Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) - Wikipedia
Since James Marsters's reformed vampire bad boy Spike met his Even in his first appearance there's more to Spike than stylish evil – his love. The first flashback occurs in Buffy Season Five's "Fool for Love", . As far as is known, this is Spike and Angel's last meeting prior to. Spike first traveled to Sunnydale in , accompanied by Drusilla. He quickly established himself as Buffy, you have never met the real me.” ―Spike to Buffy.
Upon discovering what he has done, he begs Buffy to stake him, but she refuses and takes him into her house, telling him she has seen him change. They spend three nights together, one of which Spike describes as the best night of his life, just holding her.
In the final battle inside the Hellmouth, Spike, wearing a mystical amulet, sacrifices himself to destroy the Turok-Han and close the Hellmouth. He is slowly incinerated in the process, but not before Buffy tells him "I love you. In dying to save the world, he becomes a Champion. I've been alive a bit longer than you. And dead a lot longer than that. I've seen things you couldn't imagine — done things I'd prefer you didn't.
I don't exactly have a reputation for being a thinker. I follow my blood. Which doesn't exactly rush in the direction of my brain. I've made a lot of mistakes. A lot of wrong bloody calls. A hundred plus years and there's only one thing I've ever been sure of. Oz gives Angel the ring who then hides it in the sewer, just as he is about to leave for another case he is ambushed by Spike who hits him with a wooden plank, Angel defeats Spike but Spike warns him that he will get the ring one way or another.
Angel takes precaution and goes on a manhunt for Spike, Angel finally finds him, chases him through the alley, and corners him only to fall into Spike's trap.
Spike captures Angel and hires a vampire named Marcus to torture Angel until he tells him where the ring is. After a while Spike gets bored of waiting so he goes to Angel's apartment to find the ring and leaving Marcus to torture Angel, he gets to the apartment only to find Cordelia and Doyle aiming at him with weapons and demanding to know where Angel is.
Spike reveals Angel's location and tells them that the only way he will release Angel is if they find him the ring.
Cordelia and Doyle find the ring in the sewer and head straight to Spike. When they arrive at the location they find out that Spike had lied about releasing Angel. Taking precautions however, they then throw the ring away and just as Spike was about to retrieve it, Oz bursts through the wall in his van and rescues Angel. Spike looks for the ring but finds out that Marcus took it. Spike begins smashing Marcus's things and shouting about how he is going to work alone from now on until a hole that was in the ceiling lets sunlight in and sets the back of his hair on fire.
Despite his apparent death at the end of Buffy's final season, Spike returns in the fifth and final season of the spin-off series Angel. Later he becomes corporeal, due to a mysterious gift that arrives at the office of Wolfram and Hart. Soon afterward he is kidnapped by the psychotic Slayer Danawho believes he was responsible for kidnapping and torturing her as a child.
Spike defeats Angel, but the prophecy remains ambiguous the Cup of Torment is revealed as a fake containing Mountain Dew. What freaking bizarro world did I wake up in? In the end, they fail to catch up with her. The blonde glimpsed in Rome is later revealed to be a decoy Buffy, set up by Andrew Wellswho had researched the history between Angel, Spike and The Immortal, and thought the idea would be "hilarious".
He then spends what might be his last hours on Earth returning to his mortal roots as a frustrated poet, triumphantly knocking them dead figuratively in an open mic poetry slam at a bar. After single-handedly literally, he held the baby in one hand and a sword in the other rescuing an infant and destroying the Fell Brethren, Spike joins Angel, Illyria, and a badly wounded Charles Gunn in the alley behind the Hyperion as the series draws to an end, preparing to incur the apocalyptic wrath of the Senior Partners, as a way of going out in a blaze of glory that will probably cost their lives.
Literature[ edit ] Spike appears significantly in a number of canonical Expanded Universe literature concurrent with and subsequent to the television series, including both Buffy and Angel comic books. Many of these novels and comic books concern Spike's backstory in the periods between the events shown in flashbacks in the television series.
