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Allen Funt (1914 - 1999) - Creator and original host of the landmark television series Candid Camera.

On Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy, Willow, Xander, Giles, Anya, Tara, Dawn and Spike wake up at the Magic Box without their memories due to a Willow's spell that has gone awfully wrong (Tabula Rasa); confused, Anya says: 

ANYA: I-I don't see any booze. I don't feel any head bumps. I don't see Allen Funt.

Since the episode Life Serial, there was a hidden camera at the Magic Box, mounted in one of the skull's eyes on the shelf; the Scoobies only found about it much later (Entropy).

Amulet - Dead Lilah Morgan gives it to Angel, along with a folder with some information about Sunnydale, in exchange for a new life for his son Connor, and medical and mystical care for Cordelia. 

In handing the amulet (a Wolfram & Hart's property) to the vampire, Lilah says that it "apparently it's crucial for some kind of final battle". At first, Angel wants to keep neither the file nor the amulet, and says that "Buffy can handle herself"; but after watching Connor in trouble, he takes the amulet (Angel/Home), goes to Sunnydale (End of Days) and gives it to Buffy. He tells her that the thing is very powerful and probably very dangerous; it has a purifying/cleansing power, and bestows strength when worn by someone ensouled, but stronger than human — a Champion. 

Buffy, being about to fight her ultimate battle against the First Evil and its army of Turok-Hans, gives the amulet to her Chosen Champion, Spike. In the middle of the battle, the amulet starts working, and originating from Spike's body, powerful beams of golden light destroy thousands of Turok-Hans in seconds. It causes the collapse of the Hellmouth, too, closing it forever. Unfortunately, Spike is consumed by fire from within, and burns to ashes, dying as a true hero (Chosen).

Seventeen days go by, and the amulet reappears in Los Angeles, at Wolfram & Hart, inside an envelope (without sender) sent to Angel — and from it, Spike is released (Angel/Conviction). After some researching, Wesley concludes that Spike's essence has been trapped in the amulet, and nothing can destroy it — except if the object is taken to a consecrated place, like a church or a cemetery (Angel/Just Rewards).

Arashmaha - D'Hoffryn's dimension.

Beljoxa's Eye - An oracle-type creature that exists in a dark dimension — an eternal vortex that only demons can open. The Eye sees not the future, only the truths of the now and before. It told Giles and Anya the reason The First Evil was back: the opportunity had presented itself because the mystical forces surrounding the Chosen line had become irrevocably altered, unstable and vulnerable. It also said that The First did not cause the disruption; the Slayer did. Anya concluded that she, Willow, Xander and Tara bringing Buffy back from the dead had caused it all.

*Source: Showtime

Buffalo Wings - Spicy chicken wings, one of Spike's favorite appetizers (the other being onion blossoms).

Buffybot - A Buffy robot build for Spike by Warren (I Was Made to Love You/Intervention). For further details, see [Buffybot].

Bringers/Harbingers - Eyeless high priests that used to serve the First Evil. They could conjure spirit manifestations and set them on people, influencing them, haunting them. According one of Giles' books:

They are the Harbingers of death. Nothing shall grow above or below them. No seed shall flower, neither in man nor...

In 2002/2003, they sought and killed Slayers in Training (SITs) all over the world; besides, they kidnapped Spike from the Summer's house in order to use his blood to open the Seal of Danzalthar, following orders given by the First Evil (Never Leave Me). Until the very end — the battle against the army of Turok-Hans in the Hellmouth — the Bringers served the First.

Car - The car Spike used to drive was a 1958 Dodge Desoto FireFlite; with it, he crashed the "Welcome to Sunnydale" sign twice.

Chip - Behavior modification circuitry on Spike's head, implanted by the Initiative in 1999. It kept the vampire from hurting humans. In 2003, it started giving Spike painful headaches that would kill him eventually; he and Buffy asked for help from Riley Finn and the Initiative, and the chip, according to Buffy's choice (it could have been fixed), was removed (The Killer in Me).

