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

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[]


  • 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: It was observed that zompires had enhanced strength in comparison to a common vampire.[6][7]
  • Slaypire: They possessed the combined strength of a Slayer and vampire, being notably stronger than before[8][9] and their vampire counterparts.[7]
  • 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]
  • Dracula: His strength was more powerful than of new vampires, being able to behead one just by strangling them with his bare hands.[12]


Other supernatural beings[]

  • Mummy: Could overpower humans larger than them.[34]
  • Olaf: Even without his Enchanted Hammer, the trollgod had strength enough to throw a Slayer flying by slapping her.[35]
  • The Beast: Greater than a Slayer.[36]
  • Ugly Man: Greater than a Slayer.[8]
  • Whistler: Being a demon/higher being hybrid, Whistler possessed strength inherited from both species, especially in his demonic form.[37] He was capable of throwing Angel through a wall[38] and punching through the vampire's chest.[39] Whistler also cracked the ceiling by punching the powerful half-demons Pearl and Nash into it.[40]


  • Slayer: Capable of lifting and throwing human-sized subjects sizable distances,[1][41][42][43][44][45][46][6] propelling enemies into the air with a single blow,[41][47][48][49][50][51] bending solid metal with their bare hands,[1][52][53][54][55][56] breaking human bones with ease,[57][58] and punching into concrete walls to no ill effect.[36]
  • Buffy Summers: In addition to being a Slayer strength, she had her strength temporary increased under a enjoining spell, when she was capable of punching through Adam's armored hide;[59] and while empowered by the Twilight prophecy, when she could lift a train with one hand.[60]
  • 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.[61]
  • Marcus Hamilton: Could punch a hole through a man's chest with ease.[62]
  • Primal: When possessed, could be almost as strong as a Slayer.[63]
  • Severin: After he absorbed large amounts of mystical energy, Severin was strong enough to physically overpower even Illyria.[64]


Higher beings and Old Ones[]

  • Glorificus: Greater than Slayers[70] and vampires.[71] Could level a building by stomping her foot[70] and slaughter hundreds of men in seconds.[72]
  • Illyria: While in a human shell, she still possessed tremendous superhuman strength that allowed her to overpower two 100+ years old vampires simultaneously.[73] Even after a Mutari generator stripped much of her strength, she could shatter a demon's head with a single punch[74] and Spike likened a blow from Illyria to being hit by a Mack truck.[75] After her resurrection, she could throw a Slayer and a car flying high into the air.[76]


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.[77]
  • The drugs the Initiative agents took that were administered by Maggie Walsh enhanced their physical attributes, but not to a supernatural level.[78]
  • Equipping the Orbs of Nezzla'Khan would grant a human enough strength to raise the back end an armored car.[79]
  • Casting a spell on oneself would grant strength enough to challenge a Slayer..[54]
  • Vampires could enhance their strength by drinking special blood.[74]
  • A mystical drug could make a Kwaini demon 20 times stronger than its innate strength.[80]
  • When Andrew Wells drank from the Asclepian vial, his ideal self included increased strength described as close to "Golden-Age Superman."[81]


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  4. "Bring on the Night"
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  11. A House Divided
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