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* RememberTheNewGuy: Dawn, and everyone else, act completely like she's always been around, growing up with Buffy and simply never having an impact on previous plotlines. Later episodes reveal the mystery behind this dissonance.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: Dawn, and everyone else, act completely like she's always been around, growing up with Buffy and simply never having an impact on previous plotlines. Later episodes reveal [[BackstoryInvader the mystery mystery]] behind this dissonance.


** Tara's expression when Willow tells her, "You're one of the good guys," [[spoiler:as she believes she's part demon]].

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** Tara's expression when Willow tells her, "You're one of the good guys," [[spoiler:as as she believes she's part demon]].demon.


* ParodiesForDummies
-->'''Harmony:''' I'm not gonna make the same mistakes you did. I've been doing my homework, reading books and stuff.
-->'''Spike:''' What, ''Evil for Dummies?''



* TropesForDummies
-->'''Harmony:''' I'm not gonna make the same mistakes you did. I've been doing my homework, reading books and stuff.
-->'''Spike:''' What, ''Evil for Dummies?''


'''Giles:''' I watched ''Series/{{Passions}}'' with Spike. Let us never speak of it again.

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'''Giles:''' I watched ''Series/{{Passions}}'' with Spike. Let us never speak of it again. ''([[ActuallyPrettyFunny Buffy cackles at this]])''


-->--'''Dawn Summers'''

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-->--'''Dawn -->-- '''Dawn Summers'''


* BrokenWindowWarning: Harmony dares Buffy to come out and fight by tossing a note, wrapped around a brick, through her living room window. Too bad Buffy's not home.



* WindowPain: Harmony dares Buffy to come out and fight by tossing a note, wrapped around a brick, through her living room window. Too bad Buffy's not home.


* ChainedToARock: Dawn is restrained in Harmony's lair with a wall and chain so she can't escape, even though it would be less trouble to just bit her.

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* ChainedToARock: Dawn is restrained in Harmony's lair with a wall and chain so she can't escape, even though it would be less trouble to just bit bite her.


* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Much to Dawn's annoyance.

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* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Much to Dawn's annoyance.annoyance, Buffy likes stroking her hair.



* BadassAdorable: Harmony, [[DamnWithFaintPraise according to Spike]].
* BigBadWannabe: Harmony--she's not very good at it.

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* %%%* BadassAdorable: Harmony, [[DamnWithFaintPraise according to Spike]].
* BigBadWannabe: Harmony--she's Harmony's not very good at it.the evil-vampire-coven-leader thing.



* BlatantLies: Xander was working 'undercover' to stop Dracula. [[TheRenfield Right.]] Dawn, given her PrecociousCrush, is oblivious.
* {{Bond Villain Stupidity}}: {{Lampshaded}} by Harmony's gang, who point out that they've no reason to keep Dawn alive; it only matters that the Slayer ''thinks'' she's still alive.

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* BlatantLies: Xander was working 'undercover' to stop Dracula.Dracula.... [[TheRenfield Right.]] Dawn, given her PrecociousCrush, is oblivious.
* {{Bond Villain Stupidity}}: {{Lampshaded}} It's {{lampshaded}} by Harmony's gang, who point out that they've no reason to keep Dawn alive; it only matters that the Slayer ''thinks'' she's still alive.



* ChainedToARock: Dawn in Harmony's lair.

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* ChainedToARock: Dawn is restrained in Harmony's lair.lair with a wall and chain so she can't escape, even though it would be less trouble to just bit her.



* CirclingMonologue: Giles hypnotizing Buffy as part of her training.

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* CirclingMonologue: Giles hypnotizing Buffy as part of her training.training involves circling her while talking instead of eye-contact.



** Mort is not very smart.

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** Mort is not very smart.as smart as a minion.



* DamselInDistress: Dawn's debut. Must be Tuesday.

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* DamselInDistress: Dawn's debut.debut sees her kidnapped and chained in a villain's lair so her big sister can rescue her. Must be Tuesday.



