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I just finished watching the whole series from 1 to 7 and I'm so confused about the relationship between Buffy and Spike. Did she actually not love Spike? I thought she was just scared to tell him. But at the end when she said it, he said that she didn't actually and just thanked her. I don't get it. So she didn't really mean to say that she loved him or did Spike not believe her?


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Jul 29, 2008 11:43PM EDT

She cared for him, but she did not love him. when she told Spike she was using him, she was being honest.

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Aug 1, 2008 2:41AM EDT

Well i think she did love him. but a lot of people have different opinions on the spike & buffy relationship. i'm a BA shipper as well as a SB shipper so i am not as biased. you will notice with BA shippers are very persistent on the subject that buffy & angel are forever and buffy only loved angel... and don't get me wrong, i love buffy & angel. buffy and spike's love was a different kind to the one she had with angel and i think thats why most BA shippers don't like it. i guess in the end its how you see the relationship.

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Aug 3, 2008 10:21PM EDT

Buffy never loved spike, she cared for him. In the end she realized he was a champion and knew he wanted to hear he say she loved him, but spike isn't stupid and knew she didn't. Hence the reason she didn't try to correct him when he said "No you don't but thanks for saying it". I don't think Buffy could truely love anyone after maybe season 5. Buffys one and only focus could never be anything but slaying. At the beginning it was just who she was but towards the end it began to consume her.

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Aug 18, 2008 8:34PM EDT

Personally I'm more of a 'Spuffy' fan - but I think that Buffy really loved Angel all along.. They had some special connection.. But that's just Buffy. I think Spike is a better person than Angel. When Angel was human, he was reckless and arrogant - and he was cursed with his soul. Spike was a good human being and he earned his soul, because he really loved Buffy. I think Angel never loved her like Spike did - even though I think deep down Buffy loved Angel more. Angel "left the girl (Buffy) he claims to love, before the death and maham" as Spike put it. But in a way I think Buffy loved Spike. Not like true love - you can't live with out them kinda thing - but she did care for him, in a way. And geez this is waaaay longer than it was supposed to be so I'll stop rambling now. :)
-Lilith R.

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Aug 18, 2008 8:39PM EDT

Oh, lol one point I forgot; if you have read the Twilight series - I think that's a good example. Buffy is like Bella, Angel like Edward and Spike like Jacob. xD Even their personalities are alike if you think about it. Well, Buffy is way more outgoing than Bella.. But hey - she's the slayer. ^^I think Buffy loved Spike like Bella loved Jacob - but she and Angel are "meant to be" like Bella & Edward. But that doesn't mean that Edward is better - he's just the one for Bella. I like Jacob way better, though I think Bella and Edward should be together. :) Just like I think Spike is better, but Buffy&Angel are like 'true love' or something.. Owwkay, rambling again.. er.. bye.

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Aug 19, 2008 9:06PM EDT

That's so funny that you brought that up because I just started the Twilight series two days ago. I'll be reading the second book soon. I completely agree with the character connection. I bet anything that the author of Twilight was a big Buffy fan.
All these comments really helped actually. Thanks you guys =)

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Aug 27, 2008 9:02AM EDT

i think buffy and spike had a great love but it was the kind of love wher one person gave more than the other (spike) i mean yeah in the beging it was wrong and meaningless but over time it grow like in season 7 it was love cos buffy got over her proplems and they didn't connect sexluy but still they had a connecion and what i think happend is when buffy saw that spike was about to die she finly know she had feelings for him and she didn't want him to die without telling him she loved him

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Aug 27, 2008 12:41PM EDT

i think that buffy always + will always love angel ..but i think she really did care for spike, a lot but i think she fell more in love with their friendship because he was there for her when she was in a dark place and when things got hard for her ..
just a thought :/

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Nov 9, 2008 11:12PM EST

i think buffy just needed spike. shes vulnerable, no matter how tough she has to pretend to be. her friends, although helpful, are human, and could never "protect" her. she needed spike because he was the one person who was strong, and in a way, her equal. she needed to be able to tell her troubles to, take comfort in, even beat up, someone that could take it. alot of the things she was dealing with were too tough for her human support system.
however, i dont think she ever truly loved spike. when angel returned at the end of season 7 (joss knew he couldnt end the series without an angel cameo haha) buffy returned to him with no hesitation. admitting that "when she was done baking" that he would be the one for her. OF COURSE. they are the true soulmate relationship in this series. never ending love, even if it is doomed. if you cant tell, im a total b/a shipper. hahaha angel worked for buffy in so many ways. he was her equal, someone she didnt have to worry about in a fight. he was able to protect her, which was something she always craved. he loved her endlessly.

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zippy07
Mar 7, 2009 5:07PM EST

I agree with anonymous31 about Buffy's relationship with Angel, but i think that she did love Spike in the end it was just in a different way. She was just using him before he got his soul.I love the speech that Spike gives in Episode 8 of Season 3 "Lovers Walk" how he tells Angel and Buffy that they'll never be "just friends".

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