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Buffy: Do You Know Each Popular Characters' 90s Grunge Vibe?
Re-imagine your favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer characters as 90s grunge songs!
Giles → Pearl Jam albums
“Life Wasted” → “Scotch Wasted”
A parody about Giles’ more carefree and hedonistic moments as “The Ripper,” as well as his, particularly infamous drunken scenes.
“Even Flow” → “Even-Tempered”
This tune highlights Giles’s calm and collected English demeanor, his ability to keep a level head when dealing with Buffy, the Scooby Gang, and various supernatural crises. His "even-tempered" nature often serves as a stabilizing force within the group.
“Daughter” → “Watcher”
Radio friendly song focusing on Giles’ role as the watcher, the guide, mentor, and guardian of the Slayers, and his nurturing, paternal instincts.
“Yellow Ledbetter” → “Willow's Spell Letter”
It’s difficult to decipher but it appears to be a song dedicated to Giles’ relationship with Willow, their shared interest in magic, and the letters or spells they exchange.
“Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town” → “Scholarly Man Behind the Counter in a Magic Shop”
A soft acoustic thoughtful parody about Giles’ life in the magic shop, serving as both a keeper of mystical items and a wise mentor.
“Nothing Man” → “Nothing Planned”
An introspective rock ballad that explores Giles’ identity crisis and the burden that comes with no clear plans or paths to follow, while watching the Scooby Gang mature into adulthood.
“Given to Fly” → “Given to Guide”
A beautiful “down to earth,” ditty about how Giles and the newly chipped, Spike, form a bond that soars beyond both their expectations.
“Better Man” → “Bitter Man”
A song that delves into Giles’ bitterness over his lost love, Jenny. The pair faced many trials in their relationship including the revelation of Jenny’s true identity as part of the Romani tribe that cursed Angel. Despite their best efforts, they are forever parted when Angelus brutally murders her.
“Corduroy” → “Calendar’s Ploy”
This captures the initial sense of betrayal Giles felt upon discovering Jenny's true intentions in Sunnydale and the tragic end where he lost her after he came to terms with her true intentions
“Crazy Mary” → “Crazy Drusilla”
A lighthearted parody about Drusilla's unpredictable behavior and eccentric ways.
“Bugs” → “Bezoars”
A dark and pulsating description of the Bezoar, the mother parasite controlling others, reflecting the horror and fascination of this entity.
“Alive” → “Un-Alive”
An ironic twist on The Master’s undead status and his twisted existence.
Buffy → No Doubt albums
“Don’t Speak” → “Don't Stake”
A powerful ballad representing Buffy’s inner turmoil about her role as a Slayer, when she faces vampires and other supernatural creatures she's emotionally connected to.
“Just a Girl” → “Just a Slayer”
An anthem about Buffy’s unique duality as she lives life as a teenage girl while juggling the frustrations and empowerment of being the Slayer.
“Spiderwebs” → “Gavrok Box Spiderwebs”
A catchy ska tune capturing the time no one could reach Buffy because she was dealing with these buggers.
“Underneath It All” → “Underneath Sunnydale”
A soulful banger exploring the hidden depths of Sunnydale’s Hellmouth and Buffy's unending fight against the evil lurking beneath the surface.
“Simple Kind of Life” → “Slayer Kind of Life”
A poignant melody illustrating Buffy’s longing for a simple, normal life and the reality of her existence as the Slayer.
“Ex-Girlfriend” → “Ex-Slayers”
A frenetic bop expressing Buffy’s complex emotions towards sister slayer Faith and how her role in the eternal chain of Slayers has evolved since Season One.
“Sunday Morning” → “Sunnydale Morning”
A light, bouncy song representing Buffy’s daily life in Sunnydale, with all its ups and downs, friendships, and teenage drama intermingled with supernatural dangers.
“Squeal” → “Stake”
A fast paced song that encapsulates the action and adrenaline Buffy gets from slaying. The chorus especially highlights how she forges her own path while tapping into the power of her calling.
“What Are You Waiting For” → “What Are You Slaying For”
No matter how many evil beings Buffy vanquishes, more seem to appear in their place. In this song Buffy ponders if she will ever be enough as a Slayer and fears she will never be there for the people in her life because of it.
