Line(s) of the Day #BuffytheVampireSlayer

Dawn and Xander

Xander: I saw what you did last night.
Dawn Summers: Yeah, I… I guess I kinda lost my head when I thought I was the Slayer.
Xander: You thought you were all special. Miss Sunnydale 2003. And the minute you found out you weren’t, you handed the crown to Amanda without a moment’s pause. You gave her your power.
Dawn Summers: The power wasn’t mine.
Xander: They’ll never know how tough it is, Dawnie. To be the one who isn’t chosen. To live so near to the spotlight and never step in it. But I know. I see more than anybody realises because nobody’s watching me. I saw you last night. I see you working here today. You’re not special. You’re extraordinary.

(SPOILERS WITHIN COMMENTS) Nicholas Brendon and Michelle Trachtenberg in the supernatural comedy drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 – 2003). Despite it’s huge success, enduring nature, inspirational message and influences on later shows, the show garnered only two Emmys, for make up and sound.

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31 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #BuffytheVampireSlayer

    • I finished it all yesterday and there was no way I was going to put anything else first. I’ll be putting other lines up from the show later but this quote is still my favourite. It just says so much about bravery not always being linked to the obvious action and how we don’t always notice how courageous people around us can be.

    • I knew as soon as I’d heard it that it was going to be the first one. It just sums up the warmth and affection that exists between the characters. I so thought she was going to be a Potential. I’m trying to think of my most shocking moments. Dawn’s introduction as a sister. Buffy’s mum, Tara and Buffy’s sacrifice. The gouging. So so many 🙂

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