The universe of Creator/JossWhedon and Creator/MutantEnemy's ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'', some ''Spike'' comics, and in a later time period, the comic series ''ComicBook/{{Fray}}: Future Slayer''.

It has been given different names by fans: Slayerverse, Jossverse, and Whedonverse.

!!Works that form the Buffyverse {{canon}}:


[[folder: Live Action Television ]]

* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' Season Eight, Season Nine and Season Ten comic series.
* The ''ComicBook/AngelAndFaith'' comic series.
* The IDW ''[[ComicBook/AngelIDW Angel: After the Fall]]'' and ''Spike: After the Fall'' comic series.
* The ''Tales of the Slayers'' and ''Tales of the Vampires'' comic series.
* ''ComicBook/{{Fray}}''.
* The comic ''The Origin'', which was based on the original film script written by Joss Whedon.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
* ''VideoGame/BuffyTheVampireSlayerChaosBleeds''

The [[Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer 1992 film]], the spin-off comics published during the broadcast of the TV shows, and all the spin-off novels are officially non-canonical.

The primary setting elements that make up the Buffyverse are:

* ContinuityOverlap
* CharacterOverlap: Angel, Cordelia, Wesley, Spike, and Harmony all became ''Angel'' regulars after debuting on ''Buffy''. A few recurring ''Buffy'' characters, including Darla and Drusilla, were also transferred to ''Angel''.
* CityOfAdventure
* EldritchAbomination
** AngelsDevilsAndSquid
* FunctionalMagic
* GreaterScopeParagon: The ''[=BuffyVerse=]'' has the {{Trope Namer}}s for PowersThatBe, who hundreds of years before ''LiveAction/{{Angel}}'' created a prophecy regarding a vampire with a soul. However, [[GodsHandsAreTied they're unable to directly help the protagonists]] because their physical avatars got destroyed.
* OurSoulsAreDifferent
* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: "Zombie" appears to be used indiscriminately in the Buffyverse to refer to a variety of types of "walking corpse that isn't a vampire":
** In "Dead Man's Party", the zombies are {{Voodoo Zombie}}s under the control of an evil spirit inhabiting a cursed mask.
** In "The Zeppo", the undead juvenile delinquents are raised by voodoo rituals, but have a RevenantZombie's independent volition and intact personality.
** In the ''Angel'' episode "The Thin Dead Line", a KnightTemplar police captain raises dead cops as {{Voodoo Zombie}}s and has them continue patrolling the streets, ignoring their tendency to gratuitous violence.
** In the ''Angel'' episode "Provider", a character becomes a RevenantZombie through, it appears, pure will to transcend death.
** In the ''Angel'' episode "Habeas Corpses", the Wolfram & Hart building's mystical security system has a last-ditch emergency mode of raising all dead employees as {{Flesh Eating Zombie}}s, to ensure the death of whoever invaded it.
* PresentDay: Generally speaking, the televised Buffyverse took place around the same time it was broadcast.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Both the Scooby Gang and the Angel Investigations team are this, at least at the beginning of the respective series.
* {{Subculture}} (wicca, demons)
* TrueCompanions
* UrbanFantasy