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SUMMERS, Buffy Anne
(Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
1630 Revello Drive near Hadley
Sunnydale, CA (pop. 30,000)

Buffy is a teenager. She is blond, perky with green eyes and destined by fate to become a Slayer, a killer of demons. Born in January 1981 to Hank and Joyce Summers, Buffy originally attended Hemery High School in Los Angeles as a cheerleader, Fiesta Queen and Prom Queen. Buffy likes cheese and has a cuddly, stuffed pig named Mr. Gordo.

Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers
Buffy Summers

On her 16th birthday Buffy met a man named Merrick who informed Buffy that she was the “Chosen One, The Vampire Slayer.” Buffy soon realized the man told the truth and she began training to slay vampires and other assorted demons. Her enthusiasm got her high school gymnasium burned to the ground, her watcher mentor killed, and earned Buffy a one way trip out of town.

Relocating to Sunnydale with her recently divorced mother Joyce [who opened an art gallery] Buffy enrolled as a sophomore at Sunnydale High. Unfortunately, Sunnydale rested on the center of a mystical convergence called "Hellmouth," which is an evil supernatural portal between this reality and the next that attracts all sorts of demonic undesirables. But fortunately, for Sunnydale, Buffy is a “Slayer” a person appointed by fate to battle evil.

With the assistance of her new Watcher, high school librarian Rupert Giles, Buffy battled to save the residence of Sunnydale from a variety of blood-sucking creepy-crawlies. She dispatched the demons with karate kicks and mortal stabs with wooden stakes.


Buffy's Family

Joyce 'Mom' Summers

Dawn 'The Key' Summers

Joyce Summers
 ("Mom")
Dawn Summers
("The Key")

Buffy’s high school friends [dubbed the “Scooby Gang” and “The Slayerettes”] all hangout at a club called The Bronze [a local watering hole for demons and such]. They included:
  • Willow Rosenberg, Buffy’s shy best friend and computer nerd
  • Cordelia Chase, the sexy BGOC [Big Girl on Campus]
  • Alexander “Xander” Harris, who had a crush on Buffy and later on Cordelia]
  • Oz, a musician who fell for Willow [Yipes! but he’s a werewolf]
  • Anya, a reformed vengeance demon and Xander's girlfriend
  • Tara, an aspiring Wicca witch and Willow's eventual lover.

 The Scooby Gang

Xander

Willow

Cordelia

Xander Willow Cordelia

Anya

Oz

Tara

Anya (Anyanka) Oz Tara

Buffy’s enemies included:

  • A sadistic vampire with a British accent named Spike
  • The Master, an evil demon who tried to open the Hellmouth portal and destroy the world of the humans [Buffy busted that plan];
  • Angel, a vampire once under the Master’s control who turned good and fell in love with Buffy [she fell for him, too]
  • Drusilla, Spike’s nasty girlfriend
  • Faith, a Slayer gone bad
  • Mayor Richard Wilkins III, [a demon in disguise] whom Buffy destroyed at her graduation ceremony when Wilkins turned into a giant serpent].

After all this excitement Buffy and Willow transferred to The University of California at Sunnydale where they lived at Anderson Hall [Room 214]. But despite their climb up the academic ladder, they couldn’t keep the demons from climbing up after them.


Buffy: I told you. I’m a Vampire Slayer.
Joyce: Well, I just don’t accept that!
Buffy: Open your eyes, Mom. What do you think has been going on for the past two years? The fights, the weird occurrences. How many times have you washed blood out of my clothing, and you still haven’t figured it out?
Joyce: Well, it stops now!
Buffy: No, it doesn’t stop! It *never* stops! Do-do you think I chose to be like this? Do you have any idea how lonely it is, how dangerous? I would *love* to be upstairs watching TV or gossiping about boys or… God, even studying! But I have to save the world… again.
Joyce: No. This is insane. Buffy, you need help.
Buffy: I’m NOT crazy! What I need is for you to chill. I HAVE to go!
Joyce: No. I am not letting you out of this house.
Buffy: You can’t stop me.
Joyce: Oh yes I… You walk out of this house, don’t even THINK about coming back!

Buffy’s mother love life since her divorce from Hank included a guy named Ted who turned out to be a mass-murdering psycho robot; and a quick affair with Giles the librarian after eating enchanted candy that made both of them act like randy teenagers.

Sadly, Joyce [born 1958], died on February 21, 2001 from an aneurysm resulting from her brain tumor surgery [low grade glioma]. Just before her mom died, Buffy learned she had a bratty 15-year-old sister named Dawn who in reality was an orb of pure energy called “The Key” put under Buffy’s protection. A veiling spell convinced Buffy and her mom that Dawn was human and a member of their family. Only the mentally ill and certain animals could see Dawn’s true form.

Meanwhile, Reilly Finn, a member of an elite black ops demon fighting group called “The Initiative” was Buffy’s new boyfriend until he left town on assignment.


Angel aka 'Angelus'

Spike aka 'William the Bloody'

Riley Finn

Angel (Angelus) Spike
(William the Bloody)
Riley Finn

The Many Loves of Buffy


Buffy’s greatest challenge was a hell-god named Gloriface [a.k.a. “Glory”] who wanted to kill Dawn and bring forth hell on earth. After defeating Gloria, Buffy sacrificed her life to close the riff between dimensions. Buffy's grave stone read: "Buffy Anne Summers 1981-2001. Devoted Sister. Devoted Friend. She Save The World A Lot."

Shortly, after Buffy died, her friend Willow cast a resurrection spell and brought Buffy back to life. Buffy didn't appreciate being brought back from the dead, however. Now that she was back among the living, Buffy had taken on some bad habits like wanting to have hot, steamy sex [against her better judgment] with Spike the vampire.

When Buffy discovered that Reilly Finn had gotten married, she broke up with Spike. She realized she was being weak and selfish by using him.

In the fall of 2002, Sunnydale High School reopened and Buffy took a job as a counselor to help trouble teens. She meets Robin Wood, the new Principal who reveals that his mother Nikki Wood was a Slayer and that she was killed by Spike in the 1970s.

Buffy also learns from Giles that 'The First Evil' is killing off the line of slayers to reopen The Hellmouth. So, with the help of Giles and the Scooby Gang, Buffy helps train a new line of potential Slayers to help battle the upcoming Armageddon.

To learn more about her roots, Buffy used a bag containing personal items belonging to slain Slayer Nikki Woods to open a time portal and travels back in time to meet the First Slayer and its creators. Wow! How's that for some vacation plans? Ah, such is the life of a Slayer.

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