Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of the most popular television shows of the last twenty years. Running from 1997 to 2003, the show boasted 144 episodes across seven thrilling seasons. The show's titular character and star - Buffy Summers - transcended her original billing as a feminist icon to flat-out become one of the most iconic television characters of all time.
Played by the gorgeous Sarah Michelle Gellar, Buffy Summers developed tremendously as a character over the course of the show's seven seasons. Starting out as a popular cheerleader who occasionally had to stake a lame vampire, she ended up fighting monsters, demons and gods, going up against the incorporeal being responsible for all the evil in the universe, and losing her mother and countless friends along the way.
But how much do you actually know about Buffy Summers? Do you know personal details about the Slayer? Can you remember what she said, what she did, and when exactly she said and did them? You're about to find out, as you try our latest quiz: How well do you know Buffy Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer?
Before moving to Sunnydale, Buffy Summers attended Hemery High School. Which city was Hemery High School in?
In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy Summers, of course, attended Sunnydale High School in her final high school years. Prior to that, however, Buffy attended a different high school - Hemery High School - in another California location. There, Buffy would accidentally burn down the school's gym while battling the ancient vampire master Lothos and his vampire minions - and she got expelled as a result, which was part of the reason she and her mother (and, retrospectively, her sister) would end up moving to Sunnydale. Where was her previous school though?
How did Buffy Summers kill the vampire when she was stripped of her powers?
There's an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in which Buffy Summers is stripped of her powers (we'll get to that later). For now, let's look at the content of the episode itself. Buffy was never going to overpower her vampiric foe using only her human physical strength, so she had to think on her feet and use initiative and ingenuity to kill him. But can you remember what method she used? How did Buffy Summers kill the vampire when she was stripped of her powers?
How old was Buffy Summers when she was called to be the Slayer?
The Slayer line is a legendary ancient dynasty of powerful young females bestowed with mystical strength and durability, by African tribal elders, as weapons against dark forces. When one Slayer dies, another is called - generally at a very young age - at which point it becomes their responsibility to fight vampires, demons and other dark forces to keep the world safe. Buffy Summers was called to be the Slayer in 1996, but how old was the Hemery High School student at the time of her calling?
Where did Buffy Summers first meet Riley Finn?
Over the course of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series, Buffy Summers had a number of boyfriends, lovers and dates. One of the most prominent was Riley Finn - a high-ranking operative for the government organisation known as The Initiative, whose job it was to capture, research and potentially eliminate supernatural threats. Aside from his hidden life in The Initiative, Riley was a relatively normal young man, so do you remember where it was that Buffy met him for the first time?
In the final Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Chosen", Buffy Summers killed the evil preacher Caleb using the Slayer Scythe. How did she do that?
Season 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer saw Buffy Summers and her allies fighting the First Evil - the ancient entity that was responsible for everything evil in the world. The First Evil brought with it an agent in the form of Caleb - a corrupt priest imbued with a portion of the First Evil's power. He was incredibly powerful, easily besting Buffy on a number of occasions. But she eventually killed him using her mystical Slayer Scythe. How exactly did she do that?
Which episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer did Buffy Summers first die in?
We know that Buffy Summers died twice in the Buffy the Vampire television show. The first time, Kendra Young was called, the second time, no new Slayer was called as the Slayer line had been disrupted with Buffy's first death - but do you know which episode that first death occurred in? It came at the hands of the Master, who drank from Buffy before leaving her to drown in a shallow pool, only for Xander to resuscitate her moments later using CPR.
What was Buffy Summers' mother named?
Buffy Summers' mother was an extremely important part of her life. Whilst very strict with her when the situation called for it, she was also very loving and understanding. Buffy did everything she could to protect her from the dark forces that would inevitably come her way after her daughter was called to be the Slayer - but Buffy couldn't protect her from nature. Buffy's mother died in the brilliant and heartfelt Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "The Body". But what was her name?
What was Buffy Summers' father called?
Unlike her mother, Buffy Summers' father was largely absent from her life after she moved from Los Angeles to Sunnydale. Joyce and Buffy's father met at a homecoming in their freshman year at college. They would go on to marry, have children (obviously) and divorce in 1996 - not long after Buffy was called as the Slayer (which made Joyce believe that the separation was the cause of Buffy's apparent behavioural problems). But what was the name of Buffy Summers' father?
