Cordelia Chase
Cordelia Chase - BTVS
General Information

Gender Female
Aliases The Cursed One
Race Higher Being
TV Show Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Credit Charisma Carpenter


Once a popular, rich, shallow, vapid, and very self centered cheerleader at Sunnydale High, Cordelia inadvertently became involved with the numerous strange and supernatural events via Buffy Summers. Originally ignorant (and in more than one way) Cordelia became painfully aware of the existence of vampires and the supernatural and a reluctant member of the "Scooby Gang". Upon graduation, she moved to Los Angeles to become an actress only to stumble across the Vampire With a Soul, Angel in his quest for redemption and assumed a more heroic persona before her death, helping save the world.

Cordelia Chase first appeared on March 10, 1997 on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiere episode, "Welcome to the Hellmouth". She was portrayed by Charisma Carpenter who would go on to reprise her role as a supporting cast member for several seasons in both the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and it's spin-off Angel TV series.


Cordelia goes to Sunnydale High and is very self centred. She has feelings for Xander but hides them for the most part. After graduating from school she moves to L.A. to work with Angel and is given psychic, but painful, powers.

Major Plots

Personality and Traits


TV Series

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Season 1

  • Welcome to the Hellmouth
  • The Harvest
  • Witch
  • Teacher's Pet
  • Never Kill a Boy on the First Date
  • Angel
  • The Puppet Show
  • Nightmares
  • Out of Mind, Out of Sight
  • Prophecy Girl

Season 2

  • When She Was Bad
  • Some Assembly Required
  • School Hard
  • Inca Mummy Girl
  • Reptile Boy
  • Halloween
  • Lie to Me
  • The Dark Age
  • What's My Line: Part 1
  • What's My Line: Part 2
  • Ted
  • Bad Eggs
  • Surprise
  • Innocence
  • Phases
  • Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
  • Passion
  • Killed by Death
  • I Only Have Eyes for You
  • Go Fish
  • Becoming: Part 1
  • Becoming: Part 2

Season 3

  • Anne
  • Dead Man's Party
  • Faith, Hope & Trick
  • Beauty and the Beasts
  • Homecoming
  • Band Candy
  • Revelations
  • Lovers Walk
  • The Wish
  • Amends
  • Gingerbread
  • Helpless
  • The Zeppo
  • Bad Girls
  • Consequences
  • Doppelgangland
  • Enemies
  • Earshot
  • Choices
  • The Prom
  • Graduation Day: Part 1
  • Graduation Day: Part 2


Season 1

  • City Of
  • Lonely Hearts
  • In the Dark
  • I Fall to Pieces
  • Rm w/a Vu
  • Sense & Sensitivity
  • Bachelor Party
  • I Will Remember You
  • Hero
  • Parting Gifts
  • Somnambulist
  • Expecting
  • She
  • I've Got You Under My Skin
  • The Prodigal
  • The Ring
  • Eternity
  • Five by Five
  • Sanctuary
  • War Zone
  • Blind Date
  • To Shanshu in L.A.

Season 2

  • Judgment
  • Are You Now or Have You Ever Been
  • First Impressions
  • Untouched
  • Dear Boy
  • Guise Will Be Guise
  • Darla
  • The Shroud of Rahmon
  • The Trial
  • Reunion
  • Redefinition
  • Blood Money
  • Happy Anniversary
  • The Thin Dead Line
  • Reprise
  • Epiphany
  • Disharmony
  • Dead End
  • Belonging
  • Over the Rainbow
  • Through the Looking Glass
  • There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb

Season 3

  • Heartthrob
  • That Vision Thing
  • That Old Gang of Mine
  • Carpe Noctem
  • Fredless
  • Billy
  • Offspring
  • Quickening
  • Lullaby
  • Dad
  • Birthday
  • Provider
  • Waiting in the Wings
  • Couplet
  • Double or Nothing
  • The Price
  • A New World
  • Benediction
  • Tomorrow

Season 4

  • Deep Down
  • Ground State
  • The House Always Wins
  • Slouching Toward Bethlehem
  • Supersymmetry
  • Spin the Bottle
  • Apocalypse, Nowish
  • Habeas Corpses
  • Long Day's Journey
  • Awakening
  • Soulless
  • Calvary
  • Salvage
  • Release
  • Orpheus
  • Players
  • Inside Out
  • Shiny Happy People
  • The Magic Bullet
  • Sacrifice
  • Peace Out
  • Home

Season 5

  • You're Welcome
  • Origin
  • Power Play



  • "I'm just saying when tragedy strikes, we have to look on the bright side. You know? Like how even used Mercedes still have leather seats." ―Cordelia Chase; Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Teacher's Pet"
  • "People who think their problems are so huge craze me. Like this time I sort of ran over this girl on her bike. It was the most traumatizing event of my life, and she's trying to make it about her leg! Like my pain meant nothing." ―Cordelia Chase on suffering; Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Out of Mind, Out of Sight"

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