Power and Personality: Acton’s Law in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Humanitas ~ April 02 2002

Yet despite having all this power, and despite this power being more than up to the task of corrupting a young girl, Buffy has remained a hero. To use a traditional comic book cliché, Buffy uses her powers for good. She kills vampires and demons, which present an obvious threat to humanity. She only kills humans when they present an immediate, direct threat, as in the case of the Knights of Byzantium.



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