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The First Evil
Image:First evil1.jpg
The "true" form of The First Evil
First appearance Amends
Last appearance Chosen
Created by Joss Whedon
Statistics
Name The First Evil
Status Eternal & Omnipresent
Species Deity
Affiliation None
Notable powers
  • Can manifest as any dead, undead or resurrected being.
  • Can choose to be seen or heard only by those it is communicating with.
  • Can manifest simultaneously in any locations as it pleases.
  • Can merge with certain beings, imbuing them with superhuman strength and stamina, and establish a psychic link with them.
  • Capable of mind-reading.
  • Manifest in dreams.
Portrayed by  Various

The First Evil is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The malevolent entity was variously portrayed by Sarah Michelle Gellar, Shane Barach, Edward Edwards, Cornelia Hayes O'Herlithy, Robia LaMorte, Adam Busch, Clare Kramer, George Hertzberg, Harry Groener, Juliet Landau, Mark Metcalf, Azura Sky, Kristine Sutherland, James Marsters, Danny Strong, Amanda Füller, K.D. Aubert, Lalaine, Carrie Southworth, Julie Benz, Stephanie Romanov, and Nathan Fillion. Image File history File links First_evil1. ... Amends is the tenth episode of season 3 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Chosen is the 22nd episode of the 7th and final season of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is the series finale. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... Joss Whedon Joss Hill Whedon (born June 23, 1964) is a writer, director, executive producer, and creator of several television series, most famously Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly. ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a U.S. television series loosely based on the 1992 movie of the same name. ...

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Biography

The Buffyverse is a term coined by fans of Joss Whedons first two television shows to refer to the shared fictional universe in which they are set. ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a U.S. television series loosely based on the 1992 movie of the same name. ... Angel was the highly successful spin-off from the American television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... The cover Fray #1 Fray is an eight-issue comic book miniseries about Melaka Fray, a Slayer in the future, written by Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon and drawn by Karl Moline (pencils) and Andy Owens (inks). ...

Character history

The First Evil is the source and embodiment of all that is evil. Older than demons, even the Old Ones, who are themselves older than humans, it is older than the written word and trascends all realities or dimensions. Few have heard of it and fewer believe in its existence.


Much to its dismay, the entity cannot affect the world on a physical level. Its power lies in its ability to deceive, torment and manipulate others. It can take the form of any dead or undead person. Since she had died before, the First Evil often appeared as Buffy in the last season of the series. The First has been hinted to have telepathic powers and knows everyone's darkest secrets. It uses the knowledge to drive others to madness and such acts as murders and suicides.


The First has appeared as an enormous demon with large horns and long, talon-shaped fingers.


During Christmas 1998, The First appeared in Sunnydale. It tried to drive the vampire Angel into killing Buffy by appearing to him as Daniel, Margaret, Travis and Jenny Calender, people Angelus had murdered. It told Angel that it was responsible for his return from hell and that he could end his sufferings by turning evil again. It did not mind when Angel chose to die in a sunrise instead. Buffy was talking Angel into leaving the hilltop when a rare snowfall occurred, with the sun remaining unseen. Sunnydale enjoyed a white Christmas. Sunnydale, California is the fictional suburban setting for the popular television drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...


In 2002, Buffy's resurrection caused an imbalance in the scales of good and evil, thus tipping in favor of the good side. The First saw the huge gap on the evil side and took advantage of this rare opportunity to raise an army of ancient Turok-Hans. It would become corporeal when its army outnumbered humans, which would tip the scales of good and evil. The First Evil had the vicious preacher Caleb command the Harbingers of Death, as they sought and hunted down young girls with the potential to become slayers. Two of the attacks happened in Istanbul, Turkey and Frankfurt, Germany, respectively. The First also saw the Scooby Gang as roadblocks. Caleb (played by Nathan Fillion) is a fictional character in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe created by Joss Whedon. ... The Bringers of the First Evil, or Harbingers of Death, are the acolytes of the First Evil in Joss Whedons TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... The Scooby Gang, or Scoobies, are Buffy Summers and her friends and colleagues who assist her in her duties as slayer in the cult television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer usually after they discover the existence of vampires and demons. ...


It tormented the vampire Spike after he had returned from Africa with his soul. The First appeared to Spike in such guises as Warren Mears, Glorificus, Adam, Mayor Richard Wilkins III, Drusilla, The Master and Buffy. After Spike accidentally stabbed a human, the First appeared in the form of a nice, more forgiving Buffy to continue to taunt him. Beneath You is the second episode of the seventh and final season of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...


