->'''Faith:''' I am not a killer! I am the Slayer! And you don't know the first thing about me.
->'''Forrest:''' You really care what I think?
->'''Faith:''' No. I don't care. God, I don't care...

Faith takes Buffy's body for a joyride and then plans to skip town with it. Buffy-in-Faith's body is kidnapped by a Watchers Council wet work team.

* ADayInTheLimelight: To drive the point home, ElizaDushku is credited as "Buffy".
* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: Faith tries to get Riley to do nasty things to Buffy's body, for some sick reason known only to her. The fact he doesn't helps her along her HeelFaceTurn.
* AuraVision: Tara realises something is wrong with Buffy because her aura is "fragmented," as if someone had forced something into it that didn't belong.
* BedTrick: It's a lot easier when you're wearing their body.
* BeingEvilSucks
* BecomingTheMask: On the verge of leaving Sunnydale, Faith returns to deal with a gang of vampires who have taken over a church.
-->'''Faith:''' I'm Buffy. I have to do this.
* CallBack: Buffy saving Faith from a vampire; the reverse happened in "Consequences" right down to her saviour being suddenly revealed when the vampire dusts (as we see ElizaDushku on both occasions the effect is particularly pronounced). Also from that episode, Buffy tries the HumanShield trick Faith used to escape from the Council.
* CarFu: The spec ops team kidnaps 'Faith' by using a reinforced armoured security truck to ram the police car.
* CatchPhrase: Faith thinks Buffy's is "[[AndThatWouldBeWrong Because it's wrong.]]"
* CharacterTics: SMG and ED do a good job of portraying each others' body language.
* ChurchShootout
* ConcealmentEqualsCover: For once the 'bulletproof car' cliche is justified as Buffy makes her escape by stealing the armoured truck.
* ContinuityNod: Buffy's anxiety when trying to start the truck fits in with the poor driving skills she showed in "Band Candy".
** Tara says that Buffy was cruel to her and may be possessed; Willow asks if hyenas are involved, referring to Season 1's "The Pack" where hyena spirits possessed Xander, making him act cruel towards Willow.
** A GettingCrapPastTheRadar version -- Xander was a virgin when he had sex with Faith, so that's presumably why Faith wasn't [[SpeedSex impressed with his stamina]].
* DarkMessiah: Adam inspires a gang of vampires to confront their fears by seeking victims in a church in daylight. Their leader is even willing to take on a Slayer.
* DescriptionCut: Faith says she'll be "out there doing my job" (patrolling). Cut to Faith dancing wildly at the Bronze.
** At the end of the episode Riley says that Faith won't be back because she's "had her fun". Cut to Faith hiding in the back of a boxcar, an empty look on her face.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Remember, that sweaty panting hand-holding eye-fucking falling-backwards-in-ecstasy scene between Willow and Tara is a ''spell''.
** Called "The passage to the [[DoubleEntendre nether-realm]]."
** And a [[TheImmodestOrgasm giant flaming "O" rising around them]].
* TheDoorSlamsYou
* DoubleStandardRapeSciFi: Averted; Buffy is furious that Riley slept with Faith, and it certainly fuels her desire for revenge when pursuing Faith in Los Angeles. Might also double as a ContinuityNod if Angel ever mentioned Faith's earlier rape attempt.
* DramaticShattering / PercussiveTherapy: Furious over being [[TheTease sexually taunted]] by 'Buffy', Spike throws his bottle against the wall and shoves aside an InnocentBystander, causing the chip in his head to jolt him with pain.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: At this point Faith is truly evil. However she finds that she cannot turn her back on those in need, first a vampire victim which profoundly affects her, then when she heard about hostages in a church rather than run off with Buffy's body she chooses to save them.
* EvilLaugh: A disturbing one echoes over the end of the Faith-practising-being-Buffy-montage. Faith also laughs when she's told that 'Faith' is being taken to England by the Council and it'll be a long time before she'll be coming back -- she has to stop when the Scoobies [[NotHerself give her a puzzled look]].
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Faith gives herself the same kind of hairstyle that Buffy did in "Something Blue" where she was also NotHerself.
* FadeToWhite: Willow reaching orgasm...I mean the nether-realm.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: "When they get this chip out, [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS6E9Smashed you and me are going to have a confrontation]]."
** The next stage in Adam's plan is shown by his gaining followers [[FantasticRacism across the vampire/demon divide]].
** Reading from a credit card, Faith reads the expiration date as May 2001. ''The Gift'' aired on May 23rd 2001. [[spoiler: Where Buffy dies.]]
