The Dawn of Buffy - By ZachsMind. "Writing Dawn into the first four seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
This is such a great topic to discuss. What would've changed if Dawn had been around? I loved all ZachsMind's speculations and thoughts as to how Dawn would've been involved and in which episodes.
But I have a lot of my own questions too. Instead of Angelus targeting Willow would he have gone after Dawn? Would Faith have not only tortured Joyce but would she have hurt little Dawnie too? Would Dawn have known about Buffy, but willingingly kept it a secret or used it as a form of blackmail to be closer to Buffy.
We know that the monks seemed to change everyone's realities regarding Dawn. Angelus calls from LA pretending to be Angel and talks to "Dawnie" on the phone. He pretends to be Angel and in Angel's voice calls her Dawnie which leads you to believe that's what he called her when he was still in Sunnydale. When Buffy dies, and they are trying to keep it secret, they instruct the Buffybot not to answer the phone in case Hank calls. They don't want him to know that Buffy is dead because they fear he'll take Dawn away.
I'd love to hear of fanfic that took an existing episode that was pre-Dawn and rewrote it to put Dawn in the story. Maybe some of Dawn's anger towards Buffy after Joyce dies is because she fears Buffy will desert her again like she did when she ran away that time. We could see from Dawn's point of view the fight between Joyce and Buffy where Joyce tells her not to come back if she leaves the house. Dawn could be torn about it and upset. She could alternate from being mad at her mom for driving Buffy away and being mad at Buffy for leaving. There is just so many interesting ideas to think of how things would've been if we got to see things with Dawn in the picture.
January 30 2005
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