Vampire Diaries' Damon Vs. Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Spike in Bad-Boy Tourney Semifinals!

Get ready for a teeth-baring battle in the second Semifinal matchup of TV’s Ultimate Bad Boy Bracket Tournament.

Today’s bout finds Damon Salvatore of The Vampire Diaries and Spike of Buffy the Vampire Slayer heading into the ring.

On Thursday, the last two men standing will duke it out in the Finale of our single-elimination tourney. So make sure the right choice is made by heading down to our polls to vote for your favorites (Semifinal voting will be open for 48 hours), and hit the comments to justify your picks.

If you’re wondering what criteria we used to pick our players, we cast our net rather wide — including fellas who are dark and a little bit dangerous, truly good guys with naughty, maybe even promiscuous streaks, and actual evildoers who are nevertheless tough to root against.

And if you’re interested in the match-ups that have already finished, CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE 64-PLAYER BRACKET (then click again for a zoomed-in view) — and sign up to follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV. Now ready, set, vote!


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416 Comments
  1. Rose says:

    Ahhhh stop saying so and so came first or so and so copied the other. BOTH Damon and Spike are incredible characters, but I love Damon’s complexity (not saying Spike isn’t a complex character). I’ll just always choose Damon. He’s a bad-boy, but there’s so much more to him than that. I love it all.

  2. Stamanah says:

    Wow, .02% difference. COME ON, DAMON!!!

  3. Nelly Cavett says:

    if damon wins it means that the world has already ended due to the extreme stupidity and lack of common sense

    • Jessica says:

      I think you may be reading too much into this…
      Spike attempted to rape his love interest Buffy and only stopped because she (being the kickass heroine she is) forced him to. That’s one of the main reasons I dislike Spike, does that make me extremely stupid and lacking common sense? The question is which bad boy do I prefer, I prefer Damon. It’s an opinion on your favorite fictional vampire, hardly something that can be attributed to stupidity and a lack of common sense, no matter who you vote for. I’ve seen all of Buffy and Angel (including season 5 which has Spike) so I have an informed opinion. Have you seen every episode of the Vampire Diaries?

      • Spike attempted to rape her and learned from it and was disturbed by it and grew from it into a man who would never do that.

        Damon actually raped and abused to women already(Caroline and andie) and show completely overlooked that :)

        • Elwina says:

          You can say everything you want about Damon, it is your right!But don’t say that he rapes that girls.because it’s false.or “to bite” and “to rape” are similar things for you?Caroline and Andy slept with Damon because they wanted it!!!!He compelled them when he wanted to drink their blood and to be sure that they would keep his secret!!!
          I like Damon very much.He is the best!!!And notice, that during 3 Seasons he didn’t hit any woman!!!!!!!!!!

          • Sorry nope.

            Did Caroline Sleep with him first from her own accord? Yes.

            Would she have slept with him AFTER he bit her and revealed who he is, IF she had a freewill to stop doing that? NO.

            So yes, it IS rape. What Damon did to both andie and caroline equals drugging a girl to have his way with her. He took away their capability of rational thought, their capability of choice of consent. so yes, that is rape.

            And I am pretty sure that draining someone’s blood is a wee bit worse than hitting someone.

    • Elyse says:

      its a silly contest. stop taking it so seriously.

  4. Damon is awesome,but Spike is the best.I hope he wins :)

  5. Danielle H says:

    Damon since Eric is gone!!! This is gonna be so close.

  6. I just love him... says:

    and the ‘Going. For. A. Walk. Bitch’ thing LOL

  7. Carine says:

    Spike of course !!!!! Buffy the vampire is the best show of vampire . Buffy has won many award, it is a cult series that even after 15 years and always appreciated. The vampire diaries is a series that works Yes but who has fans really hysterical and crazy for most and ian for me is an actor who deserves not the name of actor because apart the vampire diaries on the not see too much . James is amazing in the role of spike. Spike without hesitation

  8. Kelly says:

    I honestly hate that Damon is in this category. I mean, of course I get why he is, because he is a bad boy, but there is so much more to his character than that. Yes, Spike turned around and helped Buffy in the end and he ended up falling in love with her, but he stayed pretty constant throughout the whole series. I know, there was development, but I’m just in love with Damon’s whole journey. He’s not just a one-note “bad boy” and I love him because of it. I understand why he does the things he does. I never really cared about understanding Spike. I was entertained watching whatever he was up to, but that’s about it. I never got invested in his story. It has nothing to do with Damon/Ian’s looks (hates when people assume that). I just resonate more with Damon than I ever did with Spike. I loved Spike, but I root for Damon. Even if it’s not just who’s my favorite “bad boy,” and we’re talking about who’s more villainous or “bad ass,” S1 Damon kicked ass and when he killed Mason Lockwood in S2, he looked crazed. He has that thing about him where it’s like you never know if he’s just going to snap. It keeps me on my toes. Either way, Damon always has my vote.

