Characters: Buffy The Vampire Slayer Antagonists
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Lothos (Rutger Hauer)
A vampire king in Los Angeles and the first major villain Buffy faced. He is responsible for the death of Buffy's first watcher, and was killed during a school dance. This lead to her eventually moving to Sunnydale.
- Aristocrats Are Evil
- Badass: When Merrick tries to stake him he turns the tables and impales Merrick with the same stake. This happens in the movie, which means it's non-canon for the series, but still respectable.
- Big Bad: Of the movie and Origin Comic.
- Blond Guys Are Evil: In the movie, he is played by Rutger Hauer.
- Child Hater: With the exception of Merrick, Lothos and his minions are never shown attacking anyone over the age of 18.
- The Dreaded: Famous for killing many past Slayers.
- Expy: One for Dracula because of his pale skin, style of clothing, aristocratic background and vampirism.
- The Ghost: Series-wise; he and his minions are vaguely referenced in the first episode.
- Katanas Are Just Better: In the movie only.
- Wicked Cultured
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Lothos to Amilyn, without a word. Lothos plays a violin, then gives Amilyn a very unsympathetic smile. Then Amilyn gets killed.
Oh, good. The feeble banter portion of the fight.
"Some claim that death is our art. I say to them - well, I don't say anything to them because I killed them."
Ancient vampire who spent most of Season 1 trapped in the Hellmouth. Got out at the end after temporarily killing Buffy, and was killed by Buffy shortly thereafter. The Big Bad
for Season 1.
Mayor Richard Wilkins III (Harry Groener)
"Now, Faith, I don't find that sort of thing amusing. I'm a family man. Now, let's kill your little friend!"
Mayor and founder of Sunnydale. A sorcerer who planned to undergo Ascension, becoming a pure demon named Olvikan. Big Bad
for Season 3.
- Affably Evil: Best summarised by the scene when he gives Angel and Buffy honest and intelligent, if somewhat harsh, relationship advice and does so in a way that shows he really means it and would never want anyone to endure the same fate he did with his wife. At one point in Season Six, Xander laments that the Mayor isn't around anymore, because yeah the man might have been an evil sorcerer with dark ambitions to become a demon, but the city's zoning and permitting board was so much more efficient under the man's administration, and he made sure all the potholes got filled in a timely manner too. Word of God is that none of the affability is faked; he's honestly a Nice Guy who just happens to also be an evil monster who wants to rule the world.
- Back from the Dead: One comic story had him briefly return as a wayward spirit capable of Demonic Possession.
- Badass: Yes, really. While not what most people might traditionally think as Badass, this man was constantly three or four steps ahead of Buffy and the gang, and the only reason for his death was that Buffy smashed his Berserk Button.
- Benevolent Boss: He treats his subordinates (both human and vampiric) in a friendly and patient way and is really upset by his deputy's death.
- Berserk Button: Anything that might hurt Faith.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Does it even need to be said?
- Big Bad: Season 3.
- Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: Is quite prone to this.
- Celibate Villain: Probably related to his Mayfly-December Romance.
- Complete Immortality: During the 100 days before the Ascension.
- Corrupt Politician: How corrupt? He sold his soul and created a town for demons to feed so he could become an immortal old one. How exactly does he keep getting elected, year after year? On the other hand, once you get over the demonic stuff, he is a fairly good mayor.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Made himself invulnerable before enacting his Evil Plan.
- Dead Man Writing: The Mayor's video for Faith.
- Deal with the Devil: Several, one of which included selling his soul.
- Dissonant Serenity
- The Dreaded: Perhaps not to the same extent as Angelus or The First but it is worth noting that he was able to freak out both Mr Trick and Deputy Mayor Alan Finch, and had control over his own personal army of vampires before he became invulnerable. Hell, he even freaked out the Scooby Gang when he casually walked into the library.
- Eldritch Abomination: Plans to become one.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Faith and his late wife Edna May.
- Even Evil Has Standards: "Gingerbread" has him genuinely horrified at the child murders, though it's also entirely possible he was just doing what the townspeople expected of him. The fact he looks worried when the dark forces of the town are brought up only muddies things further. The Mayor does love kids, so he probably doesn't like seeing them get killed if he's not the one eating them himself. He's also a big believer in keeping his word and doesn't like when he is made to look dishonest. In fact, the only time we see say or do anything that might be considered threatening to his henchmen is when Mr Trick says he did him a favor by accidentally getting Lurconis, the demon the Mayor had pledged a sacrifice too, killed by the gang. He tells him that he should be very careful what favors he does for him in the future.
- Evil Counterpart: To Giles, due to his paternal relationship with Faith. He also likes his scotch.
- Evil Redhead
- Evil Sorcerer
- Evil Virtues
- Family Values Villain:
Faith: Thanks, sugar daddy.
- He is literally a "family man", as over the decades he's been himself, and his son, and his grandson...
- Feel No Pain: A showoff when it comes to his own invulnerability.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Melancholic
- Giggling Villain
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: He'll rip your heart out and force feed it to a baby, but he won't stand any naughty language. Heck, his Famous Last Words even portrayed this: "Well, gosh."
- Healing Factor: What his invulnerability manifests as.
- Hostage for MacGuffin: He kidnaps Willow and forces the Scooby Gang to hand over the Box of Gavrok, an artifact he needed to complete his Ascension. Unlike most examples, he has no intention of going back on his word and lets Willow go with no strings attached.
- I Gave My Word: He doesn't like others accusing him of dishonesty. See Hostage for MacGuffin above.
- Immortality: His main power.
- Jerkass Has a Point: When he tells Angel how impractical his relationship with Buffy is and how it will only end badly, he's not only right but he's accepted in-universe as being correct.
- Mayor Pain: He provides the name for Type A.
- Morality Pet: Faith. Even when the deaths of close henchmen doesn't bother him too much, he is genuinely distraught about Faith.
- My Grandson Myself
- Mysterious Employer: Towards the end of Season 2 and the beginning of Season 3, he's foreshadowed as an unseen but feared superior of Principal Snyder and Sunnydale's Chief of Police.
- Neat Freak
- Office Golf: Often plays it while discussing his plans with Finch.
- Oh Crap: "Gingerbread". Blink and you'll miss Wilkins suddenly start looking rather uncomfortable when Joyce discusses the horrors that happen in Sunnydale. His Famous Last Words are "Well, gosh."
- One-Winged Angel / Scaled Up: After his Ascension.
- OOC Is Serious Business: The only time we see him genuinely angry is after Buffy puts Faith in a coma. He personally attempts to smother an unconscious Buffy to death with his bare hands, and freaks out and calls her a whore in front of Angel. He quickly regains his usual demeanor after Angel flings him across the room.
- Papa Wolf: Harming Faith will bring out the worst of him, as Buffy and Angel almost found out.
- Parental Substitute: To Faith.
- Permanent Elected Official
- Post Mortem Comeback: Dies in the third season. Sets up a contingency plan that allows Faith to pull a Grand Theft Me on Buffy in the fourth season.
- Precision F-Strike: After Faith is hurt. Naturally made even more dramatic by his usual demeanor.
"Misery loves company, young man, and I'm looking to share that with you and your whore!"
- Really 700 Years Old: He's over a hundred years old but hasn't aged a day since the 19th century.
- Stepford Smiler: Averted. He really is that optimistic and cheery.
- Straight Edge Evil
- Terrified of Germs: Even after becoming invulnerable.
- Totalitarian Utilitarian: Seems to be his reason for achieving Ascension — to bring order.
- Tranquil Fury: When he tries to smother Buffy at the hospital.
- Ultimate Authority Mayor
- Uncanny Family Resemblance
- Video Wills: Faith watches the tape in season 4.
- Villains Out Shopping: Many scenes have him playing miniature golf, discussing about his favorite comics or treating Faith like gold.
- Villain with Good Publicity
- Villainous BSOD / Madness Mantra: Suffers a brief one when he finds Faith in a coma.
"She's going to be all right. She'll be all right. She'll be all right."
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He honestly thinks life under his rule post Ascension is for the best for everyone.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: He seems pretty happy with his Immortality but notes how horrible it was to see his wife age normally and grow to despise him for his eternal youth. He says that he doesn't want Angel and Buffy to go through the same thing that he did.
- Would Hurt a Child: Every thirty or so years he feeds newborn babies to a sewer-dwelling demon named Lurconis.
