This article lists the major and recurring fictional characters created by Joss Whedon for the television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. For detailed descriptions, see individual character pages. The show's titular protagonist, Buffy, is " The Slayer ", one in a long line of young girls chosen by fate to battle evil forces in the form of vampires and demons. The Slayer has no jurisdiction over human crime. This calling mystically endows her with a limited degree of clairvoyance , usually in the form of prophetic dreams, as well as dramatically increased physical strength, endurance, agility, intuition, and speed and ease of healing.
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Being one of the few able to escape before the fall of Los Angeles , Harmony became an international celebrity after publicly revealing the existence of vampires around the world.
Harmony attended Sunnydale High School, where she was a member of Cordelia Chase 's popular clique, the " Cordettes ". Harmony was particularly disdainful and cruel with Willow Rosenberg and Alexander Harris who consider her just like a nuisance.
Harmony often accompanied Cordelia Chase who formulated a disparaging opinion of Buffy after Cordelia blackened her possible popularity after a misunderstanding at the Bronze nightclub, which Harmony was a witness to. Harmony, along with Cordelia and the rest of the Cordettes, caused fellow Sunnydale High student Marcie Ross to become invisible by their negligence of her: it caused Marcie herself to believe she was invisible, and that state of mind, along with the ever-growing mystical energy emanated from the Hellmouth , made her become actually invisible.
Marcie then attempted to kill Harmony as part of plot of vengeance against Cordelia. Whilst Harmony was conversing with Cordelia at the school quad, Marcie pushed Harmony down the stairs in hopes of causing her to break her neck from the fall; however, Harmony only sprained her ankle as a result.
When Cordelia began dating Xander Harris, Harmony shunned her from their clique and usurped her position as leader of the group. Ironically, she was also momentarily "in love" with Xander, like all other women of the city excepted Cordelia, because of a spell provoked by Amy Madison. She tried also to became friend with the new student, Anya Jenkins. However, this last was bored by her superficiality. After Anya revealed to be a vengeance demon , and granted Cordelia's wish that Buffy Summers had never arrived in Sunnydale , the alternate reality had a Harmony version more subdued, but still part of Cordelia's "Cordettes".
Harmony began a sexual relationship with Spike , whom she called her "blondie bear". Neither Spike nor Harmony were satisfied with their relationship; Spike was frustrated by Harmony's ignorance and clinginess, while she was exasperated with his endless broken promises and repeated attempts to kill Buffy. Harmony quickly regretted this decision after recognizing Spike's renewed campaign against the Slayer , and even chased him out of her lair with a stake when he desperately sought her help.
After separating from Spike, Harmony wanted to be an independent, strong vampire who could get by on her own; accordingly, she gathered her own gang and made her own attempt to kill Buffy in kidnapping her sister Dawn. The plan ended in an embarrassing defeat, especially when both Buffy and Xander considered the very thought of Harmony having minions to be amusing. However, her insistence on taking their time rather than attacking them directly and even letting them feed became too much for their minions, who eventually turned against her when she refused to let them feed on Buffy's sister, who they kept hostage until the Slayer's arrival.
Her minions slayed, Harmony returned to Spike for protection, and even agreeing to aid him in his attempt to remove his chip by kidnapping a doctor. When Spike had both Buffy and Drusilla chained up, before making his declaration of love in front for the Slayer, Harmony intervened and tried to kill Spike with a crossbow as a form of liberation.
Failing in that, Harmony left Sunnydale. Having departed Sunnydale, Harmony visited her old friend Cordelia in Los Angeles, without telling her that she had become a vampire.
Harmony tried to connect with Cordelia, but had difficulty controlling her demon side. She entered Cordelia's bedroom at night, driven by blood lust, but apologized for her actions and intentions when Cordelia woke up. Cordelia misunderstood her explanation, believing her to be a lesbian until the matter was cleared up by Willow Rosenberg via a phone call. Cordelia insisted on giving Harmony a chance, despite the rest of the team growing increasingly frustrated with such habits as her popping gum or tearing pages out of books, and her references to her continued thirst for human blood did little to endear her to Angel either.
She accompanied the Angel Investigations team on a mission to investigate a new vampire cult — Wesley Wyndam-Pryce reasoning that she would be more likely to infiltrate the cult as some vampires could sense Angel's soul —, but soon betrayed them to their enemies.
Cordelia nearly killed Harmony after the team managed to escape, but, out of some respect for the friendship they once shared, allowed her to leave.
Several years later, Harmony tried to make a life for herself in Los Angeles. Harmony joined in part due to the building's windows being outfitted with necro-tempered glass which prevented vampires from being killed by sunlight , as well as the firm's non-judgmental workplace culture and dental plan. Wesley apparently thought that a familiar face would be good for Angel. Angel reluctantly agreed, on the strict condition that Harmony refrained from drinking human blood.
She noted at the time that she had already been off human blood for several months. Harmony was reunited with Spike when he returned, first as a ghost and then in corporeal form. She tried to connect with him, and initially hoped to renew their relationship since he had a soul.
Spike showed no interest for Harmony until he regained his corporeal form and proceeded to seduce her into a brief, disastrous fling, after which neither of them put any effort into rekindling their tumultuous relationship. Harmony then felt isolated and alone. She knew that she was incompetent as an evil vampire, but her struggle to lead a more normal life was hindered because she lacked a soul.
Angel often treated her with distrust and barely-masked hostility, and her input, ideas, and presence were generally ignored by his team. Harmony also experienced an inability to connect with her co-workers, who resented her quick rise to the position of the CEO's secretary.
She was framed for murder by Tamika , another vampire secretary who wanted her job, by substituting her otter blood for human blood to make it appear as though Harmony drank from the victim.
She cleared her name and ironically saved a demon summit by staking her scheming rival on a conference table with a pair of chopsticks. Despite her incompetence, Harmony managed to prove a "sort of" asset to the team, "torturing" Eve to get information, although the "torture" just consisted of her hitting Eve in the face a few times. She argued that she was willing to do it given her "evil" status, helping Wesley search for information about Knox 's plans, even consoling him after Fred's death by pointing out that the girl of his dreams loving him back was more than most people got.
