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21st Aug '16 2:28:50 PM Farnham
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* NukeEm: The US military resorts to this against the Ogdru Jahad, launching every still-operable ICBM at it - nine in total. Enough to wipe Rhode Island off the face of the earth - and it doesn't work.
19th Aug '16 5:42:52 PM Mullon
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A spinoff series of comics set in the ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' universe, which picks up after Hellboy leaves the titular [[WhoYouGonnaCall Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense]]. The series follows the remaining agents as they continue trying to prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, fighting the rapidly multiplying frog monsters and confronting several particularly nasty villains. Long story short... [[HolyShitQuotient it didn't work]].

The book was scripted by John Arcudi from 2003 to 2015, from plots co-written by Mike Mignola and himself. It was at first illustrated by Guy Davis, whose artwork set a very different tone from the original series. Beginning in 2011, the second story-cycle started, ''BPRD: Hell On Earth'' (the first being retroactively dubbed ''BPRD: Plague Of Frogs''.) Davis left shortly after, and was replaced by a number of artists, Tyler Crook and James Harren being the most prevalent.

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A spinoff series of comics set in the ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' universe, which picks up after Hellboy leaves the titular [[WhoYouGonnaCall Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense]]. Defense]].

The first series (retroactively dubbed ''BPRD: Plague Of Frogs'') follows the remaining agents as they continue trying to prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, fighting the rapidly multiplying frog monsters and confronting several particularly nasty villains. Long story short... [[HolyShitQuotient [[ApocalypseHow/Class1 it didn't work]].

work]]. The second series, titled ''Hell on Earth'', follows the bureau trying to save what remains of civilization and kill the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s rampaging across the planet...[[HopelessWar with limited success at best]].

The book was scripted by John Arcudi from 2003 to 2015, from plots co-written by Mike Mignola and himself. It was at first illustrated by Guy Davis, whose artwork set a very different tone from the original series. Beginning in 2011, the second story-cycle started, ''BPRD: Hell On Earth'' (the first being retroactively dubbed ''BPRD: Plague Of Frogs''.) Davis left shortly after, in 2011 and was replaced by a number of artists, Tyler Crook and James Harren being the most prevalent.
1st Aug '16 6:17:42 AM D-Mosian
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* {{Kaiju}}: Many of the Ogdru Hem are such, skyscraper-sized or larger, burrowing up through the ground and crawling from the ocean to lay waste to many major cities.

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* {{Kaiju}}: Many of the Ogdru Hem are such, skyscraper-sized or larger, burrowing up through the ground and crawling from the ocean to lay waste to many major cities. And then there's the Ogdru Jahad...
20th Jun '16 6:52:05 AM Farnham
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* GodzillaThreshold: Starting with Black Flame, the B.P.R.D. is at war with the various demonspawn spilling out all over the globe. Collateral damage is barely a concern. Half of Indonesia has been obliterated along with Munich, California, Houston, Seattle, London, New York and a zombie plague is devastating Russia. The nuclear option has come up several times... The Bureau and its allies are desperately trying to HoldTheLine... and it's not working.

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* GodzillaThreshold: Starting with Black Flame, the B.P.R.D. is at war with the various demonspawn spilling out all over the globe. Collateral damage is barely a concern. Half of Indonesia has been obliterated along with Munich, California, Houston, Seattle, London, New York and a zombie plague is devastating Russia. The nuclear option has come up several times... The Bureau and its allies are desperately trying to HoldTheLine... and it's not working. At the end of ''End of Days'', with one of the Ogdru Jahad wreacking havoc in the United States, a despondent Iosif Nichayko resorts to releasing Varvara, a powerful demon lord of Hell, from her prison in order to combat the Ogdru Jahad.
27th May '16 7:12:43 PM Mullon
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* CerberusRetcon: The flashback to the first time Hellboy cut off his horns. Before it was portrayed as a way of Hellboy rejecting his evil heritage and no worse than filing your nails, but the first time Hellboy cut of his horns (with a hacksaw) it's like a child mutilating himself to fit in (President Truman was going to the military base for a visit, and Hellboy wanted to dress up so he put a hat between his horns, and a soldier thought it looked funny [[InnocentlyInsensitive and laughed at him]]).

