Buffy never saved the world in six or seven....she was stuck in a hole for S6 and S7 Wolfram Hart saved the world by giving Angel the amulet which he intended to wear in Chosen, but Buffy sent him away to start a 2nd Front , the only people who had any idea what the amulet would do was Wolfram and Hart , Spike / Buffy didn't so when Spike put it on he had no idea it would do ? So I don't understand the big Bomb ?I certainly would have liked to see more slayer action... but then again, I really would have liked to see them do the spell before they went down into the hole... and maybe gather several hundred slayers around the school. I bet you there were a bunch of undiscovered potential slayers in CA, OR and WA alone...
I don't have a problem with the idea of Spike's soul burning out the enemy. Seems oddly appropriate that a vampire's soul should kill all the vampires... and it brings him full circle. Spike's humanity is why he joined forces with Buffy against Angel and Dru the first time... and now he's got his human soul and the fullness of humanity, at least from a spiritual standpoint.
Spike is only there because of Buffy's action, therefore, I credit the win to her column anyway. General's don't shoot the big bomb, they just decide how and where to deploy it. They still count as winning the war. She is the one who insisted in keeping him around, saved him and deployed him in battle. So it's not 'man power' saving the 'little woman'. It's the 'little woman' figuring out how to use her big guns. Willow. Spike. The potentials. And SHE wins.
You don't have to be the only one on the field to win the war. In fact, in modern wars, the general and the president pretty much aren't ever in the middle of the battle.
Without BUFFY, there's no Willow the powerful witch. Willow dies in season one. Without Buffy, there's no Angel the redeemed with an amulet... he goes on wandering lost in the wilderness. Without Buffy Spike either gets killed by some slayer or goes on being evil. Without Buffy, the potentials don't survive, much less become slayers who help save the world.
Everyone in that building who fought that battle was there because of BUFFY.
Chosen wasn't perfect but it was pretty good. Given the huge missteps of season seven, it's actually a pretty good 'save'.
But there definitely could have been a bigger role for the new slayers.
Re: 2- i dont see how the amulet would have the same affect with Buffy wearing it unless the power of the scythe shields her and overrides it by have it only kill the Uber-Vamps (and leave The First severily weak and impotent)I agree, it was the perfect ending.
Different ending No. 1: The First Evil wins and the Turoks-Han overrun the world. No. Don`t like it.
Different ending No. 2: Buffy wears the amulet, saves the world and dies. That would have been to depressing.
Different ending No. 3: Spike wears the amulet, saves the world, escapes the flames and rides into the sunset with Buffy on a white horse. Nice, but too cheesy.
Different ending No. 4: Angel wears the amulet, burns to ashes, saves the world and Spike and Buffy walk happily away from the battlefield, holding hands and smiling happily. Somehow that doesn`t feel right.
I actually can not think of any other end of BtVS, that would have been better or even as good, as the one, Joss gave us.
This. Plus Xander ran his course since he barely evolves from being the immature imbecile who can't get the one girl he desires.Wouldn't change much. Maybe have Angel stick around for a bit longer instead of just a tiny scene at the start. Also Xander should have died instead of Anya. It would have shown how far his character had come: from a dopey, immature teenager to a guy willing to die to save his friends. Killing Anya was a bit of a lazy move to be honest; it felt like she died just so another character could die rather than have any real dramatic purpose.
I think it would've been depressing to see any of the 4 core Scoobies die because we've known them from the beginning of the series. However, it also bugs me that it was Spike and Anya (the two "demon" team members) that died.This. Plus Xander ran his course since he barely evolves from being the immature imbecile who can't get the one girl he desires.
Didn't stop Joss and Dark Horse w/ Giles before Angel, Faith, Coames, and the Aunties reversed it.I think it would've been depressing to see any of the 4 core Scoobies die because we've known them from the beginning of the series. However, it also bugs me that it was Spike and Anya (the two "demon" team members) that died.
I do to some degree though, Dark Horse have kinda screwed the pooch far as glossing over After The Fall and the mess that was Fred/Illyria (goddamn it, Victor Gischler...smh) Though I can say that one GN by Spike himself, James Marsters felt like an Alt timeline due to the continuity error re: boots* and Spike's behavior right after getttinf his soulI don't consider the comics canon.