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the fang gang

David Boreanaz Angel
After bottoming out and being saved from evil vampire Russell Winters by Angel, Cordy has decided that it's good to have an old friend in town. She sees her job as Angel's Girl Friday as a chance to atone herself, in a way. She knows she was pretty evil in High School, and is trying to widen her sphere of awareness to actually include a few other people, rather than simply her own goals, needs, and desires. Since Angel Investigations, Cordy's life has been turned inside out and upside down, but at the core of it has grown an incredibly strong friendship with Angel.

At first, Doyle acted as a buffer and interpreter between them: he was Angel's best friend just as he was Cordy's. It was the crushing loss of their new friend that cemented their friendship. Seeing each other through their grief, Angel and Cordy now view each other as family, and no one had better mess with Cordy's family. Likewise, Angel is very protective of Cordelia and would do anything to keep her from getting hurt.

Having survived Angelus' reign of terror, Cordelia is the only member of the fang gang to actually understand from first hand experience exactly what it is that Angel is atoning for... And having worked clean-up crew, she's just as determined to never let her boss forget it either.
Glenn Quinn Francis Doyle
For the few short months Cordelia knew Doyle, he was her best friend in Los Angeles. Working together for Angel, the two of them did a lot of the grunt work that non-superpowered mortals could handle (routine dismemberments, magic sword retrieval, that sort of thing) for the cases that the Powers That Be (and random walk-in clients) brought to Angel Investigations.

Cordy more than put up with Doyle's come-ons—she took them as something of a given, and seemed to actually enjoy his crush on her, although she did not at first consider him even vaguely a romantic possibility.

When Cordy's roach-infested studio apartment finally got to be too much for her to handle, Doyle saw helping her find a new one a chance to get on her good side and get to know her a little better. Unfortunately, both he and Cordy were unaware that her first choice pick was haunted. Barely surviving her little tête-à-tête with Mrs. Maude Pearson (1889-1946), Cordelia was nevertheless thrilled with her new digs.

When Doyle single-handedly rescued her from a vampire like some badly dressed superhero, she decided that perhaps she had been unfair to him. "Maybe Doyle does have hidden depths. I mean, really, really hidden. But depths..." she mused to Angel before attempting to ask Doyle out for coffee. However, their potential first date was pretty much blown to smithereens by the arrival of Doyle's wife Harry.

However, Cordy drastically reduced her verbal abuse of the boy, and in fact was hoping they might start to date when she was shocked to learn of Doyle's mixed heritage. Overcoming her initial shock, she was furious that Doyle kept something so important from her. When Doyle sheepishly admitted that he was afraid she'd reject him if she'd known he was half Brachen demon, she informed him in no uncertain terms, "I've rejected you way before now! So, you're half demon. Big Whoop! I can't believe you'd think I'd care about that. What do you think I am, superficial? So you're half demon. That's so far down the list, way under 'short' and 'poor'."

However, the arrival of a truck full of Nazis wielding a giant Christmas Tree Ornament of Death put a permanent snag in their dinner plans. To save Cordy, Angel, and a boat full of human-demon hybrids (as well as everyone in a five block radius), Doyle sacrifices his life to destroy the Beacon. Cordelia and Angel are left alone to mourn their friend, and Cordelia is shocked and upset when she learns the Powers That Be transferred Doyle's visions to her when he kissed her for the first and last time. However, as time went on, she learned to accept her role as Vision Girl.
Alexis Denisof Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
Wesley Wyndham-Pryce was dispatched to Sunnydale by the Watcher's Council in Cordelia's senior year of high school to take over as Buffy and Faith's Watcher after Quinten Travers fired Giles. Then in his mid-to-late 20s, Wes was full of book learnin' but a bit wet behind the ears when it came to fieldwork that wasn't under "controlled circumstances." He was immediately smitten with Cordelia, whom he mistook for a teacher. Giles gleefully pointed out that Cordy was a student and therefore just shy of jailbait, and Wesley and Cordy yearned silently for one another until they shared quite possibly the most awkward first (and last) kiss of all time.

