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In the fictional world of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, a vampire is a demon of a species which inhabits and animates a human corpse. In Fray, vampires are also called lurks. Image File history File links Mergefrom. ... Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details about some or all of the Whedonverse productions (Buffy, Angel, Fray, etc. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... For other uses, see Buffy the Vampire Slayer (disambiguation). ... Angel was the highly successful spin-off from the American television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details about some or all of information gradually revealed in Buffyverse productions: (Buffy, Angel, Fray. ... Fray is an eight-issue comic book limited series about Melaka Fray, a Slayer in the future, written by Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon and drawn by Karl Moline (pencils) and Andy Owens (inks). ...

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Origins

According to Rupert Giles (in "The Harvest"), before leaving our world the last of the Old Ones mixed their blood with that of a human, creating the first vampire. Rupert Giles is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... The Harvest is the second of a two-part series opener of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... In the Buffyverse, the Old Ones are the extremely powerful, pure-breed demons that once dominated Earth before humankind appeared. ...


However, that was later disproven as Illyria remarks that vampires existed during her time (she was killed long before the Old Ones were run off).


To create another of its kind, a vampire drains a human of blood and, when the victim is near death, causes him or her to drink some of the vampire's blood. The new vampire "rises" after the human has died between nighttime hours as shown in Angel when Darla was turned. The "parent" vampire is called the new vampire's sire.


Illyria is familiar with vampires, indicating that they already existed during the time of the Old Ones. For the ancient Illyria in the eastern Europe region,see Albania Illyria is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television series Angel. ... In the Buffyverse, the Old Ones are the extremely powerful, pure-breed demons that once dominated Earth before humankind appeared. ...


Turok-Han vampire

Main article: Turok-Han
The physiology of a Turok-Han differs greatly from a common vampire.

The final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer introduces a species called Turok-Han, described by Rupert Giles thus: Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details about some or all of the Whedonverse productions (Buffy, Angel, Fray, etc. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Buffy711. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Buffy711. ... For other uses, see Buffy the Vampire Slayer (disambiguation). ... Rupert Giles is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...

As Neanderthals are to human beings, the Turok-Han are to vampires. They're a primordial, ferociously powerful killing machine, as single-minded as animals. They are the vampires that vampires fear. An ancient and entirely different race, and until this morning, I thought they were a myth.

The Turok-Han share some traits with the common vampire: when killed by decapitation or the sun, they go to dust as common vampires do. However, their armored chest cavity is nearly impervious to stakes. Their blood is of a dark black colour rather than the vampire's distinctive red colour. It is unknown how Turok-Han vampires reproduce.
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Vampire's siring and rebirth

An exchange of blood between vampire and victim is required to create a new vampire. Victims of vampire attacks do not turn into new vampires unless they consume the sire's blood when near death. If the vampire drains all of the victim's blood, they will simply die. Vampires obtain pleasurable sensations from the act of siring, and sometimes they might sire new vampires by instinct, which would explain why many vampires are abandoned.


Vampires' Rebirth

Following the blood exchange, the victim dies of blood loss and, after an indeterminate time (there are examples of vampires rising again after a day or after hours), reawakens as new a vampire. No special preparations, such as burial, are required for the vampire's rebirth. Vampires seem mostly to rise from graves because they often spend the interval between death and rebirth as corpses, buried by family and friends.


New vampires tend to awaken with a sense of disorientation, a state in which most are highly violent and feral, before recovering and realizing their new status. This awareness, or possibly sentience, most usually manifests after the first feeding. In any event, when vampires overcome the initial confusion, they often experience a sensation of clarity that is new and unique, and which they express in different ways:

  • Jesse: "I feel good, Xander! I feel strong! I'm connected, man, to everything! I can hear the worms in the earth!" ("The Harvest")
  • Andrew Vorba: "He is risen in me! He fills my head with song! You're the chaff, unblessed. I'll suck the blood from your hearts, he says I may!" ("Never Kill a Boy on the First Date") (Caveat: Vorba spoke much the same way when alive.)
  • Alonna Gunn (to Charles Gunn): "Don't be sad. I'm not. On this side there is no guilt, no grief. I got the greatest guilt cure ever. I can free you!" ("War Zone")
  • Spike: "Becoming a vampire is a profound and powerful experience. I could feel this new strength coursing through me. Getting killed made me feel alive for the very first time. I was through living by society's rules. Decided to make a few of my own." ("Fool for Love")
  • Holden Webster: "No, it feels okay. Strong, and I feel like I'm connected to a powerful all-consuming evil that's gonna suck the world into fiery oblivion." ("Conversations with Dead People")

These examples show that the new vampire is commonly astonished by an intoxicating sensation of power, and by an unmistakable connection to an "all-consuming evil." The Harvest is the second of a two-part series opener of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Never Kill a Boy on the First Date is an episode of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer in which Buffy gets to go on her first date since moving to Sunnydale. ... Charles Gunn (born 1978 in Los Angeles, California) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon and introduced by Garry Campbell for the cult television program, Angel. ... War Zone is the 20th episode of season 1 of the television show Angel. ... Darla is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television programs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... Angel (also known as Angelus, originally Liam) (born 1727 in Galway, Ireland) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt for the television programs Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... The Prodigal is episode 15 of season 1 in the television show Angel. ... Spike (aka William The Bloody) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... List of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes Fool for Love is episode 7 of season 5 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... List of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes Conversations with Dead People is the seventh episode of the seventh and final season of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...


