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Question S8 If You Were A Newly Called Slayer Would You Join Buffy?

Discussion in 'Season 8' started by Priceless, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Priceless

    Priceless The Badship Spuffy

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    I am sure this has been raised before, but since re-reading S8 it's been on my mind.

    Why didn't all the newly called Slayers join Buffy? Would you?

    You are a young girl, suddenly hit with powers; you are stronger, more agile, you heal quickly and you are maybe plagued with dreams about demons and the future. So what do you do?

    Some may be too young to fight, others may not want to fight because of their beliefs, but they could help in other ways. So why not join Buffy? Is it the all to real fear of an early death? What are these Slayers doing if they are not fighting demons? How are they using their new powers?
     
  2. sosa lola

    sosa lola Scooby

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    I wouldn't. Fighting isn't really something I'm into even if it was for the greater good. Since I have a choice, then I'd rather stay with my family.
     
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  3. vellavu

    vellavu Scooby

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    Black Thorn
    I will, because of my curiosity. Then I'll probably quit after a few months, just like Simone.
     
  4. Priceless

    Priceless The Badship Spuffy

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    So you'd go rogue? :) Would you use your powers for evil?
     
  5. vellavu

    vellavu Scooby

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    Black Thorn
    I'll probably go corporational, like Angel and Kennedy.
     
  6. NikonTheVampire

    NikonTheVampire He who cannot be staked

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    Black Thorn
    I am not a girl so I can't weigh an opinion on this.
    But I would have loved to be a watcher :D
     
    Priceless: Everyone is definitely allowed an opinion
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    thetopher Member of the Church Of Faith

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    Sineya
    If I didn't know what was gonna happen in S8? Then sure I would. Wanting to find others like you and see how they cope/manage and go through the bonding thing- sounds great.

    If I did? No way, I'd stay far away from Buffy and get on with normal life as best I could.
     
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  8. Professor Walsh

    Professor Walsh Feminist slayerette

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    Black Thorn
    Back when I was a young woman, yes. With the responsibilities I have now, no.
     
  9. white avenger

    white avenger white avenger

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    If I were a girl, and a Slayer, I think that the "strength in numbers" rule would apply. Better to be part of a Slater team than to be a Slayer fighting all alone.

    I once wrote a story where Faith set up a team comprised of several young Slayers and a few other demon hunters who went freelance, working for anyone with demon or vampire problems, sort of like Angel's business in LA, but on a potentially larger scale, called "The Hellfighters," (long lost now, I'm afraid) that worked out pretty well. It was my attempt at a Faith/Spike team up, with a few characters of my own creation. Ironically, we saw later that Kennedy must have stolen my idea and used it for her security team.
     
  10. ChaseRules

    ChaseRules When it comes to dating I the Slayer.

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    That sounded like a good story . And yes I would have because that would be the only way to learn what I was .
    But I wouldn't get too close or tell my friends what I was doing . That way if things went bad I could leave safely.
     
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    GwenRaiden AKA Apology Girl

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    Black Thorn
    I would, but I'd have a total Faith-esque mental breakdown and go to jail most likely.
     
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  12. ChaseRules

    ChaseRules When it comes to dating I the Slayer.

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    Sineya
    Why wouldn't you join long enough to find out all you need ?
     
  13. NikonTheVampire

    NikonTheVampire He who cannot be staked

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    Black Thorn
    There is no history of that story? I would give my right arm for that story
     
    white avenger: It started out being a Spike/Faith pair up, with Buffy joining in later. That was my first and last attempt at erotic fiction. Abysmal failure!
  14. ChaseRules

    ChaseRules When it comes to dating I the Slayer.

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    Sineya
    It does sound very good :{)
     
    white avenger: Not if you had tried to read it!
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    Monkey Pants Bored Now

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    Black Thorn
    I definitely would!! Fighting evil with your kickass powers and a bunch of friends is awesome
     
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  16. ChaseRules

    ChaseRules When it comes to dating I the Slayer.

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    Sineya
    And the parties afterwards too :p
     
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    Taake Tweedledee Staff Member

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    Black Thorn
    This.

    Let's go rogue together, we can bust @GwenRaiden out of jail and have some real fun. :D


    I probably would join at first but I don't think I would like how Buffy runs her ship so to speak, or I'd just get bored following her rules. As a young girl, without any knowledge of why she's Slayer Extraordinaire, I don't think I would respect her much. Especially not if I found out she was the reason I had powers that put me in mortal danger for just being.
     
  18. ChaseRules

    ChaseRules When it comes to dating I the Slayer.

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    Sineya
    What if you were like Faith living on the streets then you just won the jackpot . Twice over if you get some girls to leave with you.
    I would find out how to stay under the Slayers raider first.
     
  19. Sternbeeere

    Sternbeeere Glory┬┤s sane(?) groupie

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    I think I would, especially as the teen with a slight "being bullied"/"being unpopular" experience I had been and as someone, who longed for being special and finding friends. However, I would not get along with Buffys personality and attitudes, which on long term would be a problem, not that i am not good at following rules and listen to authorities, but while aging, I would have developed a more differentiated views towards good and evil rather than humans = good vampires = bad so go and slay. Additionally I would be generally against killing in large amounts partially without reason. So on long term I would leave the group and/or try to find other approaches to fulfill my duties.
    Apart from that, I guess many details would also depend on the group and the girls I would be with, what kind of people other than Buffy I would meet etc.
     
  20. Xin Rong

    Xin Rong Killed by Dissertation

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    I wouldn't, I'd be allied to her, but I'd remain in my life and fight evil in my locale. I'd be the DD or JJ rather than Iron Man or Captain America