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Encyclopedia > The Initiative (Buffyverse)

The Initiative was a fictional secret government organization in the fictional Buffyverse established by Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. 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. ...

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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). ...


Origins

The Initiative program was known to exist in the 1940s, when it employed Angel's talents to capture a German submarine during World War II. It was originally known as the "Demon Research Initiative." The Angel episode Why We Fight explained that the Third Reich had a similar program and investigated the possible use of vampires in the war effort with three vampire captives -- Spike, Nostroyev and the so-called Prince of Lies. The Nazis had lured the trio to a supposed virgin-blood party in Madrid. This revelation seems to cast the Initiative in the same light as other WWII era projects, such as the nuclear weapons of the Manhattan Project. Angel (born 1727 in Galway, Ireland) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television programs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... Why We Fight is episode 13 of season 5 of the television series Angel. ... The term National Socialism has been used in self-description by a number of different political groups and ideologies, some of which have no connection with the Nazis; see National socialism (disambiguation). ... William Pratt, better known as Spike, is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television programs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Angel (TV series). ... The Manhattan Project resulted in the development of the first nuclear weapons, and the first-ever nuclear detonation at the Trinity test of July 16, 1945. ...


Sunnydale

Riley and Walsh

In 1999, part of 'the Initiative' was located below the University of California at Sunnydale and commanded by psychology professor Maggie Walsh. Under her direction, military commandos captured werewolves, demons, vampires and other supernatural creatures for the covert U.S. government operation. Scientists studied these subjects, ostensibly to negate the threat that such entities posed to human beings. Some believed that the organization in fact intended to hybridize superpowered soldiers. Among the Initiative's captives were the werewolf Oz and the vampire Spike, the latter of whom was implanted with a chip that caused him to experience extreme pain whenever he attacked a human being. Image File history File links The_Initiative_(Buffy_screenshot). ... Image File history File links The_Initiative_(Buffy_screenshot). ... Professor Margaret Walsh, known as Professor Walsh or, more informally, Maggie Walsh, is a fictional character in the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Daniel Osbourne, referred to exclusively as Oz, is a fictional character in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Seth Green. ... William Pratt, better known as Spike, is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television programs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ...


Buffy's boyfriend Riley Finn was a member, as were other soldiers posing as UC Sunnydale students, including Forrest and Graham. Riley did not know that Professor Walsh was experimenting on him, causing life-threatening performance enhancements (a metaphor for steroid use). Riley Finn (born in Huxley, Iowa) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television program, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Forrest Gates was a fictional character on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Graham Miller was a fictional character on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Anabolic steroids are a class of natural and synthetic steroid hormones that promote cell growth and division, resulting in growth of several types of tissues, especially muscle and bone. ...


Professor Walsh's secret project eventually created Adam, a humanoid creature consisting of machinery, human and demon parts. Adam possessed a strength far superior to Buffy's, and only through a spell cast by Willow was she able to defeat him. The victory came only after Adam had killed a young boy, Professor Walsh, Doctor Angleman and Forrest. George Hertzberg as Adam Adam is a fictional character in the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by George Hertzberg. ... Willow Danielle Rosenberg (born in 1980 in Sunnydale, California) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television program, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...


Closure

The initiative operation was officially closed down by the government and deemed a failure. The army did maintain operations in hunting demons and ended up transferring many of the staff, including Riley Finn. They have since been known to hunt down demon nests in jungle.


See also

Buffyverse
Main Canon | Chronology | Index
Buffy Comics | Episodes | Novels
Characters (main) | Characters (minor) | Plot | Quotes

Film | Pilot (unaired) | Promo: History.. | Promos: Pre-"Bargaining" | 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. ... // 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. ... // Introduction This list orders many of Buffy/Angel related stories by the place which they chronologically fit into the Buffyverse. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a U.S. television series loosely based on the 1992 movie of the same name. ... // Introduction These were published by Dark Horse, originally in comic format but then gathered into volumes of trade paperbacks. ... The following is a list of episodes for the television show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... // Introduction A large number of books have been published since 1998 by Pocket Pulse, and Simon Spotlight Entertainment. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Known to fans as the unaired Buffy pilot, this thirty-minute production by Joss Whedon was never intended to air. ... Lucy Hanover as seen on a WB network promotional clip for Buffy shown in 1996 History of the Slayer was a promotional clip shown on WB Network in 1997 to promote the TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... A series of Buffy Season 6 UPN promos were aired by UPN to promote Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 2001. ... 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 Comics | Episodes | Novels
Characters (main) | Characters (minor) | Plot | Quotes

Corrupt (unaired) | Pilot (unaired) Angel was the highly successful spin-off from the American television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... // Introduction Dark Horse published 2 Angel comic series. ... The following is a list of episodes for the television show Angel. ... // 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. ... 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. ... This is a plot summary of the series Angel. ... Corrupt was originally intended as the second Angel episode, but the production was abandoned, and instead Lonely Hearts was written and produced // Plot synopsis Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details about some or all of the Whedonverse productions (Buffy, Angel, etc. ... Known to fans as Unaired Angel pilot, this six-minute production by Joss Whedon was never intended to air, but used in 1999 to show the WB Network the potential of Angel. ...

