We’ll never let go of Spike (James Marsters) from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (which started in 1997). We’re throwing it back to the glory days when Spike, in his leather jacket, ruled our TV screens and vampires were a new TV concept.
As one of the original vampires (before Twilight and The Vampire Diaries) Spike will always have a special place in our heart. Sure, he’s not the obvious human-saving vampire like Angel (David Boreanaz), but he’s one seriously hot man. His bad-boy attitude, British accent and bleach blonde hair make him one hunky vamp… and we can’t stop thinking about him.
Why Some People Hate Him
We know what you’re thinking… what about the time Spike dated crazy Drusilla (Juliet Landau) and wanted to kill Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar)? We’ve learned to overlook his evil past and focus on the love struck and hot Spike instead. Forget the season one and two version and relive the moments when he joined the Scooby gang for seasons four through seven.
Why We Love Him
He may be a bad guy sometimes, but at least he tries to be good. Remember when he fell madly in love with Buffy and fought by her side even though she clearly was just using him for sex? Or, when he wasn’t vampire yet and wrote beautiful poetry? Who can forget when he sang a rock ballad to show his true feelings for the Buffster? Plus, he’s always using adorable names for Buffy… Pet, Goldilocks and Love — swoon. Spike is a total dreamboat and the fact that he rides a motorcycle doesn’t hurt the cause!
In addition to his rock-hard abs and British whit, Spike sacrifices everything in season seven and gets a soul to prove he’s changed. In the end, Spike dies in the ultimate fight between good and evil alongside his ladylove for the goodness of all humanity — a true champion of vampires.
The series ended in 2003, but we won’t leave Spike buried in the past. Here are our favorite one-liners from the one and only Spike, who we all love to hate… or in our case, just love.
Best. Quotes. Ever.
- “Sodding, blimey, shagging, knickers, bollocks. Oh, God. I’m English!”- Season 6, Ep. 8
- “Gotta move, lamb. Think it’s fair to say, school’s out for bloody summer.”-Season 7 Ep. 22
- “Oh, poor Watcher. Did your life pass before your eyes? Cuppa tea, cuppa tea, almost got shagged, cuppa tea.” Season 6 Ep. 1
More to Watch
Still want more Spike? Check out “Dead Things” in season six and “Crush” in season five for the Spike moments we can’t stop drooling over. Don’t have it on DVD? Don’t fret, it’s on Netflix and Amazon Prime!
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