"Beautiful, dumb as a post, but a favorite among her clan..."
Angel(David Boreanaz), also known as Angelus, is a hard character. Not much is known about the handsome vampire except for the fact that he is 244 years old and that he's Irish.
He was brought accross by a vampire named Darla two centuries ago and spent around one hundred years as the "scourge of Europe." In the early twentieth century, he made the mistake of feeding on a young gypsy girl. Her clan decided to take revenge and cursed Angelus with a soul.
For eighty years after that, he spent his time wandering around the streets and basically feeling sorry for himself. All that changed, however, when he met a guy named Whistler, a demon sent down to even the score between good and evil, in 1996. Whistler took him to Los Angeles to show Angel something... or rather, someone.
When Angel reached L.A. and saw Buffy Summers, he decided that he would help her. Not many details are known about this time period, but we assume that Whistler helped Angel shape up so that he could help out the Slayer.
Buffy moved to Sunnydale and Angel followed her. This is where they met. Eventually, Buffy fell inlove with Angel and by season two, in the episode "Surprise," they consumated their relationship.
Unfortunately, the gypsies who cursed Angel also added a clause into the curse which stated that if he ever had even one moment of true hapiness, he would lose his soul. By making love to Buffy, Angel recieved that one moment and became the souless demon he had been. He taunted Buffy, and killed two of her friends. Finally, Angel recieved his soul again.
While he had been evil, he had teamed up with Spike and Drusilla and had called forth the demon Acathla to suck the world into Hell. The only way to reverse it, was to send Angel to Hell. As soon as he got his soul back, Buffy had no choice but to stab him with the sword that would send him to Hell.
Angel came back from Hell by season three, but decided that he and Buffy could never have anything because he wasn't human. He has now moved to L.A. and is trying to gain his forgiveness and redeption.
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