A bit of explanation: Rupert is a character from the television
series Buffy The Vampire Slayer. I decided to convert him to a character for
the Nightspawn role playing game. The best class to represent Rupert is the Acolyte
Character Class found in Through The Glass Darkly. The Acolyte is a skilled
researcher who specializes in magical lore.
Quotes From Rupert: Never Kill a Boy On The First Date 1.05 - Rupert: ''All right. I'll
just pop into my time machine, go back to the 12th century and ask the
vampires to postpone their ancient prophecy for a few days while you take in
dinner and a show.'' Anne 3.01 - Rupert: ''For God's sake be
careful... if anything should happen to you and you should be killed, I
should take it somewhat amiss.''
Willow: ''You'd be cranky?''
Opinions Of Rubert: Band Candy 3.06 - Buffy: ''Giles at sixteen? Less together guy, more
bad-magic hates-the-world ticking-time-bomb guy.''
Appearance: Rupert is a 6'1'' tall thin man who has hazel eyes and brown hair. He has a black symbol of Eyghon tattooed on his left arm.
Personality: Rupert tries to portray himself as a conservative Englishman, but when need arises he can be quite emotional, especially in protecting his Slayers and their friends. Unlike many other Watchers, who carry on in complete secrecy, Rupert enjoys the help and friendship that Willow, Xander and the others give him.
History: Rupert Giles is a watcher. He was born in England in 1954, into a family who worked for the Council of Watchers that goes back for at least three generations. As a teenager he rebelled against his upbringing and hung out with a bad crowd. This is when he experimented with demons like Eyghon (Dark Age 2.08) and met Ethan Rayne (Halloween 2.06).
He gained the nickname Ripper and dated a woman named Olivia.
Eventually he came back to the life that he was destined for and devoted himself to being a watcher. He moved to Sunnydale California and took over training the Vampire Slayer Buffy Anne Summers after her original watcher died (Welcome To The Hellmouth 1.01).
Buffy started to hang out with Willow and Xander, who showed up to support her for cheer leader tryouts. During tryouts one of the cheer leaders burst into flame. After several more odd occurrences involving cheer leaders, they came to the conclusion that a witch was cursing the cheer leading team. They had the theory that it was Willow's friend Amy was trying to eliminate the competition. In time they discovered that Amy's mother Catherine, a former cheer leader, was trying to relive her youth by living through daughter's body. Since Buffy was ahead of her on the list of alternates, and because Catherine suspected Buffy knew she was a witch, Catherine cast a bloodstone vengeance spell on Buffy and she nearly died. While Willow and Xander distracted Catherine, Rupert and Amy undid the spells Catherine had cast. Catherine was caught in a reflected spell meant for Buffy and was never seen again (The Witch 1.03).
''Let me be sure I have this right. This witch is casting horrible and disfiguring spells... so that she can become a cheerleader?'' - Rupert
In 1997 Xander was then targeted by a She-Mantis demon pretending to be a hot substitute teacher for a romp in the sack and a snack afterward. Buffy, Willow and Rupert were able to track the demon down and kill her before Xander was hurt (Teacher's Pet 1.04).
''Uh, well, basically the, uh, the She-Mantis assumes the form of a beautiful woman and then lures innocent virgins back to her nest.'' - Rupert
Rupert then learned of a prophecy of the coming of the Anointed One about the time Buffy came into the interest of hunky upperclassman Owen Thurman. She dated him, much to Xander's dismay, but when Owen tagged along when
she was flighting the supposed Anointed One, Andrew Vorba, Buffy decided to break up with Owen for his own safety. Although Buffy thought she killed the Anointed One, the vampire she slayed was not him, and the real Anointed One, Colin, joined the Master (Never Kill A Boy On The First Date 1.05).
''All right. I'll just jump into my time machine, go back to the 12th century and ask the vampires to postpone their ancient prophecy for a few days while you take in dinner and a show.'' - Rupert
Buffy, Willow and Xander took a trip to the Sunnydale zoo with their class. While there Xander noticed that four school bullies, Kyle DuFours, Tor Hauer, Heidi Barrie and Rhonda Kelley, were picking on another student, Lance Lincoln. Xander followed them into a restricted hyena exhibit, where he confronted them. The students unknowingly interrupted a magic ritual by the zoo keeper, Doctor Weirick, who was attempting to gain the strength and spirit of the hyenas for himself. This resulted in Xander and the four bullies being possessed by the hyena spirit. The pack of students became very animalistic, eating the school mascot, Herbert the pig. After insulting Willow and attacking Buffy, Rupert confirmed they were possessed. Buffy captured Xander, but the other four then attacked and ate Principal Bob Flutie. Buffy and Rupert got ahold of Weirick, who tricked them into returning the pack to him, supposedly to free the students of the possession, but he wanted the powers for himself. Weirick knocked out Rupert
and was able to get the spirits from the students through a ritual which threatened Willow, but once freed Xander saved Willow from Weirick. Buffy fought Weirick, who fell in the hyena pen and was eaten. Afterwards Xander feigned not remembering what he did while possessed, even though Rupert knew he should have a full memory of what happened (The Pack 1.06).
