Willow adapts to her newfound sexual identity, eventually falling in love with and choosing to be with Tara, even when Oz returns to Sunnydale after apparently getting his lycanthropic tendencies under control. Each season the Scoobies face a villain they call the Big Bad. In the fifth season, this is a goddess named Glory Clare Kramer that Buffy is unable to fight by herself.
The writers of the series often use elements of fantasy and horror as metaphors for real-life conflicts. The series' use of magic, as noted by religion professor Gregory Stevenson, neither promotes nor denigrates Wiccan ideals and Willow rejects Wiccan colleagues for not practicing the magic she favors. Throughout the series, magic is employed to represent different ideas -— relationships, sexuality, ostracism, power, and particularly for Willow, addiction -— that change between episodes and seasons.
The ethical judgment of magic, therefore, lies in the results: Using it wisely for altruistic reasons is considered a positive act on the series. Through witchcraft, Willow becomes the only member of the group to cause damage to Glory. She reveals that the spells she casts are physically demanding, giving her headaches and nosebleeds.
When Glory assaults Tara, making her insane, Willow, in a magical rage that causes her eyes to turn black, finds Glory and battles her. She does not come from the battle unscathed after all, Glory is a goddess and Willow "just" a very powerful witch and must be assisted by Buffy, but her power is evident and surprising to her friends.
The final episode of the fifth season sees Willow restoring Tara's sanity and crucially weakening Glory in the process. It also features Buffy's death, sacrificing herself to save the world. Fearing that Buffy is in hell, Willow suggests at the beginning of the sixth season that she be raised from the dead. In a dark ceremony in which she expels a snake from her mouth, Willow performs the magic necessary to bring Buffy back.
She is successful, but Buffy keeps it secret that she believes she was in heaven. Willow's powers grow stronger; she uses telepathy which her friends find intrusive, and she begins to cast spells to manipulate Tara. After Willow fails Tara's challenge to go for one week without performing magic, Tara leaves her, and for two episodes Willow descends into addiction that almost gets Dawn killed.
Willow goes for months without any magic, helping Buffy track three geeks called The Trio who grandiosely aspire to be supervillains. In an explosion of rage and grief, Willow soaks up all the dark magic she can, which turns her hair and eyes black. In the final episodes of the season Willow becomes exceedingly strong, surviving unharmed when Warren hits her in the back with an axe.
She hunts Warren, tortures him by slowly pushing a bullet into his body, then kills him by magically flaying him.
Free Gyno Lesbians Creampie Fuck Clips Hard LesbianUnsatisfied, she attempts to kill the other two members of the Trio but is unsuccessful due to her weakening power. She solves this problem by killing her 'dealer' from earlier in the season and draining him of his magic.
When she is confronted by Buffy they begin to fight, only to be stopped by Giles who has borrowed magic from a coven of wiccans. Willow successfully drains him of this borrowed magic, fulfilling his plan and causing her to feel all the pain of everyone in the world. She tries to ease the pain by destroying the world, finally to be stopped by Xander. The seventh season starts with Willow in England, unnerved by her power, studying with a coven near Giles' home to harness it.
She fears returning to Sunnydale and what she is capable of doing if she loses control again, a fear that dogs her the whole season. Buffy and the Scoobies face the First Evil , bent on ending the Slayer line and destroying the world. Potential Slayers from around the globe congregate at Buffy's home and she trains them to battle the First Evil.
Willow continues to face her grief over Tara's death and, reluctantly, becomes involved with one of the Potentials, Kennedy Iyari Limon. In the final episode of the series, " Chosen ", Buffy calls upon Willow to perform the most powerful spell she has ever attempted. With Kennedy nearby, cautioned to kill her if she becomes out of control, Willow infuses every Potential Slayer in the world with the same powers Buffy and Faith have.
The spell momentarily turns her hair white and makes her glow—Kennedy calls her "a goddess"—and it ensures that Buffy and the Potentials defeat the First Evil. Through the gamut of changes Willow endures in the series, Buffy studies scholar Ian Shuttleworth states that Alyson Hannigan's performances are the reason for Willow's popularity: As an actress she is a perfect interpreter in particular of the bare emotional directness which is the specialty of [series writer Marti] Noxon on form.
