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Scooby Spotlight: Last Watcher

Discussion in 'Buffy Boards School of Slayers and Demon Hunters' started by Buffy Summers, Jun 26, 2017.

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  1. Last Watcher

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    Sineya
    When it's really hot I like a nice cold bottle of Beck's. But my local pub has a beer on tap that's actually brewed in Cornwall called 'Doombar' so I normally drink that as I like the taste :)
    The only time I have anything different is when I'm away....then I try to sample the local brew.......

    I'm actually quite a bit like Giles. He toned his accent down a bit for Buffy. but I sound just like his normal accent.
    Don't think I could pull of the clever 'knows everything about everything' vibe though (although I know absolutely nothing about synchronised swimming either so we have that in common)

    Ha! I've read so much Fuffy Fanfic that I have trouble thinking of them as anything but a couple (Sometimes when people on here talk about Fuffy as not being canon I'm 'What?......Oh yeah.... :( )

    Part of me says it should have started when Faith turned up at Buffy's house with the badly wrapped presents at Christmas (Curse you Angel for ruining that!).
    But probably when Faith is recovering from 'Going boom!' in S7. After the 'Thank God we're hot chicks with Super Powers' bonding session.... ;)
     
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    Priceless She doesn't just fight evil, she redeems it

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    What is it about Buffy (the character not the show) that you like?

    Why do you think she and Faith would make a good couple?
     
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    Ooh! Good questions.........
    I saw Buffy quite by accident when it was first aired in the UK, I'd not seen the movie & had not seen any articles in magazines about it so it was completely new to me.
    As far as Buffy was concerned I was amazed at how she was the star & focal point of the show & how different she was to the norm.
    Yes there had been powerful Female roles before but normally as the love interest to the Male star of the show. Also Powerful Females tended to be played more mature Women who at least looked like they could handle themselves in a fight.....Buffy was different, she was tiny, slight......and a schoolgirl!
    I loved the way she has the full on superhero fight against all kinds of Evil on her hands but has to fit it all in with her home & school life. She's not perfect, she makes dubious decisions & screws up occasionally just like the rest of us, but she keeps on going with a stake & a pun as her only weapons. She loves her friends, but occasionally falls out with them, but when the apocalypse comes she doesn't even need to beep them...they are there for her.
    She went through one hell of a lot during those 7 years, even died twice. And while I don't like some of the places her character was taken on the journey.....I'm glad I tagged along.....it was quite a ride!

    Buffy & Faith are opposite sides of the same coin. Only Buffy & Faith know what it's really like to be called as a Slayer (I'm not counting the Ersatz Slayers Willow created).
    Okay Faith could be Brash & aggressive, but that's really the way Slayers were meant to be. Without her support group (Mom, Watcher, Scoobies) Buffy could have
    been just the same....See wishverse Buffy from Cleveland. Faith has a major advantage over two of Buffy's bedmates in that she has a pulse & can go out in the daytime without a blankie or some serious suncreme. The only one that I really thought had any chance of a real future with Buffy had unfortunately left his personality in Iowa.
    No, until Finch got in the way of their synchronised Slaying & things went the way of the pear, Buffy had seemed really happy with her Slay-pal Gal.
    After all the Demons & Vampires had tried & died, it was only the TV Gods that stopped the Subtext becoming full-on Fuffy text! :(

    I've done my best to explain it here but really @thetopher explained it far better in his thesis on why it should have been......(I would put a link to his work here but I can't for the life of me remember where it was or what it was called....... :oops: )
     
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  4. WillowFromBuffy

    WillowFromBuffy "My bowling shoe fetish is not the issue here."

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    Do you want to be with Faith or do you want to be Faith?
    If you answer in the former, which role would you take for her? Would you be Angel the redeemer, Mayor Wilkins the substitute father, Wesley the failed mentor, Xander the boy-toy, Buffy the rival or Wood the potential boyfriend?

    We are asking the tough questions on the Buffy Boards tonight :p
     
    Last Watcher: Darn tootin......My poor old brain hurts from having to think so much.......
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  5. Carrie Hopewell

    Carrie Hopewell Little girl lost in the woods

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    Rate the Buffy seasons?
    What are your top 5 favorite: characters, episodes, relationships (not just romantic ones) from Buffy?
    What are your favorite characters ever?
     
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    I certainly wouldn't want to be Faith, I wouldn't have the strength to cope with the things life has thrown at her. So definitely the former!

    Hmmmmm.
    Angel - Possibly...He set her on the right path, but wasn't in it for the long run.
    Mayor - No! He just made things worse for her in the long run (Plus, creepy)
    Wesley - Whole lot of No....Trainwreck mentoring!
    Xander - Really no....he was just another notch on the bedpost (or was that just where the handcuffs chafed ;) )
    Buffy - Okay, that takes my head to places it really shouldn't go....all kinds of weird....o_O
    Wood - Probably.....he went about it all wrong. I would like to try & do better (Except the being skewered by a Bringer part) :confused:

    Always have trouble with these sort of questions as every time I think about it I come up with different answers (so please don't go back & compare...they will be different :p )

    Seasons:-
    3 - 5 - 2 - 4 - 1 - 7 - 6

    Characters:-
    1. Faith
    2. Buffy
    3. Tara
    4. Giles
    5. Dawn

    Episodes:-
    1. Restless
    2. Once more with feeling
    3. Hush
    4. Who are you?
    5. Graduation Day Pt1

    Relationships:-
    1. Buffy/Faith (what there was of it)
    2. Willow/ Tara (Sweet, natural.....Doomed!)
    3. Giles/Jenny (Finally Giles gets someone to love......Doomed!)
    4. Buffy/Tara (Bonding after Joyce's death & when Buffy confided in her about Spike)
    5. Spike/Dru (Sid & Nancy with Fangs!)

