The BEST Episodes of Slayers
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 1, 2019
Network: TV Tokyo
Sorcery Genius Lina Inverse is a redheaded heroine with a hot temper and insatiable appetite for food. She is well known as the "Enemy of all who Live", the Dragon Spooker, Dramatta, and the Bandit killer. She roams from town to town in search of treasure and food. During her travels she acquires a cadre of able, but quarrelsome companions: Gourry, a big, blond, caring, but dumb knight; Zelgadis, a once-human chimera who practices shamanic magic; and Amelia, a justice preaching Princess. Together they make short work of the hordes of bandits, golems, werewolves, trolls, mercenaries, monsters/demons and evil spirits their enemies send after them. Although faced with formidable foes, the crew battles on, whether it be for justice, power, money, a cure, or food.
#1 - Zap! Victory Is Always Mine!
Season 1 - Episode 26
Rezo starts to destroy the Flagoon tree, while Gourry and company tries to think of another way to kill Rezo. They get an idea after Gourry saying, why can't Lina be here to power up his sword. Meanwhile, Lina and Sylphiel run as they try to get to Rezo, with the Blessed Blade. Gourry uses his powered up Sword of Light, thanks to Amelia and Zelgadis, and manages to hurt Rezo. Rezo is still to strong from them, but Lina shows up! She gives them a plan to kill Rezo by using the tree, Flagoon. Rezo strikes back, but they are save when Sylphiel uses her defense. They proceed to attack Rezo with Gourry's powered up Sword of Light, as well as attacking themselves (Amelia and Zelgadis), while Lina puts the final thrust into Rezo's body and pins him against the tree. Sylphiel then uses a recover spell against the tree, and it proceeds to suck out the evil of Rezo. After killing Rezo, they return back to Sairaag as they villagers proceed to build back their city. The gang (except Sylphie
#2 - The Forbidden Dance? Where is the Strongest Spell?
Season 2 - Episode 14
Lina pays for a map, saying that their is treasure in an anceint ruin that may or may not contain the real Claire Bible. They reached the ruin only to find two other groups are also looking for this ""treasure"", and a silly looking monster, guarding the ruins. Lina manages to slow the two groups down as the monster goes for both parties. Leaving Lina and company alone as they enter the ruin. It has several stupid obstacles at first (When Lina tells them if you see a button... Gourry pushes it, only to find out you're not suppose to push it, etc.) but they reach a room containing a treaure like chest. They look at the contents of the chest, only to find out that it contains a book and two dresses that are needed to perform the spells in the book. The silly monster attack them, while the other groups show up. The all of them (except Lina, Amelia and Zelgadis) fight each other. Lina and Amelia stop the fight as they put on the dresses, and proceeds to do sing the 'spells' in the book (a
#3 - Go to NEXT! And Then Again...
Season 2 - Episode 26
Phibrizzo didn't know when someone casts the Giga Slave spell, he/she calls on the Lord of Nightmares himself. He wouldn't of not proceeded with this plan of more power, if he had known about this. Lina (Who is actually possessed by the Lord of Nightmares-- note: I'm still refering to him as Lina) gives Phibrizzo what he wants, and kills him. Everyone (including Gourry, but minus the already dead people) awakes from their humble sleep, and sees Lina. They are shocked to know that Lina is no more, since she is possessed by the Lord of Nightmares. They place starts to crumble and Lina proceeds to go back to the dark where she came from. Gourry doesn't want to lose Lina, and goes after her. Amelia, Zelgadis, and Sylphiel tries to stop him but it's no use, when more of the debris stop them. Meanwhile with Martina and Zangulus, he suggest to pray to Zoamelgustar for there safety. As Lina starts to head to the dark ball where she came from, Gourry still goes after her. He goes through
#4 - X-DAY The Demon Beast Is Reborn!
Season 1 - Episode 24
We find out Eris created the copy of Rezo, and is still alive. The others want to try help her, but Rezo (will be still calling him Rezo although he is a copy) stops them, and kills Eris. The connection is complete, and Rezo connects with the demon beast, Zanaffar, and has a lot of power. He picks a fight with the helpless group, who tries to stratch him but nothing works. Rocks start to fall on all of them, and Rezo saves them, saying that he want to kill them himself. Lina then comments who it's small, and Amelia backs her up. Rezo then transports them above ground, and destroys the lab. Rezo then flies up and wants to kill them. He wants to surpass the original Rezo by killing them, on what the original Rezo could not do. Rezo wants Lina to use the Giga Slave that killed the original Rezo, and she refuses. She tries to use the Dragon Slave, but it doesn't work. He then forces Lina to use the Giga Slave when he starts to beat up everyone. She proceeds to take Gourry's Light o
#5 - Yes! A Final Hope: The Blessed Blade!
