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Death to all vampires! Destroy all demons! No soul, no life!
―Camazotz[src]

Camazotz was a creature whose purpose was to protect the Slayer and destroy vampires, demons, and other soulless creatures. He had the appearance of a red bat larger than a human.

Biography

Anya Jenkins acquired a jar containing Camazotz from the Watchers Council sometime in the year 500 BCE. According to her, he was supposed to be asleep for thousands of years until needed.[1]

In 2019, while Drusilla destroyed various items in Anya’s magic shop, she broke the jar and accidentally freed Camazotz.[2] He escaped the shop through the roof, breaking it with his wings, and flew around Sunnydale looking for demons and vampires to destroy. The Slayer, Buffy Summers, followed him in order to prevent Camazotz from hurting humans in the process, and fought him as he had begun began to destroy an area full of people.[1]

Camazotz was confused why the Slayer hurt him, and Buffy listened as he told his name, explained that he always helped the Slayer, and described his sole purposed as to protect the Slayer and kill vampires. Astounded, Buffy compared Camazotz to a Pegasus of her own. Rupert Giles, using a charm Willow Rosenberg had brought him, then asked the great Camazotz to sleep once again, as it was not his time yet. Camazotz recognized Giles as a Watcher and thanked him, who in turned said it was a honor to meet him.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • In Maya mythology, Camazotz is a bat god, associated with night, death, and sacrifice. The name means “death bat” in the K'iche' language.
  • In the non-canon novel series The Lost Slayer, Camazotz is an Old One and a Higher being offspring, creator of the vampire infestation on Earth. This role that would be replaced in canon by the Old One Maloker, who sired the first human before being imprisoned in the Deeper Well.

Appearances

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Welcome Back to the Hellmouth, Part Three
  2. Welcome Back to the Hellmouth, Part Two