51 days until Hellboy Day - Trevor Bruttenholm
Recognizable as the closest thing Hellboy has to an adopted father, Trevor Bruttenholm (It’s pronounced “Broom”) was the head and co-founder of the B.P.R.D. Originally from Britain where he started off as a young paranormal enthusiast, he was eventually swept into the United States Government during WWII to aid in dismantling Hitler’s plans involving the paranormal.
He was a bit of a nerd, visually defined by his affinity for bow ties and suits. He and Hellboy had a tendency to argue, although they certainly did not have a strained relationship. Bruttenholm had a tendency to place faith in some otherwise disreputable individuals. He was good friends with Varvara, who -without spoiling anything- either you know it or you don’t.
Bruttenholm’s death immediately followed his experiences with the Cavendesh expedition, where he journeyed to the arctic to find clues about the past of Abe Sapien, and his role in relation to Hyperborea. This lead to the re-awakening of Rasputin, eventually leading to the events of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction, and Bruttenholm’s death.
Places to see Trevor Bruttenholm in the Mignolaverse:
Seed of Destruction
Hellboy & The B.P.R.D.
Rasputin: Voice of the Dragon
Rise of the Black Flame
Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (2008)