The central heroine of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a key part of the show’s success. Buffy Summers, despite her physical strength and stamina, goes through hell and back again in all seven seasons, and her constant turmoil is what makes her so interesting.
Vampires, robots, werewolves, witches, and plenty of other horrors attempt to kill Buffy during her time at high school and beyond. Whilst we know she’s always going to pull through, it’s still gripping to see her tackle these foes with the help of the Scooby Gang.
Aside from the villains, Buffy also has to grow up over the course of the show. Her relationships – both with her friends and her lovers – are often wrought with conflict. She frequently hides the truth and argues with those who are close to her.
These factors – combined with Buffy’s firm moral compass – make her an easy character to root for. And given how many times hardcore fans have rewatched the show, Buffy’s adventures are common knowledge for a lot of us.
But how much do you REALLY know about the life of Buffy Summers?
Answers at the end!