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Something's happening. I've seen portents.
Angel[src]

Portent[1] or harbinger[2] was an incident that signaled the coming of an apocalypse.[1]

History[]

1997[]

I'm not stupid. This is apocalypse stuff.
Jennifer Calendar[src]

Prior to the rise of the Master and the opening of the Hellmouth, several events happened in a radius of three miles around Sunnydale. These events included:[3]

  • A cat gave birth to a litter of snakes and then was devoured by them.
  • Whisper Lake suddenly began to boil, killing two members of a family swimming in the it.
  • At Mercy Hospital, a boy was born with his eyes facing inwards.
  • An earthquake, possibly 5.1 Richter.
  • Stones rained from the sky.
  • The water supply of Sunnydale turned into blood.

1999[]

When the Sisterhood of Jhe attempted to open the Hellmouth, Angel claimed to have seen portents which convinced him that the apocalypse was due to happen.[1]

2002[]

This thing caught you by surprise, too. You had no idea it was coming.
―Angel[src]

In late 2002, several events heralded the coming of the Beast. The night of his ascension, Wolfram & Hart registered a 300% increase of unexplained events in the Los Angeles area. All these disturbances formed a square shape. These portents included:[2]

  • Hundreds of rats emerged from pipes and drains.
  • Swarms of insects.
  • A cat tried to devour its owner.
  • Sparrows committed suicide en-masse.
  • An earthquake struck Los Angeles.

References[]

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