- Feb 23, 2019
So the discussion in the Anya's soul thread got me thinking. How does it actually work? From religious sources we are told it is the soul that goes to heaven or hell but this seems to work differently in the Buffyverse. Angel and Spike's souls left when they died (though I'm not sure where) and when returned to them they are still condemned to hell. we know from Ats that Spike is doomed to hell, but his soul was not present for his acts of murder and chaos. Are Spike and Angel just the exception because vampires with souls are a recent phenomenon in the Buffyverse and bringing a soul to damned body taints the soul? Is it just the soul that goes to heaven/hell? Or is soul just something that makes someone human?