Can't even shout.
Can't even cry.
The Gentlemen are coming by.
Looking in windows,
knocking on doors...
They need to take seven
and they might take yours...
Can't call to mom.
Can't say a word.
You're gonna die screaming
but you won't be heard.
―Girl in Buffy's dream[src]

The Gentlemen were a group of demons that roam from town to town, seeking out seven human hearts they require to stay alive. They are served by a group of demon footmen. The Gentlemen are best described as humanoid, fanged, clawed, bald, pale, always smiling, mute and wear black suits. Additionally, they do not walk, but instead float about a foot above the ground, standing perfectly straight.


In 1999, a group of Gentlemen came to Sunnydale. They were defeated by the Slayer, Buffy Summers, with help from Initiative soldier Riley Finn.

Circa 2004, a group of Japanese Gentlemen battled Tok Shinobu and her army of puppet ninjas.


In order to harvest hears safely they must cast a wide range silence spell on the town they are in. The reason being that a human voice is fatal to them.

Once the spell was realesed Buffy screamed at the top of her lungs, the Gentlemen tried covering their ears to block her out but quickly succumbed as their heads exploded.



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