The BEST episodes of Slayers
Every episode of Slayers ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Slayers!
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 - LEGACY! Decisive Battle in Seyruun!
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/17/2008
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.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#2 - Go to NEXT! And Then Again...
Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired 9/27/1996
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 throughWatch Now:AmazonApple TV
#3 - Impending Fall! The Moment of Ambition's Defeat!
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/28/1996
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...
#4 - The Stolen Sword of Light! The End of the Demon Dragon King!
Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 8/30/1996
Towards at the end of the last episode, Amelia is badly and is being healed by Milgasia, while the others fight Gaav off. Xellos escapes Gaav's grip, while Martina and the little boy are watching from afar. Gourry and Zelgadis tries to fight him off, but when think they are about to get killed, Amelia wakes up and stops Gaav. Gaav starts to head for Amelia, but Zelgadis jumps, taking the blow which saves her. Lina is very weak, and is now being healed by Milgasia. She is fully recovered, and fights Gaav. She uses the Laguna Blade to kill him. When they are about to celebrate, Martina notices the boy missing. All off a sudden, Gaav shows up, and they try to make a run for it. But then, the Hellmaster, shows up... who was actually the little boy in disguise. With a snap of his fingers, Gaav is instantly killed. The Hellmaster, named Phibrizzo, somewhat retreats and takes Gourry as a hostage, so that Lina follows his unknown plan to them. He tells them go to Sairaag, to save Gou
#5 - The Unexpected End? The Shocking Truth!
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/21/1996
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?
#6 - ZAP! Victory is Always Mine!
Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 9/29/1995
In order to have Lina and her friends come out of hiding, the clone Rezo attacks Sairaag. Gourry fights back with his Sword of Light and the others use magic incantations. Even though they fight a close battle they don't have the means to defeat him. In the nick of time, Lina appears with the Blessed Blade in her hand. They are encouraged by seeing a recuperated Lina and together our heroes fight with a renewed tenacity. The Blessed Blade absorbs the evil spirit out of the clone Rezo and he dies shortly after.
#7 - Sudden Cooking! Follow the Phantom Dragon!
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/17/1996
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.
#8 - The Hurdle's Cleared? Jiras' Hidden Power!
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/13/1997
Lina and the gang get tricked by Jillas who tellsl them a great power is on top of this funny looking mountain. They get paired by couples, Lina/Zelgadis, Gourry/Amelia, and Filia/Xellos which Filia ultimately refuses. This pairing also upsets Amelia. After some minor fights and tricks by Jillas, Gourry's recklessness causes the mountain to tip over losing his Sword of Light to Jillas.Watch Now:Apple TV
#9 - The Forbidden Dance? Where is the Strongest Spell?
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 7/5/1996
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
#10 - The Souls of the Dead! Lina's Final Decision!
Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired 9/20/1996
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 dWatch Now:Apple TV
#11 - ETERNAL! The Forever-Sleeping Forest!
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/30/2008
Lina and the gang follow Pokota into a forest that suddenly grows misty. They end up encountering Xellos, who is wandering in the woods. The mist reveals a lost city of Tarofshia whose inhabitants were put into suspended animation by Rezo the Red Priest (yes, that Rezo) in order to save them from a disease that was incurable back then. But strange things are amiss as Pokota discovers that someone's invaded the king's mansion.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#12 - Disclosure at Last? Xellos's True Form!
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 8/11/1996
We find out that Xellos is actually part monster, and is extremely powerful. They (Xellos, Lina) manages to get away, only to have Saygram (the hencemen) follow them. The others tries attacking but nothing works. Gaav shortly shows up, and when the gang think they are going to die... Martina shows up. Martina uses her brooch looking thing as a shield (Lord Zoamelgustar!), and to everyone's surprise, it works. They manage to run away, and Auntie Aqua pops out of Martina's brooch. Auntie Aqua then reveals the truth, saying she is what's left of the Water Dragon King from the many years ago. She tells them to head to Katahto Mountains where the original Claire Bible is being held. She breaks a doorway for them, and they all manage to escape. Eating at an inn, Martina finds out that Xellos is part monster, breaking her heart. What surprised them the most, Gourry knew this all along (before the rest of them.)
#13 - JUDGEMENT! The Silver One Rises Again!
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/3/2008
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.Watch Now:Apple TV
#14 - Voices from the Darkness! Slash 'em to Bits, Ragna Blade!
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/14/1996
Back at Seyruun, Phil, Zelgadis, Amelia and Gourry are brought to another dimension by Mazenda and Kanzel. With Lina, she eagerly reads the manuscipt that tells of a spell called the Ragna Blade, and will be useful later on in the show. Martina fells left out, and grabs the book only to have it burned Xellos. Lina notices the smoke signals, and remembers what it meant. If Phil and the others were in trouble, the guards (or whoever) would do a smoke signal of some sort. Lina uses the new Ragna Blade spell to break through the barrier, only to have Phil kidnapped again by Kanzel. We find out they were after Lina from all along.Watch Now:Apple TV
#15 - DRIFTER! Who's Chasing Whom?!
