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* GuyOnGuyIsHot: Annoyed over their mutual jealousy, Buffy suggests putting her two vampire ex-boyfriends in a room together so they could fight out their frustrations. She then adds with a certain amount of relish, "[[MudWrestling There could be oil involved]]." Note that this trope is a view held by [[YaoiFangirl much of the show's fanbase]] as well.

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* GuyOnGuyIsHot: Annoyed over their mutual jealousy, Buffy suggests putting her two vampire ex-boyfriends in a room together so they could fight out their frustrations. She then When Spike says that's fine with him, she adds with (with a certain amount of relish, relish), "[[MudWrestling There could be oil involved]]." Note that this trope is a view held by [[YaoiFangirl much of the show's fanbase]] as well.


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[[caption-width-right:315:"I just realized something, something that really never occurred to me before. We're gonna win."]]

->'''Giles:''' ''[[BookEnds The Earth is definitely doomed.]]''

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[[caption-width-right:315:"I just realized something, something that really never occurred to me before. We're gonna win."]]

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-->''These endless days are finally ending in a blaze, and we are caught in the fire, the point of no return. So we will walk through the fire, and let it burn.''
-->-- '''Walk Through
The Earth is definitely doomed.]]''
Fire, from [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS6E7OnceMoreWithFeeling Once More With Feeling]].'''



** A bemused Giles mutters to himself "The world is doomed". He said the same thing at the end of in "The Harvest"



** The opening two-parter of the series finished with Giles saying, "The Earth is doomed" in response to the Scoobies less-than-serious attitude to their task. Here the Scoobies act in a similar matter, causing Giles to say, "The Earth is definitely doomed."

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** The opening two-parter of the series finished with Giles saying, "The Earth is doomed" in response to the Scoobies less-than-serious attitude to their task. Here the Scoobies act in a similar matter, causing Giles to say, "The Earth is definitely doomed."



* DyingDeclarationOfLove: As foretold by Cassie in "Help", Buffy finally says she loves Spike, though he doesn't believe her. Still, this is the first LoveConfession Buffy has made to any boyfriend since the tragic events of "Innocence" in Season 2, so even her willingness to say it [[TheFourLoves means something]].

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* DyingDeclarationOfLove: As foretold by Cassie in "Help", Buffy finally says she loves Spike, though Spike. Sadly, due to either having to lie to her to get her to go, or genuinely believing she was simply telling him what he doesn't believe her.wanted to hear, he says she doesn't. Still, this is the first LoveConfession Buffy has made to any boyfriend since the tragic events of "Innocence" in Season 2, so even her willingness to say it [[TheFourLoves means something]].



* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: For once not played for laughs or denial. Angel wants to know if Spike is Buffy's boyfriend. Buffy says no, but then says frankly "[[PlatonicLifePartners He is in my heart]]."

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* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: For once not played for laughs or denial. Angel wants to know if Spike is Buffy's boyfriend. Buffy says no, but then says frankly "[[PlatonicLifePartners "[[TheFourLoves He is in my heart]]."



* RealityEnsues: The finale is pretty much a WarArc come to it's conclusion and, as with any war, not everyone is going to make it out alive. Among which are [[spoiler: Anya, Amanda and Spike (though he gets better on ''Series/{{Angel}}'').]]

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* RealityEnsues: The finale is pretty much a WarArc come to it's conclusion and, as with any war, not everyone is going to make it out alive. Among which are [[spoiler: Anya, Amanda and Spike (though he gets better on ''Series/{{Angel}}'').]]



* RousingSpeech:

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* RousingSpeech:RousingSpeech: Buffy gets one more for the road.



* TearsOfBlood Caleb after getting knocked down the first time.

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* TearsOfBlood TearsOfBlood: Caleb after getting knocked down the first time.


* BigOMG / OhMyGods: Willow gasps out "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Oh...my...Goddess!]]" while turning into one.

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* BigOMG / OhMyGods: BigOMG: Willow gasps out "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Oh...my...Goddess!]]" while turning into one.



* IronicEcho / BreakingSpeech

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* IronicEcho / BreakingSpeechIronicEcho



* LightIsGood / PowerGlows / PowerDyesYourHair: Instead of the return of Dark!Willow, Willow glows and her hair turns white.

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* LightIsGood / PowerGlows / PowerDyesYourHair: LightIsGood: Instead of the return of Dark!Willow, Willow glows and her hair turns white.



* MadeOfPlasticine / DiagonalCut: Anya gets sliced almost in half by a Bringer armed with a short sword.

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* MadeOfPlasticine / DiagonalCut: MadeOfPlasticine: Anya gets sliced almost in half by a Bringer armed with a short sword.



* OffhandBackhand / RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Faith after [[TakeUpMySword taking over the scythe]] from Buffy.

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* OffhandBackhand / RoaringRampageOfRevenge: OffhandBackhand: Faith after [[TakeUpMySword taking over the scythe]] from Buffy.



* SmellsSexy / TheNoseKnows: Angel gets jealous when he picks up the SignatureScent of Spike on Buffy.

