The Best Episodes of Slayers

Sorcery Genius Lina Inverse is a redheaded heroine with a hot temper and insatiable appetite for food. She is well known as the "Enemy of all who Live", the Dragon Spooker, Dramatta, and the Bandit killer. She roams from town to town in search of treasure and food. During her travels she acquires a cadre of able, but quarrelsome companions: Gourry, a big, blond, caring, but dumb knight; Zelgadis, a once-human chimera who practices shamanic magic; and Amelia, a justice preaching Princess. Together they make short work of the hordes of bandits, golems, werewolves, trolls, mercenaries, monsters/demons and evil spirits their enemies send after them. Although faced with formidable foes, the crew battles on, whether it be for justice, power, money, a cure, or food.

The Forbidden Dance? Where is the Strongest Spell?

#1 - The Forbidden Dance? Where is the Strongest Spell?

Season 2 - Episode 14

Lina pays for a map, saying that their is treasure in an anceint ruin that may or may not contain the real Claire Bible. They reached the ruin only to find two other groups are also looking for this ""treasure"", and a silly looking monster, guarding the ruins. Lina manages to slow the two groups down as the monster goes for both parties. Leaving Lina and company alone as they enter the ruin. It has several stupid obstacles at first (When Lina tells them if you see a button... Gourry pushes it, only to find out you're not suppose to push it, etc.) but they reach a room containing a treaure like chest. They look at the contents of the chest, only to find out that it contains a book and two dresses that are needed to perform the spells in the book. The silly monster attack them, while the other groups show up. The all of them (except Lina, Amelia and Zelgadis) fight each other. Lina and Amelia stop the fight as they put on the dresses, and proceeds to do sing the 'spells' in the book (a

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Impending Fall! The Moment of Ambition's Defeat!

#2 - Impending Fall! The Moment of Ambition's Defeat!

Season 2 - Episode 13

Lina was only bluffing that her powers were gone, so when thinking that Kanzel managed to kill Lina by pushing her at the edge of the cliff (and straight down to Seyruun), she manages to get a sneak attack with a Dragon Slave which does little damage. She then amplify her power and uses the Laguna Blade to kill Kanzel. The problem is Kanzel's power was holding up the little island, and it's heading towards Seyruun. Lina and company manages to get down before the island, and Xellos sugests to do a magical amplified version of a Dragon Slave. She does it, and it not only blows up the island but a small piece of Seyruun as well. At the end, they are worried about Lina, saying that Gaav, the Demon Dragon King is after her and why is she linked to it...

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A Wonderful Business! Being a Bodyguard isn't Easy!

#3 - A Wonderful Business! Being a Bodyguard isn't Easy!

Season 2 - Episode 3

Lina and Amelia fight over which restaurant is better, Roast Beef or Hot Pot. Lina/Gourry goes to the Roast Beef restaurant, while Amelia and Zelgadis goes to the Hot Pot restaurant. Both parties are approached by two different men, and are asked to take a position as body guards for two candiates that are running against each other. What they both don't know is when playing dirty, Lina/Gourry attack Amelia/Zelgadis, and vice versa. Both candiates, Tarimu (for Lina/Gourry), and Demia (for Amelia/Zelgadis), decide for them to have a showdown at the ruins of the city, which is just north of there. When parties meet, they are not surprised who are they challenging, but they head back to town, where magical slime beasts are attacking everyone. Lina/Amelia goes to find the roots of the beasts, and it is revealed that it's coming for both of their candiates home. They throw Taimu and Demia in jail, but both Lina and Amelia forgot that they didn't get paid (after being promised to get high

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You Can't Escape! The Return of the Obsessive Martina!

#4 - You Can't Escape! The Return of the Obsessive Martina!

Season 2 - Episode 6

Martina swears to take something from Lina and tries to do so in a disguise but fails when stealing her jewel that explodes on her. The gang decide to rest at a spa (hot spring looking but isn't) sorta of place, where Martina manages to steal Lina's bandana while sleeping. Martina then proceeds to curse Lina (thanks to Lord Zoamelgustar.) The next morning, when Gourry stole Lina's food, she attacks him, and gets hit herself. Xellos, then gives a demonstration saying that someone cursed Lina, and if she hurt (or touch you) she get the touch back. By proving this, Xellos forces Gourry to grab Lina's boobs. She then kicks him in the groin, only to have the pain return to herself. Martina shows up and explains she did this. They run away as Monsters suddenly shows up and attacks them. Martina while running accidentally drops a knife, breaking the spell. Lina does a fireball, sending Martina away. After a hard days work, Amelia suggests to Lina they'd go to a hot spring next time so th

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Zap! Victory Is Always Mine!

#5 - Zap! Victory Is Always Mine!

Season 1 - Episode 26

Rezo starts to destroy the Flagoon tree, while Gourry and company tries to think of another way to kill Rezo. They get an idea after Gourry saying, why can't Lina be here to power up his sword. Meanwhile, Lina and Sylphiel run as they try to get to Rezo, with the Blessed Blade. Gourry uses his powered up Sword of Light, thanks to Amelia and Zelgadis, and manages to hurt Rezo. Rezo is still to strong from them, but Lina shows up! She gives them a plan to kill Rezo by using the tree, Flagoon. Rezo strikes back, but they are save when Sylphiel uses her defense. They proceed to attack Rezo with Gourry's powered up Sword of Light, as well as attacking themselves (Amelia and Zelgadis), while Lina puts the final thrust into Rezo's body and pins him against the tree. Sylphiel then uses a recover spell against the tree, and it proceeds to suck out the evil of Rezo. After killing Rezo, they return back to Sairaag as they villagers proceed to build back their city. The gang (except Sylphie

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An Ancient Pledge! One Who Seeks Immortality!

#6 - An Ancient Pledge! One Who Seeks Immortality!

Season 2 - Episode 4

They visit both Tarimu and Demia and they think Halcyform, the former guild director, did it to them. Lina and the gang go to Halcyform's home, which is the only place isn't damage, and they find out Halcyform pledge to the monsters (or to Saygram) to become immortal. Halcyform seem to powerful for them, but Lina trapes him in ice. Saygram wants to attack, but Xellos shows up, and Xellos tells him not to. Saygram retreats, and Xellos talks to them. He was about to explain how to kill Halcyform, but Lina beat him to it, explaining that inorder to kill the pledge, you must destory the stone that he pledge.

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Staying Behind For the Sake of Love!

#7 - Staying Behind For the Sake of Love!

Season 2 - Episode 5

The group manages to search around the home, and find a hidden room in the attic. By this time, Halcyform has already been defrosted. They escape his wrath when Lina makes a whole in the ground around them. They land in a sewer like place in the home, where slugs are present. Lina gets scared and hang on to Gourry. They proceded to get transported to another place by Saygram, while Zelgadis and Amelia fight of the slugs. Then Amelia and Zelgadis manages to get kidnapped. Shortly after, Lina and Gourry runs away after being transported and end up in a lab. They see a woman laying there, and Halcyform shows up. We learn his back story, why he is doing this. He is trying to bring back the love of his life, Rubia (the woman in the box) after monsters attacked them, and he wasn't unable to save her. Amelia and Zelgadis shortly appears, wrapped up in a cococun, they fall into the pool, where they lose their energy, giving it to Rubia. Lina figures out where the pledge stone is, and

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Sudden Cooking! Follow the Phantom Dragon!

#8 - Sudden Cooking! Follow the Phantom Dragon!

Season 2 - Episode 7

Lina and the gang stop by in a town offering a Dragon Course feast. The workers try to fool Lina and co., with imitations, or whale food. They notice it, and they go to the back and demand their food. The head chef tells them personally he'd get the dragon and make it himself, making Lina all excited. He offers them to go hunting for the dragon, and they accept. Basically they have trouble capturing the dragon, but they manage to. In the end, as Lina awaits her food, it is revealed that due to the dragon's poision, it will take long to cook (at least 2 months - 6 months a dish.) Rather waiting for their cuisine, Gourry, Amelia, and Zelgadis drag Lina out of the restaurant as she screams for the dragon cuisine.

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INSIDER He who knows the real Truth!

#9 - INSIDER He who knows the real Truth!

Season 4 - Episode 9

Lina had surrendered to Wizer, and the group is brought to Marquess Giaconda's place, to be held in the dungeon. Wizer suggests they use Lina to fight the mage tanks to prove their power. Xellos decides that Wizer isn't aligned with his agenda and has him fall into a pit. Meanwhile, Pokota sneaks into the castle but encounters Duclis, and it is revealed they were former friends. Lina's group gets freed by Ozel, but they end up in an underground arena and now have to battle some fierce enemies.

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On a Journey With a Pack of Scoundrels?! Take Back That Magic Power!

#10 - On a Journey With a Pack of Scoundrels?! Take Back That Magic Power!

Season 2 - Episode 10

After the battle (Kanzel and Mazenda got away), Lina can't use her powers, so she (by herself) decides to see the doctor (at mount Rune) who is famous for curing problems. Lina manages to get Xellos (and Martina as a stowaway) up there as well. When they get there, they find out that is doctor is a 10 year old kid, who is actually a relative's real doctor who died long ago. When mixing up a sensitive potion together, Martina manages to slip something in, in hopes of killing Lina only to have the potion blow up and house and everyone in it. In the midst of the debris, they are attacked by monsters. Lina notices that Xellos is using some magical orbs/amplifers to give a power up on his magic. Lina manages to convince Xellos to give her the ampliers, and she puts it one. After killing the monsters, Martina stumbles out of some debris, only to have something ontop her head... The Claire Bible Manuscript!

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JUDGEMENT The silver one resurrects!

#11 - JUDGEMENT The silver one resurrects!

Season 4 - Episode 10

Duclis and Pokota square off against each other, while Lina, Gourry, Amelia, and Zelgadis have to fight Marquess Gioconda, Ozel, and Yuuma. The battles are fierce, especially when Gourry only has a stone sword. Lina tries a few trick spells against Yuuma but he quickly catches on and dodges them. Duclis and Pokota talk about the day when Taforashia was afflicted with the disease, and what Rezo did to save their people, including putting them in their current forms. Zuuma uses the dark mist to cancel out magic attacks. Lina launches all sorts of spells, but when things look bleak, Pokota manages to turn the tide, when he and a supposedly sympathetic Duclis arrive. But as some enemies fall, a new enemy is about to rise.

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The Unexpected End? The Shocking Truth!

#12 - The Unexpected End? The Shocking Truth!

Season 2 - Episode 12

It was Alfred (Amelia's cousin) who was all along behind the whole kidnapping/kill Phil situation, only to have Kanzel and Mazenda turn and kill him-- the actual bad guys. Phil manages to get himself knocked out, while Lina and the rest are being taken by Kanzel up high in the sky (thanks to one land piece of Seyruun.) They manages to kill Mazenda, but are they strong enough to kill Kanzel?

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They're Talking About a Girl Named Zelgadis?

#13 - They're Talking About a Girl Named Zelgadis?

Season 2 - Episode 17

The gang decide to head to the town called Femille, who they think the Claire Bible may be there. The thing is, Femille is inhabited by females... ONLY. So yes, this would mean, Gourry, Zelgadis, Xellos would have to dress up. While heading to Femille, Zelgadis manages to save the princess of Femille, Miwan, after being attacked by monsters. They bring her back to (of course) the queen, and she warns them, ""It's a good thing she was saved by all females. If any men would of be present, they would be sentenced to die-- no questions asked."" sort of warning. Zelgadis starts to have a crush on Miwan, but she had problems on her own. Miwan is pressured to become a shrine maiden, but she doesn't want to. She decides she wants to break the fountain that would make them a shrine maiden, by just placing the water(fall) on the person's head. Of course, they are attacked by monsters, and with Lina and company help (Zelgadis, and Gourry break out of their disguises in the process) they defea

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The Temple of the Sand! The Secret of the Giga Slave!

#14 - The Temple of the Sand! The Secret of the Giga Slave!

Season 2 - Episode 18

Lina is fed up for looking and getting unexpected results for the Claire Bible, but Xellos reveals ontop of that mountain, in the temple holds the Claire Bible Manuscript. After a hike up to the mountain, they enter the temple, and find out they entered another dimension-- a desert like place. Xellos manages to reveal a tablet that is an actual manuscript of the Claire Bible. The only problem is, it's written in code, which is very confusing... and that 1,000 more tablets have been brought up by Xellos. They don't know where to start, but they get help when a mysterious old lady, Auntie Aqua, tells them she is the keeper of the tablets. They ask for her help, and she reveals the tablet they seek is a three-day journey to the other side. They decide to camp out the first night, and while Lina can't sleep, she sees Auntie Aqua by herself. Auntie Aqua reveals the tablet that Lina was looking for, and tells her to touch it. Lina does and gets a glimpse, if she used a Giga Slave spell th

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No Other Choice! Set Course for Dragon Valley!

#15 - No Other Choice! Set Course for Dragon Valley!

Season 2 - Episode 20

A boy tries to steal Lina's wallet, but they catch on. As punishment, Lina makes him massage her neck/back, etc. They ask him about Kahato Mountains, and he gives them a map.

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The Stolen Sword of Light! The End of the Demon Dragon King!

#16 - The Stolen Sword of Light! The End of the Demon Dragon King!

Season 2 - Episode 22

Towards at the end of the last episode, Amelia is badly and is being healed by Milgasia, while the others fight Gaav off. Xellos escapes Gaav's grip, while Martina and the little boy are watching from afar. Gourry and Zelgadis tries to fight him off, but when think they are about to get killed, Amelia wakes up and stops Gaav. Gaav starts to head for Amelia, but Zelgadis jumps, taking the blow which saves her. Lina is very weak, and is now being healed by Milgasia. She is fully recovered, and fights Gaav. She uses the Laguna Blade to kill him. When they are about to celebrate, Martina notices the boy missing. All off a sudden, Gaav shows up, and they try to make a run for it. But then, the Hellmaster, shows up... who was actually the little boy in disguise. With a snap of his fingers, Gaav is instantly killed. The Hellmaster, named Phibrizzo, somewhat retreats and takes Gourry as a hostage, so that Lina follows his unknown plan to them. He tells them go to Sairaag, to save Gou

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Yes! A Final Hope: The Blessed Blade!

#17 - Yes! A Final Hope: The Blessed Blade!

Season 1 - Episode 25

Sylphiel along with Amelia manages to stop Lina's bleeding. Sylphiel reveals she'll need a full body healing. Rezo (or Zanaffar) tries to stop them, and with Zelgadis help, he sends Sylphiel and Lina off somewhere safe. Gourry is about to do an attack on Zanaffar, but Prince Phil comes riding in with his horse. He tries to attack Zanaffar with a mace, but Zanaffar attacks back easily. Amelia then casts a dark mist spell, and all of them retreats. Amelia heals her father, while they think what to spell or attack to use against Zanaffar. Back with Sylphiel, she goes to a safe place, and is ready to heal Lina... but that's when she notice when Lina looks a different color. Lina's dead! She hits her roughly his her chest, with her fists, and starts to do CPR. Lina's heart starts to beat again, so Sylphiel proceeds to do the full body healing spell which uses all of her strength. Sylphiel faints, as a big blast came out of her. Sylphiel a then wakes up and notices that she used to

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Be Eternal! The Day Prince Phil Died?

#18 - Be Eternal! The Day Prince Phil Died?

Season 2 - Episode 8

They return to Seyruun only to find the flags are at at half-mast. They think Phil (Amelia's father) is dead, but no body was recovered. They soon learn that there was (and still is) some kind of plot against Phil, which could of been why he died. While talking one late night, they are interrupted by a intruder at the castle, making the guards go into a frenzy. The next morning, Lina and the rest are attacked by the same intruder, but only to find out that it's Phil is disguise. He then reveals that the only way he could of find out who was really against him was to fake his own death. He is worried because the battle has just begun.

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Hidden Ambitions! The Shocking Confession?

#19 - Hidden Ambitions! The Shocking Confession?

Season 2 - Episode 9

Lina and company find out that Kanzel and Mazenda, who are loyal subjects of Christopher (Phil's brother and who is next in line for King if Phil died) and Alfred (Christopher's son) are behind it. They (Lina and Mazenda) get into a fight making Lina loses her magic at the end of the episode.

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Go to NEXT! And Then Again...

#20 - Go to NEXT! And Then Again...

Season 2 - Episode 26

Phibrizzo didn't know when someone casts the Giga Slave spell, he/she calls on the Lord of Nightmares himself. He wouldn't of not proceeded with this plan of more power, if he had known about this. Lina (Who is actually possessed by the Lord of Nightmares-- note: I'm still refering to him as Lina) gives Phibrizzo what he wants, and kills him. Everyone (including Gourry, but minus the already dead people) awakes from their humble sleep, and sees Lina. They are shocked to know that Lina is no more, since she is possessed by the Lord of Nightmares. They place starts to crumble and Lina proceeds to go back to the dark where she came from. Gourry doesn't want to lose Lina, and goes after her. Amelia, Zelgadis, and Sylphiel tries to stop him but it's no use, when more of the debris stop them. Meanwhile with Martina and Zangulus, he suggest to pray to Zoamelgustar for there safety. As Lina starts to head to the dark ball where she came from, Gourry still goes after her. He goes through

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The Souls of the Dead! Lina's Final Decision!

