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{{Organization
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|Title = Scooby Gang
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|Image = Scoobies.jpg
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|Name = Scooby Gang
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|Aliases = Scoobies<br />Slayerettes
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|Status = Active
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|Leader = *[[Buffy Summers]]
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*[[Rupert Giles]]
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*[[Willow Rosenberg]]
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*[[Alexander Harris]]
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|Members = *[[Cordelia Chase]] <small>(former)</small>
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*[[Angel]] <small>(former)</small>
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*[[Daniel Osbourne]] <small>(former)</small>
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*[[Faith Lehane]]
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*[[Anya Jenkins]] <small>(former)</small>
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*[[Spike]]
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*[[Riley Finn]] <small>(former)</small>
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*[[Tara Maclay]] <small>(former)</small>
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*[[Dawn Summers]]
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*[[Andrew Wells]]
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|Allies = *[[Jennifer Calendar]]
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*[[Kendra Young]]
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*[[Joyce Summers]]
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*[[Class of '99]]
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*[[Angel Investigations]]
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*[[Slayer Organization]]
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*[[Dracula]]
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*[[Magic Council]]
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*[[Robert Dowling]]
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*[[Harmony Kendall]]
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*[[Vicki]]
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*[[Melaka Fray]]
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|Enemies = see [[Big Bad]]<br />see [[:Category:Scooby Gang enemies|Scooby Gang enemies]]
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|Base of operations = *[[Sunnydale High School library]]
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*[[Rupert Giles' apartment]]
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*[[Magic Box]]
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*[[1630 Revello Drive]]
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*[[Slayer Organization command center]]
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*[[Andrew Wells' apartment]]
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*[[Buffy, Willow, and Dawn's apartment]]
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*[[Willow's empowerment center]]
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|First = "[[The Harvest]]"
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|Last = ''[[Finale]]''
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}}
   
{{organization
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{{Quote|This is the crack team that foils my every plan? I am deeply shamed.|[[Spike]]|Something Blue}}
|Image = Buffy-the-vampire-slayer-season-1-promo-hq-03-1500.jpg
 
|First = [[The Harvest]]
 
|Name = Scooby Gang
 
|Aliases = The Scoobies<br>The Slayerettes<br>The Scooby Gang<br>
 
|Status = Active
 
|Leader = [[Buffy Summers]]<br>[[Rupert Giles]]<br>[[Willow Rosenburg]]
 
|Members = [[Faith Lehane]]<br>[[Alexander Harris|Xander Harris]]<br>[[Angel]]<br>[[Cordelia Chase]]<br>[[Spike]]<br>[[Daniel Osbourne|Oz]]<br>[[Anya Jenkins]]<br>[[Riley Finn]]<br>[[Dawn Summers]]<br>[[Tara Maclay]]<br>[[Andrew Wells]]
 
|Allies = [[Jenny Calendar]]<br>[[Joyce Summers]]<br>[[Wesley Wyndam-Pryce]]<br>[[Kennedy]]<br>[[Jonathan Levinson]]<br>[[Kendra Young]]<br>[[Rona]]<br>[[Vi]]<br>[[Molly]]<br>[[Amanda (Slayer)|Amanda]]<br>[[Chao-Ahn]]<br>[[Slayer Organization]]<br>[[Watchers Council]]<br>[[Class of '99]]<br>[[Angel Investigations]]<br>[[Eldre Koh]]<br>[[Robert Dowling]]
 
|Enemies = [[Order of Aurelius]]<br>[[Richard Wilkins|Mayor Wilkins]]<br>[[The First Evil]]<br>[[Glorificus]]<br>[[The Initiative (organization)|The Initiative]]<br>[[Adam]]<br>[[Warren Mears]]<br>[[The Trio]]<br>[[The Master]]<br>[[Anointed One]]<br>[[Caleb]]<br>[[Darla]]<br>[[Maggie Walsh]]<br>[[Angel]]<br>[[Bringers]]<br>[[Turok-Han]]<br>[[Wolfram & Hart]]
 
|Base of operations = [[San Francisco]]<br> [[Scotland]]<br>[[1630 Revello Drive|Summers residence]]<br>[[The Magic Box]]<br>[[Rupert Giles' apartment]]<br>[[Sunnydale High School]]<br>[[Sunnydale]]<br>[[Sunnydale High School library]]|Title = Scooby Gang|}}
 
   
{{Template:Dialogue a-b|Mr. Maclay|Who the hell are you?|Buffy|We're family.|[[Mr. Maclay]] and [[Buffy Summers]].|Family}}
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The '''Scooby Gang''' was the core group formed after the arrival of [[Buffy Summers]] to [[Sunnydale]] in order to battle the supernatural forces of evil, and assist Buffy in her duties as the [[Slayer]].
   
The '''Scooby Gang''', or "'''Scoobies,'''" was the core group formed after the arrival of [[Buffy Summers]] to [[Sunnydale]] in order to battle the supernatural forces of evil and assist Buffy in her duties as the [[Slayer]].
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The Scoobies, as its members were known, were originally teenage friends attending [[Sunnydale High School]] in a town built on top of a [[Hellmouth]]. With time, the group gradually expanded with new members and allies in worldwide activity against the forces of darkness.
   
The Scooby Gang usually took an unimpressed, flippant attitude towards extraordinary events and supernatural occurrences. Originally a group of teenage friends attending [[Sunnydale High]] in a town built on top of a [[Hellmouth]], the group gradually expanded, eventually merging with the [[Watchers Council]] to become [[Slayer Organization|a global organization]], dealing with demonic threats worldwide and training thousands of Slayers. In the beginning, Buffy often had to protect her friends from monsters, but over the course of the series most of them gained superpowers and fighting skills of their own, with Xander the only notable member with no mystical abilities or connection to the supernatural. Because of the show's strong themes of female empowerment, the most powerful members of the team are often female (Buffy and Willow), while the men play passive roles such as that of father-figure (Giles) and supportive best friend (Xander). Also, in keeping with the show's themes of redemption and moral ambiguity, many of the Scoobies have at some point in their lives been evil and even murdered people before, but are now fighting on the side of good.
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The group was also sometimes referred to as the "Slayerettes", as both [[Willow Rosenberg]]<ref>"[[Witch (episode)|Witch]]"</ref> and [[Spike]]<ref name=":6" /><ref>"[[The Yoko Factor]]"</ref> used the term on different occasions. In fact, this name served as the semi-official name for the group, until [[Alexander Harris]] coined their true name in their first year together<ref>"[[What's My Line? Part One]]"</ref> and it was referred by its members multiple times.<ref name=":6" /><ref>"[[Goodbye Iowa]]"</ref><ref>"[[This Year's Girl]]"</ref><ref>"[[Fool for Love]]"</ref><ref>"[[Entropy]]"</ref>
   
{{Quote|Why do demons even come here any more? I mean, don't they know...|Willow|Graduation Day, Part Two}}
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==Scoobies==
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{{Quote|You're the Slayer, and we're, like, the Slayerettes!|[[Willow Rosenberg]]|Witch (episode)}}
   
The group was also sometimes referred to as the "Slayerettes." Both Willow and Spike used the term on different occasions. In fact, this name served as the semi-official name for the group until Xander coined their true name while they were all on the run from the [[Order of Taraka]].
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The members of the Scooby Gang, in chronological order of inclusion:
   
==Scooby Gang Members==
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*'''[[Buffy Summers]]''' — As the Slayer, Buffy possessed enhanced abilities which enabled her to battle the forces of darkness. She was the focal point of the Scooby Gang, as the team initially formed around her responsibilities as the Chosen One, and she was very close to most of its members. Buffy was often reluctant to accept her destiny and leadership position, but was forced to train her fellow Slayers in the fight against evil.
(In chronological order)
 
