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Slayer and a Half is a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fan Fic written by The Redshirt who Lived.

It follows the plot of the series, beginning with the first season, with the addiction of OC Rachel Giles, niece of Buffy's Watcher and part-time Vampire Hunter.


Slayer and a Half contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Badass Normal: Rachel has trained to fight vampires since she was five, and was hunting them in Sunnydale since she was ten. By the time of chapter 11, the Master sees her as just as much a threat to his plans as Buffy herself, and sends the Three after both of them.
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  • Christmas Episode: Chapter 10 centers on the Scoobies celebrating Christmas.
  • Depleted Phlebotinum Shells: Rachel carries around squirt guns filled with holy water mixed with garlic juice and rock salt. She also has boots engraved with cross symbols, and gives a pair to Buffy in the Christmas Episode.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Rachel gets hit with this around Buffy, showing that Badass Normal though she is, she's still just a normal human. In chapter 4, while Buffy casually leaps over the Sunnydale High fence, Rachel is forced to climb a tree to get over. Later, in chapter 9, Rachel is awakened to this while avoiding vampires in the morgue.
    Rachel: [thinking] If Buffy were here, this would be so much easier. She's got much better senses than I do, and can actually sense vampires. But on my own, I'm basically flying on instruments!
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