Death is a regular occurrence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Heroes and villains meet their demise in every season, and the threat of death adds a considerable degree of tension to the show. Regardless of who the gang are facing (whether it’s a witch, a werewolf, a ghost, or a robot), there’s no guarantee they’ll make it out alive.
Given the show is heavily inspired by the horror genre, the stories also include plenty of creepy premises and gruesome visuals. Episodes such as ‘Hush’, ‘Fear Itself’, ‘Helpless’, ‘Same Time, Same Place’, and ‘Conversations with Dead People’ stick in the mind long after you’ve finished watching them.
Indeed, the writers weren’t afraid to make the show dark when they wanted to. And whilst there are a number of grim deaths throughout the show, some characters suffer even worse fates. Such fates often involve nightmarish scenarios, such as being trapped or undergoing some kind of hideous transformation.
And to make matters worse, these fates weren’t exclusive to the villains either. The heroes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer also found themselves in some truly horrifying situations…
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