Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV) Action Drama Fantasy Horror Mystery Thriller
No rape or sexual assault
Rape or sexual assault mentioned, discussed, implied
Sexual harassment on-screen (e.g. verbal, non-consensual touching/grabbing)
Sexual relationship between adult and teenager
Child sexual abuse
Incest
Attempted rape
Rape off-screen or strongly implied
Rape on-screen

Description

S1E4: a monster disguised as a teacher imprisons boys with the intent to breed with and murder them. S1E6: attempted rape. S2E2: threat of assault. S2E5: episode plot is a metaphor for rape/sexual assault - villains use methods which are evocative of those used by real-life predators. S2E19: relationship between teacher and student. S2E20: attempted rape, victim-blaming, threat of assault. S3E1: a man gropes the protagonist. S3E10: the language used preceding a murder is evocative of the language used by real-life predators. S3E15: sexual assault. S4E7: strongly implied attempted rape, eventually played for laughs. S6E13: antagonists create a device that can turn women into compliant slaves and attempt to use it on an ex-girlfriend. S6E19: attempted rape at the 22:18-25:26 mark. A man violently assaults the main protagonist because he wants to be in a relationship with her. She repeatedly states that she does not want this throughout the duration of the assault. She fights him off and, realising 'what he's done,' leaves. The protagonist is already vulnerable due to a back injury when the assault occurs, and her attacker is aware of this. The vampires in the show are presented as sadistic and evil and it is heavily implied that they rape some of their victims. A number of their on-screen attacks are clear metaphors for sexual assault. One of the main romances in the show occurs between a teenager and an adult. Their romance starts when the female lead is 16 and the male character is over 200 (he looks like he’s in his mid-20s), and their sexual relationship starts when she is 17.

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