Wanting to be rid of Xander for good, Cordelia comes to the conclusion that Buffy is the cause of all her problems and makes a wish to the new transfer student, Anya, that Buffy had never come to Sunnydale. Anya, being the evil and powerful vengeance demon Anyanka, grants that that wish and in a heartbeat... the entire world changes... and everything Cordelia knows is completely different. In this alternate reality of 'It's a Wonderful Life gone to Hell': the Master is alive and rules the town after dark from the Bronze; both Xander and Willow are vampires; and Giles with a small group of brave students, called The White Hats, are fighting a losing war of attrition against the vampires on their own. Then in a shocking turn, Cordelia gets killed by the vamps, leaving the alternate reality Giles to figure out on his own what has happened to this world they currently live in, leading to a meeting with the alternate reality Buffy. Written by
Did You Know?
Anyanka was introduced as a one-shot character but was brought back for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Doppelgangland
(1999) where she was made more humorous. When the producers realized how funny Emma Caulfield
was they simply kept bringing her back, until she was made a regular cast member (including appearing in the opening credits) at the start of season five. See more
While Anya and Cordelia are talking before Anya gives Cordelia the necklace, there is a girl in the background who stands still, unsure of what she's doing before then moving. See more
World is what it is. We fight, we die. Wishing doesn't change that.
I have to believe in a better world.
Go ahead. I have to live in this one.
References Dead Man on Campus
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