She also aided Lorne in protecting Eve from Marcus Hamilton , her replacement as their liaison to the Senior Partners. She started a brief friendship with Fred Burkle and like most of Fred's friends had a very frosty relationship with Illyria , the demon who later seized control of Fred's body. Harmony ultimately betrayed Angel, revealing his plans to go after Archduke Sebassis to Marcus, with whom she had a sexual relationship. Angel, however, always expected her to betray him at some point, so he had only confided information that he wanted her to reveal.
After her betrayal, which Angel blamed on her lack of a soul and she blamed on his lack of confidence in her, he fired her, but not before providing her with a letter of recommendation which he had already written and signed, in anticipation of her disloyalty.
As Angel and Hamilton prepared to fight each other, she ran off with the letter, wishing them both luck: "May the best man win! Harmony later read Angel's letter of recommendation and was inspired by it to keep pursuing her own self-worth.
Harmony caused vampires to be exposed to the world at large when she bit comedian Andy Dick in an alley and was photographed in vampire face by a paparazzo. Afterward, she became the star of a reality show Harmony Bites. She also caused a major public perception problem to Slayers after one of them, a new, lone Slayer called Soledad tried to dust Harmony during a party.
Harmony killed the Slayer, but used the media attention to drive the public against Slayers and becoming a spokeswoman of sorts for vampire rights. She was interviewed by Anderson Cooper later on and declared Slayers a threat to society.
Keith Olbermann was later mentioned to have given Harmony his support. Harmony began a new pro-vampire, anti-Slayer world order which is plaguing the Slayer Organization. In a later interview by Stephen Colbert , Harmony seemed to give away her motive, bringing about the end of magic , seemingly in line with Twilight 's master plan.
Although Harmony's reality show was cancelled, the vampire fad continued. Harmony later became a contestant on Dancing with the Stars , though she eventually lost. She owned several dogs , including the Pomeranian Queen Puffles. In time, Harmony became known as a major advocate of Reform Vampirism , which entailed only sucking blood with consent and never enough to kill anyone, and never siring new vampires. Harmony was later blackmailed with a video of her siring a lover, and Harmony — fearing that the exposure would lead vampires to abandon the Reform Vampirism cause — turned to Angel and Faith Lehane for help.
In exchange for his help, Harmony offered to help improve Angel's image, seeing as, thanks to his actions during the Twilight crisis, he was even more loathed and feared than Buffy. When Spike briefly relocated in London to aid Angel and Faith, Harmony saw him again and had a casual fling with him once more, Angel arranging the meeting to help Spike get over Buffy.
After the return of magic, Harmony visited Buffy to strike up a deal regarding how what new rules they should set for the new vampires. Harmony proposed that they shouldn't allow them to use their shapeshifting powers during the day. She then stole the Slayer Handbook by distracting Spike. Harmony intended on using it to make herself the most beloved person on Earth, but Clem argued that deserved to be loved for herself rather than making people love her. However, he did use to the handbook to make unicorns exist, much to Harmony's joy.
During the Supernatural Crisis Act , Harmony went on an international tour and stayed out of the United States, becoming expatriate. Harmony would be then found by the Scooby Gang in their time travel to the 23rd century Haddyn. Harmony, who was then known as "the Queen", greeted the group amicably at her own throne room.
Having survived this far, she was able to help them narrating the fate of the Scoobies, albeit based on what she heard from other vampires. She also believed herself to be a great villain similar to Andrew Wells , and constantly irritated when the Scoobies did not take her seriously, especially when both Buffy and Xander are greatly amused by the very thought of her having minions.
Another one of Harmony's strengths, related to her lust for power, was her knack for survival. She was never perceived as a major threat, just little more of a nuisance than anything else. Harmony also struggles to be a villain or "good" being a soulless vampire, but eventually gave up on both of these.
Harmony had an affinity with unicorns. While living with Spike in his underground liar, she hung up posters of unicorns along with many other unicorn paraphernalia. She also possessed a wooden carousel unicorn which Buffy used to kill another minion of Harmony's. Harmony was also responsible for the uneasy truce between vampires and Slayers, making a list of rules for vampires to follow that reduced casualties on both sides.
The rules include that vampires could only feed on the willing and without killing them or siring. Harmony was also cunning enough to have survived centuries, as Buffy and her allies meet her after going into the future, at the time being known as "the Queen".
During this event, Harmony greeted them amicably and even revealed the fate of many of the Scooby Gang. Despite the passing of years, Harmony retained most of her personality with no sign weariness. Harmony had the standard powers and vulnerabilities of a vampire.
She was immortal, had accelerated healing, drained human blood to survive, and possessed superhuman physical attributes. Like all vampires, she was vulnerable to holy items and sunlight, could be killed by decapitation or a stake to the heart, and could not enter the home of a living human without being invited by someone who lived there first. Due to her relative youth, she was far weaker than older vampires, such as Angel and Spike.
Unlike most vampires that seemed to possess natural defensive abilities, Harmony had poor fighting skills during her first year as a vampire, equally matching up against the human Xander in a fight. For several minutes, Harmony wore the Gem of Amara, a mystical ring that made vampires invulnerable. Thanks to it she was able to survive being staked by Spike. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. This article is about the vampire. For other uses, see Harmony. Contents [ show ].
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Buffy wants to live a normal life, but as the series progresses, she learns to embrace her destiny. Like previous Slayers, Buffy is aided by a Watcher , who guides, teaches, and trains her.
Unlike her predecessors, Buffy surrounds herself with a circle of loyal friends who become known as the " Scooby Gang ". The series received critical and popular acclaim, frequently being listed as one of the greatest TV shows of all time,  and usually reached between four and six million viewers on original airings. The success of Buffy has led to hundreds of tie-in products, including novels , comics , and video games.
The series has received attention in fandom including fan films , parody , and academia , and has influenced the direction of other television series. As of , a spin-off "sequel" of the series is being developed for television, with Monica Owusu-Breen as showrunner. Buffy Summers played by Sarah Michelle Gellar is the " Slayer ", one in a long line of young women chosen by fate to battle evil forces. This mystical calling grants her powers that dramatically increase physical strength, endurance, agility, accelerated healing, intuition, and a limited degree of clairvoyance , usually in the form of prophetic dreams.
