Dagon, Monks of — Dusted
Dagon, Monks of: brethren of monks dedicated to protecting the Key. It was they who gave it form and sent Dawn to Buffy, hoping that the Slayer would be able to keep the Key from Glorificus. Founded by Tarnis in the twelfth century. See also Dagon Sphere.
Dagon Sphere: Glowing orb slightly larger than a tennis ball. Protective device used to ward off ancient primordial evil. Used by the Monks of Dagon to repel The Beast.
Dalton: bespectacled, intellectual vamp. Transcriber. Stole The Du Lac Cross and used it to translate one of The Du Lac Manuscripts to find a healing ritual for Druscilla. The first to be burned and destroyed by The Judge.
Daniel: In Dublin, Christmas 1838, Daniel lost at cards to Angelus and was unable to repay the debt. He was due to be married that week, but Angelus killed him. Daniel was one of the spectres brought forth by The First to haunt Angel after his return from hell.
Daniel Osborne: see Oz.
Dante Chevalier: see Chevalier, Dante.
Darkest Magick: title of the book from which Willow got the power to attack Glory. ‘I owe you pain.’
Darla: Four hundred-year-old female vampire sired by The Master. A member of the Order of Aurelius. As a human she was a prostitute, and dying of an incurable disease. Darla went on to sire Angel in Galway in 1753, and the two were lovers for a hundred years. Angel staked her when she tried to shoot Buffy.
Daryl Epps: see Epps, Daryl.
Dave: Student at Sunnydale High, and member of the computer club. He came under Moloch’s spell, but was hanged by Fritz for refusing to help kill Buffy.
David Metz: see Metz, David.
Dawn: younger sister of the Slayer. Dawn was originally the Key, given human form by the Dagon Monks in order to hide her from Glory. She believed that she was human, and didn’t know about her true origins. Dawn had a crush on Xander. When Doc used Dawn to open the inter-dimensional gateways, she was prepared to give up her life in order to save the world. Dawn has had to cope with finding out the truth about where she came from, losing her mother to cancer, having her sister die and not be able to grieve as it was kept secret, as well as all of the beasties the hellmouth attracts. She dealt with all of this by stealing things. Sweet mistook her for the one who had summoned him because she was wearing his stolen amulet. See also Janice Penshaw, Halfrek and Justin.
Debbie: girlfriend of Pete Clarner, and friend of Scott Hope. Debbie stood by Pete even when he became violent. He later killed her in a jealous rage.
Dedication, The: ritual performed one hundred days before The Mayor’s Ascension. Made him indestructible until the Ascension.
Delta Zeta Kappa: fraternity house situated near the south wall of Sunnydale cemetery. See also Richard Anderson, Tom Warner, Callie Megan Anderson and Machida.
Demon magnet: a person who attracts demons.
Deputy Mayor: see Finch, Alan.
Der Kinderstod: name literally means ‘child death’. Feeds off of children by sucking the life out of them. Afterwards it looks like the child simply died of an illness. Gorges by sitting atop his prey, pinning them down, then consumes their life force with suckers that extend from its eye sockets. Hunts in hospitals. Der Kinderstod can only be seen children and those with a fever. Buffy killed the demon by snapping its ugly neck. See also flu, Celia, Ryan, Tina, Doctor Stanley Backer, and Doctor Wilkinson.
Desmond Caine: pastor of Sharpesville in 1723. See also The Marinschtadt Text, and Desmond Caine, The Journal of.
Desmond Caine, The Journal of: An entry for May 26th 1723 read ‘Tomorrow is The Ascension. God help us all.’ The town was never heard of again. See also Sharpesville, and The Marinschtadt Text.
Detective Stein: see Stein, Detective.
Devon: lead singer with the band ‘Dingoes Ate My Baby’. Oz’s best friend. Dated Cordelia for a while.
Devonshire coven: A powerful coven in Devon, England. Sensed a dark force fuelled by grief rising in Sunnydale. They imbued Giles with their power and sent him to try to stop Black Magic Willow. When he left, they were working on a way to extract her magic without killing her. The magic that they gave to Giles was pure – the true essence of magic. The plan was that she would drain the magic from him, and it would tap into the spark of humanity that she had left. The plan worked, and enabled Xander to reach the real Willow and save the world. See also Kingman’s Bluff and Housapexa.
D’Hoffryn: Part of a council of demons who have the power to make vengeance demons. They monitor events on Earth from Arashmaha in their own dimension, and offer to ‘elevate’ humans who have a talent for chaos or malice. One of the lower beings, he was responsible for making Anyanka and Halfrek vengeance demons, and offered to do so for Willow, who declined.
