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Mar132017

Beauty vs Beast: Foes of the Vampire Slayer

Jason from MNPP here - I think we can get away with some more Buffy love this week, right? It's 20th anniversary might have been a whole several days ago but seeing as how we made it to 20 years and the internet still cared, and cared deeply (I can't be alone in having had my timeline entirely flooded with Sunnydale Fever), what's a few days?

Thing is we have devoted more "Beauty vs Beast" competitions to the show than any other single piece of entertainment - we've already asked you to choose between Spike & Angel and then also to choose between Faith & Buffy herself. But if there's one thing the Buffyverse isn't lacking - besides quips, chokers, and Xander Harris in a speedo - it's an endless supply of loveable mooks from which to love. So I went with my two favorite villains - Mayor Wilkins (Harry Groener) from Season 3 and Glory "Glorificus" (Clare Kramer) from Season 5. Raise your hand if you're invulnerable...

PREVIOUSLY Last week we said our prayers and sent our souls off to the hell of Ken Russell's making, taking on The Devils - for a quick minute I thought (my beloved) Oliver Reed might win it but Vanessa Redgrave's masochistically mad nun ultimately raved her way to victory with 58% of the your vote. Said thefilmjunkie:

"I bought a region-free blu-ray player for the sole purpose of being able to watch this movie and it was worth EVERY penny. I'd love to be able to watch it on the big screen. Of course my actressexual vote went to Redgrave, she really threw herself into this role in a way few actresses could/would have."

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No contest. Glory. She is the best Big Bad of the series and had all the best lines.

"Did anybody order an apocalypse?"

"There's ice cream and puppy dogs in it for you if you start singing."

"So this is where the Slayer eats, sleeps, and...combs her hair."

March 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMatt St. Clair

I voted for Glory, and as an actressexual, it's unlikely for me to ever find a dude more interesting than a woman. HOWEVER, the mayor is actually a lot of fun and very interesting, so he gives some stiff competition.

March 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip H.

As much as I love Glory, the Mayor gave us our first glimpse of bad girl Faith, and for that he has my vote and my gratitude.

March 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCarmen Sandiego

This was tough but I voted for the Mayor. He was such a fun villain.

March 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

Buffy's two best Big Bads. I voted for The Mayor because he's so unexpected in so many ways and he comes with FAITH who is da best.

March 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

How is this not more even? I love Glory but the Mayor had so much depth as a villain and his relationship faith was fascinating. Glory was fun but she isn't nearly as interesting.

March 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Rech

i'm surprised glory has so many fans. i vote the mayor [mostly for faith related reasons]

March 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterpar

The Mayor all the way. Easily my favorite Buffy villain.

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSawyer

Glorificus! She had the best fight dialogue, and she's the reason Buffy got a sister. Not to mention the slab of man-meat that was her host body, Ben. Gender-bending, fabulous queer fun.

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

par -- i think Glory in concept is great but i didn't always love the execution of the performance. The opposite was true for me with The Mayor. the actor kept surprising me.

anyway season 3 is the best so the Mayor it is.

March 14, 2017 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

I also voted for The Mayor. He's the villain in the best season of the show so it was easy enough. Glory was fun. Or is it Ben? ;)

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

I think of the Mayor every time I use the shredder. He really showed us what a Buffy baddie could be.

March 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Lipp

Yeah, Clare Kramer is not an amazing actress or anything, lol. Her performances in Bring It On and Buffy are basically the same at the core haha

March 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip H.

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