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Sir Pentious isn't trying to shut down the hotel for no reason.
Charlie's mother tried to do the same thing but ended up causing Hell's population to grow, leading to the yearly purges.

The Radio Demon (Alastor) is the Big Bad
It's logically possible. I mean, the deep voice, the wide grin, it just makes sense!
  • The official Hazbin twitter has released some character bios. In his bio, Alastor the "Radio Demon" is described as a mysterious dealmaker and an all powerful tyrant with cryptic goals. While not confirming if he's the Big Bad or not, it paints him more as someone to be suspicious of.
    • Alastor's information was also released alongside Katie Killjoy and Sir Pentious, who are both already characterized as villains in the trailer.

This theory may actually be not too far off-base. On the unofficial Discord server, one user (Rook#9696) pointed out some interesting facts and tidbits about Alastor's appearances in the media for Hazbin Hotel thus far, and suggested a theory based on their observations.

  • In the trailer, there are multiple times when symbols from Haitian/Louisiana Voodoo, called veves, appear around him. Veves are used to summon spirits in voodoo religion called loa, (or lwa). This is in line with Alastor being described as originating from the American South in his former life.
  • One specific veve is for for Kalfu, a petro aspect of the loa Papa Legba. Papa Legba has a long list of qualities similar to Alastor in the show:
    • Legba is considered the loa of the crossroads, and the master of "The Road to Success" (Alastor is the benefactor of the hotel & is backing Charlie's business venture, therefore allowing her to succeed), he is considered a trickster in nature (Alastor's nature in the trailer and in the storyboards show he is always smiling and seemingly upbeat), and he is considered a patron of musical talent (Alastor is the "Radio Demon", the radio being commonly associated with music).
    • Legba is commonly depicted as a young, handsome man or a demon (YMMV on whether or not Alastor is handsome, but his fans will fight you on that) that carries a walking stick or a cane (Alastor carries his microphone stand with him regularly). The colors most commonly associated with him are red and black, which is Alastor's color palette.
    • In of itself, the association with Legba isn't indicative of Alastor being the Big Bad, but Kalfu is considered to be an "evil aspect" of Legba.
  • Alastor's motives may hold more than meets the eye: he may be trying to upset the spiritual balance in order to take over heaven. Using his powers to bolster Charlie's success means that he has to do very little work in running the hotel, and he would also be out of the spotlight. Charlie has to deal with the day to day minutiae, as well as the backlash, while Alastor does very little work, which is in line with a trickster personality in folklore.
    • If Charlie's hotel is a success, it would catch heaven off guard since theoretically no soul has ever been rehabilitated out of Hell before. Also consider how this would upset the spiritual economy; if redemption is possible, and your soul is eternal in Hell, why waste a short life span on being "moral" when you can repent for it later & get into heaven?
      • Probably so that you don't have to spend an extended stretch of time in literal freaking Hell.
    • With heaven's position being weakened spiritually from an influx of unexpected souls and a downtick in morality, we could see Alastor trying to use the confusion to his advantage to take over.
  • This theory is strengthened by the fact that, in terms of character interaction, we never see Alastor interact with Angel Dust or Sir Pentious in their "turf wars". Alastor is described in his character bio released by Vivziepop as "an all powerful tyrant" and thus could theoretically wipe the floor with Angel and Pentious but he hasn't. So what if he isn't bothering with acquiring any acclamation in Hell because he has his eyes on a better, more alluring target?

The causes of deaths and reasons in Hell after for the characters.
  • Angel Dust.
    • Drug overdose or killed by brother. He was born and raised as a gangster and still seems to be an addict in hell, so he was either at the unlucky end of a scuffle or died due to narcotics or otherwise.
  • Vaggie.
    • Car accident. She was a ruthless, controlling hit girl and was whammied by a mole or something she was in relations with.
    • The wiki says she was a prostitute and has knives for protection, maybe one of her clients tried to kill her and gouged out her eye in the process.
    • She might be in hell for answering too many of her problems with violence (not so much an issue in Hell where Violence Really Is the Answer), or her implied misandry.
  • Crymini.
    • Dog attack. She was a chaotic, wrathful anarchist and participated in illegal activities like dog fights.
  • Cherri.
    • Killed in a turf war. She was a chaotic and bloodthirsty gang leader in a turf war with another gang leader, and ended up killed.
  • Katie Killjoy.
    • Prop, had fallen on her, or murdered by a mistreated intern or something after she blamed them for the failing show. She was a ruthless, newscaster who mistreated her employees and would do ANYTHING for a story, no matter if it was true, or ruined someone’s life in the process.
    • Another guess on this page is that she might have been hit by a bus while trying to pester some public figure or other over rumors that they were gay.
  • Mimzy.
    • Was tortured and killed by competitor song bars, because she stole the spotlight. She was a prideful and over ambitious singer, who did shady things to be the top singer.
  • Niffty.
    • Suicide. She was a 50’s girl, working to be a fashion designer. To cope with abusive parents and struggle to achieve her dreams, she took up sewing. One day she met this cute, handsome guy. She was so smitten. They started dating but he too was a jerk and dumped her for this “hotter” chick. Heartbroken and enraged, she took her anger out on animals. To hide it, she used the leftovers, the fur and skin for her fashion. People liked her new threads, unknowing to where she got her fabric. Realizing this, she continued to kill. Through time not only did she become popular and the boy who dumped her began to show interest, she became insane. As this grew, people too grew, out of her fashion. Desperate to keep her newfound popularity, she looked for new skins. She begun to see how soft, human skin can be, and so from animals, she began to kill humans, to use for her outfits. She decided to kill her parents out of revenge, and used them for her clothes too. After awhile she and the boyfriend got back together, she decided to reveal the truth to him. He did not take it well, and in a grit of panic, she killed him too right on the spot. She cried, realizing what she had done. Soon after that, cops were chasing after her, after they connected the dots to her somehow. In complete despair and guilt, she decided to kill herself, by forcing the cops to shoot her. Three bullets shot her leg eye, explaining the patterns on her demon dress, and her one eye showing and that is the twisted and tragic story of Nifty.
    • Niffty was presumably some form of Yandere.
  • Tom Trench
    • Judging by the gasmask and the name, he could have been a soldier who died in World War 1. From what little we've seen of him, it can be implied that he was perverted and overall unpleasant, and he was either killed in battle or in secret by a fellow soldier.
      • Another guess is that he was specifically killed by a chemical weapon attack that he ordered, which was blown back to his side when the wind changed.
  • Baxter
    • Accidental poisoning. According to the wiki he was a chemist and had a split personality, possibly from drinking one of his own concoctions, he could have tried to cure himself only for the other personality to take him with it.
  • Alastor
    • Electric chair. For one, it fits into his status of a radio host, being that power lines and radio towers are electical devices used in the transmission of radio waves. Said power lines also resemble deer antlers in some models, trying into his Animal Motif, and the fact that his assumed One-Winged Angel form has a massive pair of them. Seeing as how Alastor also died in the early 20th century it would make sense that had he been caught he would have gotten the death penalty and they would have used that method.
      • Alastor is stated to not be proud of his death and to dislike dogs as they had a part in it, so it stands to reason that the police used scent hounds to catch him, upon which he was sentenced to death.

Angel Dust will have a surprisingly heartwarming and/or tearjerkish reason for wanting to "go clean".
Even jerks have loved ones, and he won't be an exception. He could also just be secretly tired of the anarchy of the gangster life and wants to redeem himself from it.

If Angel Dust gets successfully redeemed, we'll get to see him as a human before he passes on to Heaven.
His spider form is a hell thing, isn't it?

If Adina is ever included in the Hazbin Canon, she would be the reason that there's overpopulation in Hell in the first place.

For those who don't know her, Adina is a powerful angel who seems so beautiful and pure but actually has the mindset of Disney's Frollo (but without the lust part), believing every creature, be human or demon, is a sinner and must be eliminated. The only creatures that are save from her philosophy are her fellow angels and of course herself.

Now, imagine if someone like her gets the chance of deciding who goes to heaven and who goes to hell.

You were someone who saved many lives out of goodness but were also an atheist? To hell!

You were a loving person who lost your way in life and at the last minute asked for forgiveness? Definitely not to heaven.

You were a good example to others and care for them but you also liked both men and women? Bye bye sinner.

She would simply not have mercy for anybody, and that's pretty ironic considering who is her Master.

It would be absolutely great if the final Big Bad is not a creepy Stepford Smiler deer shapeshifter, not a demonic victorian snake, not even Satan himself, but a servant of God.

  • It would explain why certain denizens of hell who appear to genuinely be good people regardless are there (such as Vaggie, who's only crime seems to be being a prostitute and attracted to women)

There will be a Darkest Hour at some point.
Everyone has left Charlie, including Vaggie, Angel Dust has given up on his redemption, Alastor is doing... whatever it is that he's planning, and all hope seems lost. Charlie, however, will push through it, and it will be a Moment of Awesome for her.

Alastor will be a Dr. Facilier type character.
He'll be a suave but suspicious guy that'll give Charlie a bargain she just can't refuse, but hides his real, darker motives related to it. He's also surrounded by voodoo symbols in the trailer and has his own moving shadow.

Denizens of heaven will appear...
  • and it turns out they don’t want demons to enter heaven, believing they’re all irredeemable.
  • Or they could be the worst stereotypes of Heaven: a bureaucratic nightmare, lawful to an annoying and inconvenient (or even dangerous) degree, full of the egocentric and Holier Than Thou even if it's not just fundamentalist protestants or Catholics up there. It would be the gated community of nightmares— all that don't fit in with the flock get kicked out. The stress of staying Moral and the ennui that surrounds the dead that live inside it make any sinner who tries to repent both laughed at and inspire jealousy and contempt, because the dull, empty lives they lived to get there will be invalidated. Nothing good awaits you inside...if anything waits for you at all. Which then reveals the true reason why there's been overpopulation— Heaven got so bad over the centuries, everybody started jumping ship while barring the gates behind them to keep others from this fate.
  • Or they’re so sickeningly sweet that they make Charlie, the kindest and overall most good character in the series, look bad. They fully support Charlie’s idea but demons then refuse to redeem themselves out of the reasoning that they might turn into one of them, and continue sinning to spite them.
  • Or they're gone completely insane; the constant need to keep everything perfect when pure-of-heart souls start demanding basic quality-of-life-and-spirit necessities like the 'true' copy of the Bible, communion with mediums, communion with relatives in Hell, democracy, communism, cereal, washing machines, internet, romantic porn, smartphones, etc., all while accommodating people from different time periods and classes eventually drove the Angels mad. With the system in shambles, Heaven became a supersocial Hell of its own, driving the inhabitants just as insane.

Charlie is the most human looking character we've seen so far despite her technically being the only character not human to begin with. Vaggie is probably the most human looking after her and shares Charlie's goal of rehabilitating demons so she probably wasn't as bad in her life time as some of the other residents.
  • Does that mean Hitler would look like The Thing?
  • On the other hand, the Hate Sink Katie Killjoy is mostly humanoid, while her nicer co-anchor Tom Trench has a gas mask for a face.

Any redeemed demon won’t go to Heaven
  • But rather, they go to Purgatory because their sins aren’t so easily atoned.
    • Building on that, when/if the population ever finds out then the support for the Hotel will just vanish: why try to redeem yourself if all you're going to is a bland existence?
      • Bizzare as it may seem, almost any plane of existence is better than living in Hell, even purgatory.

The series’ ending will have Charlie succeeding in fixing Hell’s overpopulation problem
  • Only now Heaven has a overpopulation problem instead.

Heaven has the exact opposite problem: everyone stays too little.
It really is the good place it's said to be- a place to reunite with loved ones, live in paradise, etc. But somebody upstairs (either a corrupt angel or misguided filer) modified the place to function more like a temporary waystation: making it literally "a nice place to visit" before reincarnating them back to Earth or other worlds, factoring in the usual Hell of a Heaven arguments to account for why people wouldn't want to stay forever.

Hell, on the other hand, is "permanent housing", so to speak- it's built for people to stay, so subsequent reincarnations eventually get there (one life may be spent doing some excessive sinning, after all), causing the overpopulation problem.

Ideas on the types of characters we'll see in the series:

We've already seen a crime lord, a prostitute, and a serial killer, as well as a few drug addicts, so imagine the possibilities of other characters who have been sent to Hell for whatever reason. Maybe they'll be clients for the Happy Hotel.

