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Each episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel features a title sequence (save for their respective pilot episodes), presenting each show's cast members, consisting of clips from the show's themselves.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy titles

The two versions of the Buffy title card. Seasons 1-2 on the left and Seasons 3-7 on the right.

The following is a picture gallery of each season's title cards for the main actors and actresses, for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This is to show who was credited in the main title credits for each season, and to highlight significant cast changes that occured throughout the series.

The only actors and actresses to be credited for all 7 seasons in the opening credits were Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon and Alyson Hannigan, with the former two being the only ones to maintain the same position in the sequence order. The font used for the title cards is called "Slayer".

In each season opening, within the first second of animation before the show's logo appears, three texts are shown in rapid succession, blending into each other, blending into the show's logo and into various art effects:

The same text fragments are also used in the animations at the end of each title sequence. Afterwards, the following clips are shown right after the show's logo is presented in quick succession:

Season 1

Season 1 consisted of Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers, Nicholas Brendon as Xander Harris, Alyson Hannigan as Willow Rosenberg, Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase, and Anthony Stewart Head as Rupert Giles.

Clips used 

Season 2

Season 2 saw the addition of David Boreanaz as Angel/Angelus just after Charisma Carpenter and before Anthony Stewart Head. The opening was very similar to that of the first season, consisting mainly of the same clips from the first season while adding some of the first two episodes from the second season.

Clips used

Season 3

Season 3 saw major stylistic changes. The music was noticeably smoother, quicker and no longer featured the screech from the previous openings. This version would be continued for the rest of the series.

The opening greatly differed visually, including clips from season two with clips of the first four episodes of season three. The sections where each cast member was credited consisted of slightly more clips opposed to the first seasons where there tended to be only one or two clips of the actor/actress during the period in which their name was shown.

The main title card underwent slight changes as "Buffy" was changed into the official "Buffied" font instead of the simple, handwritten cursive style used previously. The subheader "the Vampire Slayer" remained in "Slayer" with but slightly smaller with only the first letters in each word capitalized with the word "slayer" not sitting large on the bottom instead with the first "f" of "Buffy" seperating "vampire" from "slayer" . The title's letters would also jumble and fly towards the screen, distorting the images behind them. The ending clip with "Created by Joss Whedon", which featured a moving shot of Buffy from "The Harvest", was changed into another moving shot of Buffy from the season 3 premiere "Anne". The cast was carried over from the previous season with one new addition, this time being Seth Green as Oz placed after David Boreanaz and before Anthony Stewart Head. 

Clips used 

  • Darla leaning over to bite Liam ("Becoming, Part One")
  • Buffy backhanding a Family Home enslaver ("Anne")
  • Buffy and Faith running from Kakistos' minions ("Faith, Hope & Trick")
  • Buffy kicking open a locked door in Sunnydale High ("I Only Have Eyes for You")
  • A shot of a Hunga Munga spinning ("Anne")
  • Angel, Giles, Xander, Oz and Willow, at the Bronze, turning their heads to face Cordelia ("Surprise ")
  • Buffy running through the halls of Sunnydale High, past the lounge room ("Becoming, Part One")
  • Buffy peeking through the doors of du Lac's crypt. ("What's My Line, Part One") 
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy looking at the Family Home slaves ("Anne")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy smiling at Giles ("Faith, Hope & Trick")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy turning her head from the scope of a rocket launcher ("Innocence")
  • Buffy seductively dancing with Xander at the Bronze ("When She Was Bad")
  • Buffy pole vaulting in the Family Home dimension ("Anne")
  • Amy Madison blasting Buffy with magical energy at the library ("Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered")
  • Oz chucking a stake at the cemetery ("Anne")
  • Theresa Klusmeyer exploding in a cloud of dust as Xander stakes her ("Phases")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander looking idly while in a speedo ("Go Fish")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander looking to Willow while lying down on a couch at the Bronze ("Anne")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander poking his head from the side of Joyce's bed (Clip not featured in "Dead Man's Party")
  • Buffy swinging from a pole in the factory dimension, kicking a Family Home guard ("Anne")
  • Giles swinging a flaming baseball bat at Angelus in the factory ("Passion")
  • Buffy running among slaves in the Family Home dimension while being chased by guards ("Anne")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow smiling while holding some marnox root (Clip not featured in "Faith, Hope & Trick")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow waving at Buffy while sitting next to a dressed monkey at the Bronze, in Buffy's dream ("Surprise")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow raising her eyebrow to Xander at the Bronze. ("Anne")
  • Willow and Oz about to kiss by the lockers at Sunnydale High (Clip not featured in "Beauty and the Beasts")
  • Buffy feeling the sunshine on her face as Angel holds her, in her dream ("Anne")
  • Buffy running her hand over Angel's tattoo, in her dream ("Innocence")
  • Charisma Carpenter Credited: Cordelia jumping up from behind Buffy's birthday cake yelling "Surprise!" ("Surprise")
  • Charisma Carpenter Credited: A smiling Cordelia turn her head from Xander over to the screen at the Bronze ("Faith, Hope & Trick")
  • Charisma Carpenter Credited: Cordelia looking at the necklace Xander gave her during Valentine's Day at the Bronze ("Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered")
  • Buffy feels Angel's face which cuts to her kissing himself, moments after Willow re-ensouled him ("Becoming, Part Two")
  • David Boreanaz Credited" Angelus picking up the sword he removed from Acathla's chest ("Becoming, Part Two")
  • Angelus turns to vamp-face ("Becoming, Part Two" )
  • Angelus looks over the side of a tree in the graveyard towards Buffy ("Becoming, Part One")
  • Buffy and Angelus sword fighting in the mansion, cutting to a shot of Buffy swinging her sword in the garden, and cutting back to them fighting indoors ("Becoming, Part Two")
  • Seth Green Credited: Oz strumming on his guitar as Dingoes Ate My Baby play during Buffy's welcome back party ("Dead Man's Party")
  • Seth Green Credited: Oz looking at Pete Clarner inside the library's cage ("Beauty and the Beasts")
  • Seth Green Credited: Oz sitting in the school's front yard ("Faith, Hope & Trick)
  • Mr. Trick, in vamp-face, pulling himself into a fast-food restaurant's drive-by window ("Faith, Hope & Trick)
  • Oz, in wolf-form, pulling his head up ("Beauty and the Beasts")
  • Gage Petronzi watching in horror as the skin of his hand sheds, revealing a monstrous claw ("Go Fish")
  • A closeup of Angelus' eyes lighting up as he is ensouled for the first time ("Becoming, Part One")
  • Andrew Hoelich rising from his grave ("Anne")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles smelling a rose outside his apartment ("Passion")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles turning his head to Willow and Buffy in the library ("Becoming, Part One")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles pointing his head up to Buffy in his apartment ("Dead Man's Party")
  • Kakistos forces his hand through the door of Faith's room at the Sunnydale Motor Inn as Buffy holds the door against him ("Faith, Hope & Trick")
  • Oz, in wolf-form, jumps on Pete in the library ("Beauty and the Beasts")
  • Buffy falls from a hole in the highschool pool´s boiler room to the sewers below ("Go Fish")
  • Jenny Calendar's body falls to the ground as Angelus lets go of her after snapping her neck ("Passion")
  • The Claddagh ring falling to the ground after slipping from Buffy´s finger as she embraces Angel ("Faith, Hope & Trick")
  • Buffy and Angel tearfully kissing at the Sunnydale Docks ("Surprise")
  • Buffy smacks the face of one of Angelus' minions ("Becoming, Part Two")
  • Angelus attempts to pull the sword from Acathla ("Becoming, Part One")
  • Cordelia turns her head to Xander while being pursued by the women of Sunnydale ("Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered")
  • Kendra throws one of Angelus' minions through the window of Giles's office at the library ("Becoming, Part One")
  • Oz's werewolf hand as he turns into his wolf-form for the third time, cutting to a shot of his wolf-like face ("Phases")
  • Buffy turns her head over to Angelus after he removes the sword from Acathla ("Becoming, Part Two")
  • Buffy dusts a vampire with drum sticks at her birthday ("Surprise")
  • Buffy chucks one of Kakistos' minions ("Faith, Hope & Trick")
  • Angel jumps into a body of water to save Buffy ("Surprise")
  • Buffy knocks over a vampire ("Faith, Hope & Trick")
  • Buffy, Giles, Xander, Willow, Cordelia and Oz walking through the Sunnydale Mall to confront the Judge (Animations are shown before and in the middle of this clip "Innocence").
  • Joss Whedon Credited: A panning shot of Buffy wielding a Hunga Munga and hammer at the Family Home dimension ("Anne")

Season 4

Season 4 featured the first major change in casting, with David Boreanaz and Charisma Carpenter leaving the show to work on Angel. Seth Green stayed on for 6 episodes, before leaving the main cast. James Marsters (Spike) joined the cast after Green's departure and replaced Green's title card in the credits. Similarly, Marc Blucas (Riley Finn) also joined the main cast, added onto the credits on episode 11, placed before James Marsters and staying for the rest of the season. Each version consisted mostly of clips from the second and third seasons while the first version also had clips from the first six episodes of the fourth season, the second version having clips from the first nine episodes and the third version having clips from the first ten episodes (save for "The Initiative" in the second and "Pangs" in all versions).

