Angel needs the help of a disillusioned former champion to defeat an Aztec demon warrior.

* ADateWithRosiePalms: Averted
-->'''Spike:''' Not much choice really is there? Can't drink, smoke, [[UnusualEuphemism fiddle my willy]]; doesn't leave much to do.
* AscendedExtra: Número Cinco can be seen delivering the internal mail of W&H [[ChekhovsGunman in earlier episodes]].
* BadassNormal: Even as an old man Número Cinco can still knock Angel across the room.
* BashBrothers / SiblingTeam: ''Los Hermanos Números!''
-->"The five of us were always joined, always connected. And when necessary, we came together as a fist."
* BirdsOfAFeather
-->'''Número Cinco:''' You are one strange man, Senor Angel.
-->'''Angel:''' I'm not the one in a mask standing in a cemetery in the middle of the night.
-->'''Número Cinco:''' No. But you will be.
** It's implied this means Angel will be a has-been champion working for his enemies and mourning his dead comrades. However when ''Los Hermanos Números'' return from the dead, they chose Angel as their fifth member to inflict the killing blow on the demon, showing that Angel is still a hero. Angel then takes up the talisman for safe keeping, meaning he likely ''will'' be "standing in a graveyard" fifty years on, helping the next champion defeat Tezcatcatl.
* BlatantLies: Spike [[WithFriendsLikeThese enjoys telling everyone]] that Angel beat up the harmless old guy delivering the mail.
* BlindIdiotTranslation (InUniverse): Número Cinco explains that he got that name from an earlier time in his life, when he and his brothers called themselves ''Los Hermanos Números''. Angel's reaction to this name: "The Number Brothers? Huh?"
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: Tezcatcatl rises every 50 years. Last time, he killed 4/5 of Los Hermanos Numeros. [[spoiler: This time he killed the fifth one. And he'll rise again in 50 years.]]
* CallingShotGun
-->'''Wesley:''' Remind me again how you ended up in the front seat.
-->'''Spike:''' Called shotgun, mate.
-->'''Wesley:''' Oh. (hefts his shotgun) I thought we were doing a weapons check.
* CannibalismSuperpower: Tezcatcatl eats the hearts of heroes. Angel is rather miffed when his dead heart is not to its taste.
* CatScare: The security guard bumping into Carlos the plumber in TheTeaser.
* ContinuityNod: The [[MyCard business card]] of the unseen W&H lawyer who recruits Number 5 reads "Holland Manners".
** In-universe: The Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that occurs on November 2. The previous episode happened on Halloween.
* CouldntFindAPen: Angel has to sign his legal documents in blood.
* TheChampion
* DanceBattler: ''Los Hermanos Números'' use synchronised wrestling to defeat their enemies.
* DontSneakUpOnMeLikeThat: Angel runs after the mailman with an envelope, only to get [[DestinationDefenestration knocked through an office window]]. It turns out Número Cinco heard them discussing Tezcatcatl and assumed Angel [[RefusedTheCall wanted his help]].
* DramaticDrop: A brother drops his barbell to the floor when ''Los Hermanos Números'' receive word of ''El Diablo Robótico!''
* TheFaceless / {{Kayfabe}}: In a flashback ''Los Hermanos Números'' are shown relaxing, exercising and romancing women -- all with their masks on.
-->'''Angel:''' Wait a second. So you guys ''always'' wore your masks?
-->'''Number 5:''' What you are failing to see, my friend, is that we had to be ever-vigilant, ready for action at a moment's notice.
* FiveManBand of {{Masked Luchador}}s!
* {{Flashback}}: To the GloryDays of ''Los Hermanos Números!''
* FlashbackCut: Angel remembering the talisman on Número Cinco's shrine to his dead brothers.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Spike discovers that the Shanshu Prophecy applies to "the vampire with a soul" rather than Angel specifically. This sets up their fight in "Destiny".
* HeroicBSOD: Número Cinco lost his enthusiasm for the good fight after the death of his brothers. Eventually people stopped calling and [[BetterLivingThroughEvil Wolfram & Hart hired him]] as DumbMuscle.
* ImmuneToBullets: Tezcatcatl
-->'''Gunn:''' We shot it, chopped it, hacked and whacked it. The only souvenir we got was the [[CoveredInGunge gunk on this blade]].
