Favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer Characters

Alexandr

The Top Ten

1 Spike

No character can beat Spike and trust me, I LOVE most of the characters on this show. Spike was the best. He almost made me not like Xander because of the way he treated Spike. Most of the time he helped the gang and he truly did love Buffy and what did he get for that? All the way through season 5 (mostly) I wanted to punch everyone in the face because of how they treated Spike. Except Dawn. She treated him nicely. - skywalker

I've grown to love almost all of the characters. Buffy, Xander, Willow, Giles, Jenny, Cordelia, Angel, Oz, Joyce, Faith, Wesley, Darla, Drusilla, Anya, Tara, Dawn (she is the reason why The Body, The Gift, Once, More With Feeling, and some of the best episodes television has ever made happen. Plus she been through a lot so stop hating), Jonathon, Andrew, and Riley just to name a few. But Spike is my absolute favorite. He's such a incredibly complex and well written character. Well acted too. I hate how violent and abusive Buffy was to him during the 6th season, when all he seeked was love and affection. He played a great hero and villian. Plus he's super funny and super hot (Though all the Buffy characters are) so what more can you ask?

Let me stand alone and say I don't like Spike much. Sure he was funny sometimes, but he was evil even when masquerading as good. I never believed he really loved Buffy so much as he was obsessed with the Slayer which represented the unattainable for him. Plus his relationship with Buffy was way too forced and wasn't healthy at all. He was selfish and antagonistic and always flip flopping sides and I just thought his character was despicable.

Honestly, yeah, Spike's hot. But he is also a hilarious snarky badass with a touch of hopeless romantic. He is brutally truthful and very three dimensional. Spike always seemed very real to me, despite the whole vampiness.

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2 Buffy

Gotta love Buffy. Super relatable, super powered, and I just feel so deeply for her every time something happens to her. SMG is superb at playing her and she's truly one of the greatest characters ever written. I can't say anything more without writing an anthology. She's just magnificent.

Yes, she's a hot chick with superpowers, but she's also a human being, and Sarah Michelle Gellar portrayed her perfectly.

How come nobody has voted for her yet? She's inspiring, funny, and awesome in every way. Nothing else needs to be said.

She is amazing, relatable doesn't fall in stereotypes and a great person that's not perfect who's just trying to live a normal life with friends. Great character

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3 Willow

Willow is never a dull character. First she's the shy and charming and witty Willow, and then she gradually gets more confident in herself and more loving and even more powerful as a witch. I love her in season 6, especially as Dark Willow, but there isn't a single moment where I hate Willow. I love her forever and always. Alyson Hannigan is also phenomenal for bringing her to life so well. Whenever Willow cries, I cry too.

Willow has changed so much throughout the series and it really shows! I love dark willow and I absolutely love alyson hannigan! She played willow so well and I loved willow throughout the whole season!

OMG I can't believe no1 mentioned willow yet.. She's so amazing, especially when she turned evil xD - NightAntilli

No one knows how much special she is

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4 Giles

Far and away my favourite character, and so spectacularly acted by Anthony Head. He also blew up the snake is season three, knew the spells in season four, killed the God in season five, and dosed Willow in season six. His backstory is brilliant and so intriguing, and his character development, while more subtle than that of many other characters, is profound and elegant. And the few dark or betraying decisions he makes are so painful to watch because of how well they are done.

He's cool, not the best character though. He's never really the most important character or a standout one, but I do love him, even if it's mostly because of his importance to Buffy and their relationship.

Giles is really cute, not the most the most important character but the show wouldn't be the same without him (plus, he is really funny when he's drunk)

Adorable Giles. Buffy's rock, and the steady thread throughout the series.

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5 Anya

Anya was the funniest character of anyone on the show due to her iconic bluntness and sassiness, plus her trademark fear of bunnies. Despite sometimes getting on other characters' nerves and not being politically correct, she was incredibly useful to the Scoobies because of her extensive demon knowledge, occasional vengeance demon powers, and other magical capabilities. Don't tell me you don't cry during her speech in "The Body" and her death scene in "Chosen." Even if not your favorite, Anya is almost always in the top three.

Emma Caulfield is awesome and so hot. Every thing Anya, Says, does or tries to do is just awesome!

Just a matter of whether I'd vote for Anya and spike.
Her speech in The Body...just...