In episode 17, "Superstar", a unique title sequence was used featuring additional clips of Danny Strong (Jonathan Levinson), though Strong was not actually credited.

Clips used (episodes 1-6) 

  • A hellhound roaring ("The Prom")
  • Buffy swinging an axe at Lagos ("Revelations")
  • A brief shot of a Hunga Munga spinning ("Anne")
  • Buffy running through the library stacks during graduation ("Graduation Day, Part Two")
  • Buffy, alongside Willow and Oz, opening a door during Halloween ("Fear, Itself")
  • Buffy about to preform a spin kick ("Bad Girls")
  • Buffy kicking a vampire (Clip not featured in "Beer Bad")
  • Buffy running through the halls of Sunnydale High, past the lounge room ("Becoming, Part Two")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy turning head to face Spike ("The Harsh Light of Day")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy, just after a vampire almost drowned her ("Bad Girls")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy happily turning her head to the Senior student body after recieving her Class Protector Award
  • Buffy resting her head onto Parker Abrams' arm whilst slow-dancing (Clip not featured in "The Harsh Light of Day")
  • Buffy pole vaulting in the Family Home dimension ("Anne")
  • Spike appearing from behind a shelf, in vamp-face, holding the magic shop owner ("Lovers Walk")
  • Gwendolyn Post firing a lightning bolt, cutting to Angel pushing Willow out of the bolts way ("Revelations")
  • Theresa Klusmeyer exploding in a cloud of dust as Xander stakes her ("Phases")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander looking at Faith in the Bronze ("Revelations")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander turning towards Anya, looking in awe as he squeezes a juice box in his hand, causing the juice to burst out ("The Harsh Light of Day")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander looking nervously during Halloween ("Fear, Itself")
  • Xander being startled off a wall as one of the Hellmouth Spawn's head comes crashing through next to him ("The Zeppo")
  • Giles hitting the Hellmouth Spawn with an axe (sound of impact heard), cutting to Buffy being thrown out of the library ("The Zeppo")
  • A skeleton lying in a tomb as Buffy flashes a light at it ("Bad Girls")
  • A Mok'tagar demon opening its eyes ("Living Conditions")
  • Buffy, holding the prosthetics Kathy Newman used to hide her demonic appearance, looking shocked ("Living Conditions")
  • Buffy staking a member of the El Eliminati (the sound of the vampire dusting is heard/"Bad Girls")
  • Buffy hitting a vampire's face ("Wild at Heart")
  • The Scooby Gang looking at the Hellmouth Spawn as lights flash ("The Zeppo")
  • Buffy running from the ascended Mayor as he breaks through a doorway inside Sunnydale High ("Graduation Day, Part Two")
  • Willow and Anya Emerson preforming a temporal fold, cutting to Willow's face as the spell begins ("The Wish")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow turning her head to Veruca in the UC Sunnydale lab (Clip not featured in "Wild at Heart")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow, disguised as Vampire Willow, waving at Oz at the Bronze ("Doppelgangland")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow smiling at Oz while lying in bed with him ("Wild at Heart")
  • Buffy and Willow walking up the stairs at UC Sunnydale ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy and Faith dancing wildly at the Bronze ("Bad Girls")
  • Anya, in demonic form, turning to face Cordelia ("The Wish")
  • Amy Madison holding up a human skull during a magical ritual ("Gingerbread")
  • The hand of a newly made vampire rising through the dirt behind Buffy and Willow ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy and Faith crashing through the doors of a vampire nest as the sunlight pours in, cutting to a vampire's hand setting alight (sound of the fire igniting is heard ("Bad Girls"))
  • Buffy suddenly waking from her nightmarish sleep ("Living Conditions")
  • Seth Green Credited: Oz strumming on his guitar on stage at the Bronze (Clip not featured in "The Harsh Light of Day") 
  • Seth Green Credited: Oz, half way into wolf-form, looking at Willow during the Halloween Party at the Alpha Delta fraternity house  ("Fear, Itself")
  • Seth Green Credited: Oz standing up from his bed, looking at Willow ("Wild at Heart")
  • Oz fending off Harmony Kendall with a cross ("The Harsh Light of Day")
  • The Shrouded Man pretending to remove Angel's soul ("Enemies")
  • Giles stepping into the Alpha Delta's faternity house brandishing a chainsaw ("Fear, Itself")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles cautiously walking through the Sunnydale Arms ("Helpless")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles opening his apartment's front door to Buffy ("Wild at Heart")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles smiling at Buffy during the Senior Prom ("The Prom")
  • A hellhound pushing Buffy against a table near a neon sign ("The Prom")
  • Buffy falls from a hole in the highschool pool´s boiler room to the sewers below ("Go Fish")
  • Buffy swinging Faith's knife whilst in battle with the fellow Slayer ("Graduation Day, Part One")
  • The Claddagh ring falling to the ground after slipping from Buffy´s finger as she embraces Angel ("Faith, Hope & Trick")
  • Oz, in wolf-form, pouncing on Jack O'Toole
  • Buffy backhanding a toy skeleton made alive during Halloween ("Fear, Itself")
  • Buffy opening some curtains at Angel's mansion, letting the sunlight flood in ("The Prom")
  • Xander punching one of Angelus' minions in the face ("Becoming, Part Two")
  • Buffy staking Eddie ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy jumping, whilst kicking two vampires in their faces ("Beer Bad")
  • Spike punching Angel at the magic shop ("Lovers Walk")
  • A Bringer standing inside Buffy's room as a light flashes ("Amends")
  • The Mayor preforming the ritual to make him invulnerable ("Bad Girls")
  • Buffy spinning a stake in her hand ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy, Giles, Xander, Willow, Cordelia and Oz walking through the Sunnydale Mall to confront the Judge (Animations are show before and in the middle of this clip/"Innocence")
  • Joss Whedon Credited: A panning shot of Buffy wielding a Hunga Munga and hammer at the Family Home dimension ("Anne")

Clips used (episodes 7-10)

