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- Always Chaotic Evil: As they have no human souls, vampires are evil and treacherous by nature. In theory, at least - the example of Spike, for instance, throws some doubt on that. While no saint, he seemed to be relatively benevolent by vampire standards until the unfortunate incident with his mother, and Angelus becoming his Sensei for Scoundrels. His behavior also improved (slowly) while chipped, to the point that he sought out a way to get his soul back.
- Burn the Undead: One of the ways to kill vampires is setting them on fire and burning them to dust.
- Decapitation Required: Beheading is one of the few ways to kill a vampire.
- Demon of Human Origin: A fact that makes vampires looked down by pure-blood demons for being half-breeds created from inferior mortals.
- Eating Optional: Vampires only need blood to survive, but several enjoy eating human foods; Spike in particular enjoys such things as drinking alcohol, and well as eating Weetabix (which he mixed into blood for texture), chocolate, spices and burba weed (which he mixed into blood for flavor), Buffalo wings, crackers and peanut butter, and fried onion blossoms. Angel also drinks coffee quite a bit.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Interestingly enough, despite their apparent Always Chaotic Evil nature, several vampires throughout the verse have shown care for members of their own kind with some of the notable examples being Spike, Drusilla, The Master, etc.
- Evil Feels Good: Many vampires feel as such. For example, the newly turned Holden Webster is quite at peace with his condition when Buffy talks to him:Holden: Feels great. Strong. Like I'm connected to a powerful all-consuming evil that's gonna suck the world into a fiery oblivion.
- Evil Makes You Monstrous: As a vampire ages and the demon within grows stronger, they lose their ability to appear human and are permanently stuck in Game Face; the Master, the oldest vampire on record, Looks Like Orlok, while Kakistos, an equally aged vampire, has cloven hooves for hands and feet.
- Game Face: Vampires have a human face and a demonic face. The demonic face has vaguely bat-like bumps along their foreheads, yellow eyes, and of course, fangs. Angel mentions at one point that vampires are stronger when in their Game Face, but their bloodlust also increases. Older vampires, such as The Master and Kakistos, seem to be Shapeshifter Mode Locked into their game faces.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Vampires are described as half-human, being demons who inhabit and reanimate human corpses.
- Heart in the Wrong Place: The location of a vampire's heart seems to be connected to whether they have Plot Armor or not. Angel and Spike have taken arrows or stakes to the chest that conveniently miss their hearts, while minor vampires aren't so lucky and get dusted if hit anywhere on the torso including, in one particularly egregous case, in the stomach.
- Holy Burns Evil: Vampires are burned by crosses, holy water, Bibles and other Christian holy objects, which also fill them with irrational fear.
- Horror Hunger: While vampires can't starve to death, they need blood to stay healthy, and going too long without feeding is debilitating. After being chipped, Spike, unable to feed, starts getting sick and is desperate enough for blood that he turns to the Scooby Gang for help, and when Connor traps Angel at the bottom of the ocean, Angel ends up going mad with hunger and is suffering from Bad Dreams and hallucinations by the time Wesley finally fishes him out. In the present day, Angel's mostly overcome the issue of Warm Bloodbags Are Everywhere by drinking animal blood, but flashbacks to his early attempts at living around people show it wasn't always so easy for him to resist humans, and if he's severely weakened or starved, he's liable to grab and start drinking from someone before he even realizes what he's doing.Spike: You know what happens to vampires who don't get to feed? Living skeletons, mate. Like famine pictures from those dusty countries, only not half as funny.
- Immortal Procreation Clause: Being undead and immortal, vampires are incapable of sexual reproduction. However, Angel and Darla were able to conceive Connor, but even then, Darla couldn't bring him to term the normal way and was forced to stake herself to ensure his birth.
- Immortals Fear Death: Adam speculates as such to a group of vampires. He theorizes that contrary to mortal humans, vampires fear death and things that can kill them, like the Slayer, precisely because they are immortal.Adam: You fear death. Being immortal, you fear it more than those to whom it comes naturally.
- Immune to Bullets: While they do cause a lot of pain, conventional bullets can't kill vampires; Angel and Spike have used themselves as Human Shields to protect others from gunfire more than once. That being said, the classic headshot will work.
- Kiss of the Vampire: The series flip-flops between this and Vampire Bites Suck. When bitten by Angel in "Graduation Day, Part 2," Buffy experiences such a euphoric rush that she shudders and her leg kicks out violently, sending a bench and urn crashing to the floor. In the comics, Angel admits that vampire bites stimulate the brain's pleasure centers, and uses this fact to his advantage to calm down a rampaging Dark Willow.
- Lack of Empathy: Due to their lack of human souls, vampires have no conscience and are thus incapable of feeling remorse. Again, pre-soul Spike indicates that this is not invariably true - though it is also generally acknowledged that Spike is a very unusual vampire and always has been. However, it's a pretty good rule of thumb.
- Missing Reflection: Standard fair for vampires; they have no reflection in mirrors. However, they can be filmed and photographed, as cameras function similarly to human eyes.
- Monster from Beyond the Veil: The demon that takes up in the human body has all their host's memories and is usually a twisted variation on their personality.
- Mooks: A lot of vampires work as minions for demons or even some especially powerful humans.
- More Than Mind Control: Upon being turned, a vampire's personality often draws upon their former self's darker impulses and things they wouldn't normally say or do. When confronted over being Spike's Sensei for Scoundrels in "Destiny," Angel retorts he didn't make Spike a monster; he just opened the door and let the "real him" out. Also, upon being sired, Spike's mother's taunts about his attachment to her were in fact something she feared as a human, but wasn't cruel enough to actually say to him beforehand.
- Must Be Invited: Vampires need to be expressly invited into a human's residence to be able to enter; the residences of non-humans and public places like stores and nightclubs are not protected as such.
- The Needless: As they're undead, vampires don't actually need to breathe. Angel survived being sealed in a coffin and trapped at the bottom of the ocean for the three month Time Skip between Seasons 3 and 4 as a result, and later was able to go to a demon dimension with an atmosphere toxic to humans to no ill effect.
- No Body Left Behind: When a vampire dies, their bodies turn to dust.
- Our Vampires Are Different: In the Buffyverse, vampires are demon spirits who inhabit and reanimate human corpses, apparently taking on the memories of their victims to become them in a sense. However this gets blurred as the series goes on and it's more indicated that the demon spirit more corrupt those that were turned then outright taking their bodies.
- Psychic Block Defense: A vampire's mind is like their reflection in a mirror; the thoughts are there, but cannot be read.
- Shapeshifter Mode Lock: When a vampire gets old enough, they lose the ability to assume their human face.
- The Sociopath: As a whole, vampires are this due to their lack of a soul. They have a complete Lack of Empathy, are Always Chaotic Evil, and are specifically described as lacking a conscience and being incapable of remorse.
- The Soulless: Explicitly so.
- Strong as They Need to Be: A vampire's strength varies depending on how much of a threat the plot needs them to be, ranging from being able to deform solid steel with their bare hands to being unable to budge wooden doors. Furthermore, they jump from being superhuman on a level no normal human could hope to match to being weak enough that Badass Normals like Xander and Gunn can take them easily. However, it is also worth noting that as Stronger with Age demonstrates, vampires get more powerful as they get older and, though it isn't strict canon, vampires tend to be stronger if their sire was powerful to begin with. Additionally, fledglings tend to be stupid, as well as relatively weak, making them easier to beat.
