- Jul 29, 2016
I think Spike could've been used to show the demon side of things more. If growing up is learning that the world isn't all black and white, then making slaying shades of grey plays into that. It is through Spike that we meet Clem. Also Giles introduced the blue skinned demon in Season 3 to his wife. Even Harmony wasn't an "evil" vampire in the strictest sense of the word. The "evil" plot of Spike and Dru in Season 2 was to get Dru better. Willy's had a thriving clientele who went there just to have a drink.I agree I guess, Spuffy is more specific. Without Spuffy though I don't see a major role for Spike anymore. He would go back to being an occasional recuring villain. I would definitely be okay with that, but many Spike fans would want more.
Vampires and some demons have their own personalities and aren't just mindless things for Buffy to kill.