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|Image = Vanessa1.jpg
|Image = Vanessa1.jpg
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|Appear = "[[Blind Date]]"
|First = ''[[Blind Date]]''
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|Name = Vanessa Brewer
|Last = ''[[Blind Date]]''
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|Status = Deceased
|Appear =
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|Classification = [[Human]]
|Name = Vanessa Brewer
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|Affiliation = [[Wolfram & Hart]]<br />[[Order of the Nanjin]]
|Aliases =
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|Powers =<br />
|Status = Deceased
 
|Classification = Human
 
|Affiliation = [[Wolfram & Hart]]<br>[[Order of the Nanjin]]
 
|Known relatives =
 
|Powers = <br>
 
 
*Energy perception.
 
*Energy perception.
 
*Motion sensing.
 
*Motion sensing.
 
*Skilled martial artist and assassin.
 
*Skilled martial artist and assassin.
|Actor = Jennifer Badger Martin
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|Actor = [[Jennifer Badger Martin]]
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|Born = San Francisco, July 18, 1967|Died = Los Angeles, October 6, 1999}}
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{{Quote|Thank you Lindsey... Nice to see you again.|Vanessa Brewer|Blind Date}}
   
{{Quote|Thank you Lindsey... nice to see you again.|Vanessa Brewer|Blind Date}}
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'''Vanessa Brewer''' was a blind assassin working for [[Wolfram & Hart]] as well as their client.
 
'''Vanessa Brewer''' was a blind assassin working for [[Wolfram & Hart]] as well as their client. She was portrayed by [[Jennifer Badger Martin]].
 
   
 
== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
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{{Quote|God, two minutes alone with that woman, I feel like my spine has been fused. Still, one has to admire her talent - and work ethic. She kind of reminds me of you. Talent and hard work, not the psycho killer part.|Holland Manners to Lindsey McDonald|Blind Date}}
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According to police files, Vanessa Brewer was born in July 18, 1967 at [[San Francisco]].
   
{{Quote|God, two minutes alone with that woman, I feel like my spine has been fused. Still, one has to admire her talent - and work ethic. She kind of reminds me of [[Lindsey McDonald|you]]. Talent and hard work, not the psycho killer part.|Holland Manners|Blind Date}}
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According to her file at Wolfram & Hart, Vanessa Brewer was not born blind; she blinded herself when she was 21 and spent five years in Pajaur studying with the [[Order of the Nanjin]], cave-dwelling monks that believed seeing with the heart instead of the eyes was the way to enlightenment.
   
According to her file at Wolfram & Hart, Vanessa Brewer wasn't born blind; she blinded herself when she was 21 and spent five years in Pajaur studying with the [[Order of the Nanjin]], cave-dwelling monks that believed seeing with the heart instead of the eyes was the way to enlightement.
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[[Image:VanessaBrewer.jpg|left|thumb|Vanessa Brewer "looks down" on her victims]]
   
Afterwards, Vanessa became an assassin working for clients such as Wolfram & Hart, who represented her in court, pro bono, in order to protect on of their most valuable assets. Her supposed disablity and frailty allowed her to approach her victims unsuspected and to shrug off any kind prosecution from human laws. In 1993, she was first arrested for driving without a license; she drove for six blocks before crashing a laundromat; Vanessa had been fleeing the scene of a homicide, but no chargers were brought. In 1995, she was arrested and charged with aggravated assault; however the case never went to trial as the District Attorney believed the case to be a joke.
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Afterward, Vanessa became an assassin working for clients such as Wolfram & Hart, who represented her in court, pro bono, in order to protect one of their most valuable assets. Her supposed disability and frailty allowed her to approach her victims unsuspected and to shrug off any kind prosecution from human laws. In 1993, she was first arrested for driving without a license; she drove for six blocks before crashing into a laundromat; Vanessa had been fleeing the scene of a homicide, but no chargers were brought. In 1995, she was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after beating up six people; however the case never went to trial as the District Attorney believed the case to be a joke.
   
