HELLFIRE CLUB - ADDITIONAL CHARACTERS

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3rd July 2008

This page gives a short overview of all those characters that are somehow affiliated with the Hellfire Club, yet have not been mentioned on any of the Villain Team entries that deal with the many incarnations of the Inner Circles of the Club.

 

Hellfire Club Members

Listed below are all those characters that are known to have membership to the Club, but so far have not joined any branch‘s Inner Circle, though some of them have tried. Others just inherited their membership and although attending the Club’s parties are not interested in the Hellfire Club at all.

 

non-powered members

Sir Gordon Phillips – Lord Imperial

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #388
Last Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #388

All Hellfire Club appearances: X-Treme X-Men #3, Uncanny X-Men #388

Powers: unknown

The Lord Imperial apparently overviews all branches of Hellfire Club. Apparently Phillips had no knowledge about the real activities of Sebastian Shaw and his Inner Circle. A flashback in X-Treme X-Men #3 shows that Gordon Phillips already held the title of Lord Imperial way back before the original Hellfire Club story in Uncanny X-Men #132-134, and as he was still holding that position in Uncanny X-Men #388, Gordon Phillips was possibly affiliated with every single Hellfire Club incarnation so far.

When Mystique unleashed a new variant of the Legacy Virus that only targeted baseline humans, it was revealed that Gordon Phillips was actually a mutant. He had no idea of it himself, and his abilities, if he had any, are unknown. Gordon Phillips was killed by Sabretooth snapping his neck. His wife is also dead, she was killed off panel by the Brotherhood.

Warren Worthington jr.

First Appearance: X-Men (1st series) #17
Last Appearance: Ka-Zar (1st series) #2

All Hellfire Club appearances: X-Men: The Hellfire Club #4, X-Men (2nd series) #29

Powers: none, human

Warren Worthington was shown to join the Hellfire Club with Sebastian Shaw, Howard Stark, and James Braddock sr. Sebastian Shaw never thought that Warren had what it took to be in the Inner Circle, but he hoped that his son Warren Kenneth Worthington III would become a valuable asset one day.

Howard Stark

First Appearance: Iron Man (1st series) #28
Last Appearance: Iron Man (1st series) #28

All Hellfire Club appearances: X-Men: Hellfire Club #4

Powers: none, human

Howard Stark was on of the biggest industrialists of the United States. He invented much of the military’s technology that was used during World War II.

James “John“ Braddock sr.

First Appearance: Captain Britain (1st series) #14
Last Appearance: Captain Britain (1st series) #14

All Hellfire Club appearances: X-Men: The Hellfire Club #4

Powers: James Braddock stems from Otherworld and has slightly increased strength and stamina, though he apparently never used these abilities.

James Braddock sr. is seen joining the New York Hellfire Club, but somehow he later became a part of the London Chapter. There, he held the position of Bishop, but it is unknown which color (Red or Black). He claimed that he was only part of the Club because it helped his business.

James Barddock's membership to the club was passed down to his children, James “Jamie“ Braddock jr., Brian Braddock, and Elizabeth “Betsy“ Braddock. Out of his three kids, only Jamie has not been involved with the club.

Candace “Candy“ Southern

First appearance: X-Men (1st series) #31
Last Appearance: X-Factor (1st series) #34

All Hellfire Club appearances: none, membership was mentioned in X-Men (1st series) #132

Powers: none, human

Candy Southern’s family is very rich, apparently her parents were members before her.

Gerhard Van Ostamgen

First Appearance: New Mutants (1st series) #53
Last Appearance: New Mutants (1st series) #53

All Hellfire Club appearances: New Mutants (1st series) #53

Powers: none, human

Gerhard Von Ostamgen tried to get admission to the Hellfire Club's Inner Circle by buying an ancient statue of the Goddess Selene. Both Selene and the New Mutant Magma, then believed to be Amara Aquilla, discovered the statue to be a fake. It was revealed that Magma's family in Nova Roma had the real statue.

Ronald Parvenue

First appearance: Wolverine (2nd series) #45
All Hellfire Club appearances: X-Men (2nd series) #29

Powers: none, human

Ronald Parvenue was an old friend of Warren Worthington jr., the father of Warren Worthington III, also known as Archangel of the X-Men. When Archangel came to the New York Hellfire Club, Ronald appeared to know about the Club's Inner Circle, and also that Warren was going to get invited into the circle that night.

super-powered members

Listed below are those members that are also known under a costumed identity, either as hero or villain. Some of these identities are publicly known, others are secret, however the heroes mostly know about each other.

Warren Kenneth Worthington III (Archangel)

First Appearance: X-Men (1st series) #1
All Hellfire Club appearances: X-Men (2nd series) #29, X-Force (1st series) #32

Powers: aerodynamic physiology gives him peak human strength, speed, aerial agility, endurance, reflexes, eyesight, and hearing, a hollow bone structure, zero body fat, and large feathered wings extending from his shoulder blades that enable him to fly and serve as solar collectors to heat his body

Warren inherited his membership from his father. It was first mentioned in Uncanny X-Men #132. Shinobi Shaw and Warren knew each other as kids, and in X-Men (2nd series) #29 Warren Worthington III was offered to become the Inner Circle's White King by Shinobi. However he declined, saying that the club was not meant for him.