Charlie will experience a Rage Breaking Point
It has been shown in the clips and trailers that her face can shift from a normal looking one to a demonic one with glowing red eyes. So I think eventually she might snap, perhaps due to things such as getting fed up with being disrespected and at the demons for not putting in the proper effort towards redemption and generally just no one taking the whole redemption business seriously. This could all cause her to snap and have her shift into a more demonic form such as a Big Red Devil.

Charlie has a darker side
Charlie is of course an All-Loving Hero who wants to help the people of her home. But I think she may have a darker side, one that she perhaps suppresses. During “Inside of every demon is a rainbow” she at multiple points shifts her face into a Nightmare Face, one thing to note is at these points she is always smiling. While she does of course smile a lot, I feel these smiles seem more akin to a Slasher Smile than her normal ones.

One notable example of this is how her eyes glow red and she dons a Slasher Smile when mentioning both fire and screams. So I think she has a darker/eviler side hidden somewhere. She is the Princess of Hell at the end of the day and according to the wiki her father is apparently Satan.

So perhaps like I said she tries to suppress her darker tendencies but struggles to at times. Perhaps she will eventually snap (which ties into the above theory about her having a Rage Breaking Point, which I also made.)

  • this would also explain her focus on redemption, its not just that she wants to help others, she needs help herself,it would also explain why, if becoming a good person lets you escape hell and get into heaven, why is she still here?
    • Because then she wouldn't be able to help sinners get to heaven with her Hotel.

Charlie and Sir Pentious are really Not So Different

Charlie wants to redeem demons so they can go to Heaven. The creatures of Hell all laughed and called her a loonie. It doesn't help that the (apparently) only news station is going to make fun of her from now on.

Sir Pentious tried to conquer Hell, yet has failed several times.At this point, It wouldn't be a surprise if some if not ALL of the denizens of Hell think of him as the local loser of the realm. And the more the demons see the cobra as a joke, the more he tries to be "hip".

Also Charlie is friends with the less evil demons (Vaggie, Mimzy, Nifty, etc) and Sir Pentious has the company of the Egg Bois, who look (and maybe are) harmless and seem to really love their boss.

Maybe in a future episode, Charlie would try to convince Sir Pentious to stop trying to conquer Hell and start helping them in the Happy Hotel so he can ascend to Heaven. And of course the snake demon is going to reject the offer because of his arrogance/pride or because such a thing of a demon in Heaven is impossible to him to understand.

Sir Pentious will get a Villain Song

I mean, he's the perfect type of villain for one.

  • Plus, he's voiced by Stamper, who is know for singing songs (albeit silly ones) in video games.

Charlie wants to redeem souls the good way because she saw that happen before

According to some theories, in his final moments, Jesus essentially forsakes God, making him an atheist. Combined with him now atoning for all sin, Jesus is sent to Hell where he proceeds to save the souls of the damned and put Satan in his place.

Charlie, at a young age, saw this "strange" and pure soul taking the majority of her father's subjets to Heaven using kindness and love for the neighbor. And so the young princess followed the example of this man by creating "The Happy Hotel" so the souls of her people could be saved through redemption.

This, in retrospective, would be a double win for Jesus, since not only did he snatch the devil his people, but even his own daugther.

There will be a reference to Doom.

Since Viziepop hearted a comment by Saberspark that involved Doom and there are a ton of jokes and game lore about Doomguy being a brutal demon killer feared by all of Hell, I have a strong feeling that there's going to be an allusion to Doom in the show somewhere. There are multiple ways on how it can be done.

Ideas:

  • A demon watching a horror movie where Doomguy is the monster.
  • One of the demons will bear a heavy resemblance to a Doom enemy.
  • There will be a news report on 666 News that involves the aftermath of a brutal bloodbath single-handedly perpetrated by an unidentified and mysterious being, either as the given topic of the actual interview or as a Freeze-Frame Bonus in one of the news crawls. Granted, the reference at hand would need to be subtle enough to not get the show attacked for copyright infringement, but just WHO the report would be referencing would go without saying.

Alastor is not the Big Bad, but he is out for revenge...

Alastor's name does mean "avenger" and his cryptic goals might be revenge-based. How to take revenge that lasts on someone already in hell? You can kill them, sure, but then it's over. So...send them to Heaven, where they'll hate it, with the risk of coming back and being the first loser to fail redemption and possibly be an easy target or him.

Because of her help reforming demons, Vaggie will eventually get taken to Heaven

Being on board this reform program has got to score her some good points, maybe even unintentionally so. Potentially it would lead to a heartfelt moment of her and Charlie having to say goodbye only for her to be back an hour later after intentionally getting herself thrown out.

Charlie's performance is a big reason of why Alastor wants to help

While he most likely has some ulterior motive, Alastor also seems like the type of person who loves good showmanship, and Charlie's big musical number got his full attention for better or for worse.

Alastor is going to frown at some point.
And it'll either be if/when his darker motives are shut down, or before all hell breaks loose.

God, Jesus, and/or Heaven will appear at some point

Over the course of the show, one or more slightly suspicious characters will appear in the shadows, sometimes providing aid or seeming to "check in" on them. One of them in particular seems very interested and supportive of Charlie's ambition for the Hotel. But given the fact that, well, they're in Hell, Charlie and her friends (especially Vaggie) are suspicious of help so freely given.

The big reveal for this group is that it is in fact Jesus and some Angels. Some of the group possibly think that he's been trying to sabotage their efforts. But it will be revealed that he/they really do want Charlie and her friends to succeed and have provided subtle aid behind the scenes over the course of the show. The major problem with most denizens of Hell is that none of them want to change. If we're going by the Christian idea of God and Jesus here, then he probably really wants to help them with their problems, but they need to take the first step (as a big part of most Christian Philosophy is that sinners need God's grace).

The key thing to this WMG is that there is no ulterior evil motive, nor is Heaven some sort of Crapsaccharine World. They truly do wish to help and gladly accept anyone who is able to move on. This is possibly what helps Charlie during her darkest hour.

Several scenarios for Cerebus Syndrome

The show, so far, seems bleakly hilarious, and will feature Charlie trying (and failing) to redeem demons. But eventually, it could drift into even darker, less hilarious territory. Here are some possibilities:

1. Charlie undergoing a Face–Heel Turn after numerous failures.

Charlie so far seems like an optimistic, upbeat person. However, a lot of people seem to mock her, taking it for granted that she is still the Princess of Hell, and could end taking advantage of her faith. Going on one above suggestion, after one very severe humiliation, Charlie could go Then Let Me Be Evil, and unleash a reign of terror the likes of which hell has never seen.

2. We end up learning about the horrible histories of some of Hell's denizens...and its not going to be pretty.

Its established that many of the people in Hell are there because they reject the idea of being a good person. But why do they so reject salvation? Because above ground, their lives were plain awful. Some might have tragic backstories and traumas that they still struggle with, some might have had to do horrible things in life to survive, etc.

It is likely Charlie, while well-meaning, is a cushy, papered royal, and her efforts might be dismissive of this. Charlie will learn that helping a person is a long process with no clear end. You ought to do it, but you can't expect everything will be resolved for the sake of it.

3. Hell being revealed to be a Decadent Court...with Charlie's efforts being a victim of their sabotage.

So far, Charlie, as a Princess of Hell, is a nice, well-meaning person. But the rest of Hell's leadership might not be so nice. It is possible that Charlie has serious competition on the throne-an evil sibling, a corrupt uncle- who might do everything in their power to discredit Charlie. Perhaps they sabotage Charlie's efforts so badly, she ends up losing not the Hotel, but her reputation.

4. Alastor

Alastor could prove to be, underneath his jovial exterior, an insanely cruel, corrupt individual, and his plans will prove equally vile.

4a. Building on the above, if Charlie shows signs of successfully reforming demons, Alastor might sabotage her efforts. He didn't think Charlie could actually do it, and doesn't think very highly of happy endings.

5. Charlie might herself cross a serious line in her desire to redeem sinners.

Charlie, after some failures, might try something desperate to redeem people. Perhaps she makes threats, perhaps she tries Brainwashing for the Greater Good, perhaps she tries bribes (which she labels "positive reinforcement"). But in the end, she ends up becoming no better then the worst of hell has to offer. Her reputation falls, apart, her close friends want nothing to do with her, and even some of the less-then-admirable demons might call out Charlie for her behavior.

Charlie went through a Heel–Face Turn sometime before the series
Just an idea I had. Perhaps Charlie used to be evil and cruel and generally just what you'd expect the Princess of Hell to be like. I got this idea for the fact that in some of the family portraits she seemed to be having a fun time with her family while in other ways less so, so perhaps at some point she sure the error of her ways. It could also explain the lack of respect she gets, perhaps the people of Hell feel she's gone soft and as such don't respect her anymore. Her tendency to make her eyes glow red could also just be a trait she has left over from back then as well.

Quick edit: It could also possibly have to do with when she stopped wearing dresses and also starting going by Charlie instead of her full first name.

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Angel Dust will end up in Heaven... at the worst possible time.
Either he gets there only for Sir Pentious or Alastor to enact an evil plan agains his friends with him out of the way or it turns out Heaven is full of self-righteous assholes who intend to destroy Hell and he's stuck behind enemy lines unable to help defend it. He may even end up an Unwitting Pawn in their plan. They provoke him into acting out to "prove" Charlies Hotel is a front sending an invasion force to Heaven and use it an excuse to commit genocide on the entire population of hell.

The series finale will end with everyone leaving Hell...
...except for Sir Pentious, who will be happy to have finally taken it over, only to realize he enjoyed fighting to be the ruler of hell... then he realizes he can use his new powerbase to invade Heaven.

Alastor will be give a second chance and redeem.
The whole show’s about redeeming yourself, and a lot of the art, suggests Alastor to be still quite close with the misfits. After the big finale, and he finally shows weakness, Charlie will forgive him and give him a second chance.

There will be canonically transgender characters
Charlie is bi, Vaggie is a lesbian, Angel Dust is gay and Alastor is asexual, so it's not like there aren't any canon LGBTQ+ characters; the best guesses at this point are Baxter (because he's an anglerfish, every large specimen found has been female) and Sir Pentious (who clearly isn't cut out to be a parent, in that case).

Molly is dead (again)
the death of his only blood relative to actually care about him may be what motivated Angel to try redeeming himself, and we don't know at this point if she'll show up in the series alive

In life, in addition to being a Radio Host, Alastor was an Egomaniac Hunter...of people.

We know that in life, he was a Serial Killer. Now that he's in Hell, he has a deer motif. Perhaps in life, he enjoyed hunting other humans as if they were deer.

Katie Killjoy could become one of the series' main antagonists

Katie Killjoy is, well, a killjoy, especially toward poor Charlie and her noble goals, and in this clip, makes it clear how little she thinks of it. Now, this could be seen as disdain for what Killjoy sees a rather childish goal and a desire to push her own ideas. But what if Killjoy has more sinister motives? What if she opposes the hotel because the redemption of sinners would hurt her bottom line? I can see her using her reputation to not only badmouth Charlie, but outright sabotage her efforts in an attempt to keep her own position in check, going from vain and selfish to downright evil.

Charlie (distraught): Why are you doing this?
Katie: Ratings, darling. Death and violence are what make the bank, not your silly, gooey talk of love! Whenever some asshole gets blown up, I get more money in my pocket. I want things to... stay that way.

Charlie will only be successful once she learns to grow a spine
Charlie herself seems to be a bit of a pushover, considering the amount of disrespect she endures from everyone else. Perhaps, when she runs the hotel, she'll end up letting others take advantage of her. Only when she gets tough will she start to succeed.

Lucifer allows his daughter to do the hotel just as a joke
Lucifer possibly allowed his daughter to make the hotel so that he could either; A) teach her the harsh reality that not everyone can be redeemed. B) humor her so that she would stop bugging him about it, believing she will have no success. or C) he is allowing her to do this as a practical joke, it could be possible that Lucifer may have planted the idea of a rehabilitation hotel in his daughters head so that he could see her fail (it would certainly fit his persona as the great deceiver and father of lies) and the reason no one respects Charlie is because everyone gets the joke except her.
  • Building on the idea of him doing it just to let her fail For the Evulz, Charlie as a whole is one giant joke to him. With the interpretation of Lucifer in this verse being unrepentantly evil, he had Charlie specifically so that he could pervert and destroy their father-daughter relationship (perhaps in a dark way of sticking it to God his father for throwing him out of Heaven). Lucifer probably manipulates Charlie into thinking that he's a loving father, or at least that there's a hope that he'll love her, but he's secretly laughing behind her back about how stupid she is to think this. Under this interpretation, he'll be nonplussed and probably enraged if Charlie's Hotel actually manages to succeed.

