Real name: Willow Rosenberg Other known aliases: See the list. Occupation: Student and aspiring witch, she turned down a position as a vengeance demon. Current group affiliation: Scooby Gang. Past group affiliations: Spell Casters Anonymous, member of the Wiccan group at U.C. Sunnydale and former partner to Amy Madison and her friend Michael. She was a member of the Sunnydale High Math, Science and Computer clubs. Major enemies: The First Evil. Formerly Glory, Angel, the Master and the Trio. First appearance: Welcome To The Hellmouth 1.01 Origin: Description: Willow is a thin and attractive 20 year old woman standing 5'6'' with red hair and green eyes. When using dark magic her eyes can turn solid black or red and once her hair even turned black. When Willow was briefly transformed into Warren she was a man in his early 20's with short dark hair.
6 STR -4
14 DEX 12
13 CON 6
9 BODY -2
18 INT 8
20 EGO 20
13 PRE 3
16 COM 3
6 PD 5
6 ED 3
4 SPD 16
8 REC 8
26 END 0
19 STUN 0
Characteristics Cost: 78
Powers, Skills and Followers
5 9 Mental Defense
28 MP (35),Concentrate(-1/4)
2u 7D6 EB 3
2u 12" Flight,x8 Non-Combat 2
2u Mind Link,any one mind,x16 # Of Minds
2u 7 STR TK,fine manipulation,Invisible(+3/4),Sight Group,
Hearing Group 3
1u 23 STR TK,affects all parts,Gestures(-1/2),applies to
constant power 3
51 VPP (40),Incantation(-1/4),Concentrate(-1/2),0 DCV
1 Acting 8-
3 Bureaucratics 12-
5 Computer Programming 14-
3 Deduction 13-
3 Forensic Medicine 13-
3 Interrogation 12-
3 KS: Demons and Vampires. 13-,(INT based)
3 KS: Magical lore. 13-,(INT based)
2 Lang: French,fluent conversation
1 Lang: Hebrew
2 Lang: Latin,fluent conversation
9 Magic 16-
2 SC: Biology 13-,(INT based)
2 SC: Chemistry 13-,(INT based)
2 SC: Mathematics 13-,(INT based)
2 SC: Organic Chemistry 13-,(INT based)
2 SC: Pharmacology 13-,(INT based)
3 Speed Reading
3 Systems Operation 13-
15 Followers: Tara or Oz (75pt)
Powers Cost: 172
Base Points: 100
10 DNPC,"Various people of Sunnydale.",normal,useful skills,
5 Distinctive,"Cute little red-head.",easily concealable,minor
5 Distinctive,"Adept",easily concealable,minor
20 Hunted,"The forces of darkness.",more powerful,non-combat
15 Psych Lim,"In love with Xander/Oz/Tara.",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Likes to try new magic.",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing (humans).",uncommon,total
20 Psych Lim,"Supernatural troubleshooter.",very common,strong
1 Quirk - Bisexual.
1 Quirk - Frog fear.
1 Quirk - Incredibly cute.
1 Quirk - Kiddy swearing like "poop head."
1 Quirk - Wears silly clothes.
10 Rep,"Computer and science nerd.",occur 11-
10 Watched,"By demonic magic forces.",more powerful,non-combat
10 Watched,"By Rupert Giles",more powerful,non-combat
Disadvantages Total: 150
Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250
Explanation of the conversion: In Champions terms Willow is a highly skilled magic user. She had been able to master the abilities of Telekinesis, Flight, Telepathy and can fire energy bolts from her hands. She can perform a variety of spells using her Variable Power Pool, but these spells require Incantations and Concentration, limiting their use in combat. Willow is designed to have one 150 point Follower, the player can choose either Tara or Oz.
History: Willow Rosenberg was born in 1982 Sunnydale California and is the only child of Sheila and Ira Rosenberg.
Willow had a pony at her fourth birthday party, which frightened her (mentioned in Where The Wild Things Are 4.18).
As she grew up she became friends with Alexander Lavelle Harris, who she called Xander. Xander dated Willow up until the age of 5, when they broke up over a dispute over a Barbie doll. Although she still considered him a potential boyfriend after that, Xander only considered her a friend (mentioned in Welcome To The Hellmouth 1.01).
At Xander's sixth birthday party, which Willow attended, Xander had a clown, who chased and frightened him. This left Xander with an intense fear of clowns for many years (mentioned in Nightmares 1.10).
In 1987, on their first day of Kindergarten, Willow broke the yellow crayon, which sent her into tears because she was afraid to tell anyone, but Xander was there for her (mentioned in Grave 6.22).
In Kindergarten there is also an embarrassing incident Willow has with Xander involving Aquaman Underoos (mentioned in The Killer In Me 7.13).
Xander and Willow played G.I. Joe rescues Barbie in her room, she got to be his sidekick (Buffy The Vampire Slayer #21).
At Xander's seventh birthday party he wanted a toy fire truck. Although he didn't get one the house next door burned down and he got to see real fire trucks. He always suspected Willow set the fire so he could see the trucks (mentioned in The Replacement 5.03).
In 1989 Xander went through an Indiana Jones phase, and rode bikes on a hill with Willow, even though her mother didn't approve and wanted them to play at her house because of the stories of a supposed killer called Mad Jack (Buffy The Vampire Slayer #21).
Xander and Willow went camping in the yard behind his house for the night. Mad Jack visited them in the night, but Xander slept through it and Willow pretended she was sleeping too (Buffy The Vampire Slayer #22).
By third grade Willow started being picked on by Harmony Kendall, a snobby classmate (mentioned in Graduation Day Part 1 3.21).
In fifth grade Willow once acted as look out for bad-girl student Sheila Martini when she was smoking (mentioned in School Hard 2.03).
In sixth grade Xander and Willow went on a school field trip together, where something funny happened to their school mate Cordelia Chase involving a man with antlers on his belt (mentioned in Invisible Girl 1.11).
While attending junior high school she became good friends with classmate Amy Madison (mentioned in The Witch 1.03).
Xander and his parents attended Willow's bat mitzvah, where his parents drank to excess (mentioned in Hell's Bells 6.16).
Willow was an above average sophomore in 1997 attending classes at Sunnydale High School. She was a member of the Math Club, the Science Club and the Computer Club. She continued her friendship with Xander and his buddy Jesse McNally. A bit of a bookworm, Willow was often put down by popular girls like Harmony and Cordelia.
Willow was among the many students and teachers of Sunnydale High who ignored unpopular student Marcie Ross so completely that Marcie literally faded from sight one day in class (Out of Mind, Out of Sight 1.11).
She became interested in the new British librarian who got a job at the school, Rupert Giles.
One day she met the new girl in school, Buffy Anne Summers, who asked if she would help her catch up with her studies. That night at a local club she ran into Buffy, and told her about her secret crush on Xander, ever though he only liked her as a friend. Buffy advised her to move on and try seeing other boys. This
ended up in disaster when Willow decided to leave the club with a vampire. When Buffy discovered what Willow had done she followed her, along with Xander. They found both Willow and Jesse being attacked by vampires in a local cemetery. Although they got out with Willow, Jesse was taken by the fiends (Welcome To The Hellmouth 1.01).
''Well, when I'm with a boy I like, it's hard for me to say anything cool, or, or witty, or at all. I-I can usually make a few vowel sounds, and then I have to go away.'' - Willow
The next day at the library Rupert filled her in on the history of vampires and the Slayer. Willow helped Buffy discover the underground tunnel system in the graveyard on her computer, and then helped Rupert research the details of the Harvest. That night she helped Buffy and Rupert stop a massacre at the club meant to help raise a trapped ancient vampire called the Master. During the fight Jesse the vampire was slain by Xander (The Harvest 1.02).
Willow and Xander then began to hang out with Buffy regularly, and showed up to help support her when Buffy tried out for cheer leading. She discovered that her old friend Amy Madison was also trying out. During tryouts one of the cheer leaders burst into flame. After several more odd occurrences involving cheer leaders, Willow and friends came to the conclusion that a witch was cursing the cheer leading team. They had the theory that it was Amy was trying to eliminate the competition. In time they discovered that Amy's mother Catherine, a former cheer leader, was trying to relive her youth by living through daughter's body. Willow and Xander bravely sought to distract Catherine while Buffy, Rupert and the real Amy undid the spells Catherine had cast. Catherine was caught in a reflected spell meant for Buffy and was never seen again (The Witch 1.03).
''Yeah! You're the Slayer, and we're, like, the Slayerettes!'' - Willow
Because her father would not allow her to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas, Willow had to sneak over to Xander's house to watch it, and enjoyed seeing Xander do the Snoopy dance (mentioned in Passion 2.17).
In 1997 Xander was then targeted by a She-Mantis demon pretending to be a hot substitute teacher for a romp in the sack and a snack afterward. Buffy, Willow and Rupert were able to track the demon down and kill her before Xander was hurt (Teacher's Pet 1.04).
Buffy, Willow and Xander took a trip to the Sunnydale zoo with their class. While there Xander noticed that four school bullies, Kyle DuFours, Tor Hauer, Heidi Barrie and Rhonda Kelley, were picking on another student, Lance Lincoln. Xander followed them into a restricted hyena exhibit, where he confronted them. The students unknowingly interrupted a magic ritual by the zoo keeper, Doctor Weirick, who was attempting to gain the strength and spirit of the hyenas for himself. This resulted in Xander and the four bullies being possessed by the hyena spirit. The pack of students became very animalistic, eating the school mascot, Herbert the pig. After insulting Willow and attacking Buffy, Rupert confirmed they were possessed. Buffy captured Xander, but the other four then attacked and ate Principal Bob Flutie. Buffy and Rupert got a hold of Weirick, who tricked them into returning the pack to him, supposedly to free the students of the possession, but he wanted the powers for himself. Weirick knocked out Rupert
and was able to get the spirits from the students through a ritual which threatened Willow, but once freed Xander saved Willow from Weirick. Buffy fought Weirick, who fell in the hyena pen and was eaten. Afterwards Xander feigned not remembering what he did while possessed, even though Rupert knew he should have a full memory of what happened (The Pack 1.06).
''Why couldn't he have been possessed by a puppy, or some ducks?'' - Willow
In an attempt to kill Buffy, the Master sent vampire warriors, called The Three, but Angel was able to help Buffy escape them. Angel was wounded and spent the day at Buffy's house hiding. Buffy started training with the quarter staff and bow. The Master had The Three killed for failing him. Buffy went to Angel the next night, where they admitted they had feelings for each other and kissed, but then in the excitement he vamped out. Frightened, he ran away. The next day Rupert researched Angel and discovered a vampire named Angelus who fit his description. Rupert's diaries said Angelus was a vicious animal, but they also said he came to North America a hundred years ago and there was no record of him feeding here. Xander and Willow tried to console her, as she knew what she had to do. Darla then came to Angel in his lair telling him he was welcome to come back to them, but he refused. Darla decided the only way to deal with the Slayer and Angel was to get them to fight. She arranged to attack Buffy's mother
Joyce Summers and make it look like Angel attacked her. Buffy believed it and went hunting for Angel. Buffy then learned the truth and learned that Angel was cursed by gypsies with the guilt of a human soul. Darla then attempted to shoot the Slayer, but Angel staked Darla to protect Buffy. The next night Angel and Buffy agreed they couldn't be together despite their feelings for each other and kissed good bye (Angel 1.07).
