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* WomanInWhite: Her adornments while still bedridden.

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* ButtMonkey: His descent into villainy is a result of him being this in High School. In a truly impressive feat, Warren manages to still be one while he is the BigBad.


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* HesJustHiding: In-Universe example; as the embodiment of evil, it canít be killed, but the destruction of the Hellmouth in the Season 7 finale did severely weaken it and it disappears to attempt to regain its strength.


* AssholeVictim: Willow skins him alive, and even the Scoobies agree that he had it coming; Buffy's the only one preaching ThouShaltNotKill, and only because [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim she didn't want Willow to become a murderer]].

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* AssholeVictim: Deconstructed. Willow skins him alive, and while even the Scoobies agree that he had it coming; Buffy's the only one preaching ThouShaltNotKill, and only because [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim she didn't want coming, they also agree that Willow to become a murderer]].went way too far.


* InvincibleVillain: Discussed. In "Showtime," Beljoxa's Eye claims outright that the First cannot be fought or killed.

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* InvincibleVillain: Discussed. In "Showtime," Beljoxa's Eye claims outright that the First cannot be fought or killed. It has been around since before the universe came into existed, and will continue to exist long after everything else is dead.


The Mayor and founder of Sunnydale, Richard Wilkins is a sorcerer who planned to undergo Ascension, becoming the embodiment of the pure demon Olvikan. The BigBad for Season 3.

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The folksy Mayor who concealed his satanic bargains behind closed doors. He had already achieved ageless immortality way before the series, and founder of Sunnydale, has been in Sunnydale since its founding. After the 'first' Richard got too old he just pretended to be his descendant (Wilkins II and III) and got reelected. It was the same guy the whole time, he just pretended it was a family legacy. Wilkins is a sorcerer who planned to undergo Ascension, becoming the embodiment of the pure demon Olvikan. The BigBad for Season 3.


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* OrcusOnHisThrone: He used a lot of intermediaries to carry out his plots, and rarely set foot outside of City Hall.

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* BioweaponBeast: Created by the Initiative as an engineered hybrid of humans, demons and androids into a living weapon that doesn't take long to rebel against his makers.


* AffablyEvil: Best summarized by the scene in "Choices" when he gives Angel and Buffy honest and intelligent, if somewhat harsh, relationship advice and does so in a way that shows he really means it and would never want anyone to endure the same fate he did with his wife. At one point in Season 6, Xander laments that the Mayor isn't around anymore, because yeah, the man might have been an EvilSorcerer with dark ambitions to become a demon, but the city's zoning and permitting board were so much more efficient under the man's administration, and he made sure all the potholes got filled in a timely manner too. WordOfGod is that none of the affability is [[FauxAffablyEvil faked]]; he's honestly a NiceGuy who just ''happens'' to also be an evil monster who wants to rule the world. Groener ad-libbed a bit after a group of cub scouts leave the Mayor's office following a photo-op, saying how annoying they were. Joss jumped in and said, (paraphrased), "No, he genuinely likes the boy scouts and thinks involved, social kids like that are the future of the country!" In the Spanish dub, the mayor is unfailingly polite, using Usted/Ustedes (as opposed to the informal Tú/Vosotros) and their verb conjugations whenever he's speaking with someone he isn't personally close to (in other words, when he's talking to anyone other than Faith).

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* AffablyEvil: He's the page picture. Best summarized by the scene in "Choices" when he gives Angel and Buffy honest and intelligent, if somewhat harsh, relationship advice and does so in a way that shows he really means it and would never want anyone to endure the same fate he did with his wife. At one point in Season 6, Xander laments that the Mayor isn't around anymore, because yeah, the man might have been an EvilSorcerer with dark ambitions to become a demon, but the city's zoning and permitting board were so much more efficient under the man's administration, and he made sure all the potholes got filled in a timely manner too. WordOfGod is that none of the affability is [[FauxAffablyEvil faked]]; he's honestly a NiceGuy who just ''happens'' to also be an evil monster who wants to rule the world. Groener ad-libbed a bit after a group of cub scouts leave the Mayor's office following a photo-op, saying how annoying they were. Joss jumped in and said, (paraphrased), "No, he genuinely likes the boy scouts and thinks involved, social kids like that are the future of the country!" In the Spanish dub, the mayor is unfailingly polite, using Usted/Ustedes (as opposed to the informal Tú/Vosotros) and their verb conjugations whenever he's speaking with someone he isn't personally close to (in other words, when he's talking to anyone other than Faith).