* FriendVersusLover: Subverted; Willow thinks Tara is pulling this, but Tara means it [[NotHerself literally]].
-->'''Willow:''' I'm sorry you're feeling all blechy. But we'll get together with Buffy another time. Sometime soon. I think you'll really like her.
-->'''Tara:''' She's not your friend.
-->'''Willow:''' ...I may have overestimated the 'you liking her' factor.
-->'''Tara:''' No, no. I mean, I don't -- I don't think she's... ''her''.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Buffy tries to hold Smith hostage, but the two other spec ops guys just say they're all expendable and walk off. As they discuss what they're going to do with their prisoner if she continues to be troublesome, Smith goes flying out the back of the truck behind them.
* TheGlomp: Buffy (in Faith's body) glomps Riley at the church, leaving him rather confused.
* GoodFeelsGood
* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Faith offers Riley the chance to indulge any dirty fantasy he wants. Instead Riley makes love to her so gently that Faith begins to freak out.
* GrandTheftMe: Buffy fears her greatest enemy will take her rightful body to Mexico.
* HeelRealization: Faith begins to come to terms that she has become a monster.
* HeyThatsMyLine
-->'''Anya:''' We were going to light a bunch of candles and have sex near them.\\
'''Faith-in-Buffy's-body:''' Well, we certainly don't want to cut into that [[SpeedSex seven minutes]].\\
'''Anya:''' Hey!\\
'''Xander:''' ''(to Anya)'' I believe that's my "hey". ''(to Faith)'' ''Hey!''
* HoldingHands: Faith deliberately takes Joyce's hand to taunt Buffy as she's being wheeled out on a gurney. Played straight with [[LesYay Willow and Tara at the Bronze]].
* ImmortalsFearDeath: Adam observes that vampires are more afraid of death than those to whom it comes naturally.
* [[InAnotherMansShoes In Another Slayer's Shoes]]
* IndulgentFantasySegue: Faith-in-Buffy's-body imagines stabbing Willow to death, after Willow talks about how much she hates her. Faith is actually shocked by the momentary lapse into fantasy violence. (It's worth noting that this is the only instance in the entire series.)
* IronicEcho: "I'm Buffy" and "Because it's wrong" -- by the time Faith uses it at the church, she's [[BecomingTheMask bought into the Buffy role so much she actually means it]].
* ItDoesntMeanAnything: Faith tries to convince herself of this after having sex with Riley, babbling "Who are you? What do you want from her? This is meaningless."
-->'''Riley:''' You're shaking. What happened?
-->'''Faith:''' Nothing... Nothing.
* KeyUnderTheDoormat
* KickTheDog: Since Faith is trying to ruin Buffy's life she does this with [[TrueCompanions Xander]] and [[TheWoobie Tara.]] She attempts this on Spike, but he's able to play it cool until she leaves.
* KilledMidSentence: Vampire Boone.
-->[[BadAssBoast I have strength you couldn't dream of.]] (punches Faith hard in the face) [[DarkMessiah Adam has shown me the way,]] (punches her again) and [[TemptingFate there is nothing]]-- (Buffy stakes him from behind)
* LimitedSocialCircle: Willow is reluctant to invite Tara into the Scoobies because she wants a friend that's hers alone.
* LongingLook: Faith realises instantly from the look Tara gives Willow that the two are gay lovers.
* MaleGaze: Used deliberately with a close-up of Faith-in-Buffy's-body bending over on Riley's bed. In her [[{{Fanservice}} tight leather pants]].
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Faith's little freak out with Riley and subsequent HeelFaceTurn appears to be due to Willow and Tara. Or she could just as easily begin to realize what a monster she had become, [[DeathSeeker leading to her trip to LA.]]
* MeaningfulEcho: Faith starts the episode [[MirrorMonologue mocking Buffy in the mirror]], including several deliveries of "Because it's wrong!" She eventually says the line seriously when asked why she wants to stop the vampires at the church.
* MoralEventHorizon (InUniverse): Faith jumps it (again) with the GrandTheftMe plot and sleeping with Riley (as fans had pointed out this could be considered rape of both Buffy and Riley.) Buffy is so angry she shows up on ''{{Angel}}'' determined to kill her. regardless of who's in her way, even willing to go through her ex to get at Faith.
* MostDefinitelyNotAVillain: In an effort to avert this, Faith is shown in a {{montage}} practising Buffy's speech patterns in front of the mirror, though a lot of it is how she views Buffy (a stuck-up tightass with no sense of fun) rather than how Buffy actually is (at that point in the series anyway).
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: InvertedTrope -- Giles is alarmed when 'Faith' walks in the door.