- Stronger with Age: The older a vamp is, the stronger he gets; in Spike's debut episode, Giles initially dismissed him as a major threat when he discovered that Spike was "barely 200," but changed his mind upon discovering that Spike had killed two past Slayers.
- They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: Vampires can easily pass for human, and there's virtually no way to tell them apart from humans until they assume their Game Face. This diminishes as a vamp gets older, where their ability to assume human form is lost.
- Vampires Hate Garlic: Implied; we see cloves of garlic used in preparation against vampires, but the actual effects are never shown.
- Villain Decay: Vampires were the main threat to Buffy and the Scooby Gang throughout the first two seasons, with the Master and Angelus being the Big Bads of their respective seasons. Come Buffy Season 3 and onwards, they're reduced to largely serving as mooks for demons and even some humans, with aged vampires like Kakistos being reduced to monsters of the week.
- Villain with Good Publicity: From Season 8 onward, with the supernatural going public, vampires become a subject of a fad that capitalized on the fact that many humans experienced a thrill when bitten by vampires; it's to the extent that in early Season 9, Buffy gets arrested by the San Francisco Police Department for dusting one. As Seasons 9 and 10 go on, public opinion against vampires begins to shift, eventually leading to the cops starting a supernatural crimes unit.
- Weakened by the Light: Played with. Direct sunlight will almost instantly immolate vampires, but they are portrayed as perfectly fine operating during the day as long as they remain in the shade. They can even move around in sunlight while covering themselves up with a jacket or hoodie - though if that cover gets pulled off, they'll fry immediately.
The Order of Aurelius
- Continuity Drift: In "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date" it is implied the Order of Aurelius are a separate group from the Master's own clan that have come to Sunnydale to sire the Anointed One. Years later a flashback in "Darla", the Master calls his group "the Order of Aurelius".
- Cult: They're basically the cult of the Old Ones.
- Religion of Evil: A cult of vampires that worships the original demons, the Old Ones, and plans to bring them back into this world.
- The Remnant: After the Master's death and their failed attempt to resurrect him, only the Anointed One and a few others are left by the time of "School Hard," and they decide that whoever kills Buffy will take the Master's place. When their plot is ruined due to Spike's Leeroy Jenkins tendencies, he decides to simply kill the Anointed One and takes control of what's left of the order, dissolving it completely.Spike: From now on, we're gonna have a little less ritual and a little more fun around here!
- The End of the World as We Know It: Their ultimate goal is to bring forth the apocalypse.
- Underground Lair: They make their dwellings below ground because they reject living "among the human pestilence".
- You Have Failed Me: They enforce harsh penances on those who fail or displease the Master: Colin (not the Anointed One but another vamp with the same name) had an eye gouged out for letting the Slayer escape their lair. Claw, once lost a hand for displeasing the Master. The Three willingly lay down their lives at the Master's will when they failed to kill Buffy, and Spike was expected to accept execution for ruining the Night of St. Vigeous.
Collin, The Anointed One
A vampire member of the Order of Aurelius and a key servant of the Master. Even though he was a child, it was foretold he would lead Buffy Summers to hell.
- The Adjective One: The Anointed One.
- Anti-Climax: There was a great deal of build-up over the enigmatic Anointed One, his mysterious powers and his role in Buffy's battle with the Master. In the end, it basically boiled down to Collin escorting her to him. He's subsequently killed off early on in Season 2 - though, in fairness, he was intended to be the Big Bad, Ferchland just had the temerity to grow.
- Bastard Understudy: To the Master, who acts as a mentor of sorts.
- Big Bad Wannabe: After the Master's death, he assumed leadership of the Order of Aurelius but didn't hold onto it for long. Aside from a failed attempt to resurrect the Master (which was spearheaded more by Absalom than Collin) he did very little before being dispatched by Spike.
- Big "NO!": His last words.
- Creepy Child: Due to being a vampire child.
- Disc-One Final Boss: In Season 2, when he appears to be the new Big Bad... before Spike turns up.
- Dragon Ascendant: He took over the Order of Aurelius following the Master's death. Until Spike kills him, of course.
- Embarrassing Nickname: "The Annoying One," courtesy of Spike.
- Enfante Terrible: He was turned into a vampire while still a child himself.
- Game Face: One of the few recurring vampires to never show his, leaving it ambiguous as to whether or not it would've been Nightmare Retardant or just silly.
- Informed Ability: He apparently possesses immense power, which we never really see demonstrated.
- Kill It with Fire: How Spike disposes of him.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: He was originally meant to be Season 2's Big Bad, but Joss Whedon had him killed off early in the season because his actor had gone through a growth spurt and was no longer believable as a perpetual child.
- The Remnant: What's left of the Order of Aurelius. Spike dissolved the ancient order when he took over.
- Scream Discretion Shot: His death, which isn't seen but heard.
- Undead Child: He is one.
- The Unfought: Buffy never meets him in combat. The closest he gets to a fight is with Spike, who just lifts him into a cage and hoists him into direct sunlight.
- You Have Failed Me: He attempted this on Spike. Things went poorly.
A vampire, a member of the Order of Aurelius and the leading acolyte of The Master during the Harvest in 1997.
- Badass Baritone: Due to being played by Brian Thompson.
- Deadpan Snarker: Frequently, with emphasis on the deadpan.
- The Dragon: To the Master, initially.
- The Dreaded: His fellow Order members such as Darla were very scared of him and the Master respected his strength.
- Drunk on the Dark Side: After he becomes the Master's vessel and starts feeding, he becomes a great deal more hammy.
- Evil Is Hammy: Once the Harvest begins, he starts to get more vocal with the speeches.
- The Fundamentalist: A fervent believer in the Master's cause.
- Large and in Charge: Luke towers over most characters, even the Master. It isn't hard to buy him as the outside leader of the Order.
- Mark of the Beast: The Master places a unique scar on his forehead that marks him as the Master's vessel.
- Not So Stoic: Luke doesn't show much in the way of emotion, but when the Harvest begins he shifts into Evil Is Hammy mode.
- Starter Villain: He's the first genuinely threatening vampiric nemesis that Buffy faces, serving as a mini-boss for the opening two episodes.
- You May Panic Now: As the Harvest begins in the Bronze."Ladies and gentlemen, there is no cause for alarm. Actually, there is cause for alarm. It just won't do any good."
A trio of powerful vampire warriors and members of the Order of Aurelius. They were summoned by The Master to hunt down the Slayer.
- Elite Mooks: For the Master; they're considered his deadliest weapons.
- Hero Killer: They almost take Buffy out when they first appear; it's only thanks to Angel's Big Damn Heroes moment that she escapes.
- Honor Before Reason: When they fail, they allow themselves to be killed in penance.
- Professional Killer: The Master's personal assassins.
- You Have Failed Me: When they offer their lives to the Master in penance for having failed, he lets Darla kill them despite admitting to not gaining much joy from the act. Of course, he notes that sometimes a little is enough.
A vampire and a member of the Order of Aurelius.
- The Dragon: To the Anointed One
- Drop the Hammer: His weapon
- Evil Is Hammy: Sounds a lot like a minister
- The Fundamentalist: He's a particularly dedicated devotee to the Order of Aurelius.
- Kill It with Fire: How Buffy dispatches him.
