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Challenge IssuerGreywizard
Challenge NameThe Initiative Shows Up Early
Challenge TypePersonal Challenge
Category Multiple Crossings
DescriptionOkay, I thought I saw a similar challenge posted here some time back, but a search of the challenges didn't show it, so I'm making this one official.

I'd like to see a story where the Initiative officially shows up in Sunnydale a bit earlier than in canon.

Whether this is just a few months or several years early doesn't really matter, but the time frame when they begin surveilling the town and what they observe can have a significant effect on how the initiative people begin interacting with the Scoobies.

For example, if they see Xander, Cordy, Willow and Oz stealing the anti-tank missile from the local Army base in Season Two, and then see it used against a giant life force-stealing Smurf, they're going to think that the Scoobies are Good Guys, while if they observe Xander attacking Buffy and his packmates eating the high school principal in Season One, they're going to think that the teens are some sort of lycanthropes, and if they see any of the swim team turning into monsters looking like the Creature From the Black Lagoon, the way they did in Season Two, they're probably going to think that they’ve discovered some sort of monsters akin to the townspeople of Innsmouth which H. P. Lovecraft wrote about.

If Maggie learned that Willow, Tara and/or Amy could perform magic, she'd undoubtedly believe that they were merely some sort of HST trying to pass as human, and would test them to destruction to learn how they could do what they did.

And we already know how they'd react to Oz once they learned he was a werewolf.

Anyway, I'd like to see what someone else can come up with, using this idea.
Challenge Date24 Mar 10
Last Updated24 Mar 10

Challenge Responses

The Initiative shows up in Season 2. (Response to a challenge from an author in a BtVS Yahoo Group)
Only the author can add chapters to this story BtVS/AtS Non-Crossover > Drama • cmdruhura • FR18 • Chapters [31] • Words [44,133] • Recs [1] • Reviews [122] • Hits [78,598] • Published [9 Feb 08] • Updated [12 Dec 14] • Completed [No]
What would the consequences be if some of the Scoobies met the Initiative a bit earlier than they did in canon?
Only the author can add chapters to this story Multiple Crossings > Multiple Pairings • Greywizard • FR18 • Chapters [4] • Words [20,554] • Recs [6] • Reviews [113] • Hits [14,813] • Published [6 Jun 11] • Updated [24 Jun 11] • Completed [Yes]