The Initiative -
The Initiative (formerly, the Demon Research
Initiative) was a secret government project
featured on the occult drama BUFFY THE VAMPIRE
Walsh, the Director of the Initiative
The Initiative was funded by the military to
experiment on demons in an effort to create
bio-mechanical, demonoid super soldiers for the US
military. It's operatives hunted down demons and
caged them in laboratories located under
The Lowell House on the campus of UC Sunnydale.
Their members included:
The Initiative captured Spike the vampire and
implanted a behavior modification chip in his
brain that prevented him from killing people
[but demons were fair game].
The Initiative also captured Oz, because he was a
werewolf but Riley helped his friend Buffy
Summer rescue him from the project.
Riley rebelled against the Initiative when he
discovered that Professor Walsh (Lindsay Crouse) had planted a
chip near his heart that was to be used to
transform him into a cyber-demon/human like the
pseudo Franken-demon called Adam (George
Professor Walsh wanted to use Adam to kill
Buffy Summers, but before she could, Adam
impaled Walsh with a
retractable skewer located in his arm.
Adam had a uranium-based power
source in his chest, could link to computers to
download information and even had a mini-gun and
grenade launcher incorporated into his right
Adam resurrected Professor Walsh and
other dead bodies in a bid for power, but with the
help of Riley, and Buffy Summers friends Adam. was defeated and the Initiative project
soon met its demise. Adam died when Buffy ripped
the green uranium core from his chest.
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