An All New Challenge - Spike is a vampire as old as Angelus ! by _G0tik4_ +22
Responses: 3
Categories: Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Alternate Reality
Characters: Angel, Angelus, Buffy, Darla, Drusilla, Spike


Alternate Reality

What would have happened if Spike was as old as - or even older than - Angelus/Angel?

In this challenge Spike is two centuries older that in Canon. Why? Because I always thought that Angel had always had an unfair advantage over Spike. First, when Spike was just turned and then even when Angel has a soul, he's still stronger than Spike, but not because he's the better fighter, just because he's older. And just to make things more interesting: Spike is cursed with a soul together with Angelus. But instead of having been a vampire for two decades, he's been a vampire for two centuries and he still has the reputation as the Slayer of Slayers. Since he has two centuries instead of one to kill slayers, before being cursed he has killed 4 slayers instead of 2.

You will wonder why I would think of something like that. Well, it's simple. It's just to level the playing field. Spike is the better man and the better vampire but Angel has always arrived first. He's born first so he's stronger, he had his soul first so he's good first and so he becomes Buffy's first love etc. Spike has always been compared to Angel(by Buffy mostly) and come up lacking just because Angel was there first. Spike could love and do good without a soul but nobody believed in him just because Angel couldn't love without a soul, so no other vampire could. And so on and so forth.

So what I want is this: Spike is even older that Angel in this challenge. When he's cursed with a soul - together with Angelus - he has already a reputation in the demons' world as a very strong and powerful Master Vampire. Spike arrives in Sunnydale at the beginning of season2. He's called by Whistler to help Buffy because Angel isn't doing a very good job (she's been killed by the Master after all). Angel is called first by Whistler because he has spent a century eating rats and feeling sorry for himself while Spike has - after having overcome the first crazy period with the soul - started to fight for the Light side. He doesn't fall immediately in love with Buffy (she's just sixteen after all) but when Angel loses his soul he's already in love with her. Buffy is still in love with Angel when Spike first appears. When Angel loses his soul, Spike loses his too. I want anyone to realize that while Spike can love without a soul, Angel can't. Spike - even without a soul - helps Buffy against Angelus because he loves her.

Timeline for this challenge:

William Pratt is born in 1653 instead of 1853. His life is still the same. He's still a gentleman, he still has his mother to take care of. He's still 'William the Bloody Awful Poet'. He's turned by Darla in 1680. He becomes William the Bloody and later Spike( still because he tortured people with railroad spikes).

Darla is not really impressed by William at the beginning, he finds him 'too soft' for a vampire. Since Angelus is not there to turn him into a monster, Spike is just very eager to fight. He revels in the fight and the danger. He doesn't care to torture his victims, he just wants to eat. It's because of this that he becomes obsessed with Slayers. He first learns about the Slayers from Darla. To gain her respect Spike kills his first slayer in 1700(the Weapons-Forging Slayer mentioned in the Slayer Timeline in Buffy and Angel Wiki - she's the one who leaves him the scar on his eyebrow). This way he becomes a Master Vampire.

In 1753 Darla turns Liam into a vampire. He changed his name to Angelus. Darla is immediately impressed by his viciousness and cruelty. Angelus and Spike can't stand each other. Darla always sides with Angelus but Spike - being already a Master Vampire and older than Angelus - he's perfectly capable of defending himself. Spike is not in love with Darla but seeks her approval because she's his Sire.

In 1799 Spike kills his second Slayer (Marguerite Allard - Paris, France) while him, Darla and Angelus are in France.

In 1817 Spike kills his third Slayer (Elizabeth Weston - Somerset, England).

In 1860 Angelus turns Drusilla. (It's up to you if Spike has ever been in love with her or not).

In 1877 Spike kills his fourth slayer (Catherine Callan - London, England)

In 1898 Both Angelus and Spike are cursed with a soul. The both of them are sent away by Darla.