- Wrote the Book: "There's more than one way to skin a cat. And I happen to know that's factually true!"
Adam (George Hertzberg)
"Don't tell me you've never heard of The Beatles?"''
"I have. I like 'Helter Skelter'."
— Spike and Adam
Kinematically-redundant bio-mechanical demonoid. Inimical to all life, human and demon alike. The Big Bad
for Season 4.
- Adam and/or Eve
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot:
Doctor: Adam, Maggie would want you to stand down.
Adam: Yes, but I seem to have a design flaw.
- And Show It to You: His death.
- Anti-Magic/No Sell: He's immune to reality-altering magic, like the spell Jonathan cast in "Superstar".
- Arm Cannon: Both a gatling gun and rocket launcher.
- Attack Its Weak Point: Rip out his battery, and he's a sack of meat.
- Back from the Dead: As a non-physical entity in the comic storyline "Note from the Underground".
- BFG: His right arm can turn into a gatling gun and a bazooka.
- Big Bad: Of season 4.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: His Polgara demon skewer, which doubles as his Weapon of Choice in close combat.
- Blanket Fort: "Restless":
Riley: "We need to build a fort!"
Human!Adam: "I'll get the pillows!"
- Catch Phrase: "Interesting..."
- Creepy Monotone
- Dark Messiah: In a way, since he instilled loyalty and cooperation amongst demons and vampires. Some of his followers view him as this, with one even calling "the evil messiah guy".
- Enemy to All Living Things: Living, dead, undead.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He seriously thinks that setting off one spat between Buffy and her friends will split them up for good, and that contributes to his death.
- Evil Sounds Deep
- Famous Last Words: "How can you...?!"
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic
- Frankenstein's Monster: Clearly inspired by it.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: The comic story "Haunted" reveals he was just a random, faceless Initiative grunt killed by the Mayor.
- Gatling Good
- Genius Bruiser: Smart enough to modify himself and create more like him; strong enough to tear off a vampire's head with his bare hands.
- Gone Horribly Right: His creation turns out to be this. He later states that everything he did as part of the 314 Project was as Professor Walsh intended — except for the fact that she assumed that she'd still be alive to witness it and would be the one pulling the strings.
- I Love Nuclear Power: Has a Uranium-235 core.
- Jack the Ripoff: Adam shares musical taste with Charles Manson. His ultimate goal is also similar: to provoke a racial war, leaving only himself standing amongst the ashes. Adam is also shown to be very charismatic among vampires and demons alike.
- The Juggernaut: It's obvious that everything before the enjoining spell had no effect on him.
- Large and in Charge: George Hertzberg is huge, even having a few inches on Marc Blucas.
- Loves the Sound of Screaming: "I do appreciate violence."
- Mix-and-Match Man
Spike: So you help me and you get this chip out of my head?
Adam: Scout's honor.
Spike: You were a boy scout?
Adam: Parts of me.
- Monster Modesty
- Mysterious Past: "Before Adam? Not a man among us can remember." One comic suggests that he was once a human member of the Initiative, and Professor Walsh's favorite alongside Riley, and was used in the 314 Project after he was killed by a demon corpse possessed by the spirit of Mayor Wilkins.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A Frankenstein created from human and demon parts meshed together with cybernetics.
- Obviously Evil
- Oh Crap: His reaction to the Enjoined Buffy.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: No one remembers his real name.
- Only One Name
- Perpetual-Motion Monster: Thanks to his Uranium-235 core.
- Phlebotinum Battery: See above.
- Playing with Syringes: How he was created.
- Pop Cultured Badass: A fan of the Beatles, specifically "Helter Skelter". Then again, so was Charles Manson.
- Power Source: The Uranium-235 core.
- Psycho Prototype: He was meant to be the first of many. Then he stabbed his creator.
- Psychotic Smirk
- Robotic Psychopath: Adam was built to be a weapon, and as such is incapable of caring about anyone.
- Self-Made Orphan: Murders his creator, Maggie Walsh, within moments of coming on-line.
- Shout-Out: His name is one to Frankenstein, where Word of God is that the creature's name is Adam.
- Siblings in Crime: Views Riley as his brother (since they were both Professor Walsh's "favorites") and wants to be this with him.
- Spiky Hair
- Spock Speak
- Soft Spoken Sadist: Never ever loses his cool or faux affability, yet he kills a child for the hell of it in his first few minutes.
- Super Prototype: Compare his performance to Forrest's — though he purposely made Forrest "nearly as bad" as him.
- Super Soldier: Meant to be the first in a new line of Initiative Super Soldiers, combining the advancement of technology, the intelligence and adaptability of humans, and the superior strength and emotional detachment of demons in one big badass package.
- Take Over the World: Plans to re-populate Earth with an army of beings like himself.
- Tranquil Fury: Even at his most heinous or angry, he remains cool, calm, and collected.
- Turned Against Their Masters: The very first thing he does upon activation is kill his creator.
- Two-Faced: Three, if you count that metal portion.
- Ultimate Lifeform
- Would Hurt a Child: Oh Adam, you get up to such shenanigans in your first few minutes of life.
Glorificus aka Glory (Clare Kramer)
"You can't go around hitting people. What, were you born in a barn?""
Hell-god trapped in the body of a human medical student in this dimension (shifted from her own appearance to his, seemingly at random). Living on a lower plane is making her mind deteriorate, and the only way she can maintain her semi-coherence is by draining sanity straight from humans' brains
. Plans to return to her own dimension by using the Key to break down the dimensional barriers; this will destroy the universe. The Big Bad
for Season 5.
- Action Dress Rip: In "Tough Love," revealing another dress beneath it.
- All Women Love Shoes
- At Least I Admit It: During a motive rant to Dawn:
Glory: "People. How do they function here like this in the world with all this bile running through them? Everyday, it's like whoo! You have no control. They're not even animals. There just these meatbaggy slaves to hormones and phermones and their—their feelings. Hate 'em! I mean, really. Is this what the poets go on about? This? Call me crazy, but as hardcore drugs go, human emotion is just useless. People are puppets, everyone getting jerked around by what there feelin'. Am I wrong? Really, I want to know. [...] So you're saying some people like this? Funny, 'cause I look around at this world you're so eager to a part of, and all I see are six billion lunatics looking for the fastest way out. Who's not crazy? Look around. Everyone's drinking, smoking, shooting up, shooting each other or just plain screwing their brains out 'cause they don't want 'em anymore. I'm crazy? Honey, I'm the original one-eyed chicklet in the kingdom of the blind. 'Cause at least I admit the world makes me nuts."
- Ax-Crazy: Juuuust a little bit.
- Bad Boss: Seriously, name an episode with her in it that doesn't depict her physically abusing her minions or insulting them to their faces.
- Becoming the Mask: Has taken on more and more human traits over the years, much to her annoyance.
- Beware the Silly Ones: You honestly wouldn't consider her a threat, at least a major one, if you weren't aware of her strength or that she is a God in Human Form.
- Big Bad: Of season 5.
- Blondes are Evil
- The Brainless Beauty: The ditziest Big Bad ever. Not that it makes her any less terrifying or unstoppable. Actually lampshaded by Buffy after Glory decapitates the Buffybot and still assumes she was the real Buffy:
"You're not the brightest God in the heavens, are you?"
- Brought Down to Badass: It's been stated that she was considerably weakened upon being banished to Earth and trapped in human form, and she's still capable of curb-stomping Buffy and the Scoobies any day of the week.
- Bullying a Dragon: When Willow attacks her in revenge for what she did to Tara, Glory not only shrugs it off for the most part, but even takes the time to taunt Willow over brain-sucking Tara, declaring that it was "something to treasure".
- Cunning Linguist: Can speak any demon or human language.
- Curbstomp Battle: The result of almost all attempts at fighting her.
- Curse Cut Short: (after being teleported miles above the city by Willow) "Oh, sh—!"
- Dark Action Girl
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Glory looks like she gets an orgasm whenever she brain sucks someone.
- Dumb Muscle: Constantly underestimates her opponents and acts without thinking. The only thing that makes her a threat is that she has a lot of muscle.
- Evil Counterpart: Like Dawn, Glory's an unimaginably powerful being stuck in a mortal body.
