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How Buffy Could Defeat Most of the Avengers

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david milligan

Feb 5, 2022, 7:36:18 AM2/5/22

How Buffy Could Beat Half the Avengers in a Fair fight

[too long for the entire text; go to link for full article with comparisons of the weaker Avengers]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s titular character has what it takes to not only be an Avenger, but to win against most of them in 1:1 battle. No, seriously.

Buffy and her eventual “Scooby gang” go on to fight more than just vampires. Together, she and her friends took on monsters, ghouls, demons, robots, and even the government!


To understand her superiority over MCU’s Avengers (referring only to those in the first film of the tetralogy), one must understand Buffy’s powers. The opening credits of every episode assert, “Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. She is the Slayer.”

So let’s review the specifics. Buffy’s supernatural gifts as the chosen one include super strength, super speed, superhuman senses, accelerated healing, heightened agility, heightened reflexes, and hand-to-hand/weapons combat skills. Barring Thor and Hulk, these powers give Buffy a one-up on over half of the Avengers.

[No super speed that I ever saw.]

Buffy was adequately trained by her mentor, Rupert Giles, quite literally with her eyes closed. She is seen a handful of times throughout Season 1 hitting targets and catching sharp items while blindfolded.

Buffy Summers has the capacity, competence, aptitude, and ability to overpower four out of six Avengers. And that’s not even getting into the later entries. Falcon? Ant-Man? Rocket Raccoon? Needless to say, Buffy has little to fear unless your name is Scarlett Witch, Vision, or Captain Marvel.
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