Coat - The leather duster that Spike took from the second Slayer he killed, in 1977 (Fool for Love), was the trade mark of the "evil vampire". He left the coat behind, in Buffy's house, after forcing himself on her in the bathroom (Seeing Red); afterwards, he left Sunnydale to seek out a soul. Without any reasonable explanation, the duster appeared at Sunnydale High; after listening Buffy tell him that "he is holding back since he got his soul back", and that what she wanted was "the dangerous Spike", the vampire went to the school basement, found the coat inside a box* (Get it Done) and started wearing it again. He didn't go evil, at all, but the coat helped him to get back that old bad-ass attitude from the old times.

Spike died wearing the duster (Chosen) and reappeared (incorporeal)  in Los Angeles still wearing it (Angel/Conviction).

*Speculation about how the duster could have ended up in the school basement: when Buffy and Clem met at the demon bar (Potential), they greeted each other effusively, as they were old, good friends; then, Clem said to Buffy he watched a show on the History Channel she would have loved. How could he know that? So, it's possible that during the summer, Buffy kept going to Spike's crypt to check if the vampire was back in town and sometimes she would stay there, watching TV with Clem. She could have taken the duster to the crypt, and later, Clem gave it to soulled Spike, who was living in the school. Also, the demon should have told Spike about what Willow had done to Warren, because the vampire knew about the flaying (Same Time, Same Place).

The original duster was destroyed in a explosion in Rome, when Spike and Angel went there looking for Buffy; however, Ilona Costa Bianchi, CEO of [Wolfram & Hart], not only gave him a new one, but also sent other 10 pieces to Los Angeles — with a fine assortment of shoes (Angel/The Girl in Question).

Cordette - Followers of Cordelia "Cordy" Chase, back in high school. Harmony was a Cordette, before beeing sired.

Demons - Walked on Earth before humanity itself (because of them, the [Powers That Be] left our world), until humans arrived and these demons (called Old Ones) were banished. Only the half, non-pure demons have stayed in our world; they can be good (like Clem, Cordelia, Lorne, Doyle) or evil.

This world is older than any of you know. Contrary to popular mythology, it did not begin as a paradise. For untold eons demons walked the Earth. They made it their home, their... their Hell. But in time they lost their purchase on this reality. The way was made for mortal animals, for man. All that remains of the old ones are vestiges, certain magics, certain creatures... (Giles in The Harvest)

Dragon - See [Angel Files]

Drawings - See [Angel Files]

First Evil - The source of all evil. It exists since before the universe was born, and will exist long after there is nothing else. It cannot be fought or killed, because it is not a physical being, not corporeal. The First can shape shift into dead people, including vampires and those who died at least once, like Buffy. According to itself, all people have a small part of it in them. It haunted Angel, shape shifting as Jenny Calendar and other Angelus' victims, almost making him kill Buffy and, later, kill himself (Amends).

In 2002/2003, it reappeared with new ambitions, and taunted Buffy, Spike, Willow, Dawn, Principal Robin Wood, Faith and Andrew, shape shifting into The Master, Mayor Wilkins, Adam, Spike, Buffy, Drusilla, Cassie Newton, Eve, Nikki, Jonathan and Warren. Buffy declared war against it (Bring On The Night) and ultimately she and Spike defeated its army of Turok-Hans, in a big battle in the Hellmouth (Chosen); if they had won, when they outnumbered the humans on earth the scales would have tipped, and the First Evil would have been made flesh.

Bring
                        On the NightEnd of Days

You think you can fight me? I'm not a demon, little girl. I am something that you can't even conceive. The First Evil. Beyond sin, beyond death. I am the thing the darkness fears. You'll never see me, but I am everywhere. Every being, every thought, every drop of hate.

A child shall be born of man and goat and have two heads, and The First shall speak only in riddles...

Source: Amends

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) - English nurse, pioneer of nursing and a reformer of hospital sanitation methods, she had a great role during the Crimean War. Spike cited her in Spiral, when Dawn draws Buffy's attention to his wounded hands: Florence bloody Nightingale to the rescue.

Game face - The demon face of a vampire.

Godfrey Cambridge (1933-1976) - Afro-American actor. In one of his movies, [Watermelon Man], Cambridge portrayed an extremely bigotted white businessman who turns black overnight. 

On Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Xander walks into the kitchen and catches Buffy and Spike red-handed, the vampire's hands on Buffy, who quickly shoves his hands off her and drops the spatula she is holding into the sink (Gone):

Good Godfrey Cambridge, Spike! Still trying to mack on Buffy? Wake up already. Never gonna happen! Only a complete loser would ever hook up with you. Well, unless she's a simpleton like Harmony, or a, or a nut sack like Drusilla-

Gypsy Curse - See [Angel Files]

Hearts - In almost every Spuffy love scene (or even in episodes with some Spuffiness) — there is a heart somewhere: on the back of an extra's shirt at the end of Tabula Rasa; on one of the rugs, at the beginning of  Dead Things; on a headstone, right before the crypt's door scene in Dead Things; in Spike's crypt, right after the couple made love, in As You Were; on the headstone Spike breaks, in Out of My Mind; on a headstone when Spike is with the Buffybot, in Intervention; on the front of Andrew's shirt, in Smashed and in Buffy's living room, in Older And Far Away.

Hostile 17 - Identification for Spike, given by the Initiative.

Initiative - Government based organization whose main goal was to fight vampires and other demons. Its headquarters were located under the UC Sunnydale. In 2000, the Initiative was closed down and the government denies it ever existed. It seems the organization was founded around 1943, as someone said to Angel when he was recruited to do a job during the war — "I represent a relatively new agency, Demon Research Initiative" (Angel/Why We Fight).

The behavior modification circuitry on Spike's head was implanted by the Initiative (The Initiative); in 2003, when the chip started to fail (and would have ended up killing Spike), Buffy and the soulled vampire returned to its abandoned headquarters to look for some drugs in order to control Spike's headaches, but didn't find anything there. However, as Buffy had already tried to contact Riley Finn (her ex-boyfriend and member of the organization), soldiers appeared from nowhere and Spike had his chip removed (The Killer in Me).

Josephus Du Lac - Theologian and mathematician who belonged to a religious sect that was excommunicated by the Vatican at the end of the 19th century. He authored a book that was said to contain rituals and spells that reap unspeakable evil; it was written in archaic Latin so that nobody but the sect members could understand it. Du Lac also invented the "Du Lac Cross" in order to use it to understand mystical texts and to decipher hidden meanings. Before his death, he destroyed every cross except one, which was buried with him — in Sunnydale. As there was a ritual to restore a weak and sick vampire back to full health described in the book, Spike had it stolen from Sunnydale High's library as well as the cross from Du Lac's tomb, in order to perform the ritual to restore Drusilla's health (What's My Line 1); she had been severely injured by a mob in Prague.

Key - The key is very old and it was created to open the gates that separate dimensions. Where it came from, how it was created, is the deepest of mysteries; all that is certain is that its power is absolute.

It is not directly described in any known literature, but all research indicates a green energy matrix vibrating at a dimensional frequency beyond normal human perception. Only those outside reality (second-sight people, mad people etc) can see the Key's true nature. It is is also susceptible to necromanced animal detection, particularly those of canine or serpent construct.

For centuries it had no form at all, till the monks of the Order of Dagon found it and, instead of destroying it immediately, kept it —  for centuries — believing they could harness its power for the forces of light. Then, the beast, the hell god [Glory], found them in 2001, and they had to hide the Key; they gave it form, molded it flesh, made it human and sent it to Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, as her sister Dawn, for her to protect it.

Dawn was created out of Buffy's blood and the monks built memories that made the Slayer, her mother and all her friends to believe that Dawn was always with them, since the beginning.

Glory intended to use the power of the Key to return home and seize control of the hell she was banished from. It needed to be channeled, poured into a specific place at a specific time. The scrolls that Spike and Xander found at [Doc's] place read: 

The blood flows, the gates will open. The gates will close when it flows no more.

Once the Key was activated — by bleeding Dawn — it didn't just open the gates to the beast's dimension, it opened all the gates. The walls separating realities crumbled, dimensions bled into each other, order was overthrown and the universe would have tumbled into chaos — all dark forever — if Dawn didn't die. To save her little sister and the world, Buffy sacrificed herself, and jumped into the opened portal, which closed, making things go back to normal.