Which episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer did Buffy Summers die for a second time in?
As we've already mentioned, Buffy Summers died twice in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her second death was a mystical one and it occurred when she sacrificed her own life by jumping into an inter-dimensional portal in order to close it, saving her sister and the rest of the world with it. Of course, she was later brought back to life using a powerful magical spell by Willow and the Scoobies, but which do you know which episode this second death occurred in?
What was Buffy Summers' middle name?
Buffy. Buff. Buffy Summers. The Slayer. The Vampire Slayer. The Chosen One. The Buffster. Power Girl. The Duchess of Buffonia. The titular heroine of Buffy the Vampire Slayer has gone by many names in her time - including once being known by just her middle name while working as a waitress at a Los Angeles diner in the Season 3 premiere of her show - but do you know what that middle name actually is? Here's a hint: It begins with "A"!
In Season 6 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy Summers took a job in a fast food restaurant to help pay her bills. What was the fast food restaurant called?
After the death of Buffy Summer's mother, Joyce, in Season 5 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy struggled to cope when it came to being the matriarch of the Summer's family. Having to study, be the Slayer, take care of her sister, and maintain the family home meant that debts were piling up. As a result, Buffy took a job in a fast food restaurant in Season 6 (in an episode named after the fast food restaurant she worked in). What was the name of that restaurant?
In the Buffy the Vampire episode "Showtime", how did Buffy Summers kill the first Turok-Han?
After having seen the Slayer brutally beaten by the first Turok-Han AKA the Ubervamp, the potential Slayers were lacking in confidence and terrified. In order to inspire them and instil some confidence back in them, Buffy Summers took it upon herself to fight it in front of them all and kill it, in order to show that it could be done. Buffy succeeded - as she had against so many opponents previously - but what method did she use to kill the powerful creature?
What was the name of Buffy Summers' first Watcher?
When you think of Buffy Summers' Watcher, you immediately (and obviously) think of Rupert Giles. You may also think of Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, who briefly took over Buffy's Watcher duties, but you probably don't immediately think of the man who was Buffy's Watcher prior to her life in Sunnydale. He was every bit as dedicated to Buffy as Giles was - in fact he committed suicide to protect her from Lothos. But do you know what the name of Buffy Summers' first Watcher was?
Which episode of Angel did Buffy Summers first make a guest appearance in (not including flashback scenes)?
Buffy Summers appeared in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off show, Angel, a number of times. Sometimes it was in flashbacks, other times it was in visions, one time it was just the back of her head (which later turned out to be a decoy Buffy anyway) and sometimes she just flat-out made guest appearances in the show alongside her vampire love interest. But do you know which episode of Angel it was that Buffy Summers first made a proper guest appearance?
In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Halloween", the Scooby Gang were transformed into real versions of their Halloween costumes. What was Buffy Summers transformed into?
Halloween is a strange time in Sunnydale - not least in the Season 2 episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Halloween", when the town's inhabitants were all mystically transformed into real versions of their costumes, after having been sold cursed products by the evil Ethan Rayne. Willow Rosenberg dressed as a ghost and became one and Xander Harris dressed as a soldier and became one. But can you remember what Buffy Summers dressed as and what she became as a result of the costume's curse?
In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "The Body", Buffy Summers came home to find her mother, Joyce, dead - but not before finding a card and a present from a man Joyce had been dating. What did Buffy call Joyce as a result of seeing the present?
As we've already mentioned, in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "The Body", Buffy Summers came home to find that her mother, Joyce, had tragically passed away due to a brain aneurysm. Prior to discovering her mother's body, Buffy found a card and a gift from a gentleman Joyce had been on a date with. As a result, while trying to get her mother's attention, Buffy called her a particular name related to said present. But what was that name?
Buffy Summers was haunted by the fact that she saw her cousin Celia killed when she was a child. Which demon did Buffy helplessly watch kill her?
In Season 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in the episode "Killed by Death", Buffy Summers encountered a terrifying demon that she would discover was responsible for the death of her cousin Celia when she was a young girl. This villain was only visible to the feverishly ill, so Buffy purposely contracted the flu in order to see and defeat it while it was preying on sick children in a hospital. But do you know what this particular demon was actually called?