- Man on Fire: He's killed this way.
- Mouth of Sauron: Due to his compelling manner of speech, he commands the actions of the Order on behalf to the Anointed.
- Scary Black Man: A large, bald afroamerican vampire.
A member 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 Cordelia and the rest of the Angel Investigations 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.
- Adaptational Intelligence: The version of Harmony seen in the post series-comics is so much cleverer than her TV-self that she might as well be an entirely new character with a few shared traits. While exposing vampires to the world was an accident, the comics continued to show her having the savvy to turn public opinion very pro-vampire and effectively become a leader of the undead community. By Season 10, she is able to expertly analyse Spike and Buffy and wittily comment on the potential cracks in their relationship. Her dramatic increase in IQ is never explained or even really commented on.
- Adorkable: Harmony's ill-conceived attempts at being a dangerous villain are laughably poor and very endearing. Until she Took a Level in Badass in the comics.
- Affably Evil: Even though she's a blood sucking fiend with a penchant for betrayal, she's really nice, even to her prey.
- All Girls Like Ponies: As a vampire, 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: Given a much larger role in Season 5 of Angel and is eventually promoted to the main credits in the final quarter of the season. Also, 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.
- Brainless Beauty: Harmony's pretty but painfully airheaded.
- 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."
- Asked if she could turn Antonio Banderas into a vampire. Spike vetoed the idea.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: She's pretty terrible at it, though, and most everyone sees it coming. Angel lampshades it in the final episode.Angel: Loyalty isn't high on your list.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Harm's Way" and "Harmonic Divergence".
- Cute, but Cacophonic: Let's just say she really doesn't live up to her name, even if she's usually as cute as can be... However, when she belts songs out, it's downright painful to listen to even if you're baseline human. If you're Lorne, her voice is practically a weapon.
- Dumb Blonde: Harmony's about as sharp as a bag of marshmallows, and she has a lovely head of blonde hair.Spike: Keep it simple, Harm. It suits you.
- Faux Affably Evil: In the comics she greets Spike and Buffy as old friends before proceeding to work with Vicki to break them up, giving Spike one hell of a "Reason You Suck" Speech about his tendencies in relationships under a guise of friendliness.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: "I am a villain, Spike." (starts to cough uncontrollably)
- Harmless Villain: She is much too brainless to present a threat. Buffy laughed at the idea of her having minions, and sure enough they quickly turn on her. Buffy sums her up best in "Real Me."Buffy: 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.
- HeelFace Door-Slam: She seemed to have gotten nicer during the days leading up to high school graduation. Then, she got turned into a vamp.
- Seemed to be getting better in LA, particularly after getting hired on to Wolfram & Hart and Spike returned. Then, she betrayed Angel. Also the above Not-So-Harmless Villain moment.
- HeelFace Mole: She joins, betrays and rejoins Angel's team, against his strong oppositions. 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?
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Murdering "The Way We Were" onstage at Caritas.
- 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.
- Ignored Epiphany: Fondly remembers high school, and desperately wishes to be accepted by friends that way again. Unfortunately, Harmony self-sabotages every friendship she has due to being Stupid Evil.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: She really does try her best to be Spike's perfect girlfriend or Angel's efficient secretary, but neither appreciates her efforts - though Angel does take the trouble to write a letter of recommendation for her, on the grounds that she really was a good secretary.
- Karma Houdini: She's never dusted despite the trouble she causes, 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: She's so lovable Angel writes her a recommendation even though he knew she was betraying him to Hamilton.
- 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.
- Never My Fault: In "Harm's Way", she almost manages to convince herself that Fred is at fault for Harmony sleeping with and accidentally murdering a man (Fred had convinced her to talk to the man in question, and Harmony didn't actually kill him), and in the finale, blames Angel's lack of faith in her for her betraying him to Marcus Hamilton. She also briefly blames her lack of a soul on this as well.
- 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.
- 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.
- By Season 10, she's established a power base in Vegas and is treated as a leading member of the traditional sect of vampires and masterminds a plan with Vicki to try and break up Spike and Buffy that plants some serious self-doubt in Spike's head. The alleged airhead gave the former Big Bad a Breaking Speech and it worked.
- Even during her early appearances, she had her moments. In "Real Me," in the midst of taunting her, Dawn mistakenly invites her into her house, and we are reminded that while Harmony may be incompetent, she is still a vampire. While Buffy initially laughs her head off at the thought of Harmony having minions, the minute she finds out Dawn invited her in, she stops laughing and starts stock-piling stakes.Riley: That's a lot of weapons for somebody you weren't sweating twenty minutes ago.
Buffy: Well, that was before Dawn gave Harmony a backstage pass to kill us all in our sleep.
- Pink Means Feminine: Usually wears pink after turning into a vampire
- 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.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives Spike a pretty good one in season 10, noting how he's so obviously put Buffy on a pedestal and everything else about how he tends to fuck up his own relationships.
- Replacement Flat Character: Word of God states that Harmony is intended as "Cordelia without the life lessons."
- Scarpia Ultimatum: Spike gives her one in Season 4, but she's only too happy to comply.
- Shaking the Rump: We get a good look in the Angel episode "Harm's Way". Lampshaded when she breaks up with Spike in BTVS "Crush" — she decides to back away so he won't get anything pleasant from the experience.
- Staircase Tumble: How Marcie tried to kill her in "Out of Mind, Out of Sight."
- Stupid Evil: Tries to convince people she's not evil, even as she's betraying them to their faces. Downplayed in the comics, while she's a ditz she's perfectly capable of using her social skills and charm to whip up a plan.
- 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.
- In the comics. She exposes The Masquerade to the world, gets Slayers blacklisted as xenophobes in doing so, and by the time of Season 10 is a major representative, if not leader, of old-school vampires with a base in Vegas.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Possibly the only person to have her personality improved by becoming an undead creature of the night.
- Tragic Villain: Harmony spent most of high school as the Alpha Bitch but she was actually getting nicer in the days leading to graduation. But on that day she was made a vampire and the nice person she really was vanished forever. However, she's still nicer than most vampires, see Affably Evil above.
- Unholy Matrimony: Tried to have one with Spike in Seasons 4 and 5 but he's too hung up over Buffy.
- Unknown Rival: Started thinking she was this to Buffy in Season 5, but the Slayer
- 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. Cooper, to be fair, wasn't overly convinced.
- 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!
Tech-savvy vampire from early Season 3. Aided the Mayor before being killed and replaced by Faith.
- Affably Evil: Mr. Trick is stylish, sharp and just an all-round good time. He actually seems to like the Slayers, appreciating that they have 'character'.
- "Awesome McCool" Name: Presumably not his original moniker, though.
- Bad Boss: He loudly scolds one of his factory workers for sampling their product, and kills him. The worker in question didn't do anything wrong; he was just used as an example to ensure nobody else would take a sample.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He's one of the best dressed villains in the show
- The Dragon: Initially to Kakistos, but Trick abandons him to die. He goes solo briefly, but is quickly recruited by the Mayor as his main henchman.
- Eviler Than Thou: Comes to regard Kakistos as an old-fashioned fool, abandoning him to be killed by Faith and Buffy ("These vengeance crusades are out of style, it's the modern vampire who sees the big picture.")
- Famous Last Words: "Oh, this is no good. This is no good at all..."