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* CerberusRetcon: CerebusRetcon: The flashback to the first time Hellboy cut off his horns. Before it was portrayed as a way of Hellboy rejecting his evil heritage and no worse than filing your nails, but the first time Hellboy cut of his horns (with a hacksaw) it's like a child mutilating himself to fit in (President Truman was going to the military base for a visit, and Hellboy wanted to dress up so he put a hat between his horns, and a soldier thought it looked funny [[InnocentlyInsensitive and laughed at him]]).
27th May '16 7:11:49 PM Mullon
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[[caption-width-right:350:Notable [[AnyoneCanDie remaining]] BPRD staff and logo.[[note]]From left to right: Ted Howards, Carla Giarocco, Johann Kraus, Andrew Devon, Fenix Espejo, Panya, Tian, Kate Corrigan, Nichols, Ashley Strode, Liz Sherman, and Vaughn[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Notable [[AnyoneCanDie remaining]] BPRD staff and logo.[[note]]From left to right: Ted Howards, Carla Giarocco, Giarocco(?), Johann Kraus, Andrew Devon, Fenix Espejo, Panya, Tian, Tian(?), Kate Corrigan, Nichols, Ashley Strode, Liz Sherman, and Vaughn[[/note]]]]
Vaughn(?)[[/note]]]]


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* CerberusRetcon: The flashback to the first time Hellboy cut off his horns. Before it was portrayed as a way of Hellboy rejecting his evil heritage and no worse than filing your nails, but the first time Hellboy cut of his horns (with a hacksaw) it's like a child mutilating himself to fit in (President Truman was going to the military base for a visit, and Hellboy wanted to dress up so he put a hat between his horns, and a soldier thought it looked funny [[InnocentlyInsensitive and laughed at him]]).
28th Apr '16 9:50:39 PM Mullon
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[[caption-width-right:350:Notable [[AnyoneCanDie remaining]] BPRD staff and logo.[[note]]From left to right: Ted Howards, Carla Giarocco, Johann Kraus, Andrew Devon, Fenix Espejo, Panya, Tian, Kate Corrigan, Nichols, Ashley Strode, Liz Sherman, and Vaughn]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Notable [[AnyoneCanDie remaining]] BPRD staff and logo.[[note]]From left to right: Ted Howards, Carla Giarocco, Johann Kraus, Andrew Devon, Fenix Espejo, Panya, Tian, Kate Corrigan, Nichols, Ashley Strode, Liz Sherman, and Vaughn]]
Vaughn[[/note]]]]
28th Apr '16 9:50:25 PM Mullon
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[[caption-width-right:350:The original team, from left to right: Johann Kraus, Liz Sherman, Abe Sapien, Roger, Kate Corrigan.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The original team, from
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[[caption-width-right:350:Notable [[AnyoneCanDie remaining]] BPRD staff and logo.[[note]]From
left to right: Ted Howards, Carla Giarocco, Johann Kraus, Andrew Devon, Fenix Espejo, Panya, Tian, Kate Corrigan, Nichols, Ashley Strode, Liz Sherman, Abe Sapien, Roger, Kate Corrigan.]]and Vaughn]]
28th Apr '16 9:20:50 PM Mullon
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* AmplifierArtifact: [[spoiler: the strange plug-thing Liz uses on the mountain-sized Ogdru Hem.]]

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* AmplifierArtifact: [[spoiler: the The strange plug-thing Liz uses on the mountain-sized Ogdru Hem.]]



* ArtificialHuman: Roger the Homunculus.

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* ArtificialHuman: Roger AppliedPhlebotinum: Vril. ''Flamma Reconditus''. '''The Secret Fire'''. The power of God Himself. Apparently a force of creation, but also of destruction when necessary. Mostly seen in modern times to make things that have crossed the Homunculus.GodzillaThreshold go BOOM.



* AstralProjection: Johann Kraus.



* BadassBookworm: Kate Corrigan.



* BiggerBad: The Ogdru Jahad.
* TheBlank: Johann, due to his lack of a physical form.



* CaptainErsatz: Mr. Pope is a pretty blatant parody of [[{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}} David Xanatos]].

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* CaptainErsatz: Mr. Pope is BrokenAngel: The "Seraphim" in B.P.R.D. The Dead. It's not made clear if it's a pretty blatant parody 'real' angel, or a Nazi approximation of [[{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}} David Xanatos]].one.



* CrazySurvivalist: [[spoiler:Daimio, as he appears in ''New World''.]]



* CursedWithAwesome: Liz Sherman.
* DarkMessiah: this is how Memnan Saa sees himself.
* DemonSlaying
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler: Plays a major part in Daimio's backstory.]]

