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!Buffy the Vampire Slayer Characters

[[index]]
* [[Characters/BuffyTheVampireSlayerScoobyGang The Scooby Gang]][[note]]Buffy Summers, Willow Rosenberg, Xander Harris, Rupert Giles, Dawn Summers, Andrew Wells, Angel, Cordelia Chase, Anya Jenkins, Oz, Spike, Riley Finn, Tara Maclay[[/note]]
* [[Characters/BuffyTheVampireSlayerBigBads Big Bads]][[note]]Lothos, The Master, Angelus, The Mayor, Adam, Glory, The Trio, The First Evil[[/note]]
* [[Characters/BuffyTheVampireSlayerSunnydaleResidents Sunnydale Residents]]
* [[Characters/BuffyTheVampireSlayerVampires Vampires]]
* [[Characters/BuffyTheVampireSlayerDemonsAndMonsters Demons and Monsters]]
* [[Characters/BuffyTheVampireSlayerWatchersAndSlayers Watchers and Slayers]]
* [[Characters/BuffyTheVampireSlayerTwilightGroup The Twilight Group]]
* [[Characters/BuffyTheVampireSlayerOtherCharacters Other Characters]]
* [[Characters/BuffyTheVampireSlayerComic Dark Horse Comic Characters]]
[[/index]]

!Angel Characters

[[index]]
* [[Characters/AngelInvestigations Angel Investigations]]
* [[Characters/AngelWolframAndHart Wolfram and Hart]]
* [[Characters/AngelLosAngelesResidents Los Angeles Residents]]
* [[Characters/AngelBigBads Angel Big Bads]]
* [[Characters/AngelOtherCharacters Other Characters]]
[[/index]]
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[[folder:The Senior Partners]]
!!The Senior Partners
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A powerful international and interdimensional law firm. Wolfram & Hart, and its many incarnations in other dimensions, was actually a front organization for the Wolf, Ram and Hart, an ancient cabal of demons known euphemistically as the "Senior Partners" who worked through their powerful principal agents—the Circle of the Black Thorn.

Wolfram & Hart branches, such as the Los Angeles branch, were created over unconsecrated ground. As of 2004, the firm had branches in every major city in the world, as well as satellite offices in many areas of the world where they helped spread oppression and evil.
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* AmoralAttorney: They believe entirely in the cause of evil. And they represent it in court.
* AnimalMotifs: The Wolf, the Ram and the Hart.
* ArmyOfLawyers: They're an evil law firm, after all.
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: Without evil residing in the hearts of every human alive, the firm could not exist.
* BadBoss: The firm is known for its unforgiving treatment of its employees. Like forcing them to eat their own livers as punishment for poor performance.
* {{Bambification}}: Hart's sigil is, of course, a stag.
* BodySurf: The Partners are unable to inhabit our dimension while in their native forms, instead manifesting in the bodies of "lower demons" or using living mouthpieces.
* {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s: Of a sort.
* DestinationDefenestration: No sooner does a Partner materialize in front of its employees, that Angel lunges for its throat and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome tackles it through a window]].
* {{Dimension Lord}}s: The monks of Pylea are hinted to be acolytes.
* EldritchLocation: Euphemistically known as the "Home Office." [[spoiler:Eventually subverted. When Angel demands to be taken there, it's revealed that Earth is the home office.]]
* EvilInc: The patent holder of ''cancer'' is a client.
* EvilVirtues: Honesty. At Wolfram & Hart, the deal is king: they never break an agreement. This sometimes means they are capable of doing the right thing, albeit for wrong reasons. Better make sure the agreement is [[ExactWords very carefully worded]], though.
* ExtranormalInstitute
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Back in Illyria's time, they were weaklings who were barely superior to vampires. Now, they're extradimensional beings who practically control the world.
* {{Greater Scope Villain}}s: Angel spends the whole show and all his strength trying to grind their operation to a halt, even for a moment, by destroying their means of influencing Earth. Optimistically, he was ''just'' successful enough to make them focus their attention upon him. The downside would be that [[DoNotTauntCthulhu he now has their attention]]. As of Season 9, their machinations are now starting to affect Buffy and the Scoobies too.
* IHaveManyNames: "[[UsefulNotes/TheSpanishInquisition The Inquisition]]" and "Khmer Rouge" being among them. It's not even certain if Wolf, Ram & Hart are just pseudonyms. Lilah reports on having met with a "Mr. Suvarta" right before she [[spoiler:decapitates Linwood]]. Though given that Illyria knew them as the Wolf, Ram & Hart during her time, it's likely those are their original names.
* IWantThemAlive: They have big-time plans for Angel, and killing him is strictly off-limits. Of course, that doesn't stop some subordinates from trying to do so.
* LawEnforcementInc: Have their own special ops outfit.
* LiteralMinded: In one instance, several employees were reported to have been sacked with actual sacks, and Knox mentioned that on at least one occasion they literally [[ManOnFire fired]] an employee. As mentioned by Harmony, there are also non-Human resources.
* {{Megacorp}}: Although ostensibly a law firm, they also maintain departments of real estate, entertainment, [[{{Magitek}} transmutational science]], and [[ExpospeakGag Interment Acquisitions]] (read: {{grave robbing}}).
* MouthOfSauron: The Conduit. An assortment of Wolfram & Hart brass also fill this role, most notably Marcus Hamilton and Holland Manners.
* OccultLawFirm: Of the nefarious variety.
* ResignationsNotAccepted: [[spoiler:Lee Mercer was rudely awakened to this policy while attempting to jump ship to a rival firm. When they found out during a telepathic scan, they promptly [[BoomHeadshot blew his brains out]].]] Every employee signs a "perpetuity clause" in their contracts, meaning that once they die, they continue to serve the firm in Hell.
* RuleOfThree: The Wolf, the Ram, and the Hart.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: As CEO, Angel offhandedly remarks that they kinda, sorta... "own" the police.
* TakeThat: Along with ties to fictional corporations like [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Weyland-Yutani]] and [[BuckarooBanzai Yoyodyne]], Wolfram & Hart also works with [[Creator/FoxNewsChannel Newscorp]].
* TookALevelInBadAss: Granted, it took them potentially millions of years; Illyria was aware of the original Wolf, Ram and Hart in her own time - but they were to ultimate evil as vampires are to them in the present day. It's immediately pointed out to her that things have rather changed in the intervening aeons.
* UltimateEvil: Never properly seen (or heard) on-screen, due to the writers' belief that nothing could match whatever the viewer's imagination conjures up. That said, a Senior Partner ''does'' briefly manifest in the body of a lower demon during the company's annual "review" meeting in "Reprise."
* VillainCred: Even Sahjhan is familiar with the firm's reputation, being as it exists in other dimensions, as well.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: While many of their clients are rich or powerful, the firm is also known to work some cases ''pro bono'', especially when it has an ulterior interest in the client. Lilah even gave the keynote speech at a public school just to get close to a young telekinetic. Holland's division sponsored a high-profile charity event with the intention of [[FakeCharity stealing upwards of 95% of the funds raised]].
-->''"Can we really change the world? At Wolfram & Hart, We're Counting On It.''™"
[[/folder]]

!The Circle of the Black Thorn

[[folder:In General]]
!!The Circle of the Black Thorn
->'''Played By:''' Leland Crooke, Dennis Christopher, Stacey Travis, Mark Colson, Jeff Yagher

