(Press photo to zoom!) • Universe: Hellraiser
• Name: Pinhead
• Species: Cenobite, Human (Former)
• Role: Hellpriest
• Worship: Leviathan
• Occupation: Leader of Cenobytes, Leader of Hell army
• Date of Birth: - (over 100 years)
• Affiliation: Hell, Evil
• Past Name: Elliott Spencer (Former Human)
Pinhead, designated The Hell Priest, is the main antagonist of the Hellraiser series. He is the most famous cenobite and is Leviathan's favourite cenobite out of Hell's entire army, because of his understanding of Hell's laws and Leviathan's frame of mind.
The Cenobite known as Pinhead was once a human known as Elliot Spencer who was born in 1887 in Victorian Era Britain. As a young adult, he would join the British Army and later serve in France during World War I.
During World War I, Elliott Spencer served as a Captain in the British Expeditionary Force. He was a charismatic and eloquent man, who could feel great empathy and compassion for those around him, however after participating in one of the Battles of Flanders, he loses his faith in humanity after witnessing the inhumanity enacted upon one another. He also loses his faith in God, whom he believed failed mankind. Captain Spencer did not believe he had the right to live after watching many of his comrades perish in such horrific circumstance. Suffering from the severe effects of post traumatic stress disorder, the disillusioned and jaded Spencer wandered the Earth indulging in a hedonistic lifestyle, turning to the baser methods of gratification for satisfaction and pleasure, until finding the Lament Configuration in British India and finally understanding the true pleasures of pain and suffering.
Pinhead's role has varied with each Hellraiser installment. In the script for the original film, Barker describes Pinhead and the other cenobites as "demons" in his notes; the character himself, however, upon capturing Kirsty Cotton, identifies himself as neither explicitly angelic or demonic, stating that he and his fellow entourage are "Explorers in the further regions of experience. Demons to some. Angels to others." The second film expounds on the idea of the Cenobites as demons by depicting them as denizens of a realm called Hell, a maze-like dimension ruled over by an entity known as Leviathan, where they subject their quarry to emotional and psychological torture.
The third film radically altered the original concept, making Pinhead into a purely evil demon of chaos, explained by Pinhead losing the human, 'orderly', part of himself during the previous film. In the fourth film he is presented as a megalomaniac bent on world domination, and by the fifth he acts as a judge, punishing those who open the box for their sins by making them face their personal demons. In this film, he goes by the title of "Engineer", a name derived from the lead cenobite in Clive Barker's original novella. The seventh film reverts closer to the original film, with the Cenobites responsible for pleasure and pain, but the characters seem more demonic as in later installments.
Frank Cotton solved the Lament Configuration after buying it at a flea market, he was then torn apart and taken to Hell's prison as he had caused too much disorder and was not worthy to become a cenobite.
Kirsty Cotton accidentally summoned the cenobites after trying to escape The Engineer. Pinhead appeared alongside the Female cenobite, Chatterer and Butterball to take Kirsty to Hell, though when Kirsty informed them that Frank Cotton was alive, she made a deal to trade his life for hers. When she got home, she found her father's dead body in the attic, with Frank posing as Larry when Pinhead, Chatterer and Butterball appeared and asked for the man who skinned the person before them, Kirsty refused to give up her "father".
When Kirsty learned that Frank had fooled her, she got him to admit his existence to the cenobites who again ripped him apart and threw him in Hell's prison. This time though the cenobites disobeyed their deal as they saw Kirsty's potential to become a cenobite. Unfortunately Kirsty had finally mastered the box and she sent Pinhead, The Female cenobite, Chatterer, Butterball and The Engineer back to Hell.
Pinhead was an extremely powerful being and had several supernatural abilities. He was virtually unstoppable and invulnerable in the physical sense, but never engaged in physical combat, instead letting hooked chains do his bidding. His usual form of attack was summoning these hooks and chains to mutilate victims, often pulling in several directions to rip them apart. These chains were subject to his total mind control and he could direct them at will. The chains might even change shape after having attached to a victim. Pinhead was highly resistant to damage and direct assault, able to shrug off all but the most potent attacks.
His magic was also used for creating objects out of thin air, to teleport, creating explosions at distances and deceiving opponents with illusions. Pinhead was also familiar with the Occult and magic, with an ability to read people's minds. He was at once charismatic and terrifying, and could often persuade others to perform horrific acts to his favor. In The Scarlet Gospels, Pinhead, or Hell Priest as he is called, kills hundreds of the world's most powerful magicians and steals their magic and knowledge. He gains enough magical knowledge that he is able to massacre not only his fellow Cenobites, but some of the most powerful beings in all of Hell. He becomes powerful enough to travel to earth without being summoned by the Lament Configuration, at the cost of not being able to summon his chains, though gains a form of sanguimancy. Near the novel's climax he dons Lucifer's armor and is powerful enough to destroy entire armies with his chains, only Lucifer was powerful enough to stop him.
√ Lament Configuration!
√ Lament Configuration And Summoning Cenobites Army!