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Priceless
09-03-18, 03:59 PM
Watching Band Candy today I thought Giles helping Buffy with her revision was odd, he wants her to do well but must know she can not go away for college. Wouldn't he want her to stay around the Hellmouth, so wouldn't it be better if she did badly in the exams? Maybe he's just checking that she's as dumb as he thought and there's no way she's ever leaving Sunnydale and him.

What does Giles really want for Buffy?

GoSpuffy
09-03-18, 06:54 PM
Maybe a regular watcher would have wanted her to fail and just be a slayer. Faith's first watcher didn't seem to care about her academic performance, and Kendra was kept quite separate from the real world. The thing with Giles was he didn't see her as a just a slayer, he also thought of her as a surogate daughter.

Fool for Buffy
09-03-18, 08:07 PM
Giles wanted what was best for Buffy. I don’t think he was being manipulative or testing her, he just wanted to help. He loves her and sees her as a daughter.