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{{character
|Image = Kakistos2.jpg
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|Image = Kakistos2.jpg
|First = "[[Faith, Hope & Trick]]"
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|Appear = "[[Faith, Hope & Trick]]"
|Name = Kakistos
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|Name = Kakistos
|Aliases = The Father
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|Aliases = The Father
|Status = Deceased
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|Died = 1998, [[Sunnydale]]
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|Status = Deceased
 
|Classification = [[Vampire]]
 
|Classification = [[Vampire]]
|Affiliation = [[Cult of Antemorh]]
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|Actor = [[Jeremy Roberts]]
|Powers = In addition to the common powers and vulnerabilities of vampires, Kakistos possesses many qualities unique to himself:
 
* Extremely advanced age grants him strength, speed, stamina, and resistance superior to most other vampires and demons.
 
* Can sense and track anyone and everything that bears the [[Mark of Kakistos]].
 
* Resistance to being staked (a large amount of wood is needed to destroy him).
 
* Age also gives him cloven hooves in place of hands and feet and renders him incapable of assuming human face.
 
|Actor = [[Jeremy Roberts]]
 
 
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}}
   
{{Quote|I want the blood of the Slayer.|Kakistos|Faith, Hope & Trick}}
 
 
'''Kakistos, the Father''' was an ancient [[Vampire]] master, apparently of Greek origin.
 
 
== Biography ==
 
 
{{Quote|Kakistos is Greek, it means the worst of the worst. It's also the name of a vampire so old his hands and feet are cloven.|[[Rupert Giles]]|Faith, Hope & Trick}}
 
{{Quote|Kakistos is Greek, it means the worst of the worst. It's also the name of a vampire so old his hands and feet are cloven.|[[Rupert Giles]]|Faith, Hope & Trick}}
   
===Antiquity===
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'''Kakistos, the Father''' was an ancient [[vampire]] master of Greek origin.
Already old in the time of Greek antiquity, Kakistos had unusually cruel habits regarding his prey. Rather than killing, or even [[sire|turning]] all of his victims, he would often torture female prisoners, driving them mad until they became his servants. These mad women became known as the [[maenads]].<ref name=Malice>''[[Go Ask Malice]]''</ref>
 
   
At some point, the maenads raided the village where [[Artemia]], the [[Slayer]], lived. Although she was away at the time, both Artemia's husband and daughter, [[Malice|Alexandra]], were present during the attack. Her husband was killed in the battle, but Alexandra remained hidden.<ref name=Malice/>
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==Biography==
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After killing [[Faith Lehane]]'s [[Faith Lehane's Watcher|unidentified]] first [[Watcher]], Kakistos traveled to [[Sunnydale]] in 1998 to hunt down the [[Slayer]] herself. With him came an entourage of his minions, most of them fanatical followers led by [[Mr. Trick]], Kakistos' right hand and a modern-minded vampire. Kakistos was finally slain by Faith who overcame her fear of him and impaled a four-by-four through his chest, [[stake|staking]] and killing him.<ref>"[[Faith, Hope & Trick]]"</ref>
   
On the Father's orders, both Artemia and Alexandra were captured and tormented. Alexandra's mind was broken, and she made a deal with [[D'Hoffryn]] to become a [[vengeance demon]]. She then used her powers to destroy the maenads, and was about to grant Artemia her dying wish to destroy the Father when a battle in [[Arashmahaar]] erupted, robbing Malice of her powers. The traces of this wish would remain dormant for thousands of years.<ref name=Malice/>
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==Personality==
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{{Quote|There's a reason these vengeance crusades are out of style. It's the modern vampire who sees the big picture.|Mr. Trick|Faith, Hope & Trick}}
   