She has returned from death twice and is known as a reluctant hero who wants to live a normal life. However, she learns to embrace her destiny as the vampire slayer.
Giles, rarely referred to by his first name it is later revealed that in his rebellious younger days he went by "Ripper" , is a member of the Watchers' Council , whose job is to train and guide the Slayers. Giles researches the supernatural creatures that Buffy must face, offers insights into their origins and advice on how to defeat them, and helps her train to stay in fighting form.
Willow is originally a wallflower who excels at academics, providing a contrast to Buffy's outgoing personality and less-than-stellar educational record. They share the social isolation that comes with being different, and especially from being exceptional young women.
As the series progresses, Willow becomes a more assertive character and a powerful witch, and comes out as a lesbian. In contrast, Xander, with no supernatural abilities, provides comic relief and a grounded perspective. It is Xander who often provides the heart to the series, and in season six, becomes the hero in place of Buffy who defeats the " Big Bad ". Buffy and Willow are the only characters who appear in all episodes; Xander is missing in only one.
The cast of characters grew over the course of the series. Buffy first arrives in Sunnydale with her mother, Joyce Summers portrayed by Kristine Sutherland , who functions as an anchor of normality in the Summers' lives even after she learns of Buffy's role in the supernatural world " Becoming, Part Two ".
Dracula ". A vampire tortured with a soul in return for horrific deeds committed in the past to many, including a young gypsy girl and her family, Angel portrayed by David Boreanaz , is Buffy's love interest throughout the first three seasons.
He leaves Buffy after realizing he will never be able to give her a normal life. He goes on to make amends for his sins and to search for redemption in his own spin-off, Angel. He makes several guest appearances in the remaining seasons, including the last episode. At Sunnydale High, Buffy meets several other students besides Willow and Xander willing to join her fight for good, an informal group eventually tagged the " Scooby Gang " or "Scoobies". Cordelia Chase Charisma Carpenter , the archetypal shallow cheerleader, reluctantly becomes involved.
Daniel "Oz" Osbourne Seth Green , a fellow student, rock guitarist and werewolf, joins the group through his relationship with Willow. Jenny Calendar Robia LaMorte , Sunnydale's computer science teacher, joins the group after helping destroy a demon trapped in cyberspace during season 1. She later becomes Giles' love interest. Anya Emma Caulfield , a former vengeance demon Anyanka who specialized in avenging scorned women, becomes Xander's lover after losing her powers and joins the group in season four.
Although Faith initially fights on the side of good with Buffy and the rest of the group, she comes to stand against them and sides with Mayor Richard Wilkins Harry Groener after accidentally killing a human in season three. She reappears briefly in the fourth season, looking for vengeance, and moves to Angel where she voluntarily goes to jail for her murders. Faith reappears in season seven of Buffy , after having helped Angel and his crew, and fights alongside Buffy against The First Evil.
Buffy gathers other allies: Spike James Marsters , a vampire, is an old companion of Angelus Angel and one of Buffy's major enemies in early seasons, although they later become allies and lovers.
At the end of season six, Spike regains his soul. Spike is known for his Billy Idol -style peroxide blond hair and his black leather coat, stolen from a previous Slayer, Nikki Wood ; her son, Robin Wood D.
Woodside , joins the group in the final season. Tara Maclay Amber Benson is a fellow member of Willow's Wicca group during season four, and their friendship eventually turns into a romantic relationship. Buffy becomes involved personally and professionally with Riley Finn Marc Blucas , a military operative in " the Initiative ", which hunts demons using science and technology. Buffy featured dozens of recurring characters, both major and minor.
For example, the "Big Bad" villain characters were featured for at least one season for example, Glory is a character who appeared in 12 episodes, spanning much of season five.
Similarly, characters who allied themselves to the group and characters who attended the same institutions were sometimes featured in multiple episodes.
The show is set in the fictional California town of Sunnydale, whose suburban Sunnydale High School sits on top of a " Hellmouth ", a gateway to demon realms. The Hellmouth, located beneath the school library, is a source of mystical energies as well as a nexus for a wide variety of evil creatures and supernatural phenomena.
In addition to being an open-ended plot device, Joss Whedon has cited the Hellmouth and " High school as Hell " as one of the primary metaphors in creating the series. Most of Buffy was shot on location in Los Angeles, California. The high school used in the first three seasons is actually Torrance High School , in Torrance, California , the same high school used for Beverly Hills, From Season Two more permanent sets were built, including the full interior of Buffy's house, Angel's mansion, Giles' apartment, and extensions to the high school set the addition of a dining hall and commons area.
Buffy is told in a serialized format, with each episode involving a self-contained story while contributing to a larger storyline ,  which is broken down into season-long narratives marked by the rise and defeat of a powerful antagonist , commonly referred to as the " Big Bad ".
While the show is mainly a drama with frequent comic relief , most episodes blend different genres , including horror , martial arts , romance , melodrama , farce , science fiction , comedy , and even, in one episode , musical comedy. The series' narrative revolves around Buffy and her friends, collectively dubbed the " Scooby Gang ", who struggle to balance the fight against supernatural evils with their complex social lives.
Though elements and relationships are explored and ongoing subplots are included, the show focuses primarily on Buffy and her role as an archetypal heroine.
Gellar described the show as "the ultimate metaphor: horrors of adolescence manifesting through these actual monsters. It's the hardest time of life. In the first few seasons, the most prominent monsters in the Buffy bestiary are vampires , which are based on traditional myths, lore, and literary conventions. As the series continues, Buffy and her companions fight an increasing variety of demons , as well as ghosts , werewolves , zombies , and unscrupulous humans.
They frequently save the world from annihilation by a combination of physical combat, magic , and detective-style investigation, and are guided by an extensive collection of ancient and mystical reference books.
Season one exemplifies the "high school is hell" concept. Buffy Summers has just moved to Sunnydale after burning down her old school's gym, and hopes to escape her Slayer duties.
Her plans are complicated by Rupert Giles , her new Watcher , who reminds her of the inescapable presence of evil. Sunnydale High is built atop a Hellmouth , a portal to demon dimensions that attracts supernatural phenomena to the area. Buffy befriends two schoolmates, Xander Harris and Willow Rosenberg , who help her fight evil throughout the series, but they must first prevent The Master , an ancient and especially threatening vampire, from opening the Hellmouth and taking over Sunnydale.
