6. Winifred ‘Fred’ Burkle
It was no accident that Angel gelled as a show much better when Fred arrived – the shy yet brilliant Texan science whizz was the element needed to make Angel Investigations as loveable a family as the Scoobies. I’ll just leave this here: “Wesley, why can’t I stay?”
5. Wesley Wyndam-Price
On Buffy alone, Wesley was one of the most annoying characters in the whole franchise. On Angel, however, he grew from cowardly Watcher to lone anti-hero to the tragic star of the show. Kudos to Alexis Denisof for somehow making it feel like a believable character growth.
4. Faith Lehane
The ying to Buffy’s yang, rogue Slayer Faith is everything our hero could have been without her core moral compass. She was only ever a guest star but Faith’s descent from bad girl to full-on serial killer back up to redeemed hero makes her one of the show’s most fascinating characters