“It was pretty much the blonde girl in the alley in the horror movie who keeps getting killed… . I felt bad for her, but she was always more interesting to me than the other women. She was fun, she had sex, she was vivacious. But then she would get punished for it. Literally, I just had that image, that scene, in my mind, like the trailer for a movie—what if the girl goes into the dark alley. And the monster follows her. And she destroys him.” – Joss Whedon, créateur de Buffy contre les vampires.