The Best Single-Season TV Villain Nearly Unleashed Hell on Earth

While many of the best moments in Buffy the Vampire Slayer revolve around individual “monster of the week” style threats that Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and her friends faced, it was clear at the beginning of the first season that each new installments in the show would introduce a new “Big Bad” for the Scooby Gang to face off with by the time that the season wrapped. Buffy, Willow Rosenberg (Alyson Hannigan), Xander Harris (Nicholas Brendon), and their friends faced off against a wide variety of villains; over the course of the entire show, the “Scooby Gang” battled possessed spirits, drunken cavemen, cyborg sociopaths, and even Count Dracula himself. However, none of Buffy’s antagonists could compare to Mayor Richard Wilkins III (Harry Groener), the Season 3 villain who almost single-handedly unleashed hell on Earth.

​ While there were many big bads that are worthy of our attention in Buffy, the mayor who almost unleashed hell on earth takes the cake. 

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