Best Buffy Minor Characters

Harmony Kendall

Portrayed by Mercedes McNab

Harmony Kendall went from second meanest girl in Sunnydale to lamest vampire ever. Having said that, she did have a gang of minions (one of which was, interestingly, Tom Lenk) but she didn’t really do a good job at leading them, proving she’s more of a follower than a Queen C even when she’s vamped out.

Memorable lines:

Hey, I don’t have a pulse. Cool. Can we eat a doctor so I can get a stethoscope and hear my heart not beating?

I saw her patrolling just now… with a stake. She won’t give up until she’s killed me to death.

Best Episodes: Real Me, Out of My Mind, The Harsh Light of Day

Jenny Calendar

Portrayed by Robia LaMorte

Jenny had a really important part to play during Season 2. Jenny may have been a vital player in several Scooby missions but by far her most dangerous projects were trying to restore Angel’s soul and dragging Giles into the 20th Century (Yes, 20th. You’re that old.) She also provided one of the saddest moments of the whole series. She will be missed.

Memorable lines:

Please. Call me Jenny. Ms. Calendar is my father.

The part that gets me, though, is where Buffy is the Vampire Slayer. She’s so little.

Best Episodes: Passion, The Dark Age, Amends

Ethan Rayne

Portrayed by Robin Sachs

Sunndale’s Journeyman hellraiser. He played pimp to Giles and Joyce (sorta), turned the Scoobies into their costumes at Hallowe’en and gave our favourite Slayer her first (and only?) tattoo. Where there’s trouble there’s Ethan Rayne.

Memorable lines:

Hello, Ripper.

I’ve really got to learn to just do the damage and get out of town. It’s the stay-‘n’-gloat that gets me every time.

Best Episodes: Hallowe’en, Band Candy, A New Man

Quentin Travers

Portrayed by Harris Yulin

Everyone’s least favourite absentee boss. Quentin Travers embodies everything we think of when we think of the Watcher’s Council. His taste in birthday presents tends a bit towards the psychotic vampire and his performance reviews are infamously brutal. A real nasty critter, but one you can’t help but enjoy watching.

Memorable lines:

She’s a god.

Your affection for your charge has rendered you uncapable of clear and inpartial judgement. You have a father’s love for the child, and that is useless to the cause.

Best Episodes: Checkpoint, Helpless, Never Leave Me

Kathy Newman

Portrayed by Dagney Kerr

No matter how hard I try, you keep pushing me aside and I can’t break through and there’s no talking to you. Do you believe in life after love? I can feel something inside me say I really don’t think you’re strong enough now.

Memorable lines:

I’m 3000 years old! When are you going to stop treating me like I’m 900?

I just know this whole year is going to be super fun!

Best Episodes: The Freshman, Living Conditions

Jonathan Levinson

Portrayed by Danny Strong

One of the only characters to make it from Season 2 to Season 7 (in spirit at least). Well, Season 1 if you include the unaired pilot and we do Riff Regan, we do. Jonathan is one of Buffy’s most formidable adversaries – The Trio. Ahem. He can’t speak Mexico-an but he looks good on a swimsuit calendar.

Memorable lines:

Yeah, she saved my life a bunch of times. Plus she’s hot.

Of course I’m scared. Last time we were here, 33.3 bar percent of us were flayed alive.

Best Episodes: Superstar, Earshot, Conversations with Dead People


Portrayed by Julie Benz, or as we like to call her Bulie Jenz

The first person we see in Buffy the Vampire Slayer if you don’t count the guy’s hand. From the moment Darla stepped on to our screens, we never trusted a damsel in distress again. Though she only featured in a few episodes, she made a massive impression. If the 5 episodes she was in aren’t enough for you, head on over to Angel for your fix of the 400 year old gun-toting schoolgirl.

Memorable lines:

Are you sure this is a good idea?

Is there anything better than a natural disaster: the panic, the people lost in the streets. It’s like picking fruit off the vine.

Best Episodes: Welcome to the Hellmouth, Angel, Lullaby (still Buffyverse so still counts)


Portrayed by Kali Rocha

Unrequited love. Demon bridesmaid. Justice Demon (FYI). Takes more than a sword through the chest to kill this kookie, unintentionally hilarious avenger of the tearful tots. And Dawn, the tearfullest tot of them all. How she made it from Victorian England to Arashmahar I guess we’ll never know. *tear*

Memorable lines:

That waitress downtown wished her husband was a frog – you made him French.

Oh, that was Anya’s little raison d’etre. Most of us try to be a little more well-rounded. And actually, we prefer “justice demon”. Okay? FYI.

Best Episodes: Older And Far Away, Selfless, Hell’s Bells

Amy Madison

Portrayed by Elizabeth Anne Allen

Unfortunately, Amy spent most of her time in the series as a rat. She was human again for all of two seconds between Season 3 and 6, though. She turned Willow into a junkie and Buffy into a rat. Come to think of it, she hasn’t been nice. But I suppose a witch’s work is never done.

Memorable lines:

All right! You wanna fry a witch! I’ll give you a witch! Goddess Hecate, work thy will…

I’m just happy to have my body back. I’m thinking of getting fat.

Best Episodes: Witch, Smashed, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Joyce Summers

Portrayed by Kristine Sutherland

Art gallery director and mother of one. Yes, we said one. Between having a Slayer for a daughter and running MOO, Joyce Summer had a lot to deal with. Then (SPOILER) she got a brain aneurysm and died. Damn you, Joss. But we do blame it more on Dawn.

Memorable lines:

A mouse is playing with my knees.

I love what you’ve, um, neglected to do with the place.

Best Episodes: Listening to Fear, Band Candy, Gingerbread

Honourable mentions:

They would have got top billing if they had a teeny bit more to do.

Larry Bagby, Vi, Miss Kitty Fantastico, Clem, Jinx and Murk, Buffybot, Amanda, Sid, Holden Webster.

American Horror Story: Hotel Plot Confirmed