The Tento di Cruciamentum, featured in the third season episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer "Helpless", is a test slayers are supposed to go through on their 18th birthday. The slayer is weakened to the strength of an average human and is then locked somewhere with a particularly dangerous vampire. Did Faith Lehane ever experience the Cruciamentum for herself?
- I believe Faith is older than Buffy (Faith sometimes refers to and treats Buffy as a little sister) so Faith may have turned 18 before she was called as a slayer.
- Faith had a watcher before Giles. If Faith had not yet turned 18 when she was called, either that watcher or Giles would be expected to administer the test.
- Faith's first watcher is killed by a particularly nasty vampire, Kakistos. Speculation: Cruciamentum gone wrong?