''It's devastating. He's turned into a sixteen-year-old boy. Course, you'll have to kill him.'' - Rupert
In an attempt to kill Buffy, the Master sent vampire warriors, called The Three, but Angel was able to help Buffy escape them. Angel was wounded and spent the day at Buffy's house hiding. Buffy started training with the quarterstaff and bow. The Master had The Three killed for failing him. Buffy went to Angel the next night, where they admitted they had feelings for each other and kissed, but then in the excitement he vamped out. Frightened, he ran away. The next day Rupert researched Angel and discovered a vampire named Angelus who fit his description. Rupert's diaries said Angelus was a vicious animal, but they also said he came to North America a hundred years ago and there was no record of him feeding here. Xander and Willow tried to console her, as she knew what she had to do. Darla then came to Angel in his lair telling him he was welcome to come back to them, but he refused. Darla decided the only way to deal with the Slayer and Angel was to get them to fight. She arranged to attack Buffy's mother
Joyce and make it look like Angel attacked her. Buffy believed it and went hunting for Angel. Buffy then learned the truth and learned that Angel was cursed by gypsies with the guilt of a human soul. Darla then attempted to shoot the Slayer, but Angel staked Darla to protect Buffy. The next night Angel and Buffy agreed they couldn't be together despite their feelings for each other and kissed goodbye (Angel 1.07).
''There's mention some two hundred years ago in Ireland of, of Angelus, the one with the angelic face.'' - Rupert
Buffy, Willow and Xander decided to help Rupert in his indexing books on the recently installed computer system in the library, with the aid of computer teacher Jenny Calender and ace computer students Dave Kirby and Fritz Siegel. One of those books ended up being an ancient volume which contained the essence of the demon Moloch the Corrupter, which Willow scanned. Moloch was absorbed into the computer network. For the next week Willow developed an online romance with Malcolm Black, a supposed student of a nearby school, but he was really Moloch. Moloch contacted several computer and robotics specialists at the same time, including Fritz and Dave, who aided him in creating a new robotic body he could inhabit in return for promises of power and love. When Buffy started investigating Malcolm, Moloch sent Dave to kill Buffy, but Dave couldn't bring himself to kill Buffy. Moloch had Fritz kill Dave for failing him. Moloch had Fritz kidnap Willow to reveal himself to her. When Fritz
arrived Moloch killed him, Moloch revealed himself to Willow and professed his love for her, but she rejected him. Buffy and Xander tracked Willow down as Rupert and Jenny were able to cast a binding spell which removed Moloch from the internet, trapping it inside the robotic body. Buffy fought Moloch and although he was stronger then her, she tricked him into electrocuting himself. Afterwards Willow became depressed about her affair with Malcolm, but Xander and Willow cheered her up with their own stories of romance gone wrong (I Robot, You Jane 1.08).
After B. Snyder was appointed the new Principal of Sunnydale High he assigned Rupert to run the annual Talent Show. Cordelia entered right away, where she demonstrated her singing ability. When Snyder caught Buffy, Willow and Xander mocking Rupert and skipping class he decided to punish them by forcing them to participate in the Talent Show. Tragedy struck when dancer Emily Djiemanowicz was found a few days before the show killed, her heart cut out. Buffy and her friends started a private investigation into the death, suspecting a possible demon involvement, and falsely came to suspect ventriloquist Morgan Shay. They eventually discovered that Morgan's dummy was actually a cursed demon hunter named Sid, who was tracking the demon who cursed him, who he suspected was one of the members of the talent show. The demon killed Morgan and targeted Rupert for the healthy brain he needed next on his organ list, but Buffy, Xander, Willow and Sid were able to defeat him. Since Sid's human body had long since died,
this released Sid's soul to peaceful death, which he welcomed. Buffy, Willow and Xander then performed a dramatic scene for the Talent Show (Puppet Show 1.09).
As the school year was ending Cordelia ran for May Queen while she was dating school jock Mitch Fargo. Mitch was attacked in the locker room by a floating baseball bat. Buffy, Xander, Willow and Rupert investigated the attack. Thinking it might have been a ghost Willow investigated all the dead and missing Sunnydale students. Cordelia's friend Harmony was pushed down the stairs by an unseen assailant, who Buffy felt brush against her as it escaped and heard a giggle. Buffy guessed the attacker was an invisible girl. Seeing Cordelia as a common thread in the attacks, Buffy started watching Cordelia as she was preparing her May Queen dress. The good vampire Angel then visited Rupert in the library, where they talked about Buffy. Rupert was investigating the prophecies of the Master and Buffy, but was having no luck. Angel said he could get Rupert a copy of the Pergamum Codex, a book of Slayer prophecies. Buffy heard a flute playing in the school at night. Cordelia was elected May
From Willow's list of missing kids she found that missing student Marcie Ross played the flute in band. Checking out the band room Buffy discovered a hidden nest in the ceiling tiles where Marcie was living. Looking through Marcie's yearbook Buffy found she had no friends. Cordelia discovered her favorite teacher, Miss Miller, nearly suffocated by an invisible assailant. Buffy met with Xander, Willow and Rupert in the library. Rupert realized Marcie had become invisible because everyone ignored her. Cordelia then joined them in the library realizing someone was hurting her friends, hoping Buffy could help her. Buffy decided to go with Cordelia to prepare for her coronation as May Queen, hoping it would lure out Marcie. Xander, Rupert and Willow heard a flute playing in the school and went after Marcie, but it ended up being a trap. Marcie locked them in a room with a gas leak. Marcie then knocked out Buffy and Cordelia and took them to the Bronze to put them on display.
Angel arrived with the Codex in time to save Xander, Willow and Rupert.
