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Feline Imagry in Buffy

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  • Feline Imagry in Buffy

    What meaning can be found behind the reaccuring feline presence in buffy? What do cats (and pumas) represent in the world of buffy the vampire slayer? How many times are cats shown on the show (kitty fantastico only counts as one because she represents one cat)?

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    Miss Kitty Fantastico
    Kitten poker cats
    The dead cat in Dead Man's Party
    Mountain lion in Intervention
    Vampy cats in S8
    Twikitty in S8

    Off the top of my head I can't think of any others. If I was searching for a meaning the numerous 'lives' of a cat could be found to strike a chord. Particularly the animal Pet Sematary-esque use of the cat in DMP kind of emphasises this.

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    • #3
      I really don't think cats represent anything significant. I don't think cats were over-represented, I don't think they showed up more often than on other shows. Cats exist and sometimes people in the Buffyverse had cats.

      Off the top of my head: Catherine Madison had a cat, Willow and Tara had a cat, Cordelia dressed up in a cat costume for Halloween, there was a zombie cat resurected by a mask. In the comics:
      Spoiler:
      the sentient universe villian Twilight took the form of a winged lion, Dracula could transform into a panther and Amy took the form of a cat to spy on the scoobies
      Any examples I've missed from BtVS? Most of these examples play into the steriotype of witches enjoying the company of cats, I don't think it goes any deeper than that really.

      And I feel like an idiot for only now remembering the kitten poker. I think that was done just for comedic effect because the idea of demons gambling for kittens instead of money is kinda silly and funny.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Vampire in Rug View Post
        I really don't think cats represent anything significant. I don't think cats were over-represented, I don't think they showed up more often than on other shows. Cats exist and sometimes people in the Buffyverse had cats.

        Off the top of my head: Catherine Madison had a cat, Willow and Tara had a cat, Cordelia dressed up in a cat costume for Halloween, there was a zombie cat resurected by a mask. In the comics:
        Spoiler:
        the sentient universe villian Twilight took the form of a winged lion, Dracula could transform into a panther and Amy took the form of a cat to spy on the scoobies
        Any examples I've missed from BtVS? Most of these examples play into the steriotype of witches enjoying the company of cats, I don't think it goes any deeper than that really.

        And I feel like an idiot for only now remembering the kitten poker. I think that was done just for comedic effect because the idea of demons gambling for kittens instead of money is kinda silly and funny.
        I hadn't remembered Catherine's pet or Cordelia's costume, but I also listed the mountain lion in Intervention and the S8 Vampy Cats. I agree, the multiple lives was an attempt to find where possible meaning could be, but I don't actually think it is an intended symbolism used in the show. It isn't 'played' enough or clearly for that to be intended I don't think.

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        • #5
          Joss likes cats:
          Cat or dog?
          Cat! Dog: need need, poop, chew, need, lick, need. Cat: whatev. Meow, yo. Here's a mouse.

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          • #6
            They represent femininity and a strong tie to the magical world which is also very feminine.

            There was the cat leading Buffy to her Spirit guide thats another strong cat influence.
            Last edited by BuffySpike; 14-08-12, 11:58 PM.
            Bonehead, carrot top, shirty & dope
            the nonsensical vocabulary of Buffy and Spike

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