No matter how many episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel a person watches, ultimately, there can be only one true Slayer. Until Buffy’s series finale anyway, at which point there were a few dozen. In fact, there were two Slayers in the world time as early as season two, suggesting Giles may have misunderstood that prophecy about “one girl in all the world, a chosen one.”
Nonetheless, the reality remains that Vampire Slayers aren’t real in this world, but then again, that’s only because vamps aren’t real, either. If they were, maybe a strong education in Buffy studies actually could serve as valid training to stop them. Think about it—how does most of the Scooby Gang gradually learn to become competent fighters? By watching Buffy kick butt. On that same logic, anyone who has seen her slay veritable hundreds of vampires might be able to stake one or two themselves.
That said, it’s going to take more than just a single episode to suddenly learn all of Buffy’s secrets. In order to be a superhero like her, you’ll need to see the whole series, then watch the spin-off, and maybe read a few of her comic books, too. To test if you’ve already done all the research or you still have a long way to go, keep reading to take the Buffy quiz only a true Vampire Slayer can pass.
1Who is the first Scooby Gang member Buffy meets?
Slayer or not, being the new kid in town can be incredibly tough. Buffy Summers learned this the hard way after burning down a gym full of vampires…make that asbestos…at her school in LA. This lead to an expulsion, forcing her family to move to Sunnydale, where Buffy’s adventure truly began. Clumsy and overwhelmed, Buff doesn’t know her way around town at first, walking directly into a stranger on her first day. Luckily, the person doesn’t mind, soon becoming one of her best friends…even though she dropped her stake. Who was it?
2Who is the first boy in Sunnydale to ask Buffy out on a date?
Next to protecting the world against vampires, the most difficult task Buffy faces is juggling her sworn duties with a normal life. Being a 16-year-old girl when her show begins, Buffy is understandably as interested in dating boys as she is fighting bad guys, so the second a nice guy asks her out, she jumps on the opportunity. Unfortunately, this leads to an important lesson, which also serves as the episode’s title—“Never Kill a Boy on the First Date.” Buffy’s beau survives, but it’s such a close call she decides to call things off. Who was he?