When a demon dies in Hell, they get sent to Avichi.
  • ... Explanation on what Avichi is, please?

Cordie from Cliffside will make a cameo as one of Angel Dust's ancestors.

The ghost of John Milton will make an appearance
Because, why not?

Charlie will be a "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl
Based on how her mother is looking at her in one and two of the family photos, it's safe to say that Lilith may not be a huge fan of Charlie's more siller side.
  • Definitely looking likely with Charlie's phone call to her.

Charlie's more dangerous than she looks/acts, and the other Demons seem to know it
Well, this one's largely based on drawing parallels between her and Alastor. Namely they're the only two characters so far to have a specific Game Face, and a more normal appearance otherwise. That, and apparently the Royal family is usually something to be feared but Charlie's such a innocent pushover that they don't see her as very threatening. That is, except even in the middle of her honest-to-goodness Disney Princess Musical Number, Charlie going all horned and spiky-mouthed is enough to spook them. That, and as the daughter of the fallen angel Lucifer, she might still be angel enough to count for the killing permanently thing.

The one little problem with Charlie's plan
As soon as she redeems one sinner and gets Heaven to notice what's going on, they're probably going to pull her into Heaven too. And it's not like they're wrong to do it. Which leads Charlie to try and "sin" her way back out....very poorly.

Characters from Zoophobia will show up
Most likely the denizens of Hell from that series. It'll likely only be a cameo role, but it would be an interesting way of connecting the two series. Perhaps at one point, Damian Beelzly will show up to offer some support for Charlie via putting on a performance with his Banjo, who mentions that he's a "cousin" of sorts.

Charlie will demonstrate she is not someone to be taken lightly, in a very serious situation
.So far, almost everyone in hell sees Charlie as a pushover, for being a nice princess in a not-particularly nice world. But when someone pushes her buttons-hurting her friends, destroying her hotel... well, they will greatly regret it.

Alastor will turn out to be a good guy
Or at the very least, a Well-Intentioned Extremist. From what little we know about the series at the moment, Hell seems full up of not just Humans, but Demons and potentially other creatures.

For this WMG: Demons hold the most power overall and make things . . . well . . . hell for the human souls living there. Alastor is noted as being (according to Vaggie) a mortal prior to his arrival in Hell. Upon seeing the horrible conditions faced by most mortals, despite potentially not being a very good person himself, he decided to try and do something about it. He needed to amass power which is how he started off on his path to becoming the Radio Demon, a mysterious warlord who keeps to himself.

For this theory, Alastor is not particularly nice, arguably not very good even, but he is working towards the ultimate good for the downtrodden of Hell. And when he sees Charlie's pitch for a Hotel that'll allow souls an escape from Hell, he jumps on the chance right away.

He'll have to hide that he's a "good" guy for most of the time, but potentially he'll let his guard down once he gets to personally know Charlie and perhaps the others and will finally tell his story to them and separates the facts from the lies he let circulate to increase his rep.

Alastor is an angel in disguise
Sent to hell relatively recently for a specific purpose, as opposed to being a fallen angel
  • In the first trailer, one of the angels sent to hell has an Ominous Visual Glitch over its face, and in the intro to the pilot, they bear a disconcerting grin similar to Alastor's. Moreover, Vaggie explicitly notes that Alastor's power is very unusual (indeed, unprecedented for a mortal) and that there's a lot of speculation about its source, which suggests it is going to be important.

Alastor plans to take over Hell itself through Charlie

Alastor was a mortal, newcomer demon who managed to climb the political ladder and overthrow ancient demon lords, gaining power and a sinister reputation along the way. Who says his lust for power and glory has not been sated? Perhaps he is seeking to rise to the top of the Hell hegemony. And what better way to do that, then to exploit naïve Daughter of Lies herself. Charlie may not have much respect, but she probably has the ability and the connections needed for such a plan to go forward.

Angel is going to learn about Alastor's power the hard way
So far, Angel has shown little understanding of Alastor, despite being in hell for years. It is possible he might be incredibly condescending of Alastor...until Angel pushes his luck, and Alastor takes the time to remind he not someone to be taken lightly.

Alastor and Satan are working together
Vivziepop has confirmed that the royal family of Hell is only respected and only holds actual sway purely through fear, with a lot of it coming from association. The Devil, being the Devil, probably wants to change that, so when Alastor died, he knowingly bestowed dark powers to him in return for his loyalty, which he agreed to. Alastor would then secretly serve as Satan's top enforcer and assassin, allowing him to perform the feats that made him so feared in "A Cautionary Tale", such as dispatching powerful gangs and hellish warlords that would pose a threat to Lucifer's hold on Hell's throne(let's face it, the only reason why Sir Pentious isn't dead yet is because he's too incompetent to come close to being worthy of Satan's concern). This brings me to Alastor's motives for the Hotel; Charlie's father sent him to pose as a supporter for her Hotel in hopes that Alastor would secretly sabotage her efforts while keeping his own hands clean(well, as clean as the Devil can get, anyway). Given the fact that Satan has always been deceitful, manipulative, and cunning, as well as someone with a serious god-complex and ego, I wouldn't put such a thing behind him, and it would certainly explain Alastor's hand in things as well.

There will be an episode that shows Charlie as her worst possible self.
It will not be pretty. Something will cause Charlie to fully break down and decide that if no one in Hell wants to reform, she'll make them reform. To her friends horror, she becomes a terrifyingly competent borderline Complete Monster, only held back by her weakened desire to actually help people and her barely intact love for her friends. She manipulates enemies of the hotel into working for her, runs several gambits at once that force Hell's inhabitants into the Hotel, and changes her suit into a dress.

Alternatively, Charlie going rogue might save the hotel

Charlie, as we've discussed, has the potential of snapping really badly. It is possible that her snapping might be the scariest thing Hell witnesses. As they say "demons run when a good guy goes on the warpath." But it can also be saddening, watching a decent person lose their equanimity. Seeing this might make the less-then-noble demons who Charlie has tried (and failed) to help to realize how loathsome they really are, that they've crushed the heart of some girl who may be naïve, but just wants what is right. They may alternatively try and run the hotel out of repentence, or even use Charlie's lessons to talk her down.

Redeeming sinners might actually be part of Alastor's plan

At first, Charlie might heed Vaggie's advice and give the Radio Demon a cold shoulder. But, once her efforts go nowhere, Charlie will finally let the Radio Demon in. To everyone's surprise, Alastor actually will be very good at redeeming people. But this might end up furthering Alastor's ambitions. Perhaps by redeeming certain demons, he is clearing competition for himself. Perhaps as a Manipulative Bastard, he can use the hotel to get demons to do his bidding.

What happens if Charlie's hotel starts to...work?

So far, Charlie is seen as utterly ineffectual by all of demons of hell. And for the first few episodes, she won't exactly prove them wrong. But what if by some concerted action, Charlie actually gets someone INTO heaven? What if she actually redeems a soul? It isn't too much of a stretch to think there isn't someone in Hell who wants to regain his/her soul. How will hell react to one soul successfully regaining [his=/=her] and rising into heaven, halo, wings and all?

Well...shit could start going down after that.

I mean, if one soul gets into heaven, perhaps other souls can also be redeemed. Soon, more people start lining up at the Hotel, trying to get redeemed. Suddenly Charlie isn't a joke anymore, and starts getting a bit more respect.

But this could also attract Charlie some unwanted attention. Hell apparently has been overcrowded for a while, and which Charlie is trying to fix. But what if Charlie's actions don't just help people, but challenge Hell's very power structure? There could be several groups determined to stop Charlie.

The demon lords, whose power depends on a permanent harvest of wicked souls. If Charlie were to redeem even a few of them, they might attack the Hotel, seeing it as a threat to power. And, being Hell demons, they certainly won't have any qualms hurting some nice girl. What if Big Daddy Lucifer himself feels threatened by Charlie's actions?

Alastor doesn't really have a plan, he just wants to laugh
Alastor, despite apparently being a mortal soul, has the ability to topple demon overlords, and a nasty reputation to boot. So why he is bothering to assist Charlie? He just wants to amuse himself.

Husk and Nifty are recruited for Charlie's hotel by Alastor
It's been implied that Husk and Nifty either actively work with Alastor or have associated with him in the past. When Alastor is shown among the greatest villains in all of hell, their silhouettes can be seen behind him, making this seem more likely. Not to mention in a Vice City like hell, there would be no shortage of bars for Husk to have found work elsewhere.
  • Confirmed in the pilot episode.

Charlie might end up praying to God help out of desperation

The daughter of Lucifer praying to the Big G? When Charlie hits a low point in her life, she might say a prayer to Lord Almighty for help. There are several things that could happen.

1. She does get help from God instantly.

2. She is ignored outright.

3. She doesn't get help immediately...

She says a prayer, but when no help arrives, she just walks away in frustration. However, subtle clues point her to the things she needs to do, strangers provide her the tools, and eventually Charlie gets what she needs.

  • Also, instead of calling him by his title, Charlie will address God in her prayer as "Grandpa."

Alastor is NOT the Big Bad of the series
Think about it: over the years of cartoons, they don’t usually come out until the season finale. If Alastor was the big bad, why was he first seen in the first episode? They would have waited until the season finale.

2. Alastor may be one of the most powerful demons in Hell, but he’s not stupid. He wouldn’t just go and just kill Charlie and her friends just because he felt like it. Plus Charlie is a princess, Alastor don’t look like the type that would do something that reckless.

3. In a recent stream, Viv reveal that in order to be Alastor’s friend, he would need to find you funny and entertainment. It’s clear that he found Charlie funny and entertainment so he choose to help and be friend her.

4. If he really was the big bad of the series, wouldn’t he rule or at least try to rule Hell by now? He does have strong powers to “erase” demons but it clear that he’s not interested in getting land or anything. He just cares about entertainment.

Lucifer was the one who gave Alastor his immense power
According to “A Cautionary Tale” Vaggie said “that kind of raw power have never been harnessed by a mortal soul before.” It wouldn’t make sense for Alastor to automatically gain powers like that once he died. Only Lucifer has that power and it's most likely he gave the powers to Alastor to see if he could handle it and help him get rid of the overlords. So basically Lucifer just needed a bodyguard/enforcer and chose Alastor.

Alastor is secretly sent by Lucifer to keep an eye on Charlie
Lucifer and Lilith clearly have faith in their daughter but are worried about her well being. They decided to send one of their most powerful and intelligent demons to be their eyes and ears and tell them what’s going on so they can know their daughter is okay.

Charlie’s reason to help reform demons
Even though she was born in Hell, Charlie usually don’t mind the drugs, turf wars, porno, etc. It was like she most likely heard from her parents how some people was sent to Hell due to being abused and corrupted by society. Even the laws was changed over the years and it made Charlie feel bad for those people. It could be possible that she just want to help those who been in Hell longer than a decade for that reason.

Deep down, Katie is just jealous of Charlie
Katie is just a news reporter and Charlie is the Princess of Hell. Katie most likely felt like her status was being threatened and wanted to prove to everybody she’s more popular and better than Charlie.

Lucifer and Lilith secretly hate the yearly extermination too
It could be possible they hate the extermination and losing their people as well. But felt like they had no other choice because they didn’t know what else to do and feel like the purges are the quickest way to fix overpopulation in Hell. Once Charlie told them her hotel idea, they agree with it not only because it’s peaceful, it would help give their daughter independence and look it as baby steps on ruling Hell someday.

Charlie will unintentionally get herself sent to Heaven
Her heart is good and pure, something that should be an impossibility in Hell. If she succeeds in redeeming a demon's soul and sending them to Heaven, the angels might learn about her from said redeemed soul. God would then pluck her from Hell to take her "rightful place" in paradise. This can open the door for any number of story beats. Does Charlie like Heaven? Would she want to stay or try to go back to Hell? What would her father do when he finds out his daughter's in the care of his mortal enemy?

