|This article's subject is part of the alternate timeline known as the Cordy!verse.|
For the original timeline equivalent, see Angel.
For other uses, see Angel.
- “No, I— I won't. I won't do that. I won't do... I didn't mean... I didn't mean... Only if it's dead. It's me. It was my fault. It was me. I'm okay. I didn't mean... I didn't mean...”
In Los Angeles, Angel spent a few months alone, patrolling dives and dark alleys, battling vampires who hunted there. Soon enough, he received support in his attempts to redeem himself in the service of others. First, Doyle, a half-brachen demon and fellow Irishman with precognitive abilities was sent by The Powers That Be to be Angel's guide. Investigating Tina's case, Angel was present at the same party that Cordelia, who had moved to Los Angeles to find wealth and fame. However, they didn't meet.
Angel and Doyle formed Angel Investigations, a private detective agency whose mission statement was to "help the helpless". Eventually, Doyle, Angel's trusted friend and sole connection to The Powers That Be, sacrificed himself to save others, giving to the vampire his power of visions, causing Angel to "retreat into himself." Wesley arrived in Los Angeles around that time, claiming to be a "rogue demon hunter." A few months later, they were joined by lifelong demon fighter Gunn.
Eventually, Angel became unable to bear the power of the visions and his own isolation and was slowly but surely driven insane, to the extent that he began to have visions of Angelus' victims. He soon became reclusive and limited himself to informing Gunn and Wesley of his visions, leaving them to take care of things by themselves. The visions also led him to suffer violent episodes, leading Wesley and Gunn to install chains as a security measure.
Eventually, Cordelia came across Angel again, and, unable to bear the sight of his suffering, kissed him and took the visions into herself. She then a deal with Skip to transform her into a half-demon and restore reality to normal.
Behind the scenesEdit
- He was portrayed by David Boreanaz.