Spin-offs Comics | Fray | Novels

Ripper | 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. ... xzc vcxv fbfbcvbnvjcunbucvxnbucvjxnbuvcnbuvcxbucivbhudifb f x cxzcvx fvffdbdggfghgfhgyj a 3445 y65y erg fdhghmhjm re srfg nvge n gfdfg hgmgfgfdghrtf t5egfjhfg gfnb bfg gfgf y5e5redwengh ggf hmhgmnyfdt gf hyrthf gnfgnbfgsd mjh re we ytj t yhr tshs dj hg jdgj dg je suck vbgfhdh gfhfgdhf dhgdhg ghgfhgg fghgfgf g gfggf gfg gfgfd... 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. ...


New/upcoming: Blackout | Carnival of Souls | Doyle (IDW) | Go Ask Malice | Gunn (IDW)
Illyria (IDW) | Lost & Found | Spike vs Dracula | Wesley (IDW)
Book cover // Book Information Author(s): Keith R.A. DeCandido Substance: 256 pages Publisher: Pocket Books Date first published: August 29, 2006 Book Description Spoiler warning: It is 1977, the summer of a brutal blackout, the time of the Son of Sam murders, and a period of brutal fiscal disaster... Book Cover // Book Information Author(s): Nancy Holder Substance: 320 pages Publisher: Pocket Books Date first published: March 28, 2006 Book Description Spoiler warning: [To be revealed - Book not out until March 2006] Continuity Suppose to be set in BtVSs second season, after Spike and Dru, have arrived in... One of the Covers for Spike vs Dracula #1 Story: Peter David Art by: Joe Corroney Cover artists: Joe Corroney Zach Howard, Sean Murphy, and Eric Wight Comics: Spike vs Dracula #1-5 Publisher: IDW Publishing Date first published: Late 2006 Substance: 100 Pages // Story description Spoiler warning: A Spike...

Powers Angel Investigations | Circle of the Black Thorn | Order of Aurelius | The First Evil | The Initiative | Monsters | Old Ones | The Powers That Be | Ra-Tet | Scooby Gang | Senior Partners | Watchers' Council | Wolfram & Hart
People Adam | Amy | Andrew | Angel | Anya | Buffy | Connor | Cordelia | Dawn | Darla | Doyle | Dru | Eve | Faith | Fred | Giles | Glory | Gunn | Hamilton | Holland | Holtz | Illyria | Jasmine | Joyce | Jonathan | Lilah | Lindsey| Lorne | The Master | Mayor Wilkins | Oz | Professor Walsh | Riley | Spike | Tara | Xander | Warren | Wesley | Willow
Places L.A. | Sunnydale
Bronze | Caritas | Hellmouth | Hyperion | Library | Magic Box | Pylea | Sunnydale High
Music Complete Tracklist
Buffy album | Dingoes Ate My Baby | Film | Radio Sunnydale | Live Fast, Die Never | Once More, With Feeling
Key Terminology "Demon" | "Slayer" | "Vampire" | "Watcher"

