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Spike - Kick-ass vampire seen on the occult action adventure BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER/WB/UPN/1997-2003 and ANGEL/WB/1999-2004. 

Spike aka 'William the Bloody'

Spike Spike transformed

Spike, a.k.a. William the Bloody is a sadistic British vampire with bleach blonde hair and a scar on his eyebrow. Initially, Spike was a quiet unassuming poet living in 1880s London who loved a girl named Cecily.

When she told him “You're nothing to me, William. You’re beneath me,” he fled into the night where he met a vampire named Drusilla who turned him into a vampire. William earned the nickname Spike because he likes to torture his victims with railroad spikes.

Spike has ravaged mankind and killed two Slayers sent to kill him. The first one in China during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900 and the second Slayer [a black female] in 1977 New York City on the subway. His most current target is a Slayer named Buffy Anne Summers but so far he hasn't had any luck killing her; she however has knocked the crap out of him.

Spike's bloody rampage has been temporarily halted by a group of occult research scientists called the Initiative, who implanted a chip in his head that will not allow Spike to kill or hurt humans [but demons are fair game].

The love of Spike's life was Drusilla, a fellow vampire who likes to gouge her victim's eye out. Drusilla dumped Spike twice: first for a Chaos Demon; and the second time for a Fungus Demon. Then there was Harmony but she got turned into a vampire and left Spike because he didn’t treat her right.

Spike and Buffy Get Down - BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
Spike and Buffy Get Down

Later, Spike had a crush on Buffy and when he couldn’t get her to love him he forced a robotics designer to build a replica of Buffy to fill the void in his love life.

Luckily for Spike, Buffy died but was returned to life via a resurrection spell. She returned to the real world with a hankering for some vampire booty, namely Spike. For a time, the "Big Bad" (Spike) and Buffy were hot and heavy lovers.

After an apocryphal battle with a horde of Uber demons, the town of Sunnydale was destroyed. Spike assisted in the destruction and eventually came back as ghost who haunted Angelus/Angel, who had turned private detective in Los Angeles. The last we saw of either of them was as they entered into a battle with an army of demons sent courtesy of Wolfram and Hart.

Spike and his California Friends - BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
Spike and his California Friends

Spike: Come on, hero. Tell me more. Teach me what it means. And I'll tell you why you can't stand the bloody sight of me.
Angel: Tell it to your therapist.
Spike: 'Cause every time you look at me... you see all the dirty little things I've done, all the lives I've taken... because of you! Drusilla sired me... but you... you made me a monster.
Angel: I didn't make you, Spike. I just opened up the door... and let the real you out.
  (Spike picks up the cross and knocks Angel across the room.)
Spike: You never knew the real me. Too busy trying to see your own reflection... praying there was someone as disgusting as you in the world, so you could stand to live with yourself. Take a long look, hero. I'm nothing like you!
Angel: No. You're less. That's why Buffy never really loved you: Because you weren't me.
Spike: Guess that means she was thinking about you... all those times I was puttin' it to her.
Angel: All right... (morphs into vampire face) let's finish this. (Spike, too,  morphs into vampire face and the two charge each other.)

 -- from Episode "Destiny" Season Five

TRIVIA NOTE: Spike may has chosen his name and modus operandi because the night he left Cecily’s party a man read one of his poems to a crowd of high brow Victorians. One woman commented “I’d rather have a railroad spike driven into my head than listen to his poetry.”


Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas Brendon as Alexander 'Xander' Harris
Alyson Hannigan as Willow Rosenberg
Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase
Anthony Stewart Head as Rupert Giles
James Marsters as Spike/William the Bloody
David Boreanaz as Angel/Angelus
Elizabeth Anne Allen as Amy Madison
Amber Benson as Tara Maclay
Troy Blendell as Jinx
Marc Blucas as Riley Finn
Adam Busch as Warren Meers
Emma Caulfield as Anya Emerson/Anyanka
Bailey Chase as Graham Miller
Lindsay Crouse as Professor Maggie Walsh
Alexis Denisof as Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
Todd Duffey as Murk
Eliza Dushku as Faith
Andrew J. Ferchland as Colin, The Anointed One
K. Todd Freeman as Mr. Trick
Seth Green as Daniel 'Oz' Osbourne
Harry Groener as Mayor Richard Wilkins III
George Hertzberg as Adam
Clare Kramer as Glory / Gloriface
Robia La Morte as Jenny Calendar
Juliet Landau as Drusilla
Thomas "Tom" Lenk as Andrew Wells
Mercedes McNab as Harmony Kendall
Leonard Roberts as Forrest Gates
Armin Shimerman as Principal R. Snyder
Danny Strong as Jonathan Levinson
Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers
Michelle Trachtenberg as Dawn Summers / The Key

Charlie Weber

as Ben

D.B. Woodside

as Principal Robin Wood


 David Boreanaz as Angel
Alexis Denisof as Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
J. August Richards as Charles Gunn
Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase
Andy Hallett as Lorne
Amy Acker as Winifred 'Fred' Burkle

James Marsters

as Spike/William the Bloody

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