- Warren: “We're your arch nemesis-es. You may've beaten us this time, Slayer. But next time... Umm... next time...”
- Jonathan: “Maybe not!”
- — Warren Mears and Jonathan Levinson[src]
The Trio was a group formed by fellow geeks Warren Mears, Jonathan Levinson, and Andrew Wells, who casually decided while playing Dungeons & Dragons to team up as "supervillains" to take over Sunnydale.
Though their plots largely centered around trying to take over Sunnydale, they soon turned their attentions to neutralizing Buffy Summers, who, being the Slayer, was the primary obstacle in the way of their ultimate goal.
Former Sunnydale High schoolmates of Buffy, Warren was an expert in technology and robotics, while Jonathan was an apt sorcerer and Andrew a semi-accomplished demon summoner, in the tradition of his older brother Tucker. All three of them had been responsible for manufacturing a number of innovations that made use of combining both science and mysticism and as a result, they had been able to avoid detection from the Scoobies (who simply assumed the Trio's conducts were the doings of undocumented demons) for a while. They planted hidden surveillance cameras in multiple areas, including the front yard of Buffy's house, the Doublemeat Palace she worked at, Xander's construction site, the inside of the Magic Box and UC Sunnydale.
The Trio begin as minor villains, but they took a darker turn after their leader Warren accidentally killed his ex-girlfriend Katrina Silber. While Andrew and Jonathan did not possess the malice and hatred of true villains, Warren revealed his true colors as a violent misogynist, a capable murderer and psychopath. Jonathan began to desire to leave the group, while Andrew was infatuated with both Warren and the idea of getting away with crimes.
Though they pulled off numerous crimes, they were continually thwarted by Buffy, and none of their actions made any name for themselves in Sunnydale's mystical underground. Eventually, when their scheme to pull off mass amounts of bank robberies was thwarted by Buffy, the group disbanded when Warren escaped, leaving Andrew and Jonathan to be arrested.
Actions and Crimes
- “So you three have what? Banded together to be pains in my ass?”
- ―Buffy Summers[src]
- Robbed a bank with the help of a M'Fashnik demon and then send it to kill Buffy.
- Tested Buffy at school and work.
- Robbed a museum for a diamond with quasi-mystical powers, incapacitating the security guard with a Freeze Ray.
- Attempted to sneak into an all-women's spa using an Invisibility Ray.
- Used the Cerebral Dampener on Katrina Silber to make her their sex slave and then fooling Buffy into thinking she killed her by summoning Rwasundi demons.
- Set a demon on Buffy that made her hallucinate.
- Retrieved a disk from two vampires and used it to find the secret location of the Orbs of Nezzla'Khan.
- Stole the Orbs of Nezzla'Khan and attempted to rob an amusement park.