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Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part II" from SirLee
Review:
Uh, 20-plus? Let me check the body count...
First group (Quiet Guy, Competent Gun Guy, Poke-y Gun Guy and Wave-y Gun Guy): 4;
Lurking Guy (the one watching the cars): +1=5;
Driver’s Seat Man and Shotgun Seat Man: +2=7
Three more outside posts mentioned (assumed to have 2 guys each): +6=13

Note that the first four were dumped into concrete, so they might never be found. Still, there is a nontrivial possibility that someone non-NID discovers some of the nine other corpses, meaning that this has a high likelihood of NOT being kept quiet. Perhaps O'Neill will hear through the grapevine that the NID lost a bunch of agents, right inside the beltway, in a matter of hours... and get curious?

NID agents involved in this case but still breathing: at least four (2 who got Liz's car, at least 2 inside the apartment, probably more)

Regarding Liz's ruthlessness: c'mon, the first four made it very plain that they were there to kill her. Not only they _said_ so, but they were equipped for assassination, not intimidation or self-defense -- suppressed small-caliber guns are favoured by assassins because they are very quiet. Should she play nice-nice with them after this kind of introduction?

Granted, there are a couple oddities. I don't get why they hijacked her car -- boobytrapping, bugging or simply staking it out just in case the first team bungled it up and she escaped would make a lot of sense. But I don't see what purpose stealing the car serves. And the way Xander said it, it was implied that the jackers were two MiBs, not the usual street scum.

Staking out the apartment as a secondary attempt to get Liz does make sense, though. Which is probably why she promptly assumed they were in this with the first four (our five), and therefore Better Dead.

I'm still curious about Liz & Co's story -- particularly Xander's. Apparently he has been _cultivating_ a (fake) rap sheet as a drunkard, just so he can have an alibi when he goes do Spy Stuff with Liz. That's a lot of dedication, to establish a cover which will only hurt him in a personal and professional level.

Also, friendship and owing him favours only go so far -- a police officer and a judge should be able to figure out that he's up to something shady, and that they are aiding and abetting him. So they have a LOT of trust that, whatever it is he and his friends are doing, it is worth risking their jobs and possibly jail time to help them. My guess is that they are part of a Scoobies-like circle of supporters of the Sunnydale Trio (what, if wizarding Britain has the Golden Trio, why can't California have its own version?)
Comments from author:
Yeah, the body count is pretty high, but it's under 20. Just barely. James Bond has bumped off more people than that before the credits rolled. :D
Review By [SirLee] • Date [23 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part II" from burmafrdnow
Review:
for those whining about killing the agents, consider this:

The NID was shown on countless occasions to be the American equivalent to the Nazi Gestapo.

There is no closed season and no bag limit.



So take your whine and stick it where the sun don't shine.
Comments from author:
:D :D I rather thought canon!Buffy was a lot more ruthless and vicious about fighting and killing *her* opponents. And she liked to get in the pre-mortem one-liners and/or post-mortem one-liners too, and you know how Sam Vimes felt about that.
Review By [burmafrdnow] • Date [23 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part II" from Midnmax
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Headshots with .22 are very reasonable - though I would start out double tapping since a suppressed .22 has no recoil. Body shots with a .22 - dubious. You can kill people, but it tends not to be quick. Even with a direct heart shot, it can take several minutes to bleed out and the target may not even notice he was shot.

So how much of the canon events occurred? Were Warren Meers and co active? Was Adam created by the Initiative in some form?
Comments from author:
A lot of the canon events occurred, only in a different form. You'll learn some tidbits about a couple of them.
Review By [Midnmax] • Date [23 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part II" from Harry
Review:
Remind me NOT to piss this lady off at any time! I have no wish to end up being a dead body, THANK YOU!
Comments from author:
Well, canon!Buffy can be pretty darn scary too. Even to ordinary humans. Like Dawn's dates.
Review By [Harry] • Date [23 Jun 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part II" from IronOx
Review:
Seriously ruthless Buffy here. Not that I'm crying, they weren't exactly hanging around with good intent. But by most people's standards, it's a bit casual.

