Five brothers, the most notable being the Violator, who are each "true denizens of Hell" and servants of Malebolgia. They are able to shape shift, and are very strong and powerful in various manners. The Violator is put on the earth to train Spawn, but hates his role in it, considering himself better than any Hellspawn, which is often not the case. The Vindicator is tasked to test newly arrived souls for the eight circles of Hell. Each of the five have their own diabolical traits and look different than each other, though all share similar traits such as horns and talons.