Which Angel killed the most bad guys? Who shot who? Did that guy die?
It's time we had a definitive list.
Fans who love a good debate, cheer up, you can still argue about this topic for the rest of your days - some situations are so ambiguous, they don't even tell you whether the victim died.
Summary for Casual Fans and the Non-Obsessive
If you're not a fan of death, feel free to go back in time, change the channel, and watch Diff'rent Strokes, because a lot of people kicked the can on this show: definitely 114, possibly as many as 121. Surprised? Really, why? It's a crime drama. Here's the skinny:
The Deadliest Angel The answer you probably came here for - who killed the most bad guys? The Angel who closes her eyes first, shoots second, and asks questions never: Kelly Garrett, seen here blind-capping her first bad guy in Season 2's Angel Blues.
No surprises there - she had the full 5 years to kill people, and frankly we'd be a little disappointed if she weren't in the lead.
However, it's worth mentioning that Sabrina actually has a greater ratio of kills - almost as many as Kelly (5 or 6), but in far fewer episodes. After that, Jill trails along with 2 kills, Kris a surprisingly low 1 or 2, and Tiff and Julie 1 apiece. Amazingly enough Bosley, who had this gig as long as ol' Killer Garrett, has not one death on his record.
Angel Killings The Angels were responsible for taking a sum of 13 to 17 lives. Season 2 is the only year in which the Angels are not responsible for any deaths. Immediately following is the Season 3 bloodbath, where the girls (well, mainly Kelly and Sabrina) bagged about half their total victims.
Though the natural assumption is that they shot everybody, they actually killed the majority of their bad guys by harassing escaping vehicles and causing them to crash and burn. Shooting comes in second, and after that, it's a grab-bag of weird one-time methods.
Angel Shootings The Angels (including Bosley) collectively shot 14 people, out of which only 2 to 5 died. Of this total, Kelly shot the most (5). At the bottom of the list come Jill and Tiffany, the only Angels who never got to shoot anyone. Just one more way poor Tiff was robbed. And she was a good shot, too - ask the bad guys' tires.
If you need more information, proceed and gorge on tallies and statistics.
ANGEL KILL LIST: (Italics indicate unclear situations) Angels in Chains (2), The Killing Kind (1), Bullseye (1), Angels in Vegas (2), Angels on Vacation (2), Counterfeit Angels (0, 1 or 2), Terror on Skis (1), Angel in a Box (1), Angel Hunt (1), Of Ghosts and Angels (1), Angel in Hiding (0 or 1), Waikiki Angels (0 or 1), Taxi Angels (1)
BACKGROUND CHECKTownsend Agency original article by Anna November 24, 2010
ANGEL SHOOTINGS BY THE NUMBERS
PEOPLE SHOT BY ANGELS
PEOPLE KILLED BY ANGELS
SHOOTING & KILLING STATS BY ANGEL
Even Sabrina knows it: Kelly shoots expert. No matter if you're wanted for triple homicide or petty theft, if she sees you running she'll pull a revolver out of a giant empty purse and blow you away, or at least fire a warning(?) shot after you while you flee for your life. Wait, why is she called "the sensitive one" again?
HONORS FOR KELLY
FASTEST TO KILL Waits fewest episodes before first kill (tied with Jill)
If you’re causing a problem, the Chief Angel has no qualms about confiscating your life by any means available. She’s as efficient/lazy about death as she is about fashion, and would prefer to kill you simply by doing whatever she’s already doing. Why park the snowmobile, get off, and shoot the bad guy? Just plow right into him. Done!
HONORS FOR SABRINA
DEADLIEST, STATISTICALLY Most kills per episode of any Angel
MOST NONCHALANT Never shows any emotion at all after killing
Jill's really not the killing kind (sorry), and you don't have to be while Kelly and Sabrina are on your team. It's hard to accept that, considering all the shots Jill ever fired at bad guys, she only ever killed anybody by throwing potatoes.
HONORS FOR JILL
FASTEST TO KILL Waits fewest episodes before first kill (tied with Kelly)
MOST ECO-FRIENDLY Kills 100% of her victims with organic produce
Kris was the first Angel to shoot anyone... and the second! (Angels on Horseback) Were they all shooting blanks in Season 1?
Considering her extended time on the job, it's a little surprising that her killings are few and far between - maybe because it seems to bother her a lot more than the other Angels.
HONORS FOR KRIS
FIRST SHOT First Angel ever to shoot anyone on the show
SLOWEST TO KILL Waits the most episodes before her first kill
MISS REMORSEFUL Devastated over her own shootings, other Angels' kills
Julie, we knew ye not well. With only about half a regular season of screentime, one could argue she wasn’t given enough time to put notches on her gun. But, come on, she’s the streetwise Angel. Real streetwise, too, not the Kelly kind of sensitively-faux-streetwise. If the writers had let her stick to her character, Julie would pull a gun out the back of her pants like Sabrina and cap some fool in practically every episode. She should have killed someone in her debut episode alone.
HONORS FOR JULIE
MOST CLUELESS Causes the accidental death of a fleeing suspect
LAST SAY Last Angel to kill anybody on the show
HONORS FOR TIFFANY
RUDEST PARTY GUEST She killed the host at his own party in his own house
BEST MURDER-FOILER Stopped a murder by murdering the murderer
Total Kills: 0 People Shot: 2 (nonfatal)
You could sorta say that both times he shot bad guys were in defense of the Angels. Bosley's a teddy bear. Would you expect a teddy bear to be killing people left and right?
HONORS FOR BOSLEY
SAFETY FIRST Bosley is the only team member who never killed anybody
PACIFIC SHOOTER 100% of victims fall into Pacific Ocean when shot
Here's the complete list for those who need to check up. Otherwise, you can leave, this article is over.
Click the arrows to expand or collapse each season of individual episodes. Unclear cases are marked in blue, Angel shootings in red, and Angel killings in bold. Long-past deaths are noted but not counted.
SEASON 1Deaths: 35 or 36 Deadliest Angel: Kelly/Sabrina/Jill 3-way tie Total Kills by Angels: 4 Angel Shootings: 0
SEASON 1 DEATHS
SEASON 2 DEATHS
SEASON 3Deaths: 29 to 31 Total Kills by Angels: 6 to 8 Deadliest Angel: Kelly or Sabrina Angel Shootings: 7
SEASON 3 DEATHS
SEASON 4 DEATHS
SEASON 5Deaths: 10 to 12 Total Kills by Angels: 1 to 3 Deadliest Angel: Kelly Angel Shootings: 2
SEASON 5 DEATHS
GENERAL DEATH STATS
As you've probably noticed, a lot of tallies here are a range of numbers instead of an exact answer, because they don't always tell you whether the person died. If you can't live with that, consult the episode list at the end of this article and make your own call on the ambiguous incidents.
|114 to 121|
|1 (35 or 36 deaths)|
Least Deadly Season:
|5 (10 to 12 deaths)|
|Angels in Vegas (5 deaths)|
|Kelly Garrett (7 to 9 kills)|
Deadliest Non-Angel Character:
|Jericho (Angel Trap) with 4 kills. Being a professional assassin, he deserves 1st place though Dave Christopher (The Sandcastle Murderer) ties his count of at least 4 murders.|
|Sexism:||Almost exactly twice as many men died as women|
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