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Rich and beautiful, Cordelia Chase led her clique at Sunnydale High and enjoyed ridiculing those she saw as inferior, like nerds and outcasts. Growing to accept the existence of dark forces in Sunnydale, Cordelia became a full-fledged member of Buffy's 'Scooby Gang' and even dated Buffy's best friend and social outcast, Xander Harris.
The Remaining Sunlight)
Of all the Scoobies, Cordelia was the one member who never seemed to contribute anything to group aside from her sarcasm. Tired of being labeled the 'shallow one,' Cordelia decided to change everyone's perception of her by competing in the Sunnydale Quiz Bowl finals, an event that was televised to the entire nation. To qualify as a participant, she stole a brooch used by shamen to help them memorize complex spells, but the brooch's thirst for knowledge caused her to go into a frenzied state. She was finally rescued from hyperactivity by Buffy's watcher, Giles, who used a mesmerizing stone to disconnect the link between Cordelia and the brooch.
After high school graduation, Cordelia moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career, and became the office manager of the supernatural detective agency run by the vampire with a soul, Angel. Dedicated to helping people in trouble, Cordelia continued to pursue an acting career, hoping she finally made it when she landed the starring role in a Blair Witch rip-off about three filmmakers searching for the legendary "Helm of Haraxis." During the film's production, Cordelia discovered that the film was a sham but that the Helm, which bestowed its wearer with the power to control all demons, was indeed real, and was guarded by a cabal of demons. The film's crew was killed by the forest’s demons, but Cordelia managed to evade death long enough for Angel to arrive and save the day. (Angel: Lovely, Dark and Deep)
Cordelia's life changed dramatically when Doyle, a half-demon, bestowed his visions from the Powers That Be onto her. These visions gave Cordelia great insight into the pain of others, stripping her of her selfishness and forging her into a dedicated and powerful warrior in the fight against evil. (Angel: Autumnal, Long Night’s Journey)
As Angel's link to The Powers That Be, Cordelia saw what a kind, good-hearted man Angel was, that would fight for good no matter what, and fell in love with him. However, Cordelia ascended to a higher plane, before anything could come out of this romance. (flashback in Angel: The Curse)
As a high power, Cordelia returned one last time to a dying Angel to ease him into death. Unable to go up against the Senior Partners, Cordelia helped Angel learn new revelations about the roles each person in Angel's life had played since day one, and renewed his determination to go on. (Angel: After the Fall)
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