I was born and raised in Boston. My father was absent for most of my life and my mother was an abusive alcoholic. At around the age of sixteen or seventeen I was activated as The Slayer. My Watcher became the mother I had never had, and was the first person to show kindness to me. However, she was tragically brutalized and killed by the vampire Kakistos. I fought and injured Kakistos, but unable to kill him I fled to Sunnydale, in search of the other Slayer, Buffy Summers. Once in Sunnydale I found myself welcomed by Buffy's friends, but was initially shunned by the Buffy herself. After slowly learning to trust those around me, I found myself betrayed by my new Watcher, Gwendolyn Post, and I came to blame Buffy for the betrayal. We continued to slay, just barely holding together a tentative friendship, until I accidentally killed the Mayor's assistant, Allen Finch. Unable to deal with the guilt, and having been betrayed by yet another Watcher, the inept Wesley Windham-Pryce, I offered my services to the evil Mayor of Sunnydale, in whom I found something of a father figure. Under employment from the Mayor, my crimes became worse, from the kidnapping of Willow Rosenberg to the murder of a college professor. When I shot Angel, Buffy's boyfriend, with a poisoned arrow, Buffy went after me with vengeance in mind, practically gutting me with my own weapon, which, coupled with a severe fall, put me into a coma. Eight months later I awoke to find that the Mayor had been killed and Buffy had moved on with her life. Angered by the fact that I didn't seem to matter to anyone anymore, I set out to wreak revenge on my would-be murderer. After holding Joyce Summers hostage in her own home, I magically swapped bodies with Buffy, after a fight. Using Joyce's credit card I booked a flight to Mexico, but hearing of a group of people trapped by vampires in a church compelled me to try to help, as I realised that it was what Buffy would do. Once there I encountered Buffy in my body and savagely beat her in a violent act of self-loathing. Buffy managed to switch us back and I left Sunnydale, stowed away in the back of a truck. A week later I resurfaced in L.A and was hired by the evil law firm Wolfram & Hart, to kill Angel. After deciding Angel wasn't "in the game", I knocked his assistant Cordelia Chase unconscious and brutally tortured my former Watcher, Wesley. Once Angel turned up to rescue Wesley He and I fought until I broke down, begging Angel to kill me. Instead, he chose to help me. My rehabilitation was interrupted by a furious Buffy and three members of The Watcher's Council who were trying to kill me. Finally, in order to save Angel, I turned myself into the police. Three years later I broke out of prison, in order to assist Wesley in bringing down Angelus. In order to do this, I drugged myself with Orpheus and let Angelus feed on me, which induced a psychic mind-walk for both of us. Meanwhile Willow restored Angel's soul, and I awakened just in time to prevent Angel's murderous son Connor from killing his father. After a farewell to the L.A gang I left with Willow for Sunnydale, where I received a chilly welcome from the Scoobies, especially my old rival Buffy. After the Potential Slayers voted Buffy out as their leader, I stepped up. I found a connection with ex-Principal Robin Wood, but tried to dismiss it after spending the night with him. My leadership skills were put to the test as I led a handful of Potentials to a supposed arsenal, which turned out to be a bomb. Since I had been injured badly, Buffy returned in time to help with the wounded and take over. After a talking about what it was like to be The Slayer, Buffy and I reached an understanding, and I stayed for the final fight which ended up swallowing Sunnydale. Escaping alive, I rediscovered my connection with Robin, and now I look forward to a future fighting for the good guys.