The demon within

Angel, transformed into a Van-Tal demon.

The demon that possesses and animates the vampire's body is not the main factor that outlines the vampire's personality. The demon, which Pyleans call "Van-Tal" (Drinker of Blood), is little more than a bestial, hematophagous creature that only adds the bloodlust and killer instinct to the vampire. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Angel (also known as Angelus, originally Liam) (born 1727 in Galway, Ireland) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt for the television programs Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... The two Suns of Pylea. ... Which feed on blood, like mosquitoes, ticks, ... Categories: | ...


The Van-Tal has green skin and rows of spines on its forehead and skin. It also has clawed hands and red eyes. It cannot speak nor walk erect.


In a line cut from the script of "Through the Looking Glass", Wesley Wyndam-Pryce states that such a demon could have been the one that created the first vampire.
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Vampire psychology

"You listen to me! Jesse is dead! You have to remember that when you see him, you're not looking at your friend; you're looking at the thing that killed him." —Giles to Xander in "The Harvest"

Unlike many other species of demon, the demon component of a vampire appears to have no more intelligence than that of solitary hunting animals such as tigers; whenever we see a "purer" vampire, it is incapable of language. Other than the Turok-Han the principal evidence on this question comes from Angel's visit to the demon world Pylea; when he took on "vampire face" (see Physiology below) in that world, he unexpectedly became mindlessly violent. Rupert Giles is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Alexander LaVelle Xander Harris (born 1981 in Sunnydale, California) is a fictional character in the cult television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... The Harvest is the second of a two-part series opener of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details about some or all of the Whedonverse productions (Buffy, Angel, Fray, etc. ... Angel (also known as Angelus, originally Liam) (born 1727 in Galway, Ireland) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt for the television programs Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... The two Suns of Pylea. ...


For this reason, an ordinary vampire shares many qualities with its human predecessor, including his or her memories; though it lacks a human soul and thus a conscience. As Darla says in "The Prodigal", "what we were informs what we become." A vampire's personality can be the corrupt, opposite version of its human predecessor, or an expression of the human's hidden potential, as well as his/her fantasies and desires, released from the restraint of a human conscience. Evil people turned would thus presumably display less change in nature and personality. Darla is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television programs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... The Prodigal is episode 15 of season 1 in the television show Angel. ...


Examples

  • Jesse McNally was attracted to Cordelia Chase, who snubbed him for his awkwardness. As a vampire, Jesse approached Cordelia in a predatory manner, filled with confidence and charisma, and for once she consented to dance with him.
  • Harmony Kendall was a vain, vapid, and snobbish member of the Cordettes before being sired. As a vampire, she was still vapid and snobbish, and remarked that it was harder for her to do the right thing without a soul, although she remained mostly unchanged.
  • Drusilla was a pious and chaste Catholic girl, gifted/cursed with psychic abilities and disturbed because she did not know what was causing her visions. As a vampire, Drusilla is highly sexual and kinky, and revels in her psychic powers.
  • Darla despised religion as a human and as a vampire. Angel mentions that Darla had a fascination with religious wars. Christian religion rejected Darla's lifestyle as a human, so it seems the vampire Darla enjoys religious war as an example of religion causing destruction and bloodshed instead of salvation.
  • Willow was a studious and cautious teenage girl, a bookish wallflower. As the series progressed, Willow becomes a more assertive character, a powerful witch, and a lesbian. As a vampire, in the episode Doppelgängland, Willow is an assertive vampire steeped in sexuality, both homosexual and hetrosexual.
  • Angelus: Liam lived haunted by his father's disapproval and expectations that he would never be more than a lazy, womanizing drunk. As a vampire, Angelus is driven by the memory of his father's contempt to show that he can be something great: the most flamboyantly sadistic vampire ever recorded.
  • Spike: William was an overly-romantic, pseudo-intellectual outcast, ridiculed by his contemporaries whom he regarded as ignorant and insensitive. As a vampire, Spike lashes out at society, rejecting bureaucracy and authority and finding pleasure in mayhem and chaos, while still remaining a romantic at heart. In addition, William was a shy young man with a peaceful nature and a love for poetry; in contrast, he later was considered one of the most violent vampires to exist (though not nearly so much as Angelus). However, while he lacked much of Angelus's utterly sadistic qualities, Spike loved the thrill of simple combat more. Angelus enjoyed combat, but loved tormenting his enemies to the point of despair more than killing them. Spike simply loved battle for its own sake. Both as a human and as a vampire, Spike demonstrates an all-consuming, obsessive love, first for his mother, then for Drusilla, and finally for Buffy. He will often pursue his love object to the point of near self-destruction.
  • Anne, William's devoted mother, feared William was too attached to her but could not bring herself to the cruelty of saying so. As a vampire she has no such compunctions, and taunts William with the insinuation of Oedipal deviancy. ("Lies My Parents Told Me")
  • Sam Lawson: Sam Lawson's need to serve a higher purpose, to be guided by a cause giving sense to his actions, haunted him into his unlife. He found himself completely incapable of obtaining pleasure from killing or torturing. While Lawson believes this was caused by being sired by a vampire with a soul, Angel believes Lawson merely lacked a mission, a cause to live for.

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Vampire Society

Like humans, vampires are social beings, often living in groups organized like packs or prides. These groups are commonly organized with the purpose of protection and feeding.


