The character Rupert Giles is played by Anthony Stewart Head, known affectionately in the fandom as ASH.


Notable Facts:


Watcher (start date unknown, fired by Quentin Travers in Helpless, rehired in _____.)

Librarian at Sunnydale High School (Welcome to the Hellmouth - Graduation Day, II)

Magic Box store owner (______ through _____).

Education: Oxford (TDA)

First Appearance in Welcome to the Hellmouth, Season 1, Episode One. He is in every single episode until ______.

Giles goes to the Bronze, 1 (WttH)

The first spell performed in the show by one of the Scoobies is by Giles in TW

Giles was destined to be the next watcher, but he wanted to be a fighter pilot or possibly a grocer. (NKAB)

Likes: Books

Dislikes: Computers

Giles' Citroën (European car made by Peugeot) makes its first appearance in The Witch. Giles gets a new car in The Real Me - a red BMW.

In Becoming II, Drusilla hypnotizes Giles and makes him think he's seeing Jenny.

In Dead Man's Party, when he hotwires his car, Giles mutters, "Like riding a bloody bicycle," implying that he has hotwired cars in the past.

Dating History:

Jenny (First date in SAR)


Slay History:

Giles slays his first vampire in the show in Ted, after Jenny accidentally shoots him in the back with a crossbow bolt.

Quotable Quotes:

Giles: This is madness! What can you have been thinking? You are the Slayer! Lives depend upon you! (begins pacing) I make allowances for your youth, but I expect a certain amount of responsibility, and instead of which you enslave yourself to this, this... (stops pacing) Cult? (Referring to Buffy joining the Cheerleading squad in TW)

Giles: But that's the thrill of living on the Hellmouth! There's a veritable cornucopia of, of fiends and devils and, and ghouls to engage…. Pardon me for finding the glass half full. (TW)

Buffy: (to Giles) See, this is a school, and we have students, and they check out books, and then they learn things.

Giles: I was beginning to suspect that was a myth.

Giles: (exasperated) Buffy, while the mere fact of you wanting to check out a book would be grounds for a national holiday, I think we should focus on the problem at hand. (NKAB)

Giles: Right! (Buffy stops short) That's enough training for one day.

Buffy: Well, that last roundhouse was kinda sloppy. Are you sure you don't wanna do it again?

Giles: (out of breath) No! No, no, that's fine. You just... run along to class. (Buffy goes) (to himself) While I wait for the feeling to
return to my arms. (Pack)

Those boys aren't sparklingly normal as it is. (IRYJ)

Giles: A vampire in love with a Slayer! It's rather poetic! In a maudlin sort of way (OFM)

Giles: Grave robbing? That's new. Interesting. (comes back down to the table)

Buffy: I *know* you meant to say gross and disturbing. (SAR)

Buffy: Nothing's ever simple anymore. I'm constantly trying to work it out. Who to love or hate. Who to trust. It's just, like, the more I know, the more confused I get.

Giles: I believe that's called growing up.

Buffy: I'd like to stop then, okay?

Giles: I know the feeling.

Buffy: Does it ever get easy?

Giles: You mean life?

Buffy: Yeah. Does it get easy?

Giles: What do you want me to say?

Buffy: (looks up at him) Lie to me.

Giles: (considers a moment) Yes, it's terribly simple.

They start walking out of the cemetery.

Giles: The good guys are always stalwart and true, the bad guys are easily distinguished by their pointy horns or black hats, and, uh, we always defeat them and save the day. No one ever dies, and everybody lives happily ever after.

Buffy: Liar. (LTM)

Willow: (to Buffy) Do you think Giles ever played 'Anywhere But Here' when he was in school?

Xander: Giles lived for school. He's actually still bitter that there are only twelve grades.

Buffy: He probably sat in math class thinking, 'There should be more math. This could be mathier.'

Willow: C'mon, you don't think he ever got restless as a kid?

Buffy: Are you kidding? His diapers were tweed. (TDA)