The agents of the Senior Partners on Earth, the Circle are their direct representatives and thus perhaps singularly the most powerful evil force on the planet. Only the most vile of creatures are accepted into their ranks; given the firm's interest in having Angel on their side of the apocalypse, seeing him corrupted enough to be worthy of the Circle is a fond wish. Individual members appear throughout the fifth series, though it is not until near the end that their commonality is actually revealed ahead of the final confrontation.
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* AffablyEvil: They all seem to get along with each other well enough. Even their entry rituals come across as social mixers.
* BigBad: For Season 5.
* CosmopolitanCouncil: They're a varied group, incorporating demon royalty, vampires (once Angel joins), sorcerors, and even a few humans.
* TheDragon: To the Senior Partners, a role they apparently share to some extent with Marcus Hamilton (though the Circle has more power, since Hamilton is just the liaison).
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: They force Angel to sign away his rights to the Shanshu Prophecy to ensure that he would not betray them. It never occurs to them that Angel would kill them simply for the sake of doing good rather than for a divine reward, and that brings about their downfall.
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: [[spoiler:It's not directly specified whether it was Angel's idea or the Circle's (the trope being invoked if the former, played straight if the latter), but their torturing and his murdering so pure and noble a warrior as Drogyn the Battlebrand is this trope.]]
* InitiationCeremony: [[spoiler:Angel's is the murder of Drogyn the Battlebrand.]]
* NoNameGiven: The human members of the Circle are unnamed.
* OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: That they're incredibly powerful and evil is made clear, what specifically their role as Wolfram & Hart's "agents on earth" entails is not. Basically, they seem to make the world [[DeathByAThousandCuts progressively more unpleasant]] to live in.
* {{Red Herring Shirt}}s: Angel encounters each one separately throughout Season 5.
* SecretCircleOfSecrets: Naturally. They even have chants and Venetian robes.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Their logo. ('Cause, you know, thorns.)
* TrojanHorse: How the Circle are defeated. [[spoiler: Angel manages to fake a FaceHeelTurn convincingly enough for the Circle to let him join; insodoing, he's able to identify their members, and arrange for them to be assassinated separately by different members of his own team.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sebassis]]
!!Archduke Sebassis
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[[caption-width-right:250:''"Yes. Fine. Sycophants, worms. Don't writhe all at once."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Leland Crooke

A powerful and feared demon of an unidentified species and a member of the Circle of the Black Thorn.
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* AristocratsAreEvil: He's an Archduke, and also the unofficial leader of the Circle of the Black Thorn.
* ChekhovsGunman: He initially appears alongside many demons at the Wolfram & Hart party, and his importance is not revealed until later.
* DeadpanSnarker: Lightly, but it's there.
-->'''Lorne:''' Somehow, I'm making people do things, and I'm controlling them.
-->'''Sebassis:''' Well, then, Pylean, you're making me kill you. Is that consistent with your theory?
* KneelBeforeZod: Plenty of demons kneel before him when he appears. Sebassis, for his part, treats this like something he's obligated to do.
* MonsterLord: Sebassis is considered something close to royalty about demons.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: With Angel, when they first meet.
-->'''Sebassis:''' So... this is the mighty Angel. I've been told many things about you. Bit of a restless frog, hmm? Making lots of waves in your little swamp.
-->'''Angel:''' Yeah, well, I'm just trying to keep the fly population down.
-->'''Sebassis:''' Yes. Though I do prefer the tales of your counterpart Angelus. Ah, you had flair back then, child.
-->'''Angel:''' Well, I guess we all mellow in our old age.
-->'''Sebassis:''' Your contempt is fragrant.
* WallOfWeapons: He has one behind a sliding door.
* WasntThatFun: At a Halloween party where people are terrified, a monster goes on the loose and one of Sebassis' own people is brutally killed...he decides the party was a success and he had quite a nice time.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Vail]]
!!Cyvus Vail
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[[caption-width-right:250:''"Now, then, let me show you what a real wizard can do."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Dennis Christopher

A demon and a powerful sorcerer, not to mention a member of the Circle of the Black Thorn. Despite his frail and elderly appearance, he proves to be a formidable enemy of Team Angel.
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* ChekhovsGunman: He makes an early appearance and later turns out to be important indeed.
* EvilOldFolks: Vail appears to be an elderly old man (with demonic red skin of course) and considering how old demons can be, he might very well be one of the oldest characters ever seen in the Buffyverse.
* EvilSorceror: And an incredibly powerful one at that.
* ObfuscatingDisability: [[spoiler:He's always seen with his IV and has trouble without it, but when it comes to his fight with Wesley, he discards it rather easily.]]
* TemptingFate: [[spoiler:Unaware that the sweet, pretty young lady he's threatening is actually an Old One with incredible power, he invites her to take her best shot. As it turns out, her best shot is pretty damn good.]]
* YourHeadAsplode: [[spoiler:Illyria punches his head into nothing.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Brucker]]
!!Senator Helen Brucker
->'''Played By:''' Stacey Travis

A California Senator, client of the law firm Wolfram & Hart and, secretly, a member of the Circle of the Black Thorn and a demon.
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* CorruptPolitician: She's naturally this, given that she's actually a demon who's taken over a human body (quite probably, Magnus Hainsley was responsible).
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler:Gunn throws an axe into her head while she's conducting a phone interview.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Izzerial]]
!!Izzerial "Izzy"
->'''Played By:''' Mark Colson

* AffablyEvil: He comes across as an upwardly-mobile professional involved with networking. Listen to the character without looking at him, and, aside from the occasional reference to death, you'd be pushed to guess he's a demon.
* {{Expy}}: A very obvious one for Satan. Aside from the name, he's a red demon with a forked tail.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ed]]
!!Ed, Leader of the Fell Brethren
->'''Played By:''' Jeff Yagher

The Grand Potentate of the Fell Brethren and a member of the Circle of the Black Thorn. As a symbol of his status, he wore a more ornate version of the jewels worn by his brethren.
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%%* BaldOfEvil
%%* DealWithTheDevil
* FauxAffablyEvil: He politely requests an organic cola, is caring and warm toward the HolyChild's mother, and generally acts pretty friendly...but it's all a facade. Ed is a lying fundamentalist killer.
%%* FluffyTheTerrible
%%* HolyChild
* HumanSacrifice: The rites of Gordabach.
[[/folder]]

!Connections to the Senior Partners

[[folder:The Conduit]]
!!The Conduit to the Senior Partners
->'''Played By:''' Kay Panabaker & J. August Richards
->''"I like trouble. But I hate chaos."'' -- Mesektet
->''"I am not your '''friend'''. I am not your flunky. I am your Conduit to the Senior Partners."'' -- The Big Cat in Gunn's form

* AppearanceIsInTheEyeOfTheBeholder: [[spoiler:The second Conduit. It reverts to Gunn's shape after Gunn unknowingly arranges the death of Fred.]]
* CatsAreMean: "Big Cat."
* CreepyChild: Mesektet.
* EldritchLocation: The "White Room."
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Lilah's timid about entering the White Room, mostly because of one employee who went in there and ended up in an asylum as a result.
* GradeSchoolCEO: Mesektet looks very young indeed to be controlling a law-firm, though it is unlikely she's actually a young child; she definitely doesn't talk like one.
* LittleMissBadass: Mesektet.
* LittleMissSnarker: Once again, as Mesektet.
* MadeOfEvil: ''Nuclear'' evil.
* MissingFloor: The White Room is accessed by hitting a specific sequence of elevator buttons.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: On Gunn.
* PantheraAwesome: The "Big Cat" form.
* ReadingsAreOffTheScale: Gunn borrowing a 'whisker.'
* Really700YearsOld
* ReplacementGoldfish: The second Conduit.
* SpellMyNameWithAThe
* ScaryBlackMan: [=DoppelGunn=].
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Blithely instructing Angel to snap Lilah's neck... which he moves to oblige, completely nonchalant, until she giggles and calls him off at the last second.
* VillainousRescue: [[spoiler:Mesektet's last act was saving Angel and Co. from The Beast during its attack on Wolfram and Hart.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hamilton]]
!!Marcus Hamilton
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[[caption-width-right:250:''"It's a business, boys. Not a Batcave."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/AdamBaldwin

-->''"Let me say this as clearly as I can. You cannot beat me. I am a part of them. The Wolf, Ram, and Hart. Their strength flows through my veins. My blood is filled with their ancient power."''

