A Sympathetic Rasputin

There is a moment in HELLBOY that occurs right before Kroenen murders Prof. Broom – Rasputin says, “It will be quick.”

This a wonderful example of giving a character an added dimension – it is too easy to paint a villain just one color. Adding just the slightest evidence of a moral compass, no matter how askew, makes a character all the more interesting.

As it were, GDT’s original script called for a different response-


I am ready.


Good. Now, I’ll add two crumbs more:

(Kroenen displays his


Grief and revenge…

Kroenen’s knife goes in.

I wonder what inspired the change?

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