Hell, also known as the Underworld, is the incredibly fearsome, infernal and spiritual realm of eternal suffering inhabited by demons and the tortured souls of all deceased sinners. It was ruled by Lucifer Morningstar who states that Hell was designed so that no demon could rule, only a Celestial could.
In "Who's da New King of Hell?" Lucifer returns to ruling Hell, to keep the demons contained.
Lucifer himself said that "its been thousands of years" after returning from Hell and being away from Earth for only 2 months, so time in Hell is much faster than on Earth, and considering that we do not have a solid number, the best estimate is at least a thousand years of Hell equals to 2 months on Earth.
History[edit | edit source]
After Lucifer was cast out of Heaven and into Hell, he became its ruler up until 2011, when he abdicated his throne and retired to L.A. to open the nightclub Lux. Amenadiel was forced to descend into Hell in order to keep the damned souls from escaping.
Mortals who experience severe guilt over actions they committed end up in Hell to be punished, possibly for all eternity or until they choose to leave, which Lucifer says that no one ever does.
Hell is staffed by Lucifer and his demons, who are charged with torturing the human souls.
According to Malcolm, one of Hell's methods of torture is using what one loves against them when they are damned. When Malcolm was in Hell, he was tossed into a room where his tormentors starved him and isolated him from the outside. Malcolm also states that time in Hell runs differently, as thirty seconds there was like thirty years for him.
It was revealed that Goddess, the wife of God and mother of the angels as well as a god who is as old and strong as he is, was trapped in hell after repeatedly trying to kill the humans in her rage and therefore making God strip her of her powers through unknown means and having Amenadiel take her to Hell. Feeling betrayed due to not having been helped by his mother, Lucifer returned the favor by having Mazikeen torture her. However, after Amenadiel was incapacitated after barely surviving being stabbed by one of Maze's Demon Blades, Goddess was able to escape to Earth.
In "Off the Record", Lucifer revealed to Reese Getty information that he had never told to any human soul before. Lucifer is not the one who decides who goes to Hell; it is humans and their own guilt which puts them there. Lucifer also tells Reese that the doors in Hell are unlocked and humans can leave at any time, but "no one ever does".
In "City of Angels?", Mazikeen states, "In Hell, I have to use their own guilt against them as torture. The method is chosen for them."
In "A Devil of My Word", Marcus Pierce, who is also the first murderer Cain, is relieved when he's dying as he believes that his lack of regrets mean that he will be going to Heaven. However, Lucifer tells him that Pierce regrets the murder of Charlotte Richards, accident or not and it is that crime that will haunt Pierce for an eternity and condemn him to Hell.
In "Really Sad Devil Guy", Lucifer spends a great deal of time in Hell trying to help Lee Garner break out of his loop without any success. Lucifer eventually decides to return to Earth with the growing threat of Michael.
In "A Chance At a Happy Ending", Michael reveals that he had Dan Espinoza killed so that the guilt that Chloe would feel over his death would send her to Hell upon her own death. Michael offers Lucifer rule of Hell with Chloe as his bride when he becomes the new deity, but Lucifer refuses. Lucifer later reluctantly admits to Chloe that Dan's soul went to Hell instead of Heaven and that if she can't let go of her guilt, Chloe will be condemned to Hell as well. After being mortally wounded by Michael, Chloe is able to let go of all of her regrets and guilt and rises into Heaven instead. In order to save Chloe, Lucifer risks destruction to return to Heaven and resurrect her. In Heaven, Lucifer meets Lee Garner who reveals that after Lucifer left him in Hell, Lee had finally faced his guilt and became the first soul to ever leave Hell on their own.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
|#13||"Take Me Back to Hell"||Appears|
|#13||"A Good Day to Die"||Appears|
|#7||"Off the Record"||Appears|
|#10||"Who's da New King of Hell?"||Appears|
|#1||"Really Sad Devil Guy"||Appears|
|#2||"Lucifer! Lucifer! Lucifer!"||Appears|
Inhabitants[edit | edit source]
Current[edit | edit source]
- Deceased unrighteous humans
Former[edit | edit source]
- Lucifer Morningstar
- Goddess (escaped)
- Charlotte Richards (resurrected, currently in Heaven)
- Lee Garner (faced his guilt and ascended into Heaven)
Locations[edit | edit source]
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- Lucifer: (sighs) I have a story for you, reporter. One I've never told a human soul before. I take no part in who goes to Hell.
