3. Buffy Summers
In Buffy, Joss Whedon created a television icon and the best darn female superhero there is. Like all the best heroes, Buffy is torn between her responsibilities to do good and her own wishes. With various doomed vampire romances and a few deaths along the way, Buffy didn’t have it easy but she sure did save the world. A lot.
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We can’t put Buffy top, though, as a couple of characters have even stronger journeys over the course of the show. As Buffy’s nerdy best friend, Willow was immediately loveable but her eventual coming out and growing magical capabilities meant that Willow was always the most interesting of the Core Four.
Alongside Willow, the other character who had the biggest growth over the show was William the Bloody AKA Spike. You couldn’t but help but love this vampire bad boy who went from villain to hero – first he was a reluctant Scooby but then he became a champion in his own right thanks to his love for Buffy. How to describe Spike in five words? Joint. Best. Buffy. Character… Bitch.