DATA + APPEARANCES
-Name: Professor Maggie Walsh
-Monster Category: Human Monster
-Key Relationships: Mother figure to Riley Finn and Adam, director of the Initiative.
-Unique Attributes: Extremely resourceful and a quick thinker, knowledge of psychology, anatomy, biology and cybernetics.
-Most Monstrous Moment: Used her position as director of the Initiative to conduct secret experiments on demons and other creatures.
-First Appearance (Comics): Buffy the Vampire Slayer #28: "Cemetery of Lost Love" (Dec 27, 2000)
-Other Appearances (Comics): Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Haunted #3-4, Buffy the Vampire Slayer #48 (as a ghost)
-Current Status: Deceased
Buffy first encountered Maggie Walsh when she enrolled in her Psychology class, along with Willow and Oz in their first term at UC Sunnydale. Maggie lead a secret double life as a chief member of The Initiative, a secret government agency located below the university. The Initiative employed a team of commandos, led by Riley Finn, and tasked with capturing demons and vampires. The captured demons were taken back to the Initiative, where experiments were performed on them.
After an Initiative operative that Maggie was particularly fond of, was brutally maimed by a captiive demon (possessed by the ghost of Mayor Wilkins), Maggie worked hard to save his life, using demon and robot parts to bring him back to life as Adam. She was later killed, but her spirit roamed the hallways of the laboratories. When the Hellmouth swallowed Sunnydale, her astral essence became visible to others, causing Buffy to reflect over memories of having recently died herself (she got better).