"I inflicted a lot of putrefying diseases on men when I was an avenging demon, and you look like you're getting all of them."

Anyanka, usually referred to as Anya, is an 1120 year old ex-demon. She was turned into a demon who took vengence over men who were unfaithful to their women. She first appeared in "The Wish", when Cordelia, still hurt over Xander's betrayal with Willow, wished that Buffy Summer had never come to Sunnydale. Anya showed up and made the wish come true.

Eventually, though, she was stripped of her powers and became a human being again. Awkwardly, she and Xander became an item and later on fell deeply inlove. They live together now in Xander's appartment. It took some time, but Anya has slowly been adjusting to life as a human life. Her sarcastic and literal comments still come, but they have become less as she is learning how to be tactful and descreet.

(crying) "I don't understand how this all happens. How we go through this. I mean, I knew her, and then she's," (sniffling) "there's just a body, and I don't understand why she just can't get back in it and not be dead anymore. It's stupid. It's mortal and stupid." (still teary) "And, and Xander's crying and not talking, and, and I was having fruit punch, and I thought, well, Joyce will never have any more fruit punch ever, and she'll never have eggs, or yawn or brush her hair, not ever, and no one will explain to me why."

Anya helps Giles out with his magic store.

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