Going to be very interesting if SG1 gets involved - 1 hint and they will know just who to look for.
Comments from author:
This Buffy is maybe a bit less ruthless with her opponents than canon!Buffy is with hers. Both sets of opponents are ruthless killers who hide in the shadows and are a threat to society. But canon!Buffy enjoys killing her opponents more.
Review By [IronOx] • Date [23 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part II" from Starfox
Review:
Nice one. Very entertaining spy action. I loved the thoughts of Liz about training and high heels.
Comments from author:
007 never has to worry about running or fighting in heels. Well, other than when dressed as Dr. Frank N. Furter, which is an op we do not talk about. :D
Review By [Starfox] • Date [23 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part II" from VillageOrchid
Review:
This was harder for me to visualize that some of your other fiction and stories. We were getting the back story peppered in, but I still a little confused about who Buffy was working for, and why she felt comfortable endangering her friend who was not an agent.
Comments from author:
I have yet to talk about Liz and Xander and Willow's backstory, but some of it will trickle in.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [23 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part II" from maydaymason
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I would really love to see a interlude about what these guy’s handlers think of all this. Either they know how dangerous she is and tried to make extra special sure she was dead, or they don’t, and think they used an obscene amount of overkill to cover all possibilities. Whatever the case, it will be quite amusing when they realize everyone they sent against her is dead. 20+ guys is a significant investment for any spy organization, let alone an off the books one that won’t necessarily be able to replace those losses.
Comments from author:
Yeah, where did the NID keep getting all those new agents after each time Jack lowered the boom on them?
Review By [maydaymason] • Date [23 Jun 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part II" from fanreaderonetwo
Review:
I loved the bit about Honey West-Burke and her hubby Amos,
which dates _both_ of us.

Wondering if the couple had any kids.....

_Really_ wondering about her casual attitude towards slaughtering US agents
sans apparent organizational backup with the clout to keep the entire US gov off her and Xander's ass. Image of Matt Helm and associates being assigned to kill her.

Did she spend some time working for Section One (the 1st TV version) or some other
ruthless outfit?
Comments from author:
Remember that canon!Buffy is ruthless about killing anything that threatens her protectorate, and some of them are certainly more redeemable than the worst NID agents. Canon!Buffy also makes sarcastic quips, enjoys the killing, and has engaged in extremely violent torture to gain information. Is this Buffy really any different from canon? :D
Review By [fanreaderonetwo] • Date [23 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part II" from Zeviz
Review:
This was a fun action chapter. I like how you rewrite backgrounds to fit into different universes. (In this case Buffy as the super-spy.) Are we going to see how she became a spy, came to Sunnydale, etc?
Comments from author:
You will get some of the backstory on Buffy and Xander, but not a ton.
Review By [Zeviz] • Date [23 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part II" from (Current Donor)MarcusRowland
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Okay... so... they're both mass murderers, so far as the law is concerned. Since Buffy / Elizabeth seems to be making this one up as she goes along, and have no official backing unless I'm missing something, they are potentially headed towards Death Row. I really hope they can team up with SGC or someone else with enough clout to get them off the hook.
Comments from author:
Canon!Buffy is a mass murderer by the standards of Season 8. At least this Buffy isn't making smart-alecky pre-mortem one-liners before killing murderers. :D
Review By [(Current Donor)MarcusRowland] • Date [23 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part II" from Oakheart
Review:
Great installment! I also love how you're reviving some of my
favorite shows for additional characters and development.

SD
Comments from author:
Well, I am pretty old. I watched those shows too.
Review By [Oakheart] • Date [23 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part I" from VillageOrchid
Review:
I like stories where grown!up Xander is competent and still around some of his friends. I'd have to go back and read the prior relevant chapter to see if I should actually like either this version of Xander or Buffy, but I do like that you have her mission focus as righteous.
Comments from author:
This version of Buffy hasn't been killing monsters for nine or ten years. She's been killing humans. She's not quite the same person as canon!Buffy, so you don't *have* to like her. She does have some unlikeable characteristics.
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [11 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part I" from Gideon
Review:
Wow, awesomely effective ambush there. And no hesitation on killing the bad guys from Buffy or Xander. If Buffy is a trained spy I wonder what lurks in Xander's background to make him so ruthless and effective? It can't be fighting vampires if they don't exist in this universe.
I also wonder why they didn't try to keep at least one bad guy alive - after all, dead thugs can't turn on their bosses!
Comments from author:
A little bit about this Xander's backstory will appear in the course of the story, but not much.
Review By [Gideon] • Date [11 Jun 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "SG-1 and an Agent, part I" from Zeviz
Review:
Very fun. I especially liked the counter-ambush and the response to the 'did you tell anybody else' line.
Comments from author:
I love the classic tropes, like the 'Did you tell anyone else' routine. I recommend TV Tropes if you have half a dozen hours you can afford to lose while lost in the interwebs. On the other hand, TV Tropes has also cost me plenty of other lost time, because it is how I discovered:
The Dresden Files
this site
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha and half a dozen other deconstructions or reconstructions of the Magical Girl genre including 'Dai Mahou Touge' (which basically takes all the classic magical girl tropes, sets fire to them, and then makes you smoke the ashes)
etc.
Review By [Zeviz] • Date [10 Jun 14] • Not Rated
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