Gressil was one of the Hidden, a trio of fallen angels.
When Blackheart wanted to make up a rebellion against his father, Mephistopheles, the Hidden followed him in his crusade. They're found in a bar in the desert and summoned with the sacrifice of the lives of all the clients. Blackheart and the Hidden left the desert, and go to the place the contract of San Venganza was once buried, but find a railroad station in the place of the cemetery.
The three fallen angels and Blackheart were reached by the Ghost Rider; who was sent by Mephisto to stop them, Gressil put up a fight with him, crushing him against a wall with a huge truck. Ghost Rider survived and enveloped Gressil with his chain, charged with hellfire. The fallen angel can't resist the mystical fire and had his soul burnt by the chain, leaving behind only his physical body; turning into stone.
Powers and Abilities
- Demonic Physiology: As a fallen angel; Gressil was a very powerful demonic entity who possessed several physical and supernatural attributes.
- Superhuman Strength: Gressil was much stronger than normal humans.
- Superhuman Speed: Gressil was much faster than normal humans.
- Superhuman Reflexes: Gressil's reflexes were much faster than normal humans.
- Superhuman Stamina: Gressil possesses far more stamina than normal humans; allowing him to remain physically active for long periods of time.
- Superhuman Senses: Gressil's senses were far more greatly developed than normal humans.
- Accelerated Healing Factor: Gressil's metabolism allowed him to heal much faster, more extensively, and efficiently than normal humans. Gressil's face completely healed in a matter of seconds; after Ghost Rider punched him in the face.
- Immortality: Gressil was immortal; as he could not be killed by natural means.
- Superhuman Longevity: Gressil did not visibly age. Despite being born prior to the beginning of time; he still maintained the physical appearance of a man in his prime.
- Geogenesis: Gressil could generate, create and project earth matter from his entire body.
- Geokinesis: Gressil could manipulate earth matter.
- Organic Earth Transformation: Gressil was capable of transforming his entire body completely into pure earth substance.
- Limited Immortality: Gressil was vulnerable to supernatural means; which ultimate lead to the fallen angel's death at the hands of Ghost Rider.
- Limited Healing Factor: Although Gressil could heal incredibly fast, he did have his limits. He was vulnerable to Ghost Rider's hellfire; when the superhuman infused his chains with hellfire; he was able to burn the earth substance that Gressil was comprised of; due to the fact that the flames are supernatural in nature; which defies the law of nature itself.
- Limited Strength: Although Gressil was incredibly strong, he did have his limits. He was unable to match Blackheart, Ghost Rider, Mephistopheles and Michael in terms of physical strength.
- Blackheart - Boss; deceased.
- Wallow - Teammate; deceased.
- Abigor - Teammate; deceased.
- Ghost Rider - Enemy.
Behind the scenes
- Gressil's suit was made so that it resembled a snake's skin.
- In demonology, according to Sebastien Michaelis, Gressil is the demon of impurity and uncleanliness, third in the order of Thrones.