A Slayer is a young female human bestowed with mystical powers that originate from the heart of a demon, which gives her superhuman senses, strength, speed, endurance, agility, and healing in the fight against forces of darkness. While known primarily as the Vampire Slayer, the Slayer may act as a hunter of evil mystical forces in general (demons, witches, etc.). She also receives occasional prophetic dreams during her sleep.
Important Slayers Edit
The First Slayer Edit
In ancient Africa, a group of tribal elders known as the Shadow Men use powerful magic to infuse a captive girl with the heart, soul and spirit of a demon. This process grants the girl great strength, agility, and endurance: she becomes the First Slayer, called to fight the vampires and other demons that populate the earth. The Shadow Men's descendants go on to form the Watchers' Council, an organization dedicated to finding, training, and supporting Slayers.
Buffy Summers Edit
See Buffy Summers.
Kendra Young Edit
The Slayer that was called up after Buffy was "legally dead" for after drowning due to The Master. Though Buffy was revived by Xander Harris by CPR, Kendra was still activated. She would later be killed by the vampire Drusilla.
From more on Kendra, see Kendra Young at Wikipedia.
Faith Lehane Edit
See Faith Lehane.
The New Slayers Edit
The following were Slayers "activated" after Buffy and her wiccan friend Willow Rosenberg used the magical powers within the Scythe to change the prophecy. There are over 1,800 known New Slayers with around 500 working around the world with Buffy and the rest of the Scooby Gang.
Renee was one of the thousands of New Slayers and one of the techs working under Xander's supervision. She had a crush on him. In the recent Wolves at the Gate arc, Renee pursued a romantic relationship with Xander and kissed him in issue #14. Later on in the issue, she was stabbed by a vampire with The Scythe, apparently dieing.
Leah is one of the New Slayers. She can be identified by her long red hair.
Rowena is one of the New Slayers. She can be identified by her blonde hair and blue eyes.
Satsu is one of the New Slayers. Of Asian descent, Satsu is a commonly romanized Japanese word meaning "to kill", derived from the Chinese phrase "sa zu".