HISTORY OF THE VAMPIRE SLAYER:
“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.”
As long as there have been demons, there has been the Slayer. One girl in all the world, a Chosen one, born with the strength and skill to hunt vampires and other deadly creatures, to find them where they gather and to stop the spread of their evil. When one Slayer dies, the next is called and trained by the Watcher. A Watcher serves by finding the next Slayer, leading her on her path. It is the destiny of the Watcher to guide the 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.
SLAYERS IN TRAINING:
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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.” As each slayer is killed, another is chosen from a group of girls who all have the potential to become slayers. Many of these girls are unaware of their potential, but the Watcher’s Council attempts to find and prepare as many as possible. They wait and train until they are chosen or become to old to be called.
During season seven, the First Evil and his minions, the Bringers, begin to search out and kill every potential slayer in order to wipe out the slayer line. Buffy becomes aware of the threat posed by the evil, first through dreams and information from her former watcher Giles, who is in contact with a wicca coven in England. They begin to search out those girls remaining with the potential and bring them to Sunnydale so Buffy can protect them and teach them as slayers in training.