| The subject of this article is non-canonical.|
While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse.
In “The Heart of the Slayer,” Buffy discovers why she is being stalked by a nightmare creature from fourteenth-century France and why that era’s Slayer is determined to stop it. Unfortunately for the two Slayers, stopping the monster may mean the ultimate sacrifice for one of them! The dynamic creative team of Chris Boal, Cliff Richards, and Joe Pimentel conclude the creepiest Buffy story yet. Do not miss this one!
- Adja is identified as from the eleventh century.
- Buffy mentions once being a cheerleader and Merrick Jamison-Smythe throwing a knife at her (The Origin, Part One).
- Buffy lists the Slayers she had previously encountered: Faith Lehane ("Faith, Hope & Trick"), Kendra Young ("What's My Line, Part One"), and Yuki Makimura (Remember the Beginning).
- Buffy mentions having previously died ("Prophecy Girl").
- Rupert Giles
- Alexander Harris
- Merrick Jamison-Smythe (Only mentioned)
- Faith Lehane (Only mentioned)
- Yuki Makimura (Only mentioned)
- Willow Rosenberg
- Buffy Summers
- Kendra Young (Only mentioned)
Organizations and titles
Weapons and objects
- Unidentified vampire, staked by Buffy.
- Six vampires, slayed by Buffy and Adja.
- Adja, killed by Karfarnaum.
- Karfarnaum, died with Adja’s death.
Behind the scenes
- The photo cover features a promotional picture taken for Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 4.
- In the month previous to this issue’s publication, Dark Horse Comics launched a three-month promotion called “Autumnals”, which editor Scott Allie explained as “turning Buffy into more of a horror comic.”
- The Heart of a Slayer, Part Two was the 109th best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 21,216 sales in November 2000 at comic specialty stores.
Pop culture references
- Xander compared Buffy with martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme.