January 16th, 2010

cass, can you not

Upon reading Buffy #31

You know what I'd like to see? Season 8!Buffy with The Angels You Need!Jason.

There's a line in one of the "The Angels You Need" stories (although it'll always be the Spareverse to me), where Diana says of Jason (I'm paraphrasing, as I haven't read that fic in years) "You said Bruce told you he was a good soldier. You never told me that he was raising a general." (To that, Superman answers "I thought that was implied.")

Point is, both Spareverse!Jason and Season 8!Buffy are slayers, bruisers, *vital* fighters, ultimate solo soldiers that find themselves in a position they had never thought themselves in: in command. Neither of them is an strategist, but both find in themselves something their mentors had already seen, an strength that goes beyond their ability and gusto for direct violence. They can be inspiring, and in the thick of war that counts for much.
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