Buffy the Vampire Slayer

TV Show • 1997 • Action  Report
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redrosy
There are likely references to dog death that I don’t remember details of, but in the beginning of season 7 episode 2 a dog named Rocky is killed. It happens just off screen, but it’s still sad.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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S1e6 (The Pack) The school’s mascot pig was eaten. The incident itself is not shown, but there are scenes before it happens where the pig is squealing and the aftermath of the cage is shown. There is no blood.
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kamwaters95
A number of men on horses attack a moving RV. A character tells the driver to aim for the horses but no horses are seen getting injured.
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Katelyn Wernet
03x02 Dead Man's Party": There is a dead stray cat found and buried. It comes to life as a zombie.
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kamwaters95
There are multiple instances of bugs, snakes and rats, often used in jump scares. Some monsters are bug-like or serpentine (ex, season 1 has a giant preying mantis and season 5 has a giant serpent). Two different characters are turned into rats at different points.
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thegoodwife
There is an intense spider scene that is reused in the opening credits for seasons 1-3.
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mad_melody
Snakes are shown in multiple scenes throughout the show. In Season 6 Episode 1, a snake comes out of a main character's mouth.
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MaxMitchell
In season 6 a character struggles with an addiction to magic: This is a metaphor for drugs.
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greendem
s1e10 character is slashed across the face with a scapel and is threatened with mutilation, from the scapel,
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mad_melody
On several occasions throughout the show, monsters have their limbs cut off in combat.
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redrosy
In season 3 episode 16 a “bad” version of a main character breaks two of a vampire’s fingers as a form of torture Season 5, episode 19: the main villain this season holds a main character’s hand and for the duration of the scene she squeezes so hard her fingers break & she bleeds
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Katelyn Wernet
07x18 Dirty Girls": Major character gets their eye gouged out by a villain with a thumb. In the future they wear an eye patch.
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redrosy
In the Season 3 episode Zeppo, Xander tips a vending machine onto someone’s head & torso. It’s not bloody & doesn’t make a sound.
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kamwaters95
In season 6, a monster causes people to dance until they burst into flames and burn to death. A few monsters are killed and attacked with fire.
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Bipolaebadass
season 7 episode 18 around minute 37 bad guy breaks a woman's arm
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greendem
s1e6 the pack" a child is attacked by possessed teenagers in a car but is saved by buffy.
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mad_melody
Throughout the show, several characters cheat. Two characters cheating on their partners together is a major plotline in Season 3.
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mad_melody
Throughout the show, multiple characters (including main characters) are kidnapped and held captive on multiple occasions.
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mad_melody
Throughout the show, multiple patents die. In Season 5 Episode 15, a main character finds their mother dead. For the entirety of Season 5 Episode 16, this character unsuccessfully tries in detail to revive their mother, and spends the rest of the episode in extreme distress, telling their sibling what happened, and trying to deal with the trauma. This death is frequently referenced throughout the remainder of the show, and the dead mother appears in several later episodes.
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mad_melody
Throughout the show, numerous characters (including main characters, and one inanimate object) are possessed either against their will or with consent in order to gain power.
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mad_melody
Throughout the show, many characters (including the main characters) are stalked (followed, spied on with cameras, secretly watched from hiding spots) on multiple occasions.
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greendem
pretty much every episode.
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kamwaters95
A brief scene shows a character crying in the shower (shown from the shoulders up).
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greendem
s1e10, characters are chased by a clown with a knife, no one is hurt, (apart from the clown who gets punched in the face.)
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redrosy
In season 4, episode 16 an agent in all black spits on a character’s face Season 5 episode 19: a main character spits in the villain’s face
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teensybalrog
S5 E16: The Body Buffy vomits fairly early on after learning some traumatizing news.
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oracleofdewphi
Normal Again" (Season 6, Episode 17) features a mental institution.
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sorryboutit
There are many in season 5 and 6
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mad_melody
Throughout Season 5, a major character develops a brain tumor, behaves erratically, and dies.
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user27663
behavioral control via electroshock (seasons 4-7)
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mad_melody
Needles and syringes are used several times throughout the show.
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mad_melody
Throughout the show, multiple characters panic on multiple occasions. In Season 5 Episode 16, a character enters a shocked dissociative state and vomits.
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mad_melody
Multiple times throughout the show, characters (including main characters) hide or are trapped in small confined spaces.