Source: Checkpoint, Blood Ties, Spiral, The Gift

Obs.: Dawn, the Key, believes that if she isn't evil, she isn't good either. Glory thought it could be either good or evil, depending on the point of view.

Knights of Byzantium - Countless generations of this ancient order sacrificed their lives in search of the Key, to destroy it before its wrath could be unleashed. The Knights of Byzantium were recognizable by the black tattoos imprinted on their foreheads:

Source: [Supporting Cast's  Tattoos]

Byzantium - Greek colony founded in the 7th century; former name of Constantinople.

Constantinople - Capital of the Empire of Byzantium; former name of Istanbul.

Istanbul - Capital of Turkey.

Lethe's Bramble - Used by Willow to cast on Buffy and Tara a spell that would make them forget their problems; it went awfully wrong, affecting all Scooby Gang as well as Spike (Tabula Rasa). In Greek Mythology, Lethe is one of the rivers of Hell; those who drink from its water, forget the past.

Little Miss Muffet - During the dream Buffy and Faith shared on Graduation Day 2, there is a dialogue that has a reference to Little Miss Muffet, a children's rhyme; Miss Muffet would be a reference about Dawn, the sister Buffy would have years ahead. On the episode Real Me, the crazy man outside the Magic Box yells at Dawn the following:

 I know you. Curds and whey. I know what you are. You don't belong here.

Little miss muffet
Sat on the tuffet
Eating her curds and whey,
along came the spider
and sat down beside her
and sacred little miss muffet away

Magic Box - The store (5124 Maple Court, downtown Sunnydale) had a sinister past — its previous owners were both killed — Mr. Bogarty, by Harmony's gang (The Real Me) and the woman who preceded him, by Spike (Lover's Walk). Giles bought the Magic Box after being dismissed from his duties as Buffy's Watcher. To help him out, he hired Anya; when he returned to England (after Buffy's death), she took over the store. In the back, there was a gymnasium in order for Buffy to work out and in its basement there was a passage to the Sunnydale sewers. The Magic Box was destroyed when Buffy, Giles and Anya had to fight Dark Willow in there (Two to Go and Gone).

Miss Edith - Vampire Drusilla, Spike's mate for more than 100 years, loves to collect dolls. Her favorite, Miss Edith, appeared, for the first time, in School Hard. In Lover's Walk, Spike (after being dumped by Dru) returns to Sunnydale and to the old burned-out factory where he and Dru used to live, and there he finds Drusilla's doll collection that didn't survive the fire piled on her dresser. He picks up one of them and, as the doll reminds him his beloved Dru, he ends up smashing it with a candlestick. In Crush, a doll can be seen in the train car where several passengers have just been killed by a vampire — which gives us the clue that the killer is Dru.



Miss Kitty Fantastico - Willow and Tara's cat. In New Moon Rising Tara suggested to Willow that they should get a cat and name it "Trixie" or "Miss Kitty Fantastico"; Willow, although being a "dog person", thought it was a good idea. At the time, the two of them were living at the US Sunnydale campus, and pets weren't allowed in the dorms; so, Tara said "it would be a sneaky cat." It seems that the poor animal was wounded by a cross-bow left around "all willy-nilly" by Dawn — as we learn on End of Days.

Mr. Gordo - Buffy's little stuffed pig. 

It made his debut in What's My Line 1 — Angel was in Buffy's bedroom, looking around while he waited for her to get home and he took her stuffed pig from the shelf. Buffy arrived (through the window) and asked if he was "Just dropping by for some quality time with Mr. Gordo." Angel didn't get it and Buffy explained that Mr. Gordo was the stuffed pig.



Mister Pointy - Kendra's "pet" stake; she gave it to Buffy, for luck, when she was going to fight Angelus (Becoming 1).

Montresor - Character from Edgar Allan Poe's [The Cask of Amontillado]. Montresor is walled up by Fortunato and screams "For the love of God, Montresor!" from behind the wall. Spike says to Buffy: "Scream 'Montresor' all you like, Pet" (Selfless).

Orb of Thesulah - Spirit vault for rituals of the undead — it summons a person's soul from the ether and store it until it can be transferred. It was an important piece in the ritual that cursed Angel with a soul, used by the gypsies and Willow. Giles used it as a paperweight.

