We’ve ranked our villains and celebrated our heroes, but this list is dedicated solely to the immortal bloodsuckers of the series. Here are our ten favorite Buffy The Vampire Slayer vampires ranked from worst to best.
Holden is the vampire who gave Buffy a short therapy session before she slayed him. He taught us a lot about Buffy and we kinda wish she didn’t stake him.
Vampire Harmony makes several appearances and eventually moves across to Angel for series 5. She’s incredibly vexing, but she’s also kinda harmless (for a vampire).
Darla was way cooler on Angel than on Buffy, but she still makes it on the list.
The Anointed One
The Anointed One was so bad, he was good. He sat around in a dingy lair ordering his vampire followers around and came to a sticky end when Spike realized he wasn’t actually good for much.
The Master was the kingpin villain in season one of Buffy. He was both scary and brilliantly witty, showing us that the series is not one to be taken too seriously.
Angel is so much better when he’s bad. Angelus is so evil that it’s darkly entertaining.
The seductive Dracula cannot be left out of this list, even if he did only appear for one episode.
Drusilla made watching Spike plan to kill Buffy far more entertaining. Her fantasy vision and childlike persona mixed in with a healthy dose of blood lust put her near the top of this list.
We love Willow but Vampire Willow was something else. She’s wild, seductive and was the first clue in the series that Willow was gay.
Spike is not only the best vampire, but one of the best characters of the whole series. He’s cool, devious, hilarious and even has a sensitive side. Lovesick-poet-turned-evil-demon is one of the best and most dramatic character makeovers you can get.