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15 Fan Theories About Buffy The Vampire Slayer Just Crazy Enough To Be True

May 3, 2017 32.2k votes 5.7k voters 285.9k views15 items

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It's been a number of years since the final season of Buffy The Vampire Slayer aired, but that hasn't slowed down its legion of fans. Even after all this time, there are still things only true Buffy fans know about. Fans of the Buffyverse are as active as ever, and the discussion never stops. Fan theories, in particular, often dominate the message boards. After all, how can you watch Buffy and not claim you've got a theory? One could lose days delving into the minds of Joss Whedon's biggest supporters. When you come up, you'll have an awful lot to think about.

While the buff blonde is the face of the franchise, she's not the focus of most Buffy fan theories. Perhaps, the loyal following is desperate for a cross-over, a spin-off, or even some kind of Buffy reboot. Surely, Giles could command an audience. Until that glorious day, you'll have to tide yourself over on these fan theories about the Buffyverse to stay five by five. 

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    The True Slayer Line Runs Through Faith, Not Buffy

    The True Slayer Line Runs Through Faith, Not Buffy
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    Redditor /u/Leones108 explains Slayer lineage in her theory as to why Faith is the true Slayer: 

    "During a season 7 episode, Buffy states 'I think both of us would have to die for a new Slayer to be called, and we can't even be sure that girl is in this room.' If this is the case, why was Faith called when Kendra died? well:

    Kendra was actually called when Buffy became a vampire during the coma kid psychic nightmares episode in Season 1 (she would have technically been dead at this point), then when Buffy died again, there was already another Slayer (Kendra), so Faith wasn't activated.

    Then, when Kendra got her shaving cut from Dru, both Slayers had died and Faith was powered up."

    Love her or hate her, it seems Faith does have the only legitimate Slayer cred, since Buffy saw fit to die so many times.

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    Drusilla Was Destined To Become A Slayer Before Angelus Turned Her

    Drusilla Was Destined To Become A Slayer Before Angelus Turned Her
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    Redditor /u/overcaffeninateme shared an interesting theory on Drusilla's past. The gist: what if she was a potential slayer?

    “There’s a scene where Angelus first meets Dru. He impersonates a priest while she is giving confession. She admits that she is having visions of the future.

    ”Is it possible Drusilla was going to be a slayer? The slayers get visions of future violence even before they are called, right? But then Angelus turns her before she gets called.”

    It's hard to believe with her strange behavior and penchant for the sinister that Drusilla could have ever fought for the good guys. That would have made two Slayers whom Spike was in love with. 

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    You Could Technically Build An Army Of Slayers Just By Using Modern Technology

    You Could Technically Build An Army Of Slayers Just By Using Modern Technology
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    Reddit user JangoF76 posits an amazing theory on the creation of Slayers:

    "With modern medicine and technology it must be fairly easy to kill someone in a controlled environment for like a few seconds and then revive them. They do this one time for each new slayer — it wouldn’t be long before they had a whole bunch of slayers at once."

    If you watched Buffy when it actually aired on television, you're probably of an age where you remember the Julia Roberts classic Flatliners. If you did, then you know how potentially cool this theory is.

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    Anya Created Capitalism Out Of Spite

    Anya Created Capitalism Out Of Spite
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    In the Season 7 episode "Selfless," we see Anya (in her first life as a human) explain the concept of capitalism to Olaf, only to be derided for her thoughts because she's a woman. Reddit user zlpatnegam took this idea a step further: "I imagine that a woman could have said something like 'I wish he would get what he deserved' and bada-bing-bada-boom, Anya the Vengeance Demon created a world with Capitalism." Given Anya's insane prediliction towards money, it seems very plausible. 

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