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This is a page for the current Creator/DarkHorseComics series based on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. The following examples may contain major spoilers for anyone who hasn't finished watching the television series, or who hasn't read the comics yet. Consider yourself forewarned. VERY forewarned.

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This is a page for the current Creator/DarkHorseComics series based on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. The following examples may contain major spoilers for anyone who hasn't finished watching the television series, or who hasn't read the comics yet. Consider yourself forewarned. VERY forewarned.



In 2018, it was announced that Season Twelve would be the final one of the series, as the ''Buffy'' license had been newly acquired by Creator/BoomStudios; thus marking the official end of the original continuity established by both television series. Boom's ''[[ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayerBoomStudios Buffy]]'' won't be maintaining the continuity of the television series and comic books, instead relaunching the franchise as a modern-day {{continuity reboot}}. Though Whedon won't be writing the reboot, he will be serving as a creative consultant.

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In 2018, it was announced that Season Twelve would be the final one of the series, as the ''Buffy'' license had been newly acquired by Creator/BoomStudios; thus marking the official end of the original continuity established by both television series. Boom's ''[[ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayerBoomStudios Buffy]]'' won't be maintaining the continuity of the television series and comic books, instead relaunching the franchise as a modern-day {{continuity reboot}}. Though Whedon won't be writing the reboot, he will be serving as a creative consultant.
consultant. For tropes appearing in that series, see [[ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayerBoomStudios here]].


* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler: Buffy doesn't end up with ''either'' Angel or Spike, [[BetterAsFriends though she maintains close friendships with both of them.]]]]

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* DidNotGetTheGirl: DidNotGetTheGuy: [[spoiler: Buffy doesn't end up with ''either'' Angel or Spike, [[BetterAsFriends though she maintains close friendships with both of them.]]]]


--> '''Willow:''' "What the HelloKitty were those?"

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--> '''Willow:''' "What the HelloKitty Franchise/HelloKitty were those?"



** Willow nicknames a giant octopus (which has the power to split itself into smaller, [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter cuter]] octopi) [[Franchise/HelloKitty Hello]] [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]].

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** Willow nicknames a giant octopus (which has the power to split itself into smaller, [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter cuter]] octopi) [[Franchise/HelloKitty Hello]] [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]].Franchise/{{Hello|Kitty}} Franchise/{{Cthulhu|Mythos}}.


* KickTheDog: In the ''Guarded'' arc, Kennedy criticizes Buffy for leaving Theo behind despite Theo urging her to do it so they could regroup, ranting that Buffy gets so caught up in saving the world that she forgets about the "little guy" and lets other people die, using [[spoiler:Giles' death at the end of Season 8]] at an example. This earns her [[TakeThatScrappy a punch in the face]] from Buffy, and Kennedy later admits at the end of the issue that she was out of line.

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* KickTheDog: In the ''Guarded'' arc, Kennedy criticizes Buffy for leaving Theo behind despite Theo urging her to do it so they could regroup, ranting that Buffy gets so caught up in saving the world that she forgets about the "little guy" and lets other people die, using [[spoiler:Giles' death at the end of Season 8]] at as an example. This earns her [[TakeThatScrappy a punch in the face]] from Buffy, and Kennedy later admits at the end of the issue that she was out of line.



* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight/ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Kennedy's Slayer bodyguards are not allowed to engage in corporate warfare against Wolfram & Hart. She takes Buffy to do so anyway.

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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight/ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Kennedy's Slayer bodyguards are not allowed to engage in corporate warfare against Wolfram & Hart. She takes Buffy to do so anyway.



* TheMagicComesBack: A new Seed of Wonder has been created, and magic has returned to Earth... but with different rules than before. For example, all vampires sired from this point onward were {{Daywalker}}s and {{Voluntary Shapeshifter}}s, and the LanguageOfMagic is no longer required to cast spells; at one point, Willow just utters "boom shaka laka" to do so.



* MoreThanMindControl: Archaeus seizes control of Angel and gets him to fight Spike. According to Archaeus, Angel already desperately wanted to stab Spike, so it was easy to control him.



* DeadGuyJunior: Xander and Dawn [[spoiler:have a baby daughter, named after Buffy and Dawn's mother Joyce.]]





** [[Spoiler: Buffy and Spike don't officially get back together at the end of the comic, but she admits that seeing the way he fought alongside her filled her heart and that things could start back up between them at any point. The two conclude that, in the meantime, the important thing is that they're present for each other.]]
** [[Spoiler: Illyria performs a HeroicSacrifice to save the heroes, but it's made clear in a subsequent conversation that they could go back to retrieve her at any point. Angel says that Illyria told him to wait on that so she could kill as many demons as possible, but he's worried that this will lead to her liking the other dimension too much to want to leave. That said, Angel recognizes that both of them are immortal beings, so he's willing to wait, leaving the door open for them to continue their relationship.]]

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** [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Buffy and Spike don't officially get back together at the end of the comic, but she admits that seeing the way he fought alongside her filled her heart and that things could start back up between them at any point. The two conclude that, in the meantime, the important thing is that they're present for each other.]]
** [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Illyria performs a HeroicSacrifice to save the heroes, but it's made clear in a subsequent conversation that they could go back to retrieve her at any point. Angel says that Illyria told him to wait on that so she could kill as many demons as possible, but he's worried that this will lead to her liking the other dimension too much to want to leave. That said, Angel recognizes that both of them are immortal beings, so he's willing to wait, leaving the door open for them to continue their relationship.]]