  9. Sara says:

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see Spike win, but I will not be horrified should Damon win because I love him too lol. Hopefully one of these lads will win the entire tournament! :)

  10. Lia says:

    I wouldn’t mind either way, but i voted Spike to prove that his fandom isn’t dead. HA. pun. Cause they’re vampires.. and dead.. ok..

  11. Lia says:

    YES the tongue thing. and the swag walk with the coat.. Damon doesn’t have THE swag walk. and Spike’s effortless sarcasm and cockiness is a bonus.

  12. Kelly says:

    I loved Spike, but oh, Damon. I love how he can be so sadistic at times and then gentle and sweet, too. He’s a bad-boy with a heart of gold.<3

  13. Jo says:

    Spike. Nuff said.

  14. Camilla says:

    How the eff is Damon beating Spike?! If Chuck Bass or Damon win over Neal and Spike, I’m gonna be so disappointed. Blondie Bear has to win!

    • _ _ _ _ says:

      Damon and Spike are both really polarizing characters. Even if you’ve seen both series, it’s possible to despise one. They incite extreme opinions. Damon is beating Spike (by an extremely small margin) because he has a large fanbase due to his character complexities. Many people attribute his character as the reason they watch the show. Spike is also prone to receiving either extreme love or extreme loathing. It’s just the way they’re written.
      For example, I love Buffy and think it’s a great show and was very devoted to watching it when it was airing (back in the good old days.) However, though I’d easily choose Buffy over Elena and probably Angel over Stefan, I also easily choose Damon over Spike. I enjoyed Spike, found him interesting and amusing, but never felt for him. He was always just shy of sympathetic to me. I never wished he wasn’t on the show but when bad things happened to him, I didn’t care. On the other hand, I feel very emotionally invested in Damon’s journey. Somehow even when I hate him, am pissed at him, even disgusted by him, I’m always rooting for him. That’s why I voted for him.
      Don’t be disappointed if Spike loses (though Neal I can understand,) the fact that this is so close just goes to show Buffy’s huge fanbase is still devoted.

      • timetravellingbunny says:

        “Damon is beating Spike (by an extremely small margin) because he has a large fanbase due to his character complexities.
        No, Damon is (barely) beating Spike because TVD is a current hit show with a large fanbase, while Buffy, while it has a big fanbase too, has been off the air for 9 years.
        Damon can’t be beating Spike because of his complexities, when he’s certainly not more complex than Spike… I’d say quite the opposite, but YMMV.

  15. Spike for sure. I watch the Vampire Diaries and Damon is fine but Spike is….perfection. He is the best character I have ever seen on TV.

  16. Voter123 says:

    Never seen Buffy
    I’m from the newest generation
    And not interested in watching it
    So I voted for Damon because he is
    The badest and I love him :)
    Hope he wins
    (not just voting for looks)
    With that being said, tvd is awesome
    And I can’t wait for season 4. :)
    Goo Damon!

    • jenny says:

      I’m also from this generation (15 years old here)
      I watched Buffy and am following the Vampire Diaries (have been following since 2009).
      You should watch Buffy because it really is a fantastic show.
      You’d be surprised at how similar TVD is to BtVS. (the writers of TVD even admitted to worshipping Joss Whedon, BtVS’s creator)
      I agree that TVD and Damon are awesome… but I voted for Spike.

      And it’s spelled “baddest” and “Go”

      • Penny says:

        I’ve seen both and still voted for Damon but anyone who has any interest in supernatural shows needs to watch Buffy. It’s amazing and has one of the most likable, interesting, badass female protagonists ever.
        I disagree in that I think Vampire Diaries and Buffy really don’t have that many similarities (and I know the writers of Vampire Diaries say that they try to avoid doing anything that will give fodder for the comparison between the two.) They are really only as similar as any supernatural, love triangle show.
        “the writers of TVD even admitted to worshipping Joss Whedon” (it’s worshiping btw)
        Of course, pretty much everyone in TV worships Joss Whedon. He’s Joss Whedon.

