Elizabeth Anne “Buffy” Summers, the Vampire Slayer is a major character of Vampire Slayers Xander Harris Never Trained, a fanfiction story written by Little_kingsfan2005. She is adapted from the fictional character of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer franchise portrayed by Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Leader of the Scooby Gang, co-head of the renamed International Council of Slayers & Watchers, Class Protector of the Sunnydale High School Class of ’99, and much more, Buffy Summers has saved the world…a lot.
Buffy Anne Summers was a Vampire Slayer that was activated in the late 20th century. Born to Hank and Joyce Summers on January 19, 1981, she was called to be the Slayer in 1996 at the age of fifteen after the death of her predecessor, India Cohen. She was originally based in Los Angeles, but, due to an incident involving a gang of vampires at Hemery High School there, she later moved to Sunnydale, California. There, she acted as guardian of the Hellmouth until its destruction in 2003. Initially a reluctant hero who constantly wished for nothing more than a normal life, Buffy eventually grew to embrace her destiny. Buffy was unique as a Slayer in many ways; she refused to sacrifice her ordinary life for her supernatural destiny and often operated as part of a team with her friends the “Scooby Gang.”
Upon the formation of the International Council of Slayers & Watchers, Buffy spent a majority of her first year after Sunnydale traveling around Europe, before returning to the States and setting up shop in Cleveland. After a disastrous blowout with Xander and then hearing about Angel and his team taking on the Senior Partners of Wolfram & Hart in Los Angeles, Buffy began to take a hard look at herself and her life – Xander had moved on, Dawn was beginning college, and she was still alive at the age of 23 (much to her shock; she’d been repeatedly told since she was 15 that she’d be lucky to live to even graduate from high school) – she took a leave of absence from the Council and dropped off the grid. She returned to Cleveland two months later, and enrolled at Cleveland State University to complete her degree in Psychology that she’d started at UC Sunnydale before dropping out after her mother’s death. When she completed her degree, Buffy got a regular job as a school counselor at Cleveland High School.
She also continues to serve as the ICSW’s Slayer-in-Charge, although she delegates most of the day-to-day stuff to her fellow Slayers. However, despite her semi-retirement, Buffy’s reputation still precedes her and she can still slay with the best of them. She has also mended her relationship with Xander, apologizing for being a bitch to him and admitting that, although still to this day she wishes he had a normal life, there was nobody she’d rather have watching her back (both literally and euphemistically).
In 2011, Buffy celebrated both her 30th birthday and her 15th anniversary as the Vampire Slayer (which made her the oldest and longest-serving Slayer in recorded history, a record that was surpassed by Faith a few months later due to Buffy’s multiple deaths). In 2013, Buffy, Willow, and Xander organized the Sunnydale 10-year reunion, designed to serve as both a high school reunion and a memorial to the town and everybody they lost.
In 2015, Buffy was grief-stricken when Giles, her mentor and father-figure of the past 20 years, suffered a heart attack and passed away at the age of 61.
Personal life Edit
Buffy’s romantic life could charitably be described as “tragic”. She’s had a number of romances over the years; her most notable partners are Oliver Pike, Angel, Parker Abrams, Riley Finn, Spike, and Satsu. She had a short-lived fling with the Immortal while in Rome, and during her second go-around at college, Buffy dated Drew Burgess, a Cleveland beat cop who was studying for an advanced degree.
While not as much of a demon magnet as Xander, Buffy still has her share of non-human admirers. Because two of her lovers (in fact, her two longest relationships) were with vampires, Buffy has been called “the Vampire Layer” behind her back – because nobody was brave enough or stupid enough to say it to her face (the beating she gave to the one vampire foolish enough to ask her if she’d consider giving him a ride became legendary throughout the ICSW and the Underworld).
In 2014, Buffy began dating Fred Williams, the Principal of Cleveland High School. Six months into their relationship, they discovered that she was pregnant, leaving her simultaneously ecstatic and horrified at the thought of bringing new life into this world. Meanwhile, the Scooby Gang and the rest of the ICSW are generally thrilled for Buffy and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the newest member of the group. In January 2016, Buffy gave birth to a healthy baby boy named James Rupert Williams; she and Fred appointed Willow and Xander James’s godparents.
During her year travelling in Europe, Buffy ran into her father, Hank, and his new wife, who was pregnant with twins. Buffy and Hank took some time to get reacquainted, and nowadays remain in contact for things like birthdays and the holidays, although they still aren’t close.
Education and employment Edit
For most of her life, Buffy’s sole job was battling the Forces of Darkness. However, as she grew older (and had bills to pay, and a teenage sister to support), she realized she had to find a real job with a real paycheck, and she became a member of the fast food industry for minimum wage.
