Btvs Although this article is based on canonical information, the actual name of this subject is conjectural.

The Ambush at the Library was an attack on the Scooby Gang, coordinated by Angelus and Drusilla, at Sunnydale High School library.


Earlier that year, Angel had lost his soul, causing him to revert to the infamous "Angelus", when he reunited with his former The Whirlwind comrades Spike and Drusilla.[1] A few days before the ambush, Angelus and his gang stole Acathla, and placed him in Crawford Street Mansion. Angelus attempted to awaken Acathla, who would suck the world into a hell dimension, but the ritual failed. Not knowing how to complete the ritual, he sent a vampire to call Buffy Summers out to duel one-on-one.

Meanwhile, the Scooby Gang discovered a disc belonging to the late Jenny Calendar, which contained the Ritual of Restoration that could be used to restore Angel's soul. After the theft of Acathla and receiving Angelus's challenge, Buffy decided to accept the invitation while Willow prepared the Restoration Ritual. The witch intended to cast the spell at the Sunnydale High School library, where there other Scoobies and the Slayer Kendra Young assisted her.[2]

The BattleEdit

While Buffy was away fighting Angelus, the other Scoobies were attacked by a number of Angelus's vampires at the library. Willow was seriously injured when a vampire pushed a book stack on her, Xander Harris had his arm broken, before being knocked out while he allowed Cordelia Chase to escape, and Rupert Giles was also knocked out. Kendra fought the vampires, taking one out before the vampires were called to stand down by Drusilla. Kendra tried to fight Drusilla, but the vampire got the upper hand and used her hypnotic abilities to pull Kendra into a relaxed state. Drusilla used her sharp finger-nails to slit the Slayer's throat, killing her, and then ordered the remaining vampires to take the Watcher with them. Buffy, realizing her fight was a trap for her friends, tried to reach them at the school, only to arrive too late, with the fight finished.[2]


Buffy arrived, finding Kendra's body. As she leaned over it, the police arrived, thinking Buffy was the assailant. She had to go on the run.[3] Kendra's death triggered the next Slayer to be called, Faith Lehane.[4]

Key ParticipantsEdit

Scooby GangEdit



Angelus's GangEdit



  • 1 vampire


Buffyverse The Ambush at the library article has a Photo Gallery.


  1. "Innocence"
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Becoming, Part One"
  3. "Becoming, Part Two"
  4. "Faith, Hope & Trick"
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.