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 [[FanNickname 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:

* AngelsDevilsAndSquid: An interesting case is that all demons, including the SatanicArchetype, are squids or half-squid in their origins but no angels actually appear. Even the servants of the Powers are demons. Angels do appear in comics; Illyria fights against a FallenAngel Liandra and the AI team is contacted by a Potentate, who is actually a demon in disguise. CanonDiscontinuity is in force though, make it a SubvertedTrope.
* ContinuityOverlap: ''Buffy'' and ''Angel'' interacted so much during their respective fourth and first seasons that watching them in concert is almost a necessity to understand what's going on in either. This would continue to a lesser degree in later seasons; in particular season four of ''Angel'' had several hints about the events of ''Buffy'''s seventh (and final) season.
* 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: Sunnydale and Los Angeles
* EldritchAbomination: Pretty much all so called "higher beings", from the Old Ones to the PowersThatBe
* FeministFantasy: While feminists (particularly third wave) are happy to point out the places where Whedon's writing chops don't quite make the grade, they'll also point out that his work a) is intended to be feminist, b) actually ''is'' feminist 90% of the time, c) is miles ahead of most other television, and 2) is damn good television in its own right.
* FunctionalMagic: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. Magic apparently works off physics, and the laws of thermodinamics apply to sorcery but overall magic has little to no rules and [[RealityWarping it can do anything]], but often has unintended consequences
* 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: Souls are a MacGuffin to make [[TheSoulless vampires]] become good again. It's never explained why ensouled humans are capable of evil though
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They soulless, demon-possessed ''{{Film/Nosferatu}}'' with a GameFace. They also have the traditional weaknesses of vampires, including the [[HolyBurnsEvil religious ones]]
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Lycanthropy can be transmitted by bite regardless of transformation state, displays a heightened sense of smell, and a vulnerability to silver and deadly injuries, like a ripped throat or bullet wounds. They change three times every moon cycle: the night of the full moon and the two surrounding nights.
* 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.
* TrueCompanions: Both heroic teams
* UrbanFantasy
* VampiresSleepInCoffins: Defied.
-->'''Angel:''' Vampires don't sleep in coffins. [[YourVampiresSuck It's a misconception made popular by hack writers and ignorant media]]. In fact, you know, we can and do move around during the day! As long as we avoid direct sunlight! GOT IT?!