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"Ladies and gentlemen, I'm opening the first of its kind: a hotel that rehabilitates sinners!"

You know that old line of "when Hell is full" and all that? Well, down there they have a solution to that little problem: annual purges of the population. It's not pretty (but then again, nothing in Hell usually is), but it gets the job done.

Until one day when Charlie, the princess of Hell, makes an alarming announcement: sick and tired of losing so many of her people, she has set up a project to reduce the population of Hell another way: reforming them and sending them to Heaven. Of course, this plan gets mocked as a pipe dream, but with a little support from the mysterious, powerful being known only as the "Radio Demon", her girlfriend Vaggie, and her first test subject of an arachnid drag-queen mobster called Angel Dust, her dream may yet become a reality.

Produced by Vivienne "Viziepop" Medrano (the same person behind Zoophobia), Hazbin Hotel is an adult comedy/musical web series featuring the main trio of Charlie, the princess of Hell, her girlfriend Vaggie, and their first client Angel Dust. Together they engage in several misadventures as they try to reform the various types of demons that come into their hotel.


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Tropes that are in Hazbin Hotel:

  • Adorable Evil Minions:
    • Sir Pentious' Egg Bois are two foot tall Humpty Dumpty like demons.
    • Charlie herself also has a pair of petting zoo goat like baphomets named Razzle and Dazzle. Though they don't really qualify as "evil" considering who they work for.
  • Aerith and Bob: On one hand you have names like Angel Dust, Vaggie and Crymini, on the other you have names like Tom, Baxter and Charlie.
  • The Ageless: Demons don't age after they get into Hell, as Angel Dust and Alastor can attest to, having died decades ago.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: The Egg Bois in addition to being sycophantic and somewhat masochistic (one expresses regret that Sir Pentious' Death Ray didn't hit him) tend to speak in a stilted manner, pausing in weird places.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Alastor. He was a serial killer in life, he's known as a tyrant with cryptic goals, and he's greatly feared even among the other denizens of Hell, yet he's the one who's backing the hotel (quite enthusiastically).
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  • Ambiguously Gay: The Egg Bois all seem to have a thing for their boss, Sir Pentious. At one point in the "Something Rotten" clip, one of them tries to grab Sir Pentious' butt, and another one even says, "I wish he'd shoot ME with his ray gun."
  • Animalistic Abomination: Many of the demons in Hell are straight up animal-like creatures or have animal features to varying extents. To name a couple, there's Sir Pentious, a demonic naga with multiple eyes all over his body, and Alastor, a deer demon with antlers and deer-like ears but is otherwise seemingly human-shaped.
  • Animated Musical: An adult animated series set in Hell that has musical numbers.
  • Anti-Antichrist: Charlie, daughter of Lucifer, is the Princess of Hell. Despite what her lineage may imply however, she genuinely cares about the people of Hell, and wants to find a more humane way of dealing with its overpopulation. Moreover, unlike other characters, she hasn't done anything horrible, despite ironically being born in Hell.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: A series of signs at the TV station where Charlie makes her speech read "Murder! Sex! Weather!"
  • Ascended Demon: The whole purpose of the Hazbin Hotel is this: reforming demons so that they could then ascend into Heaven.
  • Aside Glance: Tom Trench gives a brief one when Charlie starts singing.
  • Author Appeal: It's Vivenne Medrano, so expect bright colors, incredibly imaginative character designs, animals, Noodle People, and musical numbers.
  • Bad Boss: Sir Pentious towards his Egg Bois.
  • Bad-Guy Bar: There are multiple hangouts in Hell for the damned to spend time in. They range from old-timey western pool halls, modern techno nightclubs, to all sorts of strip clubs and porn related locales.
  • Bad Guys Play Pool: One of the locations shown where Charlie's interview is broadcast to is an old-timey western pool hall where a bunch of stereotypical mustache twirling villain demons are seen playing.
  • Bait-and-Switch Comment:
    • After Charlie tries to sell the crowd her idea (in song), one demon pops up with what appears to be a huge smile and genuine appreciation for her performance:
      Demon: (awed voice) Wow!..... that was shit!
    • When the man who stole his drugs is crushed by a giant boulder out of nowhere, Angel Dust gasps in horror.
      Angel Dust: Oh my god! (beat) My drugs!
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Charlie can be pretty scary when pushed too far.