- Evil Is Petty: When she finds out that Buffy is the Slayer after their first fight, she is absolutely horrified and offended, describing such a face-off as "unbelievably common".
- Fantastic Racism: She doesn't even try to hide her revulsion for humans and human things, or vampires for that matter.
- Faux Affably Evil
- Forced to Watch: Threatens to kill Buffy's friends and family and force her to watch when she does unless Buffy hands over the Key. While confronting Buffy in her own living room, no less.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine
- God in Human Form
- Hero Killer
- Hot God
- Humanoid Abomination
- Hypocrite: She constantly goes on about how much she hates being human and considers human things beneath her, and yet she adores silk and has quite the shoe collection.
- I Have You Now, My Pretty
- If I Wanted You Dead...: In "Checkpoint", she confronts Buffy in her own home to demand the Key. While she's going on, Buffy subtly takes a fireplace poker and prepares to attack Glory with it, but Glory takes it from her before she can even swing, telling her that if she was there to fight, Buffy would already be dead.
- Immune to Bullets: Or crossbow bolts in this case.
- Implacable Goddess: She will stop at nothing to get the Key. In her very first appearance, she brings down an entire building on top of her while having a hissy fit, and even that doesn't slow her down for long.
- It's All About Me
- Jekyll & Hyde: She plays Hyde to Ben's Jekyll.
- The Juggernaut: Even more so than Adam. Being a Physical God, Glory is pretty much unstoppable.
- Lack of Empathy: She wants to go home, and she doesn't care how many people she'll kill if that should happen. This does start to fade in the season 5 finale, due to the personalities of Glory and Ben starting to merge and swap a little.
- Lady in Red
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Regular humans instantly forget that she and Ben have a shared existence, though over time the spell weakened.
- Lightning Bruiser
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Anyone who has met Clare Kramer can attest that she is about as far removed from Glory as it is possible to be.
- Mind Rape: She eats sanity.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: She is known as The Beast and The Abomination.
- Narcissist: To an utterly ludicrous degree. She even forces her minions to constantly come up with new ways of praising her.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Only way to kill her is to kill Ben.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Doesn't seem to care that the activation of the Key will irreversibly fuck up everything, possibly because she can survive (or thinks she can survive) the chaos that would descend upon all universes.
- Physical God
- Psychopathic Manchild: Of the cosmic variety.
- Satanic Archetype: Shares a lot in common with you-know-who — a fallen god exiled to Earth, lives in a lavishly decorated apartment, wears expensive clothes, takes on the form of someone no one would suspect, and is called "The Beast" despite her followers describing her as a "shining light".
- Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can
- Smug Snake: Not even a tenth as smart or diabolical as she thinks she is. If it weren't for her immense physical abilities and tendency to go off half-cocked, the gang probably could have outsmarted her without breaking a sweat.
- Super Loser
- Super Speed / Flash Step
- Super Strength
- Unskilled, but Strong: She's nowhere near as skilled as Buffy or Spike in a straight-up fight, but given her strength and Nigh-Invulnerability, she doesn't really need to be... until the finale, when Buffy gets ahold of a weapon that can actually hurt her.
- Villainous Breakdown: As their final showdown takes place and Buffy gets the advantage, Glory loses it, stating that Buffy couldn't understand her pain and, near the end, actually starts crying and begging Buffy to stop and leave her alone. Given all of the pain and bullshit Glory has put her through over the past year, Buffy couldn't care less about Glory's speech and simply beats her to a pulp.
- Villainous BSOD: After realizing how human she's been becoming.
- Villains Out Shopping: Literally. The first time the Scoobies meet Glory, she's casually buying some items at the Magic Box. Since only Buffy (who wasn't there) knows what she looks like, they were completely oblivious that they had just met The Beast.
Warren Mears (Adam Busch)
"Let's see how popular you are without a face."
Fellow student at Sunnydale High. Good with robots, but a misogynistic bastard. Leader of the Trio, before he cut them loose and killed Tara
. Is subsequently flayed alive by Dark Willow. The Big Bad
for season 6 until Dark Willow showed up
. He got better
in season 8, where it is revealed Amy had kept him alive: but he is still skinless.
- Accidental Murder: Katrina, Tara. Not that he felt very bad about either one.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: During his death scene, Warren begins desperately trying to reason with Willow when it finally hits him that she really does intend to kill him. It doesn't work.
- Asshole Victim: Good god did he have that coming.
- Bad Boss: Ultimately leaves Andrew and Jonathan to take the fall for him.
- Big Bad: For Season 6—Dark Willow's more of a Final Boss than a schemer.
- Big Bad Triumvirate: Subverted. Theoretically The Trio is a gathering of equals, but it's clear from early on that Warren is the nastiest of the three and the one who's really in control. After his Not-So-Harmless Villain moment below, he completely takes the center stage, with Jonathan and Andrew remaining unfortunate patsies and completely Harmless Villains.
- Body Horror: When he's brought back in Season 8, he's still without skin. It goes From Bad to Worse when Buffy destroys the Seed of Wonder, wiping out magic and negating the spells holding Warren together, causing him to collapse into a pile of gore.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He constantly goes on about being a supervillain.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Sort of. He only appeared in two episodes in late Season 5, which was supposed to be the last season. When the show was renewed on UPN, he was brought back as a major villain.
- The Chessmaster: Coldly manipulates Andrew and Jonathan for his own ends without batting an eye, is always several steps ahead of the Scoobies for a good long while, and save for Angelus, no other villain has screwed with Buffy on such a mental and emotional level. And he does it without sleeping with her.
- Co-Dragons: To Twilight with Amy and The General in season 8.
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check: He's a brilliant technician, which is actually pretty tragic. He is a brilliant inventor who starts out as a kind of decent guy, and if he had moved on to be a productive member of society, he could have really improved the world. He creates a freeze ray, an invisibility gun, and multiple robots that are capable of passing for human and possess superhuman levels of strength and endurance and can be programmed with memories and knowledge. If he wasn't so obsessed with power, he could have really helped society. Why he never thinks to sell his knowledge to the military and become obscenely wealthy (wealthy enough to get women) is not specified. Of course, it does fit his petty and immature character and may have been a deliberate choice to emulate fictional villains.
- Empowered Badass Normal: When he gains the Orbs of Nezzla'Khan in Season 6.
- Evil Counterpart: Has been suggested he's basically what Xander could have become, if things went differently.
- Evil Genius
- Evil Is Petty: When he gains Super Strength, one of the first things he does is... beat up a jock who tormented him in high school and try to steal his girlfriend.
- Evil Plan: He goes through many elaborate plans, only for Buffy to foil every single one. After his final one is ruined, he jumps right to just gunning her down in her own backyard.
- Face-Heel Turn: In a way. In Season 5, he is clearly not malevolent in the least and tries to aid Buffy in stopping the rampage of his creation.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: He got flayed. Worse when he returns in the Season 8 comics as a body with no skin.
- Faux Affably Evil
- Flaying Alive: Dark Willow sews Warren's mouth shut as she tortures him, then when she gets bored flays him alive with a single gesture.
- The depths of his misogyny were alluded to from his first appearance, where he specifically programmed April to feel pain whenever the two of them weren't together, and then ultimately proceeded to ditch her anyway.
- In the episode of his death, Rack tells him that Buffy is the last thing he needs to worry about (Willow being the first), Warren quips "Yeah, let's talk about my skin troubles!" And we all know how he what happens to him later...
- From Nobody to Nightmare: And does it all under his own power.
- Grand Theft Me: Nearly succeeded in stealing Willow's body.
- He-Man Woman Hater: His anger over his inability to get a date, and subsequent poor luck when he does, leads to him descending into this.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: When Dark Willow catches up to him, she begins by torturing him with the very bullet he used to shoot Buffy.
- I'm a Humanitarian: How he and Amy survived under the Sunnydale sinkhole.
- It's All About Me: Nobody else matters to Warren. Not Andrew, not Jonathan, not anybody.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Warren originally created a robot that would obey his every whim, but he eventually abandoned the android because he wanted a girlfriend that would be a partner in the relationship and he fell in love with a woman with her own ideas and personality. His creation of a Sex Bot and then abandoning it to "die" raises plenty of questions about his character, but he ultimately decides that he wants a woman that he can respect and interact with. In his later appearances in season 6, he is a misogynistic bastard who tried to brainwash, and eventually kills, his ex-girlfriend because she would not submit to his desires.
