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    I had a thread like this back at BW and I wanted it in here. What if Buffy became pregnant in the 5th season after Riley left. Do you guys think she could take care of it and would it work with in the show.

    Well I think that would have actually made the show very interesting if that would have happened. Come on another slayer with a child, it could have worked in with Robin's storyline too in the 7th seasons. Well this is my opinion show what do u guys think?
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    I can see one likely problem with the idea of Buffy getting pregnant: She would have to take a break from any kind of slaying or fighting activities. Even a Slayer would be sure to damage her baby if she regularly engaged in deadly combat past in her third trimester. In this light, we should probably lean towards assuming that Nikki Wood wasn't called until after Robin had been born; things would be simpler that way.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Ojuice5001 View Post
      Nikki Wood wasn't called until after Robin had been born; things would be simpler that way.
      That is a great thought, I think you might be right. I never thought about that before.
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      • #4
        I think that in the Tales of the slayers we see nikki without a chiled fighting a demon... after her bf or husband got killed by a monster.. she was pregnant after she got called.

        any way... this is an intresting thought.. Buffy? pregnant? what if the baby would have been special,with powers and such? Too Charmed for me.. blah.
        i think it would have been really not good for the show.

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        • #5
          I dont think pregnant buffy would have wokred, thought iu have to admite i thought with in 7 seasons there should have been a pregnancy...Im liking the idea Of Xander and Anya...she wud be hillarious pregnant.

          But pregnant buffy...i honestly dnt think she wud have kept it, esp if it was Rileys...and besides i doubt theyd make it a 'special' baby as Riley was basically human and Buffys powers were given to her.

          I think a baby in BTVS would have worked, just not Buffy.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ojuice5001 View Post
            I can see one likely problem with the idea of Buffy getting pregnant: She would have to take a break from any kind of slaying or fighting activities. Even a Slayer would be sure to damage her baby if she regularly engaged in deadly combat past in her third trimester. In this light, we should probably lean towards assuming that Nikki Wood wasn't called until after Robin had been born; things would be simpler that way.
            Unless your of Sideny Bristow of course in which fighting doesn't seem to be a major problem

            I don't think it would have worked, I think it would have been like the potentials. Neat on paper but in practice it would crumble. Too much would happen, imagine s6 with Buffy looking after Dawn, trying to get a job and taking care of her baby. Yikes.

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            • #7
              I think a Buffy pregnancy would have brought about the show's cancellation at the end of whatever season it was. Not only is it one of the most absurd "jump the shark" moments possible, it would have opened the door for great controversy.
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              • #8
                Buffy as a Mom? don't think so... doesn't work for me.
                maybe in another 10 yrs from now in comic form, but in tv? that would be a no no, she was still too young and unprepared(or not mature enough) to take care of an infant.

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                • #9
                  I dont think Joss would have chosen to have Buffy pregnant but if Sarah got pregnant during the shows run then i guess he wouldnt have had a choice. Some shows they can hide a actresses pregnancy but i dont think Buffy would be one of them.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by KingofCretins View Post
                    I think a Buffy pregnancy would have brought about the show's cancellation at the end of whatever season it was. Not only is it one of the most absurd "jump the shark" moments possible, it would have opened the door for great controversy.
                    I'm curious as to what way it would have opened the door for great controversy? What do you mean by this?

                    I don't think it'd really be classified as "jumping the shark." Buffy was about one girl growing up and being strong, when girls grow up they do on occasion fall pregnant. I think with Joss at the helm it could potentially work, although I'd rather not see it. However, if someone like Noxon was running the show like s7 then I think it'd be an A grade disaster.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ykickamoocow View Post
                      I dont think Joss would have chosen to have Buffy pregnant but if Sarah got pregnant during the shows run then i guess he wouldnt have had a choice. Some shows they can hide a actresses pregnancy but i dont think Buffy would be one of them.
                      Mmm, well, in Buffy half (an exageration but I'm making a point) of the character of Buffy is played by a stunt double, so yeah, good filming would surely mean that SMG could be filmed neck up and stunt double could do the kicky stuff?! *admits she knows **** about 'good filming'*

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Veverka View Post
                        Mmm, well, in Buffy half (an exageration but I'm making a point) of the character of Buffy is played by a stunt double, so yeah, good filming would surely mean that SMG could be filmed neck up and stunt double could do the kicky stuff?! *admits she knows **** about 'good filming'*
                        I dont know alot about filming either but i do think it would be very hard to cover up. Ive seen dailies of Sarah in battle scenes and while her stunt double does alot Sarah does still play a large role in the action sequences.

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                        • #13
                          Mogs, go to the jump the shark website -- pregnancy is an entire category. It's a notorious shark jumping moment for any TV show.

                          I'm curious as to what way it would have opened the door for great controversy? What do you mean by this?
                          Use your imagination -- it's already come up once on the thread. A Buffy pregnancy would have started a huge fight between, very likely, the network, two different sets of fans, Joss, and the media.
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                          • #14
                            I had started to write a fic about Buffy getting preggers post season 7 but didn't finish because I lost interest. Way off topic but I'm just saying that it's not out of the question. She has sex right? So the possibility of getting pregnant is there. And I'm surprised this was an issue the writers never explored. You know, with a missed period storyline and ending with it being just a stress thing. But I don't think it wouldn't have worked. She's got her scoobies and the potentials to take up the slack for her and I'm sure that Willow could have cooked up a protection spell for waddling-like-a-duck-Buffy.
                            Originally posted by SarahRegi View Post
                            Buffy as a Mom? don't think so... she was still too young and unprepared(or not mature enough) to take care of an infant.
                            Sex leads to babies. If Buffy wasn't ready for a baby, she shouldn't have been having sex. End of story.

