— Buffy to Bex
Buffy is strong and confident and she is not afraid to speak up for herself. She supports her friends but at the same time offers them good advice when she thinks they're making a mistake. For example, she advised Andi against making a bracelet for Jonah. She is the only sporty member of The Good Hair Crew, excelling in track and basketball. She is also great at math.
Buffy is very protective of her friends and will not let anyone hurt them. She has made it clear to Jonah that he should never hurt Andi. She frequently advises Andi and Cyrus against trusting Amber. She tells them that Amber is a snake and a scorpion. She's a snorpion.
She has a paranoid and vindictive side, and tends to jump to conclusions such as when she suspected Marty of stealing one of her track shoes and got revenge by stealing and soaking his shoes. However, Cyrus informs her that no one stole her shoe, but she accidentally left it in his mother's car. She can also be stubborn and competitive to a fault, caring deeply about winning and proving herself. This comes from a place of wanting to be strong while her mother is overseas.
Buffy is a student at Jefferson Middle School where she goes with her two best friends, Andi and Cyrus.
Buffy is physically strong and, as revealed in She Said, She Said, very flexible. She has dark skin and shoulder-length black curly hair that she infrequently straightens. She is very athletic and sometimes wears athletic clothing, but usually goes for something more trendy and practical.
In Shhh!, Buffy's speed during gym impresses the coach who asks her to join the track team. After joining the team, she turns out to be so competitive that she even refuses to let her teammates take their turns during a relay. They end up getting disqualified. The coach advises her to stop getting in her own way.
Buffy's competitive nature shows up again in Dancing in the Dark when Marty tries to ask her out during Andi's dance party but she just tries to one up him. She tells Cyrus that competition and winning is everything for her but promises to try harder. She even shows off her amazing dancing skills by doing a split.
Buffy faces a big challenge in It's Not About You when the vice principal forces her to change her hair. Apparently a kid failed a test because Buffy's big and curly hair was blocking their view. Buffy is not happy about it but is afraid to confront the vice principal and get suspended. She tells Cyrus that she wishes she could talk to her mom about it but her mom is still overseas. She changes to straight hair and she loves it but struggles to keep it. She even accidentally burns it and gives herself a bald spot. Since she doesn't have anyone to talk to, she starts confiding in Bex without telling Andi what she's going through. Andi is furious at first when she realizes that Buffy is spending more time with Bex than with her. But after learning the truth, she sympathizes with Buffy. After the incidence, Buffy gets the courage to stand up to the vice principal by switching back to curly hair. After the confrontation, it turns out the kid who had complained about Buffy's hair doesn't even sit behind her and was just giving an excuse for failing the test.
In She Said, She Said, Buffy pushes Andi to tell Jonah the truth about Amber cheating on him. At the track field, Buffy meets again with Marty from the party and they reintroduce themselves to each other. Buffy is proud to be the fastest but Marty tells her that she's only the fastest girl. He is the fastest boy and faster than her. This doesn't sit well with Buffy because she's so competitive. So, she goes to great lengths to outperform Marty in everything during exercises as well as impromptu races.
Buffy's competitive nature gets the best of her and threatens to drive a wedge between her and Marty in She's Turning Into You. She meets with Marty from the party on the hallway and they both start exchanging the usual flirty wits. Andi and Cyrus overhear the conversation and are convinced that Buffy and Marty are flirting but Buffy doesn't want to admit that she could possibly have a crush on Marty. To prove it, Buffy asks Marty to race her, areal race this time, to prove who is faster once and for all. They agree to race the following day. On the day of the race, Buffy realizes that one of her track shoes is missing. She concludes that Marty stole it to ruin her chances of winning. Cyrus advises her to not jump to a conclusion or do anything she'd regret. Instead, the next day Buffy gets a hold of Marty's sneakers and dumps them in girls' toilets. While Cyrus is questioning her about the move, Marty arrives and gets angry at Buffy for ruining her sneakers. Marty insists that he didn't steal Buffy's sneaker. Cyrus proves Marty right by showing Buffy the shoe she left in his mom's car. Buffy feels guilty. Marty asks Buffy what she has to say and she says she will replace the shoes. Marty leaves in disappointment. Cyrus then explains to Buffy that Marty expected her to say she's sorry. Buffy realizes that she may have gone too far this time.