Marcie attempted to cut up Cordelia's face, but Buffy escaped and was able to knock Marcie out. Marcie was then taken away by the F.B.I. Although Cordelia was thankful for Buffy and friends saving her, she soon reverted to form and treated them as losers. The F.B.I. put Marcie into training as an assassin (Out of Mind, Out of Sight 1.11).
Rupert learned from the Pergamum Codex that Buffy was destined to face the Master in combat and die. Although she tried to quit being the Slayer, Buffy realized she had to fight him after Willow discovered a number of students in the school were slaughtered by the Master's minions. The Anointed One lead Buffy to the Master, leading to Buffy being overpowered and drained by him, then thrown into a pool of water. This freed the Master and opened the hellmouth. Xander and Angel showed up after the Master left and Xander gave Buffy C.P.R. He was able to revive her. Buffy returned to life more powerful then before. As Rupert, Xander, Willow, Cordelia Chase and Jenny fought the minions of the master Buffy fought the Master himself. She was able to defeat the Master. As he died the hellmouth closed (Prophecy Girl 1.12).
Buffy spent the summer with her father in Los Angeles, then returned to Sunnydale just in time to save Willow and Xander from a vampire attack. Willow, Xander and even Cordelia noticed a change in Buffy's attitude, she had become cold and harsh. Angel welcomed her back and she was hurtful with him too. She even teased Xander sexually at the Bronze, then left him cold. Although Xander thought Buffy might be possessed, Rupert believed she had issues to deal with after her death experience fighting the Master. The remaining followers of the Master then recovered his bones and attempted to resurrect him using a spell which required the sacrifice of those who were near him when he died. They kidnapped Rupert, Willow, Jenny and Cordelia. Buffy, Angel and Xander were able were able to beat the location of the ceremony out of a vampire and save them, killing most of the Master's remaining followers except the Anointed One. Buffy then dealt with her issues by smashing the bones of the Master with a sledge hammer.
The next day at school she made up with Willow and Xander (When She Was Bad 2.01).
Buffy, Willow and Xander attended a class trip the Sunnydale museum, where fellow student Rodney Munsen broke the seal protecting the mummy of an Inca princess. The princess reanimated after hours and sucked the life out of Rodney. Having overheard Buffy's plans to pick up a foreign exchange student, the mummy got to him first and then took his place in the foreign exchange, staying at Buffy's house. The princess and Xander hit it off, but she was hunted by a guardian who knew to stay alive she would have to continue to feed on human life forces. The princess killed the guardian and then accepted an offer of a date with Xander a dance at the Bronze. When the princess needed to feed again she left Xander and nearly drained another student named Jonathan Levinson, but Xander interrupted them. Sensing that Rupert was attempting to fix the seal that imprisoned her, the princess returned to the museum and attacked Rupert. Buffy, Willow and Xander followed and saved Rupert. When the princess tried to drain
Willow, Xander insisted the princess take him instead. Her indecision over taking Xander's life delayed her long enough to finally turn into a dried out corpse again and fall apart (Inca Mummy Girl 2.04).
When Rupert's old mate Ethan Rayne arrived in Sunnydale, he set up a costume shop just before Halloween, where he sold cursed costumes which turned their wearers into what they were dressed as on Halloween night. Buffy was turned into a shy princess with no powers or memories of her life, Willow was turned into a ghost and Xander became a soldier. Angel and Cordelia helped them survive as Spike went hunting for the now helpless Slayer. Rupert was able to break the curse, but Ethan escaped (Halloween 2.06).
Ethan returned to Sunnydale when the demon Eygon was out to kill him and Rupert. Eygon, possessing the body of a dead friend of Rupert's attacked them all. It was captured, but then it possessed Jenny. Wanting to throw Eygon off his tracks Ethan captured Buffy and tattooed the mark of Eygon on her shoulder. Willow devised a plan to force Eygon to transfer itself to Angel's body and Angel was able to destroy the demon. Ethan escaped again. Although Jenny recovered, the experience put a damper on her interest in Rupert (The Dark Age 2.08).
In 1998 after getting together with Jenny again, Rupert was shocked to learn that Jenny was sent by the gypsies that had cursed Angel to watch him (Innocence 2.14).
Unable to put up with the harassment from her piers about dating Xander any more, Cordelia broke up with him on Valentines day. Xander was so upset by her treatment of him he blackmailed Amy, who he knew was learning witchcraft, into helping him cast a love spell on Cordelia. Xander planned to make Cordelia love him again so he could break up with her, but the spell backfired and all women who saw Xander except Cordelia fell in love with him. Willow even offered herself to Xander in bed, which he refused. Buffy and Amy fought for Xander's affections, which resulted in Amy getting a bloody nose and Buffy magically transmuted into a rat. Eventually even Jenny, Buffy's mother Joyce, Drusilla and most of the women at Sunnydale High School were hunting for Xander to express their love as well as hunting Cordelia for hurting him the way she did. Xander and Cordelia hid together, narrowly escaping Angel, who was looking to kill Xander as a gift to Buffy. Rupert and Amy were able to remove the spells turning Buffy
back to a human being and lift the love spell from Xander. Luckily most of the women forgot what happened afterwards. Cordelia was so impressed that Xander had turned to magic to win her heart and that he protected her when she was threatened by the other women that she got back together with him, even though it made her an outcast among her old friends (Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered 2.16).
Not long after that Angel, being controlled by his vampire side, broke Jenny's neck and killed her (Passion).
