| The subject of this article is non-canonical.|
While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse.
|Carnival of Souls|
|A timeless evil puts down stakes in Sunnydale.|
|Publication date||April 4, 2006|
|Published by||Simon Pulse|
A traveling carnival arrives in Sunnydale. It seems the carnival might be another victim of Sunnydale's weirdness. No body seems to be able to remember it arriving despite the many old-style wagons, the numerous performers, and horse-drawn carts. The creepy calliope music seems almost to beckon out to people. In addition, nobody who goes into Hall of Mirrors comes out exactly the same as they began. Inspired by a pair of once-homely twins now parading around the school like divas, the Scoobs decide to investigate the Carnival. Its soon clear that entering comes at a cost above the price of admission. Willow becomes consumed by envy, Cordelia gets greedy, and Xander finds himself overtaken with gluttony. Angel is revealing a dangerous new persona, and anger surges in Rupert Giles. More serious still, Buffy's pride starts to threaten those she cares about.
- Buffy Summers
- Xander Harris
- Willow Rosenberg
- Rupert Giles
- Cordelia Chase
- Joyce Summers
- Jenny Calendar
- Principal Snyder
- Ethan Rayne
Behind the Scenes
- Takes place in season 2, before the episode "Surprise". The story seems to take place anywhere between "What's My Line? Part 2" and "Surprise"