Thursday, October 26, 2017

So, Who Would Win?: Hellraiser VS. Hellblazer

TGIT!!!!!


Well kids, we're finally here. Here at the last Halloween-themed edition of So, Who Would Win?
I'm going out with a bang too, as I pit two well-known characters that use the word "Hell" in their names, Hellraiser, or Pinhead as he's known, and John Constantine, the Hellblazer.



If you don't already, you should recognize Clive Barker's Pinhead from all those Hellraiser movies, the ones revolving around various people solving an ancient puzzle box that leads to a Hell-like dimension ruled by demons called Cenobites. Apparently Pinhead used to be a normal human, an Elliot Spencer, who was a WWI vet who opened that cursed puzzle, and found himself transformed into Pinhead (PS, Clive Barker hated that he was named that, but seeing as how he sold the rights to the character off before the first film was finalized, there wasn't shit he could do about that.)

John Constantine should need no introduction either, seeing as how he's one of the more popular Alan Moore creations that has endured and stuck around ever since his introduction back in 1985 in the pages of Swamp Thing.
Contantine's the occult detective/magician/con-man who's always involved in some manner of spiritual or religious battle or calamity, all the while faithfully puffing away on his ciggies and firing off snarky remarks like a machine gun.

My idea was, what if these two supernatural forces faced off in a battle of wits?
Let's compare the stats and see how they match up against each other shall we?


-Pinhead: 

Powers, weaknesses and limitations

Described by Doug Bradley as stronger than Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers,[6] Pinhead is an extremely powerful being, and as such, has several supernatural abilities. His preferred method of attack is by summoning hooks and chains to mutilate victims, often pulling said victims in several directions to tear them apart.[4][17][30][32] These chains are subject to his total mental control and he may direct them at will. The chains may even change shape after having attached to a victim.[32] Pinhead is highly resistant to damage and direct assault, being able to resist both gunshots[16] and futuristic energy weapons.[17] His magic is also used for creating objects out of thin airteleporting, creating explosions at distances and deceiving opponents with illusions. He is capable of creating other cenobites from both living[17] and dead victims.[16]
In order to act in the physical world, Pinhead needs to have been purposely summoned through the Lament Configuration, though this in itself is not usually enough for Pinhead to target the puzzle-solver: in Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Pinhead stops the Cenobites from torturing an emotionally traumatised girl who was manipulated as a proxy into opening the Configuration, remarking "...it is not hands that call us, it is desire." In Hell on Earth, he finds a way to temporarily eliminate these restraints and wreaks havoc indiscriminately upon every human subject he encounters until he is finally defeated. During this incident his powers were apparently expanded beyond their normal limits allowing him to physically warp reality to his will.[citation needed]
Pinhead at first has no memory of his human past, though is reminded of it in Hellbound: Hellraiser II, which results in what screenwriter Peter Atkins described as him being "spiritually weakened" and subsequently killed by the Chanard Cenobite.


-John Constantine:
AbilitiesExpert user/knowledge of various forms of magic


As crafty and resourceful as John is, I'm curious to see how he fares if he was ever trapped in Pinhead's dimension.
I mean I imagine he may or may not be impressed or intimated by Pinhead and his entourage after all the supernatural, demonic and angelic beings he's encountered over his long care initially, but after awhile? Who knows.,,,



So,

Hellraiser (Pinhead)










VS.

Hellblazer (John Constantine)









Who wins and why?

That's me for this week.
Have a good weekend folks....

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