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I'll also go with Faith. They're like mirror images that are destined to fight, at least in the show. And IMO Buffy went bad in season 7 while Faith became closer to what Buffy was in season 3, still oddly at odds.
Faith; the only 'mini-big bad' who came back for revenge after she'd been 'killed off the previous season; that's totally arch nemesis-y.
Add to that the mix of parallels and opposites and there you have it.
@Leo I do mean her attitude. She was closer to being like Faith in season 3 as season 7 Faith was closer to being like season 3 Buffy, and he attitude toward her friends and allies are switched (before she wanted to minimalize their risk, sometimes even forbidding them from helping her in the field, and they carried her as much as she carried them--without them as individuals and as a group she'd been killed many times over, and she showed them respect and gratitude, until season 7 came around and she treats them more like her flunkies which I really disliked). I understand the writers, who I think were tired of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, did mean to portray her in a good light without putting too much thought into it and how they presented her, but it did not work for me. Season 7 is the only season I dislike Buffy as a character.
Please don't try to change my mind here in this thread. It's a debate I've been in many times, and I have a pretty good idea on what those who disagree with me would say just as I know what my response is likely to be. It's not like I think Buffy was all bad and deserved everything that happened to her (though I find myself much less sympathetic to her than the typical fan of what did happen). I prefer not to get too far off topic, which is the question on what is the closest thing Buffy has to a nemesis in her epic saga.