Hello, hello! I knew you couldn’t stay away for long. Alright, Shadowlings, we all know that there was no way I could leave this Brit out of the Top Five. That’s right, you know who I’m talking about.
Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you, the one… the only… William the Bloody!!
I’m pretty sure I can hear your screams of joy from here, and you know what? I’m right there with you. So let’s get down to it.
If you’re between the ages of 25-35 there’s a good chance he was one of your first vampire crushes. (The first probably being the King of Brood. Yeah, we see you, Angel. Wait your turn.)
Who is he?: Spike aka William the Bloody
Where can you find him?: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and) Angel
Why he’s awesome…
First of all. He’s cool. Like, SUPER COOL. I mean, you know you’ve basically hit the pinnacle of awesome when Billy Idol bites your style. Long before the crooning bad boy hit the scene, Spike was the original platinum blonde bad ass.
He also wears a fantastic leather jacket that he stole off the body of a dead slayer. How hard core is that? First I’ll kill you, then I’ll steal your cool clothes.
Spike preaches truth pretty much 24/7. He is brutally honest. Not only with other people but about himself as well.
Awww. They’re just so cute!
And then just in case we didn’t fully comprehend the lengths to which he was willing to go for a woman he loves… He goes and puts himself through hell (almost very much literally) in order to reclaim his soul, just so that he can be the better man he thinks the woman the loves deserves. And why? So that MAYBE she can finally love him back.
And like so many of the best multidimensional bad guys that came before him… In the body of a soulless serial killer beats the heart of a poet.
Spike made the journey from bad guy to savior of the world really REALLY well. You just had to respect the struggle. And sure, it was forced on him at the beginning but in the end he WANTED to be better, and he clawed himself back from the abyss to prove it.
As you can see, Spike is pretty much all around awesome. He clever, he’s funny, he’s complex AND he’s hot. Pretty much the whole swoon worthy vampire package.
This post could probably go on forever so I’m going to wrap it up here with some Spike eye candy for you all to enjoy on this Tuesday morning.
Did you watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Spike vs Angel, who’s you pick? Do you have a favorite Spike scene, quote or full episode?