FIGHTING ANGELSYour complete guide, analysis and ranking of fighting ability on Charlie’s Angels
Although the refined Tiffany Welles is probably the Angel least likely to be remembered for her fighting ability, she did eventually grow and become quite capable of defending herself in physical confrontations. Brace yourself for a surprising fact:
Statistically, Tiff is a better fighter than Kelly, Sabrina, and Julie. Yes, really.
Shelley Hack’s usual posing-based action style was far from intimidating, but those Charlie Girl wide-stride skills were put to good use: Tiffany’s secret weapon was a high kick to the bad guy’s face (Truckin’, Campus) which effectively ended and won the confrontation just about every time it was used. With the exception of a single Angel Elbow, Tiff avoided the signature set of Angel pseudo-kung fu moves used so reliably by her predecessors.
Early in her tenure Tiffany was totally owned twice – once tipping over at a wedding for no good reason (Altar) and more famously being gun butted to the jaw (Hunt). Epic fail. Much like Samson before her, her fighting ability and all-around usefulness seemed to depend on her hair. A straight long-haired Tiffany is not being tipped over while playing the violin at a wedding, we can tell you that right now.
8 BUTTS KICKED
3 TIMES OWNED
11 TOTAL FIGHTS
FIGHT FREQUENCY: .46 FIGHTS PER EPISODE (4th PLACE)
SIGNATURE MOVE: HIGH KICK
STANDOUT EPISODE: ANGELS ON CAMPUS
VICTORIES BY GENDER:
- VS WOMEN (2/2) 100%
- VS. MEN (6/8) 75%
HONORS FOR TIFFANY
MOST BUTTS KICKED IN ONE EPISODE
Yes, Tiff holds a title you thought belonged to Julie: most butts kicked in a single episode. She fought efficiently, owning multiple opponents at a time and kicking a conservative count of 5 butts in Angels On Campus.
KILLED A MAN
Tiff’s rather demure scuffle in Of Ghosts and Angels resulted in the bad guy falling down the stairs, thus securing her the honor of being the only Angel to (kind of) kill anyone in hand-to-hand combat.
NEVER LOST A FIGHT TO A WOMAN
Tiff is the only Angel never to lose a fight with a woman. (Although to be fair, she only fought 2, and neither questioned their gender roles, no ma’am. We have a feeling she might not do so well against Zora or Big Aggie.)
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