Abe Sapien

Real Name: Langdon Everett Caul

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Investigative agent of the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD)

Affiliations: member of the BPRD, ally of Hellboy, Liz Sherman, Roger the Homunculus, Babe, Johann Kraus

Enemies: Shrewmanoid, Cybergators

Known Relatives: Edith Howard (wife, deceased)

Aliases: Abraham Sapien

Base of Operations: BPRD Headquarters, Fairfield, Connecticut

First Appearance: Hellboy: Seeds of Destruction (Dark Horse)

Powers/Abilities: Abe is stronger than normal humans. He is amphibious.

History: Abe Sapien is a mer-man of uncertain origins. He was found by plumbers in a state of suspended animation in a water-filled casket hidden away in a forgotten chamber in the basement of St.Trinians' Hospital in Washington, D.C. When awoken he was recruited to work for the BRPD, the agency called in when he was discovered, acting as an operative investigating paranormal events and incidents. His name came from his container: on it was a label with the date that Abraham Lincoln was killed on it (hence Abe), while the container itself was inscribed with a note that he was a "Ichthyo Sapien".

Abe Sapien as he appears in the live action movie versionComments: Created by Mike Mignola.

Nationality of creators: U.S.A.

Country of original publication/appearance: U.S.A.

Appearances and variations in other countries: Hellboy stories including Abe reprinted in the U.K. in the Judge Dredd Megazine.

Original Media: Comics

Other Media: Live action movie - "Hellboy" (2004)

Played by: Doug Jones plays the character in the 2004 movie of Hellboy, with David Hyde Pierce providing his voice.

Contributors to this page: Thanks to Josh Geren for providing the story behind Abe's name, and correcting my mistake about calling him aquatic. Thanks to Hellboy 6131, who wrote in with a correction about what was on the parchment in Abe's tube. And thanks to M.Childs for correcting me as to where he was found.


Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.

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