Just before the Sadie Hawkins dance the school started to be haunted by poltergeist activity. Rupert mistakenly believed that Jenny's ghost was responsible. Buffy learned that the spirit of a boy named James Stanley was trapped in the high school and was forcing people to relive the horror of the night he accidentally shot his lover and teacher Grace Newman then killed himself. Although Buffy, Willow, Cordelia and Xander tried to bind the spirit with a spell, they failed. Eventually James was able to possess Buffy and Grace was able to possess Angel as they relived the night of their deaths together. Because Angel was not killed by the bullet Grace was able to forgive James and the cycle of reliving the night was broken (I Only Have Eyes For You 2.19).
The Vampire Slayer Kendra returned to Sunnydale when signs pointed to the rise of the demon Acathla. She brought a sword that could be used to slay the demon and warned Kendra, but Kendra was killed by the vampire Drusilla in an attack on the library which left Willow in the hospital, Xander with a broken arm, and Rupert the captive of Angel (Becoming Part 1 2.21).
Rupert was seduced briefly by the psychic Drusilla who pretended to be Jenny. By making an alliance with the vampire Spike, who didn't want to see Angel destroy the world, Buffy was able to settled her differences with Angel by sending him to hell, but she did it right as Willow was successful in duplicating the curse that gave Angel his human soul. Spike and Drusilla left Sunnydale, supposedly never to return. After sending Angel to hell and fighting with her mother Buffy left town without telling anyone (Becoming Part 2 2.22).
Rupert flirted with by a young Slayer named Faith when they first met (Faith, Hope and Trick 3.03).
It wasn't until he was under the influence of magically spiked candy that made him act like a teen that he had a fling with Joyce Summers, Buffy's mother (Band Candy 3.06).
They haven't been comfortable around each other since then, both embarrassed over their actions.
Needing a source of money for her 1998 Christmas shopping and to pay for damages to a car she destroyed while fighting a vampire, Buffy got a job at the Popsicle Parlor. Angel visited her after hours and they went ice skating together until they were attacked by a minor ice demon. After telling Rupert, Xander, Cordelia and Willow about it she went to work the next day where she discovered the manager summoning another ice demon in the freezer. This one was much more powerful, but Buffy and her friends were able to fight it with fire and by reading from the spell book the manager used. They then played in the snow left from the demon exploding (Buffy The Vampire Slayer #4).
After Christmas Buffy had to watch werewolf Daniel "Oz" Osborne for a night of the full moon, and Oz nearly escaped if not for Buffy beating into submission and fracturing his arm. Although Oz understood her actions, Willow held beating Oz against Buffy. Buffy, Willow, Xander and Cordelia went to the Bronze to hear Oz's band, Dingoes Ate My Baby, play. Buffy got beeped by Rupert and they went to the school library where they discovered someone had ransacked Rupert's occult books and left them in a mess. While cleaning up they were attacked by a large black dog, which Cordelia shot with a crossbow and it ran off. The gang left a trap and they discovered that a man who was cursed to be hunted by the black dog was looking for a cure. The black dog showed up and chased him. Despite their best efforts to stop the dog it got the man and nearly caused the death of Willow, if Buffy hadn't saved her. Willow then forgave Buffy for being irrational about Oz and the gang celebrated New Years
together (Buffy The Vampire Slayer #5).
When two dead children were discovered in a park in Sunnydale, concerned parents started a witch hunt for people involved in the occult, spurred on secretly by a demon who fed on the strike it caused. Buffy, Willow and Amy were targeted by the entranced parents, lead by Joyce and Willow's mother Sheila Rosenberg. Xander and Oz rushed to save the girls, while Rupert and Cordelia used a spell to uncover the demon and break it's hold on the parents, but not before Amy magically turned herself into a rat in an attempt to fight the parents. Buffy and Willow were unable to restore Amy, but Willow kept her as a pet while she researched a cure (Gingerbread 3.11).
As part of a secret watcher ritual when Buffy turned 18 years old the Council had Rupert strip her of her powers using drugs. They arranged to place her in a locked house with a vampire to prove her worth as a Slayer. The vampire escaped and kidnapped Joyce. Even at her reduced strength, Buffy was able to slay the vampire and save her mother. Although the Council was proud of Buffy, they decided to discharge Rupert for warning Buffy of the tests (Helpless 3.12).
A new watcher named Wesley Wyndam-Pryce arrived in Sunnydale to take over for Rupert in watching Faith and Buffy. Wesley had the Slayers try to retrieve an amulet of the demon Balthazar, the supposedly dead founder of a vampire swordsman cult, the Eliminati. Buffy and Faith recovered the amulet from a crypt and Buffy gave it to Angel for safe keeping. The real trouble for Faith started when she and Buffy were planning an assault on the lair of the demon. While fighting his vampire guardians, Faith accidentally killed the Deputy mayor of Sunnydale, who happened to be walking by during the fight. She tried to hide the death, and got Buffy to help her. Balthazar captured Wesley and Rupert to try to get the amulet back, but Buffy, Faith and Angel rescued them and slayed the demon and his minions (Bad Girls 3.14).
Rupert and Xander were nearby and helped Buffy stake a possessed vampire, but Rupert was injured in the fight and was taken to Sunnydale General Hospital (Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Haunted #2).
After Buffy graduated from high school, he retired from his librarian job and started to live a life of leisure, but still helped Buffy and her friends often. Rupert started dating a woman from his past named Olivia (The Freshman 4.01).