  • Big Red Devil:
    • Alastor isn't quite the usual version, but he is very tall, horned, dresses all in red, and is someone people do not want to piss off.
    • Among the various denizens of Hell, there are some that look more like the typical depiction of demons and devils. For example, Jeffrey Dahmer, on the poster for his cooking show, is depicted merely as himself but with devil horns and a devil tail.
  • Black Comedy: As befitting a show set primarily in Hell, there's black humor in spades. The jokes range from Alastor remarking he hasn't been that entertained since the Stock Market Crash of 1929 while joyfully reflecting that there were "so many orphans", to it being revealed that there's a cannibal cooking segment on 666 News hosted by none other than Jeffrey Dahmer.
  • Black Comedy Cannibalism: 666 News has a "cannibal cooking segment" hosted by none other than infamous Serial Killer and cannibal, Jeffrey Dahmer.
  • The Cameo: Maxwell Atoms, creator of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, provides the voice for a number of characters. He voices the thief who steals Angel Dust's drugs in "The Spider in the Kinky Boots", the guy who announces that Charlie's interview is live in "Biggest Blame Fool", and the demon who calls Charlie's performance shit in "Inside of Every Demon is a Rainbow".
  • Cast Full of Gay: Of the primary three characters, Angel Dust and Vaggie are gay while Charlie is bisexual. Sir Pentious's Egg Bios also express Ambiguously Gay behavior toward their boss.
  • Cast of Snowflakes: Practically every character has a unique and interesting-look to them. Even the background characters all have varied designs.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Many of the characters curse frequently, but Katie Killjoy is the most foul-mouthed we've seen so far.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Charlie's method of "curing addiction" in her song includes forcibly ripping drugs out of an addict's hands and burning them in front of him while still singing.
  • Crapsack World: It's Hell, what do you expect? Almost every denizen is an unrepentant jerk and every year, the population is culled to hinder overpopulation. Charlie is the only demon who wants to find a more humane way of dealing with Hell's overpopulation.
  • Crawl: During the news report covering the turf war between Sir Pentious and Cherri Bomb, the crawl below starts off by recapping the events but then gets off topic with the writer complaining about his personal life.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Charlie and Vaggie would count, as would some other female demons.
  • Dastardly Whiplash: Seen in a pool halll during Charlie's interview, there's a number of Hell denizens who are the stereotypical mustache twirling villain type.
  • Deader Than Dead: While she mentions that they're still working out the details and things may change, Viv does state in a podcast that death in the afterlife is considered final, comparing it to like "the Final Death" in Coco wherein one's soul ceases to exist. She states that even the characters in Hell or Heaven don't really know what happens when they die, whether they go to Double Hell or something like that, so death is pretty much treated as final. Viv however adds that the demons are extra resilient and that they can only really die by being killed by Angels or anything used by them like their spears.
  • Dead to Begin With: Taking place in Hell, the vast majority of characters are deceased sinners who've become demons. Charlie stands out as a notable exception from the rest as she was born in Hell rather than being a dead soul that's been damned.
  • Demon of Human Origin: Most of the demons in Hell are humans who died.
  • Dragons Are Demonic: A few of the background demons have vaguely draconic designs. One such example is a dragon-like demon in a leather jacket seen watching Charlie's interview in a bar.
  • Drag Queen: Angel Dust is one.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Despite being the daughter of Lucifer himself, Katie has little respect for Charlie and her goal of peacefully reducing Hell's population. The only reason that she got her interview to promote the Hotel in the pilot is because Katie's first choice couldn't make it, and even before learning what Charlie's project is Katie mocks her by saying that she's "too rich and too influential to give a flying fuck about what some tux wearing demon princess wants to advertise".
  • Easy Road to Hell: Apparently, as the Overpopulation Crisis can attest to.
  • Erotic Eating: A Funny Background Event in "Let's Misbehave" has Angel Dust rather suggestively sucking on a popsicle, complete with a spit trail.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Each of the short clips released so far has more or less functioned as one for each of the major characters.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Apparently. The poster for Jeffrey Dahmer's cooking show in the broadcasting room has a sticky note attached to it reading, "Who APPROVED this show?"
  • Evil vs. Evil: Hell is frequently engulfed by violent turf wars between territorial crime lords like Sir Pentious and Cherri Bomb, both of whom are villains in their own ways. Considering it's Hell and nearly everyone is a damned sinner, every violent conflict between demons is technically an example of evil vs. evil. These conflicts are apparently commonplace enough for Katie and Tom to report it on the news in the same tone as you would a traffic backup or troublesome weather.