- Reese: Then who does?
- Lucifer: You humans. (chuckles) You send yourselves. Driven down by your own guilt. Forcing yourselves to relive your sins over and over. And the best part... the doors aren't locked. You could leave anytime. It says something that no one ever does, doesn't it?
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Punishments in Hell vary:
- Malcolm mentioned he was completely isolated and starved.
- Jason is stuck in a loop reliving abandoning the kid in the taxi and getting attacked by onlookers.
- Abel's loop involves him trying to find women and then Cain showing up and killing him.
- Reese is stuck in a loop of waking up from an accident and meeting Lucifer to his own death. He seems to be exempt from remembering his loops.
- One common but unconfirmed theory is that each person has a hell loop which exploits their worst guilts or fears.
- By the 1940s, Lucifer considered Kafka's hell loop the most depressing.
- Lucifer explains in "Off the Record" that a soul being punished in hell can leave for Heaven at any time. This is further elaborated on in "A Good Day to Die" when Lucifer says the only way a soul can find the door to leave their loop is to believe they don't deserve their punishment anymore.
- Reese shows that if a guilty soul feels they've done enough good upon their death, their loop is quite benign.
- Despite the fact that Lucifer mentioned that such a thing is possible, in the "A Chance At a Happy Ending", he was shocked that Lee Garner was able to realize it and really got out of Hell to Heaven. This proves that Lucifer never really believed that this method actually worked.
- Demons are the only others in the hell loops; they take new appearances based of the soul's memories at the time of death.
- Should Lucifer wish it, a loop can be paused (essentially telling the demons to go on break) to allow him personal time with a soul.
- As Lucifer describes to Reese in "Off the Record" (quote above), humans send themselves to hell with their own guilt. This creates something of a loophole or flaw in the system depicted in the show for psychopaths and sociopaths who, by definition, do not feel empathy, remorse or guilt.
- Though it's not far-fetched to believe that angels are charged to take such people to Hell if they cause attempted murder or such.
- Abel was the first soul in Hell.
- In "Pilot", Lucifer tells a young girl that there is "a special section of Hell reserved for bullies".
- In "Sin-Eater", Lucifer jokes that he reserves burning crotches to the "truly terrible in Hell", giving the examples of paedophiles, Nazis, and people who put their seats back on planes.
- In "Lady Parts", Chloe Decker says women who take advantage of other women and fake friendships have a special place in Hell, to which Lucifer confirms.
- In "City of Angels?", Lucifer says masochists are tricky to torture as they enjoy pain.
- Near the end of "Trip to Stabby Town", Lucifer joked to Linda that Caligula and Joseph Stalin are in Hell and that Donald Trump will go there when he dies.
- In "The Good, the Bad and the Crispy", Lucifer says sinners who fear hair are tortured with wigs.
- In "What Would Lucifer Do?", Lucifer mentions one soul in Hell who was a masochist and would ask Lucifer for torture. When Lucifer missed one day, the soul cried and begged Lucifer not to forget about him again.
- In "Vegas With Some Radish", Lucifer revealed to Ella that Hitler is a screamer when he is tortured in Hell.
- In "City of Angels?", Lucifer jokes that Bieber's music is played in Hell to torture souls.
- Nickelback and "It's a Small World" are also used as torture.
- In "Somebody's Been Reading Dante's Inferno" Lucifer mentions Jim Morrison and Gary Coleman are in hell.
- In "¡Diablo!" when Amenadiel mentions hearing a voice in Hell he never thought would be there Lucifer quips "Mother Teresa? Mr. Rogers? Adel?" Its unknown if Lucifer was being sarcastic or if these three are in Hell.
- In "Spoiler Alert", Mazikeen claims that she has met Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer, heavily implying she was torturing them in Hell.
- Hell is presumably exactly the same in the alternate universe as in the Universe. The only differences would be that Amenadiel is still keeping check of Hell and some inhabitants may be different.
- Time in Hell relative to earth is intentionally vague throughout the series. In Season 1 it is suggested that 1 second on earth feels roughly 1 year in hell, where as subsequent seasons has shown that to not be the case. In Season 5, Lucifer says his 2 months away from earth was "thousands" of years in Hell.