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/23/2008
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.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#16 - No Other Choice! Set Course for Dragon Valley!
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 8/16/1996
A boy tries to steal Lina's wallet, but they catch on. As punishment, Lina makes him massage her neck/back, etc. They ask him about Kahato Mountains, and he gives them a map.
#17 - The Temple of the Sand! The Secret of the Giga Slave!
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 8/9/1996
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
#18 - Sinister Trap! The Mysterious City of Ghosts!
Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 9/13/1996
Phibrizzo takes Gourry back, and which forces them to go to Sairaag. They reached Sairaag, and eariler reports were true. Sairaag was the city that the Copy Rezo had destoryed, but is suddenly back for no reason. Further evidence is proven, when Sylphiel manages to meet/hug her dead father. He then reveals they are all dead but was brought to ""life"" by Phibrizzo. Lina tries to get more out of Phibrizzo, but they way that Sylphiel's father and everyone else, he is limited to answer questions. Although he can answer this... Phibrizzo is in a temple located in the center of the town. Lina and company tries to enter the temple, but it has no doors. Suddenly a door appears, and Lina rushes into, only to have her running back out. They figure it's something to do with the dimension, but before they could invistage more, they are ""cornered"" by villagers, who doesn't attack. Lina knows they are under Phibrizzo's order, and leave quietly. Later in midnight, they decide to come up with a
#19 - FALL ON! Strange Festival! Bizarre Festival? Push That Ball Up!
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/6/2008
Lina and the gang are hired to create a golem and compete in a ball rolling contest with a large amount of food and money (just the right incentive for Lina) as a reward. But her rivals are not pushovers as they include Pokota and a duo sent by Duclis to go after the Sword of Light.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#20 - MISTY! The Blades are Brought Down!
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/24/2008
Gourry manages to land a hit with the sword of light, but Zanaffar retreats into the ground. In an effort to create another Zanaffar, the mighty astral demon dragon strikes down Duclis. Pokota rushes to try to help his former comrade. Meanwhile Lina's group reassembles at the gates of Seyruun for one last stand against Zanaffar.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#21 - INSIDER! The One Who Knows the Truth!
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/27/2008
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.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#22 - YES! A Final Hope: The Blessed Blade!
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 9/22/1995
Having been struck by the clone Rezo Lina is injured. Her friends try to help Lina escape, but even the power of Sword of Light doesn't work against the clone. Prince Philionel, Amelia's father, jumps in to help them out but he is no match for the clone Rezo. Our heroes escape into the basement of the Sacred Tree, where Lina has already entered before them. Lina is completely healed thanks to Sylphiel's cure incantation and the power of the Blessed Blade that is found there. She once again faces the clone Rezo with the Blessed Blade in her hand.
#23 - Staying Behind For the Sake of Love!
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/3/1996
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, andWatch Now:Apple TV
#24 - A Big Crash? The Battle at Artemay Tower!
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 7/12/1996
The gang visit a place called Artemay Tower, after Xellos tells them a story spooking them of their wits. He tells how a guy lived in the tower, with all dolls and fell inlove with a villager. When the girl went missing, angry villagers went to the tower, only to find all the dolls has the girl (who he fell in love with) had all her face on the dolls. Thanks to the chef at the inn they were in, they get some cute costumes and head for the tower. They disreguard the dolls, only to have the dolls scare them (in broad day light.) They figure out about the costumes, and uses it, as they enter the tower. The dolls aren't arrive of them, and they get a visit from the guy from the story named Joe. After a few twists and turns, they manages to kill the real monster, who was acting as Joe's doll. Back at the end, Lina is upset at Xellos saying that they did that for nothing, thinking that the Claire Bible could be actually up there. But the others are happy with their cute costumes.
#25 - They're Talking About a Girl Named Zelgadis?
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 8/2/1996
The gang decide to head to the town called Femille, who they think the Claire Bible may be there. The thing is, Femille is inhabited by females... ONLY. So yes, this would mean, Gourry, Zelgadis, Xellos would have to dress up. While heading to Femille, Zelgadis manages to save the princess of Femille, Miwan, after being attacked by monsters. They bring her back to (of course) the queen, and she warns them, ""It's a good thing she was saved by all females. If any men would of be present, they would be sentenced to die-- no questions asked."" sort of warning. Zelgadis starts to have a crush on Miwan, but she had problems on her own. Miwan is pressured to become a shrine maiden, but she doesn't want to. She decides she wants to break the fountain that would make them a shrine maiden, by just placing the water(fall) on the person's head. Of course, they are attacked by monsters, and with Lina and company help (Zelgadis, and Gourry break out of their disguises in the process) they defeaWatch Now:Apple TV