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-->''"Some claim that death is our art. I say to them--well, I don't say anything to them [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority because I killed them]]."''

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-->''"Some ->''"Some claim that death is our art. I say to them--well, I don't say anything to them [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority because I killed them]]."''



-->''"Do you like daisies? I plant them, but they always die. Everything I put in the ground withers and dies."''

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-->''"Do ->''"Do you like daisies? I plant them, but they always die. Everything I put in the ground withers and dies."''



-->''(admonishingly) "Now, Faith, I don't find that sort of thing amusing. I'm a family man." (jovial) "Now, let's kill your little friend!"''

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-->''(admonishingly) ->''(admonishingly) "Now, Faith, I don't find that sort of thing amusing. I'm a family man." (jovial) "Now, let's kill your little friend!"''



-->''"I'm a kinematically redundant, biomechanical demonoid, designed by Maggie Walsh. She called me Adam and I called her Mother."''

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-->''"I'm ->''"I'm a kinematically redundant, biomechanical demonoid, designed by Maggie Walsh. She called me Adam and I called her Mother."''



-->'''Spike''': So you help me and you get this chip out of my head?
-->'''Adam''': Scout's honor.
-->'''Spike''': You were a Boy Scout?
-->'''Adam''': Parts of me.

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-->'''Spike''': -->'''Spike:''' So you help me and you get this chip out of my head?
-->'''Adam''':
head?\\
'''Adam:'''
Scout's honor.
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honor.\\
'''Spike:'''
You were a Boy Scout?
-->'''Adam''':
Scout?\\
'''Adam:'''
Parts of me.



-->''"Funny. 'Cause I look around at this world you're so eager to be a part of, and all I see is six-billion lunatics looking for the fastest ride out. Who's not crazy? Look around. Everyone's drinking, smoking, shooting up, shooting each other, or just plain screwing their brains out 'cause they don't want 'em anymore. ''I'm'' crazy? Honey, I'm the original one-eyed chicklet in the kingdom of the blind. 'Cause at least I admit the world makes me nuts."''

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-->''"Funny.->''"Funny. 'Cause I look around at this world you're so eager to be a part of, and all I see is six-billion lunatics looking for the fastest ride out. Who's not crazy? Look around. Everyone's drinking, smoking, shooting up, shooting each other, or just plain screwing their brains out 'cause they don't want 'em anymore. ''I'm'' crazy? Honey, I'm the original one-eyed chicklet in the kingdom of the blind. 'Cause at least I admit the world makes me nuts."''



-->''"So... you guys wanna team up and take over Sunnydale?"''

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-->''"So...->''"So... you guys wanna team up and take over Sunnydale?"''



-->'''Dark Willow:''' Bored now. ''(cue FlayingAlive)''

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-->'''Dark '''Dark Willow:''' Bored now. ''(cue FlayingAlive)''



-->''"I want to feel. I want to wrap my hands around some innocent neck and feel it crack."''

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-->''"I ->''"I want to feel. I want to wrap my hands around some innocent neck and feel it crack."''



-->''"Come back?! Haven't you heard? We're the bad guys now. People think vamps are cool and Slayers are the threat. Difference between you and me? I am a threat."''

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-->''"Come ->''"Come back?! Haven't you heard? We're the bad guys now. People think vamps are cool and Slayers are the threat. Difference between you and me? I am a threat."''



-->''"Behold D'Hoffryn, Lord of Arashmaha, he that turns the air to blood and reigns te - Miss Rosenberg. How lovely to see you again. Have you done something with your hair?"''

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-->''"Behold ->''"Behold D'Hoffryn, Lord of Arashmaha, he that turns the air to blood and reigns te - Miss Rosenberg. How lovely to see you again. Have you done something with your hair?"''


* VillainsWantMercy: At the end of Season 10's "Own It" arc; when the Scoobies have pursued him back to Arashmahar and are prepared to kill him, D'Hoffryn begs for mercy, offering them each a wish if they let him go. The Scoobies all refuse, [[GenreSavvy knowing]] that [[JackassGenie there will always be a catch]].

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* VillainsWantMercy: At the end of Season 10's "Own It" arc; when the Scoobies have pursued him back to Arashmahar and are prepared to kill him, D'Hoffryn begs for mercy, offering them each a wish if they let him go. The Scoobies all refuse, [[GenreSavvy knowing]] knowing that [[JackassGenie there will always be a catch]].