The First also appeared to Andrew Wells in Mexico as Warren Mears, instructing him to buy an ancient knife. The nightmares it brought to Andrew and Jonathan Levinson drove them back to Sunnydale. Jonathan Levinson (born in 1981 in Sunnydale, California) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television program Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...


The First Evil began using a traditional English folk song ("Early One Morning") as a trigger to drive Spike to sire again. It also masqueraded as Joyce Summers to her younger daughter, Dawn, and warned her that in the end, Buffy would not choose her. The First appeared to Willow Rosenberg as Cassie Newton, claiming to be a messenger from her dead lover Tara, but went too far as it asked Willow to commit suicide. It also appeared to troubled nerd Andrew Wells as his dead friend Warren, and drove him into killing their friend Jonathan on the Seal of Danzalthar, right above the Hellmouth. The sacrifice yielded too little blood. The First then sent The Bringers to kill the potential slayer Nora and her watcher Robson in London, England. It also goaded Spike into battling Buffy so one of them would be killed.


The First Evil then appeared to Andrew as both Warren and Jonathan. The First Evil appeared to Spike, as Spike himself, to trick him into killing Andrew, only be foiled by Buffy again. It then sent some Harbingers to kidnap Spike from Buffy's house to bleed him to raise the first Turok-Han out of the Hellmouth. Meanwhile, the First's minion Caleb blew up The Watchers Council as they gathered. Continuing its scheme, The First Evil appeared to Buffy in her dreams as Joyce; it also manifested itself through Willow as she tried to cast a spell.


In 2003, viewers saw the First Evil masquerade as Eve, a potential slayer previously killed by the Harbingers, to spy on Buffy and encourage the potentials to doubt Buffy’s leadership. The First Evil took a break after Buffy decapitated the Turok-Han and freed its hostage Spike.


A few weeks later, The First again appeared to Andrew as Jonathan, instructing him to use a gun to kill the potential slayers but subsequently became angry with Andrew and Buffy's friends when Andrew wore a wire so they could record the First Evil. Continuing to monger fear among the Potential Slayers, the First Evil appeared to Chloe, taunting her to commit suicide before appearing to Buffy and the potentials as Chloe, making them feel partly responsible for Chloe’s death.


The First Evil later summoned its head minion Caleb to Sunnydale where they set up base at The Shadow Valley Vineyards, where Buffy and the potentials were dealt a defeat at Caleb’s hands. Using the Harbingers, the First Evil had them excavate a mystic Scythe from a rock while at the same time tricking slayer Faith Lehane into a trap. Then it masqueraded as Mayor Richard Wilkins III in order to throw Faith off guard, telling her to be wary of Buffy. When Buffy later went to the vineyards and stole the Scythe, The First Evil instructed Caleb to let her go and informed Buffy that Faith and the potentials had just been killed in an explosion. Buffy rushed to their rescue and most of them survived.


After Buffy split the First's minion Caleb in half with the Scythe, The First Evil taunted her for being alone, which gave her an idea. Buffy asked Willow to use the essence of the Scythe to make every potential slayer a full Slayer and led a proactive strike on the Turok-Han army within the Hellmouth itself. The First taunted Buffy after she was stabbed through the abdomen, but she recovered. An amulet that Spike was wearing created beams of light which wiped out every Turok-Han and destroyed the Hellmouth.


The First is one of the few villians in the series that was never killed off. As an incorporeal entity, the source of all evil cannot be physically harmed. Buffy and Angel make clear that evil is eternal and omnipresent. The foiling of its plans are to it but a minor setback since it "has an eternity to act."


A scrapped plot point for the series finale "Chosen" involved the First taking the form of Joyce Summers (Buffy's mother), and becoming corporeal, thus sparking a final one-on-one battle between Buffy and the First.


Some fans have speculated that The First Evil, while masquerading around Buffy, was also entangled in the adjacent Angel TV Series Season 4 Plot. While on Buffy, the First was trying to tip the scales of good and evil, on Angel, evil character Jasmine was also. There's no real evidence that the two characters were working together, but its an interesting theory.


Appearances

The First Evil has appeared in:


Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a U.S. television series loosely based on the 1992 movie of the same name. ... Angel was the highly successful spin-off from the American television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...

