In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer.
Buffy Summers is the improbably named teen vampire slayer who put the grr in girl and turned the demon-infested Hellmouth into a no holds-barred slayground, all while acing the SATs, dating some (un)dead hotties and hanging at the Bronze.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer ran for seven seasons, from 1997 to 2003, and lives on in DVD collections, streaming accounts and syndicated television the world over. A cast of characters to die for and the writing and direction of Joss Whedon have ensured its longevity, but none of it would have been possible without the blonde, buff and beautiful slay queen herself.
She who hangs out a lot in cemeteries has a lot to answer for when it comes to the late '90s/early '00s pop culture zeitgeist, having sparked innumerable fashion trends; inspired books, games, spin-offs and spoofs galore; and coined a large and oft-mimicked lexicon of Buffyisms.
Study much before Sunnydale High went kablooey? Are you sure you're five by five? Do you know everything about the Chosen One?