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Blood and Chaos is a Self-Insert Fic for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, written by Aetheron.

"The story brought to you by the depressing realization that any realistic SI involving myself can be summed up as: "He died. Horribly." But... death in the Buffyverse is hardly the end. Sometimes it's just a beginning." (Summary from

It can be found on and on Spacebattles.

Tropes contained in Blood And Chaos:

  • Amulet of Dependency: Without his tattoos, the Gem of Amara, and the Orbs of Nezzla'Khan, Jack would be nothing more than a genre savvy fledge. Not to mention that they are each a heavy stamina drain.
  • Anti-True Sight: Jack's tattoos make him invisible and silent to anything and anyone not utilizing your standard issue eyes and ears.
  • Behavioral Conditioning: Jack trained Amy into being a good minion, or tried to at least, using this. She received cookies for good behavior and bone chilling horror for too many questions.
  • Big Eater: Jack needs to consume a lot more blood than the average vampire due to his tattoos and trinkets draining him so much.
  • Brainwashed: To sum up, Harmony is now the Winter family's guard dog/personal shopper/interior decorator.
    • Basically everyone Jack uses enthrallment on.
    • Jack himself was loaded with compulsions and mental programming as he was being sired by Drusilla.
  • Brief Accent Imitation: As part of Drusilla's mental programming, Jack would always refer to her as "Mother", but said with a British accent.
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  • Can't Bathe Without a Weapon: As a walking corpse, Jack doesn't bathe often. When he does, though, it was along with his retractable sword and then later with the Glove of Myhnegon.
  • Cassandra Truth: Buffy just can't get her mother to believe that Jack is evil and that Angel is good.
  • Catchphrase: Jack tends to exclaim "Joygasm!"
    • And to a lesser extent: "Mine!"
  • Cosmic Plaything: Both Human!Jack and Vampire!Jack exist to entertain a bunch of chaos-loving higher powers.
  • Death by Origin Story: The human self-insert dies in the first chapter. The vampire that walked away in his corpse is the protagonist.
  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?}: Jack has a habit of unintentionally speaking his thoughts out loud.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Amy didn't know just how big a deal it was when she took down both Mr. Trick AND Kakistos.
  • Elemental Absorption: After obtaining the Glove of Myhnegon, Jack becomes something of an electrovore.
  • Evil Laugh: Jack, to disturbing degree.
    • Amy tried her hand at it once, but the reception was luke-warm at best.
  • Family Values Villain: Jack and his Family First style of thinking.
    • Mayor Wilkins, as canon dictates. Jack enjoys trying to out-polite him.
  • Faux Death: The cursed pocket watch that placed Amy, as well as several other victims, into a sleeping beauty-like state.
  • God in Human Form: Eris, god of chaos, descends to the mortal plane and pretends to be a tattoo artist.
  • Grave Humor: The make-shift tombstone Drusilla made for Jack.
  • Grave Robbing: Jack and Amy raided several tombs and crypts in search of treasure.
    • Jack and Angel's fledge recruitment drive technically counts as this.
  • Gold Digger: Harmony's mother was not so subtly pushing her into becoming one.
  • Hands-Off Parenting: Averted. Jack assumed Drusilla left him with nothing but the clothes on his back and a mission to save Spike. But later learned she put in a whole mess of compulsions into his brain in order to ensure that he survives.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Jack. He's a monster, a remorseless killer of innocents, but much of what he does is to make sure the world doesn't end while he and his own are in it.
  • I'm Mr. [Future Pop Culture Reference]: Jack tries not to be this, but it slips out sometimes.
  • Jerkass Gods: The higher beings responsible for putting the story in motion don't care whatever chaos, death, or destruction their actions wrought. They only care if it's entertaining.
  • Laughably Evil: Jack, as expected of someone who likes to emulate the Joker.
  • Lightning Gun: The Glove of Myhnegon.
  • Long-Lost Relative: Jack makes himself out to be this for Faith, then he takes it a step further and decides that it's true.
  • Mad Doctor: Jack doesn't have a doctorate, but that doesn't stop him from getting a job at the hospital's psych ward. And it certainty doesn't stop him from performing spinal surgery on Angel.
  • Mad Scientist: Jack is fan of the scientific method. The number of human corpses and vampire dust he's created in the pursuit of science is a testament to this.
  • Mad Scientist Laboratory: Located in the basement/cave of the Winter's house.
  • Meaningful Name: Lampshaded. The name and identity the gods made for 'Jack Winters' in the town where Buffy Summers lives.
  • Monster Roommate: Jack is this to Amy and Faith.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Jack has more than once unabashedly exposed himself for all to see. The nonchalant and random manner he's done so, coupled with the reactions he gets qualify as this.
  • Nobody Poops: Vampires. A result of being walking corpses. Most non-blood that a vampire consumes merely goes poof.
  • No-Sell: The Gem of Amara grants any vampire that wears it an immunity to staking, to Buffy's disconcertment.
  • Not Blood Related: Jack and Faith. Not that it matters to either of them.
  • Not Me This Time: Jack believes all of his insanity and quirks come from Drusilla, due to her being his sire and from her mental reworking of his mind. What he doesn't know though, is some of it is the result of memory-bleed from where Hecate put his human soul.
  • Outdated Outfit: Vampires in general tend to have outdated dress sense.
    • Christmas at the Winter's house was a Victorian affair, complete with dress-up.
  • Panacea: Mohra demon blood is used as this.
  • Parental Abandonment: Jack will occasionally angst over Drusilla leaving himself to his own devices while she and Spike lived it up in Brazil.
  • Parental Obliviousness: Joyce. She knows Jack, Spike, and Dru are vampires, but can't seem to think of them as anything other than poor unfortunate souls. Meanwhile, Angel is the target of all her disdain.
  • Parental Favoritism: Jack considers Spike to be the favorite "son" of their family.
  • Personal Mook: Harmony is this for the whole Winters household.
    • Jack originally planned to make Amy this, before their relationship became more familial.
  • Plain Jane: Amy has body image issues. Especially when she compares herself to Faith and Harmony.
  • Playing with Fire: Amy. Jack has complained that she's turning into a pyromaniac.
  • Properly Paranoid: Jack. His human 'Father' lasted ten minutes in the Buffyverse. He knows Armageddon comes around at least once a year. And he's a vampire living a stone's throw away from a vampire slayer. Paranoia is definitely justified.
  • Ring of Power: The Gem of Amara.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: Jack as a result of being a foreign element to the universe. Dawn, by virtue of being a cosmic lynchpin. And then there's Harmony.
  • Shared Family Quirks: Drusilla and all of her Children are all odd and quirky at best, completely insane at worst.
  • Shock and Awe}}: How one fights with the Glove of Myhnegon.
  • Strapped to an Operating Table: As a mad doctor scientist, many of Jack's unofficial 'patients' wind up like this. Angel, so far, is pretty much the only one to have survived with mind, body, and soul intact.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: Invoked by name in the first post-prologue chapter.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Jack does NOT like interacting with fledges.
  • Switching P.O.V.: The fic is told from multiple points of view.
  • The Fashionista: Harmony. She makes sure the Winters family dresses properly.
  • The Nose Knows: Vampires, werewolves, and other inhumans have a stronger sense of smell than humans. Werewolf Oz puts this to good use to identify Jack as nonhuman in their first meeting.
  • The Renfield: Harmony is this, without a doubt.
  • Van Helsing Hate Crimes: Jack likes to utilize this in soap box rants about discrimination.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Amy's reaction to learning how Jack simulated child birth with one of his test subjects.
  • You Do Not Want To Know: People learn quickly not to ask Jack questions.

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