DATA + APPEARANCES
-Monster Category: Demon
-Key Relationships: Briefly dated Drusilla, Keeper of an over-sized, fire-breathing bird (below left).
-Unique Attributes: His source of power comes from his samurai armour.
-Most Monstrous Moment: In the year 1500, Kelgor raised an army of the dead and caused havoc and death in Japan.
-First Appearance (Comics): Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ring of Fire GN (August 30, 2000)
-Current Status: Deceased
Kelgor was a warrior demon whose power source came from his magical samurai armour which he wore. In the year 1500, he raised an army from the dead and slaughtered countless thousands. Kelgor was as deadly with the sword as with sorcery. After his death, the Watcher's Council separated his armour from his corpse, which they buried in Sunnydale, fearing that if his corpse was ever reunited with his samurai garments, it could bring about the end of the world.
When smugglers got ahold of the armour and attempted to sell it in the United States, the vampires Angelus, Spike and Dru stole it, in hopes of utilizing the armour for power of epic proportions. Informed by the Council that the armour was stolen, they informed Buffy the Vampire Slayer who attempted to prevent Kelgor's resurrection by Ring of Fire, but failed. Kelgor's initial resurrection left him vulnerable without wearing his armour, which allowed Buffy to punch a hole in his chest, preventing his full restoration.
Kelgor became fully restored after his vampire allies casted a spell to usurp the power of seven samurais buried in Sunnydale for him to use. After his resurrection, Kelgor took Dru as his girlfriend and betrayed Angelus and Spike. Resurrecting his pet bird, a gigantic Phoenix, Kelgor ordered it to burn everything in sight. Refusing to let Kelgor destroy them and initiate the end of the world, Spike and Angelus struck back, helping Buffy to take out Kelgor. Angelus managed to take down Kelgor, cutting off his head with a sword. Buffy then used Kelgor's sling and arrow to fire a shot at the bird, which was enchanted by Willow and Giles, transforming the gigantic bird into a thousand (normal) crows.