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  1. Tanya Bennett
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    I just have to think about 'the gentlemen' and i get the creeps – they were a cool tribute to the scariest silent movie ever, too (Nosferatu).

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  2. Saje Williams
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    I have to say that out of all of them, the Mayor was my favorite Buffy villain, with Spike coming in a close second. The Mayor was so not the cliche villain, considering that he was remarkably good to his minions, especially Faith. Spike just had some of the best lines in the show, bar none.

    Great list.

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    1. Oscar
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      The mayor was definitely the best of the villains. I think that Willow should get an honorable mention for when she goes crazy after Tara dies

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  3. Brent
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    What about the judge? It was when angel was evil

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  4. noel
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    when Angel lost his humanty he bacame Angelius(the name he went by when he first was changed into a vampire and killed indescriminently) so you cant call Angel a villain because that persona was in no way in controll during the killing.

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  5. Megan
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    Decent list. I would've really liked to see Willow or Faith on here. They were both definately better villains than Adam. I thought he was the most boring of all the villains.

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  6. Beatrice
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    What, no Dark Willow? She was the most terrifying and riveting, can't-pull-my-eyes-away-from-the-screen villain of the series IMO.

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  7. Seth
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    Dark Willow is not as memorable as Adam? Debatable. Also, if we are going off creepy factor, I personally think that Der Kindestod from Season 2 should be on here. Not only did it look like Freddy Krueger on steroids and devour the souls of children, but its eyes turn into little leech things that extend from its head. Always found that frightening. He's scarier to me than the Gentlemen. They just float around, stare at you, and smile. They're like glorified Walmart greeters.

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  8. Steve
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    This list is for the most part horrible (IMO). The Master was one of the lamest villains ever, Adam was a joke, and Glory was just annoying. Spike and Dru had the most personality, and Angelus definitely deserves first.

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  9. Holly
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    Love your list! Angelus definitely deserved to be number one! It’s funny how the gypsies cursed him with a soul, but decided that if he experienced a moment of perfect happiness, he would lose his soul. What’s up with that? The whole point of the curse was to punish him by making him feel guilty about killing all the people he did. If he’s able to lose his soul again, what’s the point of restoring his soul originally. The whole idea was to punish him. If they allow him to lose his soul, that’s kind of defeats the purpose of them restoring his soul. He just becomes the soulless monster he was before the curse. Well, at least Willow was able to restore his soul, even if it was a little late.

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  10. belle
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    no dark Willow… this is just SAD!!! Willow’s the best villain because she’s the only bad guy that had a reason to be bad, you know the whole Tara died thing and the overload of dark magic stuff plus how hard is it to fight your best friend come on!! shes the only villain in the show that had a reason to go black-eyed-vainy and go destroy the world… and its creepy to see someone turn dark and evil from sweet and innocent 🙂

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  11. Bob
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    What about the first??

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  12. YouRang?
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    When I started thinking about this, I realized that Buffy villains ared often not complete in themselves. So many of my picks involve two or more. They only really stand out as a coalition.

    The FIRST should have been first. I mean, if you’re going to have Caleb… INclude him as part of the FIRST. Dark Willow should have been second. Easily. And third, of course, goes to The Gentlemen. Angelus only ranks fourth because we all knew he’d be a good guy again before long. Fifth, the Mayor and Faith and Mr. Trick. Sixth, the swim team coach who didn’t hesitate to provide girls for his boys to rape, murder and eat. Seventh, Spike. I would include Drusilla in Spike’s evil because her fantasies dont really have any impact unless she has someone like Spike to react to them. Adam, the triumvirate and Ethan Rayne round things out. Dracula, great as he was, didn’t make the… cut.

    What’s really fascinating about the Buffy series is that good and evil occur in extremes in every individual.

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  13. Jizzamie
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    Any list with Buffy in it is all right by me 🙂

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  14. Crystal
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    You know who I thought was scary? Kralik. That vampire in the episode where they do the watcher test on Buffy. Eeek…a vampire who was a serial kill, who killed and at his own mother before he became a vampire. Much scarier than a lot on this list, That guy gave me the heebie jeebies!

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  15. Morto
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    Angelus really deserves the first place, he knew how to hurt people, he not only terrorized buffy but also destroyed his heart.

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  16. Beatrice
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    good list only because it’s Buffy related! But I dont agree with some of these! First off, the master was way lame! Does not deserve a spot!
    Second, it’s Angelus…Angel is not a villain, he was only as Angelus…and deserves to be way higher up on this list! Third…no dark willow?? Cmon!
    and how about Faith?!
    and last but no least…and the most important one…The first! I mean its the ultimate villain, sunnydale is no more because of the First!