   
*'''[[Buffy Summers]]''' — As the Slayer, Buffy possessed enhanced abilities which enable her to battle the forces of darkness. She was the focal point of the Scooby Gang, as the team initially formed around her responsibilities as the Chosen One, and she was very close to most of its members. Buffy was often reluctant to accept her destiny and leadership position, but was forced to train her fellow Slayers in the fight against evil.
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*'''[[Rupert Giles]]''' — Originally Buffy's [[Watcher]], Giles acted as a father figure and mentor to most of the Scoobies. Prior to Willow, Giles would take charge in the more mystical duties that came with defending Sunnydale and used the Watcher's Council as a resource of information. Giles was a founding member of the team,<ref>"[[The Harvest]]"</ref> before returning to England so that Buffy would take responsibility for her own life, sensing she had essentially outgrown him.<ref>"[[Tabula Rasa]]"</ref> He returned to the Scoobies on several occasions in times of need, and later took control of his own squad of Slayers.<ref>''[[The Long Way Home, Part Two]]''</ref> Since his death, [[Angel]], his unwitting murderer,<ref>''[[Last Gleaming, Part Four]]''</ref> took to finding ways to resurrect him with the reluctant assistance of Giles' former partner, Slayer [[Faith Lehane]].<ref>''[[Live Through This, Part One]]''</ref> Successfully resurrected, he immediately decided to return to the Scooby Gang, explaining the point in his life when he was at his best was with Buffy.<ref>''[[What You Want, Not What You Need, Part Five]]''</ref>
   
*'''[[Rupert Giles]]''' — Originally Buffy's [[Watcher]], Giles acts as a father-figure and mentor to most of the other Scoobies. Giles was a founding member of the team, before returning to England so that Buffy will take responsibility for her own life. He returns to the Scoobies on several occasions in times of need, and later took control of his own squad of Slayers; since his death, Angel, his unwitting murderer, has taken to finding ways to ressurect him with the reluctant assistance of Giles' former partner, Slayer [[Faith Lehane]].
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*'''[[Alexander Harris|Alexander "Xander" Harris]]''' — The most consistent, long-term, and reliable member of the Scoobies, the wise-cracking Xander was notable for being one of the few characters in the show with no "superpowers." Instead, his insight, compassion, and support was how he helped his friends in the battle against evil; most notably when he brought Willow back from the brink of darkness with his unconditional love.<ref>"[[Grave]]"</ref> Xander also possessed some knowledge of military combat and weapons, after being turned into a real soldier during a spell on [[Halloween (holiday)|Halloween]];<ref>"[[Halloween]]"</ref> also his carpentry abilities often proved useful. Xander was notable for being the only Scooby that remained consistently on the team; as Giles returned to England for a time, Buffy was in Los Angeles for a summer<ref name=":2">"[[Anne (episode)|Anne]]"</ref> and was dead for a time,<ref name=":3">"[[Bargaining, Part One]]"</ref> and Willow went to England for rehabilitation.<ref name=":7">"[[Lessons]]"</ref>
   
*'''[[Xander Harris]]''' — The most consistent, long-term, and reliable member of the Scoobies, the wise-cracking Xander was notable for being one of the few characters in the show with no "superpowers." Instead, his insight, compassion, and support was how he helps his friends in the battle against evil; for example, bringing Willow back from the brink of darkness with his unconditional love. Xander also possesses some knowledge of military combat and weapons after being turned into a real soldier in a Halloween episode. Xander was notable for being the only Scooby that remained consistently on the team; Giles returned to England for a time, Buffy was in Los Angeles for a summer and was dead for a time, and Willow went to England to recuperate.
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*'''[[Willow Rosenberg]]''' — Willow acted in a similar capacity as Giles, helping with demonic research and intricate rituals, but also acted as the team's technology and computer expert. Throughout her involvement in the group, Willow grew in power and confidence, becoming an incredibly talented [[witch]], enough to her the most powerful member of the Scooby Gang. Willow took the lead of the Gang twice: during the summer when Buffy ran away to Los Angeles,<ref name=":2" /> and then again when the Slayer died.<ref name=":3" /> Willow struggled to control her own immense power and find balance. She was responsible for magically activating all of the [[Potential Slayer]], ending the former legacy of "one girl in all the world",<ref name=":4">"[[Chosen]]"</ref> as well as creating a brand new [[Seed of Wonder]], restoring the magic of her dimension.<ref>''[[The Core, Part Five]]''</ref>
   
*'''[[Willow Rosenberg]]''' — Willow's abilities as a [[witch]] make her the most powerful member of the Scooby Gang. Willow has taken lead of the Gang twice; during the summer when Buffy ran away to Los Angeles, and then again when she died. Willow frequently struggles to control her own immense power, but is responsible for magically activating all of the Potential Slayers in the world.
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*'''[[Angel]]''' — Angel was an outside aide to the group, acting in an extremely limited capacity until he became romantically involved with Buffy. Through this relationship, the ancient curse that granted him his soul was undone, resulting in the death of [[Jennifer Calendar]].<ref>"[[Passion]]"</ref> After his defeat, he eventually returned to Sunnydale, before he made the move to Los Angeles, where he and [[Cordelia Chase|Cordelia]] formed their own group, [[Angel Investigations]].<ref>"[[Lonely Hearts]]"</ref> Angel became a "Champion" after leaving Buffy in Sunnydale, and followed his own path away from her.
   
*'''[[Angel]]''' — Buffy's vampire lover, Angel rarely socializes with the other Scoobies, contacting them only when necessary, and largely only meets up with Buffy and Willow outside of combat situations. His relationship with the group is strained when he turns evil and murders Giles' girlfriend, [[Jenny Calendar]], and he eventually leaves for Los Angeles where he and Cordelia form their own group, [[Angel Investigations]]. Angel becomes a "Champion" after leaving Buffy in Sunnydale, and follows his own path away from her.
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*'''[[Cordelia Chase]]''' — A snobby cheerleader at Sunnydale High, Cordelia looked down on the Scoobies, who were unpopular at the school. However, she often found herself in perilous situations, and relied on Buffy to save her.<ref>"[[Out of Mind, Out of Sight]]"</ref> Cordelia became Xander's girlfriend and an official member of the Scooby Gang. She left for [[Los Angeles]] and joined Angel Investigations, until her eventual demise.
   
