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Portrayed by: Doug BradleyMain baddie of the series. A mysterious figure known as a Cenobite. Pinhead is an extremely dry witted bringer of the ultimate pleasure. Which just happens to take the form of horrific tortures. Formerly Captain Elliot Spenser of the British Expeditionary Force, his mind was shattered after participating in The Third Battle of Flanders(Battle of Passchendaele). Developing a severe case of PTSD and Survivor Guilt, Spenser buried his grief by seeking out increasingly depraved carnal pleasures. His dark journey would eventually lead him to the Lament Configuration, and his transformation into Pinhead.
Pinhead never appears alone. When he is summoned, he is accompanied by a revolving door of likewise mutilated Cenobites. Later films portray him as their leader, or at least the head demon in charge.
Portrayed by: Nicholas Vince(Hellraiser & Hellbound: Hellraiser 2), Mike Jay Regan(Hellseeker, Deader, & Hellworld), Jolene Anderson(Revelations)Pinheads most constant Cenobite follower, and only one to appear more than twice. He appears as a tan figure, with the skin on his face stretched back by hooks. Obscuring his eyes, and leaving his gums and trademark chattering teeth exposed.
Portrayed by: Grace Kirby(Hellraiser) Barbie Wilde(Hellbound: Hellraiser II)One of the original four Cenobites. A raspy voiced female, with wires peeling back the skin around her throat.
Portrayed by: Simon BamfordLast of the original four Cenobites. A grotesquely fat and mostly silent Cenobite, with a pair of sunglasses.
Portrayed by: Ashley LaurenceThe closet thing the franchise has to a main protagonist, making an appearance in three films. Niece of the despicable Frank Cotton, she winds up entangled in the plans of the Cenobites.
Other notable characters
Julia CottonKirsty's step mother,who was having a sexual affiar with Frank. When Frank came back from the Cenobite relm, she began to work for him before being taken to hell herself. In the second film, she escapes hell under servitude to Leviathan. Forms a Big Bad Duumvirate with Channard.
LeviathanThe God of Hell. Master of the Cenobites, who uses them as foot soldiers. Takes the form of a giant diamond with black beams of light.
The Merchant Family
Three generations of men tied to the Cenobites and the Lament Configuration. All portrayed by Bruce Ramsey.
Doctor Paul MerchantA scientist in the far future, and latest of the cursed Merchant bloodline.
Philip LemarchandThe creator of the Lament Configuration.