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Gary self-identified as a geek, which had been the source of cruelty from his peers. In 1998, he repeatedly asked Buffy Summers to a school dance, although she denied him all eight times.
At the night of the dance, they met each other during the Slayer's patrol at a cemetery, when he had already turned into a vampire and attracted Buffy with a trail of bodies. He had done so with the intention to ask her once more to dance with him, but not without hitting her in the face and telling the pity in her eyes during all her sweet rejections was worse than the cruelty he had suffered. He also said that now he had transformed, she had to dance with him. Buffy answered him she wouldn't have pity then, calling him to fight, and staked him into his heart.