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'''{{PAGENAME}}''', previously known as '''Uncle Bob's Magic Cabinet''', was a magic shop located on [[Maple Court]] in [[Sunnydale]], beside [[Book Stew!]]. The shop went through a series of owners, last owned and operated by [[Rupert Giles]], when the place served as the primary headquarters for the [[Scooby Gang]].
 
'''{{PAGENAME}}''', previously known as '''Uncle Bob's Magic Cabinet''', was a magic shop located on [[Maple Court]] in [[Sunnydale]], beside [[Book Stew!]]. The shop went through a series of owners, last owned and operated by [[Rupert Giles]], when the place served as the primary headquarters for the [[Scooby Gang]].
 
 
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Revision as of 12:04, January 12, 2020

This article is about the magic shop. For the RPG book, see The Magic Box (book).
Your one-stop spot to shop for all your occult needs.
―Magic Box logo[src]

Magic Box, previously known as Uncle Bob's Magic Cabinet, was a magic shop located on Maple Court in Sunnydale, beside Book Stew!. The shop went through a series of owners, last owned and operated by Rupert Giles, when the place served as the primary headquarters for the Scooby Gang.

History

Uncle Bob's Magic Cabinet

Uncle Bob&#039;s Magic Cabinet

Facade of the shop in 1999.

By 1998, the shop was owned by an unidentified woman, when she was killed by Spike in his search for a love spell.[1] In 1999, the shop was known as Uncle Bob's Magic Cabinet. At the time, Willow Rosenberg was able to wake up the owner in order to shop supplies for a protection spell.[2] Mr. Bogarty was killed by the Harmony Gang in 2000, also robbing a book on Slayers and an unicorn statue.[3]

Magic Box

Rupert Giles bought the shop after the death of a previous owner. Soon after opening, Anya Jenkins became a full time employee after demonstrating her excessive knowledge of mystical artifacts and business management.[4] The Magic Box operated as the Scoobies' headquarters, succeeding Rupert Giles' apartment and the Sunnydale High School library.

When Giles went away to England for a week, Anya and Willow were made in charge of the shop. Willow used the shop's supplies to her advantage when she tried to create a simulated sunlight spell. Though, her arguing with Anya messed up the ritual, conjuring a troll in the process.[5] Anya became the Magic Box's co-owner before Giles returned to England.[6] For a brief period, Buffy Summers also worked part time for the magic shop,[7] but found that she was not cut out for such employment.[8]

A training room for Buffy and Giles's sessions was placed in an unused space towards the back of the building. The Magic Box also contained a trapdoor which led to the sewers.[9] The Magic Box's phone number was (805) 555-8966.[10] The business hours were 10am to 9pm during Monday through Thursday, 10am to 12pm on Friday and Saturday, while closed on Sundays.[11]

The Magic Box was damaged and abandoned[12] in 2001, when Willow, corrupted by grief and magic, fought with Buffy and Giles within it, after draining the magic from its collection of dark magic books.[13] The building was finally destroyed in 2003, along with all Sunnydale.[14]

Merchandise

The following merchandise was available for sale at the Magic Box:

A wide variety of other magical paraphernalia was also available, including candles, incense, runic artifacts, potions, death charms etc., along with presumably non-magical items such as history books, jewelry, lollipops for children etc.

Off-limits area

The store holds a large number of artifacts and books that are very dangerous, very dark or a combination of both. It included books on resurrection spells, as well as the "Darkest Magick", which contains powerful dark magic and was used by Willow in combination with a dagger also stored there.

Prominent events

1998

  • Willow buys magic ingredients so she could concoct a delusting spell in order to stop her attraction to Alexander Harris.
  • Spike, coming to buy a love spell for Drusilla, drains the clerk.
  • Buffy, Spike, and Angel fight against Lenny and a vampire gang.

1999

  • Buffy buys magic ingredients for Giles, temporary blinded by Willow.

2000

2001

  • Anya and Willow accidentally free Olaf.
  • The Watchers Council occupied the shop to evaluate Buffy and the Scoobies.
  • Giles was reestablished as Watcher.
  • Quentin Travers reveals that Glorificus is a goddess.
  • With Spike's help, Dawn finds out she is the Key.
  • Dawn commits a series of thefts.
  • Before the battle against Glorificus, Xander asks Anya to marry him.
  • The Trio install a mini-camera in a skull, to spy the Scooby Gang.
  • Temporarily employed, Buffy was locked in a temporal buckle provoked by The Trio. She was doomed to repeat the sale of a mummy hand.
  • During Halloween 2002', Xander and Anya announce their wedding.
  • Xander accidentally summons the demon Sweet.
  • Temporarily amnesic while under Willow's spell, the Scooby Gang was attacked by Teeth and his vampire minions.
  • Anya and Xander discover that invisible Buffy is "fading away".

2002

  • Dawn pays off the debt from all she stole.
  • Anya had sex with Spike.
  • An angry Xander tries to dust Spike. Spike then reveals he had also been sleeping with Buffy.
  • Dark Willow absorbs all magic from the books, and also from Giles after his return.
  • The Magic Box was destroyed by Dark Willow.
  • After her return from England, a cured Willow meets Anya in the remains to find the demon Gnarl.

Gallery

Appearances

Canonical

Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Other

References

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