Season 1 - Episode 25
Sylphiel along with Amelia manages to stop Lina's bleeding. Sylphiel reveals she'll need a full body healing. Rezo (or Zanaffar) tries to stop them, and with Zelgadis help, he sends Sylphiel and Lina off somewhere safe. Gourry is about to do an attack on Zanaffar, but Prince Phil comes riding in with his horse. He tries to attack Zanaffar with a mace, but Zanaffar attacks back easily. Amelia then casts a dark mist spell, and all of them retreats. Amelia heals her father, while they think what to spell or attack to use against Zanaffar. Back with Sylphiel, she goes to a safe place, and is ready to heal Lina... but that's when she notice when Lina looks a different color. Lina's dead! She hits her roughly his her chest, with her fists, and starts to do CPR. Lina's heart starts to beat again, so Sylphiel proceeds to do the full body healing spell which uses all of her strength. Sylphiel faints, as a big blast came out of her. Sylphiel a then wakes up and notices that she used to
#6 - DRIFTER Chasing or being chased
Season 4 - Episode 4
Lina tries to hunt down Pokota in the woods and nearly destroys all the woodland creatures. Later she and Gourry go into town. Zelgadis comes up with a plan to capture Pokota by luring him with food, and it actually works! Pokota reveals that he is trying to stop the mage tanks from destroying everything, and suddenly Amelia is sympathetic to his cause and sides with him. They go into town where they encounter one of the magic tanks shaped like a rabbit, but little do they know it's actually a fake tank created by Lina and Gourry.
#7 - LEGACY The decisive battle for Seyruun!
Season 4 - Episode 12
Lina's group rush to Seyruun where Zanaffar has targeted the gate to the kingdom. Sylphiel is there; she and troops try to defend but are not having much luck. Lina and the gang arrive and get in the way. With the sword of light in Pokota's hand, Duclis has Zanaffar retreat, but they will be back. As Lina and Gourry eat up to re-energize, Pokota asks Prince Phil to help out, but Phil's advisors are uncomfortable with the idea. Phil decides to assist Pokota and Lina's party heads out to confront Duclis and Zanaffar in a neighboring abandoned part of town.
#8 - The Souls of the Dead! Lina's Final Decision!
Season 2 - Episode 25
The three of them (Lina, Sylphiel, and Zangulus) reach Phibrizzo who reveals he is holding the dead (who ever was killed in the city) as his puppets. Sylphiel then tells Lina to do a Dragon Slave, and she does. It is no match against Phibrizzo but Sylphiel does a Dragon Slave herself surprising him (and Lina.) When they think they killed him, he shows up for what seems to be their final battle. Phibrizzo manages to bring Amelia, Zelgadis and Martina to him, and proceeds to slowly kill them off (he is the death master) until she decides to do the Giga Slave spell. He starts to ""kill"" them one by one which forces her to do it. As Martina has her last breath, she tells Lina to do what she believes in (love with Gourry.) Lina does the spell and indeed lose control, and when it looks like his plan has suceeded, something happens. Lina starts to talk to Phibrizzo. The person who is actually possessing Lina reveals he is actually the Lord of Nightmares himself. He reveals when someone d
#9 - INSIDER He who knows the real Truth!
Season 4 - Episode 9
Lina had surrendered to Wizer, and the group is brought to Marquess Giaconda's place, to be held in the dungeon. Wizer suggests they use Lina to fight the mage tanks to prove their power. Xellos decides that Wizer isn't aligned with his agenda and has him fall into a pit. Meanwhile, Pokota sneaks into the castle but encounters Duclis, and it is revealed they were former friends. Lina's group gets freed by Ozel, but they end up in an underground arena and now have to battle some fierce enemies.
#10 - JUDGEMENT The silver one resurrects!
Season 4 - Episode 10
Duclis and Pokota square off against each other, while Lina, Gourry, Amelia, and Zelgadis have to fight Marquess Gioconda, Ozel, and Yuuma. The battles are fierce, especially when Gourry only has a stone sword. Lina tries a few trick spells against Yuuma but he quickly catches on and dodges them. Duclis and Pokota talk about the day when Taforashia was afflicted with the disease, and what Rezo did to save their people, including putting them in their current forms. Zuuma uses the dark mist to cancel out magic attacks. Lina launches all sorts of spells, but when things look bleak, Pokota manages to turn the tide, when he and a supposedly sympathetic Duclis arrive. But as some enemies fall, a new enemy is about to rise.