  • Series 3 (1998, 1999)
    • Amends (as Daniel, Margaret, Jenny Calender and Travis - name revealed in the shooting scripts).
  • Series 7 (2002, 2003)
    • Lessons (as Warren Mears, Glory, Adam, The Mayor, Drusilla, The Master and Buffy Summers)
    • Selfless (as Buffy Summers)
    • Conversations With Dead People (as Warren Mears, Cassie Newton, Joyce Summers)
    • Sleeper (as Buffy Summers and Spike)
    • Never Leave Me (as Buffy Summers, Warren Mears and Jonathan Levinson)
    • Bring On The Night (as Joyce Summers, Spike and Drusilla)
    • Showtime (as Buffy Summers and Eve)
    • First Date (as Jonathan Levinson and Nikki Wood)
    • Get It Done (as Chloe)
    • Storyteller (as Warren Mears)
    • Dirty Girls (as Buffy Summers and Betty)
    • Empty Places (as Buffy Summers)
    • Touched (as Mayor Wilkins and Buffy Summers)
    • End Of Days (as Buffy Summers)
    • Chosen (as Buffy Summers and Caleb).

In Angel (non-confirmed, but well supported when the Troclon is taken into account): A fictional series of events from the Television show Angel. ...

  • Series 4 (2002, 2003)
    • Salvage (as Lilah Morgan, when she was wearing the suit).
    • Inside Out (as Darla).

See also

Buffyverse
Main Index | Chronology | Canon
Buffy Episodes | Plot summary | Characters (main) | Characters (minor)

Comics | Novels | Film | Quotes | Social issues The Buffyverse is a term coined by fans of Joss Whedons first two television shows to refer to the shared fictional universe in which they are set. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... // Introduction This list orders many of Buffy/Angel related stories by the place which they chronologically fit into the Buffyverse. ... // Introduction Main article: Canon (fiction) Canon of a fictional universe comprises those stories, considered to be genuine (or official), and those events, characters, settings, etc. ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a U.S. television series loosely based on the 1992 movie of the same name. ... The following is a list of episodes for the television show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Spoiler warning: // Season One (Episode List) Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a mid-season replacement series and featured only 12 episodes in its first season. ... This page lists major and recurring characters in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show. ... The following are fictional characters in the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... // Introduction These were published by Dark Horse, originally in comic format but then gathered into volumes of trade paperbacks. ... // Introduction A large number of books have been published since 1998 by Pocket Pulse, and Simon Spotlight Entertainment. ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a 1992 comedy film about a Valley Girl cheerleader who discovers she is The Slayer -- a young woman born with special strength and skill and a destiny to fight vampires. ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer has dealt with a number of social issues, including gender expectations, homosexuality and class, and has received a great deal of attention from television critics for its unusual approaches in discussing them. ...

Angel Episodes | Plot summary | Characters (main) | Characters (minor)

Comics | Novels | Quotes | Angel was the highly successful spin-off from the American television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... The following is a list of episodes for the television show Angel. ... This is a plot summary of the series Angel. ... Angel was the highly successful spin-off from the American television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... This article features recurring fictional characters who appear as guest stars on the cult television program Angel. ... // Introduction Dark Horse published 2 Angel comic series. ... // Introduction These books focus on Angel and his so-called Fang Gang Canonical issues Main article: Buffyverse canon The books featured in this list are not part of Buffyverse canon. ...

Spin-offs Comics | Fray | Novels

Tales of Slayer (prose) | Tales of Slayers (comic) | Tales of Vampires (comic) | Toys | Video Games // Introduction Buffy trade paperbacks. ... The cover Fray #1 Fray is an eight-issue comic book miniseries about Melaka Fray, a Slayer in the future, written by Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon and drawn by Karl Moline (pencils) and Andy Owens (inks). ... // Introduction Buffyverse original novels fit into one of four categories. ... Note: This is not to be confused with Tales of the Slayers Graphic Novel. ... Note: This is not to be confused with the Tales of the Slayer prose short story volumes. ... Tales of the Vampires is a series of comic books that take place in the Whedonverse. ... This article is a list of action figures based on the cult television programs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... Four official Buffy video games have been released. ...

Powers Angel Investigations | Aurelius | First Evil | Initiative | Monsters | Old Ones | Powers That Be | Scooby Gang
Watchers' Council | Wolfram & Hart
People Andrew | Angel | Anya | Buffy | Cordelia | Dawn | Darla | Doyle | Dru | Faith | Fred | Giles | Gunn | Joyce | Lilah| Lindsey| Lorne | Master | Oz
Riley | Spike | Tara | Xander | Wesley | Willow
Places Bronze | Caritas | Hellmouth | Hyperion | Magic Box | Sunnydale | Sunnydale High | L.A. | Library
Music Buffy album | Radio Sunnydale | Live Fast, Die Never | Once More, With Feeling
Key Terminology "Demon" | "Slayer" | "Vampire" | "Watcher"

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