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Whilst gloating over his father's corpse, Darla cruelly deflated Liam, claiming that in the end, his father had claimed the victory because his condemnation would haunt Liam for the remainder of his existence, while his father's suffering, while painful, had been very brief.
Liam took the name "Angelus", presumably inspired by his sister's mistaken belief that he was an angel.
At the age of twenty-six, after a habitual night of drunken debauchery and failed attempts to seduce the family's only maidservant, Liam and his father got into a heated argument; enraged by his son's chronically reckless behavior, his father declared that Liam was wasting his life, and slapped him across the face.
Liam argued that he was only what his father had made him, and voiced his decision to leave home.
He was later described in historical volumes as the "one with the angelic face", and the "demon with the face of an angel." After leaving Ireland behind, Angelus and Darla cut a bloody swath through Wales and Northern England before reaching London in 1760.
During Angelus' first meeting with Darla's sire, The Master, he openly mocked the older vampire, and showed no fear despite the Master's greater age, power and authority.
After the two were forced to realize their limitations as a couple, Angel left Buffy and moved to Los Angeles, where he became a Champion of the Powers That Be and dedicated himself to "helping the helpless" in the hope of achieving atonement.
He eventually succeeded, and was soon after forced into conflict by Whistler, who wished to unleash a mystical plague over the world to 'save it' after the end of magic, even if it meant killing millions of people.