Hellstorm Anti-Hero

Real Name: Daimon Hellstrom.
Occupation: Professional exorcist, nightclub owner.
Identity: Publicly known, although the general public does not believe he possesses supernatural abilities.
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record, heir to the throne of a demonic hell dimension.
Other Aliases: "Son of Satan".
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts.
Marital Status: Single.
Known Relatives: Satana (sister), Victoria Wingate Hellstrom (mother, deceased), "Satan" (alias Lucas Hellstrom, father), aunt (name unrevealed, deceased), great-uncle (name unrevealed, only living fully human relative).
Group Affiliation: None.
Base of Operations: The Dante's Inferno nightclub, Las Vegas, Nevada; formerly Boston, Massachusetts.
First Post-Reboot Appearance: HELLSTORM #1.
History: Daimon Hellstrom grew up believing himself to be an orphan and an only child, raised at a Roman Catholic run orphanage. Upon reaching adulthood, he decided to study at a seminary college with the intention of becoming a priest himself. However, when he turned 20, he was surprised to learn that he had inherited a suburban Boston mansion and a small fortune from his mother, who had passed away in an insane asylum when Daimon was in his early teens.

According to a diary he discovered in his mother's effects, his mother, Victoria Wingate, had met and fallen in love with a handsome and charming stranger named Lucas Hellstrom at a Hellfire Club party. The two had a whirlwind romance which culminated with a marriage in under six months. A year later, Daimon was born, followed fifteen months later by a sister whom Lucas named Satana. Victoria innocently believed the names were mere eccentricities on her husband's part. Not long after Satana's birth, members of Victoria's family started to mysteriously disappear.

When Daimon was eight, Victoria discovered Lucas and Satana performing a black magic ritual in the basement, including the ritual murder of Victoria's virgin younger sister. At this time Lucas revealed his true nature to Victoria: "Lucas" was short for "Lucifer", as he was really Satan, the demon lord of Hell. Satan then left for Hell, taking young Satana with him and leaving Victoria to raise Daimon. The experience had driven Victoria insane, prompting her aged uncle – the only other family she had left – to place her in an insane asylum and Daimon in an orphanage.

The above may not be the entire truth. As Daimon noted, the diary's major entries were dated mere days before Victoria was admitted to the asylum, calling her mental state when writing it into question. Furthermore, when Daimon made some calls to the hospital regarding recorded births in the family, there was no record of Satana ever existing.

After reading the diary, Daimon felt compelled to investigate the mansion's basement, where he discovered a secret door built into one of the walls with mystic symbols etched into it. When he touched it, the door opened up to reveal a portal to his father's Hell. His father was on hand to greet him, as was Satana, now fully transformed into a demonic succubus. Satan invited Daimon to join him in ruling Hell, with Satana giving her brother a guided tour of the realm (and occasionally flirting with him). The horrors he witnessed there shook him to his core, particularly when Satana laughingly pointed out their mother's spirit hanging from a gibbet with crows circling around her. Daimon then refused to join his father, instinctively attacking him with hellfire that surged from his hands. This only prompted Satan to taunt that the hellfire proved that Daimon belonged at his side. This was the first time the pentagram on his chest became visible, signifying that Daimon's "darksoul" had awakened.

In the fight, Daimon managed to hold off both his father and his sister, although he later remarked that they weren't trying to kill him, just entrap him in Hell. Somehow, Daimon managed to grab his the trident Satan was wielding, using it to seriously harm his father. Daimon then fled Hell, taking the trident with him, closing and barring the door to prevent Satan or Satana from following him in that manner.

After that incident, Daimon delved into occult studies in order to learn more about his darksoul and powers. He soon made a name for himself as a freelance exorcist, battling supernatural foes and demons wherever he could find them while attempting to keep things low-key, with various levels of success. To his chagrin, one of the press misreported his name as "Hellstorm", which caught on with his clients.

During a case that took him to Las Vegas, he came upon a nightclub, appropriately named the Dante's Inferno, that his demonic sister was using as a "feeding ground", but which another demon had claimed as his own. The Hellstroms drove the demon out of the nightclub, and Daimon used part of his inheritance to purchase it outright. He also banished Satana from the club, but could not drive her back to Hell as she had been born on Earth. He is currently keeping tabs on her and wondering what she and their father are planning.

It has since been revealed that there is more than one "Hell", and that various demons have in the past taken the name Satan or one of the other names given to the biblical Satan, including but not limited to Beelzebub and Mephistopheles. It's uncertain whether there is a "real" Satan matching the Biblical Satan, and if so which "Hell" is the Biblical Hell. Exactly which "Satan" is the father of Daimon and Satana is currently unknown. The demon Mephisto has claimed to be the father of Daimon and Satana, though his claim has been called into question by Satana herself.
Height: 6' 1".
Weight: 180 lbs.
Eyes: Red (formerly blue).
Hair: Red.
Other Distinguishing Features: Daimon Hellstrom possesses a scar on his chest in the form of an inverted pentagram. In addition, his ears are pointed. He commonly uses magic to hide these features when in public.
Uniform: None, though he has a penchant for leather pants and no shirt.
Strength Level: Daimon Hellstrom possesses greater strength than a man his age, height, and build who engages in intensive regular exercise. He cannot quite lift (press) half a ton.
Known Superhuman Powers: Daimon Hellstrom has many innate supernatural abilities as part of his half-demon nature. In addition to his physical strength, Daimon possesses greater than human durability and recuperative ability.