The replacement liaison for Eve following her collusion with Lindsay to kill Angel -- a big no-no as far as the the Senior Partners are concerned. Like Eve, Hamilton shares a direct line with the Partners, though he is vastly more powerful.
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* BadassInANiceSuit: Even Angel agrees.
* BigBadDuumvirate: With the Circle of the Black Thorn.
* CorporateSamurai: He's equally at home busting down walls or glad-handing clients.
* TheConsigliere: To Angel who is pretending to have become corrupted by the firm.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: He lays a brutal beatdown on Illyria, an EldritchAbomination PhysicalGod.
-->''" I gotta tell you, I'm a little disappointed. Didn't think a big scary Old One bled this easily. Maybe it's this skinny little body you chose to infect. Or maybe it's that ray gun they shot you with to keep you from exploding. [[PunctuatedPounding Or maybe you're just not that cool]]."''
* TheDragon: To the Senior Partners themselves.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Spending an entire episode hunting down Eve, slaughtering anyone in his way... just to offer her a pen to sign away her duties and privileges to him.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: While fighting Angel, he asks why Angel continues to fight despite having signed away his rights to the Shanshu Prophecy. When Angel responds that "the people who don't care about anything will never understand the people who do," Hamilton deadpans, "Yeah, but we ''won't'' care."
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's impeccably polite, but is an unrepentant killer. Only Hamilton could chat about torture devices and sound like Martha Stewart.
* FinalBoss: The last fight of the entire series.
* GeniusBruiser: He's a lawyer. He's a ''very large'' lawyer, but he's still intimately familiar with contracts, deals, fine print and associated scheming.
* HumanoidAbomination: Like Eve, he's a Child of the Senior Partners.
* TheJuggernaut: His cred is established when he walks into the foyer of [=W&H=] and serenely ''puts his fist through'' a security guard trying to waylay him, then continues on without so much as a change in expression. When Angel starts fighting him, his first punch doesn't even get a reaction from the guy.
-->'''Angel''': Did that hurt at all?
-->'''Hamilton''': Little bit. ''[punches Angel across the room]''
* LoadBearingBoss: Wolfram & Hart's offices immediately crumble the moment he bites the dust. Mainly because that's the point when the Senior Partners realize what Angel's up to and that's when they begin to get ''angry'', not because of anything related to Hamilton himself.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: See SupernaturallyDeliciousAndNutritious.
* NighInvulnerability: "Terminator in Armani" was used to describe him, and it is apt.
* OneManArmy: Try to imagine an M-1 tank in Armani.
* Really700YearsOld: He has an acquaintance with Drogyn, an immortal swordsman who's been alive for at least 1000 years.
-->''"Oh, we go ''way'' back.";;
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: He gives one to Angel in "Not Fade Away".
-->''"The senior partners have expended an awful lot of time and resources into you. Personally, if it was up to me, I would have told them not to bother. You're gutter trash. That's where you should have stayed. Drinking and whoring your way through an unremarkable life. But the fates stepped in and made you a vampire... with a soul, no less. A champion. A hero to the people. And yet, you still managed to fail everyone around you. Doyle, Cordelia, Fred... dead. They're all gone. It's time you followed."''
* RedHerring: During the whole episode “Underneath” one is led to believe that Marcus actually ''is'' a Senior Partner, thanks to Eve's reaction to him. This is not the case.
* SupernaturallyDeliciousAndNutritious: Hamilton makes the grave mistake of telling Angel, a vampire, that great power flows through his ''veins''. Angel immediately decides to find out if this is literally true. It is. Whoops.
* UnskilledButStrong: It's rather clear that Angel's a better fighter even if Hamilton is stronger. After Angel drinks his blood and gets supercharged from it, he takes Hamilton down in under a minute.
[[/folder]]

!Lawyers

[[folder:Lilah]]
!!Lilah Morgan
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[[caption-width-right:250:''"I don't do errands. Unless they're evil errands."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Stephanie Romanov

-->''"Funny thing about [[BlackAndWhiteMorality black and white]], you mix it together and you get grey. And it doesn't matter how much'' white ''you try and put back in, you're never gonna get anything but grey."''

Another Wolfram & Hart lawyer, she is the rival of Lindsey, the two often vying with each other internally, when they're not trying to make Angel's life miserable. After Lindsey's departure, she begins to climb up the ladder at W&H, bringing her into conflict with Angel time and time again.
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* ActionSurvivor: [[spoiler:Sometimes skirting this and ActionGirl. The Beast slaughters every employee at Wolfram & Hart -- ''except'' Lilah. She escapes the building with Wesley's help, then later turns up in the sewers, sans stylish clothes and shampoo. She's also pretty handy with a gun, and manages to fight off and escape Angelus. Had Cordy not been possessed, Lilah likely would have survived.]]
* AmbitionIsEvil: Arguably, the reason she outlasts the other lawyers is because of her sex. She's had to be "quicker, smarter, faster" than any man at Wolfram & Hart.
* AmoralAttorney: By default, since she's from Wolfram & Hart.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:An interesting case, since her contract with Wolfram & Hart extends even past her death.]]
* BecomingTheMask: She cheerfully admits to this.
* BeingEvilSucks: Lilah lives in essentially constant fear that she'll either be betrayed by her co-workers and killed, scapegoated by a superior and killed, or that Angel will get pissed and kill her. The closest things she has to friends are Team Angel and Lindsey, all of whom are her enemies, [[spoiler:and her ultimate fate is arguably even worse than Fred's, who at least can no longer suffer.]] All of this was entirely her ''choice'', mind you - but given the show's themes about redemption, one can't help but wonder if changing her decision really was completely beyond her. As she herself points out in the end, we'll never know for sure.
* BigDamnHeroes: In return for Cordelia helping her get over being beaten by Billy's victims, she shoots the latter, saving Cordelia in the process.
* CardCarryingVillain: Unapologetically places herself on the side of evil, accepting all its consequences.
* CharacterDevelopment: Starts out as a SmugSnake who's utterly useless compared to Lindsey, and is constantly afraid of Angel. Over the course of Season 2 and 3, she develops into a much stronger character, stealing Lindwood's position, being able to stare Angel down as an equal, and even shows a more sensitive side with her relationship with Wesley.
* CoDragons: With Lindsey. And later his off-brand substitute, Gavin.
* DatingCatwoman: Things get awfully complicated between her and Wesley. More complicated than either of them had ever really imagined it getting.
* DeadpanSnarker: Reaches tremendous levels during the fight against The Beast.
* DefrostingIceQueen: It's suggested at a few points that she's fallen in love with Wesley. This is ironic, since the whole point of Lilah's seduction was to lure Wesley over to Wolfram & Hart. Their liaisons end up transforming him into a bone fide Ice King, while Lilah's true feelings go unreciprocated.
* TheDogBitesBack: Linwood treats her and Gavin as walking scapegoats during Season 3, shifting blame for his own humiliating defeats to the pair of them without a hint of shame. In Season 4, Lilah goes to a Senior Partner who agrees with her about Linwood's incompetence and cowardice...resulting in Lilah cutting off his head with some office furniture.
* EmotionallyTongueTied: She never does manage to blurt out her feelings for Wesley. Her 'ghost' tries to, but Wesley cuts her off by decapitating her corpse.
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:Joins with Angel Investigations in Season 4 to help fight against The Beast/Angelus/Jasmine. She also helps Cordelia fight Billy Blim.]]
* [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Even Lawyers Love Their Mamas]]: She has mentioned that her mother has Alzheimer's and is in a nursing home; in one episode they have a phone conversation, during which the mother apparently starts crying when she's told Lilah can't visit that day.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:Her point-blank execution of Billy Blim, one of her own clients. Of course, this might be because she was personally hurt by Billy.]]
* {{Foil}}: To Angel.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:Her short-lived alliance with Angel Investigations.]]
* HelloAttorney: Lilah is damn sexy, as is observed by a few characters, not least of all Wesley.
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: She blackmails Angel into breaking AxCrazy StrawMisogynist Billy Blim out of a PrisonDimension... only for Billy to touch her rival Gavin Park and provoke him into brutally beating her, which results in her helping Angel Investigations take him down.
* KlingonPromotion: [[spoiler:Elevates herself to senior management by beheading Linwood.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma:
** As mentioned above, she tortures Cordelia and blackmails Angel into helping her spring Billy Blim, only for her to become the first victim of Billy's HatePlague.
** [[spoiler:Decapitating Linwood]] during a board meeting, thereby assuming his position. In due course, Lilah is stabbed in the neck by Cordelia who leaves her body behind for Angelus to feed on, obliging Wesley to chop off her head due to the gang not realizing Angelus didn't kill her rather than risk her coming back as a vampire.]]
* MarriedToTheJob: The quintessential career woman -- and judging by how quick she was to [[VampiresAreSexGods jump Angel's bones]], it's not for lack of desire.
-->'''Gavin:''' From what I hear, bumping uglies with an old man that [[GrandTheftMe body-jumped into a vampire]] is the closest thing you've had to a meaningful relationship in years.
* NotSoDifferent: She's met her match in Cordelia.
* PetTheDog: She gets one of these when we learn one of her reasons for working for Wolfram and Hart may be to pay for the care of her senile mother.
* PleaseKeepYourHatOn: [[spoiler:Following her beheading, Lilah develops a preference for scarfs. She still wears them in the comic.]]
* SignedUpForTheDental: Her salary goes toward paying [[PetTheDog her sick mother's medical bills.]] (Well, and shoes.)
* SmugSnake: Seasons 1-2; prior to Lindsey [[PutOnABus leaving]], she tended to be rather weak and ineffective.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Sorry, Linwood. You can only theaten a gal's life so many times before she takes preemptive action.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: After Season 2, she gained a spine, plus a brain and became extremely friendly.
* TheVamp
* WickedCultured: Quotes Shakespeare in conversation and appears to be well versed in ''[[{{Literature/TheDivineComedy}} The Divine Comedy]]'', especially (big surprise) ''Dante's Inferno''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gavin]]
!!Gavin Park
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[[caption-width-right:250:''"I'm fighting Angel in my own way."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/DanielDaeKim