The emotional stakes are raised in season two. Vampires Spike and Drusilla weakened from a mob in Prague , which, it is implied, caused her debilitating injury , come to town along with a new slayer, Kendra Young , who was activated as a result of Buffy's brief death in the season one finale.
Xander becomes involved with Cordelia , while Willow becomes involved with witchcraft and Daniel "Oz" Osbourne , who is a werewolf. The romantic relationship between Buffy and the vampire Angel develops over the course of the season, but after they have sex, Angel's soul, given to him by a Gypsy curse in the past, is lost, and he once more becomes Angelus, a sadistic killer.
Kendra is killed by a restored Drusilla. Angelus torments much of the "Scooby Gang" throughout the rest of the season and murders multiple innocents and Giles' new girlfriend Jenny Calendar , a gypsy who was sent to maintain Angel's curse.
To avert an apocalypse, Buffy is forced to banish Angelus to a demon dimension just moments after Willow has restored his soul. The ordeal leaves Buffy emotionally shattered, and she leaves Sunnydale. After attempting to start a new life in Los Angeles, Buffy returns to town in season three.
Angel has mysteriously been released from the demon dimension, but is close to insanity due to the torment he suffered there, and is nearly driven to suicide by the First Evil. He and Buffy realize that a relationship between them can never happen; he eventually leaves Sunnydale at the end of the season. A new watcher named Wesley is put in Giles' place when Giles is fired from the Watcher's Council because he has developed a "father's love" for Buffy; and towards the end of the season, Buffy announces that she will no longer be working for the Council.
Early in the season, she meets Faith , the Slayer activated after Kendra's death. She also encounters the affable Mayor Richard Wilkins , who secretly has plans to "ascend" become a "pure" demon on Sunnydale High's Graduation Day. Although Faith initially works well with Buffy, she becomes increasingly unstable after accidentally killing a human and forms a relationship with the paternal yet manipulative Mayor, eventually landing in a coma after a fight with Buffy.
At the end of the season, after the Mayor becomes a huge snake-like demon, Buffy and the entire graduating class destroy him by blowing up Sunnydale High. Season four sees Buffy and Willow enroll at UC Sunnydale, while Xander joins the workforce and begins dating Anya , a former vengeance demon. Spike returns as a series regular and is abducted by The Initiative , a top-secret military installation based beneath the UC Sunnydale campus.
They implant a microchip in his head that punishes him whenever he tries to harm a human. He makes a truce with the Scooby Gang and begins to fight on their side, purely for the joy of fighting, upon learning that he can still harm other demons. Oz leaves town after realizing that he is too dangerous as a werewolf, and Willow falls in love with Tara Maclay , another witch.
Buffy begins dating Riley Finn , a graduate student and member of The Initiative. Although appearing to be a well-meaning anti-demon operation, The Initiative's sinister plans are revealed when Adam , a monster secretly built from parts of humans, demons and machinery, escapes and begins to wreak havoc on the town.
Adam is destroyed by a magical composite of Buffy and her three friends, and The Initiative is shut down. During season five , a younger sister, Dawn , suddenly appears in Buffy's life; although she is new to the series, to the characters it is as if she has always been there. Buffy is confronted by Glory , an exiled Hell God who is searching for a "Key" that will allow her to return to her Hell dimension and in the process blur the lines between dimensions and unleash Hell on Earth.
It is later discovered that the Key's protectors have turned the Key into human form — Dawn — concurrently implanting everybody with lifelong memories of her. The Watcher's Council aids in Buffy's research on Glory, and she and Giles are both reinstated on their own terms.
Riley leaves early in the season after realizing that Buffy does not love him and joins a military demon-hunting operation. Spike, still implanted with the Initiative chip, realizes he is in love with Buffy and increasingly helps the Scoobies in their fight. Buffy's mother Joyce dies of a brain aneurysm , while at the end of the season, Xander proposes to Anya.
Glory finally discovers that Dawn is the key and kidnaps her. To save Dawn, Buffy sacrifices her own life by diving into the portal to the Hell dimension and thus closes it with her death. At the beginning of season six , Buffy has been dead for days, but Buffy's friends resurrect her through a powerful spell, believing they have rescued her from a Hell dimension.
Buffy returns in a deep depression, explaining several episodes later that she had been in Heaven and is devastated to be pulled back to Earth. Giles returns to England because he has concluded that Buffy has become too reliant on him, while Buffy takes up a fast-food job to support herself and Dawn, and develops a secret, mutually abusive relationship with Spike.
Dawn suffers from kleptomania and feelings of alienation, Xander leaves Anya at the altar after which she once again becomes a vengeance demon , and Willow becomes addicted to magic, causing Tara to temporarily leave her.
They also begin to deal with The Trio , a group of nerds led by Warren Mears who use their proficiency in technology and magic to attempt to kill Buffy and take over Sunnydale.
Warren is shown to be the only competent villain of the group and, after Buffy thwarts his plans multiple times and the Trio breaks apart, he becomes unhinged and attacks Buffy with a gun, accidentally killing Tara in the process. This causes Willow to descend into nihilistic darkness and unleash all of her dark magical powers, killing Warren and attempting to kill his friends. Giles returns to face her in battle and infuses her with light magic, tapping into her remaining humanity.
This overwhelms Willow with guilt and pain, whereupon she attempts to destroy the world to end everyone's suffering, although it eventually allows Xander to reach through her pain and end her rampage. Late in the season, after losing control and trying to rape Buffy, Spike leaves Sunnydale and travels to see a demon and asks him to "return him to what he used to be" so that he can "give Buffy what she deserves".
After Spike passes a series of brutal tests, the demon restores his soul. During season seven , it is revealed that Buffy's second resurrection caused instability that is allowing the First Evil to begin tipping the balance between good and evil. It begins by hunting down and killing inactive Potential Slayers , and soon raises an army of ancient, powerful Turok-Han vampires. After the Watchers' Council is destroyed, a number of Potential Slayers some brought by Giles take refuge in Buffy's house.
