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Slayeractivationspell

Willow casts the spell with the use of the scythe.

"So here's the part where you make a choice: What if you could have that power...now? In every generation, one slayer is born... because a bunch of men who died thousands of years ago made up that rule. They were powerful men. This woman is more powerful than all of them combined. So I say we change the rule. I say my power should be our power."
Buffy[src]

This powerful spell activated all Potential Slayers around the world.

Background

In 2003, the First Evil taunted Buffy that despite her efforts, she and her allies would not fare well against the army of Turok-Han vampires. The First also taunted Buffy that she would die alone. Because of this, Buffy came to realize that she could change the rules such that she would no longer hold the power of the slayer line all to herself or share it only with Faith. Buffy then came up with a plan that would involve Willow to tap into the essence of the scythe, thus activating potential slayers worldwide. This spell completely undid the rules previously set by the Shadow Men and effectively change the balance in favor of the side of good.

Procedure

The spell required the scythe as a key material. Willow channeled, and almost exhausted, her energy to the scythe. After a few seconds, the scythe began to glow white. Almost instantaneously, the spell took effect, endowing potential slayers all the powers and abilities of a full-fledged slayer. The spell temporarily turned Willow's hair white, hinting her potential for extremely powerful good magic.

Incantation

According to noncanon novelization of season 7 (Chosen by Nancy Holder) the spell's incantation is as follows:

"Words to the Goddess. Prayers to the Goddess. Protector of woman ...of women. The power of the Goddess. Queen of the -Moon of the Earth, Air, Fire, Water, of the Angels of Guardians and of Slayers ...of Slayers ...of Slayers...Goddess Queen of the Moon of the Earth, Air,Fire,Water of the Angels of Guardians and of Slayers... of Slayers... of Slayers of SISTERS.."

Other

"I can feel them, Buffy. All over. Slayers are awakening everywhere."
―Willow[src]

Another effect of the spell was that it allowed Willow to sense the Slayers being activated elsewhere, long after the spell has been completed.

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