Rachel Paige
September 24, 2015 9:50 am

Buffy the Vampire Slayer might have gone off the air a decade ago, but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped thinking about it. Nope, instead we still find ourselves pondering the entire series, and Sarah Michelle Gellar’s brilliant Buffy, and how much we love Joss Whedon. And we’re especially still harping on that final episode of the series, and how everything seemed so, you know simple.

You know, like, why did Buffy not think to ask Willow (our beloved Alyson Hannigan) to tap into potential slayers to help save the day SEASONS ago?

One Reddit user, flagnut1, has got a new fan theory about this final episode of Buffy, and potential slayers. Thinking back to season one — where Buffy briefly dies, before she is brought back to life, even though another potential slayer is activated — flagnut1 writes, “you could in theory create unlimited slayers by momentarily killing each new slayer.”

Taking this a step further, flagnut1 believes that Willow killed all the slayers in the finale, but just for a second!

“Willow is shown to be an extremely powerful, and extremely destructive witch,” they write, “I put forth that she decided to try an extremely risky spell (which she never explains to everyone, which arrogantly doing something like this is exactly in line with her character) where she basically causes a small brain hemorrhage or heart attack in every single slayer, in order, in a chain reaction, killing them ALL, but following it with a quick restorative to bring them back to life.”

Makes sense. I’ve always just thought that Willow simply removed “the rules” put in place for one slayer at a time, but this could be a different way to bend those rules. We don’t actually see any momentary death, and then their quick resurrection, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. And Willow was certainly powerful enough to do this kind of strong magic. This just might be the real reason behind Buffy and Co. saving the day.

(Image via 20th Century Fox Television)

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