* {{Diary}}: Used to give Dawn the role of TheNarrator.

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* {{Diary}}: Used Writing her thoughts down is a device used to give Dawn the role of TheNarrator.



* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Between Buffy and Dawn. As far as anyone knows, they've always been this way, but it's gotten worse recently.

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* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Between Buffy and Dawn.Dawn have a lot of tension in their relationship as sisters. As far as anyone knows, they've always been this way, but it's gotten worse recently.



* JediMindTrick: Buffy using hypnosis so she can stand on one hand. Until Dawn interrupts.
* KarmaHoudini: Buffy can't afford to dob in Dawn to their mother, because she'd get in trouble too for letting her little sister get kidnapped by vampires.



* {{Mooks}}: Harmony's "minions"

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* {{Mooks}}: Harmony's "minions""minions".



* PrecociousCrush: Dawn toward Xander. She's totally okay with having a babysitter if he's going to be taking on the job, but is bummed to find that Anya invited herself along as well.

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* PrecociousCrush: Dawn toward is infatuated with one of her big sister's friends, Xander. She's totally okay with having a babysitter if he's going to be taking on the job, but is bummed to find that Anya invited herself along as well.



* RememberTheNewGuy: Dawn, and everyone else, act completely like she's always been around, growing up with Buffy and simply never having an impact on previous plotlines.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: Dawn, and everyone else, act completely like she's always been around, growing up with Buffy and simply never having an impact on previous plotlines. Later episodes reveal the mystery behind this dissonance.



* SiblingRivalry: Buffy and Dawn's rivalry forms the plot of the episode.

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* SiblingRivalry: Buffy and Dawn's sisterly rivalry forms the plot of the episode.episode, and while it involves demon busting Dawn would rather be a spell-caster like her ParentalSubstitute then a stake-wielder like Buffy.

Added DiffLines:

* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Dawn goes out of her way to piss Buffy off.


** "She just thinks I'm her dumb little sister. Boy is she in for a surprise."

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** "She just thinks I'm her dumb little sister. Boy is she in for a surprise."" Double points because it's a surprise for Dawn as well.

Added DiffLines:

* KarmaHoudini: Buffy can't afford to dob in Dawn to their mother, because she'd get in trouble too for letting her little sister get kidnapped by vampires.


* DescriptionCut
-->'''Xander:''' Buffy is not going to be happy about this.\\
''[Cut to Buffy laughing hysterically]''\\
'''Buffy:''' Har-Har-Harmony has ''minions?''


Added DiffLines:

* GilliganCut
-->'''Xander:''' Buffy is not going to be happy about this.\\
''[Cut to Buffy laughing hysterically]''\\
'''Buffy:''' Har-Har-Harmony has ''minions?''


Added DiffLines:

* TropesForDummies
-->'''Harmony:''' I'm not gonna make the same mistakes you did. I've been doing my homework, reading books and stuff.
-->'''Spike:''' What, ''Evil for Dummies?''


* AttackHello: Happens with Spike [[HeyYouHaymaker punching Minion Brad]], Dawn being kidnapped by Mort, and Buffy dusting the vampire who pokes Dawn.



* CirclingMonologue: Giles hypnotizing Buffy.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Anya playing ''The Game of Life''.
-->'''Anya:''' Can I trade the children in for more money?

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* CirclingMonologue: Giles hypnotizing Buffy.
Buffy as part of her training.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: ComicallyMissingThePoint:
**
Anya playing ''The Game of Life''.
-->'''Anya:''' --->'''Anya:''' Can I trade the children in for more money?



-->'''Harmony:''' I trust you made our guest comfortable?
-->'''Mort:''' You told me to chain her to a wall.
-->'''Harmony:''' Yeah I know, I was being...sarcastic or whatever...
* ContinuityNod
** The "curds and whey" comment by the crazy homeless guy is a reference to the prophetic dream in "Graduation Day, Part 2" where Faith says, "Little Miss Muffet counting down from 7-3-0".
** Giles uses crystals to hypnotize Buffy, as in "Helpless".

