|Alternative name(s):||Spangel, Angelus/William, Spangelus|
|Fandom:||Angel the Series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer|
|Canonical?:||no (possibly briefly in the past)|
|Archives:|| The adventures of Captain Peroxide and Deadboy, |
Slashing the Angel
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"Don't mistake me. I do love the ladies. It's just lately I've been wondering what it'd be like to share the slaughter of innocents with another man. Don't think that makes me some kind of a deviant, do you?"
--Angelus to Spike, Angel the Series: "Destiny"
ILLYRIA: A corrupted ruler on such a path sees treachery and betrayal all around him. He cannot suffer intimates and will eventually turn against them.
SPIKE: Guess I don't have to worry about that, 'cause Angel and me have never been intimate. Except that once...
--Angel the Series: "Power Play"
On the show, Angel and Spike's relationship was portrayed primarily as antagonistic. There is no canon evidence of an actual romantic/sexual relationship between the two apart from the small mention in season 5 of Angel: the Series episode Power Play (see quote above).
- more on season 5? - Comics
Fandom & Fanon
The pairing goes by the name smoosh "Spangel".
The Sire Debacle
In BtVS season two episode School Hard, during their first confrontation, Angel pretends to be Angelus and tries to get close to Spike while using Xander as bait. When Spike realizes the trap he reacts violently and ends up speaking one of the most influencial sentence in the history of this pairing:
SPIKE: You were my Sire man! My Yoda!
--Spike to Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "School Hard"
Because of that line, the fandom widely accepted the fact that Angel was the one who turned Spike into a vampire. This resulted in a lot of fanfiction where Spike and Angel shared a Sire/Childe bond, could feel each other's emotions or something similar along those lines.
When it was revealed in season four of Buffy that Spike was actually turned by Drusilla, the popular consensus among the Angel/Spike shippers was that while Drusilla did the actual turning it was Angelus who trained and mentor Spike, resulting in the two of them developing what should be a Sire/Childe relationship.
SPIKE: Drusilla sired me, but you.. you made me a monster.
--Spike to Angel, Angel the Series: "Destiny"
Another (just as popular) approach is to simply ignore the canon and write as if Angel turned Spike.
Common Fanfic Tropes
One of the common fanfic tropes is for Spike to turn to Angel when he needs help or is desperate and Angel stepping in and helping and comforting Spike. When this trope is used, the Sire/Childe bond is often at play as well.
Very often Angel will also start referring to Spike as Will (or Wil), especially if the fic uses Spike after he got his soul back.
Archives & Communities
Archives & Rec Lists
- Slashing the Angel
- Dead Sexy
- My Immortal Beloved
- Our Armageddon of the BtVS Writer's Guild
- The Adventures of Captain Peroxide and Deadboy of the BtVS Writer's Guild (Wayback Machine Archived Version)
- Angel/Spike on AO3
- Spangel/Spangelus fics on The Spander Files
- Love That Dares
Communities and Shrines
- Hire by PervertedPomPom (currently unavailable - Feb 2016)
- The Janitor by jans_intentions (sexymermaid) (also The Hired Man, Wings, Man Hunter, Starman and Soapstone) (currently unavailable - Feb 2016)
- Through a Child's Eyes by Dark Amia (currently unavailable - Feb 2016)
- If The Moon Should Crumble by sabershadowkat. BtVS S4.
- Beggars Would Ride by wiseacress (2002)
- Days of Our Unlives by The ficbitches (Kita and Jessica Walker) (2003?)
- The Soft Insanity of Time by Sajinn (previous link). When Buffy dies, Spike makes a life-altering deal and ends up on Angel's doorstep. (2003?)
- Closer by estepheia (2003)
- Thing by Sangpassione (2004)
- Vicarious by lynnenne (2004)
- Feral by lilithangel Post-NFA hurt/comfort. 2006
- Winding Him Up by eyezrthewindows (2006)
- Friday by girlpire (currently unavailable - Feb 2016)
- On The Road To Somewhere by felisblanco All-human AU (2007)
- Home by Mel All-human AU (2007)
- Pivotal by toobusy2write All-human AU (2008)
- Nothing Ventured by Glassdarkly (2008)
- Date Night by lynnenne (2009)
- One of Your Kind by whichclothes (2010)
- Never Get The Girls by lettered (2012)
- Popsicle Night by hello_spikey (2013)
- Home Again by salustra (2014)
- The Vampire Princess and the Pea Soup by Lyrstzha (2014)
- Playing Daddy: five vignettes by ash_carpenter (2014)
- cling to your body and hang from your bones by spangel (2014)
- Angel of Sin by sueworld
- Angel and Spike inked by StevenWilcox (2007)
- Eternal love by Spangel (2008)
- Spangel fanart by Fran García (2008)
- Spike - PuppetAngel vignette by astridv (2008)
- There is only one way for someone like us... by syllirium (2012)
- Closer - Sisabet (2002)
- Would? - Sisabet
- The Bucket by Sisabet (2004?)
- The More you Ruv Someone - Nicole Anell (2005)
- Your Woman by Charmax (originally made in 2003, remastered in 2008)
- Angel Spike Comedy Trailer by Natbrat32 (2011)
- I Hate You by Double Dutchess (2014)
- Spike/Angel manifesto by Romany (2006 or before)
- The Angel/Spike Shipper Guide by kita0610 at ship_manifesto (2004)
- , The Siring Issue By Tania.