  • A hellhound roaring ("The Prom")
  • Buffy swinging an axe at Lagos ("Revelations")
  • A brief shot of a Hunga Munga spinning ("Anne")
  • Buffy running through the library stacks during graduation ("Graduation Day, Part Two")
  • Buffy, alongside Willow and Oz, opening a door during Halloween ("Fear, Itself")
  • Buffy about to preform a spin kick ("Bad Girls")
  • Buffy kicking a vampire (Clip not featured in "Beer Bad")
  • Buffy running through the halls of Sunnydale High, past the lounge room ("Becoming, Part Two")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy turning head to face Spike ("The Harsh Light of Day")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy, just after a vampire almost drowned her ("Bad Girls")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy happily turning her head to the Senior student body after recieving her Class Protector Award
  • Buffy resting her head onto Parker Abrams' arm whilst slow-dancing (Clip not featured in "The Harsh Light of Day")
  • Buffy pole vaulting in the Family Home dimension ("Anne")
  • Spike appearing from behind a shelf, in vamp-face, holding the magic shop owner ("Lovers Walk")
  • Gwendolyn Post firing a lightning bolt, cutting to Angel pushing Willow out of the bolts way ("Revelations")
  • Theresa Klusmeyer exploding in a cloud of dust as Xander stakes her ("Phases")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander looking at Faith in the Bronze ("Revelations")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander turning towards Anya, looking in awe as he squeezes a juice box in his hand, causing the juice to burst out ("The Harsh Light of Day")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander looking nervously during Halloween ("Fear, Itself")
  • Xander being startled off a wall as one of the Hellmouth Spawn's head comes crashing through next to him ("The Zeppo")
  • Giles hitting the Hellmouth Spawn with an axe (sound of impact heard), cutting to Buffy being thrown out of the library ("The Zeppo")
  • A skeleton lying in a tomb as Buffy flashes a light at it ("Bad Girls")
  • A Mok'tagar demon opening its eyes ("Living Conditions")
  • Buffy, holding the prosthetics Kathy Newman used to hide her demonic appearance, looking shocked ("Living Conditions")
  • Buffy staking a member of the Eli Eliminati (the sound of the vampire dusting his heard/"Bad Girls")
  • Buffy hitting a vampire's face ("Wild at Heart")
  • The Scooby Gang looking at the Hellmouth Spawn as lights flash ("The Zeppo")
  • Buffy running from the ascended Mayor as he breaks through a doorway inside Sunnydale High ("Graduation Day, Part Two")
  • Willow and Anya Emerson performing a temporal fold, cutting to Willow's face as the spell begins 
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow turning her head to Veruca in the UC Sunnydale lab (Clip not featured in "Wild at Heart ")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow, d\isquised a Vampire Willow, waving at Oz ("Doppelgangland")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow smiling at Oz while lying in bed with him ("Wild at Heart")
  • Buffy and Willow walking up the stairs at UC Sunnydale ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy and Faith dancing wildly at the Bronze ("Bad Girls")
  • Anya, in demonic form, turning to face Cordelia ("The Wish")
  • Amy Madison holding up a human skull during a magical ritual ("Gingerbread")
  • The hand of a newly made vampire rising through the dirt behind Buffy and Willow ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy and Faith crashing through the doors of a vampire nest as the sunlight pours in, cutting to a vampire's hand setting alight (sound of the fire igniting is heard ("Bad Girls"))
  • Buffy suddenly waking from her sleep ("Living Conditions")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike turning his head over to Buffy ("Something Blue")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike turning to vamp-face and charging at Buffy ("The Harsh Light of Day")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike, seeing Buffy cornered, shrugging and leaving ("Becoming, Part Two ")
  • Spike singing in his car ("Lovers Walk")
  • The Shrouded Man whilst pretending to remove Angel's soul ("Enemies")
  • Giles stepping into the Alpha Delt's faternity house brandishing a chainsaw ("Fear, Itself")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles cautiously walking through the Sunnydale Arms ("Helpless")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles opening his apartment's front door to Buffy ("Wild at Heart")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles smiling at Buffy during Senior Prom ("The Prom")
  • A hellhound pushing Buffy against a table near a neon sign ("The Prom")
  • Buffy falls from a hole in the highschool pool´s boiler room to the sewers below ("Go Fish")
  • The Claddagh ring falling to the ground after slipping from Buffy´s finger as she embraces Angel ("Faith, Hope & Trick")
  • Oz, in wolf-form, pouncing on Jack O'Toole
  • Buffy backhanding a toy skeleton made alive during Halloween ("Fear, Itself")
  • Buffy opening some curtains at Angel's mansion, letting the sunlight flood in ("The Prom")
  • Xander punching one of Angelus' minions in the face ("Becoming, Part Two")
  • Buffy staking Eddie ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy jumping, whilst kicking two vampires in their faces ("Beer Bad")
  • Spike punching Angel at the magic shop ("Lovers Walk")
  • Bringer standing inside Buffy's room as a light flashes ("Amends")
  • The Mayor preforming the ritual to make him invulnerable ("Bad Girls")
  • Buffy spinning a stake in her hand ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy, Giles, Xander, Willow, Cordelia and Oz walking through the Sunnydale Mall to confront the Judge (Animations are show before and in the middle of this clip/"Innocence")
  • Joss Whedon Credited: A panning shot of Buffy wielding a Hunga Munga and hammer at the Family Home dimension ("Anne")

Clips used (episodes 11-16, 18-22)

  • A hellhound roaring ("The Prom")
  • Buffy swinging an axe at Lagos ("Revelations")
  • A brief shot of a Hunga Munga spinning ("Anne")
  • Buffy running through the library stacks during graduation ("Graduation Day, Part Two")
  • Buffy, alongside Willow and Oz, opening a door during Halloween ("Fear, Itself")
  • Buffy about to preform a spin kick ("Bad Girls")
  • Buffy kicking a vampire (Clip not featured in "Beer Bad")
  • Buffy running through the halls of Sunnydale High, past the lounge room ("Becoming, Part Two")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy turning head to face Spike ("The Harsh Light of Day")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy, just after a vampire almost drowned her ("Bad Girls")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy happily turning her head to the Senior student body after recieving her Class Protector Award
  • Buffy resting her head onto Parker Abrams' arm whilst slow-dancing (Clip not featured in "The Harsh Light of Day")
  • Buffy pole vaulting in the Family Home dimension ("Anne")
  • Spike appearing from behind a shelf, in vamp-face, holding the magic shop owner ("Lovers Walk")
  • Gwendolyn Post firing a lightning bolt, cutting to Angel pushing Willow out of bolts way ("Revelations")
  • Theresa Klusmeyer exploding in a cloud of dust as Xander stakes her ("Phases")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander looking at Faith in the Bronze ("Revelations")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander turning towards Anya, looking in awe as he squeezes a juice box in his hand, causing the juice to burst out ("The Harsh Light of Day")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander looking nervously during Halloween ("Fear, Itself")
  • Xander being startled off a wall as one of the Hellmouth Spawn's head comes crashing through next to him ("The Zeppo")
  • Giles hitting the Hellmouth Spawn with an axe (sound of the impact is heard), cutting to Buffy being thrown out of the library ("The Zeppo")
  • Buffy and Willow walking up the stairs at UC Sunnydale ("The Freshman")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow turning her head to Veruca in the UC Sunnydale lab (Clip not featured in "Wild at Heart")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow, disguised as Vampire Willow, waving at Oz ("Doppelgangland")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow smiling at Oz while lying in bed with him ("Wild at Heart") 
  • An overhead shot of Willow standing in the center of candles performing the My Will Be Done spell cutting to sparkles of energy igniting the candles ("Something Blue")
  • Willow's face reacting to the temporal fold spell ("The Wish")
  • Marc Blucas Credited: Riley turning his head over to Willow ("The Initiative")
  • Marc Blucas Credited: Riley, in commando uniform, walking out of the Initiative base holding a rifle ("The Initiative")
  • Marc Blucas Credited: Riley, looking at Buffy during their picnic ("Something Blue")
  • Riley firing his taser blaster at a Gentleman ("Hush")
  • Riley bashing a footman with his taser blaster ("Hush")
  • Buffy and Faith dancing wildly at the Bronze ("Bad Girls")
  • Anya, in demonic form, turning to face Cordelia ("The Wish")
  • Amy Madison holding up a human skull during a magical ritual ("Gingerbread")
  • The hand of a newly made vampire rising through the dirt behind Buffy and Willow ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy and Faith crashing through the doors of a vampire nest as the sunlight pours in, cutting to a vampire's hand setting alight (sound of the fire igniting is heard ("Bad Girls"))
  • Buffy suddenly waking from her sleep ("Living Conditions")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike turning his head over to Buffy ("Something Blue")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike turning to vamp-face and charging at Buffy ("The Harsh Light of Day")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike, seeing Buffy cornered, shrugging and leaving ("Becoming, Part Two")
  • Spike singing in his car ("Lovers Walk")
  • The Shrouded Man whilst pretending to remove Angel's soul ("Enemies")
  • Giles stepping into the Alpha Delt's faternity house brandishing a chainsaw ("Fear, Itself")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles cautiously walking through the Sunnydale Arms ("Helpless")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles opening his apartment's front door to Buffy ("Wild at Heart")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles smiling at Buffy during the Senior Prom ("The Prom")
  • A hellhound pushing Buffy against a table near a neon sign ("The Prom")
  • Buffy falls from a hole in the highschool pool´s boiler room to the sewers below ("Go Fish")
  • The Claddagh ring falling to the ground after slipping from Buffy´s finger as she embraces Angel ("Faith, Hope & Trick")
  • Oz, in wolf-form, pouncing on Jack O'Toole
  • Buffy backhanding a toy skeleton made alive during Halloween ("Fear, Itself")
  • Buffy opening some curtains at Angel's mansion, letting the sunlight flood in ("The Prom")
  • Xander punching one of Angelus' minions in the face ("Becoming, Part Two")
  • Buffy staking Eddie ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy jumping, whilst kicking two vampires in their faces ("Beer Bad")
  • Spike punching Angel at the magic shop ("Lovers Walk")
  • Bringer standing inside Buffy's room as a light flashes ("Amends")
  • The Mayor preforming the ritual to make him invulnerable ("Bad Girls")
  • Buffy spinning a stake in her hand ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy, Giles, Xander, Willow, Cordelia and Oz walking through the Sunnydale Mall to confront the Judge (Animations are show before and in the middle of this clip/"Innocence")
  • Joss Whedon Credited: A panning shot of Buffy wielding a Hunga Munga and hammer at the Family Home dimension ("Anne")

