SFF Heroes: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Regular readers of this blog will not be surprised to find Miss Buffy Summers on my list of SFF Heroes. The heroine of Joss Whedon’s seven series epic TV show has everything you’d expect in a hero – a smart mouth, a maverick attitude, a proficiency for kicking ass, and a total disrespect for authority. But she’s also a generous friend, emotionally vulnerable, and keeps falling love with unsuitable guys (check the teeth first, girl!) She’s also cute and dinky which, admittedly, can’t be said of more traditional heroes – like Conan. (See below.) But that all adds to her appeal; huge physical strength in a small girl body.

In the course of seven series, Buffy Summers grows up, as does Sarah Michelle Gellar; it’s an amazing journey to watch, and experience.

And to get you in the mood, let’s start with the theme tune for the show, played by rock band Nerf Herder.

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