Order of Aurelius - Founded and commanded by [The Master], its members were sired very carefully, meant to form a vampire elite. Darla, Angel, Drusilla and Spike, and all those sired by them, are/were Aurelians.

Order of Dagon - Founded by Tarnis, among others, in the 12th century. Its sole purpose appears to have been protectors of the Key.

Order of Taraka - Society of deadly assassins — bounty hunters — dating back to King Solomon. They have no earthly desires, but to collect their bounty. They don't stop until the job is done. Some are human, some are not; they can be recognized by a ring they use. Spike summoned three of them to get rid of Buffy, who was keeping him from complete Drusilla's cure (What's My Line 1).

Paintings - There were some mysterious paintings on the wall of the African cave where Spike fought for his soul (Villains), that seemed to show Tara's death and Willow's vengeance against Warren. The mystery was solved when Willow summoned D'Hoffryn, and the demon told her that "the flaying of Warren Mears was truly inspired, water cooler vengeance, and Lloyd has a sketch of it on his wall" (Selfless). Fans noticed that and published on the Internet the following photo comparison:

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Tara
Willow and tara

Warren
Warren

Willow e Warren

Pergamum Codex - Contained the most complete prophecies about the Slayer's role in the end years. Giles believed that the book had been lost in the 15th century; however, Angel knew it was just "misplaced" and handed it to Giles (Invisible Girl). In the Codex was written that Buffy would die at the hands of the Master — and the prophecy was fulfilled (Prophecy Girl).

Prophecies - See [Angel Files]

Proserpexa - Powerful she-demon whose satanic temple was located on Kingman's Bluff. Her followers intended to use her effigy to destroy the world, but they all died when the temple got swallowed up in the earthquake of 1932. In 2002, Willow tried to destroy the world by bringing the temple out of the ground; she would drain the planet's life force, funneling its energy through Proserpexa's effigy in order to burn the Earth to a cinder, but Xander managed to stop her by giving the infamous "yellow crayon" speech (Grave).



Queller - Sort of a scavenger demon that can be summoned to kill the mad. Primitive people used to believe that the moon was a cause of insanity; sometimes they would pray to the moon to send a special meteor (with the demon inside) to fix the problem the moon had caused — these meteors were expected to quell the madmen. One of them was summoned by Ben in 2000, in order to kill all the people who went crazy after been attacked by [Glory] (Listening to Fear).

Rings

Claddagh - An Irish symbol of Love, Friendship and Loyalty, it depicts two hands (Friendship) clutching a heart (Love), complete with a crown (Loyalty).

The story of the ring began over 300 years ago in the village of Claddagh, in Ireland. Legend tells that Richard Joyce was captured by pirates and worked as a slave in the property of a rich Turkish goldsmith. Joyce ended up becoming a master craftsman himself and, after being released from slavery, returned to Galway and created the ring.

The Claddagh Ring worn on the right hand, with the heart facing outwards, means that one's heart has not yet been won; worn on the right hand, with the heart facing inwards, shows one have friendship and love under consideration; worn on the left hand, with the heart turned inwards, tells that one has already found love.

Angel gave Buffy a Claddagh, right before he had his moment of true happiness — which made him lose his soul (Surprise):

Angel: I have something for you. For your birthday. I... I was 
gonna give it to you earlier, but...
Buffy: It's beautiful.
Angel: My  people — before I was changed — they exchanged this as a
sign of devotion. It's a Claddagh Ring. The hands represent friendship, 
the crown represents loyalty... and the heart... Well, you know... Wear 
it with the heart pointing towards you. It means you belong to somebody.

Some time after having sent Angel/Angelus to hell (Becoming 2), Buffy visits the mansion he used to live, lays down her Claddagh on the floor, and leaves; a portal opens and Angel is back to our reality, naked and scared, after suffering 100 years in hell (Faith, Hope & Trick).

The ring used on the show was sold by Fox at the online auction [eBay] in June 2003, for $15,000.00.