Clips used (episode 17)

Note that many of the Jonathan clips were not from the episode "Superstar" itself, and were filmed specifically for the opening.

  • A hellhound roaring ("The Prom")
  • Buffy swinging an axe at Lagos ("Revelations")
  • A brief shot of a Hunga Munga spinning ("Anne")
  • Buffy running through the library stacks during graduation ("Graduation Day, Part Two")
  • Buffy, alongside Willow and Oz, opening a door during Halloween ("Fear, Itself")
  • Jonathan Levinson turning around, pointing a crossbow ("Superstar")
  • Buffy running through the halls of Sunnydale High, past the lounge room ("Becoming, Part Two")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy turning head to face Spike ("The Harsh Light of Day")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy, just after a vampire almost drowned her ("Bad Girls")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy happily turning her head to the Senior student body after receiving her Class Protector Award
  • Jonathan defusing a bomb with only 4 seconds to go ("Superstar")
  • Buffy pole vaulting in the Family Home dimension ("Anne")
  • Spike appearing from behind a shelf, in vamp-face, holding the magic shop owner ("Lovers Walk")
  • Gwendolyn Post firing a lightning bolt, cutting to Angel pushing Willow out of bolts way ("Revelations")
  • Theresa Klusmeyer exploding in a cloud of dust as Xander stakes her ("Phases")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander looking at Faith in the Bronze ("Revelations")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander turning towards Anya, looking in awe as he squeezes a juice box in his hand, causing the juice to burst out ("The Harsh Light of Day")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander looking nervously during Halloween ("Fear, Itself")
  • Jonathan smiling at the camera ("Superstar")
  • Buffy being thrown out of the library ("The Zeppo")
  • Buffy and Willow walking up the stairs at UC Sunnydale ("The Freshman")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow turning her head to Veruca in the UC Sunnydale lab (Clip not featured in "Wild at Heart")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow, disguised a Vampire Willow, waving at Oz ("Doppelgangland")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow smiling at Oz while lying in bed with him ("Wild at Heart") 
  • An overhead shot of Willow standing in the centre of candles performing the My Will Be Done spell cutting to sparkles of energy igniting the candles ("Something Blue")
  • Willow's face reacting to the temporal fold spell ("The Wish")
  • Marc Blucas Credited: Riley turning his head over to Willow ("The Initiative")
  • Marc Blucas Credited: Riley, in commando uniform, walking out of the Initiative base holding a rifle ("The Initiative")
  • Marc Blucas Credited: Riley, looking at Buffy during their picnic ("Something Blue")
  • Jonathan gesturing at his fans while entering a limo ("Superstar")
  • Jonathan looking suspiciously at Spike ("Superstar")
  • Buffy and Faith dancing wildly at the Bronze ("Bad Girls")
  • Anya, in demonic form, turning to face Cordelia ("The Wish")
  • Amy Madison holding up a human skull during a magical ritual ("Gingerbread")
  • The hand of a newly made vampire rising through the dirt behind Buffy and Willow ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy and Faith crashing through the doors of a vampire nest as the sunlight pours in, cutting to a vampire's hand setting alight (sound of the fire igniting is heard ("Bad Girls"))
  • Buffy suddenly waking from her sleep ("Living Conditions")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike turning his head over to Buffy ("Something Blue")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike turning to vamp-face and charging at Buffy ("The Harsh Light of Day")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike, seeing Buffy cornered, shrugging and leaving ("Becoming, Part Two")
  • Spike singing in his car ("Lovers Walk")
  • Jonathan turning his head while holding a gun in the sewers ("Superstar")
  • The Shrouded Man whilst pretending to remove Angel's soul ("Enemies")
  • Giles stepping into the Alpha Delt's faternity house brandishing a chainsaw ("Fear, Itself")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles cautiously walking through the Sunnydale Arms ("Helpless")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles opening his apartment's front door to Buffy ("Wild at Heart")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles smiling at Buffy during the Senior Prom ("The Prom")
  • Jonathan kipping up ("Superstar")
  • Oz, in wolf-form, pouncing on Jack O'Toole ("The Zeppo")
  • Buffy backhanding a toy skeleton made alive during Halloween ("Fear, Itself")
  • Buffy opening some curtains at Angel's mansion, letting the sunlight flood in ("The Prom")
  • Jonathan revealing a crowsbow from under his coat ("Superstar")
  • Buffy staking Eddie ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy jumping, whilst kicking two vampires in their faces ("Beer Bad")
  • Jonathan getting in a fighting pose with Buffy ("Superstar")
  • A Bringer standing inside Buffy's room as a light flashes ("Amends")
  • The Mayor preforming the ritual to make him invulnerable ("Bad Girls")
  • Buffy spinning a stake in her hand ("The Freshman")
  • Joss Whedon Credited: Jonathan slowly walking through Maple Court (Animations are shown before this clip and in the middle of it (twice) before Whedon is credited/"Superstar")

Season 5

Season 5 stayed consistent with Season 4, with the addition of Emma Caulfield (Anya Jenkins) and Michelle Trachtenberg (Dawn Summers). Although Trachtenberg appeared in every episode, she was left off the title credits in the premiere episode, to keep her appearance a surprise. Also, Marc Blucas stayed a regular for the first 10 episodes until his departure, after which he was removed from the title credits for the rest of the series.

