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{{ComicIssue
| coverA = B09-22-00a.jpg
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|coverA = B09-22-00a.jpg
| released = June 12, 2013
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|released = June 12, [[2013]]
| pages = 32
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|pages = 32
| series = [[Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine]]
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|series = [[Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine]]
| number = 22
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|number = 22
| previous = [[The Core, Part One]]
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|previous = [[The Core, Part One]]
| next = [[The Core, Part Three]]
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|next = [[The Core, Part Three]]
| publisher = [[Dark Horse Comics]]
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|publisher = [[Dark Horse Comics]]
| writer = [[Andrew Chambliss]]
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|writer = [[Andrew Chambliss]]
| penciller = [[Georges Jeanty]]
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|penciller = [[Georges Jeanty]]
| editor = [[Scott Allie]] & [[Sierra Hahn]]
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|editor = [[Scott Allie]] & [[Sierra Hahn]]
| coverart = [[Phil Noto]]<br/>[[Georges Jeanty]]
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|coverart = [[Phil Noto]]<br>Variant cover:<br>[[Georges Jeanty]]
| inker = [[Dexter Vines]]
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|inker = [[Dexter Vines]]
| colorist = [[Michelle Madsen]]
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|colorist = [[Michelle Madsen]]
| letterer = [[Richard Starkings]] & [[Jimmy Betancourt]]
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|letterer = [[Richard Starkings]] & [[Jimmy Betancourt]]
| coverB = B09-22-00b.jpg
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|coverB = B09-22-00b.jpg
 
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'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is the twenty-second issue of the ''[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine]]'' comic book series. [[Joss Whedon]] is the executive producer.
   
"'''The Core, Part Two'''" was the twenty-second issue of the ''[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine]]'' comic book series.
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==Synopsis==
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[[Buffy]], [[Xander]], and [[Willow]] must fight against all odds to get past the [[Magic Council|mystical council]] and gain entry to a magical hotspot – the [[Deeper Well]]! New allies are born while old enemies bring the heat. Grave dangers await our heroes at the center of the earth!<ref>https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/20-436/</ref>
   
==Synopsis==
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==Summary==
At the [[Deeper Well]], Buffy was fighting through crowds of [[demons]] with her slayer [[scythe]], reflecting on how she had last used it when she destroyed the [[Seed of Wonder|Seed]]. Willow was also fighting with her, using her magic against the demons. [[Alexander Harris|Xander]] was back at the entrance, still texting information to [[Severin]] and [[Simone]] over their plans. Meanwhile, Severin and Simone were threatening the last guard of the Deeper Well, a little girl with a balloon. The balloon popped when Simone shot her and turned into tentacles, lunging for them. However, the battle is immediately ended when Severin overpowered and drained it of her powers. Severin ordered Xander to buy them more time to get in, only for him to be attacked by another demon.
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At the [[Deeper Well]], [[Buffy]] was fighting through crowds of [[demons]] with her slayer [[scythe]], reflecting on how she had last used it when she destroyed the [[Seed of Wonder|Seed]]. Willow was also fighting with her, using her magic against the demons. [[Xander]] was back at the entrance, still texting information to [[Severin]] and [[Simone]] over their plans. Meanwhile, Severin and Simone were threatening the last guard of the Deeper Well, a little girl with a balloon. The balloon popped when Simone shot her and turned into tentacles, lunging for them. However, the battle is immediately ended when Severin overpowered and drained it of her powers. Severin ordered Xander to buy them more time to get in, only for him to be attacked by another demon.
   
 
Buffy was still fighting, this time against [[D'Hoffryn]]. During her scrap with him, Buffy was suddenly snatched up by a flying gargoyle. She struggled against it as the gargoyle nearly succeded in killing her. However, Buffy was saved when [[Illyria]] and [[Eldre Koh|Koh]] appear to decapitate it. They argued that they were with her on this, only for her to reject them. Koh admitted that he had been accused of killing his family and was consequently imprisioned for it, but had came to terms that he could not change the past, but he can still help her save her sister. She was hesitant still, but agreed that he could help, showing that she forgave his [[Guarded, Part Three|previous betrayal]] and could trust him.
 