    Top Characters ever:-
    1. Faith (Well what did you expect, huh?)
    2. Agent May - Shield (She kicks butt)
    3. Natasha Romanov/Black Widow (You sensing a pattern here?)
    4. Echo - Dollhouse (uh-huh)
    5. Dr Walter Bishop - Fringe (crazy but fun & something different, woo-hoo!)
    6. Heinz Doofenschmirtz - Phineas & Ferb (He's Evil & he rocks!)
    7. Claudia Donovan - Warehouse 13 (what can I say)
    8. Mal Reynolds - Firefly (Cap'n Tightpants himself)
    9. Sheriff Jack Carter - Town called Eureka (silly but fun)
    10. Astrid Farnsworth - Fringe (who? you say....Well I thought she was great!)

    Disclaimer: Above subject to change without notice....so there :p
     
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    Carrie Hopewell Little girl lost in the woods

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    I'm sorry and no offense, but you're dead wrong. I know you haven't really seen Angel, but the only person who was there for Faith all the way, through everything, was Angel. He protected her from herself and from Buffy. He was the only one to visit her in prison. He pulled her back from death when she was dying in Orpheus... You should watch Angel!

    I love him too! He's so sweet. You have no idea how much I cried in the Fringe series finale.

    I love her too! And her relationship with Walter :)
     
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    I liked all the different ways he got her name wrong
     
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    ChaseRules When it comes to dating I the Slayer.

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    Sineya

    Thanks for the answers .

    Quote.
    Willow :
    How is it that you always knows this stuff ? You always know what going on - I never know what going on.
    Giles: Yes, well, you weren't here from midnight to six researching it .
    -Angel

    I feel the same way toward Faith & Buffy myself .:D
    So all we got to do is make sure Angel doesnts show up :oops::p:p
     
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    Ah! So that's where I've been going wrong......I'm up from midnight till six posting on here when I should be researching.....No wonder I never got allocated a Slayer ;)
     
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    ChaseRules When it comes to dating I the Slayer.

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    Well you mostly there. You English wear tweed & have the right sleeping habits .
    Maybe the letter got lost in the post :confused:
     
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    Anyanka Bunny Killer Fear is the mind-killer

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    If you switched bodies with Faith, what's the first thing you'd do?

    Have you played Pokemon Go?

    Have you been to Japan?
     
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    WillowFromBuffy "My bowling shoe fetish is not the issue here."

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    Stop her from sleeping with his hot commando boyfriend of course.
     
    Last Watcher: Okaaaaay...I really don't know how to respond to that :P
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    Priceless She doesn't just fight evil, she redeems it

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    Who is your favourite author?

    Have you ever been in a fight?

    If Gwen Post hadn't been evil, would she have made a good Watcher for Faith?

    Do you read the comics?
     
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    Probably the same thing Faith did with Buffy's body ;) (& No I don't mean go jump Riley) :p

    Erm....can't say I have

    No.....Though I would like to one day......

    Probably a close run thing between Tolkien, Heinlein, Azimov & Clarke.......Don't think I could narrow it down more than that.....

    Yes!

    Probably. What little we saw of her she seemed to be smart enough. Plus, she was actually a Watcher until she was 'struck off' so she must have been competent.
    Think she would certainly have been better for Faith than the Trainwreck that was Wesley!

    I do indeed. Though I buy the collected editions (or whatever you call them) so I haven't seen any of the Buffy season 11 ones yet or the New Angel ones (not sure if I'm going to continue with the Angel ones now Faith has gone)
     
    WillowFromBuffy: You need to watch the Faith episodes on Angel. There is some redemption for Wesley there.
    ChaseRules: You think Riley would have figured it out but no :)
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    Priceless She doesn't just fight evil, she redeems it

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    Ooo we need details, please?!
     
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    Well, lets just put it this way. Good rule to live by.......Never step in to try & stop a Barfight, unless you're a Slayer (Because it doesn't work like it does in the movies).
     
    Priceless: You're a hero!
    ChaseRules: You a Watcher not a Slayer thought right ?
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    What was the first film you remember seeing in the cinema?

    Bloudes, Brunettes, red heads or a different colour (dyed)?

    What was your favourite subject in School?
     
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    I remember being taken to two very close together....Once by my Aunt & once by my Father.....
    The two movies were Jungle Book & Where Eagles Dare (I'll leave you to guess which one took me to see which movie) :rolleyes:

    Red Heads & Brunettes ;)

    Don't all groan, but it was History! (Closely followed by Art)
     
    Mr Trick: Fair enough. Couple of good first cinema films too.
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    Mr Trick Scooby

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    What is your drink of choice?

    What is the best gig you've been to?

    Who would play you in the film of your life?
     
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