History Film / Hellboy

18th Sep '16 11:47:04 AM Willbyr
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* FakeCrossover: A series of TV ads for ''The Golden Army'' showed Hellboy interacting with James Lipton, Series/{{Chuck}}, and the GhostHunters, and appearing in ''AmericanGladiators'' and a [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle PSA]].

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* FakeCrossover: A series of TV ads for ''The Golden Army'' showed Hellboy interacting with James Lipton, Series/{{Chuck}}, and the GhostHunters, Series/GhostHunters, and appearing in ''AmericanGladiators'' ''Series/AmericanGladiators'' and a [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle PSA]].
5th Sep '16 1:14:52 PM erforce
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* {{Hellhound}}: Sammael. Though he looks more like a cross between a [[Film/{{Avatar}} Thanator]] and a [[Film/AlienVsPredator Predalien]] than an actual dog.

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* {{Hellhound}}: Sammael. Though he looks more like a cross between a [[Film/{{Avatar}} Thanator]] and a [[Film/AlienVsPredator [[Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem Predalien]] than an actual dog.
24th Aug '16 4:46:36 PM cheedo
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** In the movie, Liz apparently burnt all her clothes off before fallling unconscious, so Rasputin kindly lets her wear nothing but a big blanket. On the [[CoversAreMisleading movie case]], she's also wearing a clingy black dress never seen in the film.

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** In the movie, Liz apparently burnt all her clothes off before fallling unconscious, so Rasputin kindly lets gives her wear a big blanket (and nothing but a big blanket. else). On the [[CoversAreMisleading [[CoversAlwaysLie movie case]], she's also wearing a clingy black dress never seen in the film.
24th Aug '16 4:28:17 PM cheedo
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* {{Fanservice}}: Perlman mentions that all the female [=TAs=] were "smitten" with Hellboy, and suspects that many were crestfallen upon seeing him out of makeup and costume for the first time.
** Abe Sapien spends the majority of time in both movies shirtless and is ''very'' fit. But Jusitified in that he mostly lives in a big tank of water.
** In the movie, Liz apparently burnt all her clothes off before fallling unconscious, so Rasputin kindly lets her wear nothing but a big blanket. On the [[CoversAreMisleading movie case]], she's also wearing a clingy black dress never seen in the film.
** Prince Nuada likes to fight with his shirt off and has gained a large fandom because of it.



* MrFanservice: Perlman mentions that all the female [=TAs=] were "smitten" with Hellboy, and suspects that many were crestfallen upon seeing him out of makeup and costume for the first time.
25th Jul '16 8:58:18 PM hitmonkey
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* HostageForMacGuffin: Abe Sapien, you GenreBlind fool. The fact that said hostage and the BigBad had a Synchronization makes an especially dumb move. He can't actually hurt the hostage without hurting himself. And if he were willing to do so, he could do it from the other side of the planet by hurting himself directly. However, the heroes didn't know this, and had no way of knowing that Nuada was probably bluffing.

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* HostageForMacGuffin: Abe Sapien, you GenreBlind fool. The fact that said hostage and the BigBad had a Synchronization makes an especially dumb move. He can't actually hurt the hostage without hurting himself. And if he were willing to do so, he could do it from the other side of the planet by hurting himself directly. However, the heroes didn't know this, and had no way of knowing that Nuada was probably bluffing. does it
14th Jul '16 1:50:09 AM ChrisDen
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** Hellboy promises not to Kill Nuada, as he knows it would kill his sister, who his friend Abe is in love with. However he didn't say anything about not kicking his ass, which he does with glee.

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** Hellboy promises not to Kill kill Nuada, as he knows it would kill his sister, who his friend Abe is in love with. However he didn't say anything about not kicking his ass, which he does with glee.



* TheUnfettered: The Golden Army itself and one of the reason's it was sealed away. The problem with the Golden Army is that they cannot distinguish between combatants and non-combatants so if you tell them "Kill the humans!" and point to a human army, they will do it, as well as ignore pleas of mercy from soldiers who have given up, the soldiers who are too injured to fight back, and any innocent women and children who might be behind said human army. In essence, sicking the Golden Army on someone is like sending a tornado to handle a few people you don't like.

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* TheUnfettered: The Golden Army itself and one of the reason's reasons it was sealed away. The problem with the Golden Army is that they cannot distinguish between combatants and non-combatants so if you tell them "Kill the humans!" and point to a human army, they will do it, as well as ignore pleas of mercy from soldiers who have given up, the soldiers who are too injured to fight back, and any innocent women and children who might be behind said human army. In essence, sicking the Golden Army on someone is like sending a tornado to handle a few people you don't like.
3rd Jun '16 10:05:04 AM Doug86
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In the final days of WorldWarII, the Nazis and [[RasputinTheMadMonk Grigori Rasputin]] open a portal to the Void, attempting to summon the [[EldritchAbomination Ogdru Jahad]] to destroy the world. Allied soldiers, with the help of occult expert Trevor Bruttenholm, destroy the portal, but not before something comes through: A baby demon. Bruttenholm adopts him and the soldiers of the unit name him "Hellboy."