Gem of Amara - The vampire equivalent of the Holy Grail; it made them truly immortals, immune to the sun light and wooden stakes. According to Giles, questing vampires combed the earth, but as no one ever found anything, it was concluded that it never existed. However, in 1999, Spike and Harmony appeared in Sunnydale looking for it. Giles researched and found a text that read the gem was "residing in the valley of the sun", meaning Sunnydale. Spike found it in a sealed underground crypt, but eventually lost it to Buffy. Oz took the Gem to Angel, in Los Angeles, and Spike went after it. He hired a vampire, Marcus, to torture Angel, and he ended up stealing the Gem from Spike. Angel fought Marcus, took the Gem and destroyed it, to avoid its use by evil things.

Scooby Gang - Buffy, Xander e Willow are the core Scoobies, a reference to the cartoon [Scooby Doo], where the evil plans are always stopped by the coward dog and his gang. The episode which introduces the Scooby Gang reference is What's My Line 1:

Xander: C'mon, Cordelia. You wanna be a member of the Scooby Gang you gotta be willing to be inconvenienced every now and then.

Seal of Danzalthar - Seal that was located in the basement of the then brand-new Sunnydale High School (rebuild in 2002), right on top of the Hellmouth. 

The Seal is found by Andrew and Jonathan (remainings of the Troika). Haunted by The First Evil (shape shifted into Warren), Andrew killed Jonathan in an attempt to open it and release something very bad. However, the sacrifice of Jonathan is useless — there isn't enough blood (Conversations With Dead People), and the First ends up using Spike to open the Seal and set free a Turok-Han, the "real vampire" (Never Leave Me). Later, the Scoobies bury the Seal again (Bring On The Night), which doesn't prevent the thing from starting emanating an evil influence over the school; Buffy has to return to the basement, this time taking Andrew with her. There is chaos everywhere, the students are all crazy; Buffy scares the hell out of Andrew, making him cry over the Seal; his tears stop the influence and the chaos (Showtime). However, the Seal isn't let alone for much time — a female demon uses Xander's blood to open it again, in order to get her very own Turok-Han. Fortunately, Buffy and Spike manages to stop her in time, and save Xander's life (First Date). Eventually, Buffy, Faith and the SITs open the Seal and enter the Hellmouth to fight an army of Turok-Hans, assembled by the First Evil, and the thing is definitely closed by Spike, who sacrifices his life in the process (Chosen).

Shadow Men - See [Slayers]

Shanshu - See [Angel Files]

SIT - It stands for Slayer in Training. For further information, see [Slayers].

Slayer - See [Slayers]

Slayerette - Followers of Buffy, her gang — Willow, Xander, Cordelia, Dawn etc.

Slayerfest - Scheme set by Mr.Trick in order to capture and kill the two Slayers — Buffy and Faith — for his boss, Mayor Richard Wilkins III.

Sleeper Agents - People who are brainwashed and conditioned with a specific trigger — a song, a phone call, a kiss — that makes them drastically change behavior at a moment's notice, in order for them to accomplish some specific task, like kill someone. 

Spike was brainwashed by the First Evil, who wanted the vampire to kill and sire people. The First used the English old folk song [Early One Morning] as a trigger, which Spike's mum used to sing to him before he was turned into a vampire. Spike was de-triggered just when he faced part of his past — the day he killed and sired his mum out of love for her — and figured out that he was very much loved by his mother, differently from what he had believed for many years (Lies My Parents Told Me).

Spuffy - Spike + Buffy. In details [here].

St. Vigeous - Centuries ago, led a crusade of vampires through Edessa (Mesopotamia) and Harran (Turkey), which didn't leave much behind. In the night of St. Vigeous (October 4, presumably), the vampires' power is at its peak — for three nights, the unholy ones scourge themselves into a fury, culminating in a savage attack. Spike tried to kill Buffy in this night, but failed, because he couldn't wait the right time.

Source: School Hard

Sunnydale - Fictitious town in California, Buffy the Vampire Slayer's scenario, and where the Hellmouth was located. The city harbored an exaggerated number of churches and cemeteries; it was destroyed in 2003, as a result of the final big battle against the Turok-Hans in the Hellmouth (Chosen).