A lawyer for Wolfram & Hart.
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* AmoralAttorney: Due to his employment with Wolfram & Hart.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: What he becomes after he is killed by The Beast.
* ProfessionalButtKisser
* NoHonorAmongThieves: If Gavin and Lilah can be said to cooperate ''at all'', as both are vying for Linwood's approval. Once Lilah takes over the firm, Gavin is downgraded to her lickspittle.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: His insidious plan to destroy Angel: Drown him in red tape! (No one else is impressed.)
* SmugSnake: While he occasionally keeps up with Lilah in their battles for respect among members of the firm, he never really emerges as a viable threat to Angel Investigations, and he's disposed of by the Beast rather unceremoniously.
* UnknownRival: Gavin believed himself to be the next Lindsey [=McDonald=], a MagnificentBastard who could arguably be called Angel's Archenemy (well, ''he'' would argue that he could), but he just wasn't the man, lawyer or villain that he'd replaced.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Holland]]
!!Holland Manners
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/9c33c2bf7a96ae50ee5fd22a33769851.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''"Actually, the world isn't that complicated: it's designed for those who know how to use it."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/SamAnderson

-->''"See, for us, there is no fight. Which is why winning doesn't enter into it. We go on, no matter what. Our firm has always been here on Earth... in one form or another. The Inquisition. The Khmer Rouge. We were there when the very first cave man clubbed his neighbor on the head with a rock for stealing his dinner. See, we're in the hearts and minds of every single living being. And that, friend, is what's making things so difficult for you. You see, the world doesn't work in spite of evil, Angel. It works with us. It works because of us."''

A high-ranking executive at Wolfram & Hart, later promoted to head of its Special Projects Division, i.e. the "Screwing With Angel's Head" division. Holland's not the last to hold this office, given its [[DangerousWorkplace high turnover]] rate. Basically a re-tooled Mayor Wilkins from ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]''.
----
* AboveGoodAndEvil
-->"It's not about good or evil. It's about who wields the most power. And we wield a lot of it here -- and you know what? I think [[SocialDarwinist the world's better for it]]."
* AffablyEvil: Or possibly FauxAffablyEvil, part of Holland's allure is that the audience is never ''quite'' sure... and even when he's one, he can change between both with ''horrifying'' speed.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Symbolized by him.
* AmoralAttorney
* BigBad: Meets the criteria for the Big Bad of season 1 and the first half of season 2; his machinations leave a lasting impression with Angel throughout the ''remainder'' of the season and, arguably, the rest of the series.
* CardCarryingVillain: A [[MyCard literal case]].
* TheCorrupter: Very arguable, but his interaction with Lindsey does sometimes give this vibe.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* EvilMentor: For Lindsay and Lilah, although less so for her (of course, ''she's'' a rotten apple from the start).
* EvilOldFolks
* GoneHorriblyRight: His plan to corrupt Angel works, all right. He brings Darla back, and then has Drusilla turn her back into a vampire after Angel just went through all sorts of hell to try and save her. Then he encourages Darla and Drusilla to go on a massacre, and organizes a wine tasting to celebrate his victory. Darla and Drusilla proceed to crash the party, intending to [[ExactWords massacre]] every Wolfram & Hart employee there out of revenge for being used as pawns. When Angel shows up, Holland begs for help, but unfortunately (for him), he has corrupted Angel to the extent that he simply throws back an IronicEcho before locking the doors and letting Drusilla and Darla go nuts.
* IronicEcho: When Angel criticizes him for endangering innocents, Holland simply remarks that he "just can't seem to care." Angel says these exact words to him during the GoneHorriblyRight incident mentioned above.
* KarmicDeath: Encouraging Darla & Drusilla's killing spree.
* KnightOfCerebus: His introduction sets up Wolfram and Hart as the BigBad of the entire series rather than the shadowy ManBehindTheMan they were in the first half of Season 1, which is what initially moves the show to arc-based storytelling from the episodic structure it had before. He also helped resurrect Darla, leading to her revamping, Connor's birth and all that followed; an arc that dominated more than half of the series.
* LackOfEmpathy: This exchange sums it up quite well:
-->'''Angel:''' You set things in motion, play your little games up here in your glass and chrome tower, and people die - ''innocent'' people!\\
'''Manners:''' And yet, I just can't seem to ''care''.
* MagicallyBindingContract: He is the first sign of how truly binding a deal with Wolfram and Hart can be.
-->'''Manners:''' Oh, no. I'm quite dead. Unfortunately my contract with Wolfram and Hart extends well beyond that.
* TheManBehindTheMan: In Season 1.
* ManipulativeBastard: Tempts Lindsey with power and succeeds triumphantly.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: One of the show's most triumphant example.
-->'''Angel:''' You're not gonna win.
-->'''Manners:''' Well... no. Of course we aren't. We have no intention of doing anything so prosaic as "winning." [laughs]
-->'''Angel:''' Then why?
-->'''Manners:''' I'm sorry. Why what?
-->'''Angel:''' Why fight?
-->'''Manners:''' That's really the question you should be asking yourself, isn't it? See, for us, there is no fight. Which is why winning doesn't enter into it. We — go on — no matter what. Our firm has always been here. In one form or another. The Inquisition. The Khmer Rouge. We were there when the very first cave man clubbed his neighbor. See, we're in the hearts and minds of every single living being. And ''that'' — friend — is what's making things so difficult for you. See, the world doesn't work in spite of evil, Angel. It works with us. It works because of us. Welcome to the home office.
-->'''Angel:''' This isn't...
-->'''Manners:''' Well, you know it is. You know ''that'' better than anyone. Things you've seen. Things you've, well, done. You see, if there wasn't evil in every single one of them out there why, they wouldn't be people. They'd all be angels. Have a nice day.
* ScarsAreForever: His undead body still bears Darla's bite marks.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity
* VillainousBreakdown: When he realizes that Angel won't be saving him from Darla and Drusilla.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Linwood]]
!!Linwood Murrow
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[[caption-width-right:250:''"Lilah, this is my corner of the sky. I decide when the sun rises and when it sets."'']]
->'''Played By:''' John Rubinstein

-->''"This is outrageous! Are you actually telling me that you went over my head?"''

