Quote:We know vamps are stronger than humans, at least on average.... though I don't think all of them are peak human based on performance against Scoobies....but maybe peak for their body size and musculature....And older more elite vampires in the Cap to 1 ton range
Buffy > vampires > humans
She might not be able to beat up Thor or Hulk but she just has to be stronger than Cap. He's a human at the peak of human ability...so ok maybe he can match a weak vampire's strength...but she should still be way stronger than that. She's got to be past a human at the top of his game and into genuine super human territory or the whole mythology falls apart IMO.
Later in the series, Xander could take down a 'normal' Vampire.....so if they are Cap level.....it doesn't hold up either.
I'd say that a 150lb guy becomes a vamp, he becomes equivalent to a world class lifter at 150 lbs.... already strong guys maybe a bit more. Would give them a substantial but not insurmountable advantage over humans. Cap is as strong as a human of any size can be, so stronger than most younger vamps, and almost as strong as the strongest.
Buffy is substantially stronger than relatively old vamps.... Beast was usually in the 5 ton range