It would have been a lot more logical. For one thing, though I like Dawn, it is rather irksome in S5 that everyone else has to risk their lives to protect at all costs this person who didn't even exist a year ago. Secondly, the reasoning that Buffy could be substituted because they had the same blood was rather thin. Why couldn't she have offered herself up to Glory instead of Dawn in the first place then? That seems like something Buffy would do, to protect her sister, with the assumption that she could get out of it later somehow. It also makes some elements irrelevant, such as the Knights of Byzantium wanting to kill Dawn, since doing so would not have defeated Glory's aims.Do you think Dawn should have sacrificed herself in 'The Gift' instead of Buffy? Why?
I laughed so hard at that last part, it's like this as well "Well I'm not going to argue with you there" or "I'm not going to stop you"This actual subject was spoken of several years ago on this site, at the time I specified why Dawn had asked Buffy to jump. Dawn was quite willing to jump off the tower herself until she looked over the edge, she then spoke to her sis. "Oh alright Buffy, if you insist."
Seeing as the story should have ended with S5, then No. Dawn dying would have made the finale horrible. Also Dawn became more likable and useful in Later seasons. Her relationship with Spike was a great addition, and she was less bratty later on. Plus Buffy needed to sacrifice herself since it’s her Gift