A lawyer at Wolfram & Hart and president of the Special Projects Division.
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* AdultFear: Both his sons were taken by the Senior Partners.
%%* AmoralAttorney
* BadBoss: Even for Wolfram & Hart. Whereas Holland was rather encouraging and rewarded initiative, Linwood makes it abundantly clear that he has no compunction shifting blame to his underlings to save his own oily hide. And of course, being from Wolfram & Hart, he tends to kill those who fail him.
-->'''Psychic:''' "I can't apologize enough, sir."\\
'''Linwood:''' "You're right. You can't. (Laughs) But I'm not without compassion. I'm gonna give you a chance to save your job - and your skin."\\
''(Psychic smiles relieved, then frowns and leans in a bit closer to Linwood)''\\
'''Psychic:''' "No, you're not. You're gonna have me killed."\\
'''Linwood:''' "Now, why couldn't you have had that kind of foresight when we needed it?"\\
''(Someone puts a plastic bag over the psychic's head and smothers him)''
* TheChessmaster: What he thinks of himself. He really isn't. Holland Manners wouldn't give this guy the time of day.
* CustomUniform: Unlike other W&H toadies, Linwood doesn't like to wear a tie.
* DirtyCoward: The reason why he provides Angel the code to enter the White Room. And why when Angel's trapped under the sea he does nothing to find him, even though a trapped Angel also works against the firm's plans for the vampire.
* EvenEvilHasLoveOnes: He apparently had kids, who the Senior Partners took. It's unclear if he gave them willingly as a sacrifice or otherwise, but he shows some slight regret over it.
%%* EvilOldFolks
* FauxAffablyEvil: Linwood can turn on a smile, but he can't turn off his smug attitude.
* KillAndReplace: Lilah kills him and replaces him as the head of W&H.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Cares very little for Angel and is willing to kill the vampire if he becomes too troublesome, a direct contrast to the plans the Senior Partners have for him. This comes to bite him in the ass, ''very hard.''
* OffWithHisHead: Lilah kills him with a mechanical blade attached to his chair.
* TermsOfEndangerment: Angel congratulating him on becoming Connor's godfather -- with the added stipulation that, should any harm befall the baby, Linwood will suffer the same injury.
* WouldHurtAChild: Despite his soft spot for children, he's still perfectly willing to have a child kidnapped and dissected.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nathan]]
!!Nathan Reed
->'''Played By:''' Gerry Becker

A veteran lawyer at Wolfram & Hart, he was in charge of the Special Projects Reevaluation.
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* BadBoss: Nathan tells Lindsey and Lilah that if Angel kills them both, he'll consider it a win.
* BaldOfEvil: There's not a strand of hair on his evil dome.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: It's unclear what happened to Nathan; after Lindsey leaves the firm, he disappears and is replaced by Linwood. It's possible he was punished in some way for allowing Lindsey to leave.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He has a wife and son.
%%* FourEyesZeroSoul
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: From the point of view of Lindsey and Lilah; whereas Holland Manners gave the pair of them a certain leeway because he had a soft spot for them, Nathan views them only as tools. The possibility that he'll have them both killed looms over them frequently.
* WeHaveReserves: As he tells Lindsey and Lilah, they're replaceable.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lee]]
!!Lee Mercer
->'''Played By:''' Thomas Burr

-->''"It's my ass on the line here. I don't want you to make me look bad."''

A lawyer at Wolfram & Hart who, alongside Lindsey McDonald and Lilah Morgan, worked under the supervision of Holland Manners.
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* AmoralAttorney: By default, since he's working for Wolfram & Hart. Lee isn't even moral within Wolfram & Hart, since he was poaching clients.
* BoomHeadshot: How he dies. Manners laments this. You just can't get cerebral matter out of carpets.
* ButtMonkey: Not that he doesn't deserve it, but he really does get shit on by just about everyone.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: He started out as TheStoic but evolved into Lilah's ButtMonkey rival.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: His assassin rant. "This is getting ridiculous. The first assassin kills the second assassin - sent to kill the first assassin - who didn't assassinate anyone until we hired the second assassin to assassinate her!"
%%* {{Jerkass}}
* FindingJudas: A villainous variation.
* NoSocialSkills: According to Lilah.
[[/folder]]

!Other Employees

[[folder:Knox]]
!!Knox
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[[caption-width-right:250:''"You think I'd have my God hatched out of some '''schmuck'''?"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Jonathan M. Woodward

A scientist at Wolfram & Hart who turned out to be a worshipper of Illyria.
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* AffablyEvil: Up until his MoralEventHorizon where we become far too disgusted with him to be considered this.
* AssholeVictim: Angel and Spike show little remorse over Wesley's gunning him down, with Spike explicitly stating that he "had it coming." Even Illyria has little concern for him, even kicking his body at Wesley during the subsequent fight.
* BeneathTheMask: "I just mix the potions, y'know?" Sure, you're ''real'' humble.
* ConsummateLiar: Managed to slip past Lorne's employee screening (read: a capella singing).
** He likely used the same trickery as Dr. Royce ("Unleashed") and ate calendula to prevent Lorne from scanning his aura.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Illyria reacts this way when Knox announces that he is her high priest.
%%* KarmicDeath
* KilledMidSentence: While Angel is monologuing about how they're the good guys so they have to protect any member of humanity, Wesley kills Knox.
%%* TheLabRat
* MisanthropeSupreme: He criticizes humans for being deceitful bastards, and (as happens often), Illyria is surprised that a human can take a position like identifying against his own race rather than with it. Knox's reply amounts to agreeing that yes, he does identify with demonkind rather than humanity.
* NoNameGiven: Knox is probably his surname, but he's never addressed as anything else.
* PleaseKeepYourHatOn: As per "the ancient ways," Knox stitched a bunch of occult items just over his heart. The scar is messily stitched together.
* SayingTooMuch: From Series/{{Angel}} 5.15 "Shells":
-->'''Knox:''' I don't just ''care'' about Fred - I practically worship it.
-->'''Gunn''': You said "it".
-->'''Knox''': What?
-->'''Gunn''': Not "her". You said "'I worship ''it''".
-->'''Knox''': (''smirking'') Oops.
** In this context, "it" refers to [[spoiler:the [[EldritchAbomination Old One]] Illyria, about to be reborn via the sacrifice of our beloved Fred. Fred is the "her". In this case, Knox believes that only Fred was worthy to be Illyria's host.]]
* SycophanticServant: A follower of the ancient demon Illyria before he resurrects her and even more of a slavish follower afterwards. Having been dead, Illyria had no direct contact with him until that point.
* VillainousCrush: On Fred.
%%* WrongGuyFirst
* YouLookFamiliar: Woodward previously played Holden Webster, an AffablyEvil vampire who offers to psychoanalyze Buffy before they duel. ("Conversations With Dead People")
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Number Five]]
!!Número Cinco
->'''Played By:''' Danny Mora & Jeffrey Bell

An employee at Wolfram & Hart as well as a former wrestler and Champion. Alongside his four brothers, he was one of the Hermanos Número.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gwen]]
!!Gwen
->'''Played By:''' Stephanie Courtney

An employee at Wolfram & Hart who was charge of the firm's Files and Records, in fact she seemed to be Files and Records personified, as she had access to every file and reference in the firm.
----
* {{Catchphrase}}: ''"I'm Files and Records. It's my job."''
* ElectronicEyes: Her eyes flicker like someone's changing the channel when she's looking up something in her PhotographicMemory.
* PhotographicMemory: She has every file, reference, backroom dealing and line of history in her brain.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cyril]]
!!Cyril
->'''Played By:''' Matt Caspar

