Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments: Angel.
In our current study, Liss the soul sucking demoness gets her butt whipped, recovers and kills one of our Angel hangers-on. Then she gets killed, so… what we’re really curious about is this business with Spike possibly not having a soul after all. And Myr is busy doing things that should really be stopped as quickly as now before things get out of hand.
Our focus characters this time around are: Angel, Spike, Illyria, Laura Weathermill, Gunn and Eddie.
Wow, pretty full roster.
Our Heroes Are ‘High Five’!
Angel: Angel puts down Liss for good, ignoring Laura’s convoluted spells to hack of her head and stab out her heart: Half-KUDO.
Spike: Spike takes out Liss the first time with thumbs to the eyes… he gets a Half-KUDO.
Illyria: I like how Illyria shrugs off having to have her throat slit to stop Liss. Half-KUDO
Laura: Laura is pretty amazing in taking control of the situation and her coolly ordering Illyria’s throat slit to stop the soul eater: Half-KUDO.
Charles: Charles does himself proud in his battle with Eddie Hope - he gets a Half-KUDO for doing as well as he did.
Eddie: Eddie doesn’t get any kudos.
I’m going to issue a Half-Anti-KUDO to Myr for his ambitious plans and his altering the demons slightly so that the old ways of killing them aren’t completely effective anymore.
Our Heroes Are ‘Please, Go Away’.
Angel: I’ve no complaints against Angel.
Spike: Spike is a bit whiney about his insistence that he’s still ensouled, but he doesn’t earn himself a demerit.
Illyria: Nothing against Illyria.
Laura: Laura bugs me in letting herself get grabbed by the soul eater because she’s too busy standing there in the middle of a battle and worrying over her companion knowledge ball. I mean, I get that she cares for the being and all… but she has a soul, she’s in a battle in which a soul eater is in action, she’s just seen her co-worker drained… she allows her attention to be pulled away from staying away from the soul eater: Half-DEMERIT.
Charles: No demerits for Gunn.
Eddie: Eddie is embarrassing. He gets the crap beat out of him by Gunn and then - after he’s already disarmed Charles - he cheats by freezing him so he can shoot him in the head. Wow, not his proudest moment: DEMERIT.
I have to also issue another Half-DEMERIT to somebody who just gets killed. But Dez? What the hell are you doing hanging out in the bathroom with the demon who can yank your soul out? That was just dumb and it gets her and ugly end.