Clips used (episode 1)

  • The First Slayer looking down to Buffy while chained to the ceilling ("Restless")
  • Buffy hook punches Toth ("The Replacement")
  • A brief shot of a Hunga Munga  ("Anne")
  • Buffy running through the library stacks during graduation ("Graduation Day, Part Two")
  • From Dracula's POV, Buffy, Willow and Xander duck for cover as he flies at them in bat-form ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • Buffy about to perform a spin kick ("Bad Girls") 
  • Buffy kicks a vampire in the face ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • Buffy running through the halls of Sunnydale High, past the lounge room ("Becoming, Part Two")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy turning her head to face Graham Miller ("Out of My Mind")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy pulling her arm back after staking a vampire ("Real Me")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy looking at Jonathan Levinson ("Superstar")
  • Buffy hugging Riley ("The Yoko Factor")
  • Buffy wandering through a tunnel with a flashlight ("Out of My Mind")
  • Buffy swinging from a rope ("Hush")
  • A door opening to two of the Gentlemen ("Hush")
  • Theresa Klusmeyer exploding in a cloud of dust as Xander stakes her ("Phases")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander turning his head to Spike ("Hush")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander turning his head over the Initiative scientists observing at the toilet ("Restless")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander's positive trait-side looking at Anya Jenkins ("The Replacement")
  • Xander's negative trait-side doing the "Snoopy dance" ("The Replacement")
  • Buffy bashing a lit torch against the table inside Dracula's Castle (sound of the flame impact is heard ("Buffy vs. Dracula"))
  • Willow and Tara Maclay performing a spell ("Who Are You")
  • Willow observing a firefly she conjured ("Fear, Itself")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow turns towards Buffy (Clip not featured in "Out of My Mind")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow unveilling a shower curtain ("Where the Wild Things Are")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow smiling at Tara ("Hush")
  • Willow and Tara, joining hands, look towards a vending machine ("Hush")
  • Willow and Tara forming a circle of energy, cutting to Willow laying on the floor ("Who Are You")
  • Willow's face reacting to the temporal fold spell ("The Wish")
  • Marc Blucas Credited: Riley turning his head to face Xander ("The Replacement")
  • Marc Blucas Credited: An underhead shot panning under a glass table next to Riley with a gun laying on it ("Restless")
  • Marc Blucas Credited: A shirtless Riley standing up from his bed facing Forest ("New Moon Rising")
  • Riley firing his taser blaster at a Gentleman ("Hush")
  • Riley bashing a footman with his taser blaster ("Hush")
  • Buffy and Faith dancing wildly at the Bronze ("Bad Girls")
  • A Vahrall demon raising his arm, about to slit someone's throught with his claw ("Doomed")
  • Amy Madison holding up a human skull during a magical ritual ("Gingerbread")
  • The hand of a newly made vampire rising through the dirt behind Buffy and Willow ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy swinging an axe at a vampire ("Real Me")
  • Willow casting a light spell in a dark hallway ("Out of My Mind")
  • Buffy staking a vampire on the ground ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • Emma Caulfield Credited: Anya turning her head towards the two Xanders ("The Replacement")
  • Emma Caulfield Credited: Anya smiling at Spike ("Where the Wild Things Are")
  • Emma Caulfield Credited: Anya signing in her bunny costume ("Fear, Itself")
  • Anya, in demonic form, turning to face Cordelia ("The Wish")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike turning his head towards Harmony Kendall ("Real Me")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike pointing his newly aquired handgun ("The Yoko Factor")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike giving Xander the V sign while tied to a chair ("Hush")
  • Spike striking a pose to various photographers ("Restless")
  • Spike sing in his car ("Lovers Walk")
  • Karen running through Jonathan's garden ("Superstar")
  • The shot panning to Giles on stage at the Bronze holding the mic ("Restless")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles observing a broken display case ("Real Me")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles raising his index ringer ("Hush")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles looking at Buffy who's performing a hand stand during his training session ("Real Me")
  • Buffy spinning a stake in her hand ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy, Willow, Xander and Giles walking throught the hall of the Lowell House (Animations are shown before and in the middle of this clip/"Primeval")
  • Joss Whedon Credited: A panning shot of Buffy wielding a Hunga Munga and hammer at the Family Home dimension ("Anne")

Clips used (episodes 2-10)

  • The First Slayer looking down to Buffy while chained to the ceilling ("Restless")
  • Buffy hook punches Toth ("The Replacement")
  • A brief shot of a Hunga Munga  ("Anne")
  • Buffy running through the library stacks during graduation ("Graduation Day, Part Two")
  • From Dracula's POV, Buffy, Willow and Xander duck for cover as he flies at them in bat-form ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • Buffy about to preform a spin kick ("Bad Girls") 
  • Buffy kicks a vampire in the face ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • Buffy running through the halls of Sunnydale High, past the lounge room ("Becoming, Part Two")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy turning her head to face Graham Miller ("Out of My Mind")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy pulling her arm back after staking a vampire ("Real Me")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy looking at Jonathan Levinson ("Superstar")
  • Buffy hugging Riley ("The Yoko Factor")
  • Buffy wandering through a tunnel with a flashlight ("Out of My Mind")
  • Buffy swinging from a rope ("Hush")
  • A door opening to two of the Gentlemen ("Hush")
  • Theresa Klusmeyer exploding in a cloud of dust as Xander stakes her ("Phases")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander turning his head to Spike ("Hush")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander turning his head over the Initiative scientists observing at the toilet ("Restless")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander's positive trait-side looking at Anya Jenkins ("The Replacement")
  • Xander's negative trait-side doing the "Snoopy dance" ("The Replacement")
  • Buffy bashing a lit torch against the table inside Dracula's castle (sound of the flame impact is heard ("Buffy vs. Dracula))
  • Willow and Tara Maclay performing a spell ("Who Are You")
  • Willow observing a firefly she conjured ("Fear, Itself")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow turns towards Buffy (Clip not featured in "Out of My Mind")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow unveilling a shower curtain ("Where the Wild Things Are")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow smiling at Tara ("Hush")
  • Willow and Tara, joining hands, look towards a vending machine ("Hush")
  • Willow and Tara forming a circle of energy, cutting to Willow laying on the floor ("Who Are You")
  • Willow's face reacting to the temporal fold spell ("The Wish")
  • Marc Blucas Credited: Riley turning his head to face Xander ("The Replacement")
  • Marc Blucas Credited: An underhead shot panning under a glass table next to Riley with a gun laying on it ("Restless")
  • Marc Blucas Credited: A shirtless Riley standing up from his bed facing Graham ("Goodbye Iowa")
  • Riley firing his taser blaster at a Gentleman ("Hush")
  • Emma Caulfield Credited: Anya turning her head towards the two Xanders ("The Replacement")
  • Emma Caulfield Credited: Anya smiling at Spike ("Where the Wild Things Are")
  • Emma Caulfield Credited: Anya sighing in her bunny costume ("Fear, Itself")
  • Anya, in demonic form, turning to face Cordelia ("The Wish")
  • Buffy swinging an axe at a vampire ("Real Me")
  • Buffy staking a vampire on the ground ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • Michelle Trachtenberg: Dawn Summers turning her head towards Buffy and Riley ("Real Me")
  • Michelle Trachtenberg: Dawn gleefully greeting Willow ("Real Me")
  • Michelle Trachtenberg: Dawn lying on her bed in the midst of writing in her diary ("Real Me")
  • Dawn peeping through the blinds of the Magic Box ("Real Me")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike turning his head towards Harmony Kendall ("Real Me")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike pointing his newly aquired handgun ("The Yoko Factor")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike giving Xander the V sign while tied to a chair ("Hush")
  • Spike striking a pose to various photographers ("Restless")
  • Buffy and Faith dancing wildly at the Bronze ("Bad Girls")
  • Karen running through Jonathan's garden ("Superstar")
  • The shot panning to Giles on stage at the Bronze holding the mic ("Restless")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles observing a broken display case ("Real Me")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles raising his index ringer ("Hush")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles looking at Buffy who's perfroming a hand stand during his training session ("Real Me")
  • Buffy spinning a stake in her hand ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy, Willow, Xander and Giles walking throught the hall of the Lowell House (Animations are shown before and in the middle of this clip/"Primeval")
  • Joss Whedon Credited: A panning shot of Buffy wielding a Hunga Munga and hammer at the Family Home dimension ("Anne")

 Clips used (episodes 11-22)

