When Cordelia wishes that Buffy never came to Sunnydale Anya creates an alternate world where she instead operates over the second-rate hellmouth in Cleveland. Buffy eventually makes her way to Sunnydale, after Giles tries contacting her, where we quickly see that she's...changed.
- Action Fashionista: Averted; Buffy wears combat boots, cargo pants and a grey top.
- The All-Solving HammerBuffy: Why don't I just put a stake through [Anyanka's] heart?
Giles: She's not a vampire.
Buffy: Yeah, well, you'd be surprised how many things that'll kill.
- Anti-Hero: She's still slaying demons and vampires but she is also more ruthless and anti-social.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted, she sports a scar running across her lips, like Melaka Fray.
- Braids of Action: Wears a single braided ponytail, as opposed to the normal Buffy's twin-braid style.
- Broken Pedestal: Built up to be the one to save the world. Not only is she personally not nice, she fails.
- Cleveland: Buffy fought there due to there also being a hellmouth. Given her attitude it hadn't changed much.
- The Cynic: She makes Faith look sunny and sweet with her sour attitude.
- Darker and Edgier: Between her death wish, sour attitude, and lonerness, she is much darker than Buffy Prime, and one of the darkest heroes in all the Buffyverse.
- Death Seeker: Deprived of anything to fight for or live for, Wishverse!Buffy is just an emotionless killing machine waiting for the moment when it all ends. This is more or less exactly what Spike said was normally the fatal-flaw of Slayers: the urge to find death after a lifetime of dealing it. It's main-universe-Buffy's friends that set her apart from virtually all other Slayers. This one doesn't live long enough to form such bonds.Buffy: World is what it is. We fight, we die. Wishing doesn't change that.
- Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: It brings out her Dull Eyes of Unhappiness.
- Before the Wishverse, Buffy and Willow discuss how in different circumstances she might have become Faith. Turns out without her friends, she's even worse.
- Wishverse!Buffy is foreshadowing for Spike's Breaking Speech in "Fool for Love", where he tells Buffy that without her connections to the world (family and friends) she'd be a Death Seeker.
- Good Is Not Nice: Or even helpful, for that matter, instead expecting people to point her in the direction of what needs killing.
- I Work Alone: Wishverse!Buffy isn't big on the teamwork.
- Killed Off for Real: She is also killed by the Master, but unlike Buffy Prime, she doesn't get back up.
- Love Transcends Spacetime: Averted; Wishverse!Buffy doesn't recognise Angel (saying crudely "Is this a 'get into my pants thing?'" when he starts talking about destiny), is fully prepared to leave him chained up when she discovers he's a vampire, and has absolutely no reaction when Angel dies saving her life.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: Rather than try and help Giles find a way to reverse the wish her idea is to just stake Anyanka.
- Neck Snap: The Master again goes for the neck but this time there is no biting.
- Rugged Scar: The lip scare is used to show that she's much more gruff and combat-oriented than the main universe Buffy.
- Stop Worshipping Me: She does not take well with being worshiped as The Slayer.
- Straw Nihilist: She's basically every thing Spike says of the death wish of Slayers, having given up on life to become an emotionless killing machine.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Her basic attitude is to kill anything bad, kill anyone in her way and disregard everyone else.
- What Could Have Been: Initially Buffy was going to be decked out in more military style clothing, with a larger cross. The writers must have thought it would look silly so they went with a grittier, harder version of Buffy's normal dress sense.
An android replica of Buffy constructed by Warren at the behest of Spike during Season 5. She was later used as a decoy during the battle with Glory and pretended to be Buffy in-universe between Season's 5 and 6
- An Arm and a Leg: Razor and his gang chain her limbs to their motorcycles. The bikes take off, and the 'Bot is neatly quartered. Yuck.
- Acting for Two: Naturally, being a robot double and all.
- Almost Dead Guy: Survives long enough after being ripped apart to reveal to Dawn that the real Buffy is back.
- Body Double: She pretends to be the Slayer while Buffy is dead to protect Sunnydale.
- Bond One-Liner: Willow isn't quite able to program the Buffybot correctly in this area."That'll put marzipan on your pie plate, bingo!"
