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* OriginalCharacter: Dawn is replaced with one named Elita, whereas Giles and Jenny have a baby son named Ellis.


** Angel's relationship with the Scoobies post-Season 2 is much improved. Whereas he was ReformedButRejected in the show, here, the Scoobies, through a chat with Whistler, come to realize that Angel and Angelus [[JekyllAndHyde are not one and the same]] and that Angel is [[GollumMadeMeDoIt not accountable for Angelus' crimes]].



** Inverted with Anya. In canon, she appeared in "The Wish," the ninth episode of Season 3. Here, she doesn't appear until the second chapter of the Season 4 rewrite.



* AdaptationalLateAppearance: In canon, Anya first appeared in "The Wish," the ninth episode of Season 3. Here, she doesn't appear until the second chapter of the Season 4 rewrite.



* AdaptationalVillainy: Since his and Buffy's romance is AdaptedOut, Riley never truly turns against the Initiative, and ends up willingly siding with Adam.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: Aside from Jenny's resurrection, Joyce never suffers the brain tumor that claims her life in canon.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: Aside from Jenny's resurrection, Joyce never suffers the brain tumor that claims her life in canon. Doyle also survives and continues to aid the Scoobies.


* AdaptationalNameChange: Dawn is renamed Elita in this fan fic.

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* AdaptationalNameChange: Dawn is renamed Elita in this fan fic.


* AdaptedOut: Dawn doesn't exist in this fic. She's instead replaced with an {{OC}} named Elita, who they send to Buffy as a close friend rather than a sister.

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* AdaptedOut: Dawn doesn't exist in this fic. She's instead replaced with an {{OC}} OriginalCharacter named Elita, who they send to Buffy as a close friend rather than a sister.


** Giles' [[ParentalSubstitute paternal relationship]] with Buffy is also stronger. In the original episode "Helpless," he [[BroughtDownToNormal stripped Buffy of her powers]] for the Cruciamentum despite viewing the experience as an "archaic exercise in cruelty." Here, he outright ''refuses'' to put Buffy through the test, and only does so because [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Buffy]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming chooses]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming to go through with it to keep him as her Watcher]].

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** Giles' [[ParentalSubstitute paternal relationship]] with Buffy is also stronger. In the original episode "Helpless," he [[BroughtDownToNormal stripped Buffy of her powers]] for the Cruciamentum despite viewing the experience as an "archaic exercise in cruelty." Here, he outright ''refuses'' to put Buffy through the test, and only does so because [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Buffy]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming chooses]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Buffy ''chooses'' to go through with it to keep him as her Watcher]].Watcher.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: Aside from Jenny's resurrection, Joyce never suffers the brain tumor that claims her life in canon.

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* LoopholeAbuse: A positive example of this applies to Buffy's relationship with Angel after he gets a job at UCS; while Buffy is a student while Angel is a professor, it's only actually against the law if Buffy is taking Angel's class, which she isn't.


* TeacherStudentRomance: Angel takes a job teaching art history at UC Sunnydale in Season 3

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* TeacherStudentRomance: Angel takes a job teaching art history at UC Sunnydale in Season 33; his relationship with Buffy becomes this when she becomes a student there in Season 4.

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* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Buffy begins suffering this in Season 4. It eventually manifests as morning sickness, leading her to speculate she may be pregnant, but eventually leads her to start [[BloodFromTheMouth coughing up blood]]; in chapter 20, the doctor likens the sickness to [[VictorianNovelDisease consumption]]. As it turns out, during the events of chapter 12, Professor Walsh engineered a special virus tailored to only affect Buffy and inserted it into the Bronze Candy Xander had manufactured, anticipating that Buffy would eventually eat one. Thankfully, Walsh was smart enough to create a cure to the disease as well, and the Scoobies are able to find it.


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* TeacherStudentRomance: Angel takes a job teaching art history at UC Sunnydale in Season 3


* SuicideBySunlight: In Season 4 chapter 8, when a vampire who's been chipped by the Initiative begs for a MercyKill from Cordelia and Doyle, Doyle asks why he didn't just wait for the sunrise. Said vamp shoots that down, stating that doing so is ''not'' pretty, quick, or painless, and that [[BurnTheWitch burning at the stake]] would be preferable.



** Discussed in chapter 7. Willow and Oz hack into government files to give Angel a fake identity; as Buffy points out, if Angel ''is'' going to redeem himself, he needs to establish his own life and source of income. He ends up taking a job as an art history professor at UC Sunnydale under the identity Angel O'Connor.

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** Discussed in Season 3 chapter 7. Willow and Oz hack into government files to give Angel a fake identity; as Buffy points out, if Angel ''is'' going to redeem himself, he needs to establish his own life and source of income. He ends up taking a job as an art history professor at UC Sunnydale under the identity Angel O'Connor.


Thus far, the author has adapted [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3554532/2/Btvs-Seasons-Rewrite-Series-Part-1-Season-Three Seasons Three]], [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4984723/1/Btvs-Seasons-Rewrite-Part-2-Season-Four Four]], and [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3716569/1/Btvs-Seasons-Rewrite-Part-3-Season-Five Five]].