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In the final days of WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the Nazis and [[RasputinTheMadMonk Grigori Rasputin]] open a portal to the Void, attempting to summon the [[EldritchAbomination Ogdru Jahad]] to destroy the world. Allied soldiers, with the help of occult expert Trevor Bruttenholm, destroy the portal, but not before something comes through: A baby demon. Bruttenholm adopts him and the soldiers of the unit name him "Hellboy."



* {{Ghostapo}} / StupidJetpackHitler: The first movie doesn't even start to show off the Nazis' capabilities with a ''{{Clock|Punk}}work [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Nazi assassin]]''. WorldWarII was simply the public face of the decades-long "Occult Wars" which began shortly after WorldWarI and lasted until the Allies finally killed Hitler ''in 1958''. Only Mignola knows how [[AmericaSavesTheDay America Saved the Day]].

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* {{Ghostapo}} / StupidJetpackHitler: The first movie doesn't even start to show off the Nazis' capabilities with a ''{{Clock|Punk}}work [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Nazi assassin]]''. WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII was simply the public face of the decades-long "Occult Wars" which began shortly after WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and lasted until the Allies finally killed Hitler ''in 1958''. Only Mignola knows how [[AmericaSavesTheDay America Saved the Day]].
25th May '16 3:38:24 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* BadassBoast: HB delivers an ''epic'' one [[spoiler: to bring Liz back to life, basically telling ''Hell itself'' "Don't make me come over there." All the more potent ''because he's '''that''' bad ass it's no idle threat'']].
--> [[spoiler: '''Hellboy''': I said, "Hey, you, on the other side - let her go. Because for her I will cross over, and then you'll be sorry!" ]]

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* BadassBoast: HB delivers an ''epic'' one [[spoiler: to bring Liz back to life, basically telling ''Hell itself'' "Don't make me come over there." All the more potent ''because he's '''that''' bad ass it's no idle threat'']].
--> [[spoiler: '''Hellboy''': I
Hellboy threatens hell itself in plain and matter-of-fact language: [[spoiler:I said, "Hey, you, on the other side - let her go. Because for her I will cross over, and then you'll be sorry!" ]]sorry!"]]



* ClockPunk: So, so much.

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* ClockPunk: So, so much.much, to the point that the second film's finale is fought on giant gears.



* [[CrazyCatLady Crazy Cat Demon-man]]: Hellboy has ''dozens'' of cats, it's one of the things he and Liz fight about in the second movie.



* DepletedPhlebotinumShells: Specially-made bullets with holy water, garlic, white oak, silver shavings..."the works."

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* DepletedPhlebotinumShells: Specially-made bullets with holy water, garlic, white oak, silver shavings... "the works."



* KindheartedCatLover: At least in the movies. This can be a more supernatural version of a character keeping a dog, since cats are more mysterious and occult. Hellboy also goes well out of his way to save some kittens during his fight Sammael.
** The lady who ''owned'' the kittens in need of rescue, also. She's only on screen for a second or two, but it's apparently taking six or seven other bystanders to restrain her from rushing into danger to retrieve them.

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* KindheartedCatLover: At least Hellboy's soft side is established early when he's introduced in the movies. This can be a more supernatural version of a character keeping a dog, since cats are more mysterious and occult. bedroom filled with pet cats. Hellboy also goes well out of his way to save some kittens during his fight Sammael.
** The lady who ''owned''
Sammael. Hellboy's many cats complicate the kittens living conditions between him and Liz in need of rescue, also. She's only on screen for a the second or two, but it's apparently taking six or seven other bystanders to restrain her from rushing into danger to retrieve them.film.



* RedRightHand: Left hand, too.
25th May '16 3:27:07 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AuthorAppeal: The first film has a strong influence from Mike Mignola, with Nazis, eldritch abominations and a very dark, Gothic tone. The second film is more fantastical, owing to director Creator/GuillermoDelToro's input, especially in terms of the Troll Market's inhabitants.

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* AuthorAppeal: The first film has a strong influence from Mike Mignola, with Nazis, eldritch abominations and a very dark, Gothic tone. The second film is more fantastical, owing to director Creator/GuillermoDelToro's input, especially in terms of the Troll Market's inhabitants. Sharp-eyed viewers will also be able to spot del Toro's beloved "creepy things in jars" in a few backgrounds.
15th Apr '16 12:21:53 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Critics have pointed out that most of the second half of the film could have been solved easily if Nuala had just ''asked'' the B.P.R.D. to help her destroy the last crown piece - without that, Nuada wouldn't be able to wake the army in any case. [[spoiler: It's particularly frustrating when Liz is easily able to melt the full crown at the end, begging the question of why they didn't simply try that earlier.]]
** To be generous, it could be argued that since the Golden Army is indestructible, Nuala thought that the crown was indestructible as well since it appears to be made out of the same metal as the golden army, and didn't bring up the option of destroying it. It's also possible she wasn't thinking clearly due to the frightening and unusual situation she was in.
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