The Turok-Han vampires and a sinister, misogynistic preacher known as Caleb begin causing havoc for the Scoobies. As the Hellmouth becomes more active, nearly all of Sunnydale's population — humans and demons alike — flee.
In the series finale, Buffy kills Caleb, and Angel returns to Sunnydale with an amulet, which Buffy gives to Spike; the Scoobies then surround the Hellmouth and the Potential Slayers descend into its cavern, while Willow casts a spell that activates their Slayer powers.
Anya dies in the fight, as do some of the new Slayers. Spike's amulet channels the power of the sun to destroy the Hellmouth and all the vampires within it, including himself. The collapse of the cavern creates a crater that swallows all of Sunnydale, while the survivors of the battle escape in a school bus.
In the final scene, as the survivors survey the crater, Dawn asks, "What are we going to do now? Writer Joss Whedon says that "Rhonda the Immortal Waitress" was really the first incarnation of the Buffy concept, "the idea of some woman who seems to be completely insignificant who turns out to be extraordinary".
The idea was first visited through Whedon's script for the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer , which featured Kristy Swanson in the title role. The director, Fran Rubel Kuzui , saw it as a "pop culture comedy about what people think about vampires ".
It was crushing. Several years later, Gail Berman later a Fox executive, but at that time President and CEO of the production company Sandollar Television, who owned the TV rights to the movie approached Whedon to develop his Buffy concept into a television series. The latter promoted the premiere with a series of History of the Slayer clips,  and the first episode aired on March 10, Whedon has declared in June that the non-broadcast pilot would not be included with DVDs of the series "while there is strength in these bones", stating that it "sucks on ass".
Joss Whedon was credited as executive producer throughout the run of the series, and for the first five seasons — he was also the showrunner , supervising the writing and all aspects of production.
Marti Noxon took on the role for seasons six and seven — , but Whedon continued to be involved with writing and directing Buffy alongside projects such as Angel , Fray , and Firefly. Fran Rubel Kuzui and her husband, Kaz Kuzui , were credited as executive producers  but were not involved in the show. Their credit, rights, and royalties over the franchise relate to their funding, producing, and directing of the original movie version of Buffy.
Script-writing was done by Mutant Enemy , a production company created by Whedon in The writers with the most writing credits  are Joss Whedon , Steven S. Jane Espenson has explained how scripts came together.
Then the episode's story was "broken" into acts and scenes. Act breaks were designed as key moments to intrigue viewers so that they would stay with the episode following the commercial break. The writers collectively filled in scenes surrounding these act breaks for a more fleshed-out story.
A whiteboard marked their progress by mapping brief descriptions of each scene. Once "breaking" was done, the credited author wrote an outline for the episode, which was checked by Whedon or Noxon.
The writer then wrote a full script, which went through a series of drafts, and finally a quick rewrite from the showrunner. The final article was used as the shooting script. Buffy the Vampire Slayer first aired on March 10, , as a mid season replacement for the show Savannah on the WB network , and played a key role in the growth of the Warner Bros. In , the show went into syndication in the United States on local stations and on cable channel FX ; the local airings ended in , and the FX airings lasted until but returned to the network in Beginning in January , it began to air in syndication in the United States on Logo.
Chiller also aired a hour Thanksgiving Day marathon on November 25, While the seventh season was still being broadcast, Sarah Michelle Gellar told Entertainment Weekly she was not going to sign on for an eighth year; "When we started to have such a strong year this year, I thought: 'This is how I want to go out, on top, at our best. From the fourth season onwards, the BBC aired the show in anamorphic widescreen format. Whedon later said that Buffy was never intended to be viewed this way.
In August , Pivot announced that, for the first time, episodes of Buffy would be broadcast in high-definition and in a widescreen format authorized by the studio, but not by any of the series' principals. Other problems included missing filters, editing errors, and poorly re-rendered CGI. Buffy features a mix of original , indie , rock and pop music. The composers spent around seven days scoring between fourteen and thirty minutes of music for each episode. Despite this, their goal was to produce "dramatic" orchestration that would stand up to film scores.
Alongside the score, most episodes featured indie rock music, usually at the characters' venue of choice, The Bronze. Buffy music supervisor John King explained that "we like to use unsigned bands" that "you would believe would play in this place". Alongside these series, Whedon has cited cult film Night of the Comet as a "big influence",  and credited the X-Men character Kitty Pryde as a significant influence on the character of Buffy.
Buffy episodes often include a deeper meaning or metaphor as well. Whedon explained, "We think very carefully about what we're trying to say emotionally, politically, and even philosophically while we're writing it In the world of Buffy the problems that teenagers face become literal monsters.
A mother can take over her daughter's life " Witch " ; a strict stepfather-to-be really is a heartless machine " Ted " ; a young lesbian fears that her nature is demonic " Goodbye Iowa " and " Family " ; a girl who has sex with even the nicest-seeming guy may discover that he afterward becomes a monster " Innocence ".
The love affair between the vampire Angel and Buffy was fraught with metaphors. For example, their night of passion cost the vampire his soul. Sarah Michelle Gellar said: "That's the ultimate metaphor. You sleep with a guy and he turns bad on you. Buffy struggles throughout the series with her calling as Slayer and the loss of freedom this entails, frequently sacrificing teenage experiences for her Slayer duties.
Her difficulties and eventual empowering realizations are reflections of several dichotomies faced by modern women and echo feminist issues within society. In the episode " Becoming Part 2 ", when Joyce learns that Buffy is the Slayer, her reaction has strong echoes of a parent discovering her child is gay, including denial, suggesting that she tries "not being a Slayer", and ultimately kicking Buffy out of the house.
Bianca Lawson , who played vampire slayer Kendra Young in season 2 of the show, originally auditioned for the role of Cordelia Chase before Charisma Carpenter was cast in the role. After watching her audition, Joss Whedon asked her to come back in and audition for the lead role of Buffy Summers.
The character of Angel was only supposed to appear briefly in the pilot episode. When the pilot was due to be reshot in September , scouting for Angel began again, and by chance a talent agent spotted David Boreanaz on the sidewalk walking his dog. Anthony Stewart Head had already led a prolific acting and singing career,  but remained best known in the United States for a series of twelve coffee commercials with Sharon Maughan for Taster's Choice instant coffee.