#11 - Jackpot! The Great Life or Death Gamble!
Season 1 - Episode 10
In the battle for their lives (and everyone elses), Gourry tries to use the sword of light but it doesn't work against Shabranigdo. Shabranigdo then attacks Gourry and Zelgadis, leaving Lina all to Shabranigdo by herself. Shabranigdo is about to attack Lina, but Zelgadis stops him by calling Rezo who is still apart of Shabranigdo. Gourry then throws his Sword of Light, and Lina decides to use ""Giga Slave."" This spell (combined with the sword) with help from the ""Lord of Nightmare"" which is more powerful than ""Dragon Slave. She takes a swipe, but Shabranigdo blocks it. Shabranigdo thinks he can't lose, but with Rezo's help, Lina breaks the barrier and kills Shabranigdo. Lina's hair turns to white as a part of the outcome. Zelgadis decides to part ways with Lina and Gourry. Lina reminds Gourry that he was suppose to join her until they reached Atlas City, but he asks where is she headed next? Lina tells him, she'll be with him until he gives her the Sword of Light. What is in store
#12 - Impending Fall! The Moment of Ambition's Defeat!
Season 2 - Episode 13
Lina was only bluffing that her powers were gone, so when thinking that Kanzel managed to kill Lina by pushing her at the edge of the cliff (and straight down to Seyruun), she manages to get a sneak attack with a Dragon Slave which does little damage. She then amplify her power and uses the Laguna Blade to kill Kanzel. The problem is Kanzel's power was holding up the little island, and it's heading towards Seyruun. Lina and company manages to get down before the island, and Xellos sugests to do a magical amplified version of a Dragon Slave. She does it, and it not only blows up the island but a small piece of Seyruun as well. At the end, they are worried about Lina, saying that Gaav, the Demon Dragon King is after her and why is she linked to it...
#13 - You Can't Escape! The Return of the Obsessive Martina!
Season 2 - Episode 6
Martina swears to take something from Lina and tries to do so in a disguise but fails when stealing her jewel that explodes on her. The gang decide to rest at a spa (hot spring looking but isn't) sorta of place, where Martina manages to steal Lina's bandana while sleeping. Martina then proceeds to curse Lina (thanks to Lord Zoamelgustar.) The next morning, when Gourry stole Lina's food, she attacks him, and gets hit herself. Xellos, then gives a demonstration saying that someone cursed Lina, and if she hurt (or touch you) she get the touch back. By proving this, Xellos forces Gourry to grab Lina's boobs. She then kicks him in the groin, only to have the pain return to herself. Martina shows up and explains she did this. They run away as Monsters suddenly shows up and attacks them. Martina while running accidentally drops a knife, breaking the spell. Lina does a fireball, sending Martina away. After a hard days work, Amelia suggests to Lina they'd go to a hot spring next time so th
#14 - The Unexpected End? The Shocking Truth!
Season 2 - Episode 12
It was Alfred (Amelia's cousin) who was all along behind the whole kidnapping/kill Phil situation, only to have Kanzel and Mazenda turn and kill him-- the actual bad guys. Phil manages to get himself knocked out, while Lina and the rest are being taken by Kanzel up high in the sky (thanks to one land piece of Seyruun.) They manages to kill Mazenda, but are they strong enough to kill Kanzel?
#15 - The Temple of the Sand! The Secret of the Giga Slave!
Season 2 - Episode 18
Lina is fed up for looking and getting unexpected results for the Claire Bible, but Xellos reveals ontop of that mountain, in the temple holds the Claire Bible Manuscript. After a hike up to the mountain, they enter the temple, and find out they entered another dimension-- a desert like place. Xellos manages to reveal a tablet that is an actual manuscript of the Claire Bible. The only problem is, it's written in code, which is very confusing... and that 1,000 more tablets have been brought up by Xellos. They don't know where to start, but they get help when a mysterious old lady, Auntie Aqua, tells them she is the keeper of the tablets. They ask for her help, and she reveals the tablet they seek is a three-day journey to the other side. They decide to camp out the first night, and while Lina can't sleep, she sees Auntie Aqua by herself. Auntie Aqua reveals the tablet that Lina was looking for, and tells her to touch it. Lina does and gets a glimpse, if she used a Giga Slave spell th
#16 - Immediate Results? Love is in the Tiny Differences!