Subsequent to Buffy ' s television finale, Dark Horse Comics collaborated with Joss Whedon to produce a canonical comic book continuation of the series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight —11 , written by Whedon and many other writers from the television series. Unfettered by the practical limitations of casting or a television special effects budget, Season Eight explores more fantastic storylines, characters, and abilities for Willow.
Willow's cover art is done by Jo Chen , and Georges Jeanty and Karl Moline produce character artwork and provide alternative covers. Wonderland respectively. Willow appears to Buffy and Xander, who are in charge of thousands of Slayers, a year after the destruction of Sunnydale. Willow reveals a host of new abilities including being able to fly and absorbing others' magic to deconstruct it.
Goddesses and Monsters. It explores the time she took away to discover more about her magical powers, under the tutelage of a half-woman half-snake demon named Aluwyn. Willow is still involved with Kennedy through Season Eight , but becomes intimate with Aluwyn while they are together. She also continues to deal with grief from Tara's death, and struggles with the dark forces of magic that put her in opposition to Buffy.
From the inception of Willow's character in the first season, she is presented with contradictions. Bookish, rational, naive, and sometimes absent-minded, she is also shown being open to magic, aggressively boyish, and intensely focused. Willow is malleable, in continuous transition more so than any other Buffy character.
She is, however, consistently labeled as dependable and reliable by the other characters and thus to the audience, making her appear to be stable. In Willow's dream, she moves from an intimate moment painting a love poem by Sappho on Tara's bare back, [note 1] to attending the first day of drama class to learn that she is to be in a play performed immediately for which she does not know the lines or understand.
The dream presents poignant anxieties about how she appears to others, not belonging, and the consequences of people finding out her true self. As Willow gives a book report in front of her high school class, she discovers herself wearing the same mousy outfit she wore in the first episode of the show " Welcome to the Hellmouth " as her friends and classmates shout derisively at her, and Oz and Tara whisper intimately to each other in the audience.
She is attacked and strangled by the First Slayer as the class ignores her cries for help. Long a level-headed character who sacrifices her own desires for those of her friends, she gradually abandons these priorities to be more independent and please herself. She is often shown making choices that allow her to acquire power or knowledge and avoid emotional conflict.
Willow enjoys power she is unable to control. She steals to accomplish her vocational goals and rationalizes her amoral behavior. This also manifests itself in a competitive streak and she accuses others who share their concerns that she uses magic for selfish purposes of being jealous. No longer the conscience of the Scooby Gang, Willow cedes this role to Tara then revels in breaking more rules.
Contradicting the characterization of Willow's issues with magic as addiction, Buffy essayist Jacqueline Lichtenberg writes "Willow is not addicted to magic. Willow is addicted to the surging hope that this deed or the next or the next will finally assuage her inner pain. Vamp Willow appears in the third season episodes " The Wish " and " Doppelgangland ".
She is capricious and aggressive, the opposite of Willow's usual nature; her bad behavior so exaggerated that it does not instill fear into the viewer like other female vampires in the series, but indicates more about Willow's personality. Shocked upon seeing her alter ego in "Doppelgangland", Willow states "That's me as a vampire?
I'm so evil and skanky. And I think I'm kinda gay! Many Buffy fans saw this as a funny Easter egg when Willow revealed herself to actually be lesbian in later seasons. Both Willows make the observation that "this world's no fun",  before they send Vamp Willow back into the alternate dimension from which she came, whereupon she is staked and dies immediately.
A shadow of Dark Willow appears to fight Glory in the fifth season episode " Tough Love ", but she does not come into full force until the sixth season in " Villains ", " Two to Go ", and " Grave ". The transition from Willow into Dark Willow, precipitated by Tara's immediate death when she is shot through the heart, was ambiguously received by audiences, many of whom never foresaw Willow's psychic break.