The Master was the leader of the Order of Aurelius; a vampire cult that worshiped the Old Ones, and also the sire of Darla; inadvertently leading to a long legacy of infamous vampires. The Master sought to bring about the end of the world through opening the Hellmouth underneath Sunnydale until he was stopped in 1997 by the Slayer, Buffy Summers.

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The Master was the leader of the Order of Aurelius; a vampire cult that worshiped the Old Ones, and also the sire of Darla; Darla, inadvertently leading to a long legacy of infamous vampires. The Master sought to bring about the end of the world through opening the Hellmouth underneath Sunnydale until he was stopped in 1997 by the Slayer, Buffy Summers.



* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:In Season 8 when the Seed of Wonder brings him back so he can act as its protector]].

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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:In Season 8 8, when the Seed of Wonder brings him back so he can act as its protector]].



* BloodBath: In "Welcome to the Hellmouth" he emerges from a pool of blood...while [[NonNudeBathing fully dressed]].

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* BloodBath: In "Welcome to the Hellmouth" he emerges from a pool of blood... while [[NonNudeBathing fully dressed]].



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: In "Prophecy Girl" Buffy finally puts an end to him by throwing him through the glass roof of the school library, where he lands on the broken leg of an upturned table.

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: In "Prophecy Girl" Girl," Buffy finally puts an end to him by throwing him through the glass roof of the school library, where he lands on the broken leg of an upturned table.



* BigBad: Of Season 2 and of is an Antagonist in the last few issues of Season 10 of ''Angel & Faith.''

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* BigBad: Of Season 2 and of is an Antagonist in the last few issues of Season 10 of ''Angel & Faith.''Faith''.



* ContrastingSequelAntagonist: Drusilla, and her fellow baddies Spike and Angelus, contrast the ObviouslyEvil Master by being young-looking and attractive vampires, well suited for the modern day unlike the Master, who favoured archaic ways.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Angelus visited upon her every mental torment he could devise, ending up with...well, a pretty deranged supervillainess, all told.

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* ContrastingSequelAntagonist: Drusilla, and her fellow baddies Spike and Angelus, contrast the ObviouslyEvil Master by being young-looking and attractive vampires, well suited for the modern day unlike the Master, who favoured favored archaic ways.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Angelus visited upon her every mental torment he could devise, ending up with... well, a pretty deranged supervillainess, all told.



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: She's usually very flighty and doesn't seem overly competent...but when she does something evil, she goes all out. Indeed, she has been shown to be quite competent and cunning at times and has the distinct honor of being one of few, if ''any'', vampires to have fought the Scoobies and Team Angel multiple times and is ''still'' both alive and an ever-present threat to them.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: She's usually very flighty and doesn't seem overly competent... but when she does something evil, she goes all out. Indeed, she has been shown to be quite competent and cunning at times and has the distinct honor of being one of few, if ''any'', vampires to have fought the Scoobies and Team Angel multiple times and is ''still'' both alive and an ever-present threat to them.



* TheDragon: To Angel in the 2nd Season of ''Buffy'', after he loses his soul, as Spike is bound [[spoiler: - and then pretends to be bound -]] to a wheelchair, and she's restored to full strength. Clearly demonstrated in "Becoming, part II" when she leads a group of their minions to caputre Giles. [[spoiler: In Season 9, she becomes one to Archaeus, the demon who sired her vampire bloodline, after he begins to whsiper into her dreams to influence her actions, as her lack of soul renders her unable to resist him. In preparation for Archaeus' arrival in London, Drusilla begins to sire a number of teenage students to serve her and her master and later gathers other vampires after the most of the students are wiped out by Faith and Fred.]]

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* TheDragon: To Angel in the 2nd Season of ''Buffy'', after he loses his soul, as Spike is bound [[spoiler: - and then pretends to be bound -]] to a wheelchair, and she's restored to full strength. Clearly demonstrated in "Becoming, part II" when she leads a group of their minions to caputre capture Giles. [[spoiler: In Season 9, she becomes one to Archaeus, the demon who sired her vampire bloodline, after he begins to whsiper whisper into her dreams to influence her actions, as her lack of soul renders her unable to resist him. In preparation for Archaeus' arrival in London, Drusilla begins to sire a number of teenage students to serve her and her master and later gathers other vampires after the most of the students are wiped out by Faith and Fred.]]



