Buffy The Vampire Slayer: 10 Memes That Perfectly Sum Up Buffy As A Character

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Buffy is one of the most beloved supernatural shows of all time. Fans of the series get to watch Buffy throughout the young years of her life, fighting the undead and saving lives. While her identity isn't all about being the slayer, it becomes a big part of who she is. These memes sum up Buffy's character in the series.


10 Not A Normal Girl

Meme about Buffy finding out she's a slayer in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 

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When they first reveal when Buffy learned she was a vampire slayer, it was a heartbreaking scene. The audience got to see how normal Buffy Summer's life was when she was just a fifteen-year-old high school student. Though some of Buffy's personality has a lot to do with her being a slayer, she's often portrayed as just another teen.

This meme sums up Buffy's shock over finding out she's the Chosen One as well as her shock after fighting a vampire for the first time. Though this meme offers a good chuckle, it's a reminder to fans that Buffy wasn't always a vampire hunter.

9 Slayin'

Meme about Buffy attacking vampires in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 

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Sunnydale seems like a great location to live in, but Buffy's town is more than it seems. Since the quaint California town sits on a Hellmouth, Buffy has a lot of work to do that involves all sorts of creatures of the darkness.

However, she started off as a humble vampire hunter. When she moved to Sunnydale, she quickly moved from just dealing with the undead vampires to handling ghosts, monsters, and demons. This meme reminds fans of the more basic episodes when she didn't have to worry about apocalypses, praying mantis maneaters, or human sacrifices to demons.

8 Friends

Meme about Giles scolding Willow, Xander, and Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 

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Buffy's identity as the chosen slayer is supposed to be a secret, but it doesn't take long before other people know about her secret. Willow and Xander became friends with Buffy quickly and then learned her identity. From there, her friends become a part of her dark and dangerous world.

This meme addresses the fact that each time something evil comes to town, the three friends always seem to be connected to the situation in one way or another. While it seems like Giles often has to scold the youngsters about the dangers they're facing, it also keeps the story interesting that Buffy has a reliable support system to have her back.

7 It's Complicated

Meme about Buffy's relationships with vampires in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 

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Buffy's responsibilities make it difficult for her to have a normal relationship, especially when she's often surrounded by the undead. Vampires aren't always a threat to Buffy, however. Throughout the series, she has a few relationships, but her two most serious relationships are those with Angel and Spike, both of which are vampires.

For those just starting to watch Buffy, the best episode to introduce new viewers to the show is the episode in season two in which Spike first comes to town. It's also thrilling to rewatch the episodes in which Spike is still an enemy and not an ally or lover.

6 Weapon Of Choice

Meme about Buffy using an iron as a weapon in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 

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The best way to kill a vampire is with a stake to the heart, so Buffy is often seen with a stake in hand. However, she uses several weapons throughout the series.

This meme doesn't just point out one of the ridiculous things she uses to fight but also addresses her creativity when it comes to fighting. Throughout the series, she's seen picking up different objects available to fight when she doesn't have a weapon handy. This is another aspect of Buffy that proves how badass her character is, able to fight at every inopportune moment.

5 She Runs The World

Meme about Buffy saving the world in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 

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Being the slayer is a tough job, even for badass Buffy Summers. There are many great quotes from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, many of which address her or a member of her group in serious danger. There's never a dull moment in the series, which means Buffy rarely gets a day off to be normal.

This meme not only addresses the burden of being the Slayer but the fact that Buffy literally saves the world from an apocalypse multiple times. While this aspect of her character makes her a feminist icon, it also reminds fans of how much Buffy struggles to continuously embrace her dangerous destiny.

4 Parenting Challenge

Meme about Joyce telling Buffy to leave in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 

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Buffy has a complicated relationship with her mother, even before Joyce learns that her daughter is the infamous slayer. However, Joyce doesn't take the news seriously and ends up telling Buffy not to come back if she leaves home to do what has to be done.

After this incident, Buffy disappears and attempts to start a new life for a brief period of time. This meme addresses this moment in which Joyce blames Giles for Buffy being gone in danger. While fans realize it wasn't Giles' decision for Buffy to be the slayer, it's reasonable that her distraught mother would be looking for someone else to blame for her pain.

3 Poor Riley

Meme about Riley and Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 

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As previously mentioned, Buffy's serious relationships are with the beings she's destined to kill. However, her other serious relationship is with a human, Riley. While Riley was a nice guy and loved Buffy, it was easy to see Buffy didn't care for him like she did Angel and then Spike.

This meme expresses many fans' opinions on her relationship with Riley. Between Angel being a deep, passionate romance and then Spike being fun and dangerous, her relationship to the simple Riley didn't hold much weight in the fandom.

2 Playing By Her Own Rules

Meme about Buffy going against the council in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 

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In Buffy's world, being the slayer didn't mean it was simply her duty to kill the undead. She also had to deal with the Watcher council that attempted to control her, making idle threats and claims.

However, Buffy was never portrayed as someone that would blindly follow someone else simply because she was told she was supposed to. One of the most epic scenes is when the council fires Giles as her watcher, and she proceeds to tell them off, stating they need her, not the other way around. While other slayers may blindly follow orders, she understood they don't have any true power without her.

1 RIP Buffy

Meme about Buffy coming back to life in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 

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In this series, Buffy dies a couple of times. The first time she dies, it's briefly when she's drowned by the master of the vampires. However, the second time she dies sacrifices herself to save the world, so her sister Dawn wouldn't have to.

While this meme emphasizes that Buffy was happy to be back from the dead, she was actually quite upset to be torn from Heaven upon her resurrection. However, this does emphasize her ability to escape death, proven by her dying twice and nearly dying a third time after being shot.