-->'''Giles:''' Look, I-I know what you're going to say, and-and, uh--\\
'''Buffy:''' I'm Buffy.\\
'''Giles:''' ({{beat}}) All right, I didn't know what you were going to say.
* NotHerself: Faith keeps all her mannerisms, and has to wildly improvise when meeting Buffy's newer friends (like Anya) for the first time.
* NotRightInTheBed: Faith!Buffy aggressively flirts with Spike, and invites Riley to indulge in any kinky fantasy he wants.
-->"Oh, you wouldn't have liked Faith. She's not proper and joyless, like a girl should be. She has a tendency to give in to her animal instincts." (bites Riley's lip)
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: The Watchers' Council goes from bumbling and inept to badass killers. This is justified by their agents being a special operations team of a kind they didn't send before.
** Particularly apparent when Buffy tries much the same hostage trick Faith used to escape the Watchers before. They don't care.
* OffWithHisHead / TheTriple: Adam is showing Boone's vampire gang who's top dog.
-->'''Adam:''' You fear the cross. The sun. Fire. And, oh, yes... (Adam pulls a vampire's head off through sheer strength) I believe decapitation is a problem as well.
* PoliceAreUseless
* PowerPerversionPotential: Faith's detailed description of how a Slayer's strength and endurance equals bedroom prowess. [[spoiler:From some of Spike's comments in Season 6, we know she's not lying.]]
* PrisonRape: Buffy!Faith shocks Joyce by laughing over how 'Faith' will be showered with affection by "big ole Bertha" in prison -- she quickly backpedals pretending to be upset over how Joyce was attacked. Ironically Buffy has made similar comments in the past, though of course never in front of her mother.
* {{Professional Killer}}s: The Watchers Council Special Operations Team.
* PunchClockVillain: While Weatherby [[KnightTemplar truly believes in the Council's mission]], Collins' just doing his job.
* PutOnABus: Faith doesn't reappear in Sunnydale until three years later. She does however become a recurring character in ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
* RageAgainstTheReflection: By the time [[GrandTheftMe Fuffy and Baith]] throw down, Faith wails on Buffy with [[PunctuatedPounding a number of derogatory remarks]]...about herself, despite Buffy being in Faith's body Faith is trying to hurt herself.
-->'''Buffy-in-Faith's-body:''' You can't win this.\\
'''Faith-in-Buffy's-body:''' Shut up! Do you think I'm afraid of you? ''(starts punching Buffy, beating her own face)'' You're nothing! Disgusting! Murderous bitch! You're nothing! [[YouMakeMeSick You're disgusting!]]
* ReadingYourRights
-->'''Weatherby:''' By order of the Watcher's Council, you are being taken into custody until such time--
-->'''Collins:''' Skip the speech.
* RealMenLoveJesus: Faith turns up at the church and finds Riley already taking charge of the crisis.
-->'''Faith:''' How'd you get here so fast?\\
'''Riley:''' I didn't, I'm just late for church.
* RequiredSpinoffCrossOver: Faith's story continues in the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "[[Recap/AngelS01E18FiveByFive Five by Five]]"
* RevealingHug: Faith grimaces and pulls free of Joyce's embrace, not used to such [[AbusiveParents motherly affection]].
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Why is Willow wearing one of Buffy's rings?
* SeekingSanctuary: Inverted - on Adam's encouragement, vampires barge into a church and take everyone hostage to prove they've risen above old superstitions.
--> '''Boone:''' It's hard to believe. I've been avoiding this place for so many years, and it's nothing. It's nice, got the pretty windows, the pillars, lots of folks to eat. Where's the thing I was so afraid of? You know, the Lord? He's supposed to be here! He gave us this address. Well, we'll just have to start killing off his people, and see if he shows up.
* SexyDiscretionShot: The Riley/Faith love scene cuts away to Willow/Tara doing their spell with lots of suggestive heavy breathing, which means we have a SexyDiscretionShot covered by a GettingCrapPastTheRadar shot!
* SexyShirtSwitch: Faith dresses in Riley's shirt while NotStayingForBreakfast.
* ShootOutTheLock
* ShootTheHostage: Buffy grabs Smith when he tries to inject her and threatens to break his neck if the spec ops team doesn't let her go. They tell her to go ahead, as they get their affairs in order before every mission.
* ShowingOffTheNewBody / BathKick: Faith's first impulse is to [[BathtubScene take a bath]] and grope her new body extensively.
* SpeechImpediment: Tara starts stuttering when Faith talks about how much Willow loved Oz; Faith then mocks her for it. This [[KickTheDog casual cruelty]] tips off Tara [[NotHerself that Buffy isn't the friend that Willow has described to her]].
