The Hellfire Club began in England as a social club for the social elite and wealthy in the 1760's. At some point, a handful of the most powerful members emigrated to the American colonies and began a branch in New York City and other major cities around the world.
The club had branches in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
The purpose of the Hellfire Club is to obtain and exert power through politics and economic influence instead of outward conquest and domination. Since its foundation, the Hellfire Club had been involved in wars and assassinations as long as these helped further the agendas of the Club's most prominent members.
The Hellfire Club membership is hereditary, but can also be earned through wealth or influence. Among the Сlub members there are many famous and influential members of society, the wealthiest and most powerful businessmen of the world, including Tony Stark and Norman Osborn. While many accept the invitation to join a Сlub just for the pleasures that he offered, many others looking for ways to obtain more wealth and influence.
The constant intrigue, backstabbing, blackmailing and politicking that plagued the Hellfire Club resulteded in many changes of the Inner Circle, as new players sought out membership in order to obtain influence, power and wealth. Although the hierarchy of the Inner Circle would go through constant upheaval due to the competing egos and political motives of its members, it continues to exist in the same basic structure today.
Current Inner Circle
- Sebastian Shaw: Black King
- Selene: Black Queen.
- Emma Frost: White Queen.
- Raven Darkholme: Black Bishop
- Donald Pierce: White Bishop
- Azazel: Black Knight
Former Inner Circle
Members outside the Inner Circle's
The following characters were members of the Hellfire Club but were not part of the any of the Inner Circle lineups mentioned above. Their membership was inherited from their ancestors or parents, or was obtained through from personal invitation from the Branch's King.
- John Braddock - invited by Ned Buckman, former member.
- Sir James Braddock Sr. - former Black Bishop of the London Branch, left the Inner Circle when his inventions where used for anti-mutant purposes.
- Warren Worthington Jr. - invited by Ned Buckman.
- Howard Stark - invited by Ned Buckman, former member.
- Erik Lehnsherr - invited by Raven Darkholme.
- Anthony Stark - inherited membership from his father.
- Norman Osborn
- James Braddock Jr. - inherited membership.
- Elizabeth Braddock - inherited membership.
- Thomas Cassidy
- Bevatron (Fabian Marechal-Julbin) - invited by Selene Gallio, member of the Hellions.
- Empath (Manuel de la Rocha) - invited by Selene Gallio, member of the Hellions.
- Firestar (Angelica Jones) - invited by Selene Gallio, member of the Hellions.
- Catseye (Rebecca Shaffer) - invited by Selene Gallio, member of the Hellions.
- Glob Herman (Robert Herman) - Hellfire Academy Student.
- Husk (Paige Guthrie) - invited by Emma Frost, enforcer of the Hellfire Club's actions, Hellfire Academy Student.
- Kid Omega (Quentin Quire) - Hellfire Academy Student.
- Tin Man (Owen Backes) - Hellfire Academy Student.
- Brian Braddock - inherited membership.
- Warren Worthington III - inherited membership from his father.
- Jonathan Storm
- Senator Robert Kelly
- Namor McKenzie - former member, forced to join by Emma Frost and Sebastian Shaw.
- Ororo Munroe - former member.
- Samuel Guthrie - former member, invited by Daimon Hellstrom.
- Cypher (Doug Ramsey) - former member, invited by Selene Gallio, member of the Hellions.
- Hellion (Julian Keller) - invited by Selene Gallio, former leader of the Hellions.
- Richard Salmons
Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.
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- The club motto is Fais ce que tu voudras ("Do what thou wilt").
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