Buffy is a show filled with epic battles and high stakes drama. Over seven TV series and a further five comic seasons, the Slayer and her friends have had their work cut out for them as they try to protect the world from the forces of evil.
As you'd expect from someone who has such a dangerous job, who has to go up against some of the most evil beings in creation, there are some pretty intense fights and sometimes not all of them end well. Some of these lethal encounters have even brought about our heroine's end.
With so many formidable foes and too many fights to count, it's hard to keep track of the best battles in Buffy's history. From the first time Buffy encountered a vampire, right up to the Reckoning, epic battles have become the very soul of the Slayer's story.
The following are some of the most memorable and the hardest-hitting, world-changing battles that Buffy has ever faced.
10. The Castle Ambush
Buffy season eight went all out when it came to big battles. As the first season to exist in a comic medium, it meant it could go further and do more without the restrictive TV budget.
At the beginning of the series we learn that armies of Slayers exist around the world and, due to their power, the military view them as a terrorist threat. Buffy and the Scoobies currently reside in a Scottish castle with various witches and supernatural allies.
The first big battle of the season sees the castle being invaded by an army of zombies controlled by Amy Madison, who casts a spell on Buffy to put her in a dream state from which she can only be awoken with true love's kiss. It's a cheesy fairytale spell, but it's due to this that we eventually learn that Satsu the Slayer is in love with Buffy. The two of them later go on to have a fling when Buffy decides to explore her sexuality with her.
While Buffy is unconscious, Willow returns to fight against Amy and the two of them fly around and shoot magic at each other. It's all-out war and would have been amazing in live-action. It just went to show how much further things could be pushed without a budget, even if it came across a little silly.