The leading vampire may be known as "Master", and is usually the sire of the group, or the eldest and most powerful. However, in some groups the leading position is occupied by a dominant couple, like Spike and Drusilla or James and Elisabeth.


The followers are commonly known as "minions" or "lackeys", though sometimes they can also be referred as "acolytes". These are commonly the progeny of the master vampire, or vampires that fall under the authority of the master due to their own weakness or youth. While minions are expected to follow the commands of their master and are punished when failing, there are examples of vampires rebelling against their masters, or even choosing to serve a new one.


Vampires also occasionally employ, or are employed by, other demons or even humans. This is somewhat unusual because most other demons consider vampires tainted by their human element, and because humans can rarely trust vampires with their safety.


Vampire Physiology

Spike, displaying a typical "vamp face."
Spike, displaying a typical "vamp face."

Vampires are commonly described as "dead". Death can be defined as a status in which the body lacks living physiological functions, such as having a pulse or breathing. However, vampires are able to move, feed, talk and feel despite inhabiting dead bodies. The term "undead" seems much more fitting as the vampire, while not living, isn't dead either. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Spike (aka William The Bloody) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ...


When a human is sired, a demon spirit takes possession of the corpse, reanimating it and altering its physiology. The demon within the vampire causes these alterations:

  • Requires mammalian blood to maintain strength. Usually, this is human blood, but rats, pigs and otters have been consumed on the show. The blood of supernatural, human-appearing mammalian beings, such as the Children of the Senior Partners feeds a vampire as well and often has added benefits (see below). Vampires have not been shown to feed off of other true 'demons'.
  • Facial alterations (brow ridges, golden eyes, elongated upper canines, and pointed upper incisors) when feeding or under stressful situations such as fighting, in which a vampire might assume its real face in preparation for feeding or to intimidate the opponent, much like when the vampire snarls and roars during combat.
  • While their hearts don't beat, vampires have some kind of blood flow which allows the blood in their bodies to be transported. This also means that vampires can be rendered unconscious if blood flow to the brain is interrupted (Spike did this to Drusilla in "Becoming, Part Two") and that vampires can become intoxicated (Spike becomes drunk multiple times). Male vampires are shown having sex, so they do have some blood flow enabling an erection.
  • They generate no body heat while at rest, though muscle action produces transient heat. For unknown reasons, humans seem rarely to perceive vampires' skin as cold (one who does is Billy Fordham on meeting Angel; "Lie to Me"). However, vampires are shown on a few occasions with visible breath when in the cold, such as in the scene where Liam (not yet called Angelus) first emerges from the grave and is talking with his sire, Darla, in "The Prodigal," which seems to indicate some sort of body heat, even immediately after reanimation.
  • Their bodies perform motor functions like human bodies, often better than humans.
  • Their lungs do not need oxygen and can absorb any other gases, even poisonous; vampires thus cannot be drowned or asphyxiated. They seem to breathe, however, panting when they are fatigued, and they feel uncomfortable if they cannot breathe, even briefly fainting when they are suffocated (Angelus choke-holding Spike in "Fool for Love"). A vampire certainly breathes enough to speak and smoke. Angel tells Xander that he cannot give artificial respiration to a drowned human ("I have no breath"; "Prophecy Girl"); the reason for this may be mystical rather than physical.
  • Vampires are not immune to injury, though they heal more rapidly than humans, and can recover from any injury other than the lethal ones listed elsewhere in this article. They can be knocked unconscious by trauma. They apparently do not regenerate lost limbs ("Teacher's Pet").
  • They do not generate life force, and their brains do not have the same mystical qualities of a human brain, which means Glory can't feed on vampire brains. Nor could the Root Monster of "Couplet" suck the life force from Angel--and defeated itself trying.
  • Their bodies cast no reflection on mirrors or water. This also causes them to be immune to mind reading powers as shown in the episode Earshot. Angel realizes Buffy is trying to read his mind and says, "You can't get into my head." Buffy taken aback by his realization asks "How did you..., Why not?" Angel responds with, "It's like the mirror, the thoughts are there but they create no reflection within you".
  • A vampire made from a human afflicted with a disease such as syphilis will be unaffected by the illness and all symptoms already present will disappear (case in point, Darla). Billy "Ford" Fordham wanted to become a vampire to prevent his impending death from a brain tumor. Spike sired his mother to cure her of an illness (possibly consumption).

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Strength

Vampires possess superhuman strength. The exact limits of this strength are debatable and often vary from individual to individual. Some vampires have been shown capable of deforming metal with their hands ("The Harvest"), while others have been held back by wooden doors. Chains have had varying success at restraining vampires; Angel was able to break out of them after hours of trying, while others found them unbreakable. They have also been shown to throw human bodies anywhere from 5 to 25 ft away. The strength of a vampire is always augmented, but it also seems to increase proportional to their age. The Harvest is the second of a two-part series opener of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...


This strength appears to be largely metaphysical, as it does not appear to add to their body mass, as they do not immediately sink in water. Furthermore, waif-like vampires such as Drusilla, Darla and Gunn's sister have shown great feats of strength with no apparent added muscle mass. Drusilla (born circa 1840 in London, England) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... Darla is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television programs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ...