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* CursedWithAwesome: Liz Sherman.
* DarkMessiah: this
DemonSlaying: But boy is how Memnan Saa sees himself.
* DemonSlaying
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler: Plays a major part in Daimio's backstory.]]
it getting more and more difficult.



* DullSurprise: Liz Sherman's default expression for most of the comics. Justified, as she's supposed to be depressed and heavily medicated due to her [[DarkAndTroubledPast tragic past]], and in the later ''BPRD'' series, she gets better.



* EvilSorcerer: Memnan Saa

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* EvilSorcerer: Memnan SaaTheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: And there's ''no'' escaping it. The B.P.R.D. is fighting a desperate battle to ensure something of humanity's spirit and legacy will survive after the end. But the Ogdru Hem are rising, the FourHorsemen have been unleashed, cities are swallowed in war with monsters and natural disasters, the world's biggest hope [[spoiler:is dead]], and WordOfGod has said things that are broken aren't getting fixed.



* FishPeople: Abe Sapien.



* {{Geek}}: Kate Corrigan was the occult/mythology geek in the comics (it was her day job before she joined the BPRD). Recently, Johann Kraus seems to be turning into the evil version of this.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Notably subverted with Daimio. He has hideous scarring along the left side of his head, and is missing an ear and most of his left cheek. [[spoiler: Blame the jaguar demon that's now [[DemonicPossession inhabiting his soul.]]]]
* GratuitousGerman: Johann Kraus, when he loses his temper. Allmachtiger!

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* {{Geek}}: Kate Corrigan was the occult/mythology geek in the comics (it was her day job before she joined the BPRD). Recently, Johann Kraus seems to be turning into the evil version of this.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Notably subverted
GodzillaThreshold: Starting with Daimio. He Black Flame, the B.P.R.D. is at war with the various demonspawn spilling out all over the globe. Collateral damage is barely a concern. Half of Indonesia has hideous scarring been obliterated along the left side of his head, with Munich, California, Houston, Seattle, London, New York and a zombie plague is missing an ear devastating Russia. The nuclear option has come up several times... The Bureau and most of his left cheek. [[spoiler: Blame the jaguar demon that's now [[DemonicPossession inhabiting his soul.]]]]
* GratuitousGerman: Johann Kraus, when he loses his temper. Allmachtiger!
its allies are desperately trying to HoldTheLine... and it's not working.



* MaskedLuchador: Lobster Johnson (see ShowWithinAShow, below).
* MightyWhitey: Invoked, but ultimately subverted by Martin "Fu Manchu" Gilfryd.



* MundaneUtility: Liz Sherman lighting her cigarettes with pyrokinesis.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Agent Devon seems to be turning into one.



* ShellShockedVeteran: Captain Ben Daimio. [[spoiler:He was dead for three days, wouldn't you be too?]]



* Abe Sapien eventually gets a {{Spinoff}} of his own.



* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:Daimio has one, thanks to the aforementioned DemonicPossession. In ''Killing Ground'', it wakes up.]]
* TheTeamNormal: Kate Corrigan.



* UrbanLegend: Lobster Johnson, and this is the main reason why all the [[ShowWithinAShow in-universe stories]] about him are [[StylisticSuck pulpy]] and wildly incorrect.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Memnan Saa's primary motivation was to preserve the human race and civilization. He was willing to resort to any means necessary, however, and he even dismissed Kate Corrigan's offer of an alliance between himself and the BPRD by claiming that the latter was ''not ruthless enough.'' Of course, his ''secondary'' motivation is to rule over the survivors as a god, so there's that too.
-->'''Memnan Saa''': Your bureau, your governments, will try to save ''all'' of this earth. ''That is childish!'' The war has already begun. You believe you've had your victories. You will believe that again. While the truth is, little by little you are ''losing''. So, there is only one question.. a question you will never be able to answer. How much are you willing to lose... to ''win''?
* WreathedInFlames: Liz can do this.



* ZorroMark: Lobster Johnson's lobster claw.
23rd Jan '16 9:28:02 AM morenohijazo
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* BrainMonster: The short comic that introduced Lobster Johnson involves a scientist who gained psychic powers in an experiment, then used those powers to kill his colleagues. When the Lobster shoots the psychic in the head, his brain crawls out of the bullet hole, grows several times larger, then flies around the room. The Lobster barely kills the mutant brain before it strangles him with its spinal cord.
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