After graduation, Wesley was sacked by the Watcher's Council for having both his Slayers go rogue on him, one with truly disastrous (and homicidal) results. He took to wandered the United States as a bounty hunter, clad in black leather and driving a motorcycle. He arrived in Los Angeles hot on the trail of of a demon that had killed and mutilated a half-dozen other demons, apparently collecting powers. Mistaking the demon's latest victim— a harmless Kungai demon—for the perpetrator, Wesley and Angel realised almost too late that Cordelia is alone with a dangerous empath who wants to sell her seers eyes to the highest bidder (with or without the rest of her attached). However, working together they rescue her and Wesley became a member of the Angel Investigations team. However, it wasn't until Wesley helped track down fugitive she-demons of the Odel Tal that he joined the A.I. staff full time.

Cordy and Wesley bonded as he helped her through one of her most difficult times: her troubled pregnancy. Okay, so it lasted all of twelve hours, but it definitely was troubled. After a one night stand left her eight months pregnant with demonic septuplets, Wesley and Angel found Cordelia at home in shock. After the Haxil demon and his offspring are killed, and Cordy's back to normal, Cordy admits she learned a few things. Men are evil, sex is bad and most important, there are two people she can absolutely trust with her life.
J. August Richards Charles Gunn
Gunn and his kid sister Alonna ran with a tough gang that fought vampires on the streets of Los Angeles. When Angel first stumbled on the group of teenaged homeless kids fighting vampires, he believed them to be in over their heads. Gunn disagreed—until the vamps turned Alonna. Dusting her himself, Gunn and Angel forged an uneasy alliance. Angel went to Gunn to ask for help when he was breaking into the Wolfram & Hart offices to steal the Scrolls of Aberjian and then again when Wesley was injured in the explosion that destroyed the A.I. offices and Cordelia was being driven mad by Vocah's touch.

The first time Cordy and Gunn were in the same room together while both of them were conscious, Cordy could not have been more white. While they had a rough start, when Cordy had a vision of Gunn in danger she took it seriously and forced him to take her along with him. They clashed, up until vampires attacked a house party they had dropped in on in pursuit of Angel's stolen car (long story). Over the course of the evening, she discovered that the man Gunn was in the most danger from was himself. Since his sister's death, he had been playing the game fast and loose, taking risks that could get him killed. So Cordelia made him her pet project, and suggested rather forcefully Angel hire him. Which he was planning to do anyway, but he was amused at Cordy's ferocity on the subject.
Amy Acker Fred
Winifred "Fred" Burkle disappeared May 7, 1996, from the Foreign Language Section of the Stewert Branch Public Library in Los Angeles. Studying to be a phsycist, she had been reading from an ancient book which accidentally opened a portal to the demon dimension of Pylea. As she was sucked into Pylea, Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan was pulled through into an abandoned warehouse that he turned into a karaoke bar called Caritas. Fred lived for five years as a "cow", or human slave in Pylea and went just slightly completely crazy there, believing her former life to be a dream. She disabled her collar and hid in the woods, but was drawn out when she saw Cordelia. She tried to help Cordelia, but was recaptured by Constable Narwek. She escaped with Angel's help, and is drawn to the hero from the fairy tale who rescued her.

She helps the Fang Gang return to L.A., and she moves into one of the rooms in the Hyperion Hotel. Fred spent the months following her return in seclusion, writing on the walls, and trying to pull her life back together— waiting for the click that will signal everything once again making sense. The former graduate student harboured a passionate crush on Angel, and was befriended by Cordy at Angel's behest. Still unpredictable and lacking some basic socialisation, Fred nonetheless is a valuable member of the team, putting herself on the line when she has to, and willing to pitch in with research or whapping demons over the head with heavy objects.

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