  • Expressive Hair: Sir Pentious' hair acts like a cobra hood and goes up when he's angry.
  • Expressive Mask: Tom Trench wears a gas mask whose eyeholes narrow and eyebrows move.
  • Expy: One of the background characters is a plant demon that looks very similar to Audrey II.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: Sir Pentious has eyes on his lower body, on his chest, on his hat, and in his hair.
  • Face Palm: Vaggie's reaction to Charlie's overtly saccharine song.
  • Fallen Hero: Among those Charlie mentions her hotel would help out in her song are "fallen super heroes". She sings this in a shot wherein she appears alongside two demons, one of which wears an obvious super hero costume, cape and all.
  • Fire and Brimstone Hell: Although presented as a sprawling densely packed city for the most part, what areas in Hell that aren't covered in buildings are depicted with volcanoes and general volcanic terrain.
  • Flaming Devil: Angel Dust may not look the part, but he is both a demon and gay.
  • Fluffy Cloud Heaven: Apparently this is what Charlie thinks Heaven is like.
  • Foreign Cuss Word: In the "Let's Misbehave" clip, when Vaggie is threatening Alastor, she says, in spanish, "Cabron hijo de perra!", which roughly translate to "Bastard son of a bitch!"
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus:
    • The billboard behind Angel Dust when he reacts to a thug who stole his drugs getting crushed by a boulder reads We couldn't think for a pun for our shop but we sell hard DRUGS!
    • The crawl during Katie Killjoy and Tom Trench's news report starts out relevant but rapidly goes off the rails into the writer complaining about his poor marriage and an orangutan at the zoo that he thought made a weird face at him.
    • In the "Let's Misbehave" clip, Charlie's parents, Lucifer and Lilith, can be seen in a number of background pictures.
    • In addition to his pupils briefly turning to radio dials when Vaggie threatens him, there's a single frame of Alastor with a Nightmare Face even more horrifying than he normally looks.
    • One of the axe-wielding maniacs during Charlie's song is a chubby woman in a old fashioned dress, possibly Lizzie Borden.
    • The background goes through several changes in art style in Charlie's song, including a change to 1930s-style black and white animation a la Fleischer Studios and Steamboat Willie.
    • At the beginning of her song, Charlie walks by an arrow with the words Musical Logic on it.
  • Funny Background Event:
    • Katie Killjoy falls asleep during Charlie's speech and wakes up abruptly when Charlie bangs her fist on the table.
    • When Charlie finishes her song (standing on the newsanchors' desk), Katie and Tom are leaning as far away from her as they can.
    • The crawl for 666 News quickly devolves into the writer complaining about his relationship problems and how mad his wife got when he banged their cleaning lady.
  • Game Face: Charlie has one where her eyes turn red, she sprouts horns and all her teeth turn razor sharp.
  • Groin Attack: Katie Killjoy dumps scalding hot coffee in her co-anchor's lap when he makes a crude comment.
  • Hell: The main setting takes place in the infernal domain where sinners end up after death.
  • Hell Hotel: Inverted, as the Hazbin Hotel is the only hotel in Hell that tries to reform their clientele.
  • A Hell of a Time: Aside from all the things that make it a Crapsack World, Hell caters to every vice and fetish you can imagine, most of the background buildings are bars, brothels, casinos or nightclubs. You can even buy drugs from a vending machine.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Vaggie was a prostitute in life and has a stronger moral compass than Angel Dust. Angel Dust himself worked in the Adult Film industry and despite his crude behavior, is the first demon to step up for the redemption program. In secret, of course; he still needs to protect his hardcore gangster persona.
  • Horrifying the Horror
    • While singing "Inside of Every Demon is a Rainbow", Charlie's face suddenly shifts into a demonic looking one with glowing eyes and horns, which causes onlooking demons to back away with looks of shock.
    • Charlie herself (who is hell's princess just to remind you) is frightened by Alastor when he comes knocking.
  • Humans Are Bastards: Kind of the reason Hell has an overpopulation problem in the first place.
  • I'm a Humanitarian:
    • Real life Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer the infamous Milwaukee Cannibal is understandably in Hell. He has a cannibal cooking segment on 666 News called the "It's Dahm Good! cooking show" and it's advertised as being "Guaranteed Cannibalicious!".