Daimon also possesses what he calls a "darksoul", a demonic counterpart to his human soul. This darksoul, represented by an inverted pentagram on his chest, enables him to use hellfire and other demonic energies for a number of mystical effects.
Weapons: Hellstorm wields his father's mystical trident, through which he can channel his innate hellfire.

Seth Gecko: Are you a faithless preacher, or are you a mean mother-f**kin' agent of God?
From Dusk 'Till Dawn

882 points

Attributes: ST 22 [120]; DX 12 [40]; IQ 13 [60]; HT 14 [40].

Secondary Characteristics: Dmg 2d/4d; BL 97 lbs.; HP 22 [0]; Will 16 [15]; Per 13 [0]; FP 14 [0]; Basic Speed 6.50 [0]; Basic Move 6 [0]; Dodge 10.

Languages: English (Native) (Native Language) [0]; Latin (Accented) [4].

Cultural Familiarities: Western [0].

Advantages: Appearance (Attractive) [4]; Burning Attack 10d (Malediction: Speed/Range Table, +150%; Persistent, +40%; Requires Concentrate, -15%; Underwater, +20%; Variable, +5%; Demonic, -10%) [145]; Close to Heaven 2 [10]; Close to Hell 2 [10]; Combat Reflexes [15]; Damage Resistance 3 (Tough Skin, -40%) [9]; Dark Vision (Demonic, -10%) [23]; Energy/3 [60]; Fit [5]; High Pain Threshold [10]; Magery 3 [35]; Mind/2 [40]; Recovery [10]; Regeneration (Slow: 2 HP/12 hrs) [10]; See Invisible (Visual Spectrum) (True Sight, +50%; Demonic, -10%) [21]; Single-Minded [5]; Space/3 [60]; Spirit/3 [60]; Status 2 [5*]; Temperature Tolerance 5 [5]; Wealth (Filthy Rich) [50].

Perks: Convincing Nod [1]; Fearsome Stare [1].

Disadvantages: Bloodlust (9) [-15]; Callous [-5]; Enemy (Satan, father; More Powerful; Hunter) (6) [-10]; Enemy (Satana, sister; Equal In Power; Rival) (9) [-5]; Loner (12) [-5]; Obsession (Eliminate Demonic Influence On Earth) (9) [-15]; Pacifism (Cannot Harm Innocents) [-10]; Stubbornness [-5].

Quirks: Chauvinistic [-1]; Devout Roman Catholic [-1]; Distinctive Feature (Pentagram On Chest) [-1].

Skills: Boxing (A) DX+0 [2] – 12; Current Affairs/TL8 (Headline News) (E) IQ+1 [2] – 14; Detect Lies (H) Per-1 [2] – 12; Exorcism (H) Will+4 [4] – 20†‡; Fast-Talk (A) IQ-1 [1] – 12; Hidden Lore (Demons) (A) IQ+2 [2] – 15‡; Hypnotism (Human) (H) IQ+0 [4] – 13; Innate Attack (Beam) (E) DX+2 [4] – 14; Intimidation (A) Will+0 [2] – 16; Meditation (H) Will+2 [4] – 18†; Observation (A) Per+0 [2] – 13; Occultism (A) IQ+3 [4] – 16‡; Psychology (Demons) (H) IQ+1 [2] – 14‡; Religious Ritual (Roman Catholic) (H) IQ+2 [1] – 15†‡; Research/TL8 (A) IQ+1 [4] – 14; Savoir-Faire (High Society) (E) IQ+0 [1] – 13; Spear (A) DX+2 [8] – 14; Theology (Roman Catholic) (H) IQ+2 [1] – 15†‡; Writing (A) IQ-1 [1] – 12.

Magical Realm Skills: Energy (VH) IQ+3 [8] – 16§; Mind (VH) IQ+3 [8] – 16§; Space (VH) IQ+3 [8] – 16§; Spirit (VH) IQ+3 [8] – 16§.

Starting Spending Money: $400,000 (20% of Starting Wealth).


* Includes +1 from Wealth.

† Includes +2 from Close to Heaven.

‡ Includes +2 from Close to Hell.

§ Includes +3 from Magery.

Role-Playing Notes:

Daimon has dedicated his life to preventing demonic incursions onto Earth. His dedication, however, often blinds him to the repercussions of many of his actions. Perhaps it is his partially demonic nature, but he is extremely ruthless when investigating and fighting demons.

Despite everything going on in his life, Daimon maintains a steadfast devotion in Roman Catholic beliefs. Indeed, he claims that the knowledge that demons exist has strengthened his faith in the Divine Trinity, for if Hell exists then so must Heaven.