Alastor's victims had it coming
In life, Alastor was disgusted by the evils of humanity. So he sought to purge the world of the worst: mobsters, violent supremacists, sex offenders, assassins, robbers, terrorists, other serial killers, and plenty more varieties of scumbag. Coming to Hell after sending lots of absolutely terrible people ahead of him, he wiped out some of its worst inhabitants, but found that more kept coming. That's why he's supporting Charlie's hotel plan: he wants to weed out the truly irredeemable so he can kill them. It's also possible that part of him genuinely wants to see people reformed, and views the hotel as an incentive for people to escape his wrath (and/or his wrath as an incentive for people to go to the hotel).

Charlie will have her own personal nemesis
While Charlie may be nice, she IS a prominent (if mocked) figure in Hell. What's to stop her from having someone in Hell who hates her guts, envies her fame and position, or just likes to hurt her for fun. Charlie might also resent this person dearly, take her insults in strides or initially be oblivious to this person's hatred. This person could come in many different forms:
  • An Alpha Bitch-type royal figure in Hell who is Charlie's opposite: very, very evil and takes demented joy in hurting Charlie and her goals.
    • This one seems to be filled by Helsa.
  • Someone who opens their own "Redemption Hotel", but unlike Charlie, does it for self-serving, selfish reasons.
  • A former friend of Charlie who loves being wicked and broke off with Charlie after she "went soft". She might still care for Charlie (in her own twisted way) and would plot to bring Charlie back into sin.
  • An ex-boyfriend or girlfriend of Charlie who still longs for Charlie (or simply likes the privileges that come from dating the Princess of Hell) without any concern for Charlie as a person. Their resentment might drive her to attack Vaggie.

Angel Dust might be the hero Charlie needs
So far, Angel Dust has been more or less portrayed as a snide, crude, rude, and selfish twerp. For most of the series, he'll be the Bender of the cast. However, he might end being the person who brings Charlie from the depths of despair or saving her life from a potential villain. In doing so, he'll prove once and for all that redemption is not only possible, but that he'll enter heaven himself. He might even have his own Kirk Summation or "World of Cardboard" Speech toward someone who wonders why he is doing this:

Angel Dust: You know why I am doing this? Charlie was there for me. In my miserable life, she was the only person who ever had faith in me. I'll die before I'll let that girl down.

Alastor will be revealed as a supremely cunning and charismatic schemer
It seems like a natural road to take the character.

The yearly extermination will be a recurring plot point. And it could be a serious one in the future
The yearly extermination of Hell's population is what is driving Charlie's goal. Perhaps whenever Charlie is about to quit, the clock that countdowns to the next extermination could bring her back to doing what she needs to do.

What if the plan of a future antagonist hinges upon the yearly extermination. Perhaps their end goal might be to use the extermination to take over HELL itself? Alastor could use the Hotel and the coming extermination in whatever goal he has in mind.

     Post-Premiere Theories 

In life, Sir Pentious was a loving father with a son.
His reaction to Angel's "Harder Daddy" was a wistful "Son?". He probably had memories of his child in life that where brought back from Angel's comment.

Niffty loves men...
To the point she becomes a yandere for whatever unlucky bastard becomes the target of her affections.

Alastor wants to be redeemed but he just doesn't think it's possible. If Charlie CAN do it he wants to be there for his own chance

Alastor's real endgame.
One of two things will happen thanks to his influence. Either the percieved status quo will change thanks to Charlie which will be very entertaining or Charlie will suffer a complete meltdown over her failure and Alastor will get to see the full potential of one of the most powerful demons in existence which would also be very entertaining. Charlie after all is the direct blood of Lucifer himself whom everybody fears enough not to mess with which means her potential power is very high.

If Jesus ever appears, the episode featuring him will highlight how he and Charlie are Not So Different
They're children of prominent figures in Abrahamic religions who want to redeem people, hanging out with those seen as worthy of scorn and contempt to bring out the best in them (or stand up for them if there's no justifiable cause for said scorn), and they themselves were subject to mockery and ridicule for their radical idealism, particularly from powerful people. If Charlie's Hotel actually starts to work, then powerful demons in Hell might want to destroy it to secure their death grips on power, most likely by turning locals against it with lies and propaganda, not unlike the Romans and Pharisees of Jesus' time.

Vaggie is an undercover angel.

1. She has one of her eyes crossed out, much like the angel Exorcists.

2. She supports Charlie's idea of redeeming demons and makes it clear that she's against sinning. For example,Charlie didn't seem to care as much as Vaggie did about an alcohol serving bar in a place where demons are supposed to get rid of their sinful habits.

3. The spear she points at Alastor has a similar design to the angel weapons used to kill Hell's inhabitants.

4. Despite being in Hell for less time than Angel Dust, she seems to know an awful lot about Alastor.

5. Compared to other demons, she retains a lot of human traits.

6. Unlike a lot of people in Hell, she's actually a pretty decent person, even if she's somewhat grumpy and short-tempered. She is a loyal girlfriend to Charlie, supporting Charlie's idea even when it seems like it won't go anywhere and is firmly against a lot of the actions committed by other demons, such as heavy drinking and turf wars. Unless simply being a prostitute automatically grants you a ticket to Hell, it's highly unlikely someone like her would end up living among unrepentant Jerkasses and low-life criminals. At the very least she would have been given a chance to redeem herself so she could get sent to Heaven.

Perhaps Vaggie was sent by Heaven to help Charlie in finding redemption for demons. The idea of an angel and a demon having a romantic relationship could also be a neat plot point.

Charlie isn't a demon
Every other demon we see is a former sinner, and from dialogue it sounds like this is the norm, despite the fact sex seems to be extremely common. So one would expect at least a few unplanned pregnancies so why are Charlies parents seemingly the only demons capable of having kids? Simple, they aren't demons, assuming they match there mythological counterparts Lilith is a human and Lucifer is an Angel, and of course the Father of Lies would have a child whose entire life is a lie.

  • Jossed partially. Charlie is explicitly shown to have a demonic side and is considered a demon herself likely because her mother (depending on the author of the mythos surrounding her) is either a night demon (Jewish lore) or a human who is a mother of demons (Christian lore). However, there is still Lucifer being a fallen angel and not a demon to consider which means she could be partially angelic, though to what degree is uncertain.

The opening musical number isn't a prologue, but a glimpse at the future
The pilot will eventually be revealed to have shown two separate days: the first takes place a year in the future, while the second starts the story of how we reached that point. The opening song features both the end of one of Hell's annual purges (marked with the countdown resetting to 0) and a miserable Charlie singing about how she's always "chased rainbows" but now feels like a failure. The rest of the pilot after the song also takes place on a "day 0," but there's no confirmation that it's the same one we started with. Rather than taking place before the rest of the pilot, the opening number actually depicts the Darkest Hour later in the series' run: despite Charlie's attempts to help, another purge has taken place, and she now feels like everything she's done was All for Nothing.

Alastor is Lucifer
You can see Alastor examining a family portrait in the hotel. Seeing him side-by-side with a depiction of Lucifer shows just how similar the two are in appearance, to the point where they could be related. Alastor the Radio Demon is a persona Lucifer crafted for himself so he could go about his more private goals in disguise. Perhaps he wanted to remove some demon lords he felt were getting too close to his level of power, but couldn't remove them openly for political reasons. So he creates the "upstart soul" to suddenly "rise up" in the ranks and remove those Lucifer wanted gone. With Charlie's goals with the Happy Hotel made public knowledge, Lucifer is using his Alastor disguise to get close to Charlie for one of two reasons.

  • Option One: Lucifer wants to support Charlie's goal of rehabilitating demons. But as the King of Hell, he can't publically support a goal of redemption. It would make him look soft in the eyes of his subjects, leading to a complete mess of demons trying to overthrow him for perceived weakness. As Alastor, he can protect and support his daughter while under the pretense of trying to have some personal fun.
  • Option Two: Lucifer wants to sabotage Charlie's goal. Even if a handful of his subjects get killed every year in a purge, they're still his subjects. Charlie's goals would be sending his property to his mortal enemy God. Lucifer wants this to fail and fail absolutely, but Charlie is still his daughter. He doesn't want her to know his goal out of fear of losing his daughter's love or not wanting to destroy his family image or disgrace his heir. So the Radio Demon will be subtly ensuring no demon finds redemption and is free to laugh at their misery just as he said he would.

Why Alastor thinks demons are Beyond Redemption
Assuming he's telling the truth, of course.
  • He tried to redeem himself at one point, but failed despite his best efforts, and so came to the conclusion that it was impossible for anyone damned to Hell to truly change for the better.
  • Another reason: He was a serial killer in life. Him saying "people had their chance in their previous life" is pretty much "Yeah I know what I am and what I did, no regrets though." Which, given the aplomb he threw himself into taking over turf with just for boredom, would not be out of character.

Lilith (Charlie's mother) isn't Lucifer's only wife.
While Charlie's father is officially Lucifer, he shares a few traits in common with Samael. Samael is believed to be the one who tempted Eve with the forbidden fruit (note Lucifer's apple motifs) and is the husband of Lilith. However, Samael had about four consorts - Lilith, Naamah, Eisheth Zenunim and Agrat bat Mahlat. We've already seen Lilith (albeit not in person), so maybe the other three will show up too. note 

Demons can’t go to Heaven unless they repent
One of the requirements to go to Heaven is a sincere heart that truly regrets what they’ve done, repents, and begs for forgiveness from God. No one in Hell so far has shown any repentance for what they’ve done and thus, no matter how many good acts they do or how good of a person they become, they will not be allowed into heaven until they admit they sinned and ask for forgiveness.

An episode will focus around Razzle and Dazzle helping keep the hotel afloat.
We could use some character development for those adorable little hell beasts.

Possible running gags.
  • Charlie absentmindedly using her demonic powers.
  • Alastor randomly offers jambalaya.
  • Alastor randomly shoving Vaggie off screen for no reason.
  • Niffty's obsessive behavior around men who stay at the hotel.
  • Every time Angel Dust tries to get some booze or drugs, something ruins it for him.
  • Charlie musing on mundane mortal questions, like the origins of specific swear words, foods, and why existentialism exists in the first place.
  • Razzle and Dazzle accidentally make huge messes while trying to help.
  • That demon from the beginning of the pilot. (The one that was run over.) Will be in constant denial that he's a demon and in hell.

Lucifer will be opposed to the Hotel, but he will be Not Evil, Just Misunderstood

We get hints that Lucifer doesn't exactly have much respect for Charlie and her goals. But perhaps he isn't evil: just deeply, deeply cynical about the idea of redemption itself. Perhaps he, like others, has lost faith in humanity.

Alastor might be a Stealth Mentor to Charlie and is putting on a facade of evil

Alastor has professed that he is investing in the hotel because he thinks it is funny to see others try and fail. But there are hints that he isn't as malevolent as he is made out to be.

1. He could've easily snuffed out Vaggie when she pointed a spear at him, but didn't.

2. Husk, after being summoned by Alastor, openly cusses Alastor out for rudely interrupting his poker game, despite being more then aware that Alastor is very dangerous. Alastor, despite having the ability to threaten Husk into doing what he wants, instead offers him a boon (cheap booze) to get him to work for the hotel voluntarily.

3. Despite having toppled demon overlords, Alastor doesn't seem to hold a position of power in Hell. He just spends most of his time doing his own thing.

4. He offers to cook others jambalaya.

Perhaps Alastor has been working to subvert hell and redeem others, but he is pretending to be evil so that he can cloak his actions under the radar of Hell's truly malevolent power brokers. Charlie's hotel is the chance he's been waiting for. So while he'll behave like the hilariously fiendish demon we've come to know, he'll actually give Charlie the help she needs in a way that protects her from the machination of Hell's true monsters.

Alastor's handshake was actually a Secret Test of Character for Charlie

If Alastor secretly has benevolent intentions, perhaps his attempt at "handshaking" was testing Charlie. Alastor wants someone who is optimistic enough to believe in others, but isn't naïve or desperate enough to make a Luciferian pact.

Mythical, biblical, literary and historical figures will appear

Leave possibilities bellow.

