Malebolgia is the ruler of The Eighth Sphere of Hell, who has been around for about 70,000 years. He is the one who created Spawn.
He was respected as the most powerful of all of the rulers of Hell. He created Spawn, and all the other Hellspawn before him, to amass an army capable of destroying Heaven.
Over 70,00 thousand years ago Malebolgia was formed from rivers of Necroplasm by a great demon and past ruler of hell. Malebolgia however proved to be too powerful and betrayed his master; killing him and taking the throne as the new ruler of hell.
Since then he has taken it upon himself to destroy God and Heaven. During his preparation he created an army of Hellspawn to challenge heaven. However they lacked a general so he began testing a select few so as to see their worthiness of becoming his general. However none proved up to the task until he came across spawn. Malebolgia made a deal with Jason Wynn to get rid of Al Simmons in exchange for Psychoplasm. It was at this time that the angel Abdiel infiltrated hell in an attempt to slay the Malebolgia. Malebolgia however had set up Abdiel and soon tricked him into disobeying Gods orders damning him to the pits if Hell. During this time Jason Wynn had sent Chapel to kill Al Simmons. Once Al was dead Malebolgia made a deal with him offering him to see his wife
Wanda Fitzgerald again in exchange for his service as general of his army. Al accepted and became the newest Hellspawn.
Malebolgia however had sent spawn back 5 years later amusing him and his twisted sense of humor. He continued to keep torturing spawn until he released Urizen in an attempt to launch a war on Heaven. Angered, Spawn entered Hell and attacked Malebolgia with help from Angela. Angela mortally wounded Malebolgia and during his final moments he killed Angela with her own spear. Spawn in a fit of rage decapitates Malebolgia with Angela's blade, ending his life and unknowingly becoming ruler of The Eight Sphere of Hell.
#Spawn #SpawnClassicSeries17 #SpawnClassics #ToddMcFarlane #McFarlaneToys