Wishverse

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Wishverse is a canon alternative universe in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This AU was created in the third season episode "The Wish" (3.09), in which Cordelia wishes that Buffy Summers never came to Sunnydale. This Wishverse is a term coined by fans to describe this AU verse. In this episode, most of the main characters die or become vampires. This episode introduced Wishverse versions of most of the main characters, including Xander and Willow as vampires and Angel as their prisoner.

The Wishverse is generally a darker timeline, and much of the fanworks set in the Wishverse also skew towards dark fic.

Overview in Fanfiction

  • The Wishverse versions of Willow and Xander, are often referred to as Vamp!Willow and Vamp!Xander. Willow/Xander is a common Wishverse pairing.
  • The Wishverse version of Angel is often referred to as puppy!Angel. Works pairing puppy!Angel with another character are often dark, featuring BDSM, dub con or non con.

Example Fanworks

  • Wishverse by indie, an Alternate Universe series based on the BTVS episode “The Wish”.

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