Season 3 - Episode 17
So it's Amelia and Gourry's turn at useless, filler episode. We find out they are together off an island somewhere, saved by fish people. Amelia and Gourry finds out that one of the fish-girl, Lila, is in love with a human, Kerel, when she saved him from a ship wreck. The father of the girl, Honar, objects at first, but their love is stronger. Their is an ancient spell that could change her into human. The only thing is, they need a beautiful young woman to get the stone off a sea creature from. Yes, Gourry is in drag, and they manage to get the jewel of the sea creatures head. When they try to do the spell, it doesn't work. The father feared this might of happen, and reveals they would have to kiss each other to prove their love. This would then transform them oppose each other (she human, he fish) to prove they actually love each other. Of course, they kiss and each other turns shape.
#17 - A Wonderful Business! Being a Bodyguard isn't Easy!
Season 2 - Episode 3
Lina and Amelia fight over which restaurant is better, Roast Beef or Hot Pot. Lina/Gourry goes to the Roast Beef restaurant, while Amelia and Zelgadis goes to the Hot Pot restaurant. Both parties are approached by two different men, and are asked to take a position as body guards for two candiates that are running against each other. What they both don't know is when playing dirty, Lina/Gourry attack Amelia/Zelgadis, and vice versa. Both candiates, Tarimu (for Lina/Gourry), and Demia (for Amelia/Zelgadis), decide for them to have a showdown at the ruins of the city, which is just north of there. When parties meet, they are not surprised who are they challenging, but they head back to town, where magical slime beasts are attacking everyone. Lina/Amelia goes to find the roots of the beasts, and it is revealed that it's coming for both of their candiates home. They throw Taimu and Demia in jail, but both Lina and Amelia forgot that they didn't get paid (after being promised to get high
#18 - Vice! The One Who Was Left Behind!
Season 1 - Episode 22
After walking forever, they reach a door, hoping to be the deep chamber, which turns out to be more stairs. They reach another door leading down to more staris, but notice another door. They know one is a trap, so they head for the other door. Which is a good thing because the first door (the one with the stairs) was indeed a trap. They enter a room, where they meet this chicken monster named Tiiba. He reveals Rezo ""hired"" him to do some research in his lab, because some their are some spells only monsters could cast. Lina demands him to take them to the deepest chamber, or she'll eat him. He brings them back where they first started, and stands on a what to be a platform to a short cut to the deepest chamber. They are now in front of a door, that only can be open with magic. Naturally, Lina steps up and opens the door. They enter the chamber, filled with many items. They have to look at every item that might be Rezo's legacy. Slyphiel notices the Tiiba wandering off, and she
#19 - Return! The Red Priest Is Back!
Season 1 - Episode 18
To enter Sairaag, Lina, Gourry and Amelia sneaked into the city in the night, so they won't get caught. They hid in an alley and a girl named Sylphiel finds them. Sylphiel knows Gourry and brings them home. She explains that a month ago, a sorcereress named Eris had told them that an email sorceress named Lina Inverse had Gourry undermind control and is destroying the world. They decide to see this girl named Eris who is staying at a mansion in town. When they enter (through a hole they made in the wall), the walk upon the stairs and see a potrait of Rezo. Eris (along with Vrumugun and Zangulus) welcomes the intruders, they get into a fight. Vrumugun starts to appear more and more, and Lina figured that they all must a copy. At that moment, Zelgadis breaks in, and starts to kill off all of the copies. He then tells them that Eris is controlling him. Eris then welcomes the traitor. She then tells them that Zelgadis used to work for Rezo. At that moment, Rezo comes out of the shad
#20 - Passion! Shall We Give Our Lives for the Stage?
Season 1 - Episode 16
Lina, Gourry and Amelia are hungry and can't go into the nearest town without the fact that they might get arrested. They smell something cooking close by, which turns out to be stew. They eat it, unaware whose it belong too. It turns out that the stew's owner is a director of a theater on the road show. Lina, Gourry and Amelia eat their food (that they presumably paid for or was offered) and are forced to join the play when some actors quit. They find out that the play is about the ""vicious killer Lina Inverse."" Lina is upset, but both Gourry and Amelia calm her down, saying that she might blow their cover. Amelia lands the lead, while Lina and Gourry are stuck with being a dragon. Zangulus and Vrumugun argue a bit, and Zangulus takes off. He ties up an actor (who was fired from his role) and the actor tells him the answers (that Lina is aboard.) It's time for the play to go on and Zangulus and Vrumugun crashes it. Lina and Gourry fall through a trap door, and sees that the dir
#21 - No Time for Arguing! Head for the Showdown!
