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Hellboy is a fictional character, a comic book superhero, and the title of a 2004 motion picture.

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Why does Hellboy file down his horns?

In Hellboy (2019) the titular part-demon files down his horns nearly flat as part of his daily routine. He even places such a high priority on this that, after assuming his apocalyptic form near the ...
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Why does Hellboy have an oversized arm made of stone?

In the first Hellboy movie, Rasputin uses some sort of large device on his arm to open the portal from which Hellboy appears. When Hellboy shows up, he has an oversized arm. Is it somehow related to ...
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How does Hellboy put his coat on over the Right Hand of Doom?

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 ...
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Where did Hellboy get the hand gun Hellboy calls the "Samaritan"?

How big is the hand cannon Hellboy calls the Samaritan? He uses an arsenal of weapons in the franchise, but his personal favorite seems to be the Samaritan. Where did he get it and what caliber shell ...
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Was the Golden Army truly indestructible?

In Hellboy 2: The Golden Army a central device of the plot is a magical golden army with mechanical soldiers that are said to be indestructible. Indeed, this is put the test towards the end of the ...
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Short story, possibly by Jean Ray, that inspired Hellboy story

I want to identify a short story that inspired a Hellboy tale. The story Double Feature of Evil, by Mike Mignola (drawn by Richard Corben) features the short stories "Sullivan's Reward" and "The House ...
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Which issues, if any, are the Hellboy movies based on?

I was wondering which comic issues cover the story arcs used for the two live-action films. Supposing, of course, that the films were adaptations of existing comics, and not original plots loosely ...
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According to the comics, how long is Hellboy's natural life span?

In the film Hellboy, when speaking about Hellboy's appearance, the aide agent Meyer replaces quips "Think reverse dog years" and mentions that even though Hellboy was born 60 years ago, he was ...
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Is the tooth fairy depicted in Hellboy the first depiction of an evil tooth fairy?

The tooth fairy creatures in Hellboy were creepy, verging on horrific, yet they seemed to be portrayed in the film as the skewed reality of a human myth. Is this the first time that a tooth fairy has ...
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Why doesn't Hellboy's Rasputin get his eyes back?

In the film Hellboy, Rasputin opens Hellboy's portal on the island and mayhem quickly arises. During the fracas, An answer from the comics or from the film (maybe I missed it) would be great. ...
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Who is the skeleton in the black robe in the Hellboy story "Darkness Calls"?

In "Darkness Calls", Baba Yaga and Koku are sitting at the tree with the skull lamps watching Hellboy fight Koschei and with them is a skeleton wearing a black robe and hat, that looks similar to the ...
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How did Kroenen escape from Tarmagant Island the day Hellboy arrived?

How did Kroenen escape from Tarmagant Island the day Hellboy arrived? He was hanging around one minute and gone the next. How did he get away? Kroenen
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Why did Princess Nuala run away?

In Hellboy II, Prince Nuada declares his intent to unite the three pieces of Crown and awaken the Golden Army to wage war on humans. King Balor asks his son if he truly means this. The Prince ...
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How is the damaged road restored to normal?

In Hellboy (2019), Hellboy beheads the Blood Queen and at the same time on the earth, demons dragged to the bottom & the damaged road got restored to normal. How is that possible?
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Who are Cally Bhur and the Brown Man?

In Hellboy Vol. 9: The Wild Hunt, a troll exclaims to Hellboy, Murderous Bastard. How much golden blood on your hands now? Cally Bhur, The Brown Man, The Bog Roosh-- The Bog Roosh had a major role ...
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What happened to Sidney Leach?

B.P.R.D. agent Sidney Leach, aka the "Human Metal Detector," goes on his first mission in Wake the Devil. He shows up again in the subsequent arc The Chained Coffin and Others. He makes no further ...
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Why do vampires also deserve a little gentle horn shave?

In Hellboy (2019), Trevor Bruttenholm doing a horn shave on Hellboy, who is feeling sad about killing his agent Ruiz: Hellboy: Job didn't kill him, I did. And I buried him 16 feet under the earth, ...
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