''So he is a good vampire. I mean, on a scale of one to ten, ten being someone who's killing and maiming every night and one being someone who's not.'' - Willow
Buffy, Willow and Xander decided to help Rupert in his indexing books on the recently installed computer system in the library, with the aid of computer teacher Jenny Calender and ace computer students Dave Kirby and Fritz Siegel. One of those books ended up being an ancient volume which contained the essence of the demon Moloch the Corrupter, which Willow scanned. Moloch was absorbed into the computer network. For the next week Willow developed an online romance with Malcolm Black, a supposed student of a nearby school, but he was really Moloch. Moloch contacted several computer and robotics specialists at the same time, including Fritz and Dave, who aided him in creating a new robotic body he could inhabit in return for promises of power and love. When Buffy started investigating Malcolm, Moloch sent Dave to kill Buffy, but Dave couldn't bring himself to kill Buffy. Moloch had Fritz kill Dave for failing him. Moloch had Fritz kidnap Willow to reveal himself to her. When Fritz
arrived Moloch killed him, Moloch revealed himself to Willow and professed his love for her, but she rejected him. Buffy and Xander tracked Willow down as Rupert and Jenny were able to cast a binding spell which removed Moloch from the internet, trapping it inside the robotic body. Buffy fought Moloch and although he was stronger then her, she tricked him into electrocuting himself. Afterwards Willow became depressed about her affair with Malcolm, but Xander and Buffy cheered her up with their own stories of romance gone wrong (I Robot, You Jane 1.08).
After R. Snyder was appointed the new Principal of Sunnydale High he assigned Rupert to run the annual Talent Show. Cordelia entered right away, where she demonstrated her singing ability. When Snyder caught Buffy, Willow and Xander mocking Rupert and skipping class he decided to punish them by forcing them to participate in the Talent Show. Tragedy struck when dancer Emily Djiemanowicz was found a few days before the show killed, her heart cut out. Buffy and her friends started a private investigation into the death, suspecting a possible demon involvement, and falsely came to suspect ventriloquist Morgan Shay. They eventually discovered that Morgan's dummy was actually a cursed demon hunter named Sid, who was tracking the demon who cursed him, who he suspected was one of the members of the talent show. The demon killed Morgan and targeted Rupert for the healthy brain he needed next on his organ list, but Buffy, Xander, Willow and Sid were able to defeat him. Since Sid's human body had long since died,
this released Sid's soul to peaceful death, which he welcomed. Buffy, Willow and Xander then performed a dramatic scene for the Talent Show (Puppet Show 1.09).
Strange things then started to happen at Sunnydale High, stranger then usual. Fellow student Wendell Sears was suddenly attacked by a large numbers of spiders and Laura Egler was attacked by a deformed man in the basement. Xander had his
clothes suddenly disappear in class and Rupert lost the ability to read. Buffy, Xander, Willow and Rupert figured out that nightmares were coming true. They also learned a young boy named Billy Palmer at the local hospital was in a coma after being beaten. Buffy was visited by the dream self of the boy and they tried to help him to wake up. Buffy then suffered from the nightmare that she was defeated by the Master, buried alive and turned into a vampire herself. Despite this she was able to defeat the deformed man, who was the manifestation of the boy's fears and help Billy to wake up. Sunnydale returned to what passes for normal (Nightmares 1.10).
As the school year was ending Cordelia ran for May Queen while she was dating school jock Mitch Fargo. Mitch was attacked in the locker room by a floating baseball bat. Buffy, Xander, Willow and Rupert investigated the attack. Thinking it might have been a ghost Willow investigated all the dead and missing Sunnydale students. Cordelia's friend Harmony was pushed down the stairs by an unseen assailant, who Buffy felt brush against her as it escaped and heard a giggle. Buffy guessed the attacker was an invisible girl. Seeing Cordelia as a common thread in the attacks, Buffy started watching Cordelia as she was preparing her May Queen dress. Angel then visited Rupert in the library, where they talked about Buffy. Rupert was investigating the prophecies of the Master and Buffy, but was having no luck. Angel said he could get Rupert a copy of the Pergamum Codex, a book of Slayer prophecies. Buffy heard a flute playing in the school at night.
Cordelia was elected May Queen. From Willow's list of missing kids she found that missing student Marcie Ross played the flute in band. Checking out the band room Buffy discovered a hidden nest in the ceiling tiles where Marcie was living. Looking through Marcie's yearbook Buffy found she had no friends. Cordelia discovered her favorite teacher, Miss Miller, nearly suffocated by an invisible assailant. Buffy met with Xander, Willow and Rupert in the library. Rupert realized Marcie had become invisible because everyone ignored her. Cordelia then joined them in the library realizing someone was hurting her friends, hoping Buffy could help her. Buffy decided to go with Cordelia to prepare for her coronation as May Queen, hoping it would lure out Marcie. Xander, Rupert and Willow heard a flute playing in the school and went after Marcie, but it ended up being a trap. Marcie locked them in a room with a gas leak. Marcie then knocked out Buffy and Cordelia and took them to the Bronze to put them on display.
Angel arrived with the Codex in time to save Xander, Willow and Rupert. Marcie attempted to cut up Cordelia's face, but Buffy escaped and was able to knock Marcie out. Marcie was then taken away by the F.B.I. Although Cordelia was thankful for Buffy and friends saving her, she soon reverted to form and treated them as losers. The F.B.I. put Marcie into training as an assassin (Out of Mind, Out of Sight 1.11).
Rupert learned from the Pergamum Codex that Buffy was destined to face the Master in combat and die. Although she tried to quit being the Slayer, Buffy realized she had to fight him after Willow discovered a number of students in the school were slaughtered by the Master's minions. The Anointed One lead Buffy to the Master, leading to Buffy being overpowered and drained by him, then thrown into a pool of water. This freed the Master and opened the hellmouth. Xander and Angel showed up after the Master left and Xander gave Buffy C.P.R. He was able to revive her. Buffy returned to life more powerful then before. As Rupert, Xander, Willow, Cordelia and computer teacher Jenny Calender fought the minions of the Master Buffy fought the master himself. She was able to defeat the Master. As he died the hellmouth closed (Prophecy Girl 1.12).
''Even I was bored, and I'm a science nerd.'' - Willow
Buffy spent the summer with her father in Los Angeles, then returned to Sunnydale just in time to save Willow and Xander from a vampire attack. Willow, Xander and even Cordelia noticed a change in Buffy's attitude, she had become cold and harsh. Angel welcomed her back and she was hurtful with him too. She even teased Xander sexually at the Bronze, then left him cold. Although Xander thought Buffy might be possessed, Rupert believed she had issues to deal with after her death experience fighting the Master. The remaining followers of the Master then recovered his bones and attempted to resurrect him using a spell which required the sacrifice of those who were near him when he died. They kidnapped Rupert, Willow, Jenny and Cordelia. Buffy, Angel and Xander were able were able to beat the location of the ceremony out of a vampire and save them, killing most of the Master's remaining followers except the Anointed One. Buffy then dealt with her issues by smashing the bones of the Master with a sledge hammer.
The next day at school she made up with Willow and Xander (When She Was Bad 2.01).
''I mean, why else would she be acting like such a b-i-t-c-h?'' - Willow
Buffy, Willow and Xander attended a class trip the Sunnydale museum, where fellow student Rodney Munsen broke the seal protecting the mummy of an Inca princess. The princess reanimated after hours and sucked the life out of Rodney. Having overheard Buffy's plans to pick up a foreign exchange student, the mummy got to him first and then took his place in the foreign exchange, staying at Buffy's house. The princess and Xander hit it off, but she was hunted by a guardian who knew to stay alive she would have to continue to feed on human life forces. The princess killed the guardian and then accepted an offer of a date with Xander a dance at the Bronze. Willow dressed up as an eskimo for the school cultural celebration. Eventually Willow came to be noticed by Daniel "Oz" Osborne, a musician who thought she was cute.
When the princess needed to feed again she left Xander and nearly drained another student named Jonathan Levinson, but Xander interrupted them. Sensing that Rupert was attempting to fix the seal that imprisoned her, the princess returned to the museum and attacked Rupert. Buffy, Willow and Xander followed and saved Rupert. When the princess tried to drain
Willow, Xander insisted the princess take him instead. Her indecision over taking Xander's life delayed her long enough to finally turn into a dried out corpse again and fall apart (Inca Mummy Girl 2.04).
''Well, you know, I have a choice. I can spend my life waiting for Xander to go out with every other girl in the world until he notices me, or I can just get on with my life... Well, I didn't choose yet.'' - Willow
When Rupert's old mate Ethan Rayne arrived in Sunnydale, he set up a costume shop just before Halloween, where he sold cursed costumes which turned their wearers into what they were dressed as on Halloween night. Buffy was turned into a shy princess with no powers or memories of her life, Willow was turned into a ghost and Xander became a soldier. Angel and Cordelia helped them survive as the vampire Spike went hunting for the now helpless Slayer. Rupert was able to break the curse, but Ethan escaped (Halloween 2.06).
''Oh, I don't get wild. Wild on me equals spaz.'' - Willow
Ethan returned to Sunnydale when the demon Eygon was out to kill him and Rupert. Eygon, possessing the body of a dead friend of Rupert's attacked them all. It was captured, but then it possessed Jenny. Wanting to throw Eygon off his tracks Ethan captured Buffy and tattooed the mark of Eygon on her shoulder. Willow devised a plan to force Eygon to transfer itself to Angel's body and Angel was able to destroy the demon. Ethan escaped again. Although Jenny recovered, the experience put a damper on her interest in Rupert (The Dark Age 2.08).
Willow and Oz were introduced to each other during the school job fair (What's My Line Part 1 2.09).
Oz was shot in the arm by a stray bullet when attempting to save Willow from the same fate when an assassin for the Order of Taraki attempted to kill Buffy at the school job fair (What's My Line Part 2 2.10).
Because her father would not allow her to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas, Willow had to sneak over to Xander's house to watch it, and enjoyed seeing Xander do the Snoopy dance (mentioned in Passion 2.17).
In 1998 Oz and Willow attended Buffy's 17th birthday party at the Bronze together. Although she liked Oz, she still held out for Xander, until she learned Xander had started dating Cordelia (Surprise 2.13).
''I knew it! I knew it! Well, not 'knew it' in the sense of having the slightest idea, but I knew there was something I didn't know!'' - Willow
Although their newborn romance was moving too slowly for Willow, they endured learning Oz had been bitten by and become a werewolf (Phases 2.15).
