Kendra Young- Vampire Slayer (Character)

Created by:  Joss Whedon

1st appearance: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 1997.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Ring of Fire (1st comic book appearance), 2000

Nationality: Jamaican

Team Affiliations: Scooby Gang

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: 5’4″              Weight: 100 lbs

Eyes: Brown             Hair: Black

Relatives: Unnamed parents (Status Unknown)

Skills and abilities: Trained  from an early age in the use of a variety of weapons and mixed martial arts skills.

Powers: Superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, enhanced healing factor, ability to sense Vampires and use any weapon instinctively. In addition to this she has prophetic dreams in which she can see glimpses of the future.



Kendra Young was a Slayer born on the Caribbean island of Jamaica. Unlike Buffy she was identified as a “potential slayer” at an early age and was taken in and trained by Sam Zabuto in weapons and martial art. Kendra was the modeled slayer in training mastering the “slayer handbook” and carrying out orders to the letter.  Before she received her powers she carved a stake she affectionately called “Mr. Pointy”. When Buffy Summers suffered a temporary death the slayer line and powers were activated in Kendra in 1997.

Investigating a supposedly “slayer-less” hellmouth she fought Buffy and later allied with the Scooby Gang in battling the vampires Spike and Drusilla. After Angel was reverted to “Angelus” she returns to sunny dale to aid her friends but is killed in battle with Drusilla in 1998. after only a year-long tenure as Slayer. Her death activated “Faith”.

Note: Kendra appeared in season two of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and was portrayed by Bianca Lawson.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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