Shanshu | Tro-Clon Angel Investigations is the name of a detective agency run by the title character Angel on the WB television series Angel (a spin-off from Buffy the Vampire Slayer). ... The Circle of the Black Thorn was a fictional secret society in the television show, Angel. ... The Order of Aurelius (founded on the 12th century - disbanded in the fall of 1997) is a fictional vampire cult in Joss Whedons Buffyverse and were featured mostly on the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer // The select, the elite The Order of Aurelius was an ancient religious... The First Evil is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... The following is a list of demons, vampires, human monsters, walking dead, ghosts, beasts and any kind of evil being or supernatural creature seen in the Buffyverse (created by Joss Whedon). ... See Also: Old One; . In the Buffyverse the Old Ones are a the extremely powerful pure-breed demons that once dominated earth before humankind appeared. ... The Powers That Be is a euphemism for the enigmatic and ancient forces that assist the side of good in the WB television series Angel. ... The Ra-Tet is a fictional order of five individuals from the hit television show Angel. ... 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. ... The Senior Partners of Wolfram & Hart, also known as The Wolf, the Ram and the Hart are a mysterious cabal of unseen demons in the television series Angel. ... In the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Watchers Council is the governing body of the Watchers. ... Wolfram and Hart, Attorneys at Law is an international fictional law firm in the television series Angel, its principal human faces being Holland Manners, Lilah Morgan, and Lindsey McDonald. ... Adam is a fictional character in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by George Hertzberg. ... Amy Madison is a fictional character in the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Elizabeth Anne Allen. ... Andrew Wells is a fictional character in the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Tom Lenk. ... Angel (born 1727 in Galway, Ireland) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television programs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... Spoiler warning: Anya Christina Emmanuelle Jenkins (born 860 in Sjornjost, Sweden and died 2003 in Sunnydale, California), formerly Aud and Anyanka, Patron Saint of Scorned Women, is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television program Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Buffy Anne Summers is the title fictional character in the film Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the television program of the same name. ... Connor also known as Stephen Franklin Thomas Holtz and Connor Reilly, is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television program Angel. ... Cordelia Chase (born May 22, 1981 in Sunnydale, California, died in 2004 in Los Angeles) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television programs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... Dawn Summers (born in September 2000 in Czech Republic) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television program, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Darla is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television programs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... Allen Francis Doyle (born in 1970 in Dublin, Ireland, died in 1999 in Los Angeles, California) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television program, Angel. ... Drusilla (born c. ... Eve was a fictional character on the fifth season of cult television series Angel. ... Faith Lehane is a fictional character from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, played by Eliza Dushku. ... Winifred Fred Burkle (born in 1978 in Dallas, Texas, died in 2004 in Los Angeles, California) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon and introduced by Shawn Ryan for the cult television program, Angel. ... Rupert Giles is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television program, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Glory, also known as Glorificus or The Beast, is a fictional deity in the American television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Clare Kramer. ... Charles Gunn (born 1978 in Los Angeles, California) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon and introduced by Garry Campbell for the cult television program, Angel. ... Marcus Hamilton is a recurring character on the final season of the TV series Angel. ... Holland Manners was a fictional character in the television program, Angel, and was portrayed by Sam Anderson. ... Daniel Holtz was a fictional character on the television series Angel. ... Illyria (reborn 2004 in Los Angeles, California) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television program, Angel. ... Jasmine was a fictional character on the television series Angel. ... Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers in the Buffy episode Conversations with Dead People. ... 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. ... Lilah Morgan first appeared in the episode The Ring of the Angel Series in season one, and would feature prominently in the season one, two, three and four story arcs. ... Lindsey McDonald was a fictional character on the WB Network television series Angel. ... Krevlornswath Lorne Of The Deathwok Clan (born in Pylea), also known as The Host, is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television program, Angel. ... The Master is a fictional character in the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Mark Metcalf. ... For the Australian television/entertainment personality, see Richard Wilkins (TV presenter). ... Daniel Oz Osbourne (born 1980 in Sunnydale, California), is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television programs Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... Professor Margaret Walsh, known as Professor Walsh or, more informally, Maggie Walsh, is a fictional character in the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Riley Finn (born in Huxley, Iowa) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television program, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... William Pratt, better known as Spike, is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television programs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... Tara Maclay (born October 16, 1980) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television program, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Alexander Xander LaVelle Harris (born 1981 in Sunnydale, California) is a fictional character in the cult television program Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Adam Busch as Warren. ... Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (born in London, England) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon and introduced by Douglas Petrie for the cult television programs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... Willow Danielle Rosenberg (born in 1980 in Sunnydale, California) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television program, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Nickname: City of Angels Official website: http://www. ... Sunnydale, California is the fictional suburban setting for the popular television drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... The Bronze is a nightclub in Sunnydale, the fictional setting for the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Caritas was a fictional demon-friendly karaoke bar in the U.S. television series Angel. ... Hellmouth (Buffyverse) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Hyperion Hotel was home base for Angel in the U.S. television series Angel during the middle seasons of the show. ... Giles and Buffy read VAMPIRE, one of the books in the Sunnydale High School library Buffy the Vampire Slayer is not the only work of fiction in which imaginary books play a central role. ... In the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Magic Box is a magic shop in Sunnydale run by Rupert Giles. ... In the fictional universe of the television series Angel, Pylea is a world in an alternate dimension where demons are the dominant life form and humans are treated as animals to be used as beasts of burden or even food. ... Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details about some or all of the Whedonverse productions (Buffy, Angel, Fray, etc. ... This article is a complete tracklist for the TV series, Buffy and Angel. ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Album is a soundtrack album featuring music from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series. ... Dingoes Ate My Baby play at The Bronze Dingoes Ate My Baby is a fictional band on the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... 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: Radio Sunnydale - Music from the TV Series is the rather long-winded title of the second Buffy the Vampire Slayer soundtrack album, following on from Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Album. ... Once More, with Feeling is a musical episode of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... In the fictional Buffyverse established by Buffy and Angel, a demon is a living creature that lacks a human soul. ... A Slayer in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer fictional universe is a young girl bestowed with mystical powers that originate from the heart of a demon. ... In the fictional world of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, a vampire is a demon of a species which inhabits and animates a human corpse. ... In the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a Watcher is a member of a secret organisation, the Watchers Council, devoted to tracking and combatting malevolent supernatural entities (and particularly vampires), primarily by locating individuals with the talents required to fight such beings and win. ... In the television series Angel, the so-called Shanshu Prophecy, as translated by Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, foresees the restoration of a vampire with a soul into a mortal human being. ... In the television series Angel, the Tro-Clon is a confluence of events which would have great consequences of the destiny of mankind. ...


 
 

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