1. Thank you for visiting Buffy-Boards. You obviously have exceptional taste. We just want you to know that:
    1. You really should register so you can chat with us!
    2. Ten thousand people can't be wrong.
    3. Buffy-Boards loves you.
    4. See 1 through 3.
    Come on, register already!

Question Kendra

Discussion in 'Season 2' started by WillowSummers88, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. Mr. Pole

    Mr. Pole Scooby

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Messages:
    13,731
    Likes Received:
    4,759
    Reputation:
    25,573
    Black Thorn
    Yes, at the time it was considered that. But now they are considered the more politically correct "developing" country. But, like @Ethan Reigns I never really thought it was Jamaican.
     
  2. sosa lola

    sosa lola Scooby

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2007
    Messages:
    4,050
    Likes Received:
    2,036
    Reputation:
    5,457
    I wish Kendra was in more episodes so her death would have a bigger impact.
     
    Priceless and Fuffy Baith like this.
  3. WillowSummers88

    WillowSummers88 Townie

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2017
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    108
    Reputation:
    31
    Who in their right mind would just give their daughter up to a guy you've never met before because "she has the potential become the slayer" ... So?
     
  4. Priceless

    Priceless I am now

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2016
    Messages:
    4,011
    Likes Received:
    3,533
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    UK
    Reputation:
    3,368
    I just thought her parents didn't like her very much
     
    DeadlyDuo: Lol
    Athene and DeadlyDuo like this.
  5. WillowSummers88

    WillowSummers88 Townie

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2017
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    108
    Reputation:
    31
    My understanding is she was very young. All the slayer is to the watcher council is a high powered rifle. They point her at their enemies and fire.
     
  6. matt124

    matt124 Potential

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2017
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    42
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Sunnydale
    Reputation:
    22
    Me too. I loved the comic story Ring of Fire. Wished it was a real episode, so we get another episode with Kendra.

    It didn't have an impact, because she only was introduced and left and her next visit she dies. She needed an episode more.
     
  7. Professor Walsh

    Professor Walsh Feminist slayerette

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,717
    Likes Received:
    400
    Location:
    Snow-in-May-land
    Reputation:
    4,008
    Black Thorn
    Well, it depends on what kind of standing the Watcher's Council had in the community where she was raised. It also depends a whole lot on the economic situation of the parents.
     
  8. WillowSummers88

    WillowSummers88 Townie

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2017
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    108
    Reputation:
    31

    I wouldn't put it past the Council to just kill her parents and 'adopt' her.
     
  9. Last Watcher

    Last Watcher Tweed Icon

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2016
    Messages:
    1,846
    Likes Received:
    1,860
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Teabag Central
    Reputation:
    2,297
    Sineya
    I always wondered about that.....
    A crusty old English guy turns up on your doorstep.......I'd like to take your Daughter away with me....can't tell you why....oh & she might end up dead...is that Okay?

    Yeah, like that is going to work........
     
  10. LeaHeart

    LeaHeart Townie

    Joined:
    May 1, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Female
    Reputation:
    0
    That's not a Jamaican accent. It was just an odd/bad "Caribbean-ish" accent.
     
    Anyanka Bunny Killer likes this.
  11. Ayko

    Ayko Ambassador Skinny Skulls

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2017
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    91
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    from canada located in germany
    Reputation:
    63
    One of my favorite characters.

    I always wondered though, why she would stowaway in cargo on the flight to California if she was sent by her Watcher. Is he that tight with Money?! And how is it that Giles never knew that another member of the Watcher's Council had a Slayer, and Kendra was not even aware she was not the only Slayer. Confusing.

    According to the DVD commentary, the accent is a rare dialect from an obscure village in Jamaica that really exists and apparently is not far off from Kendra's. I cannot judge myself, no expert on Jamaican dialects, but that is what I heard and read.
     
    WillowSummers88 likes this.
  12. WillowSummers88

    WillowSummers88 Townie

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2017
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    108
    Reputation:
    31
    I never even thought about that.