Cordelia, the stereotypical rich bitch, was born and raised in Sunnydale. She was a popular cheerleader in high school, the classic, snobby, arrogant cheerleader that always spoke her mind and put people down. Even though you wouldn’t expect someone like her to be part of the Scooby Gang, she was.
When Buffy first moved to Sunnydale, Cordelia tried to befriend her, since anyone from LA must be cool. But then Buffy accidentally attacked her with a stake and started hanging out with “losers” Willow and Xander, so Cordelia decided to hate her instead. The hatred was mutual, but eventually the day came where Cordelia needed Buffy’s help (when an invisible girl was harassing her), shortly after, Cordelia found out that Buffy was the Slayer.
Cordy found herself hanging out with the Scoobies more and more, though the insults and dislike continued. Eventually Cordelia and Xander were in a relationship (of sorts), but when her “cool” friends found out and alienated her she broke up with him, but then she changed her mind and decided to date anyone she wanted, “no matter how lame” they were. All was going well until Cordelia and Oz found Willow and Xander kissing. Cordy and Xander broke up and never got back together, but did call a kind of unofficial truce. Later on she developed a crush on the new Watcher, Wesley, but after kissing one another they realized they had no chemistry.
Then, out of nowhere, Cordelia moved to Los Angeles (and Angel’s spin-off show) to become an actress, but instead ended up working with Angel and Wesley to help the helpless. Before their friend Doyle died, he passed on his visions of people in trouble to Cordelia. Through the seasons of Angel, Cordelia grew into a beautiful, strong and caring woman, no longer the bitch she was in Buffy.
Favorite Cordelia Quotes!
“I do what I want to do. And I wear what I want to wear. And you know what, I’ll date whoever the hell I want to date… no matter how lame he is.”
“Well, evil just compounds evil, doesn’t it? First, I’m sentenced to a computer tutorial on Saturday. Now I have to read some computer book. There are books on computers? Isn’t the point of computers to replace books?”
“Oh, he’s a vampire. Of course! But the cuddly kind. Like a Carebear with fangs?”
“Tact is just not saying true stuff”
Cordelia: “Buffy. You’re really campaigning for bitch-of-the-year, aren’t you?”
Buffy: (turns to face her) “As defending champion, you nervous?”
Cordelia: “I can hold my own. You know, we’ve never really been close, which is nice, ’cause I don’t really like you that much, but… you have on occasion saved the world and stuff, so I’m gonna… do you a favor.”
Buffy: “And this great favor is…”
Cordelia: “I’m gonna give you some advice. Get over it.”
Buffy: “Excuse me?”
Cordelia: “Whatever is causing the Joan Collins ‘tude, deal with it. Embrace the pain, spank your inner moppet, whatever, but get over it. ‘Cause pretty soon you’re not even gonna have the loser friends you’ve got now.”