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When the crazy act drops it's basically time to panic, as Dru shows to be pretty with it and competent. Spike found this out when as well as ditching the psychosis she also dropped the evil, coming across as positively sane in comparison when she shows how hurt and upset she is he's fallen for Buffy.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When the crazy act drops drops, it's basically time to panic, as Dru shows to be pretty with it and competent. Spike found this out when as well as ditching the psychosis psychosis, she also dropped the evil, coming across as positively sane in comparison when she shows how hurt and upset she is he's fallen for Buffy.



-->'''Drusilla''': ''(Upon Spike giving her a Sunnydale student he had kidnapped, she turns her toward her dolls)'' You see Miss Edith, if you have been good you can watch with the rest. ''(The student turns to her and sees she's in vamp face. Dru smiles at her...before letting out a large growl and swiftly going for her neck)''

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-->'''Drusilla''': ''(Upon Spike giving her a Sunnydale student he had kidnapped, she turns her toward her dolls)'' You see Miss Edith, if you have been good you can watch with the rest. ''(The student turns to her and sees she's in vamp face. Dru smiles at her... before letting out a large growl and swiftly going for her neck)''



* SpiderSense: As a result of her psychic abilities, she can sense threats to her and her allies. In "Passion" she has a vision revleaing her that Jenny is moving against Angelus. In "Redefinition" she can sense Angel is watching her and Darla during their recruitment for muscle at a demon flight club.

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* SpiderSense: As a result of her psychic abilities, she can sense threats to her and her allies. In "Passion" "Passion," she has a vision revleaing revealing to her that Jenny is moving against Angelus. In "Redefinition" "Redefinition," she can sense Angel is watching her and Darla during their recruitment for muscle at a demon flight club.



** In "Crush," she appears to win back Spike's affections...until it turns out to be a ruse and she finds herself tasered, tied up and offered as a sacrifice to prove his love to Buffy.

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** In "Crush," she appears to win back Spike's affections... until it turns out to be a ruse and she finds herself tasered, tied up and offered as a sacrifice to prove his love to Buffy.



* AffablyEvil: Best summarized by the scene in "Choices" when he gives Angel and Buffy honest and intelligent, if somewhat harsh, relationship advice and does so in a way that shows he really means it and would never want anyone to endure the same fate he did with his wife. At one point in Season 6, Xander laments that the Mayor isn't around anymore, because yeah, the man might have been an EvilSorcerer with dark ambitions to become a demon, but the city's zoning and permitting board was so much more efficient under the man's administration, and he made sure all the potholes got filled in a timely manner too. WordOfGod is that none of the affability is [[FauxAffablyEvil faked]]; he's honestly a NiceGuy who just ''happens'' to also be an evil monster who wants to rule the world. Groener ad-libbed a bit after a group of cub scouts leave the Mayor's office following a photo-op, saying how annoying they were. Joss jumped in and said, (paraphrased), "No, he genuinely likes the boy scouts and thinks involved, social kids like that are the future of the country!" In the Spanish dub, the mayor is unfailingly polite, using Usted/Ustedes (as opposed to the informal Tú/Vosotros) and their verb conjugations whenever he's speaking with someone he isn't personally close to (in other words, when he's talking to anyone other than Faith).

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* AffablyEvil: Best summarized by the scene in "Choices" when he gives Angel and Buffy honest and intelligent, if somewhat harsh, relationship advice and does so in a way that shows he really means it and would never want anyone to endure the same fate he did with his wife. At one point in Season 6, Xander laments that the Mayor isn't around anymore, because yeah, the man might have been an EvilSorcerer with dark ambitions to become a demon, but the city's zoning and permitting board was were so much more efficient under the man's administration, and he made sure all the potholes got filled in a timely manner too. WordOfGod is that none of the affability is [[FauxAffablyEvil faked]]; he's honestly a NiceGuy who just ''happens'' to also be an evil monster who wants to rule the world. Groener ad-libbed a bit after a group of cub scouts leave the Mayor's office following a photo-op, saying how annoying they were. Joss jumped in and said, (paraphrased), "No, he genuinely likes the boy scouts and thinks involved, social kids like that are the future of the country!" In the Spanish dub, the mayor is unfailingly polite, using Usted/Ustedes (as opposed to the informal Tú/Vosotros) and their verb conjugations whenever he's speaking with someone he isn't personally close to (in other words, when he's talking to anyone other than Faith).



