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Post by Giant Michael on Dec 4, 2007 15:44:34 GMT -5
I imagine it's going to get extra spoilery from here on in folks. Don't say you weren't forewarned!
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I couldn't help myself either, had to read the previews. What episode is that flashback from? I can't remember. I love getting Faiths internal monologue, the part about looking back on her time with the Mayor and only feeling loved was very poignant, makes me feel bad for her.
It's good to finally know whose feet were dangling in Issue 1: Twilight! Of course...that makes sense! I love the little twist to his reasoning, too...that really is evil. LOL...and clever.
Plus, the Georges cover is even better in person!! I love Faith's line about Giles's Avengers reference: "I hope that's not as dirty as it sounded." It was funny for Giles to pull in pop culture references for once, as he was always the one that refrained from such.
Post by roguewarrior on Dec 5, 2007 21:19:35 GMT -5
it wasn't the best one that I've read... the first 3 of the faith story were better, but this one was still good.
that was really gross how Giles killed Roden. I'm sad that GiGi bit the dust, she was cool... but I kinda figured it would happen. it's cool that Giles and Faith are teaming up. we finally got a look at the new Big Bad, I wonder if he's the one calling all the shots for Twilight. I hope that they have Faith in the comics in the future. These four comics were the best so far.
Last Edit: Dec 5, 2007 21:20:28 GMT -5 by roguewarrior
I'm tired and I don't have the comic in my hands at the moment, but didn't the new Big Bad say that he wants an end to magic (which I didn't really get, since he's all comfy floating around and all)? Ooooh Willow, you're gonna have to kick some major ass!
You're correct. It seems that is the motive for Twilight.
This is what is making me mad, in a way. From reading Fray, we know that eventually that Buffy "loses" this battle. And in the end, all magic and demons are banished for a century. And then Fray is called.
I'm not saying that the gang dies, or that anyone dies really. I just mean that with the piece of the story we have now, and what we know of Twilight's plan...it must succeed in order for Fray to happen in continuity. Joss and co. have stated many times that Fray and it's events are canon.
It puts a damper on my reading, that I have this feeling of impending doom and no matter what they do to prevent it, the age of magic/demons will end (for a time).
But...in thinking about it in more depth, if this does happen and Joss doesn't kill anyone:
1) Willow, Buffy and the rest of the slayers could simply be stripped of her powers. It's not like they were born with them. Moreover, it was something they received.
2) It doesn't look good for our ensouled vampires!
3) Nor Dawn. She comes from a mystical birth...as the Key I think she might not escape if the banishing happens. OMG! Maybe that is Dawn's hand that we see in the portal!! Yikes!!
In a world without demons and magic, it begs the question:
"Yeah Buffy, what are YOU gonna do now?" Hehe
Last Edit: Dec 6, 2007 2:02:24 GMT -5 by CowboyGuy
Maybe the Scoobies are the ones that decide for the greater good they should try and banish all magics and demons from this plane of existence with a spell or something which sets the story for Fray.
I don't think it would effect Dawn. In the episode "Potential" it was all about her once being special and magical but now she's just a regular person, nothing special. Reality was altered for her to come into existence but she's not being kept alive by magics or anything.
It's interesting to think that because the power of the slayer is a gift that is given, it could be taken away.
I think Twilight and it's plan could open up Buffy and the gangs eyes in a sense and make them realise that the only way to "save" the world is by banishing/removing all magics and demons.
Also I wonder if there is any connection between Dawn and Twilight? They are similar meanings.
If it was Willow that gave him the idea, she would be condoning Roden's murder, which I don't think she would...at least at this point in the plotline.
I understand your frustration, Phil. We know how it pans out...and it seems like all their efforts will be for nothing. I'm curious to see what happens, and I agree with Mikey. I'm afraid Willow or Buffy will sacrifice themselves to prevent Twilight from getting what he wants, in turn actually giving him what he wants.
However, since Buffy died, would they know that Faith is the last "called" slayer, so wouldn't the line run through her? Wouldn't her death revoke the others, or is it because Buffy exists still as a slayer, she is the 'first'? I would think that since the magic of the slayer runs through Willow, she would be the one that would have to die for the 'scythe-powered' slayers to be extinct, lose their powers.
Also...that's actually a really good point to reflect on, Dane. Dawn and Twilight...hmm...