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Kettle Hole Devil is a plant elemental part of the Parliament of Trees.

Kettle Hole Devil's true name is unknown. He lived during the 1920s where he was a brewery worker and a union activist. One night, he was beaten outside of a brewery in Chicago; his body dumped into a vat of fermenting hops. He was reborn as an Earth elemental and assumed the name Kettle Hole Devil. As an Erl-King, he became one of the venerated members of the Parliament of Trees and part of an aspect of the Parliament known as the Committee. Each member of the Parliament introduced a new concept to their ever-growing communal mind. Kettle Hole Devil showed them the prospects of industry. He was instrumental in showing the Earth's latest elemental, Alec Holland, how to hone his abilities and communicate with the Green. He also presided over a meeting to determine whether or not Alec Holland would take his rightful place amongst the Parliament, thereby enabling the troublesome Sprout to become the next plant elemental. The Swamp Thing interfered in this venture, and Kettle Hole Devil, along with three other Committee members were fused into a new elemental entity known as the Wild Thing. The Swamp Thing ultimately destroyed the Wild Thing, and Kettle Hole Devil's essence was cast into the void. His essence took root on another world capable of sustaining plant life. During this exile, Kettle Hole Devil was one of several off-world elementals who had garnered the attention of the Dominators during their quest to subjugate the planet Earth. Since Kettle Hole Devil was off-planet at the time that the Parliament of Trees was destroyed by the Word, it is reasonable to assume that he may still be alive.


Kettle Hole Devil was selected to be the new Erl-King even though Alex Olsen was still Earth's elemental champion during the 1920s.



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