Nicholas Brendon , unlike other Buffy regulars, had little acting experience, instead working various jobs—including production assistant , plumber's assistant, veterinary janitor, food delivery, script delivery, day care counselor, and waiter—before breaking into acting and overcoming his stutter.
Strong later played the role of Jonathan Levinson, a recurring character for much of the series run. Alyson Hannigan was the last of the original six to be cast. Following her role in My Stepmother Is an Alien ,  she appeared in commercials and supporting roles on television shows throughout the early s. Hannigan described her approach to the character through Willow's reaction to a particular moment: Willow sadly tells Buffy that her Barbie doll was taken from her as a child.
Buffy asks her if she ever got it back. Willow's line was to reply "most of it". Hannigan decided on an upbeat and happy delivery of the line "most of it", as opposed to a sad, depressed delivery.
Hannigan figured Willow would be happy and proud that she got "most of it" back. That indicated how she was going to play the rest of the scene, and the role, for that matter, and defined the character.
The Buffy opening sequence provides credits at the beginning of each episode, with the accompanying music performed by Californian rock band Nerf Herder. In the DVD commentary for the first Buffy episode , Whedon said his decision to go with Nerf Herder's theme was influenced by Hannigan, who had urged him to listen to the band's music. But the theme quickly changes: "It removes itself from the sphere of s and 70s horror by replaying the same motif, the organ now supplanted by an aggressively strummed electric guitar, relocating itself in modern youth culture Buffy has inspired a range of official works, including television shows, books, comics, games, and podcasts.
This expansion of the series encouraged use of the term " Buffyverse " to describe the franchise and the fictional universe in which Buffy and related stories take place. The storyline was continued in a series of comic books produced by Joss Whedon and published by Dark Horse Comics , which serve as a canonical continuation of the television series. Joss Whedon was interested in a film continuation in ,  but such a film has yet to materialize.
In July , 20th Century Fox Television began development on a television reboot of the series. Monica Owusu-Breen is to serve as showrunner and has been working on the script with Whedon, who is to be an executive producer. At the time of Buffy' s 20th anniversary in , Whedon expressed fear of reboots, commenting that when "something [is brought] back, and even if it's exactly as good as it was, the experience can't be. You've already experienced it, and part of what was great was going through it for the first time.
You have to meet expectations and adjust it for the climate, which is not easily [done]. The spin-off Angel was introduced in October , at the start of Buffy season four. Like Buffy , it was produced by the production company Mutant Enemy. At times, it performed better in the Nielsen ratings than its parent series did.
The series was given a darker tone, focusing on the ongoing trials of Angel in Los Angeles. His character is tormented by guilt following the return of his soul, punishment for more than a century of murder and torture. During the first four seasons of the show, he works as a private detective in a fictionalized version of Los Angeles, California , where he and his associates work to "help the helpless", to restore the faith and "save the souls" of those who have lost their way. In season five, the Senior Partners of Wolfram and Hart take a bold gamble in their campaign to corrupt Angel, giving him control of their Los Angeles office.
Angel accepts the deal as an opportunity to fight evil from the inside. When Glenn Quinn Doyle left the series during its first season, Alexis Denisof Wesley Wyndam-Pryce , who played a recurring character in the last nine episodes of season three of Buffy , took his place.
Angel also continued to appear occasionally on Buffy. Outside of the TV series, the Buffyverse has been officially expanded and elaborated on by authors and artists in the so-called "Buffyverse Expanded Universe ".
The creators of these works may or may not keep to established continuity. Similarly, writers for the TV series were under no obligation to use information which had been established by the Expanded Universe, and sometimes contradicted such continuity.
Dark Horse has published the Buffy comics since Following the publication of Tales of the Vampires in , Dark Horse Comics halted publication on Buffyverse-related comics and graphic novels.
The company produced Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight with forty issues from March to January , picking up where the television show left off—taking the place of an eighth canonical season. Dark Horse continued to publish Buffy comics continuing the story after the television show until September when they released the final issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Twelve which intended to bring closure to the series.
Following the end of Dark Horse's Buffy series, Boom! Studios acquired the license to publish Buffy comics. Taking a different approach from Dark Horse, Boom! Studios decided to publish a new rebooted Buffy series in with many elements updated to be more contemporary. Studio's approach to rebooting Buffy has been stylistically compared to the Ultimate Marvel series by the creators.
Pocket Books hold the license to produce Buffy novels , of which they have published more than sixty since These sometimes flesh out background information on characters; for example, Go Ask Malice details the events that lead up to Faith arriving in Sunnydale. Five official Buffy video games have been released on portable and home consoles.
The popularity of Buffy and Angel has led to attempts to develop more on-screen ventures in the fictional 'Buffyverse'. These projects remain undeveloped and may never be greenlit. Buffy: The Animated Series was a proposed animated TV show based on Buffy ; Whedon and Jeph Loeb were to be executive producers for the show, and most of the cast from Buffy were to return to voice their characters.
A three-minute pilot was completed in but was never picked up. Whedon revealed to The Hollywood Reporter : "We just could not find a home for it. We had six or seven hilarious scripts from our own staff — and nobody wanted it. Ripper was originally a proposed television show based upon the character of Rupert Giles portrayed by Anthony Stewart Head. In , a year after the first public discussions on Buffy: The Animated Series and Ripper , Buffy was nearing its end.
Espenson has said that during this time spinoffs were discussed, "I think Marti talked with Joss about Slayer School and Tim Minear talked with him about Faith on a motorcycle. I assume there was some back-and-forth pitching. Dushku declined the pitch for a Buffyverse TV series based on Faith and instead agreed to a deal to produce Tru Calling. Dushku explained to IGN : "It would have been a really hard thing to do, and not that I would not have been up for a challenge, but with it coming on immediately following Buffy , I think that those would have been really big boots to fill.
It would have been Faith, probably on a motorcycle, crossing the earth, trying to find her place in the world. Finally, during the summer of after the end of Angel , a movie about Spike was proposed. In September , Sci-Fi Wire ran an interview with Sarah Michelle Gellar in which she said she would not rule out returning to her most iconic role: "Never say never", she said.
