17 TV Sisters Who Perfectly Captured What Sisterhood Is *Really* Like
Buffy and Dawn Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
This is a truly complex sister relationship. Mostly because for the first five seasons of the show, Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) didn’t have a sister! When Dawn (Michelle Trachtenberg) was introduced on season five, it seemed that only the audience was aware she hadn’t always been there. Her origins are later discovered and despite some supernatural silliness, she is very much a real girl and very much Buffy’s sis. The purpose of Dawn on the show is, in part, to give Buffy an intense connection to someone who isn’t a romantic interest. It sure worked! Buffy cares for Dawn like no other, protecting her even when she’s at her most annoying (she’s a high schooler, after all). The Summers sisters never have it easy, but at least they have each other!