- Fan Boy: Of Marmaduke. "Nobody can tell Marmaduke what to do. That's my kinda dog."
- Pop-Cultured Badass: References comics, and generally seems up with the times.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Trick's entire thing is being practical-minded. He makes use of modern technology, doesn't get tangled up in pointless vendettas and makes sensible decisions, such as when he paid Ethan Rayne and sent him on his way rather than burn any bridges, pointing out to the Mayor, "Man did his job."
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When he sees that Kakistos is on his way out and a lost cause, he leaves him to his deserved fate."If we don't do something, the Master could get killed. [beat] Well, our prayers are with him."
- The Starscream: To Kakistos.
- Twofer Token Minority
- Villain: Exit, Stage Left: He has a tendency to do this, ensuring his (relatively) long survival.
- We Will Meet Again: To Buffy, with whom he shares a present but not extremely potent enmity (at least compared to her other enemies)."You and me, girl! There's high times ahead."
Lyle & Tector Gorch
- Beard of Evil: Lyle has one.
- Enemy Mine: In "Bad Eggs," Lyle and Buffy briefly team up to fight the Bezoar-controlled humans.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Lyle and Tector did love each other, and Lyle did love Candy. Not quite enough for him to avenge either of them, though.
- Faux Affably Evil: Lyle is rather polite in a Southern Gentlemen kind of way, even though his tone is mocking and he's clearly a psychopath.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Lyle wisely decides to skip town when his brother is eaten by the Mother Bezoar, and does so again (this time for good) after Candy is killed.
- Running Gag: Lyle's tendency to vow We Will Meet Again, only for some shit to go down, after which he declares that 'It's over' and scarpers.
- Those Two Bad Guys: Until Tector's death.
- We Will Meet Again: Lyle likes to say this, but never follows through.
- You Got Spunk: Lyle has this opinion of Buffy."Well, you're a rough one, ain't cha! I like that!"
A scholarly, bespectacled vampire. Spike and Drusilla commandeer Dalton's relative expertise to research a mystical cure for Dru.
- Beard of Evil: Has a small beard, is at least theoretically evil.
- Minion with an F in Evil: Dalton doesn't really do anything bad aside from basically helping Spike and Dru.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: He's the smart one of Spike's minions (relatively speaking), and wears glasses.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Spike and Dru, eager to see what the Judge can do, have him test out his powers on poor Dalton who was no longer of any use.
A female vampire sired in 1999 by the Wishverse counterpart of Willow Rosenberg.
- Chekhov's Gunman: She appears in Season 3 as a human, and is revealed to have been sired when she turns up two seasons later.
- Alternate Character Interpretation: After he's turned into a vampire and Xander implores him to remember that they are friends, he states that Xander is 'like a shadow to him' and that Xander and Buffy 'have to die,' while presumably in the Wishverse Vamp!Willow chose to turn Xander into a vampire. Did Jesse hang out with Willow and Xander because he actually liked them, or was it just because no one else would have him?
- Distressed Dude: After being captured by Darla; after he's turned, he becomes a Decoy Damsel.
- Face-Revealing Turn: After he tricks Buffy and Xander into a dead end, he reveals himself as a vampire in this way.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: As a vampire, he keeps his hair slicked back.
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: After his staking. Despite being Willow and Xander's best friend, he's never mentioned in the series again. Subverted in Season 9, when Xander helps Detective Dowling stake his vampirized partner; he recalls having to do the same to Jesse, and to this very day, all he can see is the face of his friend, not the monster he became.
- Love Martyr: He's very into Cordelia, regardless of how badly she treats him.
- Staking the Loved One: He's the loved stakee, Xander is the staker.
- That Man Is Dead: As is per standard for a vampire, Jesse is in actuality dead. The vampire he's become is a twisted version of his actual personality with all his darkest impulses magnified.
- Transhuman Treachery: Standard for vampires.
- Vampires Are Sex Gods: He wasn't remotely successful at attracting Cordelia as a human; as a vampire, his assertive and aggressive new attitude catches her eye.
- You Are Too Late: After he's taken by vampires, the Scoobies do manage to rescue him... but only after he's been turned.
- You Wouldn't Shoot Me: When Xander confronts him with a stake, he gets up close and taunts him that he could never hurt his best friend. Then someone shoves Jesse as they're running away, pushing him right onto the stake.
- Youth Is Wasted on the Dumb: It didn't take much for Darla to trap him; he later doesn't even realize he's been bitten. He isn't much smarter as a vampire.
In the Wishverse, Willow Rosenberg was at some point turned into a vampire. After the apparent deaths of Luke and Darla, she became one of the most powerful and feared members of the Order of Aurelius and, alongside her lover Xander, one of the leading acolytes of The Master.
- Bastard Girlfriend: "That's right, puppy, Willow's going to make you bark..."
- Catchphrase: "Bored now."
- Co-Dragons: She and Vampire Xander appeared to be this to their version of the Master, replacing the conspicuously absent Darla and Luke.
- Curse Cut Short: "Oh, fu--"
- Dead Alternate Counterpart: Undead, technically.
- Depraved Bisexual: She straddles a captive Angel in a sexual manner, and hits on her own counterpart while offering to turn her into a vampire.
- Dominatrix: "It was you. Except for the part about being a dominatrix." Thanks Buffy.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Vampire Xander. When she runs into the real deal and mistakes him for her world's version, she hugs him and jubilantly exclaims, "Xander! You're alive!"
- Evil Redhead: As the Evil Twin of the famously Redheaded Heroine Willow, this is a given.
- Evil Twin: To Willow.
- Faux Affably Evil: She keeps up a soft, gentle tone as she tortures, kills, and coerces people.
- Foreshadowing: Of Willow's future sexual preferences. Also of the dark side of Willow that comes out fully at the end of Season 6.
- I Have You Now, My Pretty: To actual Willow, no less. Willow is extremely disturbed.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Twice.
- Loves the Sound of Screaming: See the creepy line about making her 'puppy' (Wishverse Angel) 'bark'.
- Mirror Match: Inevitably.
- Monster of the Week: Two weeks.
- Ms. Fanservice: Struts around in tight leather and a corset.
- Of Corsets Sexy: Vampires really don't have to breathe.
- Prince and Pauper: As part of a plan to masquerade as her twin, Willow is obliged to swap her fuzzy sweater for leather bondage attire.Willow: I guess vampires really don't have to breathe." [glances down] "Gosh, look at those."
- Screw Yourself: Does some Lecherous Licking of Willow, which the latter finds Sick and Wrong. "Does this mean we'd have to...snuggle?"
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: She takes Willow's soft voice and turns it into an expression of cold blooded cruelty.
- Suddenly Sexuality: Even though she is famous as a Depraved Bisexual this stems entirely from her second appearance where she seductively played with an attractive young woman before killing her and copped a feel while hugging the 'regular' Willow. In her first appearance she was in a heterosexual relationship with Vampire Xander, derived a sexual thrill from tormenting Angel and stroked a male prisoner being kept for a later meal but only treats her two onscreen female victims (Cordelia and a random extra the Master throws her way) as snacks.
- Torture Technician: As practised and demonstrated on Wishverse Angel.
- Unholy Matrimony: With Vampire Xander.
A vampire minion of Sunday who in life had been a UC Sunnydale student.
- Chekhov's Gunman: After appearing in the first episode of Season 4, Tom reappears many episodes later to help Spike escape the Initiative and give a bit of exposition on them.