  • The First Slayer looking down to Buffy while chained to the ceilling ("Restless")
  • Buffy hook punches Toth ("The Replacement")
  • A brief shot of a Hunga Munga  ("Anne")
  • Buffy running through the library stacks during graduation ("Graduation Day, Part Two")
  • From Dracula's POV, Buffy, Willow and Xander duck for cover as he flies at them in bat-form ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • Buffy about to preform a spin kick ("Bad Girls") 
  • Buffy kicks a vampire in the face ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • Buffy running through the halls of Sunnydale High, past the lounge room ("Becoming, Part Two")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy turning her head to face Graham Miller ("Out of My Mind")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy pulling her arm back after staking a vampire ("Real Me")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy looking at Jonathan Levinson ("Superstar")
  • Buffy hugging Riley ("The Yoko Factor")
  • Buffy wandering through a tunnel with a flashlight ("Out of My Mind")
  • Buffy swinging from a rope ("Hush")
  • A door opening to two of the Gentlemen ("Hush")
  • Theresa Klusmeyer exploding in a cloud of dust as Xander stakes her ("Phases")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander turning his head to Spike ("Hush")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander turning his head over the Initiative scientists observing at the toilet ("Restless")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander's positive trait-side looking at Anya Jenkins ("The Replacement")
  • Xander's negative trait-side doing the "Snoopy dance" ("The Replacement")
  • Buffy bashing a lit torch against the table inside Dracula's castle (sound of the flame impact is heard ("Buffy vs. Dracula))
  • Willow and Tara Maclay performing a spell ("Who Are You")
  • Willow observing a firefly she conjured ("Fear, Itself")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow turns towards Buffy (Clip not featured in "Out of My Mind")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow unveilling a shower curtain ("Where the Wild Things Are")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow smiling at Tara ("Hush")
  • Willow and Tara, joining hands, look towards a vending machine ("Hush")
  • Willow and Tara forming a circle of energy, cutting to Willow laying on the floor ("Who Are You")
  • Willow's face reacting to the temporal fold spell ("The Wish")
  • Emma Caulfield Credited: Anya turning her head towards the two Xanders ("The Replacement")
  • Emma Caulfield Credited: Anya smiling at Spike ("Where the Wild Things Are")
  • Emma Caulfield Credited: Anya sighing in her bunny costume ("Fear, Itself")
  • Anya, in demonic form, turning to face Cordelia ("The Wish")
  • Buffy and Faith dancing wildly at the Bronze ("Bad Girls")
  • A Vahrall demon raising his arm, about to slit someone's throught with his claw ("Doomed")
  • Amy Madison holding up a human skull during a magical ritual ("Gingerbread")
  • The hand of a newly made vampire rising through the dirt behind Buffy and Willow ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy swinging an axe at a vampire ("Real Me")
  • Willow casting a light spell in a dark hallway ("Out of My Mind")
  • Buffy staking a vampire on the ground ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • Michelle Trachtenberg: Dawn Summers turning her head towards Buffy and Riley ("Real Me")
  • Michelle Trachtenberg: Dawn gleefully greeting Willow ("Real Me")
  • Michelle Trachtenberg: Dawn lying on her bed in the midst of writing in her diary ("Real Me")
  • Dawn peeping through the blinds of the Magic Box ("Real Me")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike turning his head towards Harmony Kendall ("Real Me")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike pointing his newly aquired handgun ("The Yoko Factor")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike giving Xander the V sign while tied to a chair ("Hush")
  • Spike striking a pose to various photographers ("Restless")
  • Spike singing in his car ("Lovers Walk")
  • Karen running through Jonathan's garden ("Superstar")
  • The shot panning to Giles on stage at the Bronze holding the mic ("Restless")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles observing a broken display case ("Real Me")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles raising his index ringer ("Hush")
  • Anthony Stewart Head Credited: Giles looking at Buffy who's perfroming a hand stand during his training session ("Real Me")
  • Buffy spinning a stake in her hand ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy, Willow, Xander and Giles walking throught the hall of the Lowell House (Animations are shown before and in the middle of this clip/"Primeval")
  • Joss Whedon Credited: A panning shot of Buffy wielding a Hunga Munga and hammer at the Family Home dimension ("Anne")

Season 6

Season 6 marked a major change in the title credits, with the departure of Anthony Stewart Head (although he would appear fairly consistently as a special guest star throughout the remainder of the series). Alyson Hannigan took the "And (actor/actress name) as (character name)" ending credit for the remainder of the series. Amber Benson (Tara Maclay) was credited in the titles for only one episode of the season, "Seeing Red", in which her character was killed. Also, after 3 seasons with the clip from "Anne", the ending clip with "Created by Joss Whedon" is changed to a shot of the camera zooming on to the Buffybot from the Buffy season 5 finale "The Gift".

Episode 7, "Once More, with Feeling", has an an abbreviated opening credit sequence with a different arrangement of the main theme.

Clips used (episodes 1-6, 8-18, 20-22)

  • An alien like creature rising at the screen after being spawned by Glory´s portal ("The Gift")
  • An amused looking Buffy punching a vampire ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • A brief shot of a Hunga Munga  ("Anne")
  • Buffy running through the cemetary chasing after a vampire ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • From Dracula's POV, Buffy, Willow and Xander duck for cover as he flies at them in bat-form ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • A blindfolded Buffy performing a hand kick during the Watchers Counsil´s training ("Checkpoint") 
  • Buffy kicks a vampire in the face ("Into the Woods")
  • Buffy swinging a sword during her fight with the Knights of Byzantium ("Spiral")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy turning her head to face Dracula ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy looking suspicious at the Magic Box ("Family")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy smiling at Willow at the hospital ("Listening To Fear")
  • Buffy hugging Riley ("The Yoko Factor")
  • Buffy holding a lit torch at Dracula´s Castle ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • Buffy swinging from a rope ("Hush")
  • A door opening to two of the Gentlemen ("Hush")
  • Xander stabbing Doc with a sword ("The Weight of the World")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander turning his head to Spike ("Hush")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander smiling at Giles and Anya at the Magic Box ("Bargaining, Part One")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander looking up at someone at the Magic Box ("Flooded")
  • The two Xanders smilling at each other ("The Replacement")
  • Xander, carrying a lit torch, angrily storms into one of the rooms of Dracula´s Castle ("Buffy vs. Dracula)
  • Willow casting a light spell in a dark hallway ("Out of My Mind")
  • Emma Caulfield Credited: Anya wishing Willow good luck at Xander's Apartment ("The Weight of the World")
  • Emma Caulfield Credited: Anya looking happy as she counts the money in the cash register ("Family")
  • Emma Caulfield Credited: Anya sighing in her bunny costume ("Fear, Itself")
  • Anya holding a bat prepared to fight Glory´s militia at the base of the tower where Glory´s portal is located ("The Gift")
  • Anya dancing with Xander at the Bronze ("Crush")
  • The hand of a newly made vampire rising through the dirt behind Buffy and Willow ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy swinging an axe at a vampire ("Real Me")
  • Buffy bashing a lit torch against the table inside Dracula's castle ("Buffy vs. Dracula)
  • Buffy staking a vampire on the ground ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • Michelle Trachtenberg Credited: Dawn smiling at Buffy while they check out their mother´s outfit ("I Was Made To Love You")
  • Michelle Trachtenberg Credited: Dawn peering out of Gile´s desk at the Magic Box ("Family")
  • Michelle Trachtenberg Credited: Dawn sitting at the Summer´s kitchen table during breakfast (Clip not featured in "Flooded")
  • Dawn screaming as an axe comes crashing into a nearby wall of the gas station ("Spiral")
  • Dawn taking out her backpack as she sits beside Kevin Berman during art class ("The Body")
  • Tara blowing on some magic powder at the Magic Box (sound of blowing is heard ("Family")
  • Willow and Tara stand up as they see a meteor falling from the sky in the distance ("Into The Woods")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike looking at a biker demon coming at him ("Bargaining, Part Two")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike spinning a metal bar at the subway during his fight with Nikki Wood ("Fool For Love")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike giving Xander the V sign while tied to a chair ("Hush")
  • Spike turning his head to search Dawn ("Bargaining, Part Two")
  • Spike sings in his car ("Lovers Walk")
  • Spike and Dawn riding a motorcycle as they escape from the Biker Demons ("Bargaining, Part Two")
  • Willow zapping Glory with electrical bolts in revenge for Tara ("Tough Love")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow smiling at Buffy at the hospital ("Listening To Fear")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow, with her eyes pitch black, throwing enchanted daggers at Glory ("Tough Love")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow grinning after sucessfully sending the troll Olaf to an alternate dimension ("Triangle")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow smiling at Tara at the Magic Box ("Out of My Mind")
  • Willow and Tara dancing at Tara´s 20th birthday at the Bronze ("Family")
  • Willow and Tara, joining hands, look towards a vending machine ("Hush")
  • Willow and Tara forming a circle of energy, cutting to Willow laying on the floor ("Who Are You")
  • Willow's face reacting to the temporal fold spell ("The Wish")
  • (All the following clips are shown in quick sucession)
  • Karen running through Jonathan's garden ("Superstar")
  • A zooming clip of a graveyard (shown in a montage ("Buffy vs. Dracula"))
  • Willow, Tara and Glory in a bright light as Willow restores Tara´s sanity ("The Gift")
  • The demon Toth standing next to a bright yellowish cauldron ("The Replacement")
  • A zoomed-in shot of the First Slayer´s eyes as she takes out Xander´s heart ("Restless")
  • Fire coming at the screen (?)
  • Buffy jumping from the top of the tower towards Glory´s portal bellow ("The Gift")
  • A brief shot of energy clashing from the portal ("The Gift")
  • Buffy spinning a stake in her hand ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy, Willow, Xander and Giles walking throught the hall of the Lowell House (Animations are shown before and in the middle of this clip/"Primeval")
  • Joss Whedon Credited: A zooming shot of the Buffybot ready to face Glory ("The Gift")