===20th Century ===
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Kakistos was an old-minded, traditionalist vampire who reveled in the torture and mutilation of his victims. He seemingly did not approve of modern developments such as the electric light, preferring to light his dwellings with candles instead. He had little interest in modern comforts that would've allowed him to establish a power base with little effort. It was this short-sightedness that led Mr. Trick to abandon his master to be dusted by the Slayers.
At some point in time, Kakistos became the leader of the [[Cult of Antemorh]]. This vampire cult was thought to have been destroyed prior to World War I. [[Geoffrey Wyndam-Pryce]]'s father had died trying to destroy the cult and its leader. During World War I, Kakistos resurfaced and offered his services to Kaiser Wilhelm II. He reformed his cult, gaining [[Crixus]] as his main lieutenant. Along with regular ground assaults on allied troops, Crixus had his vampires drop on enemy forces from planes and zephyrs and feed on or turn them. However, the vampires also attacked German forces occasionally. After each attack, the vampires would leave behind a symbol of their cult, painted with the victims' blood. Geoffrey Wyndam-Pryce, set out to finish what his father started. In France, Wyndam-Pryce formed an uneasy alliance with [[Angel]], and together they ended Kakistos's involvement in the war, Kakistos being presumed killed after a plane that he and Angel had been fighting on crashed into a mountain.<ref>''[[Angel: Blood & Trenches]]''</ref>
 
   
By 1940, Kakistos had moved to the Louisiana bayou, where he established a base. There, he granted [[Spike]] and [[Drusilla]] permission to hunt down a [[potential Slayer]].<ref name=S&D>''[[Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All in a Row]]''</ref>
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==Powers and abilities==
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{{Quote|Guess you need a bigger stake, Slayer.|Kakistos to Buffy|Faith, Hope & Trick}}
   
=== Sunnydale and the Slayer===
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*'''Vampire abilities:''' Kakistos was an ancient vampire, so old he had developed cloven hooves and was incapable of assuming human face. He possessed the same powers and vulnerabilities as other vampires, albeit to a vast degree. For instance, he was able to effortlessly shrug off blows from Faith and [[Buffy Summers|Buffy]] and overpowered [[Angel]] in a fight.
{{Quote|I'm going to rip her spine out of her body, then I'm going to eat her heart and suck the marrow from her bones.|Kakistos|Faith, Hope & Trick}}
 
   
Years later, Kakistos was stationed somewhere around the East coast of America, possibly Boston. There, he confronted Slayer [[Faith Lehane]], kidnapping her [[Watcher]], [[Diana Dormer]]. After luring Faith to his lair, Kakistos ripped Dormer in two, and promptly captured Faith.
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*'''Staking resistance:''' Common sized stake were ineffective against him, penetrating his skin but not dusting him. He could only be dusted by a large wooden stake.
   
Faith, however, was not as helpless as she seemed. With the aid of Artemia's spirit, she was able to land upon the Father both a sword slash to the groin and an axe wound that cleaved his face in two, the latter of which permanently scarred his face and blinded him in the right eye. Faith was then able to set the support beams of his lair on fire, burning to entire structure crashing to the ground.<ref name=Malice/>
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*'''[[Empathy]]:''' He could sense the presence of Angel's [[soul]].
   
Kakistos traveled to [[Sunnydale]] to hunt down Faith. With him came an entourage of his minions, most of them fanatical followers led by [[Mr. Trick]], Kakistos' right hand and a technophile, modern-minded vampire, who abandoned his master to be slain by Faith and [[Buffy Summers]]. Kakistos was finally slain by Faith who overcame her fear of him and impaled a two by four through his chest, staking and killing him.
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Personality ==
 
{{Quote|There's a reason these vengeance crusades are out of style. It's the modern vampire who sees the big picture.|Mister Trick|Faith, Hope & Trick}}
 
 
Kakistos was an old-minded, traditionalist vampire who revelled in the torture and mutilation of his victims. He seemingly did not approve of modern developments such as the electric light, preferring to light his dwellings with candles instead. He had little interest on modern comforts that would've allowed him to establish a power base with little effort. It was this short-sightedness that led Trick to abandon his Master to be dusted by the Slayers.
 
 
==Powers and Abilities==
 
{{Quote|Guess you need a bigger stake, Slayer.|Kakistos to Buffy|Faith, Hope & Trick}}
 
 
Kakistos was an incredibly old vampire, having cloven hooves and a permanent demonic visage. He possessed the same powers as other vampires, though he was less vulnerable to wood; he simply shrugged off a common stake, but was dusted when Faith impaled him with a wooden beam.
 
 
One unique power that he possessed was the ability to "home in" on anyone bearing [[Mark of Kakistos|his mark]]. In this way, Artemia assured a confrontation between him and Faith by possessing the girl and forcing her to have his mark tattooed on her arm. He also could sense the presence of [[Angel]]'s soul.
 