After Buffy finished inSpike appeared in a comic story from the canonical Tales of the Vampires series. Christopher Golden's novel Spike and Dru: The short story "Voodoo Lounge" from the collection Tales of the Slayer is a sequel to this novel.
Golden's novel, Blackoutis truer to the series' chronology by depicting Spike's fatal encounter with Slayer Nikki Wood in Gallagher 's novel Spark and Burn depicts the struggling early-Season Seven Spike remembering an account of his life, amounting to a chronological character history of Spike's life from the 19th century to the time of the framing device. Note that as the series' central character, Spike receives his own stylised logo.
Most Spike-centric stories, however, have been published subsequent to Angel's finale episode.
The IDW comic book Spike: Old Timesby Peter Daviddepicts Spike's encounter with the vengeance demon Halfrek, explaining his recognition of her in Buffy episode " Older and Far Away ", and clarifying that she was in fact his beloved Cecily.
Mutant Enemy approved the story, even though IDW did not have rights to a Buffy-only character like Halfrek, because of her importance to Spike's backstory, on the condition that the story's timing was deliberately ambiguous. Dracula by Peter Davida sequel to the Buffy episode " Buffy vs.
Dracula " and expanding on the characters' century-old rivalry established in that episode. Scott Tipton's comic Spike: Old Wounds is detective fiction set during Season Five, and also features allusions to Spike's activities in the late s. Asylum —07depicting Spike's stay in a supernatural medical facility. Although originally of the same ambiguous relationship to canon, the characters it introduced would reappear in the canonical Angel comic books to come later.
Whedon appreciated Lynch's writing of Spike in Asylum so much that he commissioned him to co-write the canonical continuation of the series, Angel: After the Fallin After the FallSpike does not appear until the second issue, written by Brian Lynch with art by Franco Urru the creative team of Spike: Shadow Puppets with plotting and "executive production" by Whedon himself. After the Fall, Spike has adjusted to Los Angeles' new status as a literal hell on Earth; he and Illyria both serve together as the Demon Lords of Beverly Hills, living in the Playboy Mansion after the death of Hugh Hefner and served by a harem of human and demon females known collectively as the "Spikettes.
After the Fall miniseries, which also introduces a human friend for Spike in Jeremy Johns. In their new capacity, Spike and Illyria secretly rescue humans and benevolent demons, evacuating them into the care of ConnorNina Ashand Gwen Raiden. Spike rallies alongside Angel against the other demon Lords. When vampire Gunn causes Illyria to revert to her monster form, memories of Fred from Spike and Wesley are transplanted into her to restore her humanity.
After the Senior Partners revert time to before the Fall, Spike begins a loosely affiliated relationship with the reformed Angel Investigations company, collaborating with Angel and his associates while maintaining independence. In Season Eight, Spike and his crew come to Buffy's aid to help prevent the end of the universe.
Due to his own research into the prophecies concerning this apocalypse, Spike is able to lead Buffy and friends to the site of the final showdown with Twilight. When Buffy's decision sees the world lose its magic, Spike is the only one to be emphatically supportive of the decision she had to make. In the follow-up series Season Nine —Spike bases his ship in San Francisco to be near Buffy, but eventually leaves due to the complicatedness of their relationship, setting up the miniseries Spike: A Dark Placewhich follows Spike and his insectoid crew aboard his spaceship.
Dark Horse also gives the Spike title a new stylised logo, distinct from the Angel-typeface logo used prior. He returns to San Francisco to provide comfort to Dawn who is rapidly fading away without magic in the world to sustain her form. However, his memories of her start to quickly fade and recordings he makes of himself talking about her turn to static. Spike appears unconcerned he missed the chance to talk to Buffy who, along with Willow and Xander, has gone to find magic to save Dawn at the Deeper Well in England.
When nobody can remember the name of Buffy's sister, he phones her boyfriend Xander, and also warns him that the rogue Slayer Simone Doffler has been seeking a way to become the ultimate vampire.