*'''[[Cordelia Chase]]''' — A snobby cheerleader at Sunnydale High, Cordelia looked down on the Scoobies, who she considered unpopular and therefore beneath her. However, she often finds herself in perilous situations and relies on Buffy to save her. Cordelia became Xander's girlfriend and an official member of the Scooby Gang, until she leaves for [[Los Angeles]] and joins [[Angel Investigations]] until her demise.
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*'''[[Daniel Osbourne|Daniel "Oz" Osbourne]]''' — Oz was Willow's romantic interest.<ref>"[[Surprise]]"</ref> Oz was a [[werewolf]], the guitarist of [[Dingoes Ate My Baby]], and a student both at Sunnydale High and [[University of California, Sunnydale|UC Sunnydale]]. Intelligent yet stoic, he was a valuable member of the team, but he eventually left to learn to control his werewolf attributes,<ref>"[[Wild at Heart]]"</ref> after which his relationship with Willow ended.<ref>"[[New Moon Rising]]"</ref> Years later, he was able to help the Gang again, giving shelter to the [[Slayer Organization]] in his own home in a [[Tibetan monastery]].<ref>''[[Retreat, Part Two]]''</ref>
   
*'''[[Oz]]''' — A member of the gang and romantic interest of Willow. Oz is a [[werewolf]] and also the guitarist of Dingoes Ate My Baby and a student both at Sunnydale High and UC Sunnydale. He is very intelligent and deep, but is known for his trademark stoicism. He is a valuable member of the team, until leaving to learn to control his werewolf attributes.
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*'''[[Faith Lehane]]''' — A troubled Slayer activated after the death of Kendra Young, and often referred to as "the rogue Slayer", Faith was considered to be the anti-Buffy. She arrived in Sunnydale after her Watcher was killed and worked as an ally for the Scooby Gang,<ref>"[[Faith, Hope & Trick]]"</ref>. However, she turned to the dark side when she murdered an innocent man, resulting in a rift when she was reported for the crime and aligned herself with Mayor [[Richard Wilkins]]. After waking up from a coma that Buffy put her in, and causing trouble for Buffy again,<ref>"[[Who Are You?]]"</ref> she fled to Los Angeles, where Angel forced her to face her demons, convincing her to turn herself into the police for her crimes.<ref>"[[Sanctuary]]"</ref> Years later, Faith broke out of jail to save Angel, and decided to work towards an "active" redemption. She returned to Sunnydale with Willow to help Buffy and the other Potential Slayers in their fight against the First Evil, leading to the activation of thousands of Slayers around the world, making her the last Slayer in the original line. Faith partnered with Giles to rehabilitate those going down the wrong path.<ref>''[[No Future for You, Part Four]]''</ref> After his death, Faith moved to his home in London and partnered with Angel,<ref>''[[Last Gleaming, Part Five]]''</ref> returning to the Scooby Gang whenever she was needed,<ref>''[[New Rules, Part One]]''</ref><ref>''[[Ordinary People]]''</ref> until she eventually stayed with the group for good.<ref>''[[Finale]]''</ref>
   
*'''[[Faith Lehane]]''' - A troubled Slayer, and often referred to as the "Rogue Slayer," Faith, called as a Slayer after the death of [[Kendra Young]] who was called when Buffy died a momentary death, is considered to be the anti-Buffy. She arrives in Sunnydale after her Watcher is killed and works as an ally for the Scooby Gang until she accidentally kills a man, leading her to join up with [[Richard Wilkins III|Mayor Richard Wilkins]]. After waking up from a coma that Buffy put her in, and causing trouble for Buffy again, she flees to Los Angeles, where she is helped by Angel and turns herself in to the police. Years later, Faith breaks out of jail to assist Angel and decides to work towards an active redemption instead of a passive one. Shortly after, she rejoins the Scoobies and temporarily takes control of the gang and the Potential Slayers. After the activation of all of the Potential Slayers around the world, Faith partners with Giles to either defeat or rehabilitate Slayers going down the wrong path. After his death, Faith moved to his home in London and has partnered with Angel.
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*'''[[Anya Jenkins]]''' A 1,120 plus year old ex-[[vengeance demon]], Anya came into town to grant a vengeful wish, only to lose her powers and become a mortal. Eventually however, she became an ally of the Scoobies and Xander's girlfriend. <ref>"[[The Prom]]"</ref> Anya struggled to understand [[human]] conventions and often offended people, usually because of her frank honesty and literal approach to speech. Initially very selfish, she comes to respect humans and becoming more human in the process. She was highly intelligent, providing detailed information on various demons and spells and proved her loyalty until the fight against the First Evil.<ref name=":4" />
   
*'''[[Anya Jenkins]]''' — A 1120 plus year old ex [[vengeance demon]] who becomes mortal and falls in love with human Xander. Anya struggles to understand human conventions and often offends people, usually because of her frank honesty and literal approach to speech, but most of the time she doesn't notice she is insulting them. Initially very selfish, she eventually comes to respect humans and proves her loyalty to the team on many occasions.
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*'''[[Riley Finn]]''' — Buffy's college boyfriend, Riley was a soldier for the government demon-hunting operation the [[Initiative]]. When he learned that the institute he was working for was corrupt, Riley joined the Scoobies instead.<ref name=":6">"[[The I in Team]]"</ref> While on good terms with Buffy's friends, his relationship with Buffy disintegrated and he left her and Sunnydale to join another army unit.<ref>"[[Into the Woods]]"</ref> Eventually, he and his wife, [[Samantha Finn]], became trusted allies to the team, acting as a helpful bridge between the Scooby Gang and the government.
   
*'''[[Riley Finn]]''' — Buffy's college boyfriend, Riley was a soldier for the government demon-hunting operation [[The Initiative (organization)|The Initiative]]. When he learns that the institute he was working for was corrupt, Riley joins the Scoobies instead. While on good terms with Buffy's friends, his relationship with Buffy disintegrates and he leaves her and Sunnydale to join another army unit.
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*'''[[Tara Maclay]]''' — Tara was initially Willow's college friend and later her lover, who was also a witch. Initially very shy and feeling like an outsider from the group, Tara came to open up to the Scoobies and eventually became a member herself.<ref>"[[Family]]"</ref> She formed a special confidante-like relationship with Buffy, and found a kindred spirit at times with Anya, who was also dating a member of the four "core Scoobies." According to Giles, she became the heart of the group, before her untimely death.<ref>"[[Seeing Red]]"</ref>
   
*'''[[Tara Maclay]]''' — Willow's girlfriend and long-time lover. Tara, though she doesn't have the same skill as Willow, is a very powerful yet timid witch. Initially very shy, Tara comes to open up to the Scoobies and eventually becomes a member herself. She forms a special confidante-like relationship with Buffy, and finds a kindred spirit at times with Anya who was also dating a member of the four "core Scoobies." According to Giles, she became the heart of the group before her untimely death.
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*'''[[Spike]]''' — Formerly an enemy of the Scoobies, this vampire switched sides after the Initiative implanted a [[Behavior-Modification Circuitry|microchip]] in his brain to prevent him from harming humans. This left him fighting non-humans as the only other alternative left,<ref>"[[Doomed]]"</ref> and ultimately proved himself as a strong asset for the team in their quest for protecting humanity. Spike eventually fell in love with Buffy and began a path to be a true hero,<ref>"[[Out of My Mind]]"</ref> seeking out his soul in order to prove his worth. Although, the Scoobies' opinions of him varied; Buffy, Dawn, and Willow were more friendly towards him and treat him civilly; Xander and Giles were openly hostile towards him outside of combat situations (and vice versa); but all remained somewhat wary of him. After his heroic death at the [[battle at the Hellmouth]],<ref name=":4" /> Spike was resurrected months later and joined Angel's team in Los Angeles, becoming a Champion in his own right, and later going his own way. During the [[Twilight]] crisis, he returned to help the Buffy and the Slayer Organization,<ref>''[[Twilight, Part Four]]''</ref> eventually staying with the Scoobies permanently in the mission to save the world, and established a close and positive relationship with them.
   