She changes visually when she walks into the Magic Box, a store owned by Giles, telekinetically retrieves dozens of dark magic books from the shelves, and leeches the words from the pages with her fingertips. As the words crawl up her arms and soak into her skin, her eyes and hair become black and her posture "aggressively aware and confident".
Susan Driver writes that it is "crucial to recognize that never before in a teen series has raw fury been so vividly explored through a young queer girl responding to the sudden death of her lover". Lights explode when she walks past. She forcefully takes advantage of any opportunity to further her goals. She saves Buffy by removing the bullet from her chest, but later commandeers a tractor trailer, making it slam into Xander's car while he and Buffy are inside protecting Jonathan and Andrew, the other two members of the Trio.
She floats, flies  and dismantles the local jail where Jonathan and Andrew are held. She is cruelly honest to Dawn and Buffy, and overpowers everyone with whom she comes in contact. When she takes Giles' magic from him, she gains the ability to feel the world's pain, becoming determined to put the world out of its misery.
She does not acknowledge her grief, and only Xander can force her to face it when he tells her that he loves her no matter what or who she is, and if she is determined to end the world she must start by killing him. Only then does Willow return, sobbing. At Salon. More than any other character, she has driven the momentum of the past few episodes; she very nearly drove it off a cliff.
She lets everyone walk all over her and gets cranky at her friends for no reason. She's a loser. And she always has been. People picked on Willow Following the sixth season, Willow struggles to allow herself to perform magic without the darkness within her taking her over. She is no longer able to abstain from magic as it is such an integral part of her that doing so will kill her.
In the instances when she is highly emotional the darkness comes out. Willow must control that part of her and is occasionally unable to do so, giving her a trait similar to Angel, a cursed vampire who fears losing his soul will turn him evil. In a redemptive turn, when Willow turns all the Potentials into Slayers, she glows and her hair turns white, astonishing Kennedy and prompting her to call Willow a goddess.
Willow's earliest and most consistent relationships are with Buffy and Xander, both of whom she refers to as her best friends although they have their conflicts, and Giles as a father figure. Willow takes on the leadership role when Buffy is unavailable, and her growing powers sometimes make her resent being positioned as Buffy's sidekick.
Some scholars see Willow as Buffy's sister-figure or the anti-Buffy, similar to Faith , another Slayer whose morals are less strict. Willow is part of a powerful quartet: Although they often drift apart, they are forced to come together and work in these roles to defeat forces they are unable to fight individually. Willow meets stoic Oz in the second season.
Their courtship is slow and patient. Oz is bitten by a werewolf, and just as Willow begins to confront him about why he does not spend time with her, he transforms and attacks her. She must shoot him with a tranquilizer gun several times while he is wild, but her assertiveness in doing so makes her more confident in their relationship.
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Busty Buffy ass fucked for cum 2. In a Girl's Anus Episode 1 1. Lucie Wilde gets her Huge tits and tight pussy Banged till she pops! Cordelia Chase Charisma Carpenter , the archetypal shallow cheerleader, reluctantly becomes involved. Daniel "Oz" Osbourne Seth Green , a fellow student, rock guitarist and werewolf, joins the group through his relationship with Willow.
Jenny Calendar Robia LaMorte , Sunnydale's computer science teacher, joins the group after helping destroy a demon trapped in cyberspace during season 1. She later becomes Giles' love interest. Anya Emma Caulfield , a former vengeance demon Anyanka who specialized in avenging scorned women, becomes Xander's lover after losing her powers and joins the group in season four.
Although Faith initially fights on the side of good with Buffy and the rest of the group, she comes to stand against them and sides with Mayor Richard Wilkins Harry Groener after accidentally killing a human in season three. She reappears briefly in the fourth season, looking for vengeance, and moves to Angel where she voluntarily goes to jail for her murders.
Faith reappears in season seven of Buffy , after having helped Angel and his crew, and fights alongside Buffy against The First Evil. Buffy gathers other allies: Spike James Marsters , a vampire, is an old companion of Angelus Angel and one of Buffy's major enemies in early seasons, although they later become allies and lovers.