* SpitefulSpit: Weatherby spits in 'Faith's' face.
-->The Watcher's Council used to mean something. You perverted it. You trash. We should have killed you while you were asleep.
* TakeThat: When Giles asks Faith who's President to see if it's really Buffy; she replies they're not checking for a concussion. Subtle.
* TheTease: Faith taunting Spike at the Bronze reaches FetishFuel levels. It's not surprising he still remembers it in Season 7's "Dirty Girls".
-->I could have anything. Anyone. Even you, Spike. I could ride you at a gallop until your legs buckled and your eyes rolled up. I've got muscles you've never even ''dreamed'' of. I could ''squeeze'' you until you pop like warm champagne and you'd ''beg'' me to hurt you just a little bit more.
* ThatCameOutWrong: Riley has just found out the woman he slept with was Faith.
-->'''Riley:''' Man, would I like to get my hands on her. (quickly) Not in a sex way.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Smith seems to be this, being the only one to question the need for Faith's execution.
* ToMakeALongStoryShort: Willow already knowing what happened to Buffy thanks to the nether-realm spell.
* TransparentCloset: Faith figures out Willow and Tara's relationship in about eight seconds.
-->'''Faith:''' So, Willow's not driving stick anymore.
* TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot: Buffy, on her way to Giles after her escape.
* TwoPartEpisode
* UnusualEuphemism
-->'''Willow:''' What's wetworks?\\
'''Xander:''' [[BlatantLies Scuba-type stuff.]]\\
'''Anya:''' [[BrutalHonesty I thought it was murder?]]\\
'''Xander:''' Well, yeah. (lamely) But there could be underwater murder, with snorkels.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Faith steals money from Joyce's purse and tucks it inside her blouse.
* WeNeedADistraction: Giles pretends to be a distraught family member to allow Buffy a chance to slip past the police line into the church. Unfortunately his acting [[{{Narm}} needs some work]].
-->Damn it, man! We have to get inside! Our, uh, uh, families are-are in there! Our, uh, m-mothers and-and tiny, tiny babies!
* WhamLine / RelationshipReveal: Not that some fans still didn't get it.
-->'''Willow:''' I just want something that's mine.
-->'''Tara:''' I am, you know. Yours.
* WhileYouWereInDiapers: Faith to Forrest.
-->"I've been fighting demons since before you could shave."
* WhoAreYou: The TitleDrop -- Faith asks it of Riley (after being freaked out by his gentleness) and later Riley asks the question of Buffy (being puzzled as to why a strange girl is addressing him in a familiar manner).
* WithMyHandsTied: Collins goes to execute Buffy-in-Faith's body; Buffy grabs his pistol between her feet and pulls his head into the bars, then uses the gun to shoot out the various locks.
* YouHaveToBelieveMe / SpotTheImposter: Buffy is quite able to convince Giles that it's her by rattling off a string of rather embarrassing facts about their relationship that Faith couldn't know.
-->'''Buffy-in-Faith:''' Giles, [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E12ANewMan you turned into a demon]] and I knew it was you! I mean, can't you just look in my eyes and be all intuitive?
-->'''Giles:''' ''(suddenly interested)'' How did I turn into a demon?
-->'''Buffy-in-Faith:''' Oh! 'cause, uh... Ethan Rayne! And-and you have a girlfriend named Olivia, and you haven't had a job since we blew up the school... ''(beat)'' ... [[DamnWithFaintPraise which is valid, lifestyle-wise]]. ''(Giles is abashed)'' I mean, it's not like you're a slacker type or - Oh, oh! [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E19Earshot When I had psychic power]], I heard my mom think that you were [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E6BandCandy like a stevedore during sex]]. Wh-- Do you want me to continue?
-->'''Giles:''' Actually, I beg you to stop.
-->'''Buffy-in-Faith:''' What's a stevedore? [[note]]A type of dock worker who unloads boat merchandise. Needless to say he has to be very fit regarding ummm...repetitive tasks.[[/note]]
* YouJustToldMe: Subverted; Buffy is apprehended by the police and Faith-in-Buffy's-body remains alone with Joyce. The first thing Joyce says is "Faith", and the changeling indeed reacts involuntarily, so it does looks like Joyce deducted her true identity. However, it turns out she didn't and is just wanting to ask "Buffy" about Faith.
* YouMustBeCold: Joyce wraps her coat around Faith, which she doesn't really notice as she's too busy smirking over Buffy being hauled away by the police. She does notice when Riley wraps a blanket around her later because she's shivering.