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Jedi Harris is a Massive Multiplayer Crossover fanfic between the Buffyverse, Star Wars, and numerous other series.

It all starts one Halloween night when Xander Harris buys a prop lightsaber used in the original film and dresses up as Obi-Wan Kenobi, and snowballs from there.

The series currently consists of eight stories:

  • Jedi Harris - the first story in the series, covering Halloween of 1997 (early season 2) to early summer 1999 (end of season 3). Complete.
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  • The Terran Jedi - the second story in the series, covering seasons 4, 5 and beyond of Buffy. Dormant since 2015.
  • Train from the west - a one-off story featuring the cast of CSI. Complete.
  • Craggy Island: Vampire-Free Zone - a one-off story featuring the cast of Father Ted. Complete.
  • The NCIS Jedi - Some years into the future, Timothy McGee reveals a little secret to his teammates: he's a Jedi Knight. Complete.
  • A Jedi, a Mage and the Troubles - Two deaths in Norfolk lead McGee and fledgling mage Leroy Jethro Gibbs to the town of Haven, Maine. Complete.
  • The Alley - Richard Castle finds himself in an alley where three men just vanished, leaving only a pile of ashes. Complete.
  • Jedi Castle - Castle's life gets even weirder when he finds out his daughter Alexis is training as a Jedi… under Tim McGee. In progress.

This fanfic series contains examples of:

     Jedi Harris, The Terran Jedi, Train from the west and Craggy Island: Vampire-Free Zone 