- Mook: For Sunday.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When Buffy and the Scoobies bring the fight to Sunday and her mooks, Tom makes a run for it. He doesn't get very far before the Initiative grabs him.
- "I am Dracula. Could I be any less?"
Dracula. 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 - including Xander. 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". Also his vampirism is different from the usual vamps of the series.
- Affably Evil: To Xander, at least.
- Animorphism: Can turn into a panther, wolf, bat, and swarm of bees.
- Berserk Button: Don't steal from him. Seriously. Don't.
- Burn the Undead: According to him in the comics, the only way to kill him for good is to behead him and then burn both his head and body separately.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Behind the dark romantic facade Dracula often acts either like a spoiled celebrity or an old man in a mid-life crisis and is regarded as a "poncy sod" by other vampires. This combined with his ignorant racism can cause others to dismiss or underestimate him. They forget Dracula has risen above most other vampires and demons by being one of the oldest living vampires, incredibly rich, cunning (when he puts his mind to it), sought out and obtained great magical power, while alive tortured and killed tens of thousands of people and as a vampire has destroyed numerous powerful foes over the centuries, sometimes decades after a feud has started. He's also borderline unkillable. All in all, Dracula is one of the most dangerous vampires to have ever walked the Earth.
- Cool Sword: In Season 8, he wields a double-bladed sword that is linked with a demonic spirit. In Season 10, he wields a rapier.
- Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?: Xander's entire relationship with Dracula could be summed up as this. Dracula just really enjoys Xander's company and goes through the effort of putting him under his thrall just so he sticks around and he has someone to talk to.
- Dual Age Modes: Subverted. It seems he is able to take on the form of both a young and old man, but it turns out in reality he is always in his old form. He just uses his hypnotic abilities to make everyone see him as his younger self.
- 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."
- Even Evil Has Standards: He hates lawyers, as shown when Lilah Morgan tries to make him a client. He's also not willing to be taken over by the Old One Maloker, originator of vampires, and wreak havoc to the point where he will allow himself to be killed first.
- Game Face: He is the rare exception in that he doesn't have one; his eyes can go yellow/gold but he never goes full bumpy vamp-face. He does always have fangs, however.
- Lie to the Beholder: He uses his hypnotic abilities to make people see him as his younger self, rather than his true form, which is that of a very old man. No longer nessessary as of Season 10, in which he is restored to his younger self.
- Man of Wealth and Taste: Wears elaborate costumes that include top hats, rings, canes and ankle-length capes.
- Occult Blue Eyes: Those "dark, penetrating eyes" of his are a deep shade of blue.
- Odd Friendship: With Xander.
- Our Vampires Are Different: On the meta level. Every established rule about Buffyverse vampires goes out the window with this guy; he adheres much more closely to traditional (or Hollywood, at least) vampire tropes. This is explained as a result of certain magics he sought out. After magic is restored in the comics, new vampires have abilities similar to his, though not quite to the same extent.
- Pet the Dog: He has genuine fondness for Xander and considers him 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, before giving Xander the chance to execute the one responsible personally.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: He is portrayed as simply politically incorrect, without malice behind it, his attitudes being mainly a result of extraordinary age.
- 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.
- He claims in the comics he must be beheaded and have the head and body burnt separately to be killed. It's the only way, according to him.
- Retired Monster: During what Buffy calls his mid-life crisis, he drinks himself into a stupor, stumbles around in a vomit-drenched bathrobe, and can't even be bothered to kill anyone to feed on anymore. He snaps out of it, though.
- Running Gag: The eleven pounds he owes Spike.
- Stronger with Age: 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.
- Super Smoke: One of his powers is the ability to turn into mist, which Buffy decides is cheating when she tries to attack him.
- This Is Not My Life to Take: Dracula cripples Toru, 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.
- Tsundere: A friendship version towards Xander. He tries to lure Xander back into being his manservant by claiming he has regular orgies at his castle and has his other servant claim to want another one around.
- Vampire's Harem: Had one in his debut episode but they were only seen briefly when Giles fell into their domain by accident and was pulled out by Connor. Oddly, there's no mention of them later in the episode and they're never seen again in the comics either.
- Vampires Are Sex Gods: According to Andrew, one of Dracula's abilities, next to hypnosis and shapeshifting, is "romantic undertones". There are a lot of comments on his good looks (especially his penetrating eyes), with even Willow, a lesbian, commenting on his sexiness.
- Villainous Widow's Peak: It's not particularly pointy or pronounced but it's there.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can turn into a wolf, bat, panther, mist and swarm of bees at will which he uses to attack people, spy on them, dodge their attacks, or just impress them.
- Wild Card: His position on the second Magic Council, as noted by Willow. Assuming the other three humans side with Buffy often (as assumed), that potentially makes him the deciding vote.
An ancient and powerful breed of vampire.
- Conservation of Ninjutsu: The first Turok-Han seen wipes the floor with Buffy on their first and every subsequent meeting, until a grueling battle that ends in her decapitating it. Cut to the season finale, where the heroes have to face an entire army of them, and even the Badass Normals can kill multiples of them like they're no different than normal vampires. This is suggested to be because the first one had got out and had fed (and was possibly the most powerful), while the others hadn't fed in millions of years.
- Elite Mooks: For the First Evil.
- Looks Like Orlok: Presumably to give them the typical 'ancient vampire' look, since they're meant to be the oldest examples of what vampires were.
- Lowered Monster Difficulty: To an obscene degree. The first one Buffy encounters is extremely powerful, tosses her around with ease and even when she does manage to kill it, it's only after a long and bloody fight. In the finale, even Andrew is able to kill them. It's possibly explained by the theory that the first Ubervamp seen was the most powerful, hence why the First Evil released that specific Turok-Han. In addition, that Turok-Han had recently fed whilst the other Ubervamps beneath the Hellmouth were trapped, starving, for millions of years and likely aren't at their best.
- No-Sell: A traditional stake through the heart has no effect.
One of Lothos's minions. Since he appears in the movie and origin comic, he isn't the most famous vampire in the bunch.
- Almost Dead Guy: Amilyn campily milks his death scene for almost a minute. He's still going during the credits.
- An Arm and a Leg: Pike takes one of his arms.
- Casting Gag: Reubens had just had a very public scandal when he was cast, and his mugshot was infamously miles away from his previous, clean-cut image. Amilyn's appearance is almost identical to the mugshot.
- Death Is Dramatic: Mocked thoroughly.
- The Dragon: To Lothos.
- Disproportionate Retribution: He tries to kill Oliver Pike for ruining his jacket. (Of course, Amilyn has also lost his arm, but he doesn't seem to care about that.)
- Handicapped Badass: He continues serving Lothos despite the loss of his arm.
- Major Injury Underreaction: Pike sliced off one of his arms, and his only major concern is his ruined jacket.
- Not Quite Dead: Played for Laughs in The Stinger of the movie; he's still lying down dying.
- Ax-Crazy: Even before he's turned into a vampire, he was crazy and violent.
- Evil Sounds Deep
- The Fundamentalist: He starts out as some kind of far-right Christian extremist who blathers on and on about the end of days and repenting of one's sins. He continues this after being turned into a vampire but is visibly startled when Giles is able to repel him by brandishing a crucifix.
- Kill It with Fire: How he's ultimately dealt with.
