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Btvs Although this article is based on canonical information, the actual name of this subject is conjectural.

You're about to see why Daniel Boone and that idiot demon are creatures of the past, and why I am the future.
―The old man[src]

An unidentified man directed the twins Hans and Frederick Gruenshtahler during SlayerFest '98.[1]


During the course of the event, the man remained in his mansion. He communicated to the twins via earpieces, while he operated a computer system which allowed him to track down the targets Buffy Summers and Cordelia Chase (whose place was intended to be filled by Faith Lehane).[1]

Buffy discovered the tracking devices on their corsages and exploited it make the twins kill each other, while also making it look like the two Slayers were defeated in the process. This, along with the deaths of the twins, KulakCandy Gorch, and the forfeits of Frawley and Lyle Gorch, made the man to believe he won the game.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

  • He was portrayed by Ian Abercrombie.
  • Unidentified in the series, he was credited as "Old Man."