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
  • Slaypire
  • 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,[6] at least not with the same ease.[7]

Standard demons[edit | edit source]

Other supernatural beings[edit | edit source]

Humans[edit | edit source]

  • Slayer: Greater than vampires aged 200+ years and some demons (could carry several hundred pounds with ease and lift roughly 2 tonnes without much effort). 
  • 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.[22]
  • Caleb: Greater than a Slayer.
  • Marcus Hamilton: Could punch a hole through a man's chest with ease.
  • Primal: When possessed, could be almost as strong as a Slayer.[23]
  • Severin: After he absorbed enough mystical energy, Severin was strong enough to overpower even Illyria.
  • Half-demon: The strength indeed varies greatly, but they are almost always much stronger than humans.

Robots[edit | edit source]

Higher beings and Old Ones[edit | edit source]

  • Glorificus: Greater than Slayers and vampires in her human form. Could level a large building by stomping her foot and slaughter hundreds of men in seconds.
  • Illyria: Greater than vampires. Still possessed great strength when her powers were diminished. Could shatter a demon's head with a single punch.[26]
  • Maloker: More powerful than all other vampires.
  • Jasmine: Greater than vampires. Could lift a station wagon.
  • The Beast: Greater than Slayers and vampires.
  • Whistler: Greater than vampires.

Enhancements[edit | edit source]

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

  • Pete Clarner used a special formula to enhance his strength. He was strong enough to break open the library cage door used to house werewolves.[27]
  • The drugs the Initiative agents took that were administered by Maggie Walsh enhanced their physical attributes, but not to a supernatural level.
  • Equipping the Orbs of Nezzla'Khan would grant an human enough strength to lift an entire armored car.[28]
  • Casting "To Enhance Strength" spell on oneself would grant Slayer-level strength.[29]
  • Vampires could enhance their strength by drinking special blood.
  • Demonic possession could cause the victim to have fits of inhuman strength.
  • A mystical drug could make a Kwaini demon 20 times stronger than its innate strength.
  • Through some unspecified means, Lindsey McDonald augmented his strength to a level roughly equal to Angel's.
  • When Andrew Wells drank from the Asclepian Vial, his ideal self included increased strength described as close to "Golden-Age Superman."[30]

References[edit | edit source]

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