- "I don't hate women. I mean, sure, you're all whores who sell yourselves for money or prestige. But men are just as bad. Maybe worse. They're willing to throw away careers or families or even lives for what's under your skirt."
- ―Billy Blim[src]
- "I have never hurt a woman in my life. I just like to watch.""
Billy was conceived when his mother, a benevolent demon, was raped by his father, an evil human. At some point, he induced a man to publicly beat his wife to death in a convenience store, and was subsequently was banished to a prison dimension guarded by Skip.
Three days after his imprisonment, Lilah Morgan hired a psychic to force Cordelia Chase to endure intense visions that actually began to cause her physical damage based on what she saw. When Angel discovered Lilah's involvement, he was forced to break Billy out of prison to save Cordelia's life. However, Lilah's manipulations quickly came back to haunt her when her business rival Gavin Park was touched by Billy after he tried to take credit for his release, leading to a confrontation in which Gavin brutally beat Lilah, leaving her with a black eye.
Around that same time, Cordelia had a vision about the convenience store attack, and Angel Investigations immediately got on the case; studying the security cameras, they discovered Billy's involvement.
Shortly afterwards, Billy willingly informed the police of his actions to get out of his family's estate, as they had been trying to keep him isolated. Angel tracked Billy down and confronted him just as the police arrived. However, as he was being escorted out of the house, Billy touched one of the male cops, resulting in a fight between him and his female partner which led to said partner shooting the male cop in self-defense, allowing Billy to escape. In the chaos, Angel quickly deduced that Billy was not fully human, due to the smell of his blood and the fact that he was able to enter the Blim estate without an invitation.
Wesley, Fred, and Gunn took some blood samples from the crime scene to study, but in the process, Wesley and Gunn touched some of the blood and became infected themselves, causing them to attack Fred. Fortunately, however, Fred knocked them unconscious and escaped.
Billy proceeded to confront his cousin Dylan at a party, planning to head to Santa Monica and escape on a private plane. After interrogating both Dylan and Lilah separately, Angel and Cordelia immediately followed him to the airport. There Cordelia attempted to kill him herself with a crossbow aimed at Billy's throat, forcing him to try to stop himself from making misogynistic comments which he did weakly, only further annoying Cordelia (at first he claimed that men could be just as bad as women as some would do anything to get into her skirt, in which Cordelia informed him she was wearing pants where he responded by suggesting she dressed like that to feel superior, only for her to tell him she felt superior because she had an arrow pointing to his jugular vein).
Angel in arrived take Billy on himself. Billy then touched Angel and goaded him to attack Cordelia, but instead Angel turned and attacked Billy, revealing himself to be immune to the hatred. The fight, however, was cut short when Lilah arrived and shot Billy dead in his back out of his line of sight.
In the aftermath, Angel explained to Cordelia that he was unaffected by Billy's touch because he "gave up on hate a long time ago,"; even as Angelus, he only killed for sport of pleasure and never felt any anger or hatred towards his victims, leading Cordelia to remark that, in a very strange sort of way, the demon inside of him is less petty than humans.
Powers and Abilities
- "Just men. He brings out a primordial misogyny in them, turns them into killers."
- ―Lilah Morgan[src]
Due to his demonic heritage, Billy had the power to bring out the primal misogyny of any man who touched him or came into contact with his body fluids (sweat, blood, etc.). Only a man incapable of hate was immune to his touch.
Billy was also capable of using his power to make himself stronger. By striking against a solid surface, he could absorb the energy of the resulting reaction. Using this, he was able to overpower Angel in a fight.
Behind the Scenes
- He was portrayed by Justin Shilton.
- In his first appearance, Billy was not named in the episode, shooting scripts or credits. He was merely credited as "Young Man".
- Shilton also portrayed Munroe on Buffy.
- ↑ Angel Season 3 "Billy" audio commentary