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Angel +‎ -verse

Proper noun[edit]


  1. (fandom slang) The fictional world, or universe, which serves as the setting for the television series Angel.
    • 2005, Stacey Abbott, Reading Angel: The TV Spin-off with a Soul[1], page 142:
      This suggests that free will has its place in the Angelverse: the choice to fight matters to the end, even if it cannot stop a prophesied event from occurring.
    • 2007, Joy Davidson, The Psychology of Joss Whedon: An Unauthorized Exploration of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly[2], page 197:
      To the degree that my universe intersects with the Angelverse, I view Angel as far more than a creature tormented by blood cravings, past horrors, and mystical forces.
    • 2010, Jennifer Hamilton, Pylean Idol: L.A.'s De(con)struction of a Postmodern Bard, in Amijo Comeford, Tamy Burnett (editors), The Literary Angel: Essays on Influences and Traditions Reflected in the Joss Whedon Series, page 45,
      At times Lorne challenges the culture of the Angelverse by bringing together disparate points of view and causing the crew at Angel Investigations to see situations and characters in an unconventional way, demonstrating a unique and significant adaptation of bardic form.

Usage notes[edit]

Since Angel is a spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Angelverse shares essential characteristics with the Buffyverse. The terms Angelverse and Buffyverse can be regarded either as near synonyms or as referring to two parts of a greater whole (the Buffy/Angel 'verse).