Sunnydale High - School Buffy, Willow, Xander, Cordelia, Harmony, Amy, Scott Hope, Jonathan, Andrew and his brother Tucker attended. Two of its principals had a tragic destiny — Flutie was eaten by hyena-possessed students, and Snyder was eaten by snake-Mayor Wilkins.

Giles used to be the librarian of the school, and his girlfriend, Miss Jenny Calendar, was a teacher there. Under the library was located the Hellmouth. The school was destroyed in 1999 (Graduation Day 2), after the big battle against the Mayor. In 2002, Sunnydale High was re-open, and Dawn started attending there. The Hellmouth then was located under Principal Wood's office. The new Sunnydale High didn't have a long life — it was destroyed months after its reopening, along with all the city of Sunnydale (Chosen).

Scythe - A powerful weapon forged in secrecy by women — the Guardians — to kill the last pure demon that walked upon the earth. It was kept hidden from the Shadow Men, who later became the Watchers, who watched the Slayers. The Guardians watched the Watchers, and wanted to help and protected the Slayers. These women put the Scythe in a rock, for when the time came and it was needed again, the Slayer would find and use it wisely. Buffy pulled it out of the rock in a vineyard in Sunnydale, in 2003, after Spike had found out an inscription carved in stone, in a secret room in an abandoned mission in Gilroy (the Scoobies had done a research and found out about the place). It read "It is not for thee. It is for her alone to wield." With this weapon in her hands, Buffy managed to kill Caleb — who had merged with the First Evil and was very powerful. Later, Willow, using the power of the Scythe, performed a spell that turned all Slayers in Training into Slayers.

The Scythe featured on the show is the same seen on the comic book [Fray] by Joss Whedon, about the Slayer from the future Melaka Fray.

Teddy Bear - Buffy's stuffed animal. It was sold by Fox at the online auction eBay, after the series ending, for more than $1,700.00.

The Bronze - The club where the young people of Sunnydale used to hang out to dance, play pool and drink. The house offered [Buffalo Wings] and a "onion thing in the shape of a flower" that Spike loved. Frequently, bands performed there.

The Bronze was destroyed for the first time (Triangle) by the troll Olaf — accidentally released from a crystal by Willow — and to pay the redecoration, they jacked up the bar price and remodeled the flowering onion off the menu, to Spike's disgust (Crush).

The place met its ending with Sunnydale's destruction (Chosen).

It was at the Bronze that Spike saw Buffy for the first time (School Hard), told her how he managed to kill two Slayers (Fool For Love), and the second kiss between the two happened (Tabula Rasa).

The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Willow, Tara and Buffy have to do a paper on The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Crush - 5x14); Willow and Tara talk about Quasimodo (Spike) and Esmeralda (Buffy):

WILLOW: I just don't see why he couldn't end up with Esmeralda. They could have the wedding right there. Beneath the very bell-tower where he labored thanklessly for all those years.
TARA: No, see, it can't, it can't end like that, 'cause all of Quasimodo's actions were selfishly motivated. He had no moral compass, no understanding of right. Everything he did, he did out of love for a woman who would never be able to love him back. Also, you can tell it's not gonna have a happy ending when the main guy's all bumpy.

Onion blossomThose Onion Blossom Things - One of Spike's favorite [appetizers] (the other being Buffalo wings) — he talked about it to Xander and the troll Olaf (Triangle), and to Buffy (Crush). The vampire even shared with Andrew the secret about making a good "onion thing in the shape of a flower" (Empty Places):

See, the genius of it is you soak it in ice water for an hour so it holds its shape. Then you deep-fry it, root side up, for about 5 minutes.



Tiberius Manifesto - One of the books with prophecies about Slayers. It is lost.

To sire - To turn someone into a vampire. The noun "sire" means the one who makes a vampire — Angelus is Drusilla's sire, Drusilla is Spike's sire.

Warren, Jonathan and AndrewTrio - Also known as Troika — Warren Mears, Andrew Wells and Jonathan Levinson, the nerd-villains who like James Bond and Star Wars and wanted to take over Sunnydale. They attended the same school as the Scoobies —  the Sunnydale High School. They placed several cameras to spy the Scoobies (Life Serial): in front Buffy's house, at the Magic Box (inside a skull on a shelf), outside the Bronze, in Xander's place and at the University that Willow and Tara attended. Those cameras were found by the Scoobies in Entropy.