Elizabeth “Betsy“ Braddock (Psylocke)

First Appearance: Captain Britain (1st series) #8
Last Appearance: X-Treme X-Men #2

All Hellfire Club appearances: X-Treme X-Men #3, X-Men (2nd series) #29, X-Force (1st series) #32

Powers: telekinetics allow her to manipulate matter through directed psionic energy, focus her mental energies into a psionic katana. She previously had telepathic powers. She could also travel through shadows for while.

Elizabeth Braddock used to love to go to the London Hellfire Club as a child with her father. Later on, as a member of S.T.R.I.K.E., the british equivalent of S.H.I.E.L.D., she tried to infiltrate the master house of the club, but was thwarted and warned away by Tessa, Sebastian Shaw's assistant.

Dwayne Michael Taylor (Night Thrasher)

First Appearance: Thor (1st series) #411
All Hellfire Club appearances: X-Men (2nd series) #29, X-Force (1st series) #32

Powers: Night Thrasher has a pseudo-mystical mutation drawn from the Pact which gives him psionic protection that shields his thoughts from detection and manipulation. He carries throwing darts and grappling wire, but used to wear a full body armor. The hydraulic armor protected him from harm and contained retractable blades in each arm, escrima sticks, chameleon imaging, a computer terminal, truncheon launchers, a skateboard with a retractable razor edge, smoke pellets, incendiary caps, magnesium flares, ball berrings, spur jacks, pepper spray, garrote wire, machine gun rounds, an Uzi 9mm, infrared and telescopic scanners, sonic enhancers, megaphones, and an internal air supply.

Dwayne Taylor inherited a company from his deceased parents, and he funded the New Warriors with his fortune. As the New Warriors have met Archangel a few times, he knew that Warren was disguising his blue skin with an image inducer.

Anthony Stark (Iron Man)

First Appearance: Tales of Suspense #39
All Hellfire Club appearances: X-Men (2nd series) #73

Powers: none, human

Equipment:
Iron Man wears a suit of armor made of an iron composite poly-alloy held together by powerful magnetic fields that increases his physical strength and durability, is equipped with pulse bolts, decelerative / concussive / penetrative repulsor rays, sonic wave emitters, a uni-beam that can emit electromagnetism as various spectra of light, infrared heat beams, magnetic fields that act as tractor beams, and an electromagnetic pulse, energy converters that can absorb various forces directed against him and convert them into useable power or rechanneled bursts through his uni-beam, and liquid oxygen boot rockets

  • His original armor was a bulky suit with transistors to increase his strength and the power of a buzzsaw, a flamethrower, and an electromagnet. Iron Man has been through over a dozen different armor configurations, adding a uni-beam with Mark II, repulsors with Mark III, and pulse bolts with Mark VI.
  • His previous suit was the S.K.I.N. armor which used a synth-kinetic interfacing nano-fluid container that releases a layer of high-density, lightweight metal alloy over his entire body, contains spherical probes that can act as sensor arrays or explosive devices, an energy blade that can slice through matter or shield him from attack, and a holographic system that can disguise the armor, render him invisible, or project life-like images.
  • The War Machine armor contained no uni-beam but was further equipped with a mini-cannon, retractable laser blade, flamethrower, particle beam discharger, micro-rocket launcher with anti-tank, anti-ship, armor piercing, flame bomb, fire suppressant, tear gas, radio repeater, and sub-nuclear ammunition, and a gatling gun with concussion, explosive, armor piercing, thermite, flare, smoke, tear gas, and tracer ammunition.
  • The Modular armor had only a uni-beam and repulsors, but could be fitted with additional equipment.
  • Iron Man has used various specialty armors including Hulkbuster, Arctic, Space, Hydro, and Stealth.
  • The NTU-150 Telepresence Unit was a cyber-helmet that projected his consciousness to command a remote armor that housed integrated weapons including a Gatling gun, particle beam discharger, micro-rocket launcher, and pulsor beams.

Anthony Stark inherited Stark Enterprises and the Hellfire Club membership from his father.

Norman Osborn (Green Goblin I)

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man (1st series) #14
All Hellfire Club appearances: X-Men (2nd series) #73

Powers and Equipment: Norman Osborn draws increased physical power from his "Goblin Formula". It augments his strength, endurance, intelligence, and recuperative abilities. His costume is equipped with electrostatic blasters in his gauntlets, a "bag of tricks" carrying razor bats, pumpkin bombs and ghost heads filled with explosives or noxious gases. His goblin glider enables him to fly.

Osborn Industries are one of the biggest companies in the United States. It is unknown when Norman joined the Hellfire Club.