Background characters and their backgrounds.
Some theories on what the lives of the background demons were like and what they did to get sent to Hell.
  • The huge lizard demon at the bar mocking Charlie - He was a gang member in life.
  • The dragon demon at the bar with the knives and leather jacket - He was deliquent greaser in the 50's.
  • The insect demon at the bar in the suit and fedora - He was mobster in life, and died from a bee sting, hence his insectoid design.
  • The blue demon with the horns at the bar - He was an alcoholic wife-beater.
  • The demons playing pool during Charlie's interview - Obviously all Wild West outlaws and Dastardly Whiplash-type villains.
  • The cowboy demon smoking in the beginning - Also an outlaw from the Wild West.
  • The demon with the meat juice-stained apron carting away the corpses - A butcher in life who was also a killer, and sold the meat of his victims to customers.
  • The blonde demon in the lab coat with the red glasses - A scientist in life. She was a massive Hollywood Atheist and arrogant about her intellect, looking down on anyone whom she deemed less intelligent than her.
    • Alternatively, they were a scientist who relied on extremely evil methods to "advance science" (grave robbing, abduction, unethical/cruel experimentation, etc), thus earning their damnation.
  • The cameraman who calls Charlie a "stupid bitch" - He was a cameraman for a news station and a party clown who worked around children, but hated both of his jobs. He was openly a Jerkass towards the children he was supposed to entertain, and was constantly snarking cruel remarks at the newscasters during his cameraman job. He was cursed in the afterlife to look like a clown and to be a cameraman for Katie Killjoy's show.
  • The white, polka-dotted lizard demon with the pink hair - She was a deliquent punk girl in life.
  • The black goat demon with the pentagram on his forehead - A Satanist in life who sacrificed animals for his rituals, namely goats.
  • The Egyptian-looking demon - Lived in Ancient Egypt. Was always very greedy and hogged up gold for herself.
  • The computer demon with the top hat and red, glowing face at Charlie's interview - Was a computer technician in life and a porn addict. He was always quelling his addiction on the very computers he was supposed to fix. He always wore nice suits to hide behind his slimeball personality, which is why he wears fancy attire in the afterlife.
    • Alternative: They were a corrupt CEO/Executive of a major computer company. The kind who lied, stole, cheated, and used their skills with computers for evil (hacking other workers and companies to utterly ruin them, spying on people for personal gain, blackmailing the higher-ups to basically operate unchecked, et al).
  • The blue demon with the tie, circular mouth, and many eyes - A White Collar Worker who despised his job. He finally couldn't take it any more and commited suicide, but not before gouging out his boss's eyes.
  • The cobra demon with the plaid shirt and bowtie - A very cruel and arrogant movie director who died after getting bit by a cobra while filming a movie out in a foreign country.
  • The possum demon with the crying babies - A housewife who cheated on her husband with multiple men, now cursed to take care of multiple babies in the afterlife.
  • The bird demon with the white fox scarf - A Rich Bitch who killed animals for their valuable fur.
  • The Audrey II-esque plant demon with the glasses - Was a secretary who loyally worked for a Corrupt Corporate Executive who was always fond of destroying the enviroment to help his business. She was cursed to look like the very thing that she helped her boss destroy.
  • The furry, white demon with black eyes and antlers next to the plant - A serial killer who always murdered people around Christmas and buried his victims in snow. He died on Christmas Eve of hypothermia when a blizzard suddenly hit while waiting for his next victim to return home.
  • The Day of the Dead-looking demon - She was a graverobber from Mexico.
  • The demon who says "Wow, that was shit" after Charlie's song - He was a cartoonist in the early 1900's. His design looks somewhat reminiscent of a blackface cartoon, so he was probably a massive racist who created such cartoons, and cursed to look like his own creations.
  • The red-and-white demon with the black heart on his head - He was a gambler like Husk, only he constantly cheated at gambling, which is why is poker card motif is more prominent.
  • The giant brown, furry demon in the hockey mask - Obviously a psycho killer in life. He died of a bear attack, which is why he looks very ursine.
  • The pink-wearing, blonde rabid dog demon - A Rich Bitch. She didn't bother to give her purse dog vaccines, and thus contracted and died from rabies.
  • The demon in the "Crew" shirt - A motorcylist and metalhead who died in a motorcyle crash. He was an all-around unpleasant bully who was always beating people up and picking fights.
  • The blue flaming skull demon next to Alastor during the interview - A ranch owner who would abuse his cows, now cursed to look like a cow skull. He died in a grassland fire.
  • Tom Trench was sent to WWI, leaving a loving girlfriend/wife behind as he died in the 1918 German Spring Offensive. His lascivious comments and random knowledge of pronstars suggest he was a young man and never got to consumate his marriage before he left for the trenches.
  • Katie Killjoy, as per her profile, was a failed reporter. She died chasing down a celebrity/politician rumored to be gay, pestering them with loaded questions—constantly. For weeks. She was hit by a bus trying to run across a street to corner her mark.
    • Given Katie's homophobia, she may have started the rumors just to have a story; or even been blackmailing the person.

The Exorcists are actually demons in disguise
They exist to spread fear through hell and maintain the status quo of Lucifer's dominion.
  • As an alternative, they're turncoats who agree to the slaughter of their fellows in exchange for benefits (safety, feeling powerful, sanctioned murder, etc)

Charlie's possible demonic powers
  • Playing with Fire has been demonstrated, both in the form of conjured fireworks and a firey aura when her Game Face is on.
  • Superpowered demon form hinted at during her song.
  • Limited shapeshifting into other forms.
  • Abnormal Limb Rotation Range, up to and including the Exorcist Head.
  • Compelling Voice but doesn't like to use it.
  • Charlie is a Reality Warper, or at least very convincing illusions. She conjures up a piano before her song (With Katie and Tom looking shocked at its sudden appearance), and the Sugar Bowl scenery at the end of the song seems to vanish in fire, implying she created it in real time (not just an Imagine Spot).

Someone's a Time Lord

The Hotel won't work and Vaggie is proof if it
Vaggie seems like a good person, and Charlie definitely would have some way to tell if Vaggie was lying, but she hasn't ascended. If someone like her can't than who could?
  • Maybe Vaggie is a decent person, but it takes more than that to ascend. Maybe it takes sincere repentance and recognizance of one's own sins, which Vaggie hasn't done (rationalizing her misdeeds as "doing what she had to" or "making people pay for what they were doing", for example)

Alastor could be an Exorcist in disguise

Think about it? He has the ability to topple demon overlords, tremendous power, and he apparently revels in his carnage. He could be working for the other Exorcists who stand to lose their jobs if Charlie's plan starts to work.

Only Charlie can call Vaggie by that name.

Charlie will turn out to have been mentally influenced by Jesus this entire time.
  • The Christian Bible says that Jesus is the only way into Heaven, after all ("I am the light. There is no way to The Father except through me."), and Jesus guiding Charlie into starting this Hotel to save the damned should logically be no metaphysically different than an unruly mortal on Earth earning salvation by changing their ways after several talkings-to by a therapist or Preacher.

Niffty was damned for Stalking and/or Pepe-Le-Pew-type sexual harassment.
  • The Instant she's summoned, she is pretty fixated on the (seeming) absence of any men in the room...

Sir Pentious worked for one of the old powers Alastor deposed.
For his first few decades in Hell he made himself useful to one of the established demon overlords of the Pentacle by building them weapons and airships. But since the Radio Demon deposed all the old powers he's been picking up the pieces of his old boss's territory.

Lucifer supports the annual extermination.
  • Hell is supposed to be a place of punishment and eternal damnation, a place people want to avoid. However, it seems like life in Hell is an orgy of the sins, greed and perversion that condemned the demons in the first place. How does a place like that function? By saying, “laugh it up now, your days are numbered.” Lucifer needing to run Hell as a place of punishment, supports this.
    • As an alternative, he may hate the Exterminations, but also realize that they're on the direct orders of, and backed by, his former/possibly still current BOSS. From his perspective, it's something that he can't really do anything about, so he just has to roll with it

The demon Alastor really wants to see fail is Charlie.
  • By his own admission, Alastor wants to see the denizens of hell scramble for a chance to get out of hell only to sink even deeper into despair when it's reaffirmed that it's impossible; to see them try as hard as they can to prove they're better than they are and watch them break as they realize it's not true. Nobody at the Hotel is trying harder than Charlie, and nobody will be hurt as badly if it all falls apart. As the only person in Hell who doesn't objectively deserve it, Charlie's despair would likely be far more entertaining for someone as fixated on human suffering as Alastor is.

While it is likely Alastor might have more sinister motives for backing the hotel beyond some twisted amusement, it is possible he could actually become invested in the hotel's success. Perhaps someone might actually change, causing a change of heart in Alastor.

One of the major Darkest Hour will be during the next purge.

Thoughout the show there will be numerous ominous shots of the countdown clock, both to establish how much time has passed and as a reminder that there's only X amount of time left before their next deadline. Throughout the story arc, Charlie will become more and more distressed as the timer ticks down and become near hysterical as it comes down to the last few days, especially if she hasn't managed to redeem anyone else to her standards.

The next extermination begins and, possibly unlike the other times, Charlie doesn't spend it holed up in a bunker somewhere, she instead opens up the Hotel to the numerous denizens of Hell who can't afford or find shelter from the Angels. Her friends will repeatedly try to convince her, and possibly even physically try and force her to stay off of the streets so she doesn't get killed. She doesn't listen of course and goes out in search of more people to shepherd to the hotel. She keeps trying to help, but several more selfish Demons take advantage of her generosity and this selfish act, even in the face of permanent death (probably combined with a bit of an ungrateful attitude from those she's already saved) finally gets to her and she simply starts to walk out into the line of fire with a dissonantly calm expression.

She's about to be vaporized or stabbed or something by an Angel when, suddenly, Angel Dust jumps in front of her and shields her. The Angel hesitates and Dust falls to his knees and begs them not to kill Charlie, offering himself in place of her. Charlie of course tries to stop him but Angel finally admits that he's a horrible person and that he doesn't deserve her, and that saving her is the one good thing he really knows how to do. The Angels all are astonished, but their leader is pleased to see this and even congratulates Angel Dust, offering to take him to Heaven, (much to the shock of the crowd that's gathered to watch.) Charlie is ecstatic but Angel refuses on the principle that he wants to stay and help Charlie.

The Angels leave and the purge ends early. Charlie now knows that someone can be definitively saved and redeemed and her hotel, which was mostly a joke up until now, finally has credibility due to the fact that the extermination actually halted because of her. Angel becomes a much better person after this, and possibly even goes to visit Heaven for a bit, providing an actual first-hand account for it.

Thus would end that story arc. This could work in various other ways with different characters in different roles, too.

Angel Dust isn’t really going clean

Angel mention to Cherri that Charlie and Vaggie offered him a room free, so it’s most likely he’s just staying at the hotel so he wouldn’t be homeless. Plus Cherri is his best friend and basically admitted where he’s at and what he’s doing. He wouldn’t lie to her since she’s one of the few people that he trust the most to spill his guts too. Also he most likely loves Hell because how he have friends and is free to be how he wants to be.

Alastor is neither angel nor demon. He's a lwa.

It's already been established that Alastor is from New Orleans, where he was a serial killer, radio host, and possible practitioner of voodoo. As a practitioner, he would know about the various symbols and signs representing the lwa or principal voodoo spirits, like the ones surrounding him whenever he uses his powers. It's possible that his murders were ritual sacrifices. To himself. These didn't pay off, however, until he died. Back on Earth, he's revered as a lwa with domain over murder. Between the preemptive sacrifices to himself, and whatever his followers and devotees on Earth do in his name, he arrived in hell pretty powerful in his own right, and has only gotten stronger since then.

Ideas for episodes

  • The hotel staff goes around with stories of there lives.
  • Charlie confronts an Absurd Phobia. Like... clowns, or something equally silly for a demon princess.
  • Everyone but Charlie and Alastor lose their memories.
  • The soul of a killer robot comes to Hell.
  • An episode focusing on what inspired Charlie to create the hotel in the first place.
  • A story about a hellborn demon who wants to go to heaven through redemption. It will open the question on whether the demons born in Hell can, or need to, be redeemed and will delve more into the psyche and motivations of Charlie herself.

Ideas for how different characters could be redeemed

  • Sir Pentious

    • After one defeat too many, he's out of options and resources and drags himself in disgrace to the one place he knows will take him in. He plans to just use the Hotel as a recuperation point until he can start his campaign again, but winds up actually liking it because people treat him nicely there. He eventually finds that he doesn't want to leave and even winds up admitting fondness of his Egg Boi Minions (who've started acting like Hotel Staff and are loving it). One possible other reason would be an admission that the reason he wants to take over Hell is because he had a son that he loved immensely, but who went to Heaven. Thus, the only way he feels like someone as Evil as him could ever see said son again would be to conquer Hell and use it to take over Heaven (no matter how impossible that really is). When redemption is offered as another way to see his son again, he eventually decides to at least try.

