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24 Times Anya From "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" Was Just Perfection

Anya Christina Emmanuella Jenkins is all of us.

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1. When she made her thoughts on dating clear.

Anya: "I don't have a date for the prom."

Xander: "Well gosh. I wonder why not. It couldn't possibly have anything to do with your sales pitch?"

Anya: "Men are evil. Will you go with me?"

2. When her bedroom chat was 💯.

3. When she had thoughts about wedding vows.

"I promise to love you, to cherish you, to honour you, uh, not to obey you, of course, because that’s anachronistic and misogynistic and who do you thing you are, like a sea captain or something?”

4. When she took pride in her accomplishments.

“I mean, I for one didn’t want to start my day with a slaughter. Which really goes to show how much I’ve grown!”

5. When she summed up this familiar struggle.

Willow: “Will you help me?”

Anya: “Is it difficult of time-consuming?”

6. When she took compliments in her stride.

7. When she couldn't get her head around death.

“I don't understand how this all happens. How we go through this. I mean, I knew her, and then she's, there's just a body, and I don't understand why she just can't get back in it and not be dead anymore! It's stupid! It's mortal and stupid! And, and Xander's crying and not talking, and, and I was having fruit punch, and I thought, well Joyce will never have any more fruit punch, ever, and she'll never have eggs, or yawn or brush her hair, not ever, and no one will explain to me why.”

8. When she redefined customer service for the better.

Anya: “Please go.”

Xander: “Anya, the Shopkeepers Union of America called. The want me to tell you that ‘please go’ just got replaced with ‘have a nice day’.”

Anya: “But I have their money. Who cares what kind of day they have.”

9. When she summed up why friends are important, even when you hate people.

“I guess I just realise how amazingly... screwed up they all are. I mean, really, really screwed up in a monumental fashion. And they have no purpose that unites them, so they just drift around, blundering through life until they die. Which they-they know is coming, yet every single one of them is surprised when it happens to them. They're incapable of thinking about what they want beyond the moment. They kill each other, which is clearly insane, and yet, here's the thing. When it's something that really matters, they fight. I mean, they're lame morons for fighting. But they do. They never... They never quit. And so I guess I will keep fighting, too.”

10. When she understood her own value.

Buffy: "Why are you here? Aside from getting rescued, what is it you do?"

Anya: "I provide much needed... sarcasm."

11. When she understood Xander's value.

Anya: "And after everything you've been through with Angel. You really should get yourself a boring boyfriend. Like Xander!"

Anya: "You can't have Xander."

12. When she understood the value of children.

Anya: “Crap. Look at this... Now I'm burdened with a husband and several tiny pink children and more cash than I can reasonably manage.”

Xander: “That means you're winning.”

Anya: “Really?”

Xander: “Yes. Cash equals good.”

Anya: “Ooooh. I'm so pleased. Can I trade in the children for more cash?”

13. When she took joy in the little things.

Dawn: “You do this every night?”

Anya: “Every time I close out the cash register. The dance of capitalist superiority.”

14. When she found the compliment in the most unlikely statement.

Willow: “Distract him from Buffy, piss him off.”

Anya: “I don’t know how!”

Willow: “Anya, I have faith in you. There is no one you cannot piss off.”

Anya: *beams*

15. When she didn't appreciate interruption.

16. When she was delightfully blunt.

Giles: I need you to take Spike for a few days.

Xander/Anya/Spike: What?!

Spike: I'm not stayin' with him.

Giles: I have a friend who's coming to town, and I'd like us to be alone.

Anya: Oh, you mean an orgasm friend?

Giles: Yes, that's exactly the most appalling thing you could have said.

17. When she had zero fucks to give about your problems.

“I’m sorry, Willow. Thank you for making time in your busy life to come in here and get in the way of mine.”

18. Or your feelings.

Anya: “Xander’s not here.”

Buffy: “Oh.”

Anya: “You’re not going away. Why aren’t you going away?”

19. When she understood this eternal struggle.

20. When she put the important things first.

Buffy: “Anya that thing you created burst through solid pavement and ate her dog.”

Anya: “Oh, puppy.”

Xander: “Wait, that gets your sad noise? People’s lives are in danger, and you give it up for the Yorkie?”

Anya: “You never understood me, Xander.”

21. When she proved her eloquence.

22. When she had no time for your new age methods.

Tara: “Willow and I always know how to find each other.”

Anya: “…with yoga?”

23. When her fears were adorable.

Xander: “Just once I would like to run into a cult of bunny worshippers.”

Anya: “Great! Than you very much for those nightmares!”

24. And when she didn't let fear win.

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