In Were We Ever?, Buffy and her friends lead a protest in Jefferson Middle School against an unreasonable dress code. Buffy is particularly angry at the dress code that prevents them from wearing oversized sweatshirts and other baggy clothing. When Cyrus gets scared of getting in trouble, Buffy encourages him to stand up for the cause. She also uplifts Cyrus's spirit during the school photo when Cyrus gets sad that they need to take his photo while wearing prison outfits.
In Best Surprise Ever, Buffy finally gets Marty new sneakers to replace the sneakers she ruined in She's Turning Into You. After giving Marty the new sneakers, they agree to finally do the race to determine who's the fastest. However, before the race, they both get cold feet. Not because they're afraid of losing but because they're afraid of losing what they have going on between them. Buffy asks Marty if he will continue talking to her if she beats him in the race and Marty asks her the same question. Buffy admits that she doesn't know because she's not the most graceful loser. Marty says he's the same. So, to make sure they can keep exchanging their usual flirty witty banter, they agree to call off the race.
In Hey, Who Wants Pizza?, Buffy notices that Cyrus is not excited for Andi and Jonah during the Space Otters Frisbee Team party. Afterwards, Cyrus admits to her that he is jealous. Buffy asks him if he likes Andi and Cyrus denies it, giving Buffy a look that makes her realize that Cyrus likes Jonah. Cyrus officially comes out to Buffy, making her the first person to know that Cyrus likes Jonah. Without questioning, Buffy listens and warmly supports Cyrus. When Cyrus says he's different, Buffy assures him that he is no different. Buffy offers to be there for Cyrus and support him as he gets courage to come out to other people.
With the track season over, Buffy starts looking for another sport in Chinese New Year. She wants to try basketball but Marty reminds her that there is no basketball team for girls in Jefferson Middle School. She decides to defy the norms and join the boys' basketball team instead. She goes to practice in the gym, with Cyrus's help. Marty joins them later, leading to a heated competitive with Buffy. He tries to talk her out of joining the boys' team but she adamantly refuses and assures him that she will make the boys team even better. When Marty leaves, Buffy admits to Cyrus that she is scared because for her to make the team, she can't just be as good as the boys. She needs to be better than them.
During the boys' basketball team tryouts in Friends Like These, the team captain, TJ Kippen, instantly hates Buffy because she's a girl. TJ makes it clear that he doesn't want Buffy joining the boys' team. Marty tells Buffy that TJ is mean to the team members and doesn't even bother to learn their names. Later at The Spoon Diner, Buffy tells Andi and Cyrus that she's afraid she might not make the team because the captain hates her. Luckily, the decisions are made by the coach. Buffy makes the boys' basketball team but Marty doesn't. TJ tells Marty that Buffy won't last long in the team because he will make her quit. During subsequent games, TJ and the boys make it very difficult for Buffy to get the ball. With Cyrus's advise, in The Snorpion, she politely asks TJ to give her a chance to show what she can do for the team but TJ rudely refuses to listen to her. So, Buffy yells at him a little.
While still dealing with the basketball drama, Buffy has been trying her best to protect her friends. When she suspects that Jonah might still like Amber in Hey, Who Wants Pizza?, Buffy makes it clear that if he ever tries to hurt Andi or another one of her friends, then he will regret it. In Friends Like These, she advises the Good Hair Crew against trusting Amber. She compares Amber to a snake who would get them in the end. In The Snorpion, she warns Andi that Amber is a scorpion. She's a snake and a scorpion. She's a snorpion. She tells Andi that Amber will get her to help her but turn on her when she gets a chance. Andi ignores Buffy's advice and gives Amber a chance by inviting her over for a sleepover. However, the sleepover ends in disaster when Amber turns on Andi and leaves her to be busted by cops.
