History Recap / AngelS01E03InTheDark

4th Dec '16 9:04:48 PM detghost
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** Especially funny that redhead Oz is saying this, as he is likely much paler than Angel.
15th Apr '16 11:23:45 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* VillainBall: Spike thinks he's averted the ChronicBackstabbingDisorder problem by selecting an accomplice who's only interested in torture and molesting children. It doesn't occur to him that Marcus - a vampire - could do those things more effectively given the immunity of the Gem. He CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot had he hired someone who wasn't a vampire.

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* VillainBall: Spike thinks he's averted the ChronicBackstabbingDisorder problem by selecting an accomplice who's only interested in torture and molesting children. It doesn't occur to him that Marcus - a vampire - could do those things more effectively given the immunity of the Gem. He CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot had he hired someone who wasn't a vampire.
14th Jan '16 3:40:40 AM Arancaytar
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* StealthInsult: Spike to Cordelia.
-->'''Spike''': Cordelia! You look smashing; did you lose weight?
-->'''Cordedlia''': Yes, there is this great gym at... hey!
2nd Nov '15 7:37:01 AM Angelus25
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*TheNoseKnows: Doyle, while in GameFace, can smell the Gem of Amarra, presumably perceiving the materials the gem is made of or its mystical power.
7th Sep '15 11:16:55 AM Angelus25
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*HyperAwareness: Marcus, like some other vampires, can sense Angel's soul.



* ToTheBatnoun: Spoofed by Spike. "To the Angelmobile! Away!"

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* ToTheBatnoun: Spoofed by Spike. "To "Quickly, to the Angelmobile! Away!"



* VillainBall: Spike thinks he's averted the ChronicBackstabbingDisorder problem by selecting an accomplice who's only interested in torture and molesting children. It doesn't occur to him that Marcus could do those things more effectively given the immunity of the Gem.

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* VillainBall: Spike thinks he's averted the ChronicBackstabbingDisorder problem by selecting an accomplice who's only interested in torture and molesting children. It doesn't occur to him that Marcus - a vampire - could do those things more effectively given the immunity of the Gem.Gem. He CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot had he hired someone who wasn't a vampire.
7th Sep '15 11:07:01 AM Angelus25
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* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: Spike has been griping about Marcus constantly playing Mozart, but smiles when he makes Angel scream.

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* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: Spike has been griping about Marcus constantly playing Mozart, "that bleedin' Brahms!" (Marcus corrects its actually Mozart), but smiles when he makes Angel scream.



* PutOnABus: Spike doesn't return to the series until Season 5, becoming a regular character on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' instead.

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* PutOnABus: Spike doesn't won't return to the series until Season 5, 5 (except for flashbacks in the episode "[[Recap/AngelS02E07Darla Darla]]", becoming a regular character on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' instead.
7th Sep '15 11:03:40 AM Angelus25
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* TheInformant: Manny the Pig and Frankie the [[BiggerIsBetterInBed Tripod]].

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* TheInformant: Manny the Pig and Frankie the [[BiggerIsBetterInBed [[BiggusDickus Tripod]].
24th Aug '15 12:39:53 AM HeraldAlberich
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Oz comes to LA to drop off a gift for Angel from Buffy: The gem of Amarra. Unfortunately for our heroes Spike comes too, seeking the gem. Angel is tortured but refuses to give Spike the ring. Doyle and Cordelia, with Oz's help save the day and Angel, using the gem's magic power, gets some time in the sun. After watching his first sunset in 200 years however, Angel destroys the ring, realising it's more likely to tempt him away from his path to redemption.

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Oz comes to LA to drop off a gift for Angel from Buffy: The gem of Amarra. Amarra, which makes a vampire invulnerable to all of his usual weaknesses. Unfortunately for our heroes heroes, Spike comes too, seeking the gem. Angel is tortured but refuses to give Spike the ring. Doyle and Cordelia, with Oz's help help, save the day and Angel, using the gem's magic power, gets some time in the sun. After watching his first sunset in 200 years years, however, Angel destroys the ring, realising it's more likely to tempt him away from his path to redemption.



-->"I mean, one more hot poker, and I was giving him the ring, YourMom, everything. -- How ''is'' your mom?"