The blood of enhanced human and human-like beings augments their strength to a great degree. Vampires also derive pleasure from the act of feeding off such humans. Examples of vampires feeding on superhumans and gaining a charge include:

  • The Slayer's blood is the only cure for a poison called the Killer of the Dead ("Graduation Day, Part Two"). Feeding off Slayers has been shown to provide a temporary "high" as well; Spike likened it to an aphrodisiac on his first taste.

Slayer (Buffy's) blood also provided enough temporary strength to enable the Master to escape his mystical prison, although the strength may have only been primarily mystical rather than physical. A Slayer, in the fictional Buffyverse established by Buffy and Angel, is a young female bestowed with mystical powers that originate from the heart of a pure-demon, which gives her superhuman senses, strength, speed, endurance, agility, and healing in the fight against forces of darkness. ... List of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes Graduation Day, Part Two is the 22nd episode of season 3 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Look up spike in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... An aphrodisiac is an agent which is used to increase sexual desire [1]. The name comes from the Greek goddess of Sensuality Aphrodite. ...

  • For his initiation in the Circle of the Black Thorn, Angel is given "supercharged warrior juice": Drogyn's blood.
  • Angel's strength is greatly augmented after drinking from Marcus Hamilton, a supernatural humanoid-being infused with the power of the Senior Partners and dramatically stronger than Angel.

Curiously, Spike takes only a taste of blood from one of the two slayers he kills, and not even that from the second; Drusilla does not drink from the slayer Kendra, whom she kills. The Circle of the Black Thorn is a fictional secret society in the television show, Angel. ... This article features (recurring) fictional characters who appear as guest stars on the cult television program Angel. ... Marcus Hamilton is a recurring character on the final season of the TV series Angel. ... The Senior Partners are extradimensional demons in the television series Angel that have an interest in furthering evil and the apocalypse (their scheduled apocalypse that is, not other apocalypses) on Earth and perhaps other dimensions. ...


Age

The Master, a very old vampire.
The Master, a very old vampire.

Being "dead", vampires do not age as living humans do, but the passing of centuries does affect them. Image File history File links Master01. ... Image File history File links Master01. ... The Master (real name Heinrich Joseph Nest, according to the shooting script for Welcome to the Hellmouth) is a fictional character in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Mark Metcalf. ...

  • Physical strength, agility, reflexes and stamina improve with age. The Master's advanced age made him able to kill his victims before they could draw breath.
  • The ability to take on human appearance is lost; a very old vampire always looks more demonic than a young vampire's "vampire face". Russell Winters, while able to assume human visage, had a much more deformed vampire face, indicating an old age, though not one as advanced as that of the oldest vampires seen: The Master, Kakistos, and The Prince of Lies. The three vampires do not resemble each other, yet they all have obtained more demonic features. Kakistos has cloven hooves instead of hands and feet, while the Prince of Lies has elongated talon-like fingers and pointed ears.
  • The Master's skeleton, uniquely, remained when his flesh turned to dust ("Prophecy Girl"). The Master also bears a slight resemblance to the Turok-Han.


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Senses

Being exclusively nocturnal, vampires have enhanced hearing, smell and night vision, though on one occasion Angel uses a monocular night vision device ("Sense & Sensitivity"), and several vampires (Dalton, Penn, Marcus) wear eyeglasses. However, human William wore eyeglasses while Spike does not seem to need them. Able to watch TV, read books and aim guns with no problem, the latter day William the Bloody shows no sign of either myopia or farsightedness, so those that do wear glasses likely do so as an affectation. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Image intensifier. ... Sense & Sensitivity is episode 6 of season 1 in the television show Angel. ... Spike (aka William The Bloody) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ...


Typically, vampires are able to smell human fear, but they are especially sensitive to the smell of blood and can detect it in invisibly minute quantities. A vampire can distinguish individual humans and vampires by scent. Spike in particular has an acute sense of smell, one which, in the later seasons, he uses to help the Scoobies find enemy hideouts, demons, etc. Angel can apparently tell by sniffing Wes that he had sex with a bleached blonde the night before ("Dear Boy"). Wesley Wyndam-Pryce is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon and introduced by Douglas Petrie for the cult television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... Dear Boy is episode 5 of season 2 in the television show Angel. ...


The acuteness of vampire hearing is not often explicitly demonstrated, but one episode in particular shows Angel, temporarily reverted to Angelus and locked in a cage in the Hyperion's basement, gleefully sowing discord among Wesley, Gunn and Fred by revealing secrets and private conversations he's overheard (from floors and rooms away) in the most humiliating, damaging or public ways possible ("Soulless"). Outside view of the property. ... Charles Gunn (born 1978 in Los Angeles, California) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon and introduced by Garry Campbell for the cult television program, Angel. ... Winifred Fred Burkle is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon and introduced by Shawn Ryan for the cult television series, Angel. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Breathing

Vampires do not require oxygen, allowing them to survive in poisonous atmospheres or underwater and to resist strangling. Angel was unaffected by gas from a leak in Sunnydale High's boiler room ("Out of Mind, Out of Sight") and even survived the poisonous atmosphere of the home dimension of Jasmine's zealots ("Sacrifice", "Peace Out"). He also survived being submerged in the ocean for three months. Deprived of oxygen, though, they seem very uncomfortable, and sometimes they faint (e.g. Drusilla in "Becoming, Part 2"). Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details about some or all of the Whedonverse productions (Buffy, Angel, Fray, etc. ... Out of Mind, Out of Sight, a. ... Jasmine is a fictional character on the television series Angel. ... Plot Outline With Fred’s help, Angel and the rest of the group, sans Connor, finally breaks free of Jasmine’s mind-control power and seeks shelter in the sewers beneath the city where they have an encounter with a group of teenage warriors, also in hiding from Jasmine’s... List of Angel episodes Peace Out is episode 21 of season 4 in the television show Angel. ...


