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Worst Characters on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Although Joss Whedon created many memorable and wonderful characters on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," several characters were just plain awful.

Rated 5 points - posted 8 years ago by smallbrowngirl in category Television.
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Dawn Summers Report Abuse
Dawn is Buffy's little sister who was created by monks and inserted into the world to hide the key that would restore Glory's power. Although a very interesting concept, the actual execution of the character was terrible. Dawn ended up being pouty, childish, and annoying more than anything else.
148 points - added 8 years ago by smallbrowngirl - 9 comments
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Season five was the best season despite how whiney Dawn could be. Kennedy is the absolute worst character in the Buffy verse hands down.
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I'm thankful I stop watching Buffy after season 3, because I don't have to watch Dawn. It's not her fault though, season 5 was just bad (well seasons 4 & 5, plus half of 7).
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Dawn is without a doubt THE worst character of Buffy. I could barely get past season 5 because of her.
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Annnnoying
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Worst thing to happen in TV, was the Dawn character.
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Agreed, everything she did was annoying.
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She should have been number 1 #sorrynotsorry
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Everything about Dawn is annoying. Just showing her in scenes makes them worse. She should have went to live with her dad after season 5.
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Its in season 6 and 7 that Dawn becomes more annoying. And to think that everyone in Buffy doesn't remember the events from season 1,2,3 and 4 correctly due to the creating of a little sister. Once Dawn was introduced Continuity was thrown out the window and the show lost quite a lot of its quality
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Kennedy Report Abuse
One of the potential slayers in the final season, Kennedy was loud, overly aggressive, and annoying. She seemed to be trying too hard to be cool as well.
115 points - added 8 years ago by smallbrowngirl - 3 comments
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I liked Kennedy, despite the hate against her, I just think that it was too early after Tara. Maybe if they'd just foreshadowed and had them kiss in the final episode, it would've been better.
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Also she had no chemistry whatsoever with Willow. It's like they tried to force a relationship just so they could show everyone Willow was still gay. It was stupid and just made me miss Tara even more.
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i agree that Kennedy is the worst character Joss Weadon have ever created EVER! shes bossy, bratty plus she demand like hell... i hate it more when she and Willow got together, like Willow deserves more than that considering what she and Tara had...
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Riley Finn Report Abuse
Buffy's one real shot at having a (relatively) normal relationship, but he had a hard time handling Buffy's destiney (and the super-strength that came with it). A macho man who wasn't really that interesting and didn't get that Buffy needed a supernatural, being supernatural herself.
70 points - added 7 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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I found him boring annoying and not near attractive enough for Buffy!!!!
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CONNOR! Report Abuse
I know hes from angel but hes so annoying and stupid. He was cooler as a baby in a cradle.
65 points - added 5 years ago by guest - 3 comments
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I found it really painful to watch season 4, he was a waste of writing energy and an utter creep. There was nothing endearing or likable about him!! HE WAS JUST ICK
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Hated him with a passion. Always looked like a creep with his stupid sneer. And he got Cordy? What the heck? I had hoped Angel had turned Angelus and killed them both when he found out. Connore really killed the show!
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I KNOW RIGHT!!! Ugh I couldn't stand connor. I actually skipped season 4 because of his annoying little lines and his attempt at brooding. Not hot-angel-type brooding but whiny, emo teenage brooding. It made my shiver. And his just dried up and became poor after a while. I would just mute every scene he was in because he pissed me off so much!
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Principal Robin Wood Report Abuse
38 points - added 8 years ago by smallbrowngirl - 1 comment
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This guy is someone that should have died after his story arc with Spike came to an end. However his real moment that he stunk up the screen was in the season finale where he wasted screen time with what attempted to be a heartwarming moment with Faith however the execution was terrible as no one really felt or cared for the character in a season finale when people were curious as to what would happen with the character they have watched and loved for 7 seasons as opposed to a 2 dimensional new guy with a cruddy backstory
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Adam Report Abuse
Basically a take-off on Frankenstein, Adam was one of the villains from Season 4. Part human, part demon, and part robot, Adam was a big, clunky killing machine who failed to be either interesting or scary.
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Veruca Report Abuse
34 points - added 8 years ago by smallbrowngirl - 1 comment
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she was so annoying i just skip her part because she is trying to be sexy but she is just annoying i'm glad they killed her
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The Annointed One/Collin Report Abuse
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Professor Maggie Walsh Report Abuse
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Ben Report Abuse
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Joyce Summers Report Abuse
14 points - added 8 years ago by smallbrowngirl - 7 comments
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She really piessed me off, but she's still better than Buffy and Dawn, which are both so annoying. Even tho their her kids.
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I absolutely hate Joyce Summers and consider her the worst character of the whole show - yes, of course her concern for Buffy is undesrtandable etc. but every dialogue between buffy and her mom is basically the same. The same complaints from her mom. It feels like a tedious filler in the show and gets really ridiculous when it continues even AFTER her mom find out Buffy is the slayer.
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Started watching Buffy on Netflix. Found Joyce ridiculously annoying but read some spoilers about her finding out Buffy's secret at the end of season 2. Looked forward to this, hoping she would be less nosey, annoying and stop her hindering behaviour. Instead, she does things like showing up to patrol duty during season 3 with snacks to "bond" with Buffy. Does she not realize she is just creating a liability and distraction for her daughter? And her general attitude towards Buffy's slaying during season 3 is awful. When she comes back home she treats her so badly I'm surprised Buffy doesn't run away again. Shows what a terrible parent she is in the episode TED when she sides with a man who assaults her daughter by the way.