- Killed Mid-Sentence:
Warren: I know you're in pain, but—
- Lack of Empathy
- Loners Are Freaks
- Mad Scientist
- Manipulative Bastard
- Mundane Solution: After numerous failed high-tech and/or magical schemes, he just got a gun, went to the Summers house, and started firing.
- Not Quite Dead: In the comics. To prevent Fanon Dis Continuity, please imagine it is Back from the Dead.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: The poster boy.
- Oh Crap: His reaction when he discovers that Buffy survived the shooting.
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist: His main area of expertise is technology and robotics, but he's got quite a few other fields down. He knows demonology and magic, and in when he resurfaces in season 8, displays enough knowledge about biology and brain surgery to lobotomize a restrained Willow.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: The number of times Warren uses the word "bitch" would make a good drinking game.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Buffy refers to him as such while giving out her "The Reason You Suck" Speech in "Seeing Red":
Buffy: You're nothing but a sad little boy, Warren. But it's time you grow up and pay for what you've done.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: Warren was only intended to be a lackey on par with Jonathan during season 6, working under Tucker Wells (from the episode "The Prom"), who would have been the real villain of the season. It would have made sense as well, since Tucker's misdeed was far more malevolent than Jonathan's ("Superstar") or Warren's ("I was Made to Love You"). However, actor Brad Kane was unavailable to reprise the role, so Andrew Wells was created to be Tucker's brother as a substitute. Warren was likely promoted to main villain because he ended up being the most unpleasant of the three — Andrew was an amusing Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain, and Jonathan was generally well-liked by the audience for being the Butt Monkey.
- Robot Master
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: During the battle in Sunnydale during the Twilight crisis, he and Amy escape Spike's airship and run away.
- Smug Snake: Brags to anyone who will listen when he thinks he has killed Buffy. The vampires around him are only too happy to wipe the smug grin off his face when they tell that not only will Buffy be alive and well very soon but he just killed one of her friends and pissed her off.
- Super Villain: Wants to be one
- Super Villain Packing Heat: After his final scheme collapses he elects to just shoot Buffy.
- To the Pain: Willow describes in detail the damage a bullet will do as it works its way through Warren's body in slow-motion.
- Unknown Rival: His need to be taken seriously as a Super Villain gets him killed.
- Villainous Breakdown: When he realizes that Willow can not be reasoned with.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: To the end, Buffy flat-out refuses to take human law into her own hands and just kill Warren, preferring to simply turn him over to the police. The other Scoobies, however, are so disgusted with him that they rally behind Willow en masse when she goes out to kill him.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Was on the receiving end of a lot of bullying growing up, mentioning how he used to cry himself to sleep.
Jonathan Levinson (Danny Strong)
"We're, like, supervillains."
Originally a background classmate at Sunnydale High, he is given a breakout performance in "Earshot" in which Buffy talks him out of committing suicide. He later becomes adept at magic, especially Shapeshifting
, and joins the humorously villainous Trio. He dies in Season 7 when Andrew is tricked into sacrificing him to open the Seal of Danzalthar.
- Ascended Extra: To the point that The First thought him important enough to be included in its evil plan.
- The Atoner: Tries, but he never gets the chance. Before that, he was perfectly willing to go to jail and accept responsibility for his crimes, only running out of fear of Willow.
- Butt Monkey: Early on, he became the show's go-to victim for anything non-lethal. As bad as high school was for everyone else at Sunnydale, Jonathan just got screwed.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Superstar".
- Even Evil Has Standards: It would be a real stretch to call him Evil (at his worst, he's simply a source of annoyance) but he is visibly shaken and horrified by Warren's cold-hearted nature and monstrous sadism.
- Heel Face Door Slam: Jonathan was never that bad to begin with, and helps Buffy defeat Warren in their final confrontation, but Willow's subsequent rampage still sends him fleeing to Mexico with Andrew. However, when he begins to get prophetic dreams related to the First he returns to Sunnydale, determined to redeem himself by helping Buffy stop it, and he has finally let go of all the hatred and depression that sprang from being isolated and picked on in high school. Andrew points out that nobody in Sunnydale cares about Jonathan, nobody has missed him while he was gone or will welcome him back, but Jonathan says he does not care, that he wants to help them anyway, even if they never know about it or accept him. Then Andrew, at the goading of the First, buries a ritual knife in his stomach.
- Heel Realization
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Wonders in season 7 if the Scoobies will let him and Andrew hang out at their house.
- I Just Want to Be Special
- Mauve Shirt
- Marty Stu: In-Universe in "Superstar," where Jonathan casts a reality-warping spell making him into a ridiculously multi-talented celebrity and hero. This episode even changes the Title Sequence, making it center on the newly Stu-ified Jonathan.
- Minion with an F in Evil: Jonathan was never as evil as the other two of the Trio, he joined them because... well, because what nerd has not dreamed about becoming an Evil Overlord and being the arch-nemesis of the beautiful Slayer? He is constantly objecting to their more needlessly cruel ideas and distracts them when they begin to get sidetracked into random violence, and, since Buffy had helped him and saved his ass on more than one occasion, he is not particularly willing to kill or hurt her. When Katrina explains that brainwashing a person for sex is rape he is visibly disturbed, and when Andrew and Warren are happy that they have managed to get away with murder he stares blankly forward and numbly mumbles agreement. At the end of their career, when he sees what power has revealed about Warren Mears true character, he actually turns on the Trio and tells Buffy how to defeat Warren. In season seven he makes a complete turn and comes back to Sunnydale, having let go of the anger and depression that sprang from his youth, and hopes to redeem himself by helping Buffy stop the First, even if nobody cares about him or what he has become. Unfortunately, Andrew has a few things to say about that.
- Redemption Equals Death
- Shadow Archetype: What Xander might have become if he made a few wrong turns.
- Smoke Out: "Life Serial" and "Gone".
- Squishy Wizard: Out the Trio, he is the most magically adept.
- Those Two Guys: Him and Andrew.
- What You Are in the Dark: It does not matter that they tormented him in high school or that they have forgotten about him in the years since then, Jonathan is going to step up and be the hero for the town of Sunnydale because it is the right thing to do.
Jonathan: I'm serious, I really miss [high school]. Time goes by and everything drops away; all the cruelty, all the pain, all the humiliation, it all washes away. I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day, I miss the people who never knew I existed. I miss 'em all. I want to talk to them, y'know. I want to find out how they're doing, I want to know what's going on in their lives.
Andrew: You know what? They don't want to talk to you. All those people you just mentioned, not one of them is sitting around going "I wonder what Jonathan's up to right now?" Not one of them cares about you.
Jonathan: Well, I still care about them. That's why I'm here.
Andrew Wells (Tom Lenk)
"I admit I went over to the Dark Side, but only to pick up a few things."
Member of the Trio, and hopelessly nerdy. Skilled at summoning demons and making sci-fi references. Spends a few episodes in season 7 as the Scoobies' prisoner before they start trusting him. Later becomes a Watcher in the Slayer Organization, running the Rome squad. After the destruction of the Seed of Wonder, he moves to San Francisco along with most of the other Scoobies.
- 20% More Awesome: When he shows up on Angel, Andrew boasts that he's become "82 percent more manly" than the last time Spike saw him.
- Altum Videtur: He displays a knowledge of Latin several times in the show and comics.
- Ambiguously Gay: The actor who plays him is quite openly gay, and Joss Whedon decided to toy with the notion. Lampshaded in "Life Serial".
Jonathan: All right, now you have to hold hands.
Andrew: With each other?
Warren: Well, you know what homophobia really means about you, don't you?
- The Atoner
- Badass: By the end of season 8, Andrew has earned this title.
- Butt Monkey
- Camera Fiend
- Cloudcuckoolander: To an extent.
- Delusions of Eloquence
- Fake Guest Star: In season 7.
- Genre Savvy
- Heel-Face Turn
- He Knows Too Much: The First makes him something of a priority that needs a quick killing.
- Ignored Enamored Underling: To Warren.
- It's All My Fault: Takes the fact that Simone turned evil while he was her Watcher very hard, and is determined to find and stop her.
- I Reject Your Reality
- Love Makes You Evil: Very heavily implied that he had a crush on Warren. Practically stated.
- Karma Houdini
- Mad Scientist: Even with the Slayer army, he never stops experimenting with demon summoning and DNA, even breeding a dangerous demon back into existance.