Willow & Tara → Weezer albums
“Buddy Holly” → “Wicca Fully”
A song celebrating Tara’s growth into her identity as a Wiccan, embracing her magical talents and witchy style.
“Say It Ain’t So” → “Spells We’ll Throw”
A banger with harmonies from Willow about the joys of casting spells, learning magic together, and the ups and downs of their magical partnership.
“Island in the Sun” → “Coven with the One”
A love song from Tara to Willow about finding solace and connection within their coven and each other's hearts.
“Beverly Hills” → “Sunnydale Chills”
A catchy bop about life in Sunnydale, facing monsters and mayhem, and how Tara brings warmth and courage to the mix.
“Undone – The Sweater Song” → “Undone – The Weather Thong”
A whimsical song about a magical item Twillow created to control the weather, unfolding into a fun and unexpected adventure.
“Pink Triangle” → “Pink Triangle”
“My Name Is Jonas” → “My Name Is Tara”
A powerful song about Tara’s identity, her struggles with her family’s expectations, and her self-empowerment as a witch and a lover.
“El Scorcho” → “El Witcho”
A lively, playful song embracing Tara’s witchy side, her flair for spells, and her light-hearted approach to the magical arts.
“Tired of Sex” → “Tired of Hex”
A track that highlights the increasing reliance both Tara and Willow have with witchcraft and their desire for a more normal life where they’re free to focus on one another.
“The World Has Turned and Left Me Here” → “Oz Has Turned and Left Me Here”
A song exploring the isolation Willow feels after Oz’s were-affliction causes him to flee.
“Surf Wax America” → “Miss Kitty Fantastico”
A light-hearted ode to a most fantastic kitten.
“In My Garage” → “In My Magic Shop”
A sweet look at Willow and Tara’s favorite places to practice magic and explore their connection.
“Only In Dreams” → “Only In Spells”
A reflection on the magical connection between Willow and Tara, exploring the mystical bond that transcends reality or a magical afternoon where they encounter each other in a spell dream
Faith Lehane → Hole albums
“Celebrity Skin” → “Slayer Within”
A high-energy track about Faith’s fierce and fiery persona, the darker side of being a Slayer, and the complicated relationship with her own fame and infamy.
“Miss World” → “Miss Slayer”
An anthem that delves into Faith's identity crisis, her struggles with morality, and her desire to find her place in the world of Slayers.
“Doll Parts” → “Stake Hearts”
A raw, emotional song about Faith's job of staking vampires, her internal conflict, and the pieces of herself that she feels are fragmented due to
“Violet” → “Violent”
A direct exploration of Faith's violent tendencies, her battles with herself and others, and her eventual redemption and growth.
“Northern Star” to “Slayer’s Scar”
A soul-baring ballad about Faith's wounds, both physical and emotional, and her constant search for guidance and redemption.
“Heaven Tonight” → “Slayer’s Fight”
A powerful anthem about Faith's never-ending battle against darkness and her longing for peace and heaven, even if only for one night.
“Skinny Little Bitch” → “Skinny Little Buffy”
A rowdy balls out rock song exploring Faith’s love/hate relationship with Buffy. While she wants what Buffy has, Faith looks down on her for not embracing Slayer life the way she does.
“Asking For It” → “Falling For It”
An introspective look at how the Mayor used his fatherly charms to manipulate Faith to perform truly evil acts and turn against her sister slayer, Buffy.
“Gutless” → “Fearless”
Highlighting Faith’s fearless and rebellious nature, her willingness to face danger head-on, and her bravado.
“Jennifer’s Body” → “Jennifer’s Classroom”
Grungy kindercore highlighting Jenny Calendar’s role as an educator and mentor at Sunnydale High.
“Celebrity Skin” → “Reptilian Skin”
A commentary on Machida’s appearance in “Reptile Boy,” this title might allow for an exploration of the demon’s physicality and its terrifying, otherworldly form.