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Katelyn Wernet
02x19: “I Only Have Eyes For You” - an abusive relationship ends with a murder-suicide. 03x10: “Amends” - A character attempts to kill himself, emotionally intense. 03x18: “Earshot” - A character plans to kill himself, but is talked out of it. (This is the episode where a school shooting is discussed.) 04x11: “Doomed” - A character tries to kill himself. (Note that it's a vampire, and it's played mostly for laughs/not graphic.) 05x22: “The Gift” (major spoilers) - A character kills themself, but it is done as an act of sacrifice, not mental illness. 06x02: “Bargaining Part 2″ - A disoriented, traumatized character attempts to kill herself, but is talked down. 06x07: “Once More With Feeling” - no direct suicide attempt is made, but suicidal thoughts and major depression are major themes throughout the episode (and season 6 in general). 07x04: “Help” - It's speculated that a character is contemplating suicide, although she turns out not to be. 07x06: “Him” - While under the influence of a magic spell, a character tries to kill herself. 07x15: “Get It Done” - A character commits suicide (we also see the body). Source: http://thiscouldbetriggering.tumblr.com/post/54864713261/buffy-the-vampire-slayer-suicide-and-self-harm
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mad_melody
For most of Season 5, all of the characters have had their memories altered to intimately integrate a stranger into the main characters' lives. Once some of the main characters find out, the stranger (who also had their memories altered) begins to notice the main characters are treating them differently, but the main characters repeatedly deny it when questioned about it. In Season 6, there is a major plotline of a main character altering the memory of their partner to 'resolve' a relationship problem, and only admitting/stopping it after the partner figures it out. For the entirety of Season 6 Episode 17, one of the main characters magically hallucinates that they're in a mental institution. In these hallucinations, the character is wrongfully lead to believe that they've been in the institution for years and have hallucinated all of the events of the show.
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Katelyn Wernet
05x13 Blood Ties: A major character self harms through cutting with blood shown. Source: http://thiscouldbetriggering.tumblr.com/post/54864713261/buffy-the-vampire-slayer-suicide-and-self-harm
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greendem
in the intro bit
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JimmyP
Buffy has PG sex with a few people throughout the show.
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mad_melody
Throughout the show, several characters are kissed and/or touched sexually without their consent. Additionally, in Season 3 Episode 13, a main male character is held down and forcefully kissed by a main female character. The woman then rapes him offscreen and takes his virginity, and the man is proud about it at first. In Season 6 Episode 13, a main male character magically controls his ex-girlfriend to touch him sexually; she breaks the enchantment before they have sex, but she is very distressed about the whole event. In Season 6 Episode 19, there is an in-depth and intense scene where a main male character unsuccessfully tries to rape a main female character. The woman stops him, but is hurt and distressed. The event is referenced multiple times throughout the remainder of Season 6 and in Season 7. The attempted rapist gets a redemption arc and is forgiven by his intended victim.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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MirahCurzer
But there is reference to the possibility of one in S7E17 "Lies My Parents Told Me"
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mad_melody
Throughout the show, there are multiple references to people being 'crazy,' and there are a few jokes about monsters and characters being unable to walk after being injured in combat. Throughout Season 5, multiple characters (including a main character) become magically mentally ill and are made fun of by the magical being who inflicted the mental instability. In Season 7, there are a few blind jokes after a main character loses one eye.
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Katelyn Wernet
06x19 Seeing Red": A lesbian character is shot through the heart by a stray bullet and killed. 03x22 "Graduation Day pt. 2": A gay side character is among the many casualties to the end of season fight against the Mayor.
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mad_melody
There are several brief fat jokes throughout the show. In Season 3 Episode 14, the main villain is a monster that is extremely obese, which is presented in a supposedly comical way.
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redrosy
There are many uses of the G racial slur, including a main character being Romani in season 1/2 & reproducing many racial stereotypes. Also Buffy mocks a character’s African accent in the second season (possibly more that I don’t remember). There is regularly dialogue that did not age well (including use of the R word in the season 6 finale).
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Bipolaebadass
The protagonists win the final battle, but at great cost of lives, it's bittersweet
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redrosy
There is a joke about this in the beginning of the finale of season 4, but doesn’t come up again to my knowledge
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Katelyn Wernet
01x12 Prophecy Girl": Buffy is bitten and passes out and then dropped into shallow water face down where she drowns. She is then given mouth-to-mouth and resuscitates.
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hfotwth
There is an episode centered around a child being abused/attacked by his coach
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sorryboutit
Season 6 has a very unhealthy/abusive relationship between two main characters
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mad_melody
In Season 7 Episode 15, a minor character is seen hanging from the ceiling after having committed suicide offscreen. There might be other hangings that I unfortunately cannot remember.
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sorryboutit
in season 6 two characters get into a car crash, one character has a broken arm from it
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Bipolaebadass
Two characters are shot season 6 episode 19
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redrosy
The last episode of season 4 features a main character choking/struggling to breathe after having a bad dream
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HoppipHarvest
A character sacrifices themself and falls to their death in the Season 5 finale.
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sorryboutit
Small blood/gore every episode. Nothing super graphic, but there is a lot of physical fighting and people get banged up
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HoppipHarvest
The main character is buried alive multiple times. She is greatly afraid of it.
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