    I will also mention that since Spike saved the world and all and became a champion, should be removed off this list! Love the character, but the guy got him self a soul! Unlike Angel he seeked it out, for love! He is no villain anymore but a hero!

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    1. Era
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      Your logic is weird. Willow is good most of the time. Faith ended up good and though one can consider Angelus and Angel 2 different people, they actually do have commen ground (Especialy if you watch the show Angel, you see Angel has some rather dark sides to him that get dangerously close to Angelus, perhaps even scarier.) So to count Angelus/dark willow and faith under the bad guys, but Spike not because he got a soul later on, is just flawed.

      If you can not count spike because he ended up good, you can not at the very least count Willow and Faith either. Also there is a huge difference in actions between Spike s2 and Spike s7. Most of these changes only ended up happening because he got chipped and stuck with the scoobies for such a long time he started to grow to care for them. (In Buffy’s case to creepy stalker levels, which made him persue a soul for selfish reasons. He only wanted one to impress Buffy. Not because he genuinly wanted one. As Spike says it best, he’s love’s bitch. He goes very far for those he falls for. he did so for Dru, he did so for Buffy. If he had not been chipped, the whole good Spike thing would never have happend.

      That being said. Just because Spike has an interesting character path doesn’t mean you can’t count him in the villain list. You very much can. Spike killed and tortured many MANY people before he became good. For at least 100 years he was evil. He only became good very recently, and who know’s if it will actually stick. For all we know he will fall in love with an evil women 50 years from now, then get all evil again to impress her. Spike goes far for those he loves.

      Season 2 Spike, and pretty much his whole life from the moment he was turned untill later in s7, he has been either evil or selfish. And he did so with flair and style. Spike made an absolute wonderfull villain. Personaly I preferd him far more as a villain then the love sick puppy. I felt it was to rushed and ooc of him. BUt Spike was a fanfavorite so they included a good spike to please the audience, which will forever bug me but oh well.

      Spike is my favorite villain in all of Buffy verse, followed By Lindsey from the Angel show (though I really enjoyed Wolfram and heart as villains as a whole) and Drusilla, Darla, Angelus, Dracula, the Mayor, Dark willow, Ethan, Faith, Lilah and I actually really enjoyed the Master. He had the bad luck of having to be the first season’s villain where the show was still short so less time to flesh him out. But he scared Buffy, really scared her. I think from all the villains she faced he might have left the biggest impression on her. (Not counting the really personal encounters like Angelus/Dark Willow etc.)

      Season 2 Spike was a wonderfull Villain. yeah he ended up as a good guy, but that doesn’t change the fact that he was a villain before that. And what a fine villain he was. He and Dru wher awesome together. I wish they had stayed together.

      Not a fan of Spike/Buffy. (Not because of the characters, but because of the repeat of vampire/slayer stuff. We already had that. I was hoping for something more original. I would have much preferd to see Spike and Buffy become besties witha bromance as they bond over the enemies arses they kick. Xander and WIllow will always have a special bond that even Buffy can’t touch because of their history together. Spike could have become Buffy’s special friend. It would have been so great to have Buffy be best friends with a guy who never has been and never will be interested in her romanticly/sexualy. I found the whole Spike Buffy thing boring, unhealthy and a repeat of something we had already seen, as well as a disservice to the great character that was Spike. Like the only way he can be relevent is if he fancies somebody? Why can’t we focus on a friendship for once. (Thankfully we at least had that Willow Xander moment end s6 where their friendship ended up saving the world instead of a romance.)

      Long story short 😛 Spike and Dru = best villains of the show, and the best Spike pairing in my personal opinion. Add a bit of Angelus in there, and Darla for some fllashback goodness of the whirlwind and we have the best group of villains. Pity we never saw all 4 of them together, in action, in modern times.

      Even more pity we never saw them as their evil versions in the wish verse of Cordelia. For some reason I think vamp Willow and Xander would have fit with those 4 just fine, creating a very frightning group of 6. Ohhh speaking of which:

      Vamp Xander and Vamp Willow. They where great villains too even if they only lasted 1 and 2 episodes.

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  17. Beatrice
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    …I forgot to mention Gnarl…season 7 buffy when Willow returns from england and accidently casts a spell on her self so that no one can see her. She gets trapped in this cave and this creepy Gollum looking creature paralizes her with it’s fingernails and starts to skin her alive strip by strip…lapping up any blood and eating strips of her skin, making eery slurply sounds! **shivers** gah creepiest episode ever!
    Gnarl deserves a spot! just for being dang creepy!

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