- Mentor: To the Slayer squad in Rome.
- Must Make Amends: What he spends most of season 7 trying to do.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: Buffy, at one point, says, "My friends... My family... Andrew..."
- Noodle Incident: Summoning flying monkeys to ruin a production of Romeo and Juliet.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Killing Jonathan.
- Omniglot: Good at speaking demon languages as well as summoning them.
- Replacement Flat Character: To the Xander Harris of old.
- Running Gag: "Who?" "Tucker's brother."
- The Storyteller: At several points in season 7 and 8.
- Summon Magic
- Sycophantic Servant: To Warren.
- Took A Level In Bad Ass: During the final battle of season 8 in the hole in the ground formerly known as Sunnydale, Andrew is seen killing several demons. He takes another level when he drugs Buffy and puts her mind into a Buffybot he built so she can be protected. Naturally Buffy and Spike give him hell for it.
- Unreliable Narrator: "Storyteller"
- What the Hell, Hero?: In season 9, Buffy and Spike give him complete and total hell after he swaps Buffy's mind into a robot after roofieing her at a party, in order to protect her from an unknown Big Bad that is after her. Without telling anyone else what he did. This leads to Buffy thinking she is pregnant due to limitations of the robot body, but discovers that she is a robot when her arm gets chopped off. Spike even threatens to kill Andrew if he doesn't fix the situation.
- You Look Familiar: Tom Lenk appeared in "Real Me" as Cyrus, one of Harmony's minions. She had trouble remembering his name too.
The First Evil
The source of all evil. can take the appearance of anyone who has died, including Buffy and any vampire. Incorporeal, relying on manipulation to achieve its ends. The Big Bad
for Season 7.
"Look around you. The Queen is dead. Long live me."
A mysterious masked villain who leads an alliance of Buffy's old enemies and the US military against the new army of Slayers that Buffy created at the end of Season 7. He has Super Strength
, and can be summoned by anyone who is marked with his symbol. Turns out he's actually Angel who took the Twilight identity to take command of those who would target the Slayers and manipulate them into keeping the body count as low as possible
However, Twilight also turned out to be the name of a sentient dimension that manipulated Angel into giving birth to itself with the help of Buffy, and attempts to steal the Seed of Wonder from underneath Sunnydale, which would end that dimension and make Twilight the most powerful dimension
Tropes that apply to the person Twilight (a.k.a. Angel)
Tropes that apply to the sentient dimension Twilight
"Come back?! Haven't you heard? We're the bad guys now. People think vamps are cool and Slayers are the threat. Difference between you and me? I am a threat."
A rogue Slayer who broke off from Buffy's organization and started her own, believing that Slayers are better than other humans and that they should rule over them, no matter the cost. She also really likes guns. Simone wages a campaign against Buffy in San Francisco, blaming her for the hundreds of Slayers killed during the Twilight crisis and for not attempting to secure domination over humans — before teaming up with Severin.
Tropes that apply to Simone Doffler
- Ax-Crazy: Partially because she is psychotically obsessed with killing Buffy. Remember when Faith was like that? Worse.
- Badass: She can go toe to toe with Buffy, quick to use guns when she won't, and manipulative enough to make Xander betray Buffy to try and save Dawn.
- Beware The Slayer: Or rather, Vampire Slayer, as in Slaypire, her goal was to turn Slayers into vampires.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Severin in season 9.
- Blood Knight: When she didn't like the stance against guns she starts by going rogue, arming up and developing an obsession with killing Buffy, and she gets worse from there.
- The Chessmaster: Has shades of this in season 9, as she acts against Buffy through Unwitting Pawns she manages to twist around.
- Cool Shades
- Curb-Stomp Battle: After becoming a Slaypire, she pounds Buffy in a straight up fight.
- Dangerous Deserter
- Delinquent Hair
- Disproportionate Retribution: Wants to torture and kill Andrew just because he annoyed her when he was her Watcher.
- Face-Heel Turn
- For the Evulz: After Slayers are outed and vilified by Harmony, Simone thrives on the fear and hate she gets from ordinary humans, and she proceeds to commit crimes and acts of terrorism that only further cement Buffy and her crew's bad image.
- Homage: Visually strongly based on Tank Girl. This may be a conscious in-canon fashion influence on her part.
- Hypocrite: She blames Buffy for all the Slayers killed during the Twilight crisis, but is feeding her own loyal Slayers to Zompires, trying to find a way for them to be turned but still have their mind so she can become one and kill Buffy.
- Kick the Dog: Beats up an old woman who had given her food and shelter when she protested Simone and her gang taking over her hometown.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Her killing of the General. Kinda hard to feel sympathetic for a guy who just spent the series trying to wipe out the Slayer army.
- Killed Off for Real: After she becomes a Slaypire Buffy graphically stakes her with the scythe. She will not be missed.
- The Lad-ette
- Manipulative Bitch: She is first seen in season 9 driving a van loaded with guns, before the focus shifts to a former Vampire Vannabe who had been killing vamps then sets his sights on Buffy because of her Nice Job Breaking It, Hero actions. To cut a very long story short: the police shoot him, he turns out to have survived in hospital where we discover Simone had sent him. She manipulates the AI personality Andrew placed into the real Buffy's body into fighting the real Buffy, who was in a robot body, and she manipulates Xander into helping her to save Dawn's life.
- More Dakka: She constantly wants bigger and better weapons.
- Oh Crap: When Buffy shoots the lock on the Ragna Demon's cage and locks her and her gang in a room with it.
- The Quincy Punk
- Reassignment Backfire: Rona thought transferring Simone from Chicago to Rome would soften her up. Instead, Andrew annoyed her so much she went rogue.
- Social Darwinist
- Super Strength
- Surprisingly Sudden Death: A villain-on-villain example, when she kills The General.
- Take Over the World: Her stated goal to Buffy. Started by taking over an island near Italy and kicking everyone off of it, beating up an old woman who had given her food and shelter while doing so.
- Trigger Happy
- Vampire Vannabe: A big part of her plan is to become a vampire with Slayer powers to kill Buffy.
- Villain Has a Point: The Scoobies really have no actual response as to why Slayers shouldn't use guns. Part of her plot was to restore the Seed of Wonder. She kinda succeeds, accomplishing what Willow set out to do. And saving Dawn in the process.
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair
A mysterious young man and vampire hunter, Severin is a figure in prophecy known as the Siphon. As a result, he wields the power to drain the mystical energy and powers of any supernatural being he touches, either bringing them down to normal
or killing them outright.
"You ripped my jacket... Kill him a lot."
One of Lothos's minions. Since he appears in the movie and origin comic, he isn't the most famous vampire in the bunch.
"So many body parts, so few bullets. Let's begin with the kneecaps. No fun dancing without them."
Vampire who sired Angel. Was killed by him in Buffy
season 1 before re-appearing on Angel
Harmony Kendall (Mercedes McNab)
"Harmony, when you tried to be head cheerleader, you were bad. When you tried to chair the homecoming committee, you were
really bad. But when you try to be bad... you suck."
One of Cordelia's high-school posse, Harmony is turned into a vampire after graduation. Upon moving to LA, she seeks out Cordelia once more, but her vampire instincts means it's not long before she tries to kill the crew. At some point after this, she gets a job at Wolfram & Hart, and when Angel takes over the firm, she's picked as his secretary. She's still evil, but thankfully, she's very bad at it.
- Affably Evil
- All Girls Like Ponies: Her passion for unicorn figurines has not diminished.
- Alpha Bitch: Attempted to takeover Cordelia's position as this. It didn't really work out.
- Ascended Extra: Harmony was never popular enough in either series to be an Ensemble Darkhorse, but she was eventually promoted to title credits in the fifth season. Mercedes McNab as Harmony had the longest run of any actor in the Buffy/Angel series, having appeared in both the original, unaired pilot episode for Buffy (which didn't include Angel), and the final Angel episode.
- Blondes are Evil
- Brainless Beauty
- Bullying a Dragon: Joined Cordelia in picking on and insulting Buffy despite both girls knowing that she burned her last high school's gym down.
- Butt Monkey: She just can't do anything right.
- Celeb Crush: "No threesomes! Unless it's boy, boy, girl. Or Charlize Theron."
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Angel lampshades it in the final episode.