Buffy was then in a bit of a slump. Willow, Oz and Xander went with Buffy to a Halloween party on campus. Buffy went as Little Red Riding Hood, Willow was Joan of Arc, Oz was god and Xander was James Bond. Xander invited Anya as his companion, which seemed to disappoint Buffy. She came to the party dressed as a bunny. The party was interrupted when a pint sized fear demon named Gachnar was accidentally summoned and possessed the house. Anya went to get Rupert for help and together they were able to defeat the demon (Fear, Itself 4.04).
Buffy had a dream about a group of demons called the Gentlemen coming to Sunnydale. Willow attended her wiccan group, but was upset she didn't find any spell casters in it, although a shy girl named Tara Maclay noticed her. Anya started to wonder if there was more to her relationship with Xander then just sex. The following night, when Spike stayed over at Xander's place, the Gentlemen did come, using a magic box to steal every ones voice. When Sunnydale awoke the next morning everyone had lost their voice, and the Gentlemen started to collect hearts of their silenced victims. Riley Finn and the Initiative soldiers were sent out on patrol to keep the peace in Sunnydale and hunt down the cause. Rupert did research and discovered that only a human voice could stop the Gentlemen. Tara tried to team up with Willow to find a magical cure for the loss of their voices, but ended up nearly being taken by the Gentlemen. When Xander mistakenly believed Spike had
attacked Anya, Xander beat the crap
out of Spike, winning Anya's
heart. Buffy went hunting for the Gentlemen, where she ended up accidentally meeting and teaming up with Riley against them. Riley destroyed the magic box that held their voices and a single scream from Buffy killed the Gentlemen. The next morning Buffy and Riley decided they needed to talk about their secret lives (Hush 4.10).
Feeling like he wasn't needed any more by Buffy, Rupert spent the night out drinking with his old chaos sorcerer pal Ethan, which ended with Rupert waking up transformed into a Fyral demon. Unable to speak english in Fyral form, Rupert paid Spike to help him track down Ethan. Buffy and Riley mistakenly thought the Fyral demon attacked Rupert and tracked it, but eventually discovered the Fyral was Rupert. They forced Ethan to turn Rupert back and then Riley had the Initiative take Ethan into custody (A New Man 4.12).
After Buffy's old school mate Jonathan cast a spell to make himself cool he ended up becoming a super star. Jonathan rescued a European princess who was attending U.C. Sunnydale from being abducted by Russian vampires, and Buffy helped him out by handing him a hot towel afterwards. After more Russian vampires attacked Buffy in Sunnydale. Jonathan recruited Buffy, Riley, Xander, Anya, Rupert and Willow on to his team investigating them. Spike refused to join at first. Jonathan told them about the Zadamiye, which was the inspiration for the Initiative, where they experimented on and enhanced vampires. After the collapse of the Soviet Union Zadamiye was abandoned and the vampires left to die in the cells, but they escaped and came to Sunnydale. Jonathan lead his group to the hellmouth under the ruins of Sunnydale High School to find the vampires. Jonathan had Willow cast a spell that, for a short while, made them invisible to non-human eyes. They attacked the vampires, but Rupert was shot by a the
vampire. The vampires were losing and opened a water main as a last resort, hoping it would drown the gang. Jonathan lead them out of the tunnel where Spike picked them up, deciding to help out Jonathan, and took the group to the hospital as Jonathan looked after Rupert's wounds. Jonathan then returned home to his twin super model girlfriends for a good night's sleep (Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Jonathan #1).
Xander and Anya had a arguement over where their realtionship was going. Buffy, Riley, Xander, Anya, Spike, Willow and Tara attended a party at Lowell house. Buffy and Riley ended up sneaking off to have sex together. Tara invited Willow to go horse back riding with her. The party was interrupted by a series of poltergeist attacks. Willow, Tara and Rupert did a magic spell together to try to put the spirits to rest, but only when Xander and Anya were able to stop Buffy and Riley did the spirits stop, as they were drawing power from Buffy and Riley's sexual energy (Where The Wild Things Are 4.18).
After Spike was able to trick Willow, Buffy, Xander and Rupert into fighting each other, Tara and Anya hid together until things calmed down (The Yoko Factor 4.20).
When preparing for her final confrontation with the rogue cyber-demonoid soldier Adam, Buffy lost Riley when Adam activated a control chip that had been implanted in him by Professor Walsh. Spike realized that disks he gave Willow wouldn't get to Buffy unless he got them together again after breaking them apart. Adam planned to get the demons, soldiers and Buffy to all fight each other, allowing him to pick from the pieces to build his demonoid army. Anya tried to help Xander get over the fight. Adam reanimated Riley's friend Forrest Gates into a cyber-demonoid soldier. Buffy came across Spike while exploring the caves Adam had once used and realized something was up when he knew they had a fight. Willow decrypted the disks and found out Adam's plans. Buffy got Willow, Xander and Rupert together and explained how Spike made them fight then figured out Adam's plan to get the demon and soldiers fight inside the Initiative. Rupert suggested a paralyzing spell he knew, but he wasn't
powerful enough to cast the spell, Willow didn't speak the language needed, and they needed to get close to Adam to cast it. Xander jokingly suggested they needed to combine strengths and Rupert suggested an enjoining spell that would allow them to combine abilities. They broke into the Initiative, only to be captured by the soldiers there. Adam then released the demons. Riley escaped Adam's control and defeated Forrest. Xander, Willow and Rupert cast the enjoining spell, called on the power of the Slayers and gave their combined power to Buffy. Buffy was able to negate Adam's powers with the paralyzing spell and then ripped Adam's power supply out. Spike then helped Buffy lead the surviving soldiers out of the Initiative in hopes of them not staking him. The government then destroyed the Initiative (Primeval 4.21).