*'''[[Spike]]''' — Formerly an enemy of the Scoobies, this vampire switches sides when a microchip is implanted in his brain by the Initiative which prevents him from harming humans. This left him fighting non-humans as the only other alternative left, and ultimately proves himself as a strong asset for the team in their quest for protecting humanity. Spike eventually falls in love with Buffy and becomes a true hero, seeking out his soul in order to prove his worth. Despite all of this, the other Scoobies' opinions of him vary; Buffy, Dawn, and Willow are more friendly towards him and treat him civilly; Xander and Giles are openly hostile towards him outside of combat situations (and vice versa); and all remain somewhat wary of him. After his heroic death at the [[Battle at the Hellmouth]], Spike is ressurected months later and joins [[Team Angel|Angel's team]] in Los Angeles, becoming a Champion in his own right and later going his own way.
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*'''[[Dawn Summers]]''' — Buffy's younger sister, Dawn was actually the [[Key]], the mystical energy with the power to open the doors to the multiple dimensions in the universe. She was given human form by the [[Order of Dagon]], magically made from Buffy herself, and embedded into the Slayer's life within a new reality and false memories fabricated to hide her original identity, with the intention that the Slayer would protect her. The youngest Scooby, her traumatic life led her to have abandonment issues. However, she was able to have the Scooby Gang as her surrogate family, and was very close to them. Initially only protected by the group, with time Buffy allowed Dawn to participate and began training her.<ref name=":7" /> During the battle with the [[First Evil]], and temporary absence of both Willow and Giles, a matured Dawn, being referred to as "junior Watcher gal," took to being the research expert as well as the multi-linguist. Similarly to Xander, Dawn's help and initiative with mundane tasks proved to be most useful.<ref>"[[Potential]]"</ref> This was combined with her unique temporary experience as a giant. Eventually, Dawn's status as the Key granted her actual magical abilities that she was able to use offensively, becoming a powerful figure in the group and eventually, Xander's lover.<ref>''[[In Pieces on the Ground, Part Five]]''</ref>
   
*'''[[Dawn Summers]]''' — Buffy's younger sister, Dawn was actually the mystical [[Key]], a giant mass of energy with the power to open the doors to the multiple dimensions in the universe. She was given human form by the [[Order of Dagon|monks of Dagon]], magically made from Buffy herself and then was embedded into the Slayer's life, with false memories fabricated for herself and everyone in her life so that her true identity would be hidden. Dawn suffers from abandonment issues because of her traumatic life. However, she considers the Scooby Gang to be her surrogate family, and is very close to them. During the battle with the [[First Evil]], with the temporary absence of both Willow and Giles, a matured Dawn, being referred to as "junior Watcher gal," takes to being the research expert as well as the multi-linguist.
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*'''[[Andrew Wells]]''' — A former villain through the [[Trio]], Andrew was an immature, whiny nerd with demonic knowledge, who the Scoobies held hostage in Buffy's house during the battle with the First Evil.<ref>"[[Never Leave Me]]"</ref> He soon showed remorse for his past crimes and tried to join the team, but the other Scoobies found him unreliable and irritating, often mocking his ways. After surviving the Hellmouth battle, Andrew trained to be a Watcher and lead a group of Slayers in Italy, and, during a mission, Buffy finally confirmed his status as one of the Scoobies.<ref>''[[Predators and Prey]]''</ref> After the disbandment of the Slayer Organization, Andrew also relocated to San Francisco along with the other Scoobies.
   
*'''[[Andrew Wells]]''' — Another former villain, Andrew is an immature nerd who the Scoobies held hostage in Buffy's house during the battle with the [[First Evil]]. He soon shows remorse for his past crimes, and tries to join the team, but the other Scoobies find him irritating, and often mock him. After surviving the Hellmouth battle, Andrew trained to be a Watcher and lead a group of Slayers in Italy. During a mission, Buffy confirmed his status as one of the Scoobies. Andrew also relocated to San Francisco along with the other Scoobies after the disbandment of the Slayer Organization.
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==Relationship/comparison with Angel Investigations==
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The Scooby Gang had a conflicted relationship with their Los Angeles counterparts, the Angel Investigations team, in addition to numerous similarities.
   
==Relationship/Comparison with Angel Investigations==
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They had similar goals and morals, though the members of A.I. are more willing to kill humans if they were certain the situation required it,<ref name=":5">"[[Blind Date]]"</ref> while the Scoobies prefer to leave their human enemies alive to face human justice for their crimes,<ref>"[[Villains]]"</ref> with rare incidental exceptions. Notably, the Scoobies' enemies were primarily demons and vampires, while Angel Investigations dealt with a lot of evil human enemies, mostly Wolfram & Hart employees. Additionally, the human members of the Scooby Gang outnumbered the non-humans; in contrast to the proportion in A.I.
The Scooby Gang has a rather confusing relationship with their [[Los Angeles]] counterparts, the [[Angel Investigations]] team (despite Angel Investigations being essentially a splinter organization that was formed by Angel and Cordelia after they left the Scoobies to operate independently), in addition to numerous similarities. They have similar goals and morals, though the members of A.I. are more willing to kill evil [http://buffy.wikia.com/wiki/Human humans] if they are certain the situation requires it (such as Angel killing blind assassin [[Vanessa Brewer]] who Wolfram and Hart reguraly prevented from being brought to justice) while the Scoobies prefer to leave their human enemies alive to face human justice for their crimes (such as Buffy's reasons for wanting to spare [[Warren Mears]] after he unintentionally killed [[Tara Maclay]], although she unhesitatingly kills [[Caleb]], presumably as he's too powerful to stop any other way and his physical strength suggesting that he no longer qualified as pure human any more); during "[[Sanctuary]]", Angel actually briefly fought with Buffy when she came to Los Angeles over their differing opinions regarding Faith, Buffy wanting Faith to be punished for her actions and Angel arguing that she deserved a chance at redemption, though both sides were somewhat satisfied when Faith willingly turned herself in to the L.A.P.D. Additionally, A.I. regularly employs the usage of firearms, while the Scoobies have a strong distaste for them, Buffy herself having even forbidden her teammates from using them.
 
   
While the Scooby Gang was somewhat mystically superior to Angel Investigations thanks to Willow's magical talent, Angel Investigations tended to have superior fighters; the Scoobies' knowledge of combat tended to focus simply on basic punches and kicks while trying to stake vampires, leaving more complicated opponents to Buffy- to the point that they were forced to activate the [[Buffybot]] to make any kind of impact on the city's vampire population after Buffy's death-, while Angel Investigations' members were all capable fighters even if Angel remains their primary combatant when facing their more powerful enemies, Cordelia and Fred receiving training while all other members possessed varying degrees of combat skills before joining the team (Although Lorne preferred not to fight, his culture makes it clear that he would received some lessons).
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Their combat skills also differed. A.I. regularly employed the usage of firearms, while the Scoobies had a strong distaste for them. The Scooby Gang was somewhat mystically superior to Angel Investigations, thanks to Willow's magical talent, while Angel Investigations tended to have superior fighters and focus on physical training.
   
While the Scoobies tend to handle the more large-scale, immediate enemies, with their traditional 'Big Bads' representing immediate threats to the world as a whole- save in the case of [[The Trio]], who were primarily comically dangerous rather than genuinely malevolent-, Angel Investigations's enemies are traditionally more patient, long-term planners, [[Wolfram & Hart]] constantly subtly attempting to subvert and corrupt Angel due to his prophecised role in the Apocalypse and the entity known as [[Jasmine]] having apparently planned for years to manipulate the team into a position where she could be reborn. A.I. is also somewhat more organized than the Scooby Gang as they are guided by the Powers That Be and people who contact them directly about supernatural problems, where the Scooby Gang become aware of their latest threats due to Buffy discovering something while patrolling, Giles reading up on prophecies, or 'Big Bads' looking to kill the Slayer. Another difference between the two groups is that Angel Investigations deals with a lot of evil human enemies, mostly Wolfram and Hart employees, while the Scoobies enemies are primarily demons and vampires. The only real [[human]] enemies the Scoobies have is [[The Trio]] and [[Caleb]]. Additionally, while the members of the Scooby Gang are entirely human (with the exceptions of Angel and Spike), the demon members of Angel Investigations actually outnumber the humans.
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Another key difference between the Scoobies and Angel Investigations was the way their groups operated. A.I. was also somewhat more organized than the Scooby Gang, as they are guided by the Powers That Be and people who contact them directly about supernatural problems; while the Scooby Gang become aware of their latest threats though patrolling, Giles's studies, or [[Big Bad]]s looking directly for the Slayer. Operating as a private detective agency, A.I. publicly offered their services and thus were granted a semi-legal reason for their actions; meanwhile, the Scoobies largely remained underground as a vigilante force, with few close people even knowing of their existence, and gained a reputation as troublemakers and even terrorists.
   
