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|Image = NEWCassie.PNG
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|First = "[[Help]]"
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|Last = "[[Conversations with Dead People]]" {{OV}}
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|Name = Cassandra Agatha Newton
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|Alias = Cassie
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|Status = Deceased
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|Classification = [[Human]]
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|Affiliation = [[Sunnydale High School]]
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|Known relatives = [[Phillip Newton]] <small>(father)</small><br />Unidentified mother<br />Unidentified cousins
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|Powers = Intuitive [[precognition]]
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|Actor = [[Azura Skye]]
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|Aliases = Cassie}}
   
'''Cassie Newton''' is a fictional character from the television series ''[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer]]''. She was played by [[Azura Skye]].
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{{Quote|Next Friday, I’m gonna die.|Cassie Newton|Help}}
   
== Website and trivia ==
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'''Cassandra Agatha “Cassie” Newton''' was a [[Sunnydale High School]] student with [[precognition]] abilities and a friend of [[Dawn Summers]].
In ''Help'', to emphasise the dramatics of teenagehood, Cassie maintained an online diary (which was discovered by Willow following a [[Google]] search). Following a suggestion from [[Joss Whedon]], the production team decided to create this website for real, complete with poetry (described by Xander as "Always a sign of pretentious inner turmoil", leading the [[Scooby Gang]] to wrongly believe that Cassie had death on her mind and was potentially suicidal) and art from Cassie. It was actually composed and created by [[Rebecca Rand Kirshner]], the episode writer. The site was created and hosted at [[Geocities]], and the writers even registered a [[domain name]] for it in the name of Cassie Newton.
 
   
The [[whois]] entry for the domain name was interesting:
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==Biography==
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===Life===
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{{Quote|I’d love to ice skate at Rockefeller Center. And I’d love to watch my cousins grow up, see who they become — cause they’re really mean and I think they’re gonna be fat. And I’ve never been to the Louvre. I’d love to see the Mona Lisa. Or meet Peter Falk. Or backpack across the country. Or, I don’t know… fall in love. But I won’t. I just… never will.|Cassie|Help}}
   
Creation Date........ 2002-09-14
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Cassie was the daughter of a divorced couple, a mother and an alcoholic father with a criminal record; [[Phillip Newton]]. Her mother obtained custody, while her father, only obtained one weekend a month with his daughter. She maintained the blog ''[[Cassie's Poetry and Paintings]]'', and was apparently a fan of the band White Stripes. At Sunnydale High, Cassie was friends with [[Mike Helgenberg]] and Dawn Summers.
Registration Date.... 2002-09-14
 
Expiry Date.......... 2003-09-14
 
Organisation Name.... Cassie Newton
 
Organisation Address. 13 Shadow Lane
 
Organisation Address.
 
Organisation Address. Sunnydale
 
Organisation Address. 94086
 
Organisation Address. CA
 
Organisation Address. UNITED STATES
 
   
Admin Name........... Cassie Newton
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Cassie was sent to [[Buffy Summers]], the school’s guidance counselor, because she had stopped doing her homework and her grades had dropped. She told Buffy that she would die on the next Friday.
Admin Address........ 13 Shadow Lane
 
Admin Address........
 
Admin Address........ Sunnydale
 
Admin Address........ 94086
 
Admin Address........ CA
 
Admin Address........ UNITED STATES
 
Admin Email.......... newcassie@yahoo.com
 
Admin Phone.......... 666-442-8363
 
   
Thus Cassie lived at 13 Shadow Lane, Sunnydale. 94086 is actually the [[ZIP Code]] for [[Sunnyvale, California|Sunny''v''ale, CA]]. Sunnyvale is much further north than [[Sunnydale]], but the similar names make it a logical joke. The use of [[Number of the Beast (numerology)|666]] in the phone number is typical of Whedon's sense of humour.
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Buffy, along with [[Alexander Harris|Xander]], Dawn, [[Willow Rosenberg|Willow]], and [[Spike]] managed to rescue her from a group of boys who tried to sacrifice her for the [[Invocation of Avilas]]. However, immediately after, Cassie died of a heart failure caused by a congenital condition, fulfilling her own prophecy.<ref name=":0">"[[Help]]"</ref>
   