Diamond: The Trio stole a diamond from Sunnydale Museum. See also The Illuminata and Rusty.
Dickie: raised from the dead by Jack O’Toole. Killed by Hellmouth demons hours later. See also Bob and Parker.
Diedre Page: see Page, Diedre.
Diego: name that Marvin chose for when he became a vampire.
Dingoes Ate My Baby: band that has played at The Bronze. Devon is the lead singer, and Oz plays lead guitar.
Doc: looked like a frail old man, but was really a demon. Had a tail, a six-foot tongue, blue blood, and eyes that turned black. (He did still look human. Honest!) Spike took Dawn to see him after Joyce died, and he advised her how to perform a resurrection spell. Doc turned out to be a follower of Glorificus, and it was he who ‘bled’ Dawn in order to activate the Key. Buffy pushed him to his death from a high tower.
Doctor, The: name that Spike went under when trying to sell a nest of Tsuvolti eggs on the black market. He didn’t realize that the eggs needed to be kept frozen. Consequently they hatched and attacked Riley and Buffy. Riley had been given authorization to kill The Doctor, but didn’t for Buffy’s sake.
Doctor Angleman: see Angleman, Doctor.
Doctor Stanley Backer: see Backer, Doctor Stanley.
Doctor Wilkinson: see Wilkinson, Doctor.
Dodd McAlvy: see McAlvy, Dodd.
Dolls: see Edith, Miss.
Doll’s eye crystal: Very rare. Used for magical purposes. Tara inherited one from her grandma. She tried to give it to Willow, but Willow felt unable to accept such a special gift and made her keep it.
Donny McClay: see McClay, Donny.
Doris Kroeger, Mrs: see Kroeger, Mrs Doris.
Double Meat Medley: best seller at the Double Meat Palace. A double burger. Beef on top, and chicken on the bottom. Was actually made from processed vegetables blended with beef fat.
Double Meat Palace: Fast food restaurant that Buffy worked at after Joyce died. Employees kept disappearing. They were being eaten by the wig lady. See also Manny, Lorraine Ross, Gina, Emily, Gary, Sophie and Timothy.
Doug Ferret: see Ferret, Doug.
Draconian Katra Spell: used to create a katra that enables two people to switch bodies.
Dracula, Count: you actually had to look this one up? Pathetic much? Here goes… ancient vampire able to turn himself into a bat, wolf or mist. Able to hypnotize people with his eyes, can read/control minds, and appear in dreams. Likes to live in style, and must always sleep in his native soil. Takes The Three Sisters with him when he travels. Dracula makes a human be his eyes and ears during the day using mind control. He did this to Xander. Although Buffy let him bite her once, he was unable to keep her in his thrall, and she staked him. Of course he came back. He always does. See also Vlad the Impaler.
Drameus, The Writings of: required reading for Slayers according to The Slayer Handbook. Studied by Giles and Kendra. There are several volumes, and volume six mentions The Order of Teraka.
Dreg: One of the Jawa. Minion of Glorificus.
Drop the cryptic: say what you mean.
Druscilla: Sire of Spike. As a human Druscilla was driven insane by Angelus in London, in 1860. He killed everyone she loved, and then made her a vampire on the day she became a nun. Blessed with second sight, Druscilla has visions and the power of hypnosis. A very dangerous vampire, she has had relationships with Angelus and Spike. Druscilla has a collection of dolls. Her favourite being Miss Edith. Responsible for killing the Slayer, Kendra. Having been almost killed by a mob in Prague, Druscilla was brought back to back full health after Spike found a healing ritual in The Du Lac Manuscripts.
Dublin: see Daniel.
Du Lac Cross, The: invented by Josephus du Lac. Used to decipher hidden meanings and encrypted texts. Buried with Josephus, and stolen by Dalton for Spike. It was used to translate The Du Lac Manuscripts and find a healing ritual for Druscilla. The bottom part of the cross could be removed, revealing a blade within.
Du Lac, Josephus: Theologian and mathematician. Belonged to a religious sect that was excommunicated by the Vatican at the end of the nineteenth century. Inventor of The Du Lac Cross, and author of The Du Lac Manuscripts.
Du Lac Manuscripts, The: Rituals and spells written in archaic Latin so that only Josephus du Lac’s followers would understand them. The manuscripts could be translated by using The Du Lac Cross. A vampire stole one of the manuscripts for Spike containing details of a ritual to restore a weak or sickly vampire to health. See also healing ritual.
Dusted: phrase used by The Scoobies to describe the act of killing a vampire. ‘We dusted him.’ We killed him. A vampire turns to dust when it is killed.