- Murder by Cremation: He ends up dumped into a lit crematorium.
- Red Herring: Borba is set up as the prophesied Anointed One; a powerful vampire who will aid the Master. He would seem to fit the bill, what with being a ranting psychotic who's built like a tank.
- Talkative Loon: He really doesn't need anyone else for a conversation.
A student of Sunnyvale High and a major delinquent.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Ended up falling for Spike not long after meeting him. Unfortunately for her, he was just luring her so he could feed Drusilla.
- Bound and Gagged: After Spike kidnaps her, he has her hands bound and her gagged when taken back to his hideout. Poor girl couldn't even scream when Drusilla kills her.
- Delinquent: A major one in life, having said to have attacked a teacher with pruning shears (and quite proud of it), blowing off the punishment to help with the Parent-Teacher Conference and hanging out with other bad company to boot. It's ultimately what ends up losing her humanity when she fell for a "bad boy" like Spike.
- Enemy Rising Behind: Attempted to attack Buffy with an ax after tricking her into thinking she was still human. Giles spotted this from a classroom and yelled out a warning, thwarting the attempt.
- Face-Revealing Turn: Sorta. After Buffy meets her during the school raid, she's of course in human form. But when they approach a vampire. The camera has Buffy in front of her and as she sneaks up on him, moves aside to which we now see Shelia in Game Face, readying her ax to kill Buffy.
- Foil: Essentially one to Buffy to showcase Principal Snyder's Horrible Judge of Character. While Buffy isn't exactly a saint, she's leagues above Shelia whom Snyder lumps together (And that's only because of hearing of Buffy past "delinquency" i.e. burning down her gym, and just singling her out for it).
- Hell-Bent for Leather: She stumbles drunkenly out of the Bronze, flanked by two guys. She asks if they were telling the truth about a Cadillac, and coos about how "leather seats" make her horny. Whatever, Joan Jett.
- The Load: There are monkeys who could coordinate a party better than her. She looks like she's perpetually hungover. Not surprising she ends up as a vampire, really.
- The Mole: In the darkened school hallway, Buffy hears a noise behind her. It's Sheila. Phew, forgot about her. She apologizes for being late (the fact that the event is over should have raised a red flag though Buffy figures she came in right before Spike's attack). Of course the audience knows she's a vamp since last we saw her before this point was Dru making a meal of her. But Buffy is unawares.
- Oh, Crap!: Her final human expression as she turns to Dru, who's in vamp face after addressing her dolls...then proceeds to feed on her.
- Prophetic Name/Punny Name: Shelia Martini. Har har.
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: She quickly withdraws once she sees one of Spike's men getting staked. Ironically, this likely could stem from the fact that her devil-may-care attitude got her killed before by blindly following Spike when she first met him. She just came back as an undead, so she's not wasting her newfound semi-immortal (if cursed) existence fighting somebody she can't win against.
- Shadow Archetype: She's exactly the sort of Ax-Crazy delinquent everyone thinks Buffy is.Buffy: That's what mom sees when she looks at me. A Sheila.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She's last seen fleeing from Buffy after watching her stake a fellow vampire. Buffy doesn't go after her and she hasn't been seen since.
Billy "Ford" Fordham
- Above Good and Evil: Buffy calls him out on his double-crossing lies, but he merely shrugs, "Everybody lies."
- Back from the Dead: In the epilogue, he rises from the grave, a vampire just like he desired. Buffy quickly dusts him.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Buffy lays it all out for him, explaining that he's what they in the trade call "the bad guy." Ford giggles and reckons she's 100% correct. Played for Drama, as Buffy later realizes that she was just playing into his B-movie fantasies.Buffy: It'd be simpler if I could just hate him. I think he wanted me to. I think it made it easier for him to be the villain of the piece. Really, he was just scared.
- Consummate Liar: He's a smooth operator. Watch him pretending to cough after supposedly 'dusting' the vamp he was interrogating.
- Crowbar Combatant: His weapon of choice.
- Curse That Cures: He wants to be turned into a vampire because it would cure his cancer. Sadly, it would also "cure" him of a soul.
- Deal with the Devil: If Spike had really wanted him to live forever, he could have taken the body with him.
- Driven to Villainy: The injustice of his life ending so early was the impetus to his evil. Contrary to what he says, however, Buffy insists that he does have a choice (albeit not a good one), and that nothing he says will make mass murder okay.
- It's entirely possible that he developed psychopathy because of the specific part of his brain that was affected by the cancer. In fact, that would explain why Buffy never noticed before that there was something seriously wrong with her friend, whom she'd known half her life.* Dude, Where's My Reward?: Even after Buffy escapes, Ford demands his reward from Spike since he did technically trap Buffy for him. It was Spike who failed.
- Dude, Where's My Reward?: He sticks his chin out and declares he fulfilled his end of the bargain, and Spike sneers that that's true. This is one of the series' most ambiguous moments.
- Emergency Transformation: He isn't evil so much as he is misguided, believing that it would be better to live as a vampire than to die riddled with tumors.
- He's still totally self-absorbed, callous about other peoples' feelings and wishes, feels no guilt at all about lying, and he's perfectly willing to sacrifice half a dozen other teenagers (and his old "best friend" Buffy) to get what he wants. That's pretty much the textbook definition of "evil" when not talking about the supernatural.
- Exact Words: He makes a deal with Spike to be turned into a vampire in exchange for giving Buffy over to him. When Buffy manages to escape and Ford finds out, he still demands that Spike follow his end of the bargain, since even if Buffy did get away, Ford still trapped her for him. Spike agrees and turns him... only for Buffy to dust him the minute he rises.
- Giggling Villain: He lapses into this from time to time, though he ends up hacking and coughing from the illness.
- Immortality Immorality: He's dying from brain tumors, and wishes to become a vampire to avoid such a fate. However, he's willing to sell out Buffy, his old friend, to Spike, and sacrifice several other people to him in exchange for being turned. While Buffy is sympathetic to his plight, she still states that his motivations and desperation to live do not excuse his actions.
- The Movie Buff: He mapped out his entire story as if it were a movie, from the cheesy lines he makes Spike recite, or in his expectation that Buffy will completely understand and perhaps even accept his plan once she learns of his condition.
- Nerves of Steel: Secretly Dying has given Ford some balls. He doesn't show fear of Spike, which is either bravery or deep, deep stupidity.
- Saw "Star Wars" 27 Times: He can lip-synch perfectly to Jack Palance.
- Secretly Dying: Ford is dying from a 'nest' of tumors in his brain.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: To Buffy's confusion, he already knew she was the Slayer.
- Shut Up, Kirk!: He gives one to Buffy when she's calling him out over his actions:Buffy: Ford, these people don't deserve to die!
Ford: Well, neither do I! But apparently no one took that into consideration, 'cause I'm still dying. I look good, don't I? Well, let me tell you something: I've got maybe six months left, and by then what they bury won't even look like me. It'll be bald and shriveled and it'll smell bad. No, I'm not going out that way. [beat] I'm sorry, Summers. Did I screw up your righteous anger riff? Does the nest of tumors liquefying my brain kinda spoil the fun?
- Sixth Ranger Traitor: He falls into Buffy's circle of friends with the intention of betraying them.
- Sympathy for the Devil: Subverted. Buffy easily figures out that his Secretly Dying confession is, while factually genuine, another piece of pumped-up drama.
