Captain Elliot Spencer
The person Pinhead used to be…
Captain Spencer was a captain in the British military and participant in World War I. During the war, Captain Spencer witnessed many great atrocities, which caused him to lose faith in humanity and his faith in God whom he felt had failed humanity.
After the war, the jaded and disillusioned Captain Spenser wandered the Earth indulging in a hedonistic lifestyle, turning to baser methods of satisfaction and pleasure for gratification until finding the Lament Configuration in British India in 1921.
Some say he traveled to India to try to regain some sense of spirituality or faith in humanity but found the puzzle box instead. He is transformed into the Cenobite Pinhead after that. Pinhead’s past is alluded to in “Hellbound: Hellraiser II” and expanded upon in “Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth”.