  • Achilles' Power Cord: While contemplating the construction of a lightsaber, Xander briefly considers the possibility of having to use a pair of jump leads and a very long power cord to power it, but dismisses the idea for multiple reasons, including the thought of such a cord being a rather obvious weak point - as he puts it, "all he needed was one smart vamp to turn up with a pair of wire cutters and he’d be a smear on the pavement."
  • Adaptational Sexuality: During the Initiative arc, Amy Madison - who is straight in canon - starts dating Tara Maclay.
  • Affably Evil: Wilkins, as per canon, is generally pretty polite when he isn't trying to kill you.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Buffy, for Xander's sword Aquila. She calls it 'Birdy.'
  • Alternate Universe Fic: Events in Sunnydale diverge after Xander Harris dresses as Obi-Wan Kenobi for Halloween instead of a soldier. Later, it's revealed the differences outside of Sunnydale went back a lot further than that.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: There's a scene in Xander's physics class where Jonathan Levinson is supposed to be making a circuit board and failing miserably. Xander reflects that if it's ever turned on, "it would either melt, spontaneously combust or pick up Radio Moscow".
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Sankreg skin and bones are incredibly durable - most weapons (except lightsaber blades) just bounce off. Fortunately, Xander discovers their eyes are incredibly vulnerable to normal weapons, and kills his first that way.
  • Back from the Dead: Darla is resurrected by Wolfram & Hart, as in canon.
  • Bedmate Reveal: Spike is quite surprised to find Harmony in bed with him at one point.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Several of the historical Knights Templar were Jedi (even if they didn't use the name). The fear demon Gachnar was apparently aware of them.
    • Earth's version of the Sith manipulated the Church and King Philip IV of France to destroy the Order.
    • Mayor Wilkins was acquainted with Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, U.S. presidents Calvin Coolidge, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, and is actually on the phone with Newt Gingrich at one point.
    • Anya was friends with Oliver Cromwell, who gave her a helmet as a gift.
    • The Initiative's origins and attempt to create bio-mechanical demonoids can be traced back to Adolf Hitler's similar project, and to an Intelligence department set up (separately) by President Franklin Roosevelt.
    • J. R. R. Tolkein was a descendant of the being Olorin, and named one of his characters for his ancestor.
  • Berserk Button: Just mentioning vampires around him is enough to make Father Jack Hackett go nuts and start throwing things. He's single-handedly responsible for keeping them off Craggy Island.
  • Beta Couple: Jonathan Levinson hooks up with Anya. Amy Madison starts dating Tara Maclay.
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: At one point, Willow thought she saw a Sasquatch during patrol. It turned out to be a demon with a stolen bearskin rug.
  • Chainsaw Good: Giles uses one to cut his way into a frat house that's been sealed off by Gachnar the fear demon. Later, Buffy uses one against a Cungark demon that was preaching to her about the god Orm.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: Xander keeps rubbing his chin, feeling like he ought to have a beard there.
  • Death of a Child: One of the wraiths the Jedi face was created from a woman and her baby.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Lilah Morgan murders her teacher in the Force and becomes the new lead Sith.
  • Dreadful Musician: Willow cannot sing. At all. She sums up a past attempt at singing as "horrible squeakiness", and when Lorne says it can't be that bad, she hums a scale as a demonstration. It sounds "like a ferret trapped with a kazoo down a valley", and he quickly agrees that she shouldn't sing, hum or whistle while in his club.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: All over. Doyle, the Host and the law firm Wolfram & Hart are all introduced during the events between Buffy's seasons 2 and 3. The Initiative gets several references in season 3, including in the alternate world of "The Wish". SG1 also appears during that event, long before they become a major part of the cast.
    • Graham Miller mentions a cousin Tim who works at NCIS, and Giles knows a doctor who works there and was also associated with the Initiative briefly. The NCIS Jedi later confirms that "Tim" is Tim McGee, and Giles' friend is Donald "Ducky" Mallard.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Xander goes from Action Survivor to Jedi Master.
  • Face–Heel Turn: In the alternate universe of "The Wish", Xander Harris became Darth Mortalis, a Dark Lord of the Sith. Averted by Faith, who never joins the Mayor in this continuity.
  • Famous Last Words:
    • "Nooooooo!" Darth Mortalis, the alternate, Sith version of Xander. The first time.
    • "I did it," … "He’s dead." Wishverse Ethan Rayne.
    • ''It... has been... an honour... to fight... by your side... We have... accomplished... many things... I die... knowing... that I have... done... much…" … "I die... free...” Wishverse Teal'c.
    • "Tell... your... Willow... I’m sorry..." Darth Mortalis, the alternate, Sith version of Xander, who'd been dragged into the main universe.
    • "Well gosh. You think that you’ve got them figured out and then they get sneaky on you.” Mayor Richard Wilkins.
    • "Not fair." The demon Molniar, right after Lindsey shoots him.
    • "interesting. Very interesting." Adam, shortly before Xander beheads him.
    • "Yes… you mustn’t kill me… I know things that you don’t… there are plans in place…" Judge Michael Dansey, before his student Lilah kills him.
    • "What?" Glory, when told she forgot something. Right before Xander activates his lightstaff, with one blade punching a hole through her brain.
    • "You… die… for this!” The Beast, before roaring and charging at Lilah Morgan. Who cuts him apart with her lightsaber.