''He-he said he was going through all these changes, then... he went through all these... changes!'' - Willow
Unable to put up with the harassment from her piers about dating Xander any more, Cordelia broke up with him on Valentines day. Xander was so upset by her treatment of him he blackmailed Amy, who he knew was learning witchcraft, into helping him cast a love spell on Cordelia. Xander planned to make Cordelia love him again so he could break up with her, but the spell backfired and all women who saw Xander except Cordelia fell in love with him. Willow even offered herself to Xander in bed, which he refused. Buffy and Amy fought for Xander's affections, which resulted in Amy getting a bloody nose and Buffy magically transmuted into a rat. Eventually even Jenny, Joyce, the vampire Drusilla and most of the women at Sunnydale High School were hunting for Xander to express their love as well as hunting Cordelia for hurting him the way she did. Xander and Cordelia hid together, narrowly escaping Angel, who was looking to kill Xander as a gift to Buffy. Rupert and Amy were
able to remove the spells turning Buffy
back to a human being and lift the love spell from Xander. Luckily most of the women forgot what happened afterwards. Cordelia was so impressed that Xander had turned to magic to win her heart and that he protected her when she was threatened by the other women that she got back together with him, even though it made her an outcast among her old friends (Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered 2.16).
Just before the Sadie Hawkins dance the school started to be haunted by poltergeist activity. Rupert mistakenly believed that Jenny's ghost was responsible. Buffy learned that the spirit of a boy named James Stanley was trapped in the high school and was forcing people to relive the horror of the night he accidentally shot his lover and teacher Grace Newman then killed himself. Although Buffy, Willow, Cordelia and Xander tried to bind the spirit with a spell, they failed. Eventually James was able to possess Buffy and Grace was able to possess Angel as they relived the night of their deaths together. Because Angel was not killed by the bullet Grace was able to forgive James and the cycle of reliving the night was broken (I Only Have Eyes For You 2.19).
Kendra returned to Sunnydale when signs pointed to the rise of the demon Acathla. She brought a sword that could be used to slay the demon and warned Kendra, but Kendra was killed by Drusilla in an attack on the library which left Willow in the hospital, Xander with a broken arm, and Rupert the captive of Angel (Becoming Part 1 2.21).
''Okay, somebody explain the whole 'He will suck the whole world into Hell' thing 'cause that's the part I'm not loving.'' - Willow
By making an alliance with Spike, who didn't want to see Angel destroy the world, Buffy was able to settled her differences with Angel by sending him to hell, but she did it right as Willow was successful in duplicating the curse that gave Angel his human soul with the aid of Oz and Cordelia. Spike and Drusilla left Sunnydale, supposedly never to return. After sending Angel to hell and fighting with her mother Buffy left town without telling anyone (Becoming Part 2 2.22).
''There's no use arguing with me. Do you see my resolve face? You've seen it before, you know what it means.'' - Willow
Xander, Oz and Willow spent the summer covering for Buffy with slaying newborn vampires (Anne 3.01)
Willow and her friends met Faith, the Slayer who was called when Kendra was killed. Initially Willow took a liking to Faith, showed her the school and thought about fixing her up with fellow classman Scott Hope (Faith, Hope and Trick 3.03).
Willow was abducted by a group of vampires the night before Halloween 1998 to be kept as a snack for Halloween Night. Buffy dressed as Jason Vorhees, Xander dressed as Dracula and Oz dressed as a shark. They combined taking kids trick or treating with looking for Willow. Buffy found Willow's shirt in the back of a truck at an deserted house, sent her kids home and went in where she fought the vampires and saved Willow (Buffy The Vampire Slayer #2).
Trouble started brewing when Xander helped Willow pick out a dress for the Homecoming dance, and they started a relationship behind the backs of Cordelia and Oz (Homecoming 3.05).
''You have to help me pick an outfit. I wanna wear something that makes Oz go 'Oh'.'' - Willow
Willow and Xander tried to resist each other, even going so far as to consider a delusting spell to keep their hormones in check. When Spike returned to Sunnydale and held them hostage in exchange for Willow casting a love spell on Drusilla to take him back, they fell into each others arms again. Oz and Cordelia walked in on the two making out when they rescued them, causing Cordelia to run off, fall down a flight of stairs, and be impaled with a metal bar in the old building. (Lovers Walk 3.08).
''It's a very intimate situation. It's all sexy with the smoke, and sweating, and shoe rental...'' - Willow
Needing a source of money for her 1998 Christmas shopping and to pay for damages to a car she destroyed while fighting a vampire, Buffy got a job at the Popsicle Parlor. Angel visited her after hours and they went ice skating together until they were attacked by a minor ice demon. After telling Rupert, Xander, Cordelia and Willow about it she went to work the next day where she discovered the manager summoning another ice demon in the freezer. This one was much more powerful, but Buffy and her friends were able to fight it with fire and by reading from the spell book the manager used. They then played in the snow left from the demon exploding (Buffy The Vampire Slayer #4).
Willow and Oz found their way back together and spent Christmas night together at her house. Although she offered to have sex with him, he decided they were not ready (Amends 3.10).
''Being Jewish. Remember, people? Not everybody worships Santa.'' - Willow
After Christmas Buffy had to watch Oz for a night of the full moon, and Oz nearly escaped if not for Buffy beating into submission and fracturing his arm. Although Oz understood her actions, Willow held beating Oz against Buffy. Buffy, Willow, Xander and Cordelia went to the Bronze to hear Oz's band, Dingoes Ate My Baby, play. Buffy got beeped by Rupert and they went to the school library where they discovered someone had ransacked Rupert's occult books and left them in a mess. While cleaning up they were attacked by a large black dog, which Cordelia shot with a crossbow and it ran off. The gang left a trap and they discovered that a man who was cursed to be hunted by the black dog was looking for a cure. The black dog showed up and chased him. Despite their best efforts to stop the dog it got the man and nearly caused the death of Willow, if Buffy hadn't saved her. Willow then forgave Buffy for hurting Oz and the gang celebrated New Years together (Buffy The Vampire Slayer #5).
When two dead children were discovered in a park in Sunnydale, concerned parents started a witch hunt for people involved in the occult, spurred on secretly by a demon who fed on the strike it caused. Buffy, Willow and Amy were targeted by the entranced parents, lead by Joyce and Willow's mother Sheila Rosenberg. Xander and Oz rushed to save the girls, while Rupert and Cordelia used a spell to uncover the demon and break it's hold on the parents, but not before Amy magically turned herself into a rat in an attempt to fight the parents. Buffy and Willow were unable to restore Amy, but Willow kept her as a pet while she researched a cure (Gingerbread 3.11).
''I worship Bealizabub. I do his bidding. Do you see any goats around here? No, because I sacrificed them!'' - Willow
After the powerful demon D'Hoffryn refused to help former vengeance demon Anya Jenkins get her powers back by folding time and letting her correct her mistake Anya become aware of Willow's reputation as a powerful witch and tried to fool her into helping her regain her powers. She approached Willow and they successfully created a temporal fold to pull an object from the past to them, but instead of pulling the necklace Anya wanted, they pulled the Willow of the alternate reality Anya once created. The Willow of that world was a powerful vampire, who proceeded to cause mayhem in Sunnydale. Anya discovered her mistake and allied herself with the vampire Willow. Eventually the vampire Willow and Anya were captured by Buffy and her friends and they forced Anya to help send the vampire Willow back to her own reality (Doppelgangland 3.16).
''It's horrible! That's me as a vampire? I'm so evil and... skanky, and I think I'm kinda gay.'' - Willow
Willow and Oz were voted cutest couple by their graduating class (Sunnydale High Yearbook).
While the students of Sunnydale High were preparing for their class of 1999 graduation, mayor Wilkins sent Faith on a mission to murder Professor Lester Worth because of his discoveries of a giant dead demon. Buffy and her friends learned the mayor's ascension was taking place during the graduation ceremony and started to prepare for it. Xander learned Anya had witnessed an ascension in the past and had her give all the information she knew to the gang. When attempting to find a way to stop the ascension of the mayor into true demonhood, Willow and Oz finally consummated their love for each other in her bedroom. When investigating the murder Faith shot Angel with a poison arrow that would kill him slowly. The only cure for the poison was to drain the blood of a Vampire Slayer. Although Buffy attempted to capture and feed Faith to Angel to cure him, Faith got away (Graduation Day Part 1 3.21).
Buffy forced Angel to drink her own blood to save his life. Angel stopped himself from draining her completely and took her to the hospital. In the hospital the mayor discovered Buffy was unconscious and Faith ina coma. He attempted to kill Buffy, but Angel stopped him. Buffy had a dream where Faith told Buffy to use human weakness against the mayor. After Buffy recovered she formulated a plan to enlist the entire high school in defeating the mayor. Willow and Oz had sex again in Oz's van. With the help of Xander, Willow, Cordelia, Angel, Wesley, Jonathan, Harmony and Larry they organized the graduating student body into a small army which survived the mayor's vampire minions. Buffy goaded the demonized mayor into following her into the abandoned school library where Rupert set off a large bomb destroying the school and the mayor. After the fight Angel left for Los Angeles (Graduation Day Part 2 3.22).
About two weeks after the destruction of Sunnydale High School Willow patrolled with Buffy for a while, then she arranged to have high school basketball star Hogan Martin show up and talk to her about the things that happened at the Graduation (Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Haunted #1).
Willow and Oz went to scout new lockups for his werewolf nights on campus, and found a tool shed, but it was being loaded by soldiers who told them to move on (Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Haunted #2).
Willow brought Oz to a reinforced building in the cemetery to lock him up for the night of the full moon. A vampire fed off a passer by, then attacked Willow, who escaped by casting a spell that turned herself into mist, but not before it mentioned how he should have bitten the librarian (Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Haunted #3).
Willow then realized that something was possessing vampires, but didn't know what. Willow and Xander arrived at Faith's apartment and Willow cast a spell casting out the spirit a giant dead demon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Haunted #4).
Willow then started attending U.C. Sunnydale with Buffy and Oz (The Freshman 4.01).
''In high school, knowledge was pretty much frowned upon. You really had to work to learn anything, but here, the energy... the collective intelligence... it's like this force, this penetrating force and I can just feel my mind opening up, you know, and letting this place thrust into and spurt knowledge into... that sentence ended up in a different place that it started out in.'' - Willow
Initially she was stuck in a dorm room with a rather loud roommate, but after Buffy's roommate Kathy Newman was revealed to be a demon and left school Willow moved into Buffy's room (Living Conditions 4.02).
''Giles, I just talked to Buffy and, yeah, I think she's a little insane... no, not bitchy crazy, more like homicidal maniac crazy. So, I told her to come see you, 'kay?'' - Willow
Willow was attacked by her old schoolmate Harmony, who had become a vampire, but was saved by Oz (The Harsh Light Of Day 4.03).