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OH MY GOD! Im so glad there are people like me!! I cant believe the stupidity she has! She's incredibly nosy , she knows nothing about slaying and witchcraft yet she acts like she does. especially on the season 3 she's getting more annoying each episode. its making it really difficult to watch!!
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I agree, Joyce is in my opinion the worst character! I hate her, she is a terrible mother and she is so stupid.
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i know right!!!! I also hated Joyce especially in season 3 with the witchcraft thingie, I say she should've been the first on the list.
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Oh lord did I hate Joyce, I'm glad shes on here but she really should be higher on the list. Everything she ever did until season 5 was self-obsessed and hate filled for her daughter, I always got the feeling she was blaming Buffy for her marriage imploding and the way she warped everything in season 3 to make her the victim made me very angry.
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The Master Report Abuse
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Dracula Report Abuse
Buffy should not have featured this guy for so many reasons. Buffy had created its own modern hip and relevant vampires such as Angel and Spike, there was no reason to get desperate and steal this old classic character and stick him in the Buffy timeline and then worse not even kill him off completely. How is Dracula around at the same time as Buffy? Does this make the Dracula novel a non-fiction in the Buffyverse? And even still didn't Van Helsing kill dracula anyway? Bottom line this character is lame and should never have been introduced to a series that had its own identity that was better than any other Vampire series out there on its own account
1 point - added 6 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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I hated Dracula being on Buffy because there was absolutely no point. They made a classic character look like a joke and it just made no sense for them to be in the same universe. The portrayal of Dracula was what I found annoying.
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Amy Madison Report Abuse
0 points - added 8 years ago by smallbrowngirl - 1 comment
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I like Amy shes one of the best recurring characters and i dont know why she would on the list
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Willow Report Abuse
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Kendra the Vampire Slayer Report Abuse
-3 points - added 8 years ago by smallbrowngirl - 3 comments
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Omg she was the worst! And that terrible accent! Half the time she sounded Irish.
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No way Kendra was cool
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kendra is AWESOME
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Chantarelle/Anne Steele Report Abuse
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Schneider!!! Report Abuse
I'M GLAD THE ****ER IS DEAD
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Spike (version 2) Report Abuse
Spike in the first several seasons is cool. But then they made him pathetic, moping like a girl. And that thing with Buffy, it had to be the worst abuse of either character ever. There's no way either character would have fallen for the other. But then again (with exception of evil Willow), the show plummeted after season 3.
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The Judge Report Abuse
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Tara Maclay Report Abuse
A shy witch who eventually becomes Willow's girlfriend, Tara was one of the most annoying characters ever created in the Joss Whedon universe. In the beginning, she stuttered and cowered, but even when she developed a little more confidence, she was not particularly believable or endearing.
-8 points - added 8 years ago by smallbrowngirl - 7 comments
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TARA IS MY BBY WHAT THE HELL THIS IS EVIL OMG I HAVE BEEN BETRAYED. WTF. NO WAY HAS THIS HAPPENED.
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She was weak, pathetic, and had zero substance to her character. She was there to be a lesbian, and what exactly? Her character was nothing but garden furniture.
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I love Tara so much, she was so sweet and kind. She was one of the only characters I could actually stand.
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No way should Tara be on this list! She was a good friend to both Buffy and Dawn
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Tara is so whiney and such a crybaby, she should definitely be higher on the list.
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Tara and Willow seemed like they would be an awesome duo, like best buds and all that, but the pairing seemed too forced to me and just annoyed me. Oz and Willow were perfect, why did they have to change it?!
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TARA WAS LIKE THE BEST WHY WOULD ANYONE PUT ON THE LIST ESPECIALLY AFTER SHE WAS SHOT
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Darla Report Abuse
-9 points - added 8 years ago by smallbrowngirl - 1 comment
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She's better than Buffy.
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Ethan Rayne Report Abuse
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Principal Bob Flutie Report Abuse
-11 points - added 8 years ago by smallbrowngirl - 1 comment
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Okay this is just getting desperate. This list should be about recurring characters not a sub in a couple of episodes. Plus, Flutie was friendly and the poor guy was eaten by hyaena possessed teenagers. Cut him some slack
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Harmony Kendall Report Abuse
-14 points - added 8 years ago by smallbrowngirl - 4 comments
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she is talk toooo much its annoying
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I HAPPEN TO SHARE A LOT WITH HARMONY. I AM ANNOYING, I LOVE UNICORNS, AND I LOVE SPIKE!
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She's actually so funny, I love Harmony, even as a vampire.
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HARMONYS SO COOL
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Glory Report Abuse
The villain on Season 5, Glory (or Glorificus) was a spoiled, petulant god who had been stripped of much of her power and was trying to get it back. The character was frenetic, whiny, and very difficult to watch.
-15 points - added 8 years ago by smallbrowngirl - 2 comments
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Love her so much oml
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Glory was so dynamic, though! She was a great character because of the fact that she was whiney and spoiled.
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Jenny Calendar Report Abuse
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Anya Report Abuse
So annoying.
-28 points - added 2 years ago by guest - 4 comments
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Anya is my LEAST fave Buffy character....Riley's awful too but Anya??? Ugh
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ANYA IS THE BEST CHARACTER, without Anya the show would be sorta bland. She's the best
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ANYA IS HILARIOUS
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how could you POSSIBLY hate Anya?!
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Buffy Report Abuse
Buffy is the most annoying character.
-30 points - added 3 years ago by guest - 3 comments
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First 4 season was great then she's become selfish and annoying
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Buffy is great in the first three seasons. Then they turn her into a slut that will screw anything in jeans. Seriously, Spike?
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Buffy is great! She is not annoying.
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