- "I live. You die."
- ―Ovu Mobani[src]
- "Do you like my mask? Isn't it pretty? It raises the dead!"
- ―Rupert Giles imitating Joyce Summers[src]
Ovu Mobani's spirit was contained within a Nigerian mask that Joyce Summers imported from Africa for an art exhibit. Unbeknownst to her, the mask caused all the dead in an ever increasing area, to become zombies and race towards the mask, killing every living creature they encountered, thus increasing the number of racing zombies. Within hours all the dead in Sunnydale had been raised as zombies.
The zombie that got the mask first was Pat, a friend of Joyce who had been killed by a zombie attacking the Summers house. After Pat put on the mask, she became the vessel for Ovu Mobani's spirit. Mobani faced Buffy Summers, the Slayer in a short fight until she understood the source of his powers and his weakness. Buffy impaled Mobani's eyes, destroying the demon and causing his zombie minions to vanish in a blink of light.
While trapped within the mask, Ovu Mobani had the power to raise any dead creature as a zombie within a certain radius of influence and attracting them.
Once Ovu Mobani had incarnated in a body, he could emit a paralyzing, blinding flash of light from his eyes, which he used to shock his enemies in battle.
Behind the Scenes
- He was portrayed by Nancy Lenehan.