Season 3 - Episode 23
Filia tells the Elder, she is no longer a priestess for their temple and vows to never return to them, as she found out about the truth. Lina and the gang head to the center/the gate what is also called ""Ray of Light"" in hope to stop Xellos, Sirius, and Erulogs. They then run into Jillas, and Filia manages to save him from his own bomb, and he joines forces with them. They then move forward to the Ray of Light stop them. We foind out Xellos true plan, he is there wanting to destroy the Dark Star. Will Erulogs and Sirius go with him? Will Lina and gang get their in time?
#22 - TRY Again! When All Returns to White!
Season 3 - Episode 26
Filia figures out where Valgaav is going, and transport her last huge power to the Ancient Dragon temple. Erulogs get killed by Valgaav, so Lina decides to do something by combining all of the five weapons (that Dark Star created) and using Filia's Holy Power, and Xellos' Dark power (as well as she casting a spell.) They manage to kill him and save the world again (for the third time) where they all decide to start a new beginning. Gourry decides to give his Sword of Light to Sirius who will take the rest of the weapons back to his world. Filia spots something floating, which turns out to be what is left of Valgaav (a baby Ancient Dragon) and cares for it. In the end, they all part ways, Amelia goes back to Seyruun, Zelgadis goes on his own way, Filia opens a shop with Jillas and cares for the baby, while Lina and Gourry set off to whatever they could become... perhaps a new adventure? You may never know.
#23 - Help! Shabranigdo is Reborn!
Season 1 - Episode 8
While in a town, Lina and company gets a message from Rezo. He shows his power when he turns a little boy into stone and demands Lina and company to his tower. Rezo tells them he could easily kill off the whole village. They have no choice but to ""talk"" with Rezo, which ends up ugly. While at the tower, Lina wants to know the truth, but figures that Rezo must of struck a deal with that monster (from the last episode) to cure his blindness (from the stone) inexchange for ressurection the Dark Lord. They ask why meet them in the tower, and he responds this is one of the spots Shabrangido's parts are. Rezo steals the statue and manages to control Zelgadis (remember Rezo sort of created Zelgadis on what he is today). He forces Zelgadis to fight against Lina and co. Rezo runs off into another room, while Lina snaps Zelgadis out of it. Rezo completes the ritual, but things turn when he got information wrong. It turns out that Shabranigdo only had a ceremony there, and not one of this
#24 - Staying Behind For the Sake of Love!
Season 2 - Episode 5
The group manages to search around the home, and find a hidden room in the attic. By this time, Halcyform has already been defrosted. They escape his wrath when Lina makes a whole in the ground around them. They land in a sewer like place in the home, where slugs are present. Lina gets scared and hang on to Gourry. They proceded to get transported to another place by Saygram, while Zelgadis and Amelia fight of the slugs. Then Amelia and Zelgadis manages to get kidnapped. Shortly after, Lina and Gourry runs away after being transported and end up in a lab. They see a woman laying there, and Halcyform shows up. We learn his back story, why he is doing this. He is trying to bring back the love of his life, Rubia (the woman in the box) after monsters attacked them, and he wasn't unable to save her. Amelia and Zelgadis shortly appears, wrapped up in a cococun, they fall into the pool, where they lose their energy, giving it to Rubia. Lina figures out where the pledge stone is, and
#25 - Sudden Cooking! Follow the Phantom Dragon!
Season 2 - Episode 7
Lina and the gang stop by in a town offering a Dragon Course feast. The workers try to fool Lina and co., with imitations, or whale food. They notice it, and they go to the back and demand their food. The head chef tells them personally he'd get the dragon and make it himself, making Lina all excited. He offers them to go hunting for the dragon, and they accept. Basically they have trouble capturing the dragon, but they manage to. In the end, as Lina awaits her food, it is revealed that due to the dragon's poision, it will take long to cook (at least 2 months - 6 months a dish.) Rather waiting for their cuisine, Gourry, Amelia, and Zelgadis drag Lina out of the restaurant as she screams for the dragon cuisine.