Buffy was still fighting, this time against [[D'Hoffryn]]. During her scrap with him, Buffy was suddenly snatched up by a flying gargoyle. She struggled against it as the gargoyle nearly succeded in killing her. However, Buffy was saved when [[Illyria]] and [[Eldre Koh|Koh]] appear to decapitate it. They argued that they were with her on this, only for her to reject them. Koh admitted that he had been accused of killing his family and was consequently imprisioned for it, but had came to terms that he could not change the past, but he can still help her save her sister. She was hesitant still, but agreed that he could help, showing that she forgave his [[Guarded, Part Three|previous betrayal]] and could trust him.
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==Continuity==
 
==Continuity==
The story was set after "[[The Core, Part One]]", but before "[[The Core, Part Three]]".
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*[[Buffy]] recalls not using her scythe since she destroyed the [[Seed of Wonder]], in ''[[Last Gleaming, Part Four]].''
*Koh's reason of years of imprisionment in ''"[[Guarded, Part Three]]" ''was revealed in this issue.
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*Buffy mentions her [[Slayer Organization]] army, disbanded in ''[[Last Gleaming, Part Five]]''.
*Xander's betrayal of Buffy in ''''[[The Watcher]]"'' became known to the group.
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*[[Koh]]'s reason of years of imprisonment was revealed in this issue, first mentioned in ''[[Guarded, Part Three]].''
*Billy and Anaheed move over to a three-part mini-series after this issue.
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*[[Spike]] tells [[Dawn]] about the time they invaded the [[Magic Box]] and found out she was [[The Key]] ("[[Blood Ties]]").
*Buffy hadn't used her scythe since she destroyed the Seed of Wonder in ''"[[Last Gleaming, Part Four]]".''
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*[[Xander]] reveals to Buffy and [[Willow]] about his betrayal (''[[The Watcher]]'').
*As Spike continued to tell stories to Dawn about her life with them, he referenced when they had snuck in the [[Magic Box]] and she found out she was [[The Key]] in "[[Blood Ties]]".
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*Buffy declares "We have to save the world. Again," which mirrors her phrase in "[[Becoming, Part Two]]."
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
===Individuals===
 
===Individuals===
 
*[[Buffy Summers]]
 
*[[Buffy Summers]]
*[[Xander Harris]]
 
 
*[[Willow Rosenberg]]
 
*[[Willow Rosenberg]]
*[[Illyria]]
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*[[Xander Harris]]
*[[Eldre Koh]]
 
*[[Spike]]
 
 
*[[Dawn Summers]]
 
*[[Dawn Summers]]
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*[[Spike]]
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*[[Andrew Wells]]
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*[[Illyria]]
 
*[[D'Hoffryn]]
 
*[[D'Hoffryn]]
 
*[[Simone Doffler]]
 
*[[Simone Doffler]]
 
*[[Severin]]
 
*[[Severin]]
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*[[Eldre Koh]]
 
*[[Billy Lane]]
 
*[[Billy Lane]]
 
*[[Devon]]
 
*[[Devon]]
 
*[[Anaheed]]
 
*[[Anaheed]]
*[[Andrew Wells]]
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*[[Katie]]
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*[[Balloon demon]]
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*[[Vampy Cat]] <small>(cameo)</small>
   
 
===Organizations and Titles===
 
===Organizations and Titles===
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*[[Scooby Gang]]
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*[[Magic Council]]
 
*[[Slayer]]
 
*[[Slayer]]
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*[[The Key]]
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*[[Witch]]
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*[[Slayer Organization]] {{Om}}
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===Species===
 
===Species===
*[[Slayer]]
 
 
*[[Human]]
 
*[[Human]]
 
*[[Vampire]]
 
*[[Vampire]]
 
*[[Demon]]
 
*[[Demon]]
*[[Old One]]
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**[[Old One]]
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**[[Nitobe]]
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===Locations===
 
