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The Adventures of a Line Hopper by secooper87 is a long Inter Continuity Crossover series between Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Doctor Who, and later with their respective spinoffs Angel and Torchwood. It begins one night in 1998, as Buffy Summers patrols the Sunnydale graveyard and discovers a man in a pinstripe suit and trainers chatting up a vampire...

Canon compliant with the televised Buffy and Doctor Who franchises, but not with their various non-televised Expanded Universe works. To clarify, The Adventures of a Line Hopper is the name of both the first set of stories and the series overall. The series can be divided into two parts:

The Adventures of a Line Hopper

  • Buffy Summers attempts to discover the secret of her connection with this mysterious "Doctor".
    • Don't Be
    • Starlight
    • Date Night
    • Role Model
    • Paradox
    • Blue Box Bad
    • ''The Facksisil of Balime"
    • My Weapon
    • Riley Finn Doesn't Hate the Doctor
    • Nothing
    • Something
    • The Seventh Segement
    • Elizabeth
    • Your Nature
    • The Bringer of Death
    • Happy Endings

The Child of Balime (Split into 4 "seasons") primarily chronicles the adventures of Seo, a new time traveller introduced at the end of Line Hopper and the daughter of Buffy and the Doctor.

  • The 1st "season" primarily features the Buffyverse characters at the start of Torchwood in 2007.
    • The Prophecy of Harkness
    • Judgement
    • A Scooby of Her Own
    • Because I Could Not Stop for Seo
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    • The Most Dangerous Alien You'll Ever Meet
    • 88719
    • Prey
    • Reasons to Live
    • Daughter
    • The Revenge of Bilis Manger
    • A Terrible Influence
    • Hindsight
    • Boyfriendish
    • The Years That Never Were
  • The 2nd "season" primarily features Seo's travels through time
    • Trials
    • First Day
    • Till Death, Demons, or Alien Invasions Do Us Part
    • Slavery and Freedom
    • Pickpocket
    • Defenestration
    • Cheaters
    • Curse of the Buffy
    • Good Aliens or Bad Aliens?
    • Because It's Evil and It Wants to Kill You
    • Keeping Scores
    • Replacements
    • Mr. Hart
    • Saving Gray
    • The Making of Bilis Manger
  • The 3rd "season" primarily features Buffy's mysterious illness and Seo and Jenny's regenerations.
    • Confession
    • Tattle-Tale
    • Glorious
    • Sunglasses
    • All Must Fall
    • The Totos and the Vanguard
    • Green-Eyed Monster
    • Butterflies
    • Headless Monks Armed With
    • The Intruders
    • The Chevauchéers
    • The Ten Seos
    • Four Five Six
    • Prisoner
    • Three Generations
    • Line Hopper
  • The 4th "season" primarily focuses on Seo's relationship with the Doctor and continues the arc started in the 3rd "season"
    • One Word
    • Acathla
    • Irkoli
    • Celebrity
    • Perfect World
    • Invasion of Hell, Part I: Genesis
    • Un-Minority Report
    • We Must Survive
    • Invasion of Hell, Part II: Dreamless
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    • Mirror Vision
    • Invasion of Hell, Part III: The Nightmare
    • You Never Know What You Have...
    • Redemption
    • Invasion of Hell, Part IV: The Doorway
    • A Single Act of Kindness
    • The Tartaurus Gate
    • Reunion

After Reunion, the series will restart into a new series featuring the Original Characters of Line Hopper, while removing a majority of the Buffy and Doctor Who elements and characters.

The tropes appearing in Adventures of a Line Hopper are:

  • Alien Invasion: Happens frequently.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Torchwood frequently and the Slayer Institute in Bringer of Death.
  • Bluff the Imposter: Used frequently in Line Hopper to weed out Elizabeth. It doesn't work.
  • Casual Danger Dialog
  • Cool Ship: The TARDIS and Oliver.
  • Crapsack World: The Universe that the Time War is sealed away in that also happens to be the universe Elizabeth comes from.
  • Disney Death: Allison in Four Five Six. Almost all of the major characters on the real world side of The Years That Never Were. They did in fact actually die, but everyone killed comes back once time is reversed.
  • Distressed Dude: The Doctor gets kidnapped/brainwashed/etc a handful of times, and usually either has to be rescued or has to carefully make use of Timey Wimey to get others to help him escape.
  • Death Is Cheap: A given in a series with both time travel and Willow.
  • Doppelgänger Crossover: Though they never meet, Spike and John Hart (both played by James Marsters) are both recurring characters.
  • Evil Me Scares Me: Buffy and Elizabeth.
    • Though more insane than evil, Dawn is terrified of Tenth!Seo and decides to leave First!Seo for a time because of it.
  • Evil Twin: Elizabeth to Buffy.
  • Field Trip to the Past: A staple trope to the Whoniverse.
  • A God Am I: The mindset of Tenth!Seo.
  • A God I Am Not: Played for laughs in the epilogue of "The Seventh Segment," where after five thousand years Glory's Minions still think that the Doctor is God despite his "first commandment" being "What? No! I'm not God! Stop Worshipping Me!"
  • God for a Day: Tenth!Seo gets a taste of Glory's true power in her home universe.
  • Happily Married: Donna and Shawn Temple-Noble
  • Handicapped Badass: Xander and Willow in Elizabeth's universe.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Seo flings herself off of the bridge of the Valiant near the end of the Year that Never Was in order to prevent the Master from using her to kill Martha Jones.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: The Doctor. He may do horrible things to prevent worse tragedies, but he will always take the course of action that leads to the best possible outcome, and will always attempt to Take a Third Option before taking the Lesser of Two Evils. It's implied that part of this is because he feels guilt over every atrocity he commits, no matter how justified or unavoidable.
    • So much so that even as a vampire, he still tries to do the right thing and ultimately pulls a Heroic Sacrifice despite lacking a soul.
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind: Part of the main plot of Irkoli.
  • Lack of Empathy: The reason why the Powers That Be refer to The Embarrassment as such- a being of their strength having a human soul is considered an embarrassment to their kind.
  • Le Parkour: Frequently employed by Buffy and Seo.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Seo often does this.
  • Patchwork Kids: Seo, who is essentially a combination of Buffy's skill with The Doctor's intelligence, with a combination of the love of life and adventure from both. Her first incarnation is even described as looking exactly like Buffy with the Tenth Doctor's eyes and dimples. Justified, in that Seo was purposefully designed by the Monks of Dagon to incorporate the best traits of the two in order to combat Glory.
  • The Meddling Kids Are Useless: Since the author strictly follows any canon events, characters from Buffy/Doctor Who will always find themselves unable to make a difference in any pre-established Doctor Who/Buffy episodes.
  • Mental Affair: How Time Lords usually have sex. Later Seo and Xander break up because he lacks her telepathic abilities.
  • Powers That Be: The Powers That Be from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Also Seo's adoptive Father, Bad Wolf/The Embarrassment/The Entity.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Only three enemies have this particular mark on their rap sheets, and all three die (or worse):
    • The Master (well, Mind Rape, which is considered the standard Time-Lord equivalent of sex)
    • Bilis Manger (who is thoroughly insane and convinced that Seo is his lover, despite the fact that apart from a one-night stand they've never had sex without him telepathically manipulating her into it)
    • Razor and his allies (soulless vampires whose actions push the Doctor into committing genocide against all vampires on Earth)
  • Take Up My Sword: Seo promises to uphold Buffy's world-saving after she believes that she's left her to die in another universe.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Seo is the mind of Glory, in other words she is the TRUE Glorificus while the one Buffy faced was merely the shell of her body.
  • Truly Single Parent: Rose Tyler/Bad Wolf created the Entity AKA the Bad Wolf, AKA The Embarrassment out of uncontrolled raw reality-warping power and the wish to protect the Doctor- hence why the Entity looks like nine.
  • Tyke Bomb: The reason why Seo is so dangerous. The Most Dangerous Alien You'll Ever Meet has the Torchwood team explaining to Gwen that despite being raised properly, Seo has too much power and potential for destruction for a teenager to handle (therefore making her The Most Dangerous Alien You'll Ever Meet).
  • Two Lines, No Waiting: The plot(s) of The Years That Never Were.

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