At the end of season six, Spike regains his soul. Spike is known for his Billy Idol -style peroxide blond hair and his black leather coat, stolen from a previous Slayer, Nikki Wood ; her son, Robin Wood D. Woodside , joined the group in the final season. Tara Maclay Amber Benson is a fellow member of Willow's Wicca group during season four, and their friendship eventually turns into a romantic relationship.
Buffy becomes involved personally and professionally with Riley Finn Marc Blucas , a military operative in " the Initiative ", which hunts demons using science and technology. Buffy featured dozens of recurring characters, both major and minor. For example, the "Big Bad" villain characters were featured for at least one season for example, Glory is a character who appeared in 12 episodes, spanning much of season five.
Similarly, characters who allied themselves to the group and characters who attended the same institutions were sometimes featured in multiple episodes. The show is set in the fictional California town of Sunnydale, whose suburban Sunnydale High School sits on top of a " Hellmouth ", a gateway to demon realms. The Hellmouth, located beneath the school library, is a source of mystical energies as well as a nexus for a wide variety of evil creatures and supernatural phenomena.
In addition to being an open-ended plot device, Joss Whedon has cited the Hellmouth and " High school as Hell " as one of the primary metaphors in creating the series. Most of Buffy was shot on location in Los Angeles, California. The high school used in the first three seasons is actually Torrance High School , in Torrance, California , the same high school used for Beverly Hills, From Season Two more permanent sets were built, including the full interior of Buffy's house, Angel's mansion, Giles' apartment, and extensions to the high school set the addition of a dining hall and commons area.
Buffy is told in a serialized format, with each episode involving a self-contained story while contributing to a larger storyline ,  which is broken down into season-long narratives marked by the rise and defeat of a powerful antagonist , commonly referred to as the " Big Bad ". While the show is mainly a drama with frequent comic relief , most episodes blend different genres , including horror , martial arts , romance , melodrama , farce , science fiction , comedy , and even, in one episode , musical comedy.
The series' narrative revolves around Buffy and her friends, collectively dubbed the " Scooby Gang ", who struggle to balance the fight against supernatural evils with their complex social lives. Though elements and relationships are explored and ongoing subplots are included, the show focuses primarily on Buffy and her role as an archetypal heroine. Gellar described the show as "the ultimate metaphor: It's the hardest time of life.
In the first few seasons, the most prominent monsters in the Buffy bestiary are vampires , which are based on traditional myths, lore, and literary conventions. As the series continues, Buffy and her companions fight an increasing variety of demons , as well as ghosts , werewolves , zombies , and unscrupulous humans.
They frequently save the world from annihilation by a combination of physical combat, magic , and detective-style investigation, and are guided by an extensive collection of ancient and mystical reference books. Season one exemplifies the "high school is hell" concept. Buffy Summers has just moved to Sunnydale after burning down her old school's gym, and hopes to escape her Slayer duties.
Her plans are complicated by Rupert Giles , her new Watcher , who reminds her of the inescapable presence of evil. Sunnydale High is built atop a Hellmouth , a portal to demon dimensions that attracts supernatural phenomena to the area. Buffy befriends two schoolmates, Xander Harris and Willow Rosenberg , who help her fight evil throughout the series, but they must first prevent The Master , an ancient and especially threatening vampire, from opening the Hellmouth and taking over Sunnydale.
The emotional stakes are raised in season two. Vampires Spike and Drusilla weakened from a mob in Prague , which, it is implied, caused her debilitating injury , come to town along with a new slayer, Kendra Young , who was activated as a result of Buffy's brief death in the season one finale. Xander becomes involved with Cordelia , while Willow becomes involved with witchcraft and Daniel "Oz" Osbourne , who is a werewolf.
The romantic relationship between Buffy and the vampire Angel develops over the course of the season, but after they have sex, Angel's soul, given to him by a Gypsy curse in the past, is lost, and he once more becomes Angelus, a sadistic killer. Kendra is killed by a restored Drusilla. Angelus torments much of the "Scooby Gang" throughout the rest of the season and murders multiple innocents and Giles' new girlfriend Jenny Calendar , a gypsy who was sent to maintain Angel's curse.