===Locations===
*[[Deeper Well]], [[Cotswolds]], [[England]]
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*Cotswolds, England
*[[San Francisco]], [[California]], U.S
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**[[Deeper Well]]
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*San Francisco, USA
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**[[Andrew's apartment]]
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*[[Santa Rosita]], USA
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*Sunnydale, USA
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**[[1630 Revello Drive]] {{Om}}
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**[[The Magic Box]] {{Om}}
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===Weapons and Objects===
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*[[Scythe]]
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==Death Count==
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*[[Balloon demon]], absorbed by [[Severin]].
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*Unidentified [[Magic Council]] member, decapitated by [[Koh]].
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*Unidentified Magic Council member, disintegrated by [[Willow]].
   
 
==Behind the Scenes==
 
==Behind the Scenes==
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===Trivia===
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*[[Andrew]] has a stuffed [[Vampy Cat]] in [[Andrew's apartment|his apartment]].
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*[[Billy]] and [[Anaheed]] move to the mini-series ''[[Love vs. Life]]''.
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===Collections===
 
===Collections===
*''[[The Core]]''
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*"[[The Core]]"
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*"[[Buffy Season Nine Library Edition, Volume 3]]"
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===Pop Culture References===
 
===Pop Culture References===
*Buffy tells Eldre Koh that she is sorry he was "Shawshanked" referring to [[wikipedia:Andy Dufresne|Andy Dufresne]] being imprisoned for the murder of his wife and her lover in the movie [[wikipedia:The Shawshank Redemption|''The Shawshank Redemption'']].
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*Buffy describes Koh's story as being "Shawshanked," in reference to the movie [[wikipedia:The Shawshank Redemption|''The Shawshank Redemption'']].
== Gallery ==
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*Billy wears a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gap_Inc. Gap] hoodie.
   
=== Cover Artwork ===
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==Gallery==
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===Cover Artwork===
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<gallery captionalign="center">
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BS922A.jpg|Phil Noto main cover
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BS922B.jpg|Georges Jeanty variant
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</gallery>
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===Preview===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
BS922A.jpg
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Buffys9n22p1.jpg
BS922B.jpg
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Buffys9n22p2.jpg
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Buffys9n22p3.jpg
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
==Quotes==
 
   
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==Quotes==
 
{{QuoteBlock
 
{{QuoteBlock
 
|D'Hoffryn|"Retreat, Slayer!"
 
|D'Hoffryn|"Retreat, Slayer!"
 
|Buffy|"I'll die first."
 
|Buffy|"I'll die first."
 
}}
 
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{{QuoteBlock
 
{{QuoteBlock
 
|Buffy|"Sorry you got Shawshanked, but it doesn't change anything."
 
|Buffy|"Sorry you got Shawshanked, but it doesn't change anything."
 
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{{QuoteBlock
 
{{QuoteBlock
 
|Xander|"If you let go, I promise I won't swing it at you."
 
|Xander|"If you let go, I promise I won't swing it at you."
 
}}
 
}}
 
 
{{QuoteBlock
 
{{QuoteBlock
 
|Xander|"When I told you I turned down Severin and Simone…I '''lied'''. I told them where the other entrance to the well was."
 
|Xander|"When I told you I turned down Severin and Simone…I '''lied'''. I told them where the other entrance to the well was."
|Buffy|"You <b>''what?''"
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|Buffy|"You ''what?''"
 
|Xander| "I did it to '''save''' your '''sister'''."
 
|Xander| "I did it to '''save''' your '''sister'''."
|Buffy| "You did it because you didn't believe in '''''me'''''. In <I>'''any''' of us."
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|Buffy| "You did it because you didn't believe in '''''me'''''. In '''any''' of us."
 
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{{QuoteBlock
 
{{QuoteBlock
 
|Buffy| "We had one mission Xander - save Dawn. But thanks to you...we have to save the world. '''AGAIN.'''"
 
|Buffy| "We had one mission Xander - save Dawn. But thanks to you...we have to save the world. '''AGAIN.'''"
 
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==References==
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Latest revision as of 13:42, November 9, 2019

The Core, Part Two is the twenty-second issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine comic book series. Joss Whedon is the executive producer.

