What can be said about
Principal Snyder? Well, there are two things I suppose,
1: You either love him, or hate him
2: You either think he’s a wiener, or a
legend. Usually, Legend.
think this guy’s a legend.
Principal Snyder came
into the lives of the Scooby Gang, after Sunnydale highs first principal
was eaten by a pack of hyenas, human hyenas. And unlike the previous
principal, Snyder wasn’t going to take no crap from nobody. He knows that
Sunnydale is a weird town, there’s something evil about it, and its not
going to get the better of him. He even seems to be in cohorts with the
local police, something he uses to his advantage against Buffy Summers.
Every Principal has a
nemesis, a student who he wages war against and t he student retaliates.
For Snyder, this student was Buffy Summers, unfortunately, Buffy hadn’t
done anything particularly wrong, maybe had some slipping grades, tardiness
and sure, the record that she burnt down her old school gym. But I’m sure
there were students around for him to pick on, but he chose Buffy, and let
her know he had it in for her.
Snyder taunted Buffy,
he followed her, kept an eye on her and let her know he knew everything she
was doing, he was principal. And he kind of believed he had some kind of
power over her. He even made her attend things she didn’t want to, such as
been a supervisor for Halloween, and preparing the decorations for the
Parent teachers night and even got the police to try and arrest her for the
murder of Kendra, but she got out of it. He used her to his advantage to
get things done, just like any principal does. Snyder though, he did it in
a way that made you laugh, such a tiny little man bossing around a girl who
could snap his neck in a second. Not that it would bother Snyder, he’s like
a little terrier dog, small in size, but big on bravado, or more so, he just
believes he’s twice the size he actually is.
Snyder was never a
real part of the action at Sunnydale, he was just a principal, and thorn in
the sides of the Scooby Gang. But he did eventually learn that Buffy was the
Slayer, due to some candy he ate in the episode, Band Candy. Snyder was
reverted back to the tag along nerd he was as a teenager, and decided that
he was going to hook up with the cool kids, ie, Buffy and co. of course,
during that time he came out with some good liners, such as ‘You drive like
a spaz summers!” and in his teenager years, he actually seemed to have some
kind of respect for Buffy’s strength, or would you just call that fear?
Either way, it became obvious to us the type of youth Snyder had been, and
personally, I love him more because if it. When the effects of the candy
wore of however, nothing more was said about how he had behaved, although
they do remember what happened during that time.
big step into the limelight though came during season 3s finale, in a heart
wrenching moment when the mayor, as a demon, swallowed him whole. Not that
Snyder went down lightly, he was telling the demon all along to get out of
his school and listen to him because he was principal, now how’s that for
bravery? How many little men do you know would stand up to a demon and not
even flinch? But don’t think that would keep a small guy down, oh no, he
may be dead in form, but not in spirit, making little guest appearances in
Xanders dreams, taunting him from beyond the grave. He might be dead, but
his voice and opinion of these slackers is still going to be heard!
compliments of The Slayer Show