Buffy was then in a bit of a slump. Willow, Oz and Xander went with Buffy to a Halloween party on campus. Buffy went as Little Red Riding Hood, Willow was Joan of Arc, Oz was god and Xander was James Bond. Xander invited Anya as his companion, which seemed to disappoint Buffy. Anya came to the party dressed as a bunny. The party was interrupted when a pint sized fear demon named Gachnar was accidentally summoned and possessed the house. Anya went to get Rupert for help and together they were able to defeat the demon (Fear, Itself 4.04).
''I'm Joan of Arc. I figured we had a lot in common, seeing as how I was almost burned at the stake, and plus she had that close relationship with God.'' - Willow
Willow joined a wicca group on campus. All went pretty well between Willow and Oz until Oz met a lady werewolf named Veruca and strayed. Although he was sorry for his actions, he left her and the rest of humanity in order to figure out how his werewolf side was affecting him (Wild At Heart 4.06).
''I know. I, I know, and I don't wanna be the kind of girl who freaks every time my boyfriend notices somebody else. I mean, I have wrong feelings about other guys sometimes, but I feel guilty, and I flog and punish.'' - Willow
Willow was devastated by the loss of Oz and in her despair she attempted to use magic to make her will done. This backfired and caused things she said to come true horribly. Xander became a demon magnet, Rupert was blinded and Buffy and Spike fell madly in love. She was offered to be elevated to the status of vengeance demon by D'Hoffryn but turned it down (Something Blue 4.09).
''Harken all ye elements, I summon thee now. Control the outside, control within. Land and sea, fire and wind. Out of my passions, a web be spun. From this eve forth, my will be done. So mote it be.'' - Willow
Buffy had a dream about a group of demons called the Gentlemen coming to Sunnydale. Willow attended her wiccan group, but was upset she didn't find any spell casters in it, although a shy girl named noticed her. Anya started to wonder if there was more to her relationship with Xander then just sex. The following night, when Spike stayed over at Xander's place, the Gentlemen did come, using a magic box to steal every ones voice. When Sunnydale awoke the next morning everyone had lost their voice, and the Gentlemen started to collect hearts of their silenced victims. Riley Finn and the Initiative soldiers were sent out on patrol to keep the peace in Sunnydale and hunt down the cause. Rupert did research and discovered that only a human voice could stop the Gentlemen. Tara tried to team up with Willow to find a magical cure for the loss of their voices, but ended up nearly being taken by the Gentlemen. When Xander mistakenly believed Spike had attacked Anya, Xander beat the crap
out of Spike, winning Anya's
heart. Buffy went hunting for the Gentlemen, where she ended up accidentally meeting and teaming up with Riley against them. Riley destroyed the magic box that held their voices and a single scream from Buffy killed the Gentlemen. The next morning Buffy and Riley decided they needed to talk about their secret lives (Hush 4.10).
Willow went to Tara to practice using their magic in unison. She had them try to levitate a rose together and pluck it's petals, but when they tired the rose slot across the room, which made Willow suspect something was using powerful magic in town (A New Man 4.12).
Tara tried to give Willow a Doll's Eye crystal that was her grandmother's, but Willow was uncomfortable accepting the gift, instead suggesting that they do spells with it sometime. Tara suggested that Willow could come over that night, but Willow declined, citing plans with other people whom Tara probably wouldn't be comfortable with. Tara was disappointed, and rushed off to class. Later when Willow's plans with her friends got canceled, she went to Tara's room and the two spent the night together, although Willow didn't mention where she was to Buffy the next morning (The I In Team 4.13).
''Everyone's getting spanked but me.'' - Willow
After Professor Maggie Walsh was killed by what seemed to be a Polgara demon, Willow approached Tara with the idea of casting a demon locating spell. Although Tara seemed to play along, she secretly sabotaged the spell, worrying it would reveal her as a demon to Willow (Goodbye Iowa 4.14).
When Faith awoke from her long coma Willow and Tara went on recon missions together to try to find her on the U.C. Sunnydale campus (This Year's Girl 4.15).
''Don't worry. We're sure to spot Faith first. She's like this cleavagy, slut bomb walking around going 'Oh, check me out. I'm wicked cool. I'm five by five.''' - Willow
Willow and Tara became close, and eventually became very close. Willow told Tara about her adventures fighting the forces of evil. Eventually Willow introduced Tara to her friends Buffy, Xander and Rupert. Tara was instrumental in discovering that Faith had swapped bodies with Buffy and aided in restoring her (Who Are You 4.16).
After Buffy's old school mate Jonathan Levinson cast a spell to make himself cool he ended up becoming a super star. Jonathan rescued a European princess who was attending U.C. Sunnydale from being abducted by Russian vampires, and Buffy helped him out by handing him a hot towel afterwards. After more Russian vampires attacked Buffy in Sunnydale. Jonathan recruited Buffy, Riley, Xander, Anya, Rupert and Willow on to his team investigating them. Spike refused to join at first. Jonathan told them about the Zadamiye, which was the inspiration for the Initiative, where they experimented on and enhanced vampires. After the collapse of the Soviet Union Zadamiye was abandoned and the vampires left to die in the cells, but they escaped and came to Sunnydale. Jonathan lead his group to the hellmouth under the ruins of Sunnydale High School to find the vampires. Jonathan had Willow cast a spell that, for a short while, made them invisible to non-human eyes. They attacked the vampires, but Rupert was shot by a the
vampire. The vampires were loosing and opened a water main as a last resort, hoping it would drown the gang. Jonathan lead them out of the tunnel where Spike picked them up, deciding to help out Jonathan, and took the group to the hospital as Jonathan looked after Rupert's wounds. Jonathan then returned home to his twin super model girlfriends for a good night's sleep (Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Jonathan #1).
Tara and Willow spent time together collecting pictures of Jonathan. Sadly, the spell that made him cool also called forth a demon which attacked Tara on the U.C. Sunnydale campus. Tara used magic to confuse the demon with a could of smoke and hid from it until Willow found her. Buffy defeated the demon which returned things to normal (Superstar 4.17).
Xander and Anya had an argument over where their relationship was going. Buffy, Riley, Xander, Anya, Spike, Willow and Tara attended a party at Lowell house. Buffy and Riley ended up sneaking off to have sex together. Tara invited Willow to go horse back riding with her. The party was interrupted by a series of poltergeist attacks. Willow, Tara and Rupert did a magic spell together to try to put the spirits to rest, but only when Xander and Anya were able to stop Buffy and Riley did the spirits stop, as they were drawing power from Buffy and Riley's sexual energy (Where The Wild Things Are 4.18).
''Horses, like big... tall... teeth that can take your arm off horses?'' - Willow
Willow and Tara's relationship started to take a romantic turn. When Oz returned to Sunnydale after learning to control his werewolf side, Tara became confused and told Willow she understood if she wanted to leave her for Oz. Sadly Oz didn't have his werewolf side under control as he thought and the wolf attacked Tara. Tara was saved by soldiers in the Initiative, who captured Oz. Oz would eventually be freed and he left Willow and Tara (New Moon Rising 4.19).
''I was waiting. I feel like some part of me will always be waiting for you. Like if I'm old and blue-haired, and I turn the corner in Istanbul and there you are, I won't be surprised. Because... you're with me, you know?'' - Willow
Willow and Tara got a new kitten and named her Miss Kitty Fantastico. After Spike was able to trick Willow, Buffy, Xander and Rupert into fighting each other, Tara and Anya hid together until things calmed down (The Yoko Factor 4.20).
''You cannot have more catnip! You have a catnip problem!'' - Willow
When preparing for her final confrontation with the rogue cyber-demonoid soldier Adam, Buffy lost her boyfriend Riley Finn when Adam activated a control chip that had been implanted in him by Professor Walsh. Spike realized that disks he gave Willow wouldn't get to Buffy unless he got them together again after breaking them apart. Adam planned to get the demons, soldiers and Buffy to all fight each other, allowing him to pick from the pieces to build his demonoid army. Anya tried to help Xander get over the fight. Adam reanimated Riley's friend Forrest Gates into a cyber-demonoid soldier. Buffy came across Spike while exploring the caves Adam had once used and realized something was up when he knew they had a fight. Willow decrypted the disks and found out Adam's plans. Buffy got Willow, Xander and Rupert together and explained how Spike made them fight then figured out Adam's plan to get the demon and soldiers fight inside the
Initiative. Rupert suggested a paralyzing spell he knew, but he wasn't
powerful enough to cast the spell, Willow didn't speak the language needed, and they needed to get close to Adam to cast it. Xander jokingly suggested they needed to combine strengths and Rupert suggested an enjoining spell that would allow them to combine abilities. They broke into the Initiative, only to be captured by the soldiers there. Adam then released the demons. Riley escaped Adam's control and defeated Forrest. Xander, Willow and Rupert cast the enjoining spell, called on the power of the Slayers and gave their combined power to Buffy. Buffy was able to negate Adam's powers with the paralyzing spell and then ripped Adam's power supply out. Spike then helped Buffy lead the surviving soldiers out of the Initiative in hopes of them not staking him. The government then destroyed the Initiative (Primeval 4.21).
The next night Riley went to the government for debriefing as Willow, Xander and Rupert spent the night over at Buffy's house with her watching videos. They all fell asleep where they had nightmares of the first Slayer trying to kill them, who had been offended by being called on by them to defeat Adam. Buffy was able to defeat her and they woke up unharmed (Restless 4.22).
''...but how come there's, I mean, I was given to understand that a drama class would have, you know... drama class. I mean, we haven't even rehearsed!'' - Willow
As tension mounted between Buffy and her little sister Dawn, Harmony returned to Sunnydale as head of her own vampire gang with plans to kill the Slayer. Buffy, Rupert, Dawn, Willow and Tara discovered the owner of the local magic shop dead from what seemed to be a vampire attack, Harmony's gang. Going over the scene of the crime Rupert realized how much money was to be made in a magic shop. Harmony's plans fell through when she went to Buffy's house only to learn Buffy was out, and Dawn was being watched by Anya and a Xander. Dawn accidentally invited Harmony inside, but Xander fought her off. When Buffy learned what Dawn had done she scolded Dawn. Spike crossed paths with Harmony in the graveyard where he made fun of her attempts to be a leader, but he also gave Harmony the idea to kidnap Dawn. Harmony's men grabbed Dawn. Buffy beat the location of Harmony's lair out of him, slew the gang and saved Dawn, although Harmony escaped. Rupert bought the magic shop, despite Buffy's warnings that the shop owners
have a short life expectancies in Sunnydale (Real Me 5.02).
The demon Toth decided to try to kill Buffy by using the Ferula-gemina in an attempt to divide her into two beings, one strong and one weak, but accidentally got Xander instead. Weak Xander thought strong Xander was a demon who had stolen his face, and was hurt when he saw that the supposed demon lived his life better than he did. The weak Xander went to Willow for help. Strong Xander got a new apartment and consoled Anya over her new perceived mortality. When Toth attacked again Buffy was able to slay him. Riley confided to Xander that he didn't think that Buffy return the love he had for her (The Replacement 5.03).
