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}}:

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

* ''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.

* ''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
* 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
* 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