The next night Riley went to the government for debriefing as Willow, Xander and Rupert spent the night over at Buffy's house with her watching videos. They all fell asleep where they had nightmares of the first Slayer trying to kill them, who had been offended by being called on by them to defeat Adam. Buffy was able to defeat her and they woke up unharmed (Restless 4.22).
Buffy was surprised to discover that the world famous vampire Dracula came to town and attempted to seduce her. Dracula put Xander under his control. Riley and Rupert discovered the castle he was hold out in and fought the three vampire sisters who worked for Dracula. Dracula attempted to take Buffy, but she fought off his attacks and defeated. When Buffy returned home she found she had a 14 year old little sister named Dawn waiting (Buffy vs. Dracula 5.01).
As tension mounted between Buffy and her little sister Dawn, Harmony returned to Sunnydale as head of her own vampire gang with plans to kill the Slayer. Buffy, Rupert, Dawn, Willow and Tara discovered the owner of the local magic shop dead from what seemed to be a vampire attack, Harmony's gang. Going over the scene of the crime Rupert realized how much money was to be made in a magic shop. Harmony's plans fell through when she went to Buffy's house only to learn Buffy was out, and Dawn was being watched by Anya and a Xander. Dawn accidentally invited Harmony inside, but Xander fought her off. When Buffy learned what Dawn had done she scolded Dawn. Spike crossed paths with Harmony in the graveyard where he made fun of her attempts to be a leader, but he also gave Harmony the idea to kidnap Dawn. Harmony's men grabbed Dawn. Buffy beat the location of Harmony's lair out of him, slew the gang and saved Dawn, although Harmony escaped. Rupert bought the magic shop, despite Buffy's warnings that the shop owners
have a short life expectancies in Sunnydale (Real Me 5.02).
Rupert hired former demon Anya Jenkins as his assistant in running the Magic Box (No Place Like Home 5.05).
As Buffy struggled to sort out her true and false memories of life with Dawn the former Slayer turned vampire, Yuki Makimura, came to Sunnydale with the intention of resurrecting her sire, the Master. Dawn ran away from home because no one would listen to her, but ended up staying at Spike's place as Harmony made a rather lame attempt on Buffy's life. When Buffy learned from Harmony that Dawn was with Spike Buffy made Dawn return home. Dawn had uncovered a gap in the Slayer history where the books seemed to indicate there was no Slayer. Spike confirmed there was a Slayer then, but she was deleted from the history books by the Council of Watchers. Rupert eventually broke down and admitted that Yuki was the missing Slayer. Yuki kidnapped Xander and took him to the remains of the old Sunnydale High School to use him as a vessel for the Master's spirit. Willow and Tara were able to find a spell that could delay the Master taking over Xander and Anya supplied a vapour blade that could be used to slay the
Master's astral form. Yuki was able to capture Spike and wanted to offer him to the Master, as the one who killed the Anointed One. Buffy and her friends arrived and discovered Xander. During the fight with Yuki and her vampire monks Rupert dropped the blade, but Dawn was able to retrieve it and slay the Master's astral form. Buffy then staked Yuki (Buffy The Vampire Slayer #35-#38).
When Rupert left the U.S. briefly to consult with the Council of Watchers, he left Anya in charge of his magic shop. Willow decided to use the shop to experiment on a spell to create sunlight, which would be useful against vampires. What she did do was accidentally released the troll Olaf, who had unknowingly been trapped in a crystal by witches long ago. Olaf set off on a rampage in the city and although he fought Buffy and Spike in the Bronze, they were unable to contain him. Eventually Olaf returned to the magic shop to kill Anya and Willow. Xander showed up and tried to save them, but Olaf was much too strong for him. Olaf was impressed with Xander's determination and told him he would only kill one of the girls, Xander's choice. Xander refused to choose one life over another, even after Olaf broke his hand. Anya pleaded with Olaf to take her if he left Xander alone, but then Buffy showed up and was able to defeat Olaf (Triangle 5.11).
When Buffy came into conflict with the banished hell god Glorificus, Rupert approached the Council of Watchers about her and was reassigned to Buffy, with full back pay (Checkpoint 5.12).
Buffy called the paramedics, but it was no use for her mother who died of an aneurysm. Rupert came and took care of arrangements as Buffy informed Dawn in school. Willow, Tara, Xander and Anya came to the hospital to support Buffy. At the hospital Dawn snuck in the morgue to see her mother and was attacked by a vampire, but Buffy saved her (The Body 5.16).
Warren was able to build Buffybot, and gave her to Spike about the time the real Buffy left Sunnydale to undertake a quest to learn her place in life. Although initially Spike and Buffybot spent time in their crypt enjoying each other's company, that night Buffybot snuck out to patrol for vampires, which was in her programming. She came across Xander and Anya , who thought she was the real Buffy. Spike then joined them trying to cover for Buffybot's strange actions, but they were interrupted by a small group of vampires. Buffybot and the others were able to slay the vampires, and Xander and Anya left. When Xander realized Buffy hadn't asked how her sister Dawn was (who was staying with others while Buffy was on her quest) Xander went back to find Buffy, only to discover Buffy and Spike on the ground of the graveyard... enjoying each other's company again. Xander rushed back to talk to his friends Willow and Tara.
