Member of the Church Of Faith
- Dec 23, 2013
- The Moot, England
My point was that Buffy wasn't kicked out of anywhere- she gave them all an ultimatum and she was called on it, so she felt like she had to leave. If Buffy hadn't said 'it's my way or the high way' it's extremely doubtful that her friends would've tossed her out of her own house.My definition of "storming out of the room" is Dawn slamming the door and screaming "Get out! Get OUT! GET OUT!!!!" Quietly walking away isn't "storming," it's more, "leaving dejectedly."
Actually they were lured into a trap ant then blown up with a bomb (if you're referring to the timing of the device then I pretty much agree of you).The fact that Faith didn't get all of her Potentials, and herself as well, killed was another happy accident. Neither Buffy nor Faith were brilliant leaders, they might even be incompetent, and as for how stupid Caleb was, he managed to get both Buffy's group originally, and Faith's group later, ambushed using the same ploy. Who is more stupid, the stupid bad guy, or the stupid good guy who walks blindly into the bad guy's trap?
Faith did several things that Buffy didn't- such as asking other people's advice (as opposed to ignoring Giles when he' says 'this is clearly a trap'), gathering intelligence on the enemy (false intelligence but at least she put the effort in) as opposed to just saying 'we're going back to the vineyard.'
That's the equivelant of WW1 tactics- do the same thing over again and hope for fewer casualities.
See my WW1 anology. History is replete with soldiers dying because they blindly followed the orders of incompotent 'generals'. You might call it mutiny, just like soldiers who refused to charge headon at enemy guns (tactics apparently) were shot because of 'cowardice', but in actual fact it was the only course that scared teeangers (not soldiers) thought they could take.Unless they've changed the definitions since I was the Navy, if the troops won't follow the leader's orders, that's insubordination. (Yes, that's a military term, but it applies here, whether you see Buffy and her group as a formal military force or simply partisans, fighting a would be conqueror) If they then elect or appoint their own leader while ousting the former leader, that's mutiny, which, in time of war, is a capital offense. Either way, that isn't the leader's fault.
If everybody, including your 'military advisors' turn on you, then it's probably not the troops, its you.
My orignial point still stands, 'he who shall not be named' came into the situation, used his vast psychological prowess to jump to a conclusion about somebody he'd spent very little time with (and presumably didn't know much about her past history with Buffy, given that he was in the dark over the whole bodyswapping thing) was responsible for overthrowing Buffy.
That is indeed Faith's lot in life- but she doesn't complain half as much as she aught to...or at all in fact.
I will always maintain that his ability to 'read' people was somewhat overblown compared to Angelus, and even that dropped like a stone when he got his soul.
The guy isn't a thinker, he's a guy who goes with his gut and his emotions (as he himself says) and sometimes your emotions steer you wrong.