- Too Dumb to Live: Want to cure your cancer? All you have to do is ask some nice vampires to turn you into a vampire in exchange for giving them the Slayer. Nothing wrong with this plan AT ALL. Somewhat justified in that he was dying anyway and had nothing to lose, but his plan was flawed and ultimately he ended up staked.
- Vampire Vannabe: Ford wants to be made into a vampire, but unlike his fellow wannabes he's more knowledgable about them.
- Would Hit a Girl: He attacks Buffy with a crow bar, knocking her down the stairs. He advances on her and hits her again, but is interrupted by Spike at the door.
- You Have Failed Me: It's insinuated he's going to be the victim of this from Spike, but it's revealed that he actually did get his wish.
A Sunnydale High student and later a vampire.
- Red Shirt: Theresa exists mostly to be a victim of Angelus, get turned and have to be staked.
- Rise from Your Grave: She turns during her wake and rises out of her coffin not shortly after Buffy and Xander come to examine her body.
- Shoot the Messenger: Angelus turns up with the purpose of further taunting Buffy.
- Shrinking Violet: From what we see of Theresa, she seems very anxious and uncertain of herself, though kind of sweet. It's a shame she runs into Angelus.
- Stuffed into the Fridge: She's a previously unseen "friend of Buffy's" introduced just so Angelus can vamp her to mess with Buffy's head. She even wears a red blouse!
An ancient Vampire master, possibly of Greek origin.
- Beard of Evil: His goatee. (Geddit?)
- The Brute: He comes more from the "Hulk Smash" school of approach.
- Cut His Heart Out with a 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.
- Expy: Of the Master.
- 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 Old Ways: He's a traditionalist who does not approve of modern innovation such as the electric light, preferring to light his lair with candles instead. He has little interest in communications technology that would've allowed him to establish a power base with little effort and obtain prey through human trafficking. It was this short-sightedness that led Trick to abandon his Master to be dusted by the Slayers.
- 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: Kakistos is a massive guy, as befitting someone of his legendary strength, and leads a number of vampires, including Trick.
- 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.
- No-Sell: A stake just won't kill Kakistos; it takes something much bigger.
- The Older Immortal: With the exception of the Master and the Ubervamps, he's probably the oldest vampire seen in the series.
- 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 limousine. His hands are plenty ugly enough.
- 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.
Leader of the El Eliminati, an cult of dueling vampires that served the demon Balthazar.
- Archaic Weapon for an Advanced Age: He favors swords and daggers in a fight, a fact lampshaded by Mr. Trick.Mr Trick: Why do they always gotta be using swords? (picks it up, tosses it to Finch) It's called an Uzi, ya chump! Could have saved your ass right about now.
- The Dragon: To the demon Balthazar.
- Fat Bastard: He's in desperate need of a Stairmaster.
- Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: He tries to fight with Buffy, even invoking to settle this honorably. He then basically says "screw it" and tries to dunk her head into water.
- Oh, Crap!: He watched in complete shock and awe upon seeing the Mayor survive having his head split upon by Vincent's blow.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: He is a honorable warrior for a vampire (its the El Eliminati's hat after all).
- Villain Ball: Vincent assaults the Mayor, points a sword to his neck and... starts talking long enough for him to get kicked away and have his attempt stopped.
- Villainous Valor: It's acknowledged by his master that he tried facing his enemies with courage and honor as befit a true warrior. Sadly he has jack to show for it.
A vampire minion of Mayor Richard Wilkins and a former minion of Spike. Lenny was more brutal than Spike, even looking down on his old boss for being "soft." Lenny was however somewhat rational, giving Angel and Buffy the chance to leave the fight, thus helping his own side's odds, and not saying who he now worked for.
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.
- Co-Dragons: Giles describes him and Willow as "the Master's most vicious disciples." They have somehow replaced Luke and Darla in this timeline.
- Evil Twin: For Xander.
- Faux Affably Evil: It seems that even becoming a soulless monster will not deter Xander from being one of the biggest examples of Deadpan Snarker ever.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Wears a rather stylish leather jacket.
- Hero Killer: He kills Wishverse Angel.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Happily watches Wishverse Willow torture Wishverse Angel with a fond look on his face.
- Unholy Matrimony: With Vampire Willow, much to Cordelia's exasperation. Besides killing people, their relationship involves Xander watching Willow brutally torture people.
Zachary Kralik was a serial killer who had been turned into a vampire.
- Abusive Parents: His mother did something unpleasant to him with scissors. He killed and ate her in retaliation (and that was before becoming a vampire)."My own mother was a person with no self-respect of her own, so she tried to take mine. Ten years old, she had the scissors - you wouldn't believe what she did with those."
- Ax-Crazy: Kralik was dangerously insane even before he was turned into an immortal killing machine that feeds on blood. His status as a vampire clearly hasn't improved his impulses or his sadism.
- Bathos: After spending the entirety of "Helpless" serving as nothing less than an absolute nightmare of a threat, he lets out a light, comedic "Oh my" right before the holy water he drank starts tearing his insides apart.
- Chekhov's Gun: His pills, which he has to take with water since he can't swallow them dry.
- Combat Sadomasochist: When Buffy burns him with a cross, he just takes pleasure from it.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Kralik speaks in an intimidating, creepy baritone.
- Expy: A Wicked Cultured cannibal Serial Killer in a straitjacket. Hmm, sounds familiar.
- Freudian Excuse: His mother abused him when he was a child, so he killed her, ate her, and murdered at least a dozen young women before being institutionalized. Then he was made a vampire.Kralik: [cheerfully] I have a problem with mothers. I'm aware of that!
- Holy Burns Evil: How he meets his end; Buffy swaps the water he takes with his anti-psychotic pills with holy water, causing him to burn up from the inside.
- Knight of Cerebus: By the point Kralik turns up, Buffy has been dispatching vampires with minimal effort and they no longer seem that frightning. Kralik helps make a darkly-plotted episode even darker with his gruesome backstory, clear sadism and the fact that he's basically terrifying.
- Large Ham: Jeff Kober is greatly enjoying himself.
- Little Dead Riding Hood: He attacks Buffy as she's walking home in a red coat. Kralik, being Kralik, finds it amusing."Why did you come to the dark of the woods? [opens Buffy's bag of weapons] To bring all these sweets to grandmother's house?"
- Mars Needs Women: He seeks to turn Buffy into a vampire, so he won't be 'alone' anymore.
- Mommy Issues: Due to his abusive mother, Kralik has a hang-up with motherhood in general. He's aware of it, however.
- Playing Possum: He lures Joyce out of the house by wrapping himself in Buffy's red coat and ambushing Joyce when she runs out to check why 'Buffy' is lying unconscious on the verandah.
- Serial Killer: He was responsible for the deaths of a dozen young women before he was made into a vampire.
- Too Kinky to Torture: Buffy tries to ward him off with a cross. He presses it to his body and enjoys the pain, telling her to move it lower.
The leader of a group of vampires sent by Mayor Wilkins to kill Willow Rosenberg. However, Alphonse and his men ran into Willow's vampire counterpart and attacked her by mistake instead. After being defeated, the Vamp Willow interrogated Alphonse and brought him and his men into her service.
A vampire who had been a UC Sunnydale student. She was also the master of a vampire nest located within the campus.
