Totally agree. I don't want Xan to die, but if they are going to do it, make it stick. If there is no jeapordy and everyone comes back, what's the point of any of it.See, I really don't want Xander to be dead, but I also don't want someone else to come back from the dead. How many times it happened now? Darla, Buffy, Spike, Fred, Warren, The Master, Giles... etc
It's getting way too repetitive and boring.
That wouldn't surprise me at all. The writers hate killing anyone off. Rememeber Giles came back, though changed, so Xan might be back, but in a different form. If he's actually dead at all, it could be a spellI know! Death lost its meaning now. Though there's this theory that FAnya didn't kill Xander. It's a plan to save him from D'Hoffryn since she revealed in a previous issue that she didn't want Xander to get hurt, but that was before Xander 'abandoned' her to stay with Dawn.
Funny with the different perceptions. She actually just looks semi conscious with a note sadness & pain added to me. I think she's supposed to be badly injured and doesn't really realize what's happening around her.Willow in her semi conscious state just looked disinterested in comparison to me.
This makes me think it's not even the real Xander. Is that a possibility? Could it be a fake Xander, a bot or from another dimension? Yes, I am grasping as straws here I know, but the way everyone is talking about it I just don't believe it's real, or if it is real it has been so badly doneIt was ridiculous that Xander just took the blame like he did and said he deserved anything she meted out, especially rubbish as it isn't even the real Anya, but even so without that!
But there's a pile of ash. Why should there be a pile of ash?Also, we don't see Xanders body
The big pile of dust could be to fool D'Hoffryn. Maybe there will be more clues in #30. Joss always liked to keep us guessing on what was really going, for example, some people still don't think Spike purposely fought for his soul because of all the misdirection.But there's a pile of ash. Why should there be a pile of ash?
As for obvious cop-out implications in this issue. Either somebody makes a wish (I'd bet on Dawn) and Fake!Jonathan (he is a vengeance demon right?) or Fake!Anya grant it.... oooor Xander ends up a ghost and Willow pulls a 'Lindsey' on him. In both cases, he would've been dead, so it's still a resurrection.