In Head Over Heels, Buffy is shocked when Jonah asks her to come along to his date with Andi. To avoid being the third wheel, Buffy invites her friend, Marty to be her fake date. Surprisingly, Buffy and Marty end up having more chemistry than Andi and Jonah. After the date, Marty asks Buffy to become a real couple but Buffy refuses, saying that she likes what they have. Friendship. This is not good enough for Marty. So Marty stops being friends with Buffy, and that makes Buffy sad to see him go.
In There's a Mack in the Shack, Buffy is forced to start tutoring her worst enemy, TJ, in algebra. They both don't like the arrangement since they can't stand each other but TJ is desperate because he would lose his spot on the basketball team if he wasn't tutored. Buffy agrees to tutor him on conditions. First, he needs to agree to pass her the basketball on the court. Secondly, he needs to help Cyrus get a muffin. TJ agrees.
In A Good Hair Day, Buffy keeps pressuring Jonah to compete with her. First, they arm wrestle. After they finish arm wrestling, she brags about defeating him while taking a photo with him to send to her mom overseas. Buffy continues this during the annual Renaissance Faire when she forces Jonah to do tug of war with her. They both have almost equal strength, so they spend hours doing tug of war. Andi and Cyrus get sick of waiting for them. At the end of the day, Jonah can't take it anymore. He drops off, saying that Buffy has won. But that's not good enough for Buffy. Buffy wants to win fair and square. Jonah asks Buffy why winning is so important to her. Buffy tells him that she needs to win to prove that she is strong. She needs to be strong for her mother. Her mother told her to be strong when she got deployed to fight abroad. Then Jonah challenges her to another arm wrestling match.
Buffy starts tutoring TJ in Miniature Gulf. TJ makes it difficult for Buffy because in addition to him not getting anything, he is disrespectful and rude to her. Buffy later realizes that TJ might have a learning disability called dyscalculia, and that makes it difficult to master basic math. She tells TJ about it and asks him to get tested but TJ gets angry at her and storms off.
In We Were Never, Buffy is confronted with a moral issue when TJ asks her to do his math homework for him so that he can play one last game before getting the diagnosis. Buffy refuses to do his homework. TJ then asks Cyrus how to get on Buffy's good side to make her do stuff and Cyrus tells him that he just needs to tell Buffy that she's right. TJ does this to convince Buffy to do his homework. Later during a basketball game, TJ refuses to keep his end of the deal that was to pass the ball to Buffy. Buffy becomes furious and calls for a timeout to confront TJ about it. One teammate tells TJ to pass the ball to Buffy.
Just when Buffy gets the ball for the first time, she drops the ball after seeing her mother entering. She walks straight towards her mother who has been deployed for a long time. Buffy gives her mom a big and emotional hug. She has been waiting for so long to see her mom return home to her, safe.
In Cyrus' Bash-Mitzvah!, Buffy goes to celebrate Cyrus's Bar Mitzvah with Cyrus and their friends. She helps Andi with her stress about Jonah. She is also there when Cyrus finally comes out to Andi. When the Good Hair Crew goes to a fortune teller, Buffy is disappointed when the fortune teller predicts that her mother won't be home for good. At first, they dismiss the predictions mostly because the fortune teller was giving yes or no answers and only adding specific comments after a question is read out loud.
Buffy clashes with TJ at the party because she didn't expect him to be there. When TJ mentions that Buffy hates him, Buffy tells him that she doesn't hate him because as far as she's concerned, he doesn't even exist. TJ comes later to Buffy asking for a chance to talk after coming from the fortune teller. He has a question for Buffy but first he asks Buffy about what she thinks about the fortune teller. He reveals to Buffy that the fortune teller agreed that TJ has a learning disability and asked him to let his friend help. So, that's why he needs Buffy. TJ's fortune freaks Buffy out because it means her mother might not be home for good if the fortune teller is right. Since she's still angry at TJ, she leaves without hearing him out.