- Brutal Honesty: Played for Laughs in "Intervention", but the Buffybot's "Then why are you here?" (after the Slayer has been killed) forces Giles to realise he must move on from Buffy's death and return to England.
- Catchphrase: According to Xander, she always says the pie line after slaying something.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Appeared mirroring the real Buffy much more closely than her last appearance to decoy and weaken Glory.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Obsessed with Spike, chipper about slaying and much friendlier than the real Buffy, if socially awkward.
- Deceptively Human Robot: She fooled the Scoobies due to her visual resemblance, but her programing leaves something to be desired.
- Genki Girl: She is very more energetic and chipper than human Buffy.
- Hugh Mann: Despite Warren's programing and Willow's tweaks, she does a poor job of imitating human behavior.
- It Is Pronounced Tropay: Pronounces it "Guy-els".
- Kiss Me, I'm Virtual: Spike does a lot more than kiss with Buffy's robotic double, but stops after the real Buffy dies.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Before the demon bikers kill her, they knock her to the ground, and proceed to kick and stomp the shit out of her.
- Off With Her Head: How Glory deactivates her, until the Scoobies rebuild her.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Buffy gets rather miffed that her friends thought the bot was really her going through grief. Also Played for Laughs at the beginning of Season 6 when it goes to Parent-Teacher Day and no-one notices the difference. In a Fridge Logic moment the Buffybot is able to impersonate Buffy well enough to fool Glory, despite the fact that Willow was unable to get the same result after months of tweaking during the summer.
- Replacement Goldfish: In "Bargaining" we see Dawn curling up in bed next to the recharging Buffybot, and Giles trying to instruct it in Eastern philosophy during a sparring session. Averted with Spike who can't even stand to look at Buffybot.
- Robot Girl: A gynoid created with both of Spike's preferences taken into account.
- Robot Me: Buffy and the Buffybot.
- Robotic Reveal:Glory: "The Slayer's a robot? Did everybody else know the Slayer was a robot?"Vampire: "You're... you're a machine!"
- Rule of Symbolism: Buffy returns from the dead in time to see the sweet innocent Buffybot permanently destroyed when it's ripped apart by demons, showing Buffy's loss of innocence and the need to build herself anew.
- Robo Cam: Buffybot's vision is conditioned through her programming, and also, obviously, her mechanical eyes.
- Seemingly Profound Fool: "School is where you learn." Preach it, sister.
Buffybot: ANYA. How is your money?
- It helps that Warren uploaded her with banal observations about the Scoobies.
Anya: [delighted] Fine, thank you!
- Sex Bot: Spike has her built to consumate his unrequited Foe Yay for the Slayer. And yes, that does include sex.
- Stat-O-Vision: The Buffybot sees like this with information about Buffy's friends displayed on screen when they're in its line of sight. Having been programmed by Warren to specifications given by Spike however, the information is extremely basic or displays a laughably 2D idea of the characters. For instance, Willow's screen reads: "Best Friend. Gay (1999-Present). Witch. Good with computers.". Also displayed on screen are the Buffybot's two primary objectives in life, "Locate Spike" and "Make Spike Happy". The latter has a drop-down menu of files with titles like "kissing" and "position-1" and so on.
- They Killed Kenny Again: Is horribly mangled in all her appearances.
- Too Much Information: The Scoobies reaction whenever the subject of Spuffybot comes up.Willow: (thinking she's talking to Buffy) So just this one time you just did something kinda crazy?Buffybot: It wasn't one time. It was lots of times, and lots of different ways. I can make sketches!Willow: No!
Xander: Spike must have had her built so he could program her t-Buffy: (horrified) Oh god.Willow: Yikes. Imagine the things-Buffy: No! No, no imagining. Any of you.Xander: (raises his hand) Already got the visual.
- And later...
- Super-Powered Robot Meter Maids: Justified as Spike didn't just want the Buffybot to look like the Slayer, she had to have the same strength and combat abilities that turn Spike on.
- Take That!: Spike has his dislike of his rival for Buffy's affections programmed into the bot.Buffybot: Angel's lame. His hair goes straight up, and he's bloody stupid!
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: It's not entirely clear how sentient she is, but the Scoobies seem a little unnervingly cavalier about how they treat her.