As Buffy struggled to sort out her true and false memories of life with Dawn the former Slayer turned vampire, Yuki Makimura, came to Sunnydale with the intention of resurrecting her sire, the Master. Dawn ran away from home because no one would listen to her, but ended up staying at Spike's place as Harmony made a rather lame attempt on Buffy's life. When Buffy learned from Harmony that Dawn was with Spike Buffy made Dawn return home. Dawn had uncovered a gap in the Slayer history where the books seemed to indicate there was no Slayer. Spike confirmed there was a Slayer then, but she was deleted from the history books by the Council of Watchers. Rupert eventually broke down and admitted that Yuki was the missing Slayer. Yuki kidnapped Xander and took him to the remains of the old Sunnydale High School to use him as a vessel for the Master's spirit. Willow and Tara were able to find a spell that could delay the Master taking over Xander and Anya supplied a vapour blade that could be used to slay the
Master's astral form. Yuki was able to capture Spike and wanted to offer him to the Master, as the one who killed the Anointed One. Buffy and her friends arrived and discovered Xander. During the fight with Yuki and her vampire monks Rupert dropped the blade, but Dawn was able to retrieve it and slay the Master's astral form. Buffy then staked Yuki (Buffy The Vampire Slayer #35-#38).
When Rupert left the U.S. briefly to consult with the Council of Watchers, he left Anya in charge of his magic shop. Willow decided to use the shop to experiment on a spell to create sunlight, which would be useful against vampires. What she did do was accidentally released the troll Olaf, who had unknowingly been trapped in a crystal by witches long ago. Olaf set off on a rampage in the city and although he fought Buffy and Spike in the Bronze, they were unable to contain him. Eventually Olaf returned to the magic shop to kill Anya and Willow. Xander showed up and tried to save them, but Olaf was much too strong for him. Olaf was impressed with Xander's determination and told him he would only kill one of the girls, Xander's choice. Xander refused to choose one life over another, even after Olaf broke his hand. Anya pleaded with Olaf to take her if he left Xander alone, but then Buffy arrived and was able to defeat Olaf (Triangle 5.11).
''I'm not stealing. I'm just taking things without paying for it. In what twisted dictionary is that stealing?'' - Willow
Buffy called the paramedics, but it was no use for her mother who died of an aneurysm. Rupert came and took care of arrangements as Buffy informed Dawn in school. Willow, Tara, Xander and Anya came to the hospital to support Buffy. At the hospital Dawn snuck in the morgue to see her mother and was attacked by a vampire, but Buffy saved her (The Body 5.16).
''God, why do all my shirts have such stupid things on them? Why can't I just dress like a grown up?'' - Willow
When Harmony arrived in Los Angeles Cordelia called Willow when she mistakenly believed that Harmony was making homosexual advances towards her. Willow set Cordelia straight about Harmony being a vampire and let her know Willow was dating a woman (Disharmony 2.17).
''Thanks for the affirmation. Cordelia, Harmony is very dangerous. You have to get out of there!'' - Willow
Warren was able to build Buffybot, and gave her to Spike about the time the real Buffy left Sunnydale to undertake a quest to learn her place in life. Although initially Spike and Buffybot spent time in their crypt enjoying each other's company, that night Buffybot snuck out to patrol for vampires, which was in her programming. She came across Xander and Anya , who thought she was the real Buffy. Spike then joined them trying to cover for Buffybot's strange actions, but they were interrupted by a small group of vampires. Buffybot and the others were able to slay the vampires, and Xander and Anya left. When Xander realized Buffy hadn't asked how her sister Dawn was (who was staying with others while Buffy was on her quest) Xander went back to find Buffy, only to discover Buffy and Spike on the ground of the graveyard... enjoying each other's company again. Xander rushed back to talk to his friends Willow and Tara Maclay.
They all agreed that Buffy was obviously delusional and they had to help her. Xander then confronted Spike at his crypt, but they were interrupted by the minions of Glory. The minions thought Spike might be the key because of the way Buffy had protected him. They knocked out Xander and took Spike. Buffybot was then alone and decided to find her programmed best friend Willow for help. Willow and the others teamed up with Buffybot, thinking she was Buffy, in planning an attack on Glory. When collecting weapons at Buffy's house they ran into the real Buffy who had just returned and realized the Buffy they had been with was a robot. The group, together with Rupert, then tracked down Glory's lair and was able to free Spike, who they let live so they could learn what he had told Glory. Buffybot was knocked out of commission by a minion of Glory.
The body was taken by Willow and examined. Buffy then went to Spike pretending to be Buffybot to learn what he had said, but when she learned he had protected Buffy and Dawn she kissed him and left instead of staking him. Spike wouldn't get Buffybot back (Intervention 5.18).
Willow and Tara had their first fight when Tara was worried Willow was only experimenting with dating women and not really in love with her. When the banished hell god Glorificus, also called Glory, was looking for her lost key to dimensions in an attempt to return home, she suspected that Tara was the key in disguise. When she learned Tara wasn't the key she left Tara with a broken hand and drained of her sanity. When Willow learned this she used dark magic to attack Glory, but could do no real damage to her (Tough Love 5.19).
''I ... owe ... you ... pain!'' - Willow
After Glory captured Dawn, Buffy fell into a state of catatonia, blaming herself. Willow entered her mind magically and talked her back to reality (Weight of the World 5.21).
During their final battle with Glory, Willow was able to drain Tara's sanity from Glory and place it back in Tara. Although Glory was defeated, Buffy died saving the world from a dimensional rift (The Gift 5.22).
Willow personally traveled to Los Angeles to tell Angel of Buffy's death (There's No Place Like Pltrz Glrb 2.22).
Since Buffy's little sister, Dawn Summers, had lost Buffy as her legal guardian Willow and Tara moved into the Summers home and attempted to keep the death of Buffy a secret. Several weeks later a work crew under Xander unearthed a safe containing the demon Veeya, who had been trapped and buried in Sunnydale long ago. Veeya fed off the gangs despair over Buffy's death until Buffy's sister Dawn was able to get the gang to remember all the goodness they felt for Buffy and fed it to the demon, killing it (Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Lost and Found).
During an argument over how to carry on Buffy's patrolling without her Anya then suggested they replace her with Buffybot. Willow agreed it was a good idea and took the parts from Spike. She had Xander do the mechanical repairs and she did the electronics and programming. It took three weeks before their first successful field test slaying a vampire. They had to increase Buffybot's resistance to harm, as it usually ended battles near breakdown. Spike got Willow to try to remove most of Buffybot's romantic programming towards him as it annoyed him (Buffy The Vampire Slayer #44).
Willow contacted Doc's three brothers about getting a reliable resurrection spell, which they gave to her in trade for her destroying a scroll they wanted to get rid of. Destroying the scroll caused the release of the Luper, a giant demon bird, which killed Doc's brothers and then went on the rampage in Sunnydale. Willow was able to defeat the Luper. She then approached Tara, Xander and Anya with her plan to bring back Buffy, fearing that Buffy was trapped in a hell dimension. They agreed to try the spell and not tell Rupert (Buffy The Vampire Slayer #45).
Several months later Willow cast a spell to bring back Buffy from the dead. This spell was interrupted by a band of demon bikers looking to set up shop in Sunnydale (Bargaining Part 1 6.01).
''...but her soul... her essence... I mean, that could be somewhere else. She could be trapped, in-in some sort of hell dimension like Angel was. Suffering eternal torment, just because she saved us, and I'm not gonna let... I'm not gonna leave her there. It's Buffy.'' - Willow
Although they didn't think the spell worked, Buffy did return from the dead (Bargaining Part 2 6.02).
As Buffy adjusted to her return to the land of the living, odd occurrences started to happen. Images of the dead and short possessions by an angry spirit plagued the people who raised Buffy. Willow learned that as a side effect of her magic a demon spirit had been created which was stuck between realities. When it was discovered that the spirit would dissipate unless it killed Buffy, the spirit attacked Buffy, but Willow and Tara were able to make the spirit solid enough for Buffy to slay it. Buffy confessed to Spike that she hadn't been in hell at all during her death, but was in heaven, and the forced return to the hard cold reality of Earth after such an experience was almost too much for her, but she made him promise not to tell the others (Afterlife 6.03).
Rupert returned to Sunnydale as Buffy started to deal with the realities of numerous bills and a lack of income. He privately told Willow she was a fool for attempting to raise Buffy, despite it's apparent success she risked horrible consequences. While Buffy was attempting to obtain a loan she stumbled across an M'Fashnik demon robbing a bank for his secret bosses, the new crime lords of Sunnydale, the Trio of Jonathan, Warren and their friend Andrew Wells. The M'Fashnik was enraged by her interference and attacked Buffy at her home, but she slew him. Rupert offered to loan Buffy some money to help her in her time of need. Buffy then was contacted by Angel and they decided to meet (Flooded 6.04).
''You're right. The magics I used are very powerful. I'm very powerful, and maybe it's not such a good idea for you to piss me off.'' - Willow
After returning home from her visit with Angel, Buffy decided to attend classes at U.C. Sunnydale along side Willow and Tara in an attempt to ease back into them for next semester. The Trio decided they had to deal with the Slayer before they could take over Sunnydale, so they put her through a series of tests, costing her her new jobs as a construction worker working with Xander and as a saleswoman at the Magic Box. Becoming depressed about her situation and inability to hold a job, Buffy spent the night getting drunk with Spike (Life Serial 6.05).
''I'm a breast girl myself, but, then again, you knew that.'' - Willow
Buffy started her Slayer training under Rupert again in the Magic Box as Anya, Xander and Dawn speculated as to what happened when Buffy had her reunion with Angel. Willow thought Buffy was holding something back about her encounter with Angel, so she secretly cast a spell to force Buffy to open her heart to her. The spell backfired and summoned a flaming demon who went on a rampage to tear out Buffy's heart. Willow tried to send a telepathic warning to Anya, Dawn and Xander, but they didn't understand it. When the demon appeared at the Magic Box, Buffy was able to defeat it by hitting it with a fire extinguisher and then chopping it's head off. Willow never admitted to summoning the demon by mistake (Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Reunion).
After Tara became concerned that Willow was using too much magic, the couple had a fight, and Willow used a spell to make Tara forget the incident (All The Way 6.06).
Xander came across a charm and spell to summon a musical demon, and tried it for some fun. What he ended up doing was summoning a demon called Sweet who forced the whole town of Sunnydale to break out into song, and causing the occasional case of spontanious human combustion. Tara learned that Willow had used a spell to make Tara forget a fight they had. The demon mistakenly thought Dawn had been the one who summoned it and tried to take her as his bride, but Buffy, Rupert, Willow, Rupert, Xander, Anya and Spike were able to confront Sweet and save Dawn. During the confrontation Buffy admitted to the group about how she was in heaven when she died, and how hard life was for her now. She also secretly started a relationship with Spike (Once More With Feeling 6.07).
