You know, to date, I find the biggest plotting/characterization hiccup in Buffy to be the not-killing-Spike-ASAP, regardless of his ability to do violence.
After all, still a soulless monster. Yet, they all chum around with him.
Of course, the characterization of the vampires can be a bit odd at times, anyway.
2004-06-08 02:36 pm UTC (link) DeleteFreezeScreen Select
just about everything in Buffy has mutable characterizations. Buffy strong, Buffy weak, vampires easy to kill, vampires as strong as Buffy, etc...
you'd think since she killed Angel, Spike woulda been a piece of cake :)
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2004-06-08 02:55 pm UTC (link) DeleteFreezeScreen Select
Most of that mutability I'm willing to accept as vagaries of a long-running television show, or nods to making a story more exciting.
Spike just rankles me because they warped character responses so strongly to keep him on the show. And he is fun, no doubt -- I'd just think a bunch of people who casually off vampires while making witty remarks would want to preemptively remove this one particular one who'd, among other things, killed TWO prior slayers.