HARTH FRAY

Harth FrayHarth Fray appeared during + after Season Eight

DATA + APPEARANCES

-Name: Harth Fray
-Monster Category: Vampire/Lurk
-Key Relationships: (Un)dead Brother to Erin and Melaka Fray, leader of vampire sect, serves Dark Willow.
-Unique Attributes: Possesses all of the mental powers of the Slayer that his sister lacks.
-Most Monstrous Moment: Resurrected an Old One to unleash the apopcalypse.
-First Appearance (Comics): Joss Whedon's Fray #4: "Out of the Past" (October 17, 2001)
-Other Appearances (Comics): Joss Whedon's Fray #5: "The Worst of It", Joss Whedon's Fray #6: "Alarums", Joss Whedon's Fray #7: "The Gateway", Joss Whedon's Fray #8: "All Hell", Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #17-19: "Time of Your Life"
-Current Status: Active


HISTORY

    Harth Fray is the twin brother of Melaka Fray, the first Slayer to be activated in centuries. Because they were twins, Melaka only inherited the Slayer strength while Harth inherited the Slayer's natural precognitive abilities, dreaming about the lives of previous Slayers that gave him the instinctive knowledge of how to become sired when he attacked by the vampire Icarus. As a vampire, Harth became "The One Who Will Lead", the undisputed vampire master of Haddyn, thanks to his knowledge of the supernatural world.

    Over the period of several years, Harth gathered a number of talismans that allowed him to perform a ritual to raise the Old One Neauth, whose womb would serve as a gateway between Earth and a demon dimension. This action did not sit well with the other Old Ones, who hoped to unleash apocalypse on their own terms and schedules, and called Melaka Fray to duty to stop the end of the world. Melaka halted the apocalypse and sent Harth into hiding, where he would come to ally himself with the mysterious black hope: a centuries-old Dark Willow. Driven insane and not in access to the totality of her power after the death of magic, Willow conspired with Harth to bring the 21st century Slayer Buffy Summers to the future so that Melaka might assassinate her.


POWERS + WEAKNESSES

Harth has the standard powers of a vampire/lurk: superhuman strength, speed, reflexes, and durability, along with virtual immortality. In addition, Harth possesses all the mental powers of a Slayer that his sister lacks.

He has all the vulnerabilities of a Buffyverse vampire/lurk: direct sunlight will cause combustion that will kill him if he stays out in the sun's rays for more than a few seconds. A stake through the heart and decapitation will instantly kill him. Also, Harth can not enter a person's home unless he's invited by one of the occupants.

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