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* The series had quite a number of novels based on it, as well as a few ChooseYourOwnAdventure style books as well. However, like the first comic series, the stories are non-canon.

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* The series had quite a number of novels based on it, as well as a few ChooseYourOwnAdventure style books {{Gamebooks}} as well. However, like the first comic series, the stories are non-canon.
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** ''ComicBook/AngelBoomStudios'': Likewise a reboot of the spin-off series. In this case, the series starts from when Angel comes to Sunnydale and explores his past with new lore and his role in the new universe.


* PossessingADeadBody: This is explicitly said to be what a vampire is. You die, and an evil demon takes over your body.

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* PossessingADeadBody: This is explicitly said to be what a vampire is. You die, and an evil demon takes over your body. Again though, this gets more layered over time.


* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The soulless, demon-possessed ''{{Film/Nosferatu}}'' with a GameFace. They also have the traditional weaknesses of vampires, including the [[HolyBurnsEvil religious ones]].

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The OurVampiresAreDifferent: In this series, vampires are people who die from the bite, are fed the blood of their attacker and become soulless, demon-possessed ''{{Film/Nosferatu}}'' with a GameFace.GameFace as a result who use the memories of the people they were to "inform" their existence in a sense. Though later storylines in the show start indicating there's more to it and that the demon side really corrupts the victim then outright kill them. They also have the traditional weaknesses of vampires, including the [[HolyBurnsEvil religious ones]].


* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They soulless, demon-possessed ''{{Film/Nosferatu}}'' with a GameFace. They also have the traditional weaknesses of vampires, including the [[HolyBurnsEvil religious ones]]

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They The soulless, demon-possessed ''{{Film/Nosferatu}}'' with a GameFace. They also have the traditional weaknesses of vampires, including the [[HolyBurnsEvil religious ones]]ones]].


* FunctionalMagic: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. Magic apparently works off physics, and the laws of thermodinamics apply to sorcery but overall magic has little to no rules and [[RealityWarping it can do anything]], but often has unintended consequences

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* FunctionalMagic: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. Magic apparently works off physics, and the laws of thermodinamics apply to sorcery sorcery, but overall magic has little to no rules and [[RealityWarping it can do anything]], but though this often has unintended consequencesconsequences.


* TrueCompanions: Both heroic teams

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* TrueCompanions: Both heroic teamsteams.


* OurSoulsAreDifferent: Souls are a MacGuffin to make [[TheSoulless vampires]] become good again. It's never explained why ensouled humans are capable of evil though

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* OurSoulsAreDifferent: Souls are a MacGuffin to make [[TheSoulless vampires]] become good again. It's again, though it's never explained why ensouled humans are capable of evil thoughevil.


* CityOfAdventure: Sunnydale and Los Angeles
* EldritchAbomination: Pretty much all so called "higher beings", from the Old Ones to the PowersThatBe

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* CityOfAdventure: Sunnydale and Los Angeles
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* EldritchAbomination: Pretty much all so called so-called "higher beings", from the Old Ones to the PowersThatBePowersThatBe.

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The series follows one Buffy Summers, the recent in a long lineage of "Slayers": women who're given empowered to fight off the supernatural threats that would try to destroy or take over the world. Most of these of course coming from the undead, usually in the form of vampires. While Buffy is a very formidable and capable fighter, she likewise has to learn to balance her slayer duties alongside her daily life starting from her high school days and into adulthood as well, which is not easy when most of said problems can come the supernatural side of things. Though, alongside her adventures she gains the aid of a Watcher, a guide that will train her and provide information on the threats faced. As well as some loyal friends who, thanks to her saving them, are now privy to the dangers of monsters and help her out where they can.

The initial series began life in 1992 as a movie that Joss wrote. But since he didn't have creative control of it, the studio ended up changing a good majority of the the story and it didn't come out quite as he intended, coming across more as a comedy with horror elements (though did have it share of drama as well). Despite the film doing pretty decent, Joss viewed the final product with disappointment. However, four years later, the WB had just launched its own network and were looking into producing original programming. When Joss was approached to write a show for the network, he decided to give the concept another shot. The series now acting as a kinda sequel to the movie (at least in the case of the original script, not what was filmed) in which Buffy arrives in a new town named Sunnydale but finds that it's likewise teeming with, not just vampires, but various other monsters as well due to being on top of a nexus point between the human and supernatural realm known as the Hellmouth. She teams with a new Watcher name Giles, befriends fellow students named Xander and Willow and aided further by the mysterious vampire named Angel. Along the way, gaining new allies and combating various beings and even humans, who seek to further their own plans. Though not every victory is a clean one and Buffy often has to deal with the fallout of such, struggling often to keep fighting the good fight in spite of tragedy.