A Wolfram & Hart employee who worked at the mailroom. He was also a servant of Master Tarfall, Underlord of Pain.
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* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent: He says he wants to work for Lilah, but he's actually working for Gavin. No, wait, he's working for Master Tarfall, Underlord of Pain.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hauser]]
!!Agent Hauser
->'''Played By:''' Dane Northcutt

The leader of Wolfram & Hart's Special Ops Team.
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* CardCarryingVillain: Hauser is fully aware that he's evil and admits as much.
* TheFundamentalist: He believes firmly in the cause of evil (the exact cause and subsequent benefit are a little unclear).
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Killed with his own shotgun.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: He gives one to Angel about his moral compromise in taking over Wolfram & Hart, which sets up much of the internal conflict for Season 5. At least Angel gives him a nice ShutUpHannibal via shotgun blast.
-->''"You're minuscule. A dust mote on the shelf of that great institution. Now, you think I'm just a [[SociopathicSoldier trigger-happy jerk]] who [[JustFollowingOrders follows orders]], but I am something you will never be. I'm pure. [[CardCarryingVillain I believe in evil]]. You and your friends, [[GreyAndGrayMorality you're conflicted. You're confused]]. We're not. That is why you are gonna lose, because we possess the most powerful thing in the world... [[TitleDrop Conviction]]."''
* WouldHurtAChild: He's absolutely willing to kill a small child.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Royce]]
!!Dr. Evan Royce
->'''Played By:''' John Billingsly

A cryptozoologist and an employee of Wolfram & Hart at the Research and Intelligence Department.
[[/folder]]

!Clients

[[folder:Billy]]
!!Billy Blim
->'''Played By:''' Justin Shilton

-->''"I have never hurt a woman in my life...I just like to watch."''

While appearing to be a normal young man, he was actually a half-demon with contagious, vicious misogyny, and had the power to turn any man he touched or who came in contact with his bodily fluids extremely savage and brutal toward anyone female. And he had no real reason to do this, other than his personal amusement.
----
* ChildByRape: According to WordOfGod, they personally believe that Billy was conceived when a demon woman - a ''good'' demon woman - was raped by an [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters evil human male]]. This is just as screwed up as it sounds.
* TheDreaded: By his own ''family.'' They have "rules" around him, such as never leaving him alone with a woman and crucially ''never'' let him touch you.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Billy is a well-mannered young man with an unassuming voice. He's also a world-class sadist.
* FeedItWithFire: He can absorb the kinetic energy from impacts to enhance his own strength. By punching the concrete a few times, he became strong enough to crack it and overpower Angel.
* ForTheEvulz: His reason for setting men upon women. He just loves watching it to satisfy his sadistic desires.
* HatePlague: His power to bring out the "primal misogyny" of any man who touched him or came into contact with his body fluids (sweat, blood, etc.). Angel is immune, because, as he put it, he gave up on hate a long time ago; even as Angelus, he killed and tortured people ForTheEvulz, but never felt any hate or anger towards those he did it to.
* HeManWomanHater: UpToEleven. Although he claims to not hate woman and be a MisanthropeSupreme, the fact that he only targets women is highly suspect.
* PlayAlongPrisoner: He purposely turns himself into the police to get out of his solitary confinement at his family estate. The arresting officers turn out to be a male-female duo, and he induces the man to start fighting with the woman and uses the ensuing chaos to slip away.
* PsychoticSmirk: His default expression, usually exaggerated when he's just done something horrible.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: He's the nephew of Senator Blim, patriarch of one of the most powerful families in the United States. Like any family, the Blims prefer to keep their 'black sheep' out of the public eye.
* TheSociopath: Among Angel's villains of the week, it's hard to top Billy Blim for clearly falling into this category. The fact that it was actually the normally very cold and amoral Lilah who took him out says volumes.
* StrawMisogynist: Apparently all men are these. Billy doesn't turn men into brutal woman bashers, he just removes their inhibitions. Although the characters that say so are villains. Fred disagrees when trying to console Wesley.
* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: There's nothing extraordinary about Billy; he's a somewhat handsome young man, of average height and build who doesn't stand out in a crowd.
* UngratefulBastard: Lilah fights tooth and nail to free him, even {{blackmail}}ing Angel into breaking him out. How does Billy repay her for it? He thanks Gavin, her [[TheRival rival]], instead and induces him into beating the mortal shit out of Lilah while he walks away with a PsychoticSmirk.
* VigilanteExecution: Lilah unloading her pistol at him on an airstrip.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Winters]]
!!Russell Winters
->'''Played By:''' Vyto Ruginis

An old and wealthy vampire who owned the investment firm Russell Winters Enterprises. A client of Wolfram & Hart, his vast wealth made him one of the most powerful men in Los Angeles, living among humans and using his connections and power to kill with impunity.
----
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Of Russell Winters Enterprises.
* DestinationDefenestration: Angel shoves him out the window of his high-rise. He burns up in the sun before he even hits the ground.
%%* FauxAffablyEvil
* SmugSnake: Winters is extremely confident that he's able to do whatever he wants, as long as he pays his taxes and stays rich. Angel disabuses him of this notion, and he's surprised to say the least.
* StarterVillain: He's the first villain seen in the series.
* VampiresAreRich: Winters has amassed vast wealth over his time on the Earth (and considering that he's started to lose his human appearance, he must be very old indeed behind the Master and Kakistos).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Meltzer]]
!!Dr. Ronald Meltzer
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/8b749dce8ed338ea12a751aff64a3e76.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''"I'm more than meets the eye."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Andy Umberger

A brilliant surgeon with the power to sever and reattach his body parts, over which he had some sort of telekinetic control (he could levitate them in the air) thanks to his mastery of psychic surgery after being inspired by a book about how everyone was connected to the world around them due to them sharing molecules. He was also a deranged stalker and a client of Wolfram & Hart, fixating on Melissa Burns after he saved her sight in an operation and they shared a single drink with her, watching her in her apartment by leaving an eye in the area.
----
%%* BaldOfEvil
%%* EvilHand
%%* EyeSpy
* MadDoctor: Ronald is deeply insane.
* NotSoDifferent: Angel has quite an insight into how Meltzer's twisted little mind works, due to his own history of stalking as Angelus.
-->'''Cordelia:''' What about Melissa has got him going all O.J.?
-->'''Angel:''' Nothing. It's not about her. It's about rage. He's too messed up to deal with a real woman so he creates a fantasy about a girl he barely knows. She'll fail him, and he has to hurt her because when he looks at her, all he sees is how useless he is--
-->'''Cordelia:''' What a fun date you must have been back in your bad vamp days. But, it should give you some insight into the jerks of the world.
* OffWithHisHead: Angel knocks his head off, but this doesn't kill him, just incapacitates him.
%%* PullingThemselvesTogether
%%* StalkingIsLove
* ToThePain:
-->''"I developed this injector while working with animals. (Angel pulls out the dart and looks at it. It drops from his fingers) They don’t like their limbs cut off any more than we do and they can hurt you if you get to close. (Angel is gasping, his eyes wide) You’ll feel a slight sinking sensation – that’s your heart slowing down as the paralytic takes effect. Eventually it’ll stop all together."''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Little Tony]]
!!Anthony "Little Tony" Papazian
->'''Played By:''' John Capodice

A dangerous crime boss of Los Angeles, and a former client of Wolfram & Hart until he attempted to murder Kate Lockley in a room full of witnesses.
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* DirtyOldMan: He leers at Kate and flirts with her.
* FatBastard: Tony is a notably overweight criminal.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's oddly personable for a ruthless crime lord.
-->''"You guys, you're working for Little Tony now. ''[shooting a cop]'' You'll find I'm stern but fair."''
* TheMillstone: After he fails to escape and gets himself captured yet again despite the opportunities Wolfram & Hart provided, they see him as a dead weight and drop him as a client.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Despite having the opportunity to escape the city and thus avoid life imprisonment, he hangs around to kill Kate. He fails, gets arrested and Wolfram & Hart drop him as a client.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: With Kate.
-->'''Little Tony:''' You've been running after me for a long time, haven't you, sweetheart? If I'd known how bad you wanted me, I might've had you catch me sooner.
-->'''Kate:''' If I knew how much you needed the exercise I might've let you run a little longer.
* TalkingToPlants: He tells his mooks to water his plants and talk to them while he's gone.
-->'''Little Tony:''' And don't forget to water my plants.
-->'''Mook:''' Sure thing.
-->'''Little Tony:''' And talk to them. They like that.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The MacNamaras]]
!!Darin & Jack [=MacNamara=]
->'''Played By:''' Douglas Roberts & Scott William Winters

