Real name: William (Last name unrevealed.) Other known aliases: See the list. Occupation: Creature of the night, former poet, ghost and employee of Wolfram and Hart. Current group affiliation: Ally of the Scooby Gang. Past group affiliations: Former agent of the First Evil, partner to Darla, Angel, Drusilla, the Judge and Adam. Major enemies: The First Evil and various demons. Formerly the Angel Investigations, Scooby Gang, the Initiative and Glory. First appearance: School Hard 2.03 Origin: Fool For Love 5.07 Description: Spike appears to be in his mid 20's standing 5'10'' with short blond hair and blue eyes. In game face his eyes are yellow.
28 STR 18
26 DEX 48
23 CON 26
17 BODY 14
10 INT 0
13 EGO 6
13 PRE 3
14 COM 2
8 PD 2
8 ED 3
5 SPD 14
11 REC 0
46 END 0
43 STUN 0
Characteristics Cost: 136
Powers, Skills and Followers
5 EC (5),"Vampire powers"
5a) 25% Damage Reduction (PD)
14b) Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in radiation,immune to
disease,immune to aging
3c) +10 PRE,Only for negative uses.(-1/2)
3d) 1 BODY Regen,recovery rate: per 5 minutes
5 5 Lack Of Weakness
10 Tracking Scent
5 UV Vision
2 AK: Sunnydale 11-
3 Climbing 14-
3 12- Contact: Sunnydale underworld.
3 Deduction 11-
3 Interrogation 12-
2 KS: Demons & Vampires 11-
1 Lang: Cantonese
1 Lang: Fyral
1 Lang: Turkish
4 Martial Dodge
3 Martial Throw
1 PS: Poet 8-
3 Shadowing 11-
3 Streetwise 12-
3 Survival 11-
3 Tactics 11-
2 WF,Common Melee
15 Followers: Harmony Kendall or Buffybot. (75pt)
Powers Cost: 114
Base Points: 100
15 Accidental Chg,"Vamps out when fighting.",very common,occur
20 Hunted,"By various enemies.",as powerful,non-combat
10 Physical Lim,"Cannot enter a home without an invitation.",
15 Psych Lim,"In love with Drusilla/Buffy.",common,strong
1 Quirk - Dislikes fire.
1 Quirk - Has to look and act "bad".
1 Quirk - Likes to mix food with blood.
1 Quirk - Smokes.
1 Quirk - Watches soaps.
10 Rep,"Neutered bad ass vampire.",occur 8-,extreme reputation
15 Susc,"To holy items.",uncommon,per phase,1D6
25 Susc,"Takes ego attack if he attempts to hurt a human.",very
common,effect is instant,3D6
35 Susc,"To sunlight",very common,per phase,3D6
Disadvantages Total: 150
Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250
Explanation of the conversion: Spike is designed to have one 150 point Follower, the player can choose either Harmony or Buffybot. It should be noted that the Elemental Control contains several special powers and should be approved by the Game Master.
History: William was a failing poet living with his mother in 1880 London. His earned the nickname William the
bloody because his work was so bloody awful. William fell in love with an upper class lady named Cecily Addams. William
made a fool of himself writing her poetry, since she considered him beneath her. William's heartache drew the attention of
the psychic vampire Drusilla.
After becoming a vampire Spike returned home and sired his mother as a vampire as well. William though his mother and
Drusilla would make happy vampire family, but he couldn't stand his mother's ways as a vampire. William staked her and
went off with Drusilla (Lies My Parents Told Me).
Spike joined Drusilla, Angelus and
Darla in their vampire family. He got the nickname Spike because of his habit of torturing
victims with railroad spikes (Fool For Love 5.07).
''I prefer not to think of such dark, ugly business at all. That's what the police are for. I prefer placing my
energies into creating things of beauty.'' - William
In 1892 Angelus, Spike and Drusilla visited Vienna. Angelus sired Catherine and they fought and wounded the Hollower (Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Angel #1-3).
In 1898 Angelus, Darla, Spike and Drusilla visited Romania. Darla captured a birthday present for Angelus, a gypsy girl, which he drained and killed. Unknown to Angelus the girl was a gypsy princess, and her death so enraged the gypsy elders that they crafted a curse that would eternally torment him, they gave Angelus a human soul, which would give him unbearable guilt for all his evil acts (Becoming Part 1 2.21 and Five by Five 1.18).
Darla, Drusilla and Spike massacred the gypsies that cursed Angelus (Darla 2.07).
In June of 1900 Spike, Drusilla and Darla traveled to Peking, China. They fed on people during the Boxer Rebellion. Angelus rejoined them, and tried to continue his evil ways despite his soul. Spike was able to locate Xin Rong the Vampire Slayer and faced her in lone combat. Spike killed her, although she managed to leave him with a scar over his left eye. Spike and Drusilla then made love in celebration of his kill. They rejoined Angelus and Darla, but Angelus was unable to take up his old ways, saved a baby and ran off (Fool for Love 5.07 & Darla 2.07).
As the Boxer Rebellion continued to grow Spike and Drusilla had to hide their identities, but they were found by Xin Rong's grandfather, who learned they were vampires, but was unable to stop them. Spike and Drusilla were able to get away from the rebellion. In 1933 Spike and Drusilla attended the World's Fair in Chicago where they were attacked by relatives of Xin Rong. Spike and Drusilla defeated their assailants and stumbled on a scientist who had invented a power generator that drew energy from a powerful demon in another dimension. The demon wanted to open a door returning the ancient demons to Earth, but Spike and Drusilla were able to defeat it. Drusilla then sired the scientist as a vampire for her amusement (Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Spike and Dru #3).
In August 1969 Spike attended the Woodstock festival in New York where he fed on a flower child (mentioned in School Hard 2.03).
In 1977 Spike confronted another Slayer named Nikki Wood in New York City. They fought in a subway train and he was able to snap her neck. He took her leather coat as a prize, which he worse for several decades (Fool For Love 5.07).
Spike and Drusilla then made their way to Prague, where a mob nearly killed Drusilla.
Spike and the weakened Drusilla arrived in Sunnydale in the fall of 1997. Learning the local vampires were being hunted by a Vampire Slayer named Buffy Anne Summers, Spike agreed to kill her during the festival of St. Vigious to establish himself as the baddest vampire in town. Unable to wait, Spike and a band of vampires attacked Buffy during Parent Teacher Conferences. He didn't anticipate this Slayer had friends and family helping her. Spike also found his old pal Angelus was now going by the name Angel and aiding the Slayer. The attempt to kill Buffy was a total failure. This greatly angered the local head vampire Colin, The Anointed One, but Spike responded by killing Colin (School Hard 2.03).