      • Voter123 says:

        I started watching this show in 2011 like in November on Netflix.
        Oh yea and the uh grammar mistakes thanks for the correction :)
        I don’t really think I can get into it. Watched one episode today but idk…

        • Camilla says:

          Don’t judge it by its first season since it’s a little… weird. But it really gets better, wait until season 2. I’m 14 and honestly it’s my favorite show.

        • Heather says:

          Seriously give it more of a chance than that… My daughter and I watched it 2 years ago on the suggestion of a friend… LOVED every minute of it, my daughter was only 10 at the time, she now owns all of the seasons, watches them regularly… I LOVE that she gets why it’s awesome… I love that she is in on the Whedonverse (she also loves Angel and Firefly)! That being said… I totally voted Spike. love him. very sad to see him losing right now.

  17. Dale says:

    I never got into the vampire diaries. I tried but it seemed a poor attempt at riding Buffy and Angel’s coat tails.

    • Lila says:

      The Vampire Diaries is based off of the Vampire Diaries book series which preceded Buffy by six years. All similarities are a coincidence (unless some stupid person thinks Joss Whedon, JOSS WHEDON, copied from the books.)
      And if TVD was “riding off the coat tails”, it wouldn’t have waited so long after Buffy faded out of the public.

      • Except that TVD tv show only has the character names in common with the books. They changed everything else to be “original” (and because the writers were sexist, so they could not allow awesome main characters like book Elena, to exist).

        There’s no denying that tvd tv show is trying to rip off btvs scenes and ideas. Sadly, these writers do not have talent needed for that to succeed :)

  18. _ _ _ _ says:

    Let’s be real, whoever wins is going to win because at that moment when the poll closes, they’re ahead. The margin of difference is so small, it’s unbelievable. These guys should have been the final round.

  19. William says:

    What the hell girls stop playing with yourself watching TVD and Damon u_u Spike is better all the way He’s sexy as Bloody hell! The character is more complicated than this playgirl of Damon come back to earth think with your bain girls and not with you kitty…

    • Penny says:

      Uhhh eww. Think with “you kitty” is not only grammatically incorrect, it’s also repulsive, incorrect and presumptuous. And especially weird since you just said Spike is “sexy as Bloody hell!”
      I don’t like Spike’s character, didn’t find it all that complicated, just a mess compared to Angel, Willow, Giles, Buffy, Xander, Cordelia, Anya, hell even Oz and Dawn. Just didn’t feel it. And no, that does not mean I’m thinking with my “kitty.”

  20. Krish says:

    It’s badass Spike for me….

  21. G says:

    Never liked Spike at all… at least Ian is drop dead gorgeous!

  22. km says:

    Wow, whoever takes this one will win by the skin of his teeth. So to speak.

    Go Spike! Justified or not, it’s impossible (for me) not to see Damon as a Spike wannabe.

  23. GoT Snow says:

    Spike defined what it meant to be a bad*** vampire with a big dead heart. It didn’t hurt also that you could cut yourself on James Marsters’ cheekbones.

  24. lily says:

    i think the fact that spike made it this far when buffy’s been off the air for almost ten years is a testament to the very real lasting power of that show. the only reason spike would be beaten is because this other show is currently on the air and buffy’s been off for so long. many people voting probably haven’t seen buffy and that gives the other guy the edge. but look how close this is! that tells you something about both spike and the show he was a part of

    • Penny says:

      I think you’re trivializing Vampire Diaries/Damon a little too much. I love Buffy and think it’s a better show than Vampire Diaries but I think Damon is a better character than Spike. I just never liked Spike that much, he’s entertaining but not provocative (making me feel) compared to Damon who always gives me so many emotions.
      But the truth is that you’re right, it’s a testament to the lasting impact of Buffy that Spike has made it so far. It’s just a shame we couldn’t see Angel’s potential since they matched him up with Spike early on.

      • Anna says:

        Exactly THIS. It feels like it’s Damon vs. the entire BtVS fanbase. lol

        • Trisk says:

          Oh, my heart is SO bleading for poor little Damon!