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-->'''Harmony:''' --->'''Harmony:''' I trust you made our guest comfortable?
-->'''Mort:'''
comfortable?\\
'''Mort:'''
You told me to chain her to a wall.
-->'''Harmony:'''
wall.\\
'''Harmony:'''
Yeah I know, I was being...being... sarcastic or whatever...
* ContinuityNod
ContinuityNod:
** The "curds and whey" comment by the crazy homeless guy CrazyHomelessPerson is a reference to the prophetic dream in "Graduation "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E22GraduationDayPart2 Graduation Day, Part 2" 2]]" where Faith says, "Little Miss Muffet counting down from 7-3-0".
7-3-0."
** Giles uses crystals to hypnotize Buffy, as in "Helpless"."[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E12Helpless Helpless]]".



* CoolMask / TheCowl: Dawn gripes that this is what she'd be like if ''she'' had superpowers. Unfortunately SunnydaleSyndrome makes disguises unnecessary. "If this town wasn't so lame everyone would completely know what [Buffy] does."
* CrazyHomelessPeople / MadOracle
-->"[[HearingVoices Stop them talking!]] ''(Dawn shrieks in fright)'' I know you...curds and whey...I know what you are. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis You-don't-belong-here]]."

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* CoolMask / TheCowl: Dawn gripes that this is what she'd be like if ''she'' had superpowers. Unfortunately SunnydaleSyndrome makes disguises unnecessary. "If unnecessary.
-->'''Dawn:''' If
this town wasn't so lame everyone would completely know what [Buffy] does."
* CrazyHomelessPeople / MadOracle
-->"[[HearingVoices Stop them talking!]] ''(Dawn shrieks in fright)'' I know you...curds and whey...I know what you are. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis You-don't-belong-here]]."



* ADayInTheLimelight / RememberTheNewGuy: Dawn

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* ADayInTheLimelight / RememberTheNewGuy: DawnADayInTheLimelight: Dawn gets the focus in this, her debut episode, not counting a short scene in the last one.



-->'''Xander:''' Buffy is not going to be happy about this.
-->'''Cut to laughing Buffy:''' Har-Har-Harmony has ''minions?''

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-->'''Xander:''' Buffy is not going to be happy about this.
-->'''Cut
this.\\
''[Cut
to Buffy laughing Buffy:''' hysterically]''\\
'''Buffy:'''
Har-Har-Harmony has ''minions?''



-->'''Spike:''' You look good.
-->'''Harmony:''' I feel good.
-->'''Spike:''' (leering) I remember.
* EvilPlan: Harmony plans to kill the Slayer and [[FelonyMisdemeanor then everyone in Sunnydale who was ever mean to her]]. Mort's plan is a lot more simple. "We're gonna feed on the girl [Dawn] and kill you [Harmony]. Maybe not InThatOrder."
* FailedAttemptAtDrama: Harmony's note saying "Buffy, come out and die." The "I" is dotted with a smiley face.
* {{Foreshadowing}}
** Tara's expression when Willow tells her "You're one of the good guys" [[spoiler:as she believes she's part demon.]]
** Buffy finding Dawn's presence more aggravating recently -- because Dawn has only just appeared, and subconsciously Buffy is not used to her being around.
-->"I know it's always been this way. [[TheBabyOfTheBunch She's the baby.]] But for some reason lately, it's just really getting to me."