However, though their hearts are stopped and wrinkled, their lungs do function, which allows them to speak, smoke, and a gag reflex, which can affect them when choked, though they can learn to ignore it, as Darla does when Angel strangles her ("Offspring"). However, they are unable to perform CPR. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Eating and drinking

A vampire's normal diet consists solely of blood, and Angel says other food has little flavor. However, Spike enjoys beer, whisky, Weetabix (which he mixes into blood for texture), chocolate, Buffalo wings and onion blossoms; and Angel occasionally drinks coffee.

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Vampires do not die of starvation like humans, yet they can suffer certain effects if they do not feed for prolonged periods:

  • First, their strength dwindles considerably and they become paler and can experience cold (Spike in "Pangs").
  • Second, after months of not feeding, they suffer damage to higher brain functions, which can result in extremely vivid hallucinations ("Deep Down"). Blood from a healthy human is required for the vampire to recuperate.
  • Third, they become "living skeletons", according to Spike ("Pangs").

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Drugs and poisons

Vampires can be affected by any kind of drugs and poisons just like humans, though lethal drugs and human poisons do not kill them and likely a larger dosage is required for the same effects:

  • Spike smokes tobacco, without harm to his lungs. He reports that at the Woodstock Festival he "fed off a flower person and spent the next six hours watching [his] hand move," presumably an effect of LSD. He also can (and will often) drink himself to unconsciousness, which, given his vampiric constitution, requires a much larger amount of alcohol than for the average human.
  • Angelus tries to drink Gage Petronzi in "Go Fish", but spits out his blood because either the steroids in it or the ongoing transformation into a fish creature gives it a bad taste, unsurprising as vampires usually only drink mammalian blood.
  • Kralik ("Helpless") is treated with and dependent on anti-psychotic pills; without them he gets crippling headaches.
  • Vampire Willow is knocked out by her human counterpart using a tranquilizer dart.
  • "The Killer of the Dead" is a mystical poison mentioned in "Graduation Day, Part One" and used by Faith on Angel. It causes a severe fever and kills the vampire in a matter of days. The blood of a Slayer is the only known cure.
  • Angel is paralyzed by a neural paralytic drug that would kill a human being in "I Fall to Pieces". He is also highly susceptible to the effects of caffeine (he tells Joyce Summers, "It makes me jittery") and drinks coffee regularly while in LA.
  • Vampires captured by the Initiative are fed drugged packets of blood to incapacitate them for vivisection.
  • Calynthia powder seemingly augments Angel's synapses enough to keep him in restless sleep, plagued by dreams, and renders him more suggestible. ("Untouched")
  • Vampires get high from feeding off junkies using intravenous drugs, such as Orpheus, a mystical drug.
  • Dana, a Slayer escaped from a mental institution, incapacitates Spike with the drugs previously used to sedate her. ("Damage")
  • In the episode "Eternity" actress Rebecca Lowell slips Angel a "happy pill", which gives him a false sense of perfect happiness and for a limited time turns him into Angelus, making him an immediate threat to Wesley, Cordelia and Rebecca.

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Injuries

Vampires can suffer severe injuries and can require a long time to recuperate. The length of recovery can vary from minutes to days, generally depending on the needs of the writer for a particular episode.

  • Drusilla, nearly killed by a mob in Prague, escaped with an unspecified illness that made her weak and lethargic, until she was cured by a special ceremony requiring the blood of her sire (Angel). Angel in turn requires time to recuperate from this. ("What's My Line, Part Two")
  • Spike is forced into a wheelchair when an entire church organ collapses on him, but months later he's back to his feet. ("What's My Line, Part Two"; "I Only Have Eyes for You")
  • Wishverse Angel had gruesome burning scars from Willow's torture. ("The Wish")
  • Vampires can lose appendages, and cannot regrow them ("Teacher's Pet"), though they can be reattached with surgery ("Damage").
  • Spike has a scar on his eyebrow that was caused by the Slayer during the Boxer Rebellion. ("Fool for Love")
  • Vampires often are highly sexual, yet always sterile; they cannot have children (with the mystical exception of Angel and Darla's son, Connor).

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Mental health

Vampires suffering from some sort of mental illness as humans will keep it as vampires. This illness will also be central for the formation of the vampire's persona:

  • Drusilla's visions and her subsequent ordeal at Angelus' hands traumatized her into some sort of schizophrenia. As a vampire, Dru remains schizophrenic, yet she's not paranoid or depressive like her human predecessor. Combined with her psychic powers, Drusilla's madness gives her a unique perspective in which she revels.
  • Andrew Vorba ("Never Kill a Boy on the First Date")
  • Zachary Kralik ("Helpless")

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Vampires' weaknesses

A vampire "dusting" after being staked.
A vampire "dusting" after being staked.

Vampires die when impaled in the heart with a wooden object, beheaded, or consumed by fire. Their flesh ignites when exposed to direct sunlight, and burns less intensely on contact with holy water or any cross. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... St. ... Also known as the Latin cross or crux ordinaria. ...


When vampires die, their bodies and clothing turn to dust in a matter of seconds.


