Fan Fic: The Nyazian Prophecies
Andrew:The Nyazian Prophecies
You're a Boyslayer. The Boyslayer. Connor:
Boyslayer? Dude, you have got to be kidding.
is a virtual series spinoff of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
written by Emcee. The series takes place after Angel
and follows Connor as he becomes a Slayer (of sorts) with the help of his Watcher, Andrew.
The series consists of two seasons and a crossover movie. A movie trilogy was planned for the series' conclusion, but Schedule Slip
set in. Emcee eventually posted a summary of how the series was supposed to end
in order to wrap things up.
Provides examples of:
- Alternate Universe Fic: Became one retroactively with the release of the official Buffy and Angel continuation comics.
- Arc Welding: The Glory arc of Buffy is connected to Connor's trip to Quortoth, which forms much of the second season.
- The Art of Bra Removal: It is lucky Connor struggles, as it turns out Angel and Spike have just walked in.
- Ascended Extra: Sophie and Mistress Meerna— oneshot characters on Buffy and Angel respectively—are reoccurring characters here.
- Back for the Dead: Rona the Vampire Slayer in "The Vampire Slayer" and Harmony in Battle of the Champions.
- Back from the Dead: Glory is resurrected to fight her sister.
- Battle Couple: Connor and Salome.
- Character Blog: Connor's LiveJournal.
- Closet Key: Matty Moon finally takes care of Andrew's Transparent Closet.
- Crossover: Battle of the Champions is a crossover with Buffy and Angel.
- The Cameo: Aside from Battle of the Champions, Buffy only appears briefly as the Spirit of the Slayer during Mandy's spirit quest.
- Casual Kink: It's suggested that Connor and Salome have chained each other up.
- Combat by Champion: Rather than fighting the Knights of Byzantium as Buffy did, Connor challenges their leader to combat and in winning takes control of their number.
- Continuity Nod: Lots to the past of Buffy and Angel.
- Continuity Porn: Battle of the Champions is pretty well made of this, featuring every single still-living regular character and reoccurring ones like Lilah, Eve, Groosalugg and Kennedy. Several fights are revisited (Connor vs the Beast, Faith vs Caleb) and several plot threads such as Connor's identity as Angel's son and the Angel-Buffy-Spike love triangle are revisited.
- Cool Sword: The Nyazian Fang is a jeweled long sword literally forged out of the tooth of an Old One (Illyria) in the fires of the Hellmouth.
- Cunning Linguist: Andrew and Oni, mostly with demon languages.
- Dead Guy Junior: Connor's full name is revealed to be Connor Francis Angel, after Alan Francis Doyle, Angel's original lancer.
- Death by Sex: Unsurprising, considering it's a Buffy spinoff. Every time one of the main characters sleeps with their love interest for the first time, something horrible happens to one of them. There is some Lampshade Hanging with Andrew and Oni believing it is a literal curse.
- Dénouement Episode: After defeating Cyvus Vail in the previous episode, "Coda" introduces the Slayer's Council properly and deals with Connor's relationship with Angel.
- Destroy the Evidence: The good guys destroy evidence that was manufactured to implicate Connor in holding people hostage in a sporting good's store. Only, the evidence was manufactured to replace evidence previously destroyed.
- Deus ex Machina: Connor is trapped in Quortoth and the fissures have been closed without possibility of being reopened. But the Gatekeeper, who can manipulate time and space, has personal interest in getting him back to Earth.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: Crawford expires in Oni's arms.
- Dueling Shows: With The Destroyer, another Connor-based virtual series. The rivalry was friendly, with Emcee and Masquerade both avoiding elements the other had used out of respect.
- DVD Commentary: After the seasons were done "airing," they were released in a virtual DVD set, including several episodes with DVD commentary-style running notes in the margins.
- Fake Guest Star: Oni, for most of the first season. (She's added to the opening credits in the second.)
- Wesley could also count, appearing in 18 out of 22 episodes in the first season.
- First Episode Spoiler: Wesley is alive.
- Five-Man Band:
- Flirting Under Fire: Connor and Salome pretty constantly, due to both of them being turned on by battle.
- For Want of a Nail: A teleportation accident has Salome end up in a parallel reality where she died in the Nyazian Massacre. Andrew is dead, Jamie left after Jules was killed, Wesley is still possessed by Cyvus Vail, Oni is working for the bad guys and Connor has returned to his nihilistic personality.
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: Connor and Andrew suffer through this in "Substitute".
- Glamour Failure: Salome in the first episode when Connor accidentally breaks her glamour bracelet, revealing that she is a purple-skinned demon.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Lee Talbot, the son of Clem the Loose-Skinned Demon and Sophie. Mara Angel is a partial example, being half-Dhampyr, half-Nyazian.
- Hell on Earth: Illyria gives Connor a glimpse of what life on Earth was like during the time of the Old Ones and what it will be like again if the fissures to Quortoth aren't closed. It's the worst thing Connor has ever seen, which is saying a lot considering his childhood.
- History Repeats: Lorne opens Caritas again in Palo Alto. It goes over just as well as it did in Los Angeles.
- Hopeless Suitor: Jules has a crush on Connor, but he sees them as Like Brother and Sister. Thing unfortunately get worse for her.
- Hypothetical Casting: For everyone, including guest stars. The main cast includes Anna Paquin as Salome, Bret Harrison as Jamie, and Kou Shibasaki as Oni.
- I Fight for the Strongest Side: The Knights of Byzantium plan to kill Connor and his friends for harboring the hellgod Grace until Connor beats their leader in sanctified combat.
