This mystical calling endows her with powers that dramatically increase physical strength, endurance, agility, accelerated healing, intuition, and a limited degree of clairvoyance , usually in the form of prophetic dreams. She has returned from death twice and is known as a reluctant hero who wants to live a normal life. However, she learns to embrace her destiny as the vampire slayer. Giles, rarely referred to by his first name it is later revealed that in his misspent younger days he went by "Ripper" , is a member of the Watchers' Council , whose job is to train and guide the Slayers. Giles researches the supernatural creatures that Buffy must face, offers insights into their origins and advice on how to defeat them, and helps her stay in fighting form.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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Background[ edit ] Buffy Sarah Michelle Gellar is assisted from season one by her close friends, who collectively refer to themselves as the Scooby Gang: Xander Harris Nicholas Brendon , whose primary strength is his devotion to Buffy, and Willow Rosenberg Alyson Hannigan , who begins dabbling in witchcraft and grows progressively more powerful. Anya is often at a loss to know how to communicate with humans, and her speech is frequently abrupt. In the fourth season, Willow became romantically involved with Tara Maclay Amber Benson , also a witch. Roz Kaveney identifies family and belonging as the overall theme of the fifth season. Buffy's mother Joyce Kristine Sutherland begins experiencing headaches at the beginning of the season, once collapsing and requiring hospitalization.