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From Buffy +‎ -verse.


Proper noun[edit]


  1. (fandom slang) The fictional world, or universe, which serves as the setting for the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
    • 2009, Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Annette Holba, Media and the Apocalypse, page 77,
      Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BtVS) is a televisual artifact that contains apocalyptic rhetoric in most episodes—apocalyptic in the sense that something is about to end in the Buffyverse, and rhetorical in the sense that something is going to change in the Buffyverse.
    • 2009, Kevin K. Durand, It's All about Power, in Kevin K. Durand (editor), Buffy Meets the Academy: Essays on the Episodes and Scripts as Text, Part I: Power and the Buffy Canon, page 46,
      In the Buffyverse, we encounter a true representation of shared power, of partnered power. Further, the “bad guys” are not the only paradigms of patriarchy in the Buffyverse that are overcome.
    • 2010, Lewis Call, Slaying the Heteronormative: Representations of Alternative Sexuality in Buffy Season Eight Comics, in Erin B. Waggoner (editor), Sexual Rhetoric in the Works of Joss Whedon: New Essays, page 115,
      We can hardly be surprised when Buffy and Satsu find what warmth they can, as Willow does with her demon lover, in an intercut sex scene of the kind which typically precedes an apocalypse in the Buffyverse (#15, p. 26). Scenes like this confirm Em McAvan's point that the Buffyverse associates bisexuality with kink (paragraph 15).

Usage notes[edit]

Depending on context, the Buffyverse may be considered inclusive of the Angelverse, the fictional universe of the spin-off series Angel, or the two may be considered to be distinct parts of a greater whole, which may be referred to as the Buffy/Angel 'verse.