After Tara learned that Willow had used magic to make Tara forget a fight they had Tara warned Willow she was using too much magic. Although Willow agreed to go for one week without magic, Willow didn't keep her word and attempted to make everyone forget the whole event happened. The spell backfired causing Willow, Tara, Rupert, Buffy, Xander, Dawn and Spike to all lose their memories for an evening. To make things worse was that fact that a demonic loan shark was hunting for Spike and attacked them all at the Magic Box, but even without memories they were able to fight off the vampires. Once the spell was ended Tara realized Willow lied to her and moved out of Buffy's house to get away from Willow (Tabula Rasa 6.08).
''For Buffy and Tara, this I char. Let Lethe's Bramble do its chore. Purge their minds of memories grim, of pains from recent slights and sins. When the fire goes out, when the crystal turns black, the spell will be cast. Tabula rasa, tabula rasa, tabula rasa.'' - Willow
Willow was able to return Amy to human form and spent the night with her using magic, much to Tara's disappointment (Smashed 6.09),
''What's the matter, Amy? You lonely? Oh, we need to get you a nice companion rat that you can love... play with... and grow attached to, until one day they leave you for no good reason. Won't that be fun?'' - Willow
Amy took Willow to see the warlock Rack, who showed her dangerous and addictive magics. After getting high on the magic while out with Dawn, Willow accidentally summoned a demon which attacked them. Dawn was injured before Buffy and Spike arrived and took Dawn to the hospital. Because of the way she risked Dawn, Willow swore to give up magic (Wrecked 6.10).
''I know! I know! I can't stop, Buffy! I tried and I can't... I can't! I can't, I ju ... god, I need help. Please! Please help me, please.'' - Willow
Buffy tried to keep herself away from Spike as she supported Willow staying away from magic. Buffy even went to far as to cut her hair when Spike commented he liked it long. In a devious plot by the Trio to sneak into the women's locker room unseen, they invented a working invisibility ray, with which they accidentally shot Buffy. Although Buffy at first reveled in escaping her life and enjoyed a day of pranks and sex with Spike, she was shocked when she learned the ray would eventually kill her. Willow was able to track down the Trio, but they captured her. Buffy rescued Willow, was cured and learned of the Trio's existence, just before they escaped (Gone 6.11).
In order to help make ends meet Buffy got a job working for the Doublemeat Palace. At first she had trouble adjusting to her job, although Spike tried to help by providing recreation in the alley behind the Palace during her breaks. It wasn't helpful she found one of the regular customers at the Palace was a demon who liked to feed on the employees. Although Buffy was paralyzed by the demon, Willow was able to save Buffy and slay it (Doublemeat Palace 6.12).
Buffy continued to have long nights of sex with Spike, putting stress on her relationship with Dawn because of her long absences. The vampire Velatti escaped from a pile of rubble and decided she could use Dawn to get to Buffy. Velatti and her demon bear companion kidnapped Dawn. Velatti attacked Spike and then Buffy, but when Buffy was winning Velatti mentioned Dawn and Buffy ran off to find Dawn. Buffy discovered the broken window at her house and found Tara, who helped her try to find Dawn. As Xander, Anya and Willow were getting food at the Doublemeat Palace the demon bear arrived with Dawn and Velatti. Xander tried to take them down, but was overpowered. Willow almost used magic to stop them, but couldn't bring herself to cast a spell. Anya was able to distract Velatti with magical bubbleflies Anya intended to use at her wedding while Xander took on the demon bear, leaping on it's back and choking it with a mop handle. Buffy arrived and took on Velatti, but she got the best of Buffy. As Velatti was
gloating Spike snuck up behind her and staked her (Buffy The Vampire Slayer #46).
When Xander and Anya were getting married Tara was invited to be a bridesmaid, along side Buffy, Dawn and the demon Halfrek. Willow was Xander's best man. Spike, attempting to make Buffy jealous, brought a date to the wedding. Through all the troubles that plagued the wedding, including Xander's drunk family, Anya's demon co-workers, and an attack by a demonic former victim on Anya's, Xander decided to call off the wedding, leaving Anya at the alter and heartbroken (Hell's Bells 6.16).
''I'm supposed to be best man. Shouldn't I be all ... Marlene Dietrich-y in a dashing tuxedo number?'' - Willow
Anya then accepted D'Hoffryn's offer to become a vengeance demon again. She returned to Sunnydale and when Xander didn't want to marry her, just continue dating, she attempted to wish him out of existence, but was frustrated because she couldn't grant her own wishes. She attempted to get Willow, Tara, Dawn and Buffy to wish something bad on Xander, but they were not any help. She then planned on getting Spike drunk and getting him to make a wish, but they ended up having sex together in the Magic Box. Through a secret camera planted by the Trio that the scoobies had uncovered Xander discovered Anya and Spike having sex and nearly killed Spike for it. During the fight it was revealed that Spike and Buffy had been having sex, and Xander walked away disgusted in both Anya and Buffy's choice in lovers. Tara approached Willow about making up (Entropy 6.18).
Buffy spent the night looking for the Trio's base as Tara and Willow spent the night together making up, something that pleased Dawn to no end. Buffy found their base abandoned, and got out with some of their documents as she was attacked by giant buzz saws. Buffy returned home where Dawn, Tara and Willow aided her in going through the documents. Anya attempted to go back to avenging wronged women, but found she only was concerned with her own troubles and not those of others. The Trio acquired the skin of a Nezzla demon. Dawn visited Spike in his crypt, wanting to know if sleeping with Anya was worth it and if he really loved Buffy. Jonathan wore the skin of the demon to sneak into their lair and steal the orbs of Nezzla'Khan, which Warren used to become super strong and invulnerable. Buffy visited Xander and tried to make up with him, but he was too hurt over finding out Buffy was sleeping with Spike. Buffy went out patrolling and a vampire hurt her back. When she got home Spike followed her in and
talked to her in the bathroom. He apologized for having sex with Anya. Buffy admitted she had feelings for him, but it wasn't love, because she could never trust him. Angry, Spike started for force himself on her, but she resisted him and kicked him across the room, shocking him into realizing what he was doing. Ashamed, Spike left her. At the Bronze Warren tested out the orbs by picking up women, beating on their boyfriends and robbing the place. Xander walked in and tried to fight Warren, but Warren was too powerful for him. Jonathan convinced Warren to leave so they could do a robbery they had planned. Xander returned to Buffy's place where he found her still lying on the flood in the bathroom. Willow arrived informed Buffy of a robbery in the plans that had to be done tonight. Spike returned to his crypt where Clem visited to share hot wings and watch Knight Rider. Spike told Clem he blamed the chip for everything and how he needed to change things. Warren then attempted an armored truck theft, but
Buffy arrived and they fought. Warren was winning the fight, but Jonathan snuck Buffy a hint about destroying the orbs. Once they were gone Warren didn't stand a chance, so he used a jet pack to escape. Andrew and Jonathan were captured by the police. Spike rode out of town vowing things would change when he returned. The next morning Xander visited Buffy in her yard and they made up for their differences. Warren arrived wanting vengeance on Buffy and shot her, with a stray bullet hitting Tara, who was standing with Willow in the upstairs bedroom (Seeing Red 6.19).
Tara died in Willow's arms as the paramedics took Buffy to the hospital. Willow tried to call on Osiris to bring back Tara, but she was told she couldn't reverse a natural passing with magic. Grief stricken Willow asked what happened, Xander said Warren shot at Buffy and Willow went out to get the magic she needed. Xander went with Buffy to Sunnydale Memorial. Andrew and Jonathan sat in jail waiting to be charged. Warren went to a demon bar to celebrate killing Buffy, were he learned that of a report of a girl was shot in her yard, but she survived and was in the hospital. Willow arrived at the Magic Box where she paralyzed Anya and drained all the magic from the black arts books. Dawn arrived home and discovered Tara's body. Warren decided to go to the warlock Rack for the power he needed to escape the Slayer. Rack informed him that Willow was out for blood because of Tara's death. Rack paid him for the things he needed to hide from and fight Willow. Buffy was faltering on the surgery table at the
hospital when Willow arrived and healed her with magic. Willow then lead Xander and Buffy on a hunt for Warren. Warren sent a robot of himself on a bus to Mexico, tricking Willow into thinking it was him. Willow confronted the robot and destroyed it. When Xander and Buffy wondered why she was acting like she was Willow explained that Tara was dead. When Xander and Buffy wouldn't help her kill Warren Willow left on her own to do the job. Buffy and Xander returned to her home where they found Dawn weeping near Tara's body. Xander called the police and they took the body away. Xander decided to look for Willow at the Magic Box. Dawn wanted to help find Willow, but Buffy insisted she stay safe at Spike's crypt. Willow used Tara's blood to lead her to Warren. When Buffy and Dawn arrived at the crypt they discovered Clem house sitting for Spike, who left town. At the Magic Box
Anya told Xander and Buffy she was a vengeance demon again and she could sense Willow. Willow was able to track Warren down in the woods. He used every trick he had on her, but he was out matched by her magic fury. Willow captured, tortured and then skinned Warren alive right as Buffy, Xander and Anya arrived. After killing Warren Willow went off to kill Andrew and Jonathan (Villains 6.20).
''Bored now.'' - Willow
As Willow flew off to kill Jonathan and Andrew, Buffy and Xander raced to stop her and Anya teleported ahead. Xander discovered Willow had wrecked his car, so Buffy took off on foot. In the jail Anya arrived and tried to convince the police to let Andrew and Warren go. Willow arrived and started to tear open the jail walls, but Buffy got them out before Willow finished. Xander arrived in a stolen police car and they took off until they could figure out what to do with Willow. Willow then attacked the car with a semi-truck, but she ran low on magic power. Dawn talked Clem into helping her get to Willow. Dawn got Clem to help her track down Rack. Buffy, Xander, Anya, Jonathan and Andrew made their way to the Magic Box hoping to find something that could stop Willow. Anya had a book of anti-magic, but she wasn't sure she could translate it.
Willow went to Rack's place to recharge with magic energy, where she found Rack and drained him to death. Dawn and Clem found Rack's place. As Clem waited in the lobby Dawn discovered Rack's dead body and Willow. Willow started to threaten Dawn, but then Buffy arrived. Buffy tried to talk Willow down but she wouldn't listen, and teleported them all back to the Magic Box. Willow tried to fry Andrew and Jonathan with magic, but Anya got the anti-magic spell working and blocked it. Spike defeated the first trial. Willow kept trying magic spells to no avail until she tried one making herself super-strong, and she started fighting Buffy. Xander and Dawn ran away with Andrew and Jonathan as Buffy and Willow fought and Anya hid, keeping up the anti-magic spell. Willow discovered Anya and knocked her out, then with her magic unhindered knocked out Buffy. As Willow was gloating Rupert arrived and knocked Willow for a loop (Two To Go 6.21).