- I Just Want to Be Badass: Andrew suffers from this. He gets over it when he switches bodies with Connor.
- I Knew It: While most of the series has been Jossed, several elements of the Quortoth arc such as a cult worshiping the Destroyer and Quortoth having a demonic personification have turned up in the Season Nine comics.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: When Connor gets mystical amnesia and becomes the Destroyer again, he and Salome have a couple of these.
- Interspecies Romance: Connor and Salome.
- Journey to the Center of the Mind: Connor goes into Wesley's mind when he's trapped by nightmares due to guilt (and his mind being played with after possession by Cyvus Vail).
- Kid from the Future: Mara the Gatekeeper was hinted as one for Connor and Salome. Confirmed through Wordof God.
- Kill the Cutie: Poor Jules.
- Kill the Ones You Love: James has to sacrifice either Jamie or Jules. Wesley makes him choose Jules because he loves her more and that makes it a "sacrifice".
- Learnt English from Watching Television: Oni, a human raised by demons.
- Lotus-Eater Machine: Connor, Andrew, Oni and Jamie are trapped in one by Cyvus Vail.
- Mindlink Mates: Connor and Salome. He even houses her soul temporarily.
- Muggle Foster Parents: The Rileys for Connor.
- Named Weapons: The Nyazian Fang, the Pure Scythe and the Aeon Glaive.
- Neck Snap: Salome delivers one to Jasmine (who is in the body of child of the Senior Partners Faye). It's implied she drew on Illyria's power and was also influenced by the demonic energy of Quortoth.
- Never the Selves Shall Meet: Connor in "Tempus Fugit".
- Nerds Are Virgins: Played with. Both Jamie and Andrew lose their respective virginities during the course of the series, but it's suggested they were virgins longer than usual due to this trope.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Salome gets these a couple of times, bordering on The Worf Effect. First from an amnesiac Connor, then from Magnimus and Illyria. The first two are so severe, the injuries remain into the next episode. At least she is able to deliver one to Jasmine.
- Non-Action Guy: Andrew, Jamie and Oni generally. They can fight when it comes down to it, but they're much better with books.
- Not a Date: Andrew and Matty until Andrew admits he's attracted to men.
- Not Named in Opening Credits: Alexis Denisof in the first episode.
- One-Way Trip: The fissures to Quortoth have to be closed from the other side and Connor knows it.
- Parents Walk In at the Worst Time: Type 1. Andrew points out to Connor that it's not nearly as bad as the last time.
- Physical God: Besides the ones that carried over from the parent shows, Magnimus and Grace.
- Recursive Fanfiction: The series has a few fanfics on its official forum, some written by the series writer.
- Reforged Blade: The Nyazian Fang, using Illyria's own blood.
- Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: The author's intention, according to the first episode's commentary, in bringing Andrew on as a main character.
- Shout-Out: Many to other works, especially with geeks like Connor, Andrew and Jamie in the cast.
- With the exception of her current one, Salome's aliases all come from people who travel in time/space: Wagner, Beckett and Mallory.
- Connor fights a pair of vampires named Phil and Gary.
- Crawford Lee, who is an actor hiding in a theater and obsessed with an actresses is named after Michael Crawford.
- "Tempus Fugit" is a pretty obvious send-up to Back to the Future II. It's pointed out by Connor.
- The Gatekeeper is a bit of an homage to Sailor Pluto.
- Sneeze of Doom: After receiving a power-up from Cyvus Vail, Salome teleports whenever she sneezes and... Uh... Other body convulsions.
- Stable Time Loop: Salome tells Connor and Jamie about the Cronos Crystal, which she only knows because they tell her past self about it.
- The Team Benefactor: Connor, Mandy, Andrew and Oni are all paid by the Slayer's Council.
- Time Police: The Gatekeeper. The punishment for breaking the laws of time is having your essence spread across time and space.
- Time Travel Episode: "Tempus Fugit", which has Connor and Jamie end up in the Angel episode "The Magic Bullet".
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: Wesley and Oni through the first season. He's too wracked with guilt (and she struggles with being attracted to demons). They Do briefly, but since Oni is still mourning Crawford it doesn't last.
- "Well Done, Son" Guy: Connor is desperate for Angel's approval, to make up for everything he'd done before.
- What Could Have Been: The movies of course, which feature Darla come back and being re-ensouled, Salome revealed as being bred to host Illyria and a child Vampire Slayer used by a cult in attempt to assassinate corrupted Champions like Connor, Willow, Faith, etc. The writer revealed that the movies had been meant to replace three other seasons which would have had generally the same plots, but with some additions.
- Connor wouldn't have returned from Quortoth at the end of Season Two and would be rescued at the beginning of Season Three.
- Dawn would have become a regular cast member.
- Oni would've met her biological sister, a demon hunter.
- An episode would have focused on landlady Magdalen and her half-demon children.
- The Gatekeeper's identity would have been revealed in an episode that had flashforwards to 25 years in the future (revealing that Connor doesn't age normally).
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Due to the series being prematurely ended, several elements were not followed up on, such as Salome's power boosts (as explained above, she was supposed to have been Illyria's true host), Conor's adoptive family retaining their false memories and Warren being rebuilt by Wolfram and Hart.
- Wrecked Weapon: When Salome attacks Magnimus with the Nyazian Fang— a mystical sword forged from Illyria's original body— it not only doesn't hurt her, it shatters on impact.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: As well as purple and green hair, for members of the Nyazian species.
- Your Soul Is Mine: The Quortothian Devora Demon eats souls. Unfortunately, Angel is in town.