|“||There's something in his soul, some design flaw that Malebolgia missed when he chose Simmons. And that flaw has now made him able to tap into the souls of all Spawns from the past, present and future! And the only thing that's keeping any of us alive, is that he doesn't know he has that ability yet. May your God help us all if he ever discovers that fact. Because if he can call up his own army against us he wins. He wins everything! Even though we thought we'd grinded him down mentally... down to the point that he seemed defeated and didn't want anything to do with being Spawn anymore. But that wasn't what was happening to him. He wasn't quitting... he was planning! Because he made the one move I prayed he never would find and that was to finally focus on his mind. He didn't walk for days in purgatory because he was beaten-- though he wanted us to think that-- no, he was setting the stage. And we fell of his act. He didn't commit suicide when he blew his head off, he created chaos! We'd all been so focused on trying to kill him, that when he took himself out of the game, we didn't know what to do with ourselves. And just like what happened when Malebolgia was slaughtered, demons and angels alike began tripping over themselves trying to prove they should be the new 'master' of this unholy war. Simmons had set his trap and he must have laughed at how easily we all fell into it!||„|
|~ Cogliostro talking about Al Simmons|
|“|| Traitors and rebels... Demons and damned... Choose your sides.|
The King of Hell has returned!
|~ Hell King Spawn|
|“|| This is not the first time Al Simmons has burned...|
...Or the first time he has been reborn.
|~ Mother of Existence|
|“|| I am creation.|
I am everything that ever was or will be.
Take back what you destroyed. Make it whole again.
You have the will, Spawn.
You have the power.
If your desires are great enough, it will be so...
Then came the time of rebirth.
|~ Mother of Existence|
Spawn was once a man named Al Simmons, a highly trained assassin and was considered the best. He was a well-known soldier who was at his most successful point when he saved the President from an attempted assassination. He was promoted to a higher level of the C.I.A. that dealt with the things the Government had kept a secret from the general public. However, Al soon realized that the Government wasn't always right and started questioning if they were truly correct in their actions. This caught the attention of people in high power.
Jason Wynn who had long since been his superior found out about this and knew that Al knew too much. So he hired Chapel who was Al's friend and partner to kill him. In a blazing inferno, Al Simmons was murdered and his soul was sent to Hell because he had knowingly killed innocents in his C.I.A. days.
Al made a deal to sell his soul to a Demonic Being known as " Malebolgia" to get to see his wife Wanda Fitzgerald once again. He was allowed to come back however he came back five years later as some kind of strange Hellspawn with no memory of what he had done. After remembering what he had done, he sought out his wife only to find she had moved on and married his best friend, Terry Fitzgerald and had even had a child named Cyan.
It was after this event that his demonic guide the Violator who appeared as a clown showed up. He revealed to Spawn the purpose of his life and fought him but had his battle interrupted by Malebolgia. Now realizing his purpose he must fight to survive against both the forces of Heaven and Hell.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 4-B, 2-C with the Sword of the Spirit | Low 2-C | 2-C | At least 2-A, likely higher
Name: Albert Francis Simmons, Spawn, The Sad Man
Origin: Image Comics
Age: In his 30s - 40s
Classification: Hellspawn, Former Human | Hell King | Divine Being
Powers and Abilities:
Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Immortality (Type 1, 2, 3 & 7), Necro Energy, His Sentient/Symbiotic Costume composed of Necroplasma/Psychoplasma, Chain Manipulation, Enhanced Senses, Poison Manipulation, Magic, Reality Warping, Energy Manipulation (Through Hell Energy he can fire Energy Waves, create Hell Bombs and release Hellfire, which can destroy opponents on a molecular level), Precognition (His Suit senses and reacts to danger before it presents itself), Regeneration (Low-Godly, can reform even if his physical form is erased), "Teleportation" (Capable of decomposing and travelling at the Speed of Light), Aporting (Capable of telepathically teleporting objects away from him), Healing/Resurrection (His Necroplasma can regenerate him from any wound, heal any disease and resurrect the dead), Illusion Creation, Black Hole Creation, Power Nullification (Can depower and repower demons), Summoning (Can Summon hellish beasts/monsters to attack his enemies), Time Stopping, Shapeshifting (Can change his