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: Discussed after the events of "The Wish", as while the team is trying to figure out who was responsible for the recent massive surge of demonic power that Xander had felt, Giles explains that there are three classes of power when it comes to demons and gods: talismanic power (which Vengeance Demons use), internalized power (like vampires), and this trope - the power of prayer. The majority who relied on this, such as Jupiter/Jove, Marduk and others have since been reduced to little more than what Giles describes as "ghosts of gods" due to a lack of belief in them.
  • Groin Attack: Riley once had to zap a Sarang-Toch demon in the crotch, twice, to take it down.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Alan Finch, the deputy mayor. Unlike canon, he survives it. Later, Lindsey McDonald of evil law firm Wolfram & Hart, has one and becomes a Jedi.
  • Heroic BSoD: Played for Laughs when Sam Carter finds out that vampires exist. Janet Frasier has to sedate her after three days without sleeping and becoming a broken record about the fact that they are impossible by the laws of nature.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Wishverse Teal'c, who destroyed Darth Mortalis' lightsaber, and Ethan Rayne, who managed to kill Mortalis before succumbing to his own wounds.
    • Doyle's canon heroic sacrifice is averted by Xander and Oz's arrival on the scene.
  • Horrifying the Horror: Xander leaves a wraith (which feeds on negative emotions) in utter terror by not feeling any negative emotions at all. It's actually destroyed by him confronting it without feeling fear.
  • I Call It "Vera": Xander receives a sword he names "Aquila", Latin for "eagle", since it has an eagle on its hilt. When he throws it to kill a demon, Buffy (who didn't know he was there) recovers it from the corpse and temporarily renames it "Birdy", switching back after she learns its original name (though she has to keep reminding herself to use said original name). She also has an axe called "Edge". And, as in baseline, she inherits Kendra's lucky stake "Mr. Pointy".
  • It Makes Sense in Context: Apparently, Jack O'Neill has several conversations like this. After General Hammond hears Jack asking whether Goa'uld have knickers, he comments that he has to stop walking into rooms in the middle of Jack's conversations.
  • Killed Off for Real: Xander's Wishverse counterpart, Darth Mortalis, dies twice. First in his own world, where Ethan Rayne dies taking Mortalis with him. Later, when he's dragged into the main universe, he dies fighting the original Xander.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: In an unusual manner - Richard Wilkins had deals with several other higher-ups in Sunnydale, including three current and six retired judges, and the chief of police. When he died, so did they.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Besides Buffy and Star Wars, there's Stargate-verse, NCIS, Haven, Castle, Charmed, Discworld, Torchwood, Harry Potter, Frasier, CSI, Father Ted and others.
  • Master Swordsman: After a summer of intense training and some pointers from Giles, Xander is able to train himself up to Obi-Wan's level. He also teaches Oz to be the same.
  • Mythology Gag: Even in the Wish!verse, stormtroopers are rotten shots.
  • Naughty Nurse Outfit: Faith mentions that one of her exes tried to give her one of these once. She apparently returned it to him and dumped him at the same time.
    Faith: “One of my exes had a thing for nurses. He once bought me a nurse’s uniform.”
    Wesley: “Please don’t finish that recollection, Faith.”
    Faith: “You sure? I didn’t tell you where I stuffed it.”
  • Noodle Incident: At one point, an employee at Wolfram & Hart asks about bullet holes outside one of the labs, to which a technician mentions an accident opening a hole in time and space. The employee's sole response is, "Oh hell, not velociraptors again?"
    • Teal'c mentions that he's overheard a comment regarding Jack O'Neil and his favorite food, but the exact line is not given. Apparently, it refers to Jack, "a quantity of Jell-o and something called a tennis racket."
  • No-Sell: Glory is effectively immune to lightsaber blades. Contact with one left her with a nasty welt, but otherwise failed to penetrate her skin. After creating a new and improved version, it proves able to injure her.
  • Offing the Offspring: One of Wolfram & Hart's clients apparently devours its own young as a digestive aid. Offering the last one to its lawyer caused the man's mind to snap.
  • Order Reborn: Xander essentially restarts the Jedi Order on Earth, starting with himself and later Oz and Lindsey McDonald. Later members include Daniel Jackson, trained by Oz, and Rebecca Clayton, formerly of the Order of Teraka, trained by Lindsey. Sequels set some years later add new members, including Tim McGee and Alexis Castle. It's also revealed that the Sith, who've existed quietly on Earth - though not under that name - for centuries, have been trying to rebuild as well. At the time of the series, there are only two: Judge Michael (or Richard) Dansey, and his new apprentice Lilah Morgan.
  • Original Character: Rebecca Clayton, a member of the Order of Teraka with Force potential.
  • Put on a Bus: Angel and Cordelia leave town for Los Angeles at the end of Jedi Harris. Faith and Wesley join them after the Initiative arc of The Terran Jedi.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Kill a Sankreg demon and pretty much all the rest will come for you. Unfortunately, the killer happened to be a Jedi Knight. And by the time more Sankreg came after him, he had a lightsaber.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Several references are made to Discworld, including Wolfram & Hart having run-ins with the Luggage, Faith hearing Death's voice when she's thinking about kicking him in the junk (not realizing she's actually thinking of a specific entity), and Giles being acquainted with the Librarian and Rincewind. L-Space is named at one point in The Terran Jedi, where it's mentioned that Sunnydale High's destruction removed access to it at that point. (Previously, it was used to preserve all the books from the library before it was destroyed during graduation.) The god Orm is also mentioned.
    • Late in Jedi Harris, one of the customers at Caritas is named Agrajag. (Whether it's the original character or not is unknown; all that's noted is that they had mandibles.)
    • A judge trying one of Wolfram & Hart's clients is named Dredd.
