried so badly to make Riley "not Angel" that they forgot to give him any interesting character traits of his own - or any that would make him even the slightest bit compatible with Buffy.

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** Buffy and Riley. Granted, the writer's ''tried'', but they tried so badly to make Riley "not Angel" that they forgot to give him any interesting character traits of his own - -- or any that would make him even the slightest bit compatible with Buffy.



** Many fans still argue that the big redemption story of season 7 was given to the wrong character. Jonathan had been part of the show from the beginning, so it would have been great to see him repent for his being part of the Trio and finally become a hero in his own right. But instead he's abruptly killed off, and the redemption story goes to Andrew, who we'd only just met last season and hadn't done nearly as much to earn it.
** Hell, all of season 7 was a huge load of wasted [[JustForPun potential]]. Particularly the First Evil.

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** Many fans still argue that the big redemption story of season Season 7 was given to the wrong character. Jonathan had been part of the show from the beginning, so it would have been great to see him repent for his being part of the Trio and finally become a hero in his own right. But instead he's abruptly killed off, and the redemption story goes to Andrew, who we'd only just met last season and hadn't done nearly as much to earn it.
** Hell, all of season Season 7 was a huge load of wasted [[JustForPun potential]]. Particularly the First Evil.



** Buffy in "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E22TheGift}} The Gift]]" is portrayed as heroic for wanting to protect Dawn at all costs, even though she knows it means unimaginable suffering and probable death for herself - never mind that she knows that it also means [[spoiler:unimaginable suffering and probable death for everyone and everything else in existence, including Dawn, meaning that she basically just wants to end the world for no reason.]] The fact that she [[spoiler: eventually sacrifices herself is arguably not heroic either - she's the Slayer, and season 6 shows how fast Sunnydale could be overrun without her. The most noble and selfless choice for the good of everyone would've arguably been if she had sacrificed Dawn. The fans, after all [[TheScrappy wouldn't have minded that much.]] Her death was probably due to meta reasons of wanting an excuse to end the show once the 5 year contract was up and the writers didn't know if anyone would renew them.

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** Buffy in "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E22TheGift}} The Gift]]" is portrayed as heroic for wanting to protect Dawn at all costs, even though she knows it means unimaginable suffering and probable death for herself - -- never mind that she knows that it also means [[spoiler:unimaginable suffering and probable death for everyone and everything else in existence, including Dawn, meaning that she basically just wants to end the world for no reason.]] The fact that she [[spoiler: eventually sacrifices herself is arguably not heroic either - -- she's the Slayer, and season Season 6 shows how fast Sunnydale could be overrun without her. The most noble and selfless choice for the good of everyone would've arguably been if she had sacrificed Dawn. The fans, after all [[TheScrappy wouldn't have minded that much.]] Her death was probably due to meta reasons of wanting an excuse to end the show once the 5 year contract was up and the writers didn't know if anyone would renew them.



* {{Wangst}}: You're kidding right? Season six in particular was basically Buffy spending a year trying to claw her way out of depression and do something about those ruining her life. Not that she did not have good reason but the other characters did not fare much better. The series could effectively be written out for only four seasons if half of it was not centered on the characters crying about their torment.

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* {{Wangst}}: You're kidding right? Season six 6 in particular was basically Buffy spending a year trying to claw her way out of depression and do something about those ruining her life. Not that she did not have good reason but the other characters did not fare much better. The series could effectively be written out for only four seasons if half of it was not centered on the characters crying about their torment.



* HilariousInHindsight: In a bid to be resurrected, The Master possesses Angel. In the first episode of season two The Master was not played by Mark Metcalf, but David Boreanaz.

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* HilariousInHindsight: In a bid to be resurrected, The Master possesses Angel. In the first episode of season two Season 2, The Master was not played by Mark Metcalf, but David Boreanaz.



* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Strongly averted in the first game, which nails the right tone of when the story's set and hits all the right notes. The [[VideoGame/BuffyTheVampireSlayerChaosBleeds second game]] is roughly [[DamningWithFaintPraise on par with season six]]. The GameBoy versions on the other hand follow the trope to the letter, and the DS ''Sacrifice'' to a lesser extent.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Strongly averted in the first game, which nails the right tone of when the story's set and hits all the right notes. The [[VideoGame/BuffyTheVampireSlayerChaosBleeds second game]] is roughly [[DamningWithFaintPraise on par with season six]].Season 6]]. The GameBoy versions on the other hand follow the trope to the letter, and the DS ''Sacrifice'' to a lesser extent.
13th Jan '18 9:10:53 PM Pren
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** Faith's never again mentioned sexual assault of Xander got even more uncomfortable when Eliza Dushku revealed in 2018 that at age 12, she was sexually abused by the stunt coordinator of ''Film/TrueLies'', who even sabotaged a stunt and caused her to break a couple ribs as a threat of what would happen if she told anyone.
8th Jan '18 9:58:19 AM smasll_lordvoice
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** Anya, who became a scene-stealer thanks to Creatqor/EmmaCaulfield's comedic timing and was added to the main cast of Season 5.

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** Anya, who became a scene-stealer thanks to Creatqor/EmmaCaulfield's Creator/EmmaCaulfield's comedic timing and was added to the main cast of Season 5.


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** The Gentleman appeared only in [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E10Hush "Hush"]], but their creepy designs and bone-chilling acting performances (including beloved future cult icon Creator/DougJones) made them one of the most memorable and scariest monsters in the show's history.


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** [[EnigmaticMinion Whistler]], an EvilMentor of sorts to Angel who was popular enough that Joss Whedon [[WhatCouldHaveBeen once considered]] bringing him over to ''Series/{{Angel}}'', thanks to his cool personality and great taste in [[NiceHat headgear.]]
4th Jan '18 10:49:42 AM Pren
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** The entire fact that Season 7 is all about "Potentials" being killed is such a perfect metaphor for how many fans see the season that it's hard to believe it wasn't intentional on some level.
25th Dec '17 8:56:39 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Lothos]] is a [[VampireMonarch vampire king]] who has killed numerous Slayers over the centuries. Arriving in Buffy's hometown, Lothos has [[TheDragon Amilyn]] vampirize numerous people, while bringing others to him to feed on. Lothos kills Buffy's Watcher Merrick, and has his vampire army attack the school, intending to kill Buffy and feed on everyone. When he sees Buffy about to kill Amilyn, Lothos [[BadBoss refuses to help]], [[UngratefulBastard despite Amilyn having faithfully served him and done so much for him]].
8th Dec '17 4:03:54 PM Hawaii_Knut
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** The Gentlemen may be one of the scariest monsters in the series, which is saying something, but they're so nicely dressed and friendly to each other so it's hard not to admire them a little.
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