Clips used (episode 19)

  • An alien like creature rising at the screen after being spawned by Glory´s portal ("The Gift")
  • An amused looking Buffy punching a vampire ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • A brief shot of a Hunga Munga  ("Anne")
  • Buffy running through the cemetary chasing after a vampire ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • From Dracula's POV, Buffy, Willow and Xander duck for cover as he flies at them in bat-form ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • A blindfolded Buffy performing a hand kick during the Watchers Counsil´s training ("Checkpoint") 
  • Buffy kicks a vampire in the face ("Into the Woods")
  • Buffy swinging a sword during her fight with the Knights of Byzantium ("Spiral")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy turning her head to face Dracula ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy looking suspicious at the Magic Box ("Family")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy smiling at Willow at the hospital ("Listening To Fear")
  • Buffy hugging Riley ("The Yoko Factor")
  • Buffy holding a lit torch at Dracula´s Castle ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • Buffy swinging from a rope ("Hush")
  • A door opening to two of the Gentlemen ("Hush")
  • Xander stabbing Doc with a sword ("The Weight of the World")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander turning his head to Spike ("Hush")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander smiling at Giles and Anya at the Magic Box ("Bargaining, Part One")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander looking up at someone at the Magic Box ("Flooded")
  • The two Xanders smilling at each other ("The Replacement")
  • Xander, carrying a lit torch, angrily storms into one of the rooms of Dracula´s Castle ("Buffy vs. Dracula)
  • Willow casting a light spell in a dark hallway ("Out of My Mind")
  • Emma Caulfield Credited: Anya wishing Willow good luck at Xander's Apartment ("The Weight of the World")
  • Emma Caulfield Credited: Anya looking happy as she counts the money in the cash register ("Family")
  • Emma Caulfield Credited: Anya sighing in her bunny costume ("Fear, Itself")
  • Anya holding a bat prepared to fight Glory´s militia at the base of the tower where Glory´s portal is located ("The Gift")
  • Anya dancing with Xander at the Bronze ("Crush")
  • Michelle Trachtenberg Credited: Dawn smiling at Buffy while they check out their mother´s outfit ("I Was Made To Love You")
  • Michelle Trachtenberg Credited: Dawn peering out of Gile´s desk at the Magic Box ("Family")
  • Michelle Trachtenberg Credited: Dawn sitting at the Summer´s kitchen table during breakfast (Clip not featured in "Flooded")
  • Dawn screaming as an axe comes crashing into a nearby wall of the gas station ("Spiral")
  • Dawn taking out her backpack as she sits beside Kevin Berman during art class ("The Body")
  • Amber Benson Credited: Tara blowing on some magic powder at the Magic Box (sound of blowing is heard ("Family")
  • Amber Benson Credited: Tara smiling at Willow in the Summer´s kitchen ("Older and Far Away")
  • Amber Benson Credited: Tara standing up from the ground while looking at Willow in the sewers, after she gets her memory back ("Tabula Rasa")
  • Amber Benson Credited: Tara turns her head around whilst smiling, after greeting someone ("Normal Again")
  • Amber Benson Credited: Tara smiling at Willow outside the Magic Box ("Dead Things")
  • Tara performing a spell in the Summer´s kitchen as Xander and Buffy look ("Older and Far Away")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike looking at a biker demon coming at him ("Bargaining, Part Two")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike spinning a metal bar at the subway during his fight with Nikki Wood ("Fool For Love")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike giving Xander the V sign while tied to a chair ("Hush")
  • Spike turning his head to search Dawn ("Bargaining, Part Two")
  • Spike sings in his car ("Lovers Walk")
  • Spike and Dawn riding a motorcycle as they escape from the Biker Demons ("Bargaining, Part Two")
  • Willow zapping Glory with electrical bolts in revenge for Tara ("Tough Love")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow smiling at Buffy at the hospital ("Listening To Fear")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow, with her eyes pitch black, throwing enchanted daggers at Glory ("Tough Love")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow grinning after sucessfully sending the troll Olaf to an alternate dimension ("Triangle")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow smiling at Tara at the Magic Box ("Out of My Mind")
  • Willow and Tara forming a circle of energy, cutting to Willow laying on the floor ("Who Are You")
  • Willow's face reacting to the temporal fold spell ("The Wish")
  • (All the following clips are shown in quick sucession)
  • Karen running through Jonathan's garden ("Superstar")
  • A zooming clip of a graveyard (shown in a montage ("Buffy vs. Dracula"))
  • Willow, Tara and Glory in a bright light as Willow restores Tara´s sanity ("The Gift")
  • The demon Toth standing next to a bright yellowish cauldron ("The Replacement")
  • A zoomed-in shot of the First Slayer´s eyes as she takes out Xander´s heart ("Restless")
  • Fire coming at the screen (?)
  • Buffy jumping from the top of the tower towards Glory´s portal bellow ("The Gift")
  • A brief shot of energy clashing from the portal ("The Gift")
  • Buffy spinning a stake in her hand ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy, Willow, Xander and Giles walking throught the hall of the Lowell House (Animations are shown before and in the middle of this clip/"Primeval")
  • Joss Whedon Credited: A zooming shot of the Buffybot ready to face Glory ("The Gift")

Season 7

Season 7 was the first season to have stayed consistent with its title credits throughout the entire run since Season 3. All the same actors and actresses from the previous season, with the exception of Amber Benson's single episode credit, were included in the title credits. Also, the ending clip was changed once more, now with a shot of the First Evil in the guise of Buffy from "Lessons".