To avert an apocalypse, Buffy is forced to banish Angelus to a demon dimension just moments after Willow has restored his soul. The ordeal leaves Buffy emotionally shattered, and she leaves Sunnydale. After attempting to start a new life in Los Angeles, Buffy returns to town in season three.
Angel has mysteriously been released from the demon dimension, but is close to insanity due to the torment he suffered there, and is nearly driven to suicide by the First Evil. He and Buffy realize that a relationship between them can never happen; he eventually leaves Sunnydale at the end of the season. A new watcher named Wesley is put in Giles' place when Giles is fired from the Watcher's Council because he has developed a "father's love" for Buffy; and towards the end of the season, Buffy announces that she will no longer be working for the Council.
Early in the season, she meets Faith , the Slayer activated after Kendra's death. She also encounters the affable Mayor Richard Wilkins , who secretly has plans to "ascend" become a "pure" demon on Sunnydale High's Graduation Day. Although Faith initially works well with Buffy, she becomes increasingly unstable after accidentally killing a human and forms a relationship with the paternal yet manipulative Mayor, eventually landing in a coma after a fight with Buffy.
At the end of the season, after the Mayor becomes a huge snake-like demon, Buffy and the entire graduating class destroy him by blowing up Sunnydale High. Season four sees Buffy and Willow enroll at UC Sunnydale, while Xander joins the workforce and begins dating Anya , a former vengeance demon.
Spike returns as a series regular and is abducted by The Initiative , a top-secret military installation based beneath the UC Sunnydale campus. They implant a microchip in his head that punishes him whenever he tries to harm a human. He makes a truce with the Scooby Gang and begins to fight on their side, purely for the joy of fighting, upon learning that he can still harm other demons.
Oz leaves town after realizing that he is too dangerous as a werewolf, and Willow falls in love with Tara Maclay , another witch. Buffy begins dating Riley Finn , a graduate student and member of The Initiative. Although appearing to be a well-meaning anti-demon operation, The Initiative's sinister plans are revealed when Adam , a monster secretly built from parts of humans, demons and machinery, escapes and begins to wreak havoc on the town.
Adam is destroyed by a magical composite of Buffy and her three friends, and The Initiative is shut down. During season five , a younger sister, Dawn , suddenly appears in Buffy's life; although she is new to the series, to the characters it is as if she has always been there.
Buffy is confronted by Glory , an exiled Hell God who is searching for a "Key" that will allow her to return to her Hell dimension and in the process blur the lines between dimensions and unleash Hell on Earth. It is later discovered that the Key's protectors have turned the Key into human form — Dawn — concurrently implanting everybody with lifelong memories of her.
The Watcher's Council aids in Buffy's research on Glory, and she and Giles are both reinstated on their own terms. Riley leaves early in the season after realizing that Buffy does not love him and joins a military demon-hunting operation. Spike, still implanted with the Initiative chip, realizes he is in love with Buffy and increasingly helps the Scoobies in their fight.
Buffy's mother Joyce dies of a brain aneurysm , while at the end of the season, Xander proposes to Anya. Glory finally discovers that Dawn is the key and kidnaps her. To save Dawn, Buffy sacrifices her own life by diving into the portal to the Hell dimension and thus closes it with her death.
At the beginning of season six , Buffy has been dead for days, but Buffy's friends resurrect her through a powerful spell, believing they have rescued her from a Hell dimension. Buffy returns in a deep depression, explaining several episodes later that she had been in Heaven and is devastated to be pulled back to Earth.
Giles returns to England because he has concluded that Buffy has become too reliant on him, while Buffy takes up a fast-food job to support herself and Dawn, and develops a secret, mutually abusive relationship with Spike. Dawn suffers from kleptomania and feelings of alienation, Xander leaves Anya at the altar after which she once again becomes a vengeance demon , and Willow becomes addicted to magic, causing Tara to temporarily leave her.
