In issue #7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9, it's revealed that Buffy is

a robot.

How long has this been the case? Is she the same


as we saw in the TV series? Were there clues to this (presumed) swap earlier in season 9 (or even 8)?


The Buffybot in the Season 9 cartoons is constructed from parts that Andrew discovered in Warren's lair. The original Buffybot was destroyed in Buffy: Bargaining, Part 2 but it appears that Warren had sufficient parts and equipment to build an entire new unit (in fact several, if you don't mind it having more than one left arm).

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As to when the swap occurred, the implication is that it happened sometime between the end of #03 and the start of #05, when the fact that she couldn't metabolise food started to become noticeable.

We actually see the transfer (which involves a mind-transfer) taking place in flashback in #08.

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I haven't read the comics, but everything I've found in my searches indicates that the Buffybot being used in the comics is a new unit. The original Buffybot was destroyed by a group of demon Bikers when they took over the town in season 6.

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    Ah, the OP was asking when it happened, not how it happened... – John C Mar 26 '12 at 11:52
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    The OP had three questions. To be fair, I cannot answer two (when it happened and if there any indication), but I am answering the second one: if it is the same Buffybot originally created by Warren Mears. – phantom42 Mar 26 '12 at 12:25

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