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Monday 30 May 2005, by Webmaster
The gadgets used by Buffy and the Scooby Gang are, for the most part, decidedly low-tech. Generally speaking, they tend to restrict themselves to home-made weapons, such as your garden variety wooden stake (it’s a classic for a reason), or at the very least, the medieval (you know: swords, crossbows, what have you). However, the hit show did periodically dabble in the high-tech, oftentimes with comedy ensuing.
During the fourth season, a shadowy paramilitary group kidnapped on-again, off-again villain Spike and implanted him with an experimental chip. As a result of their modifications, Spike found himself wracked by intense pain whenever he attempted to harm a human being. The problem, of course, was that, as a vampire, harming humans was part of Spike’s modus operandi.
The show’s other great tech moment also involved Spike, though in a notably different manner. Spike’s love-hate relationship with Buffy eventually swung further towards the love end of the spectrum. Unable to act on his infatuation (for obvious reasons, given that her surname is apparently "the Vampire Slayer"), Spike turned to uber-geek Warren to help him out. Warren, in turn, created what became known as the Buffy-bot, an android identical to the Slayer, but programmed to adore Spike. After providing many episodes worth of hilarity, the Buffy-bot would come in handy for the entire cast (instead of just Spike) when Buffy died, filling in for her so as to maintain the illusion that a Slayer still protected Sunnydale.
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