50 days until Hellboy Day - Dr. Kate Corrigan
Dr. Corrigan cosplay by FrockTarts
Dr. Katherine “Kate” Corrigan, began her B.P.R.D. career in the 1980’s as a folklore consultant, but her expertise, leadership qualities, and respect of her peers and superiors saw her rise to the position of Director of Field operations. First appearing in the Hellboy story The Wolves of Saint August, her chemistry with Hellboy made her an instant fan favorite. She and Hellboy shared a special friendship, with him often times confiding in her with his personal struggles.
Kate repeated this role, as both advocate and den mother to the non-human and super-human agents of the B.P.R.D. She was supportive when needed, and stern just as often. Just like with Hellboy, She had to deal with both Liz Sherman and Abe Sapien leaving the organization, and had to mourn the death of both Roger and Hellboy. Dr. Corrigan also demonstrated quick wits and physical acumen during her field work during the events of the Universal Machine, putting herself in great danger just to try and save her fallen friend (whom others regarded as less than human).
She further demonstrated her strength and resourcefulness as a B.P.R.D. director transitioning the team to working under the United Nations, and fostered a professional relationship between the B.P.R.D. and the Russian Special Sciences Services. During the nightmare events of Hell on Earth, Kate was arguably the only character to never lose her cool, and maintain a strong, guiding presence for the Bureau. Dr Katherine Corrigan is a character with deep emotional and intellectual strength, without which it is doubtless the B.P.R.D. would not have been as successful an organization, and the world should be thankful for her service.
Places to see Dr. Corrigan in the Mignolaverse:
The Wolves of Saint August
Wake the Devil
B.P.R.D. (full cycles)
War on Frogs
Hell on Earth
Blood and Iron
Sword of Storms