- In the latest BPRD arc, it's mentioned by Sir Edward Grey that Hellboy still has two things left to do, and that Grey tried to "spare" him from doing the first one. Hellboy tells him that he knows, and neither of them seems to be too happy as to what Hellboy will have to do. Hellboy may not end up a villain as such, but he could very well become a destructive saviour. He does still have the Right Hand of Doom, after all, and one of the powers of the Right Hand is the ability to awaken the lifeless legions of Hell and command them. And even though Hell's infernal hierarchy is no more courtesy of Hellboy, the aforementioned legions have gone nowhere and are still waiting...
When Hellboy meets him at the end in Box Full of Evil, he says to Hellboy "Call me." Sounds like something a parent would say a child who has been routinely out-of-touch.
- Jossed. Azzael is Hellboy's father. Astaroth is his uncle.
There's also a paratextual connection: the Ogdru Jahad, the Sadu Hem, and the monster from "Goodbye, Mister Tod" are all compared to the monsters of H. P. Lovecraft by Mike Mignola (in the dedication of Seed of Destruction and an author's note in The Right Hand of Doom, respectively). And the dying alien says that the Worm is the same species as the monster that possessed Mr. Tod.
The one discrepancy is that the dying alien claims that the Worm and its kin are "older than this planet", while the old man claims that the Ogdru Hem were created shortly after the Earth. However, the old man also says that when the Watchers went to war against the Ogdru Hem, the Watchers "rained lightning down upon them and the whole surface of the Earth—until only the Ogdru Jahad remained." Perhaps this was cataclysmic enough that the Earth could be considered destroyed and recreated, thus the Ogdru Hem are older than this Earth.
- Confirmed in the companion book.
- Pretty much confirmed in King of Fear—the mechs' purpose is to serve as incubation chambers for the Ogdru Hem.
- Either that or a Raiders fan.
- Alternatively, s/he likes Queen Amidala's headgear.
One is dead, the other is probably dead....
- I hope this leads to a cameo by Ofelia (Queen of the underworld!) in the third movie.
- The portal that Rasputin returns through in the Himalayas is exactly the same pattern as the one at the bottom of the labyrinth. They both even need blood to activate. Methinks he hijacked one of the faerie king's portals for his own use. It's mostly a supposition on my part, but I like to imagine that Ophelia was using her new faerie powers/princess might to somehow block Rasputin's return until the blood offering was made.
- In that case, we'd have to include Indiana Jones as part of the same universe, since he also races against the Nazis to get the Spear in 1945 (note, though, that the Spear in the Indy story has not yet been found when the story starts, but in Hellboy the Nazis supposedly had the Spear as far back as the 1930s). At the end of the story, the Spear is acquired by the U.S. government; its power, we are told, allows them to develop and deploy the atomic bomb.
- I can only conclude the Spear has Timey-Wimey Ball powers, which also wouldn't be too out-of-place.
- You're overlooking the obvious. The Spear of Longinus, which has been in the Bureau since the fifties, is simply not acknowledged officially in order to avoid it being targeted. Then, some well-informed bad guy gets word of it anyway and makes off with it. The Bureau stop the BBEG from doing whatever he was trying to do, losing sight of the spear in the process. They comb the area, trying to find it, but are unsuccessful. So they acknowledge the last known location. Soon enough, it pops up in the events of Constantine and later gets recovered by the Bureau, who deny all knowledge once again.
- It might refer to the death of Hellboy himself. In the comics it's suggested that Hellboy's inevitable death (everything dies) is what kick-starts the apocalypse. The death of a spouse is one of the most soul-destroying pains a person can go through.
- Or one's child. Or both.
- I thought the Angel was referring to the pain of watching the love of her life turn into an unrecognizable, soulless monster that triggers the apocalypse. And depending on how much the kids take after Dad, they could become monsters, too.
- Or the Angel of Death, like Rasputin in the previous film, think that they can make Hellboy's destroy the world destiny happen if they just keep repeating it. Some people just want to be right. Maybe Liz' ultimate suffering consists of Hellboy trying to comfort Abe over the loss of Nuala, resulting in years of drunken duets. The horrors.