Nothing less than legendary is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It came out in the 1990s and the test of time still stands and will be for so many years to come. In Buffy Summers, not only does it have a wonderful main character, but fans are still attached to everyone else.
The writing is strong and brings tougher barriers and more heartbreak every subsequent season.
Some wild and goofy lines are known in the series; Buffy the Vampire Slayer doesn’t take himself too seriously.
But there are still several serious low punches.
Each of them occurs when the mother of Buffy and Dawn dies.
And one hypothesis is that because Dawn turned up, she eventually died.
The Body is one of the saddest and most powerful ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ series.
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Even though Sarah Michelle Gellar’s “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer,” never earned an Emmy, that doesn’t mean she didn’t deserve one. Season after season, she delivered impressive results.
Gellar had some truly touching moments, from “Prophecy Girl” in Season 1 to the closing picture in Season 7. As well as her wild comedic moments.
But in the season 5 episode “The Body.” was one of the best moments in which she demonstrated her acting talents as Buffy Summers. It takes place in the second half of the season and deals with the arrival of her prepubescent sister Dawn, whom the audience has never seen before. We are supposed to assume that this was only a clerical mistake at the start.
That always existed for her sister, but she was just somewhere else, and now she’s in Sunnydale.
But the audience discovers that’s not really the case as the season progresses.
Instead, Dawn is a magical key that has been concealed in human form by the monks so that it cannot be identified by Beauty, the goddess of hell.
That if Glory were to discover Dawn, she’d use it to open up the dimensions of hell and bring demons to Earth and more.
Buffy comes home in “The Body,” though, one day to find her beloved mother lying dead on the sofa.
Joyce Summers had received the news a few episodes earlier that she had a brain tumor, but she seemed to recover and even began dating a new guy.
It was such a shock, and in contrast to others in the series, the death was so quiet.
A series that was full of fantasy, horror and monsters.
Not only did a common human death like this hit so much harder, but Gellar’s answer, to say the least, was heartbreaking.
There is a hypothesis that Joyce Summers simply did not die of natural causes.
The doctors again decided that Joyce had died from a brain aneurysm.
That’s it; in the end, there was no supernatural devil who had taken her.
Being the Chosen One’s mother brings many risks.
But in the end, she died of natural medical conditions, which seemed like a cruel joke, and was one of the saddest (if not the saddest) in the series, the last punch in the gut for this tragic episode.
But there’s a theory that Joyce actually died because of Buffy’s connection to the supernatural world and her duties on the Hellmouth that’s been floating around for a while.
And Dawn’s arrival has to do with that.
In 2013, a Reddit user pointed out that the presence of Dawn may have induced something in the brain of Joyce, activating her tumor and the complications that contributed to her fatal brain aneurysm.
I’m going through the series for the second time and have wondered if it’s just a coincidence that Joyce’s tumor/Dawn’s appearance happened at the same time, or if the magic used to turn Dawn somehow affected Joyce.
They reference an episode, “No Place Like Home,” when one of the crazy security guards – who was affected by Glory’s mind-feeding – told Buffy that Joyce’s medication was no longer helping her. While that could just be an off-the-wall line, does it contribute to this theory?
With this theory, are there any problems?
When the monks created Dawn, they had to alter the memory of every single person who had contact with the Summers family.
That included the Scooby gang, Giles, Dawn’s friends (or it created friends and a background for them), and more.
This, of course, affected Buffy and Joyce the most because they had been with Dawn the longest: their entire lives up to that point.
So maybe Joyce was just weaker or maybe her brain just wasn’t up to the task and she developed a tumor and later an aneurysm. That’s actually a really good theory.
And one that really doesn’t