The Origin Story: A demon-like creature with red skin, horns and a right hand made of stone, Hellboy was raised by the US Army as an agent to fight against occult threats such as Russian mystic Rasputin and Hitler's top assassin, Kroenen.
Essential Elements Introduced: Hellboy is really tall, really strong and possesses an accelerated healing factor. He's also fireproof, fond of cigars and quite the wisecracker. Saved For The Sequels: Hellboy's burgeoning relationship with pyrokinetic colleague Liz is to be explored. And then, of course, there's the question of how the world might react if they ever found out about him.