In Spawn #5, Kincaid is released from a mental institution, where he had been placed because he was suspected of murdering several children. The most notable of the cases, and the only one Kincaid was actually charged with, was the disappearance and murder of a senator's daughter. In his previous life as Al Simmons, Spawn had been hired to kill Kincaid, but had arrived just as Kincaid was apprehended by the police and so was unable to complete the mission.
Upon his release from the institution, Kincaid immediately goes back to kidnapping and murdering children by luring them into his ice cream truck. He kills two children before Spawn kills him and hangs his bloody corpse in the precinct office of detectives Sam Burke and Twitch Williams, who had been investigating Kincaid. Both Sam and Twitch eventually lose their jobs over the gruesome incident.
Kincaid wakes up in Hell. He is greeted by the Vindicator, brother of Spawn archvillain the Violator. The Vindicator leads Kincaid to the Eighth circle of Hell, the same level where Al Simmons made a deal with Malebolgia to become a Hellspawn. Kincaid is fitted with a similar suit as Spawn's and informed that he is now in the service of Malebolgia.
In Spawn #53, Spawn returns to Hell, where he battles the newly-empowered Kincaid. It is a quick battle, as Spawn easily defeats Kincaid and severs his head.
After a series of seemingly senseless and brutal crimes, Spawn, with the aid of Sam, Twitch, and his mentor Cogliostro, discovers that Kincaid's ghost is forcing people into acting out their most violent impulses. These senseless crimes hit close to home, as a number of homeless people are savagely murdered. Spawn and the detectives are helpless to stop Kincaid as he jumps from body to body and continues to indirectly cause these senseless crimes. With each murder, Kincaid not only damns the innocent souls coerced into committing the crimes, but grows stronger himself. Eventually, Spawn leads Kincaid, inhabiting a police officer, into the Dead Zone, an area of the New York City bowery where Heaven reigns supreme and Hell has no power. Now depowered, both Spawn and Kincaid fight each other hand-to-hand. During the melee, Twitch fires a single shot into the cop's forehead, killing the cop and the depowered Kincaid simultaneously.
Kincaid makes another brief appearance as a denzien of Hell in Spawn #100, as Spawn passes him on the way to battle Malebolgia.
Kindcaid reappeared in Spawn #150 to torment Christopher, the lost soul sealed within Spawn's heart. Christopher is given the form and powers of a Hellspawn by the mysterious Man of Miracles, and eventually runs afoul of Kincaid, who operates a toystore filled with Spawn action figures. In later issues, Christopher confronts Kincaid again at a diabolical carnival revealed to be a portal to Hell. Kincaid forces Christopher to watch every murder he commits. Christopher's eyes burn out of their sockets, and his necroplasmic uniform then tears Kincaid apart.
Powers and Abilities
While alive: none
As Hellspawn: unknown
As ghost: possession, power of suggestion, harnessing of souls
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- Appearances of Billy Kincaid
- Character Gallery: Billy Kincaid
- Fan-Art Gallery: Billy Kincaid
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