Spawn is a fictional comic book character created by Todd McFarlane. Spawn is the anti-hero of the eponymous comic, published by Image Comics, and his first appearance was in Spawn #1 (May 1992). He appears as a guest character in the Xbox version of Soul Calibur II. His main outfit is simply his signature costume from the comics, with his right boot enlarged, and his alternate outfit is the same costume, albeit with the black parts coloured blue, and with the cowl removed, revealing his horribly burnt face and his demonically glowing eyes and mouth.
Upon his death, Lieutenant Al Simmons made a pact with the devil in order to return to the world of the living.
His resurrection by the dark lord Malebolgia produced a result that was far different from anything Simmons had envisioned. His body, memories of the past, and even time were taken from him. His fate was to exist as a spawn of hell. He was then sent to the sixteenth century on a mission to retrieve the Soul Edge. Spawn had to obey his master, for it was his only chance of returning to his time period.