Charles Gunn

Season Four - Five | Season Eight | Season Nine

Season Four - Five

    Gunn is introduced as the leader of a street gang whose members protect their neighborhood from vampires. Angel recognized Gunn's strength and often called on him if he needed back up in battle or if he needed protection for the people he cared about when he could protect them himself. (Angel: Little Girl Lost)

    Gunn eventually became a full-time member of the gang, gaining mutual respect for those he fought side-by-side with while finding his place in the world. (Angel: Long Night’s Journey)


Season Eight
Gunn, Season Five
   
    When Wolfram & Hart cut a deal to have Angel and co. take over the L.A. branch, Gunn undergoes a remarkable transformation, submitting to a procedure at the hands of Wolfram & Hart's Medical Department that enhances his mind with a comprehensive understanding of the law, making him the only member of Angel's team who can work inside the system seamlessly. When his mental abilities begin to diminish, Gunn, fearful of losing his new talents and respect, makes a pact with Dr. Sparrow and gets a permanent upgrade in exchange for signing to release an ancient curio stuck in customs. This curio results in the death of Fred and the resurrection of Illyria. (Angel: Smile Time, Hole in the World)

   When Gunn's starry-eyed cousin from Ohio ran away from home and wound up in L.A., Gunn took it upon himself to rescue him from a demon gang his cousin joined before they could chew him up and spit him out. (Angel Spotlight : Gunn)

   Following Fred’s death, Angel convinced his team that they must take out every member of the Circle of the Black Thorn in a defiant and probably futile stand against the Senior Partners of Wolfram & Hart. Eliminating the members of the Black Thorn, the team incurred the wrath of the armies of hell. Gunn slayed Senator Helen Brucker, one of the members of the Circle of the Black Thorn, but was seriously injured in the process. (Angel: Not Fade Away)


Season Nine
   

    During the course of the final fight against the army of the Senior Partners, Gunn was left alone where he was taken by vampires and turned. Blaming Angel for his condition, Gunn decided to save L.A. when he received visions from what he believed were the Powers That Be, in order to prove that one doesn't need a soul to be a champion. (Angel: First Night)

    Destroying Angel’s headquarters at the Wolfram & Hart building, Gunn confronted Angel shortly after, revealing his vampiric nature and removing the magic that had kept Angel, now a human, alive. Upon learning that the visions he had been receiving were from the Senior Partners rather than the Powers That Be, Gunn lost hope and facilitated Illyria’s reversion to her true primordial form, convincing her to use her powers to unmake time itself. (Angel: After the Fall)


Links

Comic Book Guide to Buffy
Comic Book Guide to Buffy

 

Tales of the Slayers
Tales of the Slayers

 

Joss Whedon's Fray
Joss Whedon's Fray

 

Comic Monster Guide
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