Buffy calls her mom to confirm that her mom is still staying. After that, she goes with her friends to give the fortune teller a piece of her mind. She calls out the fortune teller for fraud but the fortune teller tells her that she didn't predict her mother would be deployed. She had predicted that both Buffy and her mom won't be home for good, but her mother wouldn't be deployed. At that point, Buffy sadly realizes that it could mean that they are moving. She becomes even more stressed and goes home to talk to her mother.
In Better to Have Wuvved and Wost , Buffy confirms that she is moving because of her mother's new promotion. She will have to move all the way to Phoenix, Arizona. Since Cyrus and Andi don't want to lose Buffy, they ask if she could stick around at least for the summer. Andi suggests that Buffy could stay at Andi's old bedroom at CeCe's house. This almost works out but Buffy and her mom's emotional connection makes it difficult for Buffy to choose to stay. So, she agrees to move to Phoeniz with her mom in about ten days. The Good Hair Crew agrees that they might lose Buffy for good. In Perfect Day 2.0, the Good Hair Crew decides to recreate their perfect day to have one last adventure before Buffy leaves.
In "A Walker to Remember," just a few days before her pending move, Buffy finally gets her moment to shine on the basketball court when TJ. is benched from playing because of failing math. Buffy wows the crowd with her impressive victorious game so much that they start calling her "Slayer." All of Buffy's friends including even Bex cheer her throughout the game. However, her best friend Cyrus doesn't watch most of the game. Instead, Cyrus spends his time cheering up TJ who is devastated that he can't play. After the game, Buffy is upset with Cyrus for choosing TJ and not being there for her.
Buffy then runs into TJ who reveals that not only has he been reinstated to play (thanks to Cyrus' advice), but Buffy is in trouble for doing Math homework for TJ. As TJ continues telling Buffy "you're right," Buffy figures out that TJ manipulated her to do his homework. She realizes that only a close friend would have known Buffy's weakness. It must be Cyrus. After getting suspended from the team, Buffy angrily confronts Cyrus for betraying her trust and helping TJ manipulate her like that. She gives Cyrus an ultimatum: he can't be friends with both. He must choose either her or TJ. Not both. She walks away while Cyrus tries to apologize in vain.
Buffy's fight with Cyrus escalates in "Crime Scene: AndiShack!" when she finds out that Cyrus would choose to become friends with TJ again after she's gone. She becomes so mad that she stops talking to him. They're forced to work together when Jonah asks them to help him in making pancakes for Space Otters fundraiser. Cyrus tries everything to get Buffy to talk to him but it's no use. When he can't take it anymore, he starts shouting asking Buffy to please say something, anything. He says that he can't handle the silence anymore. When Jonah finds them fighting, he gets a panic attack scare, forcing him to reveal to them about his panic attacks. They both sit down to help. Cyrus then reveals that he had a panic attack too the time that he met TJ at the swing set for the first time. After realizing that it was TJ who helped Cyrus through it, Buffy feels guilty. She forgives Cyrus and tells him that he can be friends with anyone he wants.
In "For the Last Time", Buffy hangs out with Andi and Cyrus at The Spoon Diner for the last time before leaving for good. She acts strong to avoid showing her emotions. She tries to cheer them up by asking them to sing whenever they say the phrase "for the last time" so that it doesn't sound all sad. To avoid crying, she tells them that she doesn't want to say goodbye. Before parting ways with them, she unintentionally gives Cyrus the idea of a time capsule. Cyrus says they should make and bury a time capsule with all The Good Hair Crew memories. But Buffy doesn't like the idea because it's too emotional for her. She insists that she just wanted it to be a normal day - but now she feels like it's her funeral. She runs into the house, sad. Cyrus and Andi go ahead and start working on the time capsule as a surprise for Buffy. They give Buffy's mom a list of items to get for them secretly without Buffy finding out.