- Contractual Genre Blindness: In "Real Me", when Harmony and her minions kidnap Dawn as bait to lure Buffy into a trap, her repeated insistence to simply leave Dawn be until Buffy showed up. Eventually, her own minions turn on her and decide to simply eat Dawn and kill Harmony, but Buffy shows up at that moment, and mass vampire death ensues.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Harm's Way".
- Dumb Blonde
Spike: Keep it simple, Harm. It suits you.
- Evil Counterpart: To Cordelia.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: "I am a villain, Spike." (starts to cough uncontrollably)
- Harmless Villain: She is much too brainless to present a threat.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: During season 8 where she exposes vampires to the world, becomes an instant celebrity, manages to convince the general populace that Slayers are Neo-Nazis to her kind and kills a Slayer on live TV. All this from the same supposedly brainless vampire that both Buffy and Angel refused to kill multiple times.
- Heel Face Door Slam: She seemed to have gotten nicer during the days leading up to high school graduation. Then, she got turned into a vamp.
- Heel Face Mole: She joins, betrays, and rejoins Angel's team, against his strong oppositons. And then she betrays him again. All those resisted urges to stake her, to no good end!
Gunn: (irritated) Don't we kill 'em anymore?
- I Fight for the Strongest Side: Inverted more than once. Harmony is in Angel's employ for less than a day before defecting to a vampire cult that she was supposed to be investigating. Three years later, she's back working for Angel again — but only after he's become Wolfram & Hart's CEO. Harmony betrays Angel at the earliest opportunity (again) by bedding Hamilton, who is incidentally higher on the totem pole than Angel is.
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Murdering "The Way We Were" onstage at Cartas.
- Karma Houdini: Especially in season 8. She outs the existence of vampires, becoming a worldwide celebrity and making vampires seem like good guys while the Slayer Organization was made out to be a Nazi-like group attempting to destroy the misunderstood demonkind. But because of Harmony's status, Buffy orders her army not to try and kill her, out of fear of making her a martyr, which essentially gives her a free pass to do whatever she wants.
- Lovable Traitor
- Lower Deck Episode: In "Harm's Way".
- Mandatory Line: Usually by highlighting her total stupidity.
- Meaningful Name: Subverted the second she starts singing; Lorne actually takes to calling her "my little cacophony" for a while, considering it more appropriate. Though Wesley does note her nickname "Harm" to be pretty fitting.
- Mistaken for Gay: She was actually trying to explain that she had become a vampire. Cordelia got confused.
- Not Helping Your Case: Harmony fails a blood screening in "Harm's Way", and dumps half the company in a maintenance closet as she tries to clear her name.
- Perky Female Minion
- Pink Means Feminine
- Promotion to Opening Titles: Though she rarely ventured outside of Garfunkel territory. This was indeed intentional, as well as lampshaded.
- Punny Name: Harmony. Wesley lampshades it when she uses a page ripped out of one of his antique books to wrap up her bubble gum.
- Replacement Flat Character: Word of God states that Harmony is intended as "Cordelia without the life lessons."
- Sexy Secretary: In Season 5.
- Staircase Tumble: How Marcie tried to kill her in "Out of Mind, Out of Sight".
- Super Loser: Super-powered vampire whose skull probably contains nothing but dust bunnies.
- Took a Level in Badass: In "Harm's Way" in which she stops a war between two demon races and finds and stakes the vampire who set her up for murder.
- Unholy Matrimony: With Hamilton.
- Unknown Rival: Started thinking she was this in season 5.
- Villain with Good Publicity: She killed a Slayer live on television, and still got to go on Anderson Cooper and Larry King to talk about how evil Slayers were.
- Woman Scorned: In "Pangs" (scares Spike off with a stake) and "Crush" (actually tries to kill him).
- You, Get Me Coffee: Or in this case, blood served in a mug which says "#1 Boss".
"The secret ingredient is otter!"
Collin, The Anointed One (Andrew J. Ferchland)
Child turned into a vampire in season 1. Originally planned as the Big Bad
for Season 2, but the actor's growth made it implausible for him to be ageless, and was killed off by Spike. And There Was Much Rejoicing
"We're going to destroy the world. Want to come?"
Creepy cockney vampire who sired Spike in 1880. Formerly a chaste Catholic girl, cursed with "the sight" — visions of the future. Spotted by Angelus during his heyday, he took a liking to her and set about tormenting her and killing her entire family. Then, on the day she was to become a nun, he slaughtered the convent and turned her into a vampire. Certifiably insane, Drusilla has an almost child-like demeanor, hiding how extremely dangerous she is.
- Adorkable: When happy or excited, which usually occurs when commiting murder or torture.
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil: And very, very unhinged.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Spike, then Angelus, and then Darla.
- Bi the Way: Is very strongly implied to have had a lesbian relationship with Darla. Also shows some Foe Yay towards both Kendra (the final dance between them was described "almost sexualized" and "a G-rated lesbian interlude") and Lilah Morgan.
- Blessed with Suck: Precognition sounds pretty cool, except it was what convinced Angelus that he wanted to torture and break her. It also results in stomach pains, fainting and knowing unpleasant things about the future that she can't change. It was actually a vision that Spike would fall in love with a Slayer which led her to become disenchanted with and leave him.
- Break the Cutie: Angelus's "finest work". This trope is pretty much taken up to 11.
- Bored With Insanity: She's briefly cured of her lunacy in two separate occasions and even tries to do some good for people during the latter incident. However, due to Status Quo Is God, it doesn't last.
- Chronic Pet Killer: Frequently ends up fawning over dead pets in cages. As Drusilla doesn't need to eat, she has trouble wrapping her mind around the concept of pet food.
Spike: The bird's dead, Dru. You left it in a cage, and you didn't feed it, and now it's all dead, just like the other ones.
- Cloudcuckoolander: That's putting it very lightly.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Is both on the giving and the receiving end of this.
- Compelling Voice
- Create Your Own Villain: Angel visited upon her every mental torment he could devise, ending up with... well, a pretty deranged supervillainess, all told.
- Creepy Doll: Has a plethora of these. Her favorite doll is called Miss Edith. ("Miss Edith speaks out of turn. She's a bad example, and will have no cakes today.")
- Crouching Lunatic, Hidden Badass: She's usually very flighty and doesn't seem overly competent... but when she does something evil, she goes all out.
- Custom Uniform: Dru's (rarely seen) game face is more snake-like than other vampires in the Buffyverse.
- Cute and Psycho: And how.
- Daddy's Girl: Adores her sire Angelus, yet paradoxically blames all the bad things he did to her on the "Angel-beast".
- Daddy's Little Villain: Almost as evil as her beloved 'Daddy' the two seem to have a lot in common, killing and making plans together, and in "Crush", Dru even shows Angelus' affinity for torture, while Spike prefers quick kills. Angelus even tells her "no one knows me like you do." Her betryal of Spike for Angelus the moment he returns probably seals the deal. Of course, Dru and Angelus have been sleeping together since before Spike was born, but that's how vampire families seem to work.
- Dark Chick
- Dark Is Evil
- Dark Mistress
- Depending on the Writer: There are several episodes which imply she isn't quite as insane as she's perceived, that at least some of her craziness is faked, and that she's actually much more lucid and cunning (in her own way intelligent) than she may appear. Most simply portray her as a unintelligible loon who can't see what's in front of her. It also varies whether she genuinely loves and cares about Spike, or if she simply sees him as a favoured toy to manipulate and use. While the second half of season 2, "Lie to Me" and "Lover's Walk" seem to support the latter theory, other episodes like "Crush", "School Hard", "Fool For Love" and pretty much all the comics write Drusilla as a heartbroken ex-lover who really does love Spike, albeit in her own, strange way.
- Depraved Bisexual
- Dominatrix: Depending on the Writer, Drusilla can either be this or a submissive.
- Driven to Madness: By Angelus.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Eternal Love: Or at least 120 years worth before it all falls apart with Spike.
- Fake Cutie
- Fate Worse than Death: The only reason Angelus didn't kill her after turning her insane was because "death would be mercy."
- Femme Fatalons: Kills Kendra with them.
- Fortune Teller: Shows a talent for reading Tarot in one episode.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic (In Angelus' old vampire gang.)
- Horny Devils
- The Hyena
- Ill Girl: When she first appears, though she gets better.
