Well, I'm not gonna take the White House in 2008 on just my sparkling wit and funding from hostile governments.
―Helen Brucker[src]

Helen Brucker was a California senator, client of the law firm Wolfram & Hart and, secretly, a demon member of the Circle of the Black Thorn.


I didn't claw my way up from hell and get installed in a human body just to have some pedophile steal my Senate seat.
―Helen Brucker[src]

Helen Brucker was not a real human being, but a demon of an unknown species who was "installed" in a female body, presumably by necromancer Magnus Hainsley. Whether the original Brucker was a senator, or if she was named Helen Brucker at all, prior to her body becoming possessed by the demon is unknown. What was known is Brucker's ambition to become President of the United States in 2008 thanks to the financial aid of hostile countries and the vast influence she possessed as a member of the Circle of the Black Thorn. Brucker tended to surround herself with vampires, who worked both as her bodyguards and campaign staff. She was also a client of Wolfram & Hart, at least since the days of Holland Manners.[1]

Months after Angel became CEO of Wolfram & Hart Los Angeles branch, Brucker sought the services of the law firm in order to destroy the political career of Mike Conley, a senatorial candidate portrayed in his campaign as a family man that threatened Brucker's bid for reelection by stealing female voters away from Brucker. In order to secure her seat in the United States Senate, Brucker wanted Conley to be brainwashed into becoming a pedophile by Doctor Sparrow. As Angel was pretending to have become corrupted by his position of power at Wolfram & Hart, he agreed to have Conley brainwashed, much to the consternation of Charles Gunn, who wasn't aware of Angel's plans.

When Team Angel went to kill every member of the Circle, Gunn was given the job of killing the senator. Gunn stormed into her campaign headquarters, dusting several of her vampires and then killing her by throwing an axe into her head while she was in the midst of her interview.[2]

Behind the scenes



  1. "Power Play"
  2. "Not Fade Away"
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