The series was a major success and what finally elevated Joss as a talented writer in the industry during it's heyday. It ran for seven seasons from 1996-2003. During such it gained many multi-media which expanded the universe, such as comics, video games and even a spin-off in the form of ''Angel'' which focus on the titular vampire as he heads to Los Angles and deals with supernatural business there under a detective agency.

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The series follows one Buffy Summers, the recent in a long lineage of "Slayers": women who're given empowered to fight off the supernatural threats that would try to destroy or take over the world. Most of these of course coming from the undead, usually in the form of vampires. While Buffy is a very formidable and capable fighter, she likewise has to learn to balance her slayer duties alongside her daily life starting from her high school days and into adulthood as well, which is not easy when most of said problems can come the supernatural side of things. Though, alongside her adventures she gains the aid of a Watcher, a guide that will train her and provide information on the threats faced. As well as some loyal friends who, thanks to her saving them, are now privy to the dangers of monsters and help her out where they can.

The initial series began life in 1992 as a movie that Joss wrote. But since he didn't have creative control of it, the studio ended up changing a good majority of the the story and it didn't come out quite as he intended, coming across more as a comedy with horror elements (though did have it share of drama as well). Despite the film doing pretty decent, Joss viewed the final product with disappointment. However, four years later, the WB had just launched its own network and were looking into producing original programming. When Joss was approached to write a show for the network, he decided to give the concept another shot. The series now acting as a kinda sequel to the movie (at least in the case of the original script, not what was filmed) in which Buffy arrives in a new town named Sunnydale but finds that it's likewise teeming with, not just vampires, but various other monsters as well due to being on top of a nexus point between the human and supernatural realm known as the Hellmouth. She teams with a new Watcher name Giles, befriends fellow students named Xander and Willow and aided further by the mysterious vampire named Angel. Along the way, gaining new allies and combating various beings and even humans, who seek to further their own plans. Though not every victory is a clean one and Buffy often has to deal with the fallout of such, struggling often to keep fighting the good fight in spite of setback and tragedy.

The series was a major success and what finally elevated Joss as a talented writer in the industry during it's heyday. It ran for seven seasons from 1996-2003. 1997-2003. During such it gained many multi-media multimedia which expanded the universe, such as comics, video games and even a spin-off in the form of ''Angel'' which focus on the titular vampire as he heads to Los Angles and deals with supernatural business there under a detective agency.



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' (1997-2003): Original series aired from 1996-2003. Initial five seasons were on the WB Network but the remaining two aired on rival network, UPN. Seven seasons, 144 episodes total.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' (1997-2003): Original series aired from 1996-2003.series. Initial five seasons were on the WB Network but the remaining two aired on rival network, UPN. Seven seasons, 144 episodes total.



* ''New School Nightmare'': An All Ages Book set in its own continuity and once more sees Buffy, here a twelve year old, moving to a new town but having to deal with the rising vampire threat. In this version she has a female Watcher name Mrs. Sparks and two new friends, a werewolf named Alvaro and a young witch named Sarafina as they band together against the undead.

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* ''New School Nightmare'': An All Ages Book set in its own continuity and once more sees Buffy, here a twelve year old, moving to a new town in Cleveland but having to deal with the rising vampire threat. In this version she has a female Watcher name named Mrs. Sparks and two new friends, a werewolf named Alvaro and a young witch named Sarafina as they band together against the undead.



* ''Sacrifice'' (2009): A Nintendo DS game style after the original VideoGame/ResidentEvil with fixed cameras. [[NoExportForYou Was only released in the European market.]]

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* ''Sacrifice'' (2009): A Nintendo DS game style styled after the original VideoGame/ResidentEvil with fixed cameras. [[NoExportForYou Was only released in the European market.]]


* ''The High School Years'': A LighterAndSofter take on the series which returns back to Buffy's days at Sunnydale High. Only got three volumes published through 2017-18 due to Dark Horse losing the license to the series.

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* ''The High School Years'': A LighterAndSofter take on the series which returns back to Buffy's days at Sunnydale High. Only got three volumes published through 2017-18 2016-17 due to Dark Horse losing the license to the series.


* ''Sacrifice'' (2009): A Nintendo DS game that mixes [=FPS=] with beat-em-up. [[NoExportForYou Was only released in the European market.]]

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* ''Sacrifice'' (2009): A Nintendo DS game that mixes [=FPS=] style after the original VideoGame/ResidentEvil with beat-em-up.fixed cameras. [[NoExportForYou Was only released in the European market.]]

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