- Ironic Echo: Repeats Spike's "I'll see that you get strong again" line when she gets her strength back, and effortlessly carries him to safety.
- Ironic Nursery Tune: Her theme music.
- Mad Oracle
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Villainous example.
- Mind Rape: Invoked by Angelus, who wanted to drive her insane by putting her through every torture he could devise. He succeeded.
- Non-Action Guy: She rarely fights, preferring to use her powers of hypnosis and her tactical planning. Not that that makes her any less terrifying.
- No-One Could Have Survived That: Supposedly killed by an angry mob in Prague. Buffy notes they don't make angry mobs like they used to.
- The Ophelia
- Psychopathic Manchild: She loves flowers, puppies, and squeals with childish delight at seeing people killed in horrible ways.
- Soap Opera Disease: In the comics, it was retroactively explained that Drusilla was tortured by an "Inquisitor" while in Prague, including the use of a magic torture chair, leaving her in a frail condition. Spike initially hopes the Hellmouth will restore her, but later learns that the blood of her sire (Angel) can cure her affliction.
- Talkative Loon
- Too Kinky to Torture: Implied by Spike's declared intention to "tie her up and torture her until she likes me again!" Well, okay.
- The Unfought: Unless you count her really brief skirmish with Kendra.
- Trauma Conga Line: Though a lot of it takes place off-screen/before the show takes place.
- Unholy Matrimony: With Spike.
- Vocal Dissonance: She dresses like a Goth singer, acts like a serial killer and talks with an extremely soft voice.
- The Vamp
- Waif Prophet
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: During her brief bout of sanity circa season 9, she uses a demon to remove mental trauma from anyone who asks; the downside is that they go insane as a result.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: In the TV show. Finally appears in the Angel and Faith comics.
- Woman in White: Her adornments while still bedridden.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds
- Would Hurt a Child: "What will your mummy sing when they find your body?"
- Your Cheating Heart: Cheats on Spike five times all in all, once with a chaos demon, another time with a fungus demon, once with Darla and the immortal and twice with Angel.
Kakistos (Jeremy Roberts)
- Beard of Evil: His goatee.
- The Brute: He comes more from the "Hulk Smash" school of approach.
- Cut His Heart Outwitha Spoon: "I'm going to rip her spine from her body, and I'm going to eat her heart, and suck the marrow from her bones."
- The Dreaded: Faith is nine kinds of panicked when she sees Kakistos again, with Buffy even mentioning in Chaos Bleeds that he was the one thing Faith was ever truly terrified of. Furthermore, his reputation is such that Giles immediately recognizes his name when Buffy, being Buffy, misidentifies him as "Kissing Toast".
- Evil Makes You Monstrous: Like the Master before him, he has grown past the curse of human features. Unlike the Master, he has cloven hooves in place of hands and feet.
- Eye Scream: Faith blinded him in the right eye.
- Famous Last Words: "Looks like you need a bigger stake, Slayer!"
- Fate Worse than Death: One mention of Faith's Watcher stops her in her tracks. Buffy asks if Kakistos killed her. Faith just stares and says, "They don't have a word for what he did to her". According to the novel Go Ask Malice, he literally ripped Faith's Watcher in half while making her watch.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: In return for killing her Watcher, Faith left Kakistos something to remember her by.
- Hopeless With Tech: He preferred lighting his lairs with candles rather than electric lights and had little interest in modern comforts that would easily enable him to establish a power base. This is the main reason Mr. Trick pulled a Screw This, I'm Outta Here! when Buffy and Faith attacked.
- Large and in Charge
- Monster of the Week
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: According to Giles, Kakistos translates to "Worst of the Worst".
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Kakistos gets his hands on Faith, but instead of killing her, he just starts pummeling her.
- The Older Immortal
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: He chases Faith all the way to Sunnydale with the intent to kill her out of revenge for his eye.
- Sinister Silhouettes: Kakistos in his limosine.
- Stronger with Age: Kakistos is so old that the normal way to dispatch a vampire, a wooden stake to the heart, won't cut it with him. Faith actually has to impale him with a two-by-four to finish him off.
- World War I: According to the Angel comic Blood and Trenches, both Angel and Kakistos were involved in World War I, with Kakistos siding with Kaiser Wilhelm II and Angel forming an Enemy Mine with Geoffrey Wyndam-Pryce, a Watcher in the British Army, to take him down.
Mr. Trick (K. Todd Freeman)
"Sunnydale. Town's got quaint, and the people! He called me "sir", don't you just miss that? I mean, admittedly, it's not a haven for the brothers. You know, strictly the Caucasian persuasion here in the 'Dale. But you know, you just gotta stand up and salute that death rate. I ran a statistical analysis and, hello darkness! Makes D.C. look like Mayberry.
Tech-savvy vampire from early Season 3. Aided the Mayor before being killed and replaced by Faith.
Vampire Willow (Alyson Hannigan)
If you're good boys and girls, we'll make you young and strong forever. And if not..." (kills a girl) "Questions? Comments?
Willow's doppelgänger from an alternate universe in which Buffy never moved to Sunnydale. With no one around to prevent the Master's return, the town was taken over by vampires, with Willow and Xander serving proudly as the Master's top lieutenants. Vampire Willow is staked by Oz, who shoves her into a broken wooden board. She is momentarily saved from death by a botched magic spell (courtesy of her non-vampire counterpart) which deposits her in the 'real' world. Disappointed by the mundane Sunnydale, Vampire Willow decides to recreate her own world by taking over the town.
Vampire Xander (Nicholas Brendon)
Someone has to talk to her people. That name is striking fear in nobody's hearts.
Xander's doppelgänger from an alternate universe in which Buffy never moved to Sunnydale. With no one around to prevent the Master's return, the town was taken over by vampires, with Xander and Willow serving proudly as the Master's top lieutenants. Vampire Xander is killed by Wishverse Buffy.
What can you tell me about Dracula?
Dracula? [scoffs] Poncey bugger owes me £11, for one thing.
— Riley and SpikeDracula
. Does more need to be said?
Actually, for this version, it does. He is evil (kind of), politically incorrect, and extremely powerful, having far more powers than a normal vampire. He is also best friends with Xander, and was taught how to ride a motorbike by him. Nobody really understands this relationship, and most are really confused by it. He's also not exactly well liked among his own kind as it was him who gave Bram Stoker the inspiration for the book bearing his name, which first put vampires in the public eye (even though still fictional). As Spike puts it, they consider him a "sell out".
- Affably Evil: To Xander at least.
- Badass: What did you expect, it's Dracula.
- Badass Grandpa: Part of his speech to Toru when the other vampires mock him by calling him "Old Man" is basically bitch-slapping him and stating that Europe ran red with the blood of his enemies long before he became a vampire, so, really, it's the "Old Man" that he should be afraid of.
- Berserk Button: Don't steal from him. Seriously. Don't.
- Cool Sword
- Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?
- Dual Age Modes
- Enemy Mine: "I loathe Buffy Summers, her whole army makes me want to retch, and I'd just as soon see them wiped off the map once and for all. However, nobody steals from Dracula."
- Game Face: He is the rare exception in that he doesn't have one.
- Man of Wealth and Taste
- Odd Friendship: With Xander.
- Pet the Dog: He has genuine fondness for Xander and considers Xander to be one of his dearest friends, to the point that he is enraged on Xander's behalf after Renee's death and tears vampire chumps to pieces like wet paper.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: He is portrayed as simply politically incorrect, without malice behind it, his attitudes being mainly a result of extraordinary age.
- Retired Monster
- Resurrective Immortality: One of the things that make Dracula especially dangerous is the fact that even after getting dusted (regardless of which method), he can simply reform from the dust practically on the spot. Moreover, if he doesn't reform he can still manipulate the dust into a mist and move that way. Simply put, he's the "most immortal" vampire in Buffyverse - well, second most if you count those wearing the Gem of Amara.
- Running Gag: The eleven pounds he owes Spike.
- Smoke Out
- Super Smoke
- Taken for Granite: In 1947 by Comte de Saint-Germain. He is freed by Spike inadvertently.
- Teleport Spam
- This Is Not My Life to Take: Dracula cripples the leader of the vampire army, who screams at Dracula to let him die with honor. Dracula tells the crippled vampire that he knows nothing of honor, and that he is not Dracula's to kill —- after which he hands his sword to Xander, whose girlfriend, Renee, the vampire leader had murdered. Xander delivers the coup de grâce.