          Oh, come on!!! seriously? you are delusional! Of course Spike fans are ALSO BTV fans… how could they not?? And it would be really STUPID to love him and don’t like the the show IMO.
          So, what’s your point?
          why can’t you accept that Spike is just so amazing that he is still in the heart of his fans after all this years? Let’s see ten years from now if it will be the same for Damon LOL
          Damon is winning ‘now’ (poll is not closed yet) and he may win only because it’s a show that is currently going on and there are a lot of young girls that have never watched BTVS and think ‘OMG Damon is so hot hot hot and I love him so so so much!!!’
          But Spike is way way better than Damon and he is proving it giving him a really hard time! No one has never and will never do the same.
          GO SPIKE!!

      • ” It’s just a shame we couldn’t see Angel’s potential since they matched him up with Spike early on.”
        How does that even make sense? Obviously, more of Buffy/Angel fanbase voted for Spike (and by a large margin) because, surprise, surprise (i.e. really old news), Spike is more popular than Angel (and has won every online poll I’ve ever seen where he’s pitted against Angel). This means that Spike has a much bigger chance at beating Damon than Angel would.

  25. Pri says:

    come on Spike!

  26. Layla says:

    Spike needs to go out for a walk, bitch. Damon all the way. ;)

  27. carrie says:

    I love Damon, I really, truly and honestly do.
    And I also love Spike with all my heart

    But, I think Damon is winning because most of his supporters are teens with twitter accounts. .__.

  28. Anca says:

    Bloodiest battle ever. And these two? Totally would be friends.

    Spike gets my vote. Watching him going from evil to dying to save the world made me fall in love with a fictional character

  29. Ella says:

    There is NO way to possibly no why every single person voted for who they did, so why even make stupid generalizations that have absolutely no factual basis? You just make yourself sound ignorant. It’s supposed to be for FUN. Support your favorite, but respect that everyone has their own personal reasons for voting.

  30. lcm27 says:

    I don’t know the other guy but Spike is the best

  31. Elwina says:

    I have nothing against Spike, but I love only Damon!!!!I really think that he is the best bad boy, because his story is just amazing.He surprised me greatly!!!Aftter couple of Episodes of TVD he impressed me so much.His character always lifts my spirits.What about Spike….I have watched all 144 Episodes of Buffy,I was obsessed with this TVshow, but I have never felt such kind of pleasure (as with Damon) looking at Spike.I liked Angel))))

  32. Sveta says:

    yeah,yeah,yeah..Damon=)

  33. Kelly says:

    Obviously, there’s no way to know, but it looks like people who are voting for Damon are Damon fans and people voting for Spike are mainly (not ONLY, just mainly) voting because of their love for BtVS, which I completely understand. I think it’s truly a testament to Joss and his writing that so many fans are still devoted to this show and this character. However, I can almost guarantee, being a BtVS fan myself, that very few, if any, of the people voting for Spike don’t like BtVS. On the other hand, also being a part of the TVD fanbase, I can almost guarantee that a lot of people voting for Damon probably don’t even like TVD, at least not nearly as much as they love this character. Personally, I think Damon’s character is the best part, if not the only good part, of TVD and I know A LOT of people who watch the show are ONLY watching for his character and story. BtVS was a kick-ass show, hands down, and I loved Spike to death, but I think it’s pretty amazing how ONE character can carry a whole show on his own for some people. Damon will always have my vote. His character is beyond anything else on the show, in my opinion, and a lot of other fans’ that I’ve come across as well. If you’re familiar with the TVD fanbase, you know that there’s even a small percentage of fans who are probably voting for Spike, simply because they hate Damon and/or love Stefan. It can get pretty ridiculous lol. I highly doubt Angel fans or Angel/Buffy fans would take the time to vote against Spike. NO, I’m not saying that’s why the vote is so close. I’m just saying that TVD fans aren’t really a “unit,” not like fans of BtVS. I can bet the majority of people voting here are doing it out of love for Damon, not necessarily TVD. The way that ONE character can rile up such a response and such passion to go up against an entire fanbase is pretty bad ass. Both of these characters are amazing, no doubt. I’ve just NEVER loved another character like I love Damon Salvatore. And I’m probably reading WAY too much into this. Sorry for the long rant. :/ lol

    • Hasmik says:

      Well said, Kelly! I’m not that much into TVD either, but I’m watching the show because of a couple of characters, and mostly Damon. And he does carry the show on his own I think. If not for him the show wouldn’t have lived this long. I can’t explain why exactly (nothing specific in his actions or looks I guess), but I never came to like Spike. Damon, on the other hand, got under my skin the very moment he said “Hello, brother” to Stefan. That’s pretty Bad Ass, to get somebody so into you within the first 3 seconds of your appearance and be so loved no matter how dark and bad you appear to be. That’s why my votes will always go to Damon. Don’t hate me Spike and BtVS fans. We all love vampires: at least something in common :)