* BewareTheNiceOnes: He may be affable in person and benevolent in his day job but he is still a dangerous sorcerer.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: He may be affable in person and benevolent in his day job job, but he is still a dangerous sorcerer.



* DissonantSerenity: Very little fazes the Mayor, who reacts to life-threatening situations and horrific scenes as if it's another day at the office...because for him, that's exactly what it is.

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* DissonantSerenity: Very little fazes the Mayor, who reacts to life-threatening situations and horrific scenes as if it's another day at the office... because for him, that's exactly what it is.



* PermanentElectedOfficial: He's been the Mayor of Sunnydale three times in a row...each time posing as the son of the other.

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* PermanentElectedOfficial: He's been the Mayor of Sunnydale three times in a row... each time posing as the son of the other.



* StepfordSmiler: Averted. There's nothing false about his Mr Rogers persona; he really is that optimistic and cheery.

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* StepfordSmiler: Averted. There's nothing false about his Mr Mr. Rogers persona; he really is that optimistic and cheery.



-->''"She taught you how to think, how to feel. She fed you chemicals to make you stronger. Your mind and body. She said that you and I were her favourite children. Her art. That makes us brothers. Family."''

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-->''"She taught you how to think, how to feel. She fed you chemicals to make you stronger. Your mind and body. She said that you and I were her favourite favorite children. Her art. That makes us brothers. Family."''



* NeverMyFault: When she realises that Tara isn't the Key, Glory starts ranting about how she hates being "lied to". Tara not only didn't lie, she hadn't said a word to Glory, who had just assumed that Tara was the Key and was angry over being mistaken.

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* NeverMyFault: When she realises realizes that Tara isn't the Key, Glory starts ranting about how she hates being "lied to". Tara not only didn't lie, she hadn't said a word to Glory, who had just assumed that Tara was the Key and was angry over being mistaken.



* SuperSpeed / FlashStep: In "Blood Ties" Dawn turns her head away from Glory, who's standing across the room, then jumps as Glory is suddenly in front of her. In "Spiral" Glory is seen pursuing Buffy as a blur.

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* SuperSpeed / FlashStep: In "Blood Ties" Ties," Dawn turns her head away from Glory, who's standing across the room, then jumps as Glory is suddenly in front of her. In "Spiral" "Spiral," Glory is seen pursuing Buffy as a blur.



* FromNobodyToNightmare: One of the better examples, although even after becoming a nightmare he was still a relative nobody in the grand scheme of Sunnydale's evil hierarchy. Warren started as an irritating but intelligent young man who was basically just selfish...then he decides (on a whim) to take over Sunnydale with his friends. His crimes gradually progress in terms of severity, ultimately culminating in his murder of Katrina after which he stops becoming a joke.

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: One of the better examples, although even after becoming a nightmare nightmare, he was still a relative nobody in the grand scheme of Sunnydale's evil hierarchy. Warren started as an irritating but intelligent young man who was basically just selfish... then he decides (on a whim) to take over Sunnydale with his friends. His crimes gradually progress in terms of severity, ultimately culminating in his murder of Katrina Katrina, after which he stops becoming a joke.



-->'''Warren:''' I know you're in pain, but--

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-->'''Warren:''' I know you're in pain, but--but--\\



A unique entity that predated man and demon, apparently the personification of the concept of evil itself, manifested from all evil in existence. The First was an incorporeal presence that could assume the form of any person who had died, including vampires and persons who had been resurrected. Because of this it appeared in various forms depending who it sought to manipulate. Its true appearance, or the one it used to portray its true appearance, was seemingly in the form of a large robed bestial demon.

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A unique entity that predated man and demon, apparently the personification of the concept of evil itself, manifested from all evil in existence. The First was an incorporeal presence that could assume the form of any person who had died, including vampires and persons who had been resurrected. Because of this this, it appeared in various forms depending who it sought to manipulate. Its true appearance, or the one it used to portray its true appearance, was seemingly in the form of a large robed bestial demon.