appearance, or transform into a flock of bats), Intangibility/Phasing, Darkness Manipulation, Elemental/Weather/Nature Manipulation (Has the powers of the Green World, being capable of controlling nature at will, forming forests, creating storms, tsunamis & Earthquakes, etc.), Telepathy/Empathic Manipulation (Connected to all pain and suffering in the whole world, and capable of transferring all his pain to others with a touch), Mind Manipulation (Can cure insanity, implant memories and trapping persons in Hellish Mindscapes), Explosion Manipulation, Resistance to Time Stop (Should be comparable to Cogliostro, who, at the time, was a Demon weaker than Spawn, is unaffacted by Spawn's Time Stop) and Mind Control (Malebolgia cannot cantrol Spawn due to him having about 6000 souls trapped inside his head)
Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Flight, Regeneration (Low-Godly), Life-Force Absorption, Intangibility/Phasing, Fire Manipulation (Can manipulate conjure and even set souls on fire), Light Manipulation, Animal Manipulation, Power Nullification (Can depower and repower demons), Soul Manipulation, Shapeshifting, Size Alteration, Time Manipulation, Hallucinations, Technopathy, Telepathy (Multiverse range), Telekinesis, Psychometry, Materialization, Life and Death Manipulation, Transmutation, Precognition, Clairvoyance, BFR, Teleportation, Evil Manipulation (Can use and manipulate the corrupted hearts and sins of others to either materialize creatures corresponding to the level and nature of their evil to kill them, bestow it on someone else, or use it to fuel his own energy), Summoning, Reality Warping, Energy Manipulation, Spatial Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Magic, Immortality, and all of base form's powers.
Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Immortality (Types 1, 2, 3, 4 & 7), Reality Warping, Spatial Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Matter Manipulation, Life and Death Manipulation, Flight, Teleportation, Telekinesis, Telepathy, Illusions, Energy Manipulation, Light Manipulation, Weather Manipulation, Time Travel (Comparable to Satan, who granted this power to one of his Demons), Corruption (Comparable to God, who took all the souls in heaven, and forced them against their will into a army of Angel like being, frenzy with murder), Existence Erasure (Comparable to God, who created Dimensional Lance and gave it to his Angels, the Dimensional Lance is capable of erasing existences) and all of base form's powers.
All of Mother of Existence's powers, and all of his base form and Divine powers
Attack Potency: Solar System level (Comparable to, or stronger than Angela), Low Multiverse level with the Sword of the Spirit (It injured Satan) | Universe level+ (Holds absolute control over a universal realm of Hell, which is infinite in size. Can also create universes with their minds) | Low Multiverse level (Equal to God and Satan, stated that he can fight them for all eternity) | At least Multiverse level+, likely higher (Became one with the Mother)
Speed: Massively FTL+ (Comparable to Angela) | Likely Massively FTL+ or Immeasurable (Hell Kings are superior to anyone outside of gods), Omnipresent within his realm (The 8th Sphere of Hell is an extension of himself) | Immeasurable | Omnipresent
Striking Strength: Solar System Class, Low Multiversal with the Sword of the Spirit | Universal Class+ | Low Multiversal | At least Multiversal+, likely higher
Durability: Solar System level | Universe level+ | Low Multiverse level | At least Multiverse level+, likely higher
Stamina: Nigh-Infinite | Infinite | Infinite | Infinite
Range: Hundreds of Meters through Magic, Energy Attacks, Chains & Firearms, Planetary through Greenworld Powers | High Universal | Multiversal | At least Multiversal+, likely higher
Standard Equipment: K7-Leetha, Cape, Chains, Various Firearms
Intelligence: Gifted. Al's most dangerous asset is possibly his cunning mind, as it's aided him out in his military career and his career as Spawn. He's tricked everyone from the start, including God, Satan, and entire armies of Heaven and Hell. Every move that he's done was on purpose, even when he chose Jim Downing to be the second Spawn to carry out his plans. Spawn has mastered thirteen forms of martial arts throughout his life and can fluently speak ten languages. Possibly Nigh-Omniscient when merged with the Mother
Weaknesses: Can be killed if decapitated by Heavenly Weapons and has Limited Necro-Energy | Spawn's powers start to drain in the Greenworld and all of his past haunts him, slowing him in combat | In The Dead's Zone, Spawn is rendered mortal and powerless and he must abide by the laws of the Greenworld rather than those of Earth or Hell | None notable
Key: Composite Base Spawn | Hell King Spawn | Divine Spawn | Merged with the Mother of Existence
Feats: Respect Thread