- Dec 13, 2020
To be honest I tend to think all the characters are hypocritical including Xander. Buffy and Willow act like they are the law (Buffy states it in season 7, Willow basically acted like it in the first episodes when she resurrected Buffy.) Buffy in S5 reacts in disgust to Spike's crush yet is banging him senseless in S6. Willow refers to Xander as 'my' people after finding out he slept with Faith even when she has Oz (processive much?). Buffy allows Spike to walk around in Wood's mother's leather coat. (If someone dug up her mother's coffin and wore her clothes I think she would react differently...)@darkspook sorry this platform has a incredibly weird comment system.
The other characters might get a pass every once in a while and that’s okay because it’s life BUT , the other characters aren’t as hypocritical as Xander , which makes even more infuriating when he acts like God’s gift and then gets a pass. Buffy blamed and scolded Willow multiple times actually even though it’s not her nature to blame people. Spike literally burned every once of them by the end of season 7 to my immense satisfaction. And I believe Spike got a pass because B has always been attracted to him, although I have to agree he did away with oddly a lot of things.
Neither Buffy or Willow were ever on board with ever Xander's relationships (Cordelia, Anya). And while they might have good reason (Anya a demon) and true didn't react in the extreme like Xander it still doesn't excuse some of their behaviour. Despite bringing Buffy back to life in S1 Xander is treated like a useless goof by nearly all the group. Yes Spike burned every one of them at the end of season 7 but I regard the Scoobies turning on Buffy as the most out of character moment in the history of the show. Poorly written, plot hole ridden and just plain awkward. Then again Buffy had been treating her friends as her own army and it was only there to bring Spike and Buffy closer.