With the plight of her parents-- Mom suffers from the epstein-barr virus; Dad lost the family fortune to the IRS-- and both are now in Bimini, Sunnydale's Most Shallow has grown a lot. Cordy comes to the City of Angels to find her chance at stardom. She finds instead, Angel, Wesley, and Gunn, a real family; and a new purpose in life, -- a duty to the Powers That Be, and thousands of lost souls to save. Part of this from EW
Buffy Season One
Stereotypical popular girl, or is she...
"Willow, nice dress. Good to know youíve seen the softer side of Sears."
"You think I'm never lonely because I'm so cute and popular? I can be surrounded by people and be completely alone. It's not like any of them really know me. I don't even know if they like me half the time. People just want to be in a popular zone. Sometimes when I talk, everyone's so busy agreeing with me, they don't hear a word I say."
"Being this popular is not just my right, but my responsibility."
Buffy Season Two
Passionate and bluntly honest...
"Look, Buffy, you may be hot stuff when it comes to demonology or whatever, but when it comes to dating, I'm the Slayer."
"Tact is just not saying true stuff. I'll pass."
"This is great. There's an unkillable demon in town, Angel's joined his team. The Slayer is a basket case... I'd say we've hit bottom."
"Xander? I just wanted to thank you for saving my life. What you did in there was really brave and heroic, and I just wanted to tell you if there was anything that I could ever do to..."
Buffy Season Three
Everything's going wrong...
"I wish Buffy Summers had never come to Sunnydale."
"I have nothing, okay? No dresses. No cell phone. No car. Everything's been taken away because Daddy made a little mistake on his taxes. For the last twelve years. Satisfied? Are you a happy Xander now? I'm broke. I can't go to any of the colleges that accepted me. And I can't stay home because we no longer have one.
Angel Season One
A new home, a new start...
"Iím an actress!... And between my many gigs, I sometimes choose to help Angel."
"I learned something, too. I learned, um, men are evil? Oh, wait, I knew that. I learned that LA is full of self-serving phonies. No, had that one down, too. Uh... sex is bad?... Okay. I learned that I have two people I trust absolutely with my life. And that partís new."
"I saw them all. There is so much pain. We have to help them."
Angel Season Two
A new purpose, a new person...
"You canít fire me, Iím vision girl!"
"I just wanted to act, that's all. For them to like me because I was good. I never wanted to feel like this."
"You can't take my visions, I need them, I use them to help my friends fight evil back home. Groo... I can't give up my visions. I like them. Okay I don't like the searing pain and agony which seems to be getting steadily worse. And lately, until the vision gets solved: anxiety overdrive.... I'm not ready to give 'em up, either. They're a part of who I am now. They're an honor."