“Awful” → “Faithful”
A play on Faith’s name, exploring her loyalty or lack thereof, her search for connection, and her often misunderstood intentions
“Pretty on the Inside” → “Ugly on the Outside”
The Ugly Man is a manifestation of a young girl’s trauma and fear. The song is an eerie and introspective song delving into inner fears and the outward manifestation of trauma.
Angel → Nine Inch Nails albums
“Head Like a Hole” → “Vamp with a Soul”
“Closer” → “Brooder”
An intense track that reflects Angel’s brooding nature, his introspective thoughts, and the darker, more mysterious aspects of his personality.
“Hurt” → “Cursed”
A haunting ballad about Angel’s curse, the pain of losing his soul, and his continuous effort to reconcile with his past.
“The Hand That Feeds” → “The Fangs That Bleed”
A powerful song that explores Angel’s vampiric nature and his struggles with hunger, control, and the monster within.
“Only” → “Lonely”
A melancholic reflection on Angel’s sense of isolation, loneliness, and his search for connection in a world where he often feels out of place.
“The Day the World Went Away” → “The Day My Soul Was Led Astray”
A haunting tune about the day Angel lost his soul, his transformation into Angelus, and the world that changed for him and those around him.
“Wish” → “Sire”
A fierce track that looks into Angel’s complex relationship with his sire Darla and the other vampires he’s created, exploring his wishes, regrets, and the twisted family dynamic.
“The Fragile” → “The Torment”
A delicate and soulful song about Angel’s fragile state of mind, his torment over his deeds as Angelus, and his constant struggle to stay on the path of redemption.
“We’re in This Together” to “Trenchcoats of Leather”
An industrial banger that passionately expounds on Angel’s aesthetic.
“1,000,000” → “1,000 Years”
Emphasizing Angel’s longevity and the weight of centuries on his shoulders.
“The Great Destroyer” → “The Great Redeemer”
An intense track that captures Angel’s transformation from Angelus, the destroyer, to Angel, who seeks redemption and salvation.
“Copy of a” → “Orb of a (Thesulah)”
An ode to the mystical Orb of Thesulah, highlighting its spiritual importance and the moral complexities of restoring a vampire’s soul.
“The Mark Has Been Made” → “The Mandraz Has Been Made”
A haunting and enveloping track, exploring the insidious nature of Mandraz, an ancient parasite demon.
“Down In It” → “Down In Hell”
Delving into Angel’s torment and the hellish experiences he has endured, both literally in the Hell dimension and metaphorically.
“The Collector” to “The Kindestod”
A chilling melody weaving the horrors of Der Kindestod, a demon that haunts children, into a complex and emotional narrative.
Xander Harris → Stone Temple Pilots albums
“Creep” → “Scoop”
An alt dirge referencing Xander’s job as an ice cream truck driver, serving out treats while his friends go to college and slay vampires.
“Plush” → “Hush”
Epic alt rocker reflecting Xander’s silence and secrecy regarding his efforts to thwart Angel, including his concealment of Willow’s plan to restore Angel’s soul, and a nod at the classic episode.
“Interstate Love Song” → “Infernal Love Song”
Epic pop song highlighting his relationship with the demon Anya, an infernal yet passionate love story.
“Big Bang Baby” → “Big Bang Buffy”
A rocking tune capturing Xander’s early infatuation with Buffy.
“Sex Type Thing” → “Hex Type Thing”
An upbeat rocker with a tongue-in-cheek reference to Xander’s experiences with witchcraft, magic, and supernatural entanglement
“Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart” → “Trippin’ on a Role in a Soldier’s Heart”
A complex melody exploring Xander’s internal struggles with his military identity, balancing duty with friendship, while being considered the “heart of the Scooby gang.”
“Vasoline” → “Halloween”
A two note dark bop that’s a fun exploration of Xander’s military knowledge and how he gained these skills during a key Halloween episode
“Creep” → “Deceit”
Brooding ballad exploration of Xander’s deceitful tactics against Angel, including manipulation and betrayal.
“Big Empty” → “Big Ascension”
A mysterious and looming track inspired by the Books of Ascension, filled with secrets, transformations, and a path to demonic power.
“Sour Girl” → “Techno-Pagan Girl”
A playful daydream by Xander detailing Jenny’s pagan beliefs and her mysterious aura.
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