Halfrek — Hyena Possession
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Halfrek: As a human she was Cecily, the one that broke Spike’s heart. Halfrek was the vengeance demon for wronged children. She was also Anyanka’s best friend. Halfrek pretended to be Dawn’s guidance counsellor, and tricked Dawn into wishing that no one else could ever leave her. The result was that everyone became trapped at Buffy’s birthday party. See also D’Hoffryn, Richard and Sophie.
Hank Summers: see Summers, Hank.
Hansel and Gretel: Really a single chaos demon that feeds on negative emotion. Pretends to be two dead children who then ‘haunt’ the local community demanding retribution, thus instilling fear and rioting. The demon took the form of Hans and Greta Strauss, who were killed at the ages of eight and six in 1649 in the Black Forest. Since then it has appeared as their dead bodies every 50 years. (E.g. Omahagh 1949, and Utah 1899.) Buffy, Amy and Willow were almost burned at the stake for the children’s deaths.
Happiness: Oops! My total bad. Wrong encyclopedia. This word does not exist in the Jossiverse…
Harbingers: see Bringers, The.
Harmony Kendall: see Kendall, Harmony.
Harris, Alexander Lavelle: Known as Xander. Lifelong friend of Willow, and original member of the Scooby Gang. A loyal and trusted companion of The Slayer. Xander never really applied himself in school. He did not go to UC Sunnydale, but decided to explore the world after Graduation. Unfortunately, his car broke down just outside Sunnydale, and Xander had to work at the Fabulous Ladies Nightclub to earn his fare home. After a serious of disastrous employments he finally began training as a carpenter/joiner. Xander proved to be so good at this work that he was soon promoted to foreman at the building site. Xander dated Cordelia in high school, but she broke up with him when she caught him kissing Willow. He later found true love with Anya, but this relationship died when he left her at the altar. See also boost bars, Black Magic Willow and Sweet.
Harvest, The: A ritual to release The Master, and reopen the Hellmouth beneath Sunnydale High. See also The Vessel.
Havilland, Colonel George: took over as commanding officer of what remained of The Initiative after their battle with Adam. Stayed in this post until the government review was completed.
Healing ritual: Spike found a healing ritual for Druscilla in The Du Lac Manuscripts. It required draining her sire’s blood (Angel) on a full moon. Angel and Druscilla were tied together, and skewered through the hand by a dagger hidden within The Du Lac Cross. As Angel’s blood flowed into Dru, she regained her strength.
Heidi: bully at Sunnydale High School. Ate Principal Flutie and Herbert whilst possessed by the spirits of hyenas. See also hyena possession.
Hellhound: demon footsoldier bred during the Makash wars. Vicious. Eat brains. See also Tucker Wells.
Hellions: Demon bikers. Heavy on the leather, tattoos and body piercing. Pointed teeth and ears. Their leader was called Razor. Overran Sunnydale when they discovered that the Slayer was dead. ‘Killed’ Buffybot, but were defeated by the resurrected Buffy and the Scoobies.
Hellmouth: A mystical portal between this reality and the next. A gateway to Hell.
Hell’s Offspring: Occult reference book belonging to Giles.
Hemmery High: Buffy’s previous high school in LA. She was expelled after burning down the gym. (It was full of vampires at the time.)
Henry, Philip: member of the group that Giles joined in his youth. Was killed by the reanimated corpse of his friend Diedre Page, while her body was possessed by the demon Eyghon. See also Thomas Butcher, Ethan Rayne, Randall and Eyghon, The Mark of.
Herbert: Piglet mascot of the school football team, the Razorbacks. Eaten alive by students possessed by the spirits of hyenas. See also hyena possession.
Hit the books: research using books instead of the net.
Hitchhiker: a creature that sees someone moving between worlds and grabs on. ‘Hitchhikes’ to a new dimension.
Hobson: Watcher assigned to the Sunnydale Arms to prepare Buffy’s cruciamentum. Was murdered there by Zachary Kralik and Blair.
Hoelich, Andrew: Used to be on the school gymnastic team. Got turned into a vampire. Willow, Oz and Xander tried to stake him, but he escaped because of his acrobatic prowess.
Hogan: basketball player at Sunnydale High School.
Holly Charleston: see Charleston, Holly.
Holt, Ms Genevieve: ran Lowell Home for Children from 1949 to 1960. Despite winning awards for her work with children, Ms Holt was actually a religious fanatic who brutalized and mistreated the children in her care. See also Lowell House.
Holy Water: water that has been blessed by a member of the clergy.
Hootenanny: Oz defined a hootenanny as ‘Choc full o’ hoot. Just a little bit of nanny.’ See also shindig and gathering.
Hope, Scott: dated Buffy while Angel was in Hell. Best friends with Pete Clarner and Debbie. Scott dumped Buffy shortly after Angel reappeared, as she seemed too ‘distracted’.
Hostile Seventeen: name given to Spike by The Initiative.
Hostile Sub-Terrestrials (HSTs): The Initiative codename for vampires and demons.
Housapexa: way up there in the hierarchy of she-demons. Her followers built a temple on Kingman’s Bluff, and intended to use her effigy to destroy the world. They all died when the temple was swallowed up in the earthquake of ’32. See also Black Magic Willow.
HST Containment Area: cells at The Initiative’s base where hostile sub-terrestrials were kept.
Humes Paranormal Encyclopedia: Gwendolyn Post pointed out that Giles did not have this book.
Hyena Possession: Xander was one of five students accidentally possessed by the spirits of hyenas. The other four were school bullies Kyle, Tor, Rhonda and Heidi. See also Primals, Herbert, transpossession and Flutie, Principal Bob.