Official art of Mephistopheles by Erica Wester.
|Nickname(s)||Meph or Mephi (fandom)|
|Title(s)||Prince of Darkness|
|Voice actor|| Neil Morrissey
Bruno Sant'Anna (Portuguese)
|First appearance|| Welcome to Hell film|
Welcome to Hell comic (pg. 7)
Concept and creationEdit
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Mephistopheles wears a purple business suit and white undershirt with a flame pin, the logo of Sinnergy, on the left lapel. The suit's pants and shoes fade to black. He has orange colored ginger hair, with two triangular sideburns, similar bangs, and a goatee.
Mephistopheles is described as "affably evil" ━ he's a nice enough guy despite effectively being the devil (and would prefer that he not be called that). He also believes the he has a better "workplace" than Heaven ("She only gives Sundays off...").
Providence, another deity character, created Mephistopheles "with the intent to have some sort of soulmate". He was created after the original angels, the only angels who were not originally human. A disagreement with Providence led to his residence in Hell. 
Relationship with Providence Edit
It has been alluded to that he has a history with Providence, who is absent in the comic but briefly suggested in the film. His relationship with her was "pretty deep" before they split up. There are a lot of hurt feelings between them, but Mephistopheles holds more of a grudge than she does.
Abilities and skills Edit
In the film and comic, Mephistopheles displays the ability to levitate and teleport. He also has control over his visibility, and can choose whether or not to appear to certain individuals. "By default", however, he and other "deity characters" (like Providence) are not visible. It is unclear whether or not this applies to all beings or just humans.
As early as 2007 , initial versions of Sock, Jonathan, and Mephistopheles appeared in online media published to Wester's social media accounts. Formal manifestations of their story began with the dropped 2010 to 2011 Welcome to Hell webcomic and later Wester's 2013 Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) graduation film, also titled Welcome to Hell. The short film is considered the authoritative version of events, i.e. "most canon".
Welcome to Hell webcomic (2010-2011) Edit
- Main article: Welcome to Hell (webcomic)
It was left unfinished, with eleven pages and a "Daily Deviation" award for pages one and ten. Wester has expressed interest in continuing where the short film left off as a comic in similar format to the original.
Welcome to Hell short film (2013)Edit
- Main article: Welcome to Hell (short film)
W2H2 short film (TBD) Edit
- Main article: W2H2
An upcoming installment of Welcome to Hell with no set release date will feature Sock and Jonathan, and presumably also Mephistopheles. Wester is referring to it as "W2H2" until a title is decided upon.
- He shares his voice actor with the character Boss from the Bird and Fish animation.
- Wester was concerned that he sounded too much like Peter Griffin, a character from the American adult animated sitcom Family Guy.
- Morrissey adlibbed many potential punishments for Jonathan in Hell before mentioning off-hand The Hall of Crippling Phobias, which Wester enthusiastically adopted into the final cut.
Posts for later development of pageEdit