Wood

If the heart of the vampire is pierced with a wooden object, the vampire will immediately die. Instances have included a stake, an arrow, a tree branch ("When She Was Bad") and a pencil ("Choices"; "All the Way"). When She Was Bad is the first episode in the second season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Choices is the 19th episode of season 3 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... All the Way is the sixth episode of season 6 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...


Materials such as metal, plastic wood grain or synthetic wood do not work. Bullets and blades can cause great pain, but will not kill the vampire, unless, of course, they result in decapitation (see below).


The vampire's flesh seems to be especially vulnerable to wood, which would explain why it is relatively easy for Cordelia to stake a vampire minion during the Graduation Battle, how Candy Gorch gets dusted by a spatula ("Homecoming"), or why Jesse is accidentally dusted when pushed against the stake Xander was holding ("The Harvest"). Homecoming is episode 5 of season 3 of the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... The Harvest is the second of a two-part series opener of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...


Fire and sunlight

When set on fire, the body of the vampire will be consumed in a relatively short time. The more powerful the vampire is, the longer it will take for their bodies to be properly destroyed, which explains why Darla and Drusilla are able to survive being set on fire ("Redefinition") while an anonymous vampire is quickly consumed when Spike lights him with his Zippo lighter ("Bargaining, Part One"). Redefinition is episode 11 of season 2 of the television show Angel. ... A lit 1968 slim model Zippo An open full-size Navy Zippo A closed black crackle Zippo A Zippo dismantled for fueling 133ml Zippo Lighter Fluid A Zippo lighter is a refillable, metal lighter manufactured by Zippo Manufacturing Company. ... List of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes Bargaining, Part One is the Season 6 opener of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...


Should a vampire survive the fire, the healing process will regenerate the charred flesh, skin and hair. The time required also depends on the age of the vampire: Following their immolation at Angel's hands, Drusilla healed faster than Darla because she was now the older vampire.


The light emitted by the earth's sun (Sol) is extremely hazardous to vampires, should they be exposed directly to it. When exposed to direct natural sunlight, the body of the vampire combusts and will quickly be consumed by the resulting flames. However, older and more powerful vampires like Spike or Angel can resist sunlight better than younger, weaker vampires like Boone's buddies ("Who Are You"), who are consumed almost instantly. Who Are You is the 16th episode of season 4 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...


Filtered and/or indirect sunlight may not cause any kind of injury to vampires. If protected from direct exposure to sunlight, vampires can be active in the middle of the day. (It is not known whether sunlight reflected by a mirror is dangerous to vampires.) To protect its vampire employees, the Los Angeles offices of Wolfram & Hart employ "necro-tempered" tinted glass to filter the components of sunlight that are dangerous to vampires, while preserving most of its brightness.


Artificial light, at least light produced by technology, has no effect on vampires. Angel stood in front of a sunlamp and commented that he was getting a tan without bursting into flames ("Belonging"). There was talk between Willow and Anya about finding a spell to simulate sunlight to destroy vampires at night, but it was never implemented. Belonging is episode 19 of season 2 in the television show Angel. ...


Also, the light of suns in other dimensions has been shown to not injure vampires in any way. The twin suns in Pylea and the sun in Wolfram & Hart's suburban prison dimension are safe for vampires. Whether this is true of the suns in all other dimensions is never specified. The two Suns of Pylea. ...


Decapitation

It is also possible to kill a vampire through decapitation. This can be done with use of any tool such as swords, knives, scythes, an accurately thrown cymbal, an accurately aimed shotgun (which would decapitate or entirely destroy the head) or even a car door. A strong enough demon can also tear the vampire's head off bare handed, as demonstrated by Adam during season 4 and in "Bargaining, Part One." List of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes Bargaining, Part One is the Season 6 opener of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...


Crosses and Holy Water

Crosses and holy water (water blessed by a priest) burn vampires on contact, producing smoke but not flames. The sight of a cross appears to cause pain even without contact. One vampire who swallowed holy water was burned to death from within ("Helpless"). However, to some vampires the cross seems to be only an inconvenience - see for instance Spike use a cross to fight Angel in "Destiny" despite getting his hands charred. Also known as the Latin cross or crux ordinaria. ... St. ... Look up blessing in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Helpless is the twelfth episode of season 3 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Destiny is episode 8 of season 5 of the television series Angel. ...


The substance of the cross is apparently irrelevant: wood and metal crosses have the same effect. However, two rods temporarily held in the shape of a cross are insufficient[citation needed].


Turok-Han vampires are completely immune to the effects of crosses, though holy water, while not very painful, causes acid-like injuries.


Garlic

Garlic may have an adverse effect on vampires. Though it is never stated in the show precisely how garlic hurts vampires, garlic is prominently seen in "Passion", "The Wish" and "Wrecked", and mentioned in "The Harvest", "Rm w/a Vu", "The Prodigal" and "Buffy vs. Dracula". Binomial name L. Allium sativum L., commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion family Alliaceae. ... Passion is episode 17 of season 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... The Wish is the ninth episode of season 3 on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Wrecked is the ? of season ? of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... The Harvest is the second of a two-part series opener of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Rm w/a Vu is episode 5 of season 1 in the television show Angel. ... The Prodigal is episode 15 of season 1 in the television show Angel. ... Buffy vs. ...


