I don't know why this just occured to me, but I was looking at a picture of Hellboy in his typical trench coat, and he has the right sleeve rolled up to accommodate the Right Hand of Doom, but how does he get his arm into the coat in the first place?

enter image description here

(EDIT: I've updated the question with the picture that got me thinking about this.)

Is this ever shown?


2 Answers 2


The "Hellboy II: Art of the Movie" artbook shows that Hellboy has self-customised his sleeves with an extra set of buckles.

enter image description here

and this set-photo from Hellboy (2004) has a better angle on the buckles

enter image description here

  • Well there you go! I stand corrected.
    – Jane S
    Feb 28, 2016 at 22:22
  • 2
    @JaneS - My advantage is that I asked myself the question a few months ago, then answered it during the film
    – Valorum
    Feb 28, 2016 at 22:23
  • I admit I haven't seen the movie for a couple of years, and it didn't cross my radar at the time. Well answered, sir! :)
    – Jane S
    Feb 28, 2016 at 22:25
  • Nice one :) It's different from the comic book picture I posted, but it's a good answer. Feb 28, 2016 at 23:06

Because his trenchcoat has really big sleeves!

HellBoy sleeves

As you can see here, the sleeves have plenty of room for his "normal" hand. In fact, it's very loose fitting. There appears to be room for him to slip it over his Right Hand of Doom without too much trouble.

I would assume he pulls it back from his Right Hand of Doom for effect, and possibly comfort, but it does appear big enough to accommodate putting it on.

  • 1
    Haha, good answer!
    – AncientSwordRage
    Feb 25, 2016 at 6:47
  • @AncientSwordRage Thanks! I actually just went to find a picture to check what OP meant, then I saw this and thought, "Hang on, that's a big sleeve!" :D
    – Jane S
    Feb 25, 2016 at 7:41
  • 1
    @AncientSwordRage - Good, but wrong. Them sleeves might be big, but they still need extra buckles :-)
    – Valorum
    Feb 28, 2016 at 22:21

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.