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Anyanka (Anya Emerson) - Vengeance demon reluctantly turned Sunnydale high school student on episodes of the occult drama BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER/WB/UPN/1997-2003.

Anyanka, Vengeance Demon

Born over a thousand years ago, Anyanka [a.k.a. Anya] discovered she had a talent for placing spells on men who hurt women. Her reputation revealed itself to the demon D'Hoffryn and Anyanka (Emma Caulfield) was promoted to patron saint of scorned woman.

A thousand years later, Cordelia Chase (Charisma Carpenter), a spurned teenager angry that her boyfriend Xander had kissed another girl [Willow Rosenberg], made a wish to get revenge. Anyanka obliged Cordelia and arrived in the town of Sunnydale in the mortal form of teenager Anya Emerson.

Unfortunately, Cordelia used the power of Anyanka special necklace to make Cordelia's rival Buffy Summers disappear and thus altering the present reality. Fortunately, Buffy's mentor Giles Rupert smashed the necklace (talisman) and returned things to normal.

For her mistake, Anyanka's demon master D'Hoffryn refused to give her powers back and so Anya's 1120-year-old spirit was stuck inside the mortal body of a 1990s teenager. Anya eventually resigned herself to the role of a student at Sunnydale High School and developed a crush on Xander Harris. The two have since become very familiar in a sexual way.

A thousand years ago Anya dated a big guy named Olaf. to keep her self grounded, Anya liked to work at the Magic Shop, which she eventually took charge of after Giles Left for England. When they broke up, she turned him into a troll.

Anya's marriage to Xander Harris never materialized and then in 2003, Anya died (sliced in half) while defending the town of Sunnydale from a demonic apocalypse.

Anya - Anyanka's better half
Anya, Anyanka's alter-ego

"For a thousand years I wielded the powers of The Wish. I brought ruin to the heads of unfaithful men. I brought forth destruction and chaos for the pleasure of the lower beings. I was feared and worshipped across the mortal globe and now I'm stuck at Sunnydale High! A mortal! A child! And I'm flunking math." -- Anyanka

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