''Oh, Buffy. You really need to have every square inch of your ass kicked.'' - Willow
Rupert quickly bound Willow and explained that a coven in England had seen the rise of a dark power fueled by grief in Sunnydale and a seer had seen the death of Tara. So the coven imbued him with their powers and teleported him to Sunnydale to stop it. Buffy caught Rupert up on events in Sunnydale as he planned to have the coven strip Willow of her powers, but Willow escaped the binding by tricking Anya. Rupert was unable to bind Willow again. Willow and Rupert fought until Willow knocked Rupert down and she sent a fireball to kill Andrew and Jonathan. Buffy had to run to save them before the fireball arrived, leaving Rupert and Willow alone. Willow then beat and drained Rupert of his powers. On a new power rush Willow suddenly found herself connected to every thing around her and unable to take the pain of it all decided it had to end. In a cemetery, Xander, Dawn, Andrew and Jonathan narrowly escaped the fireball as Buffy arrived to save them.
Buffy and Dawn fell into a fissure in the ground and Xander was knocked unconscious. Andrew and Jonathan decided to high-tail it to Mexico. Anya awoke and found Rupert, dying from Willow's magic. Rupert was able to sense Willow through their magical connection. He said Willow planned on ending the world to stop her pain. In the cemetery Buffy and Dawn were trapped underground. Xander tried to help them but then Anya teleported in and told them how Willow planned to use a buried satanic temple to end the world. Rupert had told her no magic or supernatural force could stop Willow. Xander heard this and rushed to stop her. Anya returned to Rupert to comfort him as he died. Willow decided Buffy should go down fighting so Willow summoned earth elementals to take kill Buffy and Dawn. Dawn and Buffy were able to fight the elementals together. Xander arrived at the temple and blocked Willow's spells with his body, professing that no matter what, he loved her and wanted to be with her as the world ended.
Willow couldn't bring herself to kill him and she broke down in his arms, the elementals disappearing. With Willow's stolen powers relinquished, Rupert recovered, saying he had hoped the true magic she took from him would spark her humanity, allowing Xander to reach her. Buffy was so impressed with the way Dawn handled herself she decided she wanted to show Dawn the world, not protect her from it (Grave 6.22).
''Remember that little spat we had before you left? When you were under the delusion that you were still relevant here? You called me a rank, arrogant amateur. Well buckle up, Rupert... 'cause I've turned pro.'' - Willow
Rupert then took Willow back to Westbury, England where she trained under a coven of good witches for several months, learning to control the magic that had become a part of her. Willow took lessons from a witch named Miss Hartness. One day in September Willow was communing with the Earth when she sensed something evil was coming, that the hellmouth was going to open, and she warned Rupert (Lessons 7.01).
''I felt the earth. It's all connected. It is, but... it's not all good and... pure and rootsy. There's... deep... deep black, there's... I saw, I saw the earth, Giles. I saw its teeth.'' - Willow
As Willow prepared to return to Sunnydale she confessed to Rupert that she was afraid she wasn't ready. She was afraid of the hellmouth opening again and what her friends would think of her. Rupert tried to console her. He told her they might not want her, but they will need her. Willow then left for Sunnydale (Beneath You 7.02).
''When you brought me here, I thought it was to kill me. Instead, you go all Dumbledore on me.'' - Willow
Willow returned to Sunnydale only to find that Buffy, Xander and Dawn were no where to be found. Meanwhile the three friends were perplexed as they waited for Willow to return. They all discovered a dead student at a construction site in the new high school, who had been skinned alive. Buffy worried that it might be Willow's work if she went evil again, but Dawn discovered references to a skin eating demon called Gnarl. Willow went to Spike and Anya for help finding her friends and the demon who killed the boy. Eventually they all found their way to the cave Gnarl lived in, but Dawn was injured and Willow was trapped in the cave. Buffy and Xander got Dawn to safety, then returned when Anya told them Willow was at the cave. After Buffy defeated Gnarl and Anya explained that they friends somehow couldn't see each other, the spell was broken and they were able to see each other. They took Willow home, where she recovered from the injuries she received from Gnarl. Willow explained that her lack of control of
her magic and fear of seeing her friend again had somehow cast a spell that made them not be able to see each other. Buffy then aided her in meditation (Same Time, Same Place 7.03).
''Uh, I, Yeah, and I can't find Buffy or Xander or Dawn, and there's this thing killing people, and the victim was... skinned. What could do that?.. Anything other-other than me?'' - Willow
Buffy began actual work at Sunnydale High as Willow visited Tara's grave. At school, Buffy met Cassie Newton, who let it slip during counseling that she knew she would die on Friday. Buffy tried to stop fate, having Dawn befriend Cassie as the Willow and Xander research her. When Friday came a group of school boys kidnapped Cassie and tried to sacrifice her to the demon Avilas, but Buffy and Spike were able to save her and slay the demon. After being saved Cassie fell over and died of a natural heart condition. Buffy, Willow, Dawn and Xander had to accept that fact that they couldn't save everyone, but they did do some good (Help 7.04).
''You join chat rooms, you write poetry, you post Doogie Howser fanfic. It's all normal, right?'' - Willow
Anya then attempted to get back into the vengeance gig by granting the wish of a girl who was humiliated by several college fraternity boys. She wished that they knew what it was like to get their hearts ripped out, so Anya summoned a spider-demon who ate hearts and killed all the fraternity boys. Anya was shocked and horrified at what she had done and tried to leave, but Willow, who re-applying to U.C. Sunnydale, saw her and discovered the bodies and the demon. Willow told Buffy and Xander about the spider-demon, and they hunted it down and killed it. Willow confronted Anya about the deaths. Unable to get Anya to do anything Willow told Buffy and Xander about Anya's involvement in the deaths, and Buffy came to the conclusion she had to kill Anya. Xander was shocked at this and attempted to stop her, still being in love with Anya. As Anya and Buffy came to blows Willow summoned Anya's boss D'Hoffryn and had a talk with him. D'Hoffryn interrupted the fight between Buffy and Anya, wanting to know what Anya
wanted. She wished she could return the boys to life. D'Hoffryn offered to bring them back, but said it would cost the life of a vengeance demon to do so. Anya agreed, thinking she was sacrificing herself to save the boys, but then D'Hoffryn killed Anya's demon friend Halfrek to return the boys, then made Anya human, so she could live in pain over what she had done. Anya then decided she needed to be alone to figure out who she really was (Selfless 7.05).
''I don't have anywhere near that kind of power. I didn't have that kind of power when... and I, I don't think I trust the power I do have.'' - Willow
A demon attempted to kill Anya for D'Hoffryn, but Buffy slew the demon. Buffy then decided she had to get Spike out of the basement of Sunnydale High School, so she got him to move in with Xander, despite his protests. Dawn then came to notice a high school football star named R.J. Brooks and became obsessed with him, going so far as to try out for the Sunnydale High School Cheer Leaders and sabotage a rival football player's career. Eventually she even dressed like a slut and got him to notice her. Buffy wasn't happy at this development. When Buffy tried to have a talk with R.J. she ended up falling madly for him too. Xander determined it must be a love spell working on the sisters. While Xander and Spike were able to discover that R.J.'s family had a history of being good with women because of an enchanted letterman's jacket, Willow and Anya also fell under the spell. The girls then started to compete for R.J.'s heart. Willow attempted to turn him into a woman with magic, to eliminate the competition for
him from other women.
Buffy tried to kill the principal who had been tough with R.J. at school. Anya went on a thieving spree to try to win his heart, and Dawn tried to kill herself to prove her eternal love. Spike and Xander were able to interrupt Willow's spell, stop Buffy from killing the principal and together they saved Dawn. They then were able to steal the jacket from R.J. and burn it, freeing the girls from the spell (Him 7.06).
''There's a simple answer to this. Just think about who loves him the most. Clearly I do, since I'm willing to look past the whole orientation thing.'' - Willow
On the night of November 12th, Willow was studying at the U.C. Sunnydale library when she was approached by what appeared to be the ghost of Cassie Newton. Cassie claimed to be sent by Tara. Cassie said Tara still loved Willow and sang to her. Cassie wanted to warn Willow that she could never use her magic again because it would end up killing her friends. Willow said that she was told by Rupert she couldn't just shut off the magic, it was part of her now. Cassie then suggested there was one solution that would save her friends and allow Willow and Tara to be together... that Willow kill herself. Willow was shocked and accused the spirit of trying to trick her, the spirit laughed and warned her it would devour them all and disappeared (Conversations With Dead People 7.07).
'' Oh, God, Tara, it hurts so much. Everyday, it's like this giant hole, and it's not getting better.'' - Willow
Buffy went to Xander's house to check up on Spike after learning he might be killing again. She discovered Spike was out for the night and told Xander what she had learned. He agreed to have Spike watched to learn if he was killing again. Buffy then went home to and discovered the house torn up with Willow and Dawn up stairs. Willow told Buffy that they were both visited by evil spirits in the night pretending to be people they knew. Buffy told them about her knowledge of Spike, but they were worried it might also be a false lead. Xander got Anya to watch over Spike until he left for the evening. Buffy tracked Spike, and discovered he was meeting women, but wasn't able to follow. Spike was killing again, but under the hypnotic control of a mysterious spirit manifestation only he could see. Buffy confronted Spike about his meetings with girls, but he claimed he couldn't hurt anyone and wouldn't want to anyway. He merely spent time with girls because he missed Buffy. Willow researched on the computer and
discovered a rash of missing persons in the last few days. Spike started to remember bits and pieces of the killings, and started to investigate, even going so far as escaping from Xander's watch of him. Spike went to the Bronze where he was met by a female vampire who claimed he had recently sired her. Spike and the vampire fought and he staked her. Spike then remembered more and called Buffy, telling her to meet him at a house. Spike told her he remembered killing people and burying them in the basement. The spirit then activated Spike's hypnotic trigger again and he attacked Buffy, being joined by the vampires rising from the basement floor. Spike couldn't bring himself to hurt Buffy and broke out of the spirit's control, while Buffy staked the other vampires. Spike tried to get Buffy to stake him for what he had done, but she refused to play along, guessing there was an invisible force playing them all. Buffy then took Spike home to try to learn what he knew of the evil spirit which was haunting them
all (Sleeper 7.08).
''Buffy, this thing knows us. It made us think that we were talking to people we knew. Mine said it came with a message from Tara, but Dawn actually saw... your mother. This thing, it had me for a while, I mean, before it started letting loose with the pulse-pounding terror, but before that, the lies were very convincing. It just seems real.'' - Willow
Buffy tied Spike up in her bedroom to see to his recovery and try to find out what he knew about what was haunting them all. Buffy tried calling the Council of Watchers in an attempt to locate Rupert, but they were no help. Willow went to the butcher shop to pick up some pig's blood to feed Spike, only to come across her old enemy Andrew, who was also buying large amounts of pig's blood. Suspicious of Andrew's motivations Willow forced him to return with her to Buffy's house, where Anya and Xander interrogated him. Fearing Andrew would talk the spirit haunting Spike triggered his killer personality and sent him after Andrew. Spike escaped and bit Andrew right as he was telling everything he knew about the Seal of Danzalthar he was trying to activate with the blood. Buffy saved Andrew and chained Spike up in the basement. The house was then attacked by men in robes who abducted Spike. After they made their escape Buffy recognized one of them as the Harbingers of the First Evil, and realized it was the First
Evil who was haunting them all this time. The Harbingers then took Spike to the seal and used his blood to release a powerful Turok-Han vampire trapped under it (Never Leave Me 7.09).
