|This article is about the vampires. For the trio composed of Discord, Disharmony, and Cacophony, see The Three (Discord, Disharmony, and Cacophony).|
- “You're really starting to hurt the Master, he wouldn't send the Three for just anyone.”
- ―Rupert Giles[src]
In 1997, after the death of Zachary, the Master became fed up with the death of so many of the Order's brethren at the hands of Buffy Summers. The Three attacked Buffy close to The Bronze. Buffy proved to be no match for the group of vampires, surviving the encounter due to the intervention of Angel.
The Three chased Buffy and Angel all the way to her home, where — without an invitation — they weren't able to continue the fight. They returned to the lair of the Order and offered their lives in penance for their failure, as it was dictated by the codes of the Order. At first, the Master toyed with them, implying to the Anointed One that he would spare their lives. Then, the Master refused to execute them himself, as their deaths would offer him little satisfaction, for which he allowed Darla to stake them instead.