#21 - The Souls of the Dead! Lina's Final Decision!

Season 2 - Episode 25

The three of them (Lina, Sylphiel, and Zangulus) reach Phibrizzo who reveals he is holding the dead (who ever was killed in the city) as his puppets. Sylphiel then tells Lina to do a Dragon Slave, and she does. It is no match against Phibrizzo but Sylphiel does a Dragon Slave herself surprising him (and Lina.) When they think they killed him, he shows up for what seems to be their final battle. Phibrizzo manages to bring Amelia, Zelgadis and Martina to him, and proceeds to slowly kill them off (he is the death master) until she decides to do the Giga Slave spell. He starts to ""kill"" them one by one which forces her to do it. As Martina has her last breath, she tells Lina to do what she believes in (love with Gourry.) Lina does the spell and indeed lose control, and when it looks like his plan has suceeded, something happens. Lina starts to talk to Phibrizzo. The person who is actually possessing Lina reveals he is actually the Lord of Nightmares himself. He reveals when someone d

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HURRY UP Interfere! What, don't interfere?

#22 - HURRY UP Interfere! What, don't interfere?

Season 4 - Episode 8

Lina's party reaches the outskirts of Ruvinagald but Wizer is there to arrest her, and has taken the time to build an elaborate building full of traps and tricks. That should be a cinch for Lina, but thanks to Wizer's alliance with Xellos, the traps are especially devised to exploit Lina's weaknesses, such as her desire to push buttons that are marked "do not push". And when Xellos himself becomes one of the obstacles, Lina's group is in serious trouble.

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Ready for Exile! Isn't Two People's Love Eternal?

#23 - Ready for Exile! Isn't Two People's Love Eternal?

Season 3 - Episode 10

One of the creatures named Gravos, has the double headed Sword of Light looking weapon. He uses it against Lina and the gang, breaking the island in several pieces, seperating Sera and Marco from them. Filia, Zelgadis and Amelia go after the kids, while Lina and Gourry fight Gravos. Filia, Zelgadis and Amelia catch up with the kids, and Marco starts hating Sera. They refuse to help each other, so Amelia and Zelgadis step up to use the magical vessels, which we find out it was weapons from the anicent times, representing Holy and Dark powers. Gravos starts to lose control of the weapon, and Lina decides to do a Dragon Slave to stop it. Then suddenly, it went away, thanks to Zelgadis and Amelia, but it's too late for Lina, and she casts her Dragon Slave. In the end a bridge shows up connecting the two kindgoms, and Sera and Marco truly hate each other. Lina is surprise to see that the magical vessels are broken, thanks to Zelgadis and Amelia when hitting together to hard...

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Voices from the Darkness! Slash 'em to Bits, Ragna Blade!

#24 - Voices from the Darkness! Slash 'em to Bits, Ragna Blade!

Season 2 - Episode 11

Back at Seyruun, Phil, Zelgadis, Amelia and Gourry are brought to another dimension by Mazenda and Kanzel. With Lina, she eagerly reads the manuscipt that tells of a spell called the Ragna Blade, and will be useful later on in the show. Martina fells left out, and grabs the book only to have it burned Xellos. Lina notices the smoke signals, and remembers what it meant. If Phil and the others were in trouble, the guards (or whoever) would do a smoke signal of some sort. Lina uses the new Ragna Blade spell to break through the barrier, only to have Phil kidnapped again by Kanzel. We find out they were after Lina from all along.

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The Hurdle's Cleared? Jiras' Hidden Power!

#25 - The Hurdle's Cleared? Jiras' Hidden Power!

Season 3 - Episode 11

Lina and the gang get tricked by Jillas who tellsl them a great power is on top of this funny looking mountain. They get paired by couples, Lina/Zelgadis, Gourry/Amelia, and Filia/Xellos which Filia ultimately refuses. This pairing also upsets Amelia. After some minor fights and tricks by Jillas, Gourry's recklessness causes the mountain to tip over losing his Sword of Light to Jillas.

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