''So. Who do you kill for fun around here?'' - Spike
When Watcher Rupert Giles's old mate Ethan Rayne arrived in Sunnydale, he set up a costume shop just before Halloween, where he sold cursed costumes which turned their wearers into what they were dressed as on Halloween night. Buffy was turned into a shy princess with no powers or memories of her life, as her friends Willow Rosenberg was turned into a ghost and Alexander ''Xander'' Harris became a soldier. Angel and Cordelia helped them survive as Spike went hunting for the now helpless Slayer. Rupert was able to break the curse, but Ethan escaped (Halloween 2.06).
''Well! This is just... neat!'' - Spike
Even though he had killed two Slayers in the past, his attempts at ridding himself of Buffy failed. After bringing Drusilla back to health using the duLac ritual, he was severely injured and confined to a wheelchair (What's My Line Part 2 2.10).
''Eligor. I name thee. Bringer of war, poisoners, pariahs, grand obscenity. Eligor, wretched master of decay, bring your black medicine. Come. Restore your most impious, murderous child. From the blood of the sire she is risen. From the blood of the sire, she shall rise again... Right, then! Now we just let them come to a simmering boil, and remove to a low flame.'' - Spike
In 1998 During this time Angel lost his human soul and turned evil again tried to win back former lover Drusilla, much to Spike's chagrin (Innocence 2.14).
''I've got to tell you, it made me sick to my stomach seeing you being the Slayer's lap dog.'' - Spike
He eventually realized that all he really wanted was to have Drusilla for himself. He aided Buffy in defeating Angel's plans and took an unwilling Drusilla out of town, promising never to return (Becoming Part 2 2.22).
''Dru bagged a Slayer? She never told me. Good for her! Though not from your perspective, I suppose.'' - Spike
After leaving Sunnydale Spike and Drusilla went to Cicagne, Italy, where they shared a small cottage and fed on villagers at night. One day Drusilla dreamed of Angel and spoke his name in her sleep. Enraged, Spike burned her face with a cigarette. She cried out Angel's name again and Spike threw her out the window where she started to burn from the sunlight. Realizing what he had done Spike ran out with a blanket and covered her and brought her inside, then left her to heal. Spike traveled to Suru, Turkey where he set himself up as the local underworld boss, frightening and feeding on locals. Drusilla traveled to the island of Crete where she uncovered the tomb of a sorcerer named Koines and used the blood of a young girl to reanimate him. Drusilla and Koines traveled to Suru together. Koines used his powers over the dead to animate zombies to attack Spike. Spike burned the zombies, but Koines animated them again, and in doing so learned he could also control vampires.
He took to controlling Drusilla for his own pleasure, which horrified her. Spike knocked Koines over the head and escaped with Drusilla. Drusilla said she had a backup plan in case Koines got out of control, a magic potion which would banish Koines and all demons near him that didn't have a protective amulet she wore. She gave Spike another amulet, but he didn't believe her and threw it away. Drusilla and Spike confronted Koines and she used the potion, which opened a portal which sucked Koines in. Learning Spike was being sucked in too, she gave him her amulet, but Spike refused to let go of her, keeping her out of the portal and getting her to a safe distance. Drusilla was wounded in the escape and Spike had to force feed her blood from a villager to save her. Drusilla recovered and they made up. Spike suggested they travel to Brazil (Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Spike and Dru #1).
Spike and Drusilla arrived in Barzil. While there she sensed his aura reeked of Buffy and she couldn't stand to look at him. Drusilla kept having affairs with other demons, including a rather perplexed Chaos demon. Spike left Drusilla and went on a drinking binge (Fool For Love 5.07).
Drunk, Spike returned to Sunnydale to get revenge on those he saw as making him look weak in Dru's eyes. Then he had a better idea, he tried to get the Willow to perform a love spell to get her back. After a good head-clearing fight he decided to try and get her back himself by showing her he was demon enough for her (Lover's Walk 3.08).
''You're not friends. You'll never be friends. You'll be in love till it kills you both. You'll fight, and you'll shag, and you'll hate each other till it makes you quiver, but you'll never be friends. Love isn't brains, children, it's
blood... blood screaming inside you to work its will. I may be love's bitch, but at least I'm man enough to admit it.'' - Spike
Spike returned to Drusilla, tied her up and tortured her until she liked him again. This didn't last long as eventually Drusilla wound up in bed with a fungus demon and Spike gave up on her and left (Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Lover's Walk).
Spike returned to Sunnydale with a new vampire girlfriend, Harmony Kendall, looking for the gem of Amara. The gem was reputed to make any vampire who wore it unkillable. He found it but it was taken by Buffy, who sent it to Angel for safe keeping (The Harsh Light Of Day 4.03).
''So, you let Parker take a poke, eh? Didn't seem like you know each other that well. What did it take to pry apart the Slayer's dimpled knees?'' - Spike
Spike went to Los Angeles to get the gem from Angel, but was unsuccessful (In The Dark 1.03).
''Go on with you. Play the big, strapping hero while you can. You have a few surprises coming your way. The ring of Amara, a visit from your old pal Spike, and, oh yeah, your gruesome, horrible death.'' - Spike
After returning to Sunnydale he was captured by a secret government project called the Initiative (Wild At Heart 4.06).
''Watch your mouth, little girl. You should know better than to tempt the fates that way. 'Cause the big bad is back, and this time, it's... Urrgh! Aaaahhh!'' - Spike
The Initiative conducted experiments on Spike, but he escaped them a few days later. He attempted to track down Buffy, only to find Willow, who had become her room mate in college. Spike attempted to drain Willow and discovered that he could not feed upon humans due to a chip implanted in his brain. If he attempted to hurt a living human he suffered intense neurological pain. He escaped both Buffy and the Initiative and went into hiding (The Initiative 4.07).
After Harmony dumped him and unable to feed, he made an offer to his worst enemy, Buffy. He teamed up with the Slayer in trying to learn more about the Initiative, who they were keenly interested in knowing about (Pangs 4.08).
''I'm saying that Spike had a little trip to the vet and now he doesn't chase the other puppies anymore. I can't bite anything. I can't even hit people.'' - Spike
Spike and Buffy were then effected by a wayward spell of Willow's that caused the enemies to fall madly in love. Although they planned to get married, the spell was eventually lifted and the two came to their senses (Something Blue 4.09).
