D'HOFFRYN: Your powers were a gift of the lower beings. You have proved unworthy of them.
ANYA: I was robbed of them.
D'HOFFRYN: By your carelessness.
Something Blue (4.09)
D'HOFFRYN: You have much anger and pain. Your magick is strong but your pain... it's like a scream that pierces dimensional walls. We heard your call.
WILLOW: I'm sorry. I'll try for a quiet rage. Bye.
D'HOFFRYN: Our intention is not to quash your potential. Quite the contrary.
D'HOFFRYN: The pain and suffering you brought upon those you love is inspiring. You are ready to join us here in Arash Ma'har.
WILLOW: Pain... what pain?
WILLOW: Oh, god. But I didn't mean to!
D'HOFFRYN: But you did. This is the result of your power. You will make a fine vengeance demon.
D'HOFFRYN: That is your answer?
WILLOW: It is.
D'HOFFRYN: I'm sorry to hear that. Oh, well. Here is my talisman. You change your mind, give us a chant.
Hell's Bells (6.16)
D'HOFFRYN: Ah. Hymen's greetings.
DAWN: Hy-- what?
D'HOFFRYN: Hymen, the God of Matrimony. His salutations upon you. May the love we celebrate today avoid an almost inevitable decline.
DAWN: ... Cool.
D'HOFFRYN: I brought a gift. I suppose there's a table.
D'HOFFRYN: Thank you. Careful, it's--
HALFREK: So Dawnie, how's everything? Going good? Nothing you... nothing you wish was different?
D'HOFFRYN: Hallie, for Yekk's sake, take a day off. We're not here to do vengeance. We're here to mingle.
D'HOFFRYN: I'm worried about Anya.
HALFREK: Oh, sure. Of course you are.
D'HOFFRYN: Oh, Halfrek, you know I love all my demons equally.
D'HOFFRYN: Are you okay?
ANYA: I'm tired of crying. I'm just so tired, D'Hoffryn.
D'HOFFRYN: Oh, Anyanka. I'm sorry. But you let him domesticate you. When you were a vengeance demon, you were powerful, at the top of your game. You crushed men like him. It's time you got back to what you do best... don't you think?
AUD: Thank you.
D'HOFFRYN: What is that? A Woodlow Transmogriphic spell?
AUD: Thornton's Hope.
D'HOFFRYN: Thornton's Hope... but how did you get the troll element?
D'HOFFRYN: Eelsbane. Brilliant! What'd he do?
AUD: Bar matron. A load-bearing bar matron.
D'HOFFRYN: Is there any other kind? I'm sorry. How rude of me. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is D'Hoffryn.
AUD: I am Aud.
D'HOFFRYN: Are you? Hmm. I'm afraid you don't see your true self. You are Anyanka. I'm a patron of a family of sorts. We're vengeance demons. I'm sure you've heard of us.
AUD: No, I'm sorry.
D'HOFFRYN: Oh, well, that's quite--
AUD: Oh, no, don't feel bad. I don't talk to people much. I mean, I talk to them but they don't talk to me.
D'HOFFRYN: I get the sense that your talents are not fully appreciated here, Anyanka. We'd like you to join us.
AUD: Why do you keep calling me that? My name is Aud.
D'HOFFRYN: Perhaps but Anyanka is who you are.
AUD: What would I have to do?
D'HOFFRYN: What you do best. Help wronged women punish evil men.
D'HOFFRYN: But only to those who deserve it.
AUD: They all deserve it.
D'HOFFRYN: That's where I was going with that, yeah.
D'HOFFRYN: Behold, D'Hoffryn. Lord of Arashmahar. He that turns the air to blood and rains... (sees Willow) Miss Rosenberg. How lovely to see you again. Have you done something with your hair?
WILLOW: Hello, D'Hoffryn.
D'HOFFRYN: I figured I'd be hearing from you soon. The flaying of Warren Mears? Oh, truly inspired. That was water cooler vengeance. Lloyd has a sketch of it on his wall.
WILLOW: That's not me anymore.
D'HOFFRYN: Is that right? So I didn't feel your presence earlier today? I didn't feel a bit of the old you?
WILLOW: We need to talk about Anya.
D'HOFFRYN: Very well. Let's talk about Anyanka.
D'HOFFRYN: Oh, please, don't mind me. Continue with whatever it was you were doing. (sees dead bodies) Oh, breathtaking. It's like somebody slaughtered an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog.
D'HOFFRYN: Easy now. I'd be gone before you could swing. (to Anyanka) Isn't that just like a Slayer? Solving all her problems by sticking things with sharp objects. (to Buffy) I talked to your friend, Miss Rosenberg. She's a firebrand. I have high hopes for her.
XANDER: Stay away from Willow.
D'HOFFRYN: Oh, he's gallant, isn't he? I understand what you saw in him. (to all) Look, Miss Rosenberg seems to think Anyanka would be better suited outside the vengeance fold. I think we already know what Lady Hacksaway wants. And the young man, he sees with the eyeballs of love. But I'm not sure if anyone's bothered to find out what Anyanka herself really wants.
XANDER: Her name is Anya.
D'HOFFRYN: Actually, funny historical side-bar, her original name was--
ANYANKA: I want to take it back.
D'HOFFRYN: I'm sorry. What was that?
ANYANKA: I want to take it back. I want to undo what I did.
D'HOFFRYN: Hmm. You want to take it back. Must be twelve bodies in there. Such a thing... not easily done. But not impossible. You're a big girl, Anyanka. You understand how this works. The proverbial scales must balance. In order to restore the lives of the victims, the fates require a sacrifice. The life and soul of a vengeance demon.
ANYANKA: Do it.
D'HOFFRYN: You're sure? This is your wish?
ANYANKA: This is my wish. Undo what I did.
D'HOFFRYN: Very well.
D'HOFFRYN: Who did you think you were dealing with? Did you think it would be that easy to get away?
D'HOFFRYN: Why? Because you wished it!
ANYA: But she was yours.
D'HOFFRYN: Like you were mine? Haven't I taught you anything, Anya? Never go for the kill when you can go for the pain.
Xander starts for D'Hoffryn.
D'HOFFRYN: Hold him back, Slayer. Wouldn't want anyone to get hurt. I've got plenty of girls. There will always be vengeance demons. But now you, Anya, you're out. Congratulations. Your wish is granted.
ANYA: You should have killed me.
D'HOFFRYN: Oh, I wouldn't worry about that. "From beneath you, it devours." Be patient. All good things in time.