* AscendedExtra: Initially just a MonsterOfTheWeek for "Amends", way back in Season 3. In Season 7, it takes center stage as the BigBad/

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* AscendedExtra: Initially just a MonsterOfTheWeek for "Amends", "Amends," way back in Season 3. In Season 7, it takes center stage as the BigBad/BigBad.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: It wasn't destroyed or trapped or anything like that, and is presumably still around, doing...whatever it does when it's not tormenting the good guys. Justified as it only had a very small window of becoming corporeal due to Buffy's resurrection and other events. It's still around but without Caleb it's not as much of a (direct) threat.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: It wasn't destroyed or trapped or anything like that, and is presumably still around, doing... whatever it does when it's not tormenting the good guys. Justified as it only had a very small window of becoming corporeal due to Buffy's resurrection and other events. It's still around around, but without Caleb Caleb, it's not as much of a (direct) threat.



* DreamWeaver: Among it's many powers is the ability to seep into people's dreams.

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* DreamWeaver: Among it's its many powers is the ability to seep into people's dreams.



A mysterious masked villain who leads an alliance of Buffy's old enemies and the US military against the new army of Slayers that Buffy created at the end of Season 7. He has SuperStrength and {{Flight}}, and can be summoned by anyone who is marked with his symbol.

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A mysterious masked villain who leads an alliance of Buffy's old enemies and the US U.S. military against the new army of Slayers that Buffy created at the end of Season 7. He has SuperStrength and {{Flight}}, and can be summoned by anyone who is marked with his symbol.



* RainOfBlood: Does this when he confronts Buffy in Season 10, Issue 29.

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* RainOfBlood: Does this when he confronts Buffy in Season 10, Issue 29.#29.

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* OlderThanSheLooks: Well, obviously; she's a vampire, but even out of universe, Juliet Landau was 32 when she first played Dru.


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* CrossMeltingAura: When Buffy tries to ward him off with a cross, Lothos grabs it, and it bursts into flames, after which he mocks Buffy for her "puny faith." However, Buffy proceeds to invoke her "keen fashion sense" by using a can of hairspray and the flaming cross as an AerosolFlamethrower.



* KillItWithFire: Buffy dusts him through the use of an AerosolFlamethrower.



* StarterVillain

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* StarterVillainSmallRoleBigImpact: He's killed off before the show ever begins, but if it weren't for her fight with him and the aftermath, Buffy ''never'' would have moved to Sunnydale and formed the Scooby Gang. Effectively, Lothos is responsible for the events of the entire series.
* StarterVillain: The first major vampire Buffy ''ever'' faced as the Slayer.


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* JerkassGods: As a god of a demon dimension, Glory fits this trope to a T. She's an AxCrazy PsychopathicManchild, regularly abuses her minions physically and verbally, [[ItsAllAboutMe doesn't give a damn about anyone who's]] ''[[ItsAllAboutMe not]]'' [[ItsAllAboutMe her]], and couldn't care less that her efforts to use the Key to return to her home dimension will cause a RealityBleed that will destroy the multiverse. It's to the extent that when she realizes that [[SplitPersonalityMerge the cloak between her and Ben is fading]] and she's beginning to experience human emotions, she freaks out because she's not ''supposed'' to feel emotion.


* AchillesHeel:
** The Dagon Sphere was specifically created to repel her. Being near it weakens her, and touching it causes her physical pain... though Glory is still able to crush it in her hand.
** Godly weapons, like Olaf the Troll's enchanted hammer. Using it, Buffy manages to beat Glory senseless and actually draw blood.



* AlternateIdentityAmnesia: Neither she nor Ben are aware of what the other does or what happens when the other is active; this proves helpful in "Blood Ties" when Dawn admits to Ben that she's the Key. This comes to an end in the final two episodes of Season 5, when the barriers separating the two begin to break down.



* AndYourLittleDogToo: On one occasion, she explicitly threatens to kill Buffy's loved ones and friends and make Buffy watch, all while confronting Buffy herself in her ''own home.''

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* AndYourLittleDogToo: On one occasion, she explicitly threatens to kill Buffy's loved ones and friends and make Buffy watch, all while confronting Buffy herself in her ''own home.'''' She tries to make good on her threat later when she's alone in a room with Dawn in "Blood Ties," but the Scoobies show up JustInTime.



* InvincibleVillain: Most of her encounters with the Scoobies end in her favor, with the Scoobies forced to retreat. By the time of "Spiral," when Glory finally discovers that Dawn is the Key, Buffy concludes that they have no choice but to [[RunOrDie leave Sunnydale or die]].

