- "Ano-movic. Once a nomadic tribe. At one time they did have violent leanings... But they gave up those orthodox teachings, language, around the turn of the century. Now they own a number of restaurants with pretty expensive windows."
Physiology and Abilities
- "Yeah, who wants a wife whose knees only bend the one way?"
- ―Nick Straley[src]
Ano-movic demons were humanoid in form, though they had red, scaly skin, eyes with blood red irises and small horns growing from their eyebrows. Their knee articulations were different from those of humans, allowing Ano-movic demons to bend their knees in more than one direction.
While they apparently possessed greater strength than humans, it was not as great as that of a vampire of Angel's age and strength. While three Ano-movic demons were able to hold Angel down after taking him by surprise, he was nevertheless able to hold off a whole roomful of them with only slight help from Doyle when he went on the offensive.
Ano-movic demons were once a violent clan of nomadic demons who spoke their own language, Aratuscan. However, around the end of 19th century, they integrated into human western culture in order to blend in and became a peaceful species. Their language was considered dead and their rituals and practices were largely forgotten.
However, Ano-movic demons still, on occasion practiced ancient rituals, written in their Accursed Books; while some rituals, such as spilling the blood of a she-goat were no longer practiced, the ritual eating of the first spouse's brains when a clan member marries a divorcee remained. This allowed the new spouse to incorporate all the love and affection from the previous relationship into their new marriage.