    • Niles Crane of Frasier, though not named, is in Sunnydale for a seminar on neuroses early in The Terran Jedi. Wesley runs into him in a coffee shop. Some time later, Giles listens to the play from the episode "Ham Radio" (which, in canon, takes place four years earlier, in 1997).
    • In The Terran Jedi, a "Dolittle" case is mentioned. One of the people involved is a mouse.
    • Anya's fear of rabbits apparently derives from an encounter with the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog. The Black Beast of Argh is also namedropped.
    • Buffy dresses as Ellen Ripley for Halloween '99.
    • Ethan recalls an incident in London where he saw a "white mouse with an eyepatch driving a very small car flying past".
    • Bob Rove (head of Wolfram & Hart's Sunnydale office), having gone completely insane even before dying, tries to draw a picture of what (Adam) had killed him. The drawing apparently looks like a My Little Pony.
    • Adam references The Six Million Dollar Man when he sees the undead Maggie Walsh and Dr. Angleman being killed again:
    “I can always rebuild them,” he grated. “I have the technology.”
    • Brigadier-General Thaddeus Finch, who takes over the Initiative after Walsh's death, is actually a demon named Olorin. In-universe, the character was named for him.
    • When speaking about the supernatural, Janet Frasier refers to it as "Venkman territory''.
    • While Xander is waiting at the airport for Major Davis, he sees a small basket moving, apparently on its own.
    • At one point, the White House Chief of Staff, a former pilot who served in Vietnam and named Leo, is mentioned.
    • Victor Lam quotes Adam Savage's line "I reject your reality and substitute my own" to Glory.
    • During an investigation into a pair of spaceships buried in Wales, one of the locals makes a reference to a "1959 Hobbs Lane" incident. The smaller craft itself contains the skeleton of Lt Lee ‘Apollo’ Adama.
  • Sore Loser: Wolfram & Hart does not take it well when Lindsey managed to officially break his contract with them, and abduct his mother and sisters to try and force him into returning. He manages to rescue them and remains free.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Alan Finch survives his attempt to turn on Wilkins.
    • While she wasn't killed in canon, Amy avoids being turned into a rat in season 3.
    • Larry Blaisdell apparently survived his graduation, rather than being killed by the Mayor. (Averted by his Wishverse counterpart, who died on Halloween '97 at the hands of Xander as Darth Vader.)
    • Doyle's self-sacrifice to destroy the Scourge is averted by Xander and Oz's timely arrival.
    • Thanks to an early warning about her brain tumor, Joyce Summers does not suffer the fatal aneurysm from canon.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Sunnydale High gets destroyed via C-4 (taking the badly wounded Mayor with it) during graduation '99, as in canon.
    • Adam blows up Wolfram & Hart's Sunnydale office to make a statement about his power and goals.
    • Victor Lam, new commander of the Initiative (and secret member of the Knights of Byzantium) after the Adam debacle, rigs the Initiative's base to self-destruct when he dies, and lures Glory into it in an attempt to kill her in the blast. Averted when his last act before dying is to move the deadman's switch from himself to Xander, preventing it from being activated.
  • Supersoldier: Adolf Hitler and the Nazis tried to create human/demon hybrids that would serve as this during World War II. The project was eventually bombed out of existence by the Allies, who then halted their own efforts to create similar soldiers.
    • The data from Hitler's, and later the Allies', project wound up as the basis for The Initiative's own work, intending to create an army that can stand against the Goa'uld.
  • Taking You with Me: Victor Lam of the Knights of Byzantium tries this with Glory via a self-destruct of the Initiative base, linked to himself via a deadman's switch. Fatally wounded, his last act is to move it from himself to Xander after the latter kills Glory.
  • The Atoner: Lindsey, after deciding to leave Wolfram & Hart.
    • Per canon, Doyle, for something that has yet to be identified in-series. If it's the same as his canon My Greatest Failure moment, it's because he refused to aid a group of his fellow Brachen demons, who were subsequently killed by the Scourge - his first vision was of their deaths.
  • The Bet: Jack O'Neill and Daniel Jackson bet on various things on a fairly regular basis. Daniel always wins. As of the climax of Jedi Harris, he's won a little over 65 dollars in various bets from Jack.
    • Buffy and Giles have one regarding her first college roommate, Kathy. Buffy wins when Kathy turns out to be a demon.
  • The Last Straw: Molniar's behavior towards Willow is what pushes Lindsey over the edge to turning against Wolfram & Hart.
  • The Reveal: Rebecca Clayton, Force-sensitive and member of the Order of Teraka, is the granddaughter of Judge Dansey by her father Thomas Clayton (who used his mother's surname). She's quite relieved when he dies.
  • To Serve Man: Several demons eat human flesh. Molniar in particular considers the heart of a virgin to be a delicacy.
  • Weapon of Choice: Swords, stakes, axes and crossbows are common for Slayers. Lightsabers are standard for Jedi and Sith. Xander eventually builds a dual-bladed version for use against Glory.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Veruca Hain, female werewolf, is last seen being held by the Initiative. Her fate afterward is never given.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Wishverse Teal'c destroys Darth Mortalis' lightsaber as one of his last acts.
  • You Are in Command Now: When Finch leaves the Initiative for Washington (after the whole mess with Adam), he says this to Riley Finn, the highest-ranking person (outside of someone who's out of arrest). Riley is dumbfounded, even knowing it's most likely just until an actual replacement for Finch can be sent.
  • Your Head Asplode: One of the seers at Wolfram & Hart has a vision of Mayor Wilkins' Ascension that causes this. Her brain literally couldn't take the power involved.
    • As in canon, the Gentlemen die this way when Buffy gets her voice back and screams.
    • An attempt to scry The Beast when it invades Wolfram & Hart leads to the scryer's head detonating.

     The NCIS Jedi; Jedi, a Mage and the Troubles; The Alley; Jedi Castle 


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