Description: Acathla is a large powerful humanoid, when he died
he turned to stone.
History: Acathla was a powerful demon brought forth long ago to suck
the world into hell with a single breath. Before he could do it his heart
was pierced with a sword by a virtuous knight, and Acathla turned to stone.
He was buried in what would become Sunnydale, California and was discovered
during construction of some housing. After his tomb was taken to a museum,
it was stolen by Angel and Drusilla, who planned to remove the sword and awaken
Acathla. Although Angel was eventually successful with the ritual, Buffy
Summers showed up and pierced both Angel and Acathla's hearts with another
sword blessed by the original knight. Angel was sucked into hell, closing
Powers: Acathla had the power to create a portal to hell and suck
Earth into that dimension.
Description: Doyle's human form had black hair, bluish-green eyes,
and a slight beer gut. He had a tendency to wear his black or brown jacket,
accompanied with a loose shirt and an undershirt. He has a strong Irish
accent. When he assumed demon form he gained green skin, red eyes and
numerous blue spikes on his face and neck.
History: Doyle was born of a human mother, and grew up a relatively
normal human life. His mother never told him about his father being a demon,
he has never even met his father. A basically intelligent and decent fellow,
he volunteered in soup kitchens. This is where he met his soon-to-be wife
Harry. He received his teaching degree and got a job as a teacher of
the third grade. When Doyle was 21, during a conversation with his wife
about having children, he sneezed and assumed demon form for the first time.
Harry freaked, and their marriage was never the same. Even after Harry came
to grips with the fact that her husband was a demon, Doyle was unable to accept
his heritage. Harry walked out on him because he became impossible to live
with. Doyle fell on rough times. He learned about his demon side, magic
and the demon sub-culture, but never accepted himself for what he was.
Then Doyle was approached by another Bracken demon named Lucas, who was part of a clan on the run from The
Scourge. Doyle refused to help them hide. While sleeping, Doyle received his
first vision from the Powers That Be and saw their deaths at the hands of
The Scourge (recounted in Hero). Soon more visions followed and he learned
of the story of Angel, the vampire with a soul. When Angel came to L.A.
Doyle approached him about guiding him with his visions. Together with
Cordelia Chase, an old friend of Angel's, they formed Angel Investigations
(City Of). Doyle was rather taken by Cordelia, although she was not
interested in him at first. Doyle helped Angel research the burrower demon
Talamour (Lonely Hearts), fought the vampires Spike and Marcus (In The
Dark) and came up against the psychic surgeon Ronald Meltzer. About this
time Doyle became indebted to the underworld, some collectors, including two
Kailiff demons were sent to collect the money or
kill him. Meanwhile he was helping Cordelia find a better apartment. The
demons attacked them at the apartment just as they were exercising a killer
ghost from the place, but Angel, Cordelia and Doyle killed the demons and
expelled the ghost (Rm w/a Vu). Just as Cordelia started to warm up to him,
Harry re-appeared in his life, wanting an official divorce, as she was ready
to marry someone else, the Anomovic demon, Richard
Howard Straley (Bachelor Party). When The Scourge showed up again, Doyle,
Angel and Cordelia helped a clan of Lister demons
escape their clutches. When The Scourge trapped Doyle and friends on their
getaway ship, they placed a beacon that would detonate and kill anything
around that had human blood in it. After making a voluntary yet completely
suicidal decision, Doyle sacrificed his life to save the others by disarming
the bomb himself (Hero).
Powers: Doyle was a Bracken Demon, with all
the normal powers of one. He also had received the gift of visions, which
gave him warnings of danger in painful flashes.
Appearances: City Of, Lonely Hearts, In The Dark, I Fall To Pieces,
Rm w/a Vu, Sense and Sensitivity, Bachelor Party, I Will Remember You,
Special thanks to The Complete Buffy Episode Guide for
inspiration and technical help, as well as Buffy episode links and all the
readers of the
Watcher's Diary for their feedback in making this page what it is.