Absolute Invulnerability

Vampires can achieve invulnerability to all their weaknesses mentioned above in at least two ways:

  • wearing the Gem of Amarra ("The Harsh Light of Day"; "In the Dark"), which has since been destroyed.
  • having a procedure that removes the vampire's heart and infuses his body with mystical potions ("Heartthrob"). While having the same effects as the Gem of Amarra, its effects only last for six hours. After these have passed, the vampire instantly dusts.

In either case, the vampire is immune to the effects of sunlight and instantly regenerates wounds, such as those caused by staking. It is never demonstrated how the above methods would counter decapitation, or even if they could. The Harsh Light of Day is the third episode of season 4 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... In the Dark is the 3rd episode of season 1 of the television show Angel. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Invitations

Vampires can enter a private residence, including houses and apartments, only if invited by someone who calls it home; otherwise they will hit an invisible barrier. Vampires can enter all other buildings as normal.

  • The inviter need not be aware that the invitee is a vampire:
    • Buffy invites Angel and Joyce invites both Darla and Dracula into the Summers residence ("Angel"; "Buffy vs. Dracula")
    • Cordelia invites Harmony into her apartment ("Disharmony")
  • The invitation can be implied, not explicit:
    • Angel enters the Manners residence when Mrs. Manners says "Help us." ("Reunion")
  • The invitation need not be immediate or specific:
    • Cordelia invites Angel to her apartment before she has found it ("Rm w/a Vu").
    • Rebecca Lowell invites Angel to watch a movie at her house without specifying a time ("Eternity").
    • Wesley posing as Angel is invited by Magnus Bryce; Angel himself later acts on that invitation ("Guise Will Be Guise").
  • The invitation can be written instead of spoken:
    • In "Heartthrob", the vampires are allowed into the dorm room because of an invitation flyer stating that 'Everyone's Invited'.
    • When Jenny Calendar asks how Angelus entered a classroom without her noticing, he jokes that he was invited by the school's posted motto, "Enter all ye who seek knowledge." ("Passion")
  • The inviter must be a resident, but not necessarily the owner:
    • Kathy invites the newly sired Liam, her brother, into the family house ("The Prodigal").
    • Buffy and Dawn do not own the Summers residence but have invitation rights along with Joyce, unlike Xander or Anya.
  • Squatters and guests can also gain invitation rights:
    • Faith's occupancy of Dick the Pimp's apartment gives her invitation rights. ("Five by Five")
    • Andrew obtains invitation rights by staying at Buffy and Dawn's apartment in Rome ("The Girl in Question").
  • The mystical barrier fades if all residents die. Angel enters the residences of Lester Worth ("Graduation Day, Part One"), Tina ("City of"), Trevor Lockley ("The Prodigal"), the Rapist ("Untouched"), and the Kramer Family ("Dead End"). Likewise, Darla enters Liam's former house after he murders his family
  • No invitation is required for temporary accommodations such as motel rooms ("Consequences"), hotel rooms ("Are You Now or Have You Ever Been") and frat houses ("Reptile Boy") or if a vampire owns the building (Russell Winters in "City of").
    • On the other hand, since Angel is not the legal owner of the Hyperion Hotel and it no longer functions as temporary accommodations, Fred must invite Angel to her room, as she has taken residence of her room ("Heartthrob").
  • For college dormitories, the evidence is ambiguous:
    • Buffy is absent and alive when Sunday's gang steal her possessions from her dorm room ("The Freshman").
    • Spike knocks on the door and waits for Willow to call out "Come in!" ("The I in Team").
    • Angel says he needs an explicit invitation ("The Yoko Factor").
  • Once invited, the vampire is always free to enter, unless the invitation is magically revoked. This is performed by Willow and/or Tara with respect to Angel ("Passion"), Dracula ("Buffy vs. Dracula"), Harmony ("Real Me") and Spike ("Crush").
  • The residences of vampires (who can also be counted as being dead) and other demons are not protected:
    • Darla enters Angel's apartment ("Angel")
    • Angel breaks into Russell Winters' mansion ("City of").
    • Angel doesn't require Wesley's invitation to Penn's lair ("Somnambulist"). Even if he did, Wesley's invitation wouldn't work as he's not the resident or the legal owner.
    • Spike enters Doc's place at his leisure ("Forever").
    • Angel, likewise, enters Merl's lair whenever he desires.
    • Angel enters Billy Blim's mansion ("Billy"), even concluding Billy wasn't human based on his ability to enter.
    • Angel also enters Connor's place uninvited ("Slouching Towards Bethlehem"); Connor is confirmed as human-demon hybrid, like Billy, in "Release", as he's knocked by the anti-demon violence force field in Hyperion Hotel.
  • Troublesome cases:
    • The hand of one of The Three passes the jamb of Buffy's door ("Angel").
    • A pseudo-vampire (a human wearing a cursed vampire costume) enters Buffy's kitchen uninvited. ("Halloween").
    • Angel asks Buffy if he can come into her dorm room, to which she replies, "I guess." He then states that he needs a more definite invite ("The Yoko Factor"). He made a similar statement to Willow when he tried to enter her room. Yet Joyce's asking Darla "Would you like to come in and wait?" was sufficient ("Angel").
    • Angel breaks into Allen Lloyd's shrine. It is never revealed whether the shrine was at Lloyd's residence or at some public place, like Lloyd's offices. ("Sense & Sensitivity")
    • Angel rushed into Kate Lockley's apartment to save her from a drug overdose. This unique case is actually mentioned in the episode; Kate said, "I think maybe we're not alone in this [...] I never invited you in." ("Epiphany")

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Reflections

Vampires can't be seen on reflective surfaces like mirrors, glass or water (though, likely due to the costs of removing every single reflection of every vampire in the shows, on occasion vampires can be seen in some reflections, such as the shiny countertop at the Bronze). The source for the lack of reflection is unknown; traditionally, it was due to a vampire's lack of a soul (as mirrors were believed to reflect a person's soul) but that is not true in the Buffyverse, as Angel doesn't cast a reflection either, and nor does Spike after regaining his soul. However, vampires can be seen in photographs, daguerreotypes and video tapes. An early daguerreotype, claimed by some to be Abraham Lincoln, although many experts disagree with this claim. ...