You show me a script; you show me that it works, and you show me that [the] audience can accept that, [and] I'd probably be there. Those are what my hesitations are. Buffy is notable for attracting the interest of scholars of popular culture, as a subset of popular culture studies , and some academic settings include the show as a topic of literary study and analysis.
Critics have emerged in response to the academic attention the series has received. For example, Jes Battis, who authored Blood Relations in Buffy and Angel , admits that study of the Buffyverse "invokes an uneasy combination of enthusiasm and ire" and meets "a certain amount of disdain from within the halls of the academy".
The Whedon Studies Association produces the online academic journal Slayage and sponsors a biennial academic conference on the works of Whedon. The popularity of Buffy has led to websites, online discussion forums, works of Buffy fan fiction and several unofficial fan-made productions.
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Since the last episode premiered in , Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been heralded for its progressive stance on the modern day heroine.
It's lauded by hardcore fans as an elegant and relatable metaphor of a teenager's formative years, growing up inside the Hellish nightmares of high school and searching for self-identity while dealing with the hard knocks of everyday life. Over the course of her seve- year run on television, Buffy's body went through some serious trauma. Fighting supernatural forces beyond her capabilities, passing away on more than one occasion, and going through some serious mental health issues along the way, it's a miracle that she managed to walk away from the series finale with a happy ending, let alone a spinoff comic book series.
In honor of her many sacrifices, we're looking at some of the little known facts that even die-hard fans didn't know about the Slayer. During the early developmental stages of BtVS , Joss Whedon was still tinkering with the concept of a series which would subvert the stereotypical damsel in distress tropes of Hollywood.
Although he always intended to cast a woman in the leading role, it was only after a closer examination of blonde women in horror films that Whedon finally decided on the character of Buffy. Although Buffy has become an iconic pop culture character and a significant female hero since her film debut, her road to discovery was not so straightforward.
Before her name was Buffy, Whedon imagined a drastically different character name Rhonda, a waitress who also happened to be immortal. Instead, he opted for the name Buffy-- which he thought no one would take seriously. Luckily, the change was met with overwhelmingly positive results. The second time was an altogether different story as Buffy actually gave her permission to be bitten. After Angel was unexpectedly poisoned by Faith, Buffy willingly gave up her blood as the only cure to save his life.
The third and final time arrived in the season five episode "Buffy vs Dracula" when the self-proclaimed " greatest vampire of all time " entranced Buffy long enough to allow him to bite her neck, giving him temporary control over her. As the first episode of BtVS to not heavily feature Buffy as a main character, the season two episode "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" thrust Xander into the spotlight in a hectic Valentine's Day storyline which saw him transform from the lovable dork to an unstoppable ladies' man.
Written in a hurry to accommodate Sarah Michelle Gellar's busy schedule, Joss Whedon stated the episode was conceived as a way to make Buffy disappear for four days so that she could film her first every appearance as the host of Saturday Night Live. As a consequence of her departure, her character was unexpectedly turned into a rat at the beginning of the episode, allowing Gellar to film all her scenes before she left for SNL.
With the relaunch of the Buffyverse, BtVS received a long-awaited continuation through the resurrection of comic books. The entity set its plans into motion shortly after Buffy awakened the potential Slayers around the world. Twilight was able to convince Angel that Buffy and her Slayer army would bring about the end of days. Possessed by the entity, Angel orchestrated attacks against the slayer organization.
In time his passion for Buffy took over, resulting in the duo having an intimate interaction which set off the Big Bang, which ultimately gave birth to the Twilight universe.
As a fantasy series which embraced standalone episodes, BtVS provided the writers' room with ample opportunities to get imaginative, including spawning multiple alternative versions of the Slayer herself.
In the season six episode "Normal Again", Buffy is depicted as a patient inside a mental institution experiencing delusions of grandeur about being a vampire slayer, spawning a popular fan theory that the whole series may have taken place inside her head.
In season three's "Wishverse" timeline, an alternate Buffy is depicted as leaving in Cleveland rather than Sunnydale. At different times, all these versions of Buffy have become a reality, though none have competed with the popularity of the original.
Although its exact origins are unknown, the Shadow Demon was an ancient and likely primordial entity whose energy and spirit were channeled into the body of Sineya, a young girl designated to become the First Slayer. Long ago, three shamans known as the Shadow Men, the progenitors of the Watchers Council, captured the entity, harnessing its abilities to activate the powers of the Slayer by transferring the demon into Sineya's body.
She's gifted with superhuman strength, agility, and accelerated healing thanks to the Shadow Demon's powers. Forming a telepathic link to her successors, she is also able to communicate with all future Slayers. Much like Sineya, Buffy's powers originate from the Shadow Demon, making the abilities bestowed upon her demonic in nature.
In a controversial storyline of the Buffy comics, Buffy is faced with a life-altering decision after she wakes up at a party believing she is pregnant. After making the difficult decision to terminate, it is revealed that Buffy isn't actually Buffy at all, but rather a Buffy Bot created by Andrew Wells as a decoy to protect the real-life Buffy from an assassination attempt. Addressing the issue of the storyline, Joss Whedon said the complicated life decision was an important issue for the character which was ultimately about Buffy's twenty-something year old search for her identity.
Despite being a hot button issue, Whedon stated it was a crucial storyline which shed light on a touchy subject that must be discussed openly, despite the often frustrating debates that accompany the topic. In a season eight comic book arc, Buffy experiences a temporal shift when mystical time disruptions in New York City begin to affect the past, present, and future all at once.
Trading places with a demon Fray had been fighting, Buffy finds herself at odds with the 23rd century Slayer. Meanwhile, in the present day, Willow searches for a way to retrieve Buffy from the future while Buffy experiences the return of Dark Willow in her own timeline. In the season one episode "I Robot, You Jane" the Scooby gang suffered the consequences of the cyber age when Willow accidentally unleashed a 15th century demon named Moloch onto the Internet. Although the episode is one of Buffy's less memorable monster-of-the-week stories, it provided the Buffyverse with one of its biggest continuity blunders.
