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It had been foretold...
"Into each generation a Slayer is born. One girl in all the world, a Chosen One. One born with the strength and skill to fight the vampires, to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their numbers."
For every vampire in the world, there is a Slayer. The Slayer Code: Destroy all vampires with the obligatory aid of super strength, fighting ability and an acute and intense gift of timing-think of it as being bitten by a radioactive spider minus the leotard. It’s not only vampires, however, that these warriors have chosen the responsibility to annihilate. They also have to time-out demons, monsters and just about every other kind of nasty that can come to mind. When a Slayer times a creature out, it doesn’t entail making them stand in a corner. Usually, the end result is a heinously bloody slaughter, sometimes accompanied by one of today’s hottest bands. With the aid of a Watcher-who trains and looks out for each Slayer-these superhuman do-gooders have been known mostly to lurk in the shadows alone, following their prey-the bloodsucking undead. As you can imagine, these heroes have an unhealthy expiration date…most don’t live to see past 20.
Welcome to Sunnydale...
Essentially ground zero for all things naughty, Sunnydale, California was built on top of an Indian Burial Ground…no, wait, Hellmouth: a portal to a rotted dimension that just about every slag wants to unlock and unleash hell on Earth.
Coincidentally, in 1997, Vampire Slayer Buffy Summers moved to Sunnydale with her mother Joyce to get her away from her previous school in LA after her parents divorced. You see, under the guidance of a Watcher named Merrick (who had an incredible likeness to a mulleted vamp in a film called Lost Boys), our heroine torched her school’s gymnasium during a slayfest against a bunch of overbites. Don’t worry; we haven't heard much about any repercussions from the incident or the movie therein. Let’s just forget it happened and move on.
With the aid of her loyal comrades, Willow, Giles, Xander, Anya, Tara, Spike and her sister Dawn, the Buffster has dispelled many worthy foes including; The Master, the Anointed One, Adam, Faith and Glory. As dedicated as she is, Buffy still tries to find the time to deal with the trivialness of college life. Unfortunately, her love life isn’t with frat boys and the like…it seems that even after dating the vamp Angel that she might become romantically involved with one William the Bloody.
One’s strength can only truly be judged by their conviction and dedication to their calling, their prophecy, their fate and their gift. Proving that she was indeed the truest of Slayers, Buffy Anne Summers gave her life to obstruct evil’s Glory for the Dawn of our world’s salvation. Although the Slayer lore warned that most Slayers don't live to see 20, Buffy was an exception...but not by much.
It's a grave new world. Prepare yourself for resurrection and retribution
(copyright buffy upn)
A resume of the character Faith and her evolution coming soon (probably after her new episodes aired)