Some come from different planets. Some are born on Earth and see their parents murdered. These superheroes have a pretty hellish origin story arc. And that is because they are literally from the seven circles of hell.
These demonic superheroes are the real deal. They may look like a threat but all they care about is protecting human lives.
Probably the most powerful demonic superhero ever in comic book history, Ghost Rider is powered by the entity known as Zarathos. Johnny Blaze turns into a spirit of vengeance by letting Zarathos take over his body. In his Ghost Rider form, Blaze is nigh invincible.
His penance stare can actually kill you with a single look. His physical attributes are off the charts (Even the Hulk has trouble beating him). The Ghost Rider also has his trusted Hellfire powered motorcycle and chain. He is so powerful he has sometimes even usurped Mephisto for the throne of Hell itself.
Hellboy’s exact origin story remains a mystery. No one knows how he came to existence. But what we do know is that he was brought to earth thanks to the combined efforts of the Nazi Occult division.
Despite looking like a demon, Hellboy fights for the good guys. He sides with the US Government and protects the nation from all kinds of supernatural and paranormal threats.
Etrigan The Demon
Etrigan is a demon from hell who was trapped in the mortal plane by Merlin, the legendary magician. He would then be bound to a human body who goes by the name Jason Blood. Together, they become a supernatural force to be reckoned with.
Etrigan has traditional powers of a demon. He has superhuman physical attributes, magic resistance, enhanced healing, and the ability to spit hellfire. And the most interesting thing about him is that he speaks in rhymes. Like literally always in rhymes.
Al Simmons was a CIA wetworks operative who handled the agency’s dirty missions. He is double-crossed in one of his missions and ends up dead. His soul goes to hell for all the wrongs he has done. There he makes a deal with the ruler of the realm of the undead. In return for letting him go back to the land of the living and exacting his revenge, Spawn would forever be in his servitude.
Spawn just may be Image Comics‘ greatest creation. He has since grown incredibly more powerful, able to gather enough power to rival both God and the Devil.
It is not easy being taken lightly when your father is literally the ruler of the underworld. Hellstorm had his work cut out for him. His heritage meant that he would have many eyes on him. And there were many who tried to end his life when he was a child.
But the guy found it in him to stick to the good side. Hellstorm may be Satan’s progeny but he is ten times better than his father. He uses his demonic powers for good knowing that he is doomed to die and his would will probably return back to hell.
She was once just a model named Patsy Walker. But as luck would have it, she ended up falling in love with Hellstorm, son of Satan. That would be her life’s biggest mistake. Hellstorm’s enemies drove her insane and she died, ending up in hell.
Hellcat did return to the land of the living. But she has had some hiccups coming back to fame. Now as the superhero Hellcat, Patsy Walker fights everything from common thugs and criminals to demonic forces trying to conquer Earth.