| The subject of this article is non-canonical.|
While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse continuity.
Dawn and Hoopy the Bear was a comic, a story based on the Buffy television series.
Continuing the look into Buffy's life before Sunnydale, we take a detour with Dawn—a demon acolyte delivers a mysterious package to the younger Summers sister mistaking her for the Slayer. The enchanted teddy bear Hoopy wreaks havoc upon the life of the little ten-year-old, transforming into a real bear and acting out her inner desires: getting her a doll she craves, beating up the schoolyard bully and killing a trio of vampires who attack her. Intended to destroy the Slayer, the gift unwittingly leads Dawn into her first adventure, years before she's accepted into the Scooby Gang. Finally, when Hoopy attacks an arguing Joyce and Hank to act out Dawn's desire to stop them fighting she turns her will against him, forcing him to beat himself up then flee. The comic ends with Hank, Joyce and Dawn happy together, and Hoopy down and out drinking beer in the alleyway behind a convenience store.
Behind the Scenes
This Story takes place before Buffy The Vampire Slayer's first season.
- Based on the television show created by Joss Whedon