  • Cherri Bomb

    • Assuming that Angel Dust does indeed clean up his act and become a better person eventually, he'll no doubt want to help his friend. What he and Cherri Bomb showed seemed genuine and it's possibly the best chance they have to get her to give redemption a shot. If successful, Cherri could end up becoming one of the guards of the Hotel, given that she likes to scrap. She probably too would still love fighting but instead channels that energy into figuring out ways to protect the hotel (as some powerful people possibly want to destroy it by now).

  • Tom Trench

    • Similar to Sir Pretentious, he possibly finally gets kicked out of the studio due to Katie Killjoy getting tired of him. Charlie takes pity on him and, (possibly because he'll be near Angel Dust) he accepts her offer of residence in the Hotel. Mostly the fact that people actually respect him and treat him with kindness would be the major factor in his redemption.
    • Alternatively, he, after another hard day with enduring Killjoy's existence at work, recalls the "crazy princess' hotel idea" while walking the streets and decides to pass by just to have a laugh. He ends up chocking on it as he sees firsthand that the infamous "Radio Demon" is staying there, and what more, sponsoring the place by himself in "support" of the princess. Gobsmacked, and once the initial shock settles down, Tom imagines there being a bigger story involved and in the prospect of getting ahead of Killjoy for once, decides to play it as a "undercover-reporter" and has himself checked in as a guest in order to get to the bottom of the mystery while under the pretense of "redemption rehabilitation". All while he keeps working at his job in the studio at the side while slowly getting more confident in himself as he works on a bigger story in secret than Killjoy could ever imagine. Alastor of course figures Tom out early on, and being the sadist he is, decides to string the reporter along for personal amusement for a prolonged stay at the Hazbin Hotel.

  • Katie Killjoy

    • Perhaps Killjoy, like many people in media, finds herself out of a job for the most spurious of reasons. In desperation, she turns to the girl she badmouthed more then anyone. When she hits a low point, Katie opens up to Charlie about the stress of her life and how its driven her to be so rude to everyone.

The series won't end with anyone leaving Hell

Because Hell will have been made a much better place, possibly not even called Hell anymore, because of their efforts and the Angels no longer see the need to do an extermination. One possible way they deal with overpopulation is simply enlarging Hell whenever its needed (which they didn't do before because none of the Denizens had earned it, and why would they give more room for the multitudinous sin than they already did?)

Alastor being Lucifer is a too obvious and Red Herring

It feels way to heavy handed and thus I think it's a red herring. There is definetly a connection between the two, but they're not the same person.

  • Perhaps he's Lucifer's chief agent, acting to both stabilize Hell (taking down powerful figures to consolidate a hold on power), and/or to protect Lucifer's interests (keeping an eye on Charlie, preventing any uppity demons from making a decisive power play on Lucifer himself). This would explain both his immense power (as the right-hand man of the LORD of HELL), and his seeming non-involvement in actually running anything he conquers (he's actually just the executioner, and those areas are under Lucifer's control).

God is a jerkass in this and people are stuck in Hell for stupid reasons like being gay

Mostly thinking Vaggie. While a bit high strung, she does seem like a genuinely nice person and willing to go up against one of the most notorious demons to protect her friend and even people she doesn't like like Angel Dust. Vaggie will never be redeemed by the standards of Heaven and will never leave Hell.

  • We don't know much about Vaggie yet. In fact, given Angel Dust's "Do you trust any man? any men? men?" line, it's quite possible that she's in Hell for being a She-woman Man Hater, with her sexual orientation not being a factor at all.
    • Worth noting are two things regarding sin and damnation in the New Testament. One: Slaves/servents are expected to always obey their masters, even if they are cruel and unjust. Two: Sinful thoughts can get you into Hell just as easy as sinful actions. Taking all this together, it's easy to see why Vaggie is in Hell: if she ever had any thoughts or fantasies about disobeying her handlers, killing a john or her pimp, or even escaping her circumstances, and didn't repent for it, she would have been damned to Hell even if she never acted on any of them.
    • Small note and clarification on the point of slaves being urged to obey their masters. This is perfectly true, but many other (and even the same verses) also urge masters to be good and prescribed limits to their power (in general, discipline is alright, outright cruelty and permanent damage done to the slave is inexcusable). Also, it should be clarified that the Bible's version of slavery was not the same as more modern concept of Chattel Slavery and was more along the lines of indentured servitude to pay off debts (monetary or otherwise) with a maximum length of 6 years.
  • Alternatively, given her quick temper and frightening proficiency with blades, she MAY have killed her share of people. Maybe not without reason (clients who tried to stiff her on payment, abusive pimps, etc), but murder is still a definitive no-no.

God isn't a jerkass, but practicing homosexuality is still a sin

A lot of Christians argue that being attracted towards the same sex isn't the sinful part of homosexuality- it's acting on or behaving based on those interests that is. It's possible that God might very well approve of Charlie's plans to rehabilitate sinners; however, that would mean repenting for every sin they've committed, including acting on their homosexual interests. This might actually make for quite the moral dilemma in the show, as various non-heterosexual characters will have to come to terms with the reality that they essentially need to trade any love lives they might have for salvation. None would be affected by this moreso than Charlie and Vaggie- the former might start trying to distance herself from her girlfriend so she might be able to get to Heaven, and the latter might forgo Heaven purely by virtue of wanting to stay with Charlie.

  • To me, It looks like Charlie was given a Straight Gay non-perverse relationship with Vaggie precisely to reassure viewers that Angel Dust's being gay has nothing to do with him being in Hell; he's in Hell for being a slut (and, well, a freaking mobster).

People start doing gay stuff *after* getting sent to hell
After decades of meaningless heterosexual depravity, a lot of people just need to spice things up a bit. Even if you thought homosexuality was a sin while on Earth, you're already in Hell, where are they gonna send you, Detroit?

Charlie and Vaggie have amazing sex.
This will be evident when Vaggie acts surprisingly chipper, despite the hotel's patron's shenanigans. Angel will be the first to realize that Charlie and her had sex.

The demon with a TV for a head will appear and be a rival for Alastor.

Because Video Killed The Radio Star.

  • Not (yet?) confirmed, but implied in this tweet from Vivziepop.

Sinners misunderstand why they are in Hell.
For example, the first thing Vaggie would mention, when asked how she got here, is that she was a prostitute. But her journey to Heaven will involve finding and atoning for what has really been weighting on her soul.
  • Tying in with this, there may be a point where they realize their ACTUAL sin, and can truly begin their redemption (a la the JACK webcomic)

Extermination is redemption.
When a soul is ready to move on to Heaven, it has to be reaped from its demonic form. Overpopulation is a lie spread by Lucifer to keep souls longer, and by the Exorcists so demons don't try to impale themselves on their spears. When Charlie discovers this, she will despair over her efforts to solve a problem that did not exist. But she will then find that she did help shorten Angel Dust's stay in Hell, and make his "double death" more peaceful.
  • this creates a new problem in that those weapons are used by other demons to kill there rivals, meaning many unredeamed people are being sent to heaven

Then show will have recurring extras.
Some of them might even achieve Memetic Bystander status.

Vaggie was either a She-woman Man Hater in life, or a woman who went into prostitution out of financial desperation
Both these ideas are based on Angel Dust's "Do you trust any man? any men? men?" line. Either way, it's clear form that dialogue that she Does Not Like Men, the difference is in how one interprets the line.

1) In the first interpretation, she Does Not Like Men due to simply being a straight-up sexist (her sexual orientation is not likely to be connected), and if true this would likely be why she is in Hell in the first place.

2) In the second interpretation, she was, like countless other women throughout history, forced into prostitution by financial desperation, receiving all the normal trauma that comes with this trope which doubtlessly would be made even worse by her not even being attracted to her doubtlessly-mostly-male (by simple virtue of probability) clients. If this were the case, she Does Not Like Men due to associating that sex with all her trauma. If this were true, then while it would leave unexplained her actual damnation (who knows? maybe she did something unrelated to her prostitution, like torturing small animals for fun), it would explain why she gets visibly very angry whenever a man touches her, and it would open the possibility for her character to serve as a potential Foil to Angel Dust: They are both homosexual and prostitutes, but whereas she is a woman attracted to women, he is a man attracted to men. And whereas she became a prostitute out of financial desperation, he did it simply because he's just that promiscuous. Whereas he is sufficiently greedy for the allure of payment to be stronger than the Squick factor of having sex with someone of the sex you're not attracted to, she, well, isn't.

  • As an alternative reason for her condemnation, she may have killed people in life (maybe for decent reasons, but murder is murder)

Come to think of it, these possibilities aren't necessarily mutually exclusive. Her hatred of men could potentially have started out as resulting form PTSD and then form there festered into full-blown bigotry.

Alastor's Villainous Breakdown with result in either Angel Dust being redeemed or Angel Dust's Too Kinky to Torture tendencies breaking him.
Alternatively, it won't cause a breakdown so much as a BSOD (heroic or otherwise), simply because it will force him to realize that he was WRONG. That his entire raison d'etere and perspective were based on a mistake, making him understand that his longstanding beliefs simply don't mesh with reality.

Charlie is a succubus
In most Abrahamic traditions Lilith, Charlie's mother in this show, becomes the mother of succubi and incubi after she is rejected by Adam and cast out of Eden. This is kind of supported by Charlie being bisexual. Since succubi can feed on emotional energy, maybe this hotel is a subconscious attempt by Charlie to get a little variety in her diet.
  • That would also put the fact of her dating a former prostitute in a new light.

Demons will try to sabotage Hazbin Hotel.
Because there's always people who would rather see people brought down to their level instead of self improvement.

Heaven hosts exterminations too.
The supposed problem in Hell is overpopulation, presumably because people are doing so many bad things that they keep getting sent downstairs. But there are still good plenty of good people and humanity has been around for a while. So unless heaven is endless compared to Hell, there's bound to be overpopulation issues going on there, too. So, like in Hell, they exterminate a certain amount of the population once a year to lessen up the burden.However, unlike Hell, full of sinners and people not afraid to fight back, Heaven has a much more orderly version where people either volunteer or are chosen to leave Heaven, and they accept their fate without a fight. So even if the demons manage to redeem themselves in the hotel and make it to Heaven, they might still face the same fate. But in a way they can't avoid by just running and hiding.

The reasons people are sent to Hell are arbitrary, Heaven is just really strict
Depending on what religious sect you follow, the definition of what could be counted as a 'sin' can be really broad. You can definitely have people like Angel dust, who was a mobster in life, or Alastor who was a serial killer. But you can also have those who perhaps turned to sinful behavior due to falling on hard times. Even if sex workers aren't bad people, Vaggie being a prostitute to make ends meet could have been what sent her to Hell to begin with. Or others like drug addicts who were sent there due to addictions.Premarital sex between a couple, masturbating, homosexuality, pride, vanity, etc. Anything that isn't necessarily a bad thing but the bible deems a sin could get someone sent to hell.

Charlie is a Nephilim
Lucifer is usually presented as a fallen angel, while Lilith was the first human woman (though she's clearly a demon now).

Helluva Boss characters and Hazbin Hotel characters will have cameos in each other's shows
They're both set in the exact same Hell, so why not?

Immediate Murder Professionals (I.M.P) and the Happy Hotel will become rival companies
Again, why not? Their goals would directly oppose each other- Charlie wants to redeem people and get them to Heaven, while Blitz is essentially advertising an alternative that allows people to tie up any loose ends that they had in life with no redemption required. Why change for the better when you can rest satisfied knowing that you can call someone to kill someone else you had a grievance with and can continue an eternity of debauched hedonism?

Thanks to the fist fight and probably Alastor, Charlie’s reputation is going to boost up
It’s clear that the demons of Hell don’t take Charlie seriously due to her goals and personaitly. However during the fist fight scene, you can hear the demons cheering on during the fight. They were probably impressed that Charlie isn’t some pushover wimp. Even during her song, some of the demons was shocked when she turned into her final demon form showing that Charlie can be a badass only if she needs too.

  • And it’s most likely once the demons hear that Charlie friends with Alastor, they will know not to mess with her because Alastor would know and destroy them.

  • Even Vivziepop said how the demons don’t take Charlie seriously due to her goals and status. However, she said that if Charlie becomes tougher then the demons would respect her more. Which is most likely will happen later on in the series.

