this is possibly the most asked 问题 on this spot, Spuffy 或者 Bangel? I am personally a Spuffier! sorry Bangeliers.... my theory is that Bangel 粉丝 aren't ready to see something new, they enjoy the old boring first 爱情 deal that is basically in every movie, book, tv show, ect. I totally respect that I just find it to overly played and boring, first 爱情 is cute but like I 说 it's overly played and let's get real here most of the time in real life you're not always going to be with your first love, you're going to eventually and gradually 移动 on 你 might not even end up with your 秒 love, I'm not saying that it doesn't happen in real life cause sure it does, but it really doesn't happen all the time like they make it seem in things like I 说 movies, books, tv shows, ect. I will be honest here I really liked Bangel in Seasons 1&2 and sort of Season 3, but I really hated when 天使 left her and a few other things. I only actually like 天使 when he's not around Buffy he sort of pisses me off he's always like 'Buffy I can't be with 你 because I'm a vampire, but oh no I want to be with 你 because I'm good I have a soul take me in' (not actually quote on quote but 你 can tell through the way he speaks sometimes to Buffy that that is really what he's saying) like which is it gonna be pal? make up your freaking mind! I think 天使 does 爱情 Buffy, but I feel that he's 更多 in 爱情 with trying to redeem himself... I mean 天使 almost killed Buffy twice WITH a soul once in the episode 天使 in season 1 and once in Graduation 日 Part 2 season 3 when he drank from Buffy, I know Buffy sort of pushed him to, but still he almost killed her, he almost killed the woman he loved to save himself! people on the Bangel vs Spuffy spot always bring up how Spike attempted to rape Buffy, people he DID NOT have a soul, although there I always feel like there was a part of him that never 迷失 his soul but at the time he attempted to rape Buffy again WITHOUT a soul his emotions got the better of him and he 迷失 control. these are SOME of the reasons why I 爱情 Spuffy-
1. "You think we're dancing?"-Buffy
"That's all we've ever done."-Spike (5x7 Fool For Love)
^^ They could never kill each other!
2. "How long was I gone?"-Buffy
"Hundred forty-seven days yesterday. Uh ... hundred forty-eight today. 'Cept today doesn't count, does it?"-Spike (6x3 Afterlife)
^^ He counted the number of days she was gone
3. They made 火, 消防 (7x22 Chosen)
4. "What's wrong?"-Spike
"I don't want to talk about it."-Buffy
"Is there something I can do?"-Spike (5x7 Fool For Love)
^^ Spike is always there for Buffy
5. "You've got another demon fighter now."-Spike
"That's not why I need 你 here."-Buffy
"Is that right? Why's that then?"-Spike
"Cause I'm not ready for 你 to not be here."-Buffy (7x14 First Date)
^^ They need each other
6. "Something happened happened to Dawn it would destroy her. I couldn't live, her being in that much pain. I'd let Glory kill me first. Nearly bloody did."-Spike (5x18 Intervention)
^^ He almost died for just her sister without a soul
7. "You got your soul back."-Buffy
^^ He got a soul without a soul for Buffy
8. Spike loved Buffy without having a soul
9. "You know, 你 got a willin' slave."-Spike (6x7 Once 更多 With Feeling)
^^ Spike would do anything for Buffy
10. "You faced the monster inside of 你 and 你 fought back. 你 risked everything to be a better man."-Buffy
"And 你 can be. 你 are. 你 may not see it, but I do. I do. I believe in you, Spike." -Buffy (7x9 Never Leave Me)
^^ Buffy believe's in Spike
11. "I've seen ur kindness & your strength. I've seen the best & the worst of you. and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what 你 are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy." -Spike to Buffy (7x20 Touched.)
^^Spike has seen all sides of Buffy, good & bad (sees her for who she is).
12. "I know 你 never 爱情 me. I know that Im a monster, but u treat me like a man, & that's..." -Spike to Buffy (5x22 The Gift)
^^Buffy takes Spike for who he is, & treats him as an ally.
13. "You're the only one strong enough to protect them."-Buffy to Spike (5x12Checkpoint)
^^Buffy trusts Spike, no matter if she *loaths* him.
14. "I 爱情 what 你 are, what 你 do, how 你 try."-Spike (7x20)
^^ Spike loves Buffy for who she is
15. Spike was the only one who understood Buffy's dark side, & was there for her.
16. "I mean it! I gotta do this."-Spike (Chosen 7x22)
^^ Spike died saving the world for Buffy
17. Spike helped Buffy save the world twice without a soul (Becoming Part 2x22 & the Gift 5.22)
18. "Why are 你 always around when I'm miserable?"-Buffy (Flooded 6x4)
^^ Spike is always around when Buffy sad and needs someone
19. "Tell me 你 爱情 me."-Buffy
"I 爱情 you. 你 know I do."-Spike
"Tell me 你 want me."-Buffy
"I always want you."-Spike (As 你 Were 6x15)
^^ Their lust for each other
20. they always had a deep connection with each other.
21. "I 爱情 you," Buffy to Spike (Chosen 7x22)
^^ they 爱情 each other!
and there are many other reasons
sorry this 文章 is all over the place, hope 你 enjoyed it! :)