- Action Fashionista: Weaponizes her fashionista tendencies by insulting Buffy's fashion sense, then punching her while she is distracted. She also steals clothes from her victims, throwing out anything she thinks is "not" and keeping anything she thinks is "hot".
- Alpha Bitch: Not only is she the leader of her gang, but she's also a jerkass to both her minions and her victims.
- Blood Knight: She was excited at the prospect of fighting a Slayer, seeing it as a challenge.
- Dark Action Girl: She has fighting skills on par or even superior to Buffy's.
- Major Injury Underreaction: When she is staked, she just rolls her eyes and puts her hands on her hips in annoyance as she turns to dust.
- Make It Look Like an Accident: Her nest's MO is to feed on new students, then make it look like the student dropped out and ran away due to the pressure.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: While beating up Buffy during their second fight, she broke Buffy's Class Protector Award, thinking it would break her spirit. Instead, it enraged her and gave her a second wind.
- Surrounded by Idiots: She gets annoyed at times because her minions are a bit immature and dimwitted.
A freshman at UC Sunnydale and an acquaintance of Buffy Summers.
A vampire whose pack was forcibly recruited by Adam to be his "first", his announcers.
- Affably Evil: He actually seems fairly genuine about liking Dawn. He can't help being a vampire and thus naturally disposed toward evil.
- Beast and Beauty: Justin is the beast to Dawn's beauty.
- Evil Is Petty: Justin and his friend engage in typical juvenile behaviour, despite being vampires.
- Insistent Terminology: He's 'living dead', not just 'dead'.
- You Must Be Cold: He rather thoughtfully gives Dawn his jacket when he sees her shivering.
A vampire and, formerly, a Sunnydale High student.
- Affably Evil: For an undead creature of the night, Holden is a very affable and even goofy guy. He listens to Buffy, doesn't judge her, helps her through her issues and is exceedingly patient. Buffy actually seems pretty sorry that she has to kill him.
- Ambiguously Bi: Had a girlfriend, but was sired by Spike and may have been picked up by him like Spike's other victims.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Holden offhandedly and casually mentions that he's evil and he's pleased about it from time to time.
- The Confidant: He briefly serves as one to Buffy, since she knows he won't be leaving the cemetary alive anyway. Why not take advantage of some free therapy?
- Evil Feels Good: As per usual for vampires, especially newborn vampires."Feels great. Strong. Like I'm connected to a powerful all-consuming evil that's gonna suck the world into a fiery oblivion. How 'bout you?"
- Evil Former Friend: Although "friend" is pushing it, he was an acquaintance of Buffy when they were in school. Unfortunately, she doesn't quite remember him. Now he's a vampire, of course.
- Nothing Personal: With Buffy. They have to fight, since they're vampire and slayer, but otherwise they get along quite well.
- Warrior Therapist: He seems more interested in analyzing Buffy than fighting her, although he's into that too.
The mother of William, the vampire later to become William the Bloody and Spike. Anne was sired by her son.
- Blood from the Mouth: A symptom of her terminal illness.
- Breaking Speech: As a vampire, she gives an absolutely merciless one to Spike.
- Evil Feels Good: After becoming a vampire, she feels much better."I feel extraordinary. It's as though I've been given new eyes. I see everything. Understand everything."
- Good Parents: Anne is a nice woman who encourages her son's dreams.
- Incurable Cough of Death: She's seemingly suffering from tuberculosis.
- Nice Girl: In life, Anne was a sweet and kindly woman who adored her son. Post-siring, not so much.
- Oedipus Complex: After rising as a vampire she taunts William with the notion that he actually wants to engage in Parental Incest.
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.
- Animorphism: Like Dracula whose powers he stole, he can turn into a wolf, bat, panther and swarm of bees.
- Arc Villain: For "Wolves at the Gate."
- Evil Genius: Builds a device capable of projecting a hologram, a giant Mecha-Dawn, and a device capable of casting a spell worldwide to Depower the Slayers.
- Get It Over With: Begs Dracula to kill him honorably after cutting off his arms and a leg, but Dracula waits for Xander to arrive and allow him to do it.
- Kick the Dog: His De-Powering and murder of a Slayer, and what he did with her body afterwards.
- Off with His Head!: How Xander kills him.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Tries to give one to Dracula, of all people. Backfires horribly.
Toru's right-hand man, he is killed by Satsu right before he can bite Buffy.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Gives one to Buffy, but Satsu gives him one right back when she saves Buffy.
A Japanese vampire witch and follower of Toru, Kumiko was trained by the same demon guide as Willow.
- Deal with the Devil: She gained much of her power from Aluwyn.
- Evil Counterpart: To Willow.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Unless it's an art error, Buffy stabbed her with a knife, not a stake, which would not kill a vampire. Nonetheless, this is the last we see of Kumiko.
- Bad Boss: The leads her small group into trying to attack Buffy which is suicidal enough for any common vampire. But the second attempt she tricks her friends into enacting a spell that would sacrifice them and summon a demon for her to control. Buffy calls her out on it, but Hester callously states "[Her]] friends were losers".
- Big Bad Wannabe: Wants desperately to be take seriously, but in both encounters with Buffy, the slayer is just amused by her attempts.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: Learns this the hard way when trying to summon a demon and didn't bother to double check how the spell works.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Had used a spell to sacrifice her friends in the hopes of controlling a demon. But misread it and found out she needed four sacrifices rather than the three she tried to provide. Said demon promptly crushes her.
- Hypocrite: Gives Buffy a The Reason You Suck speech after overhearing she was a former Queen Bee before becoming a slayer. But the way she leads her group and willing to use their "friendship" to boost herself up is no different. Buffy even calls her this after seeing her sacrifice her friends.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Bullied at lot by Alpha Bitches during her school years, the most friends she could make were geeks and outcasts like her. This status doesn't get any better after she became a vampire when a club for vampires she tried to get into wouldn't let her in on account of being a "newborn".
- Karmic Death: Sacrificed her friends to summon a demon, and killed by said demon for not doing the spell properly.
- Oh, Crap!: After the demon informs her of mistake. She goes complete Deer in the Headlights before being killed.
- Reality Ensues: Just because they became vampires doesn't mean that makes her and the others automatic fighters. Their first attempt at fighting Buffy barely had the slayer have to do anything as they ended up tripping over themselves in trying to attack her. They only avoid being staked that time because Hester overheard Willow and Buffy talking about her Queen Bee days and stunned Buffy with an Armor-Piercing Question, allowing a cheap shot that knocks Buffy down and them running off
- Cute Monster Girl: In her human form, she's actually pretty cute looking.
- Meganekko: A glasses wearer.
- Morality Pet: Tries to be one to Hester with claiming they don't need others approve to feel good about themselves. But Hester refuses to hear any of it.
- Reality Ensues: Just because they became vampires doesn't mean that makes her and the others automatic fighters. Their first attempt at fighting Buffy barely had her have to do anything as they ended up tripping over themselves in trying to attack her. They only avoid being staked that time because Hester overheard Willow and Buffy talking about her Queen Bee days and stunned Buffy with an Armor-Piercing Question, allowing a cheap shot and them running off.
- Token Good Teammate: Though having no problem with feeding on people, she's more then happen to just continue playing Dungeons and Dragons and video games with her friends.
- Unwitting Pawn: To Hester, who tricks her into enacting a spell that'll sacrifice Lisel, Greg and Stephen to summon a demon.