 
In 1999, Brewer was finally arrested as a suspect in a double homicide and put on trial, with [[Lindsey McDonald]] representing her. Thanks to their efforts, she was out on bail. However, she remained working for the firm and went after a new target. However, the man she attacked was a [[Unidentified Decoy|decoy]] meant to lure her away from her true target. The [[vampire]] [[Angel]] encountered her, but was unable to stop the blind woman from killing the man.
 
In 1999, Brewer was finally arrested as a suspect in a double homicide and put on trial, with [[Lindsey McDonald]] representing her. Thanks to their efforts, she was out on bail. However, she remained working for the firm and went after a new target. However, the man she attacked was a [[Unidentified Decoy|decoy]] meant to lure her away from her true target. The [[vampire]] [[Angel]] encountered her, but was unable to stop the blind woman from killing the man.
   
Angel appeared at Vanessa's trial and gave her back her sunglasses by throwing them at her. Vanessa merely raised her hand to catch her glasses, without even turning back her head. Despite this, Vanessa was acquitted thanks to Lindsey's maneuvering, much to Angel's frustration.
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Angel appeared at Vanessa's trial and gave her back her sunglasses by throwing them at her. Vanessa merely raised her hand to catch her glasses, without even turning back her head. Despite this and a strong case against her, Vanessa was acquitted thanks to Lindsey's maneuvering, much to Angel's frustration.
   
[[Image:VanessaBrewer.jpg|right|thumb|250px|Vanessa Brewer "looks down" on her victims]]
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Afterward, Vanessa was sent after a trio of blind children, a so-called "[[Holy Triumvirate]]", who once brought together, would be able to see "into the heart of things" and pose a threat to W&H as they grew. Vanessa managed to locate and trespass into the safehouse where the children were kept and kill their [[Unidentified Guardian (Blind Date)|Guardian]]. She then turned to the children themselves, but was stopped by Angel and a guilt-driven Lindsey. During the fight, Angel discovered a way to become invisible to Vanessa's powers: remaining absolutely still. He managed to approach her and once he was close enough, used Vanessa's own walking cane to impale her in the stomach, killing her instantly.
   
Afterwards, Vanessa was sent after a trio of blind children, a so-called "[[Holy Triumvirate]]", who once brought together, would be able to see "into the heart of things" and pose a threat to W&H as they grew. Vanessa managed to locate and trespass into the safehouse where the children were kept and kill they [[Unidentified Guardian (Blind Date)|Guardian]]. She then turned to the children themselves, but was stopped by Angel and a guilt-driven Lindsey. During the fight, Angel discovered a way to become invisible to Vanessa's powers: remaining absolutely still. He managed to approach her and once he was close enough, used Vanessa's own walking cane to impale her in the stomach, killing her instantly.
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With Vanessa's death, the firm lost their most valuable assassin, forcing them to turn to other empowered people to corrupt. This would be the case of [[Bethany Chaulk]].
   
With Vanessa's death, the firm lost their most valuable assassin, forcing them to turn to other empowered people to corrupt. This would be the case of [[Bethany Chaulk]]
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== Powers and Abilities ==
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[[Image:Brewer sight.jpg|right|thumb|Vanessa Brewer's perception]]
== Powers and abilities ==
 
   
 
{{Quote|Are you telling me self mutilating psycho assassin chick reached "enlightenment"?|Cordelia Chase|Blind Date}}
 
{{Quote|Are you telling me self mutilating psycho assassin chick reached "enlightenment"?|Cordelia Chase|Blind Date}}
 
[[Image:Brewer sight.jpg|right|thumb|Vanessa Brewer's perception]]
 
   
 
Thanks to her training, Brewer was more in touch with her surroundings than a regular person. She was capable of sensing energy sources around her, as well as every motion around her, even heartbeats and breathing. However, an completely immobile vampire would be invisible for her due to the lack of body heat, heartbeat and breathing, knowledge that Angel used to his advantage.
 
