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Ford actually even called her on her bullshit.
AS for robot storyline - it still has same implications. It just solves the issues with police(mostly). Buffy still killed a person she had no idea was evil monster for her own selfish reasons.
Even up to birthday events, there are couple of ocassions various characters starting to notice how her actions sometimes do not fit her facade.
For example how she tried to sugarcoat the fact she lied to Giles.
Or how everyone thought she was posessed in season 2 premiere.
Buffy let Angel go and accepted him because of her own selfishness. Doing itw ith ford would only go further to prove that she is not a hero she thinks she is.
And just look at what kind of consequences her decision led to.
SHe is NOT a hero. SHE PLAYS it. SHE LIKES thinking she is that. She might not even realize that yet.
There are no heroes. Or vilains. Only supernatural and natural.
Season1 Ep Nightmares:Buffy's biggest nightmares were:
Herself being at fault for her family's break up.
Her being a villain(vampire).
Thus its easier to blame it all on her job, and then sugarcoat her own job into some heroic job she has to do.
AS Kendra says : "you always do it, talk about it as if its something like a job. its not. its who you are"
The fac that it was so easy for her to kill ford only implies that she values her hero facade a lot more than she valued him.
Which is kind if cold if you ask me.
Exact point of that whole storyline.
He didn't need to be a robot or supernatural for her to kill him. Him being an abusive bad person would of been good enough for me.
But you see. She did not do that BECAUSe he was abusive. In fact she speciffically did everything to antagonize him. She found the whole abusive thing to be A PERFECT EXCUSE - hence her : i was so hoping you would do this, line.