The Hellfire Academy was founded by Kade Kilgore, the Black King of the Hellfire Club. Kilgore recruited villainous mutant outlaws to act as faculty, and began traveling the country (and possible the world) enrolling newly manifesting mutants to attend this school.
Kade Kilgore and his staff recruited both in the new mutants pool and in the Grey School ranks. While they tried and successfully brought in Glob Herman, Oya, Kid Omega, along with Toad, they also recruited the new-comers Infestation, Mudbug and Snot.
During the manipulation of Idie into making her to join, Broo was shot in the head by Kade Kilgore, rendering him as feral as a classic Brood. In order to "cure" him, Beast consulted the Dr. Xanto Starblood, prisoner in the S.W.O.R.D. station of the Peak VII, but the two aliens were soon recruited by The Philistine
Hellfire Club Inner Circle
- Black King (Kade Kilgore)
- White Queen (Wilhelmina Kensington)
- White King (Manuel Enduque)
- Black Bishop (Maximilian Frankenstein)
- Dog Logan - Senior Staff/Physical Education
- Lord Deathstrike - Adjunct Staff/Recruiter-Resourcer
- Madame Mondo - Senior Staff/Public Relations
- Master Pandemonium (Martin Preston) - Senior Staff/Hell Lit.
- Mystique (Raven Darkholme) - Headmistress/Intro to Evil.
- Sabretooth (Victor Creed) - Headmaster
- Sauron (Karl Lykos) - Senior Staff/Science
- Silver Samurai (Shingen Harada) - Adjunct Staff/Designer
- Dr. Xanto Starblood - Senior Staff/Xenobiology
- Wendigo - Junior Staff/Danger Room Instructor
- Numerous unnamed Hellfire soldiers
- Azazel - Transportation
- Azazel Bamfs
- The Philistine - Hall Monitor
- Numerous unnamed Hellfire soldiers - Guards
Many students were targeted for recruiting by the Hellfire Club, but did not actually enroll:
- The school motto "Fais ce que tu voudras" translates from French to English as "Do whatever you want."
- 10 appearance(s) of Hellfire Academy (Earth-616)
- 1 mention(s) of Hellfire Academy (Earth-616)
- 8 image(s) of Hellfire Academy (Earth-616)
- 25 member(s) of Hellfire Academy (Earth-616)
- 1 item(s) used/owned by Hellfire Academy (Earth-616)