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Remember when Buffy massacred the vampire gang in "Into The Woods"?

Discussion in 'Season 5' started by Joshua, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Joshua

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    Even though they were vampires, would you consider sparing that female vamp and then throwing a spike at her, would you consider it murder?
     
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    You can't kill someone who is already dead. It was more the shock of seeing someone who had hurt her at a personal level, then throwing the spike at her after she had regained her senses.
     
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    She was doing her job, though for less than honorable reasons.

    Still, these were vampires who had found a way to fit into society without murder. I'm going to have to go with Giles in that they should not have been Buffy's concern, at least not as long as much more vicious vampires killing and making more of their kind on a regular basis were around. And I have a low enough view on humanity in general that I wonder if we as a species really have any moral right to look down on vampires that have found a way to fit in without brutalizing and killing all the time.
     
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    Was she no different than Holtz and Justine during that moment?
     
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    Similar, but there are important differences. First, Holtz and Justine were motivated by far worse deeds of vampires. Second, they were targeting a vampire who had his soul back and was seeking redemption. Also, I just can't see Buffy plunging to the depths those 2 dead in harming (and murdering) innocents to go after said vampire.
     
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    That was probably one of the most personal vampire kills Buffy had made, apart from Angel, but this vampire was part of a gang that surrounded Buffy in an alley and wanted to kill her. She might have been living peacefully for a while, but she was obviously capable of killing if necessary so Buffy had to dust her. I don't think Buffy took any pleasure in it.
     
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    I think it was personal and her duty at the same time.. It's a bit like Holden, he was nice with Buffy but she did her job..
     
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    I don't think Buffy could have left that place without dusting all the vampires. They were still capable of killing, it was kinda her job to rid the world of them, regardless of how they chose to feed, they were still feeding. I mean, I'm sure jealousy did cause her to lash out at the female, but I don't think she would have spared her anyway.
     
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    Buffy was doing her job but the way she killed the female vampire was more brutal than she would've done normally.