The Gifted‘s YouTube channel occasionally offers some interesting videos extending the look and feel of the show’s world into odd corners. In the following video, a conspiracy theorist excitedly tells his audience about something called The Hellfire Club: a super-secret Illuminati-type organization whose zenith occurred in the 1960s. The man, a sort of mutant truther, also suggests the Club is returning and that their activities may be connected to the disappearance of the X-Men and the Brotherhood on 7/15. It would all sound like nonsense if not for the fact the Club is returning. Which proves deadly for this particular human defender.
Like the Empower Academy ad in early December, this Circle of Truth video gets a very strong point across in a short span of time. It’s also interesting how they both relate the human viewpoint while The Gifted itself sides with Mutantkind. It will be interesting to see how much more we learn about the Club and its inner circle in tonight’s two-part season finale.
The Gifted airs Mondays on FOX.