- Villainous Widow's Peak
- Villain Teleportation
- Voluntary Shapeshifting
The leader of a large vampire gang based out of Tokyo, Toru tricks Dracula into giving his powers to Toru and all his men, steals the scythe from Buffy's fortress, and plans to use it to depower
all of the Slayers in the world. In the process, he kills Renee, Xander's Love Interest. He is defeated by Dracula, who lets Xander kill him in revenge
Toru's right-hand man, he is killed by Satsu right before he can bite Buffy.
A Japanese vampire witch and follower of Toru, Kumiko was trained by the same demon guide as Willow.
Demons and Monsters
D'Hoffryn (Andy Umberger)
Anya's old boss, and the one responsible for recruiting and training new vengeance demons.
Eyghon the Sleepwalker
A ancient demon who was worshipped by Giles and Ethan Rayne during their youth alongside several other magic users. He attempted to claim their souls in Sunnydale, but was defeated by Angel. He survived, and bid his time building an undead army in London which he added the bodies of Giles and Ethan to
Veruca (Paige Moss)
A werewolf singer with an interest in Oz.
Halfrek (Kali Rocha)
Anya's friend and fellow vengeance demon. Her specialty is answering wishes from children to punish bad parents and parental figures — which is bad when Dawn's issues reach boiling point.
- Affably Evil: Acts quite sweet, calls Willow "lemon drop", etc. Genuinely friendly to Anya, and is in fact her only real friend in demondom.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Related to the above, being a seemingly sweet-natured guidance counselor who is really a vengeance demon. Also, her insinuations against Xander to Anya.
- Daddy Issues: According to Anya.
- Evil Counterpart: Has no empathy for her victims. She is essentially Anya before becoming human.
- Failed Attempt at Drama: In "Older And Far Away", she tries to teleport away dramatically (twice) but her own spell keeps her in the house.
- Famous Last Words: "Anya...?"
- Friendly Rival: To Anya.
- Game Face
- Pet the Dog: She seemed to genuinely care about Dawn's problems and thought she was doing the right thing.
- Poisonous Friend
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Halfrek is more easygoing and worldly compared to the workaholic and awkward Anya.
- Rich Bitch: As Cecily.
- Technicolor Death
- Villain Teleportation
- You Look Familiar: Kali Rocha played Cecily, the woman who spurned Spike when he was William the human poet. The inspiration for the famous "My heart expands, 'tis grown a bulge in it, inspired by your beauty, effulgent." Halfrek and Spike recognize each other, then embarrassedly deny knowing each other. Word of God confirms that Halfrek = Cecily. Although, when speaking to Anya, Halfrek mentioned "...that thing during the Crimean War. We laugh about it now." The Crimean War happened before Spike was turned, so either Cecily was already a vengeance demon in disguise or there's time travel involved.
"All my faces are there to see. But you humans... you have too many. I would be rid of your kind. I welcome this war. I know all you weaknesses. And soon all my brethren will as well."
A draconic-looking Old One, Sephrilian is one of the Demon elite who walk the line between the human reality and the others. He is approached by Buffy and Willow, who seek information on Twilight. Has four unmoving faces: happy, sad, angry and fearful.
A werewolf and former student of Oz and Bayarmaa who learned to control his transformation, but strayed off the path. Now heads a group of werewolves that share his way of thinking: the wolf is the best part of them, they should revel in it, and anyone thinking differently is to be eliminated.
A group of demons that all resemble vampire cat dolls. The can possess people by crawling down their throats, and can join together to create a giant Vampy Cat.
Pearl and Nash
Half-demon/half-human twins raised by their human mother to usher in the next stage of human evolution. They work for Twilight to achieve this goal, until it is revealed that Angel is Twilight and is tricking them
. After that they want revenge.
An old friend of Giles', and a chaos-worshipping sorcerer.
Professor Maggie Walsh (Lindsay Crouse)
Almost time to wake up, Adam. And take your first look at the world.
Head of The Initiative and Buffy's psych professor.
Forrest Gates (Leonard Roberts)
We take care of our own.
Riley's best friend and second-in-command in the Initiative, who gets very jealous of Buffy's influence. Killed and re-animated by Adam near the end of the season.
Amy Madison (Elizabeth Anne Allen)
Fellow student at Sunnydale High, and a witch. Introduced in season 1 when her mother switched bodies with her to relive her glory days as a cheerleader. Thanks to Buffy's help, the spell was reversed and her mother got a spell rebounded on her that trapped her in a cheerleading trophy
. Continued her school life since then with occasional run-ins with the Scoobies. Turned herself into a rat in season 3, and was turned back by Willow in season 6. Notable for appearing in one episode per season of the first four seasons. Has an expanded role in the comics.
- And I Must Scream: Being stuck as a rat for several years. Despite how much that sucked, she kept the cage.
- Animorphism: Can turn people into rats. Including herself, which probably isn't the best idea as it takes years before anyone turns her back. In season 8, she has gotten a lot better at controling her magic, and can become a cat, as well as cast spells while in animal form.
- Big "NO!": Combined with a rather twisted Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other, Amy lets out a big no when the Seed of Wonder is destroyed and she loses her powers, causing Warren to fall apart in front of her eyes, since he had only been held together by her magic.
- Black Mage
- Co-Dragons: To Twilight with Warren and The General in season 8.
- De-power: With the destruction of the Seed of Wonder.
- Dr. Feelgood: The root of Willow's 'relapse' into her magic habit.
- Evil Counterpart: Mainly to Willow, but also to Tara: Tara advised Willow to slow down on the magic while Amy encouraged her addiction.
- Evil Former Friend
- Evil Sorceress
- Face-Heel Turn
- Flight: In season 8.
- Grand Theft Me: Her introduction.
- Hot Witch
- I'm a Humanitarian: How she and Warren survived under the Sunnydale sinkhole.
- In the Blood: Implied to be the source of her raw magical power.
- Karma Houdini
- Magitek: Provided by the Twilight group to try and give Amy an advantage against Willow.
- Mommy Issues
- My Beloved Smother: Has one.
- Necromancer: She creates an army of zombies to attack the Slayer Organization.
- Not So Different: When a spell went off showing an individual's worst fears, hers was shown to be her mother.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: During the Battle in Sunnydale during the Twilight crisis, she and Warren escape Spike's airship and run away. She considers going back to help and see if they can fake a Heel-Face Turn, but Warren shoots down the idea since he knew Willow would never allow them to join.
Back before I met you, there was this choir girl in Knoxville I used to give singing lessons to. She even screamed on-key.
Former priest and physical vessel for The First Evil.
Ampata, ie, "Inca Mummy Girl"
Season 2 villain. Her people sacrificed her to their heathen god but came back after one of Buffy's classmates broke the seal that kept her dead.
The original leader of the U.S. military forces alligned with Twilight.
A Irish warlock and a master of The Dark Arts
who joined Twilight's cause in an attempt to survive the end of magic, recruiting Genevieve Savidge to kill all the other Slayers.
The second leader of the US military forces working with Twilight against the Slayer Organization.
- Anti-Villain: In between Type III and Type IV.
- Boom, Headshot: Via Simone.
- Co-Dragons: To Twilight with Amy and Warren in season 8.
- Enemy Mine: Very reluctantly works with the Slayers to fight the invading demon armies.
- Irony: He ruined his career by going after and destroying the Slayer Organization, believing them to be a threat to world peace, but was killed by Simone Doffler, a rogue Slayer that he didn't go after who really is a threat to the world.
- Knight Templar
- No Name Given
- The Other Darrin: He's this to General Voll, whose fate is never addressed.
- Pet the Dog: Allowing Dawn to get medical treatment during the battle against the demons in the Sunnydale sinkhole.
- Trademark Favorite Food: "The General. Name classified. Like others, works for Twilight. Also craves cheese."
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Thinks that the Slayer Organization really is a threat to world peace.
"Buffy has forced our kind to be the serfs of this world, when we should have been lording over the masses."
A rich British Slayer and daughter of a powerful noble, she is recruited by Roden to kill Buffy and take over the Slayer Organization, in order to impose their rule on the world. She is befriended by an undercover Faith
, who foils her attempt to kill Buffy and is then accidentally killed by Faith as she attempts to redeem her