Memorable characters are the backbone of any great television show, and this is certainly the case with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy, Willow, Xander, Giles, Cordelia, Angel, Oz, Tara, Faith, Anya…there are so many brilliant personalities in Sunnydale.
Spike, meanwhile, is a strong contender for the best character in the entire show. From the moment he swaggers into Season 2, he’s instantly entertaining. Yes, he’s very egotistical (at least to begin with), but it’s hard not to love him. His intimidating presence is balanced with plenty of humour, and his romantic obsession with Drusilla gives him a degree of vulnerability from the outset.
Of course, Spike changes an awful lot over the course of the show – his arc is arguably the best of the lot. And during this time, he gets tied up in all sorts of trouble. He’s often a key part of the plot, and even when he isn't, he’s still highly amusing.
Simply put, every scene with Spike is a scene to remember.
But how much do you really know about the most famous vampire in Sunnydale?
Answers at the end!