Turok-Han aka Ubervamp aka Ubie - The Neanderthal equivalent of a vampire. They are a primordial, ferociously powerful killing machine, as single-minded as animals, and are "the vampires that vampires fear."* They are an ancient and entirely different race and were believed to be a myth — until one of them appeared in Sunnydale, released by the First Evil and its Harbingers, who used Spike's blood to open the Seal of Danzalthar (Never Leave Me). The monster was killed — beheaded — by Buffy (Showtime). To get a brand-new Turok-Han, what one have to do is split some blood (any blood) over the Seal — like a female demon did with demon-magnet Xander (First Date). In the very end, Buffy and allies fought an army of thousands of Turok-Hans (assembled by the First Evil), in the Hellmouth; they were destroyed by the amulet worn by Spike (Chosen).

*Source: Giles in Bring On The Night

Urn of Osiris - Important item to be used on the spell performed by Willow to bring Buffy back from the dead. Anya found the last known urn of Osiris on the Internet, at the online auction [eBay]. She bought it from a desert gnome in Cairo. Along with the urn, Anya got a limited edition of a Backstreet Boys lunch box for a "friend" — that is, Xander... The urn of Osiris broke in the middle of the spell, because of the chaos caused by the arriving of the demons Hellions.



Vampires - In the beginning, demons ruled our world. They were expelled and

The books tell the last demon to leave this reality fed off a human, mixed their blood. He was a human form possessed, infected by the demon's soul. He bit another, and another, and so they walk the Earth, feeding... Killing some, mixing their blood with others to make more of their kind. Waiting for the animals to die out, and the old ones to return. 

Source: Giles in The Harvest

Vengeance Demons - Female demons who grant scorned women vengeance wishes — meaning death, suffering, pain to those men who had the nerve wronging their girlfriends, wives or lovers. The Vengeance Demons' power source is harnessed in a special pendant which allows them to grant the scorned women the vengeance wishes as well as gives immortality. Their boss is the powerful [D'Hoffryn]; [Anya] used to be a VD.

Watcher - Every Slayer as well as Slayer in Training (SIT) had a Watcher, who was responsible for her training. Buffy's first, was [Merrick]; following him, [Rupert Giles]. For some time, when Giles was fired by the Watcher's Council (because he helped Buffy in a test when he wasn't supposed to), [Wesley Wyndham-Price] took the charge over. 

The Watcher's Council was a century-old organization, but little was known about it; the only piece of information given was that the Shadow Men (the ones who created the First Slayer) became the Watchers. Its headquarters were located in London, England; the building was blown up by [Caleb] — following orders from the [First Evil] — in 2002. Also, all the Watchers around the world were killed. After the final battle against the First Evil's army (the Turok-Hans), in the Hellmouth, Giles went to Europe to look for new-born Slayers, and the Watchers organization began to be reconstructed; [Andrew] started to be trained to be a Watcher.

Wicca - One of many earth-based religion, sometimes called "The Craft". Traditional Wicca was founded by Gerald Gardner, a British civil servant, who wrote a series of books on the religion in the 1940's. It contains references to Celtic deities, symbols, seasonal days of celebration etc. Added to this were components of ceremonial magic and practices of the Masonic Order.

There are initiation rituals where a person becomes a Wiccan. Some are self-initiation rituals, where a person declares themselves to be a Wiccan. There are other initiation rituals performed in a Wiccan group, often called a Coven.

Wiccan rituals take many forms, but they all generally include: the casting of a circle (consecration of a sacred space), the invocation of a deity/deities, the body of the ritual (which may involve magick), spell casting, a community meal, dance, readings, singing etc. and, afterwards, the closing or banishing of the circle (restoration of the space to ordinary usage). 

Source: [FAQs about Wicca]

Yellow Crayon - First day of kindergarten Willow cried because she broke a yellow crayon, and were too afraid to tell anyone. Xander used this tale to reach sweet Willow when Dark Willow was about to destroy the world in 2002 (Grave).



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