Hell used to be a traditional Fire and Brimstone Hell
But after 50 million people died in the 1910s and Earth’s population not only rebounded but skyrocketed the sinners began to outnumber the native demons assigned to torment them. So Lucifer reformatted Hell to make the sinners torture themselves.

Charlie's ultimate personal goal (or at least one of them) for the hotel will be the redemption of her Parents
Assuming she loves them, which is probable, Charlie probably grew up watching them both be horrible people and deep down not really enjoy it (given that the idea of Sin is that it can feel good short term but ultimately is very bad for you). Thus, with the examples of her parents, she started looking for alternate solutions and eventually decided on the Hotel. Based on what we saw in the Pilot, Lilith, Charlie's mother was probably the (relatively speaking) more supportive parent and the one who Charlie was closer to. Lucifer probably was very dissapointed in her for trying to indirectly upend his work corrupting Mankind and let her know. Wouldn't it be just like Charlie though to still love and try and save her parents in spite of them possibly/probably being some form of abusive towards her. This would also present the ultimate challenge as Charlie tries to reform the Original Sinner himself. If it works, then there could an emotional scene of Lucifer finally turning back to God a la Zuko and Iroh from Avatar: The Last Airebender. Possibly the reason that Charlie is so convinced that no one is beyond redemption is because she reasons that "well, my parents cared for me and they're the original sinners, so if they can do something good, then anyone can.
  • Regarding her parents, it may not be that Lucifer was ever disappointed or abusive towards her, so much as generally unavailable. Considering his station as Lord of Hell, it's possible that he just was never really around for her growing up. Heck, that could be what kickstarts his redeeming himself. The realization that power and the pursuit of it cost him time with his family.

Charlie will find out what Angel Dust said to Cherri Bomb.
Charlie will find out that Angel is exploiting the Happy Hotel's hospitality as a place to live rent free. This will leave her devastated and go into a minor Heroic BSoD.

Angel Dust hates the All Gays Are Promiscuous trope.
Angel finds being called a slut nothing more than an uncreative insult, but saying he's a slut because he's gay is his Berserk Button.

The first case of actual redemption achieved through the Hazbin Hotel won't be through "a" demon, but a "pair" of demons.
As redemption isn't something one can achieve by themselves, but by only through asking God (or his "Son") for permission to enter Heaven themselves. The case in question, (Referred to as "Demon A" and "Demon B" for convenience) will get involved as Demon B tries to get redeemed while Demon A gets dragged along against all protests as company and wishes to have nothing to do with the place. After a prolonged journey of various promising and failed progress, Demon A, fed up by Demon B, finally has enough and does the one thing no demon with an ounce of self-respect would do. They ask Jesus Christ (Or God or the Holy Spirit) as nicely as possible for allowing Demon B to be forgiven and enter through the Gates of Heaven without expecting a single thing in return for it. After a delayed pause, and to Demon A's shock, it works, and Demon B (Now with a tiny halo over their head as a "passport") gets sent off to Heaven in an instant. Stunned, Demon A shines up as they're finally free of their obnoxious company and is about to celebrate, as a tiny halo appear over their head as well, (since Demon A, unknowingly, had committed a completely selfless act on the behalf for someone else and therefor fulfilled a criteria to earn forgiveness by the Heavens by accident) and before they can object, gets sent off to Heaven where Ex-Demon B is now waiting for them to catch up so they can explore the Heavens together, much to Ex-Demon A's anguish. All of it happening out of sight for most of the hotel staff, (sans one) who keep quiet as they realize that nobody would believe them if they told anyone.

Alastor will suffer a massive Break the Haughty moment at the hands of the TV Demon
As a an appropriately ironic twist of fate (seeing as how TV likely killed Radio as the major means of mass communication) Alastor the "Radio Demon" will eventually get into a fight and get thoroughly mashed up by the TV Demon. However, this will break his pride and spirit and, after Charlie and the others help nurse him back to health, he begin to actually see that maybe the Hotel has a bit more worth than just a means for his sick amusement. This eventually sets him on the path to redemption.
  • the battle will consist of Alastor being Trapped in TV Land and the whole fight being broadcasted to all of Hell.
  • Alastor won't be able to understand why Charlie helps him after losing the fight.
  • Losing the fight will cause Alastor to frown.

We have plenty of WMGs on Alastor being a demon, angel, etc, but none explain his life on earth, death in 1933, and being referred to as a “mortal soul”. Even if he isn’t completely human, he still must have at least ‘’some’’ human blood in him.

Niffty was a Female Misogynist who believes in Stay in the Kitchen-type ideals.
Perhaps as a Foil to Vaggie. She seemed confused and upset when she thought the Hotel didn’t have any men, and said the place needed a "lady’s touch". She’s also dressed in 50s clothing, a time which is infamous for that sort of thing.

Alastor's hatred was born from his experiences in Louisiana
Alastor lived in Louisiana around the time of the Great Depression. Louisiana was (and still is) one of the most racist and corrupt states in America, and the economic problems of the period didn't help. Perhaps the poverty, racism, and suffering of the time is what made Alastor so cruel.

Niffty won't understand Charlie and Vaggie are dating and Angel Dust is a gay male.
In her mind Charlie and Vaggie are close friends and Angel is a woman.

Charlie's ex-boyfriend is Helsa's brother.
If you look closely in the background during Alastor's introductory scene and when Vaggie confronts him, you can see two pictures in the backdrop: one of the Magne family standing alongside the Von Elrich family and a picture of a demon who looks a lot like the father hugging a younger Charlie. In the same shot when Vaggie is about to put the spear up to Alastor's throat, you can see that Helsa isn't an only child, as there's a demon standing next to her in the double family portrait opposite of her parents.This may explain why Helsa and Charlie are at odds with one another despite Charlie's personality; they were friends when they were younger, but whatever led to Charlie and Helsa's brother breaking up created a rift between the girls.

Katie Killjoy is not all that she is
Katie Killjoy may be working at Hell’s number 1 news station, but that doesn’t means that she owns it. Her saying that she’s “too rich” sounds like a total lie because there’s no way she could be richer than Charlie. Even when she went to her final demon, she didn’t even looked that strong because of how Charlie was able to fight back without having to transform herself. Also it doesn’t matter if she’s rich, popular, or even a scary final demon form, she’s just a common news reporter and Charlie still have a higher society status than her.

Katie’s keeping her past life a secret
According to her actual profile, Katie was a FAILED ruthless news reporter. She probably doesn’t want anybody to know that she technically died as a failure in life. Once you think about it, so far the characters had some fame to their past life: Husk fought in Vietnam, Alastor was a radio host and serial killer, Angel and his family is in a mafia, even Sir Pentious was an inventor. If people found out about Katie’s past, it would destroy her reputation and life which she sees it’s worst than death.

Charlie will end up being offered redemption

At some point Charlie will be offered a chance to enter Heaven. Possibly happening in the finale, when everyone has given up hope and only Charlie still believes in the Hotel.

One possible outcome could be her declining the offer and instead choosing to remain in Hell and help the demons who may now believe in the possibility, having seen it first hand.

Or she finds out Heaven isn’t all it’s cracked up to be or worse e.g. forced to take part in the purge and decides to go back to Hell, possibly finding an alternative to the population crises e.g. a musical number for God.

Charlie is an Exorcist Angel
During the intro song, the five Exorcists appear to the line "I wonder if it could be me." and the reveal of the centermost's face is synched to the word "me". During a Freeze-Frame Bonus, Charlie temporarily grows horns.

Punishment in Hell comes from unlimited indulgence in the sins that got them damned.
Everyone's having sex, but STDs are rampant. Drugs are available from vending machines, but you need enough to OD to get high. Nothing's stopping you from causing untold pain and suffering to other people, and they can do the same to you.

Lilith, Charlie's mother, is dead/erased.
When she called her mom, she received a "did not connect" tone. It might be that Lilith is actually dead, and Charlie is using the phone calls much like how someone talks to a persons grave.

Like a moth to a flame.
It is no coincidence that Vaggie, a moth demon, ended up in a relationship with someone who can summon hellfire. At least one episode will explore how much Vaggie puts herself in harm's way for Charlie, with the latter either being oblivious to the fact or desperately advocating caution. It is also likely that, the first time Charlie assumes her full devil form, she will accidentally hurt Vaggie and have a I Am a Monster moment.

Sir Pentious' son is a Chekhov M.I.A..
It's not clear why exactly he is missing; either he was massacred in a purge or he didn't go to hell in the first place. In the first case, he will turn out to be Not Quite Dead, in the latter he will turn out to have become an Angel.

Valentino will become a major antagonist.
According to the prequel comic, Angel's boss Valentino is extremely possessive of him. If Valentino finds out Charlie is trying to make Angel go clean to send him to heaven then a conflict is bound to happen. It's also pretty much guaranteed Vaggie will absolutely despise him.

Alastor is going to attempt to overrun Charlie's role as royalty of Hell.
He's a tyrant feared by all residents of Hell who know him and even Charlie, who should know exactly how his thought process works since the many overpowerings Alastor has committed through history and was even born in Hell. Consider his sketchy plan in the perspective of it being a Xanatos Gambit: he helps the hotel gain more traction than Angel Dust did (before causing a turf war that was deemed 'breaking news' to compensate for his credibility). This helps the hotel's populus that agrees with rehabilitation to rise, having demons open up more to the idea of rehabilitation, going against his word of them being irredeemable; the other possible outcome being that the rehabilitation fails, and Alastor is "entertained" by Charlie's downfall and how right he is about demons being irredeemable. When his word is defied, he tries to improve his image, and even using an emotion other than smiling to convince other denziens to attend, that his personality is out of the range of "tyrannical, powerful overlord with a large ham" and admire him more than Charlie, since the attendees never once believed Charlie's plan worked, and since that would convince them that Alastor has more sense than Charlie, ignoring his past actions completely due to how effectively Alastor can convince others (Charlie merely allowing him to help is enough evidence that he can do it). Alastor is actually acting out his changes on the long-term so Charlie, her parents, and even her closest acquaintances are convinced, revealing said long-term lie to exclusively Charlie about him changing out of his tyrannical ways for exposition to give the protagonist a chance to battle back against his motivations, only to fail when she finds out how difficult it is to defeat him. Charlie attempts to rally everyone Alastor has convinced on her behalf to attend the hotel and the near-redeemed against him, but since no one, not even Vaggie (who was visibly agitated by his assault toward her in the reprise of "Inside Of Every Demon Is A Rainbow"), believes that Alastor's lying, he's in the perfect position to overpower Charlie and eradicate those who haven't been fully redeemed yet.

It's just an idea that more considers the logistics of Alastor himself, and his widely known past.

Vaggie is technically an angel but isn't allowed back in heaven.
So in life Vaggie was a prostitute, which is a sin, but otherwise was good enough to get into Heaven. Unfortunately the Angelic Host are a little bit on the blood knight side and don't approve of people like Vaggie getting into heaven despite the Big Man's approval so they treated her and everyone else who was a sinner but good enough like garbage. Vaggie didn't take kindly to being a pariah yet again and was a vocal critic of heavenly hypocrisy to the point that even the other human based angels don't interact with her. The Angelic Host gave her a task with the promise that they'd take her in as one of their own, all she had to do was assassinate the princess of Hell. Well one thing lead to another and Vaggie got caught up in the purge only for Charlie to offer her safety. Being that she couldn't bring herself to kill the one decent person in Hell, Vaggie got left behind and effectively banished so now she's supporting Charlie as a way to prove the Angelic Host wrong.

Charlie’s likes screams and fire
Just something I noticed is that during ‘Inside of Every Demon is a Rainbow’, Charlie gains a noticeable Slasher Smile a few times, two of these instances are when saying ‘Screams and ‘Fire’. So perhaps while Charlie is an All-Loving Hero, she could possess some interests as a result of being the princess of hell, that being actually finding joy in screams and fire. She does seem to have fire power herself so perhaps she was even the one to set Tom on fire.

Where all the lesser sinners are
It does seem somewhat that most of the sinners are of the absolute worse kind and almost everyone in hell is a total jerkass even if you’d expect at least some people sent to hell not the be complete monsters, but at this point it seems only Vaggie (and possibly Tom) seems to really fit that category. I think the reason for this is because in the rough and brutal realm of Hell, all those lesser sinner who got condemned for being a thief or deadbeat parent rather than a murderer or evil mastermind, have all quickly learned to keep their heads down or likely wind up dead either from not being able to defend themselves during the exterminations or getting brutalised by other demons (even if that doesn’t kill them). Related to this is perhaps the reaosn why no one seems to be showing up at the hotel is because most of the sinners who mugnr be open redemption have long since grown accustomed to surviving by keeping their head down and not drawing attention to themselves. They could fear that the hotel is a trap (since I wouldn’t be surprise if many people assume the daughter of lucifer is just faking her cheerfulness) or at the very least it would draw attention to them for what is considered a fool’s errand.

