One by one

Buffy made this when she was a kid.

A few years ago, Buffy said:

So here’s the part where you make a choice. What if you could have that power, now? In every generation, one Slayer is born, because a bunch of men who died thousands of years ago made up that rule. They were powerful men. This woman is more powerful than all of them combined. So I say we change the rule. I say my power, should be *our* power. Tomorrow, Willow will use the essence of this scythe to change our destiny. From now on, every girl in the world who might be a Slayer, will be a Slayer. Every girl who could have the power, will have the power. Can stand up, will stand up. Slayers, every one of us. Make your choice. Are you ready to be strong?

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4 responses to “One by one

  1. Our power. Yes. Oh, yes. I love the way it turns the “there can only be one” trope on its head.

  2. I know, Nancy. Even watching that short clip has me all stirred up. I want to be a slayer, too. I guess there are plenty of ways to slay (and yes, I’ve slayed in this outfit many times before!)

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