''I'm talking. Don't interrupt me, insignificant man. I am Willow. I am death. If you dare defy me, I will call down my fury, exact fresh vengeance, and make your worst fears come true. Okay?'' - Willow
Buffy, Anya, Willow and Dawn tried to research the First Evil as Xander repaired the home from the attack by the Harbingers. They did not find much useful information. Buffy was visited by the image of her mother in a dream, but she thought it might be the First Evil. When Andrew recovered Buffy had him take the gang to the Seal of Danzalthar. The seal was abandoned and with all the blood around them they figured it had been activated. Willow attempted to use a locating spell to find the First, but this caused the First to manifest, briefly possessing Willow. Xander saved her by breaking an urn used in the spell. Rupert unexpectedly arrived with three Slayers in training, Annabelle, Kennedy and Molly. He explained that the First Evil had declared war on the Council of Watchers and the Slayers. He stole what he could from the Council headquarters before it was destroyed and brought that information and the Slayers in training to Sunnydale. Kennedy seemed to make a pass at Willow, who was shocked. Buffy went
out on patrol with Rupert and found the place where the Harbingers were last time she fought them. She was attacked by the Turok-Han, who was beating her until he had to retreat because of the rising sun. Buffy went to work that day and unsuccessfully tried to research the First Evil online. That night Annabelle got frightened and ran away, only to be killed by the Turok-Han. Buffy fought him and was severely beaten again and left for dead under a pile of rubble. Xander found Buffy and brought her back home. After recovering from her wounds Buffy awoke and told the others they were going to war against the First Evil (Bring On The Night 7.10).
''Um, Buffy, I just, I want you to know that I'm really sorry for letting you down. You know, here before with the magic going all aah and me going all eeee and everything getting all rrrr. I wish I could help out.'' - Willow
Young potential Slayers Chloe, Eve and Vi came to live with Buffy in her home over the next week. Buffy went to pick up another potential Slayer named Rona at the bus stop and had to fight off several Harbingers. Unable to find any useful information on how they could fight the First Evil, Rupert suggested they consult an oracle known as Beljoxa's Eye. Anya was against the idea of consulting the eye, but Buffy insisted they needed to try. Willow was contacted by a friend in her coven who learned another potential Slayer had come to Sunnydale and was staying at a motel. Buffy and Xander went to find the girl but were shocked to find the long dead body of Eve. Buffy raced home to confront what was actually the First Evil pretending to be Eve. The First told them to prepare for a visitor after the sun went down, then vanished. Buffy, Xander and Willow covertly formulated a plan to kill the Turok-Han and boost the moral of the potential Slayers by having them witness Buffy slaying it. That night they lead the
Turok-Han to a construction site and Buffy was able to behead it. Buffy then went to the First's caves and rescued Spike (Showtime 7.11).
''Facing my fear. I'm facing my fear. Hear that, fear? I'm facing you.'' - Willow
Buffy and Spike took to training the potential Slayers for action in their war with the First Evil, as she continued her work as a councilor at Sunnydale High School. Willow received a phone call from her coven that they had located another potential Slayer who was already living in Sunnydale. Willow, Xander, Dawn and Anya performed a spell to locate the new Slayer and were shocked when the spell seemed to indicate that the person they were looking for was Dawn. Dawn asked the others not to tell Buffy right away, then sneaked out to clear her head about the idea of what she was. Buffy and Spike took the potential Slayers to the graveyard, where Buffy and Spike locked the girls in with a crypt with a newborn vampire, which they defeated. While walking Dawn ran into schoolmate Amanda, who was having a bad night. Amanda had been attacked by a vampire at the school, which she was able to get away from. Dawn decided to try herself as a potential Slayer and face the vampire with Amanda. When Willow, Xander
and Anya discovered Dawn was missing they went to get Buffy to help find her. Dawn and Amanda tried to face the vampire, but seemed out matched. During the fight Dawn realized that Amanda was actually the one the spell indicated was the potential Slayer, as Amanda was outside the house when the spell was cast, right behind Dawn. Dawn talked Amanda into facing the vampire and Amanda was able to slay it right as Buffy arrived. Afterwards Amanda joined the ranks of the potential Slayers. Xander had a talk to Dawn about the difficulties of not being chosen or having powers, yet fighting evil, which made her feel better (Potential 7.12).
''Okay, I got my tumbleweed, my eggs...got my chrysalises, chrysali? My butterfly transformer pods. Hey, wh-where's my snakeskin?'' - Willow
To help the potential Slayers learn more about what they were Rupert took them out to the desert to commune with the spirit of the first Slayer. Kennedy faked a cold and stayed behind so she could ask Willow out on a date to the Bronze. Willow reluctantly agreed and they spent some time talking about their lives. When Willow and Kennedy got back home Kennedy kissed Willow good night and Willow found herself transformed into Warren. After shocking everyone with her new appearance, and explaining that she probably did it to herself with out of control magic, Willow went out to try to fix it. Kennedy followed. Willow and Kennedy sought out the U.C. Sunnydale wiccan group. They were surprised to find Amy among them, who claimed to be recovering from her own magic problems. Amy seemed to try to help Willow return to normal, but failed. In a fit of anger Willow hit Amy, then ran off when she realized she was becoming like Warren. Enraged and acting like Warren, Willow bought a gun. Kennedy learned that Amy wasn't
as recovered as she seemed and confronted her, learning that Amy had hexed Willow, causing the problem. Amy teleported Kennedy back to Buffy's house, where an enraged Willow threatened Kennedy, saying their kiss had made her forget Tara for a moment. Kennedy realized this was all stemming from Willow's guilt and to help her move on Kennedy kissed Willow again, returning her to normal (The Killer In Me 7.13).
Rupert was very upset to learn that Buffy had Spike's chip removed, but she insisted it would be okay. Buffy decided to investigate Principal Robin Wood, only to end up being asked out on a date with him, which she accepted. Xander also asked a woman named Lissa out at the hardware store and got a date, which made Anya very jealous. As Buffy and Xander were out on their dates Andrew was contacted by the First Evil, in the form of Jonathan. The First Evil wanted Andrew to get the gun Willow bought and use it to kill the potential Slayers. Buffy and Robin were jumped by a pack of vampires on their date, but they both quickly dispatched the demons. Andrew pretended to go along with the First, but secretly set up an operation with Willow, Dawn, Kennedy and Amanda to try to learn about the First's motives and weaknesses. The First discovered it was being duped and became very angry. Willow got a distress text message on her cell phone from Xander, sending Spike to track down Buffy on her date. On their date
Robin admitted he was the son of a former Slayer, and that he hunted vampires on the side. He also admitted he knew who Buffy really was and that's why he hired her at the school. Spike interrupted them at a restaurant, telling them Xander was in danger and the three were able to save Xander from Lissa, who was about to sacrifice him in an attempt to raise another Turok-Han vampire. Robin discovered Spike was a vampire and became suspicious. Later at home the First Evil appeared to Robin in the form of his mother and told him that Spike was the vampire who killed her (First Date 7.14).
Buffy continued to train the new potential Slayers who arrived in her home. She introduced Robin to her operation.
When he brought over the bag that used to belong to his mother Buffy opened it to find a book and storytelling tools which told of the origin of the first Slayer. The story took on a life of it's own and a portal opened which Buffy entered. She found herself face to face with the Shadow Men, those who created the first Slayer. Back in Buffy's home her place in this world was taken by a demon. The demon trashed the place and escaped. Theorizing that they would need the demon to get Buffy back home, Spike captured it as Willow, Anya, Dawn and Kennedy combined efforts to open a portal to send the demon back. The Shadow Men offered to give Buffy more demonic power, but she refused it, not wanting to become less human then she already was. They then offered her knowledge of what was to come, and showed her a vision of an army of Turok-Han. Willow barely was able to control the magic energy in the spell she was casting, and had to drain some energy from Kennedy and Anya to make it work. As Willow lost complete
control Xander was able to ground her and return her to normal. The portal open and demon thrown in, Buffy returned home. Kennedy took some time to come to grips with being used by Willow (Get It Done 7.15).
Kennedy and Willow did make up, and their relationship took a very public turn. When the Seal of Danzalthar started to act up Willow was able to discover that the tears of the one who activated it could shut it down. Buffy took Andrew to the seal and made him face what he and done and truly repent for killing Jonathan (Storyteller 7.16).
Xander helped house the increasing number of potential Slayers coming to Sunnydale at his place. When Caleb, an agent of the First Evil, came to Sunnydale, Buffy commanded an ill-fated attack on his hideout at a vineyard. In the fight Caleb severely injured Xander's left eye, killed and injured several potential Slayers, and defeated Buffy and Faith with ease. Willow stayed with him at the hospital as he recovered, but he lost the use of the eye (Dirty Girls 7.18).
Once Xander was released from the hospital he rejoined Buffy and the potential Slayers at her home in time for them to all vote her out of power and put Faith in charge of their group. Even Willow, Anya and Dawn sided against Buffy. Buffy left, at Dawn's request, because Dawn knew Buffy would never be able to follow their orders (Empty Places 7.19).
Although Willow had reservations about loosing control, Kennedy was able to talk her in to making love for the first time since Tara's death (Touched 7.20).
When Buffy returned from her mission to the vineyard with an ancient weapon, Willow and Rupert attempted to to research it's origin together (End of Days 7.21).
Buffy lead the potential Slayers and her friends in an attack on the Seal of Danzalthar. She gave Spike an amulet given to her by Angel as her Champion, then positioned Xander, Rupert, Dawn, Anya, Andrew and Robin to protect the exits and lead the potentials into the seal. Willow and Kennedy cast a spell that empowered all the potential Slayers with full Slayer strength. Buffy fought bravely against the horde of Turok-Han vampires inside the seal, but was severely out-numbered. Anya was killed by a Harbinger of the First Evil. Spike's amulet activated and rays of pure light decimated the ranks of the Turok-Han. Buffy's team retreated as Spike stayed to finish the job, causing the collapse of the seal and destruction of the entire town of Sunnydale as well as his own death. The survivors in Buffy's group escaped in a school bus and made it out of town at the last moment (Chosen 7.22).
Powers: Willow is a skilled practitioner of witchcraft. She mainly focuses on the spellcasting portion of the faith rather then the religious portion. She can move large objects with great precision, fire bolts of lightning from her hands, fly and cast a variety of spells. She has learned to form a mental link with those in her line of sight, allowing telepathic speech.
Willow has a working knowledge of French, Hebrew and Latin.
A spell by Ethan Rhane once transformed Willow into a ghost, making her an immaterial spectre. The spell was lifted and Willow returned to normal (Halloween 2.06).
For a short time Willow gained the ability to make anything she said come true, but she lacked control over this ability and gave it up (Something Blue 4.09).