Btvs.png This article's subject is part of the alternate timeline known as the Wishverse. For the original timeline equivalent, see Master.


The days of compromise, of living alongside the humans, are over. It's time to take them out. Time to treat them like... well, let's not mince words here — like the cattle they are!
―The Master[src]

The Master was a vampire leader of the Order of Aurelius and the alternate timeline counterpart of the Master.

Biography[edit | edit source]

When Cordelia Chase inadvertently made a wish to Anyanka that Buffy Summers had never moved to Sunnydale, the vengeance demon transported her to a reality in which the absence of the Slayer had allowed the Master to rise and dominate the town.[1]

The Master had his throne room moved to the Bronze, which became a vampire nest. His only opposition were the ensouled vampire Angel, who was eventually captured, and a band of vampire hunters, dubbed White Hats, who were little more than a nuisance for the vampire population.[1]

The Master initiates a new age in vampire history.

As vampires then ruled Sunnydale, the Master decided to use the town humans not as prey, but as cattle. However, he felt his plans were threatened when he learned Cordelia had spoken of the Slayer. The Master sent his acolytes Xander and Willow to kill her. However, Cordelia had already talked to Rupert Giles, who summoned Buffy Summers to Sunnydale.[1]

The Master sent some of his minions to kidnap humans and take them to his new blood processing plant. A large number of vampires gathered to see the Master's project for the future, replacing hunting with mass production. However, Buffy and Angel infiltrated the gathering and started a revolt. Angel released the captives while Buffy shot an arrow at the Master, who yanked Xander to block the incoming bolt, which hit him in the shoulder. During the fight, Xander was slain by Buffy while Willow was killed by Oz. The Master faced Buffy himself, who was no match for the Master. After trading blows, the Master snapped her neck, killing her. Seconds afterwards, Giles managed to restore the original timeline.[1]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • He was portrayed by Mark Metcalf.
  • He is the only antagonist of the alternate timeline not to be killed.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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