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Hellboy

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Real Name
Anung un Rama
First Apperance
Dime Press #4 (March, 1993) [1st Hellboy prototype appearance, cover only], San Diego Comic Con Comics #2 (August, 1993) [1st full Hellboy appearance, black & white only], Next Men #21 (December, 1993) [1st appearance in a regularly published title, 1st color appearance]
Creators
Mike Mignola
Team Affiliations
B.P.R.D.
Aliases
World Destroyer, Great Beast, Beast of the Apocalypse, Right Hand of Doom, Son of the Fallen One, Brother Red, Red, Man-Beast, Mane
Base of Operations
Hell, Mobile (formerly), B.P.R.D. headquarters (formerly)
Powers
Superhuman strength and endurance, Healing factor, Longevity, Innate capability to comprehend magical languages, Immunity to fire and lightning, The Right Hand of Doom
Skills and Abilities
Expert Monster Fighter and Paranormal Investigator
Paraphernalia
Specially designed handguns

Hellboy is a paranormal investigator, superhero and the star of the comic book series Hellboy.

OriginEdit

Summoned by evil forces in the hopes of ending the world near the end of World War II, an infant demon was rescued by Allied forces.  Raised by humans, Hellboy decided to work to save humanity and the Earth from dangerous paranormal forces.

BiographyEdit

BirthEdit

Anung Un Rama was a demon born to the witch Sarah Hughes and the demon Azzael on October 5th, 1917.  Sarah gained magic powers as a gift for being the royal consort to Azzael.  However, she died in childbirth while attempting to repent her witchcraft in a church, after Azzael burned her alive.  Azzael's demon child survived the flames due to his innate immunity to fire and was named Anung Un Rama.  Azzael chopped of the child's right hand and replaced it with an ancienty stone hand called the Right Hand of Doom, which was tied to the evil entity known as Ogdru Jahad.  The other princes of Hell were displeased by Azzael's actions, so in response, he had his child exiled while he himself was robbed of his powers and encased in ice.

On EarthEdit

Anung Un Rama summoned in the final months of World War II by the famous "Mad Monk" Grigori Rasputin on Tarmagant Island, off the coast of Scotland, having been commissioned by the Nazis to change the tide of war.  As a direct result of this ritual, he appears on Earth in a fireball in a ruined church in East Bromwich, England, on December 23, 1944. Despite the passage of time, Anung Un Rama still had the appearance of a child.  As he was about to be collected by Rasputin, the child was liberated by Allied Forces and occult expert Professor Trevor "Broom" Bruttenholm.  

Taken by the army to an air force base in New Mexico, Hellboy is raised by the U.S Army and by the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD), a private organization dedicated to combating occult threats. However, it is not until he ate his first human meal (a meal of pancakes) that he is forever bound to the mortal world.  Raised and befriended by humans (notably U.S. Military Base personal such as General Norton Ricker and his dog Mac) and dubbed "Hellboy", the child grew into a man, albeit initially at a rapid rate (and later at a more slower rate). 

Hellboy was granted "honorary human" status by the United Nations in 1952, and was known as the "world's greatest paranormal investigator". As such, he interacted regularly with humans, primarily law enforcement officials, the military, and various "scholars of the weird", most of whom are not presented as overtly reacting to his strange appearance, due to their experiences and professionalism.  It was this year he officially joined the newly formed B.P.R.D. (Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defence) as an agent.

Early CareerEdit

Though his body had aged into something resembling a very physically fit middle aged man, Hellboy's mental age was more of that of a rebellious teenager.  He focused his studies solely into various supernatural subjects until he became one of the world's leader occult experts.  Soon after completing his studies, Hellboy became a field agent, travelling the world on behalf of the B.P.R.D., fighting evil threats and encountering all sorts of supernatural entities, good, evil and neutral. When completing a mission for the mysterious Osiris Club, he learned that the mission was merely a test of his true nature.

MoviesEdit

Hellboy

Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Powers and EquipmentEdit

Immune to fire and electrocutation, super strength, healing factor, endurance, ages slower than humans, holy relics, massive stone fist, huge revolver, sometimes his horns when they are grown.