In the episode "Primeval", Buffy Summers merges with Willow Rosenberg, Xander Harris and Rupert Giles to form an uber-being, with each character representing an aspect of this merged being. Which aspect was Buffy?
Adam was the big-bad of Season 4 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He was a cyborg consisting of parts of a human, various demons and machinery. In order to defeat him, in the episode "Primeval", Buffy Summers and her friends merged to become an uber-being, with the best parts of each character forming the merged character. Those parts were spoken in Latin and represented Willow's magical power, Xander's bravery, Giles' knowledge and Buffy's strength, but which one of those words in Latin represented Buffy?
In the Buffy the Vampire episode "Seeing Red", Warren Mears shoots Buffy Summers (and, inadvertently, Tara Maclay). Where was Buffy stood when she was shot?
In Season 6 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in the episode "Seeing Red", Warren Mears gains super-strength when he acquires the mystical Orbs of Nezzla'khan. The items make him strong enough to fight Buffy Summers, but she breaks them, rendering him weak again. He escapes, but returns with a gun, ranting about his defeat and humiliation, and shoots Buffy (and, inadvertently, Tara Maclay). But do you know where Buffy was standing when Warren turned up with a gun and shot her?
In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Buffy vs. Dracula", what does Buffy Summers say when Dracula introduces himself to her?
After four seasons without the legendary Count, the Season 5 opener of Buffy the Vampire Slayer finally introduced Dracula to the Buffyverse. The dark prince arrived in Sunnydale to meet the Slayer and, of course, the two ended up fighting. When Buffy first met him at Sunnydale Cemetery, she was actually quite excited and starstruck by him - and she made her excitement known with her words after he introduced himself to her. But what did Buffy actually say when Dracula told her who he was?
You may remember that Spike had Warren Mears build a "Buffybot" for him. Which of these names did the real Buffy Summers call it in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Intervention"?
In Season 5 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Spike began to develop an obsession with Buffy Summers. Initially - and rather understandably - Buffy didn't return his affections. As a result, Spike felt the need to ask Warren Mears - a technology expert - to build him a robotic duplicate of Buffy for his sexual gratification, having seen that Warren was capable of building such robots when he previously built April. But which of these names did the real Buffy Summers call the Buffybot in the episode "Intervention"?
Which episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer did Buffy Summers lose her virginity to Angel in?
At the start of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy Summers had been on dates and had boyfriends, but it was the mysterious vampire Angel who she would first fall in love with - and he was the first lover she gave her body to. Buffy and Angel had sex in Buffy's bedroom, causing Angel to experience true happiness, lose his soul, and turn into the viciously evil Angelus. But can you remember which episode of the show Buffy lost her virginity to Angel in?
In Season 3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy Summers was stripped of her powers to test her. What was the episode called in which that occurred?
As part of a Slayer's ongoing training and to prove her worthiness of possessing the Slayer power, it is compulsory for each one to undergo a test in which they are stripped of their power and pitted against a vampire - presumably to show that they are more than just super-strength - with only their wits with which to defeat their evil foe. For Buffy Summers, it happened in Season 3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but what was the name of the episode in which it occurred?
In Season 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Principal Wood offers Buffy Summers a counsellor job at the new Sunnydale High School. Which episode does that happen in?
Season 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer saw the introduction of the new Sunnydale High School and, with it, the introduction of a brand new young, cool principal by the name of Robin Wood. Robin would end up going out on a date with Buffy Summers and, ultimately, becoming an ally of hers in the fight against the First Evil. Initially, however, upon seeing that Buffy liked to hang around the school, Principal Wood ended up offering her a job as a counsellor there. But can you remember which episode that happened in?
In "Once More, with Feeling" - the brilliant musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer - what is the first song that Buffy Summers sings?
In Season 6 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a truly iconic episode of the show aired. It was called "Once More, with Feeling" and it was a musical episode in which a demon by the name of Sweet came to Sunnydale, prompting the whole town to randomly and spontaneously burst into choreographed scenes of song and dance. Every member of the main cast sang and danced at some point - sometimes in unison with others, sometimes alone - but can you remember what Buffy Summers' first song in the episode was?