This article is about the Slayer adviser. For the oracle spirits, see Spirit Guides.

Buffy: “I know you. You’re the first Slayer.
The Guide: “This is a form. I am the Guide.
— Buffy Summers and the Guide[src]

The Guide was a spiritual being that advised Slayers, taking different shapes to do so.


In 2001, it was called on by a ritual performed by Rupert Giles. It then appeared to Buffy Summers, first in the form of a mountain lion, in order to guide her into the desert. To communicate with her, the Guide assumed the form of Sineya behind a bonfire during the Vision Quest proper.[1]

In 2003, Giles led a group of Potential Slayers to the same place in the desert to experience the Vision Quest. Buffy explained this trip was important for the girls to understand the source of their power, and to know how to use it right.[2]



  1. "Intervention"
  2. "The Killer in Me"
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