I think, after The Annoying One met his much belated demise, the fans were more than happy to just forget he ever existed.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.
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.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.
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.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?
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)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.