In this series, Buffy is a vampire slayer, who encounters various mythical creatures (such as vampires and demons) that want to take over Sunnydale, California. Buffy is the guardian of the local “Hell Mouth”; and as such, is responsible for ensuring the balance between good and evil. Although Buffy is extremely powerful, she receives assistance from a close group of friends: the “Scoobie Gang”.
Two of her friends happen to be witches (Willow and Tara), who are able to aid Buffy through their witchcraft (and spells). Buffy also has encounters with another witch (Amy), who does not specifically aid her. Each of these three witches shall now be considered (from the point of view of their character and plots), together with a look at the witchcraft they undertake (and how it is portrayed).