Thanks to her training, Brewer was more in touch with her surroundings than a regular person. She was capable of sensing energy sources around her, as well as every motion around her, even heartbeats and breathing. However, an completely immobile vampire would be invisible for her due to the lack of body heat, heartbeat and breathing, knowledge that Angel used to his advantage.
   
Her power, combined with her martial arts training endowed her with the ability to become a prime assassin and fighter. Her weapon of choice was her own walking cane, which she used to impale and stab her victims.
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Her power, combined with her martial arts training endowed her with the ability to become a prime assassin and fighter, enough that she was able to match Angel blow-for-blow and even defeat him. Her weapon of choice was her own walking cane, which she used to impale and stab her victims.
   
== Trivia ==
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== Arrest Record ==
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*July 12, 1993
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:'''Charge:''' Driving Without a License (Misdemeanor)
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:'''Arresting Officer:''' [[Willard Batts (Blind Date)|Willard Batts]]
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:'''Resolution:''' No charges brought
   
* Vanessa's last name was originally supposed to be Vanessa Weeks.
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*April 23, 1995
* Her 'powers' bear a resemblance to Marvel Comics character Daredevil, in that both lost their sight but are able to function as normal thanks to their other four senses operating at a superhumanly sharp level.
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:'''Charge:''' Aggravated Assault (Felony)
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:'''Arresting Officer:''' [[Sandra Smith]]
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:'''Resolution:''' Dismissed without trial
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*October 6, 1999
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:'''Charge:''' Homicide (Felony)
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:'''Arresting Officer:''' [[David Burns]]
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:'''Resolution:''' Died while awaiting trial
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== Behind the Scenes ==
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*Vanessa was portrayed by professional stuntwoman [[Jennifer Badger Martin]], who had previously appeared on the series doubling for [[Charisma Carpenter]] and [[Eliza Dushku]].
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*Vanessa's name was originally Vanessa Weeks. As a result, the closing credits of "[[Blind Date]]" are incorrect.
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*Her "powers" bear a resemblance to the Marvel Comics character Daredevil, in that both lost their sight but are able to function as normal thanks to their other four senses operating at a superhumanly sharp level. Both are also constantly underestimated by opponents due to their presumed weakness.
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*The names of the investigating officers on the arrest record for Vanessa Brewer are those of crew members who worked on the series:
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**[[Willard Batts (crew)|Willard Batts]], Set Designer
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**[[Sandra Struth (crew)|Sandra Struth]], Set Decorator
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**[[David Burns (crew)|David Burns]], Assistant to [[Kelly A. Manners]], Second Unit Director
   
 
== Appearances ==
 
== Appearances ==
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*"[[Blind Date]]"
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[[Category:Assassins]]
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[[Category:Wolfram & Hart clients]]
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[[Category:Females]]
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[[Category:Humans]]
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[[Category:Deceased individuals]]
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[[Category:Los Angeles residents]]
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[[Category:Angel Investigations and Team Angel enemies]]
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[[Category:Wolfram & Hart freelancers]]
   
* ''[[Blind Date]]''
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[[Category:San Francisco residents]]
[[Category:Assassins|Brewer]]
 
[[Category:Mentally-ill individuals|Brewer]]
 
[[Category:Wolfram & Hart clients|Brewer]]
 
[[Category:Females|Brewer]]
 
[[Category:Evil humans|Brewer]]
 
[[Category:Deceased individuals|Brewer]]
 
[[Category:Empowered humans|Brewer]]
 
[[Category:Los Angeles residents|Brewer]]
 
[[Category:Angel Investigations and Team Angel enemies|Brewer]]
 

Latest revision as of 15:46, October 20, 2019

Thank you Lindsey... Nice to see you again.
―Vanessa Brewer[src]

Vanessa Brewer was a blind assassin working for Wolfram & Hart as well as their client.