Another key difference between the Scoobies and A.I. is the exact way their groups operate. While Angel Investigations operates as a private detective agency, publicly offering their services to others and thus granting themselves a semi-legal reason for their actions, the Scoobies largely remain underground as a vigilante force, with few people besides their closest friends and family members even knowing of their existence. Another key difference is how others view them as of recent events: while the Angel Investigations staff are hailed as celebrities and heroes for their actions in the [[Fall of Los Angeles]], the Scooby Gang is viewed and denounced as a terrorist group by the world at large as a result of the anti-Slayer movement.
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The two groups have met each other on occasion, and regularly keep in contact. [[Winifred Burkle]] called Willow for help against Angelus, and Willow was aware of [[Connor]]'s existence and relation to Angel before meeting him.<ref>"[[Orpheus]]"</ref> Additionally, Buffy knew where the original [[Angel Investigations offices]] were located and went to confront him there,<ref>"[[I Will Remember You]]"</ref> whereas Willow visited the [[Hyperion Hotel]] to inform Angel of Buffy's death. Cordelia also called Willow for advice and tips, when attempting to hack encrypted computer files that Angel had stolen from Wolfram & Hart.<ref name=":5" />
   
It is often implied that the Scoobies and Angel Investigations have met each other on occasion off-screen. [[Winifred Burkle|Fred]] calls Willow for help against Angelus and Willow was aware of [[Connor]]'s existence and relation to Angel before meeting him in that same episode. Additionally, Buffy knew where the original [[Angel Investigations offices]] were located and went to confront him there, whereas Willow visited the [[Hyperion Hotel]] to inform Angel of Buffy's death; in "[[Blind Date]]", Cordelia also called Willow for advice and tips when attempting to hack encrypted computer files that Angel had stolen from Wolfram & Hart. It is known, however, that the two groups regularly keep in contact.
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==Headquarters==
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Along with variations in the team roster, the place which serves as a sort of headquarters for the Scooby Gang changed a few times over the years. The most notable of these headquarters, before its explosion, was the [[Sunnydale High School library]]. Other locales included [[Rupert Giles's apartment]], the [[Magic Box]], and the [[1630 Revello Drive|Summers' residence]]. With Sunnydale's destruction and the formation of the Slayer Organization, the Scoobies spread across the world, with Buffy and Xander maintaining a [[Slayer Organization command center|command center]] in [[Scotland]]. After moving to [[San Francisco]], Buffy's apartment, [[Andrew Wells' apartment]], and the later Scoobies' shared building apartments became their main venues.
   
In addition, several Expanded Universe materials, most notably [[Monster Island]], depict the Scooby Gang and Angel Investigations teaming up to take down a greater common foe (In Monster Island, for example, the group fought a demon army lead by [[Axtius]], the father of former Angel Investigations member [[Doyle]].
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*1997–1999: Sunnydale High School library
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*1999–2000: Rupert Giles's apartment / [[Stevenson Hall]] / [[Harris residence]]
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*2000–2002: Magic Box
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*2002–2003: 1630 Revello Drive / [[Alexander Harris' apartment]]
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*2005–2006: Slayer Organization command center
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*2006–2007: Buffy Summers' apartment / Andrew Wells' apartment / [[Xander and Dawn's apartment]]
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*2007–2009: [[Buffy, Willow, and Dawn's apartment]] / [[Xander and Spike's apartment]] / [[Rupert Giles's apartment (San Francisco)|Giles's apartment]]
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*2010–: [[Willow's empowerment center]] / [[Dawn and Xander's residence]]
   
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==List of members==
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===The core four===
== Team Members ==
 
=== The Core Four ===
 
 
*[[Buffy Summers]]
 
*[[Buffy Summers]]
*[[Xander Harris]]
 
 
*[[Willow Rosenberg]]
 
*[[Willow Rosenberg]]
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*[[Alexander Harris]]
 
*[[Rupert Giles]]
 
*[[Rupert Giles]]
   
=== Other Members ===
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===Other members===
*[[Cordelia Chase]] <small>(joined after being [[Out of Mind, Out of Sight|saved from mutilation]]</small><small>) </small>
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*[[Angel]] <small>(former, ally)</small>
*[[Daniel Osbourne|Oz]]<small> (joined after [[Surprise|witnessing a vampire staked in front of his eyes]])</small>
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*[[Cordelia Chase]] <small>(former, ally, deceased)</small>
*[[Anya Jenkins]] <small>(joined when she [[Pangs|started to date Xander]])</small>
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*[[Daniel Osbourne|Daniel "Oz" Osbourne]] <small>(former, ally)</small>
*[[Riley Finn]] <small>(joined after he found out the [[The Initiative (organization)|institute]] [[The I in Team|he was working for was corrupt]])</small>
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*[[Faith Lehane]]
*[[Tara Maclay]] <small>(joined after she started [[New Moon Rising|dating Willow at college]])</small>
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*[[Anya Jenkins]] <small>(deceased)</small>
*[[Dawn Summers]] <small>(joined around the time of her [[The Body|mother's death]])</small>
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*[[Riley Finn]] <small>(former, ally)</small>
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*[[Tara Maclay]] <small>(deceased)</small>
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*[[Spike]]
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*[[Dawn Summers]]
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*[[Andrew Wells]]
   
=== Allies ===
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===Allies===
*[[Angel]] <small>(intermittent; role consisted mainly of dropping in to give Buffy advice on the current crisis)</small>
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*[[Jennifer Calendar]] <small>(joined helping Giles and the Scoobies defeat the demon [[Moloch the Corruptor]])</small><ref>"[[I Robot, You Jane]]"</ref>
*[[Jenny Calendar]] <small>(joined when [[I, Robot... You, Jane|helping Giles and The Scoobie to defeat the demon Moloch]])</small>
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*[[Kendra Young]] <small>(assisted them when she was in Sunnydale; deceased)</small><ref>"[[What's My Line? Part Two]]"</ref>
*[[Kendra Young]] <small>(assisted them when she was in Sunnydale)</small>
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*[[Joyce Summers]] <small>(after she learned the truth about Buffy being a Slayer)</small><ref name=":0">"[[Becoming, Part Two]]"</ref>
*[[Faith Lehane]] <small>(joined the group, but betrayed them [[Consequences|to work for the Mayor]] but soon returned to the good side [[Dirty Girls|while fighting The First Evil]])</small>
 
*[[Joyce Summers]] <small>(joined after she [[Becoming, Part Two|learned the truth about Buffy being a Slayer]])</small>
 