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* InvincibleVillain: Most of her encounters with the Scoobies end in her favor, with the Scoobies forced to retreat. By the time of "Spiral," when Glory finally discovers that Dawn is the Key, Buffy concludes shocks her friends by declaring that they'll ''never'' be able to defeat her, and now that she knows who the Key is, they have no choice but to [[RunOrDie leave Sunnydale or die]].die]].



* PsychopathicManchild: A mix of Types C and [[CuteAndPsycho D]]. She's a pretty blonde girl with ''massive'' SuperStrength and NighInvulnerability... and a SpoiledBrat who is prone to childish fits and extreme violence when things don't go her way. At the very end of her debut episode, she throws a blatant temper tantrum after breaking the heel on one of her shoes, which causes the ''entire building'' she's in at the time to collapse on top of her.

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* PsychopathicManchild: A mix of Types C and [[CuteAndPsycho D]]. She's a pretty blonde girl with ''massive'' SuperStrength and NighInvulnerability... and a SpoiledBrat who is prone to childish fits and extreme violence when things don't go her way. At the very end of her debut episode, she throws a blatant temper tantrum after breaking the heel on one of her shoes, which causes the ''entire building'' she's in at the time to collapse on top of her. Not to mention she's been seeking out the Key, leaving carnage and death in her wake, essentially because she just wants to use it to return to her home dimension.



* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: Ben was specifically born to serve as Glory's mortal prison, and Glory is able to [[SplitPersonalityMerge hijack their shared body]] for brief periods.



* SplitPersonalityMerge: The barriers separating Ben and Glory from one another begin to break down in the penultimate episode of Season 5. While they still inhabit Ben's body separately, their memories and personalities begin to merge together. This leads to Glory manifesting Ben's empathy and humanity, and Ben inheriting Glory's [[ItsAllAboutMe selfishness and ruthlessness]].



** BigBadWannabe: While he is the closest season 6 has to a true BigBad, he is still a bumbling loser whose various evil plans all fall flat on their own face, and even after he proves himself to be genuinely villainous by killing somebody this mostly just turns him into truly unpleasant rather than an actual threat. He ''does'' manage to shoot and hospitalise Buffy and kill Tara, but the latter was an accident and only manages to get him brutally murdered by a vengeful Willow, while the former gets him mocked by vampires (for being so cowardly as to resort to a gun) who cause him to panic and try to flee town when they reveal he didn't kill her. That he only did this out of desperation and embarrassment that his other evil schemes were foiled only makes him even more pathetic.



* BigBadWannabe: While he is the closest season 6 has to a true BigBad, he is still a bumbling loser whose various evil plans all fall flat on their own face, and even after he proves himself to be genuinely villainous by killing somebody this mostly just turns him into truly unpleasant rather than an actual threat. He ''does'' manage to shoot and hospitalise Buffy and kill Tara, but the latter was an accident and only manages to get him brutally murdered by a vengeful Willow, while the former gets him mocked by vampires (for being so cowardly as to resort to a gun) who cause him to panic and try to flee town when they reveal he didn't kill her. That he only did this out of desperation and embarrassment that his other evil schemes were foiled only makes him even more pathetic.



* AscendedExtra: Initially just a MonsterOfTheWeek for "Amends", way back in Season 3. In Season 7, it takes center stage as the BigBad/



* InvincibleVillain: Discussed. In "Showtime," Beljoxa's Eye claims outright that the First cannot be fought or killed.



* OpportunisticBastard: As revealed in "Showtime." Buffy's resurrection in the opening of Season 6 caused an imbalance in the powers protecting the Slayer line; the First took advantage of it to try to wipe it out completely.



* XanatosGambit: During its first appearance in Season 3, it repeatedly {{Mind Rape}}s Angel and tries to get him to kill Buffy... but it doesn't mind when Angel chooses to commit SuicideBySunlight instead. Either way, it would be a severe blow to the forces of good; either the Slayer or a champion of [[BigGood the Powers That Be]] and the Shanshu Prophecy candidate would die:

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* XanatosGambit: During its first appearance The First's plan in Season 3, it "Amends" becomes this in hindsight, after watching [[Series/{{Angel}} Angel's own show]]. It repeatedly {{Mind Rape}}s Angel and tries to get him to kill Buffy... but it doesn't mind when Angel chooses to commit SuicideBySunlight instead. Either way, it would be a severe blow to the forces of good; either the Slayer or a champion of [[BigGood the Powers That Be]] and the Shanshu Prophecy candidate would die:

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