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-->'''Spike:''' You look good.
-->'''Harmony:'''
good.\\
'''Harmony:'''
I feel good.
-->'''Spike:''' (leering)
good.\\
'''Spike:''' ''[leering]''
I remember.
* EvilPlan: Harmony plans to kill the Slayer and [[FelonyMisdemeanor then everyone in Sunnydale who was ever mean to her]]. Mort's plan is a lot more simple. "We're gonna feed on the girl [Dawn] and kill you [Harmony]. Maybe not InThatOrder.{{in that order}}."
* FailedAttemptAtDrama: Harmony's note saying saying, "Buffy, come out and die." The "I" is dotted with a smiley face.
* {{Foreshadowing}}
{{Foreshadowing}}:
** Tara's expression when Willow tells her her, "You're one of the good guys" guys," [[spoiler:as she believes she's part demon.]]
demon]].
** Buffy finding Dawn's presence more aggravating recently -- because recently--because Dawn has only just appeared, and subconsciously Buffy is not used to her being around.
-->"I --->'''Buffy:''' I know it's always been this way. [[TheBabyOfTheBunch She's the baby.]] But for some reason lately, it's just really getting to me."



** Anya playing the Game of Life ("Can I trade the children in for more money?) is the start of her obsession with money.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar

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** Anya playing the Game of Life ("Can I trade the children in for more money?) money?") is the start of her obsession with money.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadarGettingCrapPastTheRadar: The theme of "magic=lesbianism" continues unabated.



* GiantMook / TheStarscream: Mort the Minionator
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry

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* GiantMook / TheStarscream: GiantMook: Hulking Mort is the Minionator
only one of Harmony's minions to give Buffy any trouble at all.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalryTheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Between Buffy and Dawn. As far as anyone knows, they've always been this way, but it's gotten worse recently.



-->'''Dawn:''' Shut up!
-->'''Xander:''' Dawn, I'm handling this. Shut up, Harmony!
* HypocriticalHumor
-->'''Giles:''' You can't allow personal concerns to distract you...Dawn will you stop fiddling with the radio and sit down!

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-->'''Dawn:''' Shut up!
-->'''Xander:'''
up!\\
'''Xander:'''
Dawn, I'm handling this. Shut up, Harmony!
* HypocriticalHumor
-->'''Giles:'''
HypocriticalHumor:
** Giles is still getting back into the swing of his "wise, unflappable mentor" shtick.
--->'''Giles:'''
You can't allow personal concerns to distract you...Dawn you--Dawn will you stop fiddling with the radio and sit down!



-->'''Giles:''' There's going to be far less time for the sort of flighty, frivolous...
-->'''Dawn:''' Hey, there's Willow and Tara.
-->'''Giles:''' Oh! They haven't seen my new car.
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Little Sister]]: Harmony claims to have the perfect plan to defeat Buffy, but when Spike outlines this cliched plan as a guess, she steals the idea.

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-->'''Giles:''' --->'''Giles:''' There's going to be far less time for the sort of flighty, frivolous...
-->'''Dawn:'''
frivolous--\\
'''Dawn:'''
Hey, there's Willow and Tara.
-->'''Giles:'''
Tara.\\
'''Giles:'''
Oh! They haven't seen my new car.
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Little Sister]]: IHaveYourWife: Harmony claims to have the perfect plan to defeat Buffy, but when Spike outlines this cliched plan (subbing Dawn for the wife) as a guess, she steals the idea.



* InsaneTrollLogic
-->'''Riley:''' So you want your mother to give you space to be a Slayer, and shield you from it at the same time.
-->'''Buffy:''' Thank you, Logic Boy. Did I mention this is a rant? Sense really has no place in it.

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* InsaneTrollLogic
InsaneTrollLogic: Buffy's desires regarding Joyce are completely contradictory, as ably pointed out by Riley.
-->'''Riley:''' So you want your mother to give you space to be a Slayer, and shield you from it at the same time.
-->'''Buffy:'''
time.\\
'''Buffy:'''
Thank you, Logic Boy. Did I mention this is a rant? Sense really has no place in it.



-->"I know you're in there!" (Cut to her talking to Xander) "What do you mean she's not in there?"

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-->"I -->'''Harmony:''' I know you're in there!" (Cut there! ''[cut to her talking to Xander) "What Xander]'' What do you mean she's not in there?"there?



* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain:

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* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain:LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: Buffy is surprised at Giles' enthusiasm for his new magic shop.



