Oh, hey there, nerds! How’s it going? Great, I hope! Listen, I know you’re probably getting all excited for The Avengers, and let’s be real, it hasn’t been more than a month since you sat down and watched an episode or 22 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And that’s ok. But you want to know what will make it even more ok?
Joss Whedon recently took the time to describe how a battle between Natasha Romanoff from The Avengers, also known as the Black Widow and played by Scarlett Johansson in the movie, and Buffy would do down:
Buffy would go easy at first, but as soon as Natasha popped her with a Widow Sting, she’d start bringing some slayer brawn to the fray. Natasha’s fast, but a couple of good connects and she’s wobbling, possibly something broken — she whips out her glock and now Buffy’s dodging — right where Natasha wants her. Natasha shoots the cable holding the steel barrels and they tumble onto Buffy, nearly burying her — Buffy just arcs out of the way, grabbing the splintered cable and swinging directly onto Natasha, a bullet grazing her cheek as her feet land hard on the Russian’s shoulders, sending her back flat — crack! — on the floor, Buffy wrenching the gun away and tossing it, fist ready for the final strike. Natasha, struggling to stay conscious, says the fight’s over. Buffy agrees, but Natasha explains: She poisoned Buffy hours ago. That waitress that brought her salad …? Natasha smiles. The poison is dormant — ’til it’s activated by adrenaline. Buffy’s eyes narrow. “Too bad I didn’t use any.” Wham! Natasha’s out for the count, and Buffy’s heading — slowly — to Willow for a mystical cleanse.
Now, I’m not remotely a comic book fan, nor am I any kind of excited about The Avengers, but you guys know that I’m a Buffy girl, through and through, and I don’t think you have to be a fan of both of these ladies to understand just how incredibly wonderful this is.
Who is looking forward to The Avengers? And, more importantly, I just got Netflix, so which Buffy episode should I show my boyfriend to get him completely hooked?