Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Godsent Monsters From Hellbound


We don’t know where the monsters come from or where they are going, although the New Truth wants everyone to believe that the monsters were sent by God and that their victims go to hell, as the “angels” decide. We do know that the monsters always appear in groups of three (and may be the same three monsters every time?).


We know that they have many supernatural abilities, including superhuman strength and size, as well as the ability to transform their limbs into vine-like appendages or spears, allowing them to catch and pierce their targets. They know where to find their victims, appear through a portal that opens close to where the intended victim is, and they always end their act of violence by gathering around their fallen victim, raising their hands to the fallen man and holding the combined combustion of a radiating light to burn their target into a crunchy skeleton.

The creatures of Hellbound are fallible

While Hell bound‘s “angels” do not appear to be corporeal, the monsters that show up to kill the ordained are, by necessity, tangible and therefore capable of being fought. This is proven in the last episode of the first season, where Hyejin takes them out with whatever weapons she has on hand. While she is severely beaten by the much larger, much more physically stronger creatures, she shows that it is possible to fight back and that humans can have some effect on these creatures. If humanity organized itself, we might be able to stop them from killing their targets. (While we know bullets have little effect on them, Detective Jin tried to shoot them to protect Park Jungja.)

Beyond Hyejin’s impressive show, Sohyun and Youngjae’s sacrifice that allows Baby Toughie to survive proves that these creatures can also make mistakes, making them feel much more mortal than ever before. Traditionally, being divine means not being able to make mistakes, because everything is part of a bigger plan that humans will never be able to understand. The monsters’ inability to kill Toughie in episode 6 certainly puts a chink in the New Truth’s conclusion that the monsters are divine — or, if not, challenges the definition of divinity as something incapable of error. to make.

Are the creatures of Hellbound sent by God?

If it were just these monsters, it would be easy to dismiss the New Truth’s interpretation of the demonstrations as complete oxen. However, the monsters coupled with the prophetic floating faces is a tough combination to ignore, not to mention the rebirth of Park Jungja’s season ending that certainly implies the existence of something we’d consider divine. I’m both intensely curious to hear what Jungja has to say in a potential season 2 and nervous to see that this show might go beyond an exploration of human systems of morality and responsibility to fully explain what’s happening.

Towards the end of Season 1, it seems safe to say that the monsters are controlled by a force that we humans would understand and/or describe as God. Radical, Hell bound seems totally disinterested in actually debating the existence of God in his fictional world. Rather, it is ready to move on to the next question: why should we accept what God requires of us? The stance taken by Hyejin, Sohyun, and Youngjae in the final episode is a rebellion against divine power. Ultimately, they are not interested in trying to interpret God’s will; they just want to protect the innocent. Hyejin, in particular, is resolute in her perspective: if this is God, then God is wrong.


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