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Fanfic / Richard Castle, Watcher

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Richard Castle, Watcher is a crossover Fan Fic between Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Castle written by Starfox5.

One day in London, Richard Castle has a meeting with Things That Go "Bump" in the Night which changes his life as he becomes a Hunter of Monsters and eventually goes to Sunnydale.

Richard Castle, Watcher provides examples of:

  • Amicable Exes: Subverted with Rick and Mary who don't see each other for years and only come into contact due to the larger threat of the First Evil.
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  • Black Dude Dies First: Subverted, as it's a few potential Slayers that die. Oliver Wood is still the first character to die at the hands of a "hero", in this case burned alive by Castle.
  • Broken Masquerade: It happens to Richard, which is what kickstarts the plot.
  • The Chosen Many: During a ritual in the desert, the potentials are possessed by the First Slayer and thus become endowed permanently with all the Slayer powers.
  • The Corruption: Parodied. Richard snarks that if he added that aura of the First Evil kills plant life half of the critics would accuse him of using tired clichés.
  • Defictionalized: In-Universe, Richard decides to write novels based on the battles of previous Slayers.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Vi, as a mixture of Slayer reflexes and recklessness.
    Beckett: That... that... you're a menace! A danger to society! You almost killed us a a dozen times, and I lost count of how many people you endangered!
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  • Expecting Someone Taller: Richard is surprised that the legendary Slayer that defeated Darla, the Master, Angelus, Kakistos, Spike and Dracula to be five feet tall and thin as a fashion model.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: Subverted with Richard, who is very quick to realize that he was bitten by a vampire and eager to join the Watchers. Played straight with his mother, Martha, until he finds proof of vampires' existance.
  • Gold Digger: Martha and Alexis think all women who show interest in Rick are this. They usually turn out to be right.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Mary, especially after she and Rick travel to Sunnydale.
  • Identical Stranger: Richard is shocked when he finds Caleb's mangled body, and a discussion ensues whether the First Evil can create physical doppelgangers. Both Rick and Caleb were played by Nathan Fillion
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  • Kill It with Fire: Richard prefers to use a flamethrower to kill vampires, as it's a ranged weapon and because it's cool. He later buys more flamethrowers for the Scooby gang.