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What do you think initially drew Buffy to Angel?

Discussion in 'Season 1' started by slayer6, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Silverspike

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    No, neither did I. I've always seen it mainly as being very serious and more akin to your 'normal' storybook romance type stuff.
     
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    I would be the first to admit that for the most part that Spike was wasted that season, but it is just one season and I'm not sure its really do to with his thing with Buffy because for most the season they cooled that down anyway. But if you think of the Buffy-Spike saga as building since season 4 (which I do) then there are lots of comedy moments and good banter exchanged between the two. And again I fail to see much comedy in the Angel-Buffy relationship. I think Spike-Buffy is more interesting, and for me more romantic, and is more funny too.

    BTW that was directed @thetopher :D
     
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  3. thetopher

    thetopher Member of the Church Of Faith

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    Sineya
    Heh...I don't think that so i guess that explains why we view it differently. In S4 these two would quite happily kill each other if not for the chip. There is comedy in their relationship from Season 2 in that case. 'Becoming Part 2' is a classic case, as is S3 Lover's Walk.

    And again I point to people (Xander, Cordelia, even Buffy and Angel themselves) who mock the Bangel saga with the occasional aside to stop it getting so overly dramatic.
    This doesn't happen with Spuffy. Spuffy doesn't seem to realize that it too is a cliche.

    I think it's interesting (in a car crash sort of way) and can be very funny. As for romantic...YVMY. I don't see it.

    My main point is that all of Buffy's three relationships are built on tropes/cliche's- Angel (story-book/ first love), Riley (Nice guy/ rebound guy) and Spike (ultimate bad boy changes for good woman)- dependent on what you like mileage may vary.

    Anyway- on topic. I never thought that Buffy fell for Angel right off, as in love at first sight. There certainly was very strong attraction. But I think that he appealed to her at that time in her life where she was struggling with her dual role of high school girl wanting a normal life on the one hand and being the slayer on the other. Buffy tried to date a couple of normal boys (Owen, that guy from 'Reptle Boy, she had a bit of interest in Ford) who were nice and seemingly sincere (but who had a 'dark/wild' side) and then there's Angel who, like her is unique.
    He's also very sincere in everything he does but he also has an obvious dark side (its not 'hidden')- he's a vampire, she knows that he's a vampire fairly soon on in their relationship and comes to accept it. So in many ways Angel is Buffy's best option in her 'chosen one' life.
    Good thing he's pretty I guess. :D
     
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    Black Thorn
    Joss confirmed the canon status of "The Origin" comics. So it's probably the (not completely successful) thrall of Lothos that made Buffy attracted the same kind of vampires who own the skill of hypnotizing people.

    Angel is one, just much less powerful than Drusilla/Master/Lothos. Same blood line, and they reveal to be same demon now!

    This is why she was attracted to Spike later. This is also why she had a sincere and heartfelt talk with Holden (sired by Spike).
     
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    Black Thorn
    What do you think initially drew Buffy to Angel?

    I posit it had something to do with this:
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    thetopher: 'He's very pale. I mean, paler than most people.' :)
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    Slayers like to flirt with death, it's in their nature. Buffy's only really attracted to guys who might have a dark side. That's why her two 'true loves' are often considered to be Spike and Angel and not Riley. If Buffy tries to date a 'nice, normal guy' it's for the sake of trying to be a normal teenage girl.
     
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    Black Thorn
    Initially I think it's the dark mysterious, bad boy nature. Some girls like guys that don't always show that much interest. Angel at first shows up, warns Buffy then leaves. If you compare that to how Xander was always there showing interest, it highlights the 'wanting what you can't have' theory.

    Later I think they relate really well. She's the one girl in all the world whose meant to fight evil and he's the one vampire in all the world cursed with a soul.
     
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    Well except that Angel isn't really a bad boy. I mean come on Giles is more daring during that season;) Now Spike, he's a bad boy:cool:
     
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    Black Thorn
    I don't know, the first couple of episodes he's got that dangerous edge, like in Teacher's Pet. I do think he loses that edge a bit at the start if season 2 though :)
     
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    Alright Teacher's Pet I will grant you;)
     
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    Sineya
    Of course the irony is thatit turns out that Giles is the baddest bad boy out of all of them- Ripper-Giles was into dark magicks, rock and roll and the like- he just hid it really well. :)
    Angel and Spike are just posers when it comes down to it...
     
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    Maybe, but Spike's far cooler right?:p
     
    thetopher: I think he certainly tries harder...;)
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    Mainly that Angel was hot as hell lol ;) But also I think the fact that he wasn't falling at her feet.
     
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    Cooler maybe, but by god ASH as Ripper was brilliant! :D
     
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    He was a mystery and Buffy was curious and wanted to know more. He was handy to have around in a fight and was a good source of information and because Angel knew she was the slayer Buffy could be herself around him.
     
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    Zenseem Evil, skanky and kinda gay

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    Black Thorn
    I never really bought the whole tall, handsome, misterious and broody thing. Ok, I'm gay af, but I can't see what everyone saw on him.
     
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    This, this what we see.
     
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    Zenseem Evil, skanky and kinda gay

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    Black Thorn
    I just don't see it. He has, like, zero appeal to me. I don't even find him attractive. He's just not what everybody says he is.
     
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    I mean... there's not seeing something (which is fine, everyone has different taste) and saying people are wrong for seeing it.
     
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    Zenseem Evil, skanky and kinda gay

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    Black Thorn
    I'm not saying there's something wrong with people that see it. People do have different taste. It's just that I don't see it. I mean, for me Angel is not that attractive as everyone says. But that's me.
     
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