Buffy the Vampire Slayer ran between 1997 and 2004, for seven seasons, spawning a spin-off show and a comic book series in the process.
Created by Joss Whedon, Buffy is often seen as one of the greatest shows of all time; a timeless classic full to bursting with iconic characters, plot twists and Big Bads.
Over one hundred and forty four episodes, the show had no issue with testing its audiences. Whether it was killing off major characters, introducing intriguing plot lines or presenting fans with a risky if powerful piece of drama, Buffy has always been a show willing to hurt, betray and surprise its viewers for the sake of a good story.
The following list will have a look at the show's most shocking moments, from the out of nowhere deaths, the epic speeches that came at just the right time, the most surprising bad guy reveals, and the episodes which shook the fandom and still splits viewers' opinions to this day.
Whether heartbreaking, heart-warming, or just plain confusing, here are some of the most shocking moments from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Major spoilers for the show follow.
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