Katie Killjoy is a lesbian.
A ruthless, mean-spirited reporter claims she holds to "standards" by not "[touching] the gays". Immediately thereafter tries to intimidate Charlie by poking her in the chest. A lot.

The exterminations are happening, because there is also no more room in Heaven
Because the alternative would be to purge people in Heaven instead, the Exorcists are sent yearly to make room in Hell, and just send the newly dead there instead. This is why a more-or-less decent person like Vaggie is in Hell in the first place.

Katie’s reason for being a major character
Base on the official character and poster Vivziepop made, Katie Killjoy is most likely is a major character on the show. Her reason would because ever since the fist fight with Charlie, it could actually ruined Katie’s reputation. Given how Charlie was able to fight back against Katie when she turn into her final demon form, demons would now not take Katie’s threats seriously now or be afraid of her because of how Charlie was able kick her ass without needing to transform herself. Due to this, Katie will try everything she can to make sure to make Charlie and the hotel look stupid.

Alastor gets his power through song.
Very fitting for a radio demon. Music could be a form of power in the afterlife. It also explains why Charlie transforms midsong multiple times. Perhaps Alastor wants to make sure no one finds out.

In this universe, if a transgender person dies, the form they take in the afterlife will reflect their gender identity
After all, it only makes sense that their soul would match their gender identity.

Charlie will end up impressing God enough that He brings back those exterminated
If she can prove that even those in Hell can be reformed, He'll recall the souls of the exterminated so that they can also have a chance to redeem themselves. Since God is omnipotent, it shouldn't be beyond His capabilities.

Vaggie will be a special type of mortal soul demon
A special type that were nearly close to being in heaven but not because of not forgoing their sin (i.e., presumably Vaggie's prostitution) when she was still alive. And their are other hints to this: First, while there have been other characters with a "x" in their eye (i.e., Cherri Bomb) but Vaggie's "x" eye is in a similar style to the Angel Exterminators; she's the most humanoid looking of the mortal souls and is one of the few good-hearted if gruff individuals; her Animal Motif is a moth, a species most known to be drawn to the light; also unlike most of the main cast who have a selfish reason for joining Charlie's redemption crusade (sans Charlie of course), Vaggie's reason is notably selfless — she wants to support Charlie.
Theories on what happens to souls when they are exterminated.
Even though Angel Dust was being a jerk when he suggested it, he does bring up a legitimate question. What happens to souls after the get exterminated? They already died once. Can they die again? Can they be deader than dead?A few theories might be possible:
  • 1. The soul simply stops existing. (In which case it’s a wonder how everyone hasn’t committed suicide as an escape if Hell is so horrible).
  • 2. They escape Hell and either get an upgrade to Purgatory or a downgrade to some lower sphere of Hell that nobody on the surface knows of.
  • 3. Their soul becomes a permanent fixture of Hell itself as it’s energy.
    • Confirmed in one of Vivzie's streams.
  • 4. Satan or a demon consumes it and becomes stronger.

Most of our protagonists will represent the Seven Deadly Sins
The likeliest idea will be Vaggie representing Wrath, Angel obviously being Lust, Husk being Sloth and Alastor being Greed. The rest are up for grabs, though Charlie will likely be the only one not representing a sin.

The Exorcists will try to stop the hotel and it's mission.
Feeling threatened by the hotel, the Exorcists will target it solely come next year's purge. Completely ignoring the rest of hell just for the one hotel and everyone who's squatting there.

Angel and Husk's interactions will end up being deconstructed somewhere along the line
Angel being a patron for rehabilitation at the Hazbin Hotel will likely result in his Abhorrent Admirer interactions with Husker slowly evolving from just screwball comedy to something deeper, and this may lead to Angel undergoing a more genuine change for the better. Whether or not Husk ends up reciprocating is up in the air, but in keeping with the "deconstruction" angle, he'll likely end up being a case of Incompatible Orientation.
  • Given that Faustisse states that Husk is pansexual, there is a strong possibility that he could return Angel's feelings.

The entire main group will be True Companions by the end

Tom will stand up to Katie thanks to Charlie

Later on in the series, Charlie would convince Tom and even the other news station not to listen to Katie anymore. She would point out that Katie is not even an overlord or have strong powers to be feared and bullied by. Charlie would say how even though Katie ruthless mock her Hotel, at least she didn’t listen to her and actually thinks for herself instead of acting like Katie’s mindless zombie. Tom and the other news station would realize that Charlie is right and won’t listen to Katie anymore.

Reality to Characters

According to Vivziepop, each of the characters will get hit with reality and this what could hit them:

  • Charlie: Her reality would be that redeeming demons is harder than she thought it is.
    • You can't fork your problems over to someone else, even if they promise to take perfect care of them.

  • Vaggie: As much as she loves Charlie, her reality would be that she have to let Charlie make choices of her own and can’t keep protecting her all the time.
    • Lashing out at others still alienates those you don't want to hurt.

  • Angel Dust: His could be that it’s okay to let out your true feelings and his relationship with Valentino isn’t healthy.

  • Alastor: Deep down despite being a feared demon, Alastor is lonely and just want some real friends who like him for him.
    • Putting on an air of Perfect Evil Badass just means everyone is going to cling behind you for protection and blame you when you make a mistake. No matter how powerful powerful you think (or even know) you are, you can still have one bad day where it all goes wrong.

  • Nifty: Not even going to Hell excuses her for clinging to outdated racist/sexist 1950's ideals.

  • Husk: Drinking isn’t gonna solve anything.
    • Being a dick to everyone just adds more problems.

  • Katie Killjoy: She would realize that she’s not big as thought of being and how she’s actually one of the most hated demons in hell. It could secretly hurt her that nobody (not even Charlie) would care if she died.
    • She's not as important as she thinks she is, especially after burning more bridges than EA.

  • Tom Trench: Katie doesn’t treat him right or even share the spotlight with him. Eventually he would stand up to her saying he’s tired of being Katie’s punching bag.
    • Or he could just blog about Katie's off-screen condescension and elitism until even Hell can't stomach her facade. He's not a hero or even a good person, but he can still make a difference.

Alastor is lonely and a Misfit himself
According to the comic Faustiee (a close friend of Vivziepop and worker on Hazbin Hotel) was streaming, there a third picture frame of Alastor looking slight annoyed at the demons who ran away from him after just saying hello. It could be possible deep down Alastor is lonely because he can’t even make new friends without people running in fear from him. Basically his only real friends are Rosie and Niffty. He would grow fond of Charlie because of their same interest of singing and entertainment.
  • Reason for being a misfit? It could be possible out of the overlords, Alastor don’t always take his job seriously. Unlike the other overlords, he doesn’t really care about new turf, or money, he just likes entertainment and probably want to be treated like a regular demon. Also unlike the overlords, Alastor don’t really embrace the new modern stuff and sticking to what he feels comfortable which was the 1920-1930s.

Alastor and Sir Pentious will become friendly enemies
They will bound over their preferences over their respective time periods (Pentious for the 1880s, Alastor for the 1920s) and disdain for modern technology.

Vox are Katie's and Tom's boss
As a demon overlord who has a T.V. motif, Vox possibly has control over all television channels in Hell. As such, he is practically Katie Killjoy's and Tom Trench's boss. And they are terrified of him.

Helsa will develop a crush on Vaggie
It would be an interesting thing to happen as despite her antagonistic nature, she does have a genuine crush perhaps more so for Vaggie. Also, Helsa is an expy of Regina George who had a crush on the same person as the protagonist. Also, it be interesting to see Charlie be jealous.

Charlie's exact words to Alastor will come into play in an unexpected way
She specifically said that she ordered him to stay "as long as he desired" the obvious situation would be for him to use this to his advantage. But another way that this could come into play is that he winds up actually enjoying the company of everyone in a way that could fit into the above WMG that he's just lonely. But something could happen that makes Charlie angry enough to tell him to Get Out! only for something to literally stop him from leaving. Charlie will then realize that he can't leave because he doesn't want to leave and the two of them will work through whatever made her that angry in the first place.

Angel Dust will go up against IMP at some point
The reason? Angel likes kids, and IMP openly advertises that they kill children for free. Whether other characters will end up joining him remains to be seen.

Alastor is either a cousin or long-lost brother of Eda the Owl Lady
Both have pale skin, big eyes, sharp teeth, both can be quite hammy, both go against the norms of their society, and both love the color red. To add to that, both have an Animal Motif (Al has deer; Eda has owls) and have a close friendship with a smaller demon (Al has Niffty; Eda has King).Is it likely? No, but it would be funny to see the two of them interact as relatives.

Demons are weaker in the mortal world.
Helluva Boss showed that it's possible for demons to travel to Earth (though apparently it's only royalty and some overlords who have access to the means of making portals) but if a demon leaves Hell they lose most of their power and are more vulnerable which is why most don't risk it. As for the imps, they are considered the lowest demons in the infernal hierarchy and likely do not possess the same power as higher demons but are still formidable fighters in their own right so they aren't hampered by this like the others.

Charlie is destined to become the Antichrist.
Vivziepop supposedly said that Lucifer and Satan are separate characters in this story. Also, six and a half minutes into Helluva Boss, a beggar can be seen holding a "Monee helps, Satan bless" sign, which would point to Satan being worshipped where Lucifer is only a king.
Theory: Lucifer has told Charlie that she is destined to lose hope for redemption, fully embrace the more demonic form seen during her song, and become Satan incarnate. She is fighting that fate, though her father keeps telling her that she can't win.

This version of God is a vindictive asshole who sends people to Hell for the tiniest transgression, even if its not flushing the toilet. He is Drunk with Power, and every so often makes horrible things like World War II, 9/11, and COVID-19 happen just For the Evulz. Heaven is a Crapsaccharine World where only those who are violently devoted to Him, and those killed during the annual purge by the Exorcists go to the worst place imaginable: Instrumentality.

Of course, this isn't the REAL God. The real God has been busy overseeing other universes, and when He returns, He won't be pleased that a pretender has allowed such things as the Vietnam War, Charles Manson, and Jersey Shore to happen, leading to a massive battle between God and the pretender (with Charlie's help).

Vox, Velvet and Valentino have an alliance
They seem to be on good enough terms for it.

Stolas and Alastor will turn out to be on-and-off collaborators
Whether they're full-blown allies or not, they'll be on amicable terms and willing to help each other out.

Vox has a "machine" voice of some sort
Because it would make sense.

Angel Dust's redemption will be at least partly caused by him getting a boyfriend
Viv has confirmed he'll get one at some point, after all, and it would be fitting if his boyfriend helped him to become a better person.

Alastor's plans involve corrupting Charlie and/or making sure she's a firm ally of his
Wouldn't having someone like her in his corner be a serious advantage?

It'll turn out that Hell of a Heaven and perhaps God Is Evil is in full force
We already saw the silhouettes of blood spattered angels, and of course the fact that god lets hundreds of demons die every year, really puts a wrench in the idea that they were moral in the first place. It could take The Good Place approach of actively deconstructing it all.

Certain demons in hell are hated by everyone
In real life prisons, certain kinds of prisoners are hated by even the other inmates. This include most crimes relating to child and rapists. As such, it would make sense if, when these prisoners die, they are still just as hated for committing some of the worst acts possible, enough to make other demons look better.

Katie Killjoy doesn't mind being called a bitch, she's just super protective of that pen
No reason, just something to add to the humor.

Both Charlie and Alastor hate Halloween
They're both powerful demons, some people try to summon demons on Halloween. Basically a lot of Inconvenient Summons on their part. Elaborate revenge schemes, petty pranks, one night stands, you name it.

Charlie doesn't just dislike "Charlotte".
Her full name is something like Charlotte Jezebel Antichristine Magne.

Charlie will be forced to compromise her redemption ideals to keep to hotel open.
As it turns out Lucifer is not very big on charity. As bills pile up and clients like Angel staying rent free Charlie will have to use the hotel as a casino and bar to make ends meat.

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