ByKhalil Wright, writer at Creators.co
It's a pretty amazing planet we live on here, and a man would have to be some kind of fool to think we're all alone in this universe.
Khalil Wright

Hell is often viewed as this dark and miserable place where no good can be found. However, its given birth to quite a few of the coolest and most iconic characters in pop culture. So in a weird way Hell has been beneficial...I guess.
Anyhow, these next six characters are the ones I think have become the most iconic over the years.

6. Hellboy

I'm fireproof, you're not
I'm fireproof, you're not

When you have a demon for a father and a witch for a mother, you're obviously gonna be awesome right? Hellboy first appeared on earth after being summoned here as child by an evil mystic named Grigori Rasputin. Fast forwarding to his adult life, he began working as a Paranormal Investigator for the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense.

Powers and Abilities:

  • Supernatural Resilience (Can take beatings from really powerful creatures)
  • Superhuman Strength (Limit to strength unknown)
  • Decelerated Aging
  • Innate Multilingualism (He can understand ancient and magical languages)
  • Enhanced sight
  • Thermal Resistance
  • Hand to hand combatant
  • Occult knowledge (Knows tons about folklore, magical rituals, charms and curses, paranormal creatures, etc.)

5. Ghost Rider

You cannot destroy one already beyond death
You cannot destroy one already beyond death

This Marvel character may not be directly from Hell like Hellboy, but his association with it would have you think otherwise. After making a deal with the Devil to cure his dad of cancer, Johnny Blaze unknowingly sealed his fate. His father died not long after from a failed attempt at jumping over 22 cars with his motorcycle. It was then that Blaze realized he had been manipulated, and his life as The Ghost Rider began almost immediately.

Powers and Abilities:

  • Demonic Transformation (Can transform into Ghost Rider at will)
  • Superhuman Strength (Can lift 25 tons)
  • Superhuman Durability (Immune to all types of earthly damage)
  • Regenerative Healing Factor (His healing factor can be compared to wolverines)
  • Hellfire Manipulation (Can create, control, and project Hellfire at will)
  • Mystical Chain Projection (Has a fiery chain that can grow in length and even turn into other weapons)
  • Penance Stare (Basically a living hell. When Ghost Rider looks into the victims eyes, they relive every amount of pain they've caused other people for an eternity)
  • Enhanced Size (Recently he's been able to grow in size)

4. Pinhead

''Demon to some, Angel to others''
''Demon to some, Angel to others''

The most powerful Horror movie icon is Pinhead. He wasn't always ''Hell's general'' though. Formally known as Eliot Spencer, he participated in World War 1. And as a result, lost all faith in humanity and God. After the war he purchased a mysterious puzzle box, but had no idea it was actually a gateway to Hell. Once he solved the box, chains burst from out of it and dragged him to hell. He eventually learns to enjoy the pain he suffered there, and is turned into the leader of the Cenobites. Which is a group of beings that serve a Hell god named Leviathan. At this point his memory of his past life is gone, and he begins his journey of punishing anyone that solves the box in Hell forever.

Powers and Abilities:

  • Animation
  • Dimensional Manipulation
  • Duplication
  • Fire Control
  • Immortality (He can be stopped, but never killed obviously)
  • Magic
  • Matter Absorption
  • Possession
  • Super Strength (Stronger than any human being)
  • Telepathy
  • Weapons Master

    3. Freddy Krueger

After they killed me, I became something much worse
After they killed me, I became something much worse

I think it's safe to say Freddy is the most popular character on this list, and rightfully so. He started out as a child murderer in his small town. However, once he was able to escape going to prison for his crimes, the parents retaliated and burned him alive in his house. Once in Hell, he was offered the power to come back and kill more Springwood teenagers in their dreams...the rest is history!

Powers and Abilities:

  • Possession
  • Omnipresence (Infinite power in the dream world)
  • Astral Projection
  • Healing (Is completely invulnerable in the dream world)
  • Immortality
  • Magic
  • Necromancy
  • Reality Manipulation (He can effect you even if you're not dreaming once you avoid sleep long enough)
  • Super Strength

2. Spawn

You sent me to Hell, I'm here to return the favor!
You sent me to Hell, I'm here to return the favor!

Before Spawn was...Spawn, he was a highly trained assassin named Al Simmons. He was so skilled in fact, that he started working for a very secretive part of the government. It was then that he started realizing the government wasn't always correct in their actions. His superiors noticed this and feared he knew to much, so they had him burned alive. Once he died his soul was sent to Hell since he had killed innocent people in his former career. While he was there he sold his soul to a being known as Malebolgia so he could see his wife again. When he returned to earth though, he was already the Spawn we know today. And from there he began his new life of brutal crime fighting.

  • Density Control
  • Energy Absorption
  • Energy Manipulation
  • Flight
  • Hellfire Control
  • Immortality
  • Soul Absorption
  • Weapons Master
  • Animation

And to many more to name.

1. Scorpion

Vengeance will be mine!
Vengeance will be mine!

At number one is Scorpion from Mortal Kombat. Once known as Hanzo Hasashi, he was killed in battle by an older Sub-Zero after watching the slaughter of his entire clan. He was then reborn in Hell similar to how Freddy was, but became a much deadlier assassin with only one sole purpose, to kill Sub-Zero.

Powers and Abilities:

  • Agility
  • Immortality
  • Hellfire Control
  • Stealth
  • Weapons Master
  • Super Strength
  • Teleportation
  • Heat Generation
  • Flame Breath

That makes it for six of my favorite characters from Hell. Can you think of anymore? Comment below!

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