 
== Behind the Scenes ==
 
 
*He was portrayed by [[Jeremy Roberts]].
 
*He was portrayed by [[Jeremy Roberts]].
*Kakistos appeared as a boss in the 2003 video game adaption titled ''[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds]]''. [[File:Kakistos_chaos_bleeds.png|thumb|Kakistos, as in the video game]]
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*Contrary to Giles' translation, "Kakistos" simply means "the worst" in Greek, without any superlative.
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*Kakistos appeared as a boss in the non-[[canon]] 2003 video game ''[[Chaos Bleeds (game)|Chaos Bleeds]]'', where Kakistos is resurrected by the [[First Evil]] as his champion against Faith. In the game, Kakistos could raise the dead and threatened do so to Buffy's [[Joyce Summers|deceased mother]], using this as a distraction to escape their first encounter. Buffy broke the [[spell]] with [[Spike]]'s help and Faith later killed him again.
   
== Appearances ==
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==Appearances==
*"[[Faith, Hope & Trick]]" {{1st}}
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*"[[Faith, Hope & Trick]]"
*''[[Angel: Blood & Trenches]]''
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*''[[Blood & Trenches]]''
 
*''[[Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All in a Row]]''
 
*''[[Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All in a Row]]''
 
*''[[Go Ask Malice]]''
 
*''[[Go Ask Malice]]''
*''[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds|Chaos Bleeds]]''
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*''[[Chaos Bleeds (game)|Chaos Bleeds]]''
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==References==
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{{References}}
   
== References ==
 
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[[Category:Vampires]]
 
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[[Category:Vampire Masters]]
 
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[[Category:Scooby Gang enemies]]
 
[[Category:Deceased individuals]]
 
[[Category:Deceased individuals]]
[[Category:Scooby Gang enemies]]
 
[[Category:Faith Lehane]]
 
[[Category:Servants of the First Evil]]
 

Latest revision as of 14:19, November 13, 2019


Kakistos is Greek, it means the worst of the worst. It's also the name of a vampire so old his hands and feet are cloven.
Rupert Giles[src]

Kakistos, the Father was an ancient vampire master of Greek origin.

BiographyEdit

After killing Faith Lehane's unidentified first Watcher, Kakistos traveled to Sunnydale in 1998 to hunt down the Slayer herself. With him came an entourage of his minions, most of them fanatical followers led by Mr. Trick, Kakistos' right hand and a modern-minded vampire. Kakistos was finally slain by Faith who overcame her fear of him and impaled a four-by-four through his chest, staking and killing him.[1]

PersonalityEdit

There's a reason these vengeance crusades are out of style. It's the modern vampire who sees the big picture.
―Mr. Trick[src]

Kakistos was an old-minded, traditionalist vampire who reveled in the torture and mutilation of his victims. He seemingly did not approve of modern developments such as the electric light, preferring to light his dwellings with candles instead. He had little interest in modern comforts that would've allowed him to establish a power base with little effort. It was this short-sightedness that led Mr. Trick to abandon his master to be dusted by the Slayers.

Powers and abilitiesEdit

Guess you need a bigger stake, Slayer.
―Kakistos to Buffy[src]
  • Vampire abilities: Kakistos was an ancient vampire, so old he had developed cloven hooves and was incapable of assuming human face. He possessed the same powers and vulnerabilities as other vampires, albeit to a vast degree. For instance, he was able to effortlessly shrug off blows from Faith and Buffy and overpowered Angel in a fight.
  • Staking resistance: Common sized stake were ineffective against him, penetrating his skin but not dusting him. He could only be dusted by a large wooden stake.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • He was portrayed by Jeremy Roberts.
  • Contrary to Giles' translation, "Kakistos" simply means "the worst" in Greek, without any superlative.
  • Kakistos appeared as a boss in the non-canon 2003 video game Chaos Bleeds, where Kakistos is resurrected by the First Evil as his champion against Faith. In the game, Kakistos could raise the dead and threatened do so to Buffy's deceased mother, using this as a distraction to escape their first encounter. Buffy broke the spell with Spike's help and Faith later killed him again.

AppearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Faith, Hope & Trick"
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