      • Fanya says:

        Your comment made me smile :)
        Take no offence, please, but I cannot refrain to think that should Damon have been old and ugly he would not have gotten ‘under your skin’ as he did (hope I explain myself well, if not please understand that English is not my language). Anyway, Spike did just the same: he was loved at once, to the point that Whedon changed his agenda and didn’t make the character die as was his first intention. And that’s pretty bad ass also ^ ^

        • Hasmik says:

          Sure! You did quite fine. I understood it all. I mean English is not my mother tongue either: it’s my third language, so we’re speaking one language with you :D. As I previously mentioned, I watched Spike very carefully, I know he’s a bad ass and I know and understand how so many people (I guess young women mostly?) should like him that much. But we’re posting our own opinions, right? To me, Spike was just somebody bad enough to be called bad ass. The same goes for Damon. BUT, I’d actually do my best and stay away from Spike, have no interest in him. As for Damon, I’d love to hang out with him even knowing he might be dangerous for me and I shouldn’t be doing it. I think when somebody has that effect on me he is more bad ass than anyone I call just bad ass, and I’m pretty sure there would be many to agree with me. Sometimes they write pretty nice, fun and evil characters who are loved and stay on shows, but that doesn’t always make them more bad-ass than originally cast characters. This is what I think. Wouldn’t you say I have a point?

          • Fanya says:

            Well, I have first to understand your point to say you have one! Ahahaha, I’m joking ^ ^
            But seriously, from what you said I understand that you like Damon better than Spike and that’s obviously ok because everyone is entitled to have his own opinion and I don’t think it is necessary to even explain the reasons. But I was stating a fact in answer to your reasoning: like Damon after him, Spike was loved as soon as he made his first appearance (not by me, I have to say. I learned to love him much much later) and he is still loved now. Also, may I add, like damon now, Spike was still loved no matter how bad he was (and he was really bad! he tried to rape Buffy and kill her friends é_é).
            So, I’m sure I have a point too ^ ^
            As for your beliefe that Spike is loved mostly by young women you are totally wrong and I can assure you that the contrary is true. Young girls are more probably the ones that go for characters such as Angel and Damon.

            > Sometimes they write pretty nice, fun and evil characters who are loved and stay on shows, but that doesn’t always make them more bad-ass than originally cast characters.

            Uhm… sorry, but I didn’t understand this part. what did you mean with ‘originally cast characters’? Are you comparing Damon from the book from the version in the show? because if this is the case I don’t really care for this argument and I think it has nothing to do with the object of the poll

          • Hasmik says:

            You’re right! You 100% have a point, too. It would be strange if you didn’t, after all it’s Spike. :) I personally liked him better than Angel (which might be weird considering how much I love Damon over Stefan, Klaus, Tyler and everyone there, and as you noticed his character reminds of Angel), Maybe we should call it my antipathy of some sort towards Spike. Oh, by saying young women I really meant young women, not girls. Young women around 25-30. I just assumed Spike should be liked by women of that age range. So, I was just saying. “Originally cast”, this one is longer to explain :) Correct me if I’m wrong, but you said Spike was written and liked so much that he stayed on the show even if he wasn’t originally meant to stay that long, right? So, I said that it’s normal when somebody stays on the show because they are liked that much, especially that bad boys usually attract more attention and are often liked better (at least at first). Damon was meant to be one of the main characters of the show from the very beginning (originally cast). Now, we are comparing those two bad boys, and I just don’t agree that deserving longer appearance on the show (though I do give credit for that of course, well done!) makes Spike more bad ass than Damon. Who knows, maybe if Damon was a character like Spike, I mean appeared on the show for just an episode or two, he might be liked so much he’d stay on the show for longer. Would it mean he would be more bad ass? I don’t think so. But actually being one would prove he deserved the title. Kind of like Cole (Julian McMahon) on Charmed. You know what? This is useless. We are talking (not arguing, not fighting, just talking, right?) over something not of that much importance and we both know the other one is not going to change her mind. Why are we doing this? Let’s just wish luck to each other and vote for our favorites. Agreed? Send me xxx if you do :D

          • Fanya says:

            XXX
            Of course we are talking (not arguing and so on :) ) and I believe that if one chooses to comment and express his opinion it is because he wants to do it. Or one could just vote without commenting. But feel free to stop answering if you think it is useless or simply don’t want to. Personally, I just love talking about Spike (and BTVS as well) and also I like to understand other’s points of view or correct what I believe to be wrong assumptions on the topic. It has nothing to do with changing the other’s minds. That, I know it is quite impossible XD
            About the age range of Spike’s fans, believe me he is loved by ‘older’ women as well ;D
            About all the rest, ok, now I understand what you meant but I think you misunderstood what I wrote. I never said that Spike is more bad ass than damon because he wasn’t originally meant to be a regular. It was just an answer to what you first wrote:
            “That’s pretty Bad Ass, to get somebody so into you within the first 3 seconds of your appearance”
            So I answered:
            “Spike did just the same: he was loved at once, to the point that Whedon etc etc”
            I was just stating that Spike had an immediate and strong response as well, so, if this is a way to establish when a character is ‘pretty bad Ass’ than Spike is as well.
            That’s all. :)
            XXX

          • Hasmik says:

            Got it! That’s true, I also comment because I like discussing, but I wasn’t very successful expressing my thoughts in the last couple of comments to your replies. :( It doesn’t matter though. Whether we like Spike or Damon, on thing is sure: we both like charming vampires supposedly bad as hell, but with their hearts of gold in reality. Something common? I think it is. Just one question, ’cause I’m confused in time zones now: how long will the poll be open yet? About twelve hours more?

          • Fanya says:

            Oh, don’t worry. It is not easy to make a conversation without being face to face, furthermore if it is not your language :)
            anyway, only wanted to add that I don’t dislike Damon. I think he is an attractive guy and a fascinating character. But I find that Spike is incomparable ^_^
            About the poll, I have no idea and would like to know it as well.

          • Hasmik says:

            Thanks for the reply. I know exactly what you mean. It’s like the same, but vice versa with me: I say Spike is cool and I like him, but Damon has my vote :D I wish this poll closes soon. Don’t like how Spike and Damon fans are virtually eating each others’ throats. it makes me sad. Whoever wins, it’s just a poll for fictional characters! What’s the fuss about? Who said it’s the end of the world (somebody actually said something like that in the comment :( )? It was nice talking to you, but my working day is over and I’m going home now, so take care, good luck, oh, and thanks for the hugs! xxx

    • Fanya says:

      Seriously, this is the most twisted reasoning I have read till now (some where just stupid and poorly written).
      First: You are right in one thing, and one thing only: ‘there is no way to know’. Come on, are you in buffy fans’ minds? And how does it ‘looks like’ this way? Only because Buffy fans praise the show? It deserves to be praised, so what?
      Second: is there someone who watches a show ONLY because they like a single character? really?? 0_0 excuse me but I just find it so shallow and unbelievable. And even so, I don’t understand how this should make Damon better than Spike. In my opinion, it just makes TVD worst than BTVS.
      Third: BTVS is a great show (the greatest till now IMO) and that is also (not only, but also) thanks to Spike’s character.
      Fourth: you are so so wrong thinking that Buffy fanbase is a unit. Obviously you know nothing. On the contrary, I can assure you that there is quite a ‘war’ between Angel and Spike fans and if you read the comments in this post you will find many that keep talking of Angel and saying he should be in Spike’s place. I haven’t read nothing against Stephan.
      Fifth: the way a character from a show ten years (more or less) older goes up against another from a show presently airing (and therefore is more fashionable)… ‘THAT’ is pretty bad ass.

      • Kelly says:

        Well, before I say anything, you just gave me more incentive to believe my observation is correct, so thank you. Firstly, it wasn’t reasoning as to why I voted for Damon. That’s irrelevant. We’re discussing an idea as to why people are voting, not why I’m voting or which character should win. I said things like “there’s no way to know,” because it was purely an observation and I think it’s incredibly ignorant to try passing off observations, generalizations, and opinions as fact (I’ve seen many people trying to do that in these comments). Like I said, I’m also a BtVS fan. Therefore, I understand why it’s praised and loved by so many, including myself. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that, but that’s exactly my point. BtVS fans know that the SHOW is amazing. They love and praise it as a whole, which like you said, it absolutely deserves. It’s a testament to the SHOW, not necessarily this character. Also like you said, it’s a great show, not ONLY because of Spike. This leads me to believe even people who liked Angel, would still come back and vote for Spike out of that love for the show. Hence, comments about Angel. You want to know why there probably aren’t any comments about Stefan? Because A LOT (not ALL) of fans who love Stefan don’t like Damon because they think he’s “bad,” go figure. I’m not saying this makes Damon the better bad-boy than Spike. I’m saying there’s a reason people watch solely for his character and journey and I think that’s a testament to his character, not TVD, which is what I think this poll is, a testament to Damon, ONE character, as opposed to the whole show of BtVS. Going back to your second point, I’m guessing that question was rhetorical, but you’d be surprised by how many people watch TVD solely for certain characters or relationships “ships.” You said you found this shallow and unbelievable. Well, welcome to the TVD fandom lol. I know that when I was watching Buffy, I definitely wasn’t just watching for Spike. I loved him, but I loved everything about the show, Joss’ world he created. And you’re absolutely right. It does show how BtVS is a better show than TVD (Have you even watched this show? Not trying to sound snappy, just genuinely curious). If you haven’t watched TVD, it’s pretty obvious that Damon’s character is the most well written part of the entire show. He really does carry it. Again, just my opinion. Not trying to argue, just discuss. Sorry for the long rant…again. lol

        • Lucy says:

          I love you. :)

        • Fanya says:

          Please, take no offence. It is not my intention to insult you but I just HAVE to say that a good part of what you wrote has no sense to me and as for the rest it seems to me that you are just playing in my hands ^ ^

          Yes, the fact that a lot of Damon’s fans watch TVD just for him is without doubt a testament but I’m afraid it is not to his character, as you are so happy to presume. I could understand if you said that there are a few of the other characters in TVD that are not likeable or that some plots are not successful but it is not possible, as you say, to love ONE single and ONLY character and totally dislike the others and the entire show. A character doesn’t stand alone: his history, his interaction with the others characters are part of the show. HE IS part of the show. Therefore, in saying so, you make me believe that Damon’s fans only care for his hotness (because that is all that is left). So your assertion is a testament, yes, but to their lack of intelligence and common sense IMO. And I find weird that you keep pointing out this fact as if it was a good thing, or a ‘bloody revelation’ as someone would say XD. You should be aware that you are not doing a favour to Damon’s fans because it is nothing to be proud of.
          Just saying :)

          “You said you found this shallow and unbelievable. Well, welcome to the TVD fandom”
          Ehm… well, coming from a TVD fan it really says a lot! LOL

          Yes, I have watched TVD till half of the third season. What made you think that I could express an opinion about something I didn’t know?

          No, I don’t care to know the reasons why there are no comment about Stephan. Mine was obviously not a question but a way to point out that, based on the comments, it seems that there are Angel fans that vote against Spike but no proof that the same thing happens with Stephan fans and that was my reply to what you wrote (“there is even a small percentage of fans who are probably voting for Spike, simply because they hate Damon”, “I highly doubt Angel fans or Angel/Buffy fans would take the time to vote against Spike”) and to your presumption that Spike got part of his votes thanks to Stephan’s fanbase. It is surely false while the opposite may be true, but it is irrelevant either ways.

          You say your reason to vote is irrelevant and that ‘We’re discussing an idea as to why people are voting’ and that’s really weird because I was fooled to think that we should talk for ourselves 0_0
          And may I say that it is highly in contradiction with your other assertion that “it’s incredibly ignorant to try passing off observations, generalizations, and opinions as fact” because even if you write “there’s no way to know” it doesn’t change the fact that you are clearly making presumptions and not just ‘discussing an idea’. So, following your line of argument, if you don’t want to pass as an ignorant maybe you shouldn’t keep pretending to know the reasons that are behind the other’s votes. Because I don’t care for those stupid comment about Spike being ugly or looking as a ‘old man with white hair”, on the contrary I find them quite hilarious, but I do care if someone has the presumption to know why I (but I should say ‘we’ because I think I can talk for the others Spike fans as well) voted for Spike. WE voted for Spike because we love him and we love him because he is an amazing character and that has NOTHING to do with the fact that we ALSO love BTVS show. You know, one thing does not rule out the other…

          Anyway, I have no interest in trying to change your opinion. Just wanted to pinpoint some facts.
          So, if this makes you feel better, keep thinking that Spike didn’t get all this votes because he is – and always will be – the best character EVER created, but only because he had the luck to be part of a great show and, of course, because he had Damon’s haters supporting him LOL
          At the same time I shall feel free to say that I’m sure that, should Damon win, the only reason would be because 50% of those who voted for him have never watched BTVS, 30% only go after his good looks and the rest are simply not able to discern wool from silk :)

        • Hailey says:

          AMEN.