    • Zombie-like cannibals are featured when Charlie mentions cannibals in "Inside of Every Demon is a Rainbow".
    • Alastor is a deer demon who loves eating deer.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: In the "Your Fault" promo clip, Angel Dust's roasting of Charlie and Vaggie went so dark he himself got bummed out, so he starts to search for any liquor inside the limo.
  • Irony: Charlie is a demon who was literally born in Hell yet she's kinder and more optimistic than any of the demons who are former humans.
  • Jerkass: Angel Dust, and he knows it.
    Angel Dust: Whatever, just don't get your taco in a twist, baby.
    Vaggie: Was that you trying to be sexist or racist?
    Angel Dust: Whatever pisses you off more; is there seriously no liquor in here?
  • Kent Brockman News: The 666 News has Tom Trench who makes blatant sexual cracks, Katie Killjoy who regularly assaults her co-newscaster, and a news crawl that focuses more on the writer's personal problems than actual news.
  • Kryptonite Factor: According Viv in a podcast, demons are extra resilient. They can be crushed, shot, and beat all the time and that really doesn't kill them. The only way demons can really die is by being killed by Angels or anything used by them like their spears. This has been kinda harnessed almost by the demons themselves wherein they save the remnants of whatever the Angels used in prior exterminations. There's therefore a sort of blackmarket where the most powerful demons collect such things. Demons can thus truly kill other demons but only with salvaged Angel stuff.
  • Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My!: The cast of characters includes a myriad of demons. Along with the more typical demonic looking ones, there are demons that could pass off as regular humans to varying degrees and demons that are more animal-like. The animal demons range from those that look a Little Bit Beastly, Petting Zoo People, Funny Animals, to Animalistic Abominations. Then there are also demons that are just plain bizarre such as one that's an anthropomorphic chair and one that's an anthropomorphic jigsaw puzzle.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Many of the demons. Charlie has Cute Little Fangs and a small black-dot nose, somewhat like a dog's, and Alastor is mostly human except for his hooves and antlers.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Katie Killjoy the news anchor demon is a general jerkass who kills others' joy such as putting down Charlie's plans and pouring hot coffee on her co-newscaster's lap.
    • It takes a while to realize it, but it's certainly fitting that the first demon to opt for being redeemed and sent to Heaven is named Angel Dust.
  • Misplaced Sorrow: In "The Spider in the KinkyBoots", when Angel Dust gets his drugs stolen and the thief is squashed by a piece of falling rubble:
    Angel Dust: Oh my God! [picks up torn bag] My drugs! Damn it!
  • Missing Steps Plan: Charlie clearly has no idea how to get her plan to work, a Freeze-Frame Bonus of her notes shows that what plan there is is weird to say the least.
    4. Unicorn Kisses
    5. Dolphin High Fives?
    6. Sing Showtunes!!! = Happy Ending!!
  • Motor Mouth: Most of the lyrics to "Inside of Every Demon is a Rainbow" are sung ridiculously fast.
  • Mysterious Backer: The "Radio Demon" is the being that kick-starts Charlie's project.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Angel Dust's turf war for his "girl buddy" results in the hotel's already shaky name being dragged in the mud even further.
  • Non-Human Head:
    • One of the background demons is an individual with a television screen for a head that displays his face.
    • The demon who calls Charlie's song shit has a hat for a head.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: Played with: Angel Dust's long fur and tight suits can sometimes make it look like he has breasts due to Compressed Hair, which is useful when he dresses in drag. His sister Molly plays it straight.
  • Number of the Beast: Being set in Hell, the number 666 often pops up in one form or another.
  • Oh, Crap!: Practically painted on Charlie and Vaggie's faces when Alastor turns up at their doorstep.
  • Older Than They Look: Many demons, like Alastor and Angel Dust.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Charlie's full name is Charlotte, but she seems to prefer Charlie, to the point that in a released profile image card, the latter was crossed out and the former written in its place.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Some (like Charlie) are born in Hell, while others (like Angel Dust) are evil humans who died. From there their form can come in any shape or size, from weird abominations to anthropomorphic animals to normal(ish) humans.
  • Overpopulation Crisis: You know it's bad when Hell is facing this problem. It's usually solved by annual purges, but Charlie wants to try to reform demons to send them to Heaven to solve the problem instead.
    Sign: Welcome to Hell, Population: a Fuckton.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Alastor is always seen smiling, with a Slasher Smile no less.