 
*[[Wesley Wyndam-Pryce]] <small>(officially Buffy's Watcher for a while)</small>
 
*[[Wesley Wyndam-Pryce]] <small>(officially Buffy's Watcher for a while)</small>
*The [[Class of '99]] <small>(during the [[Graduation Day, Part Two|fight against The Mayor at Graduation]])</small>
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*[[Class of '99]] <small>(during the fight against the Mayor at Graduation)</small><ref>"[[Graduation Day, Part Two]]"</ref>
*[[Spike]] <small>(reluctantly and unreliably)</small>
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*[[Samantha Finn]] <small>(seeking assistance against [[Suvolte demon]]s)</small><ref>"[[As You Were]]"</ref>
*[[Robin Wood]] <small>(during the [[First Date|fight against The First Evil]])</small>
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*[[Robin Wood]] <small>(during the fight against the First Evil)</small><ref>"[[First Date]]"</ref>
*[[Andrew Wells]] <small>(during the [[Never Leave Me|fight against The First Evil]])</small>
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*The ever-increasing number of [[Potential Slayer]]s <small>(during the fight against the First Evil)</small>, and the later [[Slayer Organization]] <small>(during the Twilight crisis):</small>
*The ever-increasing number of [[Potential Slayers]] <small>(during the fight against the First)</small>
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**[[Amanda (Slayer)|Amanda]]
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**[[Annabelle]]
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**[[Caridad]]
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**[[Chao-Ahn]]
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**[[Chloe]]
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**[[Colleen]]
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**[[Dianne]]
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**[[Dominique]]
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**[[Injured Girl]]
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**[[Kennedy]]
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**[[Molly]]
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**[[Nora]]
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**[[Rona]]
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**[[Shannon]]
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**[[Violet]]
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**[[Satsu]]
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**[[Rowena]]
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**[[Leah]]
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**[[Renee]]
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**[[Aiko]]
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**[[Anaheed]]
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*[[Dracula]] <small>(unreliably, assisting against [[Toru's pack]])</small><ref>''[[Wolves at the Gate, Part Two]]''</ref>
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*[[Robert Dowling]] <small>(seeking assistance against zompires)</small><ref>''[[On Your Own, Part One]]''</ref>
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*[[Billy Lane]] <small>(since the zompire crisis in Santa Rosita)</small><ref>''[[Billy the Vampire Slayer, Part Two]]''</ref>
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*[[Magic Council]]
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**[[Illyria]] and the first formation <small>(requesting assistance against [[Severin]])</small><ref>''[[Welcome to the Team, Part Two]]''</ref>
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**second formation <small>(seeking assistance against the [[Mistress]], the [[Soul Glutton]], and the [[Sculptor]])</small><ref>''[[In Pieces on the Ground, Part Three]]''</ref>
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**third formation <small>(inclusion of Buffy, Willow, Giles, and Riley)</small><ref>''[[Own It, Part Five]]''</ref>
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*[[Harmony Kendall]] <small>(unreliably, representing [[Reform Vampirism|reformed vampires]])</small><ref name=":1">''[[Day Off (or Harmony in My Head)]]''</ref>
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*[[Vicki]] <small>(reluctantly, representing [[new vampire]]s)</small><ref name=":1" />
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*[[Melaka Fray]], along her sister [[Erin Fray]], the demon [[Gates (demon)|Gates]], and her boss [[Gunther]] <small>(against [[Harth Fray]] and the [[Reckoning]])</small><ref>''[[Future Shock]]''</ref>
   
**[[Satsu]] <small>(Scotland, later Tokyo)</small>
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==Gallery==
**[[Vi]] <small>(New York)</small>
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**[[Rona]] <small>(Chicago)</small>
 
**[[Kennedy]] <small>(Brazil, later New York)</small>
 
**[[Renee]] <small>(Scotland, until she is killed in [[Wolves at the Gate]])</small>
 
**[[Rowena]] <small>(Scotland)</small>
 
**[[Leah]] <small>(Scotland)</small>
 
**[[Eldre Koh]]
 
**[[Robert Dowling]]
 
   
==Headquarters==
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==Behind the scenes==
Along with variations in the team roster, the place which serves as a sort of "headquarters" for the Scooby Gang changed a few times over the years. The most notable of these headquarters, before its explosion, was the [[Sunnydale High School library]]. Other locales included [[Rupert Giles's apartment]], [[The Magic Box]], and the [[Summers' residence]]. However, the Scoobies spread across the world, with Buffy and Xander maintaining a "command center" in [[Scotland]].
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*The group was first referred to as the "Scooby gang" by Xander in episode "[[What's My Line? Part One]]", as a reference to the Mystery Inc., the group of ghost-hunting teenagers from the cartoon ''[[Wikipedia:Scooby-Doo|Scooby-Doo]]''. Since then, they were mentioned in-universe as the "Scooby corps" by Willow in "[[The I in Team]]", "Scooby gang" by Xander in "[[Goodbye Iowa]]", "Scooby club" by Spike in "[[This Year's Girl]]", "Scooby gang" by Faith in "[[Who Are You?]]", "Scoobies" by Spike in "[[Fool for Love]]" and "[[Entropy]]", among others.
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*Before it, in episode "[[Out of Mind, Out of Sight]]", Willow wore a Scooby Doo t-shirt, Buffy wore a neck scarf like Daphne, and later Xander responds "Can you say 'Gulp'?" like the character Shaggy. Willow also appears with a Scooby-Doo t-shirt in episode "[[School Hard]]", and a Scooby-Doo lunch box in "[[Never Kill a Boy on the First Date]]".
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*Coincidentally, [[Sarah Michelle Gellar]] eventually played the character Daphne, a member of the original Scooby Gang, in the live-action ''Scooby-Doo'' movies of 2002 and 2004. The sequel also includes [[Seth Green]] as Velma's romantic interest.
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*On the ''[[Omnibus: Volume 3]]'', a cover homage included Cordelia, Buffy, Willow, Xander, and Giles mimicking a well known pose from the first episode of ''Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!'' cartoon series.
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*Although the Scooby Gang would often encounter new allies in non-[[canon]]ical stories, the core four is exceptionally altered in [[Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Little, Brown)|''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' (Little, Brown)]] graphic novel series, in which Buffy, along with [[Sarafina]], [[Alvaro]], and [[Winnifred Sparks]], designate this same title for their group.
   
== Gallery ==
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==References==
''See [[Scooby Gang/Gallery]]''
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{{References|scroll=1}}
   
==Headquarters==
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Along with variations in the team roster, the place which serves as a sort of "headquarters" for the Scooby Gang changed a few times over the years. The most notable of these headquarters, before its explosion, was the [[Sunnydale High School library]]. Other locales included [[Rupert Giles's apartment]], [[The Magic Box]], and the [[Summers' residence]]. However, the Scoobies spread across the world, with Buffy and Xander maintaining a "command center" in [[Scotland]].
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*2002-2003: [[Summers' residence]]
 
*2005-: [[Scotland]] command center
 
   
==Behind the Scenes==
 
The group was first referred to as the Scooby Gang by Xander Harris in the Season Two episode "[[What's My Line, Part One]]", as a reference to the group of ghost-hunting teenagers from the cartoon Scooby-Doo. Occasionally Willow wore Scooby-Doo t-shirts and used a Scooby-Doo lunch box.
 
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This is the crack team that foils my every plan? I am deeply shamed.
Spike[src]

The Scooby Gang was the core group formed after the arrival of Buffy Summers to Sunnydale in order to battle the supernatural forces of evil, and assist Buffy in her duties as the Slayer.

The Scoobies, as its members were known, were originally teenage friends attending Sunnydale High School in a town built on top of a Hellmouth. With time, the group gradually expanded with new members and allies in worldwide activity against the forces of darkness.