6 Cordelia

The 'Queen C of Sass' probably had the best character development over all the other characters. From being cheated on, to finding love with Angel, and using her last day alive to set Angel back on track, before dying again, Cordelia is the best character,

By far she should be number 1 she's funny shows girl power and epic Cordey you boss

I loved her bitchiness on Buffy, but I truly began to love her on Angel where she kept that same "Queen Bee" attitude but also coming to be a maternal figure. She became loving, powerful, independent, caring, and actually useful. Plus her reappearance in "You're Welcome" makes me bawl my eyes out. I just love Cordelia. I can't put it all into words.

7 Faith

I love her arc. I always felt a little empathy for her as an outsider and not ever really feeling like she belongs, and her entire dark history was really hypnotic and tragic. What really makes me love her though is the beginning of her redemption arc and how central she is to Buffy's character. Buffy stabbed her, going against her rule of not killing humans. But when the two of them switch bodies and Faith (while in Buffy's body) begins punching her own body? Tragic. Then her time on Angel is even more testament and she reveals her self loathing in one of the most tragic moments on the show. Also makes Angel even cooler. Faith is just amazing through and through.

Well Eliza Dushku is sexy and all, but I like Faith for more reasons than her eyes. She is an amazingly well written, well developed, and well acted character, one of the most interesting characters on both Buffy and Angel but especially on Angel. What I like about her is how much she changes over the course of the story, and how she completely feels like a real person.

Faith is just favourite character on the show like her story and how much she changed during the buddy and Angel series

I don't know, I just found her frustrating. I guess that was the point, but it was still annoying. - Yoshilord

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8 Angel

I really like him (haven't watched Angel yet though) but I feel like he's a little bit funnier in his show because sometimes in Buffy he was a tiny bit boring, or maybe just quiet when he had a soul I know he was supposed to be in pain but come on... I do really like him though

Angel is far superior to Spike, especially taking into consideration his time on Angel. Endlessly devoted to good and Buffy, he was just awesome. All he ever wanted was Buffy's happiness and to help the world for what he did to it. Spike was entirely selfish. Angel all the way.

Wait... Why is he so low down on the list? Him, Willow and Spike are the best characters by far

The first good Vampire. Unfortunately, he also started the whole Twilight thing.

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9 Xander

Funniest character on the show with "The Zeppo" being one of the greatest episodes in the show.

Funny character but sometime he should shut up - Alexandr

10 Daniel Oz Osbourne

Oz rules. I love the way he sees the world and appreciates the absurdity of life.

I love him, he was hilarious and different, original

No photo asss he's the best, because it took his career to another level

Love Oz and his sarcasm. - Yoshilord

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The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 Angelus

Please vote angelus for the moments when he shaders not just Buffy's heart but all of ours

Angelus gives a chilling performance and he is hard to watch but you can't look away.

Evil Angel... What's not to love?

Seriously one of the best villains on the show.

He is so scary! And awesome!

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12 Mayor Richard Wilkins

He was the best villain (after Spike) he was hilarious and honestly his relationship with Faith is cute, very cute

13 Tara

Not the most important character or even the best character, but that doesn't diminish my love for her. She's just such a lovable character. So sweet and loving and kind, and "Under Your Spell" is such a beautiful song in every way. It really just goes to show how much she loved Willow. Her death was tragic and gave rise to one of my favorite villains, Dark Willow. Then when Willow visits her grave and thinks she's talking to Tara through Cassie, heart = broken.

14 Wesley Wyndam-Pryce

Best character arc period. His transformation in Angel is amazing. By the end, no one in either show comes close to being as badass as Wes.

Faith, Willow and him are the three best characters in the series. Wesley is just so cool!

15 Glory

Women's Seductive as many men like him

16 Andrew

How can you not love andrew (excluding when he killed his best friend) but really you're lying to yourself if you claim storyteller didn't make your life significantly better

Andrew was the funniest. Sure he killed Jonathon... But come on, his quirky character was just the thing season 7 needed. I'all be sure to use the guestage line when I get kidnapped. - JefferyWadsworth

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17 Jenny Calendar

Interesting character with nice storyline but unfortunately she was killed by Angelus - Alexandr

18 Drusilla

One of my favorite villains. I love her insanity and goofiness as well as her surprising capability for evil and destruction. She's quite the villain, but I can't hate her. Every episode with Drusilla in it is amazing.

I don't know why she doesn't have more votes, drusilla was quirky, extremely weird and crazy and we love her for that

Drusilla is just so awesome in many ways, especially how paralyzing her eyes can become.

19 Dawn Summers
20 Joyce Summers
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