They also begin to deal with The Trio , a group of nerds led by Warren Mears who use their proficiency in technology and magic to attempt to kill Buffy and take over Sunnydale. Warren is shown to be the only competent villain of the group and, after Buffy thwarts his plans multiple times and the Trio breaks apart, he becomes unhinged and attacks Buffy with a gun, accidentally killing Tara in the process.
This causes Willow to descend into nihilistic darkness and unleash all of her dark magical powers, killing Warren and attempting to kill his friends. Giles returns to face her in battle and infuses her with light magic, tapping into her remaining humanity. This overwhelms Willow with guilt and pain, whereupon she attempts to destroy the world to end everyone's suffering, although it eventually allows Xander to reach through her pain and end her rampage.
Late in the season, after losing control and trying to rape Buffy, Spike leaves Sunnydale and travels to see a demon and asks him to "return him to what he used to be" so that he can "give Buffy what she deserves". After Spike passes a series of brutal tests, the demon restores his soul.
During season seven , it is revealed that Buffy's second resurrection caused instability that is allowing the First Evil to begin tipping the balance between good and evil. It begins by hunting down and killing inactive Potential Slayers , and soon raises an army of ancient, powerful Turok-Han vampires. After the Watchers' Council is destroyed, a number of Potential Slayers some brought by Giles take refuge in Buffy's house.
The Turok-Han vampires and a sinister, misogynistic preacher known as Caleb begin causing havoc for the Scoobies. As the Hellmouth becomes more active, nearly all of Sunnydale's population — humans and demons alike — flee. In the series finale, Buffy kills Caleb, and Angel returns to Sunnydale with an amulet, which Buffy gives to Spike; the Scoobies then surround the Hellmouth and the Potential Slayers descend into its cavern, while Willow casts a spell that activates their Slayer powers.
Anya dies in the fight, as do some of the new Slayers. Spike's amulet channels the power of the sun to destroy the Hellmouth and all the vampires within it, including himself. The collapse of the cavern creates a crater that swallows all of Sunnydale, while the survivors of the battle escape in a school bus. In the final scene, as the survivors survey the crater, Dawn asks, "What are we going to do now?
Writer Joss Whedon says that "Rhonda the Immortal Waitress" was really the first incarnation of the Buffy concept, "the idea of some woman who seems to be completely insignificant who turns out to be extraordinary". The idea was first visited through Whedon's script for the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer , which featured Kristy Swanson in the title role.
The director, Fran Rubel Kuzui , saw it as a "pop culture comedy about what people think about vampires ". It was crushing. Several years later, Gail Berman later a Fox executive, but at that time President and CEO of the production company Sandollar Television, who owned the TV rights to the movie approached Whedon to develop his Buffy concept into a television series.
The latter promoted the premiere with a series of History of the Slayer clips,  and the first episode aired on March 10, Whedon has declared in June that the non-broadcast pilot would not be included with DVDs of the series "while there is strength in these bones", stating that it "sucks on ass". Joss Whedon was credited as executive producer throughout the run of the series, and for the first five seasons — he was also the showrunner , supervising the writing and all aspects of production.
Marti Noxon took on the role for seasons six and seven — , but Whedon continued to be involved with writing and directing Buffy alongside projects such as Angel , Fray , and Firefly. Fran Rubel Kuzui and her husband, Kaz Kuzui , were credited as executive producers  but were not involved in the show. Their credit, rights, and royalties over the franchise relate to their funding, producing, and directing of the original movie version of Buffy.
Script-writing was done by Mutant Enemy , a production company created by Whedon in The writers with the most writing credits  are Joss Whedon , Steven S. Jane Espenson has explained how scripts came together. Then the episode's story was "broken" into acts and scenes.
Act breaks were designed as key moments to intrigue viewers so that they would stay with the episode following the commercial break. The writers collectively filled in scenes surrounding these act breaks for a more fleshed-out story. A whiteboard marked their progress by mapping brief descriptions of each scene.