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-->"I -->'''Angel:''' I mean, one more hot poker, and I was giving him the ring, YourMom, everything. -- How ''is'' your mom?"mom?



* BaldOfEvil / FourEyesZeroSoul: Marcus
* BigDamnHeroes: Angel stops Rachel being shot by her abusive boyfriend in the teaser. Oz and his van gets it twice, first when he smashes into where Angel is tortured, then when refusing to go after Marcus Angel says he has a thing for children. One NotSoStoic look later and he races to the beach to stop him.

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* BaldOfEvil / FourEyesZeroSoul: BaldOfEvil: Marcus
* BigDamnHeroes: Angel stops Rachel from being shot by her abusive boyfriend in the teaser. Oz and his van gets it get to save the day twice, first when he smashes into the warehouse where Angel is being tortured, then when refusing he initially refuses to go after Marcus Marcus, but Angel says he has a thing for children. One NotSoStoic look later and he Oz races to the beach to stop him.



** As established in [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E3SchoolHard School Hard]], Spike can come up with brilliant plans, but he blows them by getting bored and making his move too soon.
** As in "The Harsh Light of Day" the MundaneSolution to an invulnerable opponent is just to yank the ring off their finger.

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** As established in [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E3SchoolHard School Hard]], "School Hard"]], Spike can come up with brilliant plans, but he blows them by getting bored and making his move too soon.
** As in [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E3TheHarshLightOfDay "The Harsh Light of Day" Day"]] the MundaneSolution to an invulnerable opponent is just to yank the ring off their finger.



-->"You're incredibly pale."

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-->"You're -->'''Oz:''' You're incredibly pale."



* CharacterOverlap

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* CharacterOverlapCharacterOverlap: Oz visits L.A. for a gig with his band, and stops by Angel's place to drop off the Gem.



* DaywalkingVampire

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* DaywalkingVampireDaywalkingVampire: Courtesy of the Gem of Amarra. Marcus heads straight to a beach to better indulge his pedophiliac tendencies, while Angel simply enjoys his first sunset in 200 years.



-->'''Doyle''' (Nasally accent) House of Pies...

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-->'''Doyle''' (Nasally accent) -->'''Doyle:''' ''[nasally accent]'' House of Pies...



* GagDub: Spike's SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ8m7iTsIyY as seen here]].

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* FourEyesZeroSoul: Marcus makes a point of donning his spectacles before he gets to work.
* GagDub: Spike's SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ8m7iTsIyY as seen here]].of an introduction: he spies on Angel from a rooftop and dubs the conversation between Angel and the woman he just saved from a domestic abuser. Spike's narration is pretty spot-on.



* HangoverSensitivity: Doyle starts wishing for one of those head-cracking, brain-splitting visions to hit him...because it would pale in comparison to his hangover.

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* HangoverSensitivity: Doyle starts wishing for one of those head-cracking, brain-splitting visions to hit him... because it would pale in comparison to his hangover.



-->'''Spike:''' “Do you two need to be alone, or can we go on to the [[BuffySpeak ouchy part]]?”

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-->'''Spike:''' “Do Do you two need to be alone, or can we go on to the [[BuffySpeak ouchy part]]?” part]]?



* InvincibleHero: After the preceding ''Buffy'' episode ended on Buffy sending the Gem of Amara to Angel, this episode is required to devote itself to averting this trope so the show can retain some sense of tension.

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* InvincibleHero: After the preceding ''Buffy'' episode ended on Buffy sending the Gem of Amara Amarra to Angel, this episode is required to devote itself to averting this trope so the show can retain some sense of tension.



* LeeroyJenkins
-->'''Angel:''' “We duke it out, huh? Is this your big strategy to get the ring back?”\\
'''Spike:''' “Hey, I had a plan!”\\
'''Angel:''' “You? A plan?”\\
'''Spike:''' “A good plan. Smart. Carefully laid out. But I got bored."

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* LeeroyJenkins
LeeroyJenkins:
-->'''Angel:''' “We We duke it out, huh? Is this your big strategy to get the ring back?”\\
back?\\
'''Spike:''' “Hey, Hey, I had a plan!”\\
plan!\\
'''Angel:''' “You? You? A plan?”\\
plan?\\
'''Spike:''' “A A good plan. Smart. Carefully laid out. But I got bored."



