FIGHTING ANGELSYour complete guide, analysis and ranking of fighting ability on Charlie’s Angels
Win List: Pilot, The Mexican Connection, Night of the Strangler, Lady Killer, Consenting Adults, Angels on Wheels (X2), Dirty Business, Dancing in the Dark, I Will Be Remembered, The Blue Angels, Mother Angel, Angel in a Box, An Angel's Trail Lose List: Terror on Ward One, Mother Angel, An Angel’s Trail Draw List: The Seance, Fallen Angel
As “The Athletic Angel” the lovely Jill Munroe had an added responsibility to be an ass kicker, and she did not disappoint. Like Kelly, Jill’s physical capabilities are emphasized in her opening credits as she conquers the Police Academy monkey bars and is later seen showing off her tennis skills. She preferred to charm or talk her way out of any potential tough spots, but when the chips were down, she fought hard and fought well. Odds are when you think of Angels in combat, she’s just not the first one that comes to mind, but actually, she’s a very close second in success - and, with 19 fights in 29 episodes, she’s the most frequent fighter of any Angel.
Jill double-majors (sorry) in two ass kicking specialties. She was the Angel most likely to implement props from her surroundings into her fights, with a sporty twist – using everything from hubcap Frisbees to rowboat oars to bowling balls in subduing the bad guys. She was also adept at very technical martial arts combinations – though she began with standard Angel pseudo kung fu moves (Seance), she was the only one who seemed to seriously hone her skills and eventually take the karate thing to a level beyond the others. Her battle with future James Bond, Timothy Dalton, on the opera house rooftop during the finale of is truly the only proper karate fight between Angel and bad guy and, even though we had to call it a draw, should be noted as one of the series’ most awesome and respectable fights.
14 BUTTS KICKED
3 TIMES OWNED
19 TOTAL FIGHTS
FIGHT FREQUENCY: .66 FIGHTS PER EPISODE (1st PLACE)
SIGNATURE MOVE: PROP SPORTSMANSHIP
STANDOUT EPISODE: FALLEN ANGEL
VICTORIES BY GENDER:
- VS WOMEN (2/3) 66%
- VS. MEN (12/16) 75%
HONORS FOR JILL
MOST FREQUENT FIGHTER
Don't let her short Angel career fool you - Jill racked up the most fights per episode of any Angel! Of her 29 cases, she encountered physical confrontations in 18 of them.
SEASON 1'S BEST FIGHTER
Out of Charlie's original trio, Jill proved herself to be Season 1's best kicker of butts, winning more of her fights than Sabrina or Kelly did.
You'll find Jill's trademark athleticism demonstrated more in her butt-kicking more than in actual playing of sports; she often incorporates found objects into her beatdowns with a sporty twist.
SEASON 4'S WORST FIGHTER
Surprisingly, Jill was the Angel with the poorest fighting record in her final year. Although she fought hard and looked cool, many of her fights were losses or draws.
Though we call Kelly the master of Pseudo Kung Fu, Jill's also adept; she went on to train more seriously in Fallen Angel, proving her skill in a rooftop karate battle.
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