While collecting the items, Mrs. Driscoll is unable to keep the time capsule secret from Buffy. She tells Buffy about it and asks her why she doesn't want to say goodbye to her friends. Buffy sheds tears as she explains that she doesn't know any life without Andi and Cyrus. She's known them her whole life. They're part of her. There is no way she would be able to say goodbye without crying. And she doesn't want them to see her cry. She has to act strong, just like her mom. At that point, Mrs. Driscoll explains to Buffy that it is okay to cry. She admits that she herself cries sometimes too. Later that evening, Andi and Cyrus come to pick up the items from Mrs. Driscoll. They find nothing and are surprised to find the house empty. It turns out Buffy and her mom have left earlier than planned. Buffy is gone without a proper goodbye.
In Buffy in a Bottle, Andi and Cyrus struggle to get through without Buffy. So, they start hanging with Buffy's time capsule just to feel her presence. They keep calling Buffy but all of their messages keep going to voicemail. Just when Andi has given up all hope, Buffy shows up. In Keep a Lid on It, Andi presents Buffy as a surprise to Cyrus. Buffy explains that the government slashed the budget and ended up cutting Mrs. Driscoll's military program in Arizona. So, the military gave her another job an hour outside of Shadyside. After being reunited with The Good Hair Crew, Buffy tries to open the time capsule but they can't figure it out. She asked about what's inside and is surprised to hear that Jonah Beck convinced everyone in the Jefferson Middle School Basketball Team - including TJ to sign a team jersey for Buffy. She sounds a little disappointed to learn that Marty now has a girlfriend but she's happy for him. Since she knows what's in the time capsule, she decides not to open it. Buffy then convinces Andi to invite Jonah over and give him the bracelet.
While Andi is talking with Jonah, Cyrus reveals to Buffy that he no longer has a crush on Jonah. When he says that Buffy has never had a crush, Buffy proves him by saying that she has a new crush. Cyrus starts guessing and Buffy keeps saying no. When Cyrus reminds Buffy that they're crush buddies who keep their crushes between just themselves, Buffy agrees saying that they can't tell anyone else - especially not Andi. At that point, Cyrus guesses that Buffy's crush might be on Jonah Beck. Buffy refuses to confirm or deny. Cyrus suspects that Jonah is Buffy's crush but in Bought, Lost or Stolen, he realizes that she only reacted that way to make Cyrus stop asking. She doesn't actually have a crush on Jonah but she refuses to say who her crush is. When Cyrus notices Buffy playing with her hair while talking to Walker, he suspects that her crush could be Walker. Buffy denies it and asks Cyrus to stay out of it.
In We're on Cloud Ten, Buffy notices that Cyrus has started hanging with yet another enemy of hers - Amber. She confronts him about it but Cyrus insists that Buffy and Amber should become friends. He calls out Buffy for being the "unfriendly one" in the eyes of Amber. He tricks Buffy and Amber into coming to the same room where he tries to help them reconcile their difference. In the process, he helps Buffy realize that she only dislikes Amber because of things she did to Andi; since Amber hasn't done anything bad to Buffy yet. Nevertheless, Amber and Buffy refuse to become friends, but they share a laugh together as they make fun of Cyrus' old-fashioned style.
In The Cake That Takes the Cake, Buffy is practicing basketball which makes Cyrus suggest that she should rejoin the Jefferson Middle School Basketball Team but she refuses. Cyrus tries to convince Buffy that TJ is changed and he shouldn't be the reason to keep her from rejoining the team. Unable to convince Buffy, Cyrus tricks her into coming to the gym to meet up with TJ. TJ admits that Buffy is a good player and they need her back on the team. Cyrus suggests that TJ and Buffy should face against each other in a game of one-on-one to remind Buffy that she likes basketball. Buffy wins but still says she won't join the team. She later reveals that the she has got approval to start a girls' basketball team.
Now that Buffy and TJ are no longer rivals in the same team, Cyrus suggests that they should make up. Buffy says she can't get along with TJ until he apologizes for how he treated her. TJ surprises both Buffy and Cyrus by rapping an cheer, apologizing and praising Buffy. As TJ walks away, Buffy says to Cyrus that she's confused.