The group was also sometimes referred to as the "Slayerettes", as both Willow Rosenberg[1] and Spike[2][3] used the term on different occasions. In fact, this name served as the semi-official name for the group, until Alexander Harris coined their true name in their first year together[4] and it was referred by its members multiple times.[2][5][6][7][8]

ScoobiesEdit

You're the Slayer, and we're, like, the Slayerettes!
Willow Rosenberg[src]

The members of the Scooby Gang, in chronological order of inclusion:

  • Buffy Summers — As the Slayer, Buffy possessed enhanced abilities which enabled her to battle the forces of darkness. She was the focal point of the Scooby Gang, as the team initially formed around her responsibilities as the Chosen One, and she was very close to most of its members. Buffy was often reluctant to accept her destiny and leadership position, but was forced to train her fellow Slayers in the fight against evil.
  • Rupert Giles — Originally Buffy's Watcher, Giles acted as a father figure and mentor to most of the Scoobies. Prior to Willow, Giles would take charge in the more mystical duties that came with defending Sunnydale and used the Watcher's Council as a resource of information. Giles was a founding member of the team,[9] before returning to England so that Buffy would take responsibility for her own life, sensing she had essentially outgrown him.[10] He returned to the Scoobies on several occasions in times of need, and later took control of his own squad of Slayers.[11] Since his death, Angel, his unwitting murderer,[12] took to finding ways to resurrect him with the reluctant assistance of Giles' former partner, Slayer Faith Lehane.[13] Successfully resurrected, he immediately decided to return to the Scooby Gang, explaining the point in his life when he was at his best was with Buffy.[14]
  • Alexander "Xander" Harris — The most consistent, long-term, and reliable member of the Scoobies, the wise-cracking Xander was notable for being one of the few characters in the show with no "superpowers." Instead, his insight, compassion, and support was how he helped his friends in the battle against evil; most notably when he brought Willow back from the brink of darkness with his unconditional love.[15] Xander also possessed some knowledge of military combat and weapons, after being turned into a real soldier during a spell on Halloween;[16] also his carpentry abilities often proved useful. Xander was notable for being the only Scooby that remained consistently on the team; as Giles returned to England for a time, Buffy was in Los Angeles for a summer[17] and was dead for a time,[18] and Willow went to England for rehabilitation.[19]
  • Willow Rosenberg — Willow acted in a similar capacity as Giles, helping with demonic research and intricate rituals, but also acted as the team's technology and computer expert. Throughout her involvement in the group, Willow grew in power and confidence, becoming an incredibly talented witch, enough to her the most powerful member of the Scooby Gang. Willow took the lead of the Gang twice: during the summer when Buffy ran away to Los Angeles,[17] and then again when the Slayer died.[18] Willow struggled to control her own immense power and find balance. She was responsible for magically activating all of the Potential Slayer, ending the former legacy of "one girl in all the world",[20] as well as creating a brand new Seed of Wonder, restoring the magic of her dimension.[21]
  • Angel — Angel was an outside aide to the group, acting in an extremely limited capacity until he became romantically involved with Buffy. Through this relationship, the ancient curse that granted him his soul was undone, resulting in the death of Jennifer Calendar.[22] After his defeat, he eventually returned to Sunnydale, before he made the move to Los Angeles, where he and Cordelia formed their own group, Angel Investigations.[23] Angel became a "Champion" after leaving Buffy in Sunnydale, and followed his own path away from her.
  • Cordelia Chase — A snobby cheerleader at Sunnydale High, Cordelia looked down on the Scoobies, who were unpopular at the school. However, she often found herself in perilous situations, and relied on Buffy to save her.[24] Cordelia became Xander's girlfriend and an official member of the Scooby Gang. She left for Los Angeles and joined Angel Investigations, until her eventual demise.
  • Faith Lehane — A troubled Slayer activated after the death of Kendra Young, and often referred to as "the rogue Slayer", Faith was considered to be the anti-Buffy. She arrived in Sunnydale after her Watcher was killed and worked as an ally for the Scooby Gang,[29]. However, she turned to the dark side when she murdered an innocent man, resulting in a rift when she was reported for the crime and aligned herself with Mayor Richard Wilkins. After waking up from a coma that Buffy put her in, and causing trouble for Buffy again,[30] she fled to Los Angeles, where Angel forced her to face her demons, convincing her to turn herself into the police for her crimes.[31] Years later, Faith broke out of jail to save Angel, and decided to work towards an "active" redemption. She returned to Sunnydale with Willow to help Buffy and the other Potential Slayers in their fight against the First Evil, leading to the activation of thousands of Slayers around the world, making her the last Slayer in the original line. Faith partnered with Giles to rehabilitate those going down the wrong path.[32] After his death, Faith moved to his home in London and partnered with Angel,[33] returning to the Scooby Gang whenever she was needed,[34][35] until she eventually stayed with the group for good.[36]
  • Anya Jenkins — A 1,120 plus year old ex-vengeance demon, Anya came into town to grant a vengeful wish, only to lose her powers and become a mortal. Eventually however, she became an ally of the Scoobies and Xander's girlfriend. [37] Anya struggled to understand human conventions and often offended people, usually because of her frank honesty and literal approach to speech. Initially very selfish, she comes to respect humans and becoming more human in the process. She was highly intelligent, providing detailed information on various demons and spells and proved her loyalty until the fight against the First Evil.[20]
  • Riley Finn — Buffy's college boyfriend, Riley was a soldier for the government demon-hunting operation the Initiative. When he learned that the institute he was working for was corrupt, Riley joined the Scoobies instead.[2] While on good terms with Buffy's friends, his relationship with Buffy disintegrated and he left her and Sunnydale to join another army unit.[38] Eventually, he and his wife, Samantha Finn, became trusted allies to the team, acting as a helpful bridge between the Scooby Gang and the government.
  • Tara Maclay — Tara was initially Willow's college friend and later her lover, who was also a witch. Initially very shy and feeling like an outsider from the group, Tara came to open up to the Scoobies and eventually became a member herself.[39] She formed a special confidante-like relationship with Buffy, and found a kindred spirit at times with Anya, who was also dating a member of the four "core Scoobies." According to Giles, she became the heart of the group, before her untimely death.[40]
  • Spike — Formerly an enemy of the Scoobies, this vampire switched sides after the Initiative implanted a microchip in his brain to prevent him from harming humans. This left him fighting non-humans as the only other alternative left,[41] and ultimately proved himself as a strong asset for the team in their quest for protecting humanity. Spike eventually fell in love with Buffy and began a path to be a true hero,[42] seeking out his soul in order to prove his worth. Although, the Scoobies' opinions of him varied; Buffy, Dawn, and Willow were more friendly towards him and treat him civilly; Xander and Giles were openly hostile towards him outside of combat situations (and vice versa); but all remained somewhat wary of him. After his heroic death at the battle at the Hellmouth,[20] Spike was resurrected months later and joined Angel's team in Los Angeles, becoming a Champion in his own right, and later going his own way. During the Twilight crisis, he returned to help the Buffy and the Slayer Organization,[43] eventually staying with the Scoobies permanently in the mission to save the world, and established a close and positive relationship with them.
  • Dawn Summers — Buffy's younger sister, Dawn was actually the Key, the mystical energy with the power to open the doors to the multiple dimensions in the universe. She was given human form by the Order of Dagon, magically made from Buffy herself, and embedded into the Slayer's life within a new reality and false memories fabricated to hide her original identity, with the intention that the Slayer would protect her. The youngest Scooby, her traumatic life led her to have abandonment issues. However, she was able to have the Scooby Gang as her surrogate family, and was very close to them. Initially only protected by the group, with time Buffy allowed Dawn to participate and began training her.[19] During the battle with the First Evil, and temporary absence of both Willow and Giles, a matured Dawn, being referred to as "junior Watcher gal," took to being the research expert as well as the multi-linguist. Similarly to Xander, Dawn's help and initiative with mundane tasks proved to be most useful.[44] This was combined with her unique temporary experience as a giant. Eventually, Dawn's status as the Key granted her actual magical abilities that she was able to use offensively, becoming a powerful figure in the group and eventually, Xander's lover.[45]
  • Andrew Wells — A former villain through the Trio, Andrew was an immature, whiny nerd with demonic knowledge, who the Scoobies held hostage in Buffy's house during the battle with the First Evil.[46] He soon showed remorse for his past crimes and tried to join the team, but the other Scoobies found him unreliable and irritating, often mocking his ways. After surviving the Hellmouth battle, Andrew trained to be a Watcher and lead a group of Slayers in Italy, and, during a mission, Buffy finally confirmed his status as one of the Scoobies.[47] After the disbandment of the Slayer Organization, Andrew also relocated to San Francisco along with the other Scoobies.

