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Was Owen a good match for Buffy?

Taake

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No, I think he was good crush material though. I think everyone gets crushes on people who "seem" to be so great, but it's better in your head than in reality. That was Owen for me, the guy Buffy thought would be great because he was all cute, serious and smart, but who would never have worked out in the long run.

That was just a feeling I got though, there was this disconnect between them I can't quite put my finger on. :)
 

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Definitely not. To me, Owen was a bit of an ass. Like his surprise that Buffy would hang out in the library, like she's not smart enough or something. Or how he tried way too hard to be 'different' from the other guys. I don't know, I just didn't like him and Buffy deserves better than him :)
 

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He was her first kiss! I think they could have made it work if she wasn't so judgemental of him.
 

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I don't remember this episode as well, but Owen seemed way too dull for Buffy. He doesn't deserve her at all.
 

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I'm pretty sure Owen would have found off-duty Buffy too shallow once the whole library charade was over and he realised she was more into browsing clothes racks than bookshelves. Plus, he would have wanted to patrol with her. And uhm, no.
 
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I always felt the show would have been more interesting with normal high school dating, rather than jumping into Bangel. I mean Owen wasn't a great character, but the idea of Buffy dating a muggle, sure.
 

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Owen would've gotten his ass killed, possibly even turned, by the end of the 1st season. Buffy was right to not pursue a relationship with someone who combined true dumb recklessness with a glass jaw.

At least guys like Xander or Riley can take a beating.
 
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