''Comfy? I'm chained in a bathtub drinkin' pig's blood from a novelty mug. Doesn't rank huge in the Zagut's Guide.'' - Spike
Buffy had a dream about a group of demons called the Gentlemen coming to Sunnydale. Willow attended her wiccan group, but was upset she didn't find any spell casters in it, although a shy girl named Tara Maclay noticed her. Former vengeance demon Anya Jenkins started to wonder if there was more to her relationship with Xander then just sex. The following night, when Spike stayed over at Xander's place, the Gentlemen did come, using a magic box to steal every ones voice. When Sunnydale awoke the next morning everyone had lost their voice, and the Gentlemen started to collect hearts of their silenced victims. Riley Finn and the Initiative soldiers were sent out on patrol to keep the peace in Sunnydale and hunt down the cause. Rupert did research and discovered that only a human voice could stop the Gentlemen. Tara tried to team up with Willow to find a magical cure for the loss of their voices, but ended up nearly being taken by the
Gentlemen. When Xander mistakenly believed Spike had
attacked Anya, Xander beat the crap out of Spike, winning Anya's heart. Buffy went hunting for the Gentlemen, where she ended up accidentally meeting and teaming up with Riley against them. Riley destroyed the magic box that held their voices and a single scream from Buffy killed the Gentlemen. The next morning Buffy and Riley decided they needed to talk about their secret lives (Hush 4.10).
Spike bordered on suicide from his lack of being able to kill. When Spike learned he could still hurt demons he helped the Scoobies destroy a gang of Vahrall demons who were trying to open the Hellmouth and then parted ways with them (Doomed 4.11).
''That's right! I'm back, and I'm a bloody animal!'' - Spike
Feeling like he wasn't needed any more by Buffy, Rupert spent the night out drinking with his old chaos sorcerer pal Ethan, which ended with Rupert waking up transformed into a Fyral demon. Unable to speak english in Fyral form, Rupert paid Spike to help him track down Ethan. Buffy and Riley mistakenly thought the Fyral demon attacked Rupert and tracked it, but eventually discovered the Fyral was Rupert. They forced Ethan to turn Rupert back and then Riley had the Initiative take Ethan into custody (A New Man 4.12).
''...and you're what? Shocked and disappointed? I'm evil!'' - Spike
After Buffy's old school mate Jonathan Levinson cast a spell to make himself cool he ended up becoming a super star.
Jonathan rescued a European princess who was attending U.C. Sunnydale from being abducted by Russian vampires, and Buffy
helped him out by handing him a hot towel afterwards. After more Russian vampires attacked Buffy in Sunnydale. Jonathan
recruited Buffy, Riley Finn, Xander, Anya, Rupert and Willow on to his team investigating them. Spike refused to join at first. Jonathan told them about the Zadamiye, which was the inspiration for the Initiative, where they experimented on and enhanced vampires. After the collapse of the Soviet Union Zadamiye was abandoned and the vampires left to die in the cells, but they escaped and came to Sunnydale. Jonathan lead his group to the hellmouth under the ruins of Sunnydale High School to find the vampires.
Jonathan had Willow cast a spell that, for a short while, made them invisible to non-human eyes. They attacked the vampires, but Rupert was shot by a the vampire. The vampires were loosing and opened a water main as a last resort, hoping it would drown the gang. Jonathan lead them out of the tunnel where Spike picked them up, deciding to help out Jonathan, and took the group to the hospital as Jonathan looked after Rupert's wounds. Jonathan then returned home to his twin super model girlfriends for a good night's sleep (Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Jonathan #1).
Xander and Anya had an arguement over where their relationship was going. Buffy, Riley, Xander, Anya, Spike, Willow and Tara attended a party at Lowell house. Buffy and Riley ended up sneaking off to have sex together. Tara invited Willow to go horse back riding with her. The party was interrupted by a series of poltergeist attacks. Willow, Tara and Rupert did a magic spell together to try to put the spirits to rest, but only when Xander and Anya were able to stop Buffy and Riley did the spirits stop, as they were drawing power from Buffy and Riley's sexual energy (Where The Wild Things Are 4.18).
''Well, may be some fun to be had in the lion's den after all. You two keep scraping. I'll find the liquor.'' - Spike
Spike was then recruited by the cyber-demonoid soldier Adam with promises of removing the chip from his head.
After Spike was able to trick Willow, Buffy, Xander and Rupert into fighting each other, Tara and Anya hid together until things calmed down (The Yoko Factor 4.20).
When preparing for her final confrontation with Adam, Buffy lost Riley when Adam activated a control chip that had been implanted in him by Professor Walsh. Spike realized that disks he gave Willow wouldn't get to Buffy unless he got them together again after breaking them apart. Adam planned to get the demons, soldiers and Buffy to all fight each other, allowing him to pick from the pieces to build his demonoid army. Anya tried to help Xander get over the fight. Adam reanimated Riley's friend Forrest Gates into a cyber-demonoid soldier. Buffy came across Spike while exploring the caves Adam had once used and realized something was up when he knew they had a fight. Willow decrypted the disks and found out Adam's plans. Buffy got Willow, Xander and Rupert together and explained how Spike made them fight then figured out Adam's plan to get the demon and soldiers fight inside the Initiative. Rupert suggested a paralyzing spell he knew, but he wasn't
powerful enough to cast the spell, Willow didn't speak the language needed, and they needed to get close to Adam to cast it. Xander jokingly suggested they needed to combine strengths and Rupert suggested an enjoining spell that would allow them to combine abilities. They broke into the Initiative, only to be captured by the soldiers there. Adam then released the demons. Riley escaped Adam's control and defeated Forrest. Xander, Willow and Rupert cast the enjoining spell, called on the power of the Slayers and gave their combined power to Buffy. Buffy was able to negate Adam's powers with the paralyzing spell and then ripped Adam's power supply out. Spike then helped Buffy lead the surviving soldiers out of the Initiative in hopes of them not staking him. The government then destroyed the Initiative (Primeval 4.21).
Willow, Xander and Rupert spent the night over at Buffy's house with her watching videos. They all fell asleep where they had nightmares of the first Slayer trying to kill them, who had been offended by being called on by them to defeat Adam. Spike appeared in Xander and Rupert's dreams. Buffy was able to defeat the first Slayer and they woke up unharmed (Restless 4.22).
