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?