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- "He made us. He's our Father. We're home."
- ―unidentified living doll[src]
This unidentified man, referred to as Father by his creations, was an elderly magic practitioner and doll maker who dwelled on a secluded cottage in one of the forests surrounding the headquarters of the Slayer Organization. He had created a large number of "living dolls" who kept him company and did his bidding, including keeping his cabin safe. After Dawn Summers transformed into a living porcelain doll, the elderly man took her, repaired her and put her inside a deposit to keep her safe, as breaking would cause her soul to disperse and die.
When Buffy Summers and Xander Harris found the cabin, the dolls attacked them with tiny poisonous arrows that made Xander unconscious. Amidst the cofusion, Dawn tried to escape the deposit, only to be found by an angry doll maker. At that moment, Buffy and Dawn's ex-boyfriend, the Thricewise Kenny, broke down the cabin's door. Buffy threatened the doll maker, but was stopped from injuring him by the dolls themselves. Buffy, Xander Dawn and Kenny left, leaving the doll maker with his creations.
Behind the Scenes
- The doll maker goes unnamed for the entire issue.