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The Anointed one 's death

spikenbuffy

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Do you think that the scoobies know about The Anointed one got killed by Spike ?
I don't think there is a single time after School Hard that his death is mentionned.
 
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They probably thought once Buffy smashed The Master's bones, the Anointed One would just vanish along with all the other acolytes. Once faced with Spike, The Anointed One faded into insignificance :)
 

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I assume that Angel probably upped his monitoring of Spike in early season 2. I mean, he was certainly spying on Drusilla. It wouldn't have taken him long to find a dissident Aurealian who fled the factory after Spike took over. Also, consider. Vampires need things. They probably have a network of gofers and getters, any of whom is vunerable to a shake down. That blood won't human traffic itself.
 

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Yes, even if the kid didn't grow up, the Anointed One wasn't going to set the world on fire. At best, had they gone in a Vampire Politics scenario, treating as some sort of Vampire Ceremonial Emperor looking for a Shogun could have been interesting, but as interesting as Spike, Dru and Angelus.
 

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Do you think that the scoobies know about The Anointed one got killed by Spike ?
I don't think there is a single time after School Hard that his death is mentionned.
I think, after The Annoying One met his much belated demise, the fans were more than happy to just forget he ever existed.
 

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The writers could have at least let the scoobies acknowledge about his death IMO. The Anointed One was meant to be a threat in S1. Giles was afraid of his coming in Never Kill A Boy On The First Date.
 

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The writers could have at least let the scoobies acknowledge about his death IMO. The Anointed One was meant to be a threat in S1. Giles was afraid of his coming in Never Kill A Boy On The First Date.

You maybe right since during S1 they probably didn't have that much of a plan for the season. It was a shame we didn't see more of the Master.
 

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Look, they spent three whole months under the assumption that the Master's army of darkness was gone for good, when Colin and Absolam were hanging out in an Abandoned factory the entire time. This is not an intellectually curious group here. My guess would be, that Giles, after seeing the various prophecies turn out so differently in season 1, he probably gave up on them, including the Anointed One. He was just Colin. As an aside, I wonder if all the May events had prophetic chatter associated with them, but without Jenny, nobody knew or cared?

I remember reading a fan theory back in the day, that if Season 1 was a full season, then the Anointed One would have been the big bad for the Season. It was never explained what type of stories you could tell with a small child, bit sure, why not?
 

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Look, they spent three whole months under the assumption that the Master's army of darkness was gone for good, when Colin and Absolam were hanging out in an Abandoned factory the entire time. This is not an intellectually curious group here. My guess would be, that Giles, after seeing the various prophecies turn out so differently in season 1, he probably gave up on them, including the Anointed One. He was just Colin. As an aside, I wonder if all the May events had prophetic chatter associated with them, but without Jenny, nobody knew or cared?

I remember reading a fan theory back in the day, that if Season 1 was a full season, then the Anointed One would have been the big bad for the Season. It was never explained what type of stories you could tell with a small child, bit sure, why not?

The reason why the Annoying one was written off so quickly in Season 2 was because the kid had several growth spurts which a vampire isn't supposed to do, hence why he's constantly sat down in Season 2 to hide the fact the kid had grown.
 

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Re: Growth Spurt: Yes, I know. And Season 2 was produced a good year after Season 1, which didn't help, ether. I would have gone with it. Ancient Vampires change with Age, and creating some sort of ritual to age child vampires that stops at age 15, and to age down older vampires to age 40 could be a thing.
 

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Spike killing The Anointed One was certainly a shocking and memorable scene.
However it showed how "plans change" and how not organized the writing was,
That said, it helped Spike be awesome and let us know the show is about to change direction. That was the end of us thinking about Season 1 villains.
 

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The reason why the Annoying one was written off so quickly in Season 2 was because the kid had several growth spurts which a vampire isn't supposed to do, hence why he's constantly sat down in Season 2 to hide the fact the kid had grown.

Tbh even if he hadn't im still not sure what more you could've done with him. He was a plot device to take Buffy to the Master, which was in S1 (and frankly would've been easy enough to write around anyway)
Like Dawn after S5 he was just hanging around for no real reason and Spike killing him worked out perfectly
 
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Look, they spent three whole months under the assumption that the Master's army of darkness was gone for good, when Colin and Absolam were hanging out in an Abandoned factory the entire time. This is not an intellectually curious group here.

I was gonna say - do they even realise he's still a thing in s2? they never see him in 'when she was bad' do they? Do they even reference him? We know he's there - but do they know he's there? After all - they thought he was that crazy vampire from 'never kill a boy...', they don't know he's a thing until 'prophecy girl' - only Buffy saw him, for all of about 30 seconds, then she died ... I don't think they even remembered he had ever existed, never mind wondered what became of him.

Oh yeah - looked it up - Angel mentions him to Buffy, but she's too busy with PTSD to actually listen. No other scoobies mention him.
 
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I think Angel meets him in a cut script, And is terrified of him, but aside from that, nothing.

It would be pretty embarrassing for Angel if they'd kept that scene in. Him trembling in his boots at a small child, and then Spike waltzes in, casually picks the child up - whacks it in a cage and offs him. They couldn't have given Angel his own show where he got to be a badass after that 😂
 

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I'm sure vampires would talk about it and Angel overhear, something he'd go out of his way to do when he realized Spike just drove into town and set himself up as the Big Bad (without the Anointed One to contest that position).

I'm also glad they didn't have Angel terrified of him (at least without a tangible reason for why), though Angel is a relatively weak vampire until he drinks Slayer blood (something that also seemed to make Spike stronger as well). I forget where I read that a vampire who drinks from a Slayer becomes stronger (gaining some of the Slayer's supernatural qualities as well as increased fighting ability), but it fits where Angel forcibly drinks from Hamilton (and apparently only a sip is all he needs) in Angel season 5 (if it works against Hamilton then it should also work against Slayers).
 

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People forget that Spike treats the Anointed One with a lot of respect to begin with. In fact her abases himself to the boy, flatters him and tries to prove himself.
It's only at the end of the episode when Spike has failed when he goes 'sod it' and just simply kills the Anointed one.
Before that? He acted as I guess Angel would've acted, and yet many still consider Spike awesome. S2 Spike especially. It all depends on how a scene is written.
 
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