* ImprovisedWeapon: The ornamental spikes surrounding a grave are used as weapons.
* InadvertentEntranceCue
-->'''Angel:''' The blood's fresh. This just happened.\\
'''Wes:''' So whatever did this might still be close.\\
'''Gunn:''' How close?\\
'''Spike:''' (looking behind the others, who are all busy staring at the body) I'd say 10, 11 feet.
-->''(Team Angel turn to find [[OhCrap Tezcatcatl advancing on them]])''
* JadedWashout
* LockDown: Gunn calls for security to lock down Wolram & Hart after the boss is thrown through a window, in case it's part of a more serious attempt on Angel's unlife.
* MandatoryLine: Lorne makes a brief cameo.
* {{Mayincatec}}
* MeaningfulEcho
-->'''Número Cinco:''' We fought monsters and gangsters. ''Vampiros''. We were heroes. We protected the weak... and [[WeHelpTheHelpless we helped the helpless]].
-->'''Angel:''' I know a little something about that.
* TheNicknamer: Spike dubs Angel "[[DaChief General Grumpy Pants]]" and "[[TallDarkAndSnarky Tall, Dark and Dreary]]".
* NighInvulnerable: Tezcatcatl
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Apparently, there was a robot built by the Devil 50 years ago. Not to mention [[spoiler: Zombie luchadores!]]
* NobodyLeftBehind: Número Cinco vanishes into thin air along with his dead brothers.
* NoodleIncident: ''El Diablo Robótico!''
-->'''Número Cinco:''' Surely you have heard about our great victory over the [[PostModernMagik Devil's robot]]?
-->'''Angel:''' (shrugs) Sorry.
-->'''Número Cinco:''' Nobody remembers the good stuff.
* TheNoseKnows
-->'''Spike:''' [Angel] smelled the blood. Nothing grabs a vamp's attention like the ruby red.
* OldSuperhero
* PercussiveTherapy: Much as Gunn enjoys his new job, he talks with Angel about how good it would be to do some good 'ole fashioned demon pounding again.
* PietaPlagiarism: The body of Número Cinco is carried off in the arms of his brothers.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner
-->'''Número Cinco:''' [[LetsDance Let's dance]], milkmaid!
* ProWrestlingEpisode
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Happens repeatedly.
* RegularlyScheduledEvil: Tezcatcatl deliberately cursed himself to return from the dead every fifty years so he could search for the talisman which would make him [[AGodAmI like a god]].
* RiseFromYourGrave: Número Cinco's brothers rise from their graves to [[ArmyOfTheDead fight Tezcatcatl once again]].
* RockBottom: From champion to mailman.
* RousingSpeech: Angel tries to give one to Número Cinco, [[StealthHiBye only to find he's walked out halfway through it]], likely because he can tell Angel no longer believes in what he's saying either.
* RuleOfSymbolism: An InUniverse example where Spike realises how Tezcatcatl can be killed.
-->'''Angel:''' And you just so happen to know this creature's {{Achilles heel}}?
-->'''Spike:''' Well, I wager it's the heart.
-->'''Fred:''' (looks at her computer screen) You see that in the science?
-->'''Spike:''' No, luv, in the poetry. We're dealing with a mythic creature here, a kill-or-be-killed kind of creature. If I was gonna kill something that was trying to take my heart, I'd try to bloody well take its' heart first.
* SayingTooMuch: Angel tries to explain his skepticism re prophecies to Wesley ("Oh, come on, Wes; after everything we've seen the past couple of years? ''The father will kill the son?''") only to quickly shut up when he realises he's talking about Connor, whom Wes no longer remembers as his memory has been wiped of those events.
* ShadowDiscretionShot: The security guard being killed in TheTeaser.
* SwallowTheKey: Subverted; Número Cinco has told Tezcatcatl he's swallowed the talisman [[DeathSeeker so it will kill him to get it back]], but he's actually hid it in his thermos of coffee. "I may not be a hero, but I am not a fool."
* {{Tearjerker}}
* ToTheBatNoun: ''"¡Ándale!"''
* StockScream: The Wilheim scream is used for Carlos' death.