They all agreed that Buffy was obviously delusional and they had to help her. Xander then confronted Spike at his crypt, but they were interrupted by the minions of Glory. The minions thought Spike might be the key because of the way Buffy had protected him. They knocked out Xander and took Spike. Buffybot was then alone and decided to find her programmed best friend Willow for help. Willow and the others teamed up with Buffybot, thinking she was Buffy, in planning an attack on Glory. When collecting weapons at Buffy's house they ran into the real Buffy who had just returned and realized the Buffy they had been with was a robot. The group, together with Rupert, then tracked down Glory's lair and was able to free Spike, who they let live so they could learn what he had told Glory. Buffybot was knocked out of commission by a minion of Glory.
The body was taken by Willow and examined. Buffy then went to Spike pretending to be Buffybot to learn what he had said, but when she learned he had protected Buffy and Dawn she kissed him and left instead of staking him. Spike wouldn't get Buffybot back (Intervention 5.18).
In the final conflict Rupert was able to kill Glorys' human guise, Ben, but Buffy died closing a portal that would have destroyed the Earth (The Gift 5.22).
Several weeks later a work crew under Xander unearthed a safe containing the demon Veeya, who had been trapped and burried in Sunnydale long ago. Veeya fed off the gangs dispair over Buffy's death until Buffy's sister Dawn was able to get the gang to remember all the goodness they felt for Buffy and fed it to the demon, killing it (Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Lost and Found).
After losing reason to stay in Sunnydale Rupert traveled back to England (Bargaining Part 1 6.01)
He was quickly called back to Sunnydale after a spell cast by Willow and her friends brought Buffy back to life.
Rupert returned to Sunnydale as Buffy started to deal with the realities of numerous bills and a lack of income. He privately told Willow she was a fool for attempting to raise Buffy, despite it's apparent success she risked horrible consequences. While Buffy was attempting to obtain a loan she stumbled across an M'Fashnik demon robbing a bank for his secret bosses, the new crime lords of Sunnydale, the Trio of Jonathan, Warren and their friend Andrew Wells. The M'Fashnik was enraged by her interference and attacked Buffy at her home, but she slew him. Rupert offered to loan Buffy some money to help her in her time of need. Buffy then was contacted by Angel and they decided to meet (Flooded 6.04).
Buffy started her Slayer training under Rupert again in the Magic Box as Anya, Xander and Dawn speculated as to what happened when Buffy had her reunion with Angel. Willow thought Buffy was holding something back about her encounter with Angel, so she secretly cast a spell to force Buffy to open her heart to her. The spell backfired and summoned a flaming demon who went went on a rampage to tear out Buffy's heart. Willow tried to send a telepathic warning to Anya, Dawn and Xander, but they didn't understand it. When the demon appeared at the Magic Box, Buffy was able to defeat it by hitting it with a fire extinguisher and then chopping it's head off. Willow never admitted to summoning the demon by mistake (Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Reunion).
After Tara learned that Willow had used magic to make Tara forget a fight they had Tara warned Willow she was using too much magic. Although Willow agreed to go for one week without magic, Willow didn't keep her word and attempted to make everyone forget the whole event happened. The spell backfired causing Willow, Tara, Rupert, Buffy, Xander, Dawn and Spike to all lose their memories for an evening. To make things worse was that fact that a demonic loan shark was hunting for Spike and attacked them all at the Magic Box, but even without memories they were able to fight off the vampires. While the spell was in effect Rupert and Anya mistakenly believed they were engaged, and they kissed. Rupert then returned on England because he thought Buffy needed to stand on her own without him to take care of her (Tabula Rasa 6.08).
As Willow flew off to kill Jonathan and Andrew, Buffy and Xander raced to stop her and Anya teleported ahead. Xander discovered Willow had wrecked his car, so Buffy took off on foot. In the jail Anya arrived and tried to convince the police to let Andrew and Warren go. Willow arrived and started to tear open the jail walls, but Buffy got them out before Willow finished. Xander arrived in a stolen police car and they took off until they could figure out what to do with Willow. Willow then attacked the car with a semi-truck, but she ran low on magic power. Dawn talked Clem into helping her get to Willow. Dawn got Clem to help her track down Rack. Buffy, Xander, Anya, Jonathan and Andrew made their way to the Magic Box hoping to find something that could stop Willow. Anya had a book of anti-magic, but she wasn't sure she could translate it.
Willow went to Rack's place to recharge with magic energy, where she found Rack and drained him to death. Dawn and Clem found Rack's place. As Clem waited in the lobby Dawn discovered Rack's dead body and Willow. Willow started to threaten Dawn, but then Buffy arrived. Buffy tried to talk Willow down but she wouldn't listen, and teleported them all back to the Magic Box. Willow tried to fry Andrew and Jonathan with magic, but Anya got the anti-magic spell working and blocked it. Spike defeated the first trial. Willow kept trying magic spells to no avail until she tried one making herself super-strong, and she started fighting Buffy. Xander and Dawn ran away with Andrew and Jonathan as Buffy and Willow fought and Anya hid, keeping up the anti-magic spell. Willow discovered Anya and knocked her out, then with her magic unhindered knocked out Buffy. As Willow was gloating Rupert arrived and knocked Willow for a loop (Two To Go 6.21).
