- “I'm the heart of swing, I'm the twist and shout / When you gotta sing / When you gotta let it out.”
- “I come from the imagination / and I'm here strictly by your invocation / So what do you say? / Why don't we dance a while?”
In 2001, Xander used Sweet's talisman to summon the demon, believing that his presence would bring "dances and songs" and guarantee him and Anya a "happy ending." However, Xander was unaware that the spell would inspire uncontrollable dancing and singing, confessions of secrets, and spontaneous combustion. However, Dawn took the talisman that summoned him due to her kleptomania, which prompted Sweet to believe she had been the one to invoke him when she wore the necklace.
Sweet established his lair at the Bronze and sent his henchmen to kidnap Dawn and bring her to him, intending to make her his queen and take her to his hell dimension. While he introduced himself in a musical number, Dawn denied his seduction attempt and warned that her sister Buffy was the Slayer. However, Sweet was intrigued and sent his henchmen to lure the Slayer to him, hoping to see her burn.
Buffy arrived at the Bronze and threatened Sweet, then told him her perspective of life through a musical number. Her friends of the Scooby Gang appeared as backup, but Buffy then revealed in the song that they had torn her from heaven. In the dance, Buffy nearly combusted after until Spike stopped her. Sweet applauded the number and insisted on taking Dawn with him since she was bearing his talisman. However, Xander revealed he had been the one to perform the invocation and not Dawn, so Sweet dismissed the rules. He sang to the Scoobies that things didn't end well for them because of their secrets revealed, then he departed.
Personality and traits
- “Now we're partying. / That's what it's all about.”
Sweet was a smooth-talking demon with an ironic sense of humor and reveled in the chaos his haunting caused. He sarcastically told the Scooby Gang that "they beat the bad guy" when he left smugly.
Powers and abilities
- “You call me and I come a-running. / I turn the music on; I bring the fun in.”
Reality warping — Sweet had certain reality-bending abilities, allowing him to:
- create background music, from unseen sources, to accompany their and his singing and dancing;
- change the color of his suit from red to blue;
- rip out his still singing mouth without causing harm to himself, then make it reappear on his face;
- create a door to the streets in the middle of the Bronze;
- change Dawn's outfit from a blue top and black pants to a blue dress.
Behind the scenes
- He was portrayed by Hinton Battle.
- His name was revealed in the credits for "Once More, with Feeling," which stated: "'Sweet' makeup by." The name was also used in the episode script and the music video for "Walk Through the Fire."
- "Once More, with Feeling"
- "Always Darkest" (Only in visions)
- Big Bads & Monsters Adult Coloring Book
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Picture Book