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Buffy, you’re the guy. You’re the Chosen guy.
―Pike[src]

Pike was the nickname of an ally and romantic interest of Buffy Summers circa 1996. He aided her in her early duties as Slayer, specifically her battle against the vampire king Lothos.

Biography

Pike lived in Los Angeles and spent most of his time getting drunk with his friend Benny Jacks. A mutual dislike formed between Pike and Buffy, a superficial valley girl and Hemery High student, when they met at a movie theater and then later at a diner, as she ridiculed Pike for his drunken behavior and unusual name.[1]

While walking home, Pike passed out and his best friend, Benny Jacks, was killed and sired by a vampire. When Benny returned as a vampire himself and tried to contact his friend, a disturbed Pike decided to leave town but was confronted by Benny, who had joined up with Lothos and his minions. Pike attempted to escape, and was rescued by Buffy, who revealed that she was the Slayer. Soon afterwards, an ill-prepared Buffy came face to face with Lothos for the first time, and managed to escape on Pike’s motorcycle as her Watcher, Merrick Jamison-Smythe, shot himself rather than be sired by Lothos.[2]

After Merrick’s death, Pike tried to convince a demoralized Buffy that it was her duty to slay Lothos. Buffy, however, claimed that she only wanted to be normal and insisted that she was going to the school dance. Pike showed up and asked to dance with her, telling her that she wasn’t like other girls. However, when the party was crashed by vampires, they were forced into battle once more. Pike defended the students from Lothos’ minons, including his right hand man Amilyn, and reluctantly staked Benny. Buffy defeated Lothos, burning down the school gym in the process.[3]

After she was subsequently expelled, Buffy and Pike took an impromptu trip to Las Vegas to hunt vampires. She eventually moved to Sunnydale, where she continued her role as Slayer, although they no longer kept in touch with each other.[3]

Gallery

Behind the scenes

  • He was portrayed by Luke Perry.
  • In the original script for the movie, Pike and Benny were described: “They are fairly punked out, (and not currently attending high school). Pike is long and lean, has short hair spiked and a taste for long coats and black. Benny is somewhat stockier, opts for a shaved head and suspenders. Doc Martins for both. Benny is clearly the more belligerent of the two — when Pike speaks, it's with surprising wit and reserve. Sometimes.”
  • In the comic issue Halloween, while group of vampires watches a movie featuring Luke Perry, one of them says: “That show blew it by letting him go.” — a reference to Perry being in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie, and, like most of its cast, was absent from the television series.

Appearances

References

  1. The Origin, Part One
  2. The Origin, Part Two
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Origin, Part Three
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