The lack of reflection also works on telepathy: a vampire's thoughts and memories can't be read. However, a vampire's mind is still susceptible to other sorts of mystical links, which allowed Buffy to be put into Angel's dreams and Darla to experience the Three Trials through Angel's eyes. Also Drusilla seems to be capable of mind-reading to a certain extent, however it is not certain if she actually reads the mind or the aura.


Psychic powers

Some vampires have been depicted as possessing certain psychic abilities.


Vampires with psychic powers:

  • The Master can perform hypnosis, which he channels by merely waving his hand. He was also capable of sensing sources of mystical power and projecting his thoughts to plague dreams.
  • Drusilla's psychic powers (clairvoyance, hypnosis, mind reading, aura reading) came to her as a human, and she retains them as a vampire. She also seems to have a psychic connection with her sire, Angelus, though it's unclear whether it's one-way, or whether she can sense ensouled Angel as well.
  • Marcus the vampire torturer senses Angel's soul and that he has known love ("In the Dark"); Wesley later states that other, older vampires can also sense Angel's soul ("Disharmony").
  • Darla, like Marcus, senses Angelus's soul when he is first cursed. Wesley confirms some vampires are capable of sensing Angel's soul ("Disharmony").
  • In the Angel episode "Somnambulist", Angel vividly dreams of his progeny Penn's actions, later telling his friends, "I used to have a connection with those I sired. It just means he's close. That's all." Angel is not shown experiencing similar dreams of killings committed by his other progeny, Drusilla and Sam Lawson.
  • Dracula is able to hypnotize humans, placing them under his "thrall." Spike, however, dismisses Dracula's special abilities as "showy Gypsy stuff," rather than natural abilities. ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • Harth Fray (Fray) is the twin brother of a Slayer, Melaka Fray and has strangely inherited all of her psychic Slayer powers instead of her. As a vampire, he retains these abilities, in addition to vampire powers.

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Other powers

  • Dracula is able to take the form of a wolf, a bat and a green mist. He is able to reassemble himself after being staked and turned to dust. Spike claims these powers stem from gypsy magic. ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • In the episode "Deep Down", the vampire Marissa; who Connor chases; is seen scaling up the side of a building like a spider, moving very quickly, once she makes contact with the building.
  • Penn, the vampire that Angel sired when he was still Angelus; is shown to possess supernatural speed, as he is seen taking out a room filled with armed police officers; moving quicker than what has been seen with most vampires in both Angel and Buffy ("Somnambulist"). The episode's writer, Tim Minear, has stated, "...to my mind we didn't really invent new powers for our vamps. Penn did leap into a second story window, but he had been feeding and was fueled with adrenaline. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. As far as anything that may have seemed new... I made a point to have Penn "speed up" or go all Matrix-y when we were in a scene that was Kate's POV"[1].

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Becoming human

Although Angel tells Cordelia Chase (in "City Of") that there is no cure for vampirism, the episode "I Will Remember You" sees Angel restored to human life when his blood mixes with that of a Morha demon, which possesses regenerative powers; the demon within him, unable to inhabit a living body, dies. Thus it seems that there is a simple cure for vampirism, though Angel was not previously aware of it. Cordelia Chase (born December 1980[1], in Sunnydale, California, died in 2004 in Los Angeles) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. ... City of is the series premiere of the television show Angel. ... List of Angel episodes I Will Remember You is episode 8 of season 1 in the television show Angel. ...


The Shanshu Prophecy states that the vampire with a soul will be made human upon fulfilling his destiny ("To Shanshu in L.A."), but gives no indication how this is to happen. The Shanshu Prophecy is a prophecy that appears in the fictional universe of the television series Angel. ... To Shanshu in L.A. is episode 22 of season 1 of the television show Angel. ...


Influences

As well as being influenced by the European and Christian traditions that inform most such creatures. Whedon's vampires owe something to the cosmos of H. P. Lovecraft, being remnants of an ancient race of demons, or semi-demons, that ruled the Earth before the advent of humans; were displaced by humans; and are now seeking to wrest the world away from humans. The shows' writers added their own ideas, often based on popular culture, to the vampire myths that they, with Whedon, collectively developed throughout the duration of the series. These popular culture sources included a few of the traditional myths; comic book villains; The Exorcist; and makeup artists' ideas of how to depict demons, some of which ideas were inspired by reptiles (specifically, alligators) (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Monster Book). This article is about the author. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... The Exorcist is a horror novel written by William Peter Blatty first published in 1971. ... This article refers to the large reptile. ...


External links

  • Vampires section at "All Things Philosophical on BtVS and AtS" [2]

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