History Headscratchers / Hellboy

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.
23rd Sep '15 6:43:48 AM ultimatt
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* Why didn't Nuala challenge her brother for the right to command the Golden Army? She's royalty too so she should have the right, and he'd be pretty much stuck. He could try torturing her without killing her etc but he's also got a very angry Hellboy nearby who probably doesn't give a care for ancient codes of duelling. Is it just because she's a woman?
9th Sep '15 5:35:16 PM YeMightyDespair
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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?"
8th Sep '15 4:47:18 PM cheedo
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* Why didn't Nuala just grab the jumping elemental bean herself instead of staring at it and then suddenly demanding Abe get it which led to it growing into a giant monster?
1st Jul '15 7:02:39 AM Azaram
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** [[Film/BlazingSaddles "Ooh, baby, you are so talented! And they are so *dumb*!"]]
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