As tension mounted between Buffy and her little sister Dawn, Harmony returned to Sunnydale as head of her own vampire gang with plans to kill the Slayer. Buffy, Rupert, Dawn, Willow and Tara discovered the owner of the local magic shop dead from what seemed to be a vampire attack, Harmony's gang. Going over the scene of the crime Rupert realized how much money was to be made in a magic shop. Harmony's plans fell through when she went to Buffy's house only to learn Buffy was out, and Dawn was being watched by Anya and a Xander. Dawn accidentally invited Harmony inside, but Xander fought her off. When Buffy learned what Dawn had done she scolded Dawn. Spike crossed paths with Harmony in the graveyard where he made fun of her attempts to be a leader, but he also gave Harmony the idea to kidnap Dawn. Harmony's men grabbed Dawn. Buffy beat the location of Harmony's lair out of him, slew the gang and saved Dawn, although Harmony escaped. Rupert bought the magic shop, despite Buffy's warnings that the shop owners
have a short life expectancies in Sunnydale (Real Me 5.02).
Worried that Buffy was out to get her, Harmony moved back in with Spike for protection, in exchange for having sex with him. After a confrontation with Buffy Spike came to realize he was in love with her (Out of My Mind 5.04).
Tara's family came to Sunnydale to attempt to get her to return home on her 20th birthday, but she refused, and learned that she was not part demon with help from Spike (Family 5.06).
When Buffy was nearly killed by a lone vampire in a routine night of patrolling, she became obsessed with how other Slayers were killed. She decided to talk with the one witness she knew of to other Slayer deaths, Spike. They went to the Bronze where he recounted his life story, and how he killed two Slayers in the past. He insisted there was no secret to killing a Slayer, that all Slayers have a death wish and one day Buffy would give in to hers. Buffy insisted he would never be the one to kill her because he was beneath her, which hurt Spike. He went back to his crypt, where Harmony tried to talk him into leaving Buffy alone, but Spike took a shotgun and planned on killing Buffy once and for all. When Spike arrived at Buffy's home Buffy was crying over her mother's medical condition and Spike found himself comforting her (Fool For Love 5.07).
''Beneath me... I'll show her. Put her six bloody feet beneath me. Hasn't got a death wish? Bitch won't need one.'' - Spike
When Spike learned that Riley was visiting a vampire whore house for suck jobs he informed Buffy, who was shocked. Riley said he wasn't feeling that Buffy needed him any more and told her the military had offered him a job, which he would take if she didn't want him to stay in Sunnydale. Although Buffy did eventually decided to ask him to stay, it was too late and Riley had left already (Into The Woods 5.10).
As Buffy struggled to sort out her true and false memories of life with her sister Dawn Summers the former Slayer turned vampire, Yuki Makimura, came to Sunnydale with the intention of resurrecting her sire, the Master. Dawn ran away from home because no one would listen to her, but ended up staying at Spike's place as Harmony made a rather lame attempt on Buffy's life. When Buffy learned from Harmony that Dawn was with Spike Buffy made Dawn return home. Dawn had uncovered a gap in the Slayer history where the books seemed to indicate there was no Slayer. Spike confirmed there was a Slayer then, but she was deleted from the history books by the Council of Watchers. Rupert eventually broke down and admitted that Yuki was the missing Slayer. Yuki kidnapped Xander and took him to the remains of the old Sunnydale High School to use him as a vessel for the Master's spirit. Willow and Tara were able to find a spell that could delay the Master taking over Xander and Anya supplied a vapour blade that could be used to slay the
Master's astral form. Yuki was able to capture Spike and wanted to offer him to the Master, as the one who killed the Anointed One. Buffy and her friends arrived and discovered Xander. During the fight with Yuki and her vampire monks Rupert dropped the blade, but Dawn was able to retrieve it and slay the Master's astral form. Buffy then staked Yuki (Buffy The Vampire Slayer #35-#38).
When Spike learned that college student Warren had built a robot girlfriend, he saw an opportunity to finally have Buffy, and forced Warren to build him Buffybot. Spike was kidnapped by the minions of the banished hell god Glorificus, also called Glory thinking he may have been the key. This was eventually discovered by the real Buffy and her friends, and the robot was damaged fighting the minions of Glory (Intervention 5.18).
''Mark my words. The Slayer is going to kick your skanky, lopsided ass back to whatever place would take a cheap, whorish, fashion victim, ex-god like you!'' - Spike
Spike was asked by Buffy to aid her in protecting her sister Dawn, who was the key, from Glory, but in the final battle Spike was defeated by the demon known as Doc. Although Dawn was saved and Glory was defeated Buffy died saving the world from a dimensional rift (The Gift 5.22).
''I know you'll never love me. I know that I'm a monster, but you treat me like a man.'' - Spike
Several weeks later a work crew under Xander unearthed a safe containing the demon Veeya, who had been trapped and buried in Sunnydale long ago. Veeya fed off the gangs despair over Buffy's death until Buffy's sister Dawn was able to get the gang to remember all the goodness they felt for Buffy and fed it to the demon, killing it (Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Lost and Found).
Spike then gathered the pieces of Buffybot and locked them in a trunk in his lair (Buffy The Vampire Slayer #43).
During an argument over how to carry on Buffy's patrolling without her Anya then suggested they replace her with Buffybot. Willow agreed it was a good idea and took the parts from Spike. She had Xander do the mechanical repairs and she did the electronics and programming. It took three weeks before their first successful field test slaying a vampire. They had to increase Buffybot's resistance to harm, as it usually ended battles near breakdown. Spike got Willow to try to remove most of Buffybot's romantic programming towards him as it annoyed him (Buffy The Vampire Slayer #44).
As Buffy adjusted to her return to the land of the living, odd occurrences started to happen. Images of the dead and short possessions by an angry spirit plagued the people who raised Buffy. Willow learned that as a side effect of her magic a demon had been created which was stuck between realities. When it was discovered that the spirit would dissipate unless it killed Buffy, the spirit attacked Buffy, but Willow and Tara were able to make the spirit solid enough for Buffy to slay it. Buffy confessed to Spike that she hadn't been in hell at all during her death, but was in heaven, and the forced return to the hard cold reality of Earth after such an experience was almost too much for her, but she made him promise not to tell the others (Afterlife 6.03).
