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- "Turns out you lot react even worse to being sired than post-Seed humans do."
- ―Spike on the "space-bug-zompire thing"[src]
Due to the destruction of the Seed of Wonder, Irene mutated into a monstrous vampiric creature that Spike dubbed the "space-bug-zompire thing". She was ultimately slain by Buffy Summers by sunlight exposure.