* TheLoad: Tara and Dawn feel this way.
* MidlifeCrisisCar: Giles has replaced TheAllegedCar with a red BMW M3 convertible.
-->'''Buffy:''' Giles, are you breaking up with your car?
-->'''Giles:''' Well, it did seduce me, all red and sporty!
-->'''Buffy:''' Little two-door tramp.
-->''(Giles gives her a sour look)''
-->'''Giles:''' I-I-I don't know, I just - I was so at loose ends, I-I found myself searching for ... some way of feeling more...
-->'''Buffy:''' Shallow?

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* TheLoad: Tara and Dawn both feel this way.
like they just get in the way of the others.
* MadOracle: A CrazyHomelessPerson accosts Dawn and provides the first hints towards her true nature.
-->'''Homeless man:''' [[HearingVoices Stop them talking!]] ''[Dawn shrieks in fright]'' I know you... curds and whey... I know what you are. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis You-don't-belong-here.]]
* MidlifeCrisisCar: Giles has replaced TheAllegedCar with a red BMW M3 convertible.
convertible. He's having trouble getting used to the automatic transmission.
-->'''Buffy:''' Giles, are you breaking up with your car?
-->'''Giles:'''
car?\\
'''Giles:'''
Well, it did seduce me, all red and sporty!
-->'''Buffy:'''
sporty!\\
'''Buffy:'''
Little two-door tramp.
-->''(Giles
tramp.\\
''[Giles
gives her a sour look)''
-->'''Giles:'''
look]''\\
'''Giles:'''
I-I-I don't know, I just - I just--I was so at loose ends, I-I found myself searching for ... for... some way of feeling more...
-->'''Buffy:''' Shallow?
more...\\
'''Buffy:''' Shallow?



-->'''Dawn:''' Oh yeah? Come inside and say that! (OhCrap)
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Buffy laughs her ass off at the reveal that Harmony has minions... only to go OhCrap once Xander informs her that Dawn accidentally invited Harmony in. Shortly after, she's stockpiling weapons in preparation:
-->'''Riley''': That's a lot of weapons for someone you weren't sweating twenty minutes ago.\\
'''Buffy''': Yeah, well, that was before I found out that my sister gave Harmony a backstage pass to kill us all in our sleep.

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-->'''Dawn:''' Oh yeah? Come inside and say that! (OhCrap)
''[OhCrap]''
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Buffy laughs her ass off at the reveal that Harmony has minions... only minions--only to go OhCrap once Xander informs her that Dawn accidentally invited Harmony in. Shortly after, she's stockpiling weapons in preparation:
-->'''Riley''': -->'''Riley:''' That's a lot of weapons for someone you weren't sweating twenty minutes ago.\\
'''Buffy''': '''Buffy:''' Yeah, well, that was before I found out that my sister gave Harmony a backstage pass to kill us all in our sleep.



** After Buffy's laughing fit over Harmony this is her first reaction to learning she can enter her house. Her second is to want to kill Dawn.
* PrecociousCrush: Dawn on Xander.

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** After Buffy's laughing fit over Harmony Harmony, this is her first reaction to learning she can enter her house. Her second is to want to kill Dawn.
* PrecociousCrush: Dawn toward Xander. She's totally okay with having a babysitter if he's going to be taking on Xander.the job, but is bummed to find that Anya invited herself along as well.



* RansackedRoom: The Magic Box

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* RansackedRoom: The local magic shop, the Magic BoxBox, is found completely trashed--several books regarding the Slayer are later found to be missing. Oh, and the owner is lying drained to death on the floor.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Dawn, and everyone else, act completely like she's always been around, growing up with Buffy and simply never having an impact on previous plotlines.



* ScareChord: While patrolling in the graveyard, Buffy suddenly catches sight of...a trash can.

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* ScareChord: While patrolling in the graveyard, Buffy suddenly catches sight of... a trash can.



-->I have to make all the hard decisions around here, and it's hard!

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-->I -->'''Harmony:''' I have to make all the hard decisions around here, and it's hard!