* {{Badass}}: Credit where it's due; Darin doesn't bat an eye when Wesley aims a gun at his throat, defiantly snapping, "Screw you".
* BlondeGuysAreEvil: Jack.
* DecoyDamsel: Darin comes to Angel as a client, when he's actually just laying a trap.
* TheDragon: Jack is one to Darin.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Averted. When Jack is taken hostage, Darin doesn't hesitate to coldly shoot his own brother.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Cribb and Trepkos use Darin's own enchanted slavery bracelet to kill him.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Darin is killed with one of the bracelets he used to keep the demons imprisoned.
* SiblingsInCrime: As brothers, they're co-owners of an illegal fighting ring.
* SharpDressedMan: Darin, due to him being the face of
* ShootTheHostage: Darin does this with his own brother.
* SmugSnake: Jack a little moreso than Darin; Jack is prone to sadistically taunting his charges.
* TheSociopath: Darin, who murders his own brother without batting an eye.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Vanessa]]
!!Vanessa Brewer
->'''Played By:''' Jennifer Badger

A blind assassin working for Wolfram & Hart as well as their client.
----
%%* {{Badass}}
%%* DarkActionGirl
%%* DisabilitySuperpower
%%* EnlightenmentSuperpowers
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Killed with her own walking stick weapon.
* ProfessionalKiller: She's an assassin, working largely for Wolfram & Hart.
* ProphetEyes: Vanessa has pure white eyes. Even Holland finds her creepy.
%%* PsychoForHire
%%* PsychoticSmirk
* WouldHurtAChild: She has no problem whatsoever about killing three blind children.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fries]]
!!Corbin Fries
->'''Played By:''' Rod Rowland

A client of Wolfram & Hart, both a businessman and a dangerous mobster.
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* DeadpanSnarker: In a very sardonic, nasty way.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He has a young son who's going to a good school and seems well-adjusted, but it's averted. He considers his child to be a tool and little more.
* {{Hypocrite}}: He doesn't let his son read ComicBook/ThePunisher presumably because it's violent, and he's a vicious criminal and unrepentant psychopath.
* {{Jerkass}}: Fries is a thoroughly vile piece of work. He's aggressive, rude, short-tempered and basically a repulsive asshole.
* KarmaHoudini: Despite being one of the most despicable characters in the series, he gets off scot-free and his intimidation tactics work.
* TakingYouWithMe: In his attempts to avoid jail, he plants a mystical virus inside his own son which will be activated once he says the magic word, killing the entire population of California. If he's found guilty, he says the magic word.
* WouldHurtAChild: He placed a deadly mystical virus within his own young son as part of his TakingYouWithMe plan. Essentially, he's turned his own child into a walking time bomb of genocide.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hainsley]]
!!Magnus Hainsley
->'''Played By:''' Victor Raider-Wexler

A rich and powerful member of the Los Angeles elite as well as a powerful Necromancer. He provided demons with dead human bodies to inhabit, using himself as a conduit to "install" them.
----
* BadassBoast: He gives one to Angel.
-->''"Who do you think you're talking to? I eat the dead for breakfast, son. And you're just another plate o' bacon and eggs."''
* BaldOfEvil: Hainsley is bald and has people who annoy him chopped into enough pieces that they wind up in buckets.
* {{Necromancer}}: His talent and his profession. It makes him an extremely dangerous for Angel to have. As he says himself, he eats the dead for breakfast and could dust Angel with zero effort; he doesn't even need a stake.
* OffWithHisHead: Angel decapitates him with a serving platter.
* SquishyWizard: Due to his age and status as a human, Hainsley doesn't pose much of a threat without his powers. Angel rather easily kills him once his abilities are incapacitated.
[[/folder]]

!Other

[[folder:Torture Demon]]
!!The Torture Demon/Holding Dimension Demon
->'''Played By:'''

An unidentified demon torturer at the Senior Partners' Holding Dimension. He would ritualistically and repeatedly cut out the heart of the human prisoner. Illyria took the necklace that identified the prisoner and placed it around his neck, forcing him to cut out his own heart until another prisoner took his place.
----
%%* AffablyEvil
%%* {{Badass}}
%%* ChainedByFashion
%%* ColdBloodedTorture
%%* CreepyBasement
%%* LaserGuidedKarma
%%* SelfHarm
%%* TortureCellar
%%* TortureTechnician
%%* TheVoiceless
%%* WallOfWeapons
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sparrow]]
!!Dr. Sparrow
->'''Played By:''' Marc Vann

A doctor and scientist that performed certain services to Wolfram & Hart and other extremely wealthy clients. The procedures that he performed included implanting knowledge into people's minds, brainwashing, and giving people x-ray vision.
----
* AfraidOfBlood: Oddly enough for a doctor who might as well be a butcher.
-->''"Always messy when you have to open 'em up. That's why I prefer the less invasive procedures. Never got used to the sight of blood. Ugh. Still makes me nauseous."''
* BaldOfEvil: He's evil and shiny-headed.
* ChekhovsGunman: After an appearance in the first episode of Season 5, he returns to cause major trouble later in the season.
* DealWithTheDevil: And of course, he is the devil in this case. The deal he makes is with Gunn, who wants his brain upgrade back when it starts to wear off.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Sparrow is polite and smiling, but is clearly a vile person.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: He's a glasses-wearing psychopath.
* MadDoctor: His sanity is debatable considering that he thinks resurrecting an ancient EldritchAbomination is a fun way to spend your time.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pavayne]]
!!Matthias Pavayne
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[[caption-width-right:250:''"An eternity of suffering for your sins. But first, I get to play. Let's get started then, shall we?"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Simon Templeman

