Der Kindestod - Sideshow Exclusive

by Jay Cochran
January 23, 2005

This figure is exculsively available direct from Sideshow Collectibles in the United States.

Der Kindestod Features:

- 30 points of articulation
- Removable Hat
- Removable eyestalks
- Der Kindestod book
- Children’s drawings of Der Kindestod
- Detailed costuming
- 12” figure display base featuring the Buffy the Vampire Slayer logo

Death and Buffy Summers have faced off so many times it’s almost laughable, but there was nothing funny about the form it took as the memorable demon, Der Kindestod in “Killed by Death.” Literally meaning “child death” in German, Der Kindestod is death personified, taking the shape of a horrific figure with a wrinkled, pasty-white face, a mouth full of protruding sharp teeth and clear lifeless eyes that evokes sheer terror in its victims. A hideously clever beast, it remains invisible to the healthy world, but to those children that are very sick or close to death itself, Der Kindestod can appear. It then slowly feeds off the child, taking their essence from them through his set of eyes that bulge into a grotesque sucker that attaches to the forehead of the victim. While the child thrashes in pain and fear, Der Kindestod gleefully steals their life until silence and death is all that remains.

“Cause it would be looking at the children’s ward as basically an ‘all-you-can eat’ kind of thing, you know.” – Cordelia Chase about Der Kindestod.

Buffy crosses paths with Der Kindestod on two occasions with very different outcomes. At the age of eight, Buffy witnesses the gruesome but mysterious death of her beloved cousin Celia at a hospital. Nine years later, Buffy finds herself in a hospital suffering from a nasty bout of the flu and exhaustion from Angelus. In her fevered dreams, she “sees” the terrifying demon roaming the halls of the hospital. With the help of a little boy named Tim, Buffy and the Scoobies investigate the mysterious deaths of several children in the hospital, which leads to their discovery of Der Kindestod. With the help of Cordelia and Giles’ research they determine the demon’s macabre purpose. Finally connecting Der Kindestod to Celia’s death, Buffy bravely ingests a live virus that takes her near death so she too can see and fight the demon. After a brutal battle, she snaps the demons neck and death, in the form of Der Kindestod, is no more.


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