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* MaybeEverAfter:
** [[Spoiler: Buffy and Spike don't officially get back together at the end of the comic, but she admits that seeing the way he fought alongside her filled her heart and that things could start back up between them at any point. The two conclude that, in the meantime, the important thing is that they're present for each other.]]
** [[Spoiler: Illyria performs a HeroicSacrifice to save the heroes, but it's made clear in a subsequent conversation that they could go back to retrieve her at any point. Angel says that Illyria told him to wait on that so she could kill as many demons as possible, but he's worried that this will lead to her liking the other dimension too much to want to leave. That said, Angel recognizes that both of them are immortal beings, so he's willing to wait, leaving the door open for them to continue their relationship.]]


* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: Given the world-shaking events of the Season 7 finale, this is to be expected. Sunnydale is destroyed, so the series can no longer take place where it was for the past seven seasons. ''All'' the potential slayers have been activated and there are now armies of slayers as well as newly-activated ones in every corner of the globe. The Masquerade is finally broken and the world at large is made aware of the supernatural, not to mention the many deaths in the final battle against The First. Oh yeah, and [[CaptainObvious it's a comic]].

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* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: Given the world-shaking events of the Season 7 finale, this is to be expected. Sunnydale is destroyed, so the series can no longer take place where it was for the past seven seasons. ''All'' the potential slayers have been activated and there are now armies of slayers as well as newly-activated ones in every corner of the globe. The Masquerade is finally broken and the world at large is made aware of the supernatural, not to mention the many deaths in the final battle against The First. Oh yeah, and [[CaptainObvious it's a comic]].comic.


* LoveConfession: While not exactly a confession of love, at the beginning of Issue 12 Buffy admits to Spike that she wants to give their relationship another shot. Spike at first (and rightfully) rejects her due to worry that she doesn't really mean it, though he changes his mind when he realizes that she does and they sleep together at the end of the issue after he admits he's still in love with her too.

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* LoveConfession: While not exactly a confession of love, at the beginning of Issue 12 12, Buffy admits to Spike that she wants to give their relationship another shot. Spike at first (and rightfully) rejects her due to worry that she doesn't really mean it, though he changes his mind when he realizes that she does and they sleep together at the end of the issue after he admits he's still in love with her too.


** Season Twelve pulls it once again [[spoiler:with Mayor Wilkins, revealing that he in fact survived the explosion of Sunnydale High thanks to his Old One constitution, and spent the next several years pulling himself back together before forming a VillainTeamUp with Harth.]]



* {{Revision}}: The comics do this to certain aspects of Seasons 6 and 7. After being [[FlayingAlive flayed alive]] by Willow, Warren was saved by Amy, who used her magic to keep him "alive" despite his [[BodyHorror lack of skin]]; WordOfGod is that the First Evil was able to [[DeadPersonConversation assume Warren's form]] because he ''was'' technically dead for a few moments before Amy's magic kicked in. He also reveals that he was in on the events of "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS7E13TheKillerInMe The Killer in Me]]", when Amy transformed her into Warren with a spell.


* CutShort: Was meant to last longer, but due to Dark Horse losing the license, it only had four issues to hastily wrap up the story.



* GrandFinale: For not just the comics, but the entire Buffyverse.

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* GrandFinale: For not just the comics, but the entire Buffyverse.original Buffyverse series. The Boom Studios version is a complete ContinuityReboot.

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* SecondaryAdaptation: Creator/JossWhedon made ''Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', a film, got permission to make ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', a TV series, and continued the story as a comic book. The [[ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayerBoomStudios other comic book]] is a ContinuityReboot of the franchise, which technically just makes it an adaptation of the film.


* GrandFinale: The definitive end of the series.

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* GrandFinale: The definitive end of For not just the series.comics, but the entire Buffyverse.


In 2018, it was announced that Season Twelve would be the final one of the series, as the ''Buffy'' license had been newly acquired by Creator/BoomStudios. Boom's ''[[ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayerBoomStudios Buffy]]'' won't be maintaining the continuity of the television series and comic books, instead relaunching the franchise as a modern-day {{continuity reboot}}. Though Whedon won't be writing the reboot, he will be serving as a creative consultant.

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In 2018, it was announced that Season Twelve would be the final one of the series, as the ''Buffy'' license had been newly acquired by Creator/BoomStudios.Creator/BoomStudios; thus marking the official end of the original continuity established by both television series. Boom's ''[[ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayerBoomStudios Buffy]]'' won't be maintaining the continuity of the television series and comic books, instead relaunching the franchise as a modern-day {{continuity reboot}}. Though Whedon won't be writing the reboot, he will be serving as a creative consultant.


* UncleSamWantsYou: [[http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/300/14/14836b.jpg The Chain.]] Also doubles as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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* UncleSamWantsYou: [[http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/300/14/14836b.jpg The Chain.]] Also doubles as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.]]

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* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: After traveling to Fray's time and seeing the sorry state of the world, [[spoiler:Willow and Giles dedicate their efforts after stopping Harth to making sure that dystopian timeline doesn't come to pass]].

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