— 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 bracelets for Jonah Beck. Buffy is very competitive in everything including sports. She is the only sporty member of The Good Hair Crew. She has made it to the tracks' team and even the boys' basketball team.
Buffy is very protective of her friends and will not let anyone hurt them. She has made it clear to Jonah Beck 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 - a "snorpion."
She has a paranoid and vindictive side, and tends to jump to conclusions such as when she suspected Marty of stealing on of her track shoes and got revenge by stealing and soaking his shoes. However, Cyrus informs her that no one stole her shoe, but that she accidentally left it in his mother's car.
In "Shhh!," Buffy's speed during gym impresses the coach who asks her to join the track team. After joining the team, she proves 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 Mack'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.
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 curly hair was blocking him. Buffy is not happy about it but is afraid to confront the vice principal and get suspended. She tells Buffy and Cyrus that 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 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 Beck 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 our competitive Buffy. 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, a real race this time, to prove which one 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 took it to sabotage her. Cyrus advises her not to jump to conclusion or do anything she'd regret. Instead, the next day Buffy gets hold of Marty's sneakers and dumps them in girls' toilets. While Cyrus is questioning her about the move, Marty arrives and gets mad at Buffy for ruining her sneakers. Marty insists that he didn't take Buffy's shoe. Cyrus proves Marty is telling the truth 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 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' spirit during the school photo when Cyrus gets sad that he has to take the photo while wearing prison outfits.
In "Best Surprise Ever", Buffy finally gets Marty new shoes to replace the sneakers she ruined in "She's Turning Into You." After giving Marty the 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 defeats 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 (and the only person so far) to know that Cyrus likes boys. 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' 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 has 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 learnt their names. Later at The Spoon, 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' advice, 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 one of her friends, 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 but 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, which makes Buffy sad to see him go.
In "There's a Mack in the Shack," Buffy is forced to start tutoring her nemesis, TJ in algebra. They both don't like the arrangement since they can't stand each other but TJ is desperate because he would have to lose his spot on the basketball team. Buffy agrees to tutor him on conditions. First, he must agree to pass her the basketball on the field. Secondly, he must help Cyrus get the last muffin. TJ agrees.
In "A Good Hair Day," Buffy keeps pressuring Jonah Beck to compete with her. First, they arm-wrestle after which 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 a tug-of-war with him. They both have almost equal strength; so they spend hours at the tug-of-war game. Andi and Cyrus get tired 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 has to win to prove that she is strong. She has to be strong for her mother. Her mother told her to be strong when she got deployed to fight abroad.
Buffy starts tutoring TJ in "Miniature Gulf." TJ makes it very 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 which makes it difficult to master basic math. She tells TJ about it and asks him to get tested but TJ gets mad 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. TJ then asks Cyrus how to get on Buffy's good side to make her do stuff and Cyrus tells him that he just has to tell Buffy that she's right. TJ does this to convince Buffy to do his homework. Later, during the basketball game, TJ refuses to keep his promise to pass the ball to Buffy. Buffy becomes furious and calls for a timeout to confront TJ about it. The other teammates convince TJ to pass the ball to Buffy and he agrees.
Just when Buffy gets the ball for the first time, she drops the ball after seeing her mother entering. She walks straight towards her soldier mother who has been deployed for a long time. Buffy gives her mom a very emotional hug. She has been waiting for so long to see her mom return home to her, safe.
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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- 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.
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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
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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