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The Butterball Cenobite is a fictional demon and a recurring minor antagonist featured in the Hellraiser film series. The character first appeared in the novella The Hellbound Heart by author Clive Barker. He was played by actor Simon Bamford in the 1987 horror film Hellraiser. Actor Pat Miller played the Butterball in human form in Hellbound: Hellraiser II.
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The original human name of the being who would become known as the Butterball Cenobite is unknown. After being transmogrified into a Cenobite by the Engineer, he became a member of the Order of the Gash, which was led by a high priest that has colloquially become known as "Pinhead". The Butterball was characterized by his corpulent size, his bald head, and eyes that were stitched shut, which he usually concealed with a pair of dark glasses.
The Butterball Cenobite was present when the Order of the Gash laid claim to the soul of a human named Frank Cotton. When Frank miraculously escaped from Hell, the Butterball Cenobite and his brethren were eager to reclaim him. He was also present when Frank's niece, Kirsty Cotton, solved the riddle of the Lemarchand puzzle box, which summoned the Cenobites. Kirsty proved resourceful enough to use the box to send the Butterball Cenobite and the others back to Hell. 
The Butterball Cenobite encountered Kirsty Cotton a second time, only this time, Kirsty had traveled inside the dimensional pocket realm within the box. A new Cenobite, formerly a physician known as Philip Channard, turned against the others and imprisoned them inside the Pillar of Souls. 
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- The character of Butterball Cenobite was created by writer and director Clive Barker.
- The Butterball was one of three members of the Order of the Cash capable of speaking, though he rarely did so. He did however once address Kirsty Cotton.
- The nickname "Butterball" is taken from the Butterball brand of turkeys.
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