* MustBeInvited: Cordelia wants to hide from Spike at her place, as Spike hasn't been invited inside. Doyle points out that Spike can get round this problem just by burning down the building.



* NoMacGuffinNoWinner: Angel destroys the Gem because it's too dangerous in the wrong hands, and because being able to follow a human-like existence would tempt him away from his path of redemption.
** Angel also realizes that if he has the ring, but loses his soul, then ''Angelus'' has the ring.

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* NoMacGuffinNoWinner: Angel destroys the Gem because it's too dangerous in the wrong hands, hands (including his own, should he lose his soul again), and because being able to follow a human-like existence would tempt him away from his path of redemption.
** Angel also realizes that if he has the ring, but loses his soul, then ''Angelus'' has the ring.
redemption.



* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: Spike finding the Gem of Amara is shown in the ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' episode "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E3TheHarshLightOfDay The Harsh Light of Day]]".
* RescueSex: Spoofed by Spike.
* RingOfPower
* ShaggySearchTechnique: Spike makes a half-hearted attempt to search Angel's quarters, runs into Doyle and Cordelia and figures it's more effective to just threaten Angel's life so they'll find the Gem for him.

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* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: Spike finding the Gem of Amara Amarra is shown in the ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' episode "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E3TheHarshLightOfDay The Harsh Light of Day]]".
* RescueSex: Spoofed by Spike.
Spike's GagDub.
* RingOfPower
RingOfPower: The Gem of Amarra, which grants invulnerability to staking, fire, and ''sunlight.''
* ShaggySearchTechnique: Spike makes a half-hearted attempt to search Angel's quarters, runs into Doyle and Cordelia Cordelia, and figures it's more effective to just threaten Angel's life so they'll find the Gem for him.



* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: "Manny the Pig" told Doyle he didn't know anything about a vampire named Spike...before Doyle said anything about Spike.
* TantrumThrowing / FailedAttemptAtDrama
-->'''Spike:''' “Son of a bitch! I do the work, I do the digging, fight off a Slayer, drive to LA, find the help, and what do I get? ROYALLY SCREWED, is what! Well that cinches it. No more partners. From now on I’m my own man. A lone wolf. Sole survivor. Look out, here comes Spike! The baddest mother-- ''(a beam of sunlight hits the back of his head and his hair ignites)'' [[CurseCutShort ARRGH!]]

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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: "Manny the Pig" told Doyle he didn't know anything about a vampire named Spike... before Doyle said anything about Spike.
* TantrumThrowing / FailedAttemptAtDrama
TantrumThrowing[=/=]FailedAttemptAtDrama
-->'''Spike:''' “Son Son of a bitch! I do the work, I do the digging, fight off a Slayer, drive to LA, find hire the help, and what do I get? ROYALLY SCREWED, is what! Well that cinches it. No more partners. From now on I’m my own man. A lone wolf. Sole survivor. Look out, here comes Spike! The baddest mother-- ''(a ''[a beam of sunlight hits the back of his head and his hair ignites)'' ignites]'' [[CurseCutShort ARRGH!]]



-->'''Angel:''' “Oz.”\\
'''Oz:''' “Hey.”\\
'''Angel:''' “Nice surprise.”\\
'''Oz:''' “Thanks.”\\
'''Angel:''' “Staying long?”\\
'''Oz:''' “Few days.”\\
'''Doyle:''' “Are they always like this?”\\
'''Oz:''' “No, we’re usually laconic.”

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-->'''Angel:''' “Oz.”\\
Oz.\\
'''Oz:''' “Hey.”\\
Hey.\\
'''Angel:''' “Nice Nice surprise.”\\
\\
'''Oz:''' “Thanks.”\\
Thanks.\\
'''Angel:''' “Staying long?”\\
Staying long?\\
'''Oz:''' “Few Few days.”\\
\\
'''Doyle:''' “Are Are they always like this?”\\
this?\\
'''Oz:''' “No, No, we’re usually laconic.” laconic.



-->'''Spike:''' “Marcus is an expert. Some say artist, but I’ve never been comfortable with labels."

