This article is about the Joyce from 2019 comic series. For other uses, see Joyce.
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Uh huh, I love you anyway, trouble maker.
―Joyce Summers[src]

Joyce Summers was an art gallery manager and the mother of Buffy Summers.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Joyce had been dating the doctor Eric for a year when they moved together to Sunnydale in 2019, along her teenage daughter Buffy.[1]

In October 28, 2019, Joyce had the opening of the Egyptian exhibit she curated.[2] At the event, she met Rupert Giles and Jennifer Calendar, the librarian and a computer science teacher at Buffy's school.[3]

The party was crashed by a group of vampires led by Drusilla, who demanded the Dagger of Sekhmet. Joyce identified herself as the curator, but the object had disappeared, so she would be the first victim until the dagger was found. Before Spike was able to bite Joyce, Jenny confessed Giles had hidden it, so Drusilla used the dagger to activate the Hellmouth.[3] As the floor cracked beneath them, Giles and Jenny led Joyce and Eric to safety.[4]

While Joyce and the rest of the town dealt with the aftermath of this incident, her daughter spent some time away in what she told her was a field trip.[5] Unknown to Joyce, Buffy was the Slayer and had jumped into the Hellmouth to prevent the Hellmother to took over the surface.[4] Meanwhile, Joyce privately worried what she could do to protect Buffy and anyone.[5] Eric had been with Joyce when the men of Sunnydale were affected by the Hellmother, so he hurt her throwing her into their house's pillar in his fever and anger to get to the Tunaverse.[6]

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