Biography Edit

God, two minutes alone with that woman, I feel like my spine has been fused. Still, one has to admire her talent - and work ethic. She kind of reminds me of you. Talent and hard work, not the psycho killer part.
―Holland Manners to Lindsey McDonald[src]

According to police files, Vanessa Brewer was born in July 18, 1967 at San Francisco.

According to her file at Wolfram & Hart, Vanessa Brewer was not born blind; she blinded herself when she was 21 and spent five years in Pajaur studying with the Order of the Nanjin, cave-dwelling monks that believed seeing with the heart instead of the eyes was the way to enlightenment.

VanessaBrewer

Vanessa Brewer "looks down" on her victims

Afterward, Vanessa became an assassin working for clients such as Wolfram & Hart, who represented her in court, pro bono, in order to protect one of their most valuable assets. Her supposed disability and frailty allowed her to approach her victims unsuspected and to shrug off any kind prosecution from human laws. In 1993, she was first arrested for driving without a license; she drove for six blocks before crashing into a laundromat; Vanessa had been fleeing the scene of a homicide, but no chargers were brought. In 1995, she was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after beating up six people; however the case never went to trial as the District Attorney believed the case to be a joke.

In 1999, Brewer was finally arrested as a suspect in a double homicide and put on trial, with Lindsey McDonald representing her. Thanks to their efforts, she was out on bail. However, she remained working for the firm and went after a new target. However, the man she attacked was a decoy meant to lure her away from her true target. The vampire Angel encountered her, but was unable to stop the blind woman from killing the man.

Angel appeared at Vanessa's trial and gave her back her sunglasses by throwing them at her. Vanessa merely raised her hand to catch her glasses, without even turning back her head. Despite this and a strong case against her, Vanessa was acquitted thanks to Lindsey's maneuvering, much to Angel's frustration.

Afterward, Vanessa was sent after a trio of blind children, a so-called "Holy Triumvirate", who once brought together, would be able to see "into the heart of things" and pose a threat to W&H as they grew. Vanessa managed to locate and trespass into the safehouse where the children were kept and kill their Guardian. She then turned to the children themselves, but was stopped by Angel and a guilt-driven Lindsey. During the fight, Angel discovered a way to become invisible to Vanessa's powers: remaining absolutely still. He managed to approach her and once he was close enough, used Vanessa's own walking cane to impale her in the stomach, killing her instantly.

With Vanessa's death, the firm lost their most valuable assassin, forcing them to turn to other empowered people to corrupt. This would be the case of Bethany Chaulk.

Powers and Abilities Edit

Brewer sight

Vanessa Brewer's perception

Are you telling me self mutilating psycho assassin chick reached "enlightenment"?
―Cordelia Chase[src]

Thanks to her training, Brewer was more in touch with her surroundings than a regular person. She was capable of sensing energy sources around her, as well as every motion around her, even heartbeats and breathing. However, an completely immobile vampire would be invisible for her due to the lack of body heat, heartbeat and breathing, knowledge that Angel used to his advantage.

Her power, combined with her martial arts training endowed her with the ability to become a prime assassin and fighter, enough that she was able to match Angel blow-for-blow and even defeat him. Her weapon of choice was her own walking cane, which she used to impale and stab her victims.

Arrest Record Edit

  • July 12, 1993
Charge: Driving Without a License (Misdemeanor)
Arresting Officer: Willard Batts
Resolution: No charges brought
  • April 23, 1995
Charge: Aggravated Assault (Felony)
Arresting Officer: Sandra Smith
Resolution: Dismissed without trial
  • October 6, 1999
Charge: Homicide (Felony)
Arresting Officer: David Burns
Resolution: Died while awaiting trial

Behind the Scenes Edit

  • Vanessa's name was originally Vanessa Weeks. As a result, the closing credits of "Blind Date" are incorrect.
  • Her "powers" bear a resemblance to the Marvel Comics character Daredevil, in that both lost their sight but are able to function as normal thanks to their other four senses operating at a superhumanly sharp level. Both are also constantly underestimated by opponents due to their presumed weakness.

Appearances Edit

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