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Thus far, the author has adapted [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3554532/2/Btvs-Seasons-Rewrite-Series-Part-1-Season-Three net/s/3554532/1/Btvs-Seasons-Rewrite-Series-Part-1-Season-Three Seasons Three]], [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4984723/1/Btvs-Seasons-Rewrite-Part-2-Season-Four Four]], and [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3716569/1/Btvs-Seasons-Rewrite-Part-3-Season-Five Five]].



* AdaptedOut: Dawn doesn't exist in this fic. She's instead replaced with an {{OC}} named Elita, who they send to Buffy as a close friend rather than a sister.



** Buffy and Angel remain together, and are even able to maintain a serious relationship, in part because the Powers That Be removed Angel's CurseEscapeClause. By the time of Season 4, Buffy's even moved into the Crawford Street Mansion with him.

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** Buffy and Angel remain together, and are even able to maintain a serious relationship, in part because the Powers That Be removed Angel's CurseEscapeClause. By the time of Season 4, Buffy's even moved into the Crawford Street Mansion with him.



* AlternateUniverseFic: The series follows the show's canon up to the end of Season 2, then spins off from there.

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* AlternateUniverseFic: The series follows the show's canon up to the end of Season 2, then spins off from there.there, rewriting the series' events and including events from both ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}''.



* PragmaticVillainy: In chapter 16, Mayor Wilkins orders Faith to help Buffy and the Scoobies fight off the Scourge, in part because he wants to use the vampires and demons they want to wipe out as {{mooks}} come his Ascension, and a group of [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi-esque demons]] seeking to wipe them out for the sake of the MasterRace will interfere with his plans.



* VillainOverForDinner: While Buffy is preparing Thanksgiving dinner in chapter 8, she leaves Spike tied to a chair and refuses to feed him, only to be annoyed when Joyce gives him a cup of hot cocoa. Joyce quickly points out that tormenting and mistreating Spike won't get him to cooperate with them.

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* VillainOverForDinner: While Buffy is preparing Thanksgiving dinner in chapter 8, she leaves Spike tied to a chair and refuses to feed him, only to be annoyed when Joyce gives him a cup of hot cocoa. Joyce quickly points out that tormenting and mistreating Spike won't get him to cooperate with them.them.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: In Season 3's "Refugees," an adaptation of "[[Recap/AngelS01E09Hero Hero]]," Xander and Faith are initially reluctant to save the Lister Clan from [[ANaziByAnyOtherName the Scourge]], purely because they're demons. Buffy and the other Scoobies convince them to help.

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* AlternateUniverseFic: The series follows the show's canon up to the end of Season 2, then spins off from there.


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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: When Buffy sees the inside of the Initiative, she finds it disturbingly similar to [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi]] [[POWCamp concentration camps]], and is so freaked out that she nearly dispenses with the Scoobies' [[LongGame long-term plan]] and insists she wants to bring them down as quickly as possible.
-->'''Buffy''': I know [Xander] warned me, but I had no idea it would look like that. The place was literally out of some documentary on World War II, only frighteningly hi-tech and catering to demons. I know I kill them, but surely I'm not on a par with ''that'' level of horror.


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* FakeDefector: The events of "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E20TheYokoFactor The Yoko Factor]]" are reworked into this. Spike approaches Adam, claiming to be sick of Buffy and the Scoobies and willing to help him take them out in exchange for having his chip removed. It's all an act; when Adam's not looking, Spike steals the encrypted disks and slips away.


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* JerkassFacade: Spike pulls this off in Season 4 chapter 20. When Buffy is deathly ill from a virus Professor Walsh engineered to infect her, he barely hesitates to help her. Though he states he's only doing so because Buffy and Angel are allowing him to stay at their mansion for free and "property prices in this town are a bugger," Giles is able to deduce rather quickly that he's actually worried about Buffy and legitimately wanted to save her.


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* LongGame: As revealed in Season 4 chapter 8, the Scooby Gang became aware of the Initiative since the TimeSkip between Seasons 3 and 4, and are so disgusted by [[PlayingWithSyringes what they do to vampires and demons]] that they enact a long-term plan to take them down, starting by inserting Xander into the group as [[TheMole mole]].


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** Spike is able to take ownership of the Magic Box in Season 5. Earlier, however, he remarks that he likes that Buffy and Angel let him stay at the mansion with them rent-free, and he doesn't want to move out because of property prices in Sunnydale.


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* VitriolicBestBuds: Buffy and Spike's relationship develops into this over the course of Seasons 4 and 5. They constantly snark at one another, and Buffy remarks in Season 5 chapter 18 that he loves to wind her up. That being said, when Buffy falls deathly ill due to a disease engineered by Professor Walsh, Spike barely even hesitates to go to Adam and pull off a FakeDefector act to get encrypted disks and allow Willow to FindTheCure (though he claims he's [[JerkassFacade only doing so because she's letting him stay rent-free at the mansion]]), and after they save him from Glory, Buffy isn't surprised to discover that Spike [[DefiantCaptive didn't tell Glory a thing about the Key]], remarking that he would never betray them.

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