Clips used 


  • An alien like creature rising at the screen after being spawned by Glory´s portal ("The Gift")
  • An amused looking Buffy punching a vampire ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • A brief shot of a Hunga Munga  ("Anne")
  • Buffy running through the cemetary chasing after a vampire ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • From Dracula's POV, Buffy, Willow and Xander duck for cover as he flies at them in bat-form ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • A blindfolded Buffy performing a hand kick during the Watchers Counsil´s training ("Checkpoint") 
  • Buffy kicks a vampire in the face ("Into the Woods")
  • Buffy swinging Dawn´s bag to fight the manifest spirits of deceased students at the basement of the new Sunnydale High ("Lessons")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy turning her head to face Dracula ("Buffy vs. Dracula")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy prepared to face Dark Willow inside the Magic Box ("Two to Go")
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Credited: Buffy standing at the door of her former bedroom looking concerned at Willow ("Same Time, Same Place")
  • The Living Mummy Hand crawling over a skull at the Magic Box ("Life Serial")
  • Buffy holding a lit torch at Dracula´s Castle (sound of the flame whooshing is heard ("Buffy vs. Dracula"))
  • Buffy swinging from a rope ("Hush")
  • The demon Gnarl lifting his head slowy as he eats Willow´s skin ("Same Time, Same Place")
  • A blast of purple light hits Xander´s forehead prompting him to see his future with Anya ("Hell's Bells")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander smiling whilst talking to Buffy at the new Sunnydale High ("Lessons")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: Xander talking to Buffy in the Summer´s living room, with Dawn lying on the couch ("Same Time, Same Place")
  • Nicholas Brendon Credited: The two Xanders smilling at each other ("The Replacement")
  • Xander, carrying a lit torch, angrily storms into one of the rooms of Dracula´s Castle ("Buffy vs. Dracula)
  • Willow casting a light spell in a dark hallway ("Out of My Mind")
  • Emma Caulfield Credited: Anya wishing Willow good luck at Xander's Apartment ("The Weight of the World")
  • Emma Caulfield Credited: Anya, in roller skates, giving a basket of candy to a costumer during the halloween sale at the Magic Box ("All the Way")
  • Emma Caulfield Credited: Anya looking happy to her wedding dress ("Hell's Bells")
  • Anya holding a bat prepared to fight Glory´s militia at the base of the tower where Glory´s portal is located ("The Gift")
  • Anya dancing with Xander at the Bronze ("Crush")
  • A vampire stuck in a grave turns his head to the side ("Lessons")
  • Buffy swinging her sword to decapitate the vampire ("Lessons")
  • Xander dusting a vampire in the sewers ("Tabula Rasa")
  • Dawn talking excitedly to Willow after seeing Tara ("Seeing Red")
  • Michelle Trachtenberg Credited: Dawn looking at Buffy and Xander at the airport as they await for Willow´s arrival ("Same Time, Same Place")
  • Michelle Trachtenberg Credited: Dawn, looking amazed, brandishing a sword after she and Buffy fell down a hole in the cemetary ("Grave")
  • Michelle Trachtenberg Credited: Dawn looking worried at Buffy in a classroom of the new Sunnydale High ("Lessons")
  • Dawn taking out her backpack as she sits beside Kevin Berman during art class ("The Body")
  • Willow´s computer opened on the website Demons, Demons, Demons searching for a demon who skinns his victims ("Same Time, Same Place")
  • A tired Willow breathes heavily during Buffy´s Resurrection spell, as bugs crawl under her arms ("Bargaining, Part One")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike looking at a biker demon coming at him ("Bargaining, Part Two")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike spinning a metal bar at the subway during his fight with Nikki Wood ("Fool For Love")
  • James Marsters Credited: Spike fighting with a man with flaming fists (sound of the flames is heard ("Two to Go")
  • Spike turning to vamp-face ("Tabula Rasa")
  • Spike sings in his car ("Lovers Walk")
  • Spike and Dawn riding a motorcycle as they escape from the Biker Demons ("Bargaining, Part Two")
  • Willow, grief-stricken, screams, releasing wave-like screams that hit Osiris ("Seeing Red")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Dark Willow using telekinesis to pull the weapons out of the wall of the training room at the Magic Box ("Grave")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow grinning after sucessfully sending the troll Olaf to an alternate dimension ("Triangle")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow smiling at Buffy in Buffy´s former bedroom ("Same Time, Same Place")
  • Alyson Hannigan Credited: Willow looking worried at Buffy´s weapon trunk, after Xander takes all the weapons to kill Spike ("Entropy")
  • A shot of Teeth´s two vampire lackeys standing at the front door of the Magic Box, cutting to a shot of the Scooby Gang screaming and then Buffy shutting the door ("Tabula Rasa")  
  • Willow's face reacting to the temporal fold spell ("The Wish")
  • (All the following clips are shown in quick sucession)
  • Karen running through Jonathan's garden ("Superstar")
  • A zooming clip of a graveyard (shown in a montage ("Buffy vs. Dracula"))
  • Willow, Tara and Glory in a bright light as Willow restores Tara´s sanity ("The Gift")
  • The demon Toth standing next to a bright yellowish cauldron ("The Replacement")
  • A zoomed-in shot of the First Slayer´s eyes as she takes out Xander´s heart ("Restless")
  • Fire coming at the screen (?)
  • Buffy jumping from the top of the tower towards Glory´s portal bellow ("The Gift")
  • A brief shot of energy clashing from the portal ("The Gift")
  • Buffy spinning a stake in her hand ("The Freshman")
  • Buffy, Willow, Xander and Giles walking throught the hall of the Lowell House (Animations are shown before and in the middle of this clip/"Primeval")
  • Joss Whedon Credited: A panning shot of the First Evil (disguised as Buffy) looking down at Spike in the new Sunnydale Highschool´s basement ("Lessons")

Trivia

  • The complete cast of the series includes Sarah Michelle Gellar (1-7), Nicholas Brendon (1-7), Alyson Hannigan (1-7), Charisma Carpenter (1-3), David Boreanaz (2-3), Seth Green (3-4), Marc Blucas (4-5), Emma Caulfield (5-7), Michelle Trachtenberg (5-7), Amber Benson (6), James Marsters (4-7), and Anthony Stewart Head (1-5)
  • The title sequence for each episode ends with a power shot of Buffy or someone in the guise thereof, with the exception of "Superstar", which uses a similar shot of Jonathan Levinson. Interestingly, the power shots for the Seasons 6 and 7 sequences are not actually shots of Buffy; Season 6 features a shot of Buffybot from "The Gift", and Season 7 uses one of the First Evil in the form of Buffy from "Lessons".was from

Angel

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Angel title card

The following is a picture gallery of each season's title cards for the main actors that appear in the TV series Angel. Like the gallery above, this is to showcase all the actors and actresses that appear in the title credits of the show and to mark significant cast changes that occurred throughout the series. The only actors that are credited for all 5 seasons are David Boreanaz (Angel) and Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndam-Pryce), the latter appearing in all but the first 10 episodes.

Season 1

Season 1 of Angel had the smallest main cast in comparison to the rest of the show. It stars David Boreanaz as Angel and Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase. Glenn Quinn (Doyle) appears in the title credits for the first 10 episodes (although he left the show after the 9th episode) before being replaced by Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndam-Pryce) for the remainder of the season, and stays in the title credits for the remainder of the series.

Season 2

Season 2 features Boreanaz, Carpenter, and Denisof again, with the addition of J. August Richards as Gunn. The background for Alexis Denisof's colored border also changed from the inside of a building to drawings in a book. Both of these are consistent for the entire season.

Season 3

Season 3 features the same cast from Season 2, with the addition of Amy Acker as Winifred Burkle. This is consistent for the entire season. J. August Richards' background color has become a slighter darker shade. The opening credit cast images are now presented in widescreen. This particular season displayed each the characters in a color of the rainbow:

  • RED: Open/Creator Credits
  • ORANGE: Charles Gunn/J. August Harris
  • YELLOW: Wesley Wyndam-Price/Alexis Denisof
  • GREEN: Cordelia Chase/Charisma Carpenter
  • BLUE (Light): Angel/David Boreanaz
  • PURPLE: (Wini)Fred Burkle/Amy Acker

Season 4

Season 4 features the same cast from the previous season, with two previous recurring characters added to the opening credits. Vincent Kartheiser (Connor) was added for the full season (his only season as a regular), and Andy Hallett (Lorne) was added in episode 14. Also, Alexis Denisof is once again in the last spot in the credits, and is now credited with "and" in front of his name.

Season 5

Season 5 features the largest amount of main cast changes. Charisma Carpenter leaves the show, with James Marsters (Spike) being added onto the main cast in her place. Also, starting with episode 17 ("Underneath"), Amy Acker's credit is changed to show her more prominently as portraying Illyria rather than Winifred, and Mercedes McNab (Harmony Kendall) is added to the title credits for the remainder of the season.

Trivia

  • Each Angel cast member had a signature colored border appearing when they were credited. Colors were sometimes shared by two cast members, though never at the same time – Glenn Quinn's yellow background was inherited by Alexis Denisof, and Charisma Carpenter's green background was inherited by Mercedes McNab.
  • Alexis Denisof is the only cast member to have two different backgrounds.
  • The complete cast of the series includes David Boreanaz (1-5), Charisma Carpenter (1-4), Glenn Quinn (1), J. August Richards (2-5), Amy Acker (3-5), Vincent Kartheiser (4), Andy Hallett (4-5), James Marsters (5), Mercedes McNab (5), and Alexis Denisof (1-5).

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