Angel is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt for the American It isn't until the episode "Angel" that the character is revealed to be a benevolent vampire In the second season (–), Buffy and Angel's romantic relationship develops and the pair make love in the episode "Surprise". Buffy Summers' main romantic relationships were with the vampires Angel as the Hellmouth collapsed around them in one of the series' most memorable and. In the Season Two episode “Surprise”, Buffy and Angel consummate their relationship. This has unfortunate consequences, as this act causes.
And speaking of Angel: S1 is only twelve episodes long. A sidenote here about Xander: Despite remembering everything he did while under the influence of the hyena spirit, Xander feigns amnesia in order to dodge the consequences of his actions, putting him on the same page as Angel, Parker and Riley.Buffy the Vampire Slayer - About the Relationships - FOX Home Entertainment
But despite the difference in their demonic aspects — Xander is possessed by a hyena spirit, while Spike is soulless — the two states nonetheless appear to be rather similar, in that both are guided by primal urges while still retaining their base personalities. Xander, it seems, has less decency at times than someone who physically lacks a conscience.
Which is, I think, the best definition for vampirehood in the Buffyverse. Becoming a vampire invests you with bloodlust and demonic strength while stripping you of your conscience: He makes a shrine to Buffy, furnished with clothes and photos stolen from her house.
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The demon in him is selfish, lustful and possessive, but the good man, the poet, so long dormant, is fighting for control. More than once in the course of the show, a character spurned or crossed in love resorts to magic or science as a way to regain control: While Buffy still feels for Angel, as evidenced by her tearful goodbye to him, she is no longer conflicted about what she needs to do.
Buffy kills Angel to save the world, and in enacting his fate, she becomes the dominant power in their relationship. This act is symbolic for Buffy, in that it enables her to assert her dominance over Angel. She has reversed the power dynamic between them, and ultimately becomes the dominant partner in this conflict.
In one respect, Buffy emerges as a powerful female.
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Despite her feelings for Angel, Buffy kills him; she overcomes his domination over her, both physically and mentally, and is able to be victorious and dominant. Further, this did not happen quickly. Her shift towards dominance was a progression for Buffy, showing maturation in her ability to exert her power and dominance in a personal as well as slaying context.
However, this representation is conflicted in the manner this domination is physically enacted. There is still the issue of the phallic weaponry used in this conflict with Angelus, specifically the sword and her need to thrust it with him, effectively reversing the penetrative act that began his domination over her Braun As I have discussed in the previous post, Buffy is only really able to be dominant over her opponent with a phallus, the sword; she has to wield this phallus, and in doing this, Buffy is able to neutralize the threat that Angel poses.
Angel eventually outsmarts and kills the Demon Lords of Los Angeles to win the city back for its people. Restored to the fight in the alley with memories intact, Angel saves Gunn this time and later is happily reunited with Connor.
As a mark of respect for his friends, he names a wing of the Los Angeles public library after Wesley and Fred; Wesley is no longer a ghost. Angel leaves the human, traumatised Gunn an Angel Investigations card and returns to his duties helping the hopeless.
At the end of the arc, the military general who coordinated a large-scale attack on Buffy is revealed to be a follower of "Twilight";  later issues show that many of the anti-Slayer forces serve under the leadership of a masked person known as Twilight.
Twilight reveals himself to be Angel, and claims to have been distracting the various groups that would seek to destroy Buffy while pushing her towards some other end.
They kiss, have sex and fly through space, eventually ascending to a dimension called Twilight. Meanwhile, Giles exposits a prophecy pertaining to the creation of a new universe, brought about by a Slayer falling in love with a vampire.
Spike explains the next step in the prophecy, which concerns the new universe springing from the mystical Seed of Wonder, a source for all the magic in the universe, buried beneath Sunnydale. This prompts Buffy to destroy the Seed.
This stops the Twilight dimension from destroying the existing world, and Angel is dispossessed, but the universe is also stripped of all magic. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information.
July Following on from this, Angel headlines the series Angel and Faith, primarily set in London. Its stories aim to be respectful to the storylines featured in IDW's forty-four issue Angel run,  and maintains a very tight continuity with Buffy Season Nine and other related comics. Along with Faith, he lives in Giles' London apartment where they are joined by Giles' ageless aunts, witches Lavinia and Sophronia.
Angel intends to honor Giles' memory, and seeks to collect fragments of Giles' soul from magical items as part of a plan to resurrect him. In the series' conclusion, Giles is successfully resurrected, albeit as a young teenage boy, and the gang pursue Whistler, Pearl and Nash to a rooftop, where they plan to unleash a horrific magical plague on the world as an inelegant means to restore magic to the universe.
Nash is killed, and Angel is able to persuade Whistler to see the error of his ways, successfully limiting to the extent of the plague to an area of Hackney in London. In the season's denouement, Faith returns to America alongside Giles, while Angel remains behind to guard over the plagued neighborhood, now called Magic Town, where residents—magically mutated into all manner of creature—are already causing problems.
Angel defends Magic Town against threats such as Amy Madison during Faith's absence, and acquires several new allies: Eldre Koh, an ancient Nitobe demon freed from his prison by the end of magic; Detective Brandt; Rory, a magically-mutated bartender; and the mutant Tricia and her boyfriend Parker.
Angel is also aided by Sophronia and Lavinia, as well as Nadira, a Slayer who hated him for his actions as Twilight but found inner peace after being mutated, and has a deep connection with the magic of Magic Town, which has become sentient. Following Illyria's death in Buffy Season Nine, Angel finds Fred alive again, having been restored by the reset of the laws of magic; she is forced to share her body with Illyria but is able to keep the ancient demon mostly under control.
Faith also returns, now working for Zane Pharmaceuticals. A crossover with Buffy Season Ten reveals a new demon villain: Archaeus, who sired the Master and is able to control all the vampires from that bloodline, including Angel, Spike and Drusilla. Angel travels to San Francisco to help Buffy combat the demon lord, discovering that Buffy and Spike are now in a relationship, which Angel believes will not last.
Observing the battle, the sentient magic is almost convinced to join Archaeus, but ultimately defends Nadira from him and traps Archaeus inside a statue. Reception[ edit ] SFX magazine named Angel as the third greatest vampire in television and film, with rival Spike in first place.