  • Punny Name: Sir Pentious the Snake Demon and his Egg Bois.
    • Angel Dust and his sister, Molly; both are slang names for drugs. As an added bonus, Molly's eyes have noticeably large pupils.
  • Radio Voice: Alastor, fitting his title and occupation in life, sounds like he's on the radio even in person.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: All over the place given that this is Hell, but it's especially prominent with Alastor.
  • Red Sky, Take Warning: Along with an ominous looking pentagram floating up above, the entire sky of Hell is completely blood red. It's one of the things which indicate the setting is an infernal realm.
  • Rousseau Was Right: Charlie, the only person born in Hell that we know of so far, is shown to be the kindest, nicest, most joyful person in the place. Growing up, she always tried to see the good in everything around her. As such, Charlie sincerly believes that every single demon has something good deep down inside. This is best demonstrated by her song "Inside of Every Demon is a Rainbow" which is basically Rousseau Was Right: The Song.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Her methods might be ridiculed, but Charlie as Hell's princess is at least trying to find a more humane solution to Hell's Overpopulation Crisis.
  • Satan: Lucifer, the ruler of Hell and Charlie's father is a white demon in a white and red attire. He can be seen along with Charlie's mother in several pictures in the "Let's Misbehave" clip. His name's confirmed as Lucifer in an amino post by the vocal director for Hazbin Hotel.
  • Scary Teeth: The vast majority of the characters seem to have mouths full of razor sharp chompers. Even Charlie's Cute Little Fangs turn into these when she gets her Game Face on.
  • The Shadow Knows: Alastor's shadow moves and reacts during Charlie's song.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The drugs vending machine sells Bojack and SQUIP.
    • The picture of Sir Pentious looking "Totally Radical" in the news report is a clear reference to the 30 Rock scene involving Steve Buscemi as an undercover cop which has gained memetic status.
  • Show Within a Show: A poster is visible in Katie Killjoy's TV studio for a cooking show hosted by Jeffrey Dahmer.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: No one really believes Charlie's plan will work.
    Katie Killjoy: What in the nine circles makes you think a single denizen of Hell would give two shits about becoming a better person?
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Most demons actually. Foul language is so common among the inhabitants of Hell that you could count the ones that don't on one hand. Which makes sense since, again, demons.
  • Sitting Sexy on a Piano: Charlie does this at the beginning of "Inside of Every Demon is a Rainbow".
  • Skull for a Head: A few of the background demons in the crowd scenes are depicted with skulls for heads.
  • Slasher Smile: Alastor always has a psychotic grin on his face.
  • Subordinate Excuse: The Egg Bois have Ambiguously Gay behavior towards their boss Sir Pentious.
  • Theme Naming: The various preview clips of the pilot are all named after something to do with musicals, the majority of which follow a Shout-Out Theme Naming. "The Spider in the Kinky Boots" clip is named after the Kinky Boots musical, the "Your Fault" clip is named after a song from Into the Woods, the "Let's Misbehave" clip is named after a song from Anything Goes, the "Morning Report" clip is named after a song from The Lion King musical, the "Something Rotten" clip is named after Something Rotten, the "Biggest Blame Fool" clip is named after a song from Seussical, and the "A Cautionary Tale" clip is named after a song from the Mean Girls musical. The "Inside of Every Demon is a Rainbow" clip is the only one that isn't named as a Shout-Out to any other musical but instead follows suit by being named after an original song from the very pilot itself which showcases that it's going to be a musical in its own right.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Vaggie facepalms and mutters "Oh, no" when she realizes Charlie is about to start singing.
  • Twitchy Eye: Vaggie gets one when Angel Dust is playing with the slider for the driver's compartment window in the limo after the mess that he caused.
  • Unfortunate Names: Charlie's girlfriend is named Vaggie. Take a wild guess what that's short for.
  • Vice City: Pentagram city, the main location in Hell where the show takes place in, is presented as a metropolis where sex, violence, drugs, and any other vice is rampant and all on display without any shame.
  • Voice of the Legion: It's subtle, but the radio distortion effects on Alastor's voice grow more intense when he implicitly threatens Vaggie.
  • Who Writes This Crap?!: The advertisement for "It's Dahm Good" has a note that says "who approved this show?"
  • World of Jerkass: The show takes place in Hell, so it's pretty hard to find a character who is a decent person, to say at least. Only exception to this is Charlie and maybe Vaggie.

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