Once "breaking" was done, the credited author wrote an outline for the episode, which was checked by Whedon or Noxon. The writer then wrote a full script, which went through a series of drafts, and finally a quick rewrite from the showrunner. The final article was used as the shooting script.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer first aired on March 10, , as a mid season replacement for the show Savannah on the WB network , and played a key role in the growth of the Warner Bros. In , the show went into syndication in the United States on local stations and on cable channel FX ; the local airings ended in , and the FX airings lasted until but returned to the network in Beginning in January , it began to air in syndication in the United States on Logo.
Chiller also aired a hour Thanksgiving Day marathon on November 25, While the seventh season was still being broadcast, Sarah Michelle Gellar told Entertainment Weekly she was not going to sign on for an eighth year; "When we started to have such a strong year this year, I thought: After protests from fans about early episodes being edited for their pre- watershed time-slot, from the second run mid-second season onwards , the BBC gave the show two time slots: From the fourth season onwards, the BBC aired the show in anamorphic Whedon later said that Buffy was never intended to be viewed this way.
In August , Pivot announced that, for the first time, episodes of Buffy would be broadcast in high-definition and in a widescreen Other problems included missing filters, editing errors, and poorly re-rendered CGI. Buffy features a mix of original , indie , rock and pop music. The composers spent around seven days scoring between fourteen and thirty minutes of music for each episode.
Despite this, their goal was to produce "dramatic" orchestration that would stand up to film scores. Alongside the score, most episodes featured indie rock music, usually at the characters' venue of choice, The Bronze. Buffy music supervisor John King explained that "we like to use unsigned bands" that "you would believe would play in this place". Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Score.
Alongside these series, Whedon has cited cult film Night of the Comet as a "big influence",  and credited the X-Men character Kitty Pryde as a significant influence on the character of Buffy. Buffy episodes often include a deeper meaning or metaphor as well. Whedon explained, "We think very carefully about what we're trying to say emotionally, politically, and even philosophically while we're writing it In the world of Buffy the problems that teenagers face become literal monsters.
A mother can take over her daughter's life " Witch " ; a strict stepfather-to-be really is a heartless machine " Ted " ; a young lesbian fears that her nature is demonic " Goodbye Iowa " and " Family " ; a girl who has sex with even the nicest-seeming guy may discover that he afterward becomes a monster " Innocence ".
The love affair between the vampire Angel and Buffy was fraught with metaphors. For example, their night of passion cost the vampire his soul. Sarah Michelle Gellar said: You sleep with a guy and he turns bad on you. Buffy struggles throughout the series with her calling as Slayer and the loss of freedom this entails, frequently sacrificing teenage experiences for her Slayer duties.
Her difficulties and eventual empowering realizations are reflections of several dichotomies faced by modern women and echo feminist issues within society. In the episode " Becoming Part 2 ", when Joyce learns that Buffy is the Slayer, her reaction has strong echoes of a parent discovering her child is gay, including denial, suggesting that she tries "not being a Slayer", and ultimately kicking Buffy out of the house.
Bianca Lawson , who played vampire slayer Kendra Young in season 2 of the show, originally auditioned for the role of Cordelia Chase before Charisma Carpenter was cast in the role. She decided to keep trying for the role of Buffy, and after several more auditions, she landed the lead. The character of Angel was only supposed to appear briefly in the pilot episode.
When the pilot was due to be reshot in September , scouting for Angel began again, and by chance a talent agent spotted David Boreanaz on the sidewalk walking his dog. Anthony Stewart Head had already led a prolific acting and singing career,  but remained best known in the United States for a series of twelve coffee commercials with Sharon Maughan for Taster's Choice instant coffee.
Nicholas Brendon , unlike other Buffy regulars, had little acting experience, instead working various jobs—including production assistant , plumber's assistant, veterinary janitor, food delivery, script delivery, day care counselor, and waiter—before breaking into acting and overcoming his stutter. Strong later played the role of Jonathan Levinson, a recurring character for much of the series run.
Alyson Hannigan was the last of the original six to be cast. Following her role in My Stepmother Is an Alien ,  she appeared in commercials and supporting roles on television shows throughout the early s. Hannigan described her approach to the character through Willow's reaction to a particular moment: Willow sadly tells Buffy that her Barbie doll was taken from her as a child.
