Angel
Played by David Boreanaz.
Angel
Angel was "Liam" in the year 1727, an Irish commoner. By age 27, he had developed a taste for alcohol and women and an aversion to work. Though not a bad man, Liam's only real ambition lay in seeing the world. That seemed a laughable dream until he met an affluent woman named Darla.

Darla promised Liam a world full of excitement and travel - a world in which he could take anything he wanted. But this gift came with a price, for Darla was a vampire. And in her deadly embrace, Liam was transformed into Angelus, the cruellest vampire the world had ever known.

For generations, Darla and Angelus terrorized humankind, murdering and torturing anyone who crossed their path. It was a family of gypsies who finally destroyed Angelus. In their grief over the death of their favourite daughter, they cursed him, restoring his soul and condemning him to an eternal life of regret and guilt. Only a moment of pure happiness could break the curse.

A shadow of his former self, Angel eventually wandered across the path of a demon named Whistler. Whistler persuaded Angel to join the fight against the evil that had corrupted him and to help the newly called Vampire Slayer. Her name was Buffy.

Over time, Buffy and Angel fell in love with each other. Though they tried to deny their feelings, they could not resist the passion growing between them. And so it was that one night of unrestrained passion led to Angelus' repossession of Angel. Angelus quickly returned to his former evil ways, except this time Buffy was there to stop him. In a battle to undo the evil that Angelus had unleashed on the world and to save humankind, Buffy killed her lover. But before the Hellmouth consumed him, Angel was cursed again and his soul restored.

When Angel was unexpectedly released from Hell's clutches, he knew it was for a reason. Departing Sunnydale, Angel left the woman he still loved and moved to L.A. to find his purpose and to redeem himself in the service of others. He found support from Doyle, sent by the Powers That Be, and Cordelia, a fellow Sunnydale transplant on the road to fame and wealth. They formed "Angel Investigations," protecting those who cannot defend themselves and helping other lost souls find their way.

After losing Doyle, his trusted friend and connection to the Powers That Be, Angel became even more protective of those who meant the most to him. Wesley, a former Watcher, came to town as a rogue demon hunter, but stayed to help Angel and Cordelia who were then joined a few months later by Charles Gunn, an unlikely partner and self-proclaimed Slayer yet a formidable force nonetheless. Extending their sources further, the AI Team also regularly enlist the help of Lorne aka The Host, an Anagogic demon who could read people's futures but only when they sing karaoke.

As Angel continued to help the hopeless in LA, his good deeds continually disrupted the plans of evil law firm Wolfram & Hart and in an attempt to control Angel, W&H resurrected the vampire with a soul's sire Darla, but brought her back as human. When Drusilla once again turned Darla into a vampire, Angel felt he had failed to save her and after firing his Angel Investigations crew embarked on a one-man vendetta against W&H. In a moment of perfect despair, Angel attempted to lift his soul by bedding Darla but instead found a moment of clarity realising his purpose was still for good not evil. Darla fled and after a difficult reconciliation, the AI team then found themselves transported to Lorne's home dimension, a strange world by the name of Pylea. Eventually they returned with a new team member, Winifred Birkle, in tow and to the news that his former love, Buffy, was dead.

Despite Buffy's miraculous resurrection a few months later, Angel realised that he was starting to see Cordelia as more than just a friend but before he had a chance to confess his feelings to her Darla returned bringing further impossibilities for him as their one night of passion had left her inexplicably pregnant with his son, Connor. False prophecies, time travellers and betrayal led to Angel losing his son to an old enemy who abducted Connor soon after his birth taking him to a hell dimension where time moves very differently. When Connor returned, he was a young man who was raised to believe that Angel was still a soulless monster. Connor vowed to make Angel pay for the suffering he had once caused and as he acted out his retribution by sending Angel to the bottom of the ocean in a steel coffin, Cordelia ascended to a higher plane, the feelings shared between her and Angel still left unspoken.

Rescued from his watery prison, Angel's relationship with Connor was understandably strained and was complicated further by the return of an amnesiac Cordelia. When the latest big bad known as The Beast and his Boss arrived to bring chaos to the Earth, Angel's worst fears were realised when he had to unleash his evil alter ego Angelus in order to defeat it. Although momentarily freed to wreak a little havoc of his own, Angelus was recaptured with a little help from a Slayer and a Witch and Angel returned to discover that the enemy he was battling was a little closer to home. A battle and an eventual victory over a divine being led to Angel inexplicably being offered the LA branch of W&H as a reward for ending world peace. Angel acted against all of his instincts and made a deal with his sworn enemy, which would allow him to demonstrate one final act of fatherly love.

