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Seal of Danzalthar was a mystical seal located at the Hellmouth in Sunnydale. Its design resembled a pentagram with the head of a goat with its tongue out.[1]


The seal would open with a large quantity of blood spilled on it and close when the blood stopped flowing.[1] However, while closed, it still remained active, emitting a constant flow of corrupting energy which only stopped when bathed in tears of repentance by the one who had activated it.[2]

Humans with prolonged exposure from its corrupting energy would eventually lose their own will, and would slowly be transformed into servants of the First Evil, in the same manner as the Harbingers of Death.[2]


The Potential Slayers opening the seal.

Openings and attempted openings[]

  • The First Evil (as Warren) convinced Andrew to stab Jonathan on the seal.[3] However, Jonathan didn't have enough blood to open it because of being anemic.[1]
  • The First (as Warren) used Andrew again to try and kill a pig to open the seal, but the pig got away.[1]
  • Andrew was going to try again using pig's blood from a butcher's shop, but got intercepted by Willow.[1]
  • The First strung up Spike above the seal and cut his chest, using the blood of the vampire to open the seal, which released the first Turok-Han.[4]
  • The demon Lissa kidnapped Xander and strung him up above the seal in the same way that Spike was. The seal began to open, but was stopped before any Turok-Han could emerge.[5]
  • Corrupted students of the new Sunnydale High School attempted to open the seal. Buffy and Andrew foiled the attempt, and later, Andrew unknowingly closed the seal by crying into it.[2]
  • At some point, the seal was opened again and three Turok-Hans were free.[6]
  • The Slayers Buffy and Faith, along with the Potential Slayers, used blood from their hands to open the seal to go in for the battle at the Hellmouth.[7]




Buffy the Vampire Slayer novels