In 2002, the Principal of the newly-rebuilt Sunnydale High School, Robin Wood, hired Buffy as the school counselor, a job which she held until Sunnydale’s destruction in 2003. After completing her college degree in 2006, Buffy was hired as the school counselor at Cleveland High School.
Ever since the formation of the International Council of Slayers & Watchers, Buffy has earned a paycheck for Slaying – something that never happened when she was in Sunnydale. With her newfound money, Buffy has returned to wearing designer and brand clothes that she had to give up after leaving Los Angeles for Sunnydale as a teenager.
Superpowers, weapons and equipment Edit
As a Vampire Slayer, Buffy has all the usual powers of such, including superhuman strength, speed, agility, reflexes, durability, accelerated healing, a limited ability to sense supernatural activity, the collective memories of all past Slayers, precognitive dreams, and a natural proficiency with virtually all forms of weaponry and unarmed combat styles. Due to the longevity of her career as the Slayer, Buffy’s powers are stronger than all of the Slayers activated by Willow in 2003 or subsequently Called since. Unlike Xander and his cabal of Slayers and support staff, Buffy refuses to carry a gun (although she does know how to use one), preferring to use the more “traditional” Vampire Slayer weapons, including stakes, swords, and crossbows, and is a qualified expert with all of them. She owns a cherry-red Corvette convertible, but she isn’t a very good driver, and has received numerous speeding tickets.
Buffy is also surprisingly intelligent considering that at first glance she appears to be nothing more than another California blonde cheerleader; an IQ test put her IQ at 132, which is the low end of gifted, and she scored a 1430 on her SATs her senior year of high school. She graduated cum laude (a fact that continues to baffle her and her friends to this day) from Cleveland State University in 2006 with a degree in Psychology.
Injuries and illnesses Edit
As of 2010, Buffy is the longest-living Slayer on record (despite having died multiple times). Her first death occurred when she was 16: she was bitten and drowned while fighting the Master in Sunnydale. Fortunately, Xander and Angel were only minutes away, and Xander was able to use CPR to bring her back to life. Because Buffy was clinically dead, Kendra Young was Called as the next Vampire Slayer. She died a second time in 2001 at the age of 20, when she sacrificed herself to save Dawn and the world by hurling herself off a tower and using her own body to close a mystical portal. She was resurrected using magic by Willow, along with Xander, Tara Maclay, and Anya Jenkins after 147 days. A year later, Buffy was shot by Warren Mears and flatlined at the hospital, but was saved when Willow telekinetically removed the bullet and then healed her injury.
Buffy has also been beaten up, stabbed, shot, cut, and bitten by vampires, all of which she’s recovered from.
After her return from the dead in 2001, Buffy suffered from severe depression and post-traumatic stress due to her expulsion from Heaven.
Awards and decorations Edit
Buffy is a recipient of the following awards:
- Presidential Citizens Medal – Awarded in 2005 by the President of the United States for “exemplary deeds or services performed for his or her country or fellow citizens” for her actions in Sunnydale (including the prevention of the apocalypse)
- George Medal – Awarded in 2005 by the Queen of England for “…acts of great bravery” for her actions in Sunnydale (including the prevention of the apocalypse)
- Sunnydale High School Class of ’99 Class Protector Award – Awarded in 1999 by the Sunnydale High School Class of ’99 for her part in making the class “have the lowest mortality rate in the history of the school”.
Kill count Edit
During her time in Sunnydale, Buffy racked up an impressive body count of 248 known kills (127 vampires, 103 demons, 2 robots, 14 humans, and 2 others). In the dozen years that has followed, she has almost doubled the amount of demons and vampires she’s vanquished, but she has yet to take another human life.
Alternate versions Edit
In one of the alternate universes Xander visited in 2011, Buffy gave her life to defeat the First Evil in 2003, resulting in her fourth and final death. Her sister, Dawn, named her daughter Joyce Elizabeth after their mom and Buffy.
In another alternate universe, Buffy never moved to Sunnydale in 1997. Instead, she went on to have an illustrious career as a traveling Slayer until she failed her Cruciamentum test on her 18th birthday and met her end at the hands of Zachary Kralik. With Buffy’s death, the next Vampire Slayer, Faith Lehane was Called.
Shortly after leaving Los Angeles in this universe, Buffy met Angel, the Vampire With a Soul. The two fell in love and on Buffy’s 17th birthday, she gave Angel her virginity. This led to a moment of perfect happiness, which released the gypsy curse on his soul and releasing Angelus for the first time in 100 years. Buffy did her duty and staked the master vampire, an act that left her heartbroken. Her Watcher, Dr. Rupert Giles, speculated that the death of Angel at her hands contributed to her failing the Cruciamentum test.