Joss Whedon Considers The X-Men’s Kitty Pryde The ‘Mother’ Of Buffy The Vampire Slayer

If you clicked on this story, you probably already know who Buffy the Vampire Slayer is. Just in case, though, Buffy first appeared in the Whedon-penned 1992 film “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (played by Kristy Swanson) and later in seven seasons of the 1997 TV show of the same name, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar.

As for who Buffy is, once (usually) in every generation, a young woman is born with supernatural strength, speed, and talents that will help them fight the supernatural evils of the world, especially vampires. Their purpose is clear, and their focus must be fighting. That is until Buffy Summers comes along. She’s got other priorities in her life, like friends, trying to make the cheerleading squad, romance (sometimes with vampires), and normal things that any teenager deals with. Despite all of that, no one is more committed to fighting to save the world than Buffy. 

Kitty Pryde, who first appeared in comics in 1980, is a mutant and the youngest one to join the superhero team, the X-Men. She has the ability to phase, which makes her intangible, allows her to pass through objects like walls, disrupts electrical fields, and can (sort of) levitate. While taking her fight against evil seriously, she’s also still a young woman, handling all the things that go along with that, just like Buffy is. She’s been played by several actors, including Sumela Kay in “X-Men,” Katie Stuart in “X2,” and Elliot Page in “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

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