History Headscratchers / Hellboy

24th Jun '17 8:01:17 PM MadAnthony94
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** Although it doesn't come up much, we know that Hellboy lives in a StandardSuperheroSetting. Lobster Johnson? The Torch of Liberty, a Captain America {{Expy}} mentioned in "Seed of Destruction"? When you could plausibly encounter a superhero, a guy with red skin and stumpy horns probably isn't too shocking a sight, especially if you don't understand his origins. Remember when Ilsa first sees Hellboy in "Wake the Devil" she mutters something about thinking Hellboy is a circus freak of some kind.
9th May '17 5:39:05 PM Gaon
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** Simple madness is also a factor. Von Klempt seems to [[AdmiringTheAbomination admire and rejoice at the beauty]] of the Conqueror Worm, in contrast to his contempt for mankind. A clue of his worldview is in the Edgar Allan Poe poem for which the story and the Worm are named after ''and'' the very same poem that opens the narrative: It's a poem about angels watching TheFollyOfMan with all our disgusting mistakes and needless cruelty, and in the end when "The Conqueror Worm" (in the poem, probably a metaphor for natural death) kills them all, the angels declare this is the tragedy of man, and its sole hero [[TitleDrop the Conqueror Worm]] (i.e "HumansAreBastards, thank God they die eventually to stop their endless cruelty."). The fact Klempt outright calls the beast (which is otherwise entirely nameless) "The Conqueror Worm" suggests he did this on purpose and agrees with the poem's assessment of humanity (we're all terrible and it'd be better if we were all wiped out by a EldritchAbomination).
10th Apr '17 9:51:05 PM Sharlee
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*** Also, killing herself and her brother wouldn't necessarily eliminate the threat of the Golden Army. For all she knew, Nuada might have some fanatical followers who would hand the Crown over to the nearest prince of some ''other'' humanity-hating supernatural race if he died before he could exterminate us himself.
23rd Dec '16 7:20:49 AM Morgenthaler
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*** Easier said than done, specially when the one holding the pieces is [[OffscreenTeleportation Prince]] [[FragileSpeedster Nuada]] [[{{Badass}} Silverlance]] and there are 4900 huge, explosion-blocking soldiers ready to butcher the shit out of you.

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*** Easier said than done, specially when the one holding the pieces is [[OffscreenTeleportation Prince]] [[FragileSpeedster Nuada]] [[{{Badass}} Silverlance]] Silverlance and there are 4900 huge, explosion-blocking soldiers ready to butcher the shit out of you.
24th Jul '16 9:40:07 PM PaulA
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** It might have been miffed about being forgotten. Even though being forgotten allowed it to commit its murders unimpeded, a big theme in the Hellboy books is the creatures of myth and legend being angry at humanity forgetting them. Because Hellboy was sent out to kill it, it might have figured it was going to die anyway, and it might as well go out imparting imformation about itself. To quote [[TheLastUnicorn Mommy Fortuna]], "There's ''my'' immortality, eh?"

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** It might have been miffed about being forgotten. Even though being forgotten allowed it to commit its murders unimpeded, a big theme in the Hellboy books is the creatures of myth and legend being angry at humanity forgetting them. Because Hellboy was sent out to kill it, it might have figured it was going to die anyway, and it might as well go out imparting imformation about itself. To quote [[TheLastUnicorn [[WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn Mommy Fortuna]], "There's ''my'' immortality, eh?"
6th Jan '16 7:55:37 AM crazysamaritan
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** In all fairness, the Golden Army was kinda underwhelming. They're much stronger than a human and can self-repair to some degree, but they didn't seem too fast or agile and one wonders how their ability to pull themselves back together would hold up to being melted into seventy times seventy golden puddles from a hail of ICBMs from across an Ocean, or what would happen to them if the very arrogant prince who was controlling them was sniped from a rooftop a quarter mile away. And that's not even counting nukes. And that's not even counting the ridiculous tactical advantages modern society holds in terms of communications and spy satellites, especially if BPRD figures out how to implement the glamour-breaking technology into them...

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** In all fairness, the Golden Army was kinda underwhelming. They're much stronger than a human and can self-repair to some degree, but they didn't seem too fast or agile and one wonders how their ability to pull themselves back together would hold up to being melted into seventy times seventy golden puddles from a hail of ICBMs [=ICBMs=] from across an Ocean, or what would happen to them if the very arrogant prince who was controlling them was sniped from a rooftop a quarter mile away. And that's not even counting nukes. And that's not even counting the ridiculous tactical advantages modern society holds in terms of communications and spy satellites, especially if BPRD figures out how to implement the glamour-breaking technology into them...
9th Oct '15 3:00:57 PM Sharlee
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*** For what it's worth, if your choice is between shooting a little moving target that is flying right towards me, or withholding fire and just standing there and watching as it streaks up and ''eats me alive, teeth-first'', I for one would say "Take the shot, already!"
9th Oct '15 2:53:23 PM Sharlee
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*** Considering how much his ''own'' body's falling apart, Kroenen may take it on faith that Hellboy (whose physique is much tougher than any human's) is going to prove hardy enough to live for a while after impalement, certainly long enough for Kroenen to amputate his arm before he expires.

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*** Considering how much his ''own'' body's falling apart, fallen apart without him croaking, Kroenen may take it on faith that Hellboy (whose physique is much tougher than any human's) human's, even his own) is going to prove hardy enough to live for a while after impalement, certainly long enough for Kroenen to amputate his arm before he expires.
9th Oct '15 2:52:37 PM Sharlee
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** Probably also cause Kroenen is three cogs short of an clockword, bloodthirsty and forgets the difference between "detain" and "filet" in the heat of the battle.

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** Probably also cause Kroenen is three cogs short of an clockword, clockworK, bloodthirsty and forgets the difference between "detain" and "filet" in the heat of the battle.battle.
*** Considering how much his ''own'' body's falling apart, Kroenen may take it on faith that Hellboy (whose physique is much tougher than any human's) is going to prove hardy enough to live for a while after impalement, certainly long enough for Kroenen to amputate his arm before he expires.
23rd Sep '15 6:47:44 AM MrDeath
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** She's just not physically adept. Abe is much quicker and more agile, and thus better able to grab it.


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** Because she's not a fighter. Nuada doesn't ''have'' to kill her to win the challenge -- he's probably got a higher tolerance for pain, or he could simply immobilize her and force her to yield that way.
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