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-->'''Spike:''' “Marcus Marcus is an expert. Some say artist, but I’ve never been comfortable with labels."



* TheTriple: From his rooftop vantage point, Spike tells Angel to enjoy playing the hero while he can, as he's got an eventful time coming up. "The Ring of Amara, a visit from your old pal Spike and oh yeah, your gruesome horrible death."

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* TheTriple: From his rooftop vantage point, Spike tells Angel to enjoy playing the hero while he can, as he's got an eventful time coming up. "The Ring Gem of Amara, Amarra, a visit from your old pal Spike and oh yeah, your gruesome horrible death."



-->'''Angel:''' "Might as well go home, Spike. The Gem of Amarra stays with me.”
-->'''Spike:''' “Why? Because you're "Angel: Vamp Detective" now? What’s next? Vampire cowboy? Vampire fireman? Oh, vampire ballerina.”
-->'''Angel:''' “I do like to work with my legs.” [kicks Spike in the face]
* VampireInvitation: Cordelia wants to hide from Spike at her place, as Spike hasn't been invited inside. Doyle points out that Spike can get round this problem just by burning down the building.

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-->'''Angel:''' "Might Might as well go home, Spike. The Gem of Amarra stays with me.”
me.
-->'''Spike:''' “Why? Why? Because you're "Angel: Vamp Detective" now? What’s next? Vampire cowboy? Vampire fireman? Oh, vampire ballerina.”
ballerina.
-->'''Angel:''' “I I do like to work with my legs.” [kicks legs. ''[kicks Spike in the face]
* VampireInvitation: Cordelia wants to hide from Spike at her place, as Spike hasn't been invited inside. Doyle points out that Spike can get round this problem just by burning down the building.
face]''



-->“I’ll get that ring. This isn’t over until one of us is a pile of dust, mate.”

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-->“I’ll -->'''Spike:''' I’ll get that ring. This isn’t over until one of us is a pile of dust, mate.
21st Aug '15 1:50:14 PM Capetraeger
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* ShoutOut: May be unintentional, but Marcus uses a gun and sunlight to torture Angel the exact same way Deimos tortures Carlos in the 1996 Vampirella movie.
19th Apr '15 9:06:15 PM Angeldeb82
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-->"I mean, one more hot poker, and I was giving him the ring, [[YourMom your mom]], everything. -- How ''is'' your mom?"

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-->"I mean, one more hot poker, and I was giving him the ring, [[YourMom your mom]], YourMom, everything. -- How ''is'' your mom?"



* BreakingSpeech: Part of Marcus' torture involve this. Angel responds with [[ShutUpHannibal an attempted staking.]]

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* BreakingSpeech: BreakThemByTalking: Part of Marcus' torture involve involves this. Angel responds with [[ShutUpHannibal an attempted staking.]]staking]].



* GagDub: Spike's CrowningMomentOfFunny [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ8m7iTsIyY as seen here]].

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* GagDub: Spike's CrowningMomentOfFunny SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ8m7iTsIyY as seen here]].



* {{Impaled with Extreme Prejudice}}: Angel battles Marcus beneath the shade of an overhanging pier. Angel impales him on a large beam, but the Gem of Amarra renders Marcus invincible -- until [[OhCrap Angel yanks it off his finger]].
* TheInformant: Manny the Pig and Frankie the [[BiggusDickus Tripod]].

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* {{Impaled with Extreme Prejudice}}: ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Angel battles Marcus beneath the shade of an overhanging pier. Angel impales him on a large beam, but the Gem of Amarra renders Marcus invincible -- until [[OhCrap Angel yanks it off his finger]].
* TheInformant: Manny the Pig and Frankie the [[BiggusDickus [[BiggerIsBetterInBed Tripod]].



* MineralMacguffin

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* MineralMacguffinMineralMacGuffin



* SoftspokenSadist: Marcus. He sounds like the guy who sells you Chakra stones.

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* SoftspokenSadist: SoftSpokenSadist: Marcus. He sounds like the guy who sells you Chakra stones.



* ToTheBatNoun: Spoofed by Spike. "To the Angelmobile! Away!"

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* ToTheBatNoun: ToTheBatnoun: Spoofed by Spike. "To the Angelmobile! Away!"
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