During the summer, Buffy has been busy preparing for the girls' basketball team she's starting. She has also started seeing Walker but decided not to make it official until she's had the chance to tell Andi about it. In The Boys Are Back, Walker joins The Good Hair Crew forcing Andi to find out the hard way that he's now with Buffy. Buffy tries to explain herself to Andi but Andi feels betrayed.
The tension between Buffy and Andi escalates in It's a Dilemna when Buffy wants to invite Walker to The ColorFactory but Andi doesn't want him to come along. She tells Walker about Andi's feelings and Walker in turn ruins everything by going to Andi to ask for permission to join them. This makes Andi even more upset. She decides not to join her friends at the Color Factory.
In That Syncing Feeling, Buffy once again invites Walker to hang out with them against Andi's will. To make things worse, she chooses to canoe with Walker, leaving Andi with no one to canoe with. This leads Andi into Amber's arms. As Andi and Amber canoe together, Andi explains the Buffy-Walker situation to Amber. After hearing about the situation, Amber convinces Andi that Buffy is the problem because she broke the first rule of the girl code by dating her friend's ex-crush. Buffy is not pleased with the new Andi and Amber relationship as she watches them hang out together. She feels ditched.
Buffy holds the first tryouts for her girls' basketball team in Hole in the Wall. Unfortunately, all the girls trying out turn out to be horrible at basketball. She is about to lose patience but Cyrus and TJ encourage her not to give up. TJ tells her not to become the kind of captain he was. To boost the team's spirit, Buffy convinces TJ to help her get them team uniform.
In The New Girls, Buffy wish to have at least one good player on the team comes true when she runs into Kira. Kira is this new girl who recently transferred to Jefferson Middle School from Monroe where she was their shooting guard in the girls basketball team. Buffy knows Kira's amazing basketball skills. So, she introduces herself to Kira and sweet talks her into joining the basketball team. During the first game with the team, Buffy is impressed with Kira's skills. However, it turns out that Kira is not a team player. She is so arrogant and loves to brag about her skills while shaming her teammates for their horrible skills. So, Buffy calls Kira aside and asks her to adjust her attitude. Kira refuses, forcing Buffy to kick her off the team. Once again, Buffy is left without a good player on the team.
The Good Hair Crew
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- Andi Mack and Cyrus Goodman are Buffy's best friends who always hangout together. Buffy spends most of her time with them and also helps them make good decisions in life.
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Main Article: Buffy and Marty
- Buffy and Marty met during Andi's dance party in Dancing in the Dark and immediately got along. They're both very competitive and seem to view each other as rivals. In She Said, She Said, Buffy turned everything they did into a competition, showing off her flexibility, and springing surprise races on Marty. Most of their conversations consist of lighthearted banter and teasing, and sometimes even a little flirting.
Main article: Buffy and Walker
- Walker and Buffy met in For the Last Time when Walker offered to draw the Good Hair Crew as a going away present. She developed a crush on him. They started seeing each other over the summer and are dating by the start of Season 3.
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- Since the name Buffy is not common, she is often compared to the title character of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a TV series she enjoys watching.
- She is sporty and a very good runner.
- She is a great dancer.
- Buffy's mom has been overseas and has not been home for a very long time.
- Buffy can have hard times because she does not have her mom.
- She is very competitive as shown with Marty.
- She has a potential crush on Marty though she doesn't show it sometimes.
- Buffy's mom comes back home from military deployment in We Were Never.
- Buffy has confirmed that she has a crush. The promo for season 3 makes it seem like Walker is her new love interest, which would explain why she didn't want Andi finding out.
- In Crime Scene: AndiShack!, it was revealed that Buffy and Cyrus met in second grade. According to The Perfect Day 2.0, she has also know Andi since second grade. (It's been 5 years since they visited the alpine slide.)
Vampires aren't the only thing this Buffy is slaying.
— Buffy, It's Not About You
The night is young and so am I.
— Buffy, Dancing in the Dark
Marty: Do I know you?
— Buffy & Marty, "Dancing in the Dark"
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