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"Doomsday Deck"
Doomsday Deck (Buffy Novel)
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About
Author(s) Diana G. Gallagher
Publication date December 2000
Length 193 pages
Published by Pocket Books
ISBN ISBN 0-7434-0041-0

Doomsday Deck was a novel written by Diana G. Gallagher based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Synopsis Edit

Joyce Summers is running a local art show for people from around the United States. A girl named Justine shows up the first day to sign in and Xander is immediately attracted to her. She offers to do a Tarot reading for him which he agrees to. Once Xander has touched her magickal deck he comes under her control and has no will of his own. Justine is building a powerful deck of Tarot cards which will allow her to control the fate of the world with the help of the goddess Kali, who, in return, wants ultimate peace on Earth. Only Justine doesn't realize what ultimate peace is and she's come to Sunnydale to collect the last four people she needs to complete her deck of cards. Once her deck has been completed the four people remaining needed for the deck will die like the other eighteen she's used to make the deck. Buffy must figure out how her friends are being controlled and find a way to fight herself out of the power of Justine's Tarot cards.

Appearances Edit

Behind the Scenes Edit

  • The idea that ultimate peace is the destruction of the world would later ambiguously be used in "Shiny Happy People", et al.
  • Setting: Season 3.

International TitlesEdit

  • German: "Die Karten des Todes" (The Cards of Death)