Real Name: Charles Gunn
Publisher: Dark Horse, IDW Publishing
Created by: Joss Whedon
1st appearance: Angel #14 (Dark Horse), 2000
Team Affiliations: Angel Investigations, Wolfram and Hart
Legal Status: Unknown
Height: 6’1 Weight: 210 lbs
Eyes: Brown Hair: Black (kept bald)
Relatives: Grandmother (Deceased), Mother (Deceased), Father (Deceased), Alonna (Sister, Deceased)
Skills and abilities: Gifted street fighter and absolute knowledge of both human and demon laws and languages.
Powers: As a vampire he had superhuman strength, speed, senses, razor sharp claws and teeth. (These abilities were later lost when he was reverted to human)
Born in the Badlands; an urban ghetto where not even police dared enter; his parents are assumed dead and him and along with his sister Alonna grew with their Grandmother who taught them to fight vampires. Around this time he met Angel who gained his trust. He joined a local gang which protected the community. His grandmother later died and sister turned into a vampire and he was forced to “dust” her. Years later he joins Angel Investigations on many adventures and falls in love with Winfred Burkle though he later lost her to Wesley Wyndam Price. After saving the world Team Angel was given Wolfram and Heart to run and he accepted a legal mental upgrade to better serve the team in their new capacity though it came at the expense of Fred’s life. When the team later faces the circle of black thorn he kills his target but is mortally wounded.
In the battle for Los Angeles against the forces of hell he was sired by a group of vampires and quickly ascended to leadership of the group upon becoming a vampire. He then set out to destroy Angel. When time was restored h was haunted by the monster he was as a vampire.