Pinhead is a powerful demon who shouldn’t be summoned unless you have a death wish. However, the creature has strict rules to follow and can’t just unleash its abilities on anyone. Along with the Cenobites, Pinhead can only be summoned via a Lemarchand’s Box, though the mystical puzzle boxes can also be used against the demons as reversing them will send them back to Hell.
Of course, sending Pinhead back to the pit is easier said than done. The demon has the ability to conjure chains and hooks out of thin air, and they’re used to trap and torture the Cenobites’ victims before they’re torn to shreds. Oftentimes, people are pierced by the chains before they’ve even caught a glimpse of Pinhead, so evading the Hell Priest isn’t always an option. Pinhead is also a master of disguise who can take the appearance of other people. The creature’s other abilities include immortality, teleportation, and the ability to turn people into Cenobites.
In Clive Barker’s “The Scarlet Gospels,” the demon kills magicians, gains their knowledge, and is able to travel to Earth on his own accord. This version of Pinhead hasn’t been portrayed in the “Hellraiser movies,” though the monster does embark on an unrestrained rampage in “Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth.”