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One day in London, Richard Castle has a meeting with ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight which changes his life as he becomes a MonsterHunter and eventually goes to Sunnydale.

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One day in London, Richard Castle has a meeting with ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight which changes his life as he becomes a MonsterHunter HunterOfMonsters and eventually goes to Sunnydale.


* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Richard is surprised that the legendary Slayer that defeated [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E7Angel Darla]], [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E12ProphecyGirl the Master]], [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E22BecomingPart2 Angelus]], [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E3FaithHopeAndTrick Kakistos]], [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E3TheHarshLightOfDay Spike]], [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E1BuffyVsDracula Dracula]] to not be five feet tall and thin as a fashion model.

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* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Richard is surprised that the legendary Slayer that defeated [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E7Angel Darla]], [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E12ProphecyGirl the Master]], [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E22BecomingPart2 Angelus]], [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E3FaithHopeAndTrick Kakistos]], [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E3TheHarshLightOfDay Spike]], Spike]] and [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E1BuffyVsDracula Dracula]] to not be five feet tall and thin as a fashion model.

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* TheChosenMany: During a ritual in the desert, the potentials are possessed by the First Slayer and thus become endowed permanently with all the Slayer powers.


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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Vi, as a mixture of Slayer reflexes and recklessness.
--> '''Beckett''': That...that...you're a menace! A danger to society! You almost killed us a a dozen times, and I lost count of how many people you endangered!


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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Buffy killing the First Evil with the scythe.

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Subverted, as it's a few potential Slayers that die. [[spoiler:Oliver Wood is still the first character to die at the hands of a "hero", in this case burned alive by Castle]].

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* IdenticalStranger: Richard is shocked when he finds Caleb's mangled body, and a discussion ensues whether the First Evil can create physical doppelgangers. Both Rick and Caleb were played by Creator/NathanFillion

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* AmicableExes: Subverted with [[spoiler:Rick and Mary]] who don't see each other for years and only come into contact due to the larger threat of the First Evil.


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* GreenEyedMonster: Mary, especially after she and Rick travel to Sunnydale.

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* TheCorruption: Parodied. Richard snarks that if he added that [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E10Amends aura of the First Evil kills plant life]] half of the critics would accuse him of using tired clichés.

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* KillItWithFire: Richard prefers to use a flamethrower to kill vampires, as it's a ranged weapon and because it's [[RuleOfCool cool]]. He later buys more flamethrowers for the Scooby gang.


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* TheTeamBenefactor: Richard Castle, as a wealthy author, to the Scooby gang. In the first week at Sunnydale he purchases an entire villa to host all the Slayer potentials as well various flamethrowers and fuel.


* TheStationsOfCanon: Played straight, as only one-liners are thrown regarding events of ''Buffy'' until the [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS7E9NeverLeaveMe Watchers' Council's headquarters are destroyed]] when the Scooby gang gets a greater role in the story.

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* TheStationsOfCanon: TheStationsOfTheCanon: Played straight, as only one-liners are thrown regarding events of ''Buffy'' until the [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS7E9NeverLeaveMe Watchers' Council's headquarters are destroyed]] when the Scooby gang gets a greater role in the story.

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* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Richard is surprised that the legendary Slayer that defeated [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E7Angel Darla]], [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E12ProphecyGirl the Master]], [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E22BecomingPart2 Angelus]], [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E3FaithHopeAndTrick Kakistos]], [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E3TheHarshLightOfDay Spike]], [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E1BuffyVsDracula Dracula]] to not be five feet tall and thin as a fashion model.


* FlatEarthAtheist: Richard, who is very quick to realize that he was bitten by a vampire and is very eager to join the Watchers.

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* FlatEarthAtheist: Subverted with Richard, who is very quick to realize that he was bitten by a vampire and is very eager to join the Watchers.Watchers. Played straight wih his mother, Martha, until he finds proof of vampires' existance.
* GoldDigger: Martha and Alexis think all women who show interest in Rick are this. They usually turn out to be right.



* ScarsAreForever: Richard's scar from being bitten by a vampire is faded but still noticeable.

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* ScarsAreForever: Richard's scar from being bitten by a vampire is faded but still noticeable.noticeable.
* TheStationsOfCanon: Played straight, as only one-liners are thrown regarding events of ''Buffy'' until the [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS7E9NeverLeaveMe Watchers' Council's headquarters are destroyed]] when the Scooby gang gets a greater role in the story.
* WackyParentSeriousChild: Richard and Alexis.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Alexis Castle.


* MysteryWriterDetective: Richard Castle. He's able to track down Mary Wilkinson in a month using this skills. ScarsAreForever: Richard's scar from being bitten by a vampire is faded but still noticeable.

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* MysteryWriterDetective: Richard Castle. He's able to track down Mary Wilkinson in a month using this skills.
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ScarsAreForever: Richard's scar from being bitten by a vampire is faded but still noticeable.


* FlatEarthAtheist: Richard, who is very quick to realize that he was bitten by a vampire and is very eager to join the Watchers.

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* {{Defictionalized}}: InUniverse, Richard decides to write novels based on the battles of previous Slayers.
* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl: Slayers.
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FlatEarthAtheist: Richard, who is very quick to realize that he was bitten by a vampire and is very eager to join the Watchers.


* FlatEarthAtheist: Richard, who is very quick to realize that he was bitten by a vampire even when
* MysteryWriterDetective: Richard Castle.
* ScarsAreForever: Richard's scar from being bitten by a vampire is faded but still noticeable.

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* FlatEarthAtheist: Richard, who is very quick to realize that he was bitten by a vampire even when
and is very eager to join the Watchers.
* MonsterHunterOrganization: The Watchers.
* MysteryWriterDetective: Richard Castle.
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Castle. He's able to track down Mary Wilkinson in a month using this skills. ScarsAreForever: Richard's scar from being bitten by a vampire is faded but still noticeable.


* MysteryWriterDetective: Richard Castle.

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* FlatEarthAtheist: Richard, who is very quick to realize that he was bitten by a vampire even when
* MysteryWriterDetective: Richard Castle.Castle.
* ScarsAreForever: Richard's scar from being bitten by a vampire is faded but still noticeable.

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