When the others return and Dawn is restored Buffy thanks him for staying with her sister, Spike says all that matters to him is that Dawn is safe again.
Spike continues to appear in Season Tenin which he and Buffy finally resume their relationship, tell each other they love each other and kiss.
Personality[ edit ] Spike is seen as something of a paradox amongst vampires in the series, and frequently challenges vampire conventions and limitations. As a soulless vampire, he exhibits quite a few human traits such as love, loyalty, and aesthetic appreciation.
As an ensouled vampire, Spike's need for violence remains unapologetically intact. Spike's actions are motivated by love in all of its incarnations love of objects, love of life, love of a specific person. Drusilla does, however, make it seem that all vampires are capable of exhibiting human emotions such as love when she says to Buffy, "We can love quite well.
Though not always wisely. He begins as "evil" and obsessed with Drusilla, then becomes a depressed drunk after Drusilla leaves him for a Chaos demon because he is not "demon enough" for her anymore. He then heard about the "Gem of Amara," a gemstone that is rumored to give vampires the ability to walk in the sun; it was called a kind of holy grail for the vampires because it was only assumed to be real.
Spike set his sights on finding it and ended up locating it in Sunnydale. It was taken away from him by an angry Buffy who subsequently gave it to Angel in Los Angeles. Spike was then captured by The Initiative and was going to be used as a government science experiment. His next character development and change was after he escaped the Initiative, realized he could not harm any human being because of the chip they put in his brain, and saw his only option as going to Buffy and the Scooby Gang for help.
Their relationship then grew slowly from a hostile tolerance to a confusing romantic relationship to a mutual respect and understanding. Spike had setbacks along the way; there were times when he reverted to his former "evil" self and tried to hurt Buffy or the Scoobies. But there were also times when he showed astounding amounts of human emotion and responsibility for a supposedly "evil," soulless creature.
Spike is also rare among vampires because he does not fear Slayers; he seeks them out and has killed two by the time he arrives in Sunnydale. He is proud of this accomplishment despite the fact that his victories had more to do with the Slayers' state of mind than a special prowess on his part or "luck," as he reveals in Buffy episode Fool for Love. Spike admits this to an inquiring Buffy in the season 5 episode Fool for Loveand the impact of his revelation has probably not been completely felt as of the completion of season 7.
Spike is intelligent, insightful and a skilled analyst. His sense of humor is dry and sarcastic, and he carries himself with swagger. Spike has a habit of pithy remarks and glib insults, even toward the few he does not view as antagonists. Among his favorite targets are Angel, XanderGilesand to a lesser extent Buffy. Joss Whedon credits this antipathy as what convinced him in the episode " Lovers Walk " to bring Spike back as a cast regular. As James Marsters put it, "I was supposed to be the one who stood at the side and said, 'Buffy, you're stupid, and we're all gonna die'.
Spike also retains something of his literary intellect from his human side, routinely referencing poetry, songs, and literature; on occasion he even waxes poetic on the nature of love, life, and unlife as being driven by blood, reasoning that blood is more powerful than any supernatural force because it is what separates the living from the dead. He drives in broad daylight in vehicles with blacked-out windows, and on several occasions travels outside during the day using a blanket for cover.
Indeed, he has a remarkably stronger resistance to sunlight than most all other vampires seen in the series except Angel; their elevated ability to endure the sun should not be confused with total immunity, however. Appearance[ edit ] The character's look has been compared with rock musician Billy Idol pictured Spike has a punk look which strongly resembles English rock musician Billy Idol ; humorously, Buffy claims that Billy Idol in fact stole his look from Spike.
His hair is peroxide blond for the duration of his time on Buffy and Angel, although in flashbacks it can be seen in its natural medium brown state as well as dyed black. He also included the scar on Spike's "vamp face" prosthesisalbeit slightly altered as though the skin has stretched. A flashback in " Fool for Love " reveals that Spike received the scar from the sword of the first Slayer he killed in He explained that the shirt was supposed to show Buffy that he had changed and give him confidence because the First was messing with his head and he did not want Buffy to think he was still evil or crazy.
