|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.
Kakistos was the alternate reality counterpart of Kakistos and a servant of the First Evil chosen as one of its five champions in its contest with Ethan Rayne. Unlike the other champions, Kakistos managed to cross from the First's hell dimension to the main reality through the dimensional bleed and sent his vampire minions to attack the Magic Box. His vampires were killed, but not before they revealed his existence to the stunned Scooby Gang as Faith Lehane had dusted him two years before. Buffy tracked him to the Sunnydale Cemetery where Kakistos set up a reanimation spell to buy himself time to escape. Fearing that her mother would be reanimated, Buffy let him go to fight the reanimated zombies and break the spell. Kakistos later appeared at the Magic Box to taunt Buffy, telling her he wanted to see how she faired without her Watcher and set his vampires on her while summoning two gargoyles to kill Giles. Buffy killed the vampires and the gargoyles and thwarted his plot. When Buffy, Xander, Spike, Willow and Faith were transported to the First's hell dimension as part of the contest, Kakistos appeared in a quarry to taunt Faith before running off. Faith battled through the quarry and quarry house to a secret chamber beneath the house where she faced Kakistos. Kakistos caused the entrance to cave in so that Faith couldn't escape and cast three reanimation spells to summon zombies to aid him. The spells also had the effect of restoring Kakistos' health after he was beaten on. Ultimately, Faith broke the spells, killed the zombies and dusted Kakistos, allowing her to get Cassandra Rayne's leg.