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                            • #15
                              The problem with the "Buffy as Mom" scenario is that was part of the point of Dawn's introduction in Season 5. With Joyce gone, Dawn worked both to give Buffy another familial tie as well as to throw Buffy off the deep-end of being the "woman of the house."

                              As far as the legitimacy of a pregnancy storyline would've been, I'm not sure how that would've served the story. For one thing, it would have turned the "soap opera" factor to 11, which is definitely the last thing the show would've needed.

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                              • #16
                                Another problem with a Buffy pregnancy storyline is it would have already been done by Angel with Darla and Cordelia and in my opinion both of those were done very badly. Darla's pregnancy introduced a extremely annoying character and was never fully explained and Cordelia's pregnancy destroyed her character.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by KingofCretins View Post
                                  Mogs, go to the jump the shark website -- pregnancy is an entire category. It's a notorious shark jumping moment for any TV show.
                                  Commonly so is bringing in unheard of siblings to join the cast, which was a lot of fan's fears when they heard about the Dawn, but Btvs handled it very well.

                                  Do you believe that Angel's pregnancy stories made that show 'jump the shark'? Darla's IMO was handled very well and whilst Cordy's was all a bit 'yuck' it didn't really make the show jump the shark IMO.

                                  I also think Alias did quite well with Sidney's pregnancy storyline.

                                  Use your imagination -- it's already come up once on the thread. A Buffy pregnancy would have started a huge fight between, very likely, the network, two different sets of fans, Joss, and the media.
                                  I don't think it would have caused any more controversy than Buffy's attempted rape or Willow turning gay and Joss still proceeded to go ahead with both stories even when it would cause fights between different sides of the fanbase.

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                                  • #18
                                    The attempted rape and Willow turning gay would have to be combined, along with having Cordy stay around and giving her a fetish that makes her lust after Oz in wolf form, before you could get a sense of the controversy that would have roared up around such a storyline. At least in the US where, right or wrong, most TV and movie success is made or broken.

                                    I mean... this is a message board, a thread talking about a storyline that never did and presumably won't come up for Buffy, and it's such a hot button nobody has actually said the forbidden word yet despite at least four posts referring to it. That's a pretty strong indicator as well.

                                    The Very Special Episode Where Buffy Gets Her Abortion would have stood a decent chance of getting the show cancelled midseason.

                                    There's no abortion debate here. I'm just being frank about how quickly and definitively that topic would have gotten the show cancelled and probably cost the Buffy character her iconic status.
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by KingofCretins View Post
                                      The attempted rape and Willow turning gay would have to be combined, along with having Cordy stay around and giving her a fetish that makes her lust after Oz in wolf form, before you could get a sense of the controversy that would have roared up around such a storyline. At least in the US where, right or wrong, most TV and movie success is made or broken.
                                      What is so controversial with Buffy becoming pregnant? I really don't see the controversy, what we do know is that Willow turning gay caused major uproar and both Amber Benson and Joss Whedon got many a lot of hate mail for their participation in the storyline. There seems to be an assumption that Buffy would consider abortion, if so then I don't see how this would be any more controversial than Buffy nearly being raped, and it is of course an assumption. Personally, I don't believe Joss would ever take her character down that path.

                                      I mean... this is a message board, a thread talking about a storyline that never did and presumably won't come up for Buffy, and it's such a hot button nobody has actually said the forbidden word yet despite at least four posts referring to it. That's a pretty strong indicator as well.
                                      Abortion? If this is what you are referring to then I have no problem saying it. I don't believe Buffy would ever have an abortion, I don't believe Joss would ever allow her character to have an abortion. Sure it could happen, but Buffy could also have had the baby and become a strong successful mother as well; who's to say that couldn't have worked?

                                      The Very Special Episode Where Buffy Gets Her Abortion would have stood a decent chance of getting the show cancelled midseason.
                                      And we are assuming she would because?

                                      There's no abortion debate here. I'm just being frank about how quickly and definitively that topic would have gotten the show cancelled and probably cost the Buffy character her iconic status.
                                      Again why assume this would happen? I don't think it'd be in Buffy's character to ever get an abortion.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by digitalMindy View Post
                                        I had started to write a fic about Buffy getting preggers post season 7 but didn't finish because I lost interest. Way off topic but I'm just saying that it's not out of the question. She has sex right? So the possibility of getting pregnant is there. And I'm surprised this was an issue the writers never explored. You know, with a missed period storyline and ending with it being just a stress thing. But I don't think it wouldn't have worked. She's got her scoobies and the potentials to take up the slack for her and I'm sure that Willow could have cooked up a protection spell for waddling-like-a-duck-Buffy.
                                        Sex leads to babies. If Buffy wasn't ready for a baby, she shouldn't have been having sex. End of story.
                                        you're missing my point. a lot of people have sex whatever their age are, but that doen't make them mature enough to be parents. sex doesn't make you better on anything.

                                        come on! Buffy couldn't even take care of her little sister, so how would she care for a baby?

                                        and don't get me wrong, i'm not saying that i would never want Buffy pregnant but i saw the way she lived life in the show and i never saw her as "mom" ready yet.

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