20 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Facts You Probably Never Knew


Buffy Was Inspired by an X-Men Character

Director Joss Whedon explained to Wired that the X-Men character Kitty Pryde had a major influence on Buffy’s character. “Kitty was the mother of Buffy, as much as anybody,” he said. Incidentally, Kitty first appeared, a teenage girl with amazing powers, does seem very similar to Buffy. When she discovers her powers, she quickly meets adults who mentor her. Moreover, both characters have male friends who are in love with them – Pryde has Colossus, while Buffy has Angel and Spike. Whedon eventually went on to write the animated series Astonishing X-Men (2004), which he brought back the character of Kitty Pryde.