Buffy asks her if she ever got it back. Willow's line was to reply "most of it". Hannigan decided on an upbeat and happy delivery of the line "most of it", as opposed to a sad, depressed delivery. Hannigan figured Willow would be happy and proud that she got "most of it" back.
That indicated how she was going to play the rest of the scene, and the role, for that matter, and defined the character. The Buffy opening sequence provides credits at the beginning of each episode, with the accompanying music performed by Californian rock band Nerf Herder. In the DVD commentary for the first Buffy episode , Whedon said his decision to go with Nerf Herder's theme was influenced by Hannigan, who had urged him to listen to the band's music.
But the theme quickly changes: Buffy has inspired a range of official works, including television shows, books, comics, games, and podcasts. This expansion of the series encouraged use of the term " Buffyverse " to describe the franchise and the fictional universe in which Buffy and related stories take place. The storyline was continued in a series of comic books produced by Joss Whedon and published by Dark Horse Comics , which serve as a canonical continuation of the television series.
Joss Whedon was interested in a film continuation in ,  but such a film has yet to materialize. In July , 20th Century Fox Television began development on a television reboot of the series. Monica Owusu-Breen is to serve as showrunner and has been working on the script with Whedon, who is to be an executive producer.
At the time of Buffy' s 20th anniversary in , Whedon expressed fear of reboots, commenting that when "something [is brought] back, and even if it's exactly as good as it was, the experience can't be. You've already experienced it, and part of what was great was going through it for the first time.
You have to meet expectations and adjust it for the climate, which is not easily [done]. The spin-off Angel was introduced in October , at the start of Buffy season four. Like Buffy , it was produced by the production company Mutant Enemy. At times, it performed better in the Nielsen ratings than its parent series did.
The series was given a darker tone, focusing on the ongoing trials of Angel in Los Angeles. His character is tormented by guilt following the return of his soul, punishment for more than a century of murder and torture. During the first four seasons of the show, he works as a private detective in a fictionalized version of Los Angeles, California , where he and his associates work to "help the helpless", to restore the faith and "save the souls" of those who have lost their way.
In season five, the Senior Partners of Wolfram and Hart take a bold gamble in their campaign to corrupt Angel, giving him control of their Los Angeles office. Angel accepts the deal as an opportunity to fight evil from the inside. When Glenn Quinn Doyle left the series during its first season, Alexis Denisof Wesley Wyndam-Pryce , who played a recurring character in the last nine episodes of season three of Buffy , took his place.
Angel also continued to appear occasionally on Buffy. The storyline has been continued in the comic book series Angel: Outside of the TV series, the Buffyverse has been officially expanded and elaborated on by authors and artists in the so-called "Buffyverse Expanded Universe ". The creators of these works may or may not keep to established continuity. Similarly, writers for the TV series were under no obligation to use information which had been established by the Expanded Universe, and sometimes contradicted such continuity.
Dark Horse has published the Buffy comics since Following the publication of Tales of the Vampires in , Dark Horse Comics halted publication on Buffyverse-related comics and graphic novels. The company produced Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight with forty issues from March to January , picking up where the television show left off—taking the place of an eighth canonical season.
The spell momentarily turns her hair white and makes her glow—Kennedy calls her "a goddess"—and it ensures that Buffy and the Potentials defeat the First Evil. Deadline Hollywood. Logging in Season four sees Buffy and Willow enroll at UC Sunnydale, while Xander joins the workforce and begins dating Anya , a former vengeance demon. Chiller also aired a hour Thanksgiving Day marathon on November 25,
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Her dependence on magic becomes so consuming that it develops into a dark force that takes her on a redemptive journey in a major story arc when she becomes the sixth season's main villain, threatening to destroy the world in a fit of grief and rage. You Are Leaving Pornhub. Not a free member yet? Her ambition to bring back Buffy from the dead inevitably led to Tara getting shot and killed. He and Buffy realize that a relationship between them can never happen; he eventually leaves Sunnydale at the end of the season.