But oh, no, you still think it's neat having Slayer strength. Ooh, big deal! Stronger than humans! Who isn't?
Glorificus[src]

Strength was the ability to exert physical force, notable when it was greater than what their body would allow. It was a common power among many supernatural beings, though their exact level of strength could vary between beings and races.

Strong beings[edit | edit source]

Vampires[edit | edit source]

  • Vampire: Some had described as rising already stronger than when they were humans.[1][2][3]
  • Turok-Han: A Slayer, with experience against multiple vampires, had significant difficulty against the strength of a Turok-Han when fighting one for the first time.[4]
  • Van-Tal: Theorized as the purest form of a vampire's demonic being, Van-Tals didn't include the overall weakness of a vampire's human form.[5]
  • Zompire[6]
  • Slaypire: They possessed the combined strength of a Slayer and vampire, being notably stronger than before[7][8] and their vampire counterparts.[9]
  • New vampire: Their strength was superior to common vampires by definition; one was able to toss a car aside while an experienced vampire recognized he could not,[10] at least not with the same ease.[11]

Standard demons[edit | edit source]

Other supernatural beings[edit | edit source]

Humans[edit | edit source]

  • Slayer: Capable of lifting and throwing human-sized subjects sizable distances,[1][37][38][39][40][41][42][6] propelling enemies into the air with a single blow,[37][43][44][45][46][47] bending solid metal with their bare hands,[1][48][49][50][51][52] breaking human bones with ease,[53][54] and punching into concrete walls to no ill effect.[36]
  • Buffy Summers: As part of the Twilight prophecy, her physical strength increased significantly even for an already strong Slayer. Could lift a train with one hand.[55]
  • Caleb: Empowered by the First Evil, he was able to shatter solid concrete with his bare hands, snap people's necks with ease, and send an opponent flying dozens of feet with a single blow.[56]
  • Marcus Hamilton: Could punch a hole through a man's chest with ease.[57]
  • Primal: When possessed, could be almost as strong as a Slayer.[58]
  • Severin: After he absorbed enough mystical energy, Severin was strong enough to overpower even Illyria.
  • Half-demon: The strength indeed varies greatly, but could be much stronger than humans.[citation needed]

Robots[edit | edit source]

Higher beings and Old Ones[edit | edit source]

  • Glorificus: Greater than Slayers[61] and vampires.[62] Could level a building by stomping her foot[61] and slaughter hundreds of men in seconds.[63]
  • Illyria: Greater than vampires. Still possessed great strength when her powers were diminished. Could shatter a demon's head with a single punch.[64]
  • Maloker
  • Jasmine: Greater than vampires. Could lift a station wagon.[citation needed]
  • The Beast: Greater than Slayers and vampires.[citation needed]
  • Whistler: Greater than vampires.[citation needed]

Enhancements[edit | edit source]

There were several means to temporarily increase one's strength considerably.

  • Peter Clarner used a special formula to enhance his strength. He was strong enough to break open the library cage door used to house werewolves.[65]
  • The drugs the Initiative agents took that were administered by Maggie Walsh enhanced their physical attributes, but not to a supernatural level.[66]
  • Equipping the Orbs of Nezzla'Khan would grant an human enough strength to lift an entire armored car.[67]
  • Casting a spell on oneself would grant Slayer-level strength.[50]
  • Vampires could enhance their strength by drinking special blood.[64]
  • Demonic possession could cause the victim to have fits of inhuman strength.[citation needed]
  • A mystical drug could make a Kwaini demon 20 times stronger than its innate strength.[68]
  • Through some unspecified means, Lindsey McDonald augmented his strength to a level roughly equal to Angel's.[citation needed]
  • When Andrew Wells drank from the Asclepian Vial, his ideal self included increased strength described as close to "Golden-Age Superman."[69]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "The Harvest"
  2. "Fool for Love"
  3. "Conversations with Dead People"
  4. "Bring on the Night"
  5. "Through the Looking Glass"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Freefall, Part Three
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Nightmares"
  8. The Core, Part Four
  9. Welcome to the Team, Part One
  10. New Rules, Part Two
  11. A House Divided
  12. "The Wish"
  13. "Selfless"
  14. "Living Conditions"
  15. "Flooded"
  16. "A New Man"
  17. "Rm w/a Vu"
  18. "The Shroud of Rahmon"
  19. Daddy Issues, Part One
  20. Live Through This, Part Two
  21. "The Puppet Show"
  22. "Seeing Red"
  23. "Lonely Heart"
  24. "Dead Man's Party"
  25. "The Replacement"
  26. "The Dark Age"
  27. "Smile Time"
  28. "Forgiving"
  29. "Family"
  30. "The Zeppo"
  31. 31.0 31.1 "Bargaining, Part One"
  32. Apart (of Me), Part Three
  33. "Inca Mummy Girl"
  34. "Triangle"
  35. "The Yoko Factor"
  36. 36.0 36.1 "Salvage"
  37. 37.0 37.1 "Witch"
  38. "Where the Wild Things Are"
  39. "Five by Five"
  40. "Smashed
  41. "Doublemeat Palace"
  42. "Beneath You"
  43. "Into the Woods"
  44. "Bargaining, Part Two"
  45. "Life Serial"
  46. "Dead Things"
  47. A Beautiful Sunset
  48. "Phases"
  49. "Graduation Day, Part Two"
  50. 50.0 50.1 "Two to Go"
  51. In Time of Crisis
  52. Crimes Against Nature
  53. "Hush"
  54. "Damage"
  55. Twilight, Part One
  56. "Dirty Girls"
  57. "Underneath"
  58. "The Pack"
  59. "I Was Made to Love You"
  60. "I Robot, You Jane"
  61. 61.0 61.1 "No Place Like Home"
  62. "Intervention"
  63. "Spiral"
  64. 64.0 64.1 "Not Fade Away"
  65. "Beauty and the Beasts"
  66. "Out of My Mind"
  67. "Seeing Red"
  68. "The Prodigal"
  69. Love Dares You, Part One
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