SynopsisEdit

Buffy, Xander, and Willow must fight against all odds to get past the mystical council and gain entry to a magical hotspot – the Deeper Well! New allies are born while old enemies bring the heat. Grave dangers await our heroes at the center of the earth![1]

SummaryEdit

At the Deeper Well, Buffy was fighting through crowds of demons with her slayer scythe, reflecting on how she had last used it when she destroyed the Seed. Willow was also fighting with her, using her magic against the demons. Xander was back at the entrance, still texting information to Severin and Simone over their plans. Meanwhile, Severin and Simone were threatening the last guard of the Deeper Well, a little girl with a balloon. The balloon popped when Simone shot her and turned into tentacles, lunging for them. However, the battle is immediately ended when Severin overpowered and drained it of her powers. Severin ordered Xander to buy them more time to get in, only for him to be attacked by another demon.

Buffy was still fighting, this time against D'Hoffryn. During her scrap with him, Buffy was suddenly snatched up by a flying gargoyle. She struggled against it as the gargoyle nearly succeded in killing her. However, Buffy was saved when Illyria and Koh appear to decapitate it. They argued that they were with her on this, only for her to reject them. Koh admitted that he had been accused of killing his family and was consequently imprisioned for it, but had came to terms that he could not change the past, but he can still help her save her sister. She was hesitant still, but agreed that he could help, showing that she forgave his previous betrayal and could trust him.

Back in San Francisco, Billy and Anaheed are skyping with Devon, who was asking Billy to return back home and fight against the increasing zompire crowd. Dawn had freaked out and locked herself in the bathroom, unable to cope with what was happening to her. Spike comforted her from outside the door, promising her that he was there to help her. He told her stories about herself and his special bond to her, trying to make her comfortable. Dawn nervously came out of the bathroom when he got to the part about her being The Key. She lamented that she couldn't remember any of it, but what he said felt right to her. They hug.

Spike continued to tell her stories about Dawn, but he faltered when he realized that he couldn't remember everything he meant to say. Without telling her what was wrong, Spike took a tape recorder from Andrew and refreshed his memories of Dawn so he wouldn't forget her. As he was leaving another message for himself, Billy and Anaheed take off, asking Spike to tell Buffy "something about Simone Doffler" if he saw her since she wasn't answering her phone.

It cut back to the fighting in the Deeper Well. Xander was still being attacked by a demon, but was saved by Willow, Buffy, as well as Illyria and Koh. Buffy and the others talk more strategy over their next move, while Xander subtly called up Simone, again told they needed more time. Buffy and Willow are finalizing their plan and prepared to continue fighting. Xander panicked at this and told them that they'd die if they went through with it. This failed to change their resolve. Unable to watch his friends risk their lives unneccessarily, his guilt spilled over. Xander told them everything he did to turn back time and reverse Twilight with Simone and Severin.

Buffy was understandably hurt and betrayed by his lack of trust in her. Illyria then stated that what those two planned to do would create a tear in the reality, ending the world as a result. Buffy was furious, angrily saying that it wasn't just about saving Dawn anymore, now they had to save the world. Again.

ContinuityEdit

AppearancesEdit

IndividualsEdit

Organizations and TitlesEdit

SpeciesEdit

LocationsEdit

Weapons and ObjectsEdit

Death CountEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit

TriviaEdit

CollectionsEdit

Pop Culture ReferencesEdit

GalleryEdit

Cover ArtworkEdit

PreviewEdit

QuotesEdit

D'Hoffryn - "Retreat, Slayer!"
Buffy - "I'll die first."
Buffy - "Sorry you got Shawshanked, but it doesn't change anything."
Xander - "If you let go, I promise I won't swing it at you."
Xander - "When I told you I turned down Severin and Simone…I lied. I told them where the other entrance to the well was."
Buffy - "You what?"
Xander - "I did it to save your sister."
Buffy - "You did it because you didn't believe in me. In any of us."
Buffy - "We had one mission Xander - save Dawn. But thanks to you...we have to save the world. AGAIN."

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/20-436/
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