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Name Flagellum
Aliases Watcher of the Order
Past Name Unknown
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Eyes Purple
Hair None
Professional Status
Previous Affiliation Unknown
Occupation Cenobite; Servant of Leviathan
Previous Occupation Unknown
Gashes Vasa Iniquitatis
Base of Operations Hell; The Labyrinth
Personal Status
Status Unknown
First Appearance
Debut *Clive Barker's Book of the Damned II: A Hellraiser Companion

Sister Flagellum, the "Watcher of the Order", is a Cenobite priestess of Leviathan. She sleeps in deep meditation at the center of Hell, devoid of any and all sensations, dreaming of Chidna and Basilisk and Hell's pure order. She is only awakened by Leviathan for matters of grave significance.


Flagellum was not a virgin by choice. Sure, she had resolved to keep herself chaste for marriage, expecting the right guy to come along at some point. The right guy never came though. Constant rejection and her own building lust drove her to increasingly desperate fantasies of masturbation that demanded far more than simple battery-operated devices. Things like the Tantric Belt of Maithuna and the Yoni Clamp were good starts, but it was the Obsidian Rhombus Phallus that brought Flagellum to her first and last orgasm. It lived on rats and sewage, it killed her dog in a self-gratifying act of perversion, and after a full week of twisting her body into the proper position, the Phallus killed the fully sated Flagellum.

In death she became a Cenobite and now stands guard for her master Leviathan, dreaming of its beautiful structures of order, awakening only at the first signs of chaos, whereupon it falls unto her to rally the forces necessary to reinstate order and allow her to return to her lonely dreams once again.

Time Configuration (1991)[]

Flagellum had summoned Atkins, Face, Abigor, Balberith and Pinhead to stop a crisis that would result in chaos, in their journey their pasts are each and all revealed to them over the course of their task. The five Cenobites form a new Gash called the "Vasa Iniquitatis".

Powers & Abilities[]

Like all Cenobites, Flagellum possesses great strength, a heightened resistance to damage, proficiency in the dark arts, and is virtually immortal. Flagellum has a particularly high pain tolerance due to the constant self-flagellation/mutilation her rituals require. She's able to levitate under her own power, and can divine the future through anthropomancy - the art of divination through the casting and reading of entrails. She also has a form of mental link with Leviathan, allowing her to hear its commands and relay them to others.


Flagellum is an obese female Cenobite that has blue skin, wears a tiny leather suit and has a crown of steel rods imbedded in her skull and around her eyes. As a human she led an empty life and was a virgin.


  • Clive Barker's Book of the Damned II: A Hellraiser Companion
  • Clive Barker's Hellraiser #7, 14, 16, "Devil's Brigade: Parts One, Thirteen & Seventeen"
  • Clive Barker's Hellraiser: Masterpieces #5, 12, "Devil's Brigade: Parts 1 & 13"
  • Hellraiser Nightbreed: Jihad #1, "As Above..."
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