Spike decides to not come back and beg them(Darla and Drusilla) to take him back. After a few years of craziness because of the guilt, he decides to do something about it and starts to fight to defend innocent people against demons.

In 1996 Whistler goes to Angel and persuaded him to join the fight against evil that and to help the newly-activated Slayer, Buffy Summers.

When Buffy is killed for a minute by the Master, Whistler - at the behest of the Powers that Be - contacts Spike and convinces him to go to Sunnydale and help Buffy in her fight against evil.

Other Points to abide to:

- Spike already has the Gem of Amara when he first comes to Sunnydale. Or something else that permits him to walk around during the day. Better if the Gem of Amara doesn't heal his wounds but it just permits him to walk in the sunlight, being immune to crosses and holy water and have a reflection.

- Spike was in Cleveland to defend the Hellmouth there before going to Sunnydale.

- The story continues beyond Season2. Even better if it continues till Season7.

- At the end of Season3 Spike leaves Sunnydale and goes to Africa to make sure that he won't lose his soul again.

- At the beginning of Season4 he returns to Sunnydale as a human but with superstrenght(basically as the First Male Slayer).

I would really like if someone would respond to this challenge!

Summary: This fic is a response to a challenge on Elysian Fields from _G0tik4_ which I was intrigued by and then an onslaught of spare time between phone calls created the following. I'm thinking this one may be longer than my regular fic! I am warning now, there will be multiple pairings in this fic, as well as canonical ones. There will be Bangel, allusions to Spike/Darla, possibly some Spike/Dru,Angel/Darla, and eventually SpuffyThis is a SPUFFY CENTRIC story, the Bangel is required to get there. So please, don't flame me. If you don't want to see Bangel, don't read the fic. It won't be graphic Bangel. I'm not a fan. It's just required here. So yeah. Meh. Let me know what you think.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response, Historical
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fighting, Historical
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Torture (Physical), Violence
Challenges: An All New Challenge - Spike is a vampire as old as Angelus !
Completed: Yes Chapters: 40 Table of Contents
Word count: 133,000 Hit Count: 69,555 ePub Downloads: 636
Published: February 06, 2014 Updated: May 07, 2014
Summary: S2. Between "When She Was Bad" and "Some Assembly Required". There is no time for Buffy to deal with her death at the Master's fangs, because a new face has arrived in town. Another Vampire. Another souled Vampire. But that's where the similarities end. Spike is nothing like Angel, Buffy quickly decides. But that doesn't stop her from becoming intrigued and asking the same question, over and over. Why the hell is he so different? And what will that difference mean for her, her friends, and the entire town of Sunnydale? Not to mention her building relationship with the broody one?
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 2, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response, Historical
Characters: Angel, Angelus, Buffy, Cordelia, Darla, Drusilla, Giles, Jenny Calendar, Joyce, Oz, Spike, William, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fighting, Historical, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Spike/Other (Temp), Torture (Physical), Violence
Challenges: An All New Challenge - Spike is a vampire as old as Angelus !
Completed: No Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,234 Hit Count: 1,727 ePub Downloads: 39
Published: May 31, 2014 Updated: June 02, 2014
Summary: What would have happened if Spike was as old as - or even older than - Angelus/Angel? Spike was sired in 1680 and is now returning (yes, returning) to Sunnydale just as a young Buffy Summers has killed the Master, but died doing it (canon, she came back lol) and as his “brother” Angel is on the verge of finding some level of peace.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: BewitchedXx, ClowniestLivEver
Artists: BewitchedXx
Categories: Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble
Genres: HEA/HFN, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Mental Health Issues, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Substance Use/Addiction, Violence
Challenges: An All New Challenge - Spike is a vampire as old as Angelus !
Completed: No Chapters: 38 Table of Contents
Word count: 146,704 Hit Count: 22,080 ePub Downloads: 291
Published: November 17, 2022 Updated: September 01, 2023