* SurroundedByIdiots: Inverted

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* TheStarscream: Mort the Minionator, in addition to being a GiantMook, is also the smartest of Harmony's gang, and the first to realize that killing her and going it alone might be a good idea.
* SurroundedByIdiots: InvertedInverted; Harmony's minions are smarter than her, which isn't saying much.



-->'''Dawn:''' Touch me and my sister's gonna kill you!
-->''Vampire sneers and pokes Dawn with a finger. His EvilLaugh is [[TwangHello interrupted by a stake protruding from his chest]].''
-->'''Buffy:''' Can't say she didn't warn him.

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-->'''Dawn:''' Touch me and my sister's gonna kill you!
-->''Vampire
you!\\
''[Vampire
sneers and pokes Dawn with a finger. His EvilLaugh is [[TwangHello interrupted by a stake protruding from his chest]].''
-->'''Buffy:'''
]''\\
'''Buffy:'''
Can't say she didn't warn him.



-->'''Spike:''' I was telling you the truth!
-->'''Buffy:''' ''(cheerfully)'' I know.

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-->'''Spike:''' I was telling you the truth!
-->'''Buffy:''' ''(cheerfully)''
truth!\\
'''Buffy:''' ''[cheerfully]''
I know.



''(Cut to Joyce's house)''\\

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''(Cut ''[Cut to Joyce's house)''\\house]''\\



* WalkInChimeIn / AttackHello: Happens with Spike [[HeyYouHaymaker punching Minion Brad]], Dawn being kidnapped by Mort, and Buffy dusting the vampire who pokes Dawn.



-->'''Harmony:''' So, Slayer. At last we meet.
-->'''Buffy:''' We've met, Harmony; you half-wit!
* WindowPain

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-->'''Harmony:''' So, Slayer. At last we meet.
-->'''Buffy:'''
meet.\\
'''Buffy:'''
We've met, Harmony; Harmony, you half-wit!
* WindowPainWindowPain: Harmony dares Buffy to come out and fight by tossing a note, wrapped around a brick, through her living room window. Too bad Buffy's not home.



-->'''Dawn:''' Ooh, scary vampires they die from a splinter.

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-->'''Dawn:''' Ooh, scary vampires they vampires--they die from a splinter.


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[[caption-width-right:350:"Can we go now?"]]



[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/btvs_s5_ep02_realme.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:"Can we go now?"]]



When they return home, Xander tells Buffy about Harmony and - after the Slayer stops laughing - she gets angry that Dawn invited Harmony inside, even though it was purely unintentional. Buffy complains to Riley and Xander about the trouble Dawn causes and how she can't always be there to protect her; Dawn listens from the hall and runs outside in tears. Before Anya can bring Dawn back inside, Harmony's vampire minions capture Dawn and attack Anya. Buffy then runs out to find her sister, leaving Xander and Riley to take care of Anya, who requires hospitalization.

Harmony explains to her minions that Dawn is bait, meaning they can't eat her. Harmony complains to Dawn about her problems until her mutinous minions attempt to kill them both. Buffy - who had threatened Spike until he revealed Harmony's location - arrives and easily kills most of the minions as Harmony escapes. Buffy has trouble with one, Mort, but eventually manages to stake him with a hideous wooden unicorn of Harmony's. The Slayer frees her sister and when they get home, they agree not to tell their mother. The next day, Buffy and Giles talk about his decision to take over the Magic Box, while Dawn writes in her journal that Buffy still thinks she's a nobody, but she's going to be in for a surprise...

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When they return home, Xander tells Buffy about Harmony and - after and--after the Slayer stops laughing - she laughing--she gets angry that Dawn invited Harmony inside, even though it was purely unintentional. Buffy complains to Riley and Xander about the trouble Dawn causes and how she can't always be there to protect her; Dawn listens from the hall and runs outside in tears. Before Anya can bring Dawn back inside, Harmony's vampire minions capture Dawn and attack Anya. Buffy then runs out to find her sister, leaving Xander and Riley to take care of Anya, who requires hospitalization.