In the same episode, two separate online profiles list Buffy's birthday on a different date, with the first listing it as October 24, and the other stating she was born May 6, Flash forward to the season four episode "Doomed" and Buffy blatantly states she's a " Capricorn, on the cusp of Aquarius " which falls in line with Joss Whedon's statement that Buffy was born on January 19, Since the dawn of Slayerdom, the Chosen One has been gifted with enhanced abilities.
Included among the Slayer's superpowers are super strength, lightning-quick reflexes, ridiculous speed and agility, increased healing abilities, and precognition. In addition to the above listed abilities, Buffy was gifted with invisibility by the Trio as well as telepathy, which was given to her after she slayed a mouthless demon which passed its abilities onto her through its blood.
Soon after the events of "Chosen" which saw all the world's potential Slayers activated, Buffy becomes the leader of an army of vamp-slaying heroines, painting a substantial target on her back. To deter her enemies, the Slayer organization begins recruiting stand-ins in various countries to act as decoys presenting themselves as the real Buffy Summers.
In the season eight comic book arc "The Chain," one particular unnamed decoy receives her very own story. The decoy explains how she was activated during the Battle at the Hellmouth.
She soon seeks out the Slayer organization and finds "the chain" which connects all Slayers, later becoming a decoy for Buffy herself. She ultimately meets her end at the hands of the demon Yamanh, though her heroic acts lead to the demon's defeat by another group of Slayers. With the rigorous training and physically demanding lifestyle of a Slayer, it's easy to see how Buffy could work up an appetite. While she's often seen pigging out after a hard day, Buffy's enhanced metabolism is never specifically addressed as part of her superhuman abilities.
According to contributing writer Doug Petrie in his DVD commentary for the season four episode "The Initiative", he wanted to show Buffy eating three times the food of a normal human being to demonstrate her accelerated metabolic state. In later episodes, Dawn would address Buffy's unhealthy eating habits when she stated that Buffy often frequented the refrigerator after a hunt.
While it's entirely possible that Buffy stays in shape simply due to her increased physical activity, it's more likely that she's benefiting from one of the Slayer's many powers. For Gellar , one of her biggest pranks included eating a combination of particularly foul-smelling foods, including pickles, onions, garlic,and pickled herring just before a romantic kissing scene with Boreanaz. Near the end of BtVS 's run, Joss Whedon and his writing collaborator Jeph Loeb began early talks for an animated Buffy series which would re-introduce the Buffyverse through a more family-friendly format.
With Whedon and Loeb executive producing the project, the series was picked up by 20th Century Fox in with plans to broadcast on the Fox Kids network. Within a few months, Buffy: The Animated Series had gone from a sure thing to a halted production.
Fox Kids ceased operations and Fox attempted to shop the series to another network. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter ,.
Whedon admitted six to seven scripts were completed before the plug was pulled. In , a four minute pilot episode was completed, which later leaked online. Prior to its season six premiere, the musically-themed episode "Once More, with Feeling" was an idea two to three years in the making. Given the script three weeks before filming commenced, Sarah Michelle Gellar wasn't mentally prepared to sing in front of the world, especially with so little preparation.
Admitting to feeling nervous, she told EW she never felt confident in her singing, which almost led to her requesting a voice actor so that her parts could be dubbed over.
After some thoughtful consideration, however, she realized how important the episode was for her character, prompting her to change her mind. As the First Slayer, Sineya was taken hostage by three powerful mages and imbued with powerful magic, the origins of which came from the heart, soul, and spirit of a demon. Shunned by her village and expelled from her life, she was guided by her instincts to hunt demons and vampires before being gifted with the powerful ancient Scythe which would forever embody the essence of the Slayer.
In season four, the Scooby gang encountered Sineya for the first time after summoning her spirit with an Enjoining Spell. Shortly after, Buffy began experiencing feverish premonition-like dreams of Sineya, guiding her with cryptic messages on how to defeat enemies such as Glory and the First. With her foretelling, precognitive abilities, she was able to aid Buffy thanks to their shared lineage. Despite Joss Whedon's best intentions to subvert the Hollywood trope of the ditzy blonde in horror films, Buffy wasn't without her flaws.
As a role model for younger female viewers, Sarah Michelle Gellar has admitted to being appreciative of her iconic role , stating that she even finds pleasure when people mistakenly call her by her character's name, but in her earlier years, it was difficult for the young star to remain straight-laced in the public eye. Although Buffy could be seen almost every week at The Bronze, Gellar has stated she was happy she had gotten most of her partying years out of the way before starting the series.
Still, as a young twenty-something year old, it was difficult to retain a squeaky clean image, which included never smoking or drinking off set. Working with a limited production value, Joss Whedon had to get particularly imaginative during the show's first season when it came to crafting the look and feel of Sunnydale. Despite playing a character who slays vamps, Gellar didn't share her character's incredible fortitude while on set. According to an interview with Rolling Stone , Gellar's irrational fear of cemeteries became problematic during certain moments.
Although the show would later create its own makeshift cemetery in a studio parking lot, earlier shoots required Gellar to shoot in a real cemetery, causing her to become hysterical. One scene in particular which called for Buffy to be buried alive was so nerve-racking that Gellar broke down into tears. Besides specific terminology which referenced the Slayer's profession, such as phrases like " dusting vamps " or defeating " Big Bads, " other character were given character-specific words.
According to Gellar, many of the terms used in Whedon's writing was hard for her to wrap her head around. In many instances, Buffy and the gang could be seen adding suffixes such as -age, -ness, and -y to the end of unexpected words, so "slay" became " slayage " or "Buffy" became " Buffyness. Buffy came up with completely new words, such as something giving her the "wiggins" when she was creeped out.
At the end of the season five finale "The Gift", Buffy sacrifices her life when she jumps into a portal to prevent Hell from being unleashed on Earth.
In seven seasons, the Slayer had become a pop culture phenomenon, but at the end of season five, the show faced a dilemma. With the WB marketing the season five finale as the finale episode, Sarah Michelle Gellar reportedly went on record saying she'd leave the show if it switched networks.
Luckily, Gellar's loyalty proved too strong for her to turn down a sixth season renewal. Let us know in the comments! Tags: buffy the vampire slayer. Continue scrolling to keep reading Click the button below to start this article in quick view. Leave A Comment. Every Smallville Season Finale, Ranked.
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