This does a LOT of damage on higher difficulties, and they have a huge amount of health too. (It takes 2 stakes to kill them on DAYDREAM.) They can also use handy enemies nearby, such as Hell Bikers, as meat shields as they slowly strafe around and pound you with buckshot. The best way to deal with them is to hit them with heavy weapons such as the Stake Gun, Rockets, or chaingun ammo. If desperate, use the Freezer on them, as this kills them in one hit. They have a desperation move where they blow their own head off and become invincible for a bit. You can tell if you see flames coming out of their head. They're even immune to being shattered by freezing. If they use an enemy as a meat shield, try to use explosives and take them both out. Their souls are the rare red souls, and they recover 6 HP instead of the green soul's 1.


  • Despite being demons, they apparently have hair, along with seemingly normal skin.
  • They may be based off leaders of cults/renegades/gang members, as they are commonly seen beating up lower enemies such as the Hell Bikers and Hell Angels.
  • Skulls closely ressemble one of Marvel Comic's fictional characters; The Ghost Rider