Between fights with her teachers, her mom, her friends, and her boyfriends, Buffy the Vampire Slayer follows the titular character as she fights to survive against a myriad of evil demons. The series revolutionized the “monsters of the week” format. These monsters were not only set up so that the Scooby Gang had something creepy to fight, but they also progressed the overall story and let the heroes develop. From bloodsuckers and child-eaters to skin-peelers and heart-stealers, there is a monster to match every existing phobia.
Angel (David Boreanaz) may have been the crush of every teenage girl in the late ’90s/early ’00s, but his soulless counterpart Angelus was one of the most ruthless killers in TV history. Throughout Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Giles (Anthony Stewart Head) regales the Scooby gang with stories of Angelus killing hundreds of men, women, children, and even puppies.
Between the psychological torture of Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar), the murder of Giles’ true love Jenny Calendar (Robia LaMorte), and his attempt at destroying the world, even anti-hero Spike (James Marsters) agreed that Angelus often went too far in his sadism.