  34. HadzugovaA says:

    Damon Salvatore

  35. angela steffen says:

    I vote for Damon the vampire Davies shows. Is the best show I every seeing I loves the vampire Davies show.

  36. angela steffen says:

    I love Damon

  37. Mandy says:

    Spike must win, he is the best. I like Damon but Spike is better, and hotter. Come on guys!

  38. Jhem says:

    Spike is losing to Damon…?
    I love Damon, but jeez…
    I’m hurting. :(

  39. hatce says:

    spike:You won. All right? You came in and you killed them and you took their land. That’s what conquering nations do. That’s what Caesar did, and he’s not going around saying, “I came, I conquered, I felt really bad about it.” The history of the world is not people making friends. You had better weapons, and you massacred them. End of story.
    sorry but damon is nothing near spike:)

  40. hatce says:

    9 years past the new vampire show’s bad vampires are coming and having comp.with spike
    after 9 years spike is still in the game
    so it shows who is the best i thing;) and the original one

  41. MaryAnn says:

    I watched every episode of “Buffy” and every episode of “The Vampire Diaries,” and I honestly can’t make a choice between Damon and Spike, so I’m not voting. What I would like to recommend is that any of you who have only watched one series, get the other and watch it from the beginning. You have a real treat in store.

  42. Elyse says:

    Damon Damon Damon Damon Damon Damon Damon Damon Damon Damon Damon Damon Damon Damon Damon Damon Damon Damon Damon Damon Damon Damon :)

  43. Mattie says:

    SPIKE! SPIKE! SPIKE!!! he’s the origanal bad ass

  44. Chris says:

    I’m sorry, is this a joke? In what parallel universe can Damon beat Spike? Honestly, I tried to watch TVD, but when it turned into the story of a dumb b*tch (she really does make the worst decisions ever!) who strings along two neutered vampires, I couldn’t bear it anymore.

    • Voter123 says:

      Why is the spike fans puting down tvd and Damon? -_-
      Can’t we all just vote and talk nicely. I think it’s amazing for spike fans that he is losing by a little even after 10 years or so. There’s no need to bash anyone.

      • Chris says:

        No bashing here, I was just stating a fact. Tell me, why exactly is he a bad-ass? Because he smirks like very five minutes? Looks don’t count here, give me at least one example and maybe I’ll change my mind. Until then, yeah, I think I’ll go with the guy that closed the Hellmouth and killed a bazillion demons in the process.

  45. Belinda says:

    Damon Salvatore!

  46. MLO says:

    Come on people – vote for Spike if you haven’t already. I can’t believe that pansy Damon is winning! Unacceptable.

  47. William says:

    Please for god sake!!! Stop voting that tard of Damon!!! He’s not the real bad boy stop voting for beauty is about bad boy countest you dumbass!! Spike is defenitely THE badboy Damon is just areally crappy copy of that super bad guy!!!

  48. Joyce says:

    I’LL BE DAMNED IF SPIKE LOSES THIS. COME ON GUYS SPIKE IS CLEARLY THE WINNER HERE.

  49. I Heart Chuck Bass (and Damon Salvatore) says:

    Come on, Damon! I love you both, but I’ve already lost Chuck. I can’t lose you, too!

  50. SOY FANS DE BUFFY Y ANGEL DESDE CHICA JAMAS ME PERDI UN CAP VI TODAS LAS REPETICIONES HASTA VI LA PELÍCULA Q INICIO LA SERIE SPIKE DESPUÉS DE ANGEL ERA MI PERSONAJE PREFERIDO NO PODEMOS NEGAR Q THE VAMPIRE DIRIES LIBROS ES ANTERIOR A BUFFY ,PEOR LO QUE ESTA ACÁ EN JUEGO ES CUAL PERSONAJE (DAMON -SPIKE) ES MEJOR. SPIKE FUE UN VILLANO AL Q NO LE SALIA NADA BIEN Y SU PERSONAJE FUE CRECIENDO ATRAVEZ DE LAS DISTINTAS TEMPORADAS- DAMON ES UN PERSONAJE Q DESDE EL PRIMER MOMENTO ES IMPORTANTE PARA LA HISTORIA SIN ÉL NO HABRÍA HISTORIA POR LO TANTO MI VOTO ES PARA DAMON !!!!!!

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