- Jan 29, 2017
And leaves her friends and spike with a screaming shit factory who is about to start teething!!!! =-OIf we had to write Dawn played by MT then I would agree with @Anyanka Bunny Killer and have Dawn actually act her age. I would write her as quite shy who spends a lot of time in her room (which would also "explain" her lack of presence in the first 4 seasons "She was in her room and off-screen"). After Joyce's death, we'd see Buffy try and emotionally connect with Dawn more (which Buffy never saw the need to do in the first 4 seasons).
If we were just writing Dawn as a character without MT, then I would have Dawn be Buffy's daughter who was the result of Buffy's one night stand with Parker. Parker wouldn't be interested and a pregnant Buffy would struggle over deciding whether to keep the baby or not given her lifestyle as a slayer. She'd seek advice from her friends and Giles (which is the perfect opportunity for Giles to mention Nikki Wood and Robin, it would also involve Spike into the story as he was the one who killed Nikki). Buffy decides to keep the baby and gives birth to Dawn. When the monks make Dawn the key and Glory is after her, Buffy's protective mother instinct kicks in and she goes to all lengths to protect Dawn. She won't sacrifice Dawn to save the world but because they share the same blood (Summers blood), Buffy sacrifices herself to save Dawn.