Y-You were right all along about everything. Well, n-no, you weren't right about your mother coming back as a Pekingese but... uh... Try to rest, old man.
―Rupert Giles[src]

Dr. Ferris Carlyle was an old acquaintance of Rupert Giles from Oxford University. He had advanced degrees in entomology and mythology. He spent years transcribing a lost pre-Germanic language and discovered the existance of a creature he called the She-Mantis. However, he kept the information to himself, until several teenage boys were murdered in the Cotswolds. Carlyle went hunting for the creature. However, he was defeated, and driven insane in the process. Because of his mental state, and the fact that he claimed that his mother had reincarnated as a Pekingese, nobody believed him. Years later, the She-Mantis appeared in Sunnydale. Giles called Carlyle to obtain information. Using his information, Slayer Buffy Summers finally completed Carlyle's work and killed the She-Mantis.


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