The site became extremely popular, exceeded its download limits, and the site guestbook filled up some thirty times over.
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===Legacy===
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{{Dialogue a-b|Buffy|See? You can make a difference.|Cassie|And you will.|Buffy and Cassie’s final conversation|Help}}
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Before dying, Cassie revealed a couple of prophecies that were fulfilled during the battle between the [[Slayer]]s and [[the First Evil]]’s [[Turok-Han]] army. She revealed to Spike that “[Buffy]’ll tell [him]” she loved him, and to Buffy that she would make a difference: activating every Potential Slayer in the world into real Slayers.
   
When the domain name registry lapsed, the Geocities site was deleted; the [[Internet Archive]] has a cached copy. [http://web.archive.org/web/20021201170926/http://www.geocities.com/newcassie/] The domain name is now registered to a company in [[Hong Kong]].
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[[File:Conversations Cassie First Evil.jpg|thumb|The First Evil disguised as Cassie]]
   
[[Category:Buffy the Vampire Slayer characters|Newton, Cassie]]
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The figure of Cassie later appeared to Willow claiming to have a message from [[Tara Maclay]]: if she used [[magic]], she would kill all her friends. Willow believed her until Cassie told her that she should kill herself, to save everyone and be with Tara again. Willow realized that this was not Cassie, so this figure — actually a disguise of the First Evil — taunted Willow and disappeared.<ref>"[[Conversations with Dead People]]"</ref>
{{wikipedia}}
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==Powers and abilities==
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{{Quote|Some things, I just know. I don’t know how I do, I just do.|Cassie|Help}}
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Cassie’s precognitive abilities manifested themselves not in the form visions of premonitions, but in the form of vague knowledge and intuition. Her abilities granted her vague knowledge of future events, but not their causes, thus leaving her nearly helpless to prevent them. Cassie’s predictions included:
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*Buffy’s coffee stain on her shirt.
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*Mike’s B in Egyptian History.
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*Buffy going underground.
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*Coins, which were part of the ritual summoning of Avilas.
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*Her own death.<ref name=":0" />
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*Buffy telling Spike she loved him.
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*Buffy defeating the First Evil and activating the power of all potential Slayers.<ref>"[[Chosen]]"</ref>
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==Relationships==
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{{Quote|I want go to the stupid Winter Formal. I have this friend, and it would be fun to go with him. Just to dance, hear lame music, to wear a silly dress and laugh and stuff.|Cassie Newton}}
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*'''[[Mike Helgenberg]]''' — He was Cassie’s closest friend, and he also had a crush on her and repeatedly asked her to the Winter Formal. While she kept it a secret, Cassie was seemingly aware of Mike’s feelings for her and also reciprocated them but refused to get closer to him because of the knowledge of her future.<ref name=":0" />
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==Gallery==
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In her blog, the following pictures were available:
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<gallery>
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Cassie's Poetry and Paintings 01.jpg|Cassie as a child
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Cassie's Poetry and Paintings 02.jpg|Self portrait
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</gallery>
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==Behind the scenes==
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*She was portrayed by [[Azura Skye]].
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*Her full name was disclosed on the real website for her blog [http://www.cassienewton.com www.cassienewton.com] (now inactive).
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*Cassie’s name derives from the Greek mythological figure of [[Wikipedia:Cassandra|Cassandra]], a woman was cursed to utter prophecies which were true but which no one believed.
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*Cassandra is the last of only two characters on ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' to die of natural causes, the other being [[Joyce Summers]].
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==Appearances==
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*"[[Help]]"
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*"[[Conversations with Dead People]]" {{OV}}
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==External links==
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*{{IMDb character|0069494}}
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==References==
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{{References}}
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{{DEFAULTSORT:Newton, Cassandra}}
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[[Category:Humans]]
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[[Category:Sunnydale residents]]
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[[Category:Sunnydale High students]]
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[[Category:Disguises of the First Evil]]
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[[Category:Cassie Newton| ]]
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[[Category:Seers and precognitives]]
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[[Category:Newton family]]

Latest revision as of 23:57, October 11, 2019


Next Friday, I’m gonna die.
―Cassie Newton[src]

Cassandra Agatha “Cassie” Newton was a Sunnydale High School student with precognition abilities and a friend of Dawn Summers.