''I do remember what I said. The promise. To protect her. If I had done that... even if I didn't make it... you wouldn't have had to jump, but I want you to know I did save you. Not when it counted, of course, but... after that. Every night after that. I'd see it all again... do something different. Faster or more clever, you know? Dozens of times, lots of different ways... Every night I save you.'' - Spike
After returning home from her visit with Angel, Buffy decided to attend classes at U.C. Sunnydale along side Willow and Tara in an attempt to ease back into them for next semester. The Trio decided they had to deal with the Slayer before they could take over Sunnydale, so they put her through a series of tests, costing her her new jobs as a construction worker working with Xander and as a saleswoman at the Magic Box. Becoming depressed about her situation and inability to hold a job, Buffy spent the night getting drunk with Spike (Life Serial 6.05).
Xander came across a charm and spell to summon a musical demon, and tried it for some fun. What he ended up doing was summoning a demon called Sweet who forced the whole town of Sunnydale to break out into song, and causing the occasional case of spontanious human combustion. Tara learned that Willow had used a spell to make Tara forget a fight they had. The demon mistakenly thought Dawn had been the one who summoned it and tried to take her as his bride, but Buffy, Rupert, Willow, Rupert, Xander, Anya and Spike were able to confront Sweet and save Dawn. During the confrontation Buffy admitted to the group about how she was in heaven when she died, and how hard life was for her now. She also secretly started a relationship with Spike (Once More With Feeling 6.07).
After Tara learned that Willow had used magic to make Tara forget a fight they had Tara warned Willow she was using too much magic. Although Willow agreed to go for one week without magic, Willow didn't keep her word and attempted to make everyone forget the whole event happened. The spell backfired causing Willow, Tara, Rupert, Buffy, Xander, Dawn and Spike to all lose their memories for an evening. To make things worse was that fact that a demonic loan shark was hunting for Spike and attacked them all at the Magic Box, but even without memories they were able to fight off the vampires. Buffy found herself becoming attracted to Spike, and the relationship between them took a physical turn (Tabula Rasa 6.08).
Spike learned that his chip no longer stopped him from hurting Buffy. He had Warren check out the chip and discovered it was working perfectly, so he decided that Buffy must have come back from the grave different. Spike confronted her with this and the fought, which eventually turned into sex (Smashed 6.09).
The morning after having sex with Spike, Buffy was ashamed of herself and vowed not to let it happen again. Amy took Willow to see the warlock Rack, who showed her dangerous and addictive magics. After getting high on the magic while out with Dawn, Willow accidentally summoned a demon which attacked them. Dawn was injured before Buffy and Spike arrived and took Dawn to the hospital. Because of the way she risked Dawn, Willow swore to give up magic (Wrecked 6.10).
''I knew. I knew the only thing better than killing a Slayer would be f...'' - Spike
Buffy tried to keep herself away from Spike as she supported Willow staying away from magic. Buffy even went to far as to cut her hair when Spike commented he liked it long. In a devious plot by the Trio to sneak into the women's locker room unseen, they invented a working invisibility ray, with which they accidentally shot Buffy. Although Buffy at first reveled in escaping her life and enjoyed a day of pranks and sex with Spike, she was shocked when she learned the ray would eventually kill her. Willow was able to track down the Trio, but they captured her. Buffy rescued Willow, was cured and learned of the Trio's existence, just before they escaped (Gone 6.11).
In order to help make ends meet Buffy got a job working for the Doublemeat Palace. At first she had trouble adjusting to her job, although Spike tried to help by providing recreation in the alley behind the Palace during her breaks. It wasn't helpful she found one of the regular customers at the Palace was a demon who liked to feed on the employees. Although Buffy was paralyzed by the demon, Willow was able to save Buffy and slay it (Doublemeat Palace 6.12).
Buffy continued to have long nights of sex with Spike, putting stress on her relationship with Dawn because of her long absences. The vampire Velatti escaped from a pile of rubble and decided she could use Dawn to get to Buffy. Velatti and her demon bear companion kidnapped Dawn. Velatti attacked Spike and then Buffy, but when Buffy was winning Velatti mentioned Dawn and Buffy ran off to find Dawn. Buffy discovered the broken window at her house and found Tara, who helped her try to find Dawn. As Xander, Anya and Willow were getting food at the Doublemeat Palace the demon bear arrived with Dawn and Velatti. Xander tried to take them down, but was overpowered. Willow almost used magic to stop them, but couldn't bring herself to cast a spell. Anya was able to distract Velatti with magical bubbleflies Anya intended to use at her wedding while Xander took on the demon bear, leaping on it's back and choking it with a mop handle. Buffy arrived and took on Velatti, but she got the best of Buffy. As Velatti was
gloating Spike snuck up behind her and staked her (Buffy The Vampire Slayer #46).
After Warren attempted to frame up Buffy and make her think she killed Warren's old girlfriend Katrina Silber, Spike attempted to cover up the death to save Buffy. Buffy wouldn't accept his help and took out her frustrations on him, beating him severely (Dead Things 6.13).
Buffy was shocked when Riley returned to Sunnydale, hot on the tail of a demon threat he was ordered to take out by the military. Riley asked for Buffy's help in tracking it, but she soon discovered her ex-boyfriend was happily married and that Spike was dealing with the demon Riley was hunting. When Riley found Buffy and Spike in bed together it shocked Buffy into breaking up with Spike for good (As You Were 6.15).
When Xander and Anya were getting married Spike, attempting to make Buffy jealous, brought a date to the wedding. Through all the troubles that plagued the wedding, including Xander's drunk family, Anya's demon co-workers, and an attack by a demonic former victim on Anya's, Xander decided to call off the wedding, leaving Anya at the alter and heartbroken (Hell's Bells 6.16).
Anya then accepted D'Hoffryn's offer to become a vengeance demon again. She returned to Sunnydale and when Xander didn't want to marry her, just continue dating, she attempted to wish him out of existence, but was frustrated because she couldn't grant her own wishes. She attempted to get Willow, Tara, Dawn and Buffy to wish something bad on Xander, but they were not any help. She then planned on getting Spike drunk and getting him to make a wish, but they ended up having sex together in the Magic Box. Through a secret camera planted by the Trio that the scoobies had uncovered Xander discovered Anya and Spike having sex and nearly killed Spike for it. During the fight it was revealed that Spike and Buffy had been having sex, and Xander walked away disgusted in both Anya and Buffy's choice in lovers. Tara approached Willow about making up (Entropy 6.18).