Harmony explains to her minions that Dawn is bait, meaning they can't eat her. Harmony complains to Dawn about her problems until her mutinous minions attempt to kill them both. Buffy - who Buffy--who had threatened Spike until he revealed Harmony's location - arrives location--arrives and easily kills most of the minions as Harmony escapes. Buffy has trouble with one, Mort, but eventually manages to stake him with a hideous wooden unicorn of Harmony's. The Slayer frees her sister and when they get home, they agree not to tell their mother. The next day, Buffy and Giles talk about his decision to take over the Magic Box, while Dawn writes in her journal that Buffy still thinks she's a nobody, but she's going to be in for a surprise...



!Tropes:
* AccidentalInnuendo (InUniverse)
-->'''Cyrus:''' When are we gonna do it?
-->'''Harmony:''' Eww! That's rude! I barely know you! (Cyrus looks confused) Ugh, and you're a minion!
-->'''Mort:''' He means the plan! When are we gonna do the plan?

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!Tropes:
!! Tropes in this episode include:
* AccidentalInnuendo (InUniverse)
AccidentalInnuendo: InUniverse, one of Harmony's flunkies fails to be specific enough.
-->'''Cyrus:''' When are we gonna do it?
-->'''Harmony:'''
it?\\
'''Harmony:'''
Eww! That's rude! I barely know you! (Cyrus ''[Cyrus looks confused) confused]'' Ugh, and you're a minion!
-->'''Mort:'''
minion!\\
'''Mort:'''
He means the plan! When are we gonna do the plan?



-->'''Harmony:''' Look who's fallen into my-- (Buffy massacres her minions) ...trap?

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-->'''Harmony:''' Look who's fallen into my-- (Buffy ''[Buffy massacres her minions) ...minions]'' ...trap?



* {{Ape Shall Never Kill Ape}}: Mort on Spike.
-->I know who he is. He kills our kind.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Giles in the Magic Box.

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* {{Ape Shall Never Kill Ape}}: Mort on Spike.
-->I
ApeShallNeverKillApe: Out of boredom, Spike's been killing other vampires because he's unable to harm the living. He's beginning to develop a reputation for it.
-->'''Mort:''' I
know who he is. He kills our kind.
kind.\\
'''Harmony:''' Oh yeah. What's up with that?
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Giles in keeps getting distracted from investigating the death of the Magic Box.Box's owner, as he realizes the place will now be available.



* BigBadWannabe: Harmony -- she's not very good at it.

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* BigBadWannabe: Harmony -- she's Harmony--she's not very good at it.



* BlatantLies: Xander was working 'undercover' to stop Dracula. [[TheRenfield Right]].

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* BlatantLies: Xander was working 'undercover' to stop Dracula. [[TheRenfield Right]].Right.]] Dawn, given her PrecociousCrush, is oblivious.



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Dawn was originally intended to be a preteen, until Joss was so impressed with Michelle Trachtenberg's audition that he decided to make her a teenager. Unfortunately, there wasn't enough time to edit this episode's script to reflect that, meaning Dawn comes off as absurdly childish and Joyce's insistence that she can't be home alone doesn't make much sense.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Dawn was originally intended to be a preteen, until Joss was so impressed with Michelle Trachtenberg's Creator/MichelleTrachtenberg's audition that he decided to make her a teenager. Unfortunately, there wasn't enough time to edit this episode's script to reflect that, meaning Dawn comes off as absurdly childish and Joyce's insistence that she can't be home alone doesn't make much sense.



* EnforcedMethodActing: That scene where Buffy busts a gut over the idea of Harmony as BigBad? That was Creator/JossWhedon behind the camera trying to make Creator/SarahMichelleGellar laugh.


* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Harmony likes to think she is.
-->'''Harmony:''' I'm not going to make the same mistakes you did. I've been studying, reading books and stuff.
-->'''Spike:''' What -- Evil for Dummies?

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