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Buffy's character flaws?

Discussion in 'Sunnydale Cemetery' started by Geobubbles, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. Buffy Lover

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    True true didn't factor that in when I thought of it
     
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    Slayrunt Oh ho! Aren’t you Mr. Dicey Semantics?

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    She really annoyed me when she started dating Riley. She became obssessed almost. And she was a bit disrespectful to others at times but mostly I feel lik she did the least amount of wrong compared to other characters.
     
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    Obsessed? About what? Just curious, I'm not sure I understand what you mean.
     
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    ChaseRules When it comes to dating I the Slayer.

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    Same here . She spent a lot of time with Riley but that what you do when you have a boy/girl friend.
     
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    Isn't that kind of her normal thing though? She's not as bad as Carrie Bradshaw, but when she's in love her boyfriend takes priority. No matter her duty,she puts them first . Pre Dawn anyway. Even when she killed Angel in season 2, it traumatized her to the point that she abandoned everyone and took off.

    Only when Dawn arrived did that change. Then she put Dawn first , no matter what. Not a big coincidence that her relationship with Riley died once Dawn hit the scene. Just my Opinion
     
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    ChaseRules When it comes to dating I the Slayer.

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    Well I got to say Buffy was doing the right thing in putting Dawn ahead of her boyfriend :D
     
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    Agreed :) I'm just pointing out that she puts her loves above all else. Prior to Dawn, it was her boyfriends. Then Dawn became the love of her life. Even Joss said it, that Buffy's love interest in season 5 would be her sister.

    This pattern shows up again in season 7, with Spike.
     
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    ChaseRules When it comes to dating I the Slayer.

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    You got a point there . Buffy had a bit of a martyr complex I believe . Which is good since she a Slayer right o_O
     
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    Yup. You will not catch me running down the Buffster. I love her and will defend her always!! Lol.

    But, yes she had a martyr complex, and I wonder if that was her natural personality, or because she was the Slayer. Maybe being the Slayer predisposed the girl who was chosen to being a martyr. You kind of have to be a martyr right to do that job?
     
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    Same here :cool:

    That could be why the girls don't run away saying their not going to kill them selves fighting the vampires .
     
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    That's a fascinating thought. Maybe that's why Faith went mad, because she betrayed her calling, what came natural to her. After all, it was only in season 4 in Buffys body when she rescued that girl did she begin to change..she rediscovered what she was meant for.

    And even evil, you can say she had a martyr complex with her devotion to the Mayor.
     
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    ChaseRules When it comes to dating I the Slayer.

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    Now that a idea there . The calling is what makes them do that . And you right in that after being in Buffy body she started changing again.

    Another good point there . She really looked up to him .
     
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    Maybe obsessed is a bit of a strong word. But I do remember early on in their relationship she would talk of him constantly and Giles and willow were clearly annoyed of it.
     
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    Buffy clung to her boyfriends as a little bit of 'normal' in her life
     
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    Boyfriends ? From what I remember Buffy only had three boyfriends . Angel . Riley . Spike .

    The only one there that " normal" is Riley or am I missing one o_O
     
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    I'm thinking of all the guys she liked, Owen, Parker, Scott, even Ben. I think Buffy felt that a 'normal' girl would have a boyfriend, so she tried to fulfil that image of 'normal' she had in her head
     
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    And we all know how well that went over with everything . And I just remember Buffy boyfriend from LA too . He knew about Buffy being the slayer.
     
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    Pretty harsh judgement here. Buffy had confidence in her abilities and as a Slayer she thought she was the best, but she was, so that's not narcissistic, it's realistic. One of the definitions of narcissism is 'a grandiose view of ones own talents and a craving for admiration', and that sounds far more like Willow S6, then Buffy in any season
     
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    WillowFromBuffy "My bowling shoe fetish is not the issue here."

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    I have literary no idea what you are talking about. The Scoobies invented boho-chic.

    @Priceless Willow could easily have pulled off Buffy's striped top from Replacement.
     
    Priceless: Buffy's outfit in The Replacemnt, the ugliest thing ever
    ChaseRules: I don't think Willow could have pulled off that top myself.
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