BiographyEdit

LifeEdit

I’d love to ice skate at Rockefeller Center. And I’d love to watch my cousins grow up, see who they become — cause they’re really mean and I think they’re gonna be fat. And I’ve never been to the Louvre. I’d love to see the Mona Lisa. Or meet Peter Falk. Or backpack across the country. Or, I don’t know… fall in love. But I won’t. I just… never will.
―Cassie[src]

Cassie was the daughter of a divorced couple, a mother and an alcoholic father with a criminal record; Phillip Newton. Her mother obtained custody, while her father, only obtained one weekend a month with his daughter. She maintained the blog Cassie's Poetry and Paintings, and was apparently a fan of the band White Stripes. At Sunnydale High, Cassie was friends with Mike Helgenberg and Dawn Summers.

Cassie was sent to Buffy Summers, the school’s guidance counselor, because she had stopped doing her homework and her grades had dropped. She told Buffy that she would die on the next Friday.

Buffy, along with Xander, Dawn, Willow, and Spike managed to rescue her from a group of boys who tried to sacrifice her for the Invocation of Avilas. However, immediately after, Cassie died of a heart failure caused by a congenital condition, fulfilling her own prophecy.[1]

LegacyEdit

Buffy: “See? You can make a difference.
Cassie: “And you will.
— Buffy and Cassie’s final conversation[src]

Before dying, Cassie revealed a couple of prophecies that were fulfilled during the battle between the Slayers and the First Evil’s Turok-Han army. She revealed to Spike that “[Buffy]’ll tell [him]” she loved him, and to Buffy that she would make a difference: activating every Potential Slayer in the world into real Slayers.

Conversations Cassie First Evil

The First Evil disguised as Cassie

The figure of Cassie later appeared to Willow claiming to have a message from Tara Maclay: if she used magic, she would kill all her friends. Willow believed her until Cassie told her that she should kill herself, to save everyone and be with Tara again. Willow realized that this was not Cassie, so this figure — actually a disguise of the First Evil — taunted Willow and disappeared.[2]

Powers and abilitiesEdit

Some things, I just know. I don’t know how I do, I just do.
―Cassie[src]

Cassie’s precognitive abilities manifested themselves not in the form visions of premonitions, but in the form of vague knowledge and intuition. Her abilities granted her vague knowledge of future events, but not their causes, thus leaving her nearly helpless to prevent them. Cassie’s predictions included:

  • Buffy’s coffee stain on her shirt.
  • Mike’s B in Egyptian History.
  • Buffy going underground.
  • Coins, which were part of the ritual summoning of Avilas.
  • Her own death.[1]
  • Buffy telling Spike she loved him.
  • Buffy defeating the First Evil and activating the power of all potential Slayers.[3]

RelationshipsEdit

I want go to the stupid Winter Formal. I have this friend, and it would be fun to go with him. Just to dance, hear lame music, to wear a silly dress and laugh and stuff.
―Cassie Newton
  • Mike Helgenberg — He was Cassie’s closest friend, and he also had a crush on her and repeatedly asked her to the Winter Formal. While she kept it a secret, Cassie was seemingly aware of Mike’s feelings for her and also reciprocated them but refused to get closer to him because of the knowledge of her future.[1]

GalleryEdit

In her blog, the following pictures were available:

Behind the scenesEdit

  • She was portrayed by Azura Skye.
  • Her full name was disclosed on the real website for her blog www.cassienewton.com (now inactive).
  • Cassie’s name derives from the Greek mythological figure of Cassandra, a woman was cursed to utter prophecies which were true but which no one believed.
  • Cassandra is the last of only two characters on Buffy the Vampire Slayer to die of natural causes, the other being Joyce Summers.

AppearancesEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Help"
  2. "Conversations with Dead People"
  3. "Chosen"
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