41 days until Hellboy Day - Igor Bromhead
Igor Weldon Bromhead was a bad, bad boy. Trafficking in illegal goods, fleecing the foolish for their money, and sticking his hands ever where they don’t belong. Bromhead was born into money, but soon became enticed by the darker side of life, and death. Eventually, this lead to a deep fascination, then appreciation, and finally understanding of the occult.
In the course of his dealings, Igor ran across Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. more than once. Unfortunately for him, Bromhead lost and landed in prison. Using this time to study, he advanced his grasp on magic, and upon his release in 1998, he began using his abilities to further his greedy ambitions. Meeting the Guarinos, Bromhead developed a scheme to use them, and his occult knowledge, to free the demon Ualac, and gain more power. Sadly from Bromhead, Hellboy, with Abe Sapien, would again thwart his scheme. In a panic and without realizing his protective seal had been broken, Bromhead would invoke Asteroth. This mistake would cost Igor his humanity, leaving him a half-man, half-lizard monster.
Soon after, Bromhead would invest in the bones of the vampire Giurescu, in attempt to curry favor with the hybrid demon that was once Ilsa Haupstein. His next nefarious plan would come to be his last. In an attempt to con great Hecate herself, Bromhead would speak her real name in attempt to take power over her. Having underestimated her great strength, Hecate overpowered Igor, turning him to a full and complete lizard-beast, all the while causing him unspeakable pain. Igor, beset by Hellboy once again, begged for an end to his suffering. Before his death, he saw a vision of Hellboy leading the armies of hell, and vowed to meet again. He wouldn’t.
You can read all about Igor Weldon Bromhead in:
Box Full of Evil
The Wild Hunt