I’m struggling a lot understanding the point of Angel curse.
Theoretically Angel is a vampire with a soul as per the gipsy curse. However I fail to understand exactly the implications of the curse as it seems to punish the wrong “entity”:
- If the curse reinstates Angel initial mortal soul then it feels like the curse is actually punishing the mortal and not the demon.
- If that is not the case but more like Angel is now a demon vampire with a soul, does that mean that Angel is not really Angel?? In other words, the real Angel moved on and this is a different entity?
- How is removing the soul when there’s a true moment of happiness a punishment? Again that feels like it punished the “mortal” soul as opposed to punishing the vampire. I’m either case, if we are talking about a vampire with a soul then reverting him to full vampire is a good thing for the vampire, and allowing the human soul to move on feels like a good thing too, not at all punishment on any case.
No matter how I look at it, it would seem the gipsy curse punishes the poor human that not having enough with being killed by airing it must now endure punishment for the sins of his killer.
Is it a plot hole, a misunderstanding of the gipsies on how the whole vampirism works or is there any other explanation or point to Angel curse?
PS: I undertsand how this works by adding drama and conflict from an out of universe perspective, I'm looking for an in universe explanation