30 days of BTVS, Day 18 : A character everyone loves that you don’t.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate Buffy. I don’t even not like her. I like her. I think she is a great female character. She is strong, funny, clever, she knows how to have fun and she is way more intelligent than she credits herself to be. And she can be a good friend. And she can be a good sister.
But she also can be very bad at those things. Yeah, she is the chosen one and she’s got a lot of responsibilities. And this is too much for a teen/young adult. And it is unfair. But it doesn’t mean she doesn’t have times when she is not a good friend, or a good sister/daughter. She makes mistakes. She has tendencies to wall herself from people when she is not okay, and it hurts people. She also can be kinda judgmental…
Well, she has flaws. Like all the other characters. But fans seem to forget her flaws. On of the reasons I left the fandom at some point, during the great forums era, is because everyone was saying how great Buffy was, how perfect she was, and every time I just wanted to point out something interesting about her but something that wasn’t so perfect about her, I got shout at and everything.