The Master (Mark Metcalf) is the oldest and most powerful vampire.
He became trapped in Sunnydale 60 years ago when his plan to open
the Hellmouth - a gateway to unleash demonic forces - was thwarted
by an earthquake. Now Sunnydale High School lies on top of the Hellmouth
and has become the focus of vampire activity. The town has a new arrival,
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, who battles to prevent The Master's escape
and his plan to take over the world.
The Master's origins are cloaked
in mystery and his power is unquestionable. He acts through his
minions (such as Luke and Darla) and is ruthless if they fail in
their tasks. After defeating Buffy in 'Prophecy Girl' the Hellmouth
opened, and The Master enjoyed a moment of freedom. Shortly afterwards
Buffy threw him through a glass roof onto a wooden stake in the
room below, and he crumbled to dust…
In an alternate universe where Buffy had never come to Sunnydale (depicted in 'The Wish') The Master reigned supreme. He even managed to kill the Slayer, before Anyanka’s spell was reversed and things returned to normal.
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