Relationship/comparison with Angel InvestigationsEdit

The Scooby Gang had a conflicted relationship with their Los Angeles counterparts, the Angel Investigations team, in addition to numerous similarities.

They had similar goals and morals, though the members of A.I. are more willing to kill humans if they were certain the situation required it,[48] while the Scoobies prefer to leave their human enemies alive to face human justice for their crimes,[49] with rare incidental exceptions. Notably, the Scoobies' enemies were primarily demons and vampires, while Angel Investigations dealt with a lot of evil human enemies, mostly Wolfram & Hart employees. Additionally, the human members of the Scooby Gang outnumbered the non-humans; in contrast to the proportion in A.I.

Their combat skills also differed. A.I. regularly employed the usage of firearms, while the Scoobies had a strong distaste for them. The Scooby Gang was somewhat mystically superior to Angel Investigations, thanks to Willow's magical talent, while Angel Investigations tended to have superior fighters and focus on physical training.

Another key difference between the Scoobies and Angel Investigations was the way their groups operated. A.I. was also somewhat more organized than the Scooby Gang, as they are guided by the Powers That Be and people who contact them directly about supernatural problems; while the Scooby Gang become aware of their latest threats though patrolling, Giles's studies, or Big Bads looking directly for the Slayer. Operating as a private detective agency, A.I. publicly offered their services and thus were granted a semi-legal reason for their actions; meanwhile, the Scoobies largely remained underground as a vigilante force, with few close people even knowing of their existence, and gained a reputation as troublemakers and even terrorists.

The two groups have met each other on occasion, and regularly keep in contact. Winifred Burkle called Willow for help against Angelus, and Willow was aware of Connor's existence and relation to Angel before meeting him.[50] Additionally, Buffy knew where the original Angel Investigations offices were located and went to confront him there,[51] whereas Willow visited the Hyperion Hotel to inform Angel of Buffy's death. Cordelia also called Willow for advice and tips, when attempting to hack encrypted computer files that Angel had stolen from Wolfram & Hart.[48]

HeadquartersEdit

Along with variations in the team roster, the place which serves as a sort of headquarters for the Scooby Gang changed a few times over the years. The most notable of these headquarters, before its explosion, was the Sunnydale High School library. Other locales included Rupert Giles's apartment, the Magic Box, and the Summers' residence. With Sunnydale's destruction and the formation of the Slayer Organization, the Scoobies spread across the world, with Buffy and Xander maintaining a command center in Scotland. After moving to San Francisco, Buffy's apartment, Andrew Wells' apartment, and the later Scoobies' shared building apartments became their main venues.

List of membersEdit

The core fourEdit

Other membersEdit

AlliesEdit

GalleryEdit

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Behind the scenesEdit

  • The group was first referred to as the "Scooby gang" by Xander in episode "What's My Line? Part One", as a reference to the Mystery Inc., the group of ghost-hunting teenagers from the cartoon Scooby-Doo. Since then, they were mentioned in-universe as the "Scooby corps" by Willow in "The I in Team", "Scooby gang" by Xander in "Goodbye Iowa", "Scooby club" by Spike in "This Year's Girl", "Scooby gang" by Faith in "Who Are You?", "Scoobies" by Spike in "Fool for Love" and "Entropy", among others.
  • Before it, in episode "Out of Mind, Out of Sight", Willow wore a Scooby Doo t-shirt, Buffy wore a neck scarf like Daphne, and later Xander responds "Can you say 'Gulp'?" like the character Shaggy. Willow also appears with a Scooby-Doo t-shirt in episode "School Hard", and a Scooby-Doo lunch box in "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date".
  • Coincidentally, Sarah Michelle Gellar eventually played the character Daphne, a member of the original Scooby Gang, in the live-action Scooby-Doo movies of 2002 and 2004. The sequel also includes Seth Green as Velma's romantic interest.
  • On the Omnibus: Volume 3, a cover homage included Cordelia, Buffy, Willow, Xander, and Giles mimicking a well known pose from the first episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! cartoon series.
  • Although the Scooby Gang would often encounter new allies in non-canonical stories, the core four is exceptionally altered in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Little, Brown) graphic novel series, in which Buffy, along with Sarafina, Alvaro, and Winnifred Sparks, designate this same title for their group.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Witch"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "The I in Team"
  3. "The Yoko Factor"
  4. "What's My Line? Part One"
  5. "Goodbye Iowa"
  6. "This Year's Girl"
  7. "Fool for Love"
  8. "Entropy"
  9. "The Harvest"
  10. "Tabula Rasa"
  11. The Long Way Home, Part Two
  12. Last Gleaming, Part Four
  13. Live Through This, Part One
  14. What You Want, Not What You Need, Part Five
  15. "Grave"
  16. "Halloween"
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Anne"
  18. 18.0 18.1 "Bargaining, Part One"
  19. 19.0 19.1 "Lessons"
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 "Chosen"
  21. The Core, Part Five
  22. "Passion"
  23. "Lonely Hearts"
  24. "Out of Mind, Out of Sight"
  25. "Surprise"
  26. "Wild at Heart"
  27. "New Moon Rising"
  28. Retreat, Part Two
  29. "Faith, Hope & Trick"
  30. "Who Are You?"
  31. "Sanctuary"
  32. No Future for You, Part Four
  33. Last Gleaming, Part Five
  34. New Rules, Part One
  35. Ordinary People
  36. Finale
  37. "The Prom"
  38. "Into the Woods"
  39. "Family"
  40. "Seeing Red"
  41. "Doomed"
  42. "Out of My Mind"
  43. Twilight, Part Four
  44. "Potential"
  45. In Pieces on the Ground, Part Five
  46. "Never Leave Me"
  47. Predators and Prey
  48. 48.0 48.1 "Blind Date"
  49. "Villains"
  50. "Orpheus"
  51. "I Will Remember You"
  52. "I Robot, You Jane"
  53. "What's My Line? Part Two"
  54. "Becoming, Part Two"
  55. "Graduation Day, Part Two"
  56. "As You Were"
  57. "First Date"
  58. Wolves at the Gate, Part Two
  59. On Your Own, Part One
  60. Billy the Vampire Slayer, Part Two
  61. Welcome to the Team, Part Two
  62. In Pieces on the Ground, Part Three
  63. Own It, Part Five
  64. 64.0 64.1 Day Off (or Harmony in My Head)
  65. Future Shock
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