Hellboy is a paranormal investigator and agent for the BPRD, an beauru for the reaserch and defense of mortal agains supernatural threats. it was once thought of as an urban legend until 2014 when the government came out and revealed it. likewise Hellboy was believed to be an urban legend like Bigfoot, or even the batman. now he is regarded as the greatest paranormal investigator of all time, and a part of the superforce. however he is also a demon and rumored to be the beast of the apocalypse.
The details of Hellboy's birth have been properly consigned in BPRD archive and so has his eventual transfer to a New Mexico army base by Professor Trevor Broom.
what is known is that during world war 2 a squad lead by captain america intercepted nazi messages involving a plan to summon unknown horrors to turn the tide of the war. soon the squad consulted by Professor Trevor "Broom" Bruttenholm, attacked the rituals to summon the horror in a church of the coast of scotland, with captain rogers throwing his shield into the device used to power it seeming to kill the sorceror initiating it. however when the smoke cleared a small red demon with a large stone hand was lurking about. eventually the small demon revealed itself and walked awkardly to professor Broom, soon the professor took it in with "Dum Dum" dugan naming it Hellboy, the name stuck.
It was Broom's finding of the child that prompted him to stay permanently in the United States, accepting from President Roosevelt the charge of Director of Operations at the head of the BPRD.
Hellboy grew fast and was incredibly inquisitive. He had the most vivacious eyes and showed interest in most mechanical things -frequently smashing them to pieces with his stone glove.
Under the supervision of General Norton Rycker daily tests were arranged and frequent biopsies were done to obtain tissue samples. Hellboy showed incredible resistance to pain, but cried bitterly every time. A sample of the stone in his glove required the use of a high-tension diamond drill bit and provided less than a square millimeter of material before exploding into a shower of sparks and debris.
Professor Broom taught Hellboy the language. First they communicated with signs, then a few sounds and finally with words. The child also had a great affinity with animals, and for a while, he could "talk" to the base dog mascot (an ability that he would lose over the years) and considered it a more evolved species than humans. Perhaps because of this, Hellboy wasn't "Potty-trained" until his later childhood years.
In a private session Broom was asked by the president to conceal Hellboy's existence from the rest of the world and bowed to provide funding for a larger BPRD building.
In spite of the secrecy, now and then Hellboy was introduced to many a celebrity. Einstein flew to new Mexico in order to spend an afternoon with the creature and found him delightful and bright. Hellboy compared hairstyles between Broom and Einstein and expressed his predilection for the latter. In 1946 he threw a rock at Babe Ruth's head and -in a most impolite manner- kept calling Clark Gable "Sewer breath".
Photos were shown to Josef Stalin that depicted HELLBOY as a USA secret weapon. Stal in liked his color but believed him a hoax. 1n 1949, Hellboy met the Soviet Dictator, who kept pinching him in the cheek and fondling his horns. Hellboy started shaving them shortly thereafter. In 1951 he was released into Professor Broom's full-time custody and moved into the BPRD headquarters - back then in Boston, Massachusetts.
The early 50's proved particularly active for the Bureau as Adolf Hitler waged his secret war with the USA from South America. Hellboy proved his enormous talent as an agent in the field and beating a Cybernetic Hitler with his own mechanical leg may prove to be one of his greatest triumphs. At the end of the decade, the BPRD moved into its new headquarters. The building that presently houses the Bureau was created in the 1940's and was intended by the federal government as one of their COLD WAR strategic bunker-shelter to lodge all branches of Government.
Hellboy's room used to be the building's safe and is ensconced by the rock of a cliff and a concrete and steel armature.
Broom kept Hellboy's origins nebulous to his "son" until 1959, when they had a "heart-to-heart" in view of Broom's first bout with cancer.
Hellboy was so upset that he decided never to probe into that subject again. His dreams were inevitably assaulted by apocalyptic scenarios every now and then, and a chip was placed on his shoulder: Every time he punched an alien creature he exorcised his own "otherness." He is incredibly sensitive about being "stared upon" or "photographed."
Through the Years Hellboy remained the sole non-human component of the BPRD until 1978 when Abe Sapien joined the ranks of the organization. Hellboy and Abe started their friendship on the wrong foot. Abe was everything Hellboy was not: introspective, laconic, an avid reader (Hellboy always favored old issues of 'POPULAR MECHANICS and a dozen Silver Age comic books like Tales From The Crypt 'and LITTLE LULU) and an extremely private guy. Hellboy was jealous of Broom's attention towards Abe and the Fishman's propensity to take offense every time Hellboy would bestow a new nickname upon him.
AlliesThrough out his long life hellboy has had many runins with threats and while usually prefering to go alone he does have some allies especially these.
Relationship with other superheroes
Over the past few years hellboy has had many run-ins with superheroes, from superman to the batman. He once said wonder woman was "fair enough, a bit stiff though." he also ran into tarzan a few time, especially in one of his cases where there was a run away ape demon loose in africa causing the two to team up.
He has a good friendship with the scarlet witch and the vision to the point where hellboy's the godfather to their twins.