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"Behind the Mask" is a short story of the Chosen Ones graphic novel anthology. Written and illustrated by Alexa Sharpe, it was originally published on August 28, 2019 by Boom! Studios.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Two girls attend a masquerade in Paris in the year 1820. Adelaide insists in partying despite her friend's worries about current kidnappings, who tells her "there's such thing as having too much fun". Adelaide leaves her to dance and meets a men who leads her outside, promising her "a more private kind of pleasure". She follows him, but he refuses to take off his mask. They fight and his vampire face is revealed.

He corners her, asking her to choose between a painful of pleasant bite. She aims her stake at him, who recognizes her as the Slayer. Adelaide grabs the vampire and the two fall off the balcony, while she stakes him. Lying over his blood and dust, Adelaine recognizes: perhaps there is such thing as too much fun.

Continuity[edit | edit source]

  • The story takes place in the year 1820, in Paris, France.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Individuals[edit | edit source]

  • Adelaide
  • Adelaide's friend
  • Unidentified vampire

Organizations and titles[edit | edit source]

Species[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Paris, France

Objects[edit | edit source]

Death count[edit | edit source]

  • Unidentified vampire, staked by Adelaide.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Production[edit | edit source]

  • Adelaide was one the Slayers that first appeared in the "Chosen One" variant covers in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) comic series, in issue #6. The cover features the scene in which Adelaide moves to stake the vampire in the balcony.

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