"Nothing in the world is the way it ought to be, it's harsh and cruel, but that's why there's us. Champions." ~ Angel is a Champion and LA is his city. He knows by experience that the true path to redemption is a hard one full of sacrifice and loss and every day he walks a fine line tempted by the two desires he can never fulfil, mortality and pleasure. His courage of conviction and belief that the world can be a better place will lead one day lead him to humanity and to the one thing he desires most ~ forgiveness.

From City of Angel

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Angel

001
City Of...
002
Lonely Hearts
003
In The Dark
004
I Fall To Pieces
005
Room With A View
006
Sense and Sensitivity
007
The Bachelor Party
008
I Will Remember You
009
Hero
010
Parting Gifts
011
Somnambulist
012
Expecting
013
She
014
I've Got You Under My Skin
015
The Prodigal
016
The Ring
017
Eternity
018
Five by Five (I)
019
Sanctuary (II)
020
War Zone
021
Blind Date
022
To Shanshu in LA
023
Judgement
024
Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been
025
First Impressions
026
Untouched
027
Dear Boy
028
Guise Will Be Guise
029
Darla
030
The Shroud Of Rahmon
031
The Trial
032
Reunion
033
Redefinition
034
Blood Money
035
Happy Anniversary
036
The Thin Dead Line
037
Reprise (I)
038
Epiphany (II)
039
Disharmony
040
Dead End
041
Belonging
042
Over The Rainbow
043
Through The Looking Glass
044
There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb
045
Heartthrob
046
That Vision Thing
047
That Old Gang Of Mine
048
Carpe Noctem
049
Fredless
050
Billy
051
Offspring
052
Quickening
053
Lullaby
054
Dad
055
Birthday
056
Provider
057
Waiting In The Wings
058
Couplet
059
Loyalty (I)
060
Sleep Tight (II)
061
Forgiving
062
Double Or Nothing
063
The Price
064
A New World
065
Benediction
066
Tomorrow
067
Deep Down
068
Ground State
069
The House Always Wins
070
Slouching Toward Bethlehem
071
Supersymmetry
072
Spin The Bottle
073
Apocalypse, Nowish
074
Habeas Corpses
075
Long Day's Journey
076
Awakening
077
Soulless
078
Calvary
079
Salvage
080
Release
081
Orpheus
082
Players
083
Inside Out
084
Shiny Happy People
085
The Magic Bullet
086
Sacrifice
087
Peace Out
088
Home
089
Conviction (I)
090
Just Rewards (II)
091
Unleashed
092
Hell Bound
093
Life Of The Party
094
The Cautionary Tale Of Numero Cinco
095
Lineage
096
Destiny
097
Harm's Way
098
Soul Purpose
099
Damage
100
You're Welcome
101
Why We Fight
102
Smile Time
103
A Hole In The World
104
Shells
105
Underneath
106
Origin
107
Time Bomb
108
The Girl In Question
109
Power Play
110
Not Fade Away

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

014
When She Was Bad
015
Some Assembly Required
016
School Hard
017
Inca Mummy Girl
018
Reptile Boy
019
Halloween
020
Lie To Me
021
The Dark Age
022
What's My Line? (I)
023
What's My Line? (II)
024
Ted
025
Bad Eggs
026
Surprise (I)
027
Innocence (II)
028
Phases
029
Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
030
Passion
031
Killed By Death
032
I Only Have Eyes For You
033
Go Fish
034
Becoming (I)
035
Becoming (II)
036
Anne
037
Dead Man's Party
038
Faith, Hope And Trick
039
Beauty And The Beasts
040
Homecoming
041
Band Candy
042
Revelations
043
Lover's Walk
044
The Wish
045
Amends
046
Gingerbread
047
Helpless
048
The Zeppo
049
Bad Girls
050
Consequences (II)
051
Doppelgängland
052
Enemies
053
Earshot
054
Choices
055
The Prom
056
Graduation Day (I)
057
Graduation Day (II)

Guest

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

002
Welcome To The Hellmouth (I)
003
The Harvest (II)
005
Teacher's Pet
006
Never Kill A Boy On The First Date
008
Angel
012
Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight
013
Prophecy Girl
065
Pangs
077
The Yoko Factor (I)
086
Fool For Love
096
Forever
144
End Of Days
145
Chosen (series ended)

Uncredited

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

058
The Freshman