With a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot on the way, let’s take a look at every Slayer introduced on the classic show…
“Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. She is the Slayer.”
Sineya, also known as the primeval one, is the original Slayer. In prehistoric Africa, she was chosen by a group of powerful sorcerers – the Shadow Men – to be their tool against supernatural threats. She was kidnapped and imbued with the spirit of a demon. This turned her into an animalistic warrior and created the Slayer line.
Xin Rong was a Chinese woman who was the Slayer at the turn of the 20th century, Xin Rong. During the Boxer Rebellion in Peking (now Beijing), she fought with Spike and, though the battle was close, he eventually succeeded in killing her. However, he did leave her mark – she manged to give him a scar over his eyebrow that would last for over 100 years.
Nikki Wood was the Slayer during the 1970s who operated in New York. She was one of the few Slayers known to be a mother. Nikki died in 1977 when she battled Spike on a subway train. He took her leather jacket as a memento and continued to wear it throughout the rest of the century. Her son, Robin, became a demon hunter and made it his quest to kill Spike.