Buffy The Vampire Slayer: 7 Minor Characters Who Stole The Show
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is considered one of the greatest shows on television and with good reason. It had great characters, great storylines and a ton of action. While many of us were greatly attached to Buffy, Willow, Xander and Giles, we also loved a number of the minor characters who came and went on the series. Here are 7 minor Buffy the Vampire Slayer characters who stole the show.
Clem was introduced in season six of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and he quickly became an ally of the Scooby Gang. He stuck around until the end of season seven, but fled Sunnydale before Buffy’s battle with the First Evil. Clem added a much-needed lightness to season six of Buffy, which is considered one of the show’s darkest seasons. The character was so friendly and totally ridiculous – one of his hobbies was playing poker with kittens as the currency! Buffy needed characters like that to lighten the mood.
6. The Buffybot
The Buffybot wasn’t anything like Buffy. Instead she was unnaturally chipper and always eager to please. The bot had a sordid history. Warren originally created the Buffybot for Spike, who used her as a sex toy but, after Buffy’s death, she was reprogrammed for Slayer duties. The best part about the Buffybot was her flirtatious remarks about Spike – even after her reprogramming – which were absolutely hilarious.
Caleb was only in five episodes during season seven of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but he made the quite the impact. He was a total misogynist, sporting a priest’s garb, who constantly quoted the bible. Some of the most shocking moments included him, like when he gouged out Xander’s eye. He was the perfect villain. He should been the big bad for season seven. The First Evil just wasn’t as scary.
4. Jenny Calendar
Jenny Calendar meshed perfectly with Giles and the Scooby Gang, and with her expertise in computers, she became an invaluable member of their group. She and Giles had a really sweet romance going, so when Angel ruthlessly killed her in the season two episode “Passion,” fans were left stunned then devastated. Every aspect of her death is burned into every fan’s memory, which just goes to show what an impact her character had.
Before she became a vampire, Harmony was a little dull. She was pretty interchangeable with all of Cordelia’s snooty friends, but when she became a vampire and started dating Spike, she suddenly became a much more compelling character. Maybe it was her dysfunctional relationship with Spike or her failed attempts to kill Buffy or the fact that she was even more clueless as a vampire and no one took her seriously, but she became really entertaining as she would steal every scene she was in.
Drusilla was only supposed to be around for a few episodes during season two, but she and Spike were so awesome that Joss Whedon decided to keep them around longer. While Spike became a series regular in season four, Drusilla was only around for season two and then a handful of episodes in season five and seven, but she definitely made an impression with her psychic abilities, her love of dolls and the way she would engage in “baby talk” with Spike. It was truly a shame we didn’t see more of her after season two.
Andrew was kind of evil during season six. He was part of the Trio and was really absorbed in helping Warren kill Buffy, but during season seven, he joined the Scooby Gang, first as a hostage but then became one of their allies in the fight against the First Evil. During the show’s seventh and final season, Andrew provided much of the comic relief, whether he was with his hilarious storytelling or his funny observations or one-liners. Without a doubt, he was the perfect addition to the Scooby Gang.