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November 19 2010

A Buffy & Co Jossary. Originally featured in the SFX Worlds of Whedon special.

The Serenity crew being both Big Damn Heroes and Bad Guys isn't a paradox, because the two statements don't imply each other. It's more of a contradiction between two statements.
I thought it was "Slayage" as opposed to "Slayerage".
Slayer Slang does a far far more comprehensive job on this issue, just in the Buffy world alone.
Jelly: It may have been both, but in any case, it's a noun, not an adjective.
I think they might have accidentally excised a few. Like:

SOUL noun-

1. Essence of what it means to be human, in a human body. No soul equals zombie or vampire or something else not entirely alive and decidedly unpleasant. (Unless you are The Master for some reason, in which case you get the custom made, one-of-a-kind Master Soul.)

2. The thing that makes it possible for beings to give a crap about good and evil. A sense of morality.

3. An torturing entity not banned by the Geneva Convention whose pain inducement potential registers an 11 on the Guilt-O-ScaleTM. It can turn flighty when distracted by happiness.

4. A valued possession used to justify caring about another being.

5. A catalyst for a psychotic break.

6. The Swiss Army Knife of writer's MacGuffins.

7. A magnet for endless cud chewing debate.

Origin: Early Buffyverse

Angel: ...The elders conjured the perfect punishment for me. They restored my soul. ...When you become a vampire the demon takes your body, but it doesn't get your soul. That's gone! No conscience, no remorse... It's an easy way to live. You have no idea what it's like to have done the things I've done... and to care.
Unless you are The Master for some reason


From "The Harvest":

Master: My blood is your blood. My soul is your soul.

Luke: My body is your instrument.
Dear lord. I've never noticed that.

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