16. Andrew Wells
Let’s face it, Andrew was a rubbish villain when he was part of season six’s little bads The Trio. When he turned over a new leaf and joined the Scoobies in season seven, however, the awkward comic book geek became the shining light in a generally gloomy run.
It’s such a shame that Angel ended just when it was really flying on all cylinders. Part of this is to do with the creation of Illyria, a new character for Amy Acker very different from the lovely Fred. An all-powerful god ‘infected’ with humanity, we should have got to know her a lot better.
14. Tara Maclay
Willow and Tara’s relationship is rightly remembered as a groundbreaking move for the show, but we shouldn’t forget Tara as a character in her own right. Though less flashy and scene-stealing than many of her co-stars, Tara was an endearing, quietly funny soul.
While Buffy generally presented demons as, well, demonic, Angel challenged this prejudice – chiefly by introducing showtune-loving good guy Lorne. Not often the focus of the show, Lorne was nonetheless always on hand to offer a witty barb or hilarious one-liner.
12. Daniel ‘Oz’ Osbourne
Though he didn’t say much, the stoic Oz would always get the best lines when he did – be they great one-liners or some heartbreaking admission. His werewolf affliction was a little bit of a heavy-handed metaphor (all men have a beast inside them) but we loved him anyway.