The First Slayer was created by
the Shadow Men, three very old, black men, who spoke
Swahili. They created the Slayer by merging into
a young girl the energy of a pure demon, its
spirit, its heart, against her will (Get
it Done). As Dracula suggested (Buffy
vs Dracula), the Slayer's and
vampire's origins are really the same: rooted in
darkness. The Shadow Men became the Watchers,
who watched the Slayers.
In each generation there was a Chosen
One. Alone, she had to fight the evil
forces that threatened the human kind. When
she died, another was called immediately. They
were very young (15-18 years old) when the
call happened and, usually, they died young,
too, killed by their natural enemies, the
vampires. Potential Slayers girls who had
the potential for being called one day could
be recognized and trained by Watchers, before
being chosen. Slayers have super strength and
their wounds heal faster than a normal
Principal Robin Wood
gives Buffy an "emergency bag"
that was owned by his mother, the
Slayer Spike killed in New York,
in 1977. Inside the bag the
Scoobies find weapons, a large old
book written in Sumerian, and a
big, unopenable box. Inside the
box (which is open by Buffy), it
is a copper turntable device, a
lamp, and some African-looking
shadow puppets. According to the
book, you put them in motion, and
they tell you a story a Origin
Myth. The story of the very first
there is the Earth. Then there
came the Demons. After demons,
there came Men. The Men found
a Girl. The Men took the Girl.
To fight all Demons. They
chained her to the Earth.
portal is open in the Summer's
house and Buffy jumps in. She
goes back in time; she finds
herself in a desert, and
approaches a group of three men.
The men rock back and forth,
chanting. She walks toward them.
These are the Shadow Men:
Men: We have been here
since the beginning. Now, we
are almost at the end.
OK, and the "neat" of it just
left me. End of what?
Man 3: You are the
Tell me what I need to know.
I came to learn.
Man 1: We cannot give
you knowledge. Only power. We
are at the beginning. The
source of your strength. The
well of the Slayer's power.
This is why we have brought
I thought I brought me here.
three men pound their staffs
into the ground, rhythmically,
in unison, and chant, as one of
them steps forward holding a
small, wooden box. He places it
on the floor, in the center of a
painted symbol, and opens the
box. All three Shadow Men step
away, and stand like guards,
holding their staffs.
Men: Herein lies your
truest strength. The energy of
the Demon. Its spirit. Its
This is how you...
Man: ...Created the
slowly, a mist begins to rise
from the open box
Men: This is how it
was then. How it must be now.
It must become one with
I get a say in this and I'm
Man 2: Merge, live, and
grow inside you.
Man 1: This is how it
was then. How it must be now.
You don't understand. You need
our power. To reject us is to
disrupt the Slayer line.
Man 2: You are making
Shadow Men lift their quarter
staves, spread out, and attack
Buffy. That's okay, she's got
the chain. And with her legs
free, she's good with the
You think I came all this way
to get knocked up by some
demon dust? Think again, old
refuses taking the power offered
by the Shadow Men; Willow
reopens the portal and the
Slayer return home, safe and
In 2003, the Slayer Buffy Anne
Summers changed the rule "In each generation
there was a Chosen One". She decided to use
the essence of the [Scythe],a
weapon that contained the energy and history
of many Slayers, to change the destiny of
herself, Faith's, and the Slayers in Training.
Thus, after the powerful witch Willow did a
spell on the Scythe, every girl in the world
who could be a Slayer, became a Slayer then,
and generations to come (Chosen).
Slayers All in A Row
The First Slayer - Primitive
girl, appeared on the Scoobies' dreams, and
tried to kill all them. She was evil.
China - Killed by vampire [Spike]
(he bit her) in 1900, during the Boxer
Rebellion, in a Buddhist temple in China. Yet in
Spike's arms, the girl says "Tell my mother I'm
sorry...", to what Spike answers: "I'm sorry,
luv, I don't speak Chinese." Afterwards, he has
sex with his beloved [Drusilla]
"You ever hear them saying the blood of a
Slayer is a powerful aphrodisiac?", he tells
- Killed by Spike (he broke her neck) in 1977,
in New York (Fool For Love). He
took her black leather coat, which became his
trade mark. This Slayer had a 4-year-old son [Robin
Wood] who was brought up by her Watcher
and ended up as Principal at the Sunnydale High.
The First Evil told him that was Spike who
killed his mother, and Wood tried to revenge her
death by killing Spike but failed (Lies
My Parents Told Me).
Summers - All-American girl from Los
Angeles, Slayer in Sunnydale since 1997. The
Watcher Merrick told her she was the Chosen One
when she still lived in Los Angeles (Buffy
the Vampire Slayer, the movie).
- From Jamaica, called after Buffy died for the
first time, in 1997 (Prophecy
Girl), in the hands of the
Master. Killed by vampire Drusilla in 1998 (Becoming 1).
Faith - American from Boston,
Massachusetts, called after Kendra died. Faith
is the Slayer whose death would call the next
details on Buffy, Kendra, Faith and Nikki see [Buffy
Slayers in Training aka Potential
Slayers - They were identified very early
by the Watcher's Council and trained by them;
the Council wanted that the Chosen One was
already trained when her time came, what didn't
happen with Buffy, for instance.
In 2002, SITs
from all over the world (Turkey, England,
Germany) started being killed (along with their
Watchers) by the [Harbingers],the
priests who worked for the [First
Evil]. So, three of them Kennedy,
Annabelle and Molly were taken by Giles to
Sunnydale (Bring on the Night), in
order for Buffy to protect them.
following weeks, the Summers' house was turned
into a Board House for Slayers in Training
with dozens of them arriving from everywhere:
Chloe, Vi, Rona, Amanda, Chao-Ahn, Shannon, and
many, many others. While Amanda was a friend of
Dawn's (both girls attended Sunnydale High),
Kennedy and Willow started a relationship.
In the course
of the fight against the First Evil, some of
them died: Annabelle was killed by the [Turok-Han]
the First Evil had just released from the
Hellmouth (Never Leave Me); Chloe,
influenced by the First, committed suicide (Get
it Done); Molly and a unnamed girl
were killed by [Caleb]
(Dirty Girls); and Amanda and
Chao-Ahn died in the final battle against the
Turok-Hans, in the Hellmouth (Chosen).
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