Rupert quickly bound Willow and explained that a coven in England had seen the rise of a dark power fueled by grief in Sunnydale and a seer had seen the death of Tara. So the coven imbued him with their powers and teleported him to to Sunnydale to stop it. Buffy caught Rupert up on events in Sunnydale as he planned to have the coven strip Willow of her powers, but Willow escaped the binding using by tricking Anya. Rupert was unable to bind Willow again. Willow and Rupert fought until Willow knocked Rupert down and she sent a fireball to kill Andrew and Jonathan. Buffy had to run to save them before the fireball arrived, leaving Rupert and Willow alone. Willow then beat and drained Rupert of his powers. On a new power rush Willow suddenly found herself connected to every thing around her and unable to take the pain of it all decided it had to end. In a cemetery, Xander, Dawn, Andrew and Jonathan narrowly escaped the fireball as Buffy arrived to save them.
Buffy and Dawn fell into a fissure in the ground and Xander was knocked unconscious. Andrew and Jonathan decided to high-tail it to Mexico. Anya awoke and found Rupert, drying from Willow's magic. Rupert was able to sense Willow through their magical connection. He said Willow planned on ending the world to stop her pain. In the cemetery Buffy and Dawn were trapped underground. Xander tried to help them but then Anya teleported in and told them how Willow planned to use a buried satanic temple to end the world. Rupert had told her no magic or supernatural force could stop Willow. Xander heard this and rushed to stop her. Anya returned to Rupert to comfort him as he died. Willow decided Buffy should go down fighting so Willow summoned earth elementals to take kill Buffy and Dawn. Dawn and Willow were able to fight the elementals together. Xander arrived at the temple and blocked her spells with his body, professing that no matter what, he loved her and wanted to be with her as the world ended.
Willow couldn't bring herself to kill him and she broke down in his arms, the elementals disappearing. With Willow's powers relinquished, Rupert recovered, saying he had hoped the true magic she took from him would spark her humanity, allowing Xander to reach her. Buffy was so impressed with the way Dawn handled herself she decided she wanted to show Dawn the world, not protect her from it (Grave 6.22).
Rupert then took Willow back to England where she trained under a coven of good witches for several months, learning to control the magic that had become a part of her. Willow took lessons from a witch named Miss Hartness. One day in September Willow was communing with the Earth when she sensed something evil was coming, that the hellmouth was going to open, and she warned Rupert (Lessons 7.01).
As Willow prepared to return to Sunnydale she confessed to Rupert that she was afraid she wasn't ready. She was afraid of the hellmouth opening again and what her friends would think of her. Rupert tried to console her. He told her they might not want her, but they will need her. Willow then left for Sunnydale (Beneath You 7.02).
''I'd love to offer you some guarantee that you'd be welcomed back to Sunnydale with open arms but I can't. You may not be wanted, but you will be needed.'' - Rupert
Rupert was attacked by the Harbingers of the First Evil (Sleeper 7.08)
Rupert unexpectedly arrived with three Slayers in training, Annabelle, Kennedy and Molly. He explained that the First Evil had declared war on the Council of Watchers and the Slayers. He stole what he could from the Council headquarters before it was destroyed and brought that information and the Slayers in training to Sunnydale. Kennedy seemed to make a pass at Willow, who was shocked. Buffy went
out on patrol with Rupert and found the place where the Harbingers were last time she fought them. She was attacked by the Turok-Han, who was beating her until he had to retreat because of the rising sun. Buffy went to work that day and unsuccessfully tried to research the First Evil online. That night Annabelle got frightened and ran away, only to be killed by the Turok-Han. Buffy fought him and was severely beaten again and left for dead under a pile of rubble. Xander found Buffy and brought her back home. After recovering from her wounds Buffy awoke and told the others they were going to war against the First Evil (Bring On The Night 7.10).
''Uh, what you fought was a vampire, but it was, um, something more than that. It was a Turok-Han. As Neanderthals are to human beings, the Turok-Han are to vampires. Primordial, ferociously powerful killing machines, as single-minded as animals. They are the vampires that vampires fear. An ancient and entirely different race and, until this morning, I thought they were a myth.'' - Rupert
Unable to find any useful information on how they could fight the First Evil, Rupert suggested they consult an oracle known as Beljoxa's Eye. Anya was against the idea of consulting the eye, but Buffy insisted they needed to try. Since only a demon could open the portal to the eye's realm Rupert got Anya to ask the demon Torg to open one. Torg was still upset that Anya once broke his heart and refused to help Anya. Rupert threatened to send the Slayer after Torg's clients and Torg opened the portal for them. The eye told Rupert and Anya the First Evil could not be killed, and they learned that the First's attacks on the Slayer were because something the Slayer had done had made the Slayer line vulnerable to being extinguished forever (Showtime 7.11).
Rupert then flew to Shanghai to pick up another potential slayed named Chao-Ahn and bring her to Sunnydale (mentioned in Potential 7.12).
To help the potential Slayers learn more about what they were Rupert took them out to the desert to commune with the spirit of the first Slayer. Xander, Anya, Dawn and Andrew received a phone call from a watcher, who told them he thought that the Harbingers had killed Rupert in England. Unable to recall if they saw Rupert touch anything since returning to Sunnydale, they worried he might be the First Evil in disguise and drove out to the desert to find him. They found Rupert and grabbing him learned he was solid, and they were embarised (The Killer In Me 7.13).