Buffy spent the night looking for the Trio's base as Tara and Willow spent the night together making up, something that pleased Dawn to no end. Buffy found their base abandoned, and got out with some of their documents as she was attacked by giant buzz saws. Buffy returned home where Dawn, Tara and Willow aided her in going through the documents. Anya attempted to go back to avenging wronged women, but found she only was concerned with her own troubles and not those of others. The Trio acquired the skin of a Nezzla demon. Dawn visited Spike in his crypt, wanting to know if sleeping with Anya was worth it and if he really loved Buffy. Jonathan wore the skin of the demon to sneak into their lair and steal the orbs of Nezzla'Khan, which Warren used to to become super strong and invulnerable. Buffy visited Xander and tried to make up with him, but he was too hurt over finding out Buffy was sleeping with Spike. Buffy went out patrolling and a vampire hurt her back. When she got home Spike followed her in and
talked to her in the bathroom. He apologized for having sex with Anya. Buffy admitted she had feelings for him, but it wasn't love, because she could never trust him. Angry, Spike started for force himself on her, but she resisted him and kicked him across the room, shocking him into realizing what he was doing. Ashamed, Spike left her. At the Bronze Warren tested out the orbs by picking up women, beating on their boyfriends and robbing the place. Xander walked in and tried to fight Warren, but Warren was too powerful for him. Jonathan convinced Warren to leave so they could do a robbery they had planned. Xander returned to Buffy's place where he found her still lying on the flood in the bathroom. Willow arrived informed Buffy of a robbery in the plans that had to be done tonight. Spike returned to his crypt where Clem visited to share hot wings and watch Knight Rider. Spike told Clem he blamed the chip for everything and how he needed to change things. Warren then attempted an armored truck theft, but
Buffy arrived and they fought. Warren was winning the fight, but Jonathan snuck Buffy a hint about destroying the orbs. Once they were gone Warren didn't stand a chance, so he used a jet pack to escape. Andrew and Jonathan were captured by the police. Spike rode out of town vowing things would change when he returned. The next morning Xander visited Buffy in her yard and they made up for their differences. Warren arrived wanting vengeance on Buffy and shot her, with a stray bullet hitting Tara, who was standing with Willow in the upstairs bedroom (Seeing Red 6.19).
''Get nice and comfy, Slayer. I'll be back, and when I do... things are gonna change.'' - Spike
In Africa, Spike approached a shaman about wanting to be like he was before. The Shaman challenged Spike to trials to get what he wanted (Villains 6.20).
''Do your worst, but when I win, I want what I came here for. Bitch is gonna see a change.'' - Spike
Spike started his first trial, a fight to the death against a demon with flaming fists, to get what he wanted (Two To Go 6.21).
''Here we are now. Entertain us.'' - Spike
Spike defeated his second trial, then after defeating his final trial the shaman granted him his wish, returning his soul (Grave 6.22).
''Well, that was a bloody doddle and piece o'piss. Got any more ruddy tests for me, you ponce? I'll take anything you can throw at me, if it'll get me what I need to take care of the Slayer. Give her what's coming to her. So you just bring it on. Bring on the whole... Bloody hell.'' - Spike
Spike returned to Sunnydale where he set up in the basement of the newly rebuilt Sunnydale High School. There he was plagued by spirits and voices in his head. When Dawn fell in the basement, chased by spirits, Buffy showed up to help, and briefly saw Spike (Lessons 7.01).
''Don't you think I'm trying?! I'm not fast, not a quick study. I dropped my board in the water, and the chalk all ran. Sure to be caned. Should've seen that coming.'' - Spike
Anya tried to get respect from her demon piers by granting a wish for a girl named Nancy. Nancy wished her boyfriend Ronnie was a worm. Anya turned him into a giant worm demon who then started stalking Nancy. When Nancy was attacked by the demon worm she ran into Xander, who took Nancy to Buffy and Dawn. They all investigated the worm attack with the help of Spike, who insisted they needed him. Xander figured out that Anya was responsible and they confronted her at the Bronze. While Spike was threatening Anya she noticed he had a human soul, and Spike turned violent. Nancy ran off and the demon attacked her again. Spike and Buffy tried to stop the demon, but Spike struck it just Xander was able to talk Anya into reversing her wish, rendering the Ronnie human again. Spike seemed to snap when he learned he hurt a human and ran off to a church. Buffy followed and learned that he had gotten a human soul and it was driving him insane (Beneath You 7.02).
''Oh, oh, lucky girl. Call it quits. Now, there's an option. If only it were so easy. If only... If only... If only... What the hell are you screaming about? I can hear you. No need to SHOUT! I get it. The joke's on me. Lots of laughs. Yeah. Hey, bring the wife and kiddies. Come see the show 'cause it's going to be a circus. This... just the beginning, luv. A warm-up act. The real headliner's coming, and when that band hits the stage, all of this... all this... will come tumbling in death and screaming, horror and bloodshed. From beneath you, it devours. From beneath... Poor Rocky.'' - Spike
Willow returned to Sunnydale only to find that Buffy, Xander and Dawn were no where to be found. Meanwhile the three friends were perplexed as they waited for Willow to return. They all discovered a dead student at a construction site in the new high school, who had been skinned alive. Buffy worried that it might be Willow's work if she went evil again, but Dawn discovered references to a skin eating demon called Gnarl. Willow went to Spike and Anya for help finding her friends and the demon who killed the boy. Eventually they all found their way to the cave Gnarl lived in, but Dawn was injured and Willow was trapped in the cave. Buffy and Xander got Dawn to safety, then returned when Anya told them Willow was at the cave. After Buffy defeated Gnarl and Anya explained that they friends somehow couldn't see each other, the spell was broken and they were able to see each other. They took Willow home, where she recovered from the injuries she received from Gnarl. Willow explained that her lack of control of
her magic and fear of seeing her friend again had somehow cast a spell that made them not be able to see each other. Buffy then aided her in meditation (Same Time, Same Place 7.03).
''William's a good boy. Carries his water, carries his sin. Supposed to get easier, isn't it. Supposed to help, to help, but it doesn't. Still so heavy.'' - Spike
Buffy began actual work at Sunnydale High as Willow visited Tara's grave. At school, Buffy met Cassie Newton, who let it
slip during counseling that she knew she would die on Friday. Buffy tried to stop fate, having Dawn befriend Cassie as the
Willow and Xander research her. When Friday came a group of school boys kidnapped Cassie and tried to sacrifice her to the
demon Avilas, but Buffy and Spike were able to save her and slay the demon. After being saved Cassie fell over and died of
a natural heart condition. Buffy, Willow, Dawn and Xander had to accept the fact that they couldn't save everyone, but
they did do some good (Help 7.04).
