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Buffy Summers was just a regular mall-crawling SoCal teenager, until destiny kicked in and she became a Slayer. She, and she alone was chosen to fight evil supernatural forces like vampires, demons, witches and evil nerds.
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Sarah Michelle Gellar infused the character with humanity, and with her side-kicks Willow (see later), Xander, Giles and a host of characters -- demon and human alike -- the show built a ravenous and cult-like following that still misses Buffy dearly.