King or Queen of Hell is a title and the highest position a demon can hold over Hell. King or Queen of Hell can control the fate of any soul that goes to Hell. The King or Queen has such a high authority that he or she may even trade any number of souls in Hell as per their wish, as seen when Crowley gave Castiel "fifty large," fifty thousand souls from the 'pit,' to make a showing in front of Raphael during the civil war in Heaven. The King or Queen of Hell can also alter Hell's appearance and how it is run, as Crowley redesigned hell following Lucifer's imprisonment and replaced the previous method of extreme physical torture with continuous queuing (which served as a psychological torture for all in Hell). While other demons have ruled Hell previous to them, only Crowley , Abaddon, and Lilith have used this title to describe themselves. It is currently unknown how the King or Queen of Hell is elected. In one brief episode it shows Crowley talking to council of demons. Letting them know the king has returned.