Day 13. Favourite Big Bad? Glory
I really liked Glory, when I first saw her I knew she was going to be BIG trouble. I mean look at her, if you learn anything about Buffy is that looks are always deceiving and I knew that this pretty woman was going to pack an even prettier punch — quite literally as when Glory and Buffy first met Glory barely flinched a muscle and sent Buffy flying across the room.
As the story plays along you learn that Glory is a Hell Goddess that ruled along with two other Hell Gods that cast her out of their dimension because Glory was becoming too powerful and they knew it was only a matter of time before she would try to kill them to gain full control of the dimension. She was so powerful that the two Hell gods was barely able to cast her out… and now Buffy and the gang had to face her.
Glory was pretty, powerful, psychotic and charismatic. My mother equated her with the Anti-Christ. No one got in Glory’s way when she was in her own form, Buffy could barely even stand a few seconds of battle with her.
Bringing Glory down seemed impossible, but we all have our flaws and so did Glory. Her flaws being that she had to drain people’s sanity in-order to keep herself from losing her mind and burning up, as well as that there was no other way to contain Glory in this dimension other than to bind her to a human body. This means that when she’s weak she automatically reverts into a human body and is completely vulnerable… This human body being Ben, who is a doctor.
Glory’s main goal was to find a way back into her old dimension so she can kill off the gods that cast her out in the first place and reign supreme. To do this she needed to find a “key” that when preformed with the right ritual will open ALL the gates to all the dimensions, causing them to bleed together but would also let her go home. This is where Dawn comes in.
These monks who guarded the Key felt the only way to protect the world is to transform the Key into human form, make it with the blood of the Slayer and send it to Buffy (along with fake memories) so she would protect the Key with her life. They preformed the ritual and made the Key into human form and created Dawn Summers, Buffy’s new sister.
Buffy and the gang now have Dawn, a rather annoying teenager bouncing around and breaking things — but they have no idea that her blood can open the gates to all dimensions.
Willow was the only one who even had enough power to at least stall Glory. Once Willow was able to transport Glory into the atmosphere, another time she threw Glory into the air, and finally Willow was able to suck the energy out of Glory and restore Tara’s sanity along with everyone else Glory brain sucked.
Though Willow was able to do all that, there was still no way to kill Glory. When Buffy knocked Glory out was a God’s hammer and Glory reverted back to Ben, Giles ended up smothering him to death to prevent Glory’s return, at the same time Buffy sacrificed herself to close the already opening portal.
“Funny. ‘Cause I look around at this world you’re so eager to be a part of, and all I see is six-billion lunatics looking for the fastest ride out. Who’s not crazy? Look around. Everyone’s drinking, smoking, shooting up, shooting each other, or just plain screwing their brains out ‘cause they don’t want ‘em anymore. *I’m* crazy? Honey, I’m the original one-eyed chicklet in the kingdom of the blind. ‘Cause at least I admit the world makes me nuts.”
“So tell me, why am I not popping your head like a zit right now?’”
“I just want you to know — this whole “beat you to death” thing I’m doing is valuable time out of my life that I’m never going to get back”
“Oh god, please don’t tell me I was fighting a vampire slayer! How unbelievably common. If I had friends and they heard about this…”
Did anybody order an apocalypse?
More than blood. I’m- you know, I honestly don’t think there’s a human word fabulous enough for me. Oh, my name will be on everyone’s lips. Assuming their lips haven’t been torn off. But not just yet. That’s alright, though.