A multiple murderer that managed, through a DealWithTheDevil, to delay his own journey to hell through torturing the damned. For the early parts of Season 5, he's responsible for Spike's being dragged to hell.
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* AndIMustScream: Due to his FateWorseThanDeath. While there's no actual screaming, his expression is still one of vacant horror.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Pavayne was an 18th century European aristocrat European aristocrat from the 18th century.
* BadassLongcoat: His LimitedWardrobe consists of a long coat.
* BackFromTheDead: Against his will. Pavayne was happy hanging around Wolfram & Hart as a ghost, but Fred's device makes him flesh and blood again...and subsequently he's trapped in a little dark room that immobilizes him completely and left there, forever...
* BritishTeeth: Pavayne hails from the time of poor dental care, and it shows.
* CasualDangerDialogue: When Fred is about to re-corporealize Spike, he merely says, "This won't do. This won't do at all."
* ColdBloodedTorture: Torture is Pavayne's job, hobby and passion. He submits Spike and hundreds of others to vicious physical and psychological torture.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: While he's far from goofy, it appears he can't hold his own when somebody fights back... then he delivers an impressive PunchCatch and shows he can.
-->'''Spike:''' Not so much fun when we hit back, is it?
-->'''Pavayne:''' [PunchCatch] It's starting to be.
* DeadlyDoctor: In life, when he was nicknamed "The Reaper", "for performing unnecessary surgery on his patients".
* DealWithTheDevil: Pavayne should have gone to hell a long time ago, but has managed to stick around as Wolfram & Hart's resident ghost by torturing the souls of others who died and sending them down to hell instead.
-->'''Spike:''' Cute little racket you've got carved out for yourself. Prying off spirits and sucking 'em down the chute. Kept your own toasties out of the fire, didn't it?
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: His torture of Spike, specifically Spike being stripped and then tortured more, has horrible overtones of rape.
* EvilBrit: Very evil and very British.
* EvilOldFolks: He was in his older years when he first died. Of course, as a ghost he's pretty damn old.
* FateWorseThanDeath: While he is already dead, he's ultimately returned to corporeality and forced to live forever in a box that keeps him paralyzed but completely aware, and just to twist the knife, containing a window with an unchanging view...
-->'''Angel:''' Congratulations. You get to live forever...unable to move...to touch...or to feel. Or to affect anything in the world around you. [[FalseReassurance But don't worry...I had 'em give you a window.]] WelcomeToHell.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Pavayne is capable of being rather polite, even when he's ripping you apart in particularly sadistic ways.
* HannibalLecture: He delivers these from time to time, sometimes summoning his own collection of ghostly images to speak for him.
* HiddenVillain: Pavayne only appears in a single episode, but since Spike's first appearance as a ghost he's been slowly preparing him for Hell. As a ghost, he's been present throughout the entire series, torturing other poor bastards who died in the Wolfram & Hart offices before sending them off to Hell. This means Lee Mercer, Linwood Murrow and Gavin Park all had the pleasure of his company.
* KnightOfCerebus: He stands out as an extremely memorable one-episode villain due to how blatantly terrifying he is. His 'parlor tricks' are utterly horrifying and he's spent thousands of years sending people to hell. Any comedic elements are completely sucked out of the room when he appears.
* LimitedWardrobe: Due to being a ghost.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Although technically dead, Pavayne has mastered being a ghost. He's able to interact with the physical world at his own whims. There's no slamming doors or cheap tricks here; Pavayne can easily reach into the real world and brutally kill. You can't touch him, but he sure as hell can touch you.
* {{Sadist}}: He has devoted his entire life and death to the torture of others, which he greatly enjoys.
* SadisticChoice: Tries pulling one on Spike by threatening Fred and forcing him to choose between her continued life and him becoming corporeal again. Unfortunately for him, Spike isn't the person he used to be and he shoves her out of the way before tossing Pavayne into the re-corporealization machine himself, allowing Angel to beat him down and imprison him.
* SerialKiller: In life, he was a multiple murderer.
* ShutUpHannibal: During a rant after being re-corporealized:
-->'''Pavayne''': Defilers! I'll...cut you into nothing! I'll feast on your brains. I'll swim in lakes of your own blood!
-->'''Angel''': (''[[PunchedAcrossTheRoom punches him across the room]]'') You'll shut the hell up!
* SoftSpokenSadist: Due to being played by Simon Templemen. Pavayne has a soft, gentle voice up until his VillainousBreakdown.
* VillainousBreakdown: When Spike starts fighting back, he's thrown for a loop and starts to cower. He recovers quickly, though.
[[/folder]]

!Former Employees

[[folder:Eve]]
!!Eve
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[[caption-width-right:250:''"Hey, I can't be held responsible for how you dress me in your fantasies."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Sarah Thompson

The first "liaison" to the Senior Partners assigned to Angel. Later revealed to be a child of the Wolf, Ram, and Hart, created to do their bidding.
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* BelligerentSexualTension: With Angel. She flirts shamelessly with him (as she does with everyone) and he despises her. Lorne eventually tells them to get a room, which they do.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: After finding out Lindsey is dead, Eve just stays in the collapsing Wolfram & Hart building rather than go and face the Senior Partners' hordes.
* ConsummateLiar: Eve's lying abilities are very impressive considering she purposefully comes across as untrustworthy; it's clear Angel would never trust someone working for the Senior Partners anyway.
* DespairEventHorizon: With Lindsey dead, Eve has absolutely nothing in the world: no family, no friends, no job, nothing. She succumbs entirely to despair.
* DrivenToSuicide: After discovering that Angel has Lindsey assassinated, she remains behind in the collapsing W&H building, stating she has nowhere else to go.
* HowDoYouLikeThemApples: Eve's entrance (given her name, it's practically obligatory).
* ItDoesntMeanAnything: After they have sex under Lorne's unintended magical influence, Eve makes it clear the sex didn't mean anything to her.
-->'''Eve:''' Angel, it's not like this is the first time I've had sex under a mystical influence. I went to U.C. Santa Cruz.
* KissingUnderTheInfluence: With Angel in "Life of the Party."
* LadyInRed: On occasion.
* MissExposition: Due to being a liaison for the Senior Partners, she's privy to knowledge that can be very helpful to Angel and co...when she chooses, of course. When it comes to knowledge of Wolfram & Hart's inner workings, she's very much holding all the keys.
* TheMole: She's secretly working for Lindsey.
* MysteriousPast: We learn very little about Eve's past and origins; she states that she is an alum of UC Santa Cruz, although she doesn't actually come from Santa Cruz.
* NeuroVault: Eve says she has information on the Senior Partners, but can only remember it when they want her to.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Hinted at. Eve also enjoys using condescending terms like "kid" and "princess" to refer to Angel and co.
-->'''Wesley:''' Still, a pretty powerful position for a young woman.
-->'''Eve:''' How exactly can you be sure I'm either of those things?
* OnlyOneName: She's only known as "Eve". Even the other child of the Senior Partners, Hamilton, got a surname.
-->'''Angel:''' Do you even have a last name?
-->'''Eve:''' Do you?
* ThePowerOfLove: Eve fell in love with Lindsey, causing her to turn against the Senior Partners and even give up her immortality for him.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: She comes across as fairly-obvious (albeit more smug) Lilah 2.0, so much so that Cordelia lampshades it. She gradually gets more of her own personality as her motivations come to life.
* StealthHiBye: Eve has an unnerving ability to do this, which Gunn calls her out on.
-->'''Gunn:''' This gonna be a thing with you, jumping out at people, or do you just not have an office of your own?
* UnholyMatrimony: With Lindsey. Together they try to get to the Senior Partners.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sirk]]
!!Rutherford Sirk
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[[caption-width-right:250:''"These are complicated times. Lines become blurry."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Michael Halsey

A former member of the Watchers' Council, Rutherford Sirk lacked the moral clarity of other Watchers of his generation and found himself doubting about the good fight and the Council's mission, though he was far from the only Watcher corrupted by the knowledge he obtained at the Council.

Tempted by power and ambition, Sirk joined Wolfram & Hart and took along with him several valuable tomes belonging to the Council, including the Devandiré Sybilline Codex.
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* ChekhovsGunman: After his initial appearance in "Home" he subs for an absent Wesley in "Destiny".
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Sirk betrayed the Watcher's Council ''and'' Wolfram & Hart.
* DeadpanSnarker: Snark is required reading for a Watcher, and it doesn't go away.
* EvilBrit: By default, due to working for Wolfram & Hart (even before Angel Investigations took it over). And he even managed to betray them.
* EvilCounterpart: To Wesley; both are former Watchers with a first-class education in the Dark Arts, except Sirk is a self-serving backstabber.
* FaceHeelTurn: He was a member of the Watcher's Council before joining Wolfram & Hart; he stole from them when he left too.
* {{Jerkass}}: Sirk is a pompous, contemptuous bastard who barely bothers to hide his disdain for others.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When his betrayal is uncovered, Sirk rather wisely decides to make himself scarce. He isn't seen after that.
* SmugSnake: Sirk considers himself to be the smartest person in the room. In reality, he usually comes in at around fourth. Fifth if Wesley is in the room.
* WaistcoatOfStyle: He's seen wearing one when giving exposition in "Destiny".
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After he goes on the run, Sirk isn't seen again. It's unclear whether he had an off-screen comeuppance or a complete KarmaHoudini. Considering how the Senior Partners handle betrayal, it's unlikely Sirk had a happy ending.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lindsay]]
!!! See Characters/AngelOtherCharacters
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harmony]]
!!! See Characters/BuffyTheVampireSlayerVampires
[[/folder]]
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