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Encyclopedia > The Master (Buffyverse)
The Master
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Mark Metcalf as The Master
First appearance 'Welcome to the Hellmouth'
Last appearance 'Prophecy Girl'
Created by Joss Whedon
Statistics
Name The Master
Status Deceased
Species Vampire
Affiliation Order of Aurelius
Notable powers The Master possesses the common abilities and handicaps of a vampire. He also demonstrated other powers:
  • Extremely old age grants him strength and reflexes far superior to those of other vampires.
  • Psychic powers grant him the ability to read minds, project his thoughts to plague dreams and exert hypnotic control over the bodies of others, and also read auras and sense the presence of great mystical powers
Portrayed by Mark Metcalf

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The Master first appeared in "Welcome to the Hellmouth", the first episode of Buffy, as Buffy's first Big Bad. The Master is the ruler of the Order of Aurelius, a vampire cult which has included the likes of Darla, Luke and The Three, amongst many others. (Note that it is a common misconception that Angelus, Drusilla or Spike were ever acolytes of the Order of Aurelius. They are part of the Master's bloodline but they were never brethren of the Order.) He is magically trapped inside the Hellmouth and seeks to escape, to claim dominion over the world. Welcome to the Hellmouth (Welcome for short) is the very first episode of the television series 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. ... 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 Master is unlike other vampires, and is similar looking to Nosferatu, presumably (although this is never confirmed) due to his extremely old age. When The Master was staked by Buffy in season one's "Prophecy Girl", he left bones, unlike most vampires. The Master was supposed to be revived by his right-hand child, the Anointed One, but his plans were stopped by Buffy, and the Anointed One was later killed by Spike. Max Schreck as Count Orlok Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (A Symphony of Horrors in German) is a German Expressionist film shot in 1922 by F.W. Murnau. ... Plot Synopsis ‹The template below has been proposed for deletion. ...


Unlike ordinary vampires, The Master could exercise hypnotic control over Buffy. The only other vampires that later proved able to do so were another vampire king — Dracula himself — and Drusilla, who hypnotized and killed the Slayer known as Kendra. Bela Lugosi as Dracula; U.S. postage stamp first issued in 1997 as part of a series celebrating Famous Movie Monsters Dracula (1897) is a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, and the namesake of the worlds most famous vampire character. ... Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers (left) and Bianca Lawson as Kendra Young (right). ...


The Master was also somehow conected with a three-headed demon, commonly referred as the Hellmouth Spawn. During his escape from the Hellmouth, this demon fought Giles, Willow, Cordelia, Jenny, and Xander inside the library, while Buffy fought The Master on the rooftop of Sunnydale High School, above the library. During the fight with the three-headed demon, a library table was turned over and a leg broken, so that it resembled a long, pointed stake. Buffy threw The Master through a skylight in the roof, and he was impaled upon the broken table leg. All the flesh on his bones streamed off, leaving only his skeleton behind. The Anointed One later tried to use these bones in his ritual to return The Master to life, but Buffy interrupted the ritual and crushed the skeleton with a sledge hammer. Rupert Giles is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television program, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... 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. ... 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. ... Jenny Calendar is a fictional character in the television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Robia LaMorte. ... Alexander Xander LaVelle Harris (born 1981 in Sunnydale, California) is a fictional character in the cult television program Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Sunnydale, California is the fictional suburban setting for the popular television drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...


The Master is known to have been very old. He sired Darla, who was the sire of Angel.


To truly understand the scale of The Master's reputation and power we look to the fact that when Buffy challenges Angel to fight The Master himself, Angel, an otherwise very brave and heroic character, refuses to, his excuse being "'Cause I'm afraid." Later when we see Angel (as the evil Angelus) and The Master's first meeting, The Master effortlessly beat him to the ground, despite Angel being a great and powerful vampire in his own right. Even during this battle Angel still showed virtually no fear, no respect and no acknowledgement to the Master's superiority. He then demonstrated this by persuading Darla, who was sired by the Master, to operate outside of the Master's chain of command while he was right in front of them both. Years later the Master described Angel as being the most savage creature he had ever known who he believed was destined to become his right hand man.


Despite his death, The Master would appear several more times on both Buffy and its spin-off, Angel, usually in flashbacks involving specific vampires. A notable circumstance occurred in the Buffy episode "The Wish" in which Cordelia Chase inadvertedly wishes in front of Anyanka that Buffy never came to Sunnydale, thus throwing her into an alternate reality in which The Master rules the town with vampiric versions of Willow and Xander at his side, Angel as a tortured pet of sorts, and most everyone else cowering in fear once the sun goes down. Just before this reality is negated, The Master kills Buffy, thus fulfilling the same prophecy he carried out in "Prophecy Girl". Angel was the highly successful spin-off from the American television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... The Wish is an episode of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer that shows us a different version of Sunnydale. ... 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. ... A multiverse (or meta-universe) is the hypothetical set of multiple possible universes, including the observable universe, which comprise the absolute whole of physical reality. ... Prophecy, in a broad sense, is the prediction of future events. ...


In the first Buffy the Vampire Slayer video game, the Master returns as a spirit and temporarily possesses Angel with the help of a trio of demons known as the Dreamers.


The Master's bloodline

 The Master (????-1997) | +------------+ | | | | Luke Darla (????-1997) (1609-1997) | | +---------------+ Liam/Angelus | (1753) Sarah Holtz | (1764-1764) | +---------------+-----+---------+-------------+ | | | | | | | | Penn | | | (1786-1999) | | | (according to script) | | | Drusilla | | (1860) | | | | | | | | +------+--------------------+ | | | | William Pratt/Spike | | | | (1880) | | | | | | | | | +--------+------+ | | | | | | | | | | | | Anne Pratt | | | | | | (1880-1880) | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Sam Lawson | | | | | (1943-2004) | | | | | | | Sheila | | Theresa | Mercer | | Klusmeyer | (1997) | | (1998-1998) Darla | | (2000-2003) | | Holden Charlotte Webster (2003-2003) (2003-2003) 
  • While never explicitally stated, it is safe to asume that Luke's sire was the Master himself, due to his place as the Master's right-hand vampire.
  • Darla was the one that is seen drinking from Sarah, Holtz's daughter, in the flashbacks of Quickening.
  • Penn's siring year comes from the shooting script of Somnambulist.
  • Besides Holden Webster, Spike sired a number of vampires while under the First Evil's influence, the afroamerican vampire that Spike stakes in Sleeper is called Charlotte in the shooting script.

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sleeper is an episode of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...

Trivia

- Joss Whedon's notes for the pilot indicate that the Master's name was Heinrich Joseph Nest and his age was 600 years. However, the flashback to 1609 in the episode Darla shows the Master already with his bat-like demonic visage, meaning he was far older than just 600 years by 1997, as this would have made the Master just 200 by 1609. // Events April 4 – King of Spain signs an edit of expulsion of all moriscos from Spain April 9 – Spain recognizes Dutch independence May 23 - Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia. ... Angel was the highly successful spin-off from the American television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Darla is episode 7 of season 2 of the television show Angel. ...


- The Master was originally suppossed to have beard and long hair, yet Mark Metcalf came up with the bald, more demonic look as an homage to Nosferatu.


 
 

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