''If I don't move, if I don't think, if I don't listen to the voices, then I won't hurt. Much.'' - Spike
Buffy told Spike he should get out of the basement of Sunnydale High School, because it was making him crazy, but he said he had no place to go (Selfless 7.05).
''I don't trust what I see anymore. Don't know how to explain it exactly. Like I been seeing things. Dru used to see things, you know. She'd always be staring at the sky watching cherubs burn or the heavens bleed or some nonsense. I used to stare at her and think she'd gone completely sack of hammers, but she'd see the sky when we were inside, and it'd make her so happy. She'd see showers, she'd see stars. Now I see her.'' - Spike
A demon attempted to kill Anya for D'Hoffryn, but Buffy slew the demon. Buffy then decided she had to get Spike out of the basement of Sunnydale High School, so she got him to move in with Xander, despite his protests. Dawn then came to notice a high school football star named R.J. Brooks and became obsessed with him, going so far as to try out for the Sunnydale High School Cheer Leaders and sabotage a rival football player's career. Eventually she even dressed like a slut and got him to notice her. Buffy wasn't happy at this development. When Buffy tried to have a talk with R.J. she ended up falling madly for him too. Xander determined it must be a love spell working on the sisters. While Xander and Spike were able to discover that R.J.'s family had a history of being good with women because of an enchanted letterman's jacket, Willow and Anya also fell under the spell. The girls then started to compete for R.J.'s heart. Willow attempted to turn him into a woman with magic, to eliminate the competition for
him from other women.
Buffy tried to kill the principal who had been tough with R.J. at school. Anya went on a thieving spree to try to win his heart, and Dawn tried to kill herself to prove her eternal love. Spike and Xander were able to interrupt Willow's spell, stop Buffy from killing the principal and together they saved Dawn. They then were able to steal the jacket from R.J. and burn it, freeing the girls from the spell (Him 7.06).
On the night of November 12th, Spike went to the Bronze where he picked up a woman at the bar. He walked her home, bit
her, sired her and buried her body (Conversations With Dead People 7.07).
Buffy went to Xander's house to check up on Spike after learning he might be killing again. She discovered Spike was out for the night and told Xander what she had learned. He agreed to have Spike watched to learn if he was killing again. Buffy then went home to and discovered the house torn up with Willow and Dawn up stairs. Willow told Buffy that they were both visited by evil spirits in the night pretending to be people they knew. Buffy told them about her knowledge of Spike, but they were worried it might also be a false lead. Xander got Anya to watch over Spike until he left for the evening. Buffy tracked Spike, and discovered he was meeting women, but wasn't able to follow. Spike was killing again, but under the hypnotic control of a mysterious spirit manifestation only he could see. Buffy confronted Spike about his meetings with girls, but he claimed he couldn't hurt anyone and wouldn't want to anyway. He merely spent time with girls because he missed Buffy. Willow researched on the computer and
discovered a rash of missing persons in the last few days. Spike started to remember bits and pieces of the killings, and started to investigate, even going so far as escaping from Xander's watch of him. Spike went to the Bronze where he was met by a female vampire who claimed he had recently sired her. Spike and the vampire fought and he staked her. Spike then remembered more and called Buffy, telling her to meet him at a house. Spike told her he remembered killing people and burying them in the basement. The spirit then activated Spike's hypnotic trigger again and he attacked Buffy, being joined by the vampires rising from the basement floor. Spike couldn't bring himself to hurt Buffy and broke out of the spirit's control, while Buffy staked the other vampires. Spike tried to get Buffy to stake him for what he had done, but she refused to play along, guessing there was an invisible force playing them all. Buffy then took Spike home to try to learn what he knew of the evil spirit which was haunting them
all (Sleeper 7.08).
Buffy tied Spike up in her bedroom to see to his recovery and try to find out what he knew about what was haunting them all. Buffy tried calling the Council of Watchers in an attempt to locate Rupert, but they were no help. Willow went to the butcher shop to pick up some pig's blood to feed Spike, only to come across her old enemy Andrew, who was also buying large amounts of pig's blood. Suspicious of Andrew's motivations Willow forced him to return with her to Buffy's house, where Anya and Xander interrogated him. Fearing Andrew would talk the spirit haunting Spike triggered his killer personality and sent him after Andrew. Spike escaped and bit Andrew right as he was telling everything he knew about the Seal of Danzalthar he was trying to activate with the blood. Buffy saved Andrew and chained Spike up in the basement. The house was then attacked by men in robes who abducted Spike. After they made their escape Buffy recognized one of them as the Harbingers of the First Evil, and realized it was the First
Evil who was haunting them all this time. The Harbingers then took Spike to the seal and used his blood to release a powerful Turok-Han vampire trapped under it (Never Leave Me 7.09).
''Do you know how much blood you can drink from a girl before she'll die? I do. You see, the trick is to drink just enough to know how to damage them just enough so that they'll still cry when you... 'cause it's not worth it if they don't cry... You wanna know what I've done to girls Dawn's age? This is me Buffy. You've got to kill me before I get out.'' - Spike
Spike was taken to another location where he was beaten and tortured by the Turok-Han at the orders of the First Evil, which appeared to him in the form of his former lover Drusilla. She attempted to get him to choose their side, but he resisted her (Bring On The Night 7.10).
''Give it up. Whatever you are, whatever you get away with, I'm out. You can't pull this puppet's strings anymore... Because she believes in me.'' - Spike
The First Evil continued to keep Spike captive in it's cave and appeared to him in the forms of Buffy and the recently deceased potential Slayer, Eve. Buffy killed the Turok-Han. Buffy then went to the First's caves and rescued Spike (Showtime 7.11).