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* SmellsSexy / TheNoseKnows: SmellsSexy: Angel gets jealous when he picks up the SignatureScent of Spike on Buffy.



* [[TalkToTheFist Talk To The Sword]]: Buffy rallying her troops is interrupted by her being [[InTheBack run through with a sword from behind]].
* [[TearsOfBlood Tears of]] BlackBlood: Caleb after getting knocked down the first time.

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* [[TalkToTheFist Talk To The Sword]]: TalkToTheFist: Buffy rallying her troops is interrupted by her being [[InTheBack run through with a sword from behind]].
* [[TearsOfBlood Tears of]] BlackBlood: TearsOfBlood Caleb after getting knocked down the first time.



* UnspokenPlanGuarantee / OnceMoreWithClarity
* WakingNonSequitur / RealDreamsAreWeirder: Spike wakes up shouting, "I'm drowning in Cool Whip!"

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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee / OnceMoreWithClarity
* WakingNonSequitur / RealDreamsAreWeirder:
WakingNonSequitur: Spike wakes up shouting, "I'm drowning in Cool Whip!"


* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Buffy realizing (see NiceJobFixingItVillain) that the Shadow Men ''invented'' the "one-Slayer" rule, and that Willow was powerful enough to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome change that rule, giving every potential Slayer in the world their power simultaneously]].

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* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Buffy realizing (see NiceJobFixingItVillain) that the Shadow Men ''invented'' the "one-Slayer" rule, and that Willow was powerful enough to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome change that rule, giving every potential Slayer in the world their power simultaneously]].simultaneously.


* WakingNonSequitur / RealDreamsAreWeirder: Spike wakes up shouting, "I'm drowning in footwear!" He may well have been DreamingOfThingsToCome as Spike turns up in Los Angeles, mecca of many shoe stores according to Cordelia in "Welcome to the Hellmouth".

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* WakingNonSequitur / RealDreamsAreWeirder: Spike wakes up shouting, "I'm drowning in footwear!" He may well have been DreamingOfThingsToCome as Spike turns up in Los Angeles, mecca of many shoe stores according to Cordelia in "Welcome to the Hellmouth".Cool Whip!"


* KarmaHoudini: The Fist. Justified because its incorporeal.

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* KarmaHoudini: The Fist. First. Justified because its it's incorporeal.


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** Caleb when Buffy slams the Scythe into a ''[[GroinAttack really]]'' [[GroinAttack tender spot]]...and then moves to [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe finish the job]].


* HeroicSacrifice: Spike.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Spike. [[UnexplainedRecovery He got better though]].


* ExecutiveMeddling: The series finalé was originally planned as a two-hour event--but UPN only ordered 22 episodes instead of the required 23.



* WhatNowEnding

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* WhatNowEndingWhatNowEnding:



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, Angel was supposed to mention [[SecondLove his relationship with Cordelia]] and his son Connor in Buffy's final conversation with him, but this was cut so as not to alienate any viewers not up to speed on ''Series/{{Angel}}''. [[note]]This would also lead to continuity problems, because Connor [[Recap/AngelS04E22Home was erased from existence]] by this point...[[/note]]

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* EarlyBirdCameo: Possibly. In the montage of slayers awakening worldwide there's a brief scene of a Japanese girl standing up from a table. Satsu?

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* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: Spike's last words:
-->'''Spike''': I wanna see how it ends.


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* GoOutWithASmile: Even as he slowly burns down to the bone, Spike goes out laughing and smiling, having seen the fight through to the end.


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* WhyWontYouDie: Buffy's response when a bloodied Caleb gets back up for more.
-->'''Buffy''': Okay. How many times do I have to kill you? Ballpark figure?

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* RealityEnsues: The finale is pretty much a WarArc come to it's conclusion and, as with any war, not everyone is going to make it out alive. Among which are [[spoiler: Anya, Amanda and Spike (though he gets better on ''Series/{{Angel}}'').]]


->'''Buffy:''' ''"I love you."''
->'''Spike:''' ''"No, you don't. ...but thanks for saying it."''

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->'''Buffy:''' ''"I I love you."''
->'''Spike:''' ''"No,
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'''Spike:''' No,
you don't. ...but But thanks for saying it."''
it.


* HalfTruth: Buffy says she needs Angel to go back to Los Angeles, to prepare a second line of defense if she can't hold the Hellmouth. Angel however is picking up the distinct smell of Spike, and realises she's wants him out of the way to avoid confusing the issue.

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* HalfTruth: Buffy says she needs Angel to go back to Los Angeles, to prepare a second line of defense if she can't hold the Hellmouth. Angel however Angel, however, is picking up the distinct smell of Spike, and realises she's she wants him out of the way to avoid confusing the issue.


* PersonAsVerb: [[GreenEyedMonster Angel]] is going all [[DawsonsCreek Dawson]] on Buffy.

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* PersonAsVerb: [[GreenEyedMonster Angel]] is going all [[DawsonsCreek [[Series/DawsonsCreek Dawson]] on Buffy.

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