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This unidentified demon was created through thaumogenesis after the resurrection of Buffy Summers.


The demon began terrorizing the Scooby Gang, possessing them individually and taunting them for meddling with dangerous and consequential magic and then attacking Buffy to end the Slayer's own existence and preserve her own existence. The demon was described to be trapped between the 'ether and the nether', of both existence and non-existence, thus causing her ghost-like form. This forced the demon to borrow the forms of people around her, either by possession or by the creation of illusions. During the fight, Buffy was outmatched as she was invulnerable to harm due to its incorporeal form, but was also still capable of harming the slayer.

Since she would not break the resurrection spell, Willow Rosenberg and Tara Maclay performed a spell that made the demon solid, allowing Buffy to decapitate her with an ax.

Behind the Scenes

  • She was portrayed by Lisa Hoyle.
  • The demon remained unnamed throughout the episode. The script refers to it as "White Woman Demon". Willow and Tara referred to it as "Child of Words" in their spell.


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