But later, he returned to his trademark look, commenting that he was back. Powers and abilities[ edit ] In addition to possessing the common powers and weaknesses of vampires, Spike's age and experience makes him a highly effective, skilled, and versatile fighter in both armed and unarmed combat. For example, he is able to briefly overcome Illyria during a testing of her abilities prior to her powers being greatly reduced by Wesley.
Illyria criticizes his and others' ability to adapt, calling it "compromise. Spike often displays insight and skills in perception and observation, especially with regard to relationships and personalities, so long as the relationship in question does not concern him personally. This ability allows him to wield powerful psychological weapons as easily and effectively as physical ones.
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For example, when he wants to create disharmony among the Scoobies, Spike divides-and-conquers with " The Yoko Factor ", exploiting tensions that exist under the surface to alienate Buffy and her friends against each other. His analytical skills and intuitive insight also help him in battle from time to time, helping him to defeat, or hold his own against, very formidable adversaries. For example, he explains to Buffy he was able to defeat two Slayers because he sensed and exploited their secret desires to be free of their burden.
While many vampires cling to the mannerisms and speech patterns prevalent at the time they were sired, Spike has been shown to easily adjust to changing fashions and styles over the decades and displays an impressive knowledge of both British and American popular culture, demonstrating another aspect of his potential for analysis and adaptability. You broke my bloody back, so s'not just my legs what won't work. Can't even get little Willie up for a good shag, never mind fetch my own dinner.
Only consolation is I don't need to worry 'bout taking a piss like a real boy. And ewwwww," Buffy said to his confession.
Spike eyed her speculatively. If you're feeling sorry for a fellow, maybe you could sit on my lap, let me have a taste, wriggle 'round a bit while you're at it.
Might perk things up. Whattsa matter with Angelus, he can't get it up either? Ready to leave now! Yeah, he won't be coming to your rescue anytime soon. How the hell am I going to get home now? Knew it was a mistake to head out tonight. Should never have listened to the minions.
She didn't know why, but somehow she didn't want to make the vampire feel worse than he already was. It's the wheelchair, she thought to herself. Spike's face fell, and he looked so forlorn she had to bite back an apology.
He glanced up sharply. I didn't know you cared. This sympathy for the devil thing was really throwing her off her game.
One of Spike's hands crept up to ghost over the burns on his face. You saved your honey, right? S'all that matters to you. The wanker didn't want to snog his way into next year with his pretty little girl?
Christ, no wonder you're still a virgin. His dick did fall off. It works just…" She shut up as Spike's eyes began to gleam with mirth. Bet he'll be thrilled to know he's got the better pecker for once.
Our countdown is going to start in just a few, so be sure to grab a party hat and a complementary glass of non-alcoholic bubbly for the big moment, along with your preferred smooching partner! Seeing as you've no one here to smooch. Do us a favor then, help me outside, will you? I can probably make it home on my own from there. Pillock of a minion was supposed to bring me some pretty young thing, start the New Year off right.
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Probably better this way. And I'm helping him why? She shook her head in disgust, but nevertheless took hold of the handles and began to push him into the hallway, towards the back exit. Once she was all comfy in my lap…" Letting go of his wheelchair, she smacked the back of his head. Become a reformed vamp and all that. Inside, the chant of, "One hundred… ninety-nine… ninety-eight…" rang out.
Spike cocked his head, listening to the countdown. You won't make it home in time for the ball drop. Have a good one. Thanks for the help," he said, waving his hand vaguely. Buffy stepped a little closer to him. He looked so lost and alone. It tugged on her heartstrings, against her better judgment.
She made an uncertain gesture and he leaned forward, the streetlight illuminating his ruined face more fully. Because mortal enemies share a New Year's smooch all the time. We could… be alone together… Would it hurt if I sat on your lap? Just, you know, for a better angle…" What am I doing what am I doing what am I doing?