| 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.
|A dark force shows the Slayer her destiny...|
|Author(s)||Diana G. Gallagher|
|Publication date||September 1999|
|Published by||Pocket Books|
A five hundred year old Spanish expedition has been located on the outskirts of Sunnydale. There's a mysterious mirror which is purported to have contained the spirit of Tezcatlipoca that has been uncovered... Only to be lost immediately under very odd circumstances. As Buffy begins to investigate the odd occurrence she finds herself in a fight with a large jaguar that has appeared out of nowhere. Buffy's also starting to have dreams about ancient Aztec temples as well as some very disturbing things regarding Angel. As she and the Scoobies begin to dig deeper into the mystery they realize that Tezcatlipoca's spirit, once released on the world, could very well stop the sun from shining ever again.
- Buffy Summers
- Joyce Summers
- Rupert Giles
- Xander Harris
- Cordelia Chase
- Willow Rosenberg
- Tezcatlipoca (spirit)
Behind the Scenes
- Tagline: "A dark force shows Buffy her destiny."
- The nightmares the Scooby Gang face foreshadow a similar scenario which would later take place in Fear, Itself. For example Willow's is failing in witchcraft, Oz's is knowing the wolf inside him. Incidentally Buffy's fear is an eternity of demons, Giles' is the eradication of Jenny from his memory, and Xander's is a reversion to a hyena-state.
- Setting: Season 3.
- German: "Der Gott der Finsternis" (The God of Darkness)