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Binomen Unknown
Average height 7 ft.
Sapience Unknown
Aggressivity Extreme
Habitat Near fresh water
Diet Carnivore
Lifespan Immortal
Subspecies None
Status Extinct
Behind the Scenes
Universe Hellboy

Sammael, also known as the "Hound of Destruction", is a large hellhound formerly trapped in a Vatican reliquary that was freed by Rasputin (a powerful sorcerer).


Once freed, Rasputin imbues Sammael with the ability to reincarnate, splitting its' essence, allowing two of its' eggs to hatch and quickly mature every time one dies. It prefers to lay its' other eggs in fresh water, and will stay to guard them. It is very difficult to destroy, even being able to regenerate broken bones; it does seem vulnerable to fire, however.

Sammael is very strong and aggressive. It defends itself with a whip-like tongue that is capable of attaching others with a fist sized parasite, and can even detach its' arm bones to use as clubs. The implicit danger of the creature, combined with its' reproductive abilities, makes even one an enormous threat.

Behind the scenesEdit

Sammael is an important archangel in Talmudic and post-Talmudic lore, as well as Christian tradition and demonology, a figure who is accuser, seducer and destroyer, and has been regarded as both good and evil. It is said that he was the guardian angel of Esau and a patron of the sinful empire of Rome. Also called Samael and Samil (and is even sometimes confused with Satan) he is considered in legend both a member of the heavenly host (with often grim and destructive duties) and a fallen angel, equatable with Satan and the chief of the evil spirits. One of Sammael's greatest roles in Jewish lore is that of the Angel of Death. In this capacity he is a fallen angel but nevertheless remains one of the Lord's servants. As a good angel, Sammael supposedly resides in the seventh heaven, although he is declared to be the chief angel of the fifth heaven.

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