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{{character
|Image = 06_16.jpg
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|Image = Pack_weirick.jpg
 
|Appear = "[[The Pack]]"
 
|Appear = "[[The Pack]]"
 
|Name = Doctor Weirick
 
|Name = Doctor Weirick
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|Status = Deceased
 
|Classification = [[Human]]
 
|Classification = [[Human]]
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|Affiliation = [[Sunnydale Zoo]]
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|Powers =<br />
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*Experience with [[magic]]
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*The spirits of the hyena's imbued him with superhuman strength, endurance, speed and senses
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*Knowledge of zoology
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*Knowledge of African mythology
 
|Actor = James Stephens
 
|Actor = James Stephens
|Title = Doctor Weirick
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|Aliases = The Zookeeper
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[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer (season 1)|B1]]
|Status = Deceased|Affiliation = [[Sunnydale Zoo]]|Powers = He had experience and potential with [[magic]]}}
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|Died = 1997}}
   
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Giles|How terribly frustrating for you, that a bunch of school children could accomplish what you could not.|Dr. Weirick|It bothered me. But the power will be mine.|[[Rupert Giles]] and Dr. Weirick|The Pack}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Giles|How terribly frustrating for you, that a bunch of school children could accomplish what you could not.|Dr. Weirick|It bothered me. But the power will be mine.|[[Rupert Giles]] and Dr. Weirick|The Pack}}
   
'''Doctor. Weirick''', also known as '''The Zookeeper''', was the man in charge of the [[Sunnydale Zoo]]. Unbeknownst to all, he was also a [[Primals|Primal]], who sought to draw out the power of the hyenas in the zoo and gain their strength. Unfortunately for him, despite all his efforts, he was unable to perform the necessary "predatory act" to summon the spirits, growing particularly frustrated when a group of teenagers&mdash;including [[Xander Harris]]&mdash;managed to unintentionally access the hyenas when standing on the symbol he had drawn in the enclosure while fighting. Although he managed to lure them all back to the zoo, subsequently drawing the spirits into him by threatening [[Willow Rosenberg]], he was quickly pushed into the hyena enclosure by [[Buffy Summers]], where he was swiftly devoured by the hyenas. He was portrayed by [[James Stephens]].
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'''Doctor Weirick''' was a zookeeper and the man in charge of the Hyena House Exhibit at the [[Sunnydale Zoo]].
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== Biography ==
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Dr. Weirick was an employee of the Sunnydale Zoo as well as a [[Primals|Primal]], who sought to draw the spirits of the zoo hyenas into himself and gain their power. However, despite all his efforts, he was unable to summon the spirits. In the meantime, he kept the hyena house under "quarantine".
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[[File:06 16.jpg|left|thumb|Dr. Weirick in Masai ceremonial garb and face paint.]]
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[[Rupert Giles]] and [[Buffy Summers]] sought his help after [[Xander Harris]] and a [[Pack|group]] of Sunnydale High students unwittingly drew the spirits into themselves. As Buffy lured the "Pack" to the Hyena House, Dr. Weirick prepared for the ritual, having learned from Giles that transpossession required a "predatory act" - an act of violence. Weirick knocked out Giles when the latter discovered a sacred primal symbol and realized that Weirick had been trying to achieve the transpossession by himself.
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Buffy lured the Pack into the hyena house, giving Weirick the chance to perform the ritual by threatening [[Willow Rosenberg]], whose hands he had previously tied. Having drawn the spirits into himself, Weirick attempted to bite Willow, only to be stopped by Xander. Weirick attacked Xander and was then confronted by Buffy. After a short fight, the [[Slayer]] threw him into the hyena pit. Weirick tried to escape from the pit. However, the hyenas immediately attacked and devoured him.
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== Behind the Scenes ==
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*He was portrayed by James Stephens.
   
 
== Appearances ==
 
== Appearances ==
 
*"[[The Pack]]"
 
*"[[The Pack]]"
[[Category:Werewolves and primals|Wierick]]
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[[Category:Werewolves and primals]]
[[Category:Deceased individuals|Wierick]]
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[[Category:Magic practitioners]]
[[Category:Evil humans|Wierick]]
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[[Category:Males]]
[[Category:Empowered humans|Wierick]]
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[[Category:Deceased individuals]]
[[Category:Scientists and doctors|Wierick]]
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[[Category:Humans]]
[[Category:Sunnydale residents|Wierick]]
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[[Category:Scientists and doctors]]
[[Category:Scooby Gang enemies|Wierick]]
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[[Category:Sunnydale residents]]
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[[Category:Scooby Gang enemies]]
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[[Category:Possession victims]]

Latest revision as of 15:45, April 30, 2019


Giles: “How terribly frustrating for you, that a bunch of school children could accomplish what you could not.
Dr. Weirick: “It bothered me. But the power will be mine.
Rupert Giles and Dr. Weirick[src]

Doctor Weirick was a zookeeper and the man in charge of the Hyena House Exhibit at the Sunnydale Zoo.

Biography Edit

Dr. Weirick was an employee of the Sunnydale Zoo as well as a Primal, who sought to draw the spirits of the zoo hyenas into himself and gain their power. However, despite all his efforts, he was unable to summon the spirits. In the meantime, he kept the hyena house under "quarantine".

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Dr. Weirick in Masai ceremonial garb and face paint.

Rupert Giles and Buffy Summers sought his help after Xander Harris and a group of Sunnydale High students unwittingly drew the spirits into themselves. As Buffy lured the "Pack" to the Hyena House, Dr. Weirick prepared for the ritual, having learned from Giles that transpossession required a "predatory act" - an act of violence. Weirick knocked out Giles when the latter discovered a sacred primal symbol and realized that Weirick had been trying to achieve the transpossession by himself.

Buffy lured the Pack into the hyena house, giving Weirick the chance to perform the ritual by threatening Willow Rosenberg, whose hands he had previously tied. Having drawn the spirits into himself, Weirick attempted to bite Willow, only to be stopped by Xander. Weirick attacked Xander and was then confronted by Buffy. After a short fight, the Slayer threw him into the hyena pit. Weirick tried to escape from the pit. However, the hyenas immediately attacked and devoured him.

Behind the Scenes Edit

  • He was portrayed by James Stephens.

Appearances Edit

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