Buffy and Spike took to training the potential Slayers for action in their war with the First Evil, as she continued her work as a councilor at Sunnydale High School. Willow received a phone call from her coven that they had located another potential Slayer who was already living in Sunnydale. Willow, Xander, Dawn and Anya performed a spell to locate the new Slayer and were shocked when the spell seemed to indicate that the person they were looking for was Dawn. Dawn asked the others not to tell Buffy right away, then sneaked out to clear her head about the idea of what she was. Buffy and Spike took the potential Slayers to the graveyard, where Buffy and Spike locked the girls in with a crypt with a newborn vampire, which they defeated. While walking Dawn ran into schoolmate Amanda, who was having a bad night. Amanda had been attacked by a vampire at the school, which she was able to get away from. Dawn decided to try herself as a potential Slayer and face the vampire with Amanda. When Willow, Xander
and Anya discovered Dawn was missing they went to get Buffy to help find her. Dawn and Amanda tried to face the vampire, but seemed out matched. During the fight Dawn realized that Amanda was actually the one the spell indicated was the potential Slayer, as Amanda was outside the house when the spell was cast, right behind Dawn. Dawn talked Amanda into facing the vampire and Amanda was able to slay it right as Buffy arrived. Afterwards Amanda joined the ranks of the potential Slayers. Xander had a talk to Dawn about the difficulties of not being chosen or having powers, yet fighting evil, which made her feel better (Potential 7.12).
Spike started to experience a breakdown of his implant which was going off at random. Buffy attempted to call Riley to get help for Spike. Unable to locate Riley Buffy and Spike decided to break into the Initiative to get the drug they used to keep him sedated. In the remains of the Initiative headquarters Buffy and Spike were attacked by a demon, which Buffy slew, then discovered by a military team who said Riley sent them to help. The military were under orders to help Buffy in any way she needed, and offered to repair or remove Spike's implant (The Killer In Me 7.13).
Rupert was very upset to learn that Buffy had Spike's chip removed, but she insisted it would be okay. Buffy decided to investigate Principal Robin Wood, only to end up being asked out on a date with him, which she accepted. Xander also asked a woman named Lissa out at the hardware store and got a date, which made Anya very jealous. As Buffy and Xander were out on their dates Andrew was contacted by the First Evil, in the form of Jonathan. The First Evil wanted Andrew to get the gun Willow bought and use it to kill the potential Slayers. Buffy and Robin were jumped by a pack of vampires on their date, but they both quickly dispatched the demons. Andrew pretended to go along with the First, but secretly set up an operation with Willow, Dawn, Kennedy and Amanda to try to learn about the First's motives and weaknesses. The First discovered it was being duped and became very angry. Willow got a distress text message on her cell phone from Xander, sending Spike to track down Buffy on her date. On their date
Robin admitted he was the son of a former Slayer, and that he hunted vampires on the side. He also admitted he knew who
Buffy really was and that's why he hired her at the school. Spike interrupted them at a restaurant, telling them Xander
was in danger and the three were able to save Xander from Lissa, who was about to sacrifice him in an attempt to raise
another Turok-Han vampire. Robin discovered Spike was a vampire and became suspicious. Later at home the First Evil
appeared to Robin in the form of his mother and told him that Spike was the vampire who killed her (First Date 7.14).
Buffy continued to train the new potential Slayers who arrived in her home. She introduced Robin to her operation.
When he brought over the bag that used to belong to his mother Buffy opened it to find a book and storytelling tools which told of the origin of the first Slayer. The story took on a life of it's own and a portal opened which Buffy entered. She found herself face to face with the Shadow Men, those who created the first Slayer. Back in Buffy's home her place in this world was taken by a demon. The demon trashed the place and escaped. Theorizing that they would need the demon to get Buffy back home, Spike captured it as Willow, Anya, Dawn and Kennedy combined efforts to open a portal to send the demon back. The Shadow Men offered to give Buffy more demonic power, but she refused it, not wanting to become less human then she already was. They then offered her knowledge of what was to come, and showed her a vision of an army of Turok-Han. Willow barely was able to control the magic energy in the spell she was casting, and had to drain some energy from Kennedy and Anya to make it work. As Willow lost complete
control Xander was able to ground her and return her to normal. The portal open and demon thrown in, Buffy returned home. Kennedy took some time to come to grips with being used by Willow (Get It Done 7.15).
Buffy lead the potential Slayers and her friends in an attack on the Seal of Danzalthar. She gave Spike an amulet given to
her by Angel as her Champion, then positioned Xander, Rupert, Dawn, Anya, Andrew and Robin to protect the exits and lead
the potentials into the seal. Willow and Kennedy cast a spell that empowered all the potential Slayers with full Slayer
strength. Buffy fought bravely against the horde of Turok-Han vampires inside the seal, but was severely out-numbered.
Anya was killed by a Harbinger of the First Evil. Spike's amulet activated and rays of pure light decimated the ranks of
the Turok-Han. Buffy's team retreated as Spike stayed to finish the job, causing the collapse of the seal and destruction
of the entire town of Sunnydale as well as his own death. The survivors in Buffy's group escaped in a school bus and made
it out of town at the last moment (Chosen 7.22).
When Spike became solid again he quickly talked Harmony into rekindling their physical relationship (Destiny 5.08).
It was discovered that the former Wolfram & Hart lawyer Lindsey McDonald was responsable for returning Spike to the world,
in an attempt to disrupt a prophecy about Angel.
Spike became a regular employee of Wolfram & Hart in Los Angeles under Angel.
When Angel attempted to destroy Wolfram & Hart's power base in Los Angeles, Spike joined in on taking down some of it's
key agents. He was last seen fighting along the surviving members of Angel's staff fighting the hordes of Wolfram & Hart.
Powers: Spike has the standard powers and vulnerabilities of a vampire. He is immortal and regenerates damage, is stronger and faster then most human beings. He is vulnerable to holy items and sun light, and feeds on blood to survive. He cannot enter the home of a living human without being invited by someone who lives there first. A spell from a powerful sorcerer has granted him a human soul.
Spike speaks some Chinese, Turkish and the language of Fyral demons.
Spike once briefly possessed the Gem of Amara, a magical ring which made vampires immune to the effects of the sun
and holy items, as well as granting them new instant regeneration from any attack.
For several years Spike had an experimental behavior control chip implanted in his brain which gave him tremendous pain if he even attempted to injure or kill a living human being. He has learned to ignore it enough to occasionally slap people or punch people out, but it still shocks him, so he generally avoids that. If he even intended to kill a living human it immediately hit him disabling pain, sensing his intentions. Spike could still kill a living human through inaction or encourage others to kill for him, he just couldn't take direct